Business Owner Decides to Work Part Time Earns More Money Part 2

 

Business Owner Decides to Work Part Time Earns More Money, Part 2

Benefits of a coach

A year and a half ago I made a decision to bring our businesses online to increase our visibility and profits. Highly intimidated by technology I was scared to death. This was an area I had neither interest nor experience in, what would I do. Like most people I have met and talked with at length, I fumbled around online searching for the right person to teach me how to market online.

Because I did not have, knowledge in what or who I was looking for cost me dearly. Spending money we did not have I tried every coach, system and product out there, or nearly every one. Did I see success? Nope. Matter of fact I nearly gave up.

Then she appeared. This woman with a strategic loud voice showed up on FaceBook. I knew her from our part time home business. She had attended some of those personal growth training seminars, too. As I watched her, it seemed she knew what she was doing. Gradually my trust started to build and I purchased one of her training classes.

The woman I am talking about is Sandi Krakowski. She is currently my business coach teaching me everything from how to build an e-commerce website in WordPress and social media marketing to lead generation for our auto transport business and part time networking business. It has been a journey and one that I would highly recommend to anyone looking to build a business online.

Let's not forget the major decision I talked about earlier. Sandi is a genius at marketing and listening to what the market wants. She knew my loyalty and love for my home business, products and the staff of the company. She honored my decision to remain loyal to that staff, our product quality and compensation plan. She kept reiterating to listen to what my market was asking for. Did I get it? No, I did not understand.

You see learning marketing is like being in college. When you are a freshman, you will never understand mathematics like a senior, right. The freshman starts with algebra and the senior finishes up with calculus, it is a progressive learning curve. The same goes for learning anything new, you must pay the price, practice, learn, and implement to build your skill.

Major decision launches trips to bank

Have you ever heard the term "Can't see the forest for the trees"? Well, that statement described me for the longest time. A coach is someone who is there to encourage you, show you your strengths, to root you on to success and not dwell on your weaknesses. They lead you to resources to help you over hurdles they see you need to cross but it is not in their area of expertise.

It was during one of our coaching calls that the past years worth of lessons, techniques and practice all came together. Finally, the light went on and I realized what I needed to do to propel my businesses forward. I had learned to step up and out of my "employee mindset" and think like a true business owner. Remember my friend, the one who told me "it's nothing personal, it's just business"?

I had been holding onto a dying part time home business, the part time business that I came online to grow. After more than a year of working my butt off, I had not sold one product, not enrolled one business partner…not one!

It was that realization that propelled me to listen to what my clients, truck drivers and friends on FaceBook and Twitter wanted. They did not want what I had. After banging my head on that proverbial brick wall, voila! Bingo and hallelujah I got it!

Therefore, after more than fourteen years loyally dedicated to one product line, one company and the staff I decided to step back. To look at providing the market what it wanted. The result?

In just 90 days, our checks are as much as our checks after fourteen years with the other company. We have more business partners actively working with us than we EVER had before. We are having fun, our auto transport business is in full operation and our dispatch center is blooming, too.

Sometimes those tough, gut wrenching decisions are the ones you are suppose to make. That is your test, to jump off that bridge and be a business owner who decides to work part time and earn extra money or remain loyal to a dying business. It is your choice, what will you choose?

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Carla J Gardiner
 
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Carla J Gardiner is an ex-banker turned entrepreneur who built an auto transport brokerage and dispatch center from the ground up. With half a days training and little else Carla learned the business inside and out the hard way…by doing it. Her passion and purpose lies with the people she works with daily; the client, dispatcher, broker and truck driver. Her frustration within the industry has birthed a new division of her company; one to properly train, encourage and mentor other professionals in healthy auto transport.
 
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  • Tamarah Bartmess

    So true…a little direction and a lot of encouragement and even more DOING…brings amazing results!

    • admin

      Welcome Tamarah! We love new visitors who share our stories and lessons with others. Life pays us what we are worth. By sharing our vast wealth of experiences with others it builds a community of trusted professionals who help each other. Welcome to our community and we look forward to serving your needs and encouraging you on to your great heights, too.

  • Denny

    So glad to hear of your success! You sooo deserve it!

    • admin

      Thanks, Denny. When you find what you are suppose to be doing and then do it, success follows. Sharing health and auto transport is where my heart is. Little did I know I’d be able to turn back the clock, and knock out oxidative stress, too! Guess that’s a side benefit and one I’ll gladly share forever.

  • I really get the statement; Sandi has been a great coach and mentor to me too. It is so true about “Can’t see the forest for the trees”, it is good if you have someone to point at the blind spots… thanks for posting this 🙂

    • admin

      I’m glad you understood my little metaphor, Solvita. When I learned that my friends and online buddies did not want what I was offering it was a surprise to me. However, it forced me to rise up to be the business owner I was supposed to be and lead others to the right health alternative. It opened my eyes to oxidative stress and enabled me to show others how to turn back the clock, too. The time was right and apparently, it is what our friends were waiting for.

  • Congratulations to you on your success. It is really amazing how some things are just there right in front of us and for whatever reason we can’t see them!

    • admin

      Hey Michelle, it’s pretty amazing how a person can hear a recommendation for over a year and yet not hear it. I don’t understand how it works, but it is true that when the student is ready to learn the teacher appears. Sandi had always been there telling me to “listen to what your market place wants”. I just didn’t understand what that meant. Now, I do. Helping people turn back the clock and learn about health by eliminating oxidative stress is fun, rewarding and it was the right decision at the right time.

  • Claudia Looi

    Awesome post my friend and I can feel the energy and passion here. I sometimes wonder how one can proceed without a business coach. Congratulations on your success. I believe it.

    • admin

      Thank you Claudia. Yes, once the realization came to me that I was holding onto a notion, a dying part time business that no one wanted…it only made sense to follow my heart and give them what they wanted. They wanted a product that works, is economical and simply can turn back the clock while eliminating oxidative stress. Once I found that and proved to myself that it worked for me, the rest is history. Yes, the energy, endurance and passion is high and I’m sharing with everyone who wants the same.