Wowww thank you MLSP!! I am truly honored to be the Member of the Month! I absolutely love this community and the vision and message as a whole. There is so much heart here, and I gain so much value from this amazing group of people every day! (Thanks guys!)
My journey to starting an online business began in the winter of 2008, when my husband who owned a construction business at the time, came home white-faced. “There is no work,” he said as he looked at me with fear in his eyes. I remember the heaviness that fell on my chest as I looked at my almost 3 year old and newborn baby. I adored being able to stay at home with them, and came to absolutely love and cherish my freedom.
The thoughts of going back to a 9-5 job crushed me and I did everything that I could while staying at home to create some sort of an income. My family employed me and I did odd jobs for them to bring in what I could. At that point, the thought of working online never crossed my mind; my mindset was limited at that time to having an actual job to create an income.
During that time I began to run. A lot. And decided to run my first marathon to not only lose my baby weight but also to just get my mind off of things. I found so much joy and clarity during my running, especially my long weekend runs. Running for hours at a time down a beautiful canyon and then home…still makes me laugh to this day because I used to think the people who did that were completely crazy. Yet it was during those long runs that I found not only my own inner strength, but also the power of my mind. I never really realized just how powerful our minds are, and that if we simply just believe we can do something, we absolutely can. This was a huge shift that set the tone for so many things that were to come. I went on to run 5 marathons in just over 2 years, qualifying for Boston in four of them. You really truly never know where your strengths are, until you just jump in and go for it.
Running helped me immensely but my home and financial life were still suffering. We held on as long as we could but decided that our beautiful home that my husband had built was creating too much stress on our bank account and family. We pretty much put the keys on on the counter and called it quits, like so many others during that time. Definitely not an easy thing to go through, and my heart goes out to anyone who has also been through this.
During that transition I felt so many emotions. Fear, anger, and lots of “why me's”. I stayed in that negative space for a while but then realized that I needed to become completely self sufficient and not rely on anyone else to make my life comfortable. It was me who was in control and responsible for my own life.
I also decided to take classes at my local University to finish my degree and get a higher paying job. All of my background was in the dental field, so I chose to pursue dental hygiene as it was a great job for moms. I went for it, but honestly was pretty mad about it the entire time. I just wanted to be home.
During one of my summer breaks, I decided to sign up for another marathon. Time to start training…one of my favorite things. I figured with the stress of my classes and raising my 2 kids, my running would be welcome therapy once again.
Not so this time. I would try to go for my weekend run, get to mile three, and couldn't go any further. I was absolutely exhausted. But it wasn't a physical, out of shape exhaustion. It was more like my spirit was so diminished that it couldn't take me anywhere that was relatively challenging. I was just absolutely spent.
Wake up call. It was after this experience that I knew I needed to start listening to what my inner voice was telling me. My soul that had been tugging at me for some time was now screaming. I was on the wrong path.
I enrolled in therapy and life coaching, and really did some deep inner work during this time. I withdrew from family and friends, and spent a lot of time in solitude. I got in touch with the bigger part of me and realized that I was meant for so much more….and that I needed to pursue a life and work that I was passionate about.
I had been studying the Law of Attraction and decided to put it into practice. Why couldn't I have everything that I wanted? Yes, I could. I wanted a job working from home that was fulfilling, where I could still have my freedom and that paid me well. So I asked for it. My mentor then appeared in my life and the rest, as they say, is history.
I jumped into the online world and have had to face SO many of my fears. Videos (blech, LOL) live webcasts, and just putting myself out there has not been a bit easy. But my vision is so much stronger than my fears. So I continue to build this empire of mine day in and day out, and show up the best that I can because I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that I will create everything that I want.
MLSP has definitely been a game changer for me as it has given me so much more clarity on what attraction marketing really is, how to better connect and provide for my target audience, and how to become an incredible leader. I have had so many breakthroughs here and look forward to many, many more. I absolutely love the amazing residuals, and it has given me direction and clarity to develop my own products which I am in the process of doing.
A lifelong student, I am so appreciative to so many wonderful leaders who have paved the way for me and look forward to learning so much more.
As I write this I am just about to rank advance to L3, and have goals set to achieve before Live the Dream 8. I will see you all there! Thank you so much, Brian and Norbert for the incredible community and vision you have created here. I am forever grateful and am honored to be a part of this amazing group of people.
This isn't just my story. It is yours. It is ours. We are all in this together. I have an amazing team of people who saw the vision of what is possible to create with their lives. And there is no doubt in my mind, that they can all absolutely have everything that they want.
Do not ever, ever give up on yourself or your dreams. You can do this, if you are willing to walk through all of your limiting beliefs and fears that are holding you back. Let fear be your Northstar, and lead you to everything you want.
We are meant for SO much more than mediocrity.
Let's continue to uncover our greatness.
Thanks again, MLSP….onward. 😉
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