SCARED to death and overwhelmed at where to begin?
I can totally relate!
The first time I came to Hawaii in 2007 my father passed away suddenly of a massive heart attack. BAM here one minute, gone the next. And for weeks afterwards all I could hear my dad’s voice in my ears “Let’s Get The SHOW on The Road Kiddo!” my dad was famous for saying this.
He was an artist and we used to pack up a big van with the whole family each summer and go on these extended painting trips to the east coast of Maine and Cape Cod where my dad would paint his famous water lilies paintings like Monet.
Anyways after he passed all I could think about was that life was short, and that I had better get my freaking show on the road because before you know it, I’ll be dead too. Enough of this “practicing for a public speaking career” selling mops, it was time to kick my life and business into high gear and REALLY do what I came here on earth to do, be an inspirational speaker, and thought leader.
So I thought to myself if I’m going to be a speaker I’ll need to have a book. Well what to write about – I have no formal University experience or anything like that. I know! I’ll become the BEST mop sales person in the company and write a book about it to position me as an expert in sales and spirituality law of attraction all the things I am interested in.
HOW am I going to do that – was my next question… and I had this crazy hair brained idea while traveling in New Zealand with my sis and her boyfriend that since I LOVE being an adventurer and I LOVE being in nature I would buy a campier trailer and drive across Canada and go to these VIRGIN mop stores that had NEVER ever seen the mop show and make a whack load of cash and become the best sales person in the company.
When I got back to Canada I fell into the same ol routine, and I chickened out on the whole thing. I mean common, who in their right mind goes travelling across the country BY THEMSELVES a single woman staying in camper trailer parks ALONE in the woods, crazy this is a horror movie JUST waiting to happen!
So I buy this crappy Neon car and the thing has a bad transmission – a total lemon. That’s what I get for chickening out, even more troubles like I need them in my life…
So my sister comes home that spring and calls me out on the whole camper trailer deal she says “I can’t believe you chickened out! Common Vanessa what are you waiting for go for it!”
She was right. So the first thing I did was make a call to the mop company. I by passed the manager got ahold of the regional dude and got a list of the TOP grossing sears stores across Canada and picked a date to do my first 10 day store run June 15th in Sault-Saint Marie. BAM the challenge was on and I had a date!
Next I bought a camper trailer dropped $5000 on this 2000 lb pop up Palamino camper trailer and now all I needed was some kind of vehicle to pull it with.
So I get the $ back from the lemon Neon and go to visit my trusty garage mechanic Tony and he is PISSED with me! “Don’t EVER buy a vehicle without coming to see us Vanessa what were you thinking…” lesson learned. SO I ask him what should I get?
He tells me “Vanessa buy yourself a dodge caravan 3.3 litre engine minivan the motors are bullet proof! That’s the only machine we feel safe about you driving across Canada in pulling that trailer up and down those big mountains.”
Fine I was off on a mission to find a dodge Caravan 3.3 litre engine (I had a limited budget here) and began scouring the Internet and newspaper adds.
Before you know it a few weeks had passed and it was 72 hours before I had to be on stage – 72 hours to show time and no mini van! I needed a day just to drive out there so I was under the gun pressure is ON! GOD SEND ME A FREAKING dodge caravan 3.3 litre engine TODAY! Man that night I prayed my little ass off, write it down, got super clear, visualized, put my hands on my heart, listened to my alpha brain wave audio meditation – you name it I whipped out ALL the guns I had!
In the morning I did the same thing, then I opened the computer and 3 adds in I saw “Dodge Caravan 3.3 litre engine for sale” it was 10 minutes down the road. At 9am I jumped in the car, picked up the dude and the mini van brought it over to my mechanic had it checked out, passed the inspection over to transfer the license plate and pay the guy and at 10:30am was siting in my kitchen looking out the wind at my dodge caravan 3.3 litre engine. WOW!
It was the right price, it even came with a hitch the right size so I could pull the trailer with it, and a brand new GPS system the guy forgot in the glove box!! Oh and 6 weeks later I found a BRAND new pair of Chanelle sunglasses with the PRICE tag still on under the drivers seat! Can you imagine!! God is amazing!!
Everything came together – I left Montreal with $200 in my bank account enough for gas money to get to the first store, I invested everything I had, no credit because I had gone bankrupt a few years prior, and guess what…..I was a hit!
I made the most money in my entire MOP career I started hitting my first $900 days in Winnipeg, the sears stores were so blown away news travelled across the head office of this Vanessa Simpkins mop lady and THEY ALL wanted to book me in there store! HA HA I became the best sales person that year and wrote a book about it.
Now the moral of this story… there are many but one in particular that I REALLY want you get here.
If I had let FEAR take me out of it, I would NOT BE where I am today. I wouldn’t have a book, I wouldn’t have my amazing career coaching entrepreneurs, I’d probably still be selling mops working for someone else feeling resentful instead of spending my winters frolicking on the beach in my bikini here in Hawaii like I do now with my portable business that I LOVE!
And YOU too CAN create a life and business of your dreams!!! I’m living proof if I can do it you can do it!
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