How I went from a sacrificing international volunteer to teaching hundreds of entrepreneurs solid business principles and how to live well…
Before there was a business and before there was a six figure income, and a loyal following of women, there was a wild adventurer and humanitarian.
Ready to save the world.
Unsure of passion and purpose.
Scared that she would never be as successful as her parents and grandparents.
Malaria, Newlywed, & Figuring it out as I went…
I didn’t have an easy transition into business despite being a third generation entrepreneur.
While I was seen as fearless in my ability to work with the poorest of the poor in countries like Myanmar, Albania, and Kenya; my shift from living abroad as a volunteer to being the CEO of my own business was anything but easy.
When Derek and I took the leap into business, I was still recovering from contracting the deadliest strain of malaria. We were newlyweds and we were working together with no safety net… Getting weekly overdraft fees, working long hours, and having no prospects in sight for the first three months made for some anxiety-filled days.
About the time we started getting clients and making money I realized, I DON’T WANT TO GIVE UP ON MY DREAM OF FULL-TIME TRAVEL!
The first four years were rough.
Every win was met with an even bigger challenge. We would get a batch of clients… only to find out they didn’t want us to travel and the whole reason we started the business was so we had that freedom.
We had a thriving “local business”, but in my heart of hearts, I knew I couldn’t continue the breakneck pace of living in the U.S. The American lifestyle was taking it’s toll on me and all I wanted was to get back to enjoying a simpler, slower way of life and start a family.
What was more painful was that no one could understand my desires.
They didn’t make sense. They weren’t justified. Plenty of people told me, I had to pick and choose… I had to grow up and be realistic.
My choices didn’t appear to be sound.
I wanted clients and a business, but I didn’t want a clientele that told me what kind of person I could be or what kind of life I could live.
I made a bold move.
By moving my family to Mexico when my babies were only one and two years old, I learned that travel does not distract me from success… No, in fact, it is a necessary component to my best life.
By being happier, more fulfilled, and by honoring who I really am, then I could empower my clients to choose this for themselves.
The second I stopped compromising and accepted the totality of who I am… business woman, mother, and traveler… everything began to click into place.
I created programs that sold out, I doubled the size of my Mastermind, I wrote a book that spoke straight to the hearts of women like myself.
I discovered how to work 3-4 hours a day so that I wouldn’t have to miss those important moments in my sons’ lives.
A huge added bonus was I began attracting salt-of-the-earth women who loved learning how they too could leverage technology to build their businesses in a way that would make more money in less time and create freedom!
How did I make such a breakthrough?
By once and for all saying yes to every desire of my heart and eliminating anyone who could not be supportive.
By believing in myself and my mission to the fullest extent.
And by taking MASSIVE action.
Over the years, I’ve gained a reputation for taking MASSIVE action.
It’s not enough to learn… Mastery comes from practicing.
Longevity comes from practicing within community.
I show women not only how to run a business, but how to think like a business woman.
I teach what I have personally walked through and what has made it possible for me to run a six figure business from anywhere in the world I want to live. What I show and tell does not mean kissing your marriage goodbye, missing out on your kids’ activities, or losing your health in the “hustle”.
If you like what you’re reading and want to get started with one of my free resources right away, click here.I know you’re ready to say yes to yourself.
I know you’re ready to do the work.
I know you’re ready to be free.
That’s why you’re here.
A Little About Me
Author of 3 Books and counting.
Contributor for HuffPost & International Living.
Proud mama of the cutest kids on the planet.
Serious crush on Anthony Bourdain.
Often heard singing, “This Girl Is On Fire!”