My story and why I chose to start my own business.
"If someone offers you an amazing opportunity, and you're not sure you can do it, say yes- then learn how to do it later" Richard Branson
So True-I am Anna. Wife to Jimbob and Mother to Eleanor (aged 3). I have a successful career of 16 years with a company I hold close to my heart and I love my job if I am honest. My time at ODEON has given me my best friends, my husband and an amazing time where I could celebrate my passion for film.
However since returning back to work from maternity leave in September 2014, I soon realised, that my life's ambitions I dreamt of and the precious time I craved to spend with my family and friends, were passing me by at the speed of light in exchange for, the day to day making a living routine. I realised I was missing out on precious moments and spending time with both Eleanor and James.
Every day was becoming like groundhog day in regards to same rushed routine of getting up, dropping off Eleanor at Nursery for 8am, rush to park the car in order not to miss the train into London, work 9-5, rush out the door to pick up Eleanor, feeling guilty as I left the rest of the office folk behind frantically working away. We would eventually arrive home at 6.40 pm. Spend 20 mins with Eleanor before her bath and bedtime routine would begin, then eventually sit down with James by 9pm to have dinner. No doubt a familiar story to a lot of people with or without Children
Even with my "reduced" office hours, I still felt I worked first and was a mother and wife second and then not much room for anything else. Me time? What was that? Change was needed if I was to keep my sanity and those around me in years to come.
And so the possibility of a major life change, came in form of an opportunity from a dear old friend in September of last year and after lots of research and thinking, I decided to start my own business in November and I have not looked back. FOREVER LIVING had given me an opportunity of investing into a "mini franchise" for just £200 and so I just go on with it. Within 2 months I had made the £200 investment back, and I now earn a nice residual income every month. I currently run my part time business around my full time job and family life commitments, but with a clear vision of what I want to achieve and why I continue to build my business.
Yes, to eventually be able to work from home full time with a successful business and have a work life balance I dream of. Yes to have financial freedom and complete flexibility, but, what keeps me motivated in working full time and building my business alongside? It is simple for me
I need to be at those school gates for my baby girl when she begins school in September 2017 and not putting her into before and after school clubs or someone else to have those moments with her. Eleanor is only 3 years old, but it dawned on me in January this year, I would be soon completing a school application form for her- How did that happen?
On achieving some other key business goals I have set myself in the next 2-5 years, the other benefits will result in safeguarding our future and ensuring we can live the life we love to live and to spend more quality time with each other and friends
Since I started my journey with FOREVER, I have already helped customers lose a collective 125lbs and countless inches. I have shared and recommended products and have received amazing feedback from customers on skin improvements and relief from the power of aloe vera drinking gel and some of the fantastic skincare products. I have not even started to "scratch the surface" as they say with a huge range of products still to share.
The feeling I get helping people is so fulfilling, through using these fabulous products as I could not reccommend something I did not believe in. I am now sharing the opportunity and helping others to build their own businesses and I will work with my business colleagues to help them get closer to achieving their business and life goals throughout 2016 and 2017. It’s amazing to be able to share such a great opportunity with others and know that I could be helping them change their future.
FOREVER has helped millions of people, from all around the world, achieve dreams that they never imagined possible.
Sometimes we are scared to say yes to a new opportunity or to a change in life, but life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.
Thank you for reading and I hope this helps inspire just one person on their network marketing journey.