I started cooking and baking for our family of seven when I was 8 years old and I loved to bake. My brothers loved that I loved to bake and when the holidays came around, I would bake all the traditional Christmas cookies and our Italian favorites that were handed down from our grandmother!
When I got married and moved into my own home, my cookie baking continued and because my brothers would eat them as fast as I made them, I would make dozens and dozens of cookies!
I shared them with friends, family, neighbors and took them to holiday gatherings.
One year a neighbor woman asked me a question that threw me out of my holiday orbit, she said, "Your cookies are really good, better than any cookies you can buy in a store. If you will consider baking extra cookies this year, I promise you that however many you make, I will sell them for you."
The reason her question threw me out of my orbit was because I had never considered my love for baking cookies as a marketable skill that I could make money doing. I liked the idea of having a reason to bake MORE cookies so before Thanksgiving, I bought an upright freezer to keep in the garage and I baked and froze the cookies until she was ready to start selling theme the cookies until she was ready to start selling them.
After the cost of my ingredients and my upright freezer, I was amazed to see that I had made a profit. I have so many milestones in my life but I love sharing this one because it really opened my mind to the the power of going beyond my story that I was just a wife/mother/sister who baked cookies!
I still love to bake but I only bake for myself and my guests. Even though I didn't open Nancy's Cookie Shoppe, it did create an expansion for my entrepreneurial journey.
When I learned to Go Beyond My Story of what I was capable of, it opened a door to how much more I am capable of and that's when people and opportunities started showing up in my life.
Gift yourself with the knowledge of How To Go Beyond Your Story and who knows what kind of an expansion it will create in your life!
You are always more than you think you are and you deserve to keep finding ways to prove it to yourself!
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Nancy Mueller ~ Life Sensei