Maisha is truly an inspiration and I am honored to feature her as this week’s Boss Profile. Maisha is a mother of 6 children and a care taker for her niece and nephew. She overcame homelessness and many other obstacles that came her way. She is the epitome of a supermom and I am thankful to have her on the PinkBoss team (she is the Community Manager of our PinkBoss Startup Tribe).
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Name: Maisha Rush
Her Business: Rush Consulting
I wake up at 5:00 am in the morning to take a little time for myself because more than likely I will not get it throughout the day. I spend thirty to forty five minutes praying, exercising, meditating or just sitting at the table with a cup of tea or coffee. Anything wife related, child related, or work related I rebuke. It helps to start my day with a sense of calm and peace which keeps me smiling throughout the day. At 5:45 I wake my nine year old and four year old for school. Once I get them off o wake my thirteen year ols and two three year olds who start their day later. By nine o clock its just me, the infant, and the 1and 2 year old. My husband is usually at work or off fixing something.
After breakfast and a little fun, the babies are usually down for naptime at about 11. This is my window for getting in my calls and emails returned. By the time they wake up I am usually ready to handle face to face business.
Why did you start your business?
In 2012 my family was displaced after both myself and my husband lost our jobs. We lived primarily off our savings for awhile until they dwindled away. We slept in our car for months with no where to turn. My husband worked day labor jobs that really made enough to continue to pay the car note (our new home) and every few days a hotel to wash and get good rest. We were being turned away by shelters because our family was too big and they had no room. We applied for public assistance but were denied because we did not have an address for them to send our cards and other information to. Even the church we all attended faithfully was unable to help us. Slowly we were able to get back on our feet and have been dedicated to helping others who find themselves in a similar position.
What challenges did you face launching your business?
The biggest challenge for Rush Consulting Firm is determining whether or not to be non profit or for profit.
Everything happens for a reason.