the one reason you need to read dare to be more

The One Reason You Need To Read Dare To Be More

Dare To Be More!

the one reason you need to read dare to be more

“Dare To Be More” is written by Mompreneur Kimberly A Patrick.

Patrick is a business strategist and coach who helps other moms build their own 6 figure businesses from their own homes.

Patrick has been a serial entrepreneur since she was a young girl. She now has a company Talented Matched that hires moms as recruiters to work from their homes.

I recently read “Dare To Be More” and knew I had to share it with you all since many of you are either work at home moms or moms wanting to become work at home moms.

There are several reasons you need to read “Dare To Be More” but I am going to tell you the one reason you need to go to Amazon and buy this book now.



It’s so easy to fall into the trap of thinking that our circumstances define us.

Some people are dealt a bad hand.

I truly believe that it is what you do with those circumstances, that bad hand, that truly matters.

Patrick’s story is incredibly inspiring.

Yes, she grew up in a loving family. Yes, she went to good schools. Yes, she has had an entrepreneurial spirit since she was a young girl.

From the outside looking in, you would probably think that she never faced adversities, but that’s simply not the truth.

Patrick shares all the ups and downs she has encountered throughout her life, both personally and professionally. When some people would quit, she pushed through. She had a dream of working for herself and she was determined to make that happen.

Patrick shares her personal story from abusive relationships to the journey of her relationship with God.

Three things really stood out to me when I read this book.

1. Determination. Her determination to pursue her dreams is contagious. Patrick hit roadblocks, just as we all do, but she is flexible. If one avenue didn’t work out, she tried something different. She is a woman who knows what she wants and goes after it, but doesn’t take others down along the way. In fact, she lifts others up.

2. Which brings me to her love of empowering others. As I mentioned earlier, Patrick has a recruiting business and she hires moms who want to work at home with their children. Some of her moms work part-time, some full-time. Patrick mentions that sometimes moms will come to her home to work. When they do, they bring their children too. I just love that!

3. God’s plans for you are bigger than you have ever imagined. Patrick says, “Being MORE starts with daring to believe that God created you for MORE.” She talks about the importance of trusting Him and knowing that He has such amazing, wonderful plans for you, but you have to trust Him.

If you are not a mom, you will still be encouraged and inspired by Dare To Be More. This book is for ALL WOMEN who want MORE and know that God has made them for MORE.

And if you don’t believe that you are made for more, then you HAVE to read this so that you will realize that you are deserving of the life that you want and desire. You just have to do the work and follow Him.

Want to read more inspiring stories of women entrepreneurs? Check out my Mom Boss series, beginning with this boutique owner.

Also, be sure to check out free printables library and get  my tips for work at home moms!

Mom boss Nicole Boehrig

Mom Boss: Nicole Boehrig – Health & Wellness

Mom Boss: Nicole Boehrig

Mom boss Nicole Boehrig

Nicole Boehrig is a mom boss! She runs a successful network marketing business as a Plexus Ambassador.

I “met” Nicole on Facebook in a mom group. Say what you will about social media, but it can be a fantastic place to meet like-minded women.

What I really admire about Nicole is her Girl Power attitude. She is so supportive of other women and you can sense her sincerity. Nicole has such a cool story!


I would like to introduce you to Nicole Boehrig

Mom boss Nicole Boehrig

What made you decide to start your business?

We were living overseas as missionaries, so our budget could be tight at times. I had studied gut health for several years and did loads of gut-helping things, yet still battled with some aspects of health.

When pregnant with my first, I started taking 2 gut-health products my sister recommended. Within 3 days my constipation lifted. Hello!

From there I fell in love with feeling GOOD from the inside out. It seemed a no-brainer to educate people about gut health and grow a business of coaching others to do the same.

Educating others, helping friends, and passionately serving have always been passions of mine!

The best part is I got to grow my business from our grass-roofed hut in Africa, which helped transition my family financially to one of our next dreams.

How do you juggle it all?

Jesus, my Pink Drink, and lots of tea!

Why is tea just a trigger for my bones to relax?

But seriously, it’s about trade-offs. You won’t be able to work from home and do everything. BUT you will succeed when you prioritize and those priorities take precedence.

Wednesday’s are date nights with my husband. No excuses. Sunday afternoons I plan for our weeks. I schedule my work times and communicate with my family. And quit watching TV!

But quiet time with the Lord and balanced hormones and moods help a LOT!

How did you meet your husband?

A rock climbing gym in college.

What is the funniest thing that happened to you recently?

I walked outside of our new rental to check the mail and stopped short.

I looked up the street…down the street. Walked up the street… walked down the street and concluded that our house was the only one on the street without a mail box!


I felt crazy for texting the landlord, so I had my husband check when he came home. Yup. No mail box?! It reminded me a little too much of the dysfunction we often ran into when living overseas! Oh boy! 

What is that one song that always makes you happy? What’s your jam?

“Girl on Fire”… because my daughter of 3 years belts it so well! 

If they made a movie of your life, who would play you?

Julia Roberts!! Please let her play me!

Here’s a totally unfair question…If you had to choose between wine or coffee for the rest of your life, which would you choose?

Hmmm…decaf coffee? I don’t love wine or too much caffeine. So, decaf coffee for life!

When I became a mom, I wish someone would have told me….

That I would feel torn between intense production with my work and being with my babies at home.
I love being at home, but I realized it’s outside my comfort zone to slow down and play sometimes.
It pushes me. I get bored and I want to reach for my phone to check notifications.
I want my toddlers to do whatwant to do!
So,I wish someone might have told me that’s okay. And I would feel shame for not wanting to play with my kids every day. That it’s not a big deal. And just keep trying. And to have grace for myself because my kids sure do!

I want my daughter to know…

Her worth doesn’t come from the work that she does. It doesn’t come from perky boobs or how well she does makeup. Or how cute her face is… or how funny she is.

Her worth comes from her identity in Christ.
That’s she’s incredibly clever and smart, funny and cute.
And when she seeks her identity in God, and builds a romance of dance and give and learn, of love and acceptance with the Creator, much light and love will flow from her life. And that’s the type of legacy worth working for.

The last book I read was…

Go Pro by Eric Worre – it was UBER helpful! But reading about the Enneagram next!

Three things I can’t live without:

  • Sleep
  • laughter
  • sunshine

Describe your perfect day.

Today was as near perfect as it gets. It’s normal and my husband worked, but I love the rhythm of our week. Slept til 5:45… snuck away from the baby in bed. Prayed. Did quiet reading of my Bible on my phone. My kids snuggled me when they woke up and Face-timed my folks while I cooked eggs.

We ate quickly and threw on swimming suits. Drove to the YMCA and made fun memories with those 2 toddlers screaming and crashing around the water.

We ate snacks and blow-dried our hair then bought groceries as Aldi – I love that it makes it in my perfect day because that place is balm for my overseas-living soul! The kids napped. Hallelujah!!! That’s all you need for a good day, right?!

While they napped, I assembled my desk (we just moved) and I worked.

When my husband came home, we finished eating and headed straight out to the sunshine.
I love the ins and outs of our day. A day with two happy kids and a momma who’s thankful is a good day, right?

If you could give 18 year old Nicole one piece of advice, what would it be?

There will come a day when living your dream will be the hardest thing you’ve ever done; where the dream will be worth it, but you will be surprised by how HARD it is.

That doesn’t mean you quit. Just lean into it.

Accept the hard. Reflect. Learn. Know yourself, relieve stress however is healthy for you. And FEED yourself.

Feed the dream. Surround yourself with positive, inspiring folks. The dream will be worth it.

What advice do you have for moms who want to start their own business?

Be prepared to grow because your business will only grow as much as YOU do.

You’re the ceiling. Open yourself up. Read. Listen to podcasts. Study. Don’t expect a lottery ticket. Dig for gold in your backyard because it’s there. Inside of you.

You may need to tear out that head trash or lies you’ve told yourself.

Ditch toxic habits, but you wanted to do that anyway, didn’t you?

Go to counseling. Deal with your ish. Look it bravely in the face. And say, “Yup. I’m doing this. It won’t be easy, but it’ll be worth it.”

Then please come talk to me because you’re awesome, and I want to know you!

Mom boss Nicole Boehrig

Mom Boss Brittany Deer life and mindset coach

Mom Boss: Brittany Deer Life and Mindset Coach

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Mom Boss Brittany Deer life and mindset coach

Meet Brittany Deer! Brittany is a Life and Mindset Coach.

Mom boss Brittany deer life and mindset coach


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I had the pleasure of “meeting” Brittany last fall. We actually met at Starbucks. It turned out that she knows my father in law (like everyone else here in Evansville, IN).

She was offering some free life and mindset coaching to a small group of people. I knew nothing about life coaching and thought “what the heck? I want in!”

Game changer.

Brittany has a gift of connecting with women (and kids). She has a vulnerability and rawness about her that I just love. I knew right away before I had even thought about doing this Mom Boss series, that I wanted to interview her.

So without further ado, meet Brittany Deer.

Mom boss Brittany deer life and mindset coach

What made you decide to start your business?

My why.

My husband and I had hit our rock bottom in life a couple years ago. House was in foreclosure, dealing with a child with mental illness, we were about to get divorced and our two boys were suffering from having parents that were never fully there. Mentally and physically.

So I hired a life and mindset coach and started to do the work.

The mind work.

Investing in my thoughts and checking in with myself to see what types of actions I was taking and then what kind of results I was getting from those thoughts.

Learning what childhood beliefs didn’t support the life I wanted and shifting them.

Starting out I did this work with the most basic life tasks, like getting out of bed not feeling overwhelmed and started to see massive transformation. From there my goals started getting larger and larger leading more towards my dream life. The life I always dreamed about but was so far fetched.

After doing the work and still doing the work I knew this was my purpose in life. To share my story and guide women and children to find their own inner power to want something better for themselves and their families!

How do you juggle it all?

What is not on the schedule doesn’t get done. If it’s a priority, it gets put on the schedule. And we sometimes have to be willing to not get things done in order to get to our priorities.

An example is time with my husband. It is a priority, like top notch priority. Families that have children, their spouse is always the last one to get the time. So I literally have “husband time” on my shared calendar with Tyler.

How did you meet your husband?

We met on the good ole Ohio River.

Living near the river, in my younger days I often had friends who had boats and we would spend the weekends out on the water. Memorial Day weekend was always a big one and he was with a friend of a friend on the same boat I was going on.

What is the funniest thing that happened to you recently?

Oh, geez. I’m clumsy. Honestly, I can’t even remember anything because clumsy is just part of who I am.

What is that one song that always makes you happy? What’s your jam?

Oh my!! I LOOOVE music! My family always has music on. One song that makes me happy though for many many years is Who am I by Casting Crowns. It’s not a up beat song but it reminds me every single time I hear it that life isn’t about what I have done but what God has done for me. And not about who I am but about who He is.

If they made a movie of your life, who would play you?

Either Faith Hill or Kathie Lee Gifford.

Here’s a totally unfair question…If you had to choose between wine or coffee for the rest of your life, which would you choose?

I would totally choose coffee. Totally! {Did I mention, we met at Starbucks?}

When I became a mom, I wish someone would have told me….

Honestly, I have a great support system. So I received, and still receive, lots of advice. I truly believe that doing it the way that works for you will teach you the best lessons in life.

I want my sons to know…

That they are so loved beyond words. They have a God that loves them more than anyone and is with them always. They have parents that will support and love them always.

The last book I read was…

I’m currently reading Sole Survivor by Holly Dunn Pendleton.

Three things I can’t live without…

  • Coffee(Starbucks)
  • Sunshine
  • My Jesus calling book

Describe your perfect day…

Wake up, read my daily devotional, get my kiddos on the bus, work on my business, go to the gym, come back home, work in my robe or gym clothes, get my kiddos off the bus, from 4pm-7pm spend time with my kids (baseball field, basketball court, boys scouts, wrestling, homework), have dinner at our kitchen table together, spend an hour or so with my husband talking about our day, sit in bed watch TV or read until 8:30-9pm, go to bed.

If you could give 18 year old you one piece of advice, what would it be?

Do whatever scares you. Always.

What advice do you have for moms who want to start their own business?

If you are being called to start a business or a side gig. Don’t sit and think about all the what ifs because your mind will eventually talk you out of going after it.

Think about THE WORST thing that could happen if you do start your own business. If you don’t think about physically or literally dying then you should do it.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

The work is never done.

Mind work is part of self care and self love.

We have 50,000+ thoughts per day. We often don’t notice our own thoughts, the power of them, and the results we are getting from them.

Coaching can create some simply shifts to change your entire life and the world around you!

Be sure to follow Brittany Deer on social media and check out her website on life and mindset coaching!





Mom boss Brittany deer life and mindset coach


Mom boss Brittany deer life and mindset coach