What Makes Me Tick?

by Niquelle Wright in Military Spouse

I’ve been jotting down little notes for the past month or two as to why I started with Empower Network and why I am so focused on building my portable career online with my own blog.

They have driven my choices for years but they are still super relevant today.

Here’s just a few:

  • I do it for 12 pm lunch by the pool with the kids on their school breaks.
  • I do it for trips to the commissary in the middle of the day when its only me and few stock clerks.
  • I do it for friends who laughed at the idea of direct sales and making as much or more as I did as a consultant.
  • I do it so that I can walk my daughter to school in the morning and pick her up at 2 in the afternoon.
  • I do it to wear workout clothes all day.  Everyday.  No more navy blue suits and white blouses for me.
  • I do it to be able to go to the gym after the morning rush and before the lunch rush.
  • I do it for slightly swaying palm trees, blue skies and warm sun.
  • I do it for a super quiet house all day.
  • I do it for watching a chick-flick on a Thursday morning while everyone else is at work.
  • I do it so the repair guy can show up “Whenever.”
  • I do it so that I never have to write another resume.
  • I do it so that I never have to explain to some HR person how awesome I am and how they would be lucky to have me for the next 2 years.
  • I do it so that I can move my mother to a safer part of town.  So she won’t be afraid to come home after dark anymore.
  • I do it so that I really enjoy that $5 organic, fair trade, chocolate bar that they sell at the Navy Exchange.
  • I do it so that my husband’s next deployment will be the last deployment, ever.

what makes me tick

  • I do it so that my kids don’t have to attend 2 or 3 high schools in 4 years.
  • I do it so we never have to live through the geo-bachelor thing again.
  • I do it for the “rock star” feeling I get when we have girlfriends say, “When did you get that…?”
  • I do it because I believe that everyone can have what they really want.
  • I do it for you.  ‘Cause you want things that bring you inner peace and happiness.  And showing you a trick or two, showing you a shortcut, being there when you start to believe that it is possible for you too, and playing even a small role in making those things become your reality is worth more than any commission.

There are so many more, but that’s a start.

What about you?  What makes you tick?  What makes you keep fighting for your career after every PCS?  What drives you to succeed in your own business?

Leave a note in the comments section below.

Also, have you seen this yet?

To what makes us really tick,

Niquelle Wright

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Keyla D

Being in a family where they think life is a joke and nobody wants to succeed nor better themselves, not being taking seriously, people playing with my intelligence and emotions, when people try to make me out to be the bad guy, wasting my time is a big one, no call no show when it’s business related, when somebody tell me I’ll never have something big like a mansion, business, etc. When people try to cut my dreams short and want me to be something in their eyes. I keep going because of my children I want to be able to give them a better life than what I had and be able to have more than a successful business. I have a drive to be financially independent. Never have to work for someone and punch a clock. Being my own boss being able to make decisions.


Niquelle Wright

That is powerful stuff, Keyla! Don’t let the “Dream Vampires” steal your dreams. Keep pushing. Building a business doesn’t happen overnight but with consistent effort, day after day, you will build an empire. I have a “Kiss My A$$” Club for all the empire-builders who do it so we can tell others to Kiss My… Welcome to the Club!


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