Seven months ago I had a dream. It was simply, to make more money with my product. I want to have more time freedom so that I could control my work schedule – by working at home. I wanted to write a book about the years I have spent in the nursing field.
The one thing I knew for sure … I wanted OUT of nursing.
In order to replace the income we have grown used to, I had to build my business to that level of living. At the time, my business was just paying for the products I was using…most of the time. When my business coach Sandi Krakowski opened the doors for a yearlong coaching class, the monthly cost made me raise my eyebrows. However, I also knew that in order for me to have the life with my family that I want, I had to learn how to work online with results. My husband gave me all the support I needed to dive head first into learning.
What happened over the last seven months really opened my eyes, my dream was coming alive. It had a heart beat!
I began blogging to see if anyone wanted to read about the stories I had experienced as a nurse. Not only were they reading they were staying on the blog for 2 minutes to 9 minutes. It has been read in 137 countries this year. The next thing I know I am writing my book. Going to work was no longer the dread it had been, it was my next story.
As the blog and the book grew my business was taking off. I began working on me and how I thought about business, how I thought about who I was. Started a brand new company in November and knew nothing about the products or even how to use them. It did not take me long to find out that I had found a home in business. Over the next 7 months I stayed number one in the young living company, becoming an executive in record time. Re-placing half my nursing income.
Seven months ago I began working on myself more than I did my business. I began living within the bold personality with a different outlook. Seeing that the control I thought I needed was somewhere else. It was in me all the time. The way I looked at things began to change, how I thought about life began to change, after spending years in the defense mode. Isn't it strange we think what we need is somewhere far away and it is built into our design. If you are like me, I needed someone like Sandi and PJ (the mindsetmaven) to help give me permission to let it out and really be who I was designed to be. It was uncomfortable at first, how odd to say it felt uncomfortable being the real me. Once the door was open I came bouncing out and it felt good!
Not only was the blog doing well and the alexa ranking was falling like a rock was attached, the book was coming along, the business was climbing monthly, plus I was offered a job. Just when I thought no one noticed what I was doing in my 3 days a week 13 hour shift job. They ask if I would be interested in the position in the education and training department. I went from having nowhere to store any personal items at work – to my own office, phone line, and computer. Teaching and training, the new nurses that come to work at the hospital. I was in a fog, pinching myself and asking God "is all this real."
When Sandi and I began coaching she asks me about starting a coaching program for nurses. I flat out said," NO!" She asks what I would like to do for the nurses at the hospital. I said I would love to make a difference, and at that time I did not see how. I did not have to look for the 'how' they came to me.
If you are just getting started and you have a dream tucked away in your thoughts. Pull it out, lay that dream on the table and breathe life into it. It can only come to life if you give it a heartbeat. That heartbeat is in you. Seven months ago I reached out on total faith when I started a yearlong coaching program. I knew I had work to do. I did not understand some of the things that were being taught. I did them anyway. I knew I had to get to the masterminds and I knew I had to get to the live events. They were fuel for my mindset and energy to do the next step. I again stepped out on faith to get there.
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Angela Brooks is a leading distributor of Young Living Essential Oils. Dedicated to natural health solutions, Brooks provides people with healing alternatives without harsh side effects. Additionally, Brooks is a mental health nurse and author committed to bringing mental happiness to the nursing profession by motivating and supporting nurses around the country.
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