My name is Tammy. I live in San Antonio, Texas. I've been a part of this family since April 2010. 21 years ago I got into REI in another state while my husband was in the military. I learned so quickly and was so gung-ho to go out and try what I was learning. My husband has always believed in working hard while climbing the ladder. Me on the other hand has always been entrepreneurial. Soon after I started applying my REI skills we were transferred overseas for a few years. When we got back to the states, the company that I learned REI through was out of business. (obviously it was Dean). I purchased some of the other (so called guru's) programs and really struggled at it. After making several attempts to do it with just the info in their program I really struggled to get it going, and they would have gladly helped me if I had 5K to slap down at one time for their mentoring. My husband was not supportive at all. N a d a!! He told me just to get a regular job, which I did, and then a couple of years later desired to do REI again, so I bought another program and the same thing happened. I finally gave up the idea of ever doing REI and just thought that maybe other people knew more about what was good for me than what I knew, and maybe I was just missing something that they saw.
A few months ago, I saw someone on TV talking about REI. Something inside me started to stir, but I said "NO" and turned the channel. Two months passed and I saw Dean on TV and I felt sooo pulled, but yet scared and excited at the same time. I made the call to order his books, then called to cancel but no one picked up so I left a message. We went on our cruise and I couldn't get the books out of my mind while there. I had not said a word to my husband because I knew I was going to get all the reasons why it won't work for me.
Three months to the day of signing up for the Success Academy I signed the contract for my first property. I didn't do it alone because I was afraid to branch out on my own. It seems that I learned so much quicker some years back and this time around, I battle negative words of why it will not work. My husband is J U S T S t a r t i n g to see me do this in front of him. Before I had to hide it. I still need to build the confidence that I am well able to conquer fear and be all God made me to be. God is for me in all of this and I am Blessed. I really struggled at first because I felt so behind of everyone else. But, I finally realized recently that I am not in competition with anyone else buy myself, and as long as I am courageously taking steps in the right direction, even if it's baby steps I am making progress.
Courageously putting one foot in front of the other, and gaining the ground I once lost. I am making progress.
Together WE can make a difference!