We had the good fortune of connecting with Alex Winningham and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alex, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor, for me, is staying focused on others. When turning inward and focusing on what’s in it for me, things usually go downhill… fast. When I ask myself, how is what I am doing helping others? How can I show up for the person in front of me and connect them with resources? Then, success is easy and enjoyable.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
People often say… you really listened and educated me on my options with patience. Being available and present for the people in my life and those I get to work for has set me apart from other people in the network marketing space. I am most proud of my customers and team for being who they are and never giving up on themselves. Without my team, I wouldn’t be who I am today. I got to this point in my life through developing a relationship with God/Universe (whatever you want to call It) and nurturing time for self-care (working out, eating clean, staying sober 100%, meditating, spending time with family/friends, getting enough sleep) and following my intuition. Even today, it is not easy. But, consistent action and focused time, make it worth it. I used to look for the “get rich quick” gig in the beginning but have realized it’s not as easy as it looks, or as quick. Are there people who shot right to the top? Yes. There are those people, and I believe they worked their booty off. I appreciate work/life balance as an independent parent and spend time in the moment with my child and with my work. Wherever you are… whatever you are doing… be all there. I’ve learned that we can only control our actions and thoughts, everything else is up to God. What will be, will be. I would want the world to know that the full spectrum of the human experience is beautiful, deep, challenging, exciting, hard, loving & expansive. When we can embrace the journey and love each part of ourselves, we can embrace and love each part of others in their pain & growth, too. ~Compassion Creates Connection~
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would first make them breakfast in my home (I make egg-celent eggs) with a side salad and some gluten-free toast and super amazing coffee. Afterward, go to Castle Wood Canyon for a hike because they have boulders and rivers to play in and on. We would hang out on a rock and enjoy the sunshine, the sound of the birds and people walking by laughing with their families. Then, afterwards… come home and shower, change and head to a nice dinner (wherever they want based on their liking) possibly pizza at Mellow Mushroom followed by dancing at Proof Night Club.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Yes. My mentor and best friend, Judy Sabah. She is a Self-Leadership Coach who has been doing what she does for over 40 years. Through asking questions, listening and offering ideas, she has shaped who I am as a person and professional.