Fired, Foreclosed, Entrepreneur
What do those three words have in common? They describe someone who inspires me. A lady whose story I began to realize can be the story of many in this economy, who refuse to give up. Technology, when used correctly can be of great value. The internet has made it possible for anyone to become an entrepreneur with very little initial financial investment.
So back to the story which inspired this post. The lady in the story Bev lost her job, found another, then in one day learnt her hours were cut drastically and even though she supplemented her income by selling various items, it was not enough. She lost her home to foreclosure & found herself in a shelter with $10.00 in her pocket.
Bev had the spirit of an entrepreneur & instead of feeling sorry for herself, she decided to take charge of her life & her destiny. She decided to become her own boss. So how did she do it you may ask. Good question! She found her grandmother’s cornbread recipe, developed a website using the computers at the public library & got her message out to local news outlets. She has been featured on 11-alive News, Clark Howard, and Fox News to name a few.
Now the journey has not been easy but Bev has not given up. She has revamped her business model, tweaked her website, developed new products and is still going strong. When you are lucky enough to find your passion, you will keep going even when things get tough.
Belief in yourself & your dreams will keep you going when you feel like giving up. There are many individuals with dreams in their heart which they have yet to pursue. They are waiting for a perfect moment. For everything to be just right. News flash, if you wait for things to be perfect, you may never start. Put your Idea to paper, make a plan and get started. If Bev can go after her dreams from a shelter with $10.00 in her pocket & her grandmother’s cornbread recipe, what is stopping you?
Has someone or something inspired you to pursue your dreams? Please share.
To learn more about Bev and her business click here
To learn more about how foreclosures are sold click here