LIBERATION LOVE STORY:
1) TELL US YOUR LIBERATED LOVE STORY. WHERE DID IT ALL BEGIN? AND WHAT IS YOUR REALITY NOW?
My Liberated Love Story began over 11 years ago. I was working as a teacher’s assistant in a public charter school. I loved some aspects of my job (a job I put full energy and attention into); however, my role was highly stressful, and because I did not have a college degree, it was low paying as well. I felt undervalued.
Fortunately for me, the Stars were in alignment. Moments before new contracts were being negotiated for the following school year, my best friend invited me to go to Las Vegas along with her family. My friend’s mother, along with her employer, was participating in a conference, and her employer was in need of childcare for her two children during the hours of the conference. That employer was Alexis Martin Neely. By the end of the weekend, Alexis approached me saying, “I’ll pay you $1.00 more an hour than your current job to be my children’s nanny.” The raise was significant (for me) at that time, and the position offered the flexibility for me to attend college. I aspired to become a teacher and saw a future where I would be earning big bucks (insert giggle here). I said “yes” with clarity that this offer was “right” for me. Little did I know the dramatic ways in which that “yes” would change my life and my plans for the future.
I held the nanny position for four years and fell madly in love with Alexis’s children. Alexis gave me complete freedom in caring for Kaia and Noah. Oh, did we have fun!!! It was also a challenging job. I was more than just a nanny–I approached the position as if Kaia and Noah were my own children and cared for all aspects of their well being five to ten hours per day throughout the week for four years. Once again, I felt undervalued, as my salary remained stagnant. Although I loved the children, I broke up with Alexis. Yes, it felt like I was breaking up with Alexis and leaving my children behind. I explained honestly why I was leaving the position and did a great deal of processing afterwards. Alexis told me she would have given me a raise without question, but I never asked. I never asked… Why? What I’ve come to recognize is that I had been undervaluing myself as I allowed my fear to imprison me from asking for what I deserved.
My Liberated Love Story took life the day I took ownership of my self worth.
Today life is nothing short of amazing.
Four years ago Alexis asked my husband Corey to take over her financial management (Corey’s Liberated Love Story), and from there we have expanded our business, Evolved Finance, to serve many entrepreneurs. I work an average of 30 hours a week; set my own schedule; travel; shop for and eat yummy healthy meals; exercise daily; read for pleasure; and have time to play. I no longer carry the story that I’m undervalued.
My Liberated Love Story is by no means over. It is an expanding love story thanks to the support of Alexis (mine and Corey’s business mentor) and the entire Eyes Wide Open Collective. I cannot imagine writing the rest of my liberated love story without them.
2) WHAT HAS BEEN THE KEY LIBERATION LOVE LESSON FOR YOU? WHAT KEY LEARNING MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO LIBERATE YOUR SELF AND STEP INTO YOUR LIBERATION LOVE STORY AND LIFE?
The key Liberation Lesson for me was recognizing that my fear of stepping into my own self worth along with my story that everyone else undervalued me was the very thing holding me back. I was creating my own “imprisonment story”. The lesson was: Step into courage…drop the blame story…and ask for what you want and deserve!” Liberation follows.
3) WHAT’S THE TRANSFORMATIONAL QUESTION YOU WOULD ASK SOMEONE WHO IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A LIBERATED LIFE FOR THEMSELVES?
The transformational question I would ask someone who is trying to figure out a Liberated Life for themselves is:
“What is the story that’s holding you back? … And imagine who you could be without that story!”
To learn more about Anna and Corey and what they offer, go here: www.evolvedfinance.com