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Episode Info:   Once Upon a Time as Megan * Founder of Second Chance Counseling Service * The kids definitely came first * It wasn’t until recently that they delved into the world of entrepreneurship * Megan made significant life changes in order to spend more time with her kids before they leave the nest * The thought of being an entrepreneur terrified Megan, but she developed the itch for it and ended up doing it * Her husband works full time so she wasn’t forced into her business, but she still wanted to help people with addiction and resulting problems * Megan is the kind of person who doesn’t quit, so she was nervous about starting her business because she knew she would be stuck with it * A day in the life of Megan depends on a lot of things. She talks with customers and puts her kids in the shower and she cooks and plenty of other things * * You have to be able to flex your style, communication, and just your day * Megan’s clients are anyone that has a substance abuse problem * * Messing up is human nature. People will relapse and there will be bad days, but you have to look at each day as a new day and you have to commit to doing x y and z each day * Addiction can happen to anyone at anytime * No one makes you do anything. We are in charge of what we do * You can’t change someone else, they have to want to change themselves * Even with kids, they are still their own person. Parents only have so much leverage * As parents, we feel personally responsible for what happens with our kids * It’s important to know about your kids’ friends. Their friends have a huge impact * * A lot of parents feel that they should be like a best friend, but a parent should be there as a parent and a supporter and a guide * Even though you may not be their best friend, they can still come to you about things * Don’t react to what your kids say, just listen and respond * In Megan’s business, each client will be matched with a therapist that can help the best * There is no shame in admitting you have a problem * Megan and her family have been living in an RV for the past two years as they travel the country * They stayRead more »

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