My NDE experience is of a different nature, and I don’t write this as a humorous twist on NDEs which would diminish the pure experiences of those who have shared their stories of near death experiences.
My NDE was with MLM and it has given me a new lease on life, regenerated my vitality and vision to help others. Let me explain how I came to this realization.
Most all who experience a NDE are transformed, renewed and filled with a new understanding of who they are and how life really works … and it pretty much comes down to loving, serving, being happy, and being grateful.
It’s a beautiful experience for sure; the stories are powerful and inspiring. I’ve secretly thought how I’d love to experience a NDE (IF it could be without lying on a hospital bed) because of the way it causes such a spiritual awakening and renewal of a person’s life.
And isn’t that what we’re all seeking … really? An awakening … a new zest for life … assurance about why we are here? We want to break through whatever is holding us back to find the “secret” – the “knowing” – the clarity of what really matters in life.
I’ve had the honor and pleasure of meeting with Robert Trembly, author of “Twenty Seconds: A True Account of Survival and Hope” who assured me that I don’t have to die to experience the renewal and regeneration of a NDE.
I realized I HAVE had a NDE … of a different kind. I didn’t experience a physical death, but an emotional and financial death with network marketing, i.e., MLM (multi level marketing.)
After we rode the roller coaster of building our mobile business so that we could live the Naked Hippies Roadtrip dream; after navigating through the ups and downs and twists and turns that comes with any business; after years of never quitting, always believing, pushing on and keeping on … we were finally living our dream of living on the never-ending roadtrip and we were enjoying success like never before.
The Naked Hippies Roadtrip was rollin’ on down the highways and everything was just as we had dreamed it would be …
UNTIL … as I’ve shared before, the business went into bankruptcy owing us thousands of dollars.
That was at the end of 2014.
And during the past 17 months, I’ve felt like I’ve been in limbo, so to speak. Actually, “dead” would be a better description. I’ve been skittish about new opportunities, wary of promises of the next big thing, and mostly just barely holding on to that last knot in the rope of my belief in the industry.
We had been close to the mountain top, so close … and then there was a landslide … and we tumbled back down to the bottom, back to start all over again.
It hurt to see wrong doings by those who were supposed to be leaders.
It hurt deeply to see our team, our friends, even our family caught in the landslide.
It hurt to look at our bank account.
It hurt to see the dream of two men die … or so I thought.
So, while most NDEs are brief (as far as I know) … mine has lasted 17 months as I searched and struggled to find answers and solutions to “is this really worth all the time and money and effort?”
My NDE is over. I’m back!
I’m back and the spark of belief in the industry that was flickering and fading and almost extinguished has grown to a bonfire!
I was brought back to life when I heard the familiar voice of a friend, one whom had been in the landslide with me. I was jolted back to life when he shared what I’m about to share with you.
You see, when we joined that company which ended up nose-diving into bankruptcy, we had the honor and privilege to be flown to the corporate headquarters in Utah to meet the founders, and I’ll always remember how we resonated with the vision they had, the way we felt the heartbeat of freedom as we talked with them.
They had hearts as big as Texas to help people break free. They designed a company that would help anyone save money, get out of debt and make money doing it…something that resonated with what we desired to do.
Within a short time, we were quickly building a team who were experiencing success for the first time ever, including the Naked Hippies.
And then, the ax fell. The founders were far removed from the decisions of the CEO who utlimately caused the death of the company, the death of their dream.
Now, while I was “dead”, while I was experiencing my NDE, these two men were very much alive and excitedly working to find a way to take what they had learned and begin to create something new, something even bigger and better than what they first had done. Their dream didn’t die because of the shenanigans of a CEO. They held fast to their vision to help people … determined to start again, instead of throwing in the towel.
That phone call brought me back to life, back to believing again, back to the feeling that yes! yes! YES! this industry is worth every twist and turn, every landslide, flood or hurricane because there ARE good, honest people in the world who desire to serve and uplift others.
I received numerous phone calls during those 17 months of my NDE … tons of people reaching out to bring me back, but it took hearing from someone I know personally, someone who is honest, someone I trust completely, someone who has proven over and over again that their number one passion is helping as many people as possible become financially independent so they can live life as they desire…
That’s what brought me back to life!
So, here I am, alive and energized and excited to be building a new team with the founders of Divvee, the new ecommerce shopping experience that is future driven and right in line with what’s working now.
I believe that the Universe always puts people on our path at the right time. Here I was, dead to MLM … no umph or desire to consider starting again … and also working at a part time job to pay the bills … and then the phone dinged. Right time, with the right people.
How did Divvee bring me back from my NDE with MLM?
First, obviously because I know the founders personally and have developed a close friendship with them.
Second, I immediately saw that we can get back to the fun, high energy, the love and support of a team – something that had fizzled while everyone went their separate ways after that company went bankrupt (and while I was “dead.”) It’s been greatly missed.
And third, there’s the in-your-face realization that in this world of fast-paced, ever changing technology, Richard Smith and Troy Muhlestein have created something that the facts and figures are backing up:
Ecommerce and mobile is the future.
This trend cannot be ignored and those who recognize it and seize the opportunity to participate will reap the rewards.
You can’t ignore the statistics:
Adding to this phenomenal trend is the number of smart phone users that has grown since Apple introduced the Smart Phone in 2007.
Today, there are over 200 million smart phone users in the U.S. and over 2 billion worldwide.
The DivveeFree app will provide customers the ease and fun of shopping from their phone to save money on products they already use, or to grab some amazing special deals on products they have been wanting to purchase.
What Amazon has done for retail,
and what Uber has done for the taxi and limousine service,
Divvee is about to do to direct sales network marketing. -Ed Terranova
Customers who get the app will get push notifications of weekly special deals. Remember the Kmart blue light specials? Back in the day, shoppers in the Kmart store heard a loud voice announcing a blue light special and everyone would race to that section of the store to grab the bargain. Now, with Divvee, it all happens on their phone!
I hope you can grasp the magnitude of the innovative design of Divvee. It’s not a regurgitation of what has always worked in the past …it’s a step into what is trending right now and will continue to explode with advancing technology:
- Social Media Marketing
I’m grateful to be back among the living.
Grateful for the unwavering determination of Richard and Troy to not give up on their dream. Grateful for technology that allows us to work from wherever our camper is parked. And grateful for you to still be reading this.
My question to you is this: Do you know me – the Naked Hippie Trisha? Have you followed me, read my emails, my Facebook posts, my blog, my book? Have you listened in to the daily mindset call that I host?
Have you traveled with us vicariously, met us in person, or connected with me on Facebook? If you have, then you know my heart and trust me. Just as I didn’t have to think twice when I heard from Richard and Troy because of the trust I have in them … if you have that same kind of trust in me, then let’s start building together.
My NDE with MLM is over! The Naked Hippies Divvee Team is growing and I’m thrilled to be alive again. I love reconnecting with those who have been feeling “dead” like me and who have missed the incredible love and support and energy of a team working together.
Most of all, I believe this was an answered prayer whispered when I was about to let it all go.
It’s easy to become part of the Naked Hippies team (and you can keep your clothes on – or not!) Divvee is affordable: $9.95 a month, $25 a year for affiliate status. Click here to get started NOW because … trust me … the sooner you start growing with the Naked Hippies, well, you’ll thank me for the nudge to get going NOW.
As always, if you have questions, text me at 573-881-6715 or message me on Facebook. I don’t have all the answers, but I do have a direct line to Richard and Troy.
Here’s to your freedom …
Here’s to a comeback …
Here’s to YOU!