GREETINGS AND WELCOME!
HERE’S A PEEK INTO WHO I AM…
My name is Carla J Gardiner, otherwise known as The Fiery Grandma.
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to get to know me a little better. Nothing says slimy like receiving an email from some unknown stranger trying to sell you something, right?
Here’s a peek inside my personal and professional life. It may be crazy, wild, and hectic…but, it’s my life and I’m pulling back the curtain and sharing the real Carla with you today.
I have been happily married to my husband, Rich since 1979. Rich retired after working 40 years in a local lumber mill. Now he has taken on the title of “Mr. Mom” taking care of the household duties while I bring home the bacon. We have two grown children and eight wonderful grandchildren.
Our daughter Jeanette has been married since 2002 to her husband Nathan. Nathan is an entrepreneur serving in the consulting realm while Jeanette is a stay-at-home mom, homeschooling, and raising up our four rambunctious grandchildren.
Our son Daniel and wife, Larissa has been married since 2015 and are both postal workers, delivering our mail via USPS. They have four great kids.
They all are the apples of our eye and my WHY for building a business and working at home.
I am a tenacious woman working to lead women to develop deeper business relationships to build a repetitive business. I’ve refused to accept the status quo. I am not a “women’s libber” but I do believe in:
- Equality for every person, we were all created that way
- Respecting my elders, they’ve earned that right
- Using the manners my mother and father taught me and passing it on
- Following the rules meant to protect each and every one of us
I am an ex-banker who knew the corporate world wasn’t for me. I’m a self-starter and the slow-paced world of the “no one cares, just getting by and no one matters” mentality of most employees and supervisors in the workforce didn’t agree with me. The best education I received was from the “school of hard knocks”.
I currently own and operate Bullseye Auto Transport, a brokerage and dispatch center working from home since 2005. As any successful business owner does, I started my Plan B, CarlaJGardiner.com in 2010. My aim is to pay off our debt early, supplement our retirement fund to ensure our golden years will be truly golden, to add fun into my day AND spoil these grandkids of ours.
I’ve always loved learning. Many of my friends call it a habit, I call it fun. The more I learn the more I want to learn and share. I enjoy:
- Traveling with my family, exploring new places, cultures, and foods
- Scrapbooking the many pictures I take on those travels…they tell my story
- Reading many different types of books including the Bible, self-help books, business tips, and biographies
- Building a community of friends
My Core Values
Rather than bore you with more text I created this short video so you could hear my voice as I speak from my heart.
Why I started CarlaJGardiner.com
When the economy started to plummet my auto transport business income took a dramatic dive.
Scared, frustrated, and unsure of how we would replace that income I came online looking for a mentor, a system to help our failing businesses grow.
After spending thousands of dollars, countless hours, and overcoming many frustrations I finally found the missing piece of the puzzle. I found a mentor that has a track record with proven results and began coaching with her.
The journey hasn’t always been easy or on the right track, but it’s my journey that has lead to where I am now.
How did I earn the name The Fiery Grandma?
You see during my tumultuous journey I found myself stressed out to the max. I had allowed my career and business aspirations to consume my life. My health suffered and I nearly died because of it. Sound familiar?
I made ONE decision to shed the weight I had gained over the previous ten years for good. I was sick and tired of the diet roller coaster, I knew something had to change or I wouldn’t get another chance. After taking off more than 70 pounds I discovered another problem…replacing my wardrobe would be costly; but, updating the outdated wardrobe of yesteryear could be affordable using costume jewelry that is fun, fashionable, and affordable.
I realized I had come a long way from the old, frumpy, unhappy, and tired grandma of just a few months earlier.
Now, because of these secrets I found not only renewed health but the fire in my gut, just like when I was in my twenties. My zest for life had returned and I wanted to shout it from the rooftops…I knew everyone would want to feel the way I was feeling again, to have more FUN, and make more money, too.
The nickname The Fiery Grandma came to stick because my fiery passion for life had returned.
What you will learn from me is how I am using those secrets to create a lifestyle my husband and I used to only dream of.
No matter the type of business you are in, I can show you how to strengthen your business relationships to build a solid customer base. I can show you how you too can build long term customer relationships that provide repetitive business. You’ll discover what I’m using to create an ongoing income for my family, to have more FUN again so you can find your purpose and passion for life again.
You will learn how to use that passion and excitement to build a steady income for you and your family if you want to.
- If you are frustrated and feel like you’ve hit the proverbial glass ceiling, you’ve lost your passion for what you do or you know there’s got to be more to life…enter your name and email address in the form below.
- For those of you who have already retired, there’s a place for you, too. Recapture your reasons to get up out of bed in the morning and help your friends and family to do the same, gain new friends, get off the couch and have fun daily…enter your name and email address in the form below.
Let’s connect and get to know one another better. Maybe, just maybe you’ll find your greater purpose here with me.
Join me and our community of women who are learning to build solid business relationships while producing repetitive business having fun. Enter your name and email address below. I’ll get back to you ASAP.