My interests include network marketing: I’m always trying to dig deeper to get a peek behind the scenes which gives me a clear picture of what this phenomenon is truly about. I love the Arts, so music, dance and theatre are true passions of mine. I don’t get to experience them, nearly as often as I would like, but I’m confident that will soon change. If you have never been on a mission’s trip to another country, I certainly encourage you to go on one, because it will certainly change your prospective on life. That is why Missions is close to my heart; although I’ve only been on one short-term trip, I plan to go on many, many more to different regions in South America, before venturing off to see the rest of the world. Lastly, but certainly not lease, I love the outdoors, and the beauty of nature it encompasses; so camping, whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, exploring, etc. all appeals to me, and I can’t wait to experience these activities again, some for the very first time. My imagination really takes flight when I’m in this environment, because it brings me back to my childhood. I remember, being very adventurous, daring and curious as a child, and that little girl within has been anxious to come out a play for some time now.
Rejoining Rejoice Ministries in Praise Dance Ministry. Short-term (meaning 6 months to a year) Mission trips to Belize, Brazil and Guatemala. There is something about the South American countries that draws me. Getting my home based business up and started, and not only that but flourishing. I really want to learn the ins and outs of starting, growing and maintaining a homebased business, and teach others to do the same; truly enveloping the heart and spirit of an entreprenaur. Learning to speak Spanish fluently, as well as other languages.
Ron McIntosh; John & Staci Elderidge; Michael Dlouhy; Dave Ramsey & Napoleon Hill
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'who am I to be brillant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing elightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."....A Return to Love -Marianne Williamson "No more being held back, i'm going to get it all in Jesus name" -Ron McIntosh Let people feel the full weight of who you are, and let them deal with it-unknown
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Experience: Brand New Business (0-1 years)
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Where I Am Going:
In order for you to know where I am going; you must first understand where I have come from. My first exposure to “network marketing” was back in 1998, before I even knew what it was. I had become involved with a well known nutritional company, which was all about recruiting and selling. I didn’t feel right about doing that, and it showed, because I was horrible at it, and that hasn’t changed about me to this day. Needless to say that business didn’t even get out of the garage. IF no one has ever told you, let me be the first to say this; if you LACK selling and recruiting skills, count that as a positive asset because that is a very GOOD THING, so don’t ever let anyone tell you differently.
Fast forward a couple of years to 2003, I found myself at another seminar where this time the company pitched there ideal about how to help small businesses gain exposure and market their business on the internet. Now we’re getting closer, because I’m all about helping others, but again I hate selling, not to mention I had no experience at this, and had no clue what I was doing, because the support and mentoring just wasn’t there. Again, I failed at this before I even got started. I hope, you are starting to see a pattern here, and are able to somewhat relate in your own story.
Now we get to the here and now. I have heard insanity defined as doing the same thing over and over; expecting different results, talk about banging your head against a brick wall. Now, I have to admit, I can be pretty stubborn and hard headed, and I know those two words get a bad rap, but I see my stubbornness and hard headedness as my resolve to never give up, no matter how many times I fall, or fail, or hear the word no, or others tell me I can’t. When you look at it in that manner, I believe we all should be a little more stubborn and hard headed. Now on the flip side of that coin, being stubborn and hard headed can lead you down that road of insanity, because you are continually doing the same thing; granted it may be packaged differently, all the while hoping, praying and expecting it to magically work this time, but it won’t. Well my friend, slap a straight jacket on me and call me insane, because I did it again!! I got hooked up with, not one, not two but three companies, within the course of two months that promised me the moon and stars. That would be a combined total of about $7,000.00 down the drain, since 1998 from my attempts at network marketing. It’s a small amount compared to some stories I have heard, but still enough to make anyone want to cry, and yet this has not destroyed my dreams. Why is that?
I know some of you may be asking that same question, either about my story or your own. You may even be saying that my resolve to never say die, seemed to be working against me, and I would say it does appear that way, but only to those looking on the surface. I have to admit, that I almost didn’t see it either until I took a deeper look behind the scenes. It was truly a life lesson that had come to me through all the struggles, hard times and failures; a gold nugget I had gained unbeknownst to me; and that is in order to have success you have get beyond the ideal of defeat. My failures, hard times and struggles, didn’t destroy me they made me stronger and gave me a little more knowledge and understanding into wasn’t working for me, as they will do the same for you, if you allow yourself to be teachable by your mistakes. I don’t know about you, but that is how I learn best, by making mistakes. There’s nothing wrong with that or anything to be beat yourself over the head with; learn to use it to your advantage, so that you grow from it and move on. Now granted some of us have to keep repeating the same mistakes, before the light bulb comes on, as it was with my case, but that’s ok, because it finally did click for me, and now I’m ready to continue on, helping all who ask along the way.
My Location: Raleigh, North Carolina