The Changes Bubbling Up Inside
Change means releasing the old and embracing the new. Crazy thing is, we don’t always know what to embrace.
For a few years I’ve felt change bubbling inside. The last decade I’ve helped over 1,500 mostly home-based business owners enjoy greater success. I’m a marketing mentor – and I’m good at what I do. When clients act on what I teach – and most do – I’m thrilled for them.
When “Testosterone-Free Marketing” was released I left the Robert Allen organization. Yep, author of mega-bestsellers like “Nothing Down,” “Multiple Streams of Income,” and “The Enlightened Millionaire.” I was his Executive Assistant for 18 months. Then I became the top Marketing Trainer and mentor for his Enlightened Millionaire program for six years.
It made sense to continue mentoring once the book came out. I kept at it and did well. I raised my prices – a couple times. Even when America plunged into a deep recession my prices increased. My marketing workshops always sell out.
Clients kept coming. The first quarter of 2010 was the best ever. Everything was clicking.
On April 6th my Dad passed away. For any adult who’s lost a parent, you know. It’s like the passing of an era. Believe me, it was a blessing. I was fortunate to have my Dad 52 years. It was “his time.” I flew to Orlando to be with my mom, family and friends for the funeral. My parents were married 56 years.
Another click. I love supporting people to go for their dream, but I want to add to the mix. I want to make sure I’m going for MY dreams, too. I know what I’d like, but I’m not 100 percent sure what it looks like. So many possibilities.
Twenty plus years ago I left a job as an advertising copywriter to buy a business. I’ve always used writing to promote my businesses. Article marketing, media releases, sales letters, flyers and more. It’s always worked and I’ve succeeded as a home-based business owner where others have faltered. Money is important – but time is becoming a more precious resource.
I’d like to gradually replace it with more writing and travel with my husband, Ernie. That’s my excellent adventure. Its about creating income while writing on the road, including blogging.
What’s your excellent adventure? Are you slogging through each day at a career you used to love – but you’re not as passionate anymore? Or, are you someone who’s never loved what you do? Change happens when the pain to stay the same is greater than the pain to change.
I’m totally out of my comfort zone. Hanging out on the skinny branches. Passionate and freaked out at the same time. Good start. *smile*