Do You Have A Work / Lifestyle Balance?
Explore the possibilty with this FREE 60 page book
- The current situation in the industry
- Qualification to become a driving instructor
- The Pro’s and Con’s
- What happens now you are qualified?
- What’s it really like?
- Real case studies from working driving instructors
- Choice of tuition vehicle?
- Personal satisfaction
- Are you suitable?
- Beware the hidden cost of cheap!
At this early stage, it’s just a thought that you may wish to explore further.
It’s not my intention to persuade or influence, but merely run the idea by you.
A lot people request the book but after reading it decide it’s not the career for them. And that is exactly why I like to send the book out. At least you have explored the possibility and you can continue your search for a solution to your work/lifestyle balance.
Many people read the book and then wish to explore further by making an appointment to chat with me. During the chat, you have the opportunity to witness first-hand how the school is run, and perhaps more importantly, see how you would fit into the team once qualified.
We send a lot of books out to the local Burton, Ashby and Swadlincote area each year and that helps us to find the 6-8 new people who wish to pursue this career change and join us at the school.
You have everything to gain and nothing to lose.
Simply add your postal details to the form and book will be sent the next day.
Whatever you decide, I appreciate your visit and hope you find what you are looking for.
Mark Jordan (Owner Mark Jordan Driving.)
Do any of these ring true with your current career. “owned” by your job and it’s employers, lack any type of job satisfaction, recognition or long-term prospects.
My name is Mark Jordan and that definitely applied to me on all three counts back in 2011.
At the time, I was working for B&Q, one of if not the largest DIY Group in the UK. The job paid reasonably well and I did get to travel the UK, visiting different stores for various projects.
Did like the retail life style Yes but there was a huge trade off.
During my 20 + years in retail management I don’t think I had an Easter break, Xmas was 2 days and that was your days off not extras.
It was me selling the BBQ’s not using them during the summer months, by the time I got home it was more than likely bed time.
When I look back, I missed a lot of special moments, that I now can’t get back.
It Would Seem That I Am not Alone!
Of course, I am not alone and during the past two years, I have conducted a few interviews with people that have similar stories to tell.
I have had the opportunity to meet a very diverse group of people, from a teacher at a very large school and workers from the major local companies.
Although this group of people may seem very different, they all have one thing in common.
They are either “owned” by their job and their employers or they lack any type of job satisfaction, recognition or long-term prospects.
Some of the people that I have met have extremely demanding jobs and the huge salaries to match but at some stage, the constant demands often place a strain on family life.
Others will find themselves in mundane jobs where they often spend 50 weeks of the year looking forward to their annual holiday and tolerate a mind numbing and often unrewarding existence.
Going to work on a Monday morning and wishing it was Friday is sadly the norm for many as life passes them by.
The Decision That Completely Changed My Life
If I revert back to my own story and look at what finally made me take some action, it was no more than a simple thought ” Get Your Life Back Mark”
Remembering that exact moment to this very day but little did I know that it was about to change my entire life.
Driving home from work after being invited out, I was already late and had rang ahead to my wife to say “go without me” and that was when it hit me. How many times had that happened in just the last 6 months, I had lost count. I’m sure she felt single walking into the party on her own.
Getting home I immediately starting scouring the internet for another job. My wife returned and asked what I was doing and explained I didn’t want her going out without me any longer and feeling single. It was actually my wife that suggested becoming a Driving Instructor.
So I rang a national company the next day and here I am 7 years on.
Finally, A New Start After Wasting Many Years Of My Life.
I qualified as an approved driving instructor in November 2012.
Setting off to work on the Monday and for the first time in over 25 years, I knew I would be home later that day at a time of my choosing. During the past 7 years, I have been able to completely control the days and times I work, I have holidays whenever I choose them without asking permission.
Each day brings enormous job satisfaction and teaching a complete novice and making them a fully qualified driver is hugely rewarding.
Do any of the following examples apply to you?
You work long hours and you are sacrificing family time
You have no choice over the days you work
You work at weekends when family time is most important
You take holidays when your employer chooses
Your job is unrewarding and you have become stale
You receive no recognition for your efforts
You arrive at work on Monday longing for Friday
You are fed up working for someone else (employer)
You would like to become your own boss and call the shots
You would like to choose the days and hours you work
You would like to work in the local area without commuting
You have an entrepreneurial streak to start your own business
If the answer is YES……..
Then maybe a new career as a Driving Instructor might be the solution for you!
Have I aroused your interest so far?
it Could Change
I became a driving instructor in May 2012 and worked with a national driving school until April 2013.
Then I went independent and was very proud to be operating with my name on the tuition vehicle as I built a solid local reputation and I was attracting more work than I could handle.
You may prefer to be in a position where you are working under the umbrella of a driving school, with all your marketing and admin taken care of. Or you may be the entrepreneurial type that would like to see your own name “in lights” at some stage and that’s absolutely fine of course.
The world, really is your oyster
I have been sending out the books but many that receive and look through the book decide it’s not quite right for them. That’s absolutely fine, at least they explored the possibility rather than simply accept their current situation.
The purpose of the book is not to persuade or convince you in any way but to give you an insight to what may be a solution for you.