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26 Sep

Entrepreneurship, Divorce and Parenthood. How I “Do It?”

My career involves mentoring, inspiring and empowering women. Sometimes I get asked where I find my own motivation, how do I stay positive and how do I manage  running a start-up company while being a divorced mom of three girls. Here is part of the answer to that question:

I have my own support system that includes coaches, family  and friends. I find that girl friends are SO important. Having founded a Social Selling company, II talk to other folks in the Direct Sales owners circle. We share ideas and discuss potential pitfalls. I even pick up the phone and call direct competitors. I feel that we are collectively better when the industry is strong.

I exercise often.  Cardio and walks help clear my head. If you friend me on Facebook, you will see the regular replay of my Spotify BootyShake playlist that keeps me moving!  I do weights to feel strong and I get regular massages to relieve stress. I spend each morning reading for a few minutes before I wake the girls, sometimes business books and sometimes pleasure (right now I am reading Night Circus -fun- and Multipliers - biz).

Sometimes I forget to feed the dogs and I try not to become too annoyed when the kids ask for more pets. I try to keep First Things First and I prioritize. My daughters help a lot. I cannot say enough about how wonderful these three little ladies are. They love me unconditionally and treat me well.

I have a growing team of women around the country, the Winnie & Kat Independent Stylists, who believe in my crazy dream. These women are out there promoting the company, creating their own businesses and sharing the opportunity. They each work the business in their own way and they help me to grow as a leader and as a person.

I need to make difficult decisions sometimes and sometimes I get lonely, but that’s ok. I find that being in my 40’s, I am able to ease up on myself and it helps that I am not a perfectionist. I look at life this way: We’re here, so let’s make the most of it. Follow your dreams and take risks. Ask for help when you need it. Take big leaps because, outside of your comfort zone, that’s where you’ll find the magic.*

*The magic part is borrowed from Independent Stylist, Meredith Carpenter. I love it!

Diane Prince Johnston Founder and CEO Winnie & Kat 310.924.0171 Successes through Dresses http://www.linkedin.com/in/dianeprincejohnston http://www.facebook.com/winnieandkatsocialselling

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29 Jul

Videos to Help Moms #GetBacktoWork on You Tube

Diane Video 2Did you know that every week we post a new video to  our TheMomFair channel on You Tube? Our videos cover topics like how to build a wardrobe for work, exploring start up environments as an option for working Moms, and launching a product company. We interview CEOs, bloggers, career Moms, recruiters and more gathering the best information for you so that you can learn more about the options available to you when you return to work. Check out this video from Direct Sales company founder and CEO, Diane Prince Johnston of Winnie&Kat explaining the benefits of launching a work from home business. This is just one of the many examples of the types of videos we post. You can find them on our You Tube page, on our Video page on this site and on our Facebook page. We hope you will watch them and share them with your friends.

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