I frequently get told I am lucky….well, YES I am lucky, but I created the luck I have. I believe absolutely anyone can do the same….
As I said before, when I first got introduced to this opportunity, I did not have a clue what I was doing. But, I was keen to learn and had a dream. A dream of long term freedom and the ability to create whatever life I wanted. To be able to live in whatever home, to be able to drive whatever car, to be able to travel wherever I wanted, to be able to chuck my shopping in the shopping trolley without looking at prices, to be able to have a family and provide the best….and ultimately the very best I could give, was to be able to give my TIME. This is a luxury we cannot buy.
We are taught, especially here in the UK, that we go to school, go to university, work hard and then work hard at whatever job we choose for 40 odd years, If as women, we want to have a family, we make a choice between having a career and having a baby, and often made to feel guilty for what we choose. This isn’t the only way though,,,,what I have learnt over the last 3 years, is we need to work SMART. I now LOVE everyday showing other women especially how to work smart.
3 years ago, I got to work at something I thought in hind site would be easy to achieve my dreams….I was so wrong!! Here in the UK, we also are so closed minded when it comes to anything other than the ‘norm’. I thought I had found an amazing opportunity, and that everyone else would see what I saw…..I was VERY wrong haha.
I have heard the word NO, more than I could ever tell you, I have lost friends and family members, I have felt rejected, disheartened, like everything is going so wrong. I have been ignored more times than I remember. People would join, be excited and disappear, join and moan its too hard, join and say there friends were being horrible to them about it so they didn’t want to do it anymore. I have heard every excuse in the book as to why people can’t do this business, or even consider looking at it, and I too, have come up with every excuse of why I couldn’t do it. One year in, I felt I was getting absolutely nowhere, so I was going to quit. I was just going to concentrate on building the business I already had.
I have no time, is the grown up version of ‘the dog ate my homework’
January 2014 – one of the most significant times of my life. Alex and I were buying our first home, and just about to get the keys. On the same weekend, there was also an event with the business I had in my mind made the decision to quit. However, something was pulling me back, telling me I needed to go to this event….the option was, pick up our keys, and move in together. Or pick up the keys, leave Alex to move in and go to London on my own and see for one last time if I could make something of this business. Most people would of probably moved into their home, its such a monumental moment in life. I, however, found myself in London….
Something clicked, I can’t tell you what…..I knew I had to give this business one last shot, but this time give it my absolute all. I knew I wanted to start a family, and I knew my current business wouldn’t give me the life I dreamed and would be so hard to manage around a family. I am SO grateful everyday I got myself to that event (if your in my business, and reading this – that there, is the very power of events. You just don’t know what a person will see/hear at an event and then go on to do afterwards)
The motto is…..Yes, I am lucky, but only because I never QUIT!!!
Winners never quit, and quitters never win – Vince Lombardi