In the pursuit of “having it all,” what sacrifices have either of you had to make, if any?
Mia: “For me the biggest sacrifice has been time away from my family. We had a mother who stayed home and was always there for us. I thought growing up, I would be the type of mother she was. It hasn’t worked out that way, but I’m glad. I don’t think I would be the best mother I could be if I was home. My hectic work schedule has made my children more independent. I also have a wonderful husband who holds it all together.”
Tracy: “I think that any time you strive to “have it all” there are sacrifices along the way. At the end of the day you are only one person and there are only 24 hours in a day. You have to constantly prioritize because you are pulled in many directions. It is knowing when to put family first and when to put your business first, knowing your family will be fine without you for a bit. Missing a child’s game, being a little late for a meeting, these are the little sacrifices along the way. If things get too out of balance, that’s when you suffer big consequences. The key to having it all is balance!”
If we were looking through a scrapbook of your life, what would be your favorite page?
Mia: “My favorite page would be Scruples 25thAnniversary Celebration. Tracy and I planned and executed a fantastic event. We did it all, from writing the script, hiring 50 models, assembling the team, and creating and editing a tribute video. All of our distributor partners were there along with our education team from around the country and our families. We honored the past and focused on the future. It was truly an amazing evening.”
Tracy: “Looking back, starting out in the beauty business was a great time. Our father would not allow us to work for him unless we worked in the field learning the beauty business from the ground up. This experience was invaluable and necessary for accomplishing what we are doing now in running Scruples.”
If we were looking through a scrapbook of your life, what page would you want to rewrite?
Mia: “I have always regretted not taking a semester abroad when I was in college. My roommate went and begged me to go but I chose not to. As an adult I have had the opportunity to travel the globe with Scruples. I now know what I missed out on. I would love to rewrite that moment in time and see Europe as a 20-year-old college student.”