The Plot Thickens… Why a Home Based Business?
On February 12, 2009 I was working away in the flower shop getting ready for the biggest day of the year. (See, Haley, right, the real boss in the shop) If you have never worked in a flower shop on Valentines then you cannot begin to understand the crazy chaos. The orders were flying in and I was taking more and more orders and promises were made and money was taken and of course flowers, vases, staff were all in place.
In the midst of all the craziness I got a phone call… a phone call that changed my mindset forever. It went like this: ” Mom, I just went into labor and I am at the hospital and I want you here … you can still catch a flight to Amarillo and be here in an hour. Please… you will be here, won’t you?” I have never knowingly lied to my children but I did what every good mother would do in this situation… I lied… hung up and cried.
Stuck. Stuck. Stuck. I hated it. I more than hated it. I committed to myself that I never ever wanted to be in a situation where I could not make the best decisions for myself or my family ever again!! So I sold that flower shop and started making changes in my life! Certainly needed time and financial freedom… Go Rita!
Happy Ending: With the next two grand babies I was able to be there and hold them their first hour of life. All because of a perfect model of a home based business that did provide that time and financial freedom I needed.
Even Happier Ending: We missed Amarillo grand baby’s birth but said grand baby (Channing) is going to have a sibling! This is the really sweet part so pay attention, both our daughter AND son-in-law are stay at home parents now… all because of the perfect home based business that has given them time and financial freedom as well… read on!
Randy’s Work from Home Story
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Randy is working and building his insurance business. Owning your own business is the American dream, right? I left the flower shop and joined him at his agency. But never mind about that because this is his story, right? (Check us out in the pic… together at the agency… ignore the shoulder pads) Working together is fun, right?
In the last days of August, 2011, we got a phone call from an old friend. He talked about a company down the road from us that was being launched in the near future. Bill Boone told me he was flying down from Lake Tahoe to check it out. He wanted Randy and me to check it out as well. Sounded good… Bill had made millions in the industry… and like us, had learned a few things about helping others start a home based business. Then, he told me it was about skin care! I was shocked! I didn’t know a thing about skin care. But I did want to work from home and wanted that time and financial freedom more than ever! So I watched the one video available at the time of the clinical trials and I knew I wanted that night cream and wanted it NOW because the flower shop had taken a toll on my skin. Oops… not about me now so back to Randy.
Randy was happy to check out this business because of the respect we had for Bill. (Check out Bill and Rita in the photo) We talked with Bill about the opportunity of working from home with this home based business model. We had a list of what we were looking for and so did Bill. And guess what? The lists were almost identical. I will do my best to duplicate that list for you in just a minute. But, first, I want to get back to Randy’s story. I want to tell you the very best part of all. This is the part I want you to pay particular attention. Because of the American dream deal about owning his own business, we found out that in reality the business owned him.
Also, the part about working together was not so much fun because I have always known I was not a good secretary type person. I did get licensed for both Life and Health and Property and Casualty, but that didn’t matter. It was just not a match for Rita. Side note: I really tried to keep this just about Randy, but as it turns out it is about both of us finding the perfect home based business!
Randy’s story in one sentence: After a little over a year with this perfect home based business model he was able to leave a 28 year successful career and work from home because we had surpassed his previous income! Randy says, our Plan B home based business is not only more lucrative but a whole lot more FUN than insurance! Are you impressed? You should be!