Sarah Rook TEAM COORDINATOR October 2016.



My journey with ACN started 3 1/2 years ago when a good friend of mine, Catherine Schenk told me "I HAD TO SEE SOMETHING AMAZING"...she never elaborated on what it was, so of course I was curious. It still took her 3 attempts to get me to listen to it as I was one of these people who was busy 24/7.

Once I saw what Catherine had, I immediately drove home and signed up. I had no troubles getting my points sorted. 50 Personal Customer Points in my first 3 weeks - as a busy person, I basically just asked my business customers to become my 'new' customer.

The whole reason I joined was because of my hectic lifestyle. I had two children, one had disabilities and needed constant 24/7 care. I owned two businesses, a Coffee van from 5am-12pm - I'd get home, clean up and go get my son at 1pm from school (he only had funding until then) - then I'd take him disabled horse riding, swimming or whatever else was on (Drs appointments half the time!). Then my eldest would get home and of course as a mum it would be all go until bedtime. My second business was a photographer, so I'd usually be editing photos at night. During the weekends I usually had a couple of photoshoots & I'd have functions with my van at least 1-2 times a month which would take up 13-14 hours per day.
With ACN I saw a way out of my two businesses - which was worse than a job! I was drained physically. My son had a sleep disorder and barely ever slept - sometimes I'd be up for most of the night with him. This had been going on for 5 years, so when Catherine approached me I jumped in right away!

My biggest WHY was my disabled son, Kyle. Both sons of course came into my why, but there was so much I wanted to do for and with Kyle in particular, he loved the outdoors and I needed the time and money to spend with him. I found getting out of my comfort zone and asking for help VERY hard (probably the biggest hurdle I still deal with) I managed to grow a team and I got to ETL within 11 months (back when it was 3 lines with an ETT in each line) and I was on my way to TC when I faced the worst possible tragedy anyone could face, we lost our son suddenly. It shattered my whole world, He was almost 10 and he was my whole reason why. I never saw him as disabled and I loved caring for him.

Over the last 2 years I've suffered from patches of depression, which is normal for anyone who has lost a child, but it also made me loose drive for ACN... I tried and tried to get into it, but it reminded me of my son and I couldn't find a reason why that was strong enough. Meanwhile we moved to a small town to be with family 1,200kms from home. I knew a total of 3 people when we moved. I got myself a part time job to get to know people. I did ACN sporadically - nothing serious or professional that's for sure and I knew my heart wasn't there yet.

Fast forward almost a year after our son died, I was still suffering fairly bad depression - with a lot of other horrible stuff happening that wasn't even related to our son's death to add to the pile, I immersed myself in work, working night and day. We brought a place on 5 acres and the day we moved in I found out I was 5 weeks pregnant. Something that we'd been wanting for 8 1/2 years! 9 months later, on the 25th of March 2016, my gorgeous daughter was born and my whole world changed again.

The thing that always kept me excited about ACN was the personal and overriding residual that I had been receiving the whole time - every single month.
THOUSANDS of dollars and I was not even working ACN! Although its taken me a while since my son's death to get back into ACN, its definitely not something I EVER intend on giving up on. I am forever grateful to Catherine for her support over the last 3 1/2 years, sticking by me and encouraging me every day! She's definitely one who is changing lives! she's helped change mine!

I now have a new STRONG reason why. I never want to work again while my daughter is growing up! I've managed to bring in around 60+ additional Personal Customer Points since moving to Leeton, so being in a new, small town isn't an excuse.

The key for those who feel stuck in a rut is NOT TO GIVE UP - keep going...keep talking to people, eventually it WILL come your way - you will get better! Get your 60+ Points! Just do it. ACN is the best opportunity I've ever been given and I'm so grateful to this company.

Listen to Sarah TC Story here.

 

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