I remember about 3 years ago John and I were talking about getting me a new car. Something reliable for these crazy Michigan winters. We weren’t even engaged yet and he was doing all this research on what to get me and was so excited.
I broke down crying. I felt ashamed. I knew I couldn’t afford a new car. I wasn’t good at managing my money, credit cards, student loan debt...etc. You get the idea.
This isn’t easy for me to post or relive. It was something I was embarrassed about constantly, especially in front of John, who majored in finance.
He always comforted me, and I always knew that he would “take care of me” in that sense...but I knew I didn’t want that. I wanted to contribute. I wanted to be confident in my/our finances. I wanted to be able to afford a reliable car on my own.
I didn’t know what coaching would bring when I first started. But something told me it would be special.
I had this realization today...driving down the snowy Michigan roads, in my reliable, beautiful SUV. Today, Thursday, is payday for coaches. And my paycheck this week alone covered my car payment, plus extra in the bank.
I realized how just three years ago around this time I was struggling with my mindset about money...afraid to check my bank account, grappling with the idea of wanting to contribute to my future family. Comparing it to today...waking up excited, and PROUD. I work really freaking hard. At two jobs I absolutely love.
My only point in writing this out is to show what is possible. That you can rewrite your story at any time. That you don’t have to be ashamed, or settle, or be embarrassed. That you can absolutely start making the change for YOU and your life. - 4 hours ago