Once upon a time, Charlie Her worked for me. Now he and his wife Julee run a successful network marketing business. They have achieved much and love to help others do the same. Meet our latest success story -Charlie and Julee Her!
1. Julee, tell us about yourself.
Hello, I am married to my business partner, Charlie. We have three wonderful children. Our goal this past summer was to go swimming at least once a day - every day, I don’t know how we managed to make that happen, but we did and the kids were grateful. During the fall, we enjoy visiting different pumpkin patches and going on hay rides. This past year has been a blessing for us.
2. Can you describe your business?
My husband Charlie and I run a home based business. We show people how to drive a free Mercedes and get paid to drink coffee! We show people how to live an extraordinary life! We show people how to get an extra paycheck every month. We show people how to fire their boss! We show people how to stay at home with their children and still get paid full time! We show people how to retire ten years early at full pay! We show people how to work three weeks out of the month but get paid for four! We show people how to travel the world at will! We show people how to earn more part time than their spouse does full time!
3. Why did you start your own business?
Charlie and I, remember the birth of our first child like it was yesterday, yet it has been twelve years. During those twelve years, we both struggled to make ends meet. Living off paycheck to paycheck. One day, I realized that I should not let the failures of our past dictate our future. We can change and improve our results. And so it began.
4. What personality traits and skills are needed to run a business?
Charlie and I have been given the opportunity to help many families run their own business and be financially free. Those that we have helped, they came in all different stages in life. From highly educated to those who speak little English. One thing I did learn is that all successful people carry one trait and that would be persistence. Learning to never give up because persistence pays.
5. What has been the most difficult part of being an entrepreneur?
I have worked for companies which I had to clock in and clock out. Those same companies were the ones who dictated my time for the last twelve years. Now, I found that the most difficult part of being an entrepreneur yet the BEST part is time management. Yes, being your own boss, you can take as many sick days as you like because you dictate your own time. Therefore, sometimes it’s hard to manage time and will power to work your business. I’ve learned to set goals and carry a calendar.
6. Do you have any resources you have used to build your business that you would recommend?
It tickles me how one can learn from a homemade video. I love YouTube. Also, reading at least ten pages a day of a good book. Your brain is a muscle; we should give it some good exercise. It also helps us learn to listen. Everybody wants to talk, but few can really listen. Lack of listening skills can result in major misunderstandings which can lead to job loss, marriage breakup, and other disasters - small and great.
7. Do you have any tips to share on promoting your business?
“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” - Bob Moawad
8. What other advice do you have for someone starting their own business?
Never leave home without your goals and a vision. Wake up every day feeling like champion! The way you act and think will determine your day and your success. Being your own boss does not come with a set of directions therefore, never be afraid to ask questions. And most importantly never ever give quit.
9. How can we contact you about your products and services? You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org I check my emails daily, so you’ll get a quick response. I also love meeting new people so I’ll give out my phone number as well. (417) 389-4652 I look forward to hearing from you.
10. Is there anything else you would like to share? Thanks for all you do.
Your mind is like a parachute. It only works if it's open. A closed mind is the most expensive thing you can own. Your mind is proportional to your pockets! If you have a negative mind, then you're going to have a negative wallet. Peace and grace, Julee.