The defining moment in my track toward entrepreneurship happened early in my life. In middle school, I was assigned a research project in which I was told to interview someone who inspired me. I chose to interview my grandfather, a man who had been in World War II, had owned a toy store and eventually started a company that made industrial screens. At the early age of 50, he sold that company and made a sizable profit, allowing him to retire and share his wealth with his family.
Inspired by my grandfather’s determination, success and generosity, I set a similar goal for myself soon after graduating from college: Sell a company and retire by age 50. It was a challenge finding the right company. I had numerous ideas, and pursued a few before the right opportunity came my way.
I was working as a pharmacist and had just received a life coaching certification when I received a job offer that allowed me to work from home and consult with patients about their medications. It sounded like the perfect combination of life coaching and pharmacy. I could hardly believe my luck.
I called patients from my home office, completed medication reviews and sent patient follow-ups. Yet I also had to schedule patient calls, send faxes to doctors and follow-up on the recommendations I was making. That’s when I realized that the complexities of the job were going to lead to burn out. I needed help and I needed it fast.
That week, I hired my first employee and the idea for myMTMCare was born. It seemed I had found the company that I wanted to commit to growing.
1. Read Part 3 in this blog series, "PUTTING THE PIECES IN PLACE".
2. Join my "MTM PHARMACIST ENTREPRENEURS LINKEDIN GROUP" to connect with me and other MTM entrepreneurs and find answers to common questions.
3. And, consider watching the first of our new webinar series, “STARTING AN MTM BUSINESS: IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?” available now. You’ll learn what it takes to launch your own MTM business or become an affiliate for myMTMCare. If you have any questions about the webinar, please email the webinar administrator Noelle Newton at NOELLE@MYMTMCARE.COM. Thanks!
Aug 5, 2015