MMIA Magazine - Million Moms In Action Magazine June/July 2014 - Page 27

activator THE chief exclusive interview 20 ENTREPRENEUR moms YOU’LL LOVE “If you can get up and go work for someone else for 65 years and still run your household...You definitely can run your household and build a legacy for your family, one vision, one day, one step at a time.” MMIA: How long did it take you to go from business idea to actually seeing income? LUCINDA: I decided to build my business while I was working. I refused to leave the job unless I was able to hustle and grind to produce income. MMIA: How do you balance the roles of mommy and entrepreneur? LUCINDA: I have an awesome support team, but this was not always the case. My family and friends needed to see that I was serious about this decision and once the wheels started turning, the support was growing. My husband now sees that this is not just an expensive hobby but a sustainable business that pays more than just the bills. MMIA: How do your children feel about mommy being an entrepreneur? LUCINDA: They think I am famous and they love it. They love the perks of having me home to pick them up from school. The quality time that I spend with them and the fact that I am not stressed from a hard days work. MMIA: Does your husband support you and your business? LUCINDA: Yes he does. This did not happen over night. He had to see that I was making money. He seen the passion but it wasn’t until he seen the profit that he really supported me 100%. I had him at 60% but when I stopped asking him for money for my big business ideas he shifted. MMIA: What advice can you give to the woman who is reading this right now and thinking there’s no way she can start a business while running her household? LUCINDA: I say it’s the only way. We don’t have a choice. If you can get up and go work for someone else for 65 years and still run your household...You definitely can run your household and build a legacy for your family, one vision, one day, one step at a time. A proverbs 31 woman, takes care of her home and her ventures. I say pace yourself, take small steps towards the big goal. Lucinda Cross Founder & CEO of LC Associates Bronx, New York Lucinda Cross is a creative life activator, rock the mic renegade, pay to play empowerment partner and celebrity Life Coach. Her work is about helping women live a life of fire, fun and freedom. Lucinda Cross is the best selling author of The Road to Redemption: Overcoming Life’s Detours Obstacles and Challenges, nationally known speaker seen in Ebony Magazine, ABC Money Matters, NBC, Hot. 97, Daily News, NY 1, Dr. Oz, The Bethenny Show, Black Enterprise, The Tom Joyner and the Al Sharpton Show. Lucinda Cross is the person women call when they are ready to leverage and monetize their expertise and message all while creating products, programs and a signature a platform. Over the past decade, she has discovered surprising trends about why certain people and businesses succeed. Today, Lucinda teaches how to communicate and captivate in a noisy world with a short attention span and the tendency to procrastinate. June 2014 | MMIA Magazine | 27