Congratulations to one of PlanNet Marketing’s newest One-Star Directors, Seresa Crowson! Seresa was born and raised in the Houston metropolitan area and married her high school sweetheart 23 years ago. They currently live in a suburb of Houston, Humble, TX, where they homeschool their sons. Three of their four sons, ages 12, 14, and 19, live at home and their oldest son, daughter-in-law, grandson and grandbaby-in-the-making live just minutes away, keeping family close!
Seresa relates, “When not working my PlanNet Marketing business, we enjoy family time and our church. We helped plant a church in a neighboring suburb of Crosby, TX. Redemption Church of Crosby is a large part of our daily lives. My husband and I head the community outreach and missions department of our church where we are able to truly meet the needs of others.”
“After receiving the diagnosis of a rare autoimmune blood clotting disorder, Antiphospholipid Syndrome, I became passionate about awareness of autoimmunity disorders and blood clots. After I survived multiple strokes and pulmonary emboli, our family became very involved in spreading awareness and education. I was misdiagnosed for more than 10 years before blood clots (pulmonary embolism) were discovered in my lungs and in turn the autoimmunity. Awareness, research, and education are key to making sure this doesn't continue to happen to others.”
Seresa shares, “As a stay-at-home mom, I worked with a budget of one income to provide for a large family. That didn't allow for much travel. My husband's long work hours making up for my inability to work didn't give us the time freedom to travel either. We have taken a Disney trip, but it was so long ago, my younger two hardly remember it. The favorite vacation was our big ski trip in Breckenridge, CO. We have spent the majority of our vacations camping. We love the outdoors and adventures. My favorite spot is right here in Texas along the Frio River. It's breathtaking! I've only recently gotten my passport. I've been to border towns of Mexico, but other than that, the only time I've left the country was a Bahamas cruise my mother won. Thanks to my PlanNet Marketing business, my husband and I will enjoy some time in Puerto Rico while our sons spend time in the mountains with their youth group. We have lots of travel in our future! My passport will be covered in stamps!
“Our success is truly a miracle. This business was started with a prayer of dedication to the Lord. He has blessed my efforts and the efforts of our team. I have worked hard. The team has worked hard. But our efforts are blessed. I enjoy people. I enjoy connecting with people. While many of the people on our team were originally social media contacts, we have built a very tight-knit team. We meet face to face most of the time for presentations, whether one-on-one at Panera or at travel parties. Many of us are in our local community, but the vast majority is within the Houston metropolitan area. Some are friends and family members outside those areas, but the relationships are there. We have a great support system. Meeting regularly for help with training and support is much simpler and very effective when you are close in geography and/or relationship. This is truly a people business, so developing relationships helps create success.”
“My why is strong, and I keep it at the forefront at all times. I refuse to give up. My family is my priority, second only to my relationship with the Lord, so my business is a priority. I work so hard, day after day, and push so hard for my family - for our freedom from financial bondage and time bondage. My husband has worked so hard for our family for years. I will give back to him by creating a residual income with PlanNet Marketing that allows him to retire early. I may not be able to give back to him the years of our young marriage that he has worked so hard, but I can give him ten years of retirement he wouldn't have otherwise! And I will! Reminding myself day after day WHY I am pushing, keeps me pushing! Consistency and persistence have been key. I set appointments every day for my own presentations and to assist my team. Every day. No exceptions. The more you show the plan, the more you will hear yes!”
Seresa states that mentorship has been important. “Any time I am around someone who has achieved what I want to achieve, I spend time with them. I get whatever nuggets of wisdom and experience they are willing to share. Director Aquarius Jackson will pour into anyone who is eager. That created a great situation for me as I hungered for that mentorship. Three-Star Director Adairia Vinson has been a rock for me as well. Fortunately, there is a culture of mentorship in PlanNet Marketing. Even leaders who are nowhere near my upline have been incredibly influential in my business. One-Star Director LaVonda Thornton has been a precious mentor, even though I bring nothing to her paycheck. Game Night in Houston quickly became a favorite night to gain insight as she shared her experiences with me and gave me great tips. Plugging in regularly to meetings will create those mentor relationships that help you to grow your business.”
Some fun facts: “I was a high school cheerleader and dance team member, but also an academic in gifted classes. Drama and public speaking have always been a hobby. In high school, I won second place in a Nationals speech competition. As an adult, my favorite accomplishments are vastly different than in high school. My family and our church plant are two of my favorites! Meeting my medical heroes, including Dr. Graham Hughes, who first described Antiphospholipid Syndrome in medical journals in the mid-1980’s, made an impact on my life. Dr. Hughes actually blogged about me once instead of me writing about him! However, one of the defining moments of my life happened recently. We call it “getting my life back.” Thanks to getting my health under control and medical science and the hand of God, I have lost half my body weight and gotten true healing in my body. Now that I have gotten my life back, I am living life to the fullest! There will be nothing but joy and success from this moment on!”
PlanNet Marketing congratulates Seresa Crowson on her outstanding achievement of One-Star Director!