It was the 6 years of working alongside the entrepreneurial owners at boohoo that gave me the drive to grab a new opportunity. I didn't have a light bulb moment to leave a secure, well paid role!! I just had the feeling (the ones we ignore) for a while that I wanted to do something for myself. The challenge came when I thought about what that something would look like, I just had no idea! My main focus was finding out we were having a baby, I wanted to be able to spend time without running back to work which had happened with our older children. My children were literally my WHY... On paper I had no time to build a business around a demanding role and everything else I was juggling but I knew I had to find it otherwise nothing was going to change..
Having more time working from home, being financially free with was the ultimate dream!
I'm no different to lots of mums who's priorities change when their families come along. It actually took me 8 years into being a mummy and baby number 5 coming along to have that feeling that the 9 to 5 wasn't fitting with how I wanted to live my life. There is no wrong or right way. What is important is being true to yourself.
In 2014 was when my journey began to change, I came across an opportunity that had a genius business model. Being impulsive, there is no surprise I jumped in. Never in a million years did I think I would create a business very flexibly around my role, matching my corporate salary (you can imagine my shopping trips!!)
It took hard work alongside lazer light focus, don't let anyone tell you network marketing is a easy, it's hard work but super simple. I had built a successful business around my role, it shows what is possible when you put your mind to it..
BUT I HAD THAT FEELING AGAIN.. I WAS BEING PULLED BACK TOWARDS PRODUCT, I MISSED IT, IT HAD BEEN A HUGE PART OF ME FROM AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER!!
I didn't want to step back into a 'job' I'd created a lifestyle I loved, my children were happy to have me home and do the mum things I'd missed out on, I also loved supporting and helping women build their businesses. I knew that I could offer so much more by bringing my buying knowledge with my passion for helping like minded women. I absolutely loved the women I was working with hitting their goals, discovering new found confidence, supporting them on personal journeys. It genuinely makes me feel good and if I feel good I'm happy!
It's been an evolving journey of self discovery with investment in myself, the next 5 years are going to be incredible!!
Facts about me!!
- I got stuck in Calcutta when the airline sold my seat.. Not the finest (8) hours!!
- I swam 25 miles for charity
- I'm an Aquarian if you want to know a little more about me, just read about aquarian's , it's me all over!!
- I've sourced directly from HK, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Italy, France, India, Bangladesh, UK. I had some serious air miles at one time!
- I design and make Tiaras. (For friends & family only now)
- I cannot cook. I hate following instructions which means my ad libing doesn't always turn out ok!
Favourite books.. It's so hard choosing!
Thank and Grow Rich by Pam Grouts
Get Rich Lucky Bitch - I didn't have money blocks until I read this!
Who moved my cheese by Dr Spencer Johnson. A book I always recommend when I see someone who is stuck in their ways.
Mindset by Dr Carol S. Dweck. Are you fixed or growth or are you both?
Go for No by Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz
Integrity & honesty
Numerology, Crystals, Angel cards.
My husband thinks I'm a little obsessed! I have been known to get my angel cards out when I can't decide what food to eat!!!
I live by the laws of the universe, I love the science and the woo woo it sum's me up perfectly!