Everyone has their stories. I got married at 18 and had my first child at 19. My husband went active duty and while balancing all that I was going to school and working at the same time. For the past 21 years of my life I made huge sacrifices with trying to do "what was right" all the while putting school and a career before my family. It was how I was raised. I was raised to believe that getting a degree would be the cure all and answer to all financial woes. I will say that having a degree helps in finding a job but at the cost of being a mom. It's difficult trying to balance being out of the home for 10-12 hours a day in order to earn money and find trustworty care while you work outside the home. My mom worked and my grandparents were no longer around to help.
Not everyone has the leisure to be able to have 1 parent stay home while 1 works outside the home and this rings especially true in Hawaii where a gallon of milk is about $5-$6 and a dozen eggs is $3. I was offered home based business 20 years ago with Shaklee and Melaleuca. Both I turned down because it's not the "traditional" method or path of what we're supposed to do. Everyone has a path and I believe everything happens for a reason.
Over the past 21 years of my career, I will say that I have NEVER had a job that recognized me as much as Tupperware does. I also have never enjoyed what I did until now. Working for Honeywell I had great perks which included travel and getting to work for a huge company and meeting lots of people. But, the job came with its stressors too. I was paid well but NOT as well as what I get paid by Tupperware based on how hard I worked. I could work for any company and bust my buns and put in extra work but my pay would remain the same. With Tupperware, I bust my buns and put in the work and holy heck, my paycheck GOES UP! I have full control over what I want to earn, when I want to promote, and the perks I earn. I've NEVER had this much control at any job I've had in the past.
The last job I had, I only had for a year. I made the decision to quit when I found out I got pregnant with my 4th child. My boss said, I don't know what's different now from the last 3 times you got pregnant that now you have to quit. Cause I never quit before. I took my leave and went right back. The difference is NOW I have an option. Did I love my jobs in the past? I liked some but never loved it. I stayed with Honeywell because they offered awesome benefits and at the time the job was not too stressful. I quit because it became VERY stressful to be in the office and the traffic from the West side of Oahu to Honolulu was getting worse every year. Every day I prayed that I would find an opportunity that would let me work from home because that company would not allow it although I was fully capable to do my job from anywhere in the world wtih an internet connection.
I was offered the Tupperware opportunity 3 years ago. I started for simply the discount and then learned how much I could make. After 2 years I wanted more. I saw how other people were doing the business and wanted to know how they were doing it. With training and guidance, I soon promoted from a Manage to Star Manager, then Executive Manager, then Director. That all happened literally in 10 months. I could not believe it. I made a dream board and so far have reached 2 of the goals on that board in those 10 months. One of them was to own a boat. And we bought the exact boat we had on the dream board in 10 months.
A lot can happen when you set a goal, draft a plan, and go for it. I'm thankful for the opportunity that Tupperware has offered me and more thankful that I can be a full time mom and actually be there this time for these 2 younger children. I learned from my past experiences and am going to do things differently this time. Will it be easier? Probably not. But until I do it, how will I really know?
If I keep doing what I've always done, I'll always have what I've always got.
Here's to CHANGE!