My Mom Expresses Gratitude to a Decision I Made Nearly Two Years Ago!
2013 has been a year of transformation for me and my family; thanks to a decision I took on October 17, 2011. We have traveled more together as a family this year than we have done since we became a family, and we have more trips in and out of Zimbabwe in the pipeline before the year is over.
In May we took our sons on a week end trip to the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, in July we spent a week end at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg and at the end of August I took a week-long trip to Durban in South Africa with my five year old son and my mom to celebrate my mom’s 69th birthday.
We have planned a week end trip to Kariba in Zimbabwe for our sons to unwind from exam pressure as soon as schools close in December. On the same week end my husband and I will travel for a week to Thailand to attend a training event and vacation there.
As a family we are already looking at possible trips to take overseas together in 2014. Two years ago if you had told me I would be having this kind of conversation with my family, I would have wondered what you had been smoking because our budget was so tight there was a lot of month left at the end of the money. Yet I had what would be considered a great job by any standards at the time.
What got this whole thing started was an opportunity I had seen in 2009 which my heart believed could work but my head refused to accept as possible. Two years later, faced with an expiring employment contract and closed doors at every turn for a new job, I went back to give that opportunity a second look. My heart was still in the right place and my head had tried to catch up a little bit. The whole thing made more sense, probably because it was the only available alternative I had.
I decided to invest the less than $400 that was needed for me to get started in the business venture. I also invested $199 to attend a company training event in Johannesburg two weeks after I got started. After that training, my head had truly caught up with my heart. I knew then in my head what I needed to do in order for me to get that which my heart had fallen in love with.
The journey has not been easy. I have had to break out of my comfort zone and do things that I have never done before. More than the money that I have started to make and the traveling that I am now enjoying, the self discovery journey that I have been on and which still continues has been the best part that I have enjoyed.
My business opportunity is in the network marketing industry. This industry is not for wimps but it is for men and women of courage who are willing to take the most difficult journey a human being can ever take, the journey of changing yourself in order to succeed financially and get for your family what you have always dreamed they could get.
If on that fateful day in October 2011 I had not made the decision to give a second look at an idea that made sense only to my heart and not my head; if I had not started that facebook chat with a wonderful Zimbabwean lady I had met earlier whom I knew was doing this business (I was working in Botswana at the time); if I had said to myself I have never done network marketing before and what if I fail and loose my money? If I had listened to all the people I loved, and who loved me, who told me about the graveyard of network marketing where casualties and disasters of all sorts had befallen those who tried it, I never would have known the joy that I saw on my mom’s face when she saw the ocean for the first time in her life. That embrace that she gave me said it all.
The journey of the last two years has been worth every frustration and every ridiculous response that I have heard from those who have not seen what I see in this opportunity.
The journey is just beginning. I do not know how much time I or my loved ones have to live here on earth, but I can tell you that with each day that we have we are going to create memories together at the places that we would only have dreamed about had I not made the decision to be a crazy nut nearly two years ago.
I leave you with a video that I recorded of my mom appreciating me on the shorelines of the Indian Ocean in Durban in August 2013.
I give glory to God for the vision He gave me that has afforded me the chance to do this for my mom in her living years. How I wish these fruits had crystallized earlier and I’d have done this with my dad as well. sadly, he passed away in August 2012.
If you have been inspired to take a closer look at network marketing as your Plan B in securing your family’s financial future, then send me this message “Let’s talk about what you are doing.” on facebook at THIS LINK OR invite me to be your friend on Skype (madlala2010) with the same message.
“It is better to have a Plan B and not need it, than to need it and not have it.” – WISDOM
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