Mallory Pugh grew up in Hampton, Virginia. She attended the University of Virginia, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business. Her career goals were limited because she felt like she didn't fit into the mold of the school's 'well-read' population. By the time she left school, Mallory had discovered her true calling: teaching. Following her graduation, she landed jobs as an executive coach and wellness instructor at the Hampton Roads Technical College in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Now, she's creating her own revolution. Pugh is the co-founder of the non-profit Call To Freedom and the author of several well-received books including The Feminine Revolution: How Gender Politics Is Making Life Cool Again. She is very comfortable speaking about issues that are close to her heart and she often refers to herself as a social butterfly. In fact, Mallory Pugh actually has a tattoo of an umbrella on her lower back. It says freedom and it is what she uses to describe the freedom that women want and need. It's a perfect metaphor for the way we're feeling today.
As a woman business owner, Mallory Pugh has faced harassment from other business owners in the industry. She discusses the nature of female entrepreneurship and the kinds of challenges she's faced while trying to be successful. She offers practical advice for women wanting to succeed with their own businesses. Additionally, Mallory shares what she's learned from some of the more prominent women entrepreneurs who've come before her. That knowledge has given her a better perspective on what it takes to run a successful business.
In terms of personal life, Mallory Pugh isn't particularly open about her personal life. She has, however, shared a few anecdotes in her books. She talks about how she kept her feelings inside, even while dating a black man. She tells the story of how she finally had to admit to her boyfriend that she was seeing another woman. Her honesty is refreshing, especially when it comes to discussing an issue that so many women keep bottled up and hoping will go away. In terms of her business life, Mallory Pugh reveals how she's managed to balance work and family life.
Beyond the business, Mallory Pugh shares how she balances being a wife and a mother, and how each has impacted her ability to successfully run her business. Both roles are essential for business success, and Mallory Pugh shares how she's tried to make sure she puts both parts of her life on track. Her openness and candor have endeared her to other women, and the encouragement she offers other women is priceless. In short, Mallory Pugh is an inspiration to other women, and she deserves all the credit she can get.
What's great about Mallory Pugh's story is that she shares it with her readers with no strings attached. There's no pressure for her to talk about her personal life or for her to answer whether or not she's having success running her business. She simply calls her business success a gift from God. She freely admits that her successes have come at a cost; however, she credits her successes with God's wisdom and says that she would not have had as much success if it weren't for his guidance. She makes it clear that you need to be inspired and driven by what you are doing in order to succeed professionally, and she gives you practical ways to do just that. Reading her stories is another way to gain perspective about your own life and about business, and it gives you a powerful new point of view that you can take with you throughout your professional life in general.
You cannot predict the future, even in one second. You may plan to spend time with whom and what kind of time, but you cannot guarantee that you will be able to do this and how long you will live in this world. Therefore, enjoy the life you have, be grateful and be happy with everything you have will bring you to the true essence of life.