Fearless Female Friday
Get To Know Meg …
Meg: Hello, I’m Meg Kerns! I live in Virginia about 40 minutes from Washington DC- a northern girl with a southern heart. I am a former elementary school teacher, mother of two toddlers, wife and entrepreneur. I founded MOKup Media, LLC as a digital marketing and social media strategy firm to help small businesses promote themselves online!
What’s a typical day in your life?
Meg: My life is a new adventure each day. As my children are young (3 and 18 months) our day revolves around their wellness. I run my business in between their care and during my golden hours (naptime and the wee hours of the morning). My office is in my home and I am able to work well within the confines of a fluctuating schedule which is more rigid than you might believe.
How are you fearless?
Meg: I am fearless because I left a structured and safe career to be home with my children and build a life for our family. I own a business, my “side hustle” is a wood-burning design business where I create personalized items for gifts and celebrations and I dabble in a mommy-blog as well.
Why did you decide to become fearless?
Meg: I am trying to first help my family to afford a lifestyle that allows for the best and healthiest upbringing (both physically and emotionally) for our children. In my business specifically I strive to help small business stand on even ground, digitally, with their competitors to share their messages with the world, online.
What is, or was, your biggest obstacle on your way to becoming fearless?
Meg: Fear is an obstacle we face every day. The nagging questions of “Am I able? Am I worth it? Do I have what it takes? How do I show my children how to be strong individuals as well as build the civil responsibility and empathy for other beings? The fear of failure is real and along with it, comes the added bonus of fearlessness.
What is your biggest motivating factor for being fearless?
Meg: Apart from my family, of course, the knowledge that if I am not the one to do what needs to be done in my business- it will cease as an endeavor. There is no gumption like that of a woman with her back against a wall.
Where do you find inspiration?
Meg: I find inspiration in the success of others. I strive to celebrate, cheer on and lift up those in and around my community so that they can shine. Put good out, get good in.
What accomplishment are you most proud of in life?
Meg: I was able, in less than a year to replace what my family needed financially by doing it on my own!
What is your life (or year) motto (or word)?
Meg: My motto, the one I close each YouTube video with is “Be Passionate, Be Purposeful and Be Proud”
What is your favorite beauty routine or go-to outfit?
Meg: I LOVE the sweater, jeans, boot combo. It says professional, put together and I’m able to dress it up or down as necessary to reflect how I’m feeling that day.
What is your best self-care tip?
Meg: TAKE TIME. You need time for yourself to regroup, reassess and refocus. Don’t be afraid to tell those in your life that you need a few minutes to completely disconnect with the world and re-center.
Name your top three priorities in life?
Meg: God, Family, Loyalty
How do you Live by the Margin?
Meg: I do a form of bullet journaling that helps me to plan my month of personal content, activities and “must-dos”. I am able to keep it all in one place while utilizing my digital calendar for daily tasks. LISTS are my best friends.
What is your favorite phone app?
Meg: My favorite phone app is my camera. I love catching the antics and memories so I can preserve them.
What is your favorite social media account?
Meg: A dangerous question to ask a social media marketer… Currently, it is a tie between Twitter and Instagram. I love Twitter’s ability to connect in real time and build relationships with friends and followers. I love Instagram because it’s a fantastic place to showcase content (and brag a little).
I follow a lot of people in the business building space Amy Schmittauer, as well as the team from Aftermarq, are two BIG ones from me. My guilty pleasure follows are Philip DeFranco (and his wife Linz Defranco) and Gary Vaynerchuk (only during kid-free hours).
What is your best advice for females trying to be fearless?
Meg: The life you want isn’t simply waiting for you-you have to dream it, work it and create it but it IS possible. Don’t wait, start with even a baby step today!
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Until Later My Friends,