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Entrepreneur WayYou Do Not Become Redundant Your Job Does                                                                 ...
Entrepreneur Way Redundancy. Very often it comes out of the blue, delivered coldly                            Meg and Amy ...
Entrepreneur WayTHE ENTREPRENEUR                                                                    Meg and Amy           ...
Mr Handyman offering Great Franchise opportunities to the Entreprepeneur                        The Shoe Salesman         ...
Entrepreneur Way                             Phone Box                                              Meg and AmyMany years ...
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Entrepreneur Way  Frank McCarthy                         The Knife Sharpener                                              ...
Entrepreneur Way                     THE ENTREPRENEUR                                                Meg and AmyThe follow...
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  1. 1. If you think you can, you can If you think you can’t, you can’tTHE BOOK OF STORIES FROM AN ENTREPRENEUR © Copyright 2010 Mr Handyman UK. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Entrepreneur WayYou Do Not Become Redundant Your Job Does Meg and Amy According to the European Employment Rights Act 1996, an employee isdismissed by reason of redundancy if the dismissal is wholly or mainlyattributable to the fact that the employer ceases to carry on thebusiness in which the employee was employed, or ceases to carry onthat business in the place where the employee was employed. Aredundancy will also occur when the business need for employees tocarry out a particular kind of work has ceased or diminished. It it’s to be It’s Up to MeSo its clear your do not become redundant your job does.Of course no money or great stories compensates for the shock of someonelosing their job , after all it had been a way of life for you with some good Positive Messagefriends who now may drift to a different path. Real success is finding your lifeworkBut you must now grasp this change there are many who will say that in the work that you love.redundancy has been the best thing that has ever happened to them, who arenow enjoying great success, doing something they really like, operating attheir own pace, making there own decisions and earning a lot more money forthemselves and their family, and most of all never letting the horror ofredundancy happen to them again.Banks in the UK say those who avail of franchising opportunities are the mostsuccessful start they are and by a distance.It is because of the ongoing support and back up of the franchisor, who has atried and tested formula to run the business, so the risk is significantly less. Business Opportunity Taking an opportunity in Franchising is a great way to achieve businesssuccess there are so many franchises to choose from, the choices are from,working local, husband and wife teams, father and sons, or on your own, The EntrepreneurManagement Franchises are coming fast for the white collar. Before you beginSo is it that this redundancy has presented you with a great chance to tackle climbing that ladderthat notion you have always flirted with of working for yourself, a chance for achange to do something new with the freedom that self employment brings of success, make sureOf course it has. It has also given you choice, but YOU HAVE GOT TO TAKE IT. I it is leaning towardsknow many who have taken that leap, but I must say I know not one who has the window of opportunitygone back. you desire.See Part 2 for steps you should take before entering into Tracy Brinkmannbusiness.For those who believe no proof is necessary Contact usFor those who do not believe no proof will suffice. Rob@mrhandymanfranchise.co.ukRedundancy can be your route to franchise opportunities. Free Phone 0800 01140800 Offering great FranchisePOSTED BY Frank McCarthy CEO of Mr. Handyman Franchise Opportunities for thoseMr. Handyman is the largest employer of Handymen in the World who desire change in their lifeOffering Franchise opportunities to those who choose change
  3. 3. Entrepreneur Way Redundancy. Very often it comes out of the blue, delivered coldly Meg and Amy in what appears to be a heartless manner and of course it is a big shock. This horror called Redundancy can leave you feeling hopeless that you have Come to the edge he said let everybody down and you have no idea what to do next. They said we are afraid What can you do, many thousands have been given this challenge in recent Come to the edge he said years and yet unbelievably Redundancy can be a God send. You will They came remember the bird that was kicked out of the nest and then he flew. There is He pushed them and they great opportunity in Redundancy for those who can grasp it, like a career flew change, do what you always wanted to do and that is to work for yourself. Never allow Redundancy happen to you again. There are many good Franchise Opportunities out there for you now - you have choice, your Positive Message life can change greatly if you start your own business. Franchising is a great way to do this, why franchising you might ask. Well let us take a look - If it’s to be- It’s up to You get a business that is tried and tested along with the expertise of the ME Franchisor and on-going Training, along with the secure knowledge you will not be on your own. Researching a number of Franchise Opportunities and selecting one that suits your needs reduces your risk in starting a new business. You do not have to convince the bank your idea is workable. The franchisor must give support a lot of it, training must be on-going, and it must be forever as change comes fast. Change is an essential ingredient for success. At Mr.HandymanFranchise we have learned and understand fully that for franchisee business owners to be successful the support and Business Opportunity training must be on-going, it must never stop. The franchisee should never be on their own, there is no better way for the franchisor to be successful, The Entrepreneur than to make sure the franchisees are successful. David Ambinder having been made Redundant from his Vice Presidents They do not have to be millionaires. position at Lehman Bros , this bank boss bought himself a Mr Handyman They enjoy what they do. Franchise in New Jersey, you can hear what he has to say about coming Being wrong does not frighten them. from a high flying career in finance to grasping a franchise opportunity .The Above all they secretly know what BBC news bulletin can be viewed at www.mrhandymanfranchise.co.uk others do not know, Click on BUSINESS WEEK at the same address. So shake off the past That is - the future is forward. See this Redundancy as a positive and take advantage of it. Research all the Franchise Opportunities out there and choose one you "FEAR IS NOT REAL". like Contact us 28% of MrHandyman owners are women who have noticed that Franchising has great opportunities for the Entrepreneur. To avail of our free webinar on our Franchise Opportunities for the POSTED BY Frank McCarthy CEO of Mr. Handyman Franchise entrepreneur Mr. Handyman is the largest employer of Handymen in the World Contact us at Offering great Franchise Opportunities to the Entrepreneur Free phone 0800 0114 800 Rob@mrhandymanfranchise.co.uk
  4. 4. Entrepreneur WayTHE ENTREPRENEUR Meg and Amy PARTNERSHIPThe most important partnership of course is marriage and just look athow many of those go wrong. If you want to be an individual.When I was a 12 year old lad a regular chore given to me by my Do not get Married.mother, was to collect meat from the butcher shop. When collectingthe meat the butcher would ask if I required seasoning I always said We do not want to listenyes although I never knew what it was. Later I did learn that seasoning to both of you.was a 50/50 mixture of salt and pepper which flavoured and spiced themeat. I became a lover of this seasoning but I never liked salt, and Positive Messagepepper was just horrible. What had become clear to me was that thebutcher had accidentally or otherwise made a third product calledseasoning, two completely different products and two completely Children only bring theirdifferent tastes that when mixed together tasted nothing like the two friends into a happy home.products they were made from.Marriage - to work well has to be like seasoning, when pepper partnerssalt, it is no longer pepper and visa versa and from the taste of theseasoning they never try to be, and so become a success as seasoning.When a man and women decide that marriage is for them it would be agreat start to their new married life if they could grasp this seasoningprinciple. Both must be mindful they will not be the individuals theyonce were, they are now a partnership, they are something new. Theindividual ways will be very much gone. If one tries to dominate or Business Opportunityover power the other then the marriage partnership cannot beseasoning. The EntrepreneurWe spend so much time looking, finding an ideal partner and love whatwe see, and then when we marry them we spend the rest of our lifetrying to change them after accepting and liking them for what were in The secret to a goodthe first place.In the seasoning model pepper allows salt to be salt and salt allows marriage is makingpepper to be pepper and so make a very successful seasoning, Salt and sure your partner isPepper as individuals is no more. Happy.So look and learn at this seasoning model and watch how happier youbecome. Never take advice from your friend about your marriage. Contact usFriends like to tell you what they would do, if they were you, but thechallenge they give you is something they would never tacklethemselves. These friends like to live their lives through others. Free Phone 0800 01140800Always be very careful what advise you take, and from who. Offering great Franchise Opportunities for those who desire change in their lifePOSTED BY Frank McCarthy CEO of Mr. Handyman FranchiseMr. Handyman is the largest employer of Handymen in the Worldnow offering franchise opportunities throughout the UK Rob@mrhandymanfranchise.co.uk
  5. 5. Mr Handyman offering Great Franchise opportunities to the Entreprepeneur The Shoe Salesman Meg and AmyThis is a story of two English Shoe Salesmen Fred and Ben.Both were sent to Africa to evaluate the market for Shoe Sales.Representing two different Companies both visited within weeks of Happiness happenseach other. to people too busy to be miserableFred’s Survey took one day, sending a telegram home, he wrote I haveseen all I want to see here and I am returning home. No Africans wearshoes here it is normal and acceptable to walk barefoot so I returnhome tomorrow there is no market. Positive MessageBens Survey was much more brief and only took 3 hours, he too wrotehome, only to say I will stay here for as long as possible, can you sendme as many samples as you can, I will need help this is an absolute To a brave heart,gem of a market nobody has shoes or wears shoes we will make a nothing is impossible.fortune.Fred’s Story on his return home was deemed to be true and that is howhe believed it, a view that was accepted by his Superiors. Fred and hisCompany will not be selling shoes in Africa.Ben’s Story is also true his company did send the samples to Africaand it became a very big market for the company.When Ben meets Fred at the annual shoe convention the story will go. Business OpportunityFred - I hear you have been doing a bit down in Africa we had a look,it is not our cup of tea, of course your product style is different than The Entrepreneurours, but it is a brave move by you. Africans do not buy shoes theylike to go bare footed.Ben - They do not have product style, they have no styles to comparewe sell them shoes because I saw they had nothing on their feet. The worst boss anyone can have is a bad habit.Fred’s story is believable until you hear Ben’s. But if you do not hearBens story You will accept Fred’s lie as real. The best gift is a good exampleThe great difference between Ben and Fred is Ben is a Real and TrueEntrepreneur. Ben saw a positive opportunity when Negative Fred sawno opportunity at all, yet both surveyed the same situation. Contact usPOSTED BY Frank McCarthy CEO of Mr. Handyman Franchise To view our free webinarMr. Handyman is the largest employer of Handymen in the World on our Franchise opportunitiesProviding Franchise Opportunities for the Positive minded contact us Free phone 0800 0114 800 Rob@mrhandymanfranchise.co.uk
  6. 6. Entrepreneur Way Phone Box Meg and AmyMany years ago down a main street in Dublin I headed to a couple ofphone boxes to make a call, one box was empty and a queue of aboutfive or six people had formed at the other, in front of me a women When consideringheaded for the empty call box when she was beckoned by the second Franchising Opportunitieson the queue telling her that the phone there was not working, so shetook her place on the queue. The only thing you have toNot fancying the wait I headed for the empty phone box when the same fear isperson beckoned me, I ignored the call and went into the box I pushed FEAR ITSELFall the buttons and some coins popped out and the sound of call tonehappened, I successfully made my call, when I finished the guy with Positive Messagethe big mouth gave me an earful saying I should have let the nextperson use the phone first.So the message and there are many in this little story is- How will you ever knowI was a participant not an observer If you don’t Try.I was a player, not a fan and I was the only one who believed the phonemight work.I was optimistic and above all I was not afraid to be wrong in front ofthe mouth and the rest of the people on the queue I did not care what hethought it’s none of his business if I go to the empty phone.FEAR IS NOT REAL you the person create it.So even in the slightest situation the Entrepreneur is still at work hemakes his life easy the people on the queue were sheep following afool. Every positive move you make in life will be met by ten negative Business Opportunityones as this is the purpose of the negative and the challenge for thepositive. Stop do not be different than me, do not do better than me, weshould all stay together THAT’S THE NEGATIVE ,THEY LIVE IN The EntrepreneurFEAR and the big concern is they can make great sense of it, Listen if you hear what you know – it is confirmedTell your neighbour you are moving to a bigger house or a workcolleague that you are changing job and just wait for the negative Listen if you hear what you don’treaction keep your ears open when others are making changes and hear know – you have learnedthe same negative reactions. Avoid loud, aggressive and negative foolsand do not be lead by them, there are plenty around you Listen if you hear and don’tThe link below highlights a great and true story of Ray Kroc who at 52 understand – you can learnyears old took the McDonald food chain from one shop in 1954 andnow there 31,000 outlets worldwide so its never to late to believe Listen you can learn all threehttp://www.wiley.com/legacy/products/subject/business/forbes/kroc.html Contact usPOSTED BY Frank McCarthy CEO of Mr. Handyman Franchise To take a free Webinar in your ownMr. Handyman is the largest employer of Handymen in the World home to view our Franchiseoffering Management Franchise Opportunities to those who are opportunities at Mr Handymanwilling to accept the challenge of working for themselves . Rob@mrhandymanfranchise.co.uk
  7. 7. Entrepreneur Way THE ENTREPRENEURHe is someone who has observed a problem and seen opportunity, this is Meg and Amythe true Entrepreneur. If you work in a large institution and feelfrustrated, trapped and do not like what you do, well you too could be a Whether you think youcandidate. Perhaps redundancy has presented you with an opportunity torethink how you want your life to move forward. There are real can or you can’topportunities out there for you Common traits can indicate anentrepreneurial personality. The entrepreneurial adult often shows as an You’re Rightentrepreneurial youngster. A desire to succeed is greater among thosewhose backgrounds show an extra drive to fit into society. Entrepreneursare driven not by the need to make money, but by the need to make their Positive Messagedreams a reality. More often than not, money is a by-product of anentrepreneurs motivation rather than the motivation itself. The ArmedForces have many great examples of entrepreneurs –the list of achievers Fear is Not Realis more evident than in any other institution or industry. Obvious traitsinclude – lack of fear, follow the known practice and accomplish,teamwork and motivation. Above all they are participants not observers.All these traits are a necessary requirement in the business world.In 1964 as a boy of thirteen years I left school to go to work with a cleargoal to succeed. I did not know exactly at what, at 25 years of age I wasin business for myself and later I would sell four of the five companies Ihad started and on further reflection from 1964 I was never unemployedfor one single day or received any state benefits even through recessions.(These were the early signs of success and being an Entrepreneur)Entrepreneurs are participants, not observers; they are players, not fans. BusinessTo be an entrepreneur is to be an optimist, to believe that with the right Opportunityamount of time, you can achieve your goals. Never seek advice oropinions from those who do not share your enthusiasm or drive. The EntrepreneurIn my own personal case I could always see the end game. Anything thatarose between the Idea and the end game could be overcome, for methese were just issues to be overcome and as I could see the end game They do what their heart tellsthat would have to happen. I would always expect challenges and know them.that I would have to overcome them. This is part of making things They avoid loud, aggressive,happen. negative people.Serene he stands amongst the flowers, They are silent of their wisdom,And only counts life’s sunny hours this protects them from attack.For him dull days do not exist The brazen face old Optimist They allow you to believe they are lucky.The more that say No it is impossible,The more that say there is a recession there is no point, and then there arethe ones that say What If this or that happens Contact usRead the Signs there is so much less competition for success. Happy Days! Free Phone 0800 01140800 Offering great FranchisePOSTED BY Frank McCarthy CEO of Mr. Handyman Franchise Opportunities for those who desire change in their lifeHandyman is the largest employer of Handymen in the WorldOffering Franchise opportunities to those who choose change Rob@mrhandymanfranchise.co.uk
  8. 8. Entrepreneur Way Frank McCarthy The Knife Sharpener Meg and AmyWhile having a local lonely lunch, a feeble male figure entered therestaurant and caught my eye. Wearing a white butcher type hat andwhite coat, dragging a leg, not a recent injury I would have thought. Theman in his early sixties to give him the benefit, found an access to gobehind the counter between the till and a supporting pillar I had notnoticed before. From his pocket he removed a fresh pair of hygienicgloves and placed them on his ageless hands that would have served him It it’s to beand his family well through his working life and a few more it seems. Avery quick tour, and the lapse of seconds had the leg dragging pensioner It’s Up to Memoving towards the main exit clutching a clean fresh plastic bagconcealing its contents from view. Positive Message Real success is finding yourTucking into the menu special grilled fish and oven baked vegetables I lifeworkwas disturbed, he had reappeared some 10 or 12 minutes later, repeating in the work that you love.the first entry exactly, the leg had not cured in 10 minutes. As he wentbehind the kitchen counter, only him I thought could get under the feetof the snowman like figure with the funny hat at lunch time and live. Heremoved from the same bag, 1 then 2,3,4 ……9 knives, placing themexactly where they lay 10 minutes earlier. His next leg drag was in mydirection, being the only loner occupying a high table, he beckoned forpermission to place a receipt book on the edge of the table and wrote 9knives sharpened @ 2 euro each = 18 euro + vat 13.5% 2.43 total 20.43euro and signed Tom Maguire the Knife Sharpener. Business OpportunityAs silent as his entry he slipped the receipt quicker than a Vegas cardshark to the waiter who was never intending to stop. While drawing asharp intake of breath, onto the next customer he smiled to me. The EntrepreneurHow many visits for you I enquired, I do 3 an hour for 5 hours a day 4days a week every week, he proudly told me, I have it down to a tee.Another proud moment for him. Quote - “I was made redundant, did Before you beginnot get a penny, the kip was broke (his words) I lost my pension, been climbing that ladderthere 39 years £28,500 per a year is what I got. I could sit at home and of success, make surefeel sorry for myself like some of my colleagues, but it would not get it is leaning towardsme £52,000 a year doing 5 hours a day only 4 days a week. It was a the window of opportunityblessing in disguise; The Job may be Redundant but never the Man” you desire.Unquote. A great moment and a great story for those who want to listen Tracy Brinkmannto the MESSAGEThe Job may be Redundant, But never the Man. Contact usTOM thanks for the message I AM SURE THEY WILL HEAR Free Phone 0800 01140800YOU Offering great Franchise Opportunities for thosePosted by Frank McCarthy CEO of Mr. Handyman Franchise UK. who desire change in their lifeMr. Handyman is the largest employer of Handymen in the World Rob@mrhandymanfranchise.co.ukOffering Franchise opportunities to those who choose change www.mrhandymanfranchise.co.ukMr. Handyman is the largest employer of Handymen in the World.
  9. 9. Entrepreneur Way THE ENTREPRENEUR Meg and AmyThe following is a quote sent to me about some comments I made on awebsite recently and of course my reply:Quote: “ You have made sweeping statements that fear is not real, and Happiness is ayet it is. I know for me, as a small business that is growing; decisions condition of mind,have consequences.For example, the price of paper is set to increase after September... Not a result ofshould I buy extra now and pay for storage? Should I just pass the circumstanceincreases onto my customers? If I pay for storage, where will store itappropriately? Do I opt for an inferior paper to keep my prices keen?Each of those scenarios has a consequence, the situation is out of my Positive Messagecontrol, and no amount of positive thinking or action is going to changethe fact that something in and about my business will change, andpeople dont like change. Fear...the fear that my decision is the right Worry is not a necessity,one, with the least negative impact. but a habit.The only time I havent had fear in business, was when the money nothing is impossible.wasnt mine. I contracted to BT as a cost savings project manager, butat no point did I have any fear, because it wasnt my money, I didntcare...they were still going to pay my wages.When it comes to small businesses, our reputation is everything,referrals come from it, everything we do has to be good...its the onlyway we grow...so I think there is a fear, and if you lose your fear, itsbecause you dont care.” End of Quote.SAME SCENARIO - From the mind of an Entrepreneur Business OpportunityPrice of paper is going up in September, Great Opportunity, mycompetitors are bigger than I, THEY HAVE MORE TO LOOSE.LIKE: Some of their clients will be looking for an excuse to change. The EntrepreneurSome will have been paying more than they should anyway, thesuppliers will now be found out for being greedy.Some will have been receiving bad service, customers have been If you do not enjoyunhappy for a time, will now change as they have an excuse.If I up my marketing and sales for the next couple of months I could what you have,cash in here and I protect my % share or better still - grow it. how could you beA real and rare opportunity, people will now test the market, I need to happier with more?make sure I get enough quotes out and take advantage of this greatopportunity Contact usIt is this type of opportunity that an Entrepreneur will see when othersmay just see FEAR. His personal life will also reflect this. Of course To take a free Webinar in your ownwe will all see it after we are shown. The magicians trick is difficult to home to view our Franchisesee and understand and when it is explained we disregard it as silly, but opportunities at Mr Handymanthen we do not know how he does the next one. Rob@mrhandymanfranchise.co.ukPOSTED BY Frank McCarthy CEO of Mr. Handyman Franchise www.mrhandymanfranchise.co.ukOffering Franchise opportunities to those who choose change
  10. 10. Rob McCarthy Contact me today to take our free webinar on our management franchiseopportunities, whatever happens it won’t be a waste of your time.