When you hear someone’s story about how they became involved in the industry, you generally hear the same stories. Someone got involved because of financial necessity or you hear the horror stories about people hating their job and their boss. The way I became involved in this industry was pretty accidental.
Hello, my name is Helen Glen.
I’m a mother, a grandmother, a wife, a professionally trained life coach and of course I’m an entrepreneur in the home-based business/internet marketing industry.
The first company I got involved with was with a very well-known health and wellness company. The reason… I wanted to get my energy levels up and simply tend to my health more than I had in the past. I wasn’t looking to create an income, I was strictly a customer.
Unfortunately, I didn’t feel any positive effects with the supplements I had been purchasing… I didn’t feel anything at all. So, I began using another brand of quality vitamins and minerals, which of course was manufactured and distributed by another network marketing opportunity. These ones worked! I felt the difference within days and I certainly did not feel like I was being ripped off.
A friend of mine who introduced me to these supplements told me later on that there was a business opportunity attached to it. Since I did love and appreciate what these products were doing for me personally, they thought it would be a great new venture for me, considering I was a successful entrepreneur before.
My First Life as an Entrepreneur
I had created and managed my own company. It was a traditional business, one in the furniture industry. I did very well, bringing in millions of dollars in revenue. And being very family oriented myself, I made my husband at the time a partner in this business.
I had everything – my business, my husband, my kids and life was great, we had all the toys that millionaires buy, 4 cars -2 drivers – the Eldorado Cadillac, BMW, Jeep Cherokee, Mercedes Benz. The boat, the house, investment properties, and so we were able to enjoy a lifestyle that came with the success of our enterprises.
Unfortunately, life is not always perfect, it changes. Eventually, you’re going to have some bumps in the road and sometimes those bumps are very harsh. So harsh that sometimes you can’t recover from them no matter how hard you try.
As my marriage was starting to dissolve, so too was my business. Mainly because of deception from trusted employees, the recession, and the structure was set-up all wrong by Business Advisors. They had not done the right thing by me and when the red tape started to rear its ugly head… I couldn’t save my business.
I Had Lost It All
Truly this was the lowest point of my life. I lost my marriage, my fortune – life was a struggle. And when it rains it pours because I even lost my son tragically, which left me completely and utterly traumatised, devastated and I lost my motivation for the zest of life……
But, as a single mother with two daughters still to raise and support, I had to be strong. I had to continue and rebuild what was taken from us.
So here I was now, failed marriage, a lost fortune, the devastation of my son passing away and two daughters to raise, support and love. A lot of things were against me, but I did have this opportunity in the network marketing industry and a community to support me.
Already in the company (although only as a customer) and loving what the products are doing for me, I saw this as an opportunity for me to turn things around for myself and my family.
Life today is great.
I have finally found the love of my life with my husband, John.
My two daughters are now all grown up and very successful themselves, and I have 2 adorable grand kids. And as for the professional side… I cannot complain, the future is also looking very bright. Life is beautiful and knowing that the best is still to come is exciting! It doesn’t get any better than that!
Now, although I found success with my first official opportunity where I gain experience and knowledge, I have moved on to bigger and better things. A seasoned and successful entrepreneur can recognize an opportunity of a lifetime and has the strength to take advantage… even if it means saying goodbye to what’s familiar. This is where I am NOW, building the opportunity of a lifetime and if you’re interested, check out what I am doing now! The TEAM spirit is unbelievable and is the fastest growing in the world.
I know that most of you who land on my blog site may have had some pretty tough experiences in this industry. But I’m here to help. As it says right above on my homepage… I work to Inspire. Train. Support. Lead!
And whether you’re lost like I was, or are just looking for something new or better or even something familiar, I pride myself in helping others. I pride myself in showing you just how beautiful this industry is. And I encourage you to contact me (or even just follow me) if you need that guidance!
Your friend in success,
Entrepreneur & Life Coach