After completing my MBA in 2006, I started my small business consulting company in California. My objective was simple: help small business owners to work less hours, and make more money.
I was very successful right away, and was able to make a dramatic impact in my client’s lives, as well as their companies.
Seeing this result is the part of consulting that I find the most satisfying; I love watching a client go through transformational change from chaos to taking control and getting their life back.
In 2008 when the economy crashed, it hit very hard in California, where I was living. I watched entire neighborhoods foreclose, and good people go under. To put it lightly, I lost my faith in the American system. I am very idealistic when it comes to these kinds of things, and when I realized that my own country was bailing out finance companies instead of looking after its own people, I knew I needed to leave. Here is a picture of me the day that I left San Francisco to fly to Thailand…
From Regular Business to Online Business Consultant
My original plan was to put my business online, and become an Online Business Consultant. I moved my clients to Skype calls, and start a blog (the one you are reading today) and joined the world of running a Lifestyle Business. I thought this would go on for about a year, and I am pleasantly surprised that I have now been doing this for nearly a decade.
Living a “Lifestyle Business”
For six years, I lived on the beach and ran my online consulting business. I studied diving, climbed a lot, and traveled everywhere I’d ever wanted to go in the off seasons. After that, I even tried teaching science to local Thai students, teaching business English in Bangkok, expanded my knowledge of doing business abroad, working in multiple currencies, and began working with larger and larger companies in Asia and overseas in Bangkok.
The more familiar I became with living abroad, and working with global businesses, the better the opportunities were that came my way. I am pleased to say that I have worked with clients from the following countries:
And the list keeps getting longer! So much for just spending a year abroad :)!
Currently, I am spending most of the year on the beach in Thailand where I work as an Online Business Consultant to help small business owners turn their ‘regular’ companies into Lifestyle Businesses. My main goal? It is still the same. I help business owners implement strategies that free up their time, make them more money, and give them the lifestyle they always wanted. If this is your goal, I would like to talk to you! I have a fantastic, easy to follow program that will help you set up, expand, and grow your business online. This will ensure that you can experience all of the success that you deserve (from anywhere in the world)!
Chase those crazy dreams…