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So here's the thing. I am a teacher. I have known that teaching was what I have wanted to do since I was a kid. I went to college to be a teacher. I started teaching right out of college, at the raw age of 22. I have two masters degrees. I have been a teacher for TWENTY years & you know what? I am really good at it. I have a passion for what I do- the kids, the families, the community, the connections, the light in the students eyes- ALL of it!
So, why do I have a "side gig?" Why do so many moms chose to take on another "job" in the form of direct sales when we already have full time careers, children, families, pets...etc? Well, the reason is different for everyone. For me it had a lot to do with finances at  the beginning, but ended up having a lot more to do with personal desires to be more & have more for myself & my family- & NEVER settle. 
I started my business when Jeff & I had been in our new home for about a year. We moved into our "forever home" & we had SO much work to do on this house & a HUGE mortgage compared to the one we had in our previous home. We thought we could handle that & we probably could have; however, paired with the expense of a newborn in daycare for the first time- we were drowning! So, after A LOT of research- mainly by Jeff because I was so excited & tend to be a bit impulse...we found all positive info- & I went for it!
In the FIVE years that I have been with my company my life has change drastically & so has my WHY- WHY I am doing this work? The work that some nights keeps me up late on calls. The work that has me out at events and away from my family. The work that has me on calls in the car early in the morning on my way to school. The work that has me super excited when one of my business partners hits a goal we have been working towards. The work that affords me nights & Summers with my family, instead of teaching summer school &/or tutoring. The work that allows my daughter to see that as a Mom & a woman I can accomplish anything I put my mind to. The work that provides financial stability & freedom form my family. The work that"fills my cup" & makes me feel proud & accomplished-It all makes me so happy. It reminds me that as a 41 year old mom, wife & teacher- I have still got it... I've got passion for something new, the drive & desire to pursue it, the ability to meet new people & form new relationships. 
Moving forward to pursue something new & different & "out of your box" can be scary. The fear of failure. The fear of other's opinions. The fear of it not meeting your own expectations. For me, it was never those fears- it was the fear of WHAT IF? What if I could have been GREAT, but I didn't believe in MYSELF enough to give it a try?
You will NEVER change other's thoughts or opinions of you, or the things that you pursue in life. Those are NOT the opinions that matter- YOUR opinion is the ONLY one that matters -What If you NEVER took a chance on yourself? How would YOU feel?

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