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Episode 32: When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
Jamie Liggins, NNA Ambassador, 29+ years in the industry as a Notary/NSA, Mentor and Notary Law Instructor. I have taught and mentored over 1000 ppl establish their notary business. 2004 NNA Notary of the Year, 2018 NNA Keynote Speaker. Author of 10 Ways to Say Notarize THIS when establishing and diversifying your business. Diversifications: Field Inspector, Private Investigator, Process Server, Legal Shield Associate, Sign Language Interpreter
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Champions aren't made when the game is easy, and through 30 years as a mobile Notary and loan signing agent, Jamie has been through some "thangs." Divorce. Illness. Death. And moving her entire business to a new state never stopped her. Listen to this journey of serendipity and strength that can be applied to ANY business.
30:38 I took a job as a sign language interpreter, and I found that job from doing a signing. And the lady was like, please, please, please, please, we need interpreters. So I took it for a year, but I do not really like working for anyone anymore. That's a drive. The other thing is, life is interesting and I love meeting people of all backgrounds, all cultures. I enjoy what I do. It's not difficult. Being a notary is challenging because you don't know what people are going to say when you are performing a loan signing - and yet it's fun.
48:21 So what I said, how much do I need? And literally you have to look at the cost of living where you're at, California, Colorado, New York, Texas, wherever you're at Louisiana and tell yourself, this is how much I need to take care of my bills. I can't kill myself. I can't do 15/20 jobs. I can't do that and assist my mother and do my, my home responsibilities without dying when I get home. So I'm saying this for all who are listening, calculate how much money you need and stick with that. Don't be greedy.
51:45 Diversify - stay a loving networking person instead of a jealous, competitive person. That's going to get you nowhere.
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