My life as a corporate robot mom for more than 3 decades, would also become the turning point to living a laptop lifestyle.
My story could help you if you have been wondering how you could change your life, get out of the corporate rat race, ditch the 9 to 5 and live life on your terms… and I hope it will help you make that decision.
I was in the real estate lending industry for almost 23 years. During a 6 year period, I was hired to manage a mortgage department for a local bank in Arizona.
It seemed like I had made my way up that corporate ladder. I was happy with my high salary and yearly bonuses, company paid health insurance, 3 week paid vacations each year, living the 9 to 5 workdays, taking our son to day care, lunch with colleagues and accepted the long commute along with the office politics.
I thought this is how life was supposed to be.
This was the best I was going to do or become.
Or was it?
It was a fall day and I was working late at the bank finishing up some loan transactions. It was almost 6:30p.m. and I had arrived to work that morning, like every morning by 8:00a.m.
And just like almost every day I raced out of the office to pick up our son from daycare to make it there before they would charge extra for any parent that arrived late…after 7:00p.m.
As always he was so happy to see me. Huge smile and asking me ‘mom, you want to see what I did today?’
After getting him in the car into his car seat, this night we weren’t going to go to the restaurant. We only did that a couple times each month. The restaurant was where my husband worked as a night manager. It was a upper end restaurant and he never would get home until around 3:00 in the morning.
So I was working days, my husband working nights we barely saw each other. Two ships passing in the night!
As I pulled away from the daycare that evening, I didn’t have the radio on. I could see our son in the back seat in his car seat from my rear view mirror.
At the red light, out of the blue he said:
Oh my gosh it gave me chills, and it gives me chills just thinking and writing about it each time that I do.
He knew exactly what kind of life we were living.
But is this how life was supposed to be?
Are we supposed to live like this even though hundreds of thousands or even millions of parents lived almost the same way as we did?
After all, almost every household had 2 working parents. You had to in order to pay the bills and have any money to save to take vacations, college or for that new house.
It hit me hard.
It made me think.
It made me realize something that I would soon find out…this was my turning point.
Next time that I saw my husband I told him what our son said in the car. He too was taken back and agreed that we need to have some time to sit down and really think about some things.
I returned the next morning to the bank and my beautiful mortgage loan department office. As I sipped my coffee, I looked out the window and thought…is this how life is supposed to be?
Day in and day out, driving the commute, going to the same place at the same time, taking our son to daycare and rushing to pick him up on time.
I realized then my life will never be the same because little did I know…I had made a decision!
Decide To Live The Laptop Lifestyle
So it wouldn’t be another few years until we decided to sell our home and move back to California where we had lived when we got married.
We decided we wanted to raise our son around family who all lived in California and we had the right offer and made enough money to make the expensive move.
It was then I decided I wanted to work from home so at least I could give our son a different life then being brought up in daycare with strangers.
My husband and I wanted to make that change except we still needed my income. So when we moved back to California I got my Real Estate license so I could work from my laptop, hanging my license with a mortgage broker. I even figured out ways to meet with clients at title companies, restaurants or even in their homes.
It seemed to be the perfect fit as I could work from my laptop, from home and on my schedule.
BUT….Was this the laptop lifestyle I was looking for?
As technology kept bringing in new gadgets, especially the ‘smart phone’ I was able to do more and more work from our home. And could meet with loan clients even with our son in tow. I would always let my clients know that I would have my son with me and most of the time people were fine with that.
But then was this the laptop lifestyle I was looking for?
After all I wanted to ditch the 9 to 5 and leave the corporate robot routine that I once was.
Except now I was finding myself on the phone morning, noon and night.
We went on a small family vacation to Lake Tahoe. It was a beautiful lodge, resort that we wanted to visit and before we were going to go into one of the restaurants of this resort, my cell phone rang.
And since I didn’t have a ‘smart phone’ then, I had to stay outside to get cell reception. It was my loan assistant calling me frantic about a loan transaction that was supposed to have closed and she was having issues with the title company.
We were on the phone for about 10 minutes when my husband and our son came over and looked at me, waving their hands ….’come on mom’!!
I told my assistant, look I have to go now.
For that split minute I wondered…just like I did when I was gazing out the window from that bank mortgage loan office, is this how life is supposed to be?
Was this the laptop lifestyle I was looking for?
Over dinner my husband and talked for a bit about the life we were living and our son at this point was 9 years old. Our energy and focus was on him. Once again we were questioning how we were living life, or were we really living life… was the question!
This was another turning point that would change everything.
Living The Laptop Lifestyle
Fast forward to 2008 and that is when all hell broke loose!
My husband and I had taken the money we saved from the success I was having in my real estate lending job to investing in rental properties. We then decided to refurbish some homes to resell and had also decided to build new homes.
Everything was going along nicely.
And we really enjoyed it.
We would build, sell, make a profit and keep building homes. Until the dreaded real estate bubble decided to pop!
Most will know what I’m talking about as it was big news in the United States and was difficult times. The real estate industry affected almost everyone as it reached into the financial sector to all facets of the way people earned a living. It was the worst time for many families, including us.
We barely got out of the last 4 homes we were building.
Took a loss, but was able to pay the bank back the $1.5 million construction loan. But not without devastating our savings and our home value plummeted.
So things happen for a reason? Right?!
At least I have always believed that.
I opened a message I got on my facebook, and usually when it looks like someone trying to sell me something I just delete it.
But for some reason, this message seemed different. So I took the time to click the link and watch the video which turned out to be 45 minutes long.
…that video…. WOULD CHANGE MY LIFE FOREVER!
What I was hearing seemed to good to be true. I mean it spoke to me about living the laptop lifestyle in a way that I didn’t have to create my own product. I would have a sales platform with everything I needed to market my business and share with others.
I could see how I could turn this into a real online business.
It was a way to earn an income, from home, but most importantly, from my laptop.
I raced downstairs to show my husband and to tell him I was going to ‘go all in’.
He watched a little bit of the video but was confused and really didn’t understand much about having a business online. But what he did say was all I needed to hear…
my husband said…’Lynn if you want to make a go at this, then do it. I’ll support you 100%‘
To have a supportive spouse I would soon learn was not a common thing. In fact, today, most people that start an online business like this, their spouse is very leery and skeptical.
In most cases, it is because I’m finding out that this industry is misunderstood and most people don’t really know what it’s all about.
Especially with the company I decided to join almost 3 years ago.
I just knew this was going to be ‘that’ change.
It was going to allow me, us, our family to really live the laptop lifestyle.
TODAY…I’ve never looked back.
There is a calm in every day.
An excitement of what each day brings because I get to live a life of true freedom now.
- I don’t have a boss.
- I don’t have to commute.
- I don’t have office politics.
- I don’t have to ask for vacation.
- I don’t have a cap on the income I can make.
I get to do what I love to do, live my passion and helping others to become aware of this same choice and opportunity they have. To serve others by sharing my knowledge and experience as I’m growing and succeeding in this online business…to show and share with them that they too can do the same thing.
There isn’t a better time than now to think about where you are at today.
Are you living the life you want?
Because after being on my journey, it has opened my eyes to the possibilities and the opportunity to do things differently.
We have the choice to make money online, we can choose to live a laptop lifestyle and earn an income with a company, community and compensation plan that provides opportunity for anyone that wants to take it.
It’s a way to build a business while living life!
I feel like I’m a trail blazer.
Because I’m older, I’m considered a baby boomer! And with an online business like this, there are no age restrictions. In fact, this is an opportunity for any age and any experience. I’m now living proof along with tens of thousands of other online entrepreneurs that at any age you can make different decisions and live the life you want.
No more corporate robot mom.
The door is open to huge possibilities and I’ve stepped through it. I have surrounded myself with people just like me that have dreams and want to live a freedom lifestyle.
I get to hangout and learn from those before me that have paved the way to greater success. Because we all have the ability, the question is will you do whatever it takes to have a life of your dreams?
I know I have taken this opportunity by the horns.
And now not only do I get to enjoy the success, but I get to share it with YOU.
Because if you are still reading this, then I know I have touched your heart. You are that person like I was, gazing out that window and wondering…
Is this what life is all about.
Take the step towards your new life.
Have the courage to take action.
Let me help you to see how you can leave a corporate robot, 9 to 5 job and live a laptop lifestyle of your dreams.
As I am writing this, I feel good about sharing my journey with you because if it can help you to make a different decision, then it is all worth it to me and the reason why I do what I do.
My passion IS your success!