2008 – A Year In Review
As I begin 2009, I’ve started thinking about all that I have to share with all my friends and connections.
The friends that I’ve met recently…and the ones that have been with me during this five year journey.
A lot has happened since the death of my primary direct sales company in 2003.
Have you ever been rocking and rolling..heading in a fantastic direction..and had the rug pulled out from under you?
We all have…and as they say, it’s what happens when you are laying on the cold concrete that determines your future.
A lot has happened since my experience with hard, frigid floors :)
My family and I have moved five times (six, if you count my office move to downtown El Paso). Through it all (as you can imagine), I’ve experienced a lot of starts & stops, both personally and professionally.
I won’t got into details, some of you know them, some of you will hear of them one day, and for some of you, it doesn’t really matter much.
But I will fast forward to the part that brings me to the future.
On November 6th, as I sat in what was supposed to be a goals-setting workshop in Austin, I had a vision. Ok, so it was what’s considered a guided vision but it was *still* a vision.
It was my vision – clarified.
If you’ve ever had a dream unfulfilled…if you’ve ever gone through the motions of doing other things “until” your dream comes to pass…you’ll understand what I’m about to share with you.
Since 2003, I’ve been working along a path. It wasn’t a matter of what I was supposed to be doing, it was a matter of finding the way there.
I was always busy working, creating, helping people, doing all the things I knew to do in hopes that it would take me in the right direction. (You can read more about me and this journey by clicking the “About” tab along the top of this website)
None of It wasn’t time wasted. All of my endeavors had lead me to that day. The day I was inspired to take the leap. (My workshop leader actually calls her business, the Inspired Leap.)
What was I waiting on? Permission, validation, a personal invite from an unknown figure?
Fear of success or failure? That wasn’t it. I’ve succeeded and I’ve failed.
It was some sort of other block.
Whatever it was – I took a peek on the other side of it…and proceeded to walk around it.
I knew the next step and I immediately set up a one-on-one. I set up my plan, set the launch date and got busy.
Today, I’m happy to say, I’m right on track.
My mission is a simple one really – to empower direct sellers and work-at-home moms & women to find success on their terms.
Each month, I consistently ran a five-figure personal retail sales volume…and I never held a home party. I couldn’t. With the schedule of five kids all under the age of eight and a husband with an erratic work schedule, home parties were just not an option for me.
What I did have was a borrowed laptop and a dial-up internet connection. Behind the screen, I gave myself a killer education, got personal satisfaction and made money while tending to the needs of my family. Isn’t that why we get into direct sales in the first place?
With that said, I have something to share. I know that there are women who want to work from home or who are struggling with their home based business. I know that what I have to share will help them.
I also know that I have a passion to educate people who are NOT in the industry to consider shopping WITH the industry and to support direct sellers. That’s part of my mission too.
This website will be a resource that will include an affordable, level-based learning program for direct sellers who take initiative towards their own training and development.
I am currently scheduling live workshops and seminars in Austin & the surrounding areas, and speaking engagements for organizations and open-minded companies who are willing to train their consultants on how to harness low-cost technology resources to achieve success.
If you are in direct sales and would like to know more, please consider registering as a member so that I can communicate with you directly about my training programs and schedule.
If you are not in direct sales, you probably know someone who is. Please consider sharing this website with them. Also, when you need to make a purchase or give a gift, would you consider supporting the direct seller in your life? Your order might just be the inspiration that they need!
Thank you for your support, time and well-wishes. I can’t tell you how much it has meant.
Wishing you great Success, Prosperity & Joy in 2009 and beyond,