“Which F word will guide you?”
Today, July 27th my daughter and I celebrate our own independence Day.
This is the day 7 years ago that I executed a successful international escape to save my daughter’s and my life. Today we celebrate Freedom.
Now , I am an award winning entrepreneur, author or co-author of several books including a best seller, produce my own live events, and I have the pleasure to work with people all over the world empowering them to organize and value their time, resulting in higher profits, less stress, and more freedom to enjoy fulfilling lives.
It’s been a long journey to freedom.
From the beginning of my nearly 25 year marriage, behind closed doors, I was living in my own personalized terrorist camp in the Middle East. I was subjected to daily verbal, emotional, psychological and financial abuse. I lost who I was. After more than 2 decades of abuse, I was only going through the actions of daily life trying to survive. I was a shell, completely dead inside. I could barely focus or think. My head felt like it was stuffed in cotton. I was alone, and isolated from family and friends. I was hiding in shame.
My daughter was not only a constant witness to this daily toxicity but also became subjected to the same manipulation, control, ridicule and belittlement.
But the thing was, I didn’t know what I was living. I was isolated from true reality. My husband with his words and behaviors was distorting my “reality.” I was too ashamed to reach out to anyone.
I was told I was a bad wife, a terrible mother, that I didn’t think, that I didn’t listen, or that I was illogical, too sensitive and too…the list went on. So I tried to do and be better. But it was never enough.
One day, after 18 years of marriage, during a visit to the United States, I saw a book in a bookstore. It changed my life. It would be another 5 years before my daughter and I could summon the courage to escape.
I’ll never forget the day—July 27, 2009–when we landed at San Francisco International Airport. My daughter and I made it!
The beautiful taste of freedom! And, now we’re thriving!
Now I have the…
Freedom to choose how I use my time.
Freedom to create financial independence.
Freedom to express myself fully.
Freedom to live the life I want.
And that’s what I want for you.
Freedom is not a word I take lightly.
I ask you: Have YOU BECOME a prisoner in your own business? You started it with love, but now it’s become a burden. You’re sucked into overwhelm, tasks that spin your head. You’re not making the money you want.
I had lost my freedom. I had wanted to leave for a long time. If there had been a way, I would have. I wish I could have got those years back.
You’re losing your freedom and you don’t even realize it.
“I’ll do it later.”
How many times have you said that? When I escaped, I was scared. There was no later.
I just knew for my survival and my daughter’s survival I HAD to get out.
I could barely function, I was so overwhelmed you can’t imagine. Despite being overwhelmed and scared, I had to be organized and focused. I was fortunate I had been perfecting my planning and time management skills all those years.
But I also had to get support, though limited because things had to be kept secret. That outside guidance and support were critical to my successful escape. I could have never done it alone.
When you are in a state of stress, overwhelm and even panic, you can’t FOCUS or think straight.
You need to change things up! Your life is NOW. Not tomorrow. NOW.
Are you going to let FEAR or FREEDOM dictate your life?
My prayers go to the families and to those who perished is the senseless killings in Orlando, the attacks in Turkey, in Minnesota, in Paris, in Dallas, in Munich, and unfortunately, the list goes on every week. And to anyone else who lost someone dear to them or who has recently received some shattering news.
It makes one think really, how in a flick of a moment, how one’s life can change or be gone.
And that’s why it’s even more critical for you to pay attention.
The problem is that few people take this subject seriously.
You may say you take it seriously, but when push comes to shove, you have a million excuses.
I’m talking about time. Your precious time.
When you waste your time. When you lose that precious time that is given to you every day, you are not just wasting that moment.
- You are wasting CREATING the life and business you want.
- You are losing out on the joyful life you can have.
- Your family and friends lose out.
- Your clients lose.
The world loses. Because you can’t share your gifts and talents as much.
You have value.
What are you going to do to change your life?
My mission now is to help others discover that they deserve and can create a happy, joyful life and business.
Please connect with me. If you are struggling, let me help you to accelerate your path to time and money freedom. Your life is not a dress rehearsal. You DESERVE a happy life!
Go out there—“choose to live your life fully, show the world your love and kindness, and create the joyful life and business you love and deserve.”
If you continue to have challenges, connect with me. Asking for help is a sign of strength and confidence, not a sign of weakness.
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It’s Your Life After All. “ (SM)
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