I am absolutely in love with the entrepreneur life. I started my first business when I was 13 years old with the help of my parents. Yes, a legit business registered with the province of British Columbia, Canada. I couldn't wait to be done with school so I could focus on it full time. Now truthfully, it lasted less than 12 months and as some entrepreneurs do, I got sidetracked by another business opportunity that became my first business to hit millions in revenue.
Having had over 50+ employees by 19 years old, I was quickly introduced to the challenges business owners face - team troubles, cashflow issues and constant reactions to all the thousands of tasks I created for myself. I wanted to be a business owner because I watched as other business owners seemingly had so much time to do what they enjoyed, but that was definitely not me.
I reached business burnout having operated five businesses in different industries; finally realizing no matter how hard I worked it was not sustainable. I hit rock bottom and was so unsatisfied that I decided to seek help but problem was, I couldn't find it. My accountant suggested cutting costs and scaling down which would mean laying off more employees but for me this could only lead to one thing at the time - wearing more hats and taking on more responsibilities than I already had.
I became the delusional self-employed - working 100 hours a week so that I didn't have to work 40 for someone else but this wasn't what I signed up for. Having spent so many hours working hard, I knew that hard work wasn't going to get me there - instead, smart work was needed along with learning from people who had what I wanted.
Looking back now, what I thought was success was actually a massive failure. I worked way harder than nearly everyone I knew but didn't really have much to show for it. Nevertheless, this failure propelled me forward - I never gave up and went to work learning everything I could about business. I even consulted for some large corporations in the automotive industry for years while spending a good portion of my 20s growing my skills and knowledge.
I have always been a curious person and reading and watching old Zig Ziglar books and tapes, as well as Jim Rohn videos, led me to imagine having the skills, knowledge, and belief to do what they did, for so many entrepreneurs around the world. I remember thinking to myself that this was everything I ever dreamt about.
I always found great value in sharing my successes and failures with others - the dos and don'ts of business. This was especially fulfilling because having suffered from business burnout multiple times, I felt that I understood the challenges other entrepreneurs faced. I knew there was a "right way" of growing a business to have it run successfully - with or without you.
Having grown up watching business gurus like Jim Rohn, Zig Ziglar, and Jay Abraham, I knew that one day, I would be like them - looking to help guide others with skills, knowledge, and belief; leading and guiding business owners through constant improvement. When I was first introduced to ActionCOACH Business Coaching, it was like the model was created for me. Excitedly starting my journey helping business owners became my new dream come true.
I'm passionate about helping entrepreneurs to reach their fullest potential. My mission is to provide the resources and support people need in order to be successful in business. I believe that everyone has the potential to achieve greatness, and I love being part of someone's journey towards success. Whether it’s through our members community programs, or through one-on-one coaching, I'm here to help entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level.
If you're an entrepreneur looking for guidance and support, don't hesitate to reach out. I'm always here to lend a helping hand! Thank you for taking the time to read my story - it's been an amazing journey, and I'm honored to be part of your success. Together, we can make it happen!