Today’s Mogul in the Making Entrepreneur Spotlight features attorney Merissa V. Grayson, also known as America’s Blended Family Expert. In addition to being a family law attorney, Merissa is also an author, speaker, and divided/blended family coach with a ridiculous passion for inspiring, educating, and helping families create a house full of harmony! Through her personal experience of being a wife, mom, and stepmom, she is equipped to teach her clients the most practical methods to co-parent successfully, even when it seems impossible. Each day, she shares with others how to implement these methods into their daily lives, so that their situations can change drastically, and they can experience two homes filled with peace and love.
Check out Merissa’s interview…
Name: Merissa V. Grayson, Esq.
Location: Los Angeles Area
Business Name: “America’s Blended Family Expert“- Lawyer. Author. Speaker. Blended Family Advocate
Years in Business: 5
Are you a full or part time business owner?
Why did you start your business?
I wanted to practice law, but on my own terms. I have 3 children so I wanted flexibility. I also wanted to choose cases that I work on rather than just having them assigned to me. I wanted to always remain in control of what I’m doing, who I’m serving, and how I’m doing it…the only way to achieve this, for me, was entrepreneurship.
What has been the most rewarding aspect of having your own business?
Being able to ensure that I’m only doing what I love. Working solely based on the vision that God gave to me, without any limits, and being able to enjoy my life and family at the same time without asking permission.
What are your biggest challenges?
Learning to delegate tasks that can be delegated. I’m extremely hands on, but oftentimes don’t have the time to be.
What is the best business advice you’ve ever received?
Done beats perfection. Start where you are and build from there.
Do you have a team or are you a one man/woman show?
I have a small team.
Where do you see your biz in the next 5 years?
I plan to expand my law practice to another state (or few).
What advice would you give to other Moguls in the Making?
Focus on the “why”…why are you doing what you’re doing. Is it something you love? If not, shift the focus to something else. Don’t choose your work solely based on the amount of money you can make. Regardless of what you do, if you do the work, the money will come. Choose something you love and you’ll never feel like it’s “work”. Imagine living the rest of your life and not having to work.
For more information on Merissa V. Grayson, connect with her online:
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Also, be sure to check out Merissa’s three part book series, The Business of Co-Parenting, available on Amazon!