Stories That Inspire Us welcomed to today’s podcast, Thursday, February 23, 2023, Rose Gonzales. Rose is a Mom of 4, a Grandmother and an entrepreneur. She has built her business as one of the Top 3% of Coldwell Banker Worldwide while balancing life. She went back into real estate in 2018 while holding down a full-time job and pregnant with her 4th child.
The backdrop to Rose’s story started when she was rather young. From being bullied, beat up and always ridiculed, to meeting her future husband after a move from one school to another, she realized that there was always a lesson to be learned.
She became pregnant at the age of 14 and did not find out she was until after her move to the Philippines where she lived with her Dad and cousins. Finding out she was pregnant she was somewhat terrified but a calmness came over her as she realized she was ready and she would be an awesome Mom. [Her story on how she told her boyfriend was rather cute!]
Time moved quickly and she and her boyfriend broke up. They co-parented their daughter and really didn’t have any communication with one another for about 3 years. Until . . . and yes, the boyfriend she had known since she met him at age 12 eventually became her husband!
Life moves and life happens and as I always say there is a story behind the story. Rose’s is no different; life threw her many curve balls and life almost took her away. After giving birth to her son, she went through a horrific experience and almost died. Approximately 6 months later, her husband suffered a stroke and almost died. Another 6 months after that, her niece who was like a daughter to them, loses her life.
Rose practices what she preaches; even with all of the obstacles she and her husband, and her family suffered, they did not allow it to slow them down. She realized that her life meant so much more! She and her husband give back to their community and everyone in their lives, and as a result, they have been able to build a thriving business during a downturn in the economy
Her mantra is “You have one life to live, give it all you got”… and she lives by this mantra each and every day!
To connect with Rose further, please check out her website and various social media platforms:
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Thank you Rose - “Truly” these are the Stories That Inspire Us!!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/janis-melillo7/message