I’m often asked did I recover my foreclosed home at the auction. Here’s my official answer. The foreclosure was in March 2010, I moved out of the house into a homeless shelter in June 2010. In July 2010, when I launched my cornbread career with just $10 while temporarily residing in a homeless shelter, my main goal was to raise enough money to buy back my home (pictured) at the August 2010 auction. The budding business was generating great sales, but not fast enough to meet the auction’s deadline. It was a disguised blessing for which I’m very grateful.
The real estate agent told me the $73,000 bid went to another buyer. A new family currently lives in the house. In October 2010, just three months after successfully launching CornbreadMillionaire.com, I was hit with a setback that temporarily shut down both me and the business! Once again, I stared UGLY defeat in the face. Thankfully, I’m recovering. One day, I believe I’ll buy back the house in Fairburn, Georgia from the current owners and use it as rental property. Dreams come true. In the meantime, I’m focused on stabilizing my business and resolving all issues from the setback. A winner never quits. After that, I have plans to purchase a new house by my 50th birthday, April 23, 2012. I have a detailed, creative strategy to raise funds by selling the upgraded eBook, securing strategic partners and by selling advertisements on both the website and this blog.
The other question I’m often asked is why didn’t I move in with friends or relatives. For me, that was NOT an option. When I first purchased my house, many “arrogantly assumed” I would lose it. Their negative words were “curses” that also returned to curse them. They could no longer hide their jealousy. I distanced myself from the haters. Know what I mean? Adversity always reveals who’s with you and who’s pretending. Unemployment, foreclosure and homelessness are now my steppingstones to success. I’ll never again trust another employer as my sole income source. I’ll never again ignore negative words spoken against me – even condescending jokes. I got a spiritual revelation. Plan to preach a sermon on it one day! Through daily prayers, I destroy word curses and they’re effects in the Name of Jesus! My firey experiences taught me some valuable lessons. I’m MUCH stronger and MUCH wiser. I’m writing a “bestselling book”(prophetically speaking) about bouncing back from foreclosure and homelessness with a creative idea. Also, I added a a new chapter titled The Rise of Cornbread to my first eBook Homegirl’s Cornbread Sandwiches: Tasty Recipes and Wise Life Lessons. It has the detailed scoop of my struggle and how I survived. You’ll read about the really nasty, sneaky, mean-spirited things people did when they saw my struggle – and how I handled it. Success is so LOUD that it silences your haters. The eBook is available on CornbreadMillionaire.com. When one door shuts, another opens.