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Business expert and author of the barefoot executives joining us from our Dallas bureau -- hi good morning.
Good morning -- this morning very good very good thank you so much for coming on to other web show here.
Thanks for having me IRA so what's he do if you're thinking about the coming out -- Well I think you've brought up a really valid point and that is not everybody is wired for -- if you really feel like you're more employee and job material.
By all means and to home.
Don't just follow the pack and created job because you just think you can sleep later -- -- -- that's on the old bank if that's.
Yeah it's it's not back it's hard work and we work harder for ourselves are we -- -- That we work for either people still honestly see you really evaluate -- you -- clean material job material security focus it's so.
Please don't make that -- you'll be sorry you really well it's a hard thing it's not as easy and glamorous as it sounds so that's the first decision you have to may yet that's best way to put it -- -- And you know it's -- this big free for all but it.
You're working harder because hey here's a small business.
And it's on you know it's all -- responsibility.
-- IP if you don't work you don't eat now carry you work and you eat because you'll -- -- bus what made it work for you how to do decide to do that.
Yeah I think you have to be desperate.
And now I think that -- be very add up I started working for myself about fourteen years ago after the adoption of my older two children.
And the fact -- it -- I didn't have a big idea to be a business -- I didn't have a big passion for.
But I needed to paycheck and I also wanted to be home with those kids so.
I made it work and I didn't look for something have a super passionate about at that point -- -- passionate about my kids and a paycheck and that was death.
I'm enough so sometimes we try to build a business based on -- like to make -- on gonna start a business doing that let.
Are you driven now are you really hungry enough to make that work -- board as it does sound like a lark at that time I got -- hate not to ask you personal question but.
Do you raise your children on.
Well I am Harry had been married for twenty years and sell that we give me do we have like live and help or anything now it's just -- and we've added two more along the way -- -- -- cents.
You have four kids ranging from preschool to teenagers steadily it's really an interesting house -- -- -- can imagine I still I would assume that your husband's paycheck helps out a little -- it takes some of the stress off.
No no absolutely not as a matter of fact when I started -- run my business I thought we needed to make a choice and I.
I get offered -- benefits package that he couldn't.
And I -- him to come home network with -- sell the fact is he ICF we are the two employees and the company.
We worked together so it's all on us we don't have any extra security in -- and common.
Nothing else coming in its past week we work.
-- eat to pay the mortgage to support.
The kids and we're burying the lead here you're still married.
You weren't together and win idea -- ill.
That we know -- -- home full time for ten has this month as a matter hello good free -- you must be very nice guy your husband because the isn't ready in the press and -- -- when he first started out what -- doubts that you had and then if you can maybe tell us about some of the ways they handled them.
Yes the trip is security.
Is what spread is less right where race to go to school get your degree get a good -- stayed there until you retire.
And that's just the next now it just doesn't happen that -- neatly -- -- So the fears are I am I gonna make enough.
What will -- -- people say they're still kind of a stigma about we you know working for yourself working at home.
People still say well when your daughter the youngest starts school are you gonna go back to work I am working and working harder than I ever did for anybody else.
So there's stigma there's what if -- fail what do I can't make -- what my idea is not good enough.
Will I be lonely well I have a social.
You know all those things what about benefits and you know health -- is a big big concern these days right so.
All those things like benefits and security it's steady paycheck it's it's all -- big fear.
And even as a less than have been any game ten to fourteen years we still have those names that pop up now and then and we still have those days that we think Allende's and it throw in the towel -- apply for a job somewhere.
There's got to be an easier way to make a letter saying but.
But if you really wired as an entrepreneur aren't as a business owner if you have a bigger YE you know like your kids or like at the -- -- -- Special lifestyle being re absolutely -- that.
What venture is Terry you working on you have sending -- not American Express correct.
As a matter fact and that the small business resident expert for American Express -- -- -- -- and is.
Yeah I think it's a pretty exciting and so for the next couple of weeks in -- -- stand group called business.
Knowledge sharing that business knowledge share dot com.
The free groups small business owners can join in this fashion.
We're talking about balance of your life and your family and your work and we're talking about boundaries in your work and branding and how to be found online and not be invisible.
And -- -- I do also address the things you've been talking about this morning like how to still take a vacation.
How not to be tethered a full time to your computer your work.
And you don't have to have a big infrastructure.
My only staff is my husband and I and two virtual assistants so then tell us how do you take a vacation because obviously you have.
Yeah I just got back front SeaWorld at Texas lieutenant -- -- is a matter fact we did Myrtle Beach this summer.
My husband and I just got back from ten days in Italy celebrating our anniversary.
And the fact is they do take my iPad I do work at tiny bet -- -- -- gone.
But because of systems I put in place because of infrastructure I sat up before -- meet.
It works it absolutely -- re still a couple of -- I would give you guys about that is.
Don't always work nonstop figure weekend to make that your practice vacation and got -- mixed Sunday your practice vacation make sure that that walls don't fall down.
On Sundays and then start expanding that to a long weekend -- -- really didn't our best.
Like -- too nervous about leave me.
The -- practice and let your staff practice and and you have to train yourself just like you have to train them carrier really quickly at twenty seconds if you can just go through the -- -- entrepreneur wannabes ignore or what did they need to hear.
They need to hear that it's not easy it can be simple but it's not easy.
Don't quit before -- finish line most of us just give up right before we have a breakthrough in the sanity and cent stake and we think you have to be -- -- Stubborn stubborn as the word of the day yes and -- -- so must carry and -- -- stadium now dot com which is one of your website script.
Yeah that also other book hits -- executive book dot com -- it can go grab a -- chapter and and see if this is really.
A half they -- overseas so that's fair but executive book dot com and a great carry outlook -- -- you so much for joining us.
Analysts -- having me okay -- on his.
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