Doing what you love and love what you do.
I love socialising and meeting people. Coming from a background as an only child and quite a shy one also, I was constantly pushed into situations where I had to go and do a lot of things on my own. Though, in my working life, I had opportunity to change and as my first job was in the Bank and on the counter as a Cashier, I developed and acquired the confidence to speak to people from all walks of life and also over a period of time was comfortable speaking to almost anyone.
I was introduced to Network-Marketing at the age of 19 years and this birthed the Entrepreneurial Spirit in me, but it wasn’t until I got married and had children that I got the opportunity to leave the Bank and really get started to try and get a small business off the ground.
It was suggested to me that I started with Book-Keeping – I can’t say that it ignited the passion inside me that much, but I did undertake a course, then got started with a few clients when the recession came, most of them lost a lot of their clients and so I looked to do something new.
My love of meeting people especially those in other countries/cultures, led me to be a host family and eventually I did start my own little business around having adults come over to learn Business English, then I went on to be a Accommodation Arranger for an Austria Company and I undertook this for seven year.
Then I got involved with the Internet, when I got started with Internet Marketing everyone laughed and said it was crazy!!
Talking to people from all over the world is actually my passion, building relationships from which I find friends, contacts and people to work with and new projects to undertake. So I feel I am justified to call myself a Professional Networker.
In this day and age it can be tough to find new business, I can honestly say it isn’t plan sailing for me either, but I just take each day at a time. Inside me and other people are the hopes and dreams that are nurtured to forfil, actually requires a good deal of courage and the ability to take risks. Takes a while for you to understand who you are as a person and then connecting to work that you really love.
When I joined Ecademy, it gave me opportunity to meet business people from all over the world then in 2007, I joined Ecademy’s Blackstar –I felt a bit inferior at that point – but that was something inside me that I had to work out though.
Wealth Dynamics Profiling– a personality profiling mechanism revealed that I was infact a Trader – I know that I had to create an occupation for myself around this profile and so I created the Virtual Assistant who helps people make contacts, build relationships that could that lead to business referrals and new projects. I can show others how to develop their business around networking and using Social Media Tools to locate people in their industry/sector.
Blackstar gives you some great role models and mentors – Thomas Power – I can say that I share his enthusiasm for the networking and love for technology. Thomas was someone that I followed in depth, over all the sites and soon I was making the contacts. My trip to Denmark made a big impact on my working life, here I got to know my friend Tina Jonasen a bit more and then met Geert Conard. The following year I was attending events in Belgium organised by Geert and his Belgium Blackstar colleagues.
Then we were all fortunate to go to a seminar and understand about Social Media from Louis Gray.
As I have got so much out of being a member of the Ecademy Community I am passionate about sharing this knowledge as a service to help other people understand how Ecademy could be a useful platform for them – to learn now to network, make contacts and as we do today, share all our Social Media activities through this network. Advanced technology enables us to share all our activities, even LinkedIn has begun to follow suit.
On a day to day bases it can be quite overwhelming and you need to have a strategy in place. I was intending to be a Digital Coach. Looking at others who have this role – I can see that for them, it is their passion and they have the flair to do it. I do continue in my capacity as a Digital Minded Virtual Assistance and offer people services to advise them on how they can be “visible”and also Social Media Designer
Earlier on this year I had some Life Coaching sessions, I undertook the D.I.S.C profiling test and this revealed to me that my plan and purpose was in fact to support other people who needed to be encouraged to step out in faith and pursue self-employment, there are also people who are at a cross-roads in life that need support and encouragement to meet new goals.
I am starting in January 2012 my training to be a Life Coach and help others explore the question of who they really are and connect to work that they truly love – in doing so will be productive and unleash creative power.
Love what you do and you will be able to engage your heart in it. My passion for travel and meeting the different people from various cultures led me back into networking marketing – World Ventures is a wonderful opportunity for people that love to travel and also need a new direction in their life. Initial investment is small to get started. I got my initial investment back within the first six months, but it is possible to do this in the first 30 days if you commit to following the training that is offered and focus.
There are events organised every week so you can meet up with other people and also you can participate online, which is what I do for most of the time which keep you engaged in the business. For more information read…