Growing up, my family didn't have a lot. With four kids in four years, no matter how hard they worked, it was always a struggle for my parents to provide for the family financially.

As the youngest, most of my clothes where hand-me-downs which inspired me to get a job from a young age. I wanted to wear clothes that nobody had worn before me, and I was willing to buy them myself.

As I got older, I'd look through glitzy magazines and see people on TV who were successful and had all this stuff, and I was baffled.

I was working three jobs and still living from week to week. I couldn't see a path forward when I had to scrape just to put small amounts of money aside.

I wanted more, but in my mind, I associated earning a large income with tertiary education, and I didn't have a degree, so I was frustrated.

Thank goodness I eventually found network marketing!

When I began my business, I had no formal qualifications, but I didn't see that as a barrier because the possibilities loomed so large. I loved people and sales, and I used my desire for a better life to throw myself into learning the skills I needed to become successful.

Before I was anywhere near proficient as a network marketer, money started to trickle into my bank account, and over time, as my skills developed, that trickle became a torrent.

Now I have an income that can fund my dreams. I get to work from home and be a mum to my kids. I have the flexibility to shuffle my day around to meet their needs when things don't go to plan. I have time to invest in my marriage and in looking after myself.

Is there another profession in which a girl without a fancy degree, who grew up in hand-me-downs can create that kind of life?

If there is, I can't think of it. And the icing on the cake is that I am not the first person to do this and I won't be the last.

Any woman who's not afraid of hard work and growth has the opportunity to grab her dreams too. Why not you?

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