Friday, February 15, 2019

TWF Bonus Package- Coaching with Amy

For those of you who have made it through the 5-Day Free Wholesale Workshop, and have interest in taking The Wholesale Formula full course (what I did, back in May 2016), I have an exciting offer for you!!

As I mentioned in one of my blog posts, I had been approached by Dan and Eric to coach other students who were hoping to expedite their business growth and achieve results like mine. One of my greatest strengths as a Coach is something that has helped me in my own business and in my work with holistic fertility - and that is, the ability to hone in on, and use the oft-overlooked blessings and assets that a person has at their disposal, big enough to overcome their weaknesses or setbacks. This is a skill I learned through both infertility, and my 'private' blog cross, and never knew just how handy it would come.

I am happy to now extend Coaching to my blog readers who wish to give TWF a try, so that together, we can skyrocket your success and achievements, giving you an advantage over the students who will not have this individualized, expert attention.

My Coaching Bonus includes (only available to the first 25 sign-ups):

A Group Webinar to jump-start the Coaching Program and review how it will work

An initial, 45-minute Coaching Call to discuss your specific business goals, current situation, work schedule, and finances

5 additional 30-minute calls spaced every two weeks, to troubleshoot and address specific obstacles and roadblocks, and set action steps to overcome them

A Free, Private FB Group where you can connect with others in the Coaching Program on a more personal level than the large TWF Group

Upon completion of the 3-month Coaching Program, access to my Webinar on how to pitch an exclusive account (as in, become the only Seller of a particular brand on Amazon, which is my personal specialty), which will be invaluable to you as you grow your wholesale business

This Bonus Coaching Package is absolutely FREE to any one of my readers who wishes to begin their wholesale Amazon business!

Just click here when you are ready to sign up! (Sign-ups after #25 will still get some bonuses, but not the full Coaching Expedited Program)

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

My Amazon Business

A little over a year ago, I posted this blog entry, about my humble and frankly, embarrassing story of going from welfare to out of debt and profitable in record time. For a "Catholic Infertility Blog Turned Single Catholic Mom Blog," this rags to riches story went surprisingly viral, quickly. I had people who had never before commented on my blog, some long time readers, some former infertiles, some never-infertiles, some brand new visitors, reaching out asking for more information. I was floored.

Today, I wish to expand on the story of my business, and my ever-strengthening faith and gratitude in God for putting the right people in the right path at the right time.

As many of you know by now, my mother passed away August 2018, after a recurrence of cancer that was diagnosed earlier last year. My business was steadily growing up to that point, and I was working "in" it roughly an hour or two a day, sometimes more for involved projects. When the diagnosis came in, I made the decision to leave the 1-bedroom apartment I shared with my son, and move in with my mom and dad, 10 minutes up the road. With no driving needed, I could devote myself to her care 24/7. For me, it was a no-brainer decision. But in the back of my mind, I thought... well, I may have to REBUILD my business when all is said and done.

As the days turned to weeks and the weeks turned to months, my time spent in the business became less and less, while care for Mom became more and more intensive. She went on home hospice by late June, but the professionals' visits were minimal. Dad and I were the primary care-givers. Soon, I noticed that days would pass when I hadn't done anything, even the bare minimum maintenance, for my business. Again, it wasn't a priority and I thought I'd just let it lose money slowly until I could rebuild it.

Except... it never lost money. The business, and the automations I had put in place well before my mother became sick, were STILL WORKING for me. When I'd check my accounts, everything was just as it had been. No loss of revenue. I began to relax about it and focus more on home, my mother, and my son. I was there in some of the most vulnerable, most heart-piercing moments in my mother's deterioration, I was there to pray with her, to give her medications, to play music for her, to calm and soothe her, to go shopping for anything she craved, and to BE with her.

For that... there is no price on earth that would have been too great.

But, I paid NO PRICE.

After her passing, the entire month of August was a blur, for me... I know I didn't even open (or absorb) any emails or even check my Seller account... nothing. I was in a complete daze. Sometime in the Fall, I began to ease back into things, and it was then that I realized what an incredible business model I had. I had, and quite easily I might add, built a business that literally ran itself. This is something most people hear about, and strive for, but actually knowing the benefit of that was something I had not been privy to until that moment.  I was swept away in the gratitude of having found this business model and been able to create something that allowed me to experience the most precious moments of my entire life. Which I will carry in my heart for the rest of my days.

Due to the overwhelming response from that post over a year ago, I will once again be hosting Dan Meadors on a Webinar this Thursday, Feb 7th.  I will post a link here once ready! 

On Thursday, we will talk about the logistics of selling on Amazon FBA, what it takes to get started, the business model both Dan and I do (Wholesale model), and other common questions and concerns.
(I haven't decided whether it will be Live or not, so if you do have questions for me or Dan and it isn't Live, feel free to post them in the comments, here!)

In the meantime, for those wanting to learn more about Dan and his business partner Eric, please feel free to Join their Facebook Group where you can also register for their upcoming Free Workshop on Wholesale.

As always, thanks for reading and I hope this can help you as much as it has helped me and Robbie :)

Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year's Thoughts

I've hated New Year's Eve pretty much my entire adult life. More than any other "holiday," it filled my childless heart with pain for days leading up to that dreadful countdown...


This year has been a bit different.

While it's true that, when I finally became a mother, I almost simultaneously lost a husband and the family and dreams I'd always held so dear, I knew I still had much to be grateful for, most notably, Robbie. No pain is the same as infertility and childlessness was, for me. And I'm not saying no pain is as painful... it's just - different. Different because of the lessons I learned through those 8 years. Lessons about letting go of what I could never control. Lessons in humility. Lessons in love, in sacrifice, and in self-love and respect. Lessons in grieving and acceptance, and in living in the here and now, committed to moving forward no matter how bleak it may look at first glance.

And while 2018 may well be cast as one of the "worst" of my life, and the anticipation of this horrendous day has already been weighing on me since Christmas Day... today, that changed. Not magically. *I* changed it. I decided to look back on what made this year one of the best of my life, instead. And that's how I'm going to look at it, now:

In 2018, I...

Increased revenue in my business 125% over 2017

Joined a co-op with other Catholic home school families

Got to move in and live with my mother during the most crucial months, and help 24/7

Experienced my mom's transition Home up to the final day

Felt the awe of her funeral mass, and hold its perfection in my heart for always

Developed a closer, more emotional relationship with my father

Began to understand each of my sisters a bit better, and grew in respect for them

Watched as Robbie continues to learn about life, language, emotions, and Transformers :)

Met several new men, each of whom had an impact on my life in positive ways

Made a few new friends, including my mom's best friend, and began having regular coffee dates with her

Began singing again, with a small band

Learned what "Netflix & Chill" means (hey, this is important for a woman newly dating again in this age to know!!)

Got a place with one bedroom per person

Re-connected with an old best friend, a relationship I truly missed

Got some of the best therapy of my life, and 'graduated' in October (haha)

Had amazing spiritual direction, and conversations in confession

Experienced the Communion of Saints in the most amazing way through the Eucharist, and feeling my mother's physical presence

Launched my own grocery/health brand and its first product (details to follow on this one...)

So, 2018... I won't say you'll be missed, per se. Rather, I'll be bringing your gifts with me into the new year, and look very much forward to all the new ones in store for me then.

God Bless you all, and a Happy and Holy New Year!