Posted in Online Business Building, Virtual Partner

If You Believe in Them, Invest in Them – (Be Someone’s Hero)


My Hero invested in me many years ago and changed the course of my life forever as well as the course for others. That’s why I say,

‘If you Believe in Them, Invest in Them’

Be someone’s Hero and the reason for their success.

 

Having a vision without the proper resources is one of the most restricting feelings you can imagine. Some may have a dream of starting a small business while others are fantasizing about changing the world in some way. There are those who just want to break out of the old and rebuild their lives. The reasons are endless. Motivated people may have education and no platform or others have no education but they have drive and determination Either way, when you are ready to leave your mark and you don’t have the tools, it beats down on you… day after day after day after day.

When I was 21 years old I convinced my husband at the time to open an Auto Body Repair Shop. He was well-trained in a vocational school and very good at his trade. I had the background of administration and sales. We had no clue what we were doing but we knew we wanted to do it. No formal college, not a dime to our name. Just drive and passion.

I kept saying, ‘what have we got to lose.’ Even back then (almost 40 years ago) I knew the gold in being an entrepreneur and even though the businesses may have changed, I never looked back to consider corporate America…ever.

What do you do when you have talent, drive, and desire but little or no money? For us, we called HERO, my father. We asked him to borrow $2000 to rent a warehouse. He agreed and I insisted we had a formal payment plan with interest. I drew it up and he signed it. It felt so official.

We didn’t know what to do after that but we figured it out. We got a line of credit from a really supportive paint supplier who stocked our shop with all our necessary supplies for months. They too invested in us. We purchased a beat-up old desk from the phone company and put up a shed in our 900 sq ft warehouse to use as our office because we didn’t have the money to build a real one. We improvised. We knocked on doors for business. We followed up on every lead we had. We eagerly sat outside our warehouse at the end of every day until we finally got our first customer.

Who do you think was the proudest? YES, my father was proud. He was proud from year one. He, being retired, would come in and help out. Everything from driving cars to dealerships we were doing work for, to sweeping the floor.

He was THAT proud of us.

It took us about 2 years to pay back that $2000. We struggled. We ate fish almost every night that my husband had caught and ran up a department store credit card to buy dog food and necessities. We had a blast!! After all, it was OURS and we got to build something amazing.  We had a blast even before the break came when all of a sudden we found that we could afford things. First, we bought a car, then a new boat. THEN we took a cruise to Alaska and bought a bigger home. That all began only 5 years into our launching the business.

Do you think my father took responsibility for our success? You’re damned right he did. I am sure he shared about us with his friends all the time! My ex, Frankie and I still reminisce about those good times. Our friends still share about those times. It was something special.

I share this story with you because imagine if my Hero / father hadn’t invested in us. Where would we be? Working jobs. Yes. Earning a nice income, I’m sure. But what we got from having someone believe in us and growing something from a seed was priceless. Since then I had a lucrative Real Estate career and a wonderful coaching business. And guess what? I help others start new businesses. It’s a gift I want to give everyone who has that passion.

As someone who is approached by many entrepreneur wannabes, the part that frustrates me is when they can’t afford me. I kept my fees the same for 12 years to help. I have had my share of ProBono clients to help out. I have become creative to offer affordable support to those who want it. I created groups at my home for women entrepreneurs to teach them about business. All they paid was $5 and if they didn’t have it, they were invited anyway. I do what I can. Today I would like to go a step further.

I’d like to invite the loved ones of these Superstars to come forward and help them out.

They may have asked you for financial support in the past and you declined or they may be too proud to ask. Either way, if you know your loved one has a passion and is challenged by financial resources, offer them help. They may need schooling, coaching or just someone to encourage them to go forward.

Who Invested in You and Changed Your Life Forever? Who was YOUR Hero?

If someone else invested in you, and gave you a future that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise, then this may be your opportunity to pay it forward. If no one invested in you, this maybe be your opportunity to give to someone what you wish had been given to you and change a life forever, including yours.

If you or someone you know has a loved one who needs a partner to help them move forward don’t ignore a creative mind. We need them. If you don’t know how to help, there are many ways. One is that you can consider my Virtual Partner program. It’s a one on one video call experience where we walk through all phases of their needs. I hung up my coaching title and took on this title because its a less authoritative experience. Still, it has a leadership level of support with resources beyond your imagination. It’s just gentler and more freedom based. It consists of all my years of entrepreneurial wisdom combined with fun, empowerment and motivation.

If you think this is something your loved one would love to have, then let’s talk or just go to my Virtual Partner site and take a look at some of what I offer. If this is NOT what they need, contact me anyway and I’ll help you find what works for your situation.

Please be the hero in someone’s life, believe in them, be proud of them, INVEST in them. They are not the only ones who will benefit. YOU too will be rewarded with the fulfilling feeling of making a difference in someone’s life.

Let me hear from you

Enthusiastically,

Fran

 

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Posted in Online Business Building

Are You Over Performing?


This article will probably raise some eyebrows. I do hope it raises those that could really use it.

Are you over performing in life and possibly under-achieving? I work with many people who are out there day after day, beating the pavement, going to workshops, taking classes, organizing, envisioning and doing everything they are being told to do. Often the results are not satisfying. Is that you?

If you’ve been operating at a pace that isn’t yours but you think you need to in order to succeed, think again.

If we are supposed to be doing it someone else’s way than why are so many people still struggling? I know there are many people out there who have amazing programs and systems that do work. But if you have tried and tried and it hasn’t, then don’t beat yourself up. While they work for some or many, they don’t work for all.

No need to let that worry you. If you are not succeeding doing it someone else’s way then consider doing it yours! What does that mean? It means to start listening to your own inner guidance system that will show you what to do. Begin sitting in silence and asking and listening for your personal direction. Believe it or not, this is the shortest path to your vision. It really is.

Life isn’t supposed to hurt. I see so many people hurting in spite of their actions. Maybe the actions need to be more inspired than received at a seminar.

No one says you have to stop learning. Just be particular about what you allow into your belief system. Does it feel like a good fit? Or does it feel like it may be good for someone else but not for you? It’s ok not to follow a very successful person if it doesn’t feel right.

Today, take some time to plan your own path and feel the difference.

Enthusiastically,

Fran

For more information about Fran Asaro go to www.thriveanyway.com

Posted in Coach, empowerment

The Gentle Giant


Can you be gentle and still be successful? Can you be kind, patient, thoughtful and full of integrity while moving up the ladder of life? I do believe it’s the way of the future.

As we become more adverse to hard sales, domination, intimidation, bullying, and just plain power struggles, it’s nice to know that there are those who are doing it another way.

If you have been affected by the harshness of your environment, know that there are those who support a quieter and gentler path to greatness. Yes, there are MANY who have reached mega success following a less stressful path.

For today, observe those in your industry, your social environment, spiritual community and any other circle you are in to look for the gentle giant. You may not have noticed them before, but now that you know they exist, you will see them. If this way of being appeals to you, try it on for size. At the very least, it will feel much more comfortable.

Enthusiastically,
Fran

If you are ready to move beyond your obstacles and back to your vision call Fran for a complimentary session and get a feel for Gentle Coaching.

Fran Asaro is the founder of Thrive Any Way Personal and Business Coaching
www.thriveanyway.com

954-370-8001

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Scheduling ‘ME’ Time


[tweetmeme]Oh, we all know it’s important. We all know it’s needed and beneficial. But be honest…have you scheduled in your ‘ME’ time this week?

We make lists for everything from chores, to phone calls to projects. What about YOU. Have you made a list of what you love to do? Have you booked yourself into your calendar?

Some say they haven’t a clue where to begin and some don’t even know what they love to do. That’s OK. All it takes is being on the court. Consider it the process of elimination. Make a small note of each thing you consider a candidate, fold it and place it in a jar. Then when it comes to your pre-scheduled ‘ME’ time, pull from the jar and be surprised at your new venture. If it doesn’t feel satisfying enough, you don’t have to do it again. If you like it, enter more of the same note cards into the jar so you will draw it more frequently.

Start your ‘ME’ jar. Call it whatever suits you. Self love rewards, Me Time gifts, or anything that inspires you. I will tell you this, not many people will be handed ME time. You are responsible for creating it and making it important enough. And you are in charge of saying no to distractions.

The more you allow ME time, the more fulfilled you will feel, the more fulfilled you feel the more productive you will become and the more those in your surroundings will benefit from the good energy.

What will you do today to connect with your ME time? When will you schedule with yourself? It’s time.. YOUR time. Enjoy!

Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas about ‘ME’ time by emailing me.

Happy Friday

Enthusiastically,
Fran

For more information about me and what I am up to, call me at 954 370 8001 or email me at fran@thriveanyway.com
www.thriveanyway.com

Posted in empowerment, Life by Design Messages, Personal Posts from Fran, self esteem

Dare To Be Daring


[tweetmeme]You don’t have to jump out of a plane to be daring. Some do and love it, but for others, daring looks like going beyond a comfort zone and could be anything from staying home alone to traveling outside the country.

The point is to be daring at the right level for you. So how do we know what our true level of daring is? It’s an observation. You get to use your inner barometer to measure your comfort level. Start from where you are and bring in an idea or thought that you consider to be daring. How does it make you feel? The idea is to go just a bit beyond your comfort zone and do something daring for you. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look that way to others. Your comfort level will begin to change and you will eventually be able to do more and more daring things for yourself.

Step outside your comfort zone each day, just a bit. You will be amazed at the muscle you build when it comes to growing your life experiences and the fun you can have. Challenge your current set of circumstances and challenge yourself to be a pioneer in your own life.

Give it a try, dare to be daring.

Happy Tuesday

Enthusiastically,
Fran

Would you like to know more about me and what I am up to? Contact me at Fran@thriveanyway.com, 954 370 8001 or visit my website at www.thriveanyway.com

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Any Old Shoe Will Do


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You may have heard a version of ‘The clothes don’t make the person – the person makes the clothes’.

My interpretation of this statement is that sometimes we go out of our way to look good or to appear a certain way to cover up what we are not. If we live a façade – it’s a hard role to play. We cannot maintain a level we are not on and eventually something has got to give. Hopefully what gives way is our authenticity.

There is no one else in the entire world like you. Not even a twin if you have one. Imagine showing up today and every day as the absolute real you. Imagine letting your true light and full expression shine through. The silliness, the daringness, the color and uniqueness. You have it and you know it.

Can you feel how great that would feel? Can you anticipate the receptivity of it? Do you really think it will matter what you are wearing or driving if you are playing full out from the inside out? No, to the right people it will not matter at all. The would rather have this.

So the next time you have to choose between your outside or your inside shining through, remember this: Any old shoe will do if you are truly being you.

Happy Friday

Enthusiastically,

Fran

My life and my work are taking a wonderful turn. I have begun working primarily with those who have a unique message or expression. I enjoy working with creative people, supporting them in entrepreneurship as well as their personal lives.

Who would benefit from my sessions?

* Those looking for loving, gentle support

* Those coming from oppressive environments

* Creative people blocked by outside influence.

* Right brained people living in a left brain world

* Gentle, creative people looking to build a conscious and lucrative business or lifestyle.

Call me if this is you. 954 370 8001

Follow me:
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Twitter: http://twitter.com/thriveanyway
Facebook: Life by Design with Fran Asaro
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/franasaro

For more information on ‘From Stuck to Unstoppable’ workshops, contact Fran Asaro
954 370 8001
www.thriveanyway.com
fran@thriveanyway.com

Posted in empowerment, self esteem

All The Kings Horses…


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Every so often we feel inadequate, insecure or just plain broken. Although it may not be comforting to know it, we all have this experience once in awhile. Some more than others.

These ‘broken down’ times come for a reason and it’s not to make us feel bad or less than. These ‘broken down’ times are meant to strengthen our character and teach us something. They are to show us who we truly are in the face of adversity and to point out our greatness when it’s over.

While many of us try to have someone or some thing put us back together again, our real successes occur when we obtain the tools to do it ourselves.

If you are finding that you are ‘lost’ or scared during this time… slow down, calm down and get down to the solution. The solution comes when you face it, address it and agree to take on your situation with power. There is ALWAYS a solution.

Feeling broken is an uncomfortable feeling. It’s natural to want to be ‘fixed’. But know that you have what it takes from within to do it. It’s ok to find support as long as it encourages your building your own muscle.  But as with Humpty Dumpty – All the kings Horses and all the kings men couldn’t help him… if he wanted to put himself back together…he had to do it himself.

Happy Thursday

Enthusiastically,

Fran

My life and my work are taking a wonderful turn. I love that I am attracting those who want to connect with their unique message or expression. I enjoy working with creative people, supporting them in entrepreneurship as well as their personal lives.

Who would benefit from my sessions?

* Those looking for loving, gentle support

* Those coming from oppressive environments

* Creative people blocked by outside influence.

* Right brained people living in a left brain world

* Gentle, creative people looking to build a conscious and lucrative business or lifestyle.

Call me if this is you. 954 370 8001

Follow me:
Blog: www.franasaro.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/thriveanyway
Facebook: Life by Design with Fran Asaro
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/franasaro

For more information on ‘From Stuck to Unstoppable’ workshops, contact Fran Asaro
954 370 8001
www.thriveanyway.com
fran@thriveanyway.com