Welcome to Dani Jackson Official……
I started writing this blog a few years ago as a space for struggling online marketers, direct sales marketers and anyone wanting to learn more about using Social Media and Branding to grow their businesses. Social media is simply sharing and exchanging ideas using the internet. It means to network and to take the time to genuinely get to know new people. It is an ever changing industry and I am learning new things about it everyday. DJO is where I would like to share those things with you but first…..A little bit about me.
In 2012, I was at a point where I was looking for something new in my life. I had been in network
marketing and direct sales for 12 years and I was involved in a few different opportunities over the years. (I had a little case of shiny ball syndrome and jumped around a lot.) From the beginning I knew that I always had that entrepreneurial heart but didn’t know how to make it actually make direct sales work for me.
After 12 years, I took a break from direct sales. I started blogging as a hobby and an outlet. I needed a major change in my life.
After writing a personal blog for a few months, I was introduce to online marketing. In the beginning I had no help from the people who sponsored me but understood that it wasn’t for them to build my business for me. I was just looking for some guidance in this new industry. I thought that I could do it all on my own but I soon found out that every entrepreneur needs some sort of support system.
Like I did when i was in direct sales, I hopped around from one online business opportunity to another. Looking for the magic trick that what make me enough money to give me the freedom that I was looking for. I thought that I was focused on my business but I was so wrong. Actually, I was suffering from a lack of focus, belief and faith in myself. I had no real vision or direction but continued to pour money into my business with no real focus or direction and lost a lot of money. For months I continued to tell myself that I was “working” when all I was really doing was wasting time.
Time to Make a Decision
After some self evaluating I realized that I was living in fear, afraid of change but I knew that it was time for me to make some strong decisions and move forward. More freedom to work my business was what I wanted but my 9-5 still made it hard for me to build it like I wanted.
I am a retail manger and if you have ever been in retail, you know what a black out period is. A black out period is when you are unable to take any time off for a specific period of time. Usually during a busy season. Most retailers black out from November through December. My position is blacked out from November to the middle of April. Holidays with my family just don’t happen. I miss my family at holiday time and as they get older my heart says I should be closer to them. It took deciding that I was not going to lay down and play victim but to use my feelings as fuel to drive me to build this business while helping others do the same. Helping others to change their lives as well as their circumstances is in my heart.
Hello….. New Me!
After much thought, I realized that my day to day retail JOB was not going to help me reach my dream of freedom. As much as I love it….lets be real the pay is good but not good enough to do what I want when I want. My job keeps paying my bills and keeping me living paycheck to paycheck. My retail job is just not going to allow me to save enough for the changes that I was looking to make in my life. I want to have the freedom to work anywhere that I want in the world, on my terms doing what i love, to live a laptop lifestyle and take care of my family while i do it.
I wanted a successful business of my own. One that helps other struggling marketers and direct sales people who were willing to do what they needed to do to live the life that they wanted to live. A life where they don’t have to answer to anyone or worry about weather or not they were still going to have a job tomorrow. A life where they do not have to worry about taking vacation time or having to deal with pay cuts. We should enjoy what we do and help others find the same type of freedom lifestyle.
To get what I wanted, I had to learn to manage my time accordingly. Right now, I am sleeping less and and working more. It is a small sacrifice to make to build the dream business that i want. I’m looking forward to a very bright future! The point of the story is don’t hesitate, step outside of your comfort zone and do what truly makes you happy. Put what your mentors and sponsors tell you into ACTION!
I am thanking god everyday for the people and the opportunities that he has brought in my life. Stay focused and don’t ever give up. You only fail if you quit. These type of changes don’t happen over night. It takes daily consistent action and focus on your part. If you believe in yourself and what you have to offer……it will happen! Thank you for allowing me to say hello. Remember to believe in yourself! Continue to learn as much as you can, get out there and do it with no fear, then teach others to do the same from your heart!
So Hello! I look forward to sharing with you!
Dani Jackson Official ~ Lash Babes