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The Entrepreneur’s Source: A Gift For Father’s Day

Turning Stress into Success: A Gift For Father’s Day. It’s no surprise that parents are under A LOT of STRESS these days. Stress to pay the bills. Stress to save money. Stress at work. Stress at home. Heck, we’re even stressed about being stressed!

As the Visionary Founder of The Entrepreneur’s Source®, I’ve talked to many parents over our 34 years in business  and you know what I’ve discovered; they’re scared. They’re stuck in jobs that they hate – jobs that leave them feeling miserable and stressed out. At The Entrepreneur’s Source we call that “Battered Career Syndrome”. But here’s the thing – no matter how miserable they feel, they’re too scared to leave because they’re also scared about the future. They’re frozen with indecision and it’s making them miserable.

A Gift to Give Yourself

For those dads out there feeling stressed, what if this Father’s Day you give yourself permission to look at the possibilities? The possibility of taking your future into your own hands is very real. What would your income be? What kind of lifestyle would you live? What kind of wealth and equity would you build? What would you do if you weren’t frozen with fear? Here at The Entrepreneur’s Source we call that your I.L.W.E., and we can help you use it to uncover your Possibilities, Options, and Dreams.

Fatherhood and Stress

It’s the fear of failure that holds us back; the fear that we won’t be able to keep the lights on or pay for college. But, what we should fear is not living our true life. We should fear not setting that example for our children. More and more research is showing that parental stress actually can affect children in a negative way. What if the way to be the best father that you can be is to make sure you are the best version of yourself first? You can do that, and you don’t have to do it alone.

Your Career 2.0®

Entrepreneurship puts you in control. We’re not saying it’s easy. We’re not saying you won’t have another day of stress. What we are saying is that all that hard work and pressure will be benefitting YOU AND YOUR FAMILY – not some faceless corporation so they can enjoy the condo in the Bahamas and the ski chalet in Colorado!

At The Entrepreneur’s Source®, our alternative career coaches will help you explore and define your unique goals, needs, and expectations. The process will help you focus and gain clarity about what you want your life to look like. Our coaches have three main objectives:

  1. Create Awareness
  2. Provide Education
  3. Hold You Accountable to Your Dreams

Your TES  Career Transition Coach can stay with you and help you make the transition from office drone to self-employed! They’re there to help you stay on course and see the dream become a reality.

Achieving Results: Step One

For Father’s Day, give yourself this gift: take the time to sign up for your complimentary registration to our exclusive Start a Business Weekend. It’s an exclusive online event brought to you by The Entrepreneur’s Source. Your free all-access pass will allow you to explore and compare over 170 franchising opportunities, discover funding options to finance a new business, and listen and learn from our inspiring speakers. You can do all this while sitting at home using any desktop, laptop, or mobile device.

Maybe I was crazy to start a franchise coaching business back in 1984. I was a stressed-out dad staring rock bottom dead in the eye. I knew I had to do something and I wanted to set a good example for my kids. You can do it, too.

So, this Father’s Day, go ahead and exclaim over that new tie. Laugh (and maybe even tear up a bit) over that homemade card. After you put your kids to bed, begin your search for the franchise match that could change your life and change your stress into success!



The Entrepreneur’s Source: Your Answer to this Question will Determine Your Success

The Entrepreneur’s Source: Your Answer to this Question will Determine Your Success:  Have You Identified Your Possibilities, Options, and Dreams (POD)?

The Entrepreneur’s Source on Examining Your POD

In today’s New Career Economy®, there isn’t a traditional career path, and this career uncertainty is triggering many people to consider business ownership as an alternative to a standard 9-5, corporate job. However, many of these aspiring entrepreneurs don’t know where or how to start. When beginning your entrepreneurial journey, Identifying your Possibilities, Options, and Dreams (POD) that stand before you is one of the first steps that you should take when looking to join the millions of Americans who are striving to become self-sufficient in their work. Today, The Entrepreneur’s Source® will explain what your unique Possibilities, Options, and Dreams may be and how an alternative career coach can help assist you on your entrepreneurial journey.

What is POD?
Before we talk about how you can identify your Possibilities, Options, and Dreams, let’s first take a minute to understand the difference between these three terms.

  • PossibilitiesThere are hundreds, probably thousands of possibilities when it comes to businesses to invest in, but many hopeful entrepreneurs put on their blinders and solely search for familiar possibilities, which can be extremely harmful. The key to determining one’s possibilities is discovering avenues beyond your comfort zone and even your area of expertise. In fact, The Entrepreneur’s Source® alternative career coaches find that 95 percent of the time their clients capitalize on opportunities they previously hadn’t considered or may have formerly warded off.
  • OptionsIn today’s New Career Economy®, working a standard 9-5 is no longer a viable route to achieve self-sufficiency. In order to truly achieve career control, business ownership is one of the best routes. Once an individual has the ability to recognize this, prospective entrepreneurs can derive new options that better support with their Income, Lifestyle, Wealth and Equity (I.L.W.E.) Goals that they dream of achieving.
  • Dreams: Most of us have dreamed about what our future would look like from a young age, but oftentimes we put these dreams on hold due because we fear they aren’t realistic or due to extenuating circumstances. But if you think about it, if you don’t dream big, will you ever truly be satisfied in your career? You can’t move from Employment to Empowermentwithout rediscovering your dreams and creating a plan to achieve them.

How to Achieve Your POD
Now that we’ve identified your Possibilities, Options, and Dreams, it’s time to start putting systems in place and asking yourself questions to identify what possibilities and options are the best to capitalize on, and how to get started.

  • Possibilities: Daydream back to your childhood days where the possibilities for your future seemed as if they were limitless. You believed that you could do or be anything and had the ability to focus on your ultimate goal without fearing the hurdles that stood in your way. Entrepreneurs should use this same mindset when questioning one’s possibilities.
  • OptionsHave you fully considered all of your unique opportunities? First, you should investigate the options that exist in your current career. Is there room to mature professionally, or does your career path seem to be stagnant or sinking? If you find that you aren’t satisfied with the options that are provided in your current job, then you’ve likely realized next move should be transitioning fromEmployment to Empowerment. Identify what you didn’t like about the options that You 1.0 had and brainstorm what options align with what you would like to be in You 2.0.
  • Dreams: What future are you aspiring to? No dream is too big when fantasizing of what you’d like your future to hold. Would you like to have the flexibility to attend all of your son’s basketball games? Do you want to provide yourself the opportunity to retire early? Are you looking to have the means to travel the world? Well, these dreams may not be too big to achieve with business ownership as a vehicle.

The Unique Coaching Difference with The Entrepreneur’s Source®
Taking the time to: is the first of many steps to becoming an entrepreneur. However, doing so isn’t always easy on your own, and that’s where an alternative career coach can come in handy.

“The coaching experience that The Entrepreneur’s Source® takes clients through is a journey of discovery that allows potential franchisees to learn about themselves and about the franchise opportunities they are a considering.” The Entrepreneur’s Source® Terry Powell said. This proven Discovery Process at The Entrepreneur’s Source franchise is devoted to helping aspiring entrepreneurs pinpoint their Possibilities, Options, and Dreams and identify how they can be achieved.

If you’re looking to move from Employment to Empowerment in 2015contact an E-Source coach todayhttp://www.entrepreneurssource.com/contact.html.