Double Life – Emma Brisby

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Business woman and mother of three (soon to be four) Emma Brisby is a remarkable woman who doesn’t let phones or babies slow her down!

> Full Name: Emma Brisby

> Time spent living in the Manning: 27 years.

> Profession: We own 3 Network Communication Stores (Optus Premium Dealer) and I’m a mum to 3 kids, with #4 due in November!

> Hobbies: The other night over dinner we talked to the kids about what hobbies are, and they listed my hobbies as ‘working’ and ‘having babies’. My main hobby would be scrapbooking, and I just love pottering around our place with Matt and the kids.

> How would you describe the industry you are in?

Fast paced, with lots of changes regularly and lots of new technology. I also find it exciting meeting new people from all different walks of life in the retail industry.

> Describe your home and work environment.

Home: this is my sanity and sanctuary. I love coming home each day to a husband I love, and who loves me. And I love spending time with the kids, helping them read and having discussions with them at dinner about all sorts of things. Work: I’m in my zone when I’m working. I love helping people; I love the team I work with. Although it is hectic, I leave satisfied at the end of every day that I’ve done the best job I could.

> What are some of the struggles you face as a working mother?

Time is a struggle. Some mornings when I get to work I already feel like I’ve done a full day’s work at home. Juggling activities is a challenge – who will go to this school function and who can do the ballet drop off and pick up this week. Having a day off is a struggle for me as well. Usually on a day off I constantly have to remind myself not to check the emails, not to ring the shop to check how things are going. I know sometimes I’ve just got to switch off for a day.

> Why would you not change your current circumstances for the world?

I really believe I’m doing what I’m meant to be doing right now. I love being a mum, but I just love working too. I’m content that I’m following the plan God has given to me. 
> Do you ever feel like you live a double life?

I feel like I’m living a double life and worry that I don’t have enough time to do both roles well enough. I think the secret to my double life success is my husband Matt. We make a great team. I couldn’t do what I do every day without his support and love.

> Life Motto?

I believe you can’t teach kids with words, only actions, so I try to live each day what I want my kids to learn. Treat others as you would like to be treated, don’t judge a book by it’s cover, and, if you’re going to do something, do it right the first time, and to the best of your ability.

> Thank you Emma.

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