I am thankful for my family
I am thankful for my business
I am thankful for my ability to persist
I am thankful for my life….
The pain and the process…there are some people that just get it. They make fewer mistakes. They make a plan and follow with very few distractions…that is not my story.
My father was an abusive ass. My dad was charismatic and funny. My dad was a lying delusional idiot. My dad was a very intelligent and resourceful person. I am thankful for the pain of growing up with a father that was a living example of Dr. Jeckl and Mr. Hyde. Why because being in that environment allowed me to know what I did and did not want in a husband. Growing up in that environment also allowed me to be sensitive to other people that come from abusive situations but it also provided me with the insight that, if we choose, we can have a better future if we make better choices.
We had the opportunity to grow up in a decent socioeconomic environment but we also had parents that did not manage money well. I was introduced to the mlm industry where I had great mentors but I also was introduced to some of the sleziest people you could ever meet. I was also introduced to some of the smartest, kindest and successful people. I learned the value and importance of building wealth. I dedicated 7 years of my life to a company that eventually wound up in the toilet. Painful. But seeing that happen inspired me to REALLY start my own business. Thankful!
Watching my dad go to work every day and work from sun up to sundown, regardless of the weather or circumstances, instilled in me a strong work ethic. My dad making us work with him as elementary aged children instilled resentment which turned into fond memories with my sisters and brother. Being dedicated to a marketing company that was environmentally conscious gave me a bigger appreciation for the planet we call home. Working with a company that instilled the importance of hard work, consistency and vision helped me to keep going even when times got hard. Watching that company become a cest pool of lies and manipulation helped me to discover the type of people that I did not want to be around. The pain was worth it. The pain had a purpose. I am happy now because God gave me the strength to overcame the pain and for that I am thankful!