On this Episode:
- Learn the difference between work life harmony and the myth of work life balance.
- Kara shares about her first entrepreneurial endeavor after 10 years in the corporate world.
- Hear why Kara shut down her ultra-successful real estate business.
- Learn how to thrive in your own entrepreneurial endeavors.
3 Key Takeaways:
- You have to be able to identify a need.
- You can’t make decisions with your emotions.
- You must look at the big picture and choose what investments you will make to achieve it.
Today’s Guest: Kara Horat
I consider my self to be a self-motivated, positive person with excellent people skills and a rock-solid work ethic. I am also a serious business-minded professional, who like many other women out there, wear many hats. I am an adviser, educator, mentor, entrepreneur, mother, wife, sister and friend. My east-coast roots serve me well in my career as I have a straight-forward, no-nonsense approach to business and life.
I have been “networking” in San Diego county for 20 years and during that time, experienced first-hand, the disconnect between meeting and really “connecting” in business. I happen to have a unstoppable entrepreneurial energy and decided that if I couldn’t find something that was not the same old, same old networking, that I would create it and so, Connect For Success was born.
(First ~2 mins)
Hi, this is Kara Horat, I am the founder of Connect For Success and I am a leader in Melaleuca, and if you really want to learn the science to creating six and seven figure businesses, significantly increase your revenue, and learn how to successfully build a professional organization and relationships, you should be listening to Sell Without Selling podcast with my very good friend, Stacey O’Byrne.
Stacey: Kara. Welcome to the show. How are you?
Kara: I am fantastic. How are you?
Stacey: I am phenomenal. Thank you. Or one of my favorite words is fan-freakin-tastic. So, you have a pretty busy life. Advisor, educator, strategist, mentor, entrepreneur, mother, wife, sister, and friend. When do you sleep?
Kara: Well, listen. I think that most women fall into a lot of those categories, so I am certainly not unique.
Stacey: That’s true. We all have learned to multi-task and spin a lot of plates and juggle. Right? We all look for that work/life harmony, because I am a believer that there is no such thing as work/life balance. So I am curious, what did you do in your corporate time?
Kara: In my corporate time I was in industrial plastics, which I always joke around is nothing glamorous or sexy, but it was where I started my career. And it’s all the backside of high tech, so I was in sales and marketing in the corporate world for close to a decade.
Stacey: So you’ve always been in sales?
Kara: I’ve always been in sales, yes.
Stacey: So what was your very first entrepreneurial venture since you’ve always been in sales?
Kara: Well, I would say it kind of started – I’ll tell you how I got the fever.
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