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The Entrepreneur’s Source: Stop Settling for the “New Normal”

As shorter days and longer nights mark the end of carefree days and warm nights of summer, so does (for most of us) the extra time spent with family and friends… and all too soon, it’s back to work and the “new normal.”

Americans Wasted 768 Million Vacation Days Last Year.  recent report by Statista, says that 768 million vacation days went unused in 2018. On average, people took 17.4 days off in 2018. That is far less than the period between 1978 and 2000 when 20.3 vacation days were used per year on average.

Have you ever dreamed of what it could be like to trade your office desk for the beach house porch deciding if windsurfing, boat time, fishing, or all three, will be among your top priorities later in the day?  Here at The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES), we call it the “Wanna Get Away?” dreams – those times right after a vacation where you’re sitting at your desk staring at endless emails and knowing you will be away (again) from your family.

We’ve all had those daydreams, and it makes you think about what it would feel like to actually ACT on those “Wanna Get Away?” moments by permanently leaving the corporate world.   You aren’t alone – most workers have zero job satisfaction, no chance for vertical movement within the company, and are forced to cover several jobs, plus their own.

The Battered Career Syndrome®

Fear, an uncertain employment climate, and lack of professional growth opportunities is no way to earn a living, but many choose this path because they have bought into the belief they have no other way. This is the “Battered Career Syndrome” in a nutshell.

The Battered Career Syndrome® makes us fearful of being swept up in the next round of downsizing, to create a better-looking bottom line to entice corporate suitors.  Isn’t it time to start taking more control from the Battered Career Syndrome®?

At TES, we believe no one should settle for the “New Normal” of corporate America today. Terry Powell, the visionary founder of TES, says there is another path: becoming self-sufficient by owning your own business, as an entrepreneur.

“The professional coaching environment The Entrepreneur’s Source® provides can help those suffering from ‘Battered Career Syndrome’ discover new options for career development,” says Powell. “We can show them how they can truly take control of their professional and personal future to achieve the Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, and Equity they, and their family, deserve.”

Powell outlines four key steps to start your transition away from “Battered Career Syndrome®” and going from Employment to Empowerment®:

  1. Purchase our Your Career 2.0® book which is your survival guide for the Battered Career and Investor Syndrome®: https://www.amazon.com/Your-Career-2-0-Survival-Battered/dp/1501025848/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500062396&sr=8-1&keywords=your+career+2.0
  2. Assess your Goals, Needs and Expectations
  3. Create a well- defined plan that shifts you to your Income, Lifestyle, Wealth and Equity goals
  4. Be coachable and open to your possibilities, options and dreams by working with a The Entrepreneur’s Source® Career Transition Coach

The time is NOW never to feel the “Wanna Get Away?” blues ever again. You deserve more than your current job which has little security and zero chances for advancement while forcing you to cover more jobs for less pay.   No wonder you “Wanna Get Away!”

Pack your bag to investigate the experienced coaching and proven strategies The Entrepreneur’s Source® offers to help you assess your skill sets to find the right fit for a franchise business of your own. Who knows? You could be enjoying the opportunity to work from anywhere – like the beach-instead of a corporate office!

To start your journey today from “Employment to Empowerment®” and find your franchise match with a TES Career Transition Coach, get started at http://www.franchisematch.com/.


The Entrepreneur’s Source: Looking Toward the Future

Looking Toward the Future Q&A Series With Mary Pang. Helping people discover self-sufficiency and achieve entrepreneurship is what sets The Entrepreneur’s Source apart. Mary Pang can’t imagine a better environment to work in than one that is founded on helping people embark on their own journey of self-sufficiency.

Pang was at a crossroads in her life when The Entrepreneur’s Source first appeared on her radar. She wasn’t sure what she wanted to do, but she did know what she was good at: “I have always been very strong at developing relationships. I like connecting with people and learning their stories… it’s what makes me tick. Building relationships has always come naturally to me, and I find getting to know people very invigorating and motivating.”

With The Entrepreneur’s Source, Mary found a place that recognizes and utilizes her unique abilities and was founded on the driving principle of connecting with and helping people explore their possibilities in a safe space. For Mary, it was a perfect fit.

“The beauty of The Entrepreneur’s Source is that we are in the ‘business of possibilities.’ People are attracted to us because they’re searching for something different in their lives but aren’t exactly sure what. They’ve always had an entrepreneurial itch but just haven’t had the resources, confidence, or know-how to explore it.  We provide that to them. Being a part of that is what I love about my job.”

She works now as a Strategic Partner, a position that seems tailor-made for her and is very symbolic of the philosophy that permeates The Entrepreneur’s Source. As a Strategic Partner, Pang helps “fill in the missing blanks.” The Strategic Resource Program was formed to add value to coaches and their clients and to TES Franchisor members. The program was created to identify needs that growing franchisors or new franchisees might encounter and provide a solution.

“We’re determined that these companies do more than just provide a service. They must also be able to deliver a valuable solution as well as a high level of service to our members and clients. They go above and beyond for our clients and members,” explains Pang. “Our coaches can feel confident referring them to their clients. We are proud to work together with them. Our Resource Program members help fill in the blanks for people who need help in specific areas of their business.”

“One of our clients fell in love with a brand, but understood that she would need to have employees to be successful. She was concerned with some of the responsibilities and requirements that go along with having employees,” Pang remembers. “But when we introduced her to one of our Program members, she realized she didn’t necessarily have to fill that role herself and was able to move forward with a brand she loved.”

“It allows new franchisees and growing franchisors to focus on their areas of strength. We help them in their growth and provide value,” Pang says. “It’s a great feeling to be able to add that next level of service and value and quality.”

Pang is very passionate about entrepreneurship. “Entrepreneurs are people who aren’t satisfied with the status quo, either in their own lives or in the world around them — and are courageous enough to invest in themselves and make it happen. I love being a part of an entrepreneurially-minded company that empowers people to break away from the norm and create their own solutions.”

Help. It’s not about choosing for you — it’s about helping you define for yourself your  income, lifestyle, wealth, and equity goals, and provide you with ways to achieve them. It’s one of the things Mary Pang loves most about her job. “I get to work on all sides of the fence — sometimes with our Coaches and their clients and sometimes with our franchisors and resource program members. I get to provide value and help everyone, and also learn about everyone’s stories and build relationships along the way.”

If you’re looking for help to make a change in your own life and want someone to help get you started on the path to self-sufficiency, an alternative career coach with The Entrepreneur’s Source can help you discover your possibilities, options, and dreams.   Get started at www.entrepreneurssource.com.