Greetings and Welcome!
Here’s a little peek into who I am…
My name is Carla J Gardiner,
otherwise known as The Fiery Grandma.
Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to get to know me a little better. Nothing says slimy like receiving an email from some unknown stranger trying to sell you something, right?
So, here’s a little peek inside my personal and professional life. It may be crazy, wild and hectic…but, it’s my life and I’m pulling back the curtain and sharing the real Carla with you today.
I have been happily married to my husband, Rich for 39 years. Rich retired after working 40 years in a local lumber mill. Now he has taken on the title of “Mr. Mom” taking care of the household duties while I bring home the bacon.
We have two grown children.
Our daughter Jeanette has been married for 16 years to her husband Nathan. Nathan is an entrepreneur serving in the consulting realm while Jeanette is a stay-at-home mom, homeschooling and raising up our four rambunctious grandchildren whom we adore.
Our son Daniel and wife, Larissa will soon to be a new daddy and mommy again with their second baby, a little girl, Massie. Lucas, their first son is now 5 years old and they have two stepsons, Logan and Reagan. Daniel and Larissa have been married for 4 years and are both postal workers serving you, the public.
As you can see they all are the apples of our eye and my WHY for building a business and working at home.
I am a tenacious woman working to lead women to have more fun; learning how to update their outdated wardrobes using fun, fashionable and affordable costume jewelry. I’ve refused to accept the status quo. I am not a “women’s libber” but I do believe in:
- equality for every person, we were all created that way
- respecting my elders, they’ve earned that right
- using the manners my mother and father taught me and passing it on
- following the rules meant to protect each and every one of us
I am an ex-banker who just couldn’t see eye to eye with the corporate world. I’m a self-starter who couldn’t adjust to the slow-paced world of the “no one cares, just getting by and no one matters” mentality of most employees and supervisors in the workforce. The best education I received was from the “school of hard knocks”.
I currently own and operate Bullseye and Monstar Auto Transport, a brokerage and dispatch center working from home. As any successful business owner does, I started my Plan B, Paparazzi Accessories in March 2018. My aim is to pay off our debt early, supplement our retirement fund to ensure our golden years will be truly golden AND to add fun into my day.
I’ve always loved learning. Many of my friends call it a habit, I call it fun. The more I learn the more I want to learn and share. I enjoy:
- traveling with my family, exploring new places, cultures, and foods
- scrapbooking the many pictures I take on those travels…they tell my story
- reading many different types of books including the Bible, self-help books, business tips and biographies
- building a community of friends
My Core Values
Rather than bore you with more text I created this short video so you could hear my voice as I speak from my heart.
Why I started CarlaJGardiner.com
A few years ago when the economy started to plummet my auto transport business income took a dramatic dive.
Scared, frustrated and unsure of how we would replace that income I came online looking for a mentor, a system to help our failing businesses grow.
After spending thousands of dollars, countless hours and overcoming many frustrations I finally found the missing piece of the puzzle. I found a mentor that has a track record with proven results and began coaching with her.
The journey hasn’t always been easy or on the right track, but it’s my journey that has lead to where I am now.
How did I earn the name “The Fiery Grandma”?
You see during my tumultuous journey I found myself stressed out to the max. I had allowed my career and business aspirations to consume my life. My health suffered and I nearly died because of it.
I made THE decision to shed the weight I had gained over the previous ten years for good. I was sick and tired of the diet roller coaster, I knew something had to change or I wouldn’t get another chance. After taking off more than 61 pounds I discovered another problem…replacing my wardrobe would be costly; but, updating the outdated wardrobe of yesteryear could be affordable using costume jewelry that is fun, fashionable and affordable.
I realized I had come a long way from the old, frumpy, unhappy and tired grandma of just a few months earlier.
Now, because of these secrets I found not only renewed health but the fire in my gut, just like when I was in my twenties. My zest for life had returned and I wanted to shout it from the rooftops…I knew everyone would want to feel the way I was feeling again, to have more FUN.
The nickname “The Fiery Grandma” came to stick because my fiery passion for life had returned.
What you will learn from me is how I am using those secrets creating a lifestyle my husband and I used to only dream of.
I can show you how to regain your energy like when you were in your twenties. I can show you how you too can lose weight for good without dieting. You’ll discover what I’m using to create an ongoing income for my family, to have more FUN again so you can find your purpose and passion for life again.
You will learn how to use that passion and excitement to build a steady income for you and your family if you want to.
- If you are frustrated and feel like you’ve hit the proverbial glass ceiling, you’ve lost your passion for what you do or you know there’s got to be more to life…enter your name and email address in the form below.
- For those of you who have already retired, there’s a place for you, too. Recapture your reasons to get up out of bed in the morning and help your friends and family to do the same, gain new friends, get off the couch and have fun daily…enter your name and email address in the form below.
Let’s connect and get to know one another better. Maybe, just maybe you’ll find your greater purpose here with me.
Join me and our community of women who are looking good, feeling good and doing good, while having fun. Enter your name and email address below. I’ll get back to you ASAP.