It is always nice to hear stories like this from your former students.
As you may or may not know, the mobile notary business is filled with
women. Notaries in general are disproportionately women (roughly 84%)
and mobile notaries are more like 60% women. I recently had a
conversation with a lady who studied from my materials, mastered them
scored well on my quiz, and is getting tons of work. For a beginner,
she is really hustling and getting a lot more work than other
beginners normally work.
But, this woman has a personality that lends itself (sorry for the
mortgage related pun) to success in the mobile notary business. She
reads and reads and reads. She wants to know what is going on, what
the rules are, what proper techniques are, etc. She wants to do
everything correctly. Not everything she does is right, so I have to
correct her every once in a while. There is a lot to know as a mobile
notary, so it is good to correspond regularly with those who know the
Carmen also started out as my student back in 2003. She always had
questions. I remember the first time I met her. I was handing over a
book to her in person near the guard shack in my complex. Carmen had a
thirst for knowledge. Now, Carmen is someone I refer to as the queen
of the industry because nobody can answer questions better than she
does. I guess there is now more realism to the saying, “Grasshopper,
you were once the student, but now you are the master. Can catch fly
with chopsticks, can do anything.” I guess when you hear that quote,
the image comes to mind of Carmen quietly meditating while facing a
statue of the Buddha with a samurai sword laid out in front of her
wearing either a kimono or a ninja outfit. I have been urging Carmen
to meditate for years to deal with the stress of constant whining on
the part of Notaries. Maybe this mental image will prove to be useful.
There are other examples of people I have instructed who became wildly
successful. It is fun to think about them when people call me whining
about some petty concern. It is nice to know your work paid off in a
meaningful way to someone.