Excerpt – This last blow stopped us both dead in our tracks. It left us feeling lost and overwhelmed with the thought of having to start over in our early 40’s, especially when we were so close to “making it’. So close to realizing our dream of early retirement and so close to being able to live the life we had planned for and dreamt about for years. Without warning, it was all gone. The plans and sacrifices we made, all for naught. Our dream had evaporated and all we could do was stand by and wait for all the pieces to fall. It happened so abruptly that we had no time to create and test a new plan to take its place. A new plan that would have provided us with some much-needed direction on where to go from here.
So much of who we are is wrapped up in our daily job. We define ourselves by our skills, the reputation of the company we work for and the class of people we work with. So much so, that when you suddenly lose your job, you also lose a huge part of your identity. You lose a piece of yourself in all the unanswered questions and you start to wonder what you could have done differently to avoid being in the situation you now find yourself in. Job loss, no matter the reason, feels like rejection. Rejection causes you to question your thought process and your go to belief system and when you catch yourself asking “What’s the point?” you know you’re in for a long, painful journey of self-reflection and discovery.
A business is only as strong as the foundation on which it’s built! This guide will show you how to create a solid foundation on which to build your business. It has been created as a direct result of my own personal experience launching a business and provides strategies to get you started on your own path to success. This guide comes complete with a handy checklist to keep you organized.
The companion workbook is a valuable tool to guide you through all the necessary steps on building your business foundation. It makes the process manageable, offers useful tips and is strategically designed to keeps all your important notes, contacts and basic business information accessible and easy to find. It will serve as a master business record, saving you time and keeping you in control of important details.