January 9, 2023
We live such busy lives. We go through each day complete our responsibilities, watch tv, go to sleep, and then wake up and do it all again. Day by day passes. Week by week goes by. Years slip away. I used to just blindly go through life and I didn’t even realize it. I went […]
We live such busy lives. We go through each day complete our responsibilities, watch tv, go to sleep, and then wake up and do it all again. Day by day passes. Week by week goes by. Years slip away.
I used to just blindly go through life and I didn’t even realize it. I went to work, came home and cooked for my family, looked at tv for a couple of hours, caught up on emails, and went to sleep. Woke up at 6am to do it all again. I didn’t recognize it at the time, but I was just going through the motions.
Getting laid off woke me up. Learning I was in tens of thousands of dollars of debt sent my life into chaos. At least that is what I thought. What actually was happening is that I was starting down a path that would lead me to a life where I would get to share my voice. A path where I would get to help others. Help others become financially free. In order to do that I had to wake up out of the daze that I was in. When I look back I would have never woke up without the layoff.
When the debt was gone two years later I knew that I did not want to go back to a life where I just put my head down and let life pass me by. I wanted to do more. I wanted to help as many people as I could. One day an idea came to me that I could do that by speaking. I didn’t know that idea would eventually become speaking around the country to thousands of people each year. I just wanted to speak to small groups here and there around my city.
Speaking in front of hundreds even thousands of people on stage never crossed my mind because I used to be afraid to speak in front of people.
I remember my first speaking engagement which was for a small group of fifty people. I was terrified! I got up in front of them and made it through the presentation. At the end a young lady came up to me and said “your story gives me hope. I am no where near the amount of debt you were in so if you can make it, I now know that I can make it!” Right then and there I knew that I can’t let my fear control me because someone out there is waiting on me. Waiting on me to share my story and show them how I was able to pay off $50K in two years. Show them how to get in position to live their dreams.
We all have a story. There are many reading this and you have a story that could change someone’s life, but there is one problem. You are in a daze just like I was and the days, the weeks, the years are passing you by. Maybe you are ready to wake up from the daze and start impacting the lives of others. Maybe you are ready to share your story and change the life of another human being. I meet so many people who want to make a dent in the universe by sharing their story or their expertise, but don’t know how.
I have been asked over and over “Ja’Net how do I get my voice out to the world?” I have been asked so many times that I want to help.
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