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Episode 251: How To Decrease Turnover and Create Raving Employees

 

In this week’s Podcast, Bella is going to tell you the difference between what happens when you have a streamlined onboarding process compared to being unprepared and wigging it.

She is going to teach you why the onboarding process alone has the biggest impact on your turnover rate and employee retention.

 

Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want To Miss

Having a Standard Onboarding Process Can Set You Aside from Other Employers

It’s commonly underappreciated to have a concise onboarding process. However… This is actually the most vital part about retaining employees, and weeding out the applicants you’re not looking for.

Being Prepared Can Be the Key to Finding that Superstar Employee

“Employees thrive on clear expectations”, New employees want to do good work and It is our job as business owners to set them up for success. Being prepared and systematized with your onboarding processes, training methods, and SOPs will enable them for success.

The Value of an Employee vs the Value of a Client

How often do you compare the revenue an employee brings in compared to a client? This is a huge thing that a lot of business owners don’t think about. Finding the balance between losing or gaining clients and employees is vital.

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • Real-Life Examples of Things Pet Based Business Owners Say and Do When It Comes to Employees [7:28]
  • Why you’ll be needing to onboard employees in record time very soon and how you can be ready [10:10]
  • Exactly what NOT to do in the onboarding process [10:45]
  • Defining Onboarding and what it means [11:45]
  • Studies pertaining to high employee turnover [13:00]
  • Why employees leave companies [13:30]
  • Standardization of onboarding process [13:05]
  • Importance of schedule for onboarding [18:30]
  • Why pet care team training videos can give you a headstart [21:45]
  • What is an employee’s worth vs a client’s worth? [23:35]
  • Types of employee learning and training styles for employees [26:30]

 

Links:

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Episode #249: Get Inspired, Then Take Action

 

In this week’s podcast, we are going to get MOTIVED and TAKE ACTION. I am so thrilled all of you get so inspired but it is time to do something with that inspiration

I am going to tell you how you can motivate yourself to take action and what to analyze to make sure you continue to take action.

 

BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS:

Inspiration and Results

Many people get inspired but no one really does anything about it. We are going to jump in and get motivated. It is time to take action!

Actions to Take

Just trying to figure it out… that is the worst thing you can do. There are so many positive actions you can take from your inspiration. Think about them all and use your resources.

Get Motivated and Get Uncomfortable

Taking the proper steps to get motivated and actually do something with your inspiration can be challenging. But what happens when you get challenged? You get uncomfortable? Then what… you do something about it. Recognize the time you stepped out of your comfort zone and think about what happened when you did.

 

Show Highlights

  • What is Being Done with Your Inspiration? (3:30)
  • Actions that can be taken from Your Inspiration (5.30)
  • How to Get Motivated and Take Action (9.20)
  • Acknowledge the Challenges You Overcome (10.55)
  • What do You do When You Get Inspired? (12.40)

Links

 

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Episode 247: How To Hire An Office Manager For Your Pet Sitting Business

In this week’s podcast, we are talking about how to find and hire the RIGHT office manager successfully.

BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS:

  1. How to Decide Who to Use as an Office Manager
  2. Setting Up and Maintaining a Foundation to Have a Successful Office Manager
  3. Recognizing Different Personalities and Your Control

Show Highlights

  • How Set Yourself Up for Success to Hire an Office Manager (10.00)
  • Determining the Foundation to Have an Office Manager (20.00)
  • Knowing Who You are Hiring and Different Personalities (27.50)

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4 Different Types of People Every Business Needs to Hire


In this week’s podcast, we are talking about 4 different types of avatars that work for pet sitters and dog walkers.

BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS:

  1. How to Make a Hiring Ad Directed to the Right People to Hire
  2. Look at Who You are Trying to Attract with Your Hiring Ads
  3. Find an Avatar, Hire Them, and Train Them

Show Highlights

  • Finding and Attracting the Right People to Hire (11:50)
  • Who are the 4 Different Avatars (24.00)
  • The Psychology Behind the Avatars and Ourselves (30.30)

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10 Ways to Save Money on Your Pet Business Taxes

Episode 230: 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Taxes

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Taxes

 

This week, Bella talks about some of the amazing tax-saving tips her Mastermind members were privy to when CPA and tax expert, Christian Culpepper joined the Mastermind video session earlier this month. Chris has 30 years of experience in accounting, banking, real estate finance, and tax preparation for a very diverse group of people. From homeowners to business owners, he has been able to save people thousands upon thousands of dollars at tax time each year.

He believes CPAs should be serving the needs of their clients by using creative thinking to lower tax liability.  He offers many services including helping business owners to clarify income, expenses, and cash flow, set budgets, and projections while maximizing their revenues and reducing costs.  

Bella treats her podcast audience to an inside peek at the type of high-quality resources her Mastermind members receive every month. She sums up the main points of Christian Culpepper’s pointers on how to save big on your taxes. 

 

Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss

  • Tracking Your Expenses
  • FUN Business Deductions
  • What Do Different Types of Cars Have in Common with Your Taxes? 
  • Legal Stuff like Scorp vs LLC

 

 

 

Show Highlights

 

  • Shout to New Members: Is your name here? [2:03]
  • Keeping track of your expenses the right (and simplest!) way [2:40]
  • FUN Business deductions you will LOVE [4:00]
  • Personal grooming deductions [5:10]
  • Meals and other expense[6:50]
  • Importance of testing your CPA and if they will work for YOU, What is “the law?”  [8:10]
  • Vehicle deductions, pros, and cons of traditional vs electric [9:30]
  • Sole proprietorship vs LLC vs S-Corp [10:45]
  • Reviewing your credit, building “business credit” [11:35]
  • Setting up an offshore account [12:10]

 

Other questions Mastermind members got answers to during the actual Mastermind session: 

  • Do groceries have to be “delivered” to be deductible? 
  • Is Starbucks deductible? 
  • Can I deduct my Metrocard, train fare, bus pass, public transportation? 
  • Suggestions for building business credit 
  • Can I put my kids on the payroll? 
  • How often should you meet with your CPA? 
  • Importance of covering all areas of life, retirement, business


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Links

Christian Culpepper’s website (Even if you do not live in AZ, he may be able to help or refer you to someone.)

Join the Mastermind group: Get in on this session’s recording, past session recordings, and future valuable business resources and sessions.

 

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Episode 82: Scaling Your Business Into A Well-Oiled Machine With Randa Clark

Today’s Podcast features the inspiring Mompreneur, Randa Clark, from Tailchasers Pet Heroes Inc. Randa started Tail Chasers Pet Heroes Inc. in 2004 with the mission to help people discover, develop, and nurture the human and animal bond with their pets. She offers dog walking, pet sitting, dog training, and pet first aid classes to pets and their families in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Tailchasers Pet Heroes Inc. received the Super Service Award from Angie’s List in 2016 as well as the People Love Us On Yelp Award.

In this episode, Randa and Bella discussed some of the strategies that Randa used to turn her pet sitting company into a pet business empire. Do you struggle with multitasking, being a control freak, or successfully balancing the business between you or your spouse? Then this episode is for you! 

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Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want To Miss:

Instead of devoting your entire life to the business, make your business fit into YOUR life. Scheduling business operations around your day-to-day tasks like picking up the kids from school or spending time with family will help you find that work-life balance that all business owners so desperately need. Also, be sure to give yourself some time each day to work on advancing the business to the next level. It’s easy to get caught up in all of the pet sits and dog walks, but ensuring you’re taking strides in your business instead of running in place is crucial to success.

An office manager is NOT going to be exactly like you – and that’s okay! An office manager is a person that is going to allow you to really grow and scale your business so much more than you’re able to if you continue to do day-to-day operations yourself. At the end of the day, there are qualified people out there that can answer the phone and answer emails just as good as you do – you just have to find them (and give them the tools to succeed!). Empowering and valuing your office managers to make them feel needed is what will allow them to be successful in their role.

A fact-based mindset is a key tool that will help you deal with crises and emergencies that inevitably arise in any pet sitting company. Taking the emotions out of your response and deciding what you can do to mitigate the situation factually will allow you to make the best decisions for your client. In other words, you can’t change the past, but you CAN change your response to it!

The more time you can spend out of the field, the more time you can spend advancing your business. Randa’s advice? Build up a route of clients, and then hand it off to an employee! The more you do this, the more income you’ll have on hand, and the less time you’ll have to spend in the field. The goal is to have the client’s alliance with the COMPANY and not to the DOG WALKER.

Show Highlights

  • How Randa learned to multitask to get work done quickly [2:30]
  • Evolving your business and focus; Pet Sitting Vs. Dog Walking only [3:15]
  • Decision making for a better business [7:00]
  • The Good and the Bad of Hiring an Office Manager [10:45]
  • How to let go of control [15:00]
  • Managing a business with your spouse [16:15]
  • Separating yourself from the field for success [19:00]

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Episode 39: Vision Is Victory With Carey Conley

On this episode, Bella talks with Carey Conley, speaker and Co-Creator of Infinite Nation; a community created for skill building, mentorship, and community for aspiring leaders and business owners.

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Carey Conley

Bella and Carey talk about:

  • Why “Vision is Victory”….especially for entrepreneurs
  • The biggest stumbling  blocks for people to actually put a vision down on paper and follow through with it
  • What happens when people try to run a business without a clear, concise vision
  • Community and accountability

You can find out more about Carey Conley and the services she offers on her website at InfiniteNation.com.  You can email her directly at carey@careyconley.com

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Episode 37: Leadership, Strategic Planning, & Vision With Tarran Deane

On this episode, Bella discusses leadership with Tarran Deane, author of the new book,  “The Alphabet Principle: Your A – Z Guide to Being a Compelling Leader”.

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Tarran Deane

Tarran Deane is Australia’s Corporate Cinderella a Leadership Development Company. Tarran works with executives, entrepreneurs, experts and emerging leaders to increase their personal effectiveness, capability, communication and commercial savviness. Bringing a maverick edge, and entrepreneurial trends to established businesses and organizations, Tarran boldly challenges, honors and equips people to shift the performance of their organization’s people, practice, and profit.  Tarran intentionally cuts through the whispered frustrations of workplaces today, equipping you to lead strategically and tactically in the fast pace of real life @ work, so you and your team can get the job done and love the company you’re in. A sought-after international keynote speaker, Tarran’s warmth, humor and 43,000 hours in leadership have helped more than 26,000 audience members to hit the shift key and lead like they mean it with boldness and humility.

alphabet principleBella and Tarran discuss:

  • How as a woman to be taken seriously in the corporate world
  • Dealing with problem generators in the workplace
  • Why vision and strategic planning matter.
  • Her “Signature 7 Leadership Framework” for planning out your work week. (Infographic can be gotten at https://www.tarrandeane.com/signature7leadershipinfographic/)

You can find out more about Tarran on her website at http://tarrandeane.com.
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Episode 30: Proven Social Media Marketing Methods

Britney Young, Social Media Marketing Manager

Britney Young, Social Media Marketing Manager

In this episode, Bella talks to Britney Young. Britney is a digital marketing professional and social media enthusiast. Her day-to-day life as a social media marketing manager includes: finding/curating relevant content to post to social channels, analyzing post data and post performance to see key trends or spikes in engagement, looking for relevant industry influencers to connect with, and responding to customer inquires, etc.

They discuss:

  • What a social marketing manager does
  • The pros and cons of using automatic republishers like Meet Edgar
  • How often should you post
  • What should you be posting
  • What you should be doing with all of those pet pictures you post
  • Their favorite apps for doctoring up pictures
  • The differences in the social media channels and a good workflow for pushing one post through many of them.
  • Focusing your efforts on a few selected channels.
  • Knowing your audience and finding out what channel works best for them.Apps mentioned:
    – Canva
    – Abobe Spark
    – Pixaby

For more information about Britney Young, you can find her on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/britneynyoung/

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Episode 16: Getting Rid of Toxic Relationships

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In this episode of “Bella In Your Business”, Bella discusses getting rid of “bad apples” otherwise known as bad relationships.  At some point in your personal or professional life you have had that person who is a vampire of your time or energy.  And they can be very influential in your life.

You need to constantly take inventory because it is said you are the sum of the 5 closest people in your life. Bella says she sees a lot of pet business owners not “trimming the fat”  of these toxic relationships when it is really necessary and they end up with “tummy aches”.

Bella Has Dealt With Bad Apples…

Bella confesses that she has had to deal with “bad apples” over the years.  She reminds us that some “bad apples” may not have started that way.  Life can change people.  And sometimes it is even harder to get rid of someone if your relationship with them started out great.

Consequences To Keeping Negative People Around:

There are many negative things that can result from keeping “bad apples” in your company.  For one, it could put you in a bad mood and that might spill out in the next conversation you have with a client or another employee.  You may be disappointed in yourself because you know that you are being walked all over.  Or you might feel stressed or scared over what retaliation might happen if you do dissolve or walk away from that relationship.

These types of toxic relationships are like a disease.  They can continue to grow and take over more and more of your life and spoil a lot of things.  We need to protect ourselves, our business, and our employees.

Are YOU The Bad Apple?

Of course, it doesn’t always have to be a bad worker.  Sometimes YOU can be the “bad apple” as sometimes it is a bad boss.  Are you the one creating bad relationships? For instance, if  instead of helping and building up employees who seem to ask the same questions all the time, you lose your patience and yell at them.  Bella references a recent article that points to bad bosses as being among the chief reason people leave their jobs.

But whether you or one of your employees is the bad apple, not addressing it can have consequences on your business.  It can affect morale if employees see you treating another employee badly or if you accept bad behavior from another.  If you allow a “bad apple” to stick around it takes the power away from you for running your business.  For instance,  if someone has a lot of job responsibilities and they develop a chip on their shoulder it could bring about a negative attitude that will multiply when you bring in others to start taking on some of that person’s responsibilities.

So when people have a “bad apple”, why don’t they take care of it right away? Fear.  They might be afraid that by getting rid of that person there is some service or benefit that person still supplies that they will lose.

Don’t Fear The Break Up Of The Bad Relationships:

It could be fear of retaliation or of getting sued.  For that fear Bella suggests that you have a good team of legal and HR professionals you use who can help guide you through the correct process.  She points out that fear is just not understanding information.  Bella says that if you have more information and knowledge you are more able to make better decisions in life.  Do not let fear hold you back!

There is also a fear of who you will get to replace the “bad apple”.  To that, Bella says always be hiring.  Even when you think you don’t really have the business to support a new hire, still consider it.  Because, if you find the right candidate and you have the right pricing structure and strategies in place, you can be instantly boosting business and getting the new person some work.

Another fear is that  of the unemployment rate going up.  Many business owners are afraid that the terminated employee will file for unemployment potentially causing their unemployment rate to go up.  Bella says, once again,  the best way to overcome that fear is to educate yourself.  Call up your state’s Department of Labor and find out what it would mean if the terminated employee filed. But, don’t be afraid to fire them even if your unemployment is going up.  Just compare that increase to what it may cost you by  maybe ticking off some of your best clients or missing out on opportunities or not having your sanity day to day.

Is It Really Them, Or You?

One final important point that Bella stresses is that once you realize that an employee is a “Bad Apple”, and you choose to keep them on staff, they are no longer the problem. You are!  You are the problem.  Holding on to “bad apples”, in addition to giving you headaches, will hold your business back from becoming everything you dreamed it would be.  You have every right to build the team you want, with great relationships, and people that work well with you!  

Just remember, you are going to get back what you give.  If you show people that you appreciate them and that you care, they will give that back to you tenfold.   But if you are constantly struggling with hiring and finding the right people for you business, or you are having trouble with people respecting your business, or there is a constant struggle with your team, you might just want to take a deep look inside yourself.  It’s just possible that you might just be the “bad apple”!

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Simon says, “Follow the Leader” but which one? |Pet Sitting Business Coaching

What leaders do you follow?

A very wise book said “seek wise counsel….”

Who do you seek out when you are looking for answers, guidance or advice? Are they truly the people that you want to be?

That is who I look after. Those who I inspire to be and I simply listen with two ears and talk with one mouth in that ratio.

With so much being published on a daily basis these days I think it is important to really think about who you are following. Do you really know who they are? What they stand for? What is their track record? Are they in a position of life that you want to be in? Are they a person of integrity?

If you are not following anyone, I am curious as to how you find the motivation and inspiration to move forward even when you have strong headwinds. How do you not get pushed off course?

Following the leader, a great game we used to play as kids…. However make sure that the Simon who is ” Saying”…. Is a Simon that you want to be.

Not sure? Just ask them.

Me??? Glad you asked! I was born in 1982, had my first 6 figure business by the time I was 28. Have been nationally awarded and have served many hours of volunteer time in the pet sitting industry area.

I come from a line of entrepreneurs, always had to work for everything I have in life. (including my beloved Mini Cooper convertible aka Mini Me)

I  am a Christian, and give a lot of the glory of my success to the Lord.

I am told on a weekly basis that I am motivating and energetic.

I hold my family and friends in a higher regard than my own business, they will always have priority, and that goes for my staff as well.

I value the ability to make my own schedule and choose when I want to work in such a high regard that I will fight tooth and nail if I have to in order to keep it. Lunch with friends or my mom in the middle of the “work day,” Happy Hours with friends or family, being able to go on vacation at the drop of a hat, is all the quality time that I cherish.

I am pretty extreme to my fault sometimes. I am either all in or all out. Black or white. You either jump out of the airplane or you don’t. There is no jumping out and then holding onto the side of the airplane.     and you can take that any way you want (as good or bad).

I am not easily quieted when I believe something is wrong and will fight for those who are loyal to me. I am Italian and from Boston… need I say more?

If that is something that appeals to you or lines up with your values, I would love to help you along the way. Taking the JUMP can be the scariest thing in your life. I remember it well myself. But with the proper inspiration, motivation, and challenge…. You my JUMPER can do ANYTHING! (When you get really high up, just wear an oxygen mask! Lol)

Just make sure you seek wise council and really know the people who you are following.

Feel free to ask me anything you’d like… just press COMMENT below 🙂

Simon says, "Follow the Leader" but which one? |Pet Sitting Business Coaching

What leaders do you follow?

A very wise book said “seek wise counsel….”

Who do you seek out when you are looking for answers, guidance or advice? Are they truly the people that you want to be?

That is who I look after. Those who I inspire to be and I simply listen with two ears and talk with one mouth in that ratio.

With so much being published on a daily basis these days I think it is important to really think about who you are following. Do you really know who they are? What they stand for? What is their track record? Are they in a position of life that you want to be in? Are they a person of integrity?

If you are not following anyone, I am curious as to how you find the motivation and inspiration to move forward even when you have strong headwinds. How do you not get pushed off course?

Following the leader, a great game we used to play as kids…. However make sure that the Simon who is ” Saying”…. Is a Simon that you want to be.

Not sure? Just ask them.

Me??? Glad you asked! I was born in 1982, had my first 6 figure business by the time I was 28. Have been nationally awarded and have served many hours of volunteer time in the pet sitting industry area.

I come from a line of entrepreneurs, always had to work for everything I have in life. (including my beloved Mini Cooper convertible aka Mini Me)

I  am a Christian, and give a lot of the glory of my success to the Lord.

I am told on a weekly basis that I am motivating and energetic.

I hold my family and friends in a higher regard than my own business, they will always have priority, and that goes for my staff as well.

I value the ability to make my own schedule and choose when I want to work in such a high regard that I will fight tooth and nail if I have to in order to keep it. Lunch with friends or my mom in the middle of the “work day,” Happy Hours with friends or family, being able to go on vacation at the drop of a hat, is all the quality time that I cherish.

I am pretty extreme to my fault sometimes. I am either all in or all out. Black or white. You either jump out of the airplane or you don’t. There is no jumping out and then holding onto the side of the airplane.     and you can take that any way you want (as good or bad).

I am not easily quieted when I believe something is wrong and will fight for those who are loyal to me. I am Italian and from Boston… need I say more?

If that is something that appeals to you or lines up with your values, I would love to help you along the way. Taking the JUMP can be the scariest thing in your life. I remember it well myself. But with the proper inspiration, motivation, and challenge…. You my JUMPER can do ANYTHING! (When you get really high up, just wear an oxygen mask! Lol)

Just make sure you seek wise council and really know the people who you are following.

Feel free to ask me anything you’d like… just press COMMENT below 🙂

Don’t make New Years Resolutions | Small Business Success and Coaching

Don’t make a New Years Resolution

8% achieve their resolutions. http://www.steveshapiro.com/2008/12/11/interesting-new-years-resolution-statistics/

New Year’s Resolutions are for amateurs. You don’t need a special day in order to get motivated. If we wanted to achieve something in life, why does it have to be on January 1st of the New Year? Why can’t it be on March 8th ? or July 18th? Or any other date for that matter?

With only 8% achieving New Years Resolutions, and only 7% of people actually writing down and setting goals (…interesting correlation, huh?) why not just make a solid commitment to better ourselves on a daily  basis?

Why are New Year’s Resolutions given so much coverage?  Think about it. The health and money industries love it. The top four resolutions by a land slide are to lose weight, quite smoking, get organized, and save/make more money. Health clubs actually increase their membership prices during this time. It is in their best interest to create a hype around this time of year because they will benefit from it.

So don’t set a New Year’s Resolution. Make a commitment to yourself. To your life. Create your own path and give a long hard look into things. New Year’s Resolutions are usually lifestyle changes. You can make the DECISION to make that change any day.

How do you want to live yours?  How does your mission shine through with your goals or your achievements that you strive to accomplish?

The questions is…. Will you take the JUMP?

Will you take an active role in your life or will you just let it run on auto pilot and accept whatever comes your way? In other words, will you make the choice to JUMP out of the airplane, or are you going to wait for someone to push you out? Personally, there is way too much out there that I want to achieve than to just let auto pilot run my show.

What do you think?

Don't make New Years Resolutions | Small Business Success and Coaching

Don’t make a New Years Resolution

8% achieve their resolutions. http://www.steveshapiro.com/2008/12/11/interesting-new-years-resolution-statistics/

New Year’s Resolutions are for amateurs. You don’t need a special day in order to get motivated. If we wanted to achieve something in life, why does it have to be on January 1st of the New Year? Why can’t it be on March 8th ? or July 18th? Or any other date for that matter?

With only 8% achieving New Years Resolutions, and only 7% of people actually writing down and setting goals (…interesting correlation, huh?) why not just make a solid commitment to better ourselves on a daily  basis?

Why are New Year’s Resolutions given so much coverage?  Think about it. The health and money industries love it. The top four resolutions by a land slide are to lose weight, quite smoking, get organized, and save/make more money. Health clubs actually increase their membership prices during this time. It is in their best interest to create a hype around this time of year because they will benefit from it.

So don’t set a New Year’s Resolution. Make a commitment to yourself. To your life. Create your own path and give a long hard look into things. New Year’s Resolutions are usually lifestyle changes. You can make the DECISION to make that change any day.

How do you want to live yours?  How does your mission shine through with your goals or your achievements that you strive to accomplish?

The questions is…. Will you take the JUMP?

Will you take an active role in your life or will you just let it run on auto pilot and accept whatever comes your way? In other words, will you make the choice to JUMP out of the airplane, or are you going to wait for someone to push you out? Personally, there is way too much out there that I want to achieve than to just let auto pilot run my show.

What do you think?