You Made It: Mom Entrepreneur Edition is a book about success.

We’re all familiar with the rags to riches stories of down-trodden individuals, who by some stroke of sheer luck find an overflowing pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. The once nearly homeless man who now heads a Fortune 500 company or the woman who made $5,000 in one day, from home, in her pajamas, while her kids were taking a nap and a roast was in the oven. We marvel at these modern-day fairytales because they seem as mystical as finding a genie in a lamp and as fantasy-worthy as hitting the jackpot in the lottery.

This book is not about that kind of success.

This is not about that kind of success, because this book is about what is possible, not strokes of luck. This book is about the kind of success that has far more meaning, far more guts and a ton more heart; the kind of success that takes hard work, determination and yes, time. These are not overnight success stories. They may not seem as glamorous, but they’re raw and they’re real.

Yet, this is exactly what makes this book useful. This book is a helpful tool because what you will find, page after page, are the open, honest words of women being completely transparent about their success. Through the stories of how they started and the mistakes and triumphs they made along the way, you will recognize yourself and your own challenges.

This book features interviews of inspirational mom entrepreneurs who you’ll find relatable and inspiring, whether you’re a mom (or female) or not. In their own voices, they talk about how far they have come, the huge obstacles that they surmounted and their daily struggles. You will read the stories of:

  • A woman who went from being a stay-at-home mom to developing a product from doing arts and crafts with her kids, which she later sold for $10 million.
  • A woman who was a single mom at age 13 and became a sought-after celebrity stylist.
  • A woman who started her business with $200 and later became a TV personality and food branding mega star.
  • A woman who went from being a waitress to a multi-millionaire real estate guru.
  • A woman who went from being $250,000 in debt to creating a company that grosses well over $150 million in annual revenue.

These stories are of late nights, juggling deadlines and naptimes, dwindling bank accounts and divorce. Yet, each of these women were able to persevere, to put one foot in front of the other and walk on.