Linda is bored ---- work is, you know …. Well… work… and that’s about it. There at 9:00 home at 5:30 – yeeeaah!
Linda is worried...she has a pricey mortgage, gas prices are $4.00 a gallon and her company just announced layoffs and wage freezes.
Her brother suggested she call his buddy Gonzo…he was into some business with “quick money”
Then she called her friend Janice who has been trying to get her to sell this “magic lipstick” thing … problem was Linda didn’t use magic lipstick..and well, Janice was selling it …and Janice is a little, you know, cuckoo – so not gonna go there.
Her head hurt … mom will know … heck moms know everything, except math…mom’s not very good at math Getting ready for bed that night she went through every business she had ever been presented .. Each tells her they have the best compensation plan .
She calls mom and she says “Honey, don’t worry about it – it’s gonna be fine – eat some chocolate and it will all go away”
“ But mom” Linda shouted, “unless I inherit a chocolate factory…chocolate will not pay the bills…”!
Now about this time, she’s thinking – hey I’m a smart gal, I have a degree … I should go do some homework.
But ….where do you start. “I get people offering me “big money in emails” I see ads when I search and well, I am overwhelmed…there are 29.7 Billion web pages on the internet … either that is great opportunity or a great case of carpel tunnel syndrome. Where will I go…”
She comes across the place she has been looking for..a piece of pixel paradise that made no loud claims of wealth or guys telling her she was a looser if she didn’t sign up today. That place researched over 4000 companies, helped her walk through the process, get free materials and identify if she was truly passionate for a home based Personal Franchise business.
Then she spied it – the book on How to Find Your Passion in a Home based business… could this be the book she has been looking for like some cyber treasure? And wait it’s FREE….no it can’t be?
She downloaded the book … read it cover to cover and stated enthusiastically “YES” …”this is where Linda gets here groove back”. She combed the remainder of the website and downloaded more free tools . She went through her checklist from the workbook and found what she loved. She couldn’t believe that she could make extra income from sending greeting cards or having a wine party…she was doing that already. This was not like the work she had known…no bosses asking “where is this, or where is that”..just Linda doing Linda stuff!
So Linda focused on what she needed to do to get a good start with the business, what would make her happy and define success and her goals along the way. This is Linda’s time to shine!
Linda had this other guy she really liked in her office, by the name of Todd. Linda invited Todd to a wine party (Who wouldn’t want to go to a wine party). Todd was excited, he said he was going to a friends house in southern California and wanted to do one of these for him. Well, Linda learned that helping others get what they want out of a business will ultimately help her grow her own business –so she focused on Todd’s success and Todd made some nice little cash along the way.
Well Linda’s love of people, her passion for her business and her desire to travel, built her business in no time. She used Anyway Time (that’s time you have between errands ) to help other people find their own passion. Next thing you know Linda had a really busy life – full of motivated and upbeat people who live life to it’s fullest. The kind of people she really liked to be around anyway.
Linda’s ex-boss is mad at Linda because she hasn’t even explained her new business (Ted likes to be “in the loop”) … why is she so happy and excited these days… “this is work, you can’t have fun” he thinks to himself.. Has she gone and enhanced next-generation e-business Poor Mr. Leonard - forever banished to the Corporate conference room .
Well..the story goes that Linda used the business experience she received from her Personal Franchise to live another passion and that was to start her own floral importing business. She still helps others find their dreams in a home based business and she still sends cards and has wine parties – because she likes to.
She sits on the board of her favorite charity and she provides flowers to the Governors office.