I am so excited to share this video with you! On Monday I was given the opportunity to get onto a Facebook live with It Works’ Chief Networking Officer Pam Sowder! Pam is such an inspiration to so many women in this business, and she started with the company from the ground up.
I was able to share my story, business building tips, and motivation for everyone that is apart of our amazing company and anyone thinking of joining!
Being able to share my story to help others is something that is so important to me. We all start at square one. No matter what your dream is, you aren’t an expert the day that you decide to start! There will always be seasons of learning, and times that it can be hard.
I think a lot of people forget that it’s okay to be a beginner. A lot of people think the road to success is a straight shot. And knowing that over the past years there has been a lot of seasons of winning for me, there’s also been times that are hard!
It’s not easy to do what we do. If it was, everyone would be doing it! But it is simple. It comes down to deciding that you are going to use this business for what it is, an amazing opportunity! What we do is simple. We’re influencers of amazing products, building our lives and business around that!
But on top of that, we are able to meet amazing women and help them reach their goals, and that is truly my favorite part. It’s not about me, it’s about all of you. It’s about all of the women who are building up other women! When you start to see what network marketing truly is, you’ll be kicking yourself that you didn’t decide to start sooner!
Let me know what you thought of my call, and if you ever want business advice, or to learn more about what I do, I’m an instagram DM away!
The shortest month of the year is always crazy for all of my network marketing babes! We have deadlines to hit, lives to change, and promotions that we all run after.
A lot my followers always ask me what my day to day looks like, and I truly want to give you some insight on life and the way that we build up the amazing businesses that we are apart of!
So… if you truly want to know what my day is like- keep on reading!
I don’t have an alarm clock unless I absolutely have to get up! But, I usually wake up around 8:30 in the morning, and start my day off with a team zoom conference. We plan posts, Instagram stories, chat with ladies from the night before, and grow our networks. One of my favorite things to do is start my day with my team. It fills my cup and seeing the excitement from everyone in the beginning of the day is exactly what I need! Striating your day on your own terms and time is life changing. When I left my marketing firm in November I was the queen of setting alarms, and hitting snooze. I now wake up inspired and excited- ask my roommate she will tell you I can be too much energy in the morning!
I journal every single morning with my Dream Life Daily Journal. If ya’ll don’t have a copy of this, you NEED ONE! No matter what your profession is. It is the best feeling to see you life goals, daily goals, and prayers written down. It takes 20 minutes out of your day, I sip my coffee and take a breath. (And yes I am 100% drinking my keto coffee topped with whipped cream as per usual!) My cats distract me, my house can be little too clean, and I work from my bed, desk, or couch. The Office is almost always on repeat in the background.
Throughout the day I am marketing on my insta, hopping onto calls, chatting and training with my team, or heading off to work with some of my local teammates! I can always pick up my business, or take a break! The day of the week doesn’t matter anymore, if I want to adventure, go skiing, shop, head to the gym, I can work and do both! I used to constantly be waiting for the weekend. Now, I always forget what day of the week it is!
Sometimes, I’m in my pjs all day, working on 6 hours of sleep, on my 4th cup of coffee, and running out of dry shampoo, but I wouldn’t change that for the world.
I work my business every single day, but on MY terms and no one else’s. The deadlines that I miss are on me, the goals I hit are on me! Can you imagine your day like that?
After dinner, I always check in with everyone! Most of my clients and teammates are free in the evening. 90% of them work this business while in school, or with another job, or BOTH!
I know it seems like this business is simple, and easy! Well, that’s because it IS! But, it’s still a business. You have to show up for your business. Joining a company then doing nothing will get you nowhere! Let me put it this way, if you were given a pizza restaurant, a secret recipe to success, all the tools you need to be successful, but you never show up and hire anyone to help… what do you think will happen? Your business will never be successful!
Our team is experiencing massive growth because we have people showing up every day. Women building other women up, tools to help us be the best we can be, and an amazing company behind us.
Before I go to bed, I am always reading, watching self development, or listening to podcasts of people who are more successful than me.
Can you see this being your day? Even if you start by adding it to your schedule that you have now? We all start at square one, hoping and praying this business will work.
Knowing that in 28 days I have changed hundreds of lives fuels me. The months may fly by, but every day I am doing work that makes me feel so fulfilled. So… are you ready yet???
One of the most popular questions people ask me all the time, is- “How are you so successful at a young age?” First, thank you so much to all the people who see my life as a success. Second, I believe that my success in life is just get started, that many more adventures and business opportunities are coming.
So the short answer, I dream every single day. I never want to settle. When I am not reaching my goals, I push myself harder daily in order to get there. But most importantly, I am aware that I am running my own race. So many people want to be exactly like the people they look up to. It’s great to have mentors and people you strive to be, but girl, you are your own person! Comparison will kill your dreams.
Don’t compare yourself to someone in their winning season, because you may have not seen them in their losing season.
Last year, I completely lost sight of who I was for a long time. My business was failing because of it, my life was falling apart, and the only thing that was doing well was my social life. I would wake up some mornings and be so mentally and physically exhausted I wouldn’t even make it out the door. I told myself that there had to be a breaking point, that things would get better. What’s funny? Is not too many people knew that I had cried myself to sleep, skipped dinner but not drinks. As a college grad, single woman, and adult on my own I was struggling… hard.
That was my losing season.
I kept running, I pushed myself to do better. When I started to do better for myself, eat healthy, go to bed before 2am, and force myself to work on my dreams, little by little I was back in my race.
Was it hard to see some of my friends get new jobs, promote, move out of my home state, and get engaged, yes! But imagine if I gave up because of what other people were up to? You can be silent with your dreams and work hard until you reach them, it doesn’t have to be all over your social media. The important part, is not stopping. If you think that an opportunity is worth it, through the tough times and the easy, you will keep up with it.
Do I think that I am in a winning season? Right now, yes. I wake up every single day with a smile on my face doing something I love, with so many people who support me. To the people that don’t, that’s okay. Because inside and out I am happy.
This is YOUR life, your race, and you are the only one running it. So get up every single day and try to make yourself proud! I’ll be cheering you on.
When I wake up in the morning I always try to start my day on a positive note. What you speak becomes your reality. I’ve truly learned that from constantly listening to self development and reading books upon books.
Right now, I have so many goals going through my head, so many things that I want to get done- and last night I hit a little bit of a slump. It happens. There is no way that every single day can be perfect. We are our own worst critics and sometimes, we need to get over ourselves. I told myself that I would throw a little pity party last night, bake some brownies, and wake up ready for today. It worked.
It’s okay to give yourself a break and catch a breath when you feel like you need one. Or else you’ll get totally burnt out and not get to where you want to be. But the most important thing to do is never stop.
I decided I was going to write myself a daily mantra for my business- that I could live by very day. We all have a daily mantra for life inside of us. When you wake up what is the first thing you tell yourself? “Today is going to be amazing?” Or “I’m already ready to be back in bed?” Or “Can I just reach this goal already?” See how each sentence in itself sets you up for a drastically different day. And no one sentence can define what you accomplish. If you are like me, there are thoughts constantly popping up in your head.
So what do you tell yourself daily? Even if you have to force yourself to smile in the mirror and say that you will have a good day. Or put on your favorite lipstick, playlist, outfit, or shoes- to spark some positive thoughts.
A lot of you know that I started to journal daily- using my Dream Life Daily Journal! It’s also helped me so much, not only with life and my business but also with my faith. Starting your day physically writing down goals is proven to help you reach them. There’s also daily affirmations to let yourself know that you are capable of what you say you are!
No matter what your goals are, they aren’t easy to achieve without letting yourself know you can achieve them. Stop wasting time wishing you are where you want to be. And start doing!
November was my first official month of being a full time entrepreneur, and I started to work from home. Running my business full time has been a dream of mine for over 2 years and I still wake up double checking that I’m not late for work!
Network marketing has opened my eyes up to so much more than I ever thought would be possible. At 23 I am able to own my schedule 100%. I no longer have to clock in, I control my paycheck, and I am paying off debt left and right so I can save up to buy my own home. If you asked me 3 years ago what I would be doing as a college grad with a PR degree, I can tell you- I probably never would’ve said this! It’s truly amazing how opportunities fall into your lap and change your life for the better.
Having my business in the palm of my hand is such a blessing. If I want to sit and work at my desk I can, if I want to work in FL on a beach, well that’s an option too!
Last month was truly a learning experience for me (and trail and error) of making the best of my time at home. I’m taking those 30 days to make this month and the next, and the next even better! If you’re transitioning your life to become a full time entrepreneur- or you want to learn a little more about my day to day- here are 7 things I’ve learned working from home:
Time flies when you own your time (and when you’re having fun!). It really does. I wake up before 9 every morning, and somehow the clock hits noon in what feels like an hour. It’s probably because I stop checking the time every 10 minutes to see if the workday is over. I’ve started to plan my days out- so I know how much time I should be devoting to my work/life balance!
You need to be in charge go you! That project you wanted to get done? Yeah. You are the only person who knows about it- and the only person who is in charge of it. Don’t let your own deadlines pass because it will start to ruin the entire point of you working from home. I set myself alarms throughout the day, and write my goals everywhere. DON’T let yourself down!
There will be days you don’t think you can do it- and days you feel like you are a badass. We all doubt ourselves. And even though I know I can do this and the opportunities that I have are now endless… it’s so easy to let self doubt slip in. I have been listening to so much self motivation, talking to mentors, and using the energy from all of my supporters to keep going. Most mornings, I wake up excited and so ready for all of the good things that are coming!
No one cares about your dream as much as you do. One of my absolute favorite quotes from Rachel Hollis. To all the people who talk about my dreams behind my back- just watch me!
You can put your health first. Girl, you have no reason to NOT go to the gym. You now have the time. You can meal prep, learn to cook, write in your journal, take a mental health break, go to the spa, take a bath. Some days I would come home after work, a networking happy hour, starting the day off at 7am with a TV segment and feel so uninspired- on top of being exhausted. After all of that, I I had to run my business. Even if that is still your schedule, give yourself an hour break to RELAX! At home, I always give myself some mid day time for me! Overworking yourself will not get you where you want to be.
Watch your mentor. Who is the person you look up to the most? One of my mentors makes the most of her days. And will not go to sleep until her daily goals are met. She always works harder than anyone on her team, and dreams harder. Allow your day to be like their day. If they are doing well- mirror that. And if they aren’t, you need a new mentor!
Go out and take on the world. We are given 86400 seconds in a day. I became an entrepreneur to take on every single second and make the most of it. To not be stuck at a job that didn’t fulfill me. To never miss the moments with my family and people I care about the most. (This I need to work on!)
I seriously can’t wait to look back at this blog in 6 months and tell you so much more. I know there will be more lessons learned and more successes coming.
No matter how supportive they are, no matter how much they love you, no matter what— nobody will EVER care about your dream as much as you do! This is YOUR goal and you’re the only one who can see it through. Stay focused, stay motivated, keep going! -Rachel Hollis #GirlWashYourFace
Mondays can be tough. Whether you’re a full time entrepreneur, work a 9-5, or work a few jobs, Monday is always the reset of the work week!
This morning I woke up and all I wanted to do was stay in bed for the morning and push all of my work off until ‘later.’ But, we all know that the words “I’ll do it later,” mean I am putting this off until I actually have to do it- or just put it off forever!
I had to find a way to start my week off with as much energy as I ended my week, so I turned to self motivation! It could be a podcast (my current obsession is the Jennifer Allwood show!), book, or video.
For those of you that haven’t read Girl Wash Your Face… Get. This. Book. Get it right now! I have to say that it has been a game changer for me! And a chapter a day to start the morning has been the perfect way to start the day! I’ve also been reading Mastering Your Inner Mean Girl, and Leave Your Mark!
If books aren’t really your thing (I get it who has time to read!) Videos might be your go to! I’ve tried to stop the mindless scroll on all my social and change it to something meaningful- follow Tony Robbins, Grant Cardone, or Rachel Hollis for some quick videos.
It was one of those mornings. You have 1000 things to do and you’ve already woken up late. You skip the shower and swap for dry shampoo. Your makeup routine becomes nonexistent, and coffee becomes breakfast.
This morning that was me. My alarm went off at 7:45- and I decided to spend 25 extra minutes in bed. Almost every morning, I get lost on Instagram, checking my blog stats, updating my email, and watching videos on Facebook.
Now, it’s 8:05. I plan my outfit and check the clock- it’s 8:17. Seriously where does time go in the morning? When you have somewhere to be it always goes by too quickly. I grab my towel and knock over all of shampoos (probably waking up my roomie) and hop into the shower. When I rush out of the bathroom- I quickly throw on my favorite little black dress, a jean jacket, and my favorite sandals (from Target) on.
I run downstairs quickly feed my cats- make myself a coffee, hairspray, clean up my mess from last night, and I’m out the door at 8:54. Besides being late, I’m already feeling stressed about the day, I have meetings, calls with my team, and a million things to do in between…
I spill my coffee.
That feeling is the worst. I’m already late world, thanks for making me even more late- and now I have hot coffee all over my leg and on my steering wheel and the day is ruined. We’ve all been there right?
Sometimes, I forget the big picture. No, My crazy morning will not ruin my day.
So what do I do to take back my day?
Take a deep breath. I just stop and tell myself, “I’m already late what is one more minute?” Because seriously, the world will not stop if I show up a few minutes late.
Put self motivation on! I’ll throw on a podcast by one of my favorite motivators! Rachel Hollis, Grant Cardone, Tony Robbins, are always ready to go on my Spotify.
Tony always says, “Motion is created by EMOTION,” so what emotion will define your day?
Listen to your favorite song in the car on repeat, way too loud for your commute or drive!
Lastly, and most importantly, plan something fun later on in the day! (And if that is popping your favorite bottle of wine and eating ice cream for dinner you go girl!)
I’m not an expert at ‘adulting,’ you’ll always hear me admit! But I’ve found so many ways to take back my day after I’ve spilt my coffee.
What are your tips on making the most of your day?
“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” -Audrey Hepburn
Being yourself can sometimes be the hardest thing to do. It’s so easy to decide to fit into the mold of everyone else, follow what they are doing, and live life in the main stream.
From personal experience growing up, I always wanted to be this way too. I wanted to wear what was in style, listen to all of the music that everyone else was listening to, and follow the trends of the ‘popular’ girls. It’s easy to want to reach to be someone who isn’t yourself.
This past year, I really decided to change that mindset in myself. When I graduated college I realized that none of that mattered. No seriously- listen to me, it does not matter. I think that we all need to stop making it so hard for people to go outside of the norm. Continue reading →
We see it everyday- the picture perfect Instagram. All of the photos have the same filter, they all match perfectly, thousands of likes and followers on every pic. A big thing that I think we all forget while looking at accounts like this- this is a highlight reel. Behind every great insta, there’s always a normal person.
I say this personally and know that so many of my co- workers, fellow entrepreneurs and bloggers feel the same way.
My Instagram is the place where I market my personal brand, my company’s brand, and all of my adventures. Of course it’s going to look great! What you usually don’t see on my insta, me on the couch talking to potential business partners- surrounded by papers, books, my laptop, oh and a few cats. Some days I’m running on keto coffee, 3 hours of sleep, and I’ve used up all of my dry shampoo (we all know the struggle).
I’m not complaining, don’t get me wrong! I love everyday of being an entrepreneur. Most days it is a lot of work, it’s a lot of hours into making my dream a reality. When you have a drive for something it’s easy to get the hunger to make it happen.
With every great adventure, picture, and story, know that there is hard work behind that. There are days that I never leave the office or my house. Even the days that I am ready for a pic, there’s always bloopers behind that perfect shot!
One of my favorite weekend pass times- Brunch. (Bottomless mimosas at brunch are also always welcome). My team decided to meet and celebrate some amazing promotions that happened last month, and to share ideas on how we can all grow our business.
I was sipping on my cappuccino and sharing all of the great things that happened in the past 30 days, and all of the amazing things that are coming, when it hit me. All of the women sitting at our table are all making a full time income from our phones. On top of that, 6 figures from our phones. Kind of crazy right?
We all started in the same spot. Unhappy, broke, trying our best to get by and finish college. And now, we all know that we’re in exactly the place we’re supposed to be! all of us are from different backgrounds. Emily, one of my best friends in this business was a criminology major. She’s now #21 in this company.