I was asked to participate in a blog challenge #VCBlogStarChallenge today and the challenge was to write about your proudest moment. I decided to write about a proud business moment so it may help someone out there with setting goals and figuring out your why.
I started in my own financial business when my 2 daughers were 2 and 4 years old. I had no experience in the financial arena and I actually sucked at dealing with money. But, I saw the potential in building my own company with the freedom to raise my children and be in charge of my own schedule. It was a huge learning curve for me. I ran a business before but not in a totally opposite industry. I had no problem talking to people and I was a hard worker and always had an open mind to learn about new opportunities so I went for it. The first few months in the business while I was going to trainings and licensing school I got pregnant with my son. About 7 months later we decidedto sell our exsisting business and our house to move into my moms for a year while we were having a new, bigger house built. Talk about balls to the wall. It was hustle time, we had a year to work it as hard as we could so we could move in with now 3 children and not starve at the same time.
It was hard I will admit it isn’t a decision most people could handle. My mother and sister helped me a lot with my children, my husband took turns in our roles and flip flopped the kids. We did what had to be done. We moved into our home and opened an office about 20 minutes away. We used that time to keep our head down and really work it. We had a bigger office, a bigger house, 3 kids and I was determined not to have to get a job ever.
So when my son was 4 years old, my daughers were 6 and 9 and I now had a 2 week old little girl, we drove to Atlanta to go on stage in front of 40,000 people and the company awarded us with a plaque and a ring for going over six figures in income. We got to bring the kids on stage they thought we were all famous! They still talk about it when they see the picture in my office! I look at that picture all the time and I never think about the crazy days or the juggeling or the long schedule, I thank God every day, and I was so proud of the fact that we were able to experience that moment with our children, get it done and never go to work for anyone and we had the chance to build our own destiny.
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