The Chances Not Taken

“Original thinkers feel fear. They’re afraid of failing but they’re even more afraid of failing to try. They know you can fail by starting a business that goes bankrupt or by failing to start a business at all. They know that in the long run, our biggest regrets are not our actions, but our inactions. The things we wish we could redo, if you look at the science, are the chances not taken.”

I heard this quote on a Ted Talk I was watching and knew it was one I wanted to remember. 

I don’t know if I’ve shared much about where we were at in our lives when I hit the join button on to partner with an incredible clean beauty company, but it was terrifying! 

We had just spent a large chunk of our money to move across the country from Arizona to New York. We were pregnant and had the huge expense of raising a human being on the horizon. We had ZERO income coming in… We were both teachers. It was June. Neither of us had paychecks coming in. Then there was the fact that Christopher hadn’t even gotten a new teaching job yet and I wasn’t planning on going back to teaching so our financial state was very up in the air. We didn’t have our own place. We were living with my parents. Our life was seriously so unpredictable at the time when I sat down and talked to Chris about this opportunity after it was presented to me and we both knew it was the right choice. It was a massive risk and we really did not have the extra money to put into my initial investment, but we made it work because we knew it would be worth it. 

So watching this Ted Talk and hearing that quote, made me think to myself, what if I had not become a clean beauty advocate…

*I would not be home with my daughter every day.

*Adeline would be in daycare with a person we don’t know.

*I would be working a job that is not in my field or a passion of mine while I spent all my free time getting my NY teaching certification.

*If we did decide for me to still stay home with Addie, we would be pinching pennies trying to make ends meet.

*We wouldn’t have been able to buy a house and would still be in a tiny apartment we hated.

*I wouldn’t know all I do now about ingredients and toxins.

*I would probably still unknowingly be using incredibly harmful products and putting them on my baby.

*I wouldn’t have hit a new leadership promotion last month and started bringing in real, career level income.

It’s amazing to me how much this opportunity has changed and blessed my life and I know there are still so many more blessings to come. Don’t be someone who looks back and regrets the chances you didn’t take. Very few people start businesses because they have more than enough money to or because they have all this extra time to. They do it because they NEED the financial freedom or they NEED the time freedom. I needed both if I wanted to be home with my daughter every day and both are what I have received. 

I’m an open book for anyone who has any questions!

Hard work pays off later…laziness pays off right now

Well, friends, Christmas has come and gone and the new year is upon us. 

I’m so excited to hear what goals you have for 2020, to cheer you on, and support you in anyway I can.

I was watching a Ted Talk recently and this quote stood out to me SO much! We are moving into a new decade and there is nothing stopping us from doing the work to build the lives of our dreams except our own limiting beliefs. 🌷

My 2020 Goals:

💵 Double my income from last year helping women detox their products and live healthier lives

🏠 Do some big projects in the house like ripping up the carpet and renovating the kitchen

🏃‍Complete 3 Spartan races including a category I haven’t yet done

💏 Incorporate biweekly date nights with the hubby

I’d love to hear what your goals are! If you have the desire to feel better, look better, make more money, or have more time in 2020, I urge you to fill out this quick form https://forms.gle/TxdtLAp3tcgTtKbaA and/or hop on over to https://www.facebook.com/groups/raisingclean/ where I can help you take the first steps to living your best life.