this is Shelby Nolan
“Free Spirited Entrepreneur”
Welcome to my blog!!
This blog is about a new journey I am on but before I go on,
Here’s a little about who I am and how my journey started…
Once upon a time, this beautiful little girl was born……
WHAT? Don’t all stories and journeys start like that?
Seriously though, my journey did start when I was born 😉 that being said, I guess I don’t have to start back that far to give you a little insight about who I am today and how I got here.
You see, I’ve always had this driving need to “Not be Normal”. What is “normal”? Well, we’ve all heard the old adage, go to school, get good grades, get into a good college and get a degree, find a good company and stay with them for 30 or 40 years and then retire with a pension. Wait…What? BOOOOORING!!!
School definitely didn’t interest me, also boring LOL, obviously college was out. So, I struck out into the working world. How many jobs can 1 person have from the age of 16 to…. you thought I was going to give my age didn’t ya? HaHa! Anyway, until now….. More than I care to count. Have you ever had the problem of “what do I want to be when I grow up?” I did, and so I’ve entered into several different professions over the years. Office work, construction work, dance instructor, bartender, black jack dealer and later traditional business owner and real estate professional.
I know, that’s a whole mess of professions! Like I said, “Abnormal” What it has allowed me to do however, is work with people of all walks of life and personalities and that’s pretty cool. I’ve learned a lot along the way and have met a ton great people.
What I’ve learned…..
Jobs are jobs, no matter what kind of “job” you do (even if you enjoy it), you are working for someone else’s dream and for their future retirement. So, what about your dreams? What about your future? These questions lead me to the road of business ownership and real estate.
First came the traditional brick and mortar business. Lesson learned….. the business typically owns you, you don’t own it and, it can be a very expensive lesson. :-/
In 2007 I decided to investigate the real estate world and I did pretty well. It was very rewarding and I was able to help a lot of buyers fulfill their dream of home ownership. Of course things started to change in 2008 and the economy started to take a downhill turn. this happening made me realize that putting all my eggs in one basket was not a smart thing and that I needed a plan B if I ever wanted to retire, go have some fun traveling and secure my future.
Where it took me….
The uncertainty of where my future was headed forced me to open my eyes to a new way of thinking. I guess I have always been an entrepreneur at heart and I knew there was something more out there than punching a time clock. When I was introduced to network marketing, the realization that I could start a business on a part time basis while working the other businesses, do the work 1 time and eventually earn a full time income that came in residually every month I thought, this is just what the freedom bone ordered. I finally had the opportunity to not only get where I wanted to be in the future but to also show other people how to get where they wanted to be. Network Marketing is not for the faint of heart. It takes persistence and a consistent effort to make it happen and along the way, you discover things about yourself that you never thought possible. Is it worth the journey? Yes, is it easy? Hell no, but then again if it was, everyone would do it
Thanks to the experience I’ve gathered over the years and being able to work with people from all walks of life, I’ve learned it’s not so much about where you end up, it’s about the journey to get to that point, which brings me to my journey here. The journey I am on today is just a continuation of the journey I’ve been on since birth and the journey that I will probably be on for the rest of my life, it feels like I have just begun and I’m excited to see what is to come and to share it with others and hopefully my journey can inspire yours!
You see, YOU and I Can Be And Do Anything We Put Our Mind To!
There is greatness inside every single person. Everyone has what it takes to become an inspiration to others and live the life of their dreams. I look forward to connecting with you and helping you in whatever way I can. Believe in yourself, believe in your dreams and know that you CAN be great and create an inspiring life no matter where you are!