Boss Mom of the Week: Amanda Kidd
Amanda Kidd founded Beat The Rush in 2012 after the passing of her mom from the battle of stage four breast cancer. With her heart postured towards business and hospitality in every aspect of the terms; Amanda has the vision to change the lives of many by giving back valuable time to those within the community.
Tell us a little bit about your family and your Boss Mom journey.
My family is comprised of my husband and I and our 5 kids (ages 15, 7, 6, 5 and our almost 3 month old baby). We currently reside on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland. My husband is a wonderful God fearing man, that works an IT professional. I myself am also God fearing, with a passion for hospitality and business. I have worked in hospitality and outreach both in the traditional workplace and from home. On top of our family and businesses, work love spending time working in ministry and outreach with various non-profits within our community. Our family is a very loving group. Just like any family with young children, there are lots of teachable moments for everyone. I am truly enjoying my Boss Mom journey. Without my family this journey would not be possible.
What are some of your favorite go to meals when time is tight and dinner MUST get on the table?
I would have to say homemade chicken, shrimp, and sometimes beef quesadillas or soft tacos, breakfast meals, stir-frys, and crockpot meals.
Where do you go for inspiration?
I pray a lot! I seek the affirmations of God to keep me in line with what it is I am to be doing and who I have been called to be. I am constantly surrounding myself around position quotes, sayings, and individuals that keep my spirits high and energized and my mind focused on the many task(s) and people that depend on me. A good portion of my inspiration comes from the memory of my mom and who she was. She was a very caring and outgoing woman. She made sure that she stepped in and helped anyone that needed it. She did not allow people to walk on top of her and the same time she showed some much compassion and charity. She made sure that while she was helping others, she would educate them on how they could turn around and do what she was doing for them; later for themselves. I truly could have given up time and time, but when I think back about how she preserved even through living with stage 4 breast cancer, I would be a fool to give up just because things aren’t happening the way that I supposed they should at the moment.
What are you currently reading or listening to (podcasts, books, blogs etc)?
I am currently in a season that I have been refocusing. I often refer back to Rich Dad Poor Dad, Think and Grow Rich and Balcony People, and Laws of Confession. Lately I have been listening to Dana’s podcast and her guests.
What is one piece of business advice that you’d give to a mom just starting out?
Trust yourself! It is important that you stick with what you have inside of you. Make sure you place yourself around the people and the resources that will help you to properly nurture you and what you desire to do. Patience and longsuffering and forgiveness are very important to have along your Boss mom and life journey. Patience to deal with what happens, longsuffering to deal with what doesn’t happen in your timing and forgiveness for yourself and others when things do not turn out how you have planned.
What are some of your favorite quotes or words to live by?
- All can do all things through Christ which strengthens me- Philippians 4:13
- For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and of a sound mind- 2 Timothy 1:7
- No Fear, Just Faith
In one word, sum up your life as a Boss Mom.
What are three core values of your business and how do those values relate to your motherhood?
- Where hospitality meets community
- Hospitality is a posture of the heart
- Making our customers feel like they are at home, even when they already are
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