Fellow entrepreneurs told me that it takes 3-5 years to grow your business to where you want it to be. It looks like my third year in business will be when I accomplish this (the number 3 has always been my lucky number)!
As I reflect back on 2017, it was a year of constant change for me personally and professionally. Those of you who know me, know that I LOVE CHANGE! Personally, I sold my large house earlier than expected to purchase my small dream condo in Historic Downtown Frederick. My condo is 1100 sq ft, compared to my 3300 sq ft house, and I love the simplicity and proximity to downtown restaurants and events! Simplifying my personal life has enabled me to enjoy life more and grow my business. I formed Rogers Consulting LLC this month!
Fortunately, my business has grown to where I have to turn down jobs due to lack of time, not interest! After MANY certification classes this year, I now contract to facilitate / instruct / lead the following:
1 - AMA professional training classes in Sales, Customer Service and Emotional Intelligence
2 - NFA Executive Leadership Skills Series and Leadership in Supervision courses
3 - Hood College marketing & Frederick Community College real estate classes
4 - RightPath "Teaming for Success" and Leadership Development training
5 - Pryor Learning Solutions professional development seminars in Leadership, Business Coaching and Emotional Intelligence (certification in January 2018)
But that isn't enough for me, I am applying for a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership program next Spring!
Lastly, this week has proven to me that I am on my right path -- not just doing what I love, but loved for what I do. I received feedback from my contract employers and students that I am "a masterful instructor...and we are lucky to have you," "I want to take whatever classes you are teaching" and "I didn't think that I would learn anything in this class that I could use in my job and I want to thank you for giving me many concepts and practices that I have already applied to help me in my job."
I wish you all well and I am looking forward to a great 2018! Please contact me with any topics that you would like to read about and if I can help you find your right path.