I got a sweet text from a friend today saying, sorry I forgot to wish you happy birthday! Hmmm, I’m a June baby! Next line of the text was – happy Director Birthday!!!
Oh yah! Wow! 3 years. My how they have flown by….three years….
Three years ago on December 1, I because a Director with my company. After 10 months in the industry, I was already in the top percentile. It took hard work, and it took dedication. It took staying up to learn when I was tired, and it took a lot of coaching. I got a lot of support and cheering and gentle correcting from my mentors, and I know without them I would not be where I am today. I’m so ready to do that for someone else – to let them succeed and feel this amazing pride and joy in building their own business.
It’s kinda crazy when you think about it. In February 2011 I started. And then in December I was flown to LA to celebrate my promotion and the promotion of our team to National level. I think at that point I wasn’t even sure what I was doing yet! Shortly thereafter I quit my job and started to pursue this full time. I had an office job for a while to help stabilize income, and to let me have a normal working schedule instead of the crazy retail hours I used to work.
In 2012 we bought our first house, and we have the most beautiful garden (there’s a picture below). I love tulips and it’s covered in them! Late summer in 2012 I earned a cruise to the Bahamas which we took in February of 2013. I also became a Senior Director by promoting out a Director from my family.
In spring of 2013 I earned a trip to New York City and we stayed at an incredible hotel right on Times Square, the Marriott Marquis. At this time, I quit the second job and went 100% self employed. And in fall of 2013 I earned a trip for myself AND my husband to go to the Dominican Republic (we went in April 2014)- we had to have him apply for a passport – he’d never left the country before (Ok Canada, but that doesn’t count). Sprinkle in some trips to Dallas, a trip to Anchorage to visit my parents, a trip to Vegas (first time and NOT the last), and that was quite an exciting year!
And the years just get better! We kicked off 2014 with a trip to Hawaii with our family! This year I have broken my sales records 3 times, I earned the title of Number 1 Senior Director in the entire company, I earned a Mercedes Benz (it’s gonna get delivered this month – it’s a 2015!!!!!) I can’t WAIT to drive it! And I just earned a trip to Paris (for two) and we’re just mapping out where else we will go when we are in Europe, because when the company pays for you to stay on the Champs Elysees and pays for your tickets there, you better bet your sweet ass I’m gonna spend my money on more travel!!! I almost can’t believe this incredible life I have built, but I can, because I’m doing what it takes to make it happen, and I know exactly what I need to do.
Are you coachable? Are you looking for more? if you are, let me know what you are looking for. I want to share this lifestyle with more people – help someone else get unstuck from the daily grind. I’m enjoying life, and now I want to pass it forward.
Here’s a few pics from my trip down memory lane. Happy Birthday to me!!!
Our new house
Glacier hopping in Alaska, and fun night in Vegas with my Michael.
Bahamas cruising! So fun!
At a Luau with my sister in Waikiki
Eating my first slice of NYC pizza, and our view of Times Square from our hotel
The moment before I claimed title to #1!
Gosh, I can’t wait to update this post with a picture of my shiny red new car!