Owning your own business is the BEST path to a life you truly desire.
As a child I watched my aunt and uncle build a multi-million dollar business in less than a decade. Theirs wasn’t a fancy-pants VC backed start-up. No, they begin in the basement with a desk, a telephone, and one hell of a work ethic.
This taught me, even before I was in high school, you have the power to shape your life. I believe this in my bones even today.
My foundation came from the construction industry.
The day I was handed that piece of parchment saying I had a B.A. in Accounting degree I felt I was ready to take on the world.
My first venture was as an Accounting Manager for a small family-owned homebuilder. Going from the quiet classroom to the chaos of building two hundred houses a year was a whole new kind of education.
I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Ultimately my independent nature took over.
I needed to be my own boss. I wanted my hard work to go towards my goals - not someone else’s.
I hit the books once again to study for the CPA exam. Shout out to never having to do that again!
I earned my CPA license, and six months later I bought the firm I worked for (later I bought-out a competitor.)
Owning and running a CPA firm has never been dull.
Let’s get real.
It’s like riding Space Mountain all day - twists and turns you don’t see coming.
Can you relate?
But, it gave me the privilege of working closely with fascinating people running intriguing businesses.
From pediatricians to funeral directors (literally)
Twenty years of doing taxes, payroll, bookkeeping and auditing gets you up-close and personal in people’s lives.
I’ve seen AND LIVED the good, the bad, and the frightening parts of running a business. But best of all, I’ve gained so much wisdom.
Here’s a little secret:
The biggest elephant in the room is. . .
You think you’re alone. You think you’re the only one who has trouble with [insert problem.] You think you’re the only one who’s [insert mistake.]
Now I’m using my gritty real-world experience to save other business owners from overwhelm, frustration, and wasted opportunities.
Let me repeat, owning your own business is the BEST path to the life you truly desire. I’m here to help you get there.