Where do we start…Let’s just say Michelle’s journey began at a young age.
She grew up as an only child living in a divorced home with her mother. She remembers always seeing her mom sitting at the kitchen table working late into the night to make ends meet.
Michelle never realized until recently, what an impact that would have on her life seeing her mom always working at her job and not having much free time for herself.
Michelle was painfully shy growing up and quite dependent on others for her happiness. She had her share of abusive relationships which created mindset of feeling as if she was not worth, could never amount to anything, nor never would be good enough.
It wasn’t until college, she discovered through a course of traumatic events that it was time to create her own happiness and stop relying on others for that happiness.
That’s when Michelle would say her journey began as an entrepreneur. She was constantly looking for ways to make money from home. She sold on ebay and built up a nice business selling purses and children’s clothing. There were times when Michelle felt the need to get a “REAL” job in corporate America. She finally gave in to those feelings and landed a job in corporate America where she climbed the corporate ladder quickly, but was never really fulfilled.
At one point in her late 20′s Michelle decided to be a stay at home mom after having her first daughter who is now 15. She truly loved staying at home raising her kiddos. But, at the age of 32 life took a turn on Michelle and she ended up as a single mom. She was determined to not go back to work because she felt, why should her girls be punished for something they had no control over.
Michelle went on a mission to go back to college and finish up her degree, while her girls were in school. She spent many sleepless nights studying and waking up bright an early to put back on her mom hat.
Through another set of unfortunate events Michelle and her kids landed up in Dallas, Tx, which turned out to be a blessing. That is where she met Bill, her now husband. So, when Michelle got to Dallas she enrolled at the University of Texas at Dallas to continue on with her education. She truly felt that she needed this degree to land a good job and it would help her in the long run to provide much more for her children as this as she felt was her only option as a single mom.
Well, was she ever wrong. Michelle graduated with a double degree in 2009, Child Development / Psychology. The only job she was able to find was as a therapist for children with Autism, making a whopping $10 dollars an hour.
Michelle struggled to balance motherhood and work. She couldn’t even make an entire week of work without one of her kiddos getting sick, needing to go to the doctor, having to stay home from school, and activities that required her to be at. Not only was Michelle drained during the day from working with kids that kicked her, spit on her, pee’d on her, hit her, bit her, etc….she still had to come home and be an effective parent.
Michelle soon realized after 8 months this was not working. She couldn’t effectively parent her children if she was completely drained form working with kids all day. Those kids during the day needed her and so did her 2 girls. The straw that broke was when her oldest failed her pre-taks test in 4th grade. Michelle quickly realized her daughter needed her at home to help her more than she was able to do from work. Her daughter was diagnosed with severe dyslexia and needed constant help with reading and homework.
Michelle quit her job and focused on raising her kids as a stay at home mom once again. She knew she needed to find a way to make some money in order to keep afloat. She struggled but, one day a good friend of hers introduced her to a weight loss product that this friend was using. Michelle really didn’t care about the business since she had a bad taste in her mouth from the “Amway” days in her early 20′s. But, Michelle’s friend gave her an energy sample and once she took it, her entrepreneurial mind took off. Michelle saw a vision of selling this!
She immediately joined at the $75 level and was off! Michelle advanced through the ranks quickly and grew her business each month. But, after the 5 months, she realized how exhausted she was, only for 1K for the month. Along the way she chased after friends, family and anyone 3 feet around her. What a mistake, Michelle states!
That’s when she ventured online and found an internet marketing system called, MLSP. This was an online marketing system that she was able to put into motion to build her business online. Michelle was intrigued with online marketing because at one point her eyes were open to a guy who was making over 400K a month. At that time Michelle would have been happy with just $5k a month. She quickly hit $5K a month and started to have multiple $10K weeks. Within 6 months she had built up to a consistent 10-15k income a month.
Chalk this quickness up to Michelle’s drive, passion, clear vision on her why, and the desire to never want to go back to a “job” again. She refused to fail and worked her tail off 14 hours a day at the least. Michelle pulled many all nighters and focused on her family during the day.
After jumping into online marketing Michelle partnered up with a mentor and he pushed her to perfection. No it wasn’t easy. He refused to give “things” to her. Michelle had to work hard for it. She had to figure things out on her own. There was no babysitting on his part. If she thought she did something good, he laughed and told me her she could of done better.
Michelle refused to be tied to a job that had her working in an office and at home because there were not enough hours in the day. Just like she witnessed her mom doing as she grew up. It was very important to Michelle that she could spend time with her family when she wanted and where she wanted. Bottom line, Michelle wanted her kids to have a better life than she did.
After diving online and having success, Bill and Michelle got married. Bill worked in the energy business in corporate America earning a healthy income. He really didn’t understand what Michelle was doing but was 100% supportive and believed her. That’s not to say he wasn’t skeptical or concerned that someone would take her for all her earnings.
Bill kept that last part to himself and Michelle was thankful that he did, because in August of 2011 almost a year after diving online Bill was able to quit his “corporate America job” and join Michelle in this amazing journey.
An amazing journey that has given Michelle & Bill a lifestyle they had only dreamed of in the past. Now they travel the world more than they have ever travelled in their lifetime. They visit the finest beaches of the world, stay at the finest hotels, enjoy the finest cuisines, wine, and have developed some amazing friendships along the way.
Most importantly Michelle & Bill now have the time freedom to do what they wish, whenever they want and spend an incredible amount of time with their children.
Michelle’s specialty is in helping marketers build their businesses online using social media tools such as Facebook. Michelle has become one of the most sought after professional Facebook speakers in our industry. Along with being a mentor / coach in the direct selling industry she has a passion for helping others succeed in this amazing industry.
Michelle reputation for excellence and integrity has spread throughout the industry. She has shared her vast experience and unique approach to business in many ways, including:
- Regular contributor of What’s Working Now
- Contributor, top earner & recruiter inside of MLSP
- Top recruiter in a previous MLM
- Regular speaker at many top industry events
- Affiliate Marketing
- Developing Facebook courses and her latest extensive Facebook course on how to successfully build your brand online using Facebook to become a top recruiter in business, lead generator, advertising expert, etc.
- Mentoring / Coaching
Today Michelle is passionate about impacting thousands of lives and showing people how to build their businesses successfully so they too can live out their dreams.
Michelle & Bill show proof that when you put your mind to it you can achieve anything!