repost­ed from DivaC­FO
Octo­ber 10, 2012


Cour­tesy of DivaC­FO

We met JJ Ram­berg, host of MSNBC’s Your Busi­ness, a tele­vi­sion show ded­i­cat­ed to issues affect­ing small busi­ness own­ers, at a con­fer­ence back in July. To make our Diva Entre­pre­neur Series extra spe­cial, we asked JJ to come up with five ques­tions she would ask you if you were on her show.

Today our female entre­pre­neur is Mack­ey McNeill, Founder and President/CEO of Mack­ey Advi­sors®.  Mackey’s pas­sion is to sup­port her clients in expand­ing their expe­ri­ence of wealth and pros­per­i­ty.  Her ideas are cap­tured in her award win­ning, inter­na­tion­al­ly pub­lished book:  The Inter­sec­tion of Joy and Mon­ey, named Most Life-Chang­ing Book and Out­stand­ing Book of the Year by Inde­pen­dent Pub­lish­ers. See how Mack­ey answered JJ’s five ques­tions:



1. What does (your com­pa­ny) do and why did you start it?

Mack­ey Advi­sors is a wealth advo­ca­cy firm serv­ing indi­vid­u­als and busi­ness own­ers.  I start­ed it because I am pas­sion­ate about peo­ple, pros­per­i­ty and the plan­et.


2. Like all women busi­ness own­ers, you seem to be doing a lot all at once, how do you han­dle it?

   1) I take time for self-care by putting it on the cal­en­dar (For exam­ple, I have a reg­u­lar mas­sage)

  2) I del­e­gate spe­cif­ic respon­si­bil­i­ties to my trust­ed team of employ­ees. And, at home on the farm, my hus­band and I share in the work­load

3) I take time to fig­ure out what is impor­tant and what I am pas­sion­ate about. I stop invest­ing time and ener­gy into things that don’t mat­ter to me.


3. What advice would you give oth­er women who want to start their own busi­ness?

Be very clear about your inten­tion for your busi­ness, seek out a mentor(s), and don’t lis­ten to naysay­ers.


 4. What was your biggest struggle/setback and how did you over­come it?

Not effec­tive­ly using a strate­gic plan­ning process – fail­ure is a great teacher and if you are like me and deter­mined to suc­ceed, you pick your­self up and begin again, more intel­li­gent­ly!

5. What’s the one big thing you want to tell us about future of (your com­pa­ny)?

We are an emerg­ing leader in wealth advo­ca­cy – fol­low us, and you will be glad you did.

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