From Broke Bartender to 6-Figure Coach: The Journey of a Mompreneur

I’ve experienced imposter syndrome and so has pretty much every Mompreneur going after what she wants.
Written by Susan Vernicek

Your happiness and success won’t just arrive. you must open your eyes.

Did you know I went from being a broke a$$ bartender to a 6-figure coach and speaker?

But let’s be real—there’s a whole lotta in between those two points. It wasn’t an overnight transformation. It involved long days, sleepless nights, relentless grit, and the courage to ask questions, seek help, and invest in myself.

I get it, the idea of overnight success is tempting. It’s possible, sure, but that wasn’t my path. And I’m not here to sell you a fairy tale. People achieve their dreams because they start. They reach out, research, experiment, and get curious. That’s where the magic begins.

The Struggle

Balancing MomLife and BizLife is no small feat. The struggle is real, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, stuck, or even like giving up. I know what it feels like to juggle family responsibilities while trying to grow a business. I’ve been there, questioning if it’s even possible to find success without sacrificing one for the other.

The Turning Point

The turning point for me was realizing that I didn’t have to do it alone. I started asking questions, seeking out mentors, and investing in programs that could guide me. It wasn’t about finding a quick fix but rather building a sustainable strategy that could evolve with me.

The Solution

The solution was simple yet profound: engage. No more avoidance, no more autopilot. It was about meeting my mindset, goals, and life halfway. I developed what I now call the A-Game Formula and Approach—a proven system that combines mindset mastery with actionable steps to achieve goals.

The Process

  1. Achieveable Mindset Shifts: The first step was changing my mindset. I learned to see challenges as opportunities and failures as lessons.
  2. Attainable Goals: I set realistic, achievable goals and broke them down into manageable steps.
  3. All-In and Consistent Action: I committed to taking consistent action, no matter how small, every single day.
  4. Ask and Seek Support: I surrounded myself with like-minded individuals and mentors who could offer guidance and support.
  5. Appreciation for Self-Care: I made self-care a priority, as a necessity. I started to understand that I can’t pour from an empty cup.

The Results

The results? They’ve been nothing short of inspiring. Here’s what some of myself and my clients have achieved and on their way to being a 6-figure coach, author, and/or speaker:

  • “I’ve been consistent since December with my self-care.”
  • “I doubled my income.”
  • “Guess what? I got a paid speaking gig.”
  • “It happened. I launched my website.”
  • “I spent quality time with my family.”
  • “Oh my god, I got my first client!”
  • “My book is almost done.”
  • “Finally, I was so productive and feel accomplished.”
  • “I said No.”
  • “I didn’t work on the weekend or nights this week.”
  • “Susan, I feel in control.”
  • “And I sold another book.”
  • “It worked Susan, I actually feel accomplished before bed.”
  • “I’m achieving one day at a time.”
  • “I raised my prices and my clients didn’t flinch.”
  • “I doubted I could do it, but you challenged me and I feel amazing.”
  • “I lost 17 pounds, because I made a decision, commitment, and kept it simple like you suggested and showed me.”

Your Turn

I know anything you want to achieve is possible with time, patience, and effort. You have to engage with your mindset, goals, and life actively.

Your happiness and success won’t just arrive; you must open your eyes. Your results won’t just roll up greeting you; you must reach out and make the effort.

That’s what I’m a master at. This is what my signature and proven A-Game Formula and Approach delivers.

If you want to be a 6-figure coach, speaker, author, and get on your way to 100k…

If you’re struggling to make sh*t happen and get sh*t done as you combine MomLife + BizLife—I’m your gal. This #1, one -stop-shop, Mindset + Achieve™ Course and Coaching Program will ignite your forward momentum. Enroll NOW so we can get started!

See you inside,

Your Mindset + Achieve™ Coach,


About the author

I’ve experienced imposter syndrome and so has pretty much every Mompreneur going after what she wants.

Susan Vernicek

Mindset Coach, Susan Vernicek ignites and empowers Mompreneurs who struggle to discover their balance between MomLife + BizLife. For over a decade she's been helping them create a winning Mompreneur Mindset so that they can consciously thrive at home and KILL IT in business —without feeling guilty and letting go of the comparison game.

With 14 years of experience and overcoming her own emotional, financial, and physical rock bottom, she's now thriving as a Mompreneur.

She's not just a mindset coach and igniter, she's known as the Mindset + Achieve™ coach, a #1 Amazon Bestseller, and Speaker. Move from autopilot to achieving in MomLife + BizLife! To connect directly, please Email Susan at

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