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Meet Erin Johnson of Live Love Travel in McKinney

Today we’d like to introduce you to Erin Johnson.

Erin, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
For years, I have wanted to get into this industry. I have homeschooled our 4 girls for years and started thinking, what will I do once they all graduate? After a year of debating, I decided to dive in and start my own agency in December of 2016. When I started this company, I thought that this would be just something fun on the side. little did I know how fast it would grow! I was told by a business owner, that if I really wanted this to grow that it will take some sleepless nights and a few other sacrifices. I realized mid-2017 that if I did not start losing a little sleep to pour my self into this business and more, that it would always stay small. As soon as I did this, clients started pouring in. My client base started growing from my Instagram post and word of mouth. I travel as often as I can to destinations so that I know what my client can expect when they travel! I also let my clients know that my job doesn’t end once they purchase a vacation. It ends once they are home safe from their travels. I invest all of my energy into every client, from our first conversation to the time their plane lands back home safely. I am committed to creating memories, one of the most important positions we have as humans.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Building a business is never a true smooth road. There are a lot of twists and turns and sacrifices along the way. Especially when you have a family!

However, I have a very supportive family. They have been my true support when I would have little to no sleep so that I could learn more about a specific country or take new classes to enhance my education for my clients. I do my best, however, to try and never sacrifice my family! I sacrifice lazy Saturday mornings. Live Love Travel is open on Saturdays till noon to try and give the midweek working individual the chance of dreaming up their vacation with our help.

Live Love Travel – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
At Live Love Travel Agency, we lead clients to their ideal/dream vacation. I specialize in all-inclusive and European river cruising. However, I sell all sorts of travel! From Disney and Universal to a romantic get-a-way in Ireland and Italy. To a relaxing weak in Hawaii and exhilarating snow skiing in the mountains.

When clients don’t know exactly where they would like to go or what they would like to do, I love to lead them to what pulls at their heart.

I’m known for doing lots of groups, weddings, honeymoons and romantic vacations! I’m proud of how this company is growing! I already have my first employee that puts in about 30 hours a week and about to have a few more agents come aboard that specialize in unique areas of travel! I believe the passion to create a unique and not your norm travel agency is what sets Live Love Travel apart from other agencies. There are a lot of new and unusual offerings that will be coming our of Live love Travel here in the next year.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I define success by never giving up! Always keep striving for what is ahead and the dream that you have envisioned.

My criteria are to have this agency always be about the people! It’s not about selling something that we want to sell as agents but rather bringing a dream to pass for others! That is when we have been successful in what we do. When our clients are fulfilled in their dreams and desires. Helping others make memories that last forever with the ones they love is an amazing feeling.

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