Patty Matlock of Jackson owns Go Green Think Health.

When did you determine you needed to be an entrepreneur?

After feeling so a lot better with their entire food nutrition and taking the poisonous chemical compounds out of my home and all of the schooling that got here with my introduction to this firm, I felt I needed to share it with everybody I knew. Although I used to be working a company job as a Microsoft-certified methods engineer and tech help analyst initially, I used to be so joyful to transition to a much less annoying home based business the place the one method I can generate income is to assist individuals.

Why did you begin this enterprise?

I liked the merchandise and outcomes a lot and every little thing the corporate stands for. I needed individuals to really feel nearly as good as I did and assist educate them tips on how to reside a more healthy life. Being that it is one of many greenest corporations, I additionally needed to assist the surroundings.

Were there any challenges that made you assume twice about putting out by yourself?

Yes, the worry of the unknown. Knowing I used to be in command of myself and my revenue. Although I all the time labored exhausting in my company life, I obtained paid a pleasant verify weekly. So being a first-time enterprise proprietor was in fact scary, however it turned out to be one of the best factor I ever did.

If you would do it once more, what would you do in a different way?

I feel I might have talked to extra individuals sooner about how this firm can change their lives.

What’s the most effective enterprise recommendation you’ve got ever acquired?

The solely method to fail is to give up. Don’t let anybody steal your goals.

What character trait helps you probably the most?

I feel my outgoing character. I take pleasure in speaking to individuals from all walks of life.

What’s the toughest a part of the job?

Being my very own boss and staying disciplined.

The best?

Being my very own boss and having the time and freedom you simply can’t get from a 9-to-5 job.

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What stunned you probably the most about operating the enterprise?

I feel lots of people would really like the life-style this enterprise might present however don’t need to do what it takes to get it.

Describe your most uncommon buyer, job or work expertise.

I had a buyer who had numerous health points. She was a instructor beneath physician’s care. Lots of meds. She was open to attempt Shaklee dietary merchandise and change to the inexperienced cleaners. She received nice outcomes. After the primary yr, she advised me it was the primary faculty yr ever she didn’t have any sick days. She informed me she often has 12 or extra and often results in the hospital at the very least as soon as. Stories like which are why I really like my Shaklee enterprise!

How would you just like the enterprise to develop and alter?

I want to assist so many extra individuals and households attain higher health. The greatest method to try this is to show and practice others to do what I do, which can assist attain many extra individuals.

In one sentence, inform us why clients ought to go there.

I’m dedicated to supporting the corporate’s mission to offer a more healthy life for everybody and to teach individuals to be catalysts of change, be vigilant in defending their very own health and to supply solely the perfect dietary merchandise steeped in in depth analysis.

What do you’re keen on concerning the group the place your small business is situated?

Well, the advantage of my enterprise is I may also help individuals everywhere in the nation, however my area people and shoppers are very supportive and open to study new issues. There are loads of individuals in my very own yard who’re in search of what Shaklee has to supply. My job is to seek out them and allow them to know.

When you allow work, do you allow the workplace behind, or are you all the time in touch?

Since I earn a living from home, personal my enterprise and use all of the merchandise, I really feel that Shaklee is in my DNA. I’m all the time on. Shaklee’s cellular instruments make it very straightforward to be obtainable and keep related wherever I’m. My workplace somedays could be the seashore!

What do you do in your off time?

I like to journey. I do this quite a bit. I wish to learn health and holistic-related books. Having my very own enterprise and a web-based retailer open 24/7 and constant clients and distributors that order these nice merchandise month after month, I get to have a lifetime of function, enjoyable and freedom.

When you allow the enterprise behind some day, what is going to you do?

I’ll all the time be concerned with Shaklee. They have been round for 61 years and are dedicated to be round for the subsequent 100. So, as a result of my enterprise is so versatile, I’ll all the time work it. With the enterprise freedom it supplies, I’ll proceed serving to individuals, touring and having fun with life. Although I helped individuals day by day in my company IT work, it isn’t the identical. Fixing individuals’s computer systems was useful, however altering individuals’s health and life doesn’t examine. I lastly perceive the saying, “If you enjoy what you are doing, you will never work a day in your life.”

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Describe your small business: I’m an Independent distributor with Shaklee, a pure nutrition firm that is likely one of the greenest corporations within the United States. From the “Healthy Woman’s Pack” and memory-boosting supplements to environmentally-friendly cleansing merchandise, I promote merchandise that assist individuals get more healthy and keep that means.

Owner: Patty Matlock

Location: My house workplace is in Jackson, however I serve shoppers nationwide.

Phone: 732-790-7408


Hours: on-line retailer open 24 hours a day, seven days every week. Messages left on my voicemail and by way of e mail might be answered inside 24 hours.

Founded: I partnered with Shaklee 13 years in the past. The firm was based in 1956.

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