What happened to the American Dream? It changed! (Sort of)
How many stories have you heard from your ancestors that started with, “I came to this country with fifty dollars in my pocket…”
Their dream was to be a part of something that would provide a better life for their families. They came in search of opportunity.
Sounds pretty simple and realistic, right? Isn’t that what we all want?
I believe that the American Dream has become one of self-employment.
Most of us want to:
*Stay home with the kids
*Travel whenever we want
*Tell the boss “not today”
*Call the beach/pool/golf course “the office”
*Take time off for the holidays (as long as we want)
*Truly love what we do
*Feel like what we’re doing for a living is actually making an impact
The direct sales industry is making the dream a reality for thousands of people every day!
People often assume that direct sales means get rich quick, which is possible, if you have the time, energy, and enough existing capital.
Most of us who sign a direct sales agreement DON’T have a lot of time, energy, or money, but we do it anyway, in hopes of making it to the big time. We look for companies with a ground floor opportunity, or a proven track record of success.
I chose Damsel in Defense because of the product line, the ground floor opportunity, and most of all, the mission. While our mission is what keeps me going every day, this post is mainly about the money. Every time I hear someone say, “it’s not about the money…” I shake my head and think, it’s ALWAYS about the money! If it wasn’t, this wouldn’t be a business!
Did you know that 25,000 people sign a direct sales agreement every day!? -from my notes with keynote speaker and author, Mary Christensen .
It’s been nearly 2 years since I signed my agreement. I definitely haven’t gotten rich quick, but I am able to maintain my car payment with the extra income. I was so certain I would’ve been able to quit my day job by this point in my newly chosen career.
BUT, when it comes down to it, I’m lazy. You really only get out what you put in. When you’re your own boss, you have to be a little harder on yourself, and hold yourself accountable.
Thanks to Damsel’s unbelievable training portal and weekly training calls, and the incredible support system I have by my side, I am learning to get out of my own way. It’s not rocket science, but it does take practice and consistency to build a successful business. I’m still working on it, and loving every minute of it!
For now, I will continue building MY American Dream, while working for the man (as my brother calls it) and doing my best to help other women discover the wonderful opportunity that I’ve found in Damsel in Defense.
Right now my goal is to earn this killer trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, in May! I have until December 31st to earn it, so I guess it’s time to really step up my game, and step out of my comfort zone!
If you would like to know more about our mission, let’s talk! If you want to know more about the compensation plan, let’s talk! Find me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter. I’d love to share this adventure with you!