Recently taking early retirement ( at least from my last JOB of 20 years) I have spent the last 5 years learning as much as I could about the various online businesses and what the successful entrepreneurs are doing. I was never one to jump in without knowing at least how to tread water. Some may view that as an unfortunate character flaw for building a business but in a way, it was actually my blessing. Recently I have been working at implementing these successful steps and yes have found that they do work. Quite well in fact. I am confident that I have created a site that will guide you equally as well.
My goal with this site is to provide you with some valuable insights on what is required to run your business. Perhaps I can add a little insight and positivity at the same time. We are all on our own journies. Some of our pitstops so to speak are shorter than others. Some may require extensive rebuilds.
My point is, we all need to keep our eyes on our goals. Eventually, we can get there.
You see, until this third journey, I have really only had two other occupations. My first love was teaching golf and I did that for close to 20 years. I started in the back shop, summer work when home from college and eventually many years later managed two different golf facilities. I have never been one to not want to do my best and always found myself learning whatever I could so I could be the best at what I did. Teaching was one thing that I could honestly say I took the most pride in.
During the economic struggles that occurred in mid-1990’s, and banks became increasingly tough on recreational facilities (ie golf courses and ski resorts). I found myself looking on the outside as the course, like many others during this time, was sold. As a middle-aged female golf pro looking for a job in the golf industry that was already filled with youngsters needless to say I was not a hot commodity.
Hence, my second vocation: my last 20 year was spent at a custom steel fabrication shop… once again starting at the bottom rung so to speak as the secretary, learning the ropes of the industry and moving up to the managerial position. As manager, I wore many hats, from bookkeeper, HR to creating programs for our plate burner. Needless to say, never worried about not knowing. I was always prepared to learn what I did not know. I smiled at times knowing that the math class I use to roll my eyes up at actually came in handy some 30 years later. Who knew the that knowing how to calculate tangents and areas would ever be useful in the real world?