Eagles, Diamonds and Ducks Part 2

eagle  Hello and welcome to Part 2 of my First Ever Blog! If you missed Part One – click HERE to go and have a catch up before continuing – and I’d love for you to leave a comment 🙂

So, I left off with the story telling about how the young woman had decided she wanted to be an eagle – a Leader just like the people she’d seen up on stage telling their success stories. The young woman followed the ‘success plans’ as instructed and was dreaming of trips overseas and speaking in front of hundreds, if not thousands of people some day, to tell them about her success story and how they could be just like her too.

But alas, the young woman became disheartened when the people she shared her dream with – her family and closest friends – did not show the same enthusiasm and passion as she. Did not see the BIG PICTURE and most definately did not support her other than buying a product or two when it suited them. Dissillusioned, the young woman continued to work hard for her employer, hoping perhaps to rise through the ranks in the corporate world to fulfill her dreams instead. About a year or more later, another friend approached the young woman with another business venture, this one would surely be a good fit as it was targetted at an increasing market of people who were getting fanatical about health issues and saving the planet…..same old story with the family and friends – who by now were starting to avoid the young woman as she was ‘always’ involved with one scheme or another.

Another break, another attempt at working hard for an employer hoping to be recognised in some way. The young woman advanced a little, managed a small team of terrific people but still wasn’t really getting anywhere, with personal growth as well as financial. She began reading again. Reading the kinds of books that put a light in your heart, a spark in your eye. Personal Development books that were multi million dollar Best Sellers – so there had to be others out there like her. Right?


The young woman was introduced to a ‘Diamond’ representative of a company. Now having a little more self esteem and confidence, speaking to this ‘Diamond’ was just the dynamite needed to fire this girl up again. With the new age of technology making it easier to contact people anywhere in the world, the young woman was internet savvy and confident that she could utilise this form of communication to build her new business! With autoship and emails, she wouldn’t have to face rejection again like she did before…..so off she went, to listen to those Eagles and Diamonds tell their marvelous stories of success and she would go to bed at night, dreaming of those amazing holidays at ski resorts and on massive cruise ships. The young woman ended up deep in debt with this last venture. Wanting to be seen as actively growing her business in the eyes of those above her, autoship payments became crippling as she did not have a customer base at all to retail and get into profit. Once again, the young woman let go of this dream and relinquished herself back into ‘reality’ where she’d go to work, get paid, pay the bills and do it all over again, while her ‘friends’ stood by and said ‘I told you so. You only get anywhere in life by having a good job and working hard’. The young woman believed them – for a little while anyway.

Tune in tomorrow for the final installment of this 3 part story. Please leave your comments below – I read each and every one!




Keep Smiling Always,

Hi, My name is Sonia and I have had many titles and roles to date, being the mother of four awesome children who are now all grown up I'm 'Mum'. I've worked for retail giants, Real Estate Agents, Authors and Editors, I've been an advertising co ordinator, a receptionist, a manager, a travelling sales rep, a telemarketer, a spruiker, a karaoke host and an employment consultant. I am passionate about people and am now an entrepreneur with a vision to help as many people as I possibly can realise their dreams through engaging them and showing them tools that work! I'm still a mum. I still go out and do a few hours work for an employer that I love and I'm also still hosting karaoke shows - yes, I can sing a little too. I also own two fantastic businesses that I run from the comfort of wherever I can get internet access. If you'd like to know more, please contact me via facebook

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  • Love your style, Sonia… roll on tomorrow… Part three is where it’s all going to come together!!

    • Thanks heaps Karen – wonder if I can get a drumroll track to play on my blog at the appropriate moment? 🙂

  • Sonia, really loving your blogs. Can’t wait for part 3. What a roller coaster ride!! 😉

    • Thanks for your lovely comment Beth! Part 3 is an absolute blast! Hold on to your seat!

    • Thanks Beth 😉

  • Yes Sonia well laid out and very similar to the vast majority of people’s experience online.
    I see by your biography that you lead a very quiet and sedated life. lol
    I’m away for a lie down after just reading it, and rest up for part 3.

  • Luba Kanch

    Great story Sonia!  I wonder if an “all women network” appears in Part 3? Hmmm…
    Bring it on – looking forward to it!
    Love your work!

    • Thank you Lovely Lubz! You are an inspiration my friend and I owe all of this wonderful energy and creativity to you! Without you introducing me to BWN, none of this would have been possible for me – at least not this decade! Thank you from the bottom of my heart xx

      • Luba Kanch

        Always a pleasure! You too are an inspiration. It has been a great journey for me and I am very grateful we have met to RIDE it together! Its great to be with like-minded people and also night owls!!
        Also a great lesson – when you click – you click – and you know its right!

  • So true Sonia – I have traveled a similar path – starting out with great plans and goals and then falling back into a job. NO More – I am ready to move past the roadblocks  – and you are too! 

    • We all have great stories within us Corinne – I just saw your comment on my first blog with regards to Jonathan Livingstone Seagull – Amazingly coincidentally this is the book I’m referring too in the first part of my story! What a small world 😉
      I am loving where I am now and have become the person I am today because of the ‘roadblocks’ along the way.

  • The story of this young woman sounds very familiar to me. I hope she finds the solution I did.