Sometimes in life we experience unexpected circumstances. Wait. Always in life we’ll experience unexpected circumstances. The question is, how do we respond? By Don Clayton
Sometimes in life we experience unexpected circumstances. Wait. Always in life we’ll experience unexpected circumstances. The question is, how do we respond? Are you more of a pessimist, where the glass is half-empty and focus on all the negative stigma? Perhaps you’re an optimist and you see the glass half-full. Or you could be an opportunist like FranServe’s CEO and President, Alesia Visconti, CFC, and drink the water while the other two argue over the glass being half-full or half-empty.
A certified franchise consultant is specifically trained to take on the opportunist mindset similar to Walt Disney, Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos. FranServe consultant Jana Schwartz, CFC, explains it this way; “Some of today’s most successful businesses were started during unexpected times. Think Apple, Microsoft and Disney, to name a few. Successful entrepreneurs anticipate where business will be in the future, in addition to managing present conditions.”
If you think about it, we’re all opportunists to a degree. Take for instance the insane lines at retail locations during black Friday – they’re opportunists. For me, I stay home for some peace and quiet, so I’m taking advantage of the opportunity while the family is out shopping. I too am an opportunist.
Certified franchise consultants bring out the opportunist in people, helping them achieve the dream of business ownership. There’s opportunity in every situation:
- Opportunity to do good
- Opportunity to build
- Opportunity to lead
- Opportunity to grow
- Opportunity to emerge from one’s current cocoon (situation) into a marvelous butterfly (entrepreneur)
It’s always a great idea to have a certified franchise consultant inside your circle of influence to help bring all things into perspective. You’ve heard it said before: make sure you have a good lawyer, hair stylist, accountant and mechanic. There should be one more added to that list, a certified franchise consultant.
– Don Clayton
Don Clayton has spent more than 17 years helping others achieve their dream of business ownership. Starting as a franchise consultant for FranServe in 2012, he quickly became a top producer. His passion for the business led Don to the position of VP of Talent Acquisition, where he is committed to recruiting qualified candidates who are likely to succeed. For more information on franchise consulting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit franserve.com.