More than the highlight reel - Song of My Heart Demonstrators

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Awesome! I'm so glad you shared all of this and thank for being so transparent.

Desirée Spenst

This is so great Lyssa - I really appreciate that my "highlight reel" that isn't my real life! One of my favourite pieces of advice is "You CAN do it all - but not all at once!" To everything there is a season, but we also need to learn to prioritize our seasons - I have young children, and they will never be small again - do I really want to miss these moments with them while I pursue my business opportunities? Or can I do a little less with business and make memories with my family that I can cherish forever? When they are older and more independent, there will be more time for me to work my business. Or, do I want to give up sleep in order to try to do it all, and then snap with my husband because I'm tired? I need his support to make this all work, so I had better prioritize our relationship (and making sure I'm taking care of myself so that I have something to give to the relationship)! Thank you, as always, for your honesty and your transparency :)


I can share with you that I too am a parent of 3 young children and one in college. I have a FT job outside of home and work my SU! business in my "free" time. I am the parent who makes sure the homework gets done, lunches are packed, showers/baths are done, all of the housework, cooking, etc. I agree that the moments you have with your children will pass by very quickly, and I feel like I am spinning out of control sometimes. That being said, I have decided that my business can wait but my children can't. You just have to be ok with your decision to either wait with your business or not. I run two clubs, do a workshop or two each month, and plan one class. That is more than enough for me to keep my business up and running. And if I somehow survive these early years with my kids and business, then it is God's will that I continue with SU! It is a remarkable company to be a part of, and I truly value the friendships I have made as a result.


Thank you for sharing this. I am just starting out in this business and I appreciate you sharing freely.

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