My name is Kylie Courtie. At the beginning of last year I lost my fitness franchise business which I had sacrificed my time, my life, my family and my health for over 14 years. I was almost $700k in debt and overnight ZERO Income which for me at the time was the end of my world as I knew it. As a mother of 2 young children I was totally freaked out, scared, broke and broken. We had our car repossessed, we had phones & internet disconnected, we were behind in all our loans and credit cards and I had no idea how we were going to put food on the table and get through this week, let alone think about anything in the future!
My husband struggled to find work but finally got a low level job with basic pay to put food on the table but that didn’t make ends meet and covered about 25% of our living expenses.
*** I KNOW!! Its CRAZY that I’m sharing this with you right!!?? Most coaches / mentors would NEVER share anything like this as they want to look AMAZING and only want you to know about their achievements and their success!! So why am I sharing this with you? It’s more than just wanting to be real, authentic and vulnerable… It’s so you can relate to where I’ve been and KNOW that I can also relate to where you are and understand the pain you are going through!! The struggle is all part of your future success story and VULNERABILITY is the GREATEST form of COURAGE! OK, lets get back to the story…***
Trusting that everything happens for a reason I started looking for alternative options and crossed to the dark side…. I joined a network marketing company after being ANTI network marketing my entire life!!
I was totally blown away with how loving and supportive this community of people were and they helped me, supported me, believed in me and empowered me to put all the broken pieces back together again only stronger and a better version of the me that had fallen apart. This beautiful community of heart-centred servant leaders helped me grow, accept me for who I am, inspired me to be my true authentic self without a mask and supported me to get back up and allowed me to own my brilliance and SHINE.
I started to build our business with consistent daily actions following a simple system and shared with others what I was doing. We sold our home (just in time before we lost it) to clear out as much of the debt as we could and we moved into a teeny tiny townhouse to reduce our expenses to as minimum as possible. I also did something I never thought I’d have to do – I swallowed my pride, I set my ego aside and did something I never ever thought I’d have to do! I went to Centrelink! They were able to provide us with some short term support relief to supplement our income with a parenting payment and low income earners to give us some financial relief and then I found out we also qualified for rent assistance so that just gave us a little bit of breathing space that we needed whilst we were getting ourselves back on track.
18 months on, we are not totally debt free, however we are super close. We have no credit cards. We have a very tight budget and our network marketing business is continuing to grow and pay us a residual income. We just got recognised on stage this weekend in front of over 2,000 people for hitting the rank of Director, which is the 2nd level of leadership which is a huge milestone in this company and achieved by just 0.1%. Whilst this is a great achievement, its really just the beginning of where the residual income kicks in, so its now onwards and upwards! I’ve linked arms with global leaders who are successful and have the income and lifestyle I want and they are mentoring me and supporting me to achieve the same.
In the past 18 months I’ve gone from broke and emotionally broken, stressed, depressed, totally disconnected from my family to the Happy Holiday Girl where I am happy, free, head over heals in love with my husband, full time Mum, I’ve had 8 amazing holidays / short trips and a business that will soon bring us total financial freedom…. AND I’m heading off to Bali next month and Las Vegas the month after that!
We are super blessed and I hope that by being open, authentic and vulnerable and sharing my story, that I can give hope to someone else who is in the same situation. I hope that I can ignite that tiny spark within and give you belief that no matter what your circumstances, that you can pick yourself back up and achieve everything you’ve ever dreamed of multiplied by infinity!
My biggest lesson is that its not about the “stuff” we may have lost everything materially, but what we gained was LIFE, our family, amazing bucket list experiences, happiness, fun & laughter, freedom, fulfilment and love. We are now all about inspiring others to live a life they love and to #LiveLifeNow
If you’d like more information or need help to turn your financial situation around, please don’t hesitate to contact me on Ph: 0439 329 336 or via my Travelpreneur Facebook Page.