15 Dec What a difference a year makes
What a difference a year makes?
That saying we hear it so often don’t we? These last 12 months have flipped my life upside down and back around again.
I want to focus more on me than on any particular event but I think the change in me is quite amazing.
So lets rewind, December 2015 exactly 12 months from where I am now. I had some ‘friends’ who were draining me and I couldn’t see it at the time. I battled so hard to keep them all in my life, because I thought they defined me. They did in some ways ,as I was to learn later in the year! I found myself becoming someone I didn’t even know. I have always been nice and trusting, but these situations were turning me into someone I didn’t like.
I blamed closing the doors on the family business, but it wasn’t that I had lost myself and no idea how to change it. January came and an operation, only a small one but that day was the day the friends decided to end our friendship. I thought I would never get over it. I spent weeks angry, rants on Facebook hoping they would see them. I have no idea why, all it caused me was more upset and my REAL friends concern for the person they did know.
I was low, depressed and the start of my panic attacks, the trigger seemed to be all this with these people.
I re-joined SW and I decided to change my life, I had no idea how I was going to do it yet. But I figured getting healthy was a great start, I got straight into the SW plan . I was having treatment ready for the Hysterectomy but was still successful in losing weight, which lifted my mood.
This takes us to March, my body was changing which was great but my mind was not.
I had no idea what I was going to do with my life, I was 40 years old and no goals, no direction and no idea even where to start. A few people mentioned working from home “direct sales” I turned my nose up at all them.
Then a friend of mine (our daughters were and are still BFF) showed me the cosmetics she was selling. After trying some on while having a coffee with her I wanted them all.
My friend Toni suggested I become a kitnapper, I could get some of the products in the kit and 20% of all I buy. Hell yes, sign me up! But then she said “you could try it out as your own business” I laughed. I do not SELL.
How wrong was I, this blog is not a YOUNIQUE blog or anything this is my personal journey just to put that out there!
I agreed to give it my full attention for the next couple of months, as I was going into hospital in May. so lets see what it’s all about.
- Yes it is a direct sales company
- Yes I sell skincare and cosmetics
- Yes I gain commission from sales
- Yes I can build a team of like minded women.
No it is not a pyramid scheme, no it is not pushy sales, no it is not hard.
I love what I do, I get to play with make up, like I did at the age of 13. I get to do that all day telling my family that I have worked hard.
Younqiue and Toni encouraged me to work on myself and to self development and Law of Attraction.
Toni is now not only my mentor, my inspiration but also one of my best friends and I thank the universe every single day for bringing her into my life.
This has in turn changed my life completely, changed my mind set and how I deal with the stress in my life.
I started with Amber Voight’s book the 7 cent Decision, this happens to be one of our mentors in Younique. Her story and that of her family was close to home. Along with ‘The Secret’ which is all about the Law of Attraction.
I am so much happier in my life; I feel I have found my path at last. I have my own brand now ‘Just Jules’ which is the place for my blogs, my life and my Business.
Since July time I have deleted all negative and toxic people from my life. I do ‘Personal development’ every single day.
I make sure I am positive and if I am having a down day (we all have them) I do extra self development, or take a walk.
I look back now at past social media posts, or how upset I got at certain things and I actually cringe! I am rocking my business daily, while inspiring and mentoring women! I have learnt that a strong woman will use the bricks thrown at her to build her up.
Thanks for reading
Jules Out x