October 7th, 2012
Profiles in Courage: Sheri Wert’s Inspirational Story
The Market America family is comprised of some amazing people, and few have a more remarkable and inspirational story to tell than Cheryl (Sheri) Wert. Her story is one of the most moving stories I have heard in years, because it really puts life and the business in perspective. Often times we may think we “have it bad” or are having a tough time overcoming the obstacles and challenges we face – but I urge each of you to remember Sheri’s story the next time you begin to lose faith in yourself.
Sheri is a remarkable woman with an amazing story of perseverance, and I urge each of you to take a moment to read more about her experience with an aneurism – and how she is making the most of life and the opportunities available to her. You will have no excuses after reading her remarkable story below. Sheri is a star and a true hero for Loren and me! Her story is one of amazing belief and shows how hope and belief connect and help you overcome.
I hope people read this and want to join her in the business as she would be an incredible partner! Sheri is truly an inspiration, and she’s helped further strengthen my faith in people. It makes everything we do worth it and makes us want to find and celebrate all the Sheri’s of the world!
Loren and I are especially interested in raising awareness for aneurisms, as Loren herself was treated for one recently. To help get the word out about this silent killer, we are launching an aneurism awareness program on the nutraMetrix blog – which you can visit by CLICKING HERE. You can visit the nutraMetrix blog to learn more aneurisms from some of the top doctors in the field. It’s a great resource that I urge you to utilize. Let’s help get the word out about aneurisms by sharing this article with your friends and family!
You can also learn a great deal more about aneurisms by reading Dr. Aman Patel’s in-depth interview on Loren’s World. Dr. Patel is one of the very best neurologists in the world, and he was also the doctor who successfully treated Loren for her aneurism. He can offer a truly unique perspective on the subject, so I urge you to read more about it by CLICKING HERE!
Keep growing. Enjoy Sheri’s Special Message below!
A Special Message from Cheryl (Sheri) Wert
I understand so well, what you are going through. Hang in there. You will be up and running soon. I am old enough to be your mother (63). Age is against me in the healing process so I will never be where you are, but am happy to here I am going. I feel younger now than I did forty years ago.
Cheryl (Sheri) Wert
My story: I purchased my Market America business in Sept, 2001, in February of 2002, I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, then had a stroke all within a five week period. I was put on disability and choose to put my business on hold only because I was basically was forced to by the doctors… taking several years off from building Market America, as my short term memory, balance and speech and energy were affected. However I spent time in front of the computer study about the business and attended as many events and training’s I could, it was like I was a sponge socking in as much as my memory would allow little bits at a time. I gathered so much knowledge and belief but no energy to work the business. When approaching people with no excitement in your voice didn’t get people excited about the business. The only people I brought in were friends that felt sorry for me. I started making some money but I spent more energy keeping my people motivated then finding the right two people.
Finally in 2008, most of my energy zappers quit the business. My income stopped and I started working my business the way I should have in the beginning. I was a product of the product, had found the right combination of products to help with the fibromyalgia, (now pain free), memory was an issue, so I Learned how to use, not sticking notes, but entered everything into my paper calendar to remind myself to do things. Who to call, what to do, and so on. I am still struggling with energy, but nap often, sometimes twice a day if need be. I brought a couple of new people in again, but they didn’t work the business like I thought they would. So again I am struggling with energy zappers. But will never quit as my belief in this business is to strong.
By the end of 2010 I had momentum building again. And then on Feb 2, 2011 going to the airport to attend Miami’s event, my husband, daughter and myself were in an auto accident. We all had concussions. I spent four days in the ICU with bleeding on the brain in four different spots. I was now down to bed rest, (of which I didn’t do, because I had a business to build) I did more napping, moved slower and only worked the business 10 hours a week. My team helped a lot, drove me to events, opened doors (no lifting more than 8 pounds), bless their hearts, a public bathroom door weights a ton, so they had to take me to the bathroom. My balance was way off, walked with a cane or held on to arms to guide me. THE BLEEDING continued to bleed for seven months, before it totally stopped. My memory is so bad now, I had to learn the business all over, My belief in the business was strong, but at times not sure why or how. This time I have not taken any time off, work from home as much as possible, continuing to struggle as I work the business the way it should be built. I now use my calendar on my iPhone, instead of a paper calendar of which I was always loosing. Now I can call it and find it so much easier. I need reminders to brush my teeth, take pills, go on appointments, even need reminders to clean the house as I forget when the last time I vacuumed and forget to do laundry until the closet is empty. But I have learned to live with it. As the time goes on and when I have my rest, my memory is doing ok.
However, I continue to watch my daughter as she struggles with memory loss, plus other issues, and most of all live with My husband who is 78 years old, had short term memory issues before the accident and now with the short term memory from the accident, watch him give up so his life consists of sitting in front of the TV all day or napping. Living with another person with memory issues is not good. I now have the responsibility to enter in my calendar when he needs to take his meds, where he needs to be, and so on.
Working this business slowly isn’t the easiest but I am doing well. I feel great about it. I have a call/coring night every week, and try to have one event a week to take guests to. I have two business partners right now working the business.
I seem to have more courage now with the brain injury, I let people know about it, it is part of my story, don’t wait, you never know what might happen or when, where you can’t do what you are doing now. I tell people right up front I have a system that will give people financial freedom and most of all time freedom. They can make more money then I make. They do the work and they will make the money. I am going on more appoints now than ever before.
I will be a master coordinator before long. Then continue to climb the levels. I am working for a legacy for my grandchildren.
~Cheryl (Sheri) Wert