Angela Brooks a former burnt out mental health nurse – whom is now a nursing educator who has worked in a state funded mental hospital for the last 24 years. I am a mom of two busy boys who are very active in sports with travel baseball and I am married to an amazing man who has supported me through my business journey.
I am a social media junky who does not claim to be an expert however, I run my business on the go using my blog and social media very well. (In one month I grossed $100,000 in product volume using social media and my blog) I am in transition from nursing to working full time at home using social media and my smart phone.
What you will learn from me is how I began the transition and how I can help you do the same thing. (Join the Inner Buzz facebook where I seriously spill the beans) .
Let me tell you what changed my mind about nursing and why I needed to do this. I stood on the back deck early one Saturday morning as my husband and two sons were loading into the car going to a baseball tournament that I would miss. (yet another one) It was my weekend to work, as most nurses do. Actually I think I have worked more weekends and holidays than I have had off.
It was that day driving to work, angry because I was going to miss the big game and would be only hearing the updates from my husband’s text messages – that became a defining moment for me. Driving down the same the same road I had driven for 21 years. I became angry, and frustrated that I was missing these one time events because I had to work to help provide for my family. My two boys were growing up fast and I was missing it working 13 hours on the night shift from 6pm-until 7am – 3 days a week.
I was exhausted trying to keep up.
I began looking for a business coach that could help me take my business to a level that would give me the schedule that I wanted. I worked for a little over a year learning everything I could learn about online marketing, newsletters, email, social media.
In 7 months I had added 92 business members (who are all still active and growing) to my Young Living business without picking up the phone or having those terrible home parties that no one wants to go to anyway. Most of the time they show up to be nice or sign up and do nothing because they did not want to hurt your feelings.
I took the long road and now I am sharing all I have learned with my team. I don’t hold anything back – I share everything I do with them to help them grow their business without making all the mistakes that I had to make while I was learning.
In 2011 I was offered a job change – I moved from the night shift after 21 1/2 years working as a staff nurse on the units with the mentally ill – to and Education and Training Position teaching the new nurses that are hired to work at the facility. The hours are better, I am more rested, and I am not suffering from the same burnout.
I am a former burnt out nurse who has a passion for helping people. If you are ready to do something different where you can still use your nursing skills and take control of your own life and schedule.
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