On Sunday night 7 March, I spoke at a Global International Women's Day on the topic of Resilience. You see, I had left a tap on Thursday night and flooded our house! Yep, I did a really great job - saturated our bedroom carpet, the kitchen needs to be ripped out and replaced.
And... I had to wake Justin up just after 5am to give him the good news. After a few choice words from his initial reaction, we got on with the job of mopping up the water (it was everywhere) and drying everything out.
We had an insurance assessor there a few hours later and he commented "you two seem very happy for people who just flooded your house". We replied, "Well, we had our moment, moved on, cleaned it up and there isn't much point staying angry and frustrated"!
This is what sparked my talk on Resilience. Resilience is defined as:
"The ability to withstand adversity and bounce back from difficult life events. Being resilient does not mean that people don't experience stress, emotional upheaval, and suffering."
ASEA provides us all with the opportunity to build resilience in our lives in the areas of health and finances. In doing some research for my presentation Sunday night I found the following statistics:
The pandemic will push 96 million people into extreme poverty by 2021
47 million of whom are women and girls
And specific to women in Australia (after all it was a talk for International Women's Day)
98,000 fewer university-educated women had work in May last year compared to the start of the pandemic, which compares to 37,000 fewer young men.
ASEA offers a way to build financial resilience in your life, by creating another stream of income that can be incredible support in challenging times.
Also, if you choose to create a big business with ASEA it can allow you the resources to give back to people and communities around the world that need help (check out the great article by Janene Babauskis below).
Anyway, my reason for no newsletter last week was about 90 minute after I gave my presentation I came down with a fever and cough and spent most of the week in bed! I am so grateful I have build financial resilience through ASEA for times like these when I am unable to trade time for money!
I invite you to consider how you can build more resilience in your life.
Remember, you were born to SHINE,