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Hey there! Today on the blog I am doing something a little different. Instead of marketing, tips, and strategies I'm giving you more behind the scenes look me and at my business. I am sharing a few thoughts and goals for 2020 but also a deep dive into my personal life. Warning...it gets very real so grab your coffee get comfy. I’m also sharing with you how and why the TC Bootcamp was born and why I am so excited about it. Let’s dive in!
You’re probably getting hit with all this new year planning stuff and it’s getting overwhelming. It is for me. I feel like I am being pushed to change and plan just because the calendar says so.
I had to really stop and think about why I was getting so overwhelmed. Then I realized I’ve never been good at long term planning. Sure, I think about the future all the time and what I want and how I want things to be or change. But I’m more of a do it when the inspiration hits kinda girl. Soooo, I am pushing through the resistance I have about planning and getting busy with setting up what 2020 is going to look like for me and my business.
One of my goals this year is to be more visible. More open about my life and my business. I want to let you in so you know that I am no different than you. I struggle with kids, work, life balance just like you.
I want to show up in a way that I hope inspires you and in a way that shows you that you can do anything, you set your mind to regardless of what your life circumstances are.
The TC Bootcamp has been such a huge focus for me this past year. My mind is constantly spinning thinking of new ideas ALL the time and how I can make it a better experience for my students and I have some goals I’m working on that make me super excited! I’m kind of obsessive if you want to know the truth.
I was so excited to launch the TC Bootcamp in October. While I still worked as an agent selling houses the TC Bootcamp really has become my new focus and passion. I have sold houses for so many years.
But I found myself feeling kind of empty like I needed to do something that really mattered. Not that helping people buy and sell houses don’t matter, it does. It just started to feel like I wasn’t making an impact in a way that wanted to. I started to think about helping people in a different way. Especially other women that may find themselves in the same kind of circumstances and life challenges I have experienced over the past 20+ years.
Thinking back at my career and raising my 4 kids the thing that has always stood out to me was how thankful I was that I had the freedom and flexibility to work from home, still be there for my kids and also contribute financially for my family. Earning an income in real estate has always made me feel good. My husband also was a real estate agent (that’s how we met) so we worked together at times and I also worked on my own when it suited me.
But everything changed back in 2006-2007. Our marriage was falling apart and the real estate market was beginning to change. It was a time when many people were getting let go from their jobs as businesses were struggling.
While it was rough for us too I always had the security of knowing I would not lose my job. We were still in control of our income being self employed. That’s the beauty of owning your own business. No layoffs, no getting fired, no hearing we got bought out so we are letting employees go.
Today looks much different for me in terms of my life and my business. My reason for wanting to work from home has evolved and changed over the years. I have 4 kids as I said and in the early years not having to work a 9-5 job I hated was a driving force for me. I wanted to be the mom that could pick her kids up from school and make their snack when they got home. I didn’t want to miss out. I wanted to be there no matter what.
My kids are grown and have moved out of the house except for one. My youngest named Gracie. Gracie is my beautiful, sweet, and wild redhead however she is severely intellectually disabled and needs someone around 24-7 to take care of her. This has always been a huge challenge for me over the years in terms of balancing my business and her care.
Then about 2 ½ years ago, the love of my life for the past 10 years Mark, was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. For those of you that are familiar with all things associated with this horrible disease will understand how this can completely change your life. Mark is doing well as I write this. He is currently is in a treatment that has him stable. However, it has really changed the time I am able to spend running around selling houses all day.
Between doctors appointments, treatments, and being at home taking care of him while he is sick from treatments started to change the way I thought about my business. It became more and more important to literally have a laptop lifestyle so to speak. I wanted to be able to go to doctors’ appointments, sit with him during his treatments, not to mention be at home when Gracie got home from school.
I felt like I was coming to a crossroads in my life and my business. That’s how the TC Bootcamp was born! The TC Bootcamp really has come out of my desire and passion to help others work from home no matter what their life circumstances are just as I have.
Being in real estate for so many years I know what is possible and I know that there is a lot of money to be made if you are willing to learn how. There are many different niches within real estate and one of them is a Transaction Coordinator. This job has really become more in demand over the years as the real estate transaction has become more of a fulltime job just taking care of the administrative tasks.
This is why real estate agents are seeking out TC’s to help them in their business. Real estate agents tend to be better at the people/selling skills than they do at the administrative side of the biz. #askmehowiknow
OK, back to goal setting and planning. I finally sat down and made a plan for 2020. I found myself feeling a lot of resistance to it this year and putting it off because it gave me a bit of anxiety. Ever feel like that?
I went through a planning workshop that really helped me think about things that I hadn’t before when planning and goal setting. It gave me a whole new sense of direction in many ways. It got me organizing my all thoughts and ideas that have been swarming around in my head and turn them into tangible goals.
I don’t know about you but taking a pen to paper rather than typing things out on my computer makes such a bigger impact on me when I’m organizing my thoughts. It must trigger something different in my brain because it starts the creative juices flowing.
So, whether you’re a stay at home mama that wants to earn extra money for her family, your itching to get out of that limiting 9-5 job you hate, or you have some other special reason you want to work from home I.TOTALLY.GET.IT
Whatever the reason is you’re here looking at what is possible for your own TC business I am here for you. I want 2020 to be your best year yet. A year full of possibilities, dreams, and freedom.
In next week’s blog post [Part 2] I am am going to go into the process, I used to plan out my upcoming year. I'm excited to share this with you. I am still putting the finishing touches on my goals but I hope it helps you to plan out your TC business goals too.
See you in part two!
P.S. The TC Bootcamp will be launch again in a few weeks so stay tuned. You can get on the waitlist to be notified here!
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