Three years ago, I said YES to something so outside of my comfort zone. I was teaching high school English full-time, my daughters were just babies, my commute was atrocious, I saw my husband for about 2 hours in the evening, I was physically and emotionally drained--but yeah, I decided to put one more thing on my plate....and thank God I did.
I said YES to starting my own Rodan+Fields business. I was already in love with my skin as a result of being a customer, and to be quite honest, I just wanted the massive discount. Luckily, my hubs looked into it a little deeper and saw that the business opportunity was pretty amazing. He made me promise him that I would go ALL THE WAY IN for one year. I agreed, and did the damn thing. I had no idea what I was doing, but somehow I carved a path for myself in this direct sales model. I had fun with it, and was motivated by the additional income I could provide. I never, NEVER thought it would become a Plan A for me--but shit happens, right? Teaching became tougher and tougher--I'm an empath by nature, and the toll of the stress on my mind and my body was becoming more than I could handle. I knew I needed out--and what was a fun little side gig became something I was going to work more seriously.
Within a year and half of hard work, I was able to reach the top two percent of the company and walk away from teaching. It's taken this extra year and half to really heal from the heartbreak of leaving the classroom, but my family is better, healthier, and stronger for it. Also, I have found that my passion and calling are still available for me to pursue within my company. Rodan+Fields started a non-profit called Prescription for Change, which works with other non-profits to empower youth. At the end of this month, I will go to the Bronx for a three day immersive experience working with students to help empower their communities. It's funny how everything fits into place when you surrender what you think your plan should be...
I'm happy. I'm grateful. I'm stronger than I've ever been.
I can't believe that one little YES has led me on such an amazing journey.
I can't wait to see what's in store for the next three years.