LONG ISLAND, N.Y., Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On Jan. 4, 86 percent of U.S. workers will grudgingly wake up, get dressed, grab some coffee, and shuffle off to a job they can't stand. Many will do so because they feel stuck. But they really aren't, says Tom Scarda, a man who made a big change in his own life 14 years ago when he quit his decade-long job working for the New York Subway system and Long Island Railroad to buy a smoothie franchise. Scarda did very well, selling his franchise five years later with enough money to retire, and now he offers advice to others who are dissatisfied with their lives but don't know where to turn.
As the author of The Magic of Uncertainty, Scarda knows that what holds most people back from making changes to their lives is fear. But he says those same fears hold the key to finding what people are meant to do.
Scarda can talk about:
- Starting a new life by taking baby steps. Depending on the individual, this could mean enrolling in an in-person or online class or taking the stage at open mic night.
- Getting priceless advice from people you don't know—even celebrities—who are willing to offer you free support.
- Making a list of what you fear and identifying a pattern.
- Creating affirmations to counteract your fears and using the alarm on your smartphone to alert you three times a day to say your affirmations out loud.
- Franchising trends including why more baby boomers are choosing franchises.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tom Scarda has been quoted in Entrepreneur, New York Newsday, New Jersey Ledger and many other publications and featured on MSNBC.com, and other websites. He is one of the few officially certified franchise experts in the world and was named one of the Top 50 Business Leaders on Long Island by Long Island Business News. He hosted The Franchise Hour radio program on 1620-AM and 93.5-FM in New York City and was an on-air reporter for the PBS news magazine Transit, Transit.
AVAILABILITY: New York City, nationwide by arrangement and via telephone; available as a last-minute guest
CONTACT: Tom Scarda, 516-322-1435; Email
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SOURCE Tom Scarda