So you know how Barbara Mandel said, “I was country when country wasn’t cool?” I keep thinking, “we were a part of the you economy before the you economy was cool!” Have you heard about the you economy?? There was an exciting feature in the USA today this weekend that talked about how this “you economy” is shifting the way income is earned. Let me give you all a little background on our story.
My husband and I both have college degrees and I actually have a masters degree. When we brought our son into the world in 2006, I wanted more flexibility in my career and honestly needed more income to support our growing family. I went the route of working as a contract therapist for the flexibility, better pay, and then after our family grew by 2 more, discovered direct sales/party plan in 2010. I quickly learned that I could make money from HOME with the direct sales model. This allowed us more flexibility as I was able to often cut my work week hours from 28-32 to 15-18 hours a week! That was such a blessing since we now had 4 children and our life was crazy busy!!!
However, as our family continued to grow, the debt didn’t seem to be shrinking. I found myself spinning my wheels, working more hours as a speech pathologist, missing out on important things with the kids, and quite honestly in a funk! Was this really how life was supposed to be???
In 2013, another opportunity presented itself! This time it was a cloud based business that promotes a product that I truly fell in love with within 4 days. I had “me” back and I could share it easily with friends and family during the nooks and crannies of my day! It was a business that I could work over the phone and via social media!!! I was earning my product for FREE within days, adding income to our family weekly, paying cash for Christmas, paying off debt, and then one day I looked up and realized that I didn’t have to treat one more patient. I could promote a product I loved and still help people improve their quality of life, but most importantly, be with MY FAMILY!!!!!
For over 2.5 years, I’ve been a FULL TIME “YOU ECONOMIST!!!” I’ve created options for my family! We are no longer drowning in debt! My husband is also a full time “YOU ECONOMIST!!!” Guess what that means? My kids have FULL TIME PARENTS!!! Their activities go on our calendar first and we schedule our work around their activities!!! We never have to worry about vacation days, or paid time off!!! We no longer miss the important things but instead make memories every single day!!!
The “YOU ECONOMY” has given us a life we never even dreamed about because we thought life was all about working for someone else, going through the motions, and then hoping to retire someday and afford retirement. How sad is that???? I’m so grateful that something in me said, “YES” to a shifting economy in 2010. I am forever grateful that something told me there was a better way of life!!! I am blessed to be a part of a company that is shifting the health and wellness industry and creating options for families across the globe! I am proud to be a part of this “YOU ECONOMY” that a lot of my family and friends still can’t wrap their brains around!
I know I am making decisions daily that are creating a better way of life for those who join me!!! I am confident that those who are still watching, will join me, become a YOU ECONOMIST themselves, and realize what a great thing this whole “YOU ECONOMY” is!! Until then…..I’m going to keep on saying, I was a part of the you economy when the you economy wasn’t cool!!
For more information about how you can be a part of this journey, contact me by visiting www.mauriadillard.com.