Sherell Slaise – From Time Bankrupt To Time Freedom
Sherell Slaise, Ambit Energy Leader says:
Having control of my time – to do what I want when I want – is living the life of my dreams. I was seeking time freedom.
Upon graduating from Clark Atlanta University (and studying International Business at University College of Belize in Central America), I began a corporate career as a Health Care Management Consultant for one of, at the time named, the “Big 6” consulting firms. It was a stressful and very intense job billing the client 80+ hours per week while traveling 100% of the time. After 4 years of this, I grew tired and resigned.
Additionally – I had no interest to pursue a Masters Degree which was preferred by the Firm to “rank advance” and earn top income. During this same time period, my mother died after losing a 2 year battle to cancer. Mom’s death left a lasting impression on me which was to value time and have a passive income stream in case of illness/disability. From this day forward, my career path changed forever.
Next, I accepted a non-traveling job for the largest health care insurer in America. Here I climbed the corporate ladder each time earning more income. Still, my spirit was unsettled because I work 70+ hours each week, stressed and bankrupt with time. I was over it! I was completely fed up with traditional work options. I was 28 years old and I was in a matrix where trading time for money was the norm; if this were to continue my time would eventually bankrupt if I wanted more income. There are only 24 hours in a day and I had already maxed out 20 hours of the day between 8 hours of sleep and 12 hours of work! I knew I couldn’t work like this forever. It wanted to LIVE!
I was conflicted because I wanted MORE income and I needed MORE time. So, I searched for a better way!
In 2007, I completed my corporate career and co-founded a real estate business. I wanted control of my life…control of my time! Quickly I learned the power of building a network – if we recruited agents that worked for the company, developed systems to support them, I could achieve passive income through their productivity and growth. This was my first introduction to leveraged income. Unfortunately, this business model did not last long for the company because the real estate industry is not recession proof! In 2009, all of our agents left the real estate industry and got full time jobs.
This left my business partner and I to run the business and do the day-to-day revenue generation. This was familiar – I was back to trading my time for money again! This increasingly became difficult for me personally because I met my husband Rahim during this time and we began building a family that soon demanded my time as well. I was back in the saddle, different horse. This time it was Sole Proprietorship!
It was during this time the Network Marketing Industry came to my rescue! My father had been requesting me to watch an opportunity video for Ambit Energy for almost a year. I wouldn’t make time to watch it. My excuse – too busy with my current business that was bankrupting my time. In retrospect, it’s funny to think about how busy I was in my company that I was unwilling to look at an opportunity that would be the answer to my busy schedule.
The Ambit Energy business opportunity made so much sense!…(1) It’s a part-time business that I could build at home, (2) it utilizes a network of like-minded people that use a proven system that will pay me leveraged income, (3) it promises to pay residual income on a utility service that EVERYONE is already using, and (4) nothing changes for the customer so I wouldn’t have to sell anything. This made TOTAL sense! Rahim and I had just given birth to our first born son and was 9 months pregnant with our second son. I had no vision or passion to run around the streets of Chicago showing homes with two infants in my arms. So I invested in Ambit Energy!
I dug both feet into my new home business and began building it part-time (a couple hours a week). In 6 weeks, I promoted to the first leadership level as Regional Consultant and promoted again to Senior Consultant. It is now 3 years later and I am a proud Network Marketing Professional leading, inspiring, and training other leaders in this profession.
It’s really true that if you are consistent and persistent over a period of time, you can receive recession-proof residual income with Ambit Energy. In just 3 years, we have free electricity and gas in our home and we’ve never missed receiving a monthly residual income check since we’ve started the business. The residual money keeps coming every month and continues to increase. Why? Because it’s based on an essential service that everyone uses.
Ambit Energy is changing my life and it continues to bless our family. My husband (Rahim), makes periodic public appearances at business events; as my business partner he prefers to watch our three beautiful children (Carter – 5, Parker – 3, Tandrea -1) while mommy builds the business. We are in this together and our focus is to find leaders that want to grow, learn and excel in this business.
I am honored to be featured in this publication and to share my story. I thank my father, Oscar Carter, for introducing Ambit Energy to me and supporting my journey and growth in the industry. I am particularly grateful to be mentored by National Consultant Steve Thompson whom, through his leadership and guidance, has taught me to focus on building big teams, finding and investing in leaders.
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