People of Charlotte, allow us to reintroduce you to Brandi Fox! We first spoke with Brandi in 2019 about her story and wanted to see how 2020 was for her both as a mom and business owner. Brandi shares her thoughts on faith, family, and focus. We hope her story creates pause and space for you to reflect.
Now let's get to know her story!
What’s the first word that comes to mind when you hear, "The year 2020?"
Rebirth. I call it my rebirth year because God took this time to strip everything that has been a distraction away from me. When he stripped me down, I sat and realized how much more I needed to focus. There were things that I needed to pay closer attention to like my health, both internally and externally. I really feel like I birthed myself internally. I asked myself, "How can I be a better mother, partner, leader, and business owner?" and then started making the necessary changes.
Any questions come to mind when you think about the year 2020?
How much do you trust God?
How long are you going to try to control...?
These questions kept hitting me. My relationships changed, so I knew that God needed to get me by myself so I could stop trying to control every aspect of my life. I said, God let your will be done. 2020 was about releasing things I could not control.
How was the beginning of 2020 for you?
In January, I felt it was gonna be a good year. I powered through it, jumped through hurdles. I felt like I was running track and releasing things. I also felt like my business was falling between the cracks. So 2020 became more about realigning my focus in my business. I like to work in excellence and not half step, so I took the time to reorganize my ideas then implement them.
2020 was about releasing things I could not control.
What surprised you about your business during the pandemic?
In August, I doubled my income by just offering massage therapy! My corporate contracts were where the majority of my capital came from so even with that gone, I doubled my income. I also hired during a pandemic and worked towards expansion. This was really eye opening for me.
How was 2020 for you as a Mom?
One thing people don’t realize is that kids are stressed when it comes to school, not just adults and sometimes we overlook that. My kids now participate in hybrid learning which is really innovative and organized. We get to do more things together and they get a break. I can tell they are happier.
What is something that you realized about yourself in 2020?
My freedom is the most important thing to me. Time means everything.
What do you want people to gain from what you’ve learned during these unprecedented times?
Don't be afraid of the things that you feel. I may look fearless being a mom and an entrepreneur and handling it all, but I have been afraid at times like when I was expanding my business. You have to be willing to push past the fear.
What are your plans for 2021?
2021 means all business for me. I look forward to truly feeling like a successful entrepreneur. Pamper Us Mobile Massage is expanding to the Raleigh/Durham area! Look out for more information on that. I am excited!
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