Sunday, August 12, 2018

Real Talk, Why I want to help encourage you and how I made it through extreme poverty

This is a "don't give up" post.
Don't wait to accomplish your dreams... We won't always have tomorrow. Build on your legacy today and leave your loved ones something to remember you by. Make that phone call, set up a business, take charge and don't leave your success to chance.

I'm available to encourage you and inspire you to complete your dreams! Book me for a week or month at a time and I will help you find solutions for problems blocking your way. I'm great at creating solutions for almost insurmountable problems. You can do literally anything you want. You've got an unlimited potential, no matter how difficult your circumstance is. I will tell you why I believe this.

I've lived in a car, at homeless shelters, motels, and have literally decided every single day if buying a jar of jelly was going to be more useful than putting that money into the gas tank so that our job (delivery driver) could still happen tomorrow (usually I ended up filling the gas tank and feeding our kids the peanut butter and bread instead). It was hard, soul crushing, difficult, but I won't trade the experience because it taught me that anything can happen that can put you in that position. I wasn't a drug user, I never did anything illegal, I kept jobs as much as I could. I didn't do anything that would have placed me into that position, but there I was. I hated the feelings of helplessness, so I started trying to control what I could to bring me into a better position. I started a blog, I started sharing the Thrive Experience, I started working online with Mechanical Turk and added any money earning app that I could find to get income of any kind into my account. I've walked my kids to school almost every day after our car flooded during Hurricane Harvey. Thankfully I have parents that have helped immensely and I'm grateful every day for them (Thank you mom! I know you read this, so I'm publicly thanking you so everyone else knows how much I am appreciative of you and what you've done to help us out).

This is why I started this blog, why I spend hours a day researching and writing. I don't want anyone who is struggling to feel that they have no way out. Maybe you don't today, but you gotta keep working, keep struggling, keep putting the money in the gas tank and making it to work every day. Don't give up on your through them with a "what's this going to teach me" mindset. You CAN do it!

Don't look down on people who are homeless. They're people just like you who lost their car through something they couldn't control, then their job, and then their house. Trust me, nobody wants to end up living in a motel or on the street with nowhere to go! It has taken more than a year to get used to the stability of a place to live and regular income coming in. This feeling of "what's gonna happen if the bottom drops out again" is hard to live with and with lots of help, it's subsiding slowly. I'm so happy I am not destitute anymore. I have things to say and options for those who are struggling and it makes me so happy to be able to use what I learned to help build others up. Let me do the same for you!

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