1. Where were you born and raised; current city; family; hobbies; past business highlights...
I was born In Dequeen, Arkansas and raised for the most part in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, but spent eight years in both northern and Southern California. Chad was born in Dallas, TX and raised in Linden, TX. We currently live in Ardmore, Oklahoma in our RV. We travel the country because of Chad’s construction job. We have five children and three grandchildren. We are total foodies. We love traveling and trying out different cuisines all over the world. I come from a traditional brick and mortar business background. I owned businesses from the ages of 19-35.
Chad is a former firefighter and paramedic turned construction safety professional.
2. How have you grown or personally developed since joining PlanNet?
Since joining PlanNet Marketing in February, 2017, we have had our eyes opened to a world of possibilities we could have never imagined before. The culture and experiences we have had over the past 20+ months have given us a glimpse of a future we never dared to dream of. When we first joined this business neither of us had ever really been a part of the network marketing industry. Our future was dependent on a weekly paycheck that wasn’t assured. And our family was dependent on a life insurance policy that wouldn’t last past our funeral expenses.
We were both deeply rooted in the broke mentality and as Mr. Bradley said, we were P.O.O.R. (passing over opportunities repeatedly). We didn’t understand that it was possible to live the life of our dreams.
Personal development was not a part of our daily lives. But because of the vision of Mr. Bradley and our leadership team, we have learned that not only is it possible for us to live our best lives, but it is our time to truly live. Our journey is not over and our story is developing, but we know that if we keep following the path we will have no choice but to succeed.
3. What drives you; what motivates you?
Our drive and focus is not only for ourselves but our entire family and for everyone we come in contact with for generations to come…so they can live the life they dream of without limits, even long after we are both gone. We will leave a legacy for others…starting by both of our early retirements by age 40.
4. Who would you consider a role model and why?
We have had several role models in our lives.
Brandy: My grandmother has always been my biggest role model. She taught me to love without conditions, to stay true to myself and to what I believe in, and most importantly she taught me that life is all about moments. Every moment in life is precious and we should enjoy every single one. She passed away when I was 19. I have lived every day since doing my best to make her proud of me and the choices I have made.
Chad: I have been blessed throughout my life to be influenced by a great number of outstanding individuals. Some of these have been from personal relationships and some have come from literature. The one person I have always tried to model in life has to be my grandfather on my mom's side of the family. That man was the most humble man I've ever known. He was a natural leader and had a true calling in servitude. He was part of the greatest generation. He could fix anything, either with his hands or with conversation. I base my success in life on his expectations and his core beliefs. My lifelong goal has been to reach the standard he set for me of what a man should be…humble, hardworking, and leading from the front by being in service to others.
5. The three words that describe you best are:
Driven, Focused, and United.
6. If you had some sound advice to give to anyone what would it be?
DONT QUIT! No matter what life throws at you, no matter how badly you think your test is too hard, do not quit. With every breakdown there is a breakthrough. Believe in yourself; only then will you achieve your goals. It all starts with YOU.
7. What does your life look like five years from now?
In five years we will be truly living our best lives. We will both be retired officially before the age of 40. We are making the investment now that will have us debt free and financially independent. We will have sent two children to college without student loans and preparing for another to graduate, all while helping others find their financial success in this amazing industry. The sky is not the limit for us because of PlanNet Marketing!