Updated: Feb 18
“You are stronger than you believe. You have greater powers than you know.”
—Antiope to Diana, Wonder Woman movie
Starting from zero is hard, starting from a place of unsurety, starting from a place where all you have is a spark, a passion, to do something different, to do something and succeed at it.
You have an idea that things don’t have to be this way, that the normal JOB wasn’t all there has to be.
Everything changed for me when I stepped into my power of belief in myself and what was in my heart and in my soul. BLIND Faith to follow it relentlessly, against the nay-sayers, against the negative nelly’s, against the negative voices in my head and all the noise around.
Even if you are broke, no matter what is happening in your life… YOU have the power to change it all, and become unstoppable.
They say.. You have to dress for the job you want, you have to live it, breathe it and act on it, as if were so. I literally dress up as Wonder Woman in my Mind everyday.
Knowledge is power, mindset is everything.
I guess you could say, I always related to Wonder Woman, as a little girl. She was strong, she was beautiful, she was graceful, she was fearless, and she did everything with love.
I was always an ALLIN kinda girl. If I was passionate about something, I followed it. I became a Scuba Instructor & moved to Florida when I was 18 and fresh out of high school because I loved the ocean. When I realized I couldn’t earn a great living, I moved back home to Connecticut to regroup and be home near family and familiar surroundings.
At 21, I fell into working in restaurants because the money was good, and ended up managing and running a few, right up until I had my first son, I left the day before I gave birth to him, I was 30, and hoped and planned to never have to work in a restaurant again. Having a child, I knew I would never be home. .. A few years later, I had my second son in 2008.
I was home with two small children, no income, in an emotionally & financially abusive relationship. I was at his mercy, I chose to stay home for my kids, but knew this was how it would be on one income. It wasn’t an equal partnership, and I scrimped to buy groceries and diapers and pay the bills with what he gave to me. It was a trade off I accepted, at the time to be able to be there for my kids. I felt scared about our future, I was exhausted, I was insecure, barely any confidence, I wanted to leave the relationship I was in, but knew I couldn’t unless I changed something.
In 2009 I was forced to file bankruptcy from his bad dealings, I couldn’t even buy new underwear, I cut my own hair, and scraped to pay the bills and get the groceries we needed from what he gave me. I was broke. We were living in a town of under 1000 people in the Litchfield Hills Of Connecticut.
I was at a place at 34 years old where I felt like I had lost myself, and I lost my confidence, I was a wreck and desperately knew I needed to change something. I lost that FIRE that I had. I didn’t recognize the girl in the mirror anymore.
I was 225lbs, a year after I had my son.
I wanted to be able to give my kids a good life.
I wanted to be an example for them, I wanted to be the mom who could be home with her kids, growing up with a single mom, always working, I know how that felt, Yes I had my grandparents, but it wasn’t the same. I wanted to do better for them.
I decided to listen to that voice inside of me that said, you don't have to live like this, you have the power to change.
So I woke up one day and decided to stop feeling sorry for myself. I decided that I needed to be more for my boys and I needed to do something drastic to change.
I wanted success, I wanted to grow. I dove into personal development, and was a sponge, learning and looking for others who were successful, so I could see how they were doing it.
I stopped watching my nightly TV shows, Grey’s anatomy was a big one for me.
I worked, I stayed up late, but the best part was that I was doing it all from home, from my phone and my laptop with my kids by my side.
5 Months in I got my biggest check of almost $4k for a weeks work, and surprised my boys with a trip to Disney for the first time. I cried as I watched The fireworks at Cinderella's Castle with them. I knew it was all happening… It was real. I did this.
I quickly rose through the ranks, and was recognized as Top 10 in the company 3 years in a row, starting my very first year in. I was recruiting 40 people a month into my Team all from social media, and NOT people in my warm market.
I hit the Millionaire Club in only 18 months and had grown a Team of over 40,000 coaches. But The best part was watching the women on my team who came to me, broken, or in the same places I was when I started watching them earn 6 figures and be able to be home with their families. It was all happening for them, we all believed in each other. Creating freedom in our lives, inspiring others.
It is possible ladies, it is why I share my story. An ordinary girl from a small new england town, with no college education, if I did it, I am here to tell you so can you!
Your desire to help others and share your story is necessary, to empower other women. No one is better than anyone else, the only thing that separates people from success or not having success is WORK and showing up 100% for it. There is room at this table for everyone who wants to work for it.
I am a completely different person. I have energy to keep up with life and wake up with motivation to make a difference in the world.
The best Thing I Ever Did Was BELIEVE IN ME 💖💖💖
This was an excerpt from my upcoming book collaboration: The Elevation of the Femalepreneur , I can't wait for you to read it!!
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