Three and a half years ago, I was an introvert, insecure and full of self-doubt. I had few friends. Seriously, I was a wallflower. But I didn’t start out that way. When I was in school, I was bubbly and happy, but in my 20s, I was in a negative and dysfunctional environment that sapped me of every ounce of self-esteem I had. Thankfully, I was able to change that situation and marry my high school sweetheart when I was in my 30s. We are now happily married but the emotional abuse I had endured had taken its toll.
I had graduated with an honors degree in education, but I ended up painting houses for over 20 years because I was never hired to teach. Painting helped make ends meet but it didn’t help me with people skills since I didn’t speak to many people. I was confident in my work, but outside of that I would never start a conversation. Worst of all I was so negative and always had to be right. It’s just embarrassing when I think back on the way I used to be.
After all those years of painting, my shoulder felt like it was about to fall off and my husband and I still had to support our kid through college. We didn’t know how we were going to manage financially since my doctor explained that if I continued painting I could cause permanent damage. So, when someone I cared about asked me to join LIMU with her I wanted to say yes. Not only did I see hope to build another income, but finally someone was asking me to do something together! I felt I’d better say yes while I had the opportunity!
I hit the rank of 2K the first month when some family joined me but I thought the magic was in the details. I told people all about Fucoidan and how the Tongans dive down into the bottom of the sea to cut the sea plant, how Gary had to sleep in the backseat of his dad’s car and how you could earn a BMW. But I overwhelmed them with too much information and still had trouble communicating.
At that point, I could have told myself that LIMU just didn’t work and quit. But I knew LIMU did work because I had so many friends making money with LIMU and driving paid-for BMWs. I knew the problem was me and my awkward self. And besides, I’m no quitter.
I focused on self-development and I stayed plugged in. I filled my head with Les Brown, Jim Rohn, and I kept speaking to people, learning and improving. Even at 2K I saw LIMU deposits every month in my bank account. I also lost 20 pounds and my overall health had improved as I became happier and more confident.
I began to believe in myself and started making friends. I focused on others and how I could help them, and soon more people joined my team. By Nov, 18 I hit the next rank of 10K. Shortly after, I hit 20K and was BMW-qualified!
It was all such a humbling and exciting experience. My team rallied around me to reach our goal. I doubt this would’ve ever happened in the corporate world. No one works overtime to help someone else get a promotion anywhere other than LIMU!
Now that I’ve reached my first goal of 20K, I’m setting new goals to help each person on my team reach 20K as well. I think it will be great when there are so many black BMWs in our small town that it looks like Hollywood has arrived!
So, my advice is to get started, stay plugged in and don’t quit. Every obstacle you go through is necessary to make you who you need to be to reach your goal. When you hit 20K and you’re out shopping for your BMW it’s a great feeling! You are worth it. As Les Brown says, “You have greatness in you.” If I can do it, I know you can, too!