How my life got flipped, turned upside down & I became the CEO of Me®:
Welcome, I’m so glad you are here! My name is Misty Kearns & I am the founder of CEO of Me®. I have been successfully self-employed since 2006. I never dreamed I would be saying those words. Actually, to be honest, I did dream about being an entrepreneur when I was younger, but I did not have the confidence or believe in myself enough to think those dreams could actually come true.
My journey to becoming a CEO of Me® was most definitely an unexpected one. It begin one fall day when my boss called me into the boardroom and told me to pack up my personal belongings because he was letting me go. I was a shy, 25 year old, single woman, living on her own, who had less than $1000 in the bank. I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do when I walked out the door that day. I was scared. I was devastated. I was also relieved. Relieved because I hated that job. Relieved because I was not made for the 8-5 corporate world. Relieved because deep down inside, I had always known I was wanted something different for my life, something that made me feel alive, worthwhile and purposeful. I was never one who was happy going with the flow or doing the traditional things. I don’t think I would have ever had the courage to start my own business had I not been fired from that job though. What I thought was going to be one of the worst days of my life turned into one of the best things that ever happened to me! (Isn’t God’s plan amazing & so much better than we could ever plan for ourselves?)
Believe it or not, when I started in direct sales it was for the discount. I said I would never hold a party or build a business! It was just three months later that I lost my job. (Never say never, right?) I still did not really think I could be successful in direct sales. I needed an income so I decided to pursue the business and see what happened. I seriously had nothing, nothing to lose. I was working a part time job at a tanning salon and mostly living off credit cards at this point.
I never thought my direct sales business would turn into a full time income in just a few months time. I had no idea that companies would give you free trips, free cars, recognition & products all while paying you to party and help others start their own business. I never dreamed it would give me the confidence to do so many things I had been terrified of before. I had no idea how many amazing people, connections, friendships, fun and memories it would give me. I would have never expected all the doors that would open and opportunities that would present themselves to me because of being a home & online based business owner. (Like starting freelance writing, blogging, web designing and now coaching!)
You see it’s not really about how much money you make, how many prizes you earn, how many accolades and how much recognition you receive. The real reward of owning your own home or online based small business is how you can use all of those benefits to help you achieve the bigger goals and dreams you have for your life (& your family) and how it allows you to let your light shine so you can positively impact the lives of others in the world.
Why I started CEO of Me® & became a Success Coach:
I realized that most people who start a home or online based business often start out like I did. Not really knowing what to do, how to do it or where to go to find out what they should do. They may join a direct sales company for the discount or the fun. They might start a blog to share personal thoughts and connect with other people online. Maybe they started an online shop to make a little extra money by selling their awesome crafts. Maybe they have an idea that comes from a personal experience or a need that they want to turn into a business, product or service to help others who have the same experiences or needs. Maybe they do start a business with the intention of making money and enjoying a full-time income from home but they really don’t know how to take it from part time income to a full-time CEO of Me® life.
When you start your own business, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out how to handle all the roles of being a business owner. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a place, a path, a course, a coach, a guide to help you be able to work smarter, not harder? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to learn the easy way from someone who had to learn the hard way? Wouldn’t it be so refreshing to connect with, give & receive support from other like minded blooming entrepreneurs?
That’s where CEO of Me® comes in! Through all of my experiences, learning, working as a CEO of Me® the past 8 years, I realized that my real passion is helping other female home and online business owners learn how to dream bigger, work smarter, not harder and live better!
Maybe your story is similar to mine or you find yourself in a place where you just know you don’t belong. Your heart, your passion, your desires do not match the life you are living. Maybe there is a talent, a craft, a hidden passion you would like to pursue. Maybe you already own a home based or online business but just are not as successful as you would like or need to be. (Maybe you just think I’m cool & want to connect with me? I love making new friends!)
How I can help you learn to be a CEO of Me®:
I have poured my 8 years of learning the hard way, real life and real business experience, professional training and knowledge as well as a big part of my heart into developing all the products and services offered on CEO of Me®. In 2015 I will be launching several ecourses, recorded trainings, business toolkits & more that will continue to help you work smarter, not harder! I will also be launching a private group for other CEO of Me’ers to connect, network and empower each other.
You can get access to my video training “How to Work Smarter, Not Harder & Control Your Calendar” for FREE by subscribing to my weekly newsletter here. I also offer a free training webinar each month and have lots of great training articles and tips on the website. When you subscribe to my newsletter, you will receive notifications of the webinars and new training articles.
For direct sales or party plan business owners, I recommend scheduling a Direct Sales Business Planning Session with me. If you are a blogger or website owner you can start by scheduling a Blogging or WordPress consultation or Blog Review. You may also be interested in my Success Planner. I offer one for Direct Sellers and an Everyday Edition. (Sit tight blogger friends, I am working on a Blogging edition too!). You can learn more about all the products, courses, training and services I currently offer here. I would love to work with you and show you how you can also be a CEO of Me® like me!
What makes me qualified to be a Success Coach:
I have eight years of experience as a home & online based business owner in several business models, an unquenchable desire for continued education and most of all a passion to help other women home and online business owners learn how to dream bigger, work smarter and live better.
In the past eight years as an Independent Director & Team Leader with Tupperware®, I have been in the Top 20 Directors in the US/Canada multiple times, earned the keys & title to my own free hard top convertible, earned several free trips and have led my team to over $2 million dollars in sales among many other accomplishments. I have trained at my company’s annual conference as well as multiple regional events and more team meetings than I can count (let’s see 3-4 a month times 12 months times 8 years equals…) As a Team Leader I have held numerous 1 on 1 and small group coaching sessions with my team members over the years.
I have also been successful at making an income through freelance writing, blogging and working with numerous brands on sponsored content and campaigns over the past 5 years on several websites including CEO of Me® and JustMisty.com. I have received recognition as one of the Top 50 Blogs for Work at Home Women from The Work at Home Woman the past two years in a row. I have experience in web hosting, WordPress set up & maintenance, HTML, PHP and graphic design. I owned a successful WordPress Custom Design business for 2 & 1/2 years working with over 80 clients and have designed or worked on over 120 different websites.
I have attended numerous intensive training classes for direct sales leaders over the past 8 years both through my company, the DSWA and many other business coaches and organizations. I have completed the Heart Centered Coaching Program from the DSWA.
I am currently completing my Bachelor’s Degree at Liberty University Online in Social Sciences & Life Coaching (and might add Psychology as another minor). I am also completing a Christian Counseling for Women certification through Liberty in conjunction with the American Association of Christian Counselors.
A little bit more about me:
I really am just the girl next door from a small southern town in NC who believes in dreaming big, working hard, loving your family, serving God and making a difference in the world. If you met me in person you might be surprised that I am only 5 ft tall. I tend to be more reserved and quiet until I get to know you then it’s hard to get me to stop talking. I often care too much what other people think about me and I am just now really learning to be comfortable with my authentic self. (It’s only taken me 33 years!) I have struggled all my life with anxiety and depression. I have had to work (and continue to work) really hard at re-framing my thought process to be more positive & making mindset shifts that have helped me be more successful. (I can help you with doing the same!)
I am not into fiction books. I prefer reading about history, how things work, personal development or about people who have overcome obstacles or have an inspiring story. My favorite TV shows are The Golden Girls, I Love Lucy, The Office (US edition) & Antiques Roadshow. I am happiest when I am creating – whether that is crafts, DIY or organization projects, writing, developing training or coding yet another new design for one of my websites or creating memories with friends and family here at home or out on adventures and traveling.
A quote that describes me well is: “I get up every morning both determined to change the world and to have one heck of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.” - E.B. White
Hebrews 10:23-24 describes what I hope to accomplish with this site & my life: “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” I hope that my experiences, my coaching and the support network we create here helps spur others on towards love, good deeds & a better life.
I will end this by saying again thank you for visiting CEO of Me® & that I look forward to helping you learn how to dream bigger, work smarter & live better & inspiring you to help others do the same!
Success Coach & Founder of CEO of Me®
PS Be sure to check out my Success Planner for Direct Sales & Party Plan Professionals & the NEW Everyday Edition without the Direct Sales pages for everyone else!