Today I’d like to do something a little different. I’d like to share with you something personal, some of my story.
We each have a story to tell. Stories shape us, they inspire and help us to grow. For some it is a life altering journey. For other’s it is filled with doubt, uncertainty and trauma…
There are a number of events in my life that have made me into the woman I am today. The adversity I have been through, that so many women have been through, makes me want to help others and this spirit of giving, of generosity, comes across in my business too. The one thing I’ve learnt is that it’s more important to give than to receive – and in business this is more important to me than anything.
I have the ability to focus on the good in others. It comes naturally to me. That need to empower others to achieve their goals and to be heard. What steps are you taking to reach your goals? Have you achieved any that you set out to fulfill?
I’m a nurturer, something that’s been embedded into me and passed down from my mother. I never want to see anyone go without. That fear of not having anything remains in me but even through my toughest times, I’ve remained a giver. No one has ever missed out or gone without.
That’s the funny thing about fear, it can consume you, leave you feeling afraid, alone and without hope. Or it can be the very thing that drives you, that keeps you going and helps you to succeed.
At the age of 35, I started my property journey with $15,000 in my pocket. Once school fees were paid and debts cleared, and I had to start all over again. I had to sell my house and was soon catapulted back into an uncertain world; one I’d worked so hard to leave behind.
But I educated myself, carved myself a path to better life opportunities and made a commitment. A commitment to fostering my own dreams. It took grit and determination and at the age of 57, I started my own business.
So let me take this moment to ask you this:
If you are now in your 50’s, take yourself back in time to when you were in your mid-thirties. Where were you then? How far have you come? I want you to ask yourself: what did I allow to get in my way? How many times did you fall and have to pick yourself back up again?
If you’re in your mid-thirties, what do you currently have in your pocket? Where do you see yourself being in 20 years’ time? What story will you create for yourself?
The most important thing I’d like you to gain from this is that It is never too late. Do not let anyone get you down. The only thing stopping you from reaching your full and wonderful potential is you.
This is me. I have always strived for the best, not only in myself, but for others too. Believe in yourself, create the story you want to be read and pick yourself up when you fall, no matter how many times it happens.
If you ever find yourself in need of a guide, I’m always, always here.