Wednesday, March 20, 2013

How I turned debt & crisis into opportunity & inspiration

3 years after facing the most difficult time in my life, I'm presenting awards to Winnie & Kat Independent Stylists 

I have learned that sometimes you need to get creative. 

When I rewind to five years ago it is truly a different life. I went from being a Malibu housewife with money in the bank to waking up realizing that there was nothing left. After having retired from selling a business in our early 30's, I rose from my "6 year nap" realizing that we were in perilous personal debt. Additionally, our family business was deeply in trouble. 
Borrowing money to turn this situation around, I took control of the company, went to work and eventually made myself CEO: commuting three hours daily on Los Angeles freeways and traveling the country. I sometimes questioned myself, asked for help when I needed it, and I worked through my seemingly desperate situation step-by-step.

Within two years, I made important changes to the company and I sold it. Employees were able to keep their jobs and I became debt free. I was now a single mom of my three daughters.

By creating a social selling company that provides opportunity for all women, I decided to tell my story with action. I want to set an example that no matter what life gives you and even whenyou’ve made mistakes, you can find the courage and strength to not only survive hardships but to create a wonderful life. 

Over and over I hear women ask what they could possibly do after being out of the workforce for many years. I feel that our potential is our greatest asset, and I see Winnie & Kat as a way for me to help guide women to jump out of their comfort zones, gain personal control of their finances and build confidence, because it is never too late. 

Email or comment for more information on building the company with me.