This is my why

this is my why

Peta Serras

by Peta Serras

Everyone has a why and I’m telling you mine.

If you were to ask where I was three years ago, I would have told you I couldn’t catch a break.

I felt really unwell but I didn’t know why. I had zero energy to do anything in my business and I’d just sleep. I couldn’t even leave my bed to buy groceries. I’d sit in bed and cry about how much my body hurt.

And then in a two week period, I ended up in Maitland hospital emergency because I couldn’t breathe properly from my swollen glands, my sickness meant I had to move back home and I went to court with my landlord who wanted me to pay the entirety of my lease out, a mining downturn meant 30% of my client base couldn’t come back, I had a car accident which meant 3 weeks without wheels and a mighty excess, I received an $800 gas bill, found out I had glandular fever and hepatitis and that I couldn’t work for 6 months.

I didn’t have income protection insurance because it was a push to pay myself even $500 a week. I had to put staff on in my business and came back to work after 2 months because my debt was piling up. And then that April storm meant 50% of my client base dropped off.

I was a fucking mess – truly.

I felt like a totally broke person. Between unpaid bills, overdue bills, my credit card, line of credit and money owed to my parents the figure was around $45,000.00.

People say money isn’t everything, but I know firsthand how financial stress can make for sleepless nights, trying to get out of plans because you know you’ll have to put everything on your credit card to save face and wonder later how you’ll pay it back. Up until recently I used to sit and cry when looking at my bank balance.

But thankfully, there haven’t been any tears over my bank balance, until today. I checked my back office and I’ve made more money this week than any other week in my entire working life.

And it feels even more surreal to know the goal that I’ve made for my blue diamond leadership role is less than 12 months away. The salary you ask? More than I’ve earned in my entire life – $500k a year USD a year residual income. Neat, right?

So many of you ask why I work so hard, it’s because I never ever EVER want to be in that place again. I didn’t have a partner to bail me out, sick leave or job security.

But I’m only willing to work hard on something that is residual and will continue to make me money when I’m sick and need rest or when I just have to step away for a holiday!

I’m so open with telling people I want to go straight to the top in doTERRA. I’m so open with telling people how much I make or that this is my job and yes, I make a little bit of money whenever I host a class – how cool is that and how is it even work when I’m just sitting down chatting?!

I wouldn’t do this business if I didn’t love the products as you have to be passionate about it. But pure passion won’t pay the bills or put food on the table (if only, right?).

It might sound selfish but my ‘why’ in any business has always been myself. Because I know if I don’t look after or support myself I am rubbish. I’m rubbish for my mum, I’m rubbish for my friends, I’m rubbish to give back to my readers with great content. I’m rubbish to help causes like animal rescue agencies that one day I would love to open for myself.

If my cup ain’t full, how can I pour anything in anyone else’s? I can’t wait until my cup is overflowing and I am just searching for places to give where it’s needed.

We have to move past this money block that you can’t be spiritual and rich or a nice person and rich or that wanting to earn a kick ass salary makes you materialistic and the vomit-worthy ‘there’s more to life than money’.

And yep it’s a money block, Denise Duffield-Thomas – look her up, she will help.

I’m putting this out there and getting real with you because I see so many of you and it reminds me of how I was three years ago. I even have people saying they wish they could do what I do or they’d love to travel or they’d love to go to people’s houses and talk about natural health but don’t feel comfortable to verbalise that with their families, friends or husband.

Well, I’m giving you permission to be comfortable with saying yes to having money and having more than enough.

And I am always after people on my team (or to join my team) to mentor and support and be better than a wonderbra in boosting you up so you can get there too.

I love that the networking marketing model means we all can do well and rise together and I’m unashamedly putting this out there looking for people to rise up with me.

Are you keen to be on Team Professional Babe? All you need to do is shoot me through a personal message to say you’re interested and I’ll respond and support from the get go.

If you’re reading this, is this you?

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Peta Serras
Editor of Professional Babe, Peta has a penchant for pretty things, Tom Hardy and ginger kittens. You can find her sipping a long black, creating killer content or making sure her winged eyeliner is even. Peta is a writer, model & Pilates Instructor based out of the Hunter Valley.

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