Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Wil Becker, Owner of Turning Leaf Solutions, located in Martinsburg, VA, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
My goal is to help people advance in their careers. Using a combination of coaching, reading, and audio. We work together to help them develop leadership and people skills that will help them either move up or move into another position or career field.
Tell us about yourself
In 2014, I got into a bad spot in my career. My boss didn't like me, and he tried to get me fired ... thankfully, in doing so, he broke company policy. He got a slap on the wrist, and I got a 90-day PIP (Personal Improvement Plan). One of his managers didn't like what happened and contacted me and started coaching me on what I needed to change. Because of that experience, I started looking for a business and a mentor. I started reading books and listening to audio to grow my mind and thinking. Seeing my own personal growth got me excited to share with others ... then I learned that life could be built by helping others!
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
I consider my biggest accomplishment to be helping my first client to make changes. He credits me with a 30% increase in his income. I am grateful that he gave me the opportunity to help him.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
I would say that finding something one can be passionate about and generating a sustainable income. The next hardest thing would be time management, especially with a family. It can be very challenging to make time for family, work, and a new business.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Find an organization that teaches leadership and sales skills. There are many options in direct sales or network marketing that teach these skills very well. Robert Kiyosaki & Grant Cardone both have said that if they had to start over, they would start in that industry. The reason is that those businesses allow for the stability of keeping one job while building skills. There are many entrepreneurs that started there and then moved on to their own businesses.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
As one grows and the business grows, always look for someone to learn from. Be committed to a big dream and find a legacy goal. I recommend a legacy goal be so big that it will outlive the creator by 300 years!!
Where can people find you and your business?
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