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Authentic Influencer Podcast

When it comes to building a business online, we are surrounded with the idea that the only way to be successful is to hustle our way to the top and bug everyone you know. I am on a mission to prove it doesn't have to be that way. Welcome to the Authentic Influencer Podcast where authenticity is king and profit is a side effect. My name is Brooke Elder. With over 10 years experience in direct sales and digital marketing, I've helped thousands of women learned that being an authentic influencer is the key to success. Join me each week as I bring you new ideas of strategies and tips on how to build a purpose driven business that is authentic to you.

Nov 20, 2018

“I had to go set down these traditional, what I thought were biblical roles, of what holy God-honoring household looked like… so that I could get the gift of full-time family that I have now. What I thought I was preserving with having my kids home full-time with me, while my husband worked… really they needed both parents.”

This week on the Authentic Influencer Podcast, we’re talking about what it looks like to fully pursue our business as a family. One of the main reasons that most of us are in pursuit of the entrepreneur lifestyle is the promise of freedom. We’re not just entrepreneurs. We’re also wives. And moms. That desire for freedom isn’t just for ourselves, but for the family. So how do we navigate the blessing of being the breadwinner, without stepping on our husband’s role as the head of the home?


“The best thing to call it isn’t a ‘full-time mom,’ it’s a full-time family. ”


Brooke and NiCole use their personal journeys to give two different perspectives, two paths, to the same end goal - a full-time family.  Being the breadwinner has the potential to give your husband permission to dream bigger than the desk job. We do know that working your husband out of a job isn’t a one-size-fits all dream. It may not be for your family. The most important dream, that you have the power to make a reality, is to find the balance that is unique to your family.

“The position of being a stay-at-home dad is different, but the responsibility and role is supporting the family, whether that’s physically, spiritually, emotionally, financially… your husband can still be the head of the household. He may not be the one that’s bringing in the money, but that’s not what matters. ”


Each week we’ll leave you with some actionable intel, to help you apply the concepts we discussed on the episode. Below is the homework for this week!

  1. Find the balance. Have a conversation with your husband. Talk about where you are headed in your business, and what the ideal lifestyle would be for the entire family.
  2. Create a dream board with your family! What are you working towards?


“You don’t have to give up submission in a biblical way to take on this place of breadwinner.”

Some Topics we talk about in this episode:

  • Introduction - 0:40
  • Our Personal Experience Building Business - 4:32
  • Supporting Your Husband’s Dream Alongside Your Own - 9:25
  • Having a Full-Time Family - 13:12
  • Have the Conversations About Your Dreams - 18:12
  • The Tough Reality of the Stay-At-Home Dad - 20:12
  • Letting Your Husband Shine - 24:20
  • Wrap-up and Takeaways - 29:48


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