You’re looking for someone who you can help you navigate your life or career… I get it! I have been there. We all have had struggles and experienced life’s up and downs. I understand where you are but also how things can get better.
Ryan and I were both laid off in 2009. Yep the same time. 6 months apart. We both had very good paying corporate jobs. I remember watching an episode of Oprah and she had a couple on talking about how they were both were laid off and I thought to myself “That will be us” I just knew it in my gut and it happened. January and then June.
Even though we knew it was a good thing and somehow it would all work out, it was often extremely scary. Some days I didn’t know how we would pay the rent. But we kept going.
We had manifested moving to FL or “somewhere where it never snowed”. Ryan wanted to be a charter boat captain and I wanted to get into sales and be “pay for performance”.
We used to lie on the bed listening to the wave tones on the sound machine and talk about “When we move to FL”. It was a way to deal with serious depression and have some hope. I honestly didn’t think about it as manifesting. I wasn’t into listening to all the speakers and authors there are out there.
I knew a little bit but not much. I had watched The Secret DVD once, watched Joel Osteen on TV and read Spirit Junkie by Gabby Bernstein but that’s about it…very beginner and not obsessed.
So the fact that I wouldn’t buy us any new clothes starting in 2008 for the winter time b/c “We won’t be able to wear that when we move to FL” was pretty far out there to us. Our coats literally had holes in the arm pits the winter of 2009- no joke. So in Sept of 2009 we packed up what remained of what we didn’t sell or donate and moved to FL from snowy cold MPLS MN. Not knowing a soul, never been to The Keys, very little money and no jobs.
When we got to The Florida Keys and started on our journey…I kept saying someday I want us to be able to help others. Because if we can do it- anyone can figure it out and do it. Ryan now has his own charter business- Good Karma Sportfishing. And I became an independent sales rep averaging $2.5M in sales a year. We are not alone- other people have hardships as well as hopes and dreams. And in our experience with some faith and grit you can make it happen too.