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EP 2: Her Millionaire Journey with Ann Shank, Owner Panhandle Getaways

Updated: Nov 2, 2020

Ann Shank, the owner of Panhandle Getaways, joins The Millionaire Choice Show to share her journey in becoming a millionaire. Ann started her first business in her early teens. In her early 20s, she worked to grow a retail chain store to one of the top sales locations in the country. After receiving a disappointing raise, she realized that no matter how successful she was, someone else controlled her pay. She’s been a small business owner ever since, starting her first small business with just $700 in her pocket.

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Her Millionaire Journey with Ann Shank, Owner of Panhandle Getaways

Announcer: Is money slipping through your fingers. Are you missing your opportunity to become a millionaire? Welcome to the millionaire choice where we talk to millionaires and future millionaires about how to build wealth and what to do with it once you have it. We're here to help you do two things, make your millionaire choice and create your own millionaire plan. Here's your host, speaker, wealth coach, and author of The Millionaire Choice. He made his choice, and he created his millionaire plan at age 25; now it's your turn. Welcome your host, Tony Bradshaw.

Tony: I have with me today Ann Shank from Panhandle Getaways in 13 hub lane. Ann is a property manager and CEO, founder, owner of Panhandle Getaways. And so if you're looking to have a wonderful vacation down on the beach, panhandle Florida, yeah, that's a place to go. So Ann, thanks for coming in today. Thank you. So you have a great story. I love your story. I've gotten to know you over the years, and I just want to take a little bit of time and let you share your path.

You know, you're a millionaire, you've been there for a while. And you've got a great business and seen a lot of success, but you didn't grow up that way. And so take a few minutes and share with the audience what you had to deal with as a child and growing up into this place that you're at today.

Ann: I grew up in a middle-class family in Cocoa Beach, Florida. My dad worked for NASA. He was an engineer. I have three siblings, and when I was 11 years old, we moved to Atlanta. My dad started his own computer software company. This was way before anybody knew what a computer was. When I was 11 years old, I was playing on a computer with a coupler where we would log into a computer, and I would be able to play horse racing games and all kinds of games, tic-tac-toe and all this with the computer.

This was before anybody, you know, understood anything about computers. So it was a lot of fun. We moved to Atlanta, he started this business. He had borrowed some money from friends and family. It did not make it. He did end up going back to work for Rockwell, and as he got older, my parents got divorced when I was 12 years old.