Monthly Archives: March 2013

Do today what others won’t, so that you can live tomorrow like others can’t.

I have no idea who it was that originally said

‘Do today what others won’t, so that you can live tomorrow like others can’t’

but it sums up how a lot of my friends are choosing to currently live their life.

Many people are finding themselves out of work through no fault of their own, companies are closing down, downsizing and having to make many staff redundant.

People who have always had a healthy bank balance are finding themselves struggling to make ends meet and having to make difficult decisions about what expenses matter most to them.

Many of those people are making the decision to become self employed business owners, this is the decision I made myself with the support of my husband.

For some reason there seems to be a large group of people that think this means that I sit around doing nothing and expect my husband’s salary to pay for everything.

This is far from the case, I currently work every day and choose to be constantly available to assist anyone linked to my business in any way necessary. We as a couple made the choice to focus on building and growing my business and our income from it, as a couple we made the choice to get rid of all avoidable expenses until we have built the business up to a set level. Our long term plan is for my business to grow to a level where my husband can leave his current full time job and choose whatever he’d like to do for a job or studies at that time.

We aim to become 100% debt free including having paid off our mortgage and be in a position to take holidays if and when we please, support whatever charities we choose without having to check we can afford to at the time, fully upgrade our current home and also buy or arrange to build another property.

As Princess Tiana from Disney’s Princess and the Frog says/sings

♫ There ain’t nothing gonna stop me now, ‘cause I’m almost there. ♫

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What I do and why I do it.

How many of you can honestly say that you LOVE what you do?

Not like, accept, enjoy but actually love what you do every day?

I can.

I spent many years working for many wonderful employers and one or two not so wonderful ones.

Every job I have had has had aspects that I have thoroughly enjoyed and missed when leaving that employment, but they have all also had those little niggles that I didn’t enjoy.

The bits that made me not look forward to going in some days, in fact some bits that I actually dreaded having to do.

But it’s part of the job, has to be done, no choice………………..

 

Well when fate stepped in and made me really stop and think about what I wanted to do, what I felt I was supposed to be doing and what I could really enjoy doing, I made a choice.

I took the opportunity to really look at my life, my aims and ambitions.

What I felt was important and what I really wasn’t bothered about anymore but did out of habit.

 

I realised a few things.

  1. My voluntary work meant more to me than my employed work.
  2. I enjoy helping, inspiring and empowering people.
  3. I valued being able to spend time with my family above doing extra shifts at work
  4. I wanted to put my health and emotional well being first
  5. That I was ready to make some changes

 

I have been a leader in a Christian Youth Organisation meeting locally for over a decade and can’t imagine ever not participating.

I get so much enjoyment out of working with the group that I have always turned down jobs that couldn’t fit round the commitment I made to be there every week.

Obviously I have bills to pay so need to have an income.

As I considered all of my options for potential employment I made the decision to take control of my own income.

I had decided I wanted to put everything I had realised about myself, into action.

So instead of finding another employer, where I’d have things I enjoyed and things I didn’t enjoy as much.

I employed myself.

I started my own business.

As a teenager I had sold AVON as an independent representative and really enjoyed serving my own customer list, the same people every few weeks.

Getting to know my customers as individuals, instead of being in a shop serving strangers every day.

When I thought about it I realised that I actually missed that interaction.

So I restarted my AVON business.

Most of my old customers hadn’t found a new rep so I already had an established customer base to build on and I was instantly enjoying it again.

But I didn’t feel that I was fulfilling my ambition to help others.

That was when I decided that I was going to become an independent sales leader with AVON.

Helping others start and grow their own AVON businesses, providing training, encouragement and support to my team and helping them reach whatever goals they choose to set for their own business.

The first of my team to also become a Sales Leader was Siân, at which point Team Siangela was born.

We both have similar aims to help people as much as we can, to feel like we are giving something back in some way.

We both have complete faith that if this is what we are supposed to be doing God will be supporting us every step of the way.

Team Siangela has been a fantastic success, gradually growing
and spreading across the UK.
We now have team members in Scotland, England and Wales.
With Sales Leaders able to sign up and train new team members throughout the UK.
If you are over 18 and living in the UK you can apply to join our team
by visiting http://bit.ly/repstart and completing the application.
Or you can email me at angela@siangela.co.uk for more information.