Many of you may already know our August Mega-Manifestor because you are a part of her group: The Emery Network. This incredible business woman and mother of three turned one networking event in her home into a group now 1900 women strong! We love Aileen for creating her own niche which empowers and connects amazing women. Next up for this Mega-Manifestor...The Emery- a co-working and networking space designed for women to learn marketing and brand strategies! Dreams do come true and Aileen is living proof of that!
Tell us some fun facts about yourself!
Well, I love to cook - healthy of course ! I can never have enough cookbooks, and cooking for my family is one of my favorite things to do. It helps me de-stress and relaxes me. I can’t live without my almond milk cappuccino and a comfy pair of yoga pants since I’m always on the go!
What are some of your daily rituals to keep yourself in manifesting and receiving mode?
I wake up every morning at 6 AM.
I enjoy my almond milk cappuccino and then try to sneak in a workout or get a kickstart on some of my daily tasks before my kids get up. Once the kids are up, my time is devoted to them - cooking breakfast, getting them ready for their day and having conversations until they’re off to school or now, summer camp. Once they’re all dropped off where they need to be, it’s go-time for me to get my work done.
Who has inspired you most to go for your dreams/goals?
My mom is my inspiration. She’s the most determined, hard-working and driven woman I’ve ever seen. When she was 39 and the retail business started to change, she knew she had to change careers and went into the insurance industry. She knows that in order to succeed you must be willing to take risks and accept change - whether it be yourself or your career path. She’s always so positive which inspires me to keep going even during difficult days. I have never seen someone work so hard, achieve success but still make time for her friends and family the way my mom has.
What is your earliest memory of the power of manifesting working for you?
I’ve been working since i was at least 5 whether i was selling lemonade to my neighbors, creating new jewelry from broken pieces my mom would give me from her stores and sell them, working at the mall I was always working... and loving every minute.
What were the affirmations you used and books you read to help turn your dreams of owning your own business into a reality?
I feel like I never stop growing or learning. I’m always listening to podcasts and reading books on topics like business, branding, etc. I’m the type of person who puts on a podcast when driving instead of listening to music! One of my favorite podcasts is goal digger by Jenna Kutcher.
What do you do to avoid negative thoughts and fears when it comes to manifesting?
I always tell myself the worst thing they could say is no and when it comes to taking risks I only have this one life and it’s worth doing something risky to get big rewards. I never want to regret not going after something. FEAR is false evidence appearing real - meaning most of the time it’s just in our head and we have to remember that we’re stronger than what we believe sometimes. We should never truly fear anything when it comes to achieving new heights and opportunities.
What is the biggest gift you’ve received through the power of manifesting?
The Emery is definitely my biggest gift! Being able to create and to open a dream business to bring women together and help them grow personally and professionally has been such an incredible reward.
Tell us about The Emery and how it came to life.
Last year after my third son was born, I wanted to start working again and get back into real estate. I knew that any sales job required incredible connections and relationships so I set out to meet as many people as possible. What I soon realized was that no matter what the event was, it seemed nearly impossible to create the right connections. I then took matters into my own hands, started researching and realized that I needed to find my niche in order to connect and make genuine relationships. I knew that I loved working with young families especially the wife/mom and voilà, they became my niche.
Once I figured out my niche, I decided to host a networking event at my house and invited my local community through Facebook and through friends of friends and 40 women showed up!
40 women, most I had never met before taught me so much and helped me learn and understand their needs and wants. I then realized there was a greater need for community and I wanted to help these women find these connections whether they be personally or professionally. I also wanted to help teach them everything i knew about marketing and branding.
I started a Facebook community for these women so that we could chat online and the community quickly grew from 40 to 400, then to 1000 and in just nine months we are 1900 S. Florida women strong!
While the online community was growing so quickly, I thought of my mom and change. This thought of how incredible it would be if we could all work and connect alongside one another instead of being behind the screen was what created and built The Emery.
How can like-minded business women join The Emery Network?
You can join The Emery network by searching Ladies Who Launch South Florida on Facebook and request to join the group. I say request because it is a closed group but my team and I will always accept within the same day of request :)
Do you have any meditation techniques you’d like to share with our readers?
I don’t typically meditate but I do take moments to think about what I’d like my future to look like and what I would like to share with the world. I know the importance of having a clear vision and set a plan to get to where I want to be, so I guess I manifest more than meditate!
Being a business woman and mother is quite the challenge! What are some of the ways you balance work and family life without losing yourself in the process?
Work life and mom life has been something that I am determined to balance because both are so special to me. I try to wake up at least an hour before my kids so that I can start some of the tasks that I’m expected to complete for that day. Once my kids come home from school I try to shut down and spend time with them and once they’re asleep I’ll use the rest of the night to answer my emails and finish up anything I couldn’t complete during the day.
My weekends are solely for my family. I try to work as little as possible or use my same method of waking up early and going to bed just a little bit later to get anything that needs to be done. My kids are young and time passes so quickly that I want to enjoy and share these precious moments together with them and my husband.
Are there any self-care techniques that you’d like to share with our MoMas?
I try to incorporate movement throughout my day whether it’s some stretching, going to the gym (even if it’s for 20 minutes) just to release any stress. I don’t always have an hour to dedicate to my exercise regimen and it’s definitely something I’d like to figure out but for now this is where I’m at workout wise.
I also recently started eating an anti-inflammation diet that has helped me so much by keeping my energy level high throughout the day! I listened to a podcast from Danielle Walker and her story connected with me so I decided to give it a try and within 24 hours I felt so much better! My mid-day brain fog completely went away. Score!