I was at a sales training meeting, brushing up my skills for you. And I mentioned I wanted to start a Painter training web site. No mention of the niche. And one lady, an Organizer, jumped on that like a cat on a mouse about the massive competition. Anyway, on YouTube there are thousands of training videos, we have some also. We may even point to some good ones if they are correct. But how do you bundle managing brain damage, running a small business and learning a trade into an affordable pay for service site. Well, you’d have to be crazy. And you’d have to have done it. You’d have to be confident in what you do. They teach perhaps 30% of what we do in those videos. The Business aspects and Illness Management is all us.
Let me say this, there has been no better time in history to be a Painter, a small business Owner and be able to overcome brain injuries or brain illnesses. So that you understand, I am taking something as simple and therapeutic as painting, running a one person business and managing internal strife and selling to you in a bright and shiny web site. YUP! The site is the bright and shiny. The rest is just hard work. But I told myself so long ago, if the only thing between me having a life is a bit of work. I’m ready. Now I’ve done it. And that is the two things you won’t find on YouTube – support and hope.
I must really be crazy to think that the millions of people out there with brain injuries or illnesses have dreams that are getting waylaid. Discarded by employers, ignored by health systems, cast aside by society. We need to have a way back to health, functioning, having a life and growing. Family members may also judge what we can or cannot do. Project work is perfectly manageable. A half day to a couple days can complete small jobs. And if your quality of work is the same as any others, why shouldn’t you get paid top dollar.
I can guarantee I am the highest earning househusband around. And my wife has stuck around because I tried and worked my ass off for her and my kids. I had a reason to kick back and carry on. You have to believe me when I tell you that things get better, and not temporarily but for a long time. Once you accomplish things and grow its a no-brainer.
Painting to safety is in terms of brain health, physical health, earning income, self-esteem, having strong relationships, having a trades career, owning a winning business of your own, having responsibility, having success AND having hope towards your next big thing. Check out our store or sign up for some emails.