Thinking It Out Loud

About Sandra

IMG_2709Do you feel like you have more to offer but you don’t know how to get there?  Have you settled for just “good” and given up trying to get to “great”?  Are you stressed and feeling burnt out? In countless conversations with clients and families, and especially with women in particular, I have found a lot of us have so many plates spinning that we can’t seem to even count them let alone make sense of them most days.

My goal is to share my story with others in hopes that it can help them with something in their own life.  I am a wife, a mom of two teen daughters, a volunteer to two organizations focused on mentoring and serving children, I have an at home business, as well as a full time job working with the Sr. market in personal planning.  Women, we love the juggle I guess!

I’d love to hear from YOU, your story.  Tell me about the things you are juggling and what is it that you can let go of in your life to get to great.  I love getting emails from my readers —> sandra@thinkingitoutloud.com

“AHA”

Sometimes retelling a crazy story from your 20’s when you are a 40 something connects a dot that draws the whole picture into place.  Has that ever happened to you?  In May of 2016, for some reason that escapes me, I was telling a childhood friend about “this one time”.  And this time just happened to have me using my last dollars to pay for a self development course and buying a plane ticket to another state to attend.  I am serious, I didn’t even have money for food or a place to stay.  I just knew I needed to go…and so I did.  So simple in our single years or whatever nonsense we tell ourselves as we get older.  “I could so I did”.  But somehow, in the retelling of that story it hit me like a ton of bricks…I still can do ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING.  It really is just a decision to act.  And so here we are, you and I, talking about life, business, laughs, hurts, and hopes, “I hope”.

MY STORY

I have always had this independent streak.  I blame my parents.   As you can imagine they love that!  Well, sometimes they love that.   If I have learned one thing in 46 years of being me…when I want to soar I really soar.  And when I am determined that I CAN NOT do something…boy, am I right. So where has that led me in my entrepreneurial life?  I have had no less than 3 businesses in 4 decades of being an adult.  Some more successful than others.  There always seems to be something I am starting.  But after getting married and having kids I decided to take a more conventional career path and that’s where this part of my journey begins.

In the summer of 2012, I was recruited into what I thought was going to be my dream career. Cut to the summer of 2015 and I was in the manager’s office with tears and heartache pouring out of me and turning in my resignation.  The career was in financial services and while I had found much that I loved, the pain of the “sale” and not always being able to speak and do for a client in the manner I wanted to had literally brought me to constant stress, weight gain, long days, and a roller coaster of financial ups and downs.  Can you relate?

So what did I do?  I went to the “next place” for a year because I had convinced myself that the “next place” was a better fit for me.  WRONG!  So wrong.

And then there I was telling that “Aha moment” to a friend at my kitchen table and I realized…I can do anything I want. And now I am beginning a new journey in my life with this blog and want to connect with others who might be in the same place or can share insight into life’s lesson’s.  In my “new place” I am giving voice to MY vision for myself, rather than fitting myself into what others want of me. And yes, my husband is terrified of what that could mean.  No pain, no gain I say!  HA!

RECOMMENDED LINKS (THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO ME!)

MY NERIUM BUSINESS – Learn More

A direct sales business I found and love.  There are lots of reputable ones that in the world for those that want to work part time, full time, or build an empire time.

LEARNVEST – Learn More

This is what I think is the best online money tool around.  Check it out.  Talk about eye opening!

VOLUNTEERING – Learn More

Finding a way to serve others connects us to an integral part of ourselves I think.

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