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What Exactly is The Josh Cary Collective [with Video]

Thank you for the overwhelming support for my new initiative, The Josh Cary Collective. In case you missed my initial post on this, see this post.

Many of you are asking “How much is it to join?” And it’s a great question that I will answer in full in my very next video.

Today, I’d like to provide you with a more detailed overview of what you are going to receive from being part of The Collective. You know, the big benefits of joining!

First, I need to make clear that this is not another pet sitting group, or another pet sitting association. Those already exist.

The Josh Cary Collective is for those in the pet industry who are ready for a safe and supportive space to become the best version of themselves as possible.

It’s for those who get the need for personal development as it directly relates to the bigger picture.

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My Most Profound Moment in Our Industry [with Video]

PSO2016 Conference Attendees

As you know, we are back from our pet sitting conference that was wildly successful for a variety of reasons (both personally and professionally). Many who attended are experiencing moments of gratitude and elevation, myself included, and are embracing this experience of personal growth and development. It’s clear to see how it positively impacts EVERY part of life and business.

I’ll have plenty more to share on this topic in the coming days and with that, I’ve been working to create a community for those who appreciate this focus and are looking to grow, find meaning in your work, and gain a sense of clarity in all you do.

My vision is for a new kind of pet industry organization that we can all benefit from together. A safe and supportive place where we learn and grow “in real time” alongside each other. I hope you will join me soon. Here is the scoop:

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Relive All The Best Moments from Our 2014 Vegas Conference and Become Part of 2015 Today

Pet Care Conference in Las Vegas 2014

You know that feeling when you come back from an incredible vacation or getaway and it’s all you can think about?

Or when you return and lay in bed at night amazed at the profound impact it had on your life and business?

Yep, it’s that feeling with an overall sense of pride and humility (Primility) that I carry with me since our return from the 3rd Annual Pet Care Conference in Las Vegas.

While we are in the early stages of planning our 4th annual event (set for October 2015), 32 of our colleagues have already put up a deposit to be part of the experience next fall.

So many amazingly good things came out of this event, not only for me personally, but from the results I see everyday online from those that attended.

Allow me to share with you just some of the highlights from the 2014 3rd Annual Pet Care Professionals Conference.

If you appreciate what being part of this event, experience, and journey might do for you and your business, consider joining us for our 4th Annual Conference.  (Exact details below on how you can become part of our movement!)

I assure you, with pride and humility, it will remain with you in ways you can’t imagine.

Click on each picture to view the full image.

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The Missing Piece To A Successful Pet Business (Become Part of Something Bigger Than Yourself)

PSO Vegas Group Conference Shot

Whether you believe in God, a Higher Power, or something else, our time here on Earth is miraculous. Many believe that each of us is “hardwired” for glory.

To appreciate that fully, it’s important to understand the full definition of GLORY in this regard, and how it can be directly applied to your life and the success of your pet care business.

The dictionary defines glory as “high renown or honor won by notable achievements.”

Aren’t you (consciously or subconsciously) working your hardest to achieve ‘high renown’?

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How Putting Up $38,000 For This Year’s Conference Scares the ‘Bejesus’ Out Of Me

scary ghost cookiesBack in 2012, I had the opportunity to head to Vegas for a much needed break.

While I’m never one to “turn off” completely, I knew that I’d love to be able to make some good ‘business’ use of my time away.

One idea lead to another, and within just 2 months, I put together what became the 1st Annual PetSittingLIVE conference.

It was over 2 full days, featured 8 speakers (including our good friend, Marcus Sheridan) and had 12 pet sitters over-joyed they showed up.

It was a success on every level. And like a drug, I was ready for more!

Since there were no formal sponsors at that event, the majority of the finances came out of my pocket.

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Will Your Pet Sitting Clients Understand That You Are Taking Time Off To Attend A Conference For Pet Sitters?

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Do your clients get angry if and when you take time off?

So, you’re a hard-working professional pet sitter working 24/7, 365.

You’ve known for quite some time that a break (dare I call it a ‘vacation’?) would be amazing, but it’s far from possible, right?

You want to get away for even a short time, enjoy that much needed break, learn a thing or two, network with other professional pet sitters, and finally meet face to face those who you’ve known online for years.

(Not to mention, relaxing by a pool, soaking up some sun, and sipping on your favorite cocktail…)

But there is just one issue…

Your clients are going to be so mad at you for attending the PetSittingOlogy Live Event and Conference in Vegas, right?

Of course not. In fact, many attendees last year were in your exact shoes and they have actually seen their business GROW.

Are you worried that your clients are going to be mad at you if you come to the conference?

Are you worried that they will replace you with another pet sitter?  Do you feel guilty?  Responsible?

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Hiring Staff for Your Pet Sitting Business? Why Background Checks Are a Must. [Video]

Law Books

If you hire pet sitters for your team, background checks are a must. See why and how it all works.

When you reach a certain point in your pet sitting business, you may find that bringing on pet sitters to join your team is a logical next move.

With that wonderful decision comes plenty of more wonderful responsibilities – all resting on your shoulders as business owner.

The very last thing you need happening is hiring the wrong person.

Aside from wasting your valuable time that you can’t afford to lose in the first place, hiring the wrong pet sitter for your team can get you in all sorts of legal battles.

This is one small reason it’s vital you do your due diligence at the start by legally performing a background check on all of your applicants.

You’ll sleep soundly at night, and your clients (and potential clients) will love you for it.

Thankfully we have Jason Waggoner on our side.

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