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Money, Power and Respect is one thing, but what about Money, Motherhood and Marriage? Steve Harvey talks to a panel of real-life women, including SistaSense Power Circle expert Carol Sankar, about how they handle the balance of motherhood, career and marriage. Plus life coach Paula Davis-Laack weighs in on this hot-button issue, so be sure to watch the show and get all the details over at http://www.steveharveytv.com.
Did you know that Carol Sankar is one of the lovely ladies speaking at our 2014 Power Circle Conference? Today I had a chance to talk to Carol about her thoughts on being a mompreneur and this is what she told me:
What was your take on today's topic: can women really have it all?
One of the things we discussed is the fact that today women can have everything: family & careers (I talked about my business) and how I balance it all. My perspective is that your children will adjust to knowing Mom is doing everything possible to create a better life for the family, while still keeping up with maternal obligations, such as school functions, PTA etc. Also, I discussed the fact that my husband and I find a way to make it work as full time entrepreneurs by finding a way to balance on our limited time together.
Do you really think women can have it all?
Yes, we can have it all. We have to know the difference between overwhelm and efficiency. It is all about balancing and how you eliminate the factors that do not benefit you as a mother, wife, entrepreneur, etc. We have to learn how to delegate and manage our time wisely.
How do you try to achieve balance?
I try to achieve balance by "working while I am working and being mom when I am being mom". I believe in being there for my son as much as possible, but there is work time and mommy time. Most of all, we make it a point to have our son involved in the process every step of the way so he can see firsthand how we provide for him. This allows us to balance with him instead of around him.
How did you get on the Steve Harvey Show?
I wrote an article and about women being more aggressive in business, which I will be elaborating on in more detail at the 2014 Sista Sense Power Circle Conference and less than an hour after it went live, I got a call from the producers at the Steve Harvey Show to form a topic for a debate.
What was it like being featured on the Steve Harvey Show?
There are no words that I can use to describe it other than amazing.
What’s one thing you would advice women entrepreneurs do to start making their businesses better now?
Ask bigger questions. Many women procrastinate when it comes to asking bigger questions that enable them to open bigger doors to leverage bigger contracts and opportunities. We have to be less passive, and find our voice. I want to see women WIN at the table rather than watch others win.
More About Carol Sankar
Carol Sankar is an internationally renowned success entrepreneurship consultant & real estate investment expert who focuses on strategic implementation strategies to assist today's start-up and mid-level entrepreneur become successful. Mrs. Sankars' business and wealth tips have been featured in publications in Finland, Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom and the USVI. Her international client-base range from aspiring entrepreneurs to seasoned veterans who are seeking new and innovative methods to reinvent their businesses. In addition, Ms. Sankar is considered an expert in the field of marketing and branding.
Carol hosts a variety of training workshops, live and virtual events world-wide on a variety of topics relating to success, marketing and entrepreneurship. She has been featured in numerous magazines, radio shows, articles and webinars; including a recent features in Madame Noire, LearnVest Magazine, EBONY Magazine, CNNMoney.com, Harvest Magazine and Essence Magazine. You can learn more about Carol and her coaching services at www.carolsankar.com.
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