Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Big Leap that Paid Off Big Time

Instead of throwback Thursday let's do a ....Thank YOU Thursday
By: Janice Burke

This picture is a highlight of my week!

I gotta share this "long winded" story with you so you know just how thankful I truly AM๐Ÿ’•

When I grew up my parents both worked my dad worked A LOT๐Ÿ˜ณI hated not getting to see him.  I remember in 6th grade I said "if I have kids I want to be able to go have lunch with my kids, go to all their games, never miss a school event!"

I remember starting to feel unloved, my parents never attended any event, program, games... now that I'm older I know it had nothing to do with love, it had everything to do with freedom! They didn't have ANY๐Ÿ˜” I should of been thankful instead of complaining, at least he could afford to put me into sports๐Ÿ˜ณ

I humbly know how blessed I am to stay home & raise my kids ever since they were born๐Ÿ’™... that almost came to a halt!

Three years ago my husband & I had to make a choice...either make some major sacrifices to keep me home or I would have to go back to work. It didn't take long to realize that I didn't have the experience to get a GREAT paying job & we couldn't afford childcare on what other people thought my time was worth, so we tried to find something where I could be home when he was at work & then I could go to work when he got home ๐Ÿ˜ณ That thought was squashed QUICK!  We married each other to be a FAMILY! Not single parents or roommates!

After a lot of praying, worrying, & second guessing myself. Chris supported & pushed me to stay home & take my love for fitness seriously. I knew I wouldn't make a ton of money right away with my online business, it takes time, consistency & discipline to start a business... but I loved it. It's easy to apply yourself when you know the company is legit & making a difference in your own life. 

I also started teaching as many fitness classes as I could, I only got paid $20 a class, so a few classes a week wouldn't even cover my instructor fees lol, but it helped. I could take the boys with me or teach while they were in school and I LOVED TEACHING! 

I quickly realized my body couldn't keep up with that many classes & I slowly cut back my classes & increased the hours I worked on my online business. It's been LESS than 3 years. I get paid way more than anyone else could pay me! I work when I want & with who I want & the best part is I get to change LIVES!

(Thank goodness, because Chris' golf career didn't pay as well as we had thought ...YET๐Ÿ˜œ)

It isn't the "traditional" way, but it is a WAY better way for us!  We still have our mattresses on the floor & live in an overpriced apartment, but I wouldn't go back & change a THING!

God has blessed us every step of the way... I know he will continue to! Even through a tiny time of being homeless; I never doubted our decision to put our priorities first!

I'm blessed with two amazing boys & a STRONG marriage & a career that I love that allows me to fulfill my childhood dream of being present in my kids lives!


๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•It has been the most amazing experience to be on this journey with all of you! Thank you for trusting me to get you, all I ever want is for us all to set a goal & crush it TOGETHER๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Maybe... just maybe you have read this far & your thinking... I need a non-traditional way to support & be present with my family!!! Take that JUMP it is so worth every minute๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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