When Sandy Golder joined Isagenix® on 8 February 2013, her only goals were to lose ten kilos and to stop feeling so tired. With two toddlers and a full-time job as a physical education teacher, finding time to focus on herself and her health was scarce.
The mother of two never imagined herself trying a shake based nutritional system. Nine days into her program, she realised that it wasn’t normal to feel exhausted and cranky all the time.
“I started sharing Isagenix from a place where I just had to let everyone know that you don’t have to feel crap all the time,” she says. “People had seen the change in me and were asking what I was doing.”
As a ‘shake nutrition’ and network marketing sceptic, Sandy was amazed at her success in just a short time. However, just six weeks into her Isagenix journey, Sandy was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
That moment became a big turning point for Sandy and her husband, Richard. After a month of wallowing, Sandy began to focus on her Isagenix business as a productive distraction. “I thought if I focused on helping other people, I wouldn’t think about what’s happening to me.”
The Golder’s were handed another challenge just two months later when their daughter Imogen was diagnosed with autism. Her perspective on her Isagenix business quickly changed.
“I had a vision of leaving full-time work so I could be at home so I could give her what she needed,” says Sandy. “While she had higher needs, it was obviously great to be able to spend more time with my son Cooper too.”
After working on her Isagenix business during recess and lunch breaks at work, and when the kids went to sleep at night for an entire year, Sandy was finally able to reach her goal of leaving work to be at home with her two kids.
While she’s had some great experiences with Isagenix, such as an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii for IsaRally, Sandy finds joy in the little pieces of success throughout her journey.
“A while ago during the school holidays, someone called me to say that they got paid a cycle and could finally afford to take her kids to the beach and buy them ice cream, instead of being stuck at home,” Sandy says. “It might not be a huge thing, but it was so emotional that it sticks with me.”
Although there hasn’t been an opportunity to think about what lies ahead for Sandy and Richard, they have learnt so much about themselves and their business over the last seven years.
“It’s important to know that there are ebbs and flows just like any business, so it’s important to be consistent,” she says. “Sometimes you need to stop and think ‘What do I need to learn to get me from where I am now to where I want to be.”
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