Emily Vavra On Being Your Own Boss

Every day the world gets introduced to more women who are shaking up industries and breaking glass ceilings. They risked it all to follow their dreams, bet against all odds to pursue their passions, and now they want to tell others—women especially—how they did it. Emily Vavra is one such woman. And her story began […]

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Emily Vavra
Emily Vavra

Every day the world gets introduced to more women who are shaking up industries and breaking glass ceilings. They risked it all to follow their dreams, bet against all odds to pursue their passions, and now they want to tell others—women especially—how they did it.

Emily Vavra is one such woman. And her story began over a decade ago, when she was only 23, working as a massage therapist and a nanny in Minnesota.

“Back then, I was just going through the motions and getting through my days. It wasn’t about seeking fulfillment or finding something meaningful to do. And it wasn’t until I met someone living the way I wanted to live and doing what I wanted to do that I realized something was missing—that’s what changed everything for me,” she shares.

This fateful meeting introduced Emily to the idea that it was possible to be her own boss. She could carve out how her day would go, work with people she wanted to, and travel—all the while building her own empire. It also meant she could focus on something that she was deeply passionate about—health and wellness.

“I’m a firm believer that health should be the backbone of your success. Without health, you won’t be able to enjoy all your hard work,” Emily shares.

All this became the catalyst for Emily to take tangible steps towards her new goal. So she moved in with that friend who inspired her to change her life, used a corner of the living room as her makeshift office, created a vision board, and as a symbol of her goals, wrote herself a check for 1 million dollars.

For the first few years, she worked spent little and threw everything she had towards everything she could towards personal development—from books to training to seeking out mentors who could guide her through the tricky world of entrepreneurship. All of this would ultimately lead to her being able to build a name in the network marketing industry.

“Network marketing isn’t perfect but for budding entrepreneurs who want to get their foot in the door, they gain a lot of advantages. Their initial investment is low, the potential for growth is great, the product is already created for you, you have access to support, you can learn as you grow, you can work in your own time. More importantly, the risks are far more manageable—most companies will give 90% of your money back within the first year. It’s low risk, high reward.” Emily explains.

And the rewards were indeed high.

By the time she was 26, Emily reached her first million. And now, at 31 years old, she is recognized as one of the top network marketers in the industry. 

She has since shared the stage with prominent personalities like inspirational speaker Tony Robbins and investor Richard Branson. She has helped over 145,000 customers and distributors, and with the establishment of Team VisionCast where she coaches people on how they can design their lives the same way she did hers. She even has her own clothing line—Come As You Are.

“It is my dream to have more and more people experience this kind of fulfillment and lifestyle. I want people to live with financial freedom so they can have the time to actually live their life. I really want people to know that it is possible to have it all,” she asserts.

And if she could leave people with one final nugget of advice? It’s this–“Don’t let apprehension hold you back from pursuing your dreams and taking action. Be bold. Don’t be afraid to stand up and promote your own talents and skills. Tell people about what you can offer the world.”

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