Monthly Archives: August 2017
I was honored and humbled to be recognized on stage in Las Vegas with my husband Adam in front of 15,000 people at our company’s annual convention for the 4th consecutive time for earning a six-figure annual income. As I waited backstage, my mind wandered to back in time to when it all started nearly 5 1/2 years ago…
I’m sitting beside our firstborn daughter (then 7 months old) as she’s fighting a very scary respiratory virus that left her in the ICU at Children’s Hospital for a week. Though it was the scariest period I’ve ever experienced as a Mom, that time with her was a turning point in my life.
After that week, I made a highly out-of-character decision to walk away from Corporate America to pursue a health and wellness business with a company whose products I had only used a few weeks, but which had already changed my life. It was a risky, wild leap of faith. At the time we started, we were dependent on Adam’s farm salary, clipping coupons and cutting every corner as we slowly built up our business.
Early on, MANY warned me I was CRAZY. As I built up our business, every “you’re crazy”, “this is a pyramid scheme”, “nobody makes money at these things” – and so much more. To every naysayer, THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart. Your words were like jet fuel to motivation when the going got tough.
In my 5 1/2 years as an entrepreneur, the biggest thing I have learned is that success requires an impenetrable belief in your own ability to achieve your goals, and a sturdy pair of work boots soiled with consistency, persistency and an unwavering willingness to do unsexy jobs that others are unwilling to do. Being raised on a farm taught both of us that.
Adam and I are Forever grateful for our#cougarsandcowboys team, our tremendous customers and everyone else who has cheered us on in this journey. You will never know the depth of how much you all mean to us.
Posted with extreme gratitude.
Stay humble. Stay hungry. Thank God.