My Very First Post for VaNessaDuplessie.com was written December 14, 2009 about 4 months after I came online to start marketing. (My what a dreadful post it was but it got me started). I had put it off for months. Mainly because I was nervous and scared. Could I really keep up a blog? Would I have time in my busy life and schedule? And the dreaded, I know nothing about blogging and this beast called the WordPress Platform. Eek!
Now 2 years later I sit here writing this birthday post. While this is a celebration it is also a look back at how the last year has gone. I do this with my human children and I think it makes sense to do this with my online children.
Last year I wrote this birthday post Happy Birthday Baby! and in reading it I continue to see the growth pattern.
We’ve continued to grow in rankings and followers and I’ve continued to find my voice as a blogger, mentor and leader.
Sometimes I write fun and light hearted posts and sometimes I get down and dirty with my tell it like it is style. Thank you for letting me be me and for allowing me the honor of coming into your life.
It was announced last night that out of the 137 entrants I was voted #11 of 50 in the Top 50 MLM Blogs Contest sponsored by MyLeadSystemPro and ThatMLMBeat.com. What a birthday present! Thanks to all who voted. I promise to keep doing good work in the next year. I’ll write more about that experience later.
Back to my story. I came online in 2009 to find a better way to market my business and to help my family’s finances after suffering some huge blows during the early recession months. What I found instead of some fast method to riches was a new world full of wonderful people who were looking for a better way and making a better way for themselves in the world. And I found work and not always easy work. That first year I beat my head against the wall more times than I could count and I wanted to give up. But I didn’t.
I dove in to my learning. I studied hard, invested money, time and energy into my future. That first year was hard and money was slow to come. Then the beginning of year two hit and all the learning and time seemed to come together, then the money and wins followed. I got better, continued learning, continued sharing and am proud to say I have been able to help others succeed and improve themselves and make money too.
Everyday I get to do what I love. And it all started with this silly little idea of “What if I could learn to market online?”
Whouda thunk I would have 1000’s of online connections? Not me? Would I have guessed I’d have some of the best business partners in the world and some of the best students in the world? I wouldn’t have guessed at the time because my mindset wasn’t there. Now two years later, I get it. I truly 100% get it. It takes a village.
You know what? My wins and success come because I am driven and motivated, it comes from within and it helped that I wasn’t afraid to ask for help. I had and still have great mentors. Mentors who helped me get where I wanted to be faster than I could get there by myself. Jonathan Budd and the Empowered Entrepreneurs Team – I heart you big time and owe you so much, I love being part of the team. Kevin Pritchett, as I’ve said before, you’re the best and yes, you’re a hard a*s coach. Justin Glover, you always test me. And Daegan Smith – a mentor of all mentors, I am a huge raving fan – you changed my life. I heart you all.
And to my readers, new and old. One last thank you for being with me on this journey and allowing me the opportunity to learn and grow with you. I’m not going anywhere and I plan on doing my best to make you proud as often as possible.
Here’s to year 3!