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Mrs. CEO: Women balancing business and love, meet Rashan Ali

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Is it really even possible to balance business and love?

In a world that wants us to think we can’t have it all, I refuse to believe we have to choose between having money and having a honey. Judging from social media and reality TV, you wouldn’t believe it was possible to be happily married at all. Add running a business to the mix and it sounds like a recipe for disaster.

So we took to the streets to find women who have it all to find out how they manage it all. They were eager to share the secrets that help them balance business and love. 

Meet Mrs. CEO: Rashan Ali, media personality and host of the Cool Soror podcast.

Do you believe there is such a thing as balance when it comes to your role as wife, mother and entrepreneur?
I believe that finding balance is an everyday challenge. We have to decide what is important and understand that family is the first priority. We can have all the success in the world, but what is it if it’s more important than our spouses, partners and children.

It took me a while to truly understand balance. I used to live in the imbalance, especially early on in my radio career. I was spending so much time trying to brand “Rashan Ali” that my husband would only get the tired “Rashan” when I would get home. I had to make a change before he made a change.

Do you involve your spouse in your business? If so, how?

My husband has been a big supporter of everything that I do, but he doesn’t work directly with me. I do believe that God wants us to collaborate on a business idea that I have. I’m currently trying to convince him to take the ride!

Do you believe you have to take off the boss hat when you come home or is there a place for it in your household?

Yes, I truly believe that you have to let a man be a man. My husband is an outstanding husband and father and I believe in being his helpmate. I love him as the leader of our home and an amazing example of for what a man is for our daughters.

Is your spouse a business owner as well? If so, does it help or hurt to have two entrepreneurs in the home?

Yes, my husband is the president and CEO of P01 Sports, which is a sports specific training program. But he is also a teacher and coach in the Cobb County School System. I love that we both have companies. We are setting an example for our children to have that type of entrepreneurial spirit. I would love to pass on whichever one of my businesses is the most successful along to them.

Share one piece of advice for any woman who wants to follow her dreams and her heart.

If God placed it on your heart, how dare you not try.

There you have it! It truly is possible to balance business and love!

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