How this “ex-corporate robot mom” discovered a real online opportunity to build a business online, from home, on the computer where ever there was an internet connection…making daily income, using a simple system and showing others exactly how to apply this for themselves…and achieve the freedom lifestyle me, my husband and our son enjoy every day.
Hey there…. That’s me (Lynn Brown) on the left, with my amazing husband Dennis of 25+ years.
He is my rock and biggest supporter for my passion in growing my online business, helping others to reach their greatest success and believing in having a freedom lifestyle with wealth and prosperity to live the way we want, dream and deserve.
Coming from a corporate background which included a 22+ year career in the real estate lending industry, it all took an unforeseen turn in 2008.
After many years of hard work, long days, lots of phone calls and talking to potential home owners that needed financing I thought I ‘had made it’. Becoming a six figure a year earner was a goal that I set out and achieved. It all came crashing in when the economy changed course for me and my family.
It was certainly a turning point for me that brought me back to focusing seriously on earning an income online from home.
The First Time Online…
Let me take you back a bit when I started online in 1995. We moved from California to Arizona (for a six year stint) due to a position I accepted with a Bank to manage their mortgage loan department.
My husband landed a management postion with a local restaurant near the same area, so we made the move.
He had to take the night shift manager position, which was the only thing available at the time. So he was gone by 3pm every and not getting home until 2am every morning. My schedule was the typical 8 to 5, dropping off our son at a daycare nearby the bank I worked at.
During this time I was investigating the possibility of a secondary income working online. I would spend time at night while our son was sleeping surfing the internet, buying products and training trying to figure out affiliate marketing at that time.
I did start earning some commission income but it seemed it was so much work than what I put into each night. I would always think there was a better way, and system that would make it easier but at that time there was nothing like that.
A Tearful Day…
One day, after picking up our son from daycare and driving home, he was in his car seat in the back seat of my car and he said… ‘mom, when will we see dad in the sun.‘ Well, that gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. It hit me hard and I started thinking about what our life was then and how we could change things to be able to give our son more of our time and attention that he deserved.
I focused more on finding how I could earn an income online from home. I was burning the midnight oil and working online during the weekends.
A Decision for Change
It seemed that my plans for wanting to make a living online was not going to happen, at least for now. So I focused on the skill that I already had and was good at. I learned a great deal about real estate lending that soon I was specializing in construction and commercial loans.
In fact, I knew the whole process because my department not only brought in loan transactions, but I was responsible for underwriting, approving and funding these transactions.
Soon I started to notice the my loan officers were creating an income greater than my management pay that included my bonus. This peaked my interested and I decided to jump from a W-2 management pay to a commission only earner. It was the best decision I ever made and rewarded me with the flexibility to be able to stay at home, work from my home office and meet clients at our title companies.
This is when I pushed to reach my goals for a six figure yearly income and achieved it. My husband and I decided to start buying rental properties and we also started building homes with my background in construction and commercial lending. We built or refurbished 10 homes in a 2 year period. Things seemed to be going very well for us.
Taking A Turn In The Right Direction
As I mentioned before, the economy took an ugly turn and soon we were scrambling to get the last 4 homes we were building sold. We did in the nick of time but I found myself in an industry that literally ‘dried up’.
My six figure income went to zero in 2 years. It was a turning point for me and luckily my husband was keeping us afloat with his tile contractor business.
I got online in a more serious attempt to create a living. Because I was always intrigued by marketing things online and with social media coming on board, I was a self learner and started to absorb, test and apply everything I could find on social media.
Soon I was coaching other online marketers and local small business owners, developing marketing strategies with social media. Then blogs started to become apparent in the online marketing space. Once again I absorbed and learned what I could about blogging.
I was helping small business owners set up their blogs and training their employees making a pretty good living online.
But I wasn’t satisfied with what I was doing. I always felt there was a better way, as I mentioned before, there should be a system to make it easier for any business owner, marketer or professional to brand and market themselves and their business.
Empower Your Success!
At the beginning of September 2012 someone that I didn’t know had messaged me on Facebook with a link to look. At this point, I was approached all the time by online marketers and entrepreneurs wanting me to ‘take a look’ at this or that product or program. I wanted to stay focused on my consulting business but this message caught my eye because it said…. ‘this is a business system that will change your life‘.
I watched the almost one hour long video. Everything I saw and heard did in fact change everything for me. Not only did I see the powerful business system but it opened the door for allowing me to help so many other people to earn a living online whether they had experience or not.
This led me to attending my first event with this new company that was held in San Diego, California which was only a 6 hour drive for me and my husband.
After that event, both my husband and I were able to meet the Founder of Empower Network, David Wood, we met other upcoming leaders and we just felt what we learned at that event was a turning point for me, my business and our lifestyle.
So today, I’m proud to be building a team of successful entrepreneurs, helping local business owners, marketers, professionals, Empower Network members learn how to use a simple business system that is marketing and branding them and providing them the ‘edge’ against their competition.
It is a great feeling to be free from pounding the phones, burning the midnight oil and being free to do what I want, like traveling with my husband, visiting with our son and planning for our retirement in the next year or two.
The amount of education, personal development and improving my skill sets has been a huge advancement for me and my business. I owe it all to the Empower Network leadership, mentors and coaches that are giving of their time, talent and sharing the success strategies and techniques that just plain work.
In addition, being part of a community and an awesome team is the perfect combination towards growth and success.
AND… because of my passion for this online marketing industry and helping people advance in their business, I love the freedom of working from my laptop anywhere at any time. I am also very grateful to have the ability to help so many people. Technology certainly provides a huge opportunity for more people to have choices when it comes to living life in a different perspective.
It just takes confidence, courage and making a decision to change your life the way you want it!
I am looking forward to meeting you, talking with you and learning your story. Should there be anything that I can help you in your business, let me know.
Your success matters to me and I would love to introduce you to my team and the business system that has brought me and my team tremendous success and continues to do so each and every day.
Empower your Success… while living your life!
Lynn & Dennis Brown
Your Intent To Win Success Partners!