LOVE, MONEY AND INDEPENDANCE…..MY JOURNEY TO 1 MILLION
4 Okt 2017 | BY : fergieraktion | Uncategorised | Leave comment
Right from when I was a little girl, I remember saying to family members the type of house I wanted to live in, or places I wanted to travel to, or the type of car I would like to drive. Everyone’s response was always ‘You need to marry a rich man for that!’. So, I could of spent my twenties in pursuit of a man with money, someone that was going to provide me with everything I dreamed of. BUT…there are just a few things wrong with that, for me personally.
Firsty, I LOVE a good old fashioned love story. I know, that Alex and I are meant to be. I can’t tell you how right now, maybe I will save that for another blog post?!! I have seen a lot of ladies stay in relationships for finances instead of love, and that doesn’t sit right with me. Secondly, I am far too fiercely independent to let someone else provide for me. Now, before I get a back lash of opinion, I am not saying there is anything wrong with being provided for. I have very good friends, who’s partners are the bread winners, or Mum’s that have stayed at home (who I absolutely take my hat off to) and I love when Alex buys me a gift, or treats me to dinner. But, I also love knowing that I can take care of myself.
I have always been so inspired by women in business. I used to love reading autobiographies of successful women living in the fast lane, all down to their own hard work. I love seeing ladies suited and booted, looking amazing about to rock into their work place, looking like they own the place. Growing up, I loved the idea of the finer things in life, but I knew I wanted to provide them, but I also knew that it would take bloody hard work!
Many people that know me, will know I went on a bit of a journey with my ‘career’. Realising at 23 I had made a mistake with the degree I had taken, and knowing I wasn’t going to fit into the conventional corporate role, which I always thought was the key to my success, I knew I wanted to be self employed. I went down the route of owning a franchise. Very costly start up, which had to be financed, but for 7 years, I poured my everything into that business. It taught me a lot of business skills my degree didn’t teach me, and it taught me life skills. It also taught me that my traditional business ‘owned’ me, and that for as long as my hands needed to do all the work, I couldn’t have any freedom. I also knew, that you could earn all the money in the world, but if you had no time to enjoy it, it was all a bit pointless. One major lesson life in my twenties taught me, that life is short, and I intend to fully enjoy it and squeeze every second of enjoyment from it.
‘Everything you’ve ever wanted, is one step outside of your comfort zone’
To all my independent ladies out there, thank you for inspiring me, thank you for motivating me, and thank you for letting me know it is okay to want more, and to be more.
YOU’RE SO LUCKY
3 Okt 2017 | BY : fergieraktion | Uncategorised | Leave comment
I frequently get told I am lucky….well, YES I am lucky, but I created the luck I have. I believe absolutely anyone can do the same…
As I said before, when I first got introduced to this opportunity, I did not have a clue what I was doing. But, I was keen to learn and had a dream. A dream of long term freedom and the ability to create whatever life I wanted. To be able to live in whatever home, to be able to drive whatever car, to be able to travel wherever I wanted, to be able to chuck my shopping in the shopping trolley without looking at prices, to be able to have a family and provide the best….and ultimately the very best I could give, was to be able to give my TIME. This is a luxury we cannot buy.
We are taught, especially here in the UK, that we go to school, go to university, work hard and then work hard at whatever job we choose for 40 odd years, If as women, we want to have a family, we make a choice between having a career and having a baby, and often made to feel guilty for what we choose. This isn’t the only way though,,,,what I have learnt over the last 3 years, is we need to work SMART. I now LOVE everyday showing other women especially how to work smart.
3 years ago, I got to work at something I thought in hind site would be easy to achieve my dreams….I was so wrong!! Here in the UK, we also are so closed minded when it comes to anything other than the ‘norm’. I thought I had found an amazing opportunity, and that everyone else would see what I saw…..I was VERY wrong haha. .
Winners never quit, and quitters never win – Vince Lombardie’
I have heard the word NO, more than I could ever tell you, I have lost friends and family members, I have felt rejected, disheartened, like everything is going so wrong. I have been ignored more times than I remember. People would join, be excited and disappear, join and moan its too hard, join and say there friends were being horrible to them about it so they didn’t want to do it anymore.
I have heard every excuse in the book as to why people can’t do this business, or even consider looking at it, and I too, have come up with every excuse of why I couldn’t do it. One year in, I felt I was getting absolutely nowhere, so I was going to quit. I was just going to concentrate on building the business I already had