When I finally decided to go back to school, I scheduled my classes around my children’s schedule. So while they were learning Math, Science and Social Studies, I was learning how to teach Math, Science and Social Studies. I officially became an elementary school teacher in 1982.
Being an educator was the most rewarding time in my life because I was able to help so many – my students, their parents, and other teachers. Two masters degrees later, I became an assistant principal of an elementary school in Brooklyn. In 30 years, I went from teacher to staff developer to assistant principal and I have built a career based on integrity, trust and respect.
Somewhere around 2005, though, things started to change in the system and the creativity that was a teacher’s was slowly being taken away. Administrators were becoming watchdogs and paper pushers and school was no longer a joy. After spending so many years in the system, I felt like my years of service was quickly coming to an end. So when retirement was a realistic option, I embraced it.
My plans were to establish a website for teachers (that’s Ruby Moose) and provide them with tools, resources and other services as well as continue my writing but the network marketing bug was flying low overhead and before I knew what was happening, I got bit.
I was first introduced to my company in 2008 and was uninterested. I was busy with a demanding job dealing with curriculum, mandates, standards, children, parents, teachers and so much more. I wore as many hats as could fit on my head and even some that didn’t. There was no time for anything else. But after I retired, the opportunity was presented to me again. Not having the pressures and stresses of the job, I decided to take a look and after doing my due diligence, I decided to join the company.
I, like all network marketers, was excited about my new business opportunity. I thought it was going to be a piece of cake. I knew lots of people, have lots of family and kept in touch with a lot of my former co-workers. But I quickly discovered that most people wouldn’t give me the time of day – family, friends and all those co-workers I helped and supported throughout the years.
I soon came across a marketing system called MLSP and learned the foundations of Attraction Marketing. Because of MLSP, I’ve learned the importance of branding myself and how having a personal brand positions me as a leader in the marketplace. At this time, I am extending my learning as a member of Elite Marketing Pro.
My purpose in creating this blog is to share value with those new to the industry who are looking for simple answers to the challenges they face. It took a few years before I understood what I needed to do to begin building my business the right way. I’d like to share what I’ve learned and am still learning with you.
I am a mother of three, grandmother of five, have written two children’s books and numerous poems and have sung in a gospel choir.
This is my journey…I’m not there yet and I expect bumps and twists and turns along the way. But in the end, it will have all been worth it! I am an entrepreneur!