Mother, Business Owner, and Educator
My name is Marti Hutchinson. I own M Spa & Salon and Aesthetics Academy of Idaho. I am a wife and mother of three girls 12,11 and 2. I live in Boise, ID. Our house is always super crazy with our two giant dogs and kids all going in different directions.
Can you briefly walk us through your story to becoming the woman you are today... *
The woman I am today was made from trial and error as well as grit and stubbornness. I got it wrong many times before I got it right. I think that’s why I appreciate what I have so much.
What is the most impactful experience that has shaped who you are today? *
Honestly being raised with not a lot I learned what to appreciate. I grew up in the country where we grew our own food and everyone had to do their part to make it work. I learned how to work hard for what I wanted and I learned to share and give. I’m super proud of my background and the values I learned growing up. I hope to make sure my girls have those same values and work ethic.
What's something that you're currently doing or working on that excites you or you're most proud of? *
Expanding my training center as well as spending more time at home. It’s a beautiful thing to watch it all actually come together. I’ve worked really hard to be an expert in my field and it feels amazing to have people show up to my classes and want to learn from me.
How does what you're currently doing now impact you? *
My week consists of at least 3-4 days with my family, two days of working with clients in the treatment room, and 1-2 days educating others in my industry. Some days I feel like I should pinch myself to make sure that it’s a reality because I’m so excited to go to work! I get to impact women by making them feel better about themselves, by sharing my knowledge but most of all I get to impact the three girls I am raising. Every day I get to show love and compassion while teaching them about dedication and hard work.
What advice would you give to fellow women trying to make an impact? *
Just be your authentic self. Don’t try to do what anyone else is doing. Do it your way and don’t listen to what anyone else has to say that doesn’t feel right. Trust yourself.
How do you create "balance" in your life with all you do? *
I am most proud of myself for finally finding the work/life balance. For so many years I thought and being a “workaholic” was just who I was but somehow I still felt like I was cheating myself. Learning that I can have abundance and enjoy the life I want and still not be a scattered mess, giving my husband and children the last of me, has changed my life! My emotional connections are deeper and I’m finding so much joy in the smallest things because I’m allowing myself the time to enjoy them.
We as women have many superpowers, what is one of yours? *
I think my superpower is my ability to appreciate what I have. I don’t worry about what others are doing and I cherish the people around me. I just honestly don’t take anything or anyone for granted.
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