How did you decide to pursue the career that you are working in today?
I voluntarily left Corporate America… knowing I wanted a business of my own, where I could make a difference, make money, but, had flexibility for Volunteer activities that I am passionate. I spent 29 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry… I had NO idea what transferable skills I had! I met with a Business Ownership Coach, like myself, who helped me identify my skills that put me where I am today!
What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful leader?
Confidence… .Competence…. and NEVER ask anyone to do something that you would not be willing to do!
What habits helped make you successful?
Well… I can share things that I do MOST of the time and can tell you a few things I do wish I wouldn’t do!
I am great at client follow up, return calls, look to see how I can serve their needs, not my own.
I always search out what would be the best solution to a problem or issue… I love to connect people to help all to be successful.
What I am trying NOT to do… get distracted by Facebook or HGTV… to prioritize important things in my day first… you start on some of the social media sites and 2 hours of prime productive time is gone!
What’s your productivity secret?
I HATE wasting time… this is the limited resource of our days on this earth. Even if it planning fun activities, or relaxing, I wake up everyday with a sense of what I will complete on that day. I am a Virgo… a big list maker and love to scratch things off of that list! I am working on saying “no” to activities that are not productive… just busy work… something you CAN’T do in Corporate America!
What motivates you?
Making a difference…. Seeing people successful, happy and productive, volunteering with Animal Rescue Leagues and saving doggie and kitty lives!