I have been struggling with something for many months. The dilemna is this: how do I write what I want to write here without attaching a sense of ego to the story?
I know everybody will come to their own conclusions and, generally, I find it very easy to disassociate myself from the judgements of others. The struggle this time is because my learning comes from an affiliation of sorts with Oprah. Yes, . THAT Oprah
Since the very first show that was aired with Oprah and her team my interest has been piqued. She is definitely a leader, a teacher and a trail blazer but, after meeting her and spending time with her I can tell you Oprah is also very gracious and hilarious with a most infectious laugh. 27 years later the topics she speaks of are still relevant.
This is the struggle piece because I, like millions of others when asked who they’d love to meet, replied “Oprah” I am not a superstar, I don’t know “people who know people” I’m just a small town girl who dreams big. The intention was set, never disbelieving and never knowing the “how” I just kept believing someday I’d meet Oprah. I’m wasn’t even certain why it was so important to me, not for the fame or popularity that’s for sure, but there it was, out in the open for all to see. Most people mocked, teased or told me I was being unrealistic. I held onto the dream anyway.
Fast forward to April 2013 and, not only did I meet Oprah, twice, but I have also been blessed to spend time with her at a private lunch with a core group of OWN Ambassadors last October during OYOU 2012 in LA. My heart tells me this is just the beginning of a whole new journey.
So, why am I sharing this? You have a dream right? Perhaps it’s huge and seems unattainable. Perhaps you’re ready to give up because nobody believes in it but you. DON’T! Just don’t…I can’t tell you for sure your big vision will become reality but, I also can’t tell you it won’t.
I’ve been working on a movement for three or four years now called Helping Millions Make Millions. It’s a program designed to teach women how to turn their passion into profit by doing something they love.
It’s a big goal to be sure.
I thought working one on one coaching women was the way to make this vision a reality and then I stumbled upon Arbonne, a health and wellness network marketing company. This is the vehicle to teach women how to be financially independent, this I know for sure.
There are naysayers, there are skeptics, there are critics..it’s ok, I’ve been down this road before…
The biggest rejection I hear is that it’s “one of THOSE companies” as in direct sales.
That’s true and, did you know, Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad, says network marketing is the business of the 21st century?
This quote from Arthur Schopenhauer “Truth passes through three phases: First it is ridiculed. Second it is fiercely and violently opposed. Third, it becomes self-evident” rings true for this small town girl whose next mission is to empower, like Oprah, everybody who desires a change.
Want to know more about Arbonne? I am always happy to share my passion about this company. Whatever you decide to do, don’t, just don’t give up on the dream, in fact share it out using the hashtag #livingfearlessdreambig to my attention on twitter @mybestlifecoach! Let’s start a movement people…together!
Here’s a quick and inspiring video about the Arbonne experience. Enjoy!