Back when I was starting my career, I had a goal. I wanted to be an anchor for a major television network. I liked on-air work; I liked writing; and I liked condensing a news story into a piece that was concise, understandable and would change a person.
My first 3 stints in the news business – a television station, two radio stations and one radio network – I found that the news business was one of considerable subjectivity instead of objectivity. Editors at the radio network had me cut a story down from 20 minutes of interviews with interesting people to 6 minutes. AND they aired it at 2:30 a.m.
Only my beloved father heard that story.
These kinds of experiences left me very disenchanted, plus the fact that the people in the newsroom LIVED news. None of it made a direct impression on them, only getting it on the air before anyone else. They spent 12 – 16 hours and longer in the newsroom and the station because there was always something else happening. They were junkies.
I was no junkie. And I didn’t have that “killer instinct” that others seem to have. That wasn’t me. Not that I was a nine-to-fiver, no, I’ll work on something until it’s really really good, no matter how long it takes. For those first jobs where I edited actualities for radio, it took me (because I was green) probably 5 hours to do a 6 minute story.
Long story short, I ended up a civil servant for 22 years. Not a bad job, but still, not a job I would have sought out as something I truly wanted to do. In fact, for the longest time I had no idea what I really wanted to do, because I’d never really sat down and thought it through.
Well, that’s not true. Every two or three years, I took time to think about it, reading “How Big Is Your Parachute” taking career guidance sessions, reading books on “Do What You Love and the Money Will Come.”
But you know what was missing from all those approaches?
I never really believed I would find something I really wanted to do.
Because I thought I still had to work for somebody else. That someone else had to see my qualifications and pay me what I thought I was worth, or create a position that suited both the office and me. You know that rarely happens.
The reason I jumped out of civil servancy (is that a word? I don’t know), is because I stumbled upon a way to earn an income at home – or anywhere there’s an internet connection. Blogging. Which is what I’m doing now.
However, it’s more than that. I could blog forever without this one element and I still wouldn’t be happy.
That one element is showing other people that they don’t have to go through what I went through, as a single mom with two children, who felt trapped in the life that was dealt to her.
I want to show you the power that you have within yourself that will take you where you want to go. I want to introduce you to a whole community of entrepreneurs who have all different types of businesses, but by helping people on their team realize their dreams, they can be set free of the employee syndrome and really enjoy their lives.
That you don’t have to send your kids or grandkids to daycare.
You don’t have to worry about next year’s clothes and lunch money and soccer cleats and your old car burning up.
You have a choice to stretch yourself and live a life you’d love getting up for.
That if you want to make $10,000 per month and you set your sights on that and do what it takes, YOU WILL DO IT. By law I can’t guarantee this income, see our income disclosure at www.empowernetwork.com/income.
I want to show you that your life is yours, not someone else’s. We all don’t have to go work in an office for 35 years and collect a piss-ant pension and eat at Cracker Barrel and sit in the rocking chairs.
We don’t have to ask for days off so that we can take a vacation, or to go to the doctor’s office, or go to your kid’s school play, or take your kid to college in another state, or visit your mother in an assisted living facility.
I want to help you realize that and set an intention to have a better life.
Because I believe in you.
We can make a better world by creating happy individuals who have enough money to do what they want.
It took awhile for me to get where I am. I had to get over the “I’m not the work-at-home type.” B.S. I considered myself lazy, easily distracted, unorganized, and undisciplined for working at home. Even though I was trainable and teachable, I didn’t think I had the talent required for an online business.
That was my ego trying to protect me from disappointment. See if I didn’t try, I wouldn’t be disappointed.
But after all, I’d never blogged before.
I didn’t think I could write all that well.
I’d never done anything on computer except word processing. No web sites, no social media, no Instagram – any of that stuff. And I’m over 50 so you know I’m too old…
With the help of this community I learned to stop that negative voice, stop the B.S. and the excuses; I learned I had everything I needed within me, I just had to learn how to harness my own power.
You know, our mindset does 97% of the job; our knowledge, skills and action accomplish the other 3%.
That’s the opposite of how most people think. I certainly thought that way. But it’s true. The easy part is to learn the skills. The hard part is convincing yourself that you can.
If you want to take the leap, I can help you, coach you, but most of all, believe in you. Because if you want it and are willing to do the hard work, you can succeed at any business. Others, no more talented than any of us have done it because they wanted it bad enough.
Have you heard the book “The Secret?” If you have, I encourage you to read the book that inspired it, called “The Science of Getting Rich,” by Wallace Wattles. It’s about the true laws of the universe, including the law of attraction, that govern our lives; we can use these laws bring us what we want in life. This book was written in 1902; it’s been proven over and over and over again.