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 Business Building, Online Business Building, Organization, Seniors in Business, Virtual Partner, Women Entrepreneurs

Mastering Time Freedom Series – A Simple 5 Step Solution to Overwhelm [Step 2]


 


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This is step 2 to Mastering Time Freedom – A Simple 5 Step Solution to Overwhelm. If you have not yet done step 1 yet, I recommend you begin here.

So, now that you’ve completed your Purge List I hope you are experiencing a sense of relief already. As we discuss Step 2,  I would like to preface it by saying that Mastering Time Freedom is a foundation for you to anchor into. You may stick with it as your new way of organizing your life, or you may waiver.

I’m asking that you do all the steps involved, even if you modify them in some way, so you reap the full benefits of the system. Think of it as a recipe that would not taste the same if you left out an ingredient. You might substitute to meet your preferences, however.

So, here is your next step:

Purchase or Download a Week at A Glance Calendar – In order to have a visual of your life, a week at a glance provides more of a perspective than a day and it’s less overwhelming than a month view. Think of the days when you went to your Doctor office and they had a large week at a glance calendar on their desk to schedule appointments. It was a Birdseye view that was efficient and effective. I know this is a simple step, (aren’t you glad) however, in order to be prepared for the next 3 steps you’ll need time to get one ready.

  1. Choose – Decide whether you are going to purchase an inexpensive calendar or download a PDF form or if you have one in your Outlook program (which is what I use) you are ready.
  2. Get Creative – If you don’t like the traditional week at a glance, create one on your wall or on a poster board.
  3. Don’t do anything with it just yet. That’s coming soon.

Tomorrow we begin breathing life into your Time Freedom system. I’m excited, are you?

Access Step 1 Here

Ok, this completes day two of the Mastering Time Freedom Series. Feel free to sign up for this blog to receive each step of the series in your inbox. If you are looking for additional support with mastering your time, contact me.

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In With The Good Air – Out With The Bad


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There are times when we want to change a pattern, habit or lifestyle. When this happens, we often set ourselves up for failure. We focus on eliminating what we don’t want and then find ourselves having a tremendous void. When that void feels bad enough, we tend to retract to our familiar yet less desirable place.

Could it be possible that we can be more effective when we come from the opposite direction?

For instance, if you are giving up smoking, chances are you will not know what to do with your time, your desire or your empty space inside yourself. When that void hits, and you want a cigarette, you will not know where to go except back to smoking since it’s familiar. The most successful time I had quitting smoking (there were a few before I finally ‘got it’) was when I began running. Oh yes, it sounds strange to run AND to smoke. However, I remember it being the most gentle time I had while quitting. I was feeling so good and healthy each day that eventually I just didn’t want the cigarette. When I stopped running, I did go back because I had the void again.

This works with food as well. Let’s say you would like to give up junk food. (man, I love junk food). What do you do when the urge comes for something cheesy and crispy? Well, for me, I began finding healthier solutions to the craving. Maybe I would go to the health food store to buy a less processed version of that food, or learn how to make something cheesy and crispy on my own. But to deny that I have a cheesy/crispy craving would eventually have me running out to buy something, no matter what it was.

In with the good air – out with the bad is about bringing in some of what you DO want to gently eliminate what doesn’t serve you any longer. It feels better, it’s more effective and you get to try out new ways to satisfy yourself. Now that’s fun!

Happy Monday!

Enthusiastically,
Fran

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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
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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

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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