I commenced my journey with TCI in May 2014, I'm located in Perth so I live streamed on the FOCS weekend. The information given during this training by Joe Pane completely blew my expectations, the quality of the learnings were and still are so invaluable.
Before I started my journey with TCI I worked in roles that I had no passion in, I was basically trying to survive each day at work. I then fell pregnant with my beautiful boy and soon after I had him I fell pregnant again with my daughter. Then the unexpected happened and I ended up in hospital for 2 months on strict bed rest because of a serious pregnancy complication that was serious to the life of my daughter and I. On delivery of my daughter I almost lost my life I suffered post traumatic stress and of course pain for the many things I had loss. My desperation to overcome my pain and struggle is how I started to look for more in life, from this I found The Coaching Institute.
At the time of our struggle while I was in hospital my husband had to hire staff to do his work, so we could keep our clientele. We had always spoke about developing our business and becoming more, we would always say imagine if we hired people. Quite a few sentences later that incorporated the word “imagine” and step by step our vision started becoming a reality. Our business Fineline Tiling started taking new heights, our niche is quality floor and wall tiling. We have been in business for 7 years, but it has only been the last 2 years where we actually have been operating with full time staff.
With this new transition we were in TCI could of not come at a better time. The learnings of how to think outside our boundary conditions, be a better human being and a leader has assisted us in creating, growing and maintaining our team and providing a professional service to our clientele. The model ESIP which I have just currently got onto is a fantastic tool for breaking down your business into segments, we have no previous background in business development so it has been overwhelming because everything was kind of mixed together nothing was broken down into steps, but this model absolutely provides that.
Business has not been what we expected it to be, you build courage and take a step forward then you need to build even more courage to take the next step forward and so on. The more you grow the better quality of work you need to put in and the better you need to manage your time effectively. We are extremely passionate about our business, and have just hired a supervisor with extensive knowledge in our industry to assist in the growth.
There are so many things I would love to list that TCI has taught me in which I attribute our success too but I would keep you here all day. But a few things that really stick out for me are the teachings in how to deal with fear because there is a lot of it in business, know who you are and what you stand for and beliefs. We dared to dream and we still dare to believe we will become greater then what we already are. Thank you TCI my investment in you is worth more then the weight in gold.