I have led a pretty amazing life thus far!  I have spent pretty much my entire life going to school and tending bar.  I have been so fortunate to try out many different majors and have finally decided to graduate!  Every position of employment I have ever had has always been an improvement from the previous!  I have a beautiful, loving and very supportive family!  I have met some incredibly fascinating people throughout my journey.  I have been deeply in love a couple of times and I have had the opportunity to learn from heart break, as well!    I have never been abused in any way.  I have pretty much walked through this life unscathed!…And then suddenly, things came to a head!

   All within the past two weeks I received a notice that my very hefty student loans were going to go into repayment, my place of employment that I loved so much decided to do a little restructuring which meant getting rid of a couple of us with seniority, and my supposed twin flame and I decided to go our separate ways.  I once heard that the universe will not give us more than we can handle, but as I sit obsessively staring at the postings online in search of that next much improved opportunity, I start to think.  I begin to ponder, is this really what it’s all about?  The old, supposedly reliable hamster wheel?  This is not me and it is definitely not what I want to be doing with my life….

   We’ve all heard the story about the self-made millionaire and how he was down on his luck, unemployed with nothing but the shirt on his back and a dream, and with his last $500 he built a multi-million dollar empire.  Well I decided that I want my story to sound just like that! I think we should all have a story that sounds like that!

   So here I am blogging to the ether in hopes that someone catches the signal.  The Grand Master Plan is to tell the world my “Break Through” story as it unfolds.  My back is currently up against the wall and the pressure is mounting.  I’ve suddenly become a part of the growing statistic (the jobless graduate), but I refuse to succumb to the pressure.  The time is now!  I will start my own business!

   I have started my research and have written a business plan.  My vision is to help local small businesses increase their revenue and thrive by administering sound cross-marketing campaigns geared towards the immediate community.  The targeted businesses would be those that offer products and services in the realm of health, wellness, fitness and beauty.  So in essence I want to build a healthy village.  As I continue to study, research and try different strategies, I will blog about what I’ve learned, what’s working, what’s not working and I hope you will reach out to me and post comments.  Let’s open up a dialogue, learn from each other and maybe others will want to take from this conversation and start their own business.  Maybe if we could watch the progression from the beginning, we will realize that not only is anything possible, but anyone can do it.  So let’s do it!  Let’s build our healthy villages together!

   Tomorrow is day 1… Marketing Research.  I will go door to door to ask business owners if there is any interest in my services, find that possible niche.  Wish me luck! 🙂

   I’ll leave you with this… Les Brown is one of my favorite motivational speakers.  This video speaks to me.  Hopefully you’ll find some value in it as well.  Namaste!

 

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