We kicked off 2017 with a bang, holding our 3rd Annual Marketing and Technology Extravaganza for tax resolution practitioners that we co-host with the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS). The event was a huge success — especially for the attendees, who heard from guest speakers new to the industry, including many we’ve heard from before but with fresh new content. We also enjoyed connecting with our members at the members-only lunch we host for our group. There is literally no other place on the planet where someone doing tax resolution can find the resources and tools they need for their practice in one place. We received great feedback, and we’re so grateful to the attendees and speakers who made the event such a success.
The event was held at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort in Orlando, Florida, a place that has special meaning for Roslyn and myself because it was a little more than three years prior that we were at the same hotel, in that same room, for our very first GKIC Fast Implementation Bootcamp. That was before we launched Roz Strategies. At the time, I was still in transition, figuring out an exit strategy from the business I had started in 1998 and trying to decide what to do next. What’s really interesting is that Dave Dee, one of our many speakers, who taught us at that seminar three years ago, was now speaking on our stage at the Marketing and Technology Extravaganza! It was a really serendipitous moment.
I’ll admit that I was nervous when we started Roz Strategies. Even though I had built my tax resolution company from my dining room table to a successful company, I also started it at the younger age of 42. Starting over at the age of 58 wasn’t really something I had planned on doing. Also, even though I knew I wanted to teach, train, and coach people in the tax resolution industry, I wasn’t exactly sure how to go about doing it! But Roslyn never doubted what we could do and reassured me many times, saying “We’ll figure it out. We’ll do it together.” Since we were empty nesters with the children gone from the house, we decided to go for it and put one foot in front of the other. We invested in working with a business coach and enrolled in mastermind groups. We focused on continuing education, as we do to this day, which was the key to our formula of building a solid foundation for our company.
It’s amazing how things have come full circle. It’s been close to three years since Roslyn and I started our business, and we never could’ve imagined where we’d end up. You really never know where the path will lead once you decide to be open to the possibility of following your dreams. Being back in that room in Orlando where it all began meant a lot to us. We couldn’t be more excited for the future!