I am sure you have heard the phrase, “If it seems to good to be true, it probably is.” My generation has grown up hearing that phrase. But today, this is not necessarily the case. More than ever are we seeing growing opportunities for entrepreneurs. Maybe this is because many of us are tired of the “uncertainty” that lies within corporate jobs these days. “Who is going to be the next group to be downsized? ”
Perhaps people are tired of spending half of their day commuting to a job that may pay well, but that is taking them away from family time. “Working for my family but never seeing my family? “ That seems to be a common theme. Perhaps some of us are tired of working ‘our all’ just to help someone else make all the money. Whatever the reason is, there are home based businesses out there that are “tried and true.”
Don’t get me wrong. Success doesn’t happen over night and magically you are making millions. Everything takes practice, dedication and work. But with the proper choice in business and the right attitude, you have no limits. YOU, are entirely up to you.
Usually my blogs do not promote a particular company, but today I want to share a bit about my ‘side gig.’ Why? Because people DO think it is too good to be true and I want to share the gift that has been given to me. I was lucky enough to listen and learn when people pitched ideas to me. I was lucky enough to see the business opportunity in front of me when it was presented. I was able to start a home based business, fully up and running with a website and product for under $1000.00 in five minutes. My only regret is not having started sooner. My slow decision was probably due to the fear of what ‘others might think.’ So when you are looking at something that you think is too good to be true, STOP, THINK, LISTEN…and just maybe you can find your plan B.
Listen to the opportunity-what is 30 minutes out of your day ? It is nothing if you consider you are about to hear about something that may change your life!
Do some research. Ask questions and review the company profile.
Consider the ‘buy in’ and the product. Is there a valid, branded product to stand behind?
Don’t worry about what other people think. If you want to go for it go for it. The only regrets are the chances we never took.
Can you start earning immediately?
Are there policies and procedures?
Do you need to have inventory at home or is it internet based?
Do you need a support team to execute your plan?
These are just a few of the questions I would ask. But in the end, what have you got to lose?I was lucky enough to learn about Rodan & Fields and I have been an Independent consultant for over a year. I have been supplementing my income from where ever I am-at home, on vacation, at my day job and anywhere!. I am running my business from my phone and it is a blast!
My final point, have a BLAST! You need to LOVE what you are doing. I am lucky enough to be having fun while I work this business. And so, as I know “it is entirely up to me” to be a success, I have decided to put more time into this side gig year two. And you know what-I am making money and learning a lot about business. Some of what I learn with my side gig has helped me be even better at my main gig. So, the next time someone presents an opportunity to you that seems ” TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE,” the time has come to take a listen and learn. You may just find your PLAN B!
Christine Lapointe was born and raised in New England and is a graduate of The University of California at Riverside. Prior to owning her consulting company Aesthetics 360 , her experience in the medical field began in the elective surgery industry in 1996 with Summit Vision Centers. Christine has since gained national and international recognition as a consultant, business owner, public speaker and published author. Christine co-founded her consulting company aesthetics 360 in 2009 with her business partner Laura Jackson. This was not her first company as she was successfully consulting in 1998 prior to working in the medical device world. Her first company was 'inplainview consulting.' Christine's marketing and practice development skills are acknowledged globally. Christine continues to work as a consultant nationally and internationally for private practices, medical device companies and nationally acclaimed academic institutions in both the Vision Correction and Aesthetic industries. Her knowledge is not limited to marketing and practice development. She has extensive experience in staff training and motivation, sales counseling techniques, marketing strategies, web strategies, as well as public relations and outreach.
Simultaneously, Christine runs another business as an Independent Consultant for Rodan+Fields. These are the doctors who created proactiv, and now have a complete anti aging skin care line for all types of skin. This company has allowed Christine the ability to work from anywhere and help other people change their lives and outlook on network marketing.
Christine is an avid supporter of people who are choosing to venture out into business for themselves. She understands the challenges and the courage it takes to turn a dream into reality. Being an entrepreneur at heart, Christine began a second business as a Rodan + Fields Independent consultant in 2017 and her vision is to retire in two years from the income she generates with this company. Looking at ways to bring additional and renewable income to her life became a passion and this company was one of her top five that peeked her interest. Now that being able to live on income generated by being 'her own boss' has become a reality, Christine is looking for many ways to share her experiences with those people who may be on the edge of working for themselves. From practice management consulting to selling amazing skin care products, Christine's goals continue to be her own boss and help others do the same. You can learn more about Christine by visiting both of her websites: www.aesthetics360.com and clapointe.myrandf.com. Christine’s follow through actions have gained her trust and credibility with medical device companies, highly acclaimed practices, Academic Institutions and most importantly her friends. She is seen as a resource for physicians and staff for validation and recommendations in all aspects of practice building. And she is seen as an inspiration to those friends and colleagues who have wanted to take that leap of faith and 'be their own boss.' This blog will be focused on ways to find the right company to partner with, tips on how to grow your team and of course about all the amazing advantages Rodan + Fields is bringing to the table-from product launches, to health tips to growing your own business-we welcome you to hang out here!
In her spare time Christine volunteers in her community as a Board Member to the COA (Council on Aging in Monson, MA) and enjoys spending time at home with her husband of 25 years, Big G, along with their five dogs and four birds. A passionate animal lover, Christine is involved in animal rescue programs and continues to find ways to educate the public on the social and health benefits of adopting pets and the responsibility pet owners have to their animals. Christine resides in both MA and FL and continues to be open to new businesses and entrepreneurial ventures.
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