With no “mompreneurs” out there to show her how they did it, Dai decided she’d be that girl for others
In college, Dai Smith used to organize her friends’ dorm rooms. She even started helping professors organize their offices! She was great at it, and she knew others hated doing it. But it wasn’t until she found that professional organizers got paid for their service that she understood it could be a career choice.
But she tucked that information away, got her college degree, entered Corporate America, and started a family. And still, she organized and even got certified. Trying to balance her own life—children, a job that required travel, a husband who worked long hours—was good practice. Finally she started taking on paying clients, building her business, while still keeping her corporate job. Being a “solopreneur” is a challenge but Dai says “I hold on to my ultimate goals, how my possibilities are endless.”
And now, in addition to helping clients organize their homes, she is helping entrepreneurs—including moms starting side hustles like she was—because she never found that person who could help her. “When I started, I was searching for somebody that I knew, or somebody who knew somebody, who was a mom, a wife, a professional, an entrepreneur who could give me some guidance. And there were not many people. So I said, “I’m going to be the one. I’ll be the one to figure it out, because I’m the organizer, I’m the systems nerd, I’m that girl. I’m going to figure it out and I will help others figure it out because I think there are many moms who have these goals, but they may put them to the side because they have a family.”
But Dai gives full credit to the women who have gone before. “I am standing on great shoulders. When I think about my ancestors, when I think about even my mom, how hard she and my grandmother worked, how many sacrifices they’ve had to make to help me to be where I am today.” And they were models for accomplishing what they set out to do. Now Dai wants to be that model for young people. “Possibly some little girl, some little boy, will see me doing these things and think, ‘I can do that, too.’ Whether that’s my children or my friends’ kids or whoever. I’m thinking about legacy, and that inspires me.”
Dai Smith’s story is featured in the new book Moms Who Boss Up Post-Pandemic, by Tam Luc, the author, educator, and podcaster dedicated to helping women “boss up.” This collection of interviews with moms who are side hustlers and multitaskers, who faced the uncertainties of the Covid pandemic—and other obstacles—by embracing their strengths and finding their authentic paths. They have so much to share and to teach and while every story is unique, the thread of perseverance and creativity is common to all.
Find Dai on social media @SimplicityByDay, which is also the name of her YouTube channel. Or join her private Facebook group, Moms Who Love Organizing—even if you just aspire to be organized, she says, the group is for you, too! You can also learn more about her at https://bossupbestseller.com/DaiSmith, where you can find a link to Moms Who Boss Up Post-Pandemic. And don’t miss all the dynamic and supportive women from the Women Who Boss Up book series who are scheduled to speak at the upcoming Women Who Boss Up Summit! Details and registration are at www.womenbossupsummit.com
About Women with Vision International
Women with Vision International aims to inspire, uplift, and empower women everywhere to never give up their dream of living their life on purpose. We gather dynamic, entrepreneurial women who are making a difference and changing people’s lives to spark conversation around the topics that impact us all such as building their businesses, fundraising, and balancing their work and their families.
About Tam Luc
Tam Luc is an international bestselling author and the founder of Women with Vision International who shares the triumphs, stress, and struggles of balancing her life to help women grow their businesses. After 20 years as an entrepreneur, she is able to help women leverage their messages and create the lifestyle they want through her unique book messaging strategies.
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