I was studying business administration and finance at school, and I was dealing with financial statements all the time.
Turning ideas into profitable businesses was quite appealing, but not
appealing to me.
The few business owners I knew were almost always angry, worried and chasing clients. No freedom. No life.
Not for me.
I started to manage the money generated by the businesses instead.
Later on, I discovered how to create effective business systems and how to automate processes.
I became a member of the boardroom of one of the companies I was managing and life was just great.
The job was exciting, the paycheck was big and I was deeply loving my day-to-day life.
Then my partner and I decided to open our first brick and mortar company, here in Italy.
In less than one year, we were opening branches in all Europe.
The business (and profits) exploded.
We were working day and night, 7 days per week, 365 days.
We were spending all our time talking to each other on the phone, often from two different countries, always traveling and solving problems.
Sure, we were proud of our success, but at the same time we didn't expect that taking care of our health and of ourselves would became almost impossible.
Accidents and serious health issues started to happen again and again.
We ignored those signals. The business was growing too fast and we couldn't stop.
Too many people depending on us.
Too many things to do.
Too many goals accomplished in such a few time.
Too many rewards to reap.
Few time left for thinking and enjoy our creation.
Eight years later, we separated.
I invested in my first business online, here in Italy.
In a few days I made my first $16K online, almost on autopilot.
Things run smoothly for a year or so, then stopped.
I couldn't make one single sale in Italy anymore.
I needed a solution and yes, I started to explore new things and master new skills.
is what I learned along the way.
© 2017 by Marisa Specogna