Where I am today is so much better than where I was this time last year.
last year was tough on us as a family - emotionally and financially. I
with Brinkley, finishing graduate school and working part time, not making much
money. While Kent's salary was great, his job left him drained every day and
stressed out. He wasn't really "present" when he came home at night.
Have you ever felt that way?
time to shop for Christmas presents, we were very limited and couldn't spend
much money. Not that Christmas should be focused on gifts, but most people want
to give their family members something nice.
Brinkley a few little things but decided that we would save money and have a
nice dinner date as a gift to each other.
tight. We were "getting by" but we weren't getting ahead.
of being DEBT FREE seemed more like a dream than a goal.
finished school in December, I made up my mind to do something about our
situation. When it comes to a life change, YOU are the only
one who can make it happen. I longed to be a business owner and set my own hours
and DECIDE how much money I could make.
referral from a friend, I started my own home-based business. Trust me, I did
plenty of research to make sure it was the right company for me. After lots of
prayers and conversations with my husband, I went for it.
people thought I was crazy. They had plenty of opinions. Some people even quit
talking to me because what I was doing brought them no benefit. It was sad but
I realized that their opinions don't pay my bills. And they don't pay yours.
You have to pursue what's calling you, no matter what people say.
ground running. I worked hard like I always do, but THIS time, it was for
myself. And I was helping other people do the same. I built a team of highly motivated people who want the same things in life as I do. And due to the nature of our business, we were all getting
healthier. I remembered thinking, "is this a real job?"
months later and still just as excited as I was the first day I started. There
is a drive within me that won't go away because I've seen the potential of this
few months of being my own boss, my husband was able to take a step back from
his stressful career and take a less consuming job that he is passionate about.
We never missed his pay cut because I was able to replace it.
about prayer....when you actually TURN YOUR WORDS INTO ACTIONS, you are
rewarded and doors open. It looks like we will achieve our GOAL of being
debt-free even faster than before.
You know what was strange? I actually had to CONVINCE myself that I am worthy of making more money. I am worthy of abundance. God wants that for us.
"And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." 2 Corinthians 9:8
I am so
excited about the year to come. I will also be investing in myself through
self-development training and lots of reading.
believer to really grow and be a better you, you have to change what you've
done up until this point. Try something new every month that will help you grow
and improve. Leave your ego at the door....we can all grow. No one is perfect.
a tough spot this year for Christmas time, don't go into debt to buy gifts. Be
creative and save yourself the heartache that January's credit card statement
brings to so many families.
sick and tired of being in a financial hole, you might consider taking control
like I did and start building a legacy company that will be around for your
kids...and their kids.
certainly not financially rich today, but I am emotionally wealthy.
stress when it comes to money because we are much more comfortable today and are
making BIG strides to be debt-free.
have been able to do more nice things for our friends and family. We are not
stressed about money and Brinkley will have a wonderful Christmas with just
enough. She definitely has more love than she could ever need, which is the
message speaks to someone and makes you realize you are not alone and you have
the POWER to break free and DO SOMETHING great.
Another thing, more money just makes you an even bigger "whatever you are."
You know something else you can do with more money? You can GIVE MORE.
Thanksgiving! I am thankful for so much and for everyone who has encouraged me
goal: double my income.
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