MMIA Magazine - Million Moms In Action Magazine June/July 2014 - Page 29

feminine exclusive interview THE recharger 20 ENTREPRENEUR moms YOU’LL LOVE “Dig deep and make it less about you and more about the impact you’ll make as a result of you stepping out there.” MMIA: Why did you decide to become an entrepreneur? APRILLE: I didn’t decide. It’s who I am. I’ve always had a free entrepreneurial spirit. I enjoy making things work, solving problems and making a difference in the lives of others. MMIA: How do you balance the roles of mommy and entrepreneur? APRILLE: Not very well I have to admit. Sometimes following your purpose and being obedient to God’s calling on your life supersedes the needs of your family and often times my own personal needs as well. Thankfully I did a pretty good job raising my daughter and she’s grown to be a well-rounded young woman we are BFF’s! She’ll be 20 this year. MMIA: How do your children feel about mommy being an entrepreneur? APRILLE: When my daughter was three years old I remember her telling me when she saw homes for sale, she would say “mommy! real estate..” at that time I was a real estate agent. I thought it was adorable, she has always known that I am an extremely hard worker and committed to completion in anything I set out to do. I’d like to think she’s super proud that I am her mom! MMIA: Does your husband support you and your business? APRILLE: Yes, I couldn’t do this without him! I have been in relationships where my mate wasn’t supportive...and that’s not something I could ever go back to. Making a difference is too important to me to allow someone to stifle my growth. 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? APRILLE: I’d say to her there is no way you can’t do it. Dig deep and make it less about you and more about the impact you’ll make as a result of you stepping out there. Aprille Franks-Hunt Founder & CEO of Women Recharged Oklahoma City, OK Entrepreneurial strategist, coach, speaker, and three time author, Aprille Franks-Hunt, has dedicated her career to pulling out the hidden extraordinary gifts in women. Aprille founded Women Recharged, A global community organization that delivers specialty products and a committed service profile for the multi-faceted needs of women Through Women Recharged, Aprille offers conferences, training, and coaching, as well as a host of other individualized services. Aprille Franks-Hunt Twitter: @Womenrecharged IG: @Womenrecharged June 2014 | MMIA Magazine | 29