Monday, July 13, 2015

My Journey to Presidential Diamond & growing our Family

I'm not quite sure where I will end up at the end of this blog but it's time for it. I need to put into words how my crazy, beautiful, and hectic life is playing out.

I joined a company called It Works Global on June 29, 2014. I honestly just joined because my best friend/ sister in law really wanted this business to work for her and I wanted to be 100% supportive. It was only $100 to join as a Distributor so it was super low cost and I could quit at any time with no penalties or fees! The only thing I really heard when joining was "QUIT". From day 1 I already had it in my mind to quit. Totally setting myself up for failure. My sister in law Ashley Olive is the most bubbly, optimistic person you will ever met. She kept telling me we where going to go far in this business all because a lady named Ashley Hughes that she had never met in person and only saw am Instagram and Facebook profile online. I let her believe that we would totally kill it, but realistically I thought this isn't REAL people do not make $10,000 per month and this chick in Utah is totally exaggerating her pay. So my inner self was battling the struggle with telling Ashley Olive that I really didn't believe Ashley Hughes or just keep it to myself and she will eventually figure it out for herself.

We went to a One Team One Mission seminar in Houston hosted by a Triple Diamond and Presidential Diamond. I can remember looking at them talking about their pay based on the income chart and thinking "HOLY COW, maybe this is for real". But I still didn't think it was possible for us. I mean it only happens for other people. Not me. They asked for all Rubies and above to stand and there were way more people at those ranks then I had anticipated ! It was that moment that I genuinely thought Ruby was obtainable but not too much higher than that. It would be awesome to make an average income of around $500 per month, I would be satisfied if I could hit Ruby. Ashley Olive kept telling me that in 2 years we would be making $10,000 per month or more.

YEAH ok....whatever you say Ash !

So I tried a wrap and fell in LOVE so I  started utilizing social media to try to grow my business and spread the word. Ashley Olive posted and BAM she was immediately almost Diamond ( ok I might be exaggerating but it was instant curiosity from her social media followers ). I posted .........

AND CRICKETS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No one like my posts, my results or anything. I tried to quit on Ashley oh about 100 times, but how can you quit on someone that is so darn sweet and motivating ? Exactly, you can't !

I thank God everyday for keeping me hanging on. So, finally a couple weeks into the business I started to get some interest and it was SOOOOOO exciting! I was selling wraps like candy. People were falling in love with their results and I started growing a little team!

I went : Emerald in July 2014
             Diamond in August 2014
             Double Diamond in September 2014

Things were going great ! We are having parties, meeting new people, and loving the extra income. Problem was I still didn't see the potential I really had yet.

October came around and I stopped working my business due to some personal issues. Casey and I were told that my hormones levels had dropped and some more testing and things needed to be done for our fertility. We were ready to start trying for baby # 2 and it all came crashing down at once. The excitement and anxiousness of making the decision to grow our family and the hurt, anger and disappointment of being told your body isn't working as it should be. I was a big ball of emotions!!! so I put It Works on the back burner and focused on my baby boy turning 2 that month and started my fertility treatments.

We tried through November with no luck and decided that December we would hold off on fertility meds so that we could have some time to breathe and not stress, plan and over think everything. I just couldn't bring myself to work the business because I didn't really know why I wanted It Works in my life. More than anything I didn't believe in myself. We enjoyed Christmas and come January Ashley Olive sat me down for a heart to heart because she could totally see my struggle and she wanted me to succeed. I explained my fear of not being able to have anymore children. My heart was so heavy because I knew there was NO WAY Casey and I could afford IVF or any other options available for us. We have a mortgage, car payments, child care and bills so it is just not a realistic to think we could afford much more. Ashley cried with me and then together we found my why.

There is nothing more motivating than knowing that this money could be our only option for Baby Nowetner # 2 and giving my precious Bowen the life he deserves. 

I ended up getting pregnant in February of this year with the help of fertility drugs but had a very early miscarriage. It was heart breaking but I know God has a plan of us. His timing will be the best. I have hope. I pray about it every night and I know God hears me.

January - now , I have never worked so hard! I push myself each day. I have gotten a raise each and every month this year. I have found leadership skills I never knew I had. I have a crazy It Works family that has supported me in my business and in my personal life! After having my miscarriage it was so helpful to me that I had a huge support system and other women who have been through the same thing. Their love along with my family was crucial.

Today- I am a Presidential Diamond and I still can not believe it. It's been a journey , but it's my journey. I am proud of it. Through struggles, hard work and a lot of God's help I am where I am today. I will forever be grateful to It Works for the financial freedom , fun and friendship that I now have in my life. This skeptic is now a believer..!

Yep I am that "CRAZY WRAP GIRL"  :))

As for baby # 2 , it hasn't happened for us yet but I know it will. It might be a couple months or a couple of years but our time is coming. If you don't mind please say a prayer for strength for us.