I don’t often talk about my journey into entrepreneurship because well, it was now over 4 years ago! But recently sharing my story on a podcast made me think how I need to share it more, much more.
4 years ago, I was a top selling Health Coach at a clinic in Winnipeg, MB absolutely slaying with up to 50 clients at one time. It was dope. And exhausting. And rewarding. And all consuming. And didn’t have much of a future.
I was working and commuting for up to 60 hrs/week, getting payed up to $1200 bi weekly, including commissions. It was killing me.
I got into Health Coaching to help others who struggled in the same way I did. And yet the demands of my job helping them was causing my own health to slide backwards. I began to brainstorm ways to make additional income. Because of the insane hours I was already working, getting a second job was not an option. I googled how other Health Coaches made additional income and the most recommended revenue stream was to sell products to my clients.
BRILLIANT. Thankfully there was a company that had been recommended to me at the Mayo Clinic for both their exceptionally clean nutrition products and toxic free skincare & makeup products.
I began to google, ‘how can I sell Arbonne?’ and found a way to contact a local woman. Looking back, I probably scared the bejeebers out of that poor woman. “Hi, my name is Terri Lynn, I am a certified Health Coach who services an average of 40 clients at the time. I am looking at selling Arbonne’s products to these clients and know I can do exceptionally well as I am a top sales woman in my company. How do I get started?”
Well, I got started and was mind blown at my ‘side hustle’ of a paycheque that came to me monthly. My mind started running, what if I could actually eventually fully work for myself?
The dreaded week came where suddenly I didn’t get payed from my clinic. They were having financial issues. Then came the phone call that they had gone bankrupt and sold. Even though I still had my job, technically. I knew that the company wasn’t stable, and I needed to have a more secure income. (A year later they closed their doors permanently! So much for corporate jobs being ‘less risky’ than entrepreneurship…)
I called my up line and told her I needed to make a $2000 paycheque that next month. She told me exactly what I needed to do in order to make that kind of money and I did it. In one month I got my paycheque up to the point where it was competitive with my Health Coaching income. I quit my job a week before my wedding and left for my honeymoon knowing I would never return to a job where I put my income in another person’s hands.
And I didn’t.
I don’t talk about this opportunity nearly enough and am committed to doing better. This opportunity changed the course of my entire life and I know it has for thousands of other women as well. I’ve decided to once again mentor a handful of women monthly to do as I have done with this opportunity. If this blog has you 1% curious, fill out this form and I will be in touch to see if this is the right opportunity for you!
Xoxo, Terri Lynn