Interview with Tami Gomez – Motivational Speaker and Peak Performance Coach
Tell us a little about yourself and your entrepreneurial journey.
I was born and raised in Napa, CA. My first love was golf and I turned professional in 1988. I retired from the sport in 1997 and accepted a part-time position with an Entertainment Ticketing Company just for fun.
What did you do before launching your own business?
My part-time, “fun” job turned into a 12 year career. I climbed the Corporate ladder quickly until 2009 when I fell victim to a massive Corporate layoff. That’s when I knew that I had to take control of my destiny and my financial future.
I always had a love for Psychology and the Law of Attraction and had studied some of the greatest personal improvement coaches in history. People like Jim Rohn, Tony Robbins, Napoleon Hill, Wallace D. Wattles and Charles F. Haanel. Armed with a Certificate as a Mental Skills Training Specialist, I started BrainBootCamps.com from my living room in June, 2009.
How did you fund your business?
I had received a severance package from my former employer and used a portion of that money to build my business. I think it cost me right around $5000 to purchase the office equipment I needed and to hire a web designer to build my site. You don’t need a web guru anymore. Now you can build your own online business for less than $100. Wish I knew about that 3 years ago!
How many hours do you work a week and how much is spent in your home office?
I work between 20-25 hours per week – all of which is spent in my home office.
How would you rate your success?
Everyone’s definition is different. Success to me means making a living doing what I love to do. It means spending quality time with my family and friends but most of all, success means making a difference in this world. It means staying in alignment with my purpose by helping people make their dreams come true. It means contributing to society by donating my time and money to children and families that need my help.
What has been your biggest business struggle as an entrepreneur?
Putting my ego aside and hiring the best business coach money could buy. I hired Sandi Krakowski, CEO of ArealChange.com in April, 2011. Under her guidance, I’ve seen a tremendous amount of growth in my business (and my bank account).
What advice would you give to a new entrepreneur?
Get a coach, hands down! Hire someone that will help you overcome a poverty mindset. Find someone that has a proven track record of successful and put them on your payroll. This should be the very first thing a new entrepreneur should do!
How do you manage all of your personal and business activities?
I used to think I was Superwoman and had to do it all. I found out quickly that if I wanted to make serious profits in my business AND spend time with my family, I had to manage my time better. I now have a personal assistant that takes care of the day-to-day tasks so I can focus on the things that need my attention the most. The payoff is that we’re making bigger profits and I’m spending more time with my family and friends. Life is goooooooood!
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