and Professional Success
I’m like many of you, I find it difficult to write an “About Me” page. After all, I was taught not to brag on myself and to take my accomplishments in stride. I remember in my younger days when someone would compliment or congratulate me I’d shrug it off with something like, “It’s no big deal, if I can do it anyone can do it.”
I guess I’ll begin at the beginning of own personal and professional development journey because it all revolved around learning how to grow my healthy self-esteem. I believe healthy self-esteem is our greatest success tool. With healthy self-esteem comes self-confidence, a willingness to come out of our comfort zone and the ability to give ourselves permission to go for our dreams.
I’ve spent the last 25+ years not only working on nurturing my own self-esteem, but sharing my journey with the thousands of other women who work so hard to succeed and yet, seem to yank the rug of success out from under themselves. During the past years, one golden opportunity led to another and I found myself growing a home-based business – which, I quickly realized was very different from having a 9-5 job.
I started documenting my entrepreneurial journey – the challenges, the distractions and the day-to-day positive habits that produced moneymaking activities. I looked at my business-building journey from both the personal and professional aspects because I found it impossible to separate the two.
I have a background in teaching and in fact, I believe it is my gift. I have the ability to ask great questions so I can break down challenges into bite-sized solutions. I always wanted to be a teacher even as a little girl – I’d line up my dolls and teach them how to write the alphabet. As an only child, I could amuse myself for hours teaching my dolls. Now as an adult, I can amuse myself for hours creating books, articles, webinars, a new membership site, blogs and classes for women in business. There are times when I feel like life has come full circle.
I learned working for school districts that I didn’t make a good employee – I seem to be more of an independent thinker. Growing up, I was taught to go for a safe and secure job – a job that would give me a pension and life-long security. I believe those days of finding a safe and secure job are over – we women are in charge of making our own security. I also believe that working successfully for yourself is a great way to provide security for not only yourself but your family as well.
I’ve also learned that success as an entrepreneur doesn’t happen overnight and it doesn’t happen on a wing and a prayer. Success is a learned skill. Working for yourself isn’t easy – it takes discipline and positive work habits. Successfully working for yourself takes an entrepreneurial mindset and, that’s what I teach you.
I love the teaching and mentoring – I love seeing women take what they are learning and turning it into successful moneymaking businesses. I work with women who work from home, women in network marketing and women who own storefront businesses. I work with women thinking about starting a business, have just started a business and women who have been in business for awhile but are feeling stuck and maybe even disenchanted.
I’m not going to kid you, I’ve made many mistakes learning the entrepreneurial ropes. I’m here to share what I’ve learned so you don’t have to waste your time, energy and money making the same mistakes.
My professional mission and goal is to help pave your road to success with time saving and business-building success strategies.
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