• Marie-anne Rouse

I have been gifted $4.4 Million!

Well……it happened in my dream.  As I received this gift, it came with 2 simple rules. 

  1. Whatever wasn’t spent in a single year would be taken back.

  2. I had to use it all via Send Out Cards

That is all I remember of the dream as I woke up.  And that got me to thinking.  I have the ability to share that blessing and make such an impact.  But W O W !!!!  $4.4 Million is so much!

An eye opener for me about thinking bigger.  I have never actually thought about things in that magnitude.  Why do I think that $4.4 Million is “so much”?  I can shift my mind set.  It is a number that I can choose to be part of my regular vocabulary and an amount I can expect to work with regularly.  It’s a drop in the bucket.

Then I started thinking…..

…..how can I spend that amount?

And I started making a list.  I have roughly 1500 addresses in my virtual rolodex.  What can I do for them in a 1 year time span?  Here are just a few thoughts from the quick brainstorming:

  • Do a 12 month card campaign with an uplifting/encouraging message monthly

  • Send American Express gift cards to help a friend get the equipment needed to make her dream come true

  • Send American Express gifts cards to folks that I know are struggling to make ends meet

And then I thought… what about people I don’t know!?!

  • Adopting a Low-Income retirement center.  Sending them gift cards and also little notes, every month, with special care packages for holidays….especially considering that some of those folks  may not have loved ones around.

  • Send surprises care packages to schools for Teacher Appreciation Week and to hospitals for Nurse’s Day

  • Send goodies to the animal shelter

  • Send stuffed animals, such as our Giving Bear, with notes of encouragements to kids that are at the hospitals going thru cancer treatment

But you know what?  Those 2 rules were in the dream so it is up to me to change them and started to think of how I want to apply that money to share the gift of Shaklee that was shared with me over 20 years ago.  I have ideas that I had already written down in journals….years ago.

  • Make care packages of basic need supplies for the homeless community….personal care products and snacks….packs that are easy to hand out thru the car window when at intersections where they stand with their signs

  • Collaborate with case workers of family services and offer a space with computers to teach / train moms to build a business, develop their confidence and have the support they need to get back on their feet

  • Make even more gift baskets for all the auctions for non profits we support

These are just a few ideas of what I look forward to doing as I focus on growing my business to a yearly $4.4M+. 

I know I can easily spend that amount of money in less than a year.  Just imagine the impact in the community …..and the ripple effect!

What would you do if I gave you $4.4 M?

Make tomorrow amazing….. It starts with You today!

Marie-anne A.K.A. Mom

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