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[Julie Lewin Case Study] How a Cancer Survivor Increased Her Worth 10x & Built A 6 Figure Income Through Her Passion In Celestial Healing

Posted on 12. Oct, 2012 by .

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Some of you may know Julie Lewin, who did a fantastic job at our support desk for many years. What you may not know about Julie might shock you. In 2000, Julie was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and could not speak for an entire year.

What would you do if this happened to you?

She made a promise that if she ever got the ability to speak back, she would live her passion and inspire others to live their dreams….

In 2008 Julie attended an OurInternetSecrets event and hasn’t looked back since. She’s inspired thousands with her intuitive healing techniques, spoken as an expert on many stages, has put together a celestial consciousness retreat (which made her $16500 in one week) and now charges $497 session, up from $50 session a few short years ago.

Julie is a shining example of what you can do if you put your mind to it and apply some of the strategies we’ll be teaching at our 4 Day workshop.

You can listen to some of the fantastic results Julie has achieved in the video.

Here are some of the key lessons Julie learned in her journey:

1. Challenge yourself on your mentors. They can help accelerate the process and save you hours of pain and lots of money!

2. How much you are worth? Don’t be tied down to your own pre-conceived ideas. Create massive value and don’t be afraid to charge what you’re worth.

3. If you get a chance, work to learn and soak up as much as you can from people who are succeeding.

4. Believe in yourself and can climb mountains you never thought you could previously climb.

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Julie: Who’s learned something today? Who’s still waiting to learn something? This is a real honour. “How to Increase Your Fees 10 times and Build a Six-Figure Income” – that’s what I want to talk to you about in the next 15 to 20 minutes.
It’s taken me a long time to get to this point. That little blue down the bottom there, I only got that yesterday. Nothing like a deadline to make you do something. I finished my PowerPoint presentation an hour ago and Daryl said, “Are you ready?” I said, “Yes.” So, here we go.
Who is Julie Lewin? I haven’t got lots of words for you. I like pictures. They say it speaks a thousand words. I was born in Gympie and I didn’t stay there long. My parents went roaming and we ended up in Mt. Isa. Do you see that stack there, the big one? That is half a kilometre high and I’ve got a story about that that I’ll tell you later.
I’m married to the amazing Frank and some of you may have met Frank. He’s quite a character. We got married 30 years ago in October and yes, we did have two babies. They wouldn’t let me put their pictures up here so I’ve just written “two babies.” We raised our children in Brisbane. These are my children now. We ran away from home two and a half years ago and left them with everything. We started again in the country and we love it.
Oh, there is a little bit of something else about me. I’m a healer and a medical intuitive. That might be a bit woo-hoo for some of you and it was for me when I was told that 28 years ago. What can I say about that? I discovered that I could see inside people’s bodies and locate the root cause of their discomfort. It didn’t happen overnight, but I decided I wanted to have that life, so I practiced every single day for the last 28 years.
Why have I got the Olympics symbols there? I met an Olympian in this room. We actually went to the function on the Saturday night and she started telling me about the Olympian mindset. I thought, “Wow! I have a mindset like that, but I’m not an Olympian.”
Let’s see what an Olympian mindset is. It’s determination, it’s inner strength, you’re hard working and persistent, you’re self-motivated like you light that light in your heart. No one else can do that for you. You can deal with adversity and you have tenacity. When you have those qualities, it means you can pick yourself up off the bathroom floor where you’ve been sobbing, get back into your life, and keep going with whatever it is that you want to do. You’re optimistic and positive and you have the ability to be really focused.
That’s what I’ve done over the last 28 years in a lot of different areas of my life. I practiced for nine years. I got to go on that TV show The Extraordinary where they tested me on film because I rang them up and said, “I can see inside of people’s bodies.”
They said, “Oh yeah, right.” They said, “Have you got anyone who can prove this?”
I said, “Well, my mom.”
They said, “Someone else?”
I said, “What about a doctor, a psychiatrist, and a nurse?”
They said, “Yes.” And so they rang me about six weeks later and said, “We’ll have film crew in town in a couple of days. We want to film you.”
I said, “I don’t think so.”
“Huh?”
I said, “I don’t want to be made a mockery of, because what I do is serious.”
They said, “We promise we won’t do that.”
That TV show – no word of a lie – I would’ve filled this room with letters ten times over. My husband went and picked a sack up from the post box every day and it was very overwhelming, and so I decided I wanted to hide.
There’s a reason why I’ve got this here. Responding to all of those people, I thought that I was obliged to give all of myself to those tens of thousands of people that wanted a piece of me, so I did. There was a consequence. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in May 2000. The day after I had surgery I went to speak to my doctor and I couldn’t speak. I lost my voice for a year and I said to God, “If you let me speak again, live my passion, speak about it here today to inspire people to live their dreams and climb their mountains, I promise I’ll do that.”
We’ll fast forward to 2006. I’ve built my very first website. It was a clunky website, it’s still there, and it was through something called SiteBuilder. I’ve put a lot of my heart and soul into that and I thought I was doing pretty well. But I knew I needed something more.
Fast forward to 2008, Facebook changed my life. I know that sounds a pretty weird thing to say. My best friend from when I was 20 – and we had our babies together when I was 24 and 26 – found me on Facebook, exactly a month before there was one of this events. She got two tickets and she said, “Julie, would you like to come to Sydney with me to that event?” It was the very first Our Internet Secrets event that was like this.
I said, “Oh, I haven’t got any money. But I do have $400 to buy my passport so I can go to Thailand in two months. I’ll use that.” So I did. I spent my passport money and I went to Our Internet Secrets and I just kept saying, “Oh my God, oh my God! This is exactly what I’ve been asking for. God answers my prayers.” I joined Our Internet Secrets.
I’m going to fast forward to February, that’s five months later. You’re going to hear Daryl say something later and it might still hit thunder, but some people really bug her. I was one of them. I was still doing my research five months later. I never went to this event. This is part of the OIS program that they’ll talk to you about later. I was at that event. I didn’t have a topic. I didn’t know what I was going to write about. I was very confused in myself.
I spoke to Andrew and he said, “You need to go and speak to Paul Blackburn,” and I did. No word of a lie, in three minutes he changed my life. By the end of that first day, I had my topic. I went home, did some research on the Internet, and the next day I had a 30-day plan. In 30 days I created a product.
I went into a recording studio and I recorded ten healing mediations for before, during, and after surgery. I wrote an e-book, I outsourced the sales letter, and I had the project manage it because those guys at the recording studio said, “Sure, we’ll have that done in 48 hours,” they didn’t. I had to keep hassling them. Then they said, “Yes, we’ll get the guy to digitally master it. He’ll do that in 24 hours.” He didn’t. I’ve got everything on the 30th day. That was my target that I would submit everything to OIS tech is on the 30th day – and I did.
Thirty days later, I got my website back and I made my first sale overnight. Do you think I was a pretty happy cookie? I was. I’ve made some money from that product, but it’s not my best product and I need to market it more. Actually, here it is. It is actually a real live product. Who wants it? There you go.
Who knows Bret Thomson? He’s a copywriter extraordinaire. He’s an all-around good guy and you’re going to meet him this afternoon. I decided I wanted to be a little Bret Thomson wannabe, so I said, “Bret, are you going to teach this stuff that you do?” and he said, “Yes.” I said, “I want to be your first student.” I was one of his first students. I thought I was going to be Australia’s next best thing to women copywriting. I wasn’t.
I had big dreams in October 2009. I had no money. My clients were paying me $50 a consultation, I had a huge heart. I’ve made this deal with God that if He gave me back my voice that I would help people. I was really willing to learn. Andrew and Daryl provided that environment for me to learn and I’ll tell you what, I ate it, I slept it, I breathed it, and I did everything that they told me to do.
Guess what? I got offered a job with Andrew and Daryl and I became the OIS help desk manager in October 2009. I got trained for a few weeks and then I was on my own. I wrote this email to Daryl. I said, “Dear Daryl, you have the wrong person. I so cannot do this job. You’ll have to find someone else.” I went to press “Enter” and I couldn’t. I did that four times and I said, “Okay, maybe I’m not meant to quit this job,” but I did need some help.
I had a friend who had just become a hypnotherapist and I said, “You need to get here right now. I’m about to quit the best job in my life.” She actually drove over. I still had the emails open on my computer that I couldn’t answer. No word of a lie, she sat on my front veranda with me and did an intervention. Sounds cool. She left, I went back inside, I started answering those emails, and I didn’t stop.
I have had the most extraordinary journey with Andrew and Daryl. I love everything to do with Our Internet Secrets. That’s my favourite part on the website and anyone who’s had a welcome call with me will know that.
Andrew and Daryl – these are my mentors. I absolutely love the mentorship that they’ve given me and it’s transformed my life.
Janet Beckers – she’s one of the OIS Faculty members and you’ll hear a bit more about her. She’s the joint venture queen.
Guess what? I had a recruitment agency from Adelaide Facebook me privately (I didn’t know who they were) and said, “Can we do a joint venture with you? We wanted a joint venture on all of your products.”
I said, “But my website is not finished yet.”
“Oh, as soon as it’s done send it to us and we’ll put it on our website. We’ll market it to our thousands of people.” That just happened last week. Yes, thank you.
Gideon Shalwick – he’s another one of Our Internet Secrets Faculty members. He’s the video blogging expert and what he doesn’t know is not worth knowing.
You’ll see all these people later. They’re all my mentors.
Fast forward to September 2011, I had my first speaking gig with Adam Gibson. I spoke for 90 minutes, closed 50% of the room and made $5,000. I was very excited. I’ve never made that much money in that short a time in my life. In that moment I thought, you know what, I can do anything I want to do. I can make as much money as I want. I just have to put my heart and soul into it and ask for it.
Fast forward to April 2012, Celestial Consciousness Retreat. I didn’t follow Andrew and Daryl’s advice. I didn’t do the middle steps. I just went from the little product to the big product and I charged $3,300 for that. I sold out and I made $16,500 in a week. My next one is in November. I’m pretty excited about that. I went in two years from $50 a session, I now charge $497 a session and I have a monthly target of 20. Sometimes I make it, sometimes I do more, sometimes I do less, but it averages out.
You see that there? I said I wanted to go to the top of that. I’m afraid of heights and to get to the top of that I had to go in a cage that had just bars on it. We went half a kilometre up in the air and then the guy that took me up there said, “Now you have to get on that ladder that goes half a kilometre down and you have to climb another six feet to get right up to the rim up there.” It took him 20 minutes to get me to get on the ladder. Then I climbed and my head hit something. It hit a ceiling. They talk about a glass ceiling, I hit a wooden ceiling.
I said, “I can’t go any further.”
He said, “Sure you can.”
I said, “No, I can’t.”
He said, “That changed things. Well, you have to just come back down and step over that half a kilometre chasm and get back on here. We’ll have to wait for them to send us back down.”
I was stuck on that ladder for 25 minutes like this in my slippery hands. Anyway, he coaxed me back down. I always remember that when I think that I can’t do something. I saved my own life in that stupid thing that I did, but maybe it was one of the best things that I ever did. That was a moment.
I’m very excited to have pulled together my ultimate business model. My first tip is I’ll give away something for free. Oh, I’ve made a mistake. “Seven Steps to Celestial Consciousness.” I just started a meditation circle, it’s live online to anyone in the world and we discuss it afterwards in a special Facebook group. I do a one-day workshop on mastering intuition, because that’s what I’ve developed. I’ve developed my intuition to a really high regard. I’ve created a home study pack. There’s my six-day retreat. I do mentoring. I have my first mentoring client on Monday and she really loves that. Then I’ve got a high end mentoring program. I’m not going into what all of those are. I haven’t got any time.
Who wants to feel the love? Who wants to know how to stop psychic vampires from sucking your energy? I can teach you how to do that. I’ve got four eclasses. I sell them for $97. I’ll give you them for free.
This is my meditation room. This is the PowerPoint slide that comes up when I do the webinar, so everyone knows that I’m sitting in there recording this web meditation. I’ll give you the first one for free.
Vote for me if I have inspired you. Thank you, everyone.

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Thanks To Everyone Who Made July’s Workshop an Awesome Event!

Posted on 03. Aug, 2012 by .

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July’s workshop has now come and gone – and what an incredible 4 Days it was! Here are some of the highlights of the event for those of you who couldn’t make this one:

– Andrew and Daryl had the pleasure of teaching over 220 keen participants their systemised way of making money through their ‘Ultimate Business Model’ System. During question time, Andrew and Daryl didn’t hold back at all when answering the barrage of questions that came at them throughout the event. Everyone that attended had their minds expanded and left invigorated and excited about taking their ideas and monetising them.

– Our Business Builder Competition was again well received, with 8 Business Builder stories inspiring our attendees. Each person was from a completely different industry and all had to overcome challenging situations, self doubt and fear. But in the end, they all in their own right achieved some notable successes. In the end, Alex Cownie’s story from injured ballerina to re-inspired teacher (and being able to create a passive income from her passion) won the crowds sentiment over. Congratulations to Alex and a huge thank you to all the Business Builders who participated. Now it’s time to start getting ready for our October Competition! Are YOU going to be one of our future Business Builders?

– Two new guest speakers graced the stage for the first time at a 4 Day workshop. Krisztian Panczel told his courageous story growing up in oppressive Hungary as a little boy and vowing never to give up striving to create a better life for himself and his family. And boy did he come good on his promise, revealing some of the key SEO strategies that helped him build a large online business and create an amazing lifestyle. Warren Black then revealed some alarming statistics in the area of business compliance, taxation and government bullying. He also taught a few key principles and mindset shifts people need to make in order to deal with these organisations effectively. Both Krisztian and Warren will be running their own 3 day workshops later on this year. Stay tuned for more details or email our support desk if you’d like to find out more.

– Our major prize draw had everyone on the edge of their seat, with a chance to win $100K. After 4 days of buildup, the official prize draw pulled out Waiman Edmund from the barrel, who then placed his envelope in the $100K barrel. Although he didn’t pull out the $100K prize, his consolation prize – a weekend at the Palazzo Versace and a full day with Andrew and Daryl to work on his business – was nothing to sneeze at!

– The cocktail party on level 77 was a spectacular way to network and get to know everyone a little better, with some of the best views of the Gold Coast at night. Lost of cool stories shared, swapping of business cards and potential joint ventures formed. Thanks to everyone who attended, we hope you had a great time.

And so in the days, weeks and months following your workshop experience, we wish you all the best in your journey. Whether you’ve joined OurInternetSecrets, The Millionaires Club or just took away a goldmine of cool ideas to implement, we hope to see you around somewhere in cyberspace or a future event. If you couldn’t make this one, please book out your diaries for dates in October: 26th-29th at Q1 Resort and Spa.

 

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What would YOU do with $100,000? We Can’t Decide!

Posted on 17. Jul, 2012 by .

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We always love to something extra special at our workshops to get people excited and increase the fun factor.

For our upcoming July workshop, we just could not decide. We had a huge debate, and we all wanted different things.

We each shot a video on what we’d do with $100,000 – all YOU have to do is show up and be present for the draw for your chance to take home all the marbles and choose which option you’d like!

Andrew couldn’t go past a fast, sleek sports car or boat. He thinks cruising in style would be pretty cool.

Click on the video below to hear Andrew argue his case:

 

The team think a Millionaires Lifestyle would be a better choice. Imagine having a personal trainer, chef, masseur, house maid and more catering to your every need for a full 6 months! You’ll not only have time to do the really important things you keep putting off, but by the end you will feel refreshed, energised, healthy and if you’ve spent your time wisely alot richer too!

Click below to hear the teams choice:

 

Daryl thinks a relaxing Caribbean cruise shopping for some serious bling would be a life changing experience. Imagine a luxury cruise across the tropics, followed by gracing some of the world famous shopping precincts for the perfect diamond (or for guys – the perfect genuine Rolex watch).

Click the video below to hear Daryl’s exciting endorsement of her choice:

 

 

So, which would you choose? Head on over to our voting page to see what everyone else wants and register your vote!

http://www.ourinternetsecrets.com/workshop

You can also register for the workshop if you haven’t yet done so as tickets are getting gobbled up quickly.

See you there for YOUR CHANCE at $100K!

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Come Take a Look Inside Our Internet Business (Here’s What We’ll Be Teaching)

Posted on 11. Jul, 2012 by .

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One of the greatest things about being financially free is we get to do lots of travelling around the world with our kids. We also love the passive income and freedom that having a successful internet business brings.

One of our other passions is teaching other people how to achieve the same results. We get so much satisfaction and a real buzz out of seeing one of our students excel in their business and open up a world of financial independence.

The main way we’ve been able to teach people (as we don’t do one-on-one consulting anymore) is through our 4 Day workshops. We walk you through step by step exactly what we did, and by the end you have a takeaway strategy you can implement the very next day.

If you’ve never heard of us before and want to know what we’ll be teaching, here’s an outline of what we’ll be covering on each day:

DAY 1 – Friday 27 July. Today we’ll show you how to design your internet business. We see too many people get this bit horribly wrong! Either they leap in with no idea of what they’re going to do, and so they waste loads of time and money for no return. OR, they get so confused and overwhelmed that they don’t even know where to start.

If either of these is you, then by the end of this first day you’ll have a clear idea of why you’re getting online and what you’re going to sell. And most importantly, we’ll show you some quick, clever ways to research your niche so you can stand out from your competition.

DAY 2 – Saturday 28 July. Today is the nuts and bolts of building your internet business. We’ll show you how to create a website that gets people to take action – whether that’s to buy your product, come into your store, opt in to your list, or give you a call to place an order. We’re going to show you exactly what the best websites do to get great results. And we’ll give you loads of examples of the right and wrong ways to do it.

We’ll also show you how to write a winning sales letter. You know we have one sales letter that’s made us over a million dollars? We’ll show you how.

We then show you the very latest ways we’re using to drive loads of eager customers to our websites. We’ll show you in detail how we dominate page 1 of Google, use the latest in social media, set up high quality Joint Ventures, and loads more to quickly find hungry customers.

DAY 3 – Sunday 29 July. Today we finish off the process of building an online business by showing you how to tweak your website to get the most income out of it. That website that’s made us over a million dollars – would you believe we nearly canned it in the first few weeks? It wasn’t until we tweaked it (and we’ll show you how) that the money started flowing.

Then we show you something REALLY exciting – how you can supercharge the process, and create a 6 or 7 figure business in as little as 90 days. Over the last 4 years we’ve been involved in 15 of these businesses – at the workshop you’ll see why we think they’re the best thing since sliced bread!

DAY 4 – Monday 30 July. We know that none of this works without a success mindset, and a plan to make it all a reality. On this last day we show you the “secret sauce” that we add to all our internet businesses that makes them so successful. We first show you the techniques we use to identify and eliminate our subconscious blockages to being successful (yes, we’re still weeding them out!). Then we show you how we plan any new internet business so that we get the outcome (and the income!) we want from it. You’ll walk out at 5pm with a mini business plan, ready to start on Tuesday!

As you can see, the workshop is mainly us on stage, (except on the odd occasion where we bring in one of our faculty members to talk about stuff they’re better at!). It’s definitely NOT a sell-fest, with an unrelated series of 90 minute sales pitches!

We’ve had hundreds of raving testimonials from people in all industries, all ages and all walks of life.

We’ll do everything in our power to add as much value for you as possible. We always have lots of fun and give out lots of cool prizes – both big and small.

We look forward to seeing you there in person and helping you take your ideas and turn them into profits, so you can spend your time exactly how you want to.

Simply Register Here for your complimentary tickets (yes, they’re free!).

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Monika Mundell: From Working 60 hrs Week As a Chef To Liberating Lifestyle!

Posted on 18. Jun, 2012 by .

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Welcome to the first of our Video OIS Success Stories! Over the next few months leading up to July’s Workshop, we’re going to be posting one inspiring story each week on our blog of someone who has overcome great difficulty, challenge and adversity to creating a leveraged businesses that make them cash and time rich.

Introducing Monika Mundell

Monika’s story is a lesson that anyone can break out of their current situation if they want it bad enough.

From training and working as a Chef up to 60 hours a week to discovering her passion for writing and turning it into a profitable business.

Monika hated her job, worked long hours in a super stressful job.

After breaking through her fears, she was determined to build an online business to replace her income.

Through Andrew and Daryls teachings, she added 6 figures to her business within 12 months.

Monika now:

  • Knows the power of value exchange
  • Deals with much higher quality clients paying her a premium
  • Can travel and work around the world and take her business with her
  • Turned over $250K in the last 12 months

To visit Monika’s site an dlearn more about what she does, click here.

We’ll be inviting 8 empowering business builders to speak LIVE at our July workshop, along with our faculty experts and of course Andrew and Daryl themselves. Tickets are limited (and free for OIS blog readers!) so hurry on over and secure your ticket now. We already have half our allocated seating booked already!

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From Working 60 Hours Week as a Chef to Liberating Lifestyle

Monika Mundell

Monika: Are you as excited as I am? Who’s learned a lot today already? I reckon everyone. Yeah, same here. Every time I come to one of these events, it’s just awesome.

Who am I? I’m going to share with you my journey in the next 15 minutes or so. I grew up in Switzerland. That’s where my accent is from. That’s me in school there. That was my pet cow (not really, but I just kind of liked the idea) and one of the mountains in my backyard as well.

I grew up in the middle class family. When I was 18, I trained as a chef. I worked in a few jobs and when I was 23 I’ve got a fantastic opportunity to train and work with one of the best chefs at the time in the UK. So, I packed my bags and off I went. I didn’t really know much about the job, just where I was meant to work so I just went there. It was a big adventure.

I cooked for London’s Elite. I also cooked for head of state, celebrities. I cooked for Lady Diana. It was a private club and members had to pay a lot of money just to go and dine there. They actually pay as well for that too.

To cut a long story short, I got caught by Cupid’s arrow. I didn’t expect that from my lovely husband John. He’s sitting at the back there. Say hi, John. He’s quite shy.

John and I actually worked together at the restaurant and he checked me out for six months. He followed me around the kitchen and he used to invite me for dinners and stuff. We became really good friends and fell in love. That was 22 years ago.

John is now my husband. He’s the love of my life. He’s my best friend. He’s also my biggest fan and he is my soul mate. He supports me through everything I do. So, much of the stuff I’m sharing with you today is credit to John because without him, I couldn’t have done it. You need to have that support.

When my contract was up in the UK, I moved back to Switzerland and John eventually followed me. We worked in Germany and Switzerland for a few years, but then we migrated to Australia. It was a dream come true for me. Ever since I was 19, I dreamed about living in Australia. I don’t know what it was. By the time we migrated I was 30, so it’s a pretty long dream to have.

Can you all do me a favour and go “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie”?

Participants: Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

Monika: Yeah. I always wanted to do that. Thank you.

We migrated, we settled in in the new country, everything was fantastic. When we actually got here, we found it was a lot better than we’d imagined as well. We just love living in Australia and I’m proud to say that I’m an Australian as well. That’s where my heart is.

But then something happened. I realised that I was probably not such a good employee. I became disenchanted with my work. I hated my job. I worked very long hours. Often we worked 60-90 hours a week and we got paid for 40. The pay was crap. As a chef, you don’t really get paid a lot of money unless you’re a celebrity chef like Jamie Oliver – and the hours are terrific. Even worse is the work environment. It’s very stressful. The bosses are not very understanding and they treat you like crap.

So, I wanted out. I thought, “There had to be a better way. There had to be something better.” I was dreaming about having my own business, being my own boss, and being able to command my own hours. I wanted to work from home, I wanted to be able to travel, and take my business anywhere in the world – having an Internet business. Much of what you guys are learning this weekend is what my business is based on as well.

Eventually, I quit. I sacked my boss and it was really cool. I stuffed around with a couple of business ventures for about four years, totally failed, lost a lot of money. But nevertheless, I discovered my love of writing. I’m a copywriter but I started out as a freelance writer. I built my business from scratch. I basically started off blogging for a reasonably known marketer in Asia. I found a job online, I applied for it, and I got it. Wow, how cool is that? You can actually get paid to write for someone else. That got me started.

I was hanging around in forums. That’s my blog there, which is now being written on by a couple of my writers, and my website. I got started off with forum marketing and found a lot of my clients online. I also built my blog at the same time. I did a lot of blogging back then. A lot of clients found me. They came to me, they found me through the forum or via the blog and they inquired about my services.

I built my business and it was really, really good. I built quite a good business and all without formal education. I’m nothing special. I used to be a chef and I’m self-taught. I just went for it.

But then it turned out that I ended up working too much. I basically worked about 14 hours a day because as my business grew, I was writing, writing, writing. I was forgetting to eat, I was forgetting to sleep, and I got almost to the point of getting sick. I actually had a nervous breakdown. I became quite disenchanted with my business. I lost my mojo.

I thought, “This can’t be it. You can’t just work like that.” I realised that I had traded my job as an employee for the job at home. So, I was looking for an answer to get out of that.

I heard about outsourcing. Who hasn’t heard about outsourcing? Back then, it was fairly new. It wasn’t as widely discussed as it is today. I was umming and erring about it. Should I do it? Should I not? Eventually, I decided to go for it. Within eight months of outsourcing and making that decision, I added an extra six figures to my business. That was a massive goal for me. I wanted to have a six-figure business.

Soon after that, I met Andrew and Daryl. It was actually at an event like this in Sydney. It was last year in June I think. I like these guys, they shared so much. As you can see, they share everything with you. They’re really open with their knowledge.

I was looking for a mentor at the time because I was also exposed to bad influence in my life. Not from John – he’s the only one supporting me – but all the people and the situation I was in. I knew that I needed a mentor who could help me keep my mind on track and keeping me positive and not getting me dragged down into the negative stuff that so many are exposed to in that in their own business.

So, I joined their high-end mentoring and one of the things Daryl and Andrew taught me was the importance of value exchange in business. As a result of that, they have helped me attract better clients. Actually, a few of them are in the room here, which is pretty cool. These days, I deal with better clients and I’m able to give them better value as well, so it made me a better person, a better writer in the process.

One of the things I really love about writing is the direct response marketing side of it. Being a writer is great but the copywriting side of it is really what gets my juices flowing because you’ve got to get into the heads of the buyer and find out what drives them to buy. That’s something you guys obviously have to learn when you build your own businesses.

That was a dream come true obviously. Having my own business, I’m able to travel. The next dream I wanted to achieve is, because of John helping me to build my business, seeing me fail and then seeing me succeed, I wanted to get John out of employment as well. So I worked really, really hard to get him out of a job. For a few years, we would basically say goodbye to each other in the morning. He would go to work (he was a chef as well), come home at midnight, we wouldn’t see each other all day, and it was very, very frustrating for me. So, I was doing my best to get him out of a job.

I’m happy to say that he basically sacked his boss at the end of January last year. He’s been without a boss for over a year now and he’s unemployable. John’s my support team – he helps me in the business and he cooks for me, which is great because I really hate cooking now. He feeds me, looks after me, and he’s really there to support me with everything I do.

All of these are possible with the things you guys are learning this weekend. Pay attention to what Daryl and Andrew are teaching you because there’s so much value in that.

That’s us cruising last year. We love cruising, so make sure you work for us. Seriously, we’re big cruise addicts. John and I have been on three cruises already and we just keep going because we love it. It’s the best holiday.

We cruised the South Pacific last year. That was us in Dubai for a whole month last year as well. We spent the month in Dubai checking out all the tourist stuff, we even went skiing. There’s this big shopping mall; it’s one of the biggest in the world and they’ve got this skiing, slow balling closed, you rock up, it’s freezing cold, and you go skiing there. It was pretty cool.

Then at the end of last year, we went to Thailand with Daryl and Andrew’s clients and we had a ball there. We got to know Daryl and Andrew on a more intimate level, which was really special for us because you build friendships when you hang out with people. A lot of the people who are in the program like we are, they’re all great. Everyone’s fantastic, everyone’s sticking together and supporting each other, so that was a fantastic time as well. We even got to ride on an elephant, which is pretty cool.

For me, the awesome lifestyle, having the friends, being able to travel and having time out, enjoying different cultures, and just having fun and laughing – that’s what life’s all about. But I got complacent, put it like that. I did pretty well, I got John out of a job, and I didn’t need to stress about stuff, clients are coming my way. I must also add that I’ve never advertised my business. People just come to me and I get referrals and repeat clients. I suppose I’m pretty fortunate that way. I found I have a cruisy business, I don’t really need to worry about it, and so I got complacent. A lot of the stuff Daryl and Andrew were coaching us and telling us, I knew it on an intellectual level but I didn’t take action and I missed a lot of opportunities as well.

Then they said something to me that created a massive momentum shift. I’m like, “Oh, you just got to do it.” So what I did is I took action and I made a cool $9,500 in two in a half hours from something Daryl and Andrew are telling me, so that was pretty cool. That was the milestone in my business because people now pay me to coach them, and so I’m setting up a membership site as I coach people. I coach other writers who want to become copywriters and that’s pretty special.

Last year, I turned just under a quarter of a million dollars in my business and much of it is thanks to Andrew and Daryl, they help me grow my business. The main reason I wanted to be mentored by them is to earn passive income and they’re helping me achieving this now, which is fantastic.

My reason why, John, my lovely husband. I would do it without him and these are our little babies. We don’t have kids. These are our kids. We’ve got eight cockatiels and they are our company. They look after us when we’re at home. They sit on our shoulder and shit everywhere. But it’s considered good luck, right? That’s our reason and the travel and the lifestyle. I’ve got a portable business, I can go anywhere in the world, work from my laptop and earn money, which is fantastic.

So my journey was I was able to quit my job, I’m working from home, I live in the country of my dreams, I travel frequently, I make more money than I’ve ever made being a chef, and I have an exciting future ahead of me – thanks to Daryl and Andrew. Now, it’s your turn.

Thank you.

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