Keep pushing forward
My background is in hospitality management, which I initially worked alongside my psychology degree, but after graduating I couldn’t find a graduate job, so continued in this field. I enjoyed it to start with, but when our boys came along it became difficult to fit around family life. I was underpaid, childcare was expensive, and I felt like I was missing out on precious time with my children.
I found Forever in March 2014 and thought I'd give it a go. Initially I just saw it as a means to make ends meet, but after I attended a Success Day, I was absolutely blown away. I could see such excitement, and seeing all the people recognised for their incredible achievements made me think about how there’s no reason that couldn’t be me.
I started to build a team alongside retailing, working on my mind-set and learning as much as I could about the business. I made Manager in eight months – even a broken leg didn't stop me! By this time I had quit my job and was working the business around our children; never missing a moment.
I'm now the family breadwinner and we've made the decision that James will get more involved in the business. He truly believes in me and has been my absolute rock throughout this incredible journey. Our goal is to get him out of his job as a prison officer within the next year and run the business together.
I'm incredibly excited to see what 2015 will bring for us and for our amazing team. We are keen to help them all achieve the big incentives and hopefully get them to next year’s Global Rally in South Africa. We may have big goals, but I fully believe that we can succeed.