Cherie Stirewalt shared a very touching story with us that we couldn’t help but share.
We asked her to share her Amazing Selling Machine story with us through video and she was more than happy to share. Our video team flew to visit with her and find out more about her story:
But there was more to the story than Cherie shared in the video.
Read the following email from her that made many of us here at Amazing.com on the verge of tears:
It was a pleasure to meet you and the rest of the crew this week as a part of Mike McClary’s “Day in the Life” video. You, Matt, Mike, Rich and the rest of the ASM family have been such an inspiration to me. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the tools, training, and community we share.
I didn’t say this in the testimonial, because I honestly thought I wouldn’t be able to get through it without breaking down. But truly, the ASM course has helped me cope with a pretty dark time in my life. In March 2013, my brother and his family were hit by a drunk driver. My brother and 9 year-old nephew were killed. And my sister-in-law and 14-year-old nephew were critically injured. I was extremely close to my brother and his family. The next year was dealing with the aftermath. The court dates, the hospitals, the empty holidays. It left a gaping hole in our lives. I went through the next year in an extreme state of grief. I was numb and sort of sleepwalking through everything.
Mike started his ASM journey a few weeks after the accident. I watched his success with awe…but I was too wrapped up in my own grief to take any action or try something similar. I would see him posting Facebook ads and sending out emails to get us to try his products. Around Christmas, Mike and I met up with some friends. He was so excited about his progress. His enthusiasm was infectious. It got me to thinking about the business model. But, I still was sleepwalking. The first holidays since the accident were tough. I lost touch with Mike until I heard from our mutual friend he had quit his job in March 2014.
That is what woke me up. I contacted Mike to congratulate him and inquired about his thoughts on me starting up my own business like his. Mike sat me down and told me about the upcoming ASM3 launch and really encouraged me to sign up for the course, Luckily, I took his advice.
I didn’t know what to expect or if I could pull it off. But an amazing thing happened. With each week, I felt like I started to come alive again. I was excited again. And looked forward to each module and building this business. It was an awesome feeling to just FEEL again. I still grieve every day for my brother and nephew. But I think I am handling it much better. So, I want to sincerely thank you & Matt for giving me the vehicle to make it through this dark time.
I was more than happy to do a testimonial for ASM since it really has helped me not only financially; but also emotionally. Thank you so much!
Thanks again. Sorry for the long-winded email. I just really wanted you to know how important the program has been for me. I hope you have an amazing day!
We want to sincerely thank Cherie for sharing this touching story with us and the world.
Matt Clark is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Amazing.com, a serial entrepreneur, and investor. He’s been featured on Forbes, CNBC, and Entrepreneur.com.