NICE TO MEET YOU, I’M LANA PEACOCK
I was born in the Ukraine, a beautiful country with a 1500-year-old history and culture, and wonderful, hard-working people.
MY LIFE IN UKRAINE.
Most of my life I lived in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. While I held a degree in engineering, my passion was a love for classical music. I spent 5 years at Kiev’s Conservatory and earned a Master’s degree in Musicology and Piano.
I built my career in publishing musical literature. While working as a department head at the Ukrainian National Musical Publishing House, I met a lot of talented musicians and helped them create and publish their books and musical pieces. I also had another passion. For over 10 years, I had the privilege of sharing my knowledge in world musical culture, as a host on Ukrainian National TV.
However, I was about to face my biggest challenges. During this time, the economy in Ukraine was going downhill. As a result, the Publishing House closed down. I was recently divorced and had an 8-year-old daughter. I came face to face with financial survival and providing a normal life for my little girl!
My thoughts were jumping from one crazy idea to another. What if I would be able to create small private independent publishing house? I had a big vision that included helping gifted children with their education. I shared the idea with some of my friends and received no support from them and no support from the government. I had no money to start with and no office! Eventually, I was able to bring my dream to reality to provide grants to gifted children while making money at the same time.
The situation in my country worsened. Every next year was getting more difficult than the previous. One late night, I got a call from an old friend who had left the Ukraine for the US many years ago. He said, “I won a Green Card for you, so you and your daughter can legally come and live in the US.” The news was really shocking! I couldn’t even dream of anything like that. Our life in the Ukraine was extremely difficult, so I was ready to leave. A year later my 14-year-old daughter, our 6-year-old German Shepherd, and I – landed in JFK and started our life from scratch.
MY LIFE IN THE USA.
In the beginning, life in the US was challenging. I was teaching piano, working an additional job, and taking English classes. An unexpected turn changed my life a few years later. I met someone wonderful and was married a year later.
At some point, one of my new friends introduced me to an MLM company. The value of residual income and an advantage of working from home grabbed my attention right away. I knew I could help people and quickly build a team. I joined the company with no knowledge or experience. I had no idea how to find a right company or how to market it. “Word of mouth” was the only approach I was being taught. My “up-lines” kept telling me if I had a big enough “WHY”, I would be very successful.
I attended business groups, talked to people I knew, and cold called people to expose my business opportunity. I was working hard and blaming myself for not having great success. I changed company a couple of times, kept looking for a better product, better compensation plan, better training. This experience helped me to establish criteria for what a business model should look like when selecting a company for a home business. I found a great company. Ironically, it was not an MLM!
Having mastered the “how to” find a good company, the next step was learning how to market me and attract people to me instead of me looking for them. I realized that while the company and the product are very important, MARKETING IS ESSENTIAL! It’s extremely difficult to build a solid business without marketing it properly and effectively online and offline.
It took a while, but I found a very successful mentor who was a master in attraction marketing through the Internet… Exactly what I wanted to do! And here I am with my BLOG!
Now I’m ready to share my knowledge with you.
If you are still reading, please let me know how I can help YOU. I’ll do my best for YOU!