Entrepreneurship calls to the restless souls who wants to serve as a financially successful parent coaches. Once I questioned my own decision to start the Academy for Coaching Parents International, and I completely get the hesitance in starting a new business and committing to its success–your success. However, one fact will always be true….

…In economic tough times, entrepreneurs flourish. Focusing that same worry about  time and energy on developing a new service or filling a need in a community could make you a financially successful entrepreneur in a relevant coaching business.I read a recent news article that in times of economic downturn, the time and energy any person spent looking for another job can be exhausting, and not finding one can cause a sense of hopelessness. I get that too as I applied for 300 different counseling jobs at the time I received my doctorate. The timing was truly the worst as funding had been cut to all major medical and institutions for higher education.

That made sense to me. I understood hopelessness. Major surgery in 2000 left me feeling like attempting anything more than getting well was overwhelming. Then, after the events of 9/11, our seminar business grinded to a halt quickly. I refused to give up finding a passion that could also make me financially successful. I had to keep asking myself, “What’s Next?” every time I wanted to quit.

What Next to Be Financially Successful?

If people could not come to us, we would go to the people, and the Academy for Coaching Parents International forged ahead to offer other entrepreneurs and nurturers the chance to work at home and be available to their children. Many have become financially successful entrepreneurs.

I had cultivated optimism well, and I would need it.

In January of 2013, all of the fifteen web sites associates with my books, coach training and wellness crashed when the hosting server ignored my pleas to examine my site. I asked myself a hundred times if throwing in the towel was the right move.

One of my mentors for the Academy whose book I was ghostwriting was a self-made multimillionaire. When I asked how he went from being a physical education teacher to a millionaire, he encouraged me to focus one hour a day on the marketing of the Academy for Coaching Parents. He explained that focused attention on an object has an exponential affect – in short, what you focus on manifests. That was his secret and soon became mine also. Focusing on the act of creating something new provides a different perspective from those around you.

Focus on the formation of a financially successful business like the Academy brought out strengths that were waiting to be used again. Resilience surfaced and opened the door to passion. which fueled more focus. That kind of focus moves helplessness out of the way, making room for hope, creativity, and of course, more focus, and eventually financially success in the role you love!




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