*This post was created from a video I did on my Facebook page. You can watch the video here, too, if you’d like.

If you knew that in 2-3 years you could create time and financial freedom, would you do it?  Today, I’m sharing my story and why, at the age of 39, my business became the biggest blessing I could ask for.

How many of you are prepared for life things to happen? To where you have complete time and financial freedom to do what you need to do for your family?

You might be younger and thinking, “Why would I even need that?” Let me just tell you, from my own experience, that it is important to start now.

I started my first home-based business at 34, when my kids were just four and two. My goal was to earn $500/month. Well, what started as a part-time venture quickly turned full-time. I fell in love and moved up in the company, and at my highest, was earning $8-9k each month.

At 39, in the height of my career, my mom was diagnosed with cancer. It was devastating. Thankfully, I was able to go to every single appointment with her (chemo, doctors, etc.).

For three years, I ran my business and did everything I needed to do with my family and my mom. I cannot imagine how things would have gone if I’d had a traditional full-time job.

I was 42 when she passed away and I cannot explain how grateful I am that I embraced the opportunity I had when I was 34 because I had no idea what it would mean to me when my mom got sick. Not long after my dad also got sick and passed away.

The whole purpose of this story is to let you know that you can start creating something now and in 2-3 years in doTERRA you can be at a place in your life that if an emergency happens and you need to be with your family, you can do just that.

I remember being able to work at my mom’s house and still be with her because I could work from anywhere.

Today, we live in midtown Atlanta and just bought a second cabin home – a dream come true. My husband, Joe, was also able to quit his full-time job at 50 because I was earning double his salary – and he was making over $200k a year!

Now, I am not telling you this to brag or make you feel sorry for me for what has happened in my life. I’m telling you this to give you hope.

If you want to create this for yourself, you 100% can.

If you want to talk about how doTERRA can help you, shoot me a note. I love to coach women to own their own business and take control of their finances. I have helped hundreds reach goals they didn’t think possible.

Almost always, when someone isn’t reaching their goals, it’s because they’re holding themselves back in some way. So what’s holding you back? Leave a comment and let me know.