In my life, I have learned we do not have to be defined by any circumstance in our lives. We truly can overcome any obstacle to create the life some only imagine. Today, I am a happy, successful business owner, community leader, wife, mother and passionate entrepreneur! One of the greatest joys in my life has been to turn the challenges I’ve faced in my life into a powerful personal mission to help others. I had a rough upbringing as a child, and when I was a teenager, I lived in 50 different places and had a near-death experience.
At the age of 16, I moved out on my own, went to school, held down a job and paid my own rent. I quickly realized that life on your own was hard, and I made a commitment to myself that I’d turn that negative experience around to help others. As a young mom, I had a good job at the local cable office, but I knew I wanted more. That’s when I was invited to a Tupperware party and the trajectory of my life changed completely. I came home from that party, and my husband asked, “what’d you buy?” and “how much did you spend?” … and I told him that I’d purchased a starter kit and a business! Three months later I quit my job and never looked back.
Since then, I’ve built a business that’s provided my family with more than we ever imagined – cars, big checks, trips and a belief that we can have it all. I’ve had the opportunity to mentor hundreds of women who wanted more just like I did. One of the things I am most proud about in my life is that I’ve been able to