Breaking free from the traditional 9-5 career. The story.
When I was about 9 years old my Dad said to me "you’re going to need a rich man to marry because you want to do so many things in the world"
And I looked at him point blank and responded:
“But Dad, I'll marry for love. The money part I can do myself". (high five to the 9 year old me for predicting the future).
After years of traditional education I landed a corporate 9-5 job. It wasn’t particularly exciting but it had a few perks and the potential of working my butt off to someday (maybe) work my way up to my Manager’s job. After 3 years with that company I was made redundant suddenly one day but it was a total blessing in disguise. I didn’t want to be a in company with a career trajectory that involved working more and more hours in order to “get ahead”.
My next step was landing a career at lululemon athletica. This was a beautiful step away from the 9-5 and rigid corporate structures and into a company with a feeling of community, teamwork, lots of yoga and personal development. I was in a management role at lululemon athletica for 3 years before we found out we were expecting our first daughter (Quinn). After she was born, financially I needed to be back at work earlier than I wanted to be. My baby was only 6 and a half months old when I went back to work fulltime and had to leave her for the first time ever. I was heartbroken.
Only a year later I was expecting my second child. I knew I wanted my experience with my second daughter to be so different. I didn’t want to go back to work and leave my babies. I didn’t want to work a 40 hour week anymore and sacrifice time with my family.
Suddenly I was more open to NEW ways. New businesses. New income streams. So I didn’t have to go back to work.
I came across a leader online who was running an essential oil business online. I was so drawn to hearing more from her and her business for so many reasons….
More than just because of her amazing hair... 🙂
This woman had a glow about her. She epitomised someone living a happy and healthy life in every area. She spoke her truth powerfully.
I was drawn in.
I joined her team and knew that this was exactly what I had been looking for.
It took me 6 months to replace my maternity leave income.
Then my next goal was to reach my corporate income. That took me 12 months.
At only 15 months in, I was earning DOUBLE what I was earning in my corporate job.
I had no idea what I was doing when I started.
I had no network.
Or experience in this industry.
And yet, I’m here to show you that it IS possible.
I’ve never wanted to have a “conventional” career and the doTERRA business has made travel, family time, paying off debt and creating financial freedom ACCESSIBLE.
It has been the vehicle.
If you’ve been called to start a NEW chapter.
If you’re open to a new WAY, I invite you to book a call with me.
Comment “Let’s talk!” or click here to book a call with me: aliceabba.com/book-a-call-with-alice