My interests vary from my love of art and love of animals. I draw and paint and it never ceases to amaze me that I can create such beauty with my own two hands. I also love to be surrounded by the mountains and there ability to make me feel so small. I see the beauty in everything everywhere I go in this world.
Horseback riding is my all time favorite past time. Just me the horse and the dog. Everything I see leaves a mental image on my soul and I derive such pleasure to be able to re-create it in my work.
Napoleon Hill Robert Kiyosaki for all my business training experts On the lighter side of my reading interests are Ceasar Milan the Dog Whisperer, and Monty Robbins the Horse Whisperer.
"It is What It Is" Just Let Go and Let It Be
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Industry: Marketing and Advertising
Experience: Brand New Business (0-1 years)
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Hey There my name is Joy.
I'm a 51 years old woman and I live in Hinton Alberta, Canada, and I am the momma to my two favorite little furr balls. A.K.A. - my personal mentors in building honest non-judgemental relationships.
I have been self-employed for the past 5 years. My company worked in the oil field services hiring drivers.
The business was very lucrative but a lot of headaches to go with it. This business came to a close in Sept 2007'.
I then I moved into a field that I truly loved, painting. I learned that I could do this for a living but the return on money in this field doesn't come easy or fast enough. I found that I was spending far more than I was making. I realized I would never take this art form commercial as I enjoyed it far too much as a hobby.
Then I met a lady that was teaching window painting for businesses. I took to this like a duck to water. I thought I had hit the motherload so to speak. This business would be commercial. I covered all aspects of advertising and Holiday paintings on business windows all over Alberta.
The return on investment here was almost immediate. I was hitting this new career hard,then I began to have medical issues which eventually led me to abandon this career. I was so frustrated and angry, what on earth do I have to do to make it in this world.
Then I got some devasting news about my sister, she was diagnosed with stage 4 Lung Cancer and needed someone to help her and her husband just get through all the life changing things that lay in store for them. This definetly shifted my perspective and it brought home the fact that life is far to short and it can be taken from you in a heartbeat.
I was the only family member that was in a position to move to another province to help her and her husband. The news hit my whole family hard as we had just lost our brother to cancer last year at the age of 51. There was never any doubt in my mind that I was the one that needed to step up to the plate. They had been my life line for many years while I was going through some nasty times.
But: like they say "One Door Closes and Another One Opens". This is exactly what happened to me. I needed to be with my sister 24/7, so this would not allow me to work away from home.If there was a silver lining in this horrible news it would be; that it sped up my decision to do network marketing, and I have never looked back on that decision. This answers all the pressing questions for me, and allowed me to stay home and look after my sister, and support us all with the potential income to be made here.
I knew this was where I needed and wanted to be. So I had to sit back and re-evaluate my life in general, and find out exactly how to achieve the status of entreprenure, and the steps I needed to take to achieve independent financial success.
Now I have made my decision on where I was going and started to research internet marketing.
I found many companies and offers which made the decision tougher than I thought it would be.
I quickly realized that there was so much for me to learn. I then remembered my initial passion was still being creative and using my natural talent, so I needed to blend that with a company that would allow that talent to come out.
That led me to seek out forums and community in that direction.
So here my life starts and it has been challenging, one learning curve after another. As a baby boomer this is no easy task.
If anyone tries to tell you this isn't hard work: "They are flat out lying to you!"
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My Location: Hinton, Alberta