I will be sharing lots of details about me and my twisty turny journey to creating a successful online business throughout this site. I’ll use this space to share the odd little bits that fit together to make me me and how it took me a decade to realize that “me” was the missing ingredient in creating a successful online business.
Pretty much since day one, I have been incredibly awkward, painfully shy, socially anxious, a tireless overthinker and general scaredy cat.
In 1999 I got the great idea to throw myself into another country and travel alone in the hopes that I would overcome all of the above.
It didn’t work (shocker!), but I did fall in love with the culure and lifestyle in Mexico and so decided to become awkward in a new language. ¿Comó se dice no smalltalk please?
I guess you could say that I’m a rather late bloomer, because it wasn’t until I was 43 that I had my first baby, followed by a second at 45.
The medical term for this would be “geriatric pregnancy” which always makes me feel awesome. (As my son would say “When you say ‘awesome’ you really mean ‘not awesome’,¨because in our home we speak English, Spanish, and Sarcasm.)
I certainly don’t think of myself as any kind of expert, but while I struggled through so much over the years (pretty severe depression, anxiety, zero self-worth, lack of direction, no money… sadly, this list could go on for a while), I always fixated on finding my way out and helping others who feel alone or hopeless with similar struggles.
I always KNEW that there was someone out there who could help and guide me, but every time I reached out, I got ignored or turned away. In the end, I got to where I needed to be and I’m crazy proud of myself for pushing on when my life was $%$”ing hard and those rejections stung extra hard. Some people are lucky to have a great support system around them, but I think that most people who dream of making money online are met with eye-rolls and judgment and left in isolation.
I’m still guarding a bit of my story, but over time I’ll share more because I do think it can help a lot of you to see that your current situation does not dictate what you can achieve. So, yes, that is a big part of my WHY to be able to offer a helping hand and some guidance for anyone else who knows in their heart that making money online can change their life.
Obviously, a big focus for me is sharing with others how to create an online business because there is so much power and freedom once you can do that. Of course, you can’t be a hot mess and expect success, so you do need to work on the mental and emotional side of you first. Been there, still doing that.
My kids say that I’m pretty smart and they both think that I give solid advice.
Since I always trust what young kids say, I took the leap to awkwardly put myself waaaay out there and share what I can just in case you may be someone who could use a gentle nudge, a push, or a full on shove.
So, here I am. Here you are. And here we go!