I have lots of inspirations but on my bucket list was to meet Tony Robbins. I remember seeing him on Oprah when I was in High School. He made this huge imprint on me because he was so confident, positive, and constructive. I came from a military poor family so I didn't understand wealth or happiness. I was taught to be content, don't ask for much, and walk my life like my parents... be Catholic, get married, have kids, be happy raising a family. Period.
Years later I found myself doing things the same as my parents except I went to college & got a 4 year degree in business but did nothing with. I got married and had kids. The then hubby was not cooperative with work schedule so I had a limited real estate career. I split a few years ago. I had had enough of the control and stiffling. I wasn't happy. I wanted more. I deserved more.
As a member of the Independent Real Estate Brokers Association at my local board I learned that Tony Robbins would be in Dallas, TX. So of course I went. I did't just go. I bought the Platinum VIP ticket to sit front and center. This P VIP allowed me to attend a meet and greet with Jerry Jones for breakfast and a post event meeting with Mr. Robbins. It was awesome! This was an event that changed my life. He talked on topics that I was personally experiencing or had already experienced. I understood that the vision I created for myself at 12 was not the life I was living: independence, travel, to do something significant. I was very unhappy with how my life was at 45. So, I stepped out to change that. I began putting me first and not to let religion, family, or anything else interfere. While they all meant well it was all to my demise. I had to find me.
Here I am, years later, building my new life in business and personal. I kept my real estate business but also ventured out to grow a modular container home building business. My partners and I are rocking the boat. But that's what needs to be done to realize long term life plans. We are offering affordable home solutions and investor solutions to make the world a better place.
Live your life. YOLO!!
Thanks Joan! Our biggest hurdle is the rising cost of metal and shortage of building supplies. This too shall pass. Happy Thursday!