Author, Speaker and Entrepreneur Teresa Grosbois Teaches the Art of Influence

Tracy: Was there a specific moment when you knew you wanted to create your own business?

Teresa: It was more of a specific moment when I knew I wanted to create my own life.  I was in the most difficult time of my life, within the space of a year my father passed away, my marriage ended, my company failed and my health was in a spiral.  I was doing some DIY renovation on my condo at the time.  This particular day, I was sitting on the bathroom floor surrounded by tools and the thought hit me that I was the one who needed renovation.   I realized that even before all of this, when I was outwardly at the height of my success, I still hadn’t been truly happy and I wanted that to change.

I made myself into my next project.  I started taking every self-help course known to man.  I got a lot more serious about my health and I started choosing to build the life I wanted.   An important part of that life was having my own business.

I had taken a job to support my family during this time and now that I was a single mother, the thought of stepping away from that to start my own business felt terrifying.  Instead, I took a leave of absence so I could have a safety net while I tested the waters.  After a few months, I had a positive cash flow and I was hooked on the freedom and empowerment it gave me.  I left my job and I’ve never looked back.

T. Allen Hanes

#1 Best Selling Author, International Speaker, Radio Host. T. Allen Hanes is long a time entrepreneur and business contributor for Small Business Trendsetters, CNN iReport, Thrive Global and Medium. He is also the founder of The Authority Syndicate Group. Co-Founder of The Crypto business Forum New York. An Educator and Advocate for entrepreneurs and small business owners. He has also traveled the world speaking and educating audiences.