In her own words…
It may seem odd to start sharing my background by saying I’m very grateful for my past failures in business, however, I realize that I have become the person I am today because of them. I’ve learned to become strong through trials, obstacles, and everything life can throw at me. I’m especially grateful for my family and friends that have always supported me in my dreams.
I’ve thought about writing a book and perhaps someday I will.
I’m not a 9-5 type person. I hate alarm clocks. My rule is this… go to bed when I’m tired and get up when I’m done sleeping. Mornings are not rushed and everyday feels like a Saturday. Does that mean I don’t work? NO! I work! But I do it around my liking.
Working for others in a career gives me a sense of claustrophobia. It limits my potential and creativity in life. I feel tied down and kept back from freedom to pursue the things I really want to do. I don’t like having a boss dictate my lifestyle (to say it nicely) and it truly doesn’t flow with the free spirit inside of me in the least.
I’m a very determined individual and because I’m comfortable with who I am, it’s easy for me ignore negative energy that comes into my life. This has allowed me to fully explore and enjoy solo entrepreneurship.
In the past, I worked for various law firms in Las Vegas, NV and while I enjoyed the work very much, once I got to the top of my pay scale, I had to settle for whatever that provided. That was not going to cut it for me.
Looking for better opportunities, I pursued a real estate career and did very well. For 13 years I enjoyed the rewards of building a real estate practice and it provided a very comfortable lifestyle. Until….. the market crashed. The economy had handed me a pink slip and after a few months, I began feeling the crunch of my reality. The real estate marketing advertising contracts I had put in place for the year still had to be paid. So bills were coming in without the income I was accustomed to.
I needed to find a replacement income and began searching online for answers. The idea of network marketing interested me but I will be the first to admit, I jumped into one without any due diligence and it turned out to be a terrible mistake.
This would be what I call “paying tuition” on what not to do. I readily admit that I had not done the due diligence required to ensure I was making a financially sound decision. It took me roughly 8 months and $35K to figure out what a mistake I had made.
At this point I knew to put my business hat on and began a journey of education. I attend an internet marketing conference in Minnesota where respected online marketers shared their strategies for success. It was at this event that I received light bulb moments along with the blueprint for internet marketing. I left feeling overwhelmed, but at least I had the truth now. The blueprint was much bigger than I ever imagined but I also learned that one can become good at one or two marketing ideas and achieve great results.
I did come away, knowing for sure I had made the right decision to keep moving forward on my path in the network marketing industry.
Now that I had something I could really work with in terms of marketing, I got back in the game in 2007 and partnered with a network marketing company with class, stability and offered highly leveraged income.
Fast Forward Today
Today I’m enjoying a more fulfilling life than ever before. I’m able to spend as much time with my family as I desire and have the freedom to make choices about my daily life. I absolutely love what I do.
The bottom line is this. Entrepreneurship doesn’t have to be ONE thing, although it sure can be. I’ve decided for me personally, I don’t want all my eggs in one basket or limit my ability to create, discover, and grow in many areas.
I’m so glad I stayed true to my dreams of entrepreneurship. It certainly would have been easier to just quit after making that big blooper mistake early on, but anyone who knows me will tell you I’m not a quitter. My failures made me more determined to succeed, they fueled my fire. I look at those as stepping stones to success. It’s really a mindset. I’m grateful for my experiences and now desire to mentor others to have the same success I have found.