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Old dogs can learn new tricks

New beginnings in a top business opportunity lead my husband and me to San Antonio, Texas this past week. We had decided a few months ago to build a retirement part-time business with a new company. Something happened when we finalized our decision that we did not expect. What was the surprise of a lifetime?

A shift in the way we looked at business in general. Let me start over with our story, maybe it will make more sense. You see our journey in network marketing started almost twenty five years ago. Today, using all of the skills and tools we have gathered along the way we are leading a team of excited entrepreneurs and having the time of our lives. How?

We found the secret sauce. Laid back and having fun attracts others like me who might be close to being on the edge of being a workaholic. I don't know about you but we were not raised up nor did we look forward to working from sun-up to midnight seven days a week. Where has that gotten us? Broke that's where. Want a little insider secret to building a nice retirement part-time business?

Okay, I will share with you but you must keep it to yourself, this is between you and me, promise? Not really, just kidding or as we used to say "I double-dog dare you to keep this to yourself", not!

Have you ever traveled for business and had the time or money to go early and stay late? We never did either…until this past trip. As a forever young, fiery grandma of four I decided it was time for some fun. Working all week long in the office dispatching and brokering auto transport a break was long overdue.

Once the Elite Academy conference was scheduled and paid for I booked our timeshare for a week. Rich, my husband could not believe I was going to take time off…really off! I wonder if other baby boomers out there are like me…that drive hard or go home kind of work ethic. If you know any, point them my way we will partner and teach them how to relax and have fun, too!

I love to shop and bargains are a thrill a minute for this fiery grandma. Our airline tickets were a steal and not a bad schedule either. We decided that this would be our final shot at building the income we want and deserve. That meant we had better roll up our sleeves, pay attention and get all the training we needed to do it right, the first time around.

Flying into San Antonio on Wednesday afternoon we had time to visit with our neighbors on the plane. Since the seating was open Rich and I had to sit apart. Although he hates that and does not prefer to visit with complete strangers, I jumped at the opportunity to meet new friends.

My first new friend Randy Licht is a professional photographer. He loves meeting new people just like me. The thrill of traveling and shooting others comes naturally. Like many other aging baby boomers he and his wife are facing the same struggles we all are. We had a grand visit and the seeds of a new friendship were planted.

Arriving at our destination airport we hailed a taxi cab and gave our destination address. Danny was a superb driver and tour guide. His sense of humor had us laughing and engaging the entire trip. The stories he shared about other fares were even more hysterical. We swapped some of our business stories and then it happened.

I received a text from one of my business partners advising me of a jump in business. Without hesitation I let out a shriek and the driver was curious about my reaction.  Sharing my excitement I told him I had just made money. Of course he asked how and I shared a little information with him.

Arriving at our destination we exchanged business cards and promised to keep in touch. How much fun was that, a tour, laughter and a ride all wrapped up in one?

Join us next week for the rest of the story, our adventure in building our retirement part-time business from home and the lesson we learned about the importance of having fun.

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baby boomer aging, baby boomer blog, baby boomer businessCarla Gardiner is an auto transport broker, dispatcher, health coach and a forever young, fiery grandma. Her passion and purpose lies with the baby boomer trends and the people she works with daily; aging baby boomers, dispatchers, brokers and truck drivers, too. Her frustration within the industry has birthed a new focus of her company; one to properly train, encourage and mentor others in regaining their health while building a retirement part-time business, too.
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