Andrew’s profession is that of a Mercedes Benz Buyer. He purchases used cars for a Mercedes Benz dealership so the vehicles can be resold with the intention of a profit being made.
Before Manifest 10K, he was doing this for about 3 months and purchased 3 cars. He held higher expectations for himself. He even had a few months with no sales. At this point in his life, he was focusing on what wasn’t working.
Old Story: Hopeful: Naturally Held Good Expectations About Money
New Story: Money is Everywhere & I Am A Blessed Money Allower
BUYING INCREASED FROM 3 TO 23 IN 90 DAYS
Andrew always expected good things would come in life but never really looked at his money in the way he learned in Manifest 10K. Now that Andrew has amped up his money vibe in working with me, he sees money more often and holds a very positive expectation of how it shows up in his life.
OPENING UP TO MORE ABUNDANCE
When Andrew enrolled in the course, he only knew a little about my work from a few podcasts.
Andrew loved the daily assignments that shifted his money vibe as well as everyone else’s in the group too. He thoroughly enjoyed the course and how it made him think about money.
Within 90 days, he manifested 22 or 23 car purchases and he got paid a buying commission and a percentage on the profit of the sales. About half of these cars he purchased have sold with a good return.
When I asked Andrew why he joined the course, he said, “He wanted to open up to more abundance and have an easier time dealing, thinking and working with money”.
IS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH MONEY FUN?
Andrew loves scripting because it was open ended in what he could create. He also loved an exercise I had him do to hide money so that he could randomly find it. He loved the feeling of finding money everywhere. Money became fun!
There is money here, there and everywhere.
WHAT SHIFTED FOR ANDREW?
Andrew found himself being more centered and excited about money. After working with me in the Manifest 10K process, he saw more possibilities, received more abundance & money, and overall he is more grateful and appreciative of all money.
A take away he had was that when we celebrate money, we’ll attract more of it. This is so true!
HOW HAS MANIFEST 10K HELPED?
He learned that a process I call scripting can apply to anything, not just money. So he has been applying it to all areas of life. This has returned joy, ease, happiness and a nice flow of good things in his life.
ANDREW’S ADVICE FOR MANIFESTING
ALLOWING MORE MONEY IN
There are always times when people are doubtful and wonder if things are working or not. An ebb and flow of in and out of focus is normal. When Andrew gave his full attention and emotional feelings to the course, he attracted more.
Despite some minor moments where he lost focus through the course, Andrew knows that overall he is more blessed and is now regularly allowing money into his life.
HOW DOES CELEBRATING OTHERS SHOW UP IN YOUR LIFE?
Collectively in Manifest 10K, we all notice what is working amongst us and seeing each other succeed in life and abundance is what it is all about.
Andrew loved how the entire Manifest 10K community interacted so powerfully with each other.
One of the things he learned in the course, was to use his abundance journal to keep track of his success. This is a great tip for learning to attract more.
Andrew can be reached at http://mbbrampton.ca if you want to know more about his experience.
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Mary Sterk is the Founder of Sterk Financial Services and Best Selling Author of Ready to Pull the Retirement Trigger which you can find on Amazon, Books A Million and in your local bookstores.
Mary is a Financial Planner who helps her clients grow money and know what to do with it once they have more.
Old Story: Single-Mom with Two Kids on Welfare, Food Stamps and Low Income Housing
New Story: Wealth Management Guru
LEARN HOW A SINGLE MOM WITH TWO KIDS GOT OFF WELFARE
By age 19, Mary was a single-mom with two kids who bought her food on welfare and bought her food stamps and lived in low income housing. Decisions she had to make when it came to money was between buying diapers and food.
Mary realized people in this setting had been there for a long time and they were not creating something better for themselves or their families. She wanted something better. Mary went on a journey to learn how money works.
She went to night school while working full-time during the day while raising her children. Mary ended up earning her Certified Planning Designation where she has worked in her career for the last 25 years.
WHAT IS A HOLISTIC FINANCIAL PLANNER?
Mary helps client look at their finances, invest their money and understand they aren’t just their balance sheets. She looks at them as a whole person not just their finances. She loves helping people align their financial picture with the life they want to lead.
Financial plans have to come back to the life you are most excited about living.
Mary says, “Every financial planner out there will have different graphs and charts and numbers, that is all part of it. When looking at retirement planning, it must be approached like a three-legged stool.”
Mary explains this concept:
All three legs must be addressed for a well-balanced stool.
MONEY BUYS YOU CHOICES
Money buys more choices! If people don’t have money, their choices are more limited.
Choices can be things that are wanted, experiences to have or the feelings clients want to create.
For example, Mary will often ask people how they want retirement to feel? Her clients might say connected, generous and creative. So this is a clue as to what they will want to spend money on. In their retirement budget, money will need to be allowed to do those things.
DO YOU KNOW WHY YOU INVEST?
When there is a reason to invest money it is much more successful than to invest money to have a pile of money. Having a pile of money just to have money is not the goal.
THE RETIREMENT MYTH
What does it take to start investing? People often think they have to have a certain amount of money to start investing. This is perpetuated that some financial planners will not work with people until they have an asset balance of $100K, $500K or more. The truth of it is, you can learn anything you want about investing online today or buy a book.
You only need a little bit to get started - a minimum of $25/month.
There are companies out there that are RoboAdvice where you can line up your risk levels to a set of questions and they’ll give you a automatic pre-planned set of investments. This is low-cost and caters to people who have smaller dollar chunks to start with. Google $25/month investments, RoboAdvice or contact an investor for a free value assessment meeting.
This just requires you to make the choice to do it.
ARE YOU NERVOUS TO SEE YOUR TRUE FINANCIAL NUMBERS?
This is a common emotion no matter how much money you have. It is not about the dollar amount it is about the scope of what it is necessary to help you along your journey. It is not the size of your portfolio, it is the size of your issue. Judgement doesn’t fall into this!
DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A FINANCIAL ADVISOR?
Most financial planners get paid in three ways:
A hybrid advisor is one that gets paid in all three ways because they have access to investment vehicles. What investors deserve is transparency in how their financial advisor charges. This allows the investor to make decisions on who they work with and how services are performed. There are certain financial vehicles that only fall into one of the three ways.
You want an investment advisor who can select services and products carefully and will honestly and straightforwardly explain how they get paid for those services.
WHEN DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO GET AN INVESTMENT PROFESSIONAL?
People can invest on their own. Most don’t feel comfortable doing it though. There are some steps one can take before hiring an advisor, but again this is only optional advice.
LEARN AOBUT MARY'S BOOOK "READY TO PULL THE RETIREMENT TRIGGER"
Her book is ideally for people within 5-10 years of retirement. She intentionally wrote it as a short read so it is not intimidating or scary. This allows people to know what to do before they make the choice that work is optional.
It advises you on what you need, discusses health, emotional balance and money matters.
This book is really a roadmap of how to retire for Do-It-Yourselfers and also how to hire a Financial Planner.
As a great companion to this book, Mary has a Strategic Retirement Tool Kit on her website. This toolkit includes the tools that you’ll need and has resources that the book mentions.
Mary and her team like to make life simple for their investors. They have their availability online to allow investors to set up a time that is convenient for them. Your first appointment is always free because they love to elevate financial education of others.
Be brave and schedule your appointment. Knowledge is power. Money is a subject that is taboo to talk about in most circles but Mary and her team make it easy to get expert advice.
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Jill Angie is the “Not Your Average Runner” Founder and Coach.
Jill was the first person to go through my workshop and she doubled her business in 10 days because she stepped into the person who made a difference and inspired the people who she wanted to inspire and was able to write emails from that inspired place. It became easy and effortless to sell out her program.
At times you step into a version of yourself because you need to know you can do it.
Old Money Story No One Will Pay For This at $398/year!
New Money Story $6K Running Coach Builds A Tribe
WHO IS JILL ANGIE
Not Your Average Runner is for women who haven’t considered themselves athletic, are in the 40-50 age range and want to rid extra weight and feel more confident, happier and healthier. Her clients may feel like running is not within their grasp. Jill helps them change their life as a life coach, running coach and personal trainer. Jill helps people change things through the eyes of running.
LIVE MORE INTO WHAT YOU DO
My favorite quote from Jill Angie is this, “If you run, you are a runner.”
Many people think running has to look a certain way - as far a speed, size of your body, etc. but only 5-10 % of the running population look like they just came off of Running Magazine’s cover. In fact, most people who run do so at different speeds, have different body shapes, some of us run/walk, etc. Running is basically faster than a walk.
This same concept applies to what we do here to on the More Money Show. If you manifest money at all, you are a money manifestor.
Let’s find out what has happened with Jill in the last two years.
EVOLUTION OF NOT YOUR AVERAGE RUNNER
In 2013, Jill wrote the book “Running with Curves” and she was doing personal training from her Philadelphia home. The book is about how you can start running in the body you have right now. Women started reading the book and emailing her and finding her on Facebook that Jill had changed their life.
She was pleasantly surprised and wondered what she could really do with it.
For most of 2014 she wondered how she could incorporate this into her business.
She started working with a business coach who told Jill she should start a year long program and Jill thought that was a terrible idea that no one would do. She told the coach, “No one would ever pay for that”. The coach encouraged her to try anyway.
Eventually Jill launched this very underpriced program at $398/year plus a free retreat. Jill lost a ton of money on her first program but she sold it out. What Jill learned from this was how to launch a program, what worked in that business model, what she liked and what she didn’t, and who her ideal client was. This was an investment in her confidence, skills and ability as a coach.
She wanted to sell it for thousands of dollars but her money mindset and worth as a coach kept her from that. She raised the price over the next few months and a year later, she easily sold the same program for $6,000.
JILL KNEW JUST ENOUGH TO LAUNCH HER BUSINESS
For Jill it was all about the learning process of being a coach. The program was basically “If you are overweight and struggling to run, I can help”.
In order to be a coach, you have to be coaching. The magic happens when you are coaching not when you are trying to figure it out.
Jill originally thought this model should include a weekly group coaching call, discussions on their training plans, guest speakers on webinars, teach extensive lessons and having a detailed website full of content but her coach encouraged her to do something different.
Jill started with a free Facebook group and a weekly call using a free conference call number for the first six months of her program. What her clients really needed was time with her.
JILL INVESTED MONEY TO LEARN
For the first year, Jill used free resources - Facebook group, free conference call, zoom so she had no technical costs in the beginning.
In 18 months, she went from charging $400 to $6,000 for her program.
Jill raised her program every time she “knew” it was time, she just knew. When it felt like it was time, she changed it. Everytime she raised the price, it became easier to sell. This was a fascinating concept to her. When she believed the program was worth more, that came through in her promotion of it.
Because Jill started her business in this way, the perfect system showed up a year later because Jill now knew what she needed.
JILL INVESTED IN HER OWN CONFIDENCE
Jill just launched a $20/month membership group for her community which allows Jill to influence and help more people. She loved the idea of building and working with a huge tribe. This membership group includes a weekly coaching call on zoom and a place where people can get their questions answered from a $6,000/year running coach.
It has been wildly successful and fun so far.
The people in this group are varied. Some people have never ran before and some people are doing their first marathon. It is great because new people can see what is further down the road for them, and people who are struggling can ask for help for their personal training plan.
Jill has realized that she needed to prove to herself that she could charge a $6,000/year package so that she could now decide what price point she wanted to sell her program at. This gave her confidence. She now sees the worth in her own program.
Now she sells her membership program at $20/mo because it feels fun, easy and amazing. Everyone can do it.
YOU ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS THE COMMITMENT YOU MAKE TO YOURSELF
Jill started her business so she could come to work everyday and have fun.
The clients who got results in her $6,000 program were the clients who showed up and did the work they needed to. People can get the same results with Jill by paying $20/month. Jill has realized in this process, “You are only as good as the commitment you make to yourself.”
The concept holds true for all people from coaches to course participants.
Jill is an instructor for her Life Coach School and one of the things they make all their coaches do before they get their certification, is coach non-paying clients for 3 months. This helps them learn their skill and not worry about selling. The magic comes in getting to do what you do. This can be coaching, running or anything that you do.
I LOVED HELPING JILL GAIN CONFIDENCE
Jill said working with me became life-altering. She said she was all in her mind before working with me and that I showed her that she could drop all of this head stuff long enough to look at possibility. Jill says this was a turning point in her career.
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