This could be the best day of your life . . .

 

It was the beginning of the month, I had exceeded sales expectations for the previous month, there was the temptation to let a few days of ease flow by. You know the kind? Feet thrown up on the desk pretending to be getting stuff done?shoes on desk

 

Nevertheless, I picked up the phone, dialed the number for a customer that I had worked with a few days before, let it get half way through a ring, then quickly hung up the phone. The thoughts came to my mind, “They are not a serious prospect, I don’t want to pester them. They probably are not really in the market for my product, they seemed more like tire kickers to me. I certainly don’t want to be that’ overbearing sales guy.”

 

I share this story, not because it is unique, but because it is all too common. For some it may only happen on occasion, for others it may be quite frequent. If this has happened to you, like it has to me, chances are that the true motivation behind me not making that follow up sales call was not actually for any of those aforementioned reasons. It could be a variety of well intentioned excuses, but what it truly boils down to is something of a little bit different nature than being polite.

 

So what is it?

That thing that holds us back in these situations?

 

It is reluctance. It is fear of the unknown.

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I see it in myself again and again. You may see and feel it too. Perhaps it is not sales or business related,  maybe it is asking for a date, possibly it is when you ask for help, or maybe when you are making a serious life change. Really, that fear and reluctance can strike at anytime, but especially when you are about to do something that could change your life, or, at least, push you in the right direction. I think the real fear behind this is twofold; fear of rejection and fear of the unknown.

 

Leslie Becker Ph.D. in her “Psychology Today” article entitled, “Love and the Fear of Loss” tells us this. 

 

“Sometimes people are overcome – even paralyzed – by the feared or expected pain associated with . . .  loss. So they try to protect against their pain. They might try to hold tight to the moment, such as by taking a picture. Or, by making sure that a relationship stays positive, avoiding conflict at all costs. Unfortunately, these efforts break the living connection, making the object of their love more of a possession. People may tend to the object; looking at their photograph — or doing everything “right” for their partner – but they are no longer fully open and connected. Inevitably, the love dies. Sometimes people defend against the feared or expected pain from loss by staying emotionally distant from people. They might even keep their lives small and controllable. But this leaves them feeling cut off from an important part of themselves that is curious, wants to explore and grow, or even has a hidden passion. As a result, they remain stifled and feel empty or dead inside. If you realize that you are protecting yourself from the pain of loss, you have a decision to make. You can let that moment of realization slip by and continue to live a defended life. Or, you can take action toward breaking loose.”

Now she is obviously speaking in the context of love and relationships. Yet I’m sure you will find, as I have, a correlation to that description of reluctance and fear in just about any aspect of our lives. Also, our romantic and most intimate relationships can be studied to find metaphors for other facets of our life.

But here is the thing, that same fear you and I may have of the unknown or fear of rejection can become the very energy and enthusiasm that excites you for the future with just paradigm shift.

 

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That cold call, or that date, or that meeting with your boss; that may very well be the best thing that ever happens to you. Perhaps that cold call will turn into the best sale of your life. Perhaps that date may be where you meet the person that you want to spend the rest of your life with. That meeting with your boss may be when you finally get that promotion. Think about it!

 

Today could be the best day of your life! 

Let that sink in for a second. Today could be the best day of your life!

After all, why not?

Why shouldn’t it be the best day of your life?

We may find ourselves at an edge. We may see stepping of that edge as a terrible leap of faith. It may cause us to be scared to death. It may be something we at first shrink and try to pull away from. When in reality we should learn to Master our Power Within and courageously break through that edge. For what often matters is how we approach that edge oftentimes more so than actually going through the edge at times.

I once sat in a conference once and listened to Mark Hoog. He has a few simple precepts that he lives by. More often than not, if there is something that will rock the boat and disrupt the patterns we have been running in our life, we find reasons why we can’t do that thing, why we shouldn’t do it, and why we wouldn’t. This is what Mark does differently, he focuses on why he could, why he should, and why he would.

What a shift in mindset that can be . . .

When presented with an opportunity we almost instinctively start coming up with reasons why we cant do it. We start subconsciously (or perhaps consciously) start reasoning as to why we should not do it, or why we wouldn’t want to.

What if, when we are presented with an opportunity to buy something meaningful that will improve our life, we instead started our internal dialog by asking ourselves why we could, why we should, and why we would? What if rather than just dipping our toes in the water we jumped right in? What if we focused on how this next day, decision, prospect, or date may be the best we have ever had?

The next time you face that sales call reluctance, or the hesitancy before taking the leap that of faith in your life, rather than thinking about all of the things that could possibly go wrong; think about all the things that could go right. Because who knows . . . 

This could be the best day of your life!

 

Come join us for a webinar, a personal results coaching call, or attend an event with us!

 

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What You Owe To The World

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Have you ever found yourself in a moment of self-reflection thinking about your contribution to the world? No? OK, me neither.

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But in all seriousness, I strongly believe that we are all endowed with a gift to give to this world and it is up to us to find, understand, develop, and deliver what that gift is. In order to execute on that gift it is crucial that one learns how to Master Your Power Within.

There is a realization that you and I must come to. It is one that will likely require us to visit the altar of sacrifice a time or two and perhaps even make some hefty deposits of sub par self attributes while at that altar.

If we fail to make this realization, we will find ourselves falling short of what we could be, we will not live up to our potential. In fact we may sound like those that Henry David Thoreau described in the enduring book entitled Walden , “Millions are awake enough for physical labor; but only one in a million is awake enough for effective intellectual exertion, only one in a hundred millions to a poetic or divine life. To be awake is to be alive.”

Blue elegant gift boxI hope to “Awake” you, at least in this matter, to illustrate What You Owe To The World. When you attend Brandon Broadwater’s 3 Day Event, “Master Your Power Within” you will come to find out how to fully live up to your potential, and give your gift to the world.

If you are in a production based role such as sales, or entrepreneurship. Or perhaps you may be a salaried employee, you will find that fulfilling this obligation I speak of will not only enrich the world, but it will enrich your career, relationships, financial standing, and mission in life.

You see, I used to set goals based off of income targets I wanted to hit, or number of products sold, or to win a competition. During that process I certainly attained skills of influence as it relates to sales, and customer interaction. That lead me to achieve a level of success, however I felt bereft of purpose and meaning. I would achieve my goals only to find myself at the mountaintop of success thinking, “Is this all there is?” Or, I would be feeling what Tony Robbins describes as “the ultimate failure.” When he says, “success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure.”

Have you ever found yourself setting goals, perhaps even achieving them, and still finding yourself unfulfilled? Why is that?

Perhaps your journey may take you to where our paths meet. Maybe it will be on a Master Your Power Within Webinar, a Personal Results Coaching Session, or maybe at a live event where you can find what it takes to create that fulfillment and come to the realization we have been speaking about here.

Can I let you in on a secret?

If you are giving your gift to the world just to make a paycheck, achieve a status, or hit a production quota; your production, contribution, or business will forever remain small and incomplete. If you can’t find a way to deliver that gift to the world, your spiritual, mental, emotional, relationship, and business aspects of your life will be forever stunted in their growth potential. However, if you and I realize this one thing, it can change it all. This one thing can truly be the game changer that sets you free.

What is that one thing?

Mastering Your Power Within.

You must give your gift to the world because that is who you are deep down inside. It is who you were meant to be. It is what you were placed on this planet to do, at this specific time. For it is the unconquerable spirit inside us that gives us the understanding, the courage, and the divine attributes that elevate us to the “Poetic or divine life” that Thoreau spoke of.

I don’t know of a single person on the face of this planet who, when they were a child or at another time in their life, did not have some sort of great aspiration to be a develop into a person who was living and breathing their passion. Perhaps in our youthful endeavors we identified the firefighters, dancers, astronauts, princesses, policemen, or professional athletes as the role we may one day want to play. However, most of us do not grow up to be in one of those lines of work, as noble as they may be.  Instead, as we grow older we find ourselves focusing on the benefits package of our chosen profession, we may focus on the internal politics of getting promoted, or seek the status of being a business owner or entrepreneur. But what we fail to see, feel, hear, and know is that aspiration we once sought for so strongly.

So how do we stop getting hung up on the minutia and the ancillary baggage that a profession, career, or business comes inherently with?

How do we start achieving our goals, not just to make a paycheck, achieve a certain status, or win a competition?

You and I start by Mastering Our Power Within.

What does that look or sound like?

It starts by doing and achieving your goals because that is who you are meant to be. You become the top sales rep in your organization because that is who you are. You become the best employee because that is what you are meant to do. You become an entrepreneur to create lasting impact on your business community.

You become your best, and give your all because that is who you are as a person. That is what you owe to the world, that is what you were placed on this planet to do.

As Thorough said, “It is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look . . . To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details, worthy of the contemplation of his most elevated and critical hour.

When we make the shift from doing the things in our life for the cash, status, or some burdensome obligation we start to see captivating changes in our lives.

Are you cool with me giving you a sneak peak into what some of those changes may look, feel, or sound like?

When you Master Your Power Within, I can tell you what is going to happen. I can promise you in fact, that you will find that you achieve your goals almost effortlessly. The stress that you felt before will melt away. You will find an inner congruence and alignment that was lacking previously. You will start to see the roadblocks in your life turn into mere speed bumps. You will see the burdens you had to carry as either needless items to be shed on your journey, as a necessary and a refining load to strengthen your inner being. You will see that your future is as bright as your faith. For you will have begun the path to Master Your Power Within. For this is what you owe the world and yourself indeed.

Come join us at an event, or on a webinar, or schedule a personal results coaching call to begin your journey of Mastering Your Power Within.

An Attendee’s Perspective on Master Your Power Within®

**My intent for sharing this is to help other people understand the events, training, company, and message of Master Your Power Within. If you are not familiar with Higher Laws or Master Your Power Within be sure to read this article. The 3-Day event I am referencing here was formerly referred to as “The Answer to Everything.”**

Attending these seminars has literally changed my life!

Going to these seminars expanded my vision of what I could accomplish, and in the years since I went to my first seminar I have seen dramatic changes in my life for the better.

When I first started going to these seminars I realized that I needed to change my financial/business game plan, it helped me expand my vision to where I now own my own business.

These events have bettered and strengthened my relationships.

These events have helped me come to know myself and God better.

 

If you decide that you are in for this event, here is what you need to do to get the most out of it:

Understand that this event will change your life, IF you let it. Meaning you will get out of this event what you put into it.

Which leads me to my next point.

If you let pride kick in and you are asking yourself questions like “Do I already know this principle or idea?” You will get poor quality results, and likely you won’t get a lot out of the event. Instead ask yourself the question, “Am I already living/doing/implementing this?’ Basically, you must be teachable. If you are thinking to yourself something like, “This personal development stuff is cheesy, I am not going to take this seriously” or “I don’t want to look foolish by listening/doing this thing” you will also get little out of the event. Do not think that you are smarter than the process. At the event they play upbeat music, they have everybody dance, and do some trust exercises. Don’t be the person who is too cool to do that stuff, those people get little out of the event. So if you decide to attend, don’t be that person. You WILL have to step out of your comfort zone during the event. You need to fully participate.

Be ready to get out of some mental ruts. If you have some mental/emotional baggage hanging on, be ready to get rid of it at the event.

Brandon Broadwater and his team at Master Your Power Within are upstanding people. Their company is legit, and I fully trust them. I had heard and read some bad reviews of their company before attending my first event. So I went in very leery, even though I had done business with Brandon while I sold cars at a dealership (more on this in a second). They are not selling a get rich quick scheme, it is not MLM, they are not selling “priestcraft.”

Brandon and his company have pure intent. I trust them, so much so, that I have spent tens of thousands of dollars with their company to further my education.

(Here is my quick story of personal interactions with Brandon. He came into the dealership looking to buy a Corvette. I spent a lot of time with him trying to get him exactly what he wanted, we were going to order him one, and we could not get it before the end of the year. He needed to buy before the end of the year for tax reasons. So he had to go and buy a corvette elsewhere. After getting the car he came back to the dealership and asked me how much of a commission I would have made on that Corvette sale, I told him the amount, and he paid me what I would have made on his sale. I have never had a customer do that before! Also he let me drive his corvette, really drive it, put it through its paces and take it up to triple digit speeds, if that’s not cool, I don’t know what is.)

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During the seminar there are going to be opportunities to buy additional training packages that range from the thousands to the tens of thousands. I have talked to a few people at the event who were put off by this, which I thought was odd. So, I guess what I am trying to say is, don’t be surprised.

I hope that some of these points are helpful. I know that attending the events, being a member of the Inner Circle’s, and Aligning to Higher Laws has helped me immensely in my life, and if you feel like it may be a good fit for you, I would love to see you at an event.

 

Cheers,

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What is Master Your Power Within®?

 

Have you ever had a moment where you have wanted to be better than you have ever been?

 

A yearning of the soul to live in a higher, more elevated state?

 

Those feelings may be triggered by seeing a person or business who is thriving, a family living in a way that lifts your heart, or simply a person you would like to emulate and model their way of life.

Striving for, and achieving this state of being is the mission of Master Your Power Within and it’s founder and CEO Brandon Broadwater.

Master Your Power Within is a personal development and premiere training company focusing on the areas of real estate investing, peak performance training, sales/business/entrepreneurship mentoring and training, and master teaching which consists of the art and science behind public speaking, influence skills, and event management.

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Master Your Power Within offers the following courses and programs designed to help YOU achieve the best results possible:

Master Your Power Within 3 Day Event – This is the Flagship event where most people start their journey with Master Your Power Within. This is an event for anyone who is hungry, anyone who is looking for more. At this event not only will you find out about these things called Higher Laws, but you will come away with a different outlook on life. The Master Your Power Within 3-Day Event covers high level elements of all the courses listed below. Don’t be surprised if this event changes your life! It is an unforgettable experience that has positively impacted the lives of thousands of people.

Relationship Mastery – Our relationships are one of, if not the most important things in our lives. Yet we often times find that relationships are messy and difficult to get right. We may inadvertently cause pain and injury to our relationships without even realizing it. Whether we are talking about an intimate relationship or simply a relationship with a co-worker, Relationship Mastery is designed to help you achieve maximum fulfillment and happiness in our relationships.

Mastering Influence – If you are in sales, entrepreneurship, business or any position where you may seek to lead or influence clients, team members, or individuals then Mastering Influence is for you. The 7 Keys of Influence that are taught and explored in this course will lay a groundwork for increasing sales, or simply helping others come to a favorable decision. Tried and true methods are combined with revolutionary, cutting-edge techniques to help you become as influential as possible.

Ultimate Wealth – Few things in this life have the same power to incite such radical human emotion as money. Nations and individuals have fought and died over money. Marriages and relationships have been made and broken over finances. Depression and exultant ecstasy is thought by some to be linked to how many digits are in your bank account. With such a polarizing and emotionally charged topic it is difficult to find out what is real and what is the best route to take.

In Ultimate Wealth, we pull the curtain back to show the inner workings of how the Rich and Abundant make their money. We also reveal many of the money myths that are pushed by so called “Financial Gurus” who are often no more than a puppet to sell a financial product. We show how to have balance so that you are not just stuck only focused on money. If you want to figure out how to get your financial house in order and get your money working for you, then Ultimate Wealth is for you.

Ultimate Health – There are thousands of fad diets and miracle pills that promise to deliver the health and the body image we have always wanted, however most if not all of them fall short because they lack the key principles that create a comprehensive plan for healthy physical well-being. In Ultimate health we dive into the mechanics of the human body and what you can do to become the healthiest you possible. This is done while avoiding the extremity type of mindset that is so pervasive in the health industry. By partnering with Health Fix you can get help in crafting a plan that will help you achieve the health you want without completely sacrificing your favorite foods.

Mastering Leadership – There has never been a time on the history of the planet where great leadership was needed more than it is needed now. There are million’s of examples from history and our present day of what not to do in leadership, but also a handful of examples that were truly great. In Mastering Leadership we pull out the principles that make an effective leader and demonstrate how to create that leadership in yourself and others.

Ultimate Mastery – Have you ever tried to put a puzzle together, only to find that it was missing a few pieces? Ultimate master is where all those puzzle pieces comes together. It helps consolidate and solidify higher laws, to where you will be able to find tools to aid you in becoming valiant and truly mastering your power within.

Family Mastery – Our family can be where our greatest joys or our greatest and most painful sorrows can come from. Our Family is likely the longest relationship we will ever have. In Family Mastery we identify what activities and patterns will create lasting happiness in our family relationships, and also what can cause damage to our families. With a combination of practical psychology and unique strategies, Family Mastery Shows can help us have a fulfilled and happy family relationship.

Ultimate Real Estate – With just as many ways to lose in Real Estate, as there are ways to win, it can be difficult to know where to get started in building wealth through real estate or optimizing where you currently are at. Ultimate Real Estate takes the principles Brandon Broadwater learned while studying personally with Robert Kiyosaki, as well as his resulting successful career investing in real estate over several decades. If you have wanted to create residual income in your life, Ultimate Real Estate will show you how.

Inner Circle Programs – The Inner Circle programs are designed for those who are ready to take action. Those who are about to endeavor, or who are already in the trenches doing work in their respective fields. The Inner Circle programs provide support to achieve your goals. Members of the Inner Circles will have exclusive access to live “Jam Sessions” where they can receive coaching and have a Q&A with Brandon Broadwater and other Master Coaches. Members of the Inner Circles will also be able to participate in high level masterminds with other members in the Inner Circle who are striving to reach the same type of goals and outcomes that you are. If you want to get the rubber to meet the road, the Inner Circle is for YOU!

So there you have it! A quick outline of the different courses available through Master Your Power Within.

We hope to see you soon!

To come to an event get your tickets here, to schedule a personal results coaching session click here, and be sure to follow us on social media.

Why You Should DEFINITELY NOT Attend Master Your Power Within®

By reading this post you may just be unbelievably shaken. You may be convinced that you want nothing to do with Master Your Power Within, Brandon Broadwater, or these things called Higher Laws.

 

In fact, I wouldn’t want you making the same mistake that this poor young couple made. In reality, it could be one of the worst mistakes a married couple could make in their financial journey together. I find myself without words to describe what has happened to this poor coupe in their 20’s. Watch the video here to see and hear their story, it is really quite tragic.

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If that is not enough to convince you to stay away from these darn events, then perhaps this story may be. Cheryl came to some devastating realizations after attending a course. See for yourself here.

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Here is yet another example (as if you needed one) to hopefully convince you for good that you should definitely stay away from Master Your Power Within and Higher Laws.

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Surely the videos and stories shared thus far have convinced you to avoid the 3-Day Event Master Your Power Within as well as the University Events that people oftentimes attend after going to the 3-Day event. However, just in case you are not yet convinced, this video should put the nail in the coffin.

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OK . . . So you are still here? . . .  Reading this article?

 

Well, I guess at this point you might as well give in and join all those miserable people at the 3-Day Event Master Your Power Within. If not an event, then make sure you don’t hop on a coaching call with a master coach, they just might hold a personal results coaching session, who would want that? Hitting their goals and outcomes? Sounds terrible to me 😉

 

 

Dear [Insert YOUR Name], Please Fail

 

The problem of struggle, as I like to call it. It can be described by such questions as what is listed below.

 

Q1. Why do bad things happen to good people?

Q2. Why is there evil in the world?

Q3. If there is a God, how could he let this happen?

Q4. I didn’t deserve this, why me?

 

There they are . . . It is questions like this that we may ask ourselves, The Universe, and others.

I can think of several times when life threw a curveball, that I not only swung and missed, but that curveball hit me square in the face.

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Have you ever had experiences like that?

 

You may be standing at the plate with perfect form. You are wearing your best uniform. You have studied all the strategy and technique. You know your competition, are better than them, and are eagerly awaiting so you can just knock it out of the park?

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Then before you even see the pitcher wind up, you are getting hit between the eyes with a baseball that came seemingly out of nowhere.

 

Life has a way of sneaking up on us like that doesn’t it?

 

We think we are prepared, then BAM! We get knocked to our knees only to be left to claw our way back.

 

So what is the deal with this opposition, struggle, and even at times failure?

 

What is the point?

 

I believe there is purpose to pain, I believe that there is substance to suffering, I believe there is meaning in misery.

 

Why?

 

Because the universe is much more interested in our character than our checking account. The universe is much more concerned with our attributes than our affluence.

 

If we don’t pick up on this we will find ourselves forever chasing something that is just out of reach, or worse yet, we may attain that which we seek, only for us to lose it.

 

What is the lesson?

 

The lesson my friend, is that life is always happening for us not just to us.

 

This is however, one of the hardest mindsets to keep in place. Because the times we need to remember it most is when we are going through the divorce. It is when we are going through the bankruptcy. It is when we are going through the death of a loved one. It is when our health fails us. It is when our business ventures crash and burn.

 

Those are the times to remember this lesson.

 

Maria Augusta von Trapp, the real person who inspired the story behind the movie classic The Sound of Music, said it this way,

“It will be very interesting one day to follow the pattern of our life as it is spread out like a beautiful tapestry. As long as we live here we see only the reverse side of the weaving, and very often the pattern, with its threads running wildly, doesn’t seem to make sense. Some day, however, we shall understand. In looking back over the years we can discover [the threads that go] through the pattern of our life.”

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We will find that the times of struggle and difficulty created a strength inside us, strength earned through grit and determination. One that sculpts and shapes who we are. Without it, we would be incomplete.

 

We go through struggle and trials in our life not just for our own benefit but for that of others. For this cause, I believe we are permitted to go through such trying times.

Once we have made it to the other side of opposition, then we can in turn help others get to where we are. Once we have made it through our darkness we can shine a light to those who have not yet found their way.

Look at one of the most successful addiction recovery programs out there, Alcoholics Anonymous. What is their 12th step in their famous “12 step process?”

To help another alcoholic.

 

Oftentimes we are called to fail and pass through difficulty so that we can level up, so that we can get stronger. But I also believe that once we have achieved that strength it is our calling and responsibility to turn around and do the same for others, because we have an enduring strength that was forged in the fires of failure and adversity.

As with all circumstances and situations in life we can choose the meaning that we associate with such events. We can choose to become embittered in trying times, or we can choose to rise up.

We can choose to become better, rather than letting our adversity break us.

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I make this case that failure and adversity can, and likely will be a meaningful teacher for us at times in our life. However, I do want to labor the point that learning through soul-stretching, will-testing, failure and opposition is not the only way to learn. In fact, there are elements that can be expedited. There are higher laws to be learned, and more efficient ways to achieve what we hope to achieve.

In fact, we cover more of those higher laws, in our event master your power within. So come join us at our next event. Book your space here.

If you have failed a time or two in your life, take heart, you have friends. If you have failed or are currently failing at some aspect of your life, it is up to you to see that the failure becomes a training and testing ground, rather than a graveyard for whatever endeavor you are striving for.

There are times where failure prepares us to help ourselves and help others in our journey to master our power within. There are times where failure is the required price to get through to the next level. So don’t waste your failure, rather use it as a springboard to move you forward.

 

When we have been to the deepest darkest places, we then are capable of lifting ourselves, and others to the highest places.

 

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The best is always yet to come.

 

Cheers!

 

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The Art of Getting Their Attention

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to, almost magically, hold and direct the attention of anyone you ever communicate with?

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To be able to make sure that your sales prospect is listening to every recommendation?

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To ensure that the members of the next audience you speak to will be at the edge of their seat?

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To make sure that your spouse or partner is not tuning you out?

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If even just one of those things sounds good to you, then read on!

 

There is something that every great public speaker, every great sales professional, and every great teacher has learned. Some of them have consciously, and purposefully learned it, and others may have just picked it up without knowing consciously what it is.

Around here at Master Your Power Within, we are not into just rolling the dice to see how things work out. We have learned that it is much better to consciously learn and implement strategies for personal development and business improvement.

There are hordes of mediocre public speakers, mediocre sales professionals, and mediocre teachers. The problem is that these people may be incredibly intelligent people. They likely are highly knowledgeable and may even know more than the great people I talked about before.

The problem oftentimes lies in the delivery of information.

 

If you were incredible at making pizza, but when it would get delivered to a customer it ended up looking like this . . .

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You likely wouldn’t have repeat customers.

 

Delivery matters.

 

So it is with the information that we convey. Whether that is in a sales conversation, getting a date, or educating about a complex topic. We must know how to hold our listener’s attention in such a way that they are eager and hungry to know what we are going to say.

The challenge with this delivery comes oftentimes in terms of us striking the right balance. Once we learn about this simple strategy it can be relatively easy to make a person hungry for our information, but we can run the risk of dragging it out too long until they are starving. Or we may do the polar opposite and try to feed those who are already full.

What is this strategy we are talking about here?

 

It is called “Pre-Framing”

 

No, we are not talking about a “groundbreaking solution in construction to frame walls on-site 10x faster and more precisely.” Like a quick google search may lead you to believe.

 

We ARE talking about influencing the frame of mind of another.

 

Whether you want to admit it or not, you begin every conversation with some sort of conscious or unconscious objective in mind. Whether that is to close a sale, get a date, or just get directions to that new pizza place.

 

Some quality, intentional pre-framing can go a long way in influencing another.

 

Pre-Framing is the act by which you seek to influence the conscious or subconscious decisions of another.

 

Just the other day my 4-year old little girl came to me with some killer pre-frames.

Her: “Hey Dad!” (Pre-Frame #1)

Me: “What sweetheart?”

Her: “Since I have been soooo good today, and since I have folded the towels, and been nice to my sister, can I watch a show?” (Pre-Frame #2)

Me: “How can I say no to that.”

Her: “Thanks Dad!”

 

That is a rather simple set of Pre-Frames, albeit cute, but simple. Let’s talk about a few more examples and then we can dive into specific strategies you can use to start “Pre-Framing.”

 

If I were to introduce a lecturer to you by saying, “Today we are going to hear from John Doe who got his PhD in Theoretical Physics. I was in his graduating a class, and I have it on good authority that he plagiarized his thesis from Einstein’s work.” How are you going to feel about ol’ John Doe?

Now if I were to say it simply a little differently it may entirely change the outcome of your perception.

“Today we are going to hear from John Doe who got his PhD in Theoretical Physics. I was in his graduating class and I thought that his thesis was akin to Einstein’s work. In fact, I would say it bears many similarities.”

How does that change your perception of John Doe? Probably a little different than the first go around right?

Those are two contrasting Pre-Frames of John Doe.

 

So how would YOU Pre-Frame an idea or concept?

 

Let me share with you Brandon Broadwater’s formula for introducing an idea or topic.

 

1. Explain the negative consequences of not having the idea/concept in your life in a worrisome way.

2. Explain the positive results and outcomes of having the idea/concept in your life in an intriguing way.

3. After explaining 1 and 2 say, “And it is just one thing . . . “

4. Then deliver on the idea/concept.

 

For example:

[Step 1]There is something that if you don’t have in your life, you are going to experience a great deal of pain. Maybe not at first, but over time you will feel it take an increasing toll on your body and mind. You will start to feel a level of discomfort, and you will likely end up not getting very far.

[Step 2] On the other hand if you have this one thing, you will find yourself able to climb mountains and walk the streets with a level of confidence that you likely wouldn’t have otherwise. You will be able to avoid the pain and medical issues that others may have without this. Your body will be in better alignment. You will be able to make a fashion statement if you so desire, and you can take your pick of a great variety of different options.

[Step 3] And it is just one thing . . .

(Pause for dramatic effect)

[Step 4] A Pair of Shoes”

 

Who knew a pair of shoes could be so intriguing?

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Like I said before, it is all about the delivery.

 

Now that I have brought this up you will likely start to notice Pre-Frames everywhere. Those who are skilled at influence use them frequently.

*A word of caution*

It is easy to get carried away with Pre-Frames. I have been to trainings that were just one big Pre-Frame for an upsold product or course. The actual “training” I attended did not teach me anything, or give value, it was just Pre-Framing for the next course. Don’t do that.

So how are you going to start Pre-Framing?

 

Give us a good Pre-Frame in the comments below.

 

To learn more about Pre-Framing and other influence tools and strategies, come to one of our live events, or hop on a personal results call.

9 Things That The Poor and The Middle Class Get WRONG About MONEY

***Just in case you have not yet read our article on The Poor, The Middle Class, The Rich, and The Abundant, take a quick look at our previous article entitled, “Why The Poor and Middle Class struggle.” Reading that article will help set the context, and lay the groundwork for what we are jumping into today. If you don’t take the time to read it, you run the risk of fundamentally misunderstanding this whole article. Just know that when we reference the Poor, Middle Class, Rich, and Abundant, we are not simply talking about financial standing.***

In life in general, and especially with money matters we need to be aware of, and eventually fix what is wrong, if we hope for things to go right.

If we are about to endeavor on a journey, we would be wise to prepare ourselves against the elements, the threats, and pitfalls we may face along the way.

Or to say it another way, in order to have what is right show up in our lives, oftentimes we have to fix what is wrong.

Perhaps you are in the thick of adversity and pain in your life right now, and this article will come as a boon to you and your situation.

Or perhaps life is pretty darn good right now, and you are feeling a little like this. If that is the case, you may be wise to take some advice from the Former President of The United States, John F. Kennedy who said, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.”

There has been much debate as to what it is that makes a difference in the socioeconomic standing between “the have’s and the have not’s.” Most of this commentary almost inevitably ends up in finger-pointing political debates which is typically less than productive and does not move anyone forward in productive ways.

This article will do just that, help you and me move forward in productive ways. It will also pull back the curtain on some of the critical elements that create and build wealth. The paradox is that many of these points discussed may at first glace seem common sense, we may even have an intellectual understanding of these points. However, the challenge in life and in money is to bridge the gap between what we may intellectually know and what we actually do and implement. Oftentimes there is a great distance between what we know and what we do. An honest and critical evaluation of self will bring to light newfound insights and execution steps.

 

What are these 9 Mistakes that the Poor and the Middle Class make?

 

leio-mclaren-3081761. Choices – The Rich and the Abundant make different choices than The Poor and Middle Class. I think we all know, but tend to forget that the decisions that we make, even the seemingly small and insignificant ones, will determine the quality and direction of our lives. We would be wise to start, if we have not already, to identify what choices we are making now that are not taking us in the directions we want to go. Then we ought to equally identify those choices we can make that will take us where we ultimately want to end up. Read on for more details about these choices . . .

2. Attitude – The Poor and the Middle Class do not see, or believe, that the stepping stone to their future is right here, in front of them. It is found in the present. They fail to see that they can do something now. Far too many people have turned down building a business, or investing in real estate because it would only create “ONLY” a few hundred dollars of monthly residual income. If a person were to take action and increase their residual income by just a few hundred dollars a month, a few years down the road that person could quit their day job if they wanted to, get out of debt, go on that trip they have always wanted, or a host of other life-fulfilling activities. The Poor and Middle Class under estimate the power that little steps can end up creating big results.

mike-wilson-1831963. Lack of courage – When The Poor and the Middle class come across “The Deal of the Decade,” they back down. They give in or give up. Why? because they have not invested in themselves to be able to trust their decisions. They get so mentally tired from making poor choices again and again that it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy, they cannot seem to make a good decision. What we all need to understand is that courage is not an attribute that we are born with, but a skill that is learned.

4. Investing in their Education – I am not merely speaking about High School, or a University Education. I know tons of people who went through the higher educations programs only to never pick up another book for years, or even their entire life!  Sometimes the Poor and Middle Class are closed off to learning in new ways. One thing that I have found out is that you can either spend some money to learn and be trained by a mentor OR you can miss out on, and even lose money, by just trying to figure it out on your own. Or as Brandon Broadwater puts it, a person can, “Spend your money learning, or lose your money learning, either way you are going to learn.” Worse yet, most of the time when trying to figure it out on your own most people will have inconsistent, hit or miss, results. The middle class, and certainly the poor do not put in the time to learn about money. Rather they spend most of their time working for it.

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5. Financial Investing – Far too many middle class investors only play offense in their investments. They focus solely on asset and materialistic accumulation rather than focusing on critical aspects such as cash flow. They risk losing all of their “nest egg” to the poker players on wall street, they do nothing to invest in assets that are insurable. Instead of creating income producing assets, they tie their money up in mutual funds and 401k’s.  To paraphrase a Warren Buffett quote, “Middle Class investing is like waiting for sex until you are 50.” Meaning that if you are waiting until that magic day when you have “enough” money saved up is going to have you always chasing a horizon, one that you can never reach. I know plenty of retirees who, even after accumulating a significant sum have trouble spending that money because they want to leave it to their kids. Or they postpone and tie their money up for years when they could be diverting that money into things like a self directed IRA to buy real estate, or starting a business that can not only be “your retirement” but also provide income while you are enjoying your working years.

By contrast, lets talk a little bit about how the poor handle their “investing.” The Poor end up taking the approach of hording money so they can spend it on consumer items. They live in a mindset of scarcity vs one of abundance. It is safe to say, that most investors who have a Poor mindset do not save or invest in their future because they are too worried that they may lose what they now have. They will not let go in order to gain.

So what do the Rich and Abundant do?

They invest in assets that are insurable and have considerable downside protection, as well as asymmetric risk vs reward.

 

What do we mean here?

An example of an insurable asset would be real estate. If the real estate burns down, they have insurance for that.

An example of investments with downside protection would be call options, structured notes, or a properly constructed life insurance contracts.

Asymmetric risk vs. reward means that a person could be wrong, or lose 4 out of 5 times, and still get their money back or come out ahead. Most poor and middle class investors take literally 100% of the risk in their wall street investing in hopes of a return. The Rich and the Abundant make sure that if their investment goes south they can recoup the vast majority, if not all, of the return.

The Rich and the Abundant search for investments that are backed by insurance or a tangible asset.

To better understand the investing mindset of the Rich and the Abundant, we need to think and operate like a bank. For example a bank takes your money in a CD and gives you 1% return, for 1-3 years. They assess a penalty to you if you pull your money out early. So they are locking you in for a set time period (Bank 1, You 0). They in turn loan that money out at 3%-12%+ (Bank 2, You 0). Then at the end of your term you walk away with a few extra bucks (You, finally, 1) and the bank has likely made 100%-1,000% on your money. End result (Bank 3+, You 1).

So how do we do that?

Let’s say that you have cash sitting around and an associate approaches you about using your money to buy land and start a car wash business. You could structure the deal so that not only will you make a healthy return of interest on your money as long as the business does well, but you could also be the sole owner of the land and buildings if the business goes south. That way if the business plan works, you get a healthy return. If it doesn’t you have a real, tangible asset you can sell to get your money back.

This is just a quick sample of how the rich and abundant think, and use their money for investing.

If you are investing in Real Estate, don’t fall in love with the paint color, or the appliances, fall in love with the numbers.

When everyone else is freaking out because of a market crash, the Rich and Abundant have learned how to mitigate risk and are excited because everything just went on sale. To learn more about that, do a quick search about Sir John Templeton, and see how he made his BILLIONS.

Rich and Abundant people learn how to manage risk, and even use it to their advantage.

To again quote Warren Buffett, “Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful.

 

6. Pay too much in taxes – The Rich and the Abundant pay less, as a percentage, of tax. While the Poor and Middle Class pay, as a percentage, the highest amount of tax. Love him or hate him, take Donald Trump for example. His team of experts have used IRS tax codes to their advantage so that he has not paid federal income tax in years. The man is worth Billions and Billions of dollars and he has not paid Federal income tax in years. How? Because he and his team know the IRS tax codes to their advantage.

The Rich and the Abundant know the power of using a corporation or a business entity to their advantage.

 

Through a business entity you get to change the order of how tax is paid. See the example below for illustration.

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Love it or hate it, this is how IRS tax code (and tax code in many other countries) works. So you might as well make use of the gift that is a business entity. However, owning a business is not the only way to lower your taxes. Talk to a qualified Accountant or Attorney. Don’t endeavor to go the DIY approach on this one. I know far too many people who are stepping over dollars to pic up dimes. They don’t want to spend a few hundred dollars for professional advice and they miss out on thousands of potential tax savings.

7. Don’t Understand Spending Patterns – Poor and Middle Class spend money they don’t have to make people think they are rich. The Rich and Abundant don’t always ride in flashy cars or wear expensive clothes because they don’t want people to know, or don’t care if others know that they are rich. So much of what we do comes down to status.

We may have the goal to be a millionaire so that we can finally spend quality time with our family. It is not really about the money it is about the emotion and the freedom to do what you want.

What if you could change your spending patterns and still achieve the same results?

The Abundant understand the psychology of money and spending patterns.

8. They have little to no Staying PowerThe Federal Reserve has stated that  “52 percent of Americans would not be able to cover an emergency of $400.” Other sources have stated that 76% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.

These are both examples of a lack of staying power.

So what does “Staying Power” mean?

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Or as Brandon Broadwater has said, “The seeds of our actions need time to come to fruition.”

If you are starting a business you should probably shouldn’t quit your day job right away. If you are going to invest into the stock market, you should probably not invest your entire life saving and all of your available credit into the next hottest stock.

About the only thing that most financial guru’s can agree upon is that it is wise to have an “Emergency Fund.” 3 months to 1 year of monthly living expenses saved up.

The Rich and Abundant do this by creating residual income, as well as multiple streams of income. That way if one of their streams of income dries up, they still have several others.

How do they do this? Most prevalently the Rich and Abundant own cash flowing real estate. They also own businesses, annuities, dividend paying stocks or bonds. All of these can produce a paycheck. Month in and month out, increasing their Staying Power.

9. The Poor and Middle Class Lack Proximity – This is by far the biggest mistake that is made. Now with social media it is becoming easier and easier to gain proximity. I don’t think that people stay in Poor or Middle Class mindsets because they want to. They don’t stay Poor or Middle Class financially because that is what they have always dreamed of. It is because the people they hang out with and associate with are likely Poor and Middle Class too. They just simply need to be “shown how” from someone who has already done it, from someone who already lives in the Rich or the Abundant quadrant.

It is much less prevalent today as it once was, but it used to be common practice to become an apprentice to learn a skilled trade such as carpentry, blacksmithing, etc. Apprenticeship is however, still alive and well today in the medical profession. A person does not become a doctor unless they have done their “residency.” A soon to be doctor does not do residency because they don’t know what they are doing. They have spent years and years in schooling to learn and understand their trade. There is are elements that cannot be taught in a text book, they can only be learned from working closely with, and being an understudy to someone who is a master at what they do.

Now if you are going to become something other than a Doctor, or another skilled trade, you will likely have a difficult time finding a person who is willing and able to have you be their apprentice. It is near impossible to find a mentor who is not only masterful at their trade, but who has the ability to teach what they do. There are plenty of top producers out there, but it is rare to find one who can teach how they achieved their success. This challenge is only compounded when everyone who has attended a weekend seminar, or read a book is calling themselves a coach or a guru.

This is where Brandon Broadwater and Master Your Power Within comes in. Brandon and the Master Your Power Within team have handcrafted programs and courses that are calculated to help their students become masters in real estate, business and entrepreneurship, and master teaching.

Far from being an out of touch academic or philosophical lecturer, Brandon Broadwater mentors and teaches strictly on topics and trades with which he can be, and has been determined to be a masterful practitioner. He offers students of Master Your Power Within that proximity and mentorship that is critical to achieve success in the aforementioned areas in the most direct manner possible.

We will come to find that either we figure the money thing out and we get more freedom in our lives, OR money is going to drive us AND will dictate most of our decisions.

 

Sir Francis Bacon wisely said,

“Money is a good servant, but a bad master.”

 

After reading about these 9 Things that The Poor and Middle Class get wrong about money, what are you going to do differently?

 

Tell us in the comments.

 

If you want to help others avoid these Poor and Middle Class money mistakes, share this article with a friend or on your social media profiles.

Come join us at an event, hop on a results coaching session, or follow us on social media to start or continue your transition from the Poor and Middle Class to becoming Rich and Abundant.

Why The Poor and Middle Class Struggle: They Don’t Know the Prosperity Quadrant™

My friend, if we don’t figure out some clear distinctions about 4 critical mindsets, we will surely fall short of what we could be, and do, and accomplish. We will certainly find ourselves struggling more than we need to.

Chances are pretty good that at some point in your life, either you have found yourself, or perhaps someone close to you fall into some of the traps that we will cover in the article here today.

You can consider it part of a very valuable education to find out as much, and as many, distinctions as possible about this one vital thing.

The Prosperity Quadrant™

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So, what is it? This prosperity quadrant™? Here is a video of Brandon Broadwater, CEO and founder of Master Your Power Within and Higher Laws explaining a little bit about what we are talking about here today.

Below is a breakdown of the 4 Quadrants of The Prosperity Quadrant™. It is important to note that we are not solely talking about a person’s financial status, but even more so about their mindset and attitude.

Poor – Those who are in the poor quadrant may find themselves constantly struggling to be able to keep their relationships together. They likely base their life decisions on circumstantial situations, rather than rock solid principles. They find themselves lacking and wanting in just about every facet of their lives. They will find that their money will always run away from them because of mindset and patterns of spending. Their lives are dominated by scarcity. They likely have not achieved any high level of success in their endeavors. They are imprisoned by their attitudes and oftentimes their financial and physical situation.

Middle Class – The Middle Class are those who have some aspects of their lives put together. For a financial example, a Middle Class person is likely someone who has a strong steady job that has provided them with a decent income. However they are likely spending beyond their means in order to impress others or to convince themselves of some sort of internal inadequacy or shortcoming. The middle class will do things to keep up with appearances, they are often driven by emotions, and the views of others rather than working from a sound base of knowledge. The middle class may spend more on a home or a vehicle because of the way it looks, rather than what makes fiscal sense.

***Side Note***

How can you know what someone’s priorities are? It is where they spend their time.

The Poor and Middle Class may say that money is not important. But they spend most of their time working for it. Their mentality is incongruent with their actions.

***End Side Note***

Rich – The Rich are those who have achieved a certain level of success or status. They have probably accumulated a great deal of wealth in a financial sense, or a particular level of wealth in some aspect of their lives. Perhaps someone may be rich in their relationship with their children, but it could be in detriment to the relationship with their partner or spouse. Perhaps someone may be rich in aspects of personal health and fitness, to the detriment of their ability to connect with and influence others. The rich have indeed conquered foes on the field of battle, however they may fail to realize that they have not yet won the war.

Abundant – The Abundant, are those who have breakthrough success. They are those who live a life of harmonious balance. Those who are Abundant get on the other side of leverage, with both their money and their time. A key misunderstanding about those who are Abundant is that they may devote an equal amount of time or resources to all important aspects of their lives at all times. This is not so. A harmonious melody often has crescendos, ebbs and flows, even times of silence. This is what living a life of Abundance is like. Not sacrificing the relationships for the cause of making money, however realizing that money is still a very important and healthy part of life. Those who are Abundant typically have access and proximity to knowledge, which is foundational and rock solid. The Abundant live a life of principle, and as such experience a great deal of joy. When faced with adversity or tragedy, the Abundant will be able to keep perspective as to what is most important, and they will “stay the course.” Living a life of Abundance is something we all ought to strive for. As Brandon Broadwater says, “The Rich may have all the things that money can buy, but the abundant also have those things which money cannot buy.”

The Prosperity Quadrant™ can be a great measurement tool, in documenting our progression and success. It can help us identify where we are at in our transition to greatness and abundance. By understanding and utilizing the quadrants we can better identify errors in our thinking and attitude. Oftentimes if we catch those thinking or attitude errors soon enough, we can prevent them from manifesting in our daily lives.

For more clarity on Abundance and the Prosperity Quadrant™, come to one of our live events, join us on a personal results coaching call, or simply follow us on social media.*

As Brandon Broadwater mentioned on the video, Master Your Power Within is a company that works with individuals to help them transition to a life of abundance. Master Your Power Within has literally helped thousands of people change their life for the better.

Whether that means increasing your income, investing in Real Estate, improving the relationship with your family and loved ones, Fixing Your Health, or finding out spiritual matters and principles that will improve the quality of your life. Brandon Broadwater and Master Your Power Within can help. So come join us at a live event, or on a personal results coaching call.
See you soon!

Create Your Own Money Machine

So you have probably had a few big commission checks under your belt, and you have come to like this money stuff that has been hitting your bank account lately.

Am I right?

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Well, if you have been in commissioned sales or entrepreneurship for more than a couple of months, you likely have thoroughly enjoyed the fruits of your labors, but perhaps there has been this little nagging problem you have faced. It is something that over time can eat away at you. I know that I have felt the tug of this issue on multiple times throughout my sales and entrepreneurial career.

 

The problem of starting at Zero every month.

 

“Hero to Zero” is what one of my managers used to call that feeling. You may have had a great month or quarter, but you now have to turn around and do it again to be able bring home those commission checks you have come to enjoy.

You may not feel the drag of this feeling for the first few months or maybe the first few years of sales and entrepreneurship, but trust me, eventually you want to focus what you do best instead of chasing down that next prospect so you can bring home a paycheck. You want to increase your staying power like we talked about in our article “9 Things the Poor and Middle Class get Wrong about Money.”

So how do we combat this nagging feeling?

 

The answer is . . .

 

Create Residual Income

 

Residuals, those elusive sly vixens that we have heard of. We probably all know that one guy or gal who has built up a solid book of business or portfolio that pays them month in and month out regardless of whether they chase down that one extra prospect.

You may be thinking, “Yeah, yeah, this is all well and good. I have wanted to get my hands on some residuals. If I knew how I would have done it by now.” Well, my friend, today is your lucky day! We are going to talk about 4 ways you can get some of that residual income hitting your bank account month in and month out.

 

  1. Sell a service in addition to your product – There is a company who sells and installs high end pottery and plants in residential and commercial settings. Initially they thought that their installs were the most profitable part of their business. However, after a financial analysis they found that the most profitable part of their business was the weekly maintenance packages they sold their clients to come in and maintain the flower and plants they installed. This routine service they provided their clients led to more installs, but also a stable base from which they could work with. They were not forced to go through the feast and famine cycle just to keep the lights on and the business going every month.

helloquence-61189Similarly, I know of an accountant who rather than selling his clients a couple hundred or couple thousand-dollar service at tax time, he turned that into a monthly subscription service. By doing so this takes the bite out of the once per year bill and provides him with year-round income.

 

  1. Get into a business that has residuals built into their model – Seems like kind of a no brainer right? Well, you would be surprised at how many people I have talked to who sell big ticket items like cars or real estate, who have told me they wish they had residual income. If residuals is not part of your business model, and it is something that you really want, then it might be time to switch businesses.

olu-eletu-13086Insurance and financial services are industries that oftentimes have residual opportunities. Many multi-level marketing organizations have excellent residual opportunities. The actual opportunity itself is not as important as the opportunity aligning to the @4 keys of business.

 

  1. Get an Annuity or Properly Structured Insurance Contract – This is actually one of the oldest forms of residual income methods. Using lifetime income annuities can be dated back to Julius Caesar and the “retirement plans” for roman citizens and soldiers. There are some “financial guru’s” out there who disparage the use of annuities, however it is pretty tough to argue with a financial vehicle that has withstood the test of 2000+ years. Also, these same “financial guru’s” who preach anti-annuity doctrine also tell you to put your money into a mythical mutual fund that will consistently get your 12% returns, year in and year out. If you have attended our ultimate wealth course, you probably know that mutual funds are one of the biggest scams and rip offs perpetuated on the average investor. These supposed guru’s are probably oftentimes veiled, highly-paid, spokespeople for wall street mutual fund firms, so take their “advice” with a grain of salt.

 

  1. Invest in Cash Flow Real Estate – Real Estate is far and above one of, if not the most dynamic and lucrative residual cash machines out there. There are 5+ ways to get a return in real estate, each one being advantageous and having the ability to be optimized and increased. However, real estate should come with a warning label. That warning label might read that a person could lose big in real estate, especially if you don’t have proximity to someone like Brandon Broadwater who has not only created his own multi-million dollar real estate portfolio, but has also helped others do the same. You need to have a level of caution when entering the waters of real estate. However, the good news is that with the right training you can get into real estate very easily and with little, or no money, and it is one of the most lucrative residual income opportunities.

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Now, let me make something clear, I am not making a case against commission only sales or entrepreneurial endeavors. I am simply stating that it would be wise to bring in an additional stream of income. That way those commission checks you are earning can simply be the cherry on top of your Money Making Machine.

So who is in? Tell us in the comments how you have created residual income, or how you plan to create residual income.

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The Altar of Sacrifice

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In the world today we don’t talk much about altars. Perhaps only talking about a wedding ceremony being performed. However there was a time where altars played a significant role in someone’s day to day life. Now, I am not going to get into a discourse on mosaic law, nor of sacrificing the firstlings of the flock.

I am going to be talking about an altar that we need to visit regularly. This is something that if we don’t make a regular visit we may find ourselves moving forward in such a way that we are burdened down. Or perhaps we may end up sacrificing the wrong thing.

But when we do make these visit’s as often as needed, and sacrifice what we ought to, we will find our life moving forward in ways that are even greater than we could have ever imagined.

Today we will talk about . . .

“The Altar of Sacrifice”

So, you may be wondering what in the world I am talking about. That’s ok, hang with me. You will see that visiting this altar will become something you look forward to even if your first few visits are less than pleasant.

Chances are if you are reading this post, I know some things about you. So I am going to talk about you for a moment? Cool? (Disclaimer: If I am wrong about you, please tell me nicely that I should discontinue my career as a fortune teller, ok?)

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If you are reading this post my guess is that you are a person who has lofty goals and ambitions. You are the kind of person who has a drive and desire for greatness in many aspects of your life. You have likely achieved a high level of skill or mastery in certain aspects of your life, however you are not seeing the level of success or fulfillment that you would like. You probably have an area or two of your life that you have put some serious effort into, but you keep coming away from that area confused as to why you feel like you are spinning your wheels.

Any of those ring true?

So what is it? What is the secret?

Well we are not going to talk about getting unstuck, we covered that in this series of posts, check them out here.

 So you may be asking what is this “Altar of Sacrifice” business all about? Let’s dive in shall we?

I have found that we as human beings don’t like to sacrifice. If left to our own devices and preferences we would much rather live a comfortable life devoid of any sacrifice. However, we end up sacrificing things all the time. Literally every day. The problem? We sacrifice the wrong things.

We sacrifice our health for our career. We sacrifice our relationships for short term gain. We sacrifice our time for money. We sacrifice our wealth for made up security. You see where I am going with this?

Oftentimes we sacrifice what should be our long term primary priorities for short term secondary activities.

What we should be doing is sacrificing our secondary activities and sub-par character traits.

If only there was a dealership for these type of things. Imagine walk in with an unfulfilled life and character and walk away with a brand new shiny excellent character. (Well, there kind of is. Check out one of our live events.)

I can think of times where I had to sacrifice what I thought my skills were as a salesman. I had to sacrifice what talents I thought I had. What I mean is I remember stepping into a new sales role thinking that I was going to be a rock star without really having to change much. I thought I was good enough. I thought I didn’t need to learn the program, I had it all made, after all I was the top producer at my last gig, what could go wrong?

So . . . What ended up happening was that the universe gave me a big ol’ piece of humble pie. The Universe “gave me a spankin'” as Brandon Broadwater would say. I had to give up my pride and what I thought I knew in order to become better and excel at my new position. I had to become more connected to my family, I had to strengthen my faith, I had to work and pray for my communication to be effective and persuasive.

Imagine with me for a second a life without fear. A life without doubt. A life without negativity. Imagine, living a life full of excitement and love for who you are and what you do. Imagine with me for a second a life where you do not have to worry about money. A life of significance and contribution. A life of continual progression, self realization, and joy.

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I can tell you that it is possible to live that kind of life. In fact that is the very kind of life we engineer here at Master Your Power Within. That is the very kind of thing we learn about and teach at our Seminars. That is what our master coaches do on our Personal Results Coaching Calls.

So what if instead of sacrificing your family relationships, time, education, money, etc., why don’t we sacrifice that fear, doubt, negativity, and pride? When we treat ourselves like second class citizens we get second class results, so why don’t we stop?

If we want to live that life of excitement, love, and financial freedom, then why don’t we start sacrificing the right things? Ask ourselves, is this something a top performer would do? Is this something that a healthy person would eat? Is thins something a financial wise person would do?

To quote Tony Robbins, “It is not about the goal. It’s about growing to become the person that can accomplish that goal.”

So let’s shed the unnecessary sub par characteristics we carry around and trade them in for top notch, grade A quality attributes and lifestyles.

So let me ask, what are you going to put on the Altar of Sacrifice?

Tell us in the comments below.

So my friend, schedule a results coaching session, or come to an event. Come join us to see what living an abundant life is like. Come join us to find out the higher laws and principles that will take you to the next level.

Why You SHOULD Charge Your Clients as Much as Possible . . .

Have you ever had the internal struggle of trying to figure out pricing for services, goods, or products?

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Have you ever found yourself giving your product away on “Mates Rates” because the person was a family member, friend, or just a “good person?”

There have been times where I have struggled with this seemingly paradoxical equation. If you have too, then keep reading . . .

The good news is that when you find yourself struggling and perhaps in the middle of a paradox you are in good company, for so too have some of this world’s most splendid men and women so struggled. Oftentimes that is the price paid to learn the Higher Law or principle needed to bring clarity to the situation and find the truth of the matter.

I can speak from personal experience when I say that you will struggle to get by in life until you figure out this principle and get your priorities in order. You may eke out a living, barely getting by, but you will likely not find abundance in financial matters. You will in short live a life of financial mediocrity or worse.

However, if you want to crack the code of abundance and start thriving financially, buckle up we are going to be finding some gold together in this post.

So how do we strike a balance of that perfect fit when it comes to charging what we are worth?

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Are you cool with me sharing with you the lesson’s that have cost myself ten’s of thousands of dollars and thousands of hours?

Are you OK with learning from my experience, and with not travelling down the wrong road just so you can know of a surety that it is the wrong road?

I beleaguer the point because it may sound trite, or too simple.

I have come to learn this lesson on many occasions, through several teachers that profit is indeed an essential part of any business equation, although it is not, nor should it be the end all be all to a transaction or business plan.

There have been times where my main push was for profit and I may have damaged relationships in the process. Other times I focused so little on profit that I had my priorities out of order. I was not worried about profitability because somehow, someway it was all going to work out. I have learned the hard way that is not how the laws of business pan out.

One limiting belief you and I must eliminate is that it is somehow wrong to make a profit.

The realization we must come to is if we don’t charge a person for our services, that person will not value that advice or service in the same way that a paying customer would.

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I look at times when I have made financial commitments of $10k or even 6+ Figures. Those endeavors came with a significant enough price tag that I respect them, and take my commitment to them seriously.

On the opposite end of that spectrum there are some sales training programs that I have spent $100 on that I have not even logged into the program. It’s like buying books and just leaving them on the shelf, unread. I have made the mistake of putting all the money up for a business venture with a partner only to find they did not have the same level of commitment that I did to the venture and as such they did not produce or contribute in the same manner that I was.

The money that a customer pays is actually for their benefit. If you give away your services for free or for “mates rates” it will not serve your clients because they did not pay a significant enough price to take you or your product seriously. If a client is not charged enough they will not implement your advice, appreciate your services, or respect your products.

We discount our value to others when we do not charge them adequate, substantial fees for our goods and services. We do them a disservice by not giving them the opportunity to commit in the way that only putting hard earned money on the line will commit a person.

The esteemed sales trainer, and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar said this regarding sales processes.

“The sales process is something we do for the prospect and not to the prospect . . . If you are truly professional you will seek every legitimate means for persuading the prospect to take action for his or her benefit.” Secrets of closing the sale Page 31

By paying you what you are worth in a substantial fee or commission, your clients will be benefited in such a way that they will be committed to take action.

However, I must mention a note of caution . . .

If you are not certain in the value that you provide, then it is pointless to charge a significant fee or commission. Because then everything within your being, from your head to your toes will indicate to your client that you are not certain and confident in your ability to charge that fee.

If you are having difficulty in consistently finding that certainty and level of confidence I would recommend reaching out to one of our master coaches and schedule a personal results coaching session, or attend a live event.

I have given products and services away for free, I have given up commissions for a person and they (customers and clients) did nothing with it, so it did not benefit them. So it is in their best interest as well as yours to pay you well.

The money your clients pay you in fees, and commissions are secondary to the results and certainty that you deliver with your products and services.

If you would like to find out how to take your influence and sales skills to the next level then join us on a webinar, hop on a personal results coaching session, or come to a live event.