How A Legitimate Home Business Can Become Your Legacy…


Father_daughter-crop-150x112What Is Your Personal Legacy?

Have you ever thought about what your personal legacy will be?  How about when you and your significant other are in your 90s, what will you look back on and say about what you contributed in your lifetime?  Have you ever thought about what people will say about you in your eulogy?  These are usually questions which we don’t think about, at least I didn’t until I joined my home based business.

In the beginning of my personal development plan, I remember reading books like Brian Tracy’sMaximum Achievement“, which put me through exercises I had never even thought about before.  Questions like the ones I just mentioned and others like “if you had 6 months to live, what would you do tomorrow?”.  If your answer was not the same as what you currently do, then he said you were doing the wrong thing, because how do you know you don’t have just 6 months?  Wow! 🙄

What Is My Mission In Life?

When I was young, I thought I was going to live forever and that time moved so slow, however, as the years go by, I started to realize the clock is ticking everyday.  I started to ask myself, “why am I here?  what is my mission while I’m here on this planet?”  Something inside of me thought, I know there’s a reason.  It can’t be that my life is about going to a job everyday and just barely getting by!  Oh, and the yearning to spend more time with my son and my family!  And when will there ever be enough time and money to really enjoy life! 😥   If you feel like this, then you’re getting close to the point where “you’ve had it, and you’re not going to take it any more”.  That’s when I decided to find a home business, and I was fortunate to find one very quickly.

I soon realized that I had found my mission in life and I was willing to learn new skills because I was truly helping other people.  I felt good about what I was doing everyday and the people I was helping were really feeling great.  The funny thing was, I was working very hard because I was still working at my job, 14 hrs/day, but during those early mornings working PT on my home business, I was happier and more excited than I had ever been!  That’s how you know you’re doing the right thing. 🙂  Four months later, I turned in my resignation and I left the corporate world in 1995!  Once I left my job, I could answer the question… if I had 6 months left to live, I would do what I am currently doing tomorrow!  Everyday, I do what I love and I love what I do, so I would not change it!  I also realized that if I put my heart and soul into my home business and followed very successful people, I could leave a legacy that would last long after my physical body did.  I looked around and I found many successful people who already had left a legacy with a home based business.  I decided I would do the same by following everything they did!

I found this beautiful video called “The Dash” by a company named Simple Truths.  It really makes you think about your life and what you are doing everyday to make each day count.  Let’s enjoy it together…

I hope you will start to live each day as if it were your last, because one day it will be, and then you won’t have any regrets.  We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. May we ask you to click the “f share” button at the top of the article to share on Facebook or “retweet” this on Twitter?

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29 Comments For This Post

  1. GigiNJones Says:

    Hi Kellie,

    After graduating from college accumulating student loans in the ballbark of 200K I questioned the plan I was on. I grew up with teachers, family, and friends encouraging me to further my education. I was told what I was doing was creating “good debt and that by working really hard I would get promoted and be set.” Only one day I woke up out of this haze and realized that I was definitely doing the wrong thing. I was told it would take about 25 or more years to pay off this debt. I could not forsee myself continuing to work extra hard on a job and get no where. It was then I became open to learning about a new way of doing things. I am presently working PT-Time on my home based business to change my situation. I want to serve a greater purpose that what my current job limits me to. Thanks for sharing your story. You are an inspiration, showing me that with a decision I too can change. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, no sense in delaying!

  2. Kellie Says:

    Mahalo for sharing Gigi! Congratulations on your wanting to “serve a greater purpose”. You will find it because acknowledging it is the first step, then deciding to take action is the next. Once you’re in action, you’ll see the wheels just start turning almost all starts to become “somewhat magical”! 🙂

  3. Cheryl Tateishi Says:

    Thanks for your post Kellie! Interestingly when I was 21 years I started wondering what my purpose was. It took my 20 years before I found my purpose with my home based business. I liked the way it made me feel really helping people.

  4. Kellie Says:

    Yes, and Cheryl you have found it! It’s Your Time To Fly! 🙂

  5. Lisa M Arnold Says:

    Wow, Kellie, your post filled my eyes with tears. I am so thankful that I am doing exactly what I would do if I found out I have six months to live. I am thankful that when I started questioning my purpose in life, it led me right into being a home based business owner. And I so thankful to have you as my mentor and coach to show me the way.
    .-= Lisa M Arnold´s last blog ..Six Steps To Successful Living =-.

  6. Kellie Says:

    Hey Lisa,
    You just made my eyes tear reading your post. I am sooo happy for you because I see your passion for your business and your love for your fsmily! It brings me so much joy cause I know you can be the best Mom, wife and very successful entrepreneur!
    You are an inspiration Lisa! You will help so many mothers realize that they can have it all! 🙂

  7. Debra Agoo Says:

    You know how to push my emotional buttons don’t you, especially when I need it the most…Your post and The Dash inspires a blog in me that’s ready to explode like a simmering volcano. Yet I resist. What am I truly afraid of? When I started my homebased business and my journey into personal development, I didn’t understand what successful people meant when they said that it’s SUCCESS we fear, not failure. I’m having an AHA moment as I read your post and it brings to mind Marianne Williamson who said that “our deepest fear, is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
    It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.”
    Playing small does not serve anyone, my children, the people around me that are looking for hope and to be inspired, the team that’s looking for a leader. I am meant to shine, just as Joie is! She asks me sometimes, Mimi do you think I’ll really be a rock star? Of course, baby girl. As long as you believe in your heart. But she still isn’t convinced. Kellie, I just realized…I have to let my own light shine don’t I, to give her permission to do the same? (=

  8. Kellie Says:

    Yes, dear Debra! It’s time for you to let your Light shine! And yours Will shine very brightly…as our mentor Jim Rohn said to us “People will stay in the dark, until you show them the light”. Now it’s your turn to shine your own light. Time for you to lead…:)

  9. Shannon Tecson Says:

    Debra, I just had to tag on to your post. I just got an aha moment with you when you mentioned Joie wanting to be rock star. You know when I think about your story and how much you being home with them affected every ounce of their being of what they have blossomed into in the last couple of years, I can hardly even recognize what they were like before. I always think how grateful they must be to have a “shining” example, an extraordinary role model…YOU! To show them how life can be and is without you having to go to the job anymore.
    I always have tears in my eyes when you tell your story. What I see you doing for Joie and Jace gets me in the heart. Because that is what our world and our children need today. Is more extraordinary moms and dads leading the way as fine examples. Not examples of mediocrity and limitations. Look at Brent! Look at all the children of Herbalife Distributors? They are extraordinary too.

    Thanks for letting me share this with you Debra…
    We’re all here for you.


  10. Denise Gray Says:

    Hi Kellie,

    Wow! you have done it again, there are my thoughts in black and white lol! these are questions I asked myself ‘what’s my purpose in life?’ ‘what’s my mission?’ and ‘what legacy can I leave?’ … now I have my answers 🙂 I am currently still working very hard at my job, but I am working even harder for myself, and I’m enjoying this more because I know what I’m aiming for. Thanks again for another great article and a beautiful video that brought me to tears.

    Denise 🙂

  11. Kellie Says:

    You are very welcome Denise! And Congratulations! 🙂

  12. Nelson Schroeder Says:

    Whether you dash is long or your dash is short the fact is your going to have a dash. What people will remember is what your dash was all about. Thanks for sharing Kellie.

  13. Kellie Says:

    Mahalo (thank you) for your comments Nelson! You are so right! Nice to meet you. 🙂

  14. Val Wilcox Says:

    That is one of my favorite poems – The Dash. It IS important what you accomplish and give in the time between birth and moving on to another level.
    Wonderful video reminder,
    .-= Val Wilcox´s last blog ..Are You on a Rhinoceros Path in Life? =-.

  15. Kellie Says:

    Thank you Val! Yes, it’s one of my favorite too!. Its is so important isn’t it. I look forward to connecting with you Val!:)

  16. Venus :) Says:

    thank you for this heart touching reminder. Many times we are so rushed in our daily lives that we completely forget to consider the big picture. Stop and smell the roses. Thank you!
    Venus 🙂
    .-= Venus :)´s last blog ..Chocolate? =-.

  17. Kellie Says:

    Venus, you definitely know how to stop and smell the roses! I really appreciate those comments especially coming from you. Mahalo (thank you) 🙂

  18. Jodi Lee Says:

    I love that poem! And I love being a home business owner. It’s an amazing life, isn’t it!!
    .-= Jodi Lee´s last blog ..Timely Post for SMART goals =-.

  19. Kellie Says:

    Yes, it is an amazing life Jodi! Mahalo (thank you) for visiting my blog! Visit again okay? 🙂

  20. Nick Logan Says:


    Live your life with passion! The cool thing is it has never been more tangible to live your passion…I know some don’t believe that, but it’s true. I wouldn’t have it any other way!

    .-= Nick Logan´s last undefined ..Response cached until Thu 25 @ 1:27 GMT (Refreshes in 23.84 Hours) =-.

  21. Kellie Says:

    Thank you Nick! Yes, living your passion is so rewarding. We have been very fortunate in discovering to do what we love and love what we do! Mahalo (thanks) 🙂

  22. Melissa Wright Says:

    Wow Kellie! I love hearing your story. It is really inspiring to hear about how you changed your life and did what you had to do in order to make the most of your time with your son. I can really relate with that. It is so funny to think about how much time you can put in when you are doing what you know you were meant to do.

    My favorite part of this post though was the video. Thank you so much for sharing it. It really touched me!
    .-= Melissa Wright´s last blog ..To Infinity and Beyond… =-.

  23. Kellie Says:

    Mahalo (thank you) Melissa for sharing! Yes, the video is very touching isn’t it. It’s one of my favorites! 🙂

  24. Shannon Tecson Says:

    Dear Kellie,
    Thank you for inspiring me onto a path of personal growth and introducing that first book Maximum Achievement. As a great teacher and mentor, you are always inspiring us to ask these important questions of ourselves. I realize that what our world and our children need today is parents home. I see all the examples in our company of children who grow up to be just extraordinary in their lives with the freedom and genius still left in them. I see your son Brent, how incredible he is and how he is becoming into his own being. And it is because you had the courage to find something else and leave what everyone else calls security. I love hearing your story over and over again. What you did was show your son that he was number one in your life and today it shows in how incredible he is! Its all about values and philosophy. I’m grateful to be surrounded by so many examples of leadership, legacy, family, and values. This is definitely my destiny too.


  25. Kellie Says:

    Thank you Shannon! You are truly an inspiration to so many people and yes, you are destined for Great heights. Thank you also for your compliments for our son, Brent. We are so proud of him and the man he has become. He truly grows each and everyday and he is so committed to personal growth. We know Jim Rohn is watching over him, as Brent loves Jim and his philosophy.
    It is so true that children do what parents do, not what parents say. If we as parents “walk our talk”, our children reflect “who we are”.
    Thank you very much! Lots of love:)

  26. Debbie Hirano Says:

    Thank you Kellie. I have definitely found my purpose in life. And truly, I believe that my purpoes was made possible through all the challenges I’ve been through with my loved ones. The growth has given me the strength and courage to carry on a legacy for my children. More importantly, thank you Kellie for believing in me. You’re a gem!



  27. Kellie Says:

    Aloha Debbie,

    So nice to see you on our blog! I am so happy you have found your purpose in life. It’s so exciting when you know why you are here and so much fun to move forward on your mission.
    You are an exceptional person Debbie, and I congratulate you for your courage over the years. You have grown and become the person you are today which has now prepared you for your journey ahead. I know you will help many people to find their purpose and to achieve all of their goals in life. Thank you for your persistence and loyalty. 🙂

  28. Beth Allen Says:

    The Dash is so powerful, isn’t it?

    While I was passionate about my work as a personal trainer, I know that my life’s work is about a way bigger, more complete picture of health, and it is the most fulfilling thing to be on track with my greatest dreams!

    Thank you for sharing you very inspiring story with us, Kellie!
    .-= Beth Allen´s last blog ..The Power of Perseverance =-.

  29. Kellie Says:

    Aloha Beth,
    Yes, I love The Dash movie! Congratulations on finding your true passion. Thank you for your kind comments and for your visit to our blog today. 🙂

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