Monday, November 29, 2010
One of the problems in the US society is the myth that anyone can become a millionaire. Let me rephrase that, not everyone can expect to become a millionaire. Or rather, no matter how hard you try, you may not become a millionaire. This leads to such strange happenings like not wanting to tax the richest 2% more. The arguments against taxations are absurd.
Having said that, some people do become millionaires. The exception proves the rule, right?
Mommy Millionaire’s - a few very short examples....
Often when people think of millionaire business owners, they think of the men who have achieved this status. However, all around the world moms are making millions from their hard work and inspiration. In fact, mom inventors have changed the world. They seek to solve problems, to make being a mom or a parent easier and to help others. Here are three real life examples of mommy millionaires.
Mommy Millionaire #1 - Teri Gault found that her passion for saving money on groceries could help others. Her hobby turned into the million dollar business known as “The Grocery Game.” The Grocery Game is a membership based website where members receive lists of coupons, stores and promotions.
Members have access to the largest coupon database on the world. Gault offers a four-week free trial. After that, membership is $20 a month but promises to save you hundreds monthly on your grocery bill. Gault has also written a book, sells advertising space on her website, has a blog and has been featured in a number of articles. She has received worldwide attention from the news media. This empire was built on the single idea that a family can and perhaps should be able to save money on groceries.
Mommy Millionaire #2 - Dr. Kathleen Hall is founder of The Stress Institute (www.stressinstitute.com ), Alter Your Life and The Mindful Living Network (www.mindfullivingtv.com ). Dr. Hall took her education, experience and desire to help people and created an empire. She has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Jacksonville State University, a Masters of Divinity from Emory University and a Doctorate in Spirituality from Columbia Theological Seminary.
Her advice has been featured on major media all around the globe; she’s a contributing writer for several websites and magazines and has authored a number of books.
Mommy Millionaire #3 - Elon Bomani, aka "The Dynamic Diva" is a self-made millionaire. She took $36, all that remained in her checking account, and in 18 months created The Dynamic Diva.com & Papyrus Publishing: “an innovative publishing company dedicated to writing books, CD, DVD, creating e-commerce website and services that will educate, empower and inspire individuals to fulfill their greatest dreams beyond their imagination.”
She took her goal and desire to inspire women to become more healthy, wealthy, and wise and created a multi-million dollar business. She’s been featured on major media outlets and has a cameo appearance in "The Louise Hay Movie," where she shares her rags to riches story.
These three women are just a small example of the power moms can have on the world around them. Whether they want to help people save money, inspire or help people manage stress, they have all found a solution to a prevalent problem and made financial empires.
There are women millionaires who made it working in direct sales and MLM. They are a quiet bunch but they do exist. I know a couple of them.
What’s your passion? What problem can your experience, skills and knowledge solve? How can you offer value to the world and build your own million dollar business?
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