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The Entrepreneur’s Source Says: It’s A REAL No Brainer

The Entrepreneur’s Source says it’s A REAL No Brainer: Say Goodbye to Battered Career Syndrome and Work for Yourself!

You may not believe it, but today, February 27th, is National No-Brainer Day.   So, naturally, let’s celebrate by thinking of the many things we do every day which require very little active thinking, if any at all.

Breathing, of course, comes to mind. Also, saying “thank you” when someone does something nice, like offering to buy my favorite ice cream (man – that sounds good with this unseasonably warm weather!) Easy choices to make, right? Real “no-brainers.” The list is endless, and I’m sure you can think of many more “no-brainer” activities.


Now, deciding to leave your current job to work for yourself and become self-sufficient  may not seem like a “no-brainer.”   And to be fair, finding the right franchise opportunity does require deep contemplation and significant due diligence.   However, once you weigh the pros and cons of sticking with a battered career or taking the leap into business ownership, you’ll find the right decision is a real “no-brainer!”

In our best-selling book, “Your Career 2.0: A Survival Guide for the Battered Career and Investor Syndrome” we talk about the vast number of people who feel trapped in their jobs, but think they have no other options available to them. We call it the “Battered Career Syndrome.” They keep thinking longevity equals corporate loyalty, and hang on hoping things will get better. But most of the time it doesn’t. They keep living paycheck to paycheck, at the whim of ownership, working more hours and earning far less than they could as a business owner. With the average American worker’s salary remaining pretty stagnant through the course of their career, many become disengaged and unhappy. They realize their salary is set, with no real hope of increases.

Further, the salary may be set, but how long will the job last? Consider, per the most recent US Census statistics, the median number of years a salaried worker has been with his or her company is just 4.6 years. Is there any guarantee those workers will make it another 5 or 10 years with the same company? What hope is there they’ll make it to retirement? “Hoping” to hang onto the job until retirement is not a plan.

Also – what if the worker is forced to retire early due to things not even in his control? Average Americans have LESS than $100,000 saved for retirement and the estimated average Social Security monthly benefit for a retired worker is LESS than $1,400. Plus, medical advances mean many of us will live longer. Anyone else afraid of out-living their money?

So, is there a way out of “Battered Career Syndrome”?   If there was, does it feel like a “no-brainer” decision yet to follow that path?

At The Entrepreneur’s Source, we say “YES” to both!

The Entrepreneur’s Source is the nation’s leading resource for franchising information, education, and exploration. We believe there has never been a better time for people to work for themselves! Among these people are baby boomers looking for encore careers, corporate warriors ready for a new challenge, recently laid off workers seeking a second career, and parents wanting to create a family legacy! TES has helped thousands of these folks realize their dream of self-sufficiency.

Entrepreneurs have more tools available to them today, helping them work smarter, not harder, which can help maximize growth and viability of their business, increasing its long- term endurance.   Plus, with powerful tools at their disposal such as Start a Business Weekend, Franchise Match and the Virtual Coaching Experience, any entrepreneur who works with The Entrepreneur’s Source will be much more likely to invest in a franchise business that fits their skills and personality.

Just like many have personal fitness trainers for goal achievements, The Entrepreneur’s Source offers personal coaching for those who want to become self-sufficient. Each of our coaches uses proven strategies to help seekers find their capabilities and resources, while holding them accountable and empowering them to turn their dreams into their reality.

So, is it really riskier to start a business in today’s world where people have less job security, little upward mobility, and are working longer hours for less pay? If you could have greater control and influence over your work life, with the income, lifestyle, wealth building and equity you desire, would that be something you would want?   Of course!

Let’s work together to put an end to YOUR “Battered Career Syndrome”.  Now, that’s a REAL “no brainer!”

I personally invite you to begin your journey by visiting The Entrepreneur’s Source website – http://www.entrepreneurssource.com/about_us.html.


The Entrepreneur’s Source Asks: What’s Love Got to Do With It?

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Often, when people find themselves at a career crossroads, well-meaning friends and family encourage them to pursue their passion. Alternative career seekers are told to “do what they love” when it comes to the next phase of their professional life. Please . . . stop thinking that way!

At The Entrepreneur’s Source®, we have worked with thousands of people who were questioning where they are at now and what to do next. After more than 32  years, we know that doing what you love is not always the best path to success and happiness. Instead, success and happiness come from aligning your professional path with your personal Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, and Equity (ILWE) goals.

Fall in Love with Your Life

Coaches at The Entrepreneur’s Source understand that your career path is a catalyst for helping you achieve your ILWE  goals . When you have a clear understanding of what you want in each of these four areas, you can evaluate your next professional step against these goals. After all, success in these areas directly impacts:

  • how well you can provide for your family,
  • the amount of time you spend with your loved ones,
  • the amount of adventure and excitement you can build into your life,
  • how much you can give back to the community, and/or
  • your confidence in retiring securely.

The ability to take advantage of and enjoy the important things in your life is directly tied to achieving your Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, and Equity (ILWE) goals.

The Role of a Coach

Franchise coaches ask hard-hitting questions and employ tools that help you clearly articulate these personal ILWE objectives. For some, this means exploring the way in which your career impacts those around to you. For others, this may mean working through financial challenges. In every case, The Entrepreneur’s Source coaches guide you as you rethink the role your profession plays in your life.

Once your ILWE goals have been clearly identified, they work with you to explore alternative career paths. Your Esource Coach will help you evaluate each option that presents itself against its ability to support what matters most in your life.

Ask yourself this . . . When you compare what you do to how you live, which brings you the most satisfaction and pleasure? At The Entrepreneur’s Source, we know that it is the later.

If you are ready to create a lifestyle that you’ll love, schedule a complimentary coaching session or visit Franchise Match® at www.franchisematch.com.


The Entrepreneur’s Source Asks: Are you Ready to Kick Butt?

Kick Butt or Keep Kissing It: The Key to Your Future is You 2.0.

When 2017 roared in, you made bold resolutions and told yourself that this year would be different. Your frustration levels at your current job are through the roof! You may be living paycheck to paycheck. You have had enough of sacrificing time with your family to work more hours at a job which has no security, and no future! As we say at The Entrepreneur’s Source®, you’re simply fed up with suffering from Battered Career Syndrome.

It’s time to stick to those New Year’s Resolutions in 2017 and take control of your own life.   It’s time to sail your own ship.   To kick butt and stop kissing it!

At The Entrepreneur’s Source®, we call that creating YOU 2.0.   We are so passionate about it that we joined forces as a franchise coaching network and wrote a book about it called “Your Career 2.0: A Survival Guide for The Battered Career and Investor Syndrome.”

So – how do you get started?   Here are 7 steps, we’ll call it the 7 for ’17, to help you get on the right path toward kicking butt and finding the right alternative career in 2017!

1. The Journey of Discovery

Explore what IS possible. You HAVE options outside the traditional job market! Our coaches at The Entrepreneur’s Source® will help educate you on those options and help you evaluate them. Your only requirement: bring an open mind. This is the basis of YOU 2.0!

2. What does REAL success look like?

This can have many answers all unique to you, but the idea is to SEE your success, prepare to work your tail off for it, then enjoy it! You probably have some tangible ideas of what success should look like, but we help you boil it down to four key categories at The Entrepreneur’s Source®.   We call it I.L.W.E. – more Income, better Lifestyle, real Wealth, and true Equity. Are your prioritizing those four categories in your current position?   Or are you just focusing on a pension and/or 401k, which may, or may not be enough when you do finally retire?

3. Explore and Evaluate Your Dangers, Opportunities and Strengths

To become YOU 2.0, you need to honestly address all three, then ask yourself the toughest questions about how you can truly be self- sufficient. Creating confidence by working with a franchise coach as you find those answers is key.

4. Overcoming obstacles

At The Entrepreneur’s Source, we call these the “F-words”: Frustration, Fear, Financial Constraints, even Family and Friends. Most can hold you back, unless you concentrate on this “F-word”: Financial Freedom. Obstacles are real, and will be addressed, but can be overcome, with clear, reasoned thinking.

5. Leaning in

You’re liking the idea of becoming self-sufficient and of taking charge of your life. BUT do you want to be a “lone wolf”, making all the decisions yourself, or join a thriving franchise system? If so, which one?    At The Entrepreneur’s Source®, we help you lean in and empower you to select which franchise best suits your personality, skills and goals.

6. Personal Coaching

If other professionals have personal coaches, why can’t you? No one has all the answers to every question of business ownership. You will need help, as well as a willingness to be held accountable to your needs, dreams, and goals.

7. Final Steps/Financing

You may need financial support to become YOU 2.0, but that can come from many different sources. So, which source is right for you? Borrowing from your 401K? Going to a bank? Other resources? There is help available to provide specific answers for you.

It’s time to stop focusing on fears/obstacles and most certainly time to stop kissing butt and enduring Battered Career Syndrome.   One twelfth of the year is already gone.   It’s time to make those resolutions a reality and begin kicking butt for you, your family, and your future.

You 2.0 is waiting for you to take action…now!   Get started at http://www.entrepreneurssource.com/about_us.html.


The Entrepreneur’s Source Top 7 Reads for 2017

The Entrepreneur’s Source Top 7 Reads for 2017.

Entrepreneurs already bring a robust set of skills to the table, yet every business owner knows that continued learning and growth drive success. From self-discovery to improved management to online marketing, these seven books will help you kick-start your learning and empower your dream of business ownership in 2017.



Book 9Influence: The Power of Persuasion

By Robert B. Cialdini

For some business owners, making a sale comes naturally. For others, their fear of selling hinders business growth. If you fall into the latter group, this remarkable book will help you reframe your understanding of how people think and what’s truly involved in closing a deal.



book You2o

Your Career 2.0: A Survival Guide for The Battered Career and Investor Syndrome

By The Entrepreneur’s Source

If you’re feeling worn down and uninspired professionally, grab this book off the shelves! It guides professionals who are ready to make a career transition as they discover their passions, explore their unique skill sets, and embark on new opportunities.




book4Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business

By Charles Duhigg

The fact that being an entrepreneur requires dedication and productivity is not a secret. For some, however, maximizing their time and energy will take practice. This book offers relatable tales from a highly productive group of people, along with actionable advice for today’s busy business owner.



book5The Effective Manager

By Mark Horstman

Building a business often means leveraging the talents of other people. If management is new to you, this book will walk you through everything you need to know. From giving feedback to motivating employees, prepare yourself well with this read.



book6Crush It!: Why NOW is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

By Gary Vaynerchuck

As a business owner, marketing will be part of building your business. In today’s world, that means taking advantage of online marketing and content strategies. Take heed of the advice in this book so that you know how to use digital marketing to propel your brand to success.



book7Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

By Cal Newport

In a world of sound bites and constant pop-up notifications, it can be challenging to hone in on the task at hand. However, some tasks necessitate deep focus. How do you cut through the clutter and carve out mental space and time to focus for long durations of time? Get answers, tips and tales in this book.



book8Take the Fear Out of Franchising

By Dr. John P. Hayes

To many, the idea of business ownership is appealing, but the process of getting there can feel overwhelming. This book breaks down the buying, owning and operating aspects of the franchising industry to help potential entrepreneurs discover new business ownership opportunities. It removes the fear and replaces it with actionable information that keeps entrepreneurs motivated.



Where will you begin? Which book will empower you to tackle the most important roadblocks to your success and propel you towards successful entrepreneurship in 2017?

These top seven books will help you position yourself for entrepreneurship and, when you’re ready for one-on-one career transition and business development guidance, reach out to a coach at  The Entrepreneur’s Source®.