What I want to know is… What do you really want?
If you’re here, then we probably have a lot in common. You’ve heard that you can have it all, but you don’t necessarily want it all.
You want to…
♡ be able to afford healthy, organic and clean foods for you and your family.
♡ be able to shop, buy a car, travel, and live without stressing about finances.
♡ give freely without the burden of worrying about getting it back.
♡ provide for your family without sacrificing one thing to take care of another.
♡ be happy, healthy, energized, and stress-free.
I can help you design your life + build an online business to fund it!
Who am I?
I’m NOT a financial guru. I’m a mom who hasn’t had a boss since 1996 because I’m just like you, I don’t want it all. I just want to live life on my terms.
You too can earn a great income, help a lot of people, have a ton of fun and experience more freedom in your life. When you see how I can help you do it, you’ll likely say – Mimi; this just makes sense!!
My entrepreneurial journey began in July ‘96 with the opening of Elaine Thomas Interiors (I named the company after my parents). It all started when my LAST boss told me I couldn’t leave work to care for my sick baby. I knew then that I wanted control over my time, and entrepreneurship offered the perfect outlet.
I started out selling art at an outdoor market Thursday-Sunday from 9-5. Later, I added cleaning, decorating, painting and real estate to firm’s portfolio, turning Elaine Thomas Interiors into a highly sought-after company.
Was it easy building a business like that for years? Umm, no. It took up all of my time; my son was a latch key kid and my social life, well I didn’t have one. Has it been worth it? YES! The lessons I’ve learned from entrepreneurship are priceless.
2009 Financial Devastation
The market crumbled, my weight escalated, my marriage failed, I lost all of my properties (even my personal home pictured below), and the repo man came for my car.
I went from having six-figures in my savings account down to $11,000 and earning a little over $700 a month. While most people couldn’t live off their savings for more than three months, I was blessed to live off mine for two years, and that I am grateful for!
It was extremely stressful to watch my savings dwindle.
It turns out, that was the BEST thing that ever happened to me. I was at a client’s house one day, someone whose house we cleaned for over seven years, watching him play golf from his bedroom window at 11 a.m. He must have felt me looking and waved; it caught me off guard as I was sort of in a daze.
I often wondered how he could have both: financial security and the ability to enjoy life with everything that was going on. I mean I knew he had retired from armed forces and delta, but I didn’t think that could afford him the luxury of living like he was.
When he came back (yes it took me like 5 hours to clean his house), I asked him a series of questions, and I learned that he’d built a direct sales business from age 18-42.
After 20 years of not building his business, he was still earning more than $500,000 in recurring income per year.
The first thing I said was, “SAY WHAT, HOW? I couldn’t see this guy having a bunch of products in his garage, he was OCD, and the only thing in his garage was his X5-BMW, outdoor shoes, the mop and broom, and a large American flag hanging on the wall.
That’s what I’ve always thought people in direct sales did. They had a garage and trunk full of stuff, trying to get people to buy it, ruining their relationships, and losing money. Boy was I wrong! That’s why it’s important to learn about anything related to business from a professional.
After he schooled me on the business concept, I was fascinated. Period!
You already know I was like, ok, so how do I get started? I’m ready right now, like as in yesterday right now. He smiled and explained what retirement meant (as if I didn’t already know lol).
He basically said he only uses the products and after being retired from the building the business side for over 20 years, he didn’t feel it would be fair to me to just get me set up and be out there on my own.
However, he recommended that I do my own research to find a wellness company with products that people used every day.
He also recommended a few powerful books that I highly suggest for anyone wanting to create financial independence from home. They’re all listed at the bottom of this page along with a couple of others I personally recommend.
I took his advice and found a company, a couple of years later, I discovered the power of social media and blogging. In case you didn’t know, you’re on one of my blogs right now!
Blogging allows us to create passive income by sharing our lives, travels, and experiences with products and or services we love. As a result, it helps people solve their problems simply because you shared information with them. Passive income is just as powerful as recurring income. What’s even better is having BOTH.
Since growing my online direct sales business, I’ve earned vacations, large bonuses, a monthly bonus to help pay for my BMW, and multiple six-figures. All without interfering with Elaine Thomas Interiors.
I work from where I want, with whom I want, and whenever I want. That’s the beauty of this business concept, you can decide when you want to work and how much you want to earn. There is no glass ceiling on your income here!
It takes time to build, but if you dedicate 6-10 hours per week, it’s possible. Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day, and how you decide to spend it determines the quality of life you create for yourself. Think about this, just 15 mins of doing anything every day adds up to 90 hours a year. That’s a lot of hours, isn’t it?
Why I do what I do
I do it because I don’t want you to have to lose everything before you realize there was a better way. I found my purpose in life, which is to help as many people as I can create good health, a beautiful yet healthy home, and have a constant flow of cash that gives them the freedom to live well, and work from anywhere!
I’d love to meet you!
One of my favorite things that I do is getting to know my community. Come find me on my Facebook or Instagram. I’d love to say hello, and if you come to one of my online or live events, I’d love to give you a virtual or in-person hug.
Click here to learn more about partnering with me.
Ready to create a blog and start earning passive income? Click here to get started. It’s easier than you think!
Below are the links to the recommended books that I mentioned earlier:
- CASHFLOW Quadrant: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom
- Think and Grow Rich
- The Greatest Networker
- The 45 Second Presentation
- The Four Year Career