Tell me about yourself.
I am a 46 year old wife, mother of 4, bonus mother of 2, and a grandmother of one. I grew up with just my mom and my brother. At 18, I joined the US Navy and served 5 years. I returned back home to Parkton, NC. I am a God fearing person who puts God 1st in my life.
How long have you been in business?
I am a professional travel advisor. I have been in this business for a year and a half. My passion for travel began in 1996 while I was serving in San Diego, CA.
How did you get into your business?
The naval base that I was assigned to needed to replace the civilian that was booking the travel because she was promoted. She trained me on how to book personnel (civilians & military) flights, hotels, and their per diem for their trip. I fell in love with the travel business that day. But once I was honorably discharged and went back home, of course, life happens. I had two babies by then and had to get a job. I’ve done housekeeping, factory jobs, and a daycare provider. Seven years ago, my family was in a horrific house fire and my 8 year old son, at the time, was left in the house. The fire chief called the firemen out and said that it was too late for him. But by God’s Grace, they went back anyway and saved my baby. He suffered burns over 65% of his body and his right leg was amputated at 8 years old. And my son is about to be 15 in November and has never quite, never cried, never felt like he couldn’t do anything. So that’s where I got my perseverance. From that day forward, I vowed that I would do anything to make sure my kids have more and better than me. Once covid came, it was a blessing and a curse. I couldn’t return to work. I was on fb strolling looking for at home jobs and I came across a travel professional posting about her business.so I reached out to her and I jumped in, feet first. Unfortunately I wasn’t getting the support from the company. So I went back to looking on fb for a home based business that better fits me and I found the most amazing business opportunity with my current business owners. I can truly say that I have grown so much as a travel professional since joining my business partners.
What are some challenges you have faced?
Some of the challenges that I have faced have been lack of leadership from my 1st company, lack of family and friend’s support is the most challenging. I had to learn not to depend on anyone to support you, but you.
What do you love most about your business?
I love everything about my business. I get to travel whenever I want now. I love assisting my clients and creating their dream vacations and under their budgets. That was always the best thing about what I do until I had people reaching out to me because they see how my life has changed, and they want to change their lives, receive residual income and leave their family a legacy. So the best part for me is helping them get their business started and living their best lives alongside me.
Do you see yourself expanding in the future?
I definitely see my business expanding to millionaire status along with everyone that I helped start their business also.
What advice do you have for other female business owners?
Advice that I would give to my fellow business owners is to STAY PERSISTENT, CONSISTENT, WILLING TO LEARN FROM OTHERS. Surround yourself with like minded people. If you want to become a millionaire, surround yourself with millionaires. DO NOT QUIT!!! If you fail, start again!
What would you like to add?
In closing, I would just like to add that you will get out of your business what you put in your business. The opportunity is always there, you just have to have a made up mind that you’re going to get it no matter what.
Contact information for Shericka Henderson
Website: Book Travel (inteletravel.com)
Facebook Page: (1) Get Going Travel | Facebook