embracing the crazy

In this episode of The Chattanooga Business Podcast, Brian Chaney talks to Cara Hicks, founder of the nonprofit The MOMentum Network. Being a single mom in college, Cara never got the support she needed and hopes to give that to single moms today, encouraging them to pursue an education and a better life.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Cara’s passion behind this nonprofit
  • Struggles that come with running a nonprofit
  • Making the best out of a bad or unplanned situation
  • Empowering single moms and families through a support system
  • Embracing the crazy and taking risks

Key Quotes

  • “I was thinking about these needs in [our] community and I felt like I needed to do something.” – Cara
  • “ As a single mom, there were so many risks I had to take. I lived in almost survival mode for a while and things would come up so you have to ask for help and you have to take risks. That experience, however hard it was, I feel really prepared me to move into this experience ” – Cara
  • “Being a single mom doesn’t define you but it can refine you.” – Cara
  • “You can embrace the crazy or you can run from it…when you embrace it, it becomes an adventure rather than an adversity.” – Cara

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