I grew up in Orange County Ca with three awesome sisters and two amazing parents. In 1989 I met my husband Brian at Los Alamitos High School and 23 years later we are still together. After we married, I became an elementary school teacher and taught second grade until I had children of my own. I have been home raising my children for 10 years. About 4 years ago the recession devastated my husband’s 3D modeling business. It was truly the hardest thing either of us had ever gone through. We had to let go of our business and eventually let go of our home. It was devastating.
It is often said that out of our greatest tragedies come our greatest triumphs. I can say it is absolutely true! My lesson all along was “LET GO”. A voice would come to me and say “let go”. I ignored it thinking that “letting go” meant giving up. I am a fighter. I never give up. What I know now… #1. When you fight the world, it fights you back. #2. Letting go has nothing to do with giving up. Letting go is the first step toward living in absolute faith and living your absolute truth. There is such profound peace / joy / happiness in “letting go” yet it is so hard for us to do! Why? Because we are programmed to live in doubt and fear. Doubt and fear prevent us from living in absolute faith. Letting go is to eliminate doubt and fear. Only then can we embrace absolute faith.
When I finally made the conscious decision to let go, incredible things began to flow into my life! People, things, ideas, it was incredible. It was when I got the idea for my children’s towel. I knew when it came, that it did not come from me. Rather it came through me. I felt it. I knew it was special. The voice of my head (my ego) would speak and tell me that I was crazy to try and start my own business. It would tell me that I had no money, connections or idea what I was doing. It would tell me to stop dreaming and get a real job! The voice of my heart spoke louder. It said, “You dream the dream. Believe it. Not a little - all around without one single doubt. That’s your job. I’ll take care of the how.” That’s exactly how it sounded, exactly how it felt, and exactly what I did!
My ego was right that I had no money, no connections and no idea what I was doing but what I did have was my faith. My absolute faith without one single doubt that I could make it happen. I didn’t know how. I just had faith in the how. In that faith, Shark Tank became my how. It really is amazing to me! It takes my breath away and I don’t know if I will ever get over it!
There is so much I have learned and so much I want to share! It burns inside of me. I will share more of my journey and what I have learned in future blog posts. I know my purpose. It speaks to me and says, “Spread joy, Inspire, Give back!” I know with all my heart that if I continue to stay faithful to that voice I will be given that opportunity.