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Cheri Swalwell
  • Female
  • Battle Creek, MI
  • United States

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Cheri Swalwell Jan 23, 2015. 2 Replies

Are you in the process of living the life you always dreamed of?  Have you reached the stage where your business is growing quickly and you could use an extra pair of hands? Would you like someone to…Continue


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How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
I attended the Write to the Bank seminar this past week. It was an amazing seminar. Thank you so much, Dan and Joanne, and Nathan and Ashley, for such an amazing time. I am so excited to become a part of this group and to learn from so many amazing people as well as share my knowledge with them.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I consider myself a wife and mother first and foremost, but earn an income working for two different companies doing medical transcription. Technically I am considered self employed.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
I would love to eventually phase out the medical transcriptioning altogether and write inspirational fiction for a living from the privacy of my house. I also have a few nonfiction titles that I am in the process of starting and a few children books series that I would like to pursue eventually, but my main passage is inspirational fiction.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
I would love to be able to combine work and family. I already work from home so know how to integrate the two but the balance is not there. My line of work is feast or famine. When there is work, I work and get money. When the work is not available, I don't work and don't earn money. And it's a fast turnaround (12 hours for some accounts) so I have to be very flexible. However, the work ethic of meeting deadlines I have down, so that is a plus. My goals are many: I would love to make enough to pay off our debt and allow my husband to quit his job and start pursuing his goals and dreams. I would also love to build a house on our acreage for ourselves and then a "in-law's quarters" so that we can start giving back to them when they have so graciously given to us for so many years. In addition, I have a nonprofit idea that I would love to start to give back to the community. Lastly, I would love to start college funds for our children, love to do interim foster care for infants being discharged from the hospital before they are placed with their forever family, and the list continues to grow and change daily. I love giving back to people who are truly in need and would love to have the means to do that full time.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
I definitely am more emotional versus logical - I have the social work background, the social work wiring. I am a helper, giver by nature. I love writing stories because I love stepping into the lives of other people (preferably created) and see twists and turns, making the story come to life. I am not very good in the business world at all. If someone explains step-by-step how to do something, I can follow directions, but I am not wired technically at all. I did run my own business (a day care business) for 5 years (and ran it fairly well) but honestly, I probably could have made much more money. I don't see things in terms of how much money I can make; I see in terms of how I can help someone else. I definitely need help in the business sense of things.
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
Are you interested in finding a better job, starting a business, growing your current business, writing a book, blogging, podcasting, coaching, speaking, sales & marketing, or something else?
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
I wrote an inspirational fiction book and am in the process of getting it published. I am in the process of writing a nonfiction book as well. That book (about miscarriage from a Christian perspective - collaboration of different womens' experiences from a Christian viewpoint) might open up the possibility to speak locally and sell the book there, or possibly just on the internet. I also have quite a bit of experience in parenting. I have read many books, attended many seminars, and helped coach foster, adoptive, and birthparents while I was a foster care and then adoption worker at a Christian organization. I am willing to help other people that might be struggling in the parenting realm.

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At 8:26am on May 14, 2015,
Group Leader
Jevonnah Ellison

You're so welcome, Cheri. I'm excited about your future!

At 7:10pm on May 13, 2015,
Group Leader
Jevonnah Ellison

Hi Cheri!

I just wanted to send you a quick note of personal thanks for being a member of Professional Women of Integrity. I've been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

I value the gifts that you offer and thank you for sharing with our group. I hope you have an incredible day!

ALL my best,

Jevonnah "Lady J" Ellison

Your Leading Purpose Strategist

P.S. I just started a new group for high achievers called Maximum Potential Academy. With your gifts, strengths and strong skill set, I think you're ideal for the group. You can learn more and register here if you're interested. I hope you'll join!

At 3:57pm on January 14, 2014, Cheri M said…

Thank you for the detailed comments. You have helped me a lot in decision making. I am signed up for a daycare overview course next week. That will answer questions about licensing. After that I may have some more questions for you if you don't mind.

Thanks again.

At 10:08pm on January 6, 2014, Cheri M said…

Hi Cheri,

Thanks for taking time to answer my questions about starting a inhome daycare. I mostly would like to learn about your experiences, the challenges and how you dealt with them (such as difficult parents? picky eaters, personal appointment scheduling, etc). Also I am interested in the income potential. I realize the income varies with age of children, # hours/week but just in general. I have 2 of my own children (one under 2) so I really think a maximum of 3 additional children in my care would allow me to offer the best care.

Lots of questions...I appreciate your help.

At 6:36am on December 20, 2012, Camden Ross said…

Hi Cheri,

Thanks for joining Strengthen My Spiritual Life! I feel honored that you have joined our group and look forward to hearing/reading more about how we can help each other. :) Oh, and congrats on your new book releases/rereleases. :)

As the 'leader', or launcher of Strengthen My Spiritual Life, I'd love it if you could take a few minutes to fill out a short survey (linked here) to let me know how I can best help you out on our shared journey together, and/or jump into the group by commenting on discussions and/or creating your own and sharing your thoughts, feelings, and reactions as they relate to anything spiritual in our lives.

Welcome again and thanks for joining us in Strengthen My Spiritual Life on this fantastic 48days.net community!


P.S. If you are interested, I have also created a series of free training videos on how to study the Bible better. If your interested, they can be found on ReflectiveBibleStudy.com.

At 2:44am on August 26, 2012, Kaci Allen said…
Great news about your blogging? Way to go!
At 2:16pm on August 23, 2012, Kerry Stith said…

Cheri, just read your guest post on crosswalk.com and loved it!  For those of us who have been married for a while (23 years in my case) it's a reminder to those of us that marriage is never done & is always a work in progress

At 11:46am on November 7, 2011,
Group Leader
Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen"


Oh my gosh, thanks for the great note on the cover!! You made my morning!!!

Thank you!!


At 8:14am on October 6, 2011, Joel Boggess said…

Hi Cheri,


There are some great discussions going on in our group. You are welcome to join in the one that interests you the most, or start one of your own.



author of - One Woman's Journey to the Work She Loves

At 6:25am on October 6, 2011, Joel Boggess said…

Hi Cheri,


So good good to hear from you. Today (Thurs) would be perfect.

We can do 10a, or 1p. cst.


We can also do tomorrow at 2p cst.

The show are about 15-30 minutes and they are recorded.


What is easiest for you?




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