In an instant it all changed.
I was tired of spinning my wheels. I knew there had to be more. I have so many skills, what I was doing wasn’t working for me any longer. I had an unshakable feeling down to my core that I had to share my passion for sales and change the perception that people have with it.
I have had an incredible career in the corporate world. I worked for my dream company, Conde Nast for 5 years. I always said that they would have to throw me out before I would leave- well they did. They closed the magazine I sold advertising for.
I created several publications on my own and for other small business owners.
I opened a one-stop shop bridal resource center. Sold wedding favors. Sat on boards of associations, launched my own networking group, and opened a marketing agency.
With years of working hard for others and even myself I have never felt like I was everything I knew I could be.
Did I have too high of expectations? Was I not picking the right projects, products or people?
I don’t know- all I did know is that nothing was working 100% for me.
Like, everyone else though while I was living it I was still looking for more.
Which is when I launched Elite Bridal Network. Now called Elite Networking Group.
My goals at the magazine were high, and I had a short amount of time of achieve them. I went to SO many networkers, even sat on several boards of other associations. But, I couldn’t find my target client. So, one night I was with my friend, and told her how I was feeling and she said let’s have our own party.
That party turned into 10 years of networkers. Every month in a new venue. Attendance every month had at least 100 people- the max one month was 400.
I learned so much, about the industry, people and myself. I don’t live with regrets always learn something no matter what I do.
It took a few years, some more projects, clients and self reflection to finally realize that I can anything but I have to do what I feel passionate about to be completely happy.
My passion is helping others succeed. I have the knowledge and skill to be able to make a difference. I narrowed down what motivated me the most.
It comes down to a few areas for me:
- Being a servant leader
- Referring businesses
- Telling my story
I am certified professional sales and leadership coach and now this feels like home.
I am creating intentional networking events that are different and valuable for every industry.
I tell my story, I meet new people,not everyone is a fit for me and I am not a fit for everyone and that is ok.
If this post resonated with you, or feel like you are stuck or spinning your wheels – book some time with me. I offer a complimentary one hour session.
If nothing changes, nothing changes!