My transition from corporate working mom to successful mompreneur…
April 11th, 2014 – I walked away from a highly successful corporate career making over $150k a year to pursue my passion and love of fitness as a Beachbody coach. People thought I was crazy. My decision was questioned. I was judged but also very much supported. We had our girls in very nice schools, 2 expensive vehicles, a hefty mortgage on our 6,000+ square foot dream home, and was living verycomfortably doing what we wanted and when we wanted to.
I took nearly an 85% pay cut that day I walked away from my career. I risked EVERYTHING for something that I whole heartedly believed in.
We knew the exact date that I would have to return to the corporate world if I didn’t get closer to what I was making previously. I had exactly 1 year to MAKE THIS WORK! We depleted our savings, we acquired some debt, we tightened our spending and we didn’t pay for any vacations that year. Its was HARD. There was absolutely nothing easy about it. Financial stress is the WORST stress. And going from not worrying about expenses to managing every dollar spent was really tough and a huge change for me.
But as you can tell, April 11th, 2015 has come and gone and I’m still a coach! WE MADE IT HAPPEN! The fear that was brewing inside of me the day I walked out those doors was the very thing that fueled me to FIGHT for what we wanted in life!!! To fight for our dreams. To do something that so many people think they can’t do because of the lifestyle they previously created for themselves. I wasn’t just doing it for us, I was doing for every person who felt like I did.
This morning I woke up knowing that we were going to hit a huge milestone in our business. The wheels have turned. The momentum is back in our favor. The debt is being eliminated and our savings is starting to grow again. We made more in these past 2 weeks as coaches than I did in 1 month of my old job!!
I don’t like to talk about money. In fact, I have NEVER publicly told my story or what I actually walked away from that day because it makes me uncomfortable. But today I needed to. I needed to share this message because I KNOW there are others out their contemplating the risk, trying to figure out if they should pursue their dream, thinking it isn’t possible to change paths, struggling to figure out how they can make it work. TODAY I needed to share this message so others can BELIEVE what IS POSSIBLE and be inspired to work hard and fight for your dreams.
TODAY is a beautiful day. LIVES will be changed because I was bold enough to share my story. My WHOLE beautiful story.
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