Taking Charge of Your Own Career Journey

Is your current career what you’ve always wanted to do? Maybe you’re living the dream, doing the job you first picked out for yourself in kindergarten. Or, maybe it’s a career you fell in love with later in life. Or, it’s entirely possible you’d like to pursue something that your current career doesn’t provide: a better work/life balance or a sense of autonomy—or even the chance to be in charge of your own destiny.

After working as a CPA and later a CFO, today’s guest is a thriving entrepreneur who owns 1,300 franchises. Shirin Behzadi is the CEO of Home Franchise Concepts, and its three direct-to-consumer brands Budget Blinds, Tailored Living, and Concrete Craft. She made the switch after deciding she wanted to pursue a career that gave her more freedom.

Grab your headphones and follow along as Shirin shares how she created an environment that she knew she herself could thrive in, one for enterprising individuals looking for a better work/life balance, who want to be in charge of their own career, and ultimately, realize their full potential.

In This Episode

  • The formula for astronomical success in franchising
  • Why women and millennials are getting excited about franchising
  • How to identify when you’re ready to overcome your fears and launch a new career
  • The importance of maintaining the essence of family—at scale
  • When to trust your gut and when to seek the advice of others

Quotes in This Episode

“What is the best formula? How do we put systems and programs in place that would fit pretty much anybody who wants to own their own business? It took us a few years!” —Shirin Behzadi

“We provide the opportunity for an individual who wants to own his or her own destiny.” —Shirin Behzadi

“We all have something that’s unique about us… At the end of the day, in order to really bring out your brilliance, you have to give it a chance.” —Shirin Behzadi

“[I define success by asking] ‘Did I do the right thing? Did I do right by people? And, ‘Did I leave them in the best possible place to the best of my ability?’” —Shirin Behzadi

“Fear at some points in life may be useful (when a tiger is attacking you). But when it comes to taking charge of your life, you might want to consider that maybe fear is more uncomfortableness. It’s important to put it in context.” —Shirin Behzadi

Resources

Shirin Behzadi on Women WorldwideHome Franchise Concepts
Budget Blinds
Tailored Living
Concrete Craft
Home Franchise Concepts on Facebook and LinkedIn