Dear Friend and Small Business Owner,
Do you remember WHY you went into business for yourself? Was it to make a lot of money? Or was it to “be your own boss” – to “chart your own course” – to have a little more “free” time?
You feel like a slave to the business There’s very little family time The business consumes your mind 24/7 There’s major stress – no real freedom You feel like you have a “job” rather than a business And your day is consumed putting out “brush fires”
I know how you feel because I’ve “been there, done that”! In 1997, I found myself a slave to my business, but I learned two secrets that changed my life forever. Now, you can learn the proven systems that helped me transform my company from the trunk of my car into a multimillion dollar enterprise that is revolutionizing small businesses around the world.
Hi, I’m Howard Partridge. I’m originally from L.A. (Lower Alabama!). I grew up on welfare in Mobile, Alabama and there were 7 kids crammed in a in a little 600 square foot shack. The roof was so bad on that house that when it rained we had to get out all the pots and pans to catch the leaks!
I still remember getting Christmas presents from the social workers. When you grow up like that, how are you likely to turn out? For me, it was a long haired rebellious teenager. At 18, I got kicked out of the house.
I climbed on a Greyhound bus to Houston and arrived with 25 cents in my pocket. Eventually I became a professional waiter, but I always wanted my own business. But I still had no money. Until I met my wife who is from New Jersey.
Denise Concetta Antionette Pennella (now THAT’s Italian!). While in New Jersey a friend of the family was tooling around in a little red Mercedes convertible. He was my age (23 at the time). I wanted to know what he did, and I wanted to know if it was legal! I discovered that he owned his own business. Well, when you marry into an Italian family, you don’t get wedding presents. What do you get?
We got $3,000.00 in wedding money. As soon as we got back to Houston, I spent that money on starting my own business. My wife was really thrilled about that, let me tell you!!!
That’s when I started my first company out of the trunk of my car. After 13 long years, I found myself a slave to my business. If I went on vacation, I had the appointment book and cell phone with me. Much of the vacation was spent dealing with employees or clients back home.
That’s when I learned two secrets that changed my life forever. In 1997, I read a book called The E-Myth by Michael E. Gerber. I learned that you have to work “on” your business instead of “in” it. I learned that you have to have systems in your business if you want it to run well. I went to my favorite place in the world – Destin, Florida and began working “on” my business.
By building systems in my business, I was able to transform it into a multi-million dollar enterprise. I created a referral marketing system that generates an average of $64k per month in automatic referrals in just one of my companies. I have 40 employees that love their work and the business is turnkey so I don’t have to be there.
About 15 years ago, I began sharing my secrets with other small business owners. I was speaking at a convention and shared the stage with Michael Gerber (the guy whose book changed my business life). Michael came and spoke at my conference. Since that first time, he has done several projects with me and I have had the pleasure of featuring best-selling authors such as New York Times Best Selling Author Dr. Joseph Michelli (author of The Starbucks Experience), and Bob Burg (author of The Go-Giver).
Then, I met a man with an unusual name… Zig Ziglar. Zig Ziglar is the most quoted motivational speaker on the planet. Zig came and spoke at my conference and I got the opportunity to meet his family. Before too long I was doing video webcasts for their Success 2.0 program. And now I am blessed, honored (and amazed!) that I am their exclusive small business coach.
I was quoted in Zig’s latest book and got to help Tom with the last chapter. Now Tom and I travel the world sharing the Born To Win message for Business Owners. Small business owners around the world are learning how to stop being a slave to their businesses by transforming it into a predictable, profitable turnkey operation.
My first published book 7 Secrets of a Phenomenal L.I.F.E. reached #1 in three categories on Amazon.com and is now available at bookstores nationwide.
Finally, I have been recognized by the #1 leadership expert in the world… John C. Maxwell. I am a founding member of the John Maxwell Coaching Team and an independent, certified John Maxwell Coach.
“If you want to be a phenomenal success, hang around successful people like my buddy Howard here… he not only knows the way, but shows the way” – Dr. John C. Maxwell
If you would like to begin working “on” your business instead of just “in” it, then be sure to opt in to my Free Resources ». You will learn my proven systems for building a phenomenally successful business!
Learn more about Howard » I grew up on welfare, arrived in Houston with only 25 cents in my pocket and started my first business out of the trunk of my car and built it up to multi-million dollar enterprise. For over a decade I have been helping cleaning and restoration professionals around the world dramatically improve their businesses.
My live events have featured America’s top business trainers including Michael Gerber and American Legend Zig Ziglar himself.
And I invite you to see what my members have to say about me here: Testimonials »
Howard Partridge, founder
Phenomenal Products, Inc.
“My Passion is Your Phenomenal Success!”