Get Out of Your Own Way

I work for a company that is unconventional. I think in some people’s minds that equals not legitimate… and that pisses me off really. I know that there were several schemes in the past. And I know that there are still some real scum bag people out there trying to put one over on you. But when someone decides that an opportunity is not legitimate because it asks you to invest in yourself, I get angry. Because here’s the thing… If you aren’t willing to invest in a business that you are fortunate enough to own and run yourself then you’re basically saying that you don’t believe in yourself enough to go for it. I know this is controversial, I get it, but the truth is is that there is a whole bunch of naivete in thinking that someone will gift you a business for nothing. That would be awesome… I mean for sure. But very unrealistic. When you think about the way in which businesses are changing and what it actually costs to run a brick and mortar store front, the investment asked of us is small potatoes. The other way my ever positive mind works is, “what’s being out a bunch of money in comparison to what if it works?” Does that make sense? Safety is overrated. I’d rather take a huge gamble on myself and potentially make magic happen than live in a bubble of safe ‘what ifs.’ Any day of the week.

Hundreds of thousands of stores closed last year because of the way that shopping online is growing. And because online shopping continues to grow so does the need for online marketing as well as the need for technological education. Enter Network and Affiliate marketing. I know several, if not hundreds, of people personally who have had massive success running their businesses from home with these styles of businesses. And what’s not to love if it “actually works.” The ever quoted “laptop lifestyle,” work from home, spend more time with your family, improve your lifestyle, get out of debt… too good to be true, right? Ahhhhhh NO. It’s attitude. It’s mindset. It’s willingness. It’s understanding the way these businesses work and having patience. It’s understanding that some people do in fact get rich quick but that is not the promise going in. It’s understanding that even though it’s all of those awesome things listed above, it’s also equal parts hard work and positive attitude.

What I can promise is if you give something like this a try, you will find yourself in a way that no office job could ever offer. These businesses force you to get out of your comfort zone and grow in the same way going to therapy would. There’s enormous power in being surrounded by like minded people who are basically saying, “here, copy me on everything I’ve ever done, but find your niche, do it with your flare, and get successful too.” They’re selling you how they did it in a business in a box. They did all the hard work, found out what worked, and then wrapped it all up in an awesome little package that they ask you to invest in. It’s good business. It’s personal. You take the education piece and then fit it in around your business style and personality, you include the bits that are important to you, take what you need and leave the rest. But what is usually left, if you do the work, is a mighty nice income stream, inside an awesome business model, that you were gifted by investing in yourself. And molding that self into more than you ever imagined. I’m not joking… I’m doing Affiliate Marketing but in the course of doing so have found a platform for sharing on the things that I’m most passionate about. That is awwwwwsome, inexplicably powerful, life changing, relationship changing, and worth every single penny I’ve ever invested.

I love sharing about what it is I’m doing. This done-for-you, automated system is exactly everything I was hoping it would be and more. I’m able to attend all of my youngest’s appointments for his special needs, all of my children’s school and sports commitments, spend time with my husband and my friends, and most importantly do the things for me that equal my ability to do all of the above…. yoga, meditation, and more. Please feel free to look for me on Facebook, follow me here or on YouTube, check out my business link, or all of the above. The absolute best part of what I do is sharing it with others… telling people how they could change their lives too.


Check This Out

I might pop on here later today too, but HAD to do a post just for this Masterclass. Part of how I am able to share the way I do with the mindset that I have is because of finding a company and business that allows me the time and money freedom to do so.

So much on my mind today!!… All of it brilliant of course 🙂 but mainly I would like to suggest something to you. Many people message me daily to ask what it is I’m doing now… and I’ll tell you what I tell them… tune into a webinar or a masterclass, because you cannot help but get excited about what is possible! It’s contagious and thrilling at the possibilities that start jumping around in your mind.

Since joining SAN many things have happened in mine and Jay’s little world and it’s ALL amazing! The financial piece has freed up the worry piece to then focus on the growing piece. I swear…. It’s showing me things I didn’t know I was looking for. So if you’re looking too then please check this out. I promise you’ll get value out of it at the VERY least…. but maybe… just maybe change your life too. Register and add this to your calendar for Friday.


Don’t Miss This

Just a quick pop in today to tell you why you should check out this webinar tomorrow night-

I’ve never witnessed such no nonsense, straightforward, business hack, and autopilot style training in my life. This business has allowed me to bring in $4000 while spending the entire summer frolicking with my children. The importance of that is immeasurable… priceless.

I do three or four things a week for my business to run itself so I can spend my time with my friends, my family, and doing self care. How many businesses do you know that allow that to be true? Now, once the kids are in school I’ll put a lot more effort in because I’ll have the time (though it will still be from home and on my terms) and that should maximize my results enormously! Translation… MO money! 😄😊

In conclusion…. Today choose you. Choose your family, your time, your future. There is absolutely no commitment. Just watch! And try not to get as excited as I (and so many others) did. 😊

See you there.


This is Why I Do What I Do

I won’t devote too many blog posts to my business specifically, but today I have to because the content/training that’s coming in right now is so powerful, as well as an incredible deal happening that started Thursday.

I work with the Super Affiliate Network (SAN). It’s a young company run by a young dude that simply knows his shit and has made insane magic happen in the last two years. Multiple 7 figure kind of magic.

Why this program stands out is simply because he sets up the training so that you need not know a single thing about Online Marketing before joining, OR you can be completely savvy and not feel like you’re being talked down to. It’s very impressive and a fountain of knowledge. Another impressive stand out is how he teaches us to run our businesses on autopilot. You literally buy into so much of the work already being done for you. It is absolutely the main reason I became interested in it. Well, that and the huge commissions!

SAN is a system that teaches you how to online market. What you’re investing in is the system. What you gain is the knowledge to know how to market your own brand one day should you want to. It’s very interesting, intriguing, and almost mandatory in this day and age’s technology and business models. Ever since joining I feel as though I have a leg up in the our technologically progressive times. That’s powerful.

Why I do this business is because I have four children that I absolutely love being home for. One of those sweet babies has a syndrome called Prader Willi Syndrome, and for the last two years it has been almost imperative that I stay home with him. I needed an income coming in to assist the family but was praying to find something from home. I found network marketing initially and quite simply SAN has proven to be much easier and much more lucrative. Win win.

I work alongside some amazing people from every walk of life imaginable. This business does not discriminate. Single moms, retired men and women, people with zilch in the bank and people that know this is the way to continue their financial growth. Internationally SAN is becoming recognized for being the answer to many of people’s life questions on how to be financially secure, have time freedom, and feel fulfilled professionally. I mean, wow! Just wow! The best way to get a handle on this is to join because once a member you are added to the SAN group pages and are immediately greeted with the powerful support system as well as the inspirational stories of others.

Why joining right now is so important…. We are currently offering a $1 sign up fee with no strings attached!! WHAT?!! Yes! Like almost anything these days, when you sign up for a crazy good deal you are immediately greeted with the commitment to pay monthly. I mean almost EVERYTHING! Not this time!!! You can sign up, pay one dollar, be assigned a coach, given access to the training modules, gain access to our Facebook groups, and start seeing if this is a good fit for you. All of that for ONE BUCK! No strings!! How you invest further is completely and totally up to you!

So please check out this link. It could very well be the link that changes your future. That’s some pretty powerful stuff I realize, but it’s hard not to share that which is surely changing my family’s lives. It’s amazing!!

See You at the Top!!

Oh, the School of Life

Did your parents teach you about money?  I think most parents, or at least know that mine, did their best at raising us.  I know that.  In hindsight I wish certain things were more, less, or different but that they did their best.  I’m content with this.  Much of this. One thing that I wish parents of my generation taught better and/or was taught in school is finances.  Finances, investments, compounded interest, savings, retirement.  All of it. At least a glimpse.  School for loot.  A glimmer into adulthood in the way that money works. Teaching geometry and algebra in 10th grade but not basic accounting? C’MON! Because here’s my truth….  I suck at money.  I don’t want to suck at it.  I know about it now. But wish that in my 20s I knew what I know now in my 40s.  Regardless… here’s what I’ve learned.

It can be a stressor.  A big fat dark hole into depression.  A constant reminder of your limitations.  A stress.  A damn stress.  Kids are expensive.  No one tells you that summer vacation and holidays need to have their own accounts.  You need money for every single thing in life.  Even the nothingness.  Just stay home on Mondays, they said, just do crafts, they said.  Crafts had to come from somewhere, yo.

Did you know that 63% of people in the US don’t have the money to cover surprise expenses as they come up? They are shit out of luck or have to borrow or sell something or get creative. SIXTY THREE PERCENT!  Then there’s the 40/40/40 rule.  Work 40 hours for 40 years to make 40% of your salary in retirement.  Well isn’t that a load of crap. Ugh. We’re taught that if you work for an hour then you get paid for an hour.  If you don’t work, you don’t get paid.  Crap. We’re taught that if we want to earn more money we have to work more hours. So get a night job, spend more time away from the family, and pay more in taxes. Crap, crap, crap.  Working to live.  That is not life.

Take a % of what you earn and set it aside each and every pay period.  Just like taxes. Pretend that money doesn’t even exist. Set it and forget it. Some of the wealthiest people in retirement did just this. Lived inside their means by pretending their means were less than they were. It will, like many many things, seem shocking at first, but like many many things, you adjust. Save money. Become as excited at watching your bank account grow as you are about spending money. Trust me, it’s contagious.

Here is where I enter the absolute explosion of at home businesses and why I’m so passionate about mine. Saving extra money becomes easy when you’re doing it on the side and from home. Being able to spend time with family, staying at home, working fewer hours, whenever I want to work them, for low risk, and it’s a tax write off. Sign me up all over again. Include that with, my business specifically, being an autopilot business AND I don’t have to harp on my warm network or do reach outs of any kind?… Yes, yes, and yes again. I literally get to have my cake and eat it too. Trust me, I work. I work hard. But I love what I’m doing and I get the perks of everything I listed above. The fact that I’m making more than triple what I did working out in the world is just the icing on the cake.

Why you? Why now? How can I? Isn’t it a scam? How can I be sure I’ll succeed? Duuuude…. we all have that. We’ve all asked that. Everyone who is anyone started their journey with those exact same questions.  Really think about that. Everyone who is anyone had to start from nowhere, with nothing, with probably the same fears and wonderings. Isn’t that something? I love thinking like that. I have some of the most successful friends that literally started with no experience and $14 in the bank. So instead of thinking that something seems impossible and you’re asking, “Why me?” Start, immediately, like right this minute, saying, “why the hell NOT me?” Because, really… why not you?

I did, You can

Do you know that saying, “If I can do it, you can do it?”  It’s safe to say that I give that a whole new meaning.  Let’s just get down and dirty, should we?  If I’m going to be a blogger, it’s going to come from a place of real life, full throttle, honesty.  After all, it’s how I got well in the first place.  Total, brutal honesty.  Not the, “honey, that’s really not your color,” honesty.  The brutal truth about myself, face the music, honesty.  The first step is admitting it, honesty.  So here we go.

When people want you to join them in business and say the standard, “if I can do it, you can do it” line, what they generally mean is because they didn’t go to college, aren’t very computer savvy, haven’t touched on that particular field before, or the like.  Ya feel me… sort of mundane for where I’m about to go.  Still, it’s valid.  I’m positive that they mean that… they’ve conquered something they didn’t think they could and they’d like to help you do the same.  It’s legit.

What I’m here to tell you is that your life can full blown explode in your face, knock you down every flight of stairs, pummel you into desperation, and all but kill you and you can still get back up again and slay at life.  I’m a walking, talking example.  Some might say, “wow… she’s been through the wringer.”  And some might say, “hell, girl, that’s small potatoes compared to what I’ve been through.”  I agree with both of those statements. Just don’t miss the point.  The point is simply that you have a choice.  Choices face us constantly.  I chose to warrior through all of that crap and find happiness and greatness anyway instead of remain in a heap on the floor.

So I’m going to go a tiny bit into what I’ve been though and a tiny bit into what I’ve done to see me through it and then firmly stand behind the statement, “if I can do it, you can do it.”  I will delve into greater depth about these problems and solutions in future blogs.

Since I can remember I suffered from anxiety.  My childhood was not loving.  I was taught very, very little about how to maneuver life at all.  In 5th and 7th grades I was bullied terribly.  Missed 60 plus days of school in those years combined.  I was sexually assaulted in high school, which led to anorexia.  In that time frame, my parents decided to start using me as the go between for their problematic marriage and I became their counselor instead of them being my parents.  In college I started drinking. A lot.  From college until marriage I had a series of unhealthy relationships, all the while staying nicely shit faced. Somehow, before I got married I did find yoga, meditation, and a passion to pursue so my twenties weren’t an entire waste.  I got married when I was 30, had our first baby, then moved clear across the country to be closer to family.  Big mistake. Huge.  Herein lies the spiral that led me to 12 step meetings.  From age 34 to 39 would be a cycle of meetings, self improvement, steps in a wonderful direction, have a baby, relapse. Three times.  All intermingled with loads of depression for not being able to break the cycle.

So even though there were relapses, luckily what I was learning was sinking in.  One of the most profound moments in my recovery was a therapist at my treatment center having me do a meditation that she talked me through that had my adult self mothering my child self.  Holy shit balls!  That was a major turning point for me.  *you can stop reading now if you’re afraid of a little spirituality and psycho babble because my recovery includes loads of it.*  It was at that point that I went running to therapy and embraced it full force.  I HAD to be willing to get uncomfortable and really take a hard look at myself, inside in order to make any real progress.  So I did.  Deep.  It sucked actually.  But it started to work.  I started to become softer, more vulnerable.  I started retaining things that were trying to be taught to me because I had to check my ego at the door.  I started being a willing participant in my healing.  Honesty, open mindedness, willingness. Without those things, it’s all futile.  Trust me.  I tried.

So therapy.  Abso freakin lutely!  Totally necessary, totally life changing.  Twelve step meetings.  One hundred percent!  People just like me telling me it’s going to be ok.  Yes, please. Yoga and meditation.  I cannot even put into words how meditation has impacted me as a whole.  I wish I could stress the importance.  I will one day.  Friendships.  Get ugly honest with the ones you love the most…. the ones that stick around… those are your people.  My tribe love me in spite of myself, who it’s helped me become.  NOT the mess it took me to get here.  And let’s not leave out medication.  A necessary evil in my case.  I really try to stay away from medication because I believe so strongly in the mind and the body and yet my chemical imbalance is reeeal, y’all.  To continue to deny that only ended up hurting me.  Anti depressants have allowed me to discover me again through being balanced enough to do the work.

So what’s on the other side of all of this??  God damn… just a straight amazing life. Incredible relationships with my children and my husband, friendships that have that quality piece that should be and is all important, and most importantly, self love, respect and care.

What all of this self discovery and work leads one to is where the true beauty lies.  I mean until you come into yourself you really never know what you love, want or are capable of.  I mean, not truly.  Well it turns out that my passions are great. And many, really.  I want to help people see themselves.  To not limit themselves.  Not pigeon whole themselves.  If you do the work you reap the rewards.  I had no clue that I would find such joy in online marketing.  And to be honest it’s not the work itself that fills me up. It’s the people I get to work with and what it allows me to provide for my family and my life. That is everything.  I suppose I could help you with the inside job, in a way of ‘been there done that,’ but the outside gig??… I definitely can direct you there.  I don’t recommend my line of work lightly.  It’s truly because of how I have seen it alter, change and better people’s lives that I talk about it passionately.  Your success will mean little if you haven’t sorted all of the inside trauma and drama, but it is certainly a weight off to find something that benefits your life in such a way. A glorious weight lifted.

So, maybe your life has had little incident and maybe you’ve all but given up…. but hopefully my message is clear.  If I can do it, you can do it.  I believe that entirely.

Work and Depression

Depression.  It has wracked my life since I was very small.  I remember being 8 years old and naming my panic attacks. “I’m having my breathing thing again.”  And of course not knowing what that was, immediately made me question my health and continue to worry.  So small to start such a vicious cycle…. alas I did suffer with this until I was 20 years old and an ER doctor finally gave it a name for me.  I wish I could say that that was the end of my struggles but really it was just the beginning.  I would trudge through 14 more years of mistakes, worry, depression, not quite understanding who exactly I was, drinking too much and some pretty unhealthy relationships before healing became my new way of life.  But it did.  Today I can’t stress enough how self discovery and doing the work to find that has improved every single aspect of my life.  It’s like a new life. Different. Better. Wonderful.

It takes work.  It takes more mistakes and trial and error to find what you’re destined for but it’s so worth it.  Every action step you take to heal from depression (and more) is leading you to greatness.  Your greatness.  But therein lies the trick.  Action.  The very opposite that depression wants you to do.  No matter how many times I find myself low or even depressed the only thing that helps me to see it through is to get busy.  Literally forcing myself to get up anyway.  Do it anyway.  Fake it until I make it.  BUT within a very short amount of time I’m finding my way back to the surface by talking about it and getting dressed, getting up and getting out.  Hard?  Impossible sometimes but the only way to find your solution is to just keep trying.  Today I walk, eat well, take antidepressants, take flower essences, and drink a ton of infused water. That all helps on the insides… the outside? I have to talk and engage with friends.  Not a lot.  Not in a way that is overwhelming, but some.  And when I do it’s so so so enjoyable.  I’m one that needs her down time even outside of depression but my friends fill me up!!  Completely fill me up.

Work.  Work and depression completely daunted me.  How can I work when I’m feeling this way?  Well for the last several years I’ve been able to stay home doing network marketing so that I could be present and available to my children.  It became even more imperative I stay home once my 4th child was born with special needs.  Going out to work was not an option.  Working from home can be detrimental when combined with depression.  It can be so hard to motivate on those days, which only leads to that feeling of failure or inability.  What you should be doing holds little weight to the drag down of depression.  “I’ll get to it tomorrow” becomes the continuous promise even though tomorrow relentlessly becomes tomorrow again.  Well, then I found the Super Affiliate Network.  

It turns out that, after all of the career choices I have run through in my lifetime, internet marketing is my jam.  It fits with just about every aspect of my life, including that of my struggles.  There is so little I have to do in a day to continuously make my business successful that there’s plenty of time for all of the things that I need to be doing to keep myself healthy and feeling well.  I was certain that anyone that talked about a type of business that essentially runs itself was blowing smoke or just trying to scam me.  Well I’m here to tell you that this skeptic turned believer is over the moon with this business. After I get my older kiddos off to school, I work for less than an hour every morning while my little boy plays and eats his breakfast.  Things come up during the day like a message from a teammate or business partner, there’s always continuous training and reading that I could be doing, and there’s constant support out there in the form of calls and webinars but, the “work” I do to remain successful is peanuts compared to what else my day entails.  This business frees me up to do all of the things that keep me healthy and happy and away from the darkness.  I send emails and place ads and that’s it.  It is continuously changing our lives and makes me so excited about my family’s future.

Depression can run the show.  It has run my show.  But I decided enough was enough.  I took back my life through many, many avenues.  The other side of the darkness has so very much to offer.  I hope you’re finding your other side.

Dig Deep

Have you been through so many things in your life that you often wonder if you’ll ever be or feel “normal?”  I use that word loosely because, let’s just be honest, normal means something different to everybody… as it should.  But, my point is, that climbing out from underneath trauma, disease, addictions, abuse, depression, or the like, to then rise up and become successful, or more importantly, well seems impossible.  Am I right?  I know I felt that way.  I still do sometimes, because once you find well, you need to keep working at staying well. BUT its not only doable, it makes us better, stronger, more successful.  I often think what if I wasn’t lucky enough to be an alcoholic and find the kind of recovery and self discovery that getting sober gave me?  I’d be in a much, much darker place.  The monotony of thinking that this is it.  This is all I’m capable of.  Instead, in learning how to put down the drink, I learned how to continually look inside myself to heal several other things that have made guest appearances in my life.  In learning how to live sober, I learned how to be emotionally healthy, how that being continually teachable I will continue to learn things about myself that both surprise me and make my life wonderful. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes it’s a fricking hard ass challenge to go deep and get healthy, but it has not EVER NOT been worth it!  Not ever!  Hard but amazing.

Everyone will have a different journey on their way to success.  Thank goodness.  How boring if it all just looked the same for everyone.  Alas, not to worry, no two life trips are the same.  You have to find yours.  I had to give my unhealthy the full court press… therapy, 12 step meetings, life coaching, meditation, yoga, reading, and friendships.  And in all of those things I chose to be relentlessly honest.  Which sounds easy enough, but not for this chic… I tended to flower every single thing I spoke about, because bluntly, my reality was ugly.  Once I started getting ‘ugly honest’ my life started to improve. Drastically.  It’s something I preach and teach now.  The moment you can get ugly honest with anyone looking on and, more importantly with yourself, there is a relief that lifts that can only be described as freedom.  Breaking out of a prison you didn’t know you were keeping yourself in.  Ugly honest.  It’s hard.  It’s admitting you are less than you ever let on that you were.  Done things you’re not proud of.  Said things you wish you could take back.  Spent more than you had a right to.  And so much more.  But once that’s out on the table for everyone else and yourself to gawk at you get to finally heal… and the best part?  Put that person to bed.  Forever.

I could go on and on about recovery.  It is so imperative, important, and life changing that I could write a book… and might one day. But my point of this blog is that no matter where you’ve been you can still get to where you’re going.  On the other side of the things that have held you up from being successful in your life is, in fact, success.  Your success.

One of the best things I did for myself professionally was to join Affiliate Marketing.  This allows me the freedom to work from home, which translates to being able to work on myself as well as my business.  It’s a blessing.  There are so many additional blessings…. the people in this field help to build you up and support you no matter what you’re business is up to.  The level of success you are able to achieve is so powerful to a piece of my self worth… a genuine benefit to my family’s livelihood.  I mean, this may sound cheesy, all of it… but my life is getting more and more beautiful everyday.  Because when you’re well you start to attract things into your life that encourage growth, beautiful relationships, and success.  Personal and financial.  Life is a blessing.  Sometimes you just have to dig deep to find it.

When You Finally Find Your Niche

Listen, I get it.. more than you know.  I’ve struggled with a fear of failure and a fear of success all wrapped up into one neat little package… Well not neat… frustrating as all get out.  You want nothing more than to succeed at the things that you try only to stop yourself short because what in the world would you do if you actually made it?  I’m serious.  I hope I’m not the only one out there that has this dilemma.

Climbing the corporate ladder in the Restaurant  world?  Thriving, thriving, thriving, stallllll out, quit.  Own an earth friendly cleaning company for six years?  Successful?  Yes…. ish.  Network marketing for 4 years?  Successful?  Yes… ish.  Internet and affiliate Marketing?  Successful?  Yes!!!!  And will be.  ALL THE WAY will be.  What’s the difference?  The trusty belief bubble… that belief that what you’re promoting is simply life changing, combined with that gut thing that says, “this is what you’ve been waiting for.”  That deep down knowledge of, “this is going to be something I am really really good at, I get to help other people get really really good at it too, AND I get to do it from home with just a few minutes a day of working.”  The bonus of course being that I’m surrounded by a crazy successful and a crazy helpful group of entrepreneurs guiding my every move for as long as I need it… and celebrating me even when I don’t.  It’s truly amazing!!

It takes what it takes.  I don’t think that we’re supposed to know immediately what we’re intended for.  I think trying different things is part of the journey… as it should be.  Try, try, and try again.. but don’t quit searching.  It’s out there.  The best part of this amazing fit is that it will free me up to follow true and heartfelt passions.  The time and money freedom is going to change my family’s life.  It already has.  Work a business that I believe in bringing in money to provide while still being able to write and speak about intimate things close to my heart.  It’s safe to say that this journey is a life changing one.

I want to share it.  I’m going to blog.  I’m going to share.  But what I’m really hoping for is that you come along with me on this journey.  I’m able to show you how you can have time and money freedom while pursuing YOUR passions.  And you know what that is??… That is what it is ALL ABOUT!!!  You have nothing if you don’t give it away.  Let me share this most exciting time in life with you.  This could be your niche too.