1. Where were you born and raised; current city; family; hobbies; past business highlights...
My husband and I were both born and raised in Houston, Texas. Our parents actually live less than two miles apart and we attended the same high school, just in different decades. We both are very competitive! We make sure to keep family our priority and we enjoy traveling, movies, sporting events, and a whole lot of Chuck-E-Cheese. We are a loving, blended family of a 19-year-old and a ten, nine, six, and four-year old! We both love giving our parents the world.
I spent over 12 years in the oil and gas industry as a business development manager and Darryl has spent over 20 years as a Child Protective Services social worker, and he owns his own personal training business. A cool fact about him is he has been featured in Muscle Magazine and has won several bodybuilding competitions on the big stage in Las Vegas.
2. How have you grown or personally developed since joining PlanNet?
Not only have I grown and personally developed thanks to PlanNet Marketing, but so has my entire family. We have created family goals together, we motivate and inspire each other more, and hands down, we definitely learned how to celebrate each other more. I have never in my life met so many amazing people, from the incredible and extremely professional corporate staff to the impeccable leaders who I now affectionately call my family. When I was going through some pretty low lows, I received personal phone calls and text messages from Directors who were not financially connected to me, and that meant the world to me. I look forward to the events, first for the ((hugs)) and then with the expectation of learning something that will take me to the next level emotionally, spiritually, and financially.
3. What drives you; what motivates you?
Losing my corporate job early in my PlanNet Marketing career was a huge blow to the gut. I now realize it was nothing but a blessing. I invested more time in my career than my family and it was still a three-minute business decision that cost me my six-figure income. So my drive is what I carried from all the years I worked so hard for someone else. And what keeps me motivated is the precious time freedom PlanNet Marketing has afforded me, times like this when I get to hear my babies scream and laugh playing on the playground while I craft this response. Times like surprising my oldest son who plays football for Rice University and being the only stalker mom at their football practice. Oh, and definitely the ability to surprise my hard-working and supportive husband with vacation giveaways keeps me motivated as well. When I get tired, I remember if I don't put it all on the line now I'll be sacrificing my family and freedom again in the future. It took me two years to truly understand the phrase "Don't let your why become your why not!” I truly understand it now.
4. Who would you consider a role model and why?
I consider Mr Donald Bradley, our CEO and Founder, a role model. I was fortunate enough to meet him several months before he launched PlanNet Marketing. I admired his poise and passion. I witnessed how caring he was about others and how he made time for everyone, not caring what their ranks were. I witnessed Mr. Bradley be ridiculed, lied about, and conspired against and he held his head high and created undeniable success without seeking revenge. Later having similar experiences, I modeled my thoughts and behavior after him (it was definitely a struggle). I believe in his vision, which has always been about the people who trust and believe in him. He loves and adores his wife and children. And even though he is highly competitive, he never forgets the people who have not yet reached high levels of success. I proudly recognize Mr. Bradley as a role model for myself and my children!!! My babies think he's a celebrity!
5. The three words that describe you best are:
Innovative, compassionate, powerful!
6. If you had some sound advice to give to anyone what would it be?
Simple, never quit! No matter what, keep on keeping on. People will quit on you, people you love the most will not be as supportive as you thought, you will not hit your goals on the dates you set, you get tired, you will get frustrated, somewhere the grass may seem to be greener...nope, it's not, so don't quit. Take your lessons as they come, learn from them, then you will see your progress. Don't quit! If you knew what all I have endured in my corporate life, personal life, and business life you would understand why I'm saying it every chance I get Do…Not…Quit!
7. What does your life look like five years from now?
Wow, in five years my oldest son will be 24, my baby boy will be 11, my baby girl will be 10 and they will be super proud of their mom and dad. Mr. Bradley keeps reminding me that he's grooming us for seven-figure incomes. I will be well set into seven figures by then. My children will be living the lives of their dreams without any financial concerns! My team and anyone connected to me will be more successful than they ever imagined. I will be debt free, all of my charities will be well taken care of, I will be proud of the other documented seven-figure income earners that my leadership helped to produce. Life will be absolutely amazing!