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It Is Never Too Late To Start Your Own Business

Do you think you are too old to change your life and work at something you love? If your answer is yes, think again.  Around the world an increasing number of people are pursuing their passions and starting their own businesses. It is NEVER too late to follow your dreams. Many people are doing it, why can’t you?

Kay Illingworth, 52, from UK was devastated when her marriage ended after 19 years.  She found comfort in food and put on nearly 100 pounds of weight. For three years she cut herself off from the world. One day she was ready to embrace life again and decided to lose weight with the help of a dietitian. She didn’t want to weigh her portions and that is how The Diet Plate ® , the world’s first ever “Portion Control” plate was born. She patented and registered it, wrote to over 1000 dietitians in the UK and USA telling them all about The Diet Plate ® and within weeks many had requested samples. She then got on CNN Headline News. She believed in her product, took the first step and built up a brand that is now sweeping the UK. She lost her extra weight too!:-)

Hannah Van Dijk, 37, from UK was made redundant from her position as a marketing executive at an online bank. Instead of looking for another job, she decided to pursue her old dream of running her own retail operation. Less than a year after losing her job, she launched her shop The Welsh Farming Company. She now says “The shop is doing better than I could have imagined and we have now launched our online store”.

Eve Davies worked as a nurse for nearly three decades before launching her own business offering personalised tours of Britain. She was 62 years old when she and her husband Peter started to run Cambrian Routes, an award-winning specialist holiday service. Now they are planning their next two ventures: One will be taking over a shop in a wonderful little sailing village to sell water sports goods, clothing for walkers, kites and quality gifts. The other is the purchase of a holiday chalet to let.

So, are you ready to follow your dreams and make money from your passions? If you think you don’t know what you want to do, download my free report 10 Powerful Questions To Help You Discover The Work You Love and subscribe to this blog to receive notifications of my new posts by email. Remember, nothing is stopping you from creating and running a business around the work that is meaningful to you. First, find the work you love and then take baby steps to reach your goal. I will discuss the importance of baby steps on another post so make sure to come back to my blog regularly to check out my latest posts.


My Story – Part 2

So, instead of complaining for the rest of my life, I decided to take action. I wanted to find the work I love and then create a business around it. I bought several books on the subject and read them all. I went to seminars and workshops. I hired a coach and received 12 sessions of coaching. I surrounded myself with like-minded people. I went to a personal development coaching course with the hope that it would help me find the work I would love to do. I liked the course so much that I decided to continue my education and receive a coaching diploma.

While I was studying for my coaching qualification, I was also working at my corporate job. I started coaching my clients in the evenings and at the weekends. Although I was a trainee coach, all my clients said how much I helped them during our sessions and this was a great motivation for me.

I got my diploma after 18 months of study. That is when I decided to specialise on a niche. I started reading books on the subject, spoke to my clients and a few experienced coaches. In the end, we all agreed that my niche was helping people discover the work they love. I took up further training and also read several books to improve my expertise.

I set up my business on the side while I was working in my job. When I felt ready, I left the corporate world. Almost everyone was shocked. Some didn’t understand why I was leaving such a “great job”. Others looked at me with envy. A few people thought I was making a big mistake.

3 years have passed since I left my corporate job and I did not regret my decision for one second. That was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Now I can work whenever I want and wherever I want. In addition to my coaching business, I have set up another business on internet. I have other plans too.

I have started this blog in order to share my experience with you, inspire you to discover the work you were born to do and create your dream business. Feel free to leave a comment and ask me questions.


Posted by on June 30, 2011 in Uncategorized