Well, here we go. As I mentioned last week, it’s time to share one of the most epic stories I have ever had the honor of being a part of. If you missed my blog from last week, you probably want to start at the beginning. All I’m going to say about this blog series is that it’s absolutely going to knock your socks off.
If you have any history in direct sales, MLM, online business, or network marketing, I think this story will resonate with you in some way, shape, or form and if not, I think it will still be worth the read. As many of you may know, I got my start in the business world many years ago when I put a tanning bed in the back room of my house at just 19 years old.
I was racking my brain on ways to make extra money, and back in that day, tanning beds were pretty popular. I remodeled the back of my house to accommodate the tanning bed and I put a glass jar right beside it where people left their money for me.
Multiple businesses through the years, and now, here I am, a seven-figure business coach helping others push through obstacles, build their dreams and create a business around what matters most to them. I defy the norms of old-school practices and teach my clients exactly what they should be doing in order to grow a business without all the hype, overwhelm, and burnout.
Insert my client, Staci.
Staci came to me completely overwhelmed in her business, absolutely ready to quit, and totally at her wit's end. Now, I know this could mean a lot of things so I’m going to take you back to the very beginning. You’ll have to hang with me on this because I feel like it’s very important for you to know where Staci actually came from, how she ended up where she was when she came to me, and what we did about it.
Staci grew up in a two-parent home, with multiple siblings, and from an early age, she was taught what hard work was. She got a job at the age of 14 in her family’s business and by the time she was a senior in high school, Staci had two jobs. She was very active in sports, very social, & already had some great plans for her future.
Although Staci’s parents were hard-working, neither of them had a college education, and Staci wanted a college degree for herself thinking that was the way she would never have to struggle with money. Then, insert student loan bills and adult expenses, and when Staci graduated with her teaching degree at the age of 22 years old, she was already in massive amounts of debt.
Just a few years after graduating college, Stacy found herself married, with two children already, and burning the candle at both ends. She was racking her brain on how she could make more money. So, she started her first business making custom t-shirts in the corner of her dining room. She got really busy and began to expand her business, but she ran out of room in her dining room.
Staci had a small retail space on her property that was collecting dust, so she was able to remodel it inexpensively and, in that space, she was able to house all of her supplies, open up a shop for customers to come in and browse, and give her enough space to work on her projects without it being in her home. She also began to wonder if social media would help her expand even more so she started her first Facebook account in 2007.
With the expansion, Stacey working full-time as a teacher, and having two children in the home, she got completely overwhelmed and tabled her brick & mortar business ventures for her first gig in direct sales. That’s where the magic started happening…
Okay, y’all. Sorry to leave you hanging, but now you know some of Staci’s history. Stay tuned next week for when Staci’s dreams really start taking shape!