Home Office Weekly Profile:

Felicia Streeter  email
Dream4self Business Services, LLC
DeSoto, Texas, U.S.

Year started home business: 2008
(Although this isn’t the 1st home based business Felicia has started.  She started
Streeter Construction as a home based business in 2005, now have an office and
employees, and doing millions in sales.

Hours per week you work: 30 - 40
Happy at home index: 1 - miserable, 10 – nirvana. 10… I love it
Success at home index: 1-starving, 10-fabulously wealthy  8…. I’m truly blessed and
looking to help others

What kind of business do you have at home, Felicia?

Dream4self was developed to inspire others to live their dreams. I came up with the
name while teaching at a college in Georgia, while my husband wash stationed at Fort
Stewart. Dream4self is an educational and consulting arm for those aspiring to live
their dreams in life and business.  I’m also launching a membership program this
summer to continuously fuel the mind of those looking to dream, make major moves,
and transform their lives whether in life and/or business.

What did you do before you started a home business?

When I met my husband some 23 years ago, we both said in our first conversation that
we wanted to start a business. I’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur. I’ve always
been in a service environment. I’ve worked for the Department of Veteran Affairs and
Department of Defense servicing soldiers, veterans, and their families. I also taught 1st
and 2nd grade and at the college level. So as you can see, I’ve always been serving,
educating, and mentoring others.

What was your biggest challenge in starting your home business?

Not letting the start stop me. Because of my past experiences in starting a business, it
wasn’t as difficult as most people think. My construction company was started with
unemployment checks! Now we’re grossing millions.

What has been your biggest challenge staying in business?

Staying focused on one idea. My mind is always working, developing more ideas. I
had an excellent mentor and the ideas she’s given me has been invaluable. I’m out-
sourcing the stuff I don’t want or like to do, which I knew to do. But, I didn’t know
some of the stuff that people would.

What do you love about working from home?

I get to multi-task, work, bake a meal for dinner,
wash, be available if my kids need me,
and I don’t have to dress up unless I have
meetings or want to. And I can work at any
hour I choose. I get to work on my couch,
in the kitchen or in my office.

What do you dislike about it?

I have no complaints. As McDonalds would say, “I’m lovin it”.

How do you do to inspire or motivate yourself everyday?

I’m walking in my purpose. And this is my passion. The possibility of helping others
that’s my motivation. I was once a military spouse. That is my motivation.

How do you separate home life from your work life?

I’m very organized and can manage my time, so I plan my day the night before. And
I schedule enough time to accomplish my daily goals.  I know how to separate the two.
I make sure I schedule the time needed for my family.

How do you keep family/home/work all in balance?

My family come first. I make sure they are taken care of. I plan and set time tables for

Where is your office in your home?

I turned my formal living room into my office, which is at the front of the house. So, I
don’t have to have clients all throughout my house. I have 5 windows with 200 sq ft of
space. I love the sunlight that flows through the windows on sunny days.

What is your daily routine?

Summer schedule. Get up, exercise, get my son ready for the day, eat breakfast, check
my emails, make phone calls, handle urgent task, team meetings, have lunch, continue
working until around 5 pm, spend time with family, cook dinner, read, work on
projects (if needed), watch CNN, relax, then night-night. My schedule changes when
traveling or attending events.

What is your biggest (or proudest) achievement so far?

Launching Dream4self and putting the finishing touches on my book Married to a
Soldier, But Who am I.

What are you working on right now to grow your business?

Building awareness, launching a membership program, and developing the dream
architect system with a focus on business start-up, government contracting and
military spouses.

What advice can you give about starting a home business?

Network, network, network. Get out and meet people. Use the social media sites, but
don’t under value face to face meetings. If you work in your passion being motivated
is easy.

If you had to do it all over again, what would you do (or not do)?

I would have started Dream4self years ago. Oh, I would have stopped and smelled the
roses while in college. I would have taken advantage of the benefits of being a military
spouse. That’s why I wrote the book Married to a Soldier, But Who am I.

What do you do for fun when you’re not working?

I love to sit on my couch in the family room with the sun coming in and read and
watch my favorite TV show, one that makes me laugh. I like to bowl, the outdoors,
going to dinner, and the movies. I’m simple. But my mind is always working, thinking
up new ideas and products.

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