Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fabulous Moms- Darci Lang

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You know I love Moms! I love stay at home moms, work from home moms, moms who go to work. Whatever way you do it being a mom is a lot of work.
Here is my first interview with "Moms I admire". This lady has it all going on. A successful business woman who shares her time and talent to make the world a better place. She not only makes time for her kids and husband they come first in everything she does. She has been a source of motivation and inspiration. If you ever get a chance to see her speak she will change your outlook on life.
Ten Questions with Darci Lang
1.How would you define the modern working mother?
[Darci Lang] One that works outside of the home or runs her own business and juggles motherhood along side.
2.How do you juggle a home/family life with a busy and demanding career?
[Darci Lang] I am ruthless with my time. When I am working, I work, when I am off I am OFF. No blackberry, no checking emails on the weekend, just OFF. I find the fully present off is the best gift I can give myself and my family. Otherwise I am a watered down speaker to my clients and a watered down wife and mother.
3.What is your favorite hair product to keep your hair so big?
[Darci Lang] Aveda hairspray called “Firmata”. I really don’t use much other product other than a leave in conditioner.
4.What do you want to be remembered for?
[Darci Lang] Being kind and loving.
5. Pick one indulgence chocolate, bubble baths, trashy magazines, red wine or...?
[Darci Lang] Suite hotel room , the healthiest room service meal , HGTV playing on the TV and a pot of green tea. Crazy woman hey?

6. Your best advice for someone starting their own business.
[Darci Lang] Do it for the right reasons, not to show mom you could or your Ex you could be something, do it for you. Run it by 40 people , some you like and some you don’t and be sure you are doing something that will really work. Then just START. If it is right, don’t over think it, just start, get your feet wet and see what happens. You might fail, oh well, try something else.

7. What would be the name of your family's reality show?
[Darci Lang] Living the REAL life.

8. What is one thing people can do each day to focus on their 90% in the workplace and at home?
[Darci Lang] Stop yourself when you are complaining ( or about to complain) and think about a positive instead. I might complain about my job but I am employed and doing what I love. When I complain about my husband and the mess he makes when he cooks, I remind myself he COOKS and he is kind and loving to me. Consider the alternatives…

9. If you could clone yourself what would you make your clone do?
[Darci Lang] Cook, clean and do the laundry.

10. What is your most major accomplishment personally and professionally and what are your goals for the future.
[Darci Lang] Major accomplishment personally – motherhood. Professionally, being happy. Goals for the future, more of the same. The endless pursuit of waking up and asking, Am I happy? And if not.. what do I need to do to be that.

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