I invested in myself for the first time at 24 years old, getting coaching and mentorship.
I knew I couldn’t achieve my vision without a coach of my own.
At 25, my sales skills and my laser focus got the attention of a former millionaire who ran a successful family business in real estate investment landlord training.
My life changed financially overnight.
He was enamored with me, we got married, and I lost sight of my goals.
I went from $320 per month in child support and an occasional $1,000 sale, to $75,000 per month, owned a jaguar x-type as my family car and a 2 seater Chrysler crossfire – I was the only driver.
We lived in condos and 4000 square foot homes when, only a short while before that, I struggled to even find heat as I had to live without a heating unit in the same house my parents lived in to separate from my siblings and me.
My life became night and day, and I learned how to invest in real estate as well as train others to become landlords.
Just as it seemed like my life was looking up, I found out in three months that my new husband was narcissistic like my mother but 10X worse.
He was physically, emotionally, and sexually abusive.
I had bruises around my neck from being choked that I hid with scarves. I slept under tables sometimes to stay out of his reach, and became pregnant three times in 2 1/2 years.
I miscarried my first two pregnancies, and when I found out I was pregnant a third time, I left with my baby’s life. He is 12 years old now, and his name is Nicholas.
The delivery service that brought my groceries was moving to Chicago and the young lady, her boyfriend, and her brother all came to my door to say goodbye. They introduced me to the movie “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne because they believed that it would change my life.
Doing research on Rhonda Byrne helped me find the book “The Science of Getting Rich” by Wallace D. Wattles that taught me that there was this “thinking stuff” that brings you what you consume your mind with.
I found a group of people on YouTube when YouTube was only about 2 years old, who used the Law of Attraction to become co-creators of their reality.
Over the course of the next year, I made 1000 videos outlining and achieving my goals.
I didn’t know how I was going to change my life up to that point, but I knew it was going to happen.
When I left my marriage, I created Better Than Credit Repair, a coaching business that taught people why their credit was important and what it could do to help them realize their dreams.
I created a tri-fold brochure and talked to everyone I could about it. This brochure became my first book.
When I divorced in 2008, I had a new lease on life.
I was 28 years old with 3 children and was actively using the Law of Attraction to help me build credibility so that I could realize my dream of becoming a transformational speaker.
I became aware of the destructive patterns I carried within me from my traumatic past that could be passed on to my children if I didn’t do something about it.
I vowed not to duplicate that through my children and to focus on healing my trauma. I became a more conscious parent, facilitating their growth in mental health and supporting the people they are meant to become.
I was able to recover from identity theft and turn my unusable credit to good credit and protect it even in the face of divorce and poverty.
Wellness wasn’t a concept I knew of or understood, but I was committed to creating something good out of all of the bad I had been handed in life.
Can you relate?
My life has been riddled with trauma, abuse, and life’s obstacles, but I knew I could become someone great.
Despite it all.