Coming out from under my rock…
Have you ever thought, “There has to be something else?!”….
Picture me at graduation from a top University. I should have been happy but all I remember is how much trepidation I felt, knowing that I did not have a job lined up. I eventually found a job at a financial group but after 10 months, I returned to the skill that I learned best, how to be a professional student. I obtained an advanced degree, a Masters in Physical Therapy, (then later a Doctorate) and found a spot at a top facility in NYC.
From the outside, it might have looked as if things were great. I was advancing in my career, owning my own place, got married, and about to start my own family. The truth was, I felt unfulfilled. I was not happy about working a 40/40 job. I was working past my hours, needing to clock in and out though I was salaried, being a slave to a long commute… I felt like a widget that was part of a factory line. I was barely paying my bills month to month. I kept thinking that I would be stuck here for the rest of my life,.. until retirement?
Time was moving around me, I trudged on year-after-year… but I felt like was standing still in the middle of the chaos.
And that’s when lightning strikes.
There I was kneeling on the ground cradling my baby.. waiting for the ambulance to arrive. I didn’t know if she was breathing. I didn’t know what was happening. Needless to say, that began a whirlwind of running to doctor appointments, more ER visits, getting on a plane to the next expert’s opinion.. This eventually landed us back in NYC to see a specialist.
In a blink of an eye, we found ourselves sitting in the hospital lobby.. waiting.. again. I had taken 5 weeks off to search for an answer. I wasn't even sure they would hold my spot at the company I was working with. And I was pretty sure, if I didn't work, I wasn't seeing a paycheck. There are no guarantees for your JOB when you are an employee. I just kept thinking to myself,
“There has to be something else… There has to be something ELSE I CAN DO!”
What Happened Next….
Fast forward to September of 2015, I was presented with the idea of starting my own home business with Network Marketing. The idea that I could weave work into my family’s schedule rather than fitting life around my work. Lightbulb moment! This is it! I could do this. In fact, I hit the ground running… running into several rabbit holes! I had such the bad case of ‘shiny object syndrome'… I was trying everything and anything (but the right things) to get working… I started talking to my family and then my friends… and before I knew it, I had no one left to talk to.
And what I learned after the hmph time I face-planted to the ground? Defeat. It was so bad, I woke up 3am one morning and had to google something. …”How Does One Grow Your Business Online…” One click led to another, which landed me on a Youtube video by Jim Rohn. I was clinging to to every word.. and then he said, “You must pour into your personal development..”
Pause, rewind, play… That's was it. I had not done ONE lick of personal development. THAT's why my business wasn't growing. I was treating it like some side hobby. I was not new to this concept. I had just forgotten. I had poured tens of thousands of dollars to receive education for my Doctorate, yet I did nothing to learn the RIGHT skills for my business. I needed to become the professional…
What's Happening NOW…