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As some of you may know I had quit my job 9 mos ago to move to TN. I enjoyed my career and loved going to work every day.

I’m sure it was because of the comapny I worked for before they were bought out. The things I loved were growing and developing in a new market, watching, working, steamrolling, crying my way into it’s success. And it was a huge success with my name all over it. I’m generally pretty humble and don’t usually talk about how I am the one who did it.  

I have opportunity to go back or in same field but with other companies. I’m just not sure if I want to.

I really enjoyed the entreprenurial environment I was allowed to work in. I don’t mind working for people but I am pretty good at what I do so it’s hard to take direction without constantly asking why.  

So here I am. I don’t have to go back to work. I’m sure my husband would love to continue to receive all my attention. Once I get into Memphis I plan on volunteering for United Way. But I THINk I want more.

I am really good with people, I am good at determining their needs after listening to them. I love people and all their stories. I just find them interesting.

Here are my 2 thoughts and I would love any feedback.

I have been told I am perfect for real estate so I could go to school for that and get started in real estate or I could do home based business sales.

I won’t know anyone in Memphis other than my husband so I won’t have any of the usual easy to start with networking to start a home based biz.

I’m just in the beginning phase of researching all this. So any feedback would be helpful!



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      Vikki Hall wrote Apr 20, 2009
    • Thx in advance for all your help!



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      Jenz ~ wrote Apr 20, 2009
    • Hey girl. GOOD FOR YOU! (Just wanted to say that first.) I’m quite positive that whichever avenue you choose, you’ll be great! I say GO for it in real estate and don’t let anyone get negative on you about it. You’ll meet instant contacts just taking the classes. Plus you‘re a people person! I think it’s a great idea!



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      Karyn Olson wrote Apr 20, 2009
    • I agree with Jen...whichever way you decide just go for it! don’t worry about not knowing anyone...you seem like a personable person...that attracts people and they will soon be coming to you...good luck!



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Apr 20, 2009
    • Vikki, what did you do professionally that you really loved? I’d love to know more about that.

      After interracting with you here on this site, I think that whatever your choose you will excel at. It’s good that you recognize your entrepreneural spirit. You‘re self motivated and don’t need a lot of direction. And, even though you’ll be moving to a new town, I suspect you will easily and quickly move into new social circles. This sounds like it can be a wonderful new adventure for you.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Apr 20, 2009
    • I started out as a stylist but then moved into management on every level including Director Of Operations. However the last company I worked for hired me for a position that was below my skill level but said do with it what you will. I really enjoyed that. I have worked for 2 chain salons. 1 gave me discipline and knowledge and contacts. The other gave me cofidence and the ability to shape and grow something and people. I hired and trained everyone, stylists, estheticians, nail techs, management and retail support. I taught them all how to build their business and not allow themselves to hold them back. This involved alot of one on one’s and coaching, hand holding, pushing and pulling. But it was fun.....until the EVIL BIG conglomerate came in and scooped them up. I just didn’t want to work in that environment even tho the 1st company I worked for was like that. Never go backwards has been one of my motto’s.



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Apr 20, 2009
    • Gosh, I can see a great business consulting here! I don’t know if this is true with salon people but I always imagined them to be more artistic and creative and would rather leave the business-y things to someone else.

      But you skills in management can transfer to any industry. I think it’s yours for the choosing.



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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Apr 20, 2009
    • talk to Darla. I am positive she said she has a friend in real estate in Memphis. she’d have some good tips for you.

      Good Luck, Vikki!!



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      Vikki Hall wrote Apr 20, 2009
    • Thx everyone! Some good thoughts to chew on.



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      Susan Sullivan wrote Apr 20, 2009
    • You are in a fortunate situation as you can choose what you’d love to do instead of having to chase the paycheck, as it were. I agree with Cynthia, you do have that whole “business consultant” package that most any industry would be able to utilize.  I could see you in Real Estate, I think Annie’s idea of helping newcomers to the area would also be a good one.  I know you don’t know anyone there yet but maybe, what better way than to go from business to business enlisting services to entice newcomers to their companies.  I remember, when I was younger, the Welcome Wagon.  They’d come to see you with flowers and small gifts when you moved into town and lots of tips on things like doctors, dentists, vets, where to get your car fixed, the best place to get baked goods, where to shop for your kids, ect, ect.  Just a thought, but I can see a lot of potential there. In the process, you just might land yourself some side gigs helping businesses better hone themselves and/or their presence to better entice customers - especially small businesses.

      Just another thought...good luck, whatever you do.



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      Mztracy wrote Apr 20, 2009
    • Real Estate!!! You would be awesome!! Since it’s not about the money, it would be awesome right now. With the economy the way it is it will give you time to take is slowly, keep an eye out, and ease into it.



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      Bluerose wrote Apr 21, 2009
    • I agree with Annie & Cynthia.  Definitely go for a people-centric position.  A career coach, HR ... for YOU there are endless possibilities.  Go forth & rule the world my dear!



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      Vikki Hall wrote Apr 21, 2009
    • Thx Bluerose! I just ordered a book on consulting to see how it fits.....



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      Vikki Hall wrote Apr 21, 2009
    • Thx Term! I knew when I quit I wouldn’t be able to not work for the rest of my life. I tend to be too effiecent and am able to get things at home done quickly (years of training).

      I don’t need the money since we already made adjustments when I quite last year. I would be doing whatever for the pure joy of it.



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