#InspiredCoaching: Cultivating confidence and work-life balance

Amway Independent Business Owner Vickty Gomez sits in her living room at a laptop applying Artistry Light Up Lip Gloss.

Vicky Gomez is a successful entrepreneur, wife and mother who enjoys a wonderful balance of family life and her career.

Vicky and her husband, Adam, are Amway Independent Business Owners (IBOs). That means they set their own schedules. Vicky spends about 30 hours a week on the business, giving her time to be there for their four children ages 3 to 19.

“I have the time to bring my little ones to school, pick them up, and to be an involved parent,” Vicky said. “It’s been easier not having an 8-to-5 or 9-to-6 job; I’ve been able to manage my own time.”

Building confidence

Vicky shared her story with USAToday.com as part of a partnership between Amway, USA TODAY and the American Football Coaches Association. The partnership represents Amway’s continued commitment to #inspiredcoaching, highlighting the parallels between winning teams in sports and business.

One of the secrets to creating winning teams is confidence, believing that you have the skills to make it happen. Vicky said she struggled with that.

“At the beginning of the business, the biggest challenge I faced was actually myself — (not having) the belief that I could do anything, the belief that I could be as big as all the other people I saw as successful,” she said.

Bit by bit, her confidence grew, partly because she surrounded herself with positive people and took advantage of mentorship opportunities within the Amway business, she said.

Amway Independent Business Owner Vicky Gomez poses with her mother for a photo.

Growing with a mentor

“Mentorship is huge,” she said. “I could not have built this business without a mentor. We have several mentors for our business, but there’s one we see every single month: We strategize together; we set goals.”

She and her husband pay that forward by mentoring others, too. They also tried to focus on the positive.

“I stopped being around people who brought negative influences to the table,” she said. “I did a lot of reading and went to seminars, and it helped me believe that I can do anything I set my mind to.”

Read more at USAToday.com

To read Vicky’s full story, including how her mother inspired and supported her, visit USAToday.com. And to learn more about how to become an Amway Independent Business Owner, visit the website for Amway US or Amway Canada.

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