Stuck In A Business You No Longer Enjoy?
That was me a few years ago, I desperately needed a change. In this video I explain how I came to find create a financially viable digital business at an age when most of my peers are retired or retiring.
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Hello, my name's Chris & this is the story of how I came to start a totally new business, when nearly all my peers were retired or nearing retirement. It's my way of 'future proofing' my income.
I've done lots of different things in my life, I've worked for Government & Corporates and I've been self employed for nearly 20 years. I'm a portfolio landlord and a qualified Mortgage Broker and now, I seriously feel that the best is yet to come.
Why? Because in the last few years, I've learned something of immense value, how to leverage the power of the internet. I’m so grateful for the opportunities this has presented I love to coach others how to do the same.
The 2008 Financial Crisis was a worldwide catastrophe and like millions of other people, 2008 changed my life completely. Firstly my business turned into a living nightmare. As fast as we received Mortgage Offers for clients, the companies who issued them went out of business.
Even worse, my Mum was diagnosed with a Brain Tumour & was given only a few weeks to live. My sister & I chose to care for her in my home, the same place that housed our mortgage brokerage offices. My Mum and my business were dying at the same time, it was one of the most stressful times of my life.
Mum passed away just before Christmas 2008 leaving my Dad, her husband of 61 years and her family, devastated.My Dad aged 88 at that time wanted to stay in his own home and needed a great deal of support and I had to decide whether or not the to resurrect the brokerage.
Frankly the idea held no appeal whatsoever, the property market was stagnant and there were few lenders. Soaring interest rates meant that my portfolio wasn’t cash flowing and falling prices and no buyers meant I couldn’t sell anything.
Fortunately my family stepped in to help until interest rates fell, as I knew, they inevitably would. That left me in a positive cash flow position with my properties but with a ticking time bomb of a problem if interest rates rose and property prices continued to fall. I had to find something else to do.
Getting a job was out of the question. There was no way I would sacrifice my freedom again. I was used to being my own boss, taking time off and holidays when I wanted to and the thought of trading my time for money, building someone else's dream, held no appeal whatsoever.
Aside from the fact that it was highly unlikely any job would fulfil my income requirements. I needed lots of time to be able to support my Dad and to be able to drop everything if he needed help.
I researched various franchises but often they were just as tying as having a job and I wanted something with lots of income potential and time freedom.
I loved the idea of having an internet business but I’d no products or services and didn’t know where to start but I started to research how to learn. Year’s ago I read Tony Robbin’s book ‘Unleash the Power Within’ and since then I’ve been successful following his advice about modelling other people’s success so I set out to do that again, the key was to find the right mentors.
I can’t tell you how many ways I found not to earn money online 🙂 but it was good experience because it helped me recognise the genuine thing when I found it.
It was a few years before I came across a video that, without exaggeration has changed my life completely :). It was a video offering the exact digital education I was looking for and the it was being offered by people who were aligned with my ethics and values.
They introduced me to an entire supportive positive group of people from all over the world, representing all ages and professions but all like minded, helping and supporting each other. So as well as learning how to do business online, I’ve gained lots of new friends as well.
What I love about this business is that I can help other people create a business in the same way & most importantly it’s a business that ‘fits’ them anyone of any age can become involved you just have to have a good work ethic and be open minded and motivated to let us help you make positive changes.
So, if you have a business or profession that isn't serving you any more, for whatever reason and you love learning new concepts and ideas and a bit of a challenge, do come and check us out and see if it feels right for you.
Lots of my young colleagues use this system to run a business and travel the world at the same time as long as they have a laptop and an internet connection, they're good to go. For me, it's been more about retaining my existing freedom rather than gaining it.
Life doesn’t have to be routine, mundane, repetitive and structured. You can learn some new skills, it’ll take time but it will be time well spent, and you’ll discover an entire new world of opportunity, freedom and fulfilment. Give it a test drive, do your due diligence and find out if our digital and personal development training is right for you
You can check it out here and watch a video by my business partner Stuart who got me started in my digital business:-
Please read this so you know where you stand. People are all different so individual results will vary and income success is not guaranteed. Our goal is to give you the online tools and education to help kick start your business, but the effort you put in is what will make or break your success. While our business system is proven by the genuine achievements of SFM members, this does not mean you will get the same results. There are those who will not earn any money at all with our program, because it all depends on your determination, hard work and ability to follow directions. As an entrepreneur, the understanding needs to be in place that you will take full responsibility for your business.