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Posted on 27. Aug, 2013 by Our Internet Secrets.
Adam’s business in the natural health industry had always made him money, but as Adam’s priorities shifted he started a family and wanted to start decreasing stress in his life – he knew there was a better way.
Adams’ dilemma was one many businesses face – having large amounts of profits coming from a few key clients, being tied down in the business, and dealing with stressful clients. His business was not scaleable, and with a growing family, Adam found he didn’t have the time he wanted.
Adams journey is a powerful lesson for anyone looking to scale their business, earn more money with less effort!
You can listen to some of the fantastic results Adam has achieved in the video.
Here are some of the key lessons Adam has learned in his journey:
- Challenge yourself on how much you are worth. Don’t be tied down to your own pre-conceived ideas. How much value could you add to someone using your product/ service? What is that really worth?
- Systems are critical for freeing up your time as an entrepreneur. If thats not your skill, find someone who does it well and hire them!
- Go and reward yourself for small (and big) victories. This is an awesome way to positively reinforce all your hard work and gets your eager to achieve your next target!
- Let go of all your preconceived ideas and notions when getting high level mentoring and coaching. Those that are doing what you want to do have the ability to see what you need to be doing. Listen to them, action it and don’t resist!
Would you like to be challenged to take your idea and turn it into an online income stream?
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How I Gained 75% of My Time Back and Tripled My Clients
I’ve been a member, I’ve been involved with Andrew and Daryl for some time, but also in their high level coaching program called Millionaires Club – I don’t know if you’ve heard about that yet but you may do – which was officially about a year ago. So officially, I kind of finished my involvement a year ago. I’m not going to stand here and tell you about making millions of dollars because that hasn’t been the focus for me and I’ll explain why.
Twelve months ago I finished the program. What the business looked like? I help natural health practitioners, sometimes physical therapist, integrated GPs, but mainly natural health people run a better business, make money and really help them value themselves and get themselves and give them what I call the a soap box. I give them a platform to stand on to help them be as good as they can be in the community.
It’s my strong belief that natural health is a way forward typically from a preventive health point of view. That sort of message needs to be out there. What I do is help practitioners position themselves to connect their solution with people like Isabel who need the help. I put those two things together. That’s what I see as my role.
However, this is what life looked like. Money wise I was making a really good living. I was charging about $10,000-$12,000 a year, which I thought at the time was great. I have about 30 clients and that adds up some good money. Typically, when you run your own business or being 9 to 5 and sort of done the traditional style of business, that looks great for the first while and it was until you get to a point when you think, “You know what, I’m kind of shackled to this.”
One of my big values is to have all the freedom and have a great lifestyle and I realised that having 30 or so clients didn’t give me that lifestyle I was looking for long-term. My motto is live life unleashed. It was about two or three years of running in about that level of 30 odd clients, I really realised I wasn’t living that way, which started to feel completely incongruent and it upset me greatly. I feel I’m out of congruency with something and I’m not living up to my values. Life just tends to look like shit all of the sudden. I got to change it. I can’t put up with it.
The frustration with that model was there’s high emotional output to only about 30 people, 30 health practitioners. How many people know a health practitioner who is fantastic on what they do, absolutely shocking at business? Very, very common, right? So, the need for what I was doing is huge but my capacity was very small, 30 people. I was delivering something every month.
Personally, I felt like I got very involved with clients, they’ll keep me up at night like a heart share was there, which is one of my strengths but also I was losing sleep. So, it wasn’t scalable. I could see that worldwide there’s this epidemic and preventable health issues going on and I’ve got 30 clients I had all making scalable.
Then Andrew and Daryl came into my life. We knew each other through various coaching groups. You guys may be here for this reason yourself now, is it? You got anything in your head. I really need some help for the right people to come along and speed this process up or give me a piece of the puzzle. I was thinking that way and I was returning from a workshop in Sydney and sat down in my seat in the flight and I looked across the aisle and there’s these two sitting there.
“Hey guys,” and chatted, “What’s happening with you? How do we get mentored by you guys now?” I asked the question, I put it out there. One thing led to another and I ended up in their group like this very shortly afterwards. Synchronicity or whatever works for me I guess.
One of the things these guys did for me which was profound was they pushed me. You know you get pushed out of your comfort zone? I think they pushed me into a new comfort zone which was important. You don’t want wise to be uncomfortable about going to a new comfort level. Always working from a paradigm of “I’ve got 30 clients and they need me so much that they can’t do it without me,” and they really challenged me on that.
Andrew particularly just nailed me on it and he said, “Mate, look at this really seriously.” He really challenged me on that notion and it really put me on the spot. But I went with it and I surrendered to the process which is my recommendation for you. If you’re going into one of these programs, just be in it completely, don’t pre-judge it. Don’t think, “I can do it better.” Don’t change it, just surrender to it, and go with it. I discovered new ways of doing things, which is really cool.
They also challenged me on how much I was worth. I’ll show you the results of that equation in a minute. I learned I didn’t have to do it myself because I tend to do things the hard way. I’m one of those guys that like to beat the head against brick walls until you see a gap in the bricks. Andrew and Daryl taught me that there’s a system. Just follow the system, it’s very simple.
What I did was systemise the program and for me doing this is it nails you like a plane taking off, you’ve got to give full throttle to get off the ground and in the air. Once you’re in cruising altitude you can pull back a bit. So it’s a tough thing for me, I found it difficult because it took a lot of discipline.
Systemising stuff is like having my teeth pulled for me. I really didn’t find it much fun. But I did it for a short while and created a system that was then was scalable and replicable. I created what we call now the fast track system, which is $5,000 or $6,000 program. It doesn’t involve my time, so it’s a fully leveraged system. I also created a membership site called the Hidden Profits Kickstart. Again, it’s my material but none of my time involved.
My personal time went from $12,000 into $24,000. So, all of a sudden they challenged me to be with that and all of a sudden I was with that. People have wound up happily prepared to pay me that for giving what I used to give away for $12,000 was now $44,000. That’s not necessarily about the money by the way. It’s about valuing one’s own knowledge and worth.
The first thing you do when that happens is go buy a sports car, which isn’t necessarily the right investment advice, but it’s the truth. That was a cool thing to reward myself.
It’s an interesting thing. I joined a whole bunch of new members up in June last year on this fast track system. I’m selling a lower level system that now I had leveraged. I could take as many new clients as we wanted. I got this $100,000 rule which is I won’t involve myself in a project or a business running unless it’s worth $100,000.
By the way, when I set that rule for myself, it felt ridiculous that I said it. I think Andrew gave me the strategy actually. He said, “Set a rule for yourself – the sandbox you’re prepared to play in.” One hundred thousand sounds good. Of course, every workshop we ran, you make $100,000 – not over, not under, just $100,000. I can grow sales.
About a month later, I’m a new dad. This little girl showed up and I just could not for the life of me get excited about talking to clients anymore. I don’t give a monkey about all your crap. I just, honestly, couldn’t handle it. I mean it. I couldn’t take it. Not because I didn’t care, I just didn’t have the capacity. I had all the stuff at home. And I also wanted to be at home.
So, I sacked a bunch of clients who were on the old rate. They’re on the old $12,000 a year, lots of time, my time. This new bunch had come on board at the new rate – they were fine. But because I had these new people on, I could confidently say to these other people, “Look, I’m sorry. We’re done. With all due respect, we’re done. I just can’t handle anymore.” I want to be home. I want to be with my kid.
What happened is now I’ve moved on. But basically, I ran a replacement income by running through these workshops, $100,000 to replace what I was making before. I didn’t have to do much for it. My one-on-one involvement with these people went from all year of my time and all my emotional energy now it’s a system and they get the results. They’re getting results but I don’t have to put my heart and soul into it. I get time with my girl.
This is where I really put this back to Andrew and Daryl. It’s because of their involvement and they push me on “this is it,” there’s a whole lot more therapists in the country and worldwide who will get the benefit of this knowledge now. Really, that they need it. Now we’ve got the capacity to go out and service everybody who needs it, which I’m really proud about.
This is what it looks like now. I love selling the program. The clients, funny enough, they didn’t need me after all. They will get the same results. So they actually get great results. I put it together in such a comprehensive manner. The resources are there if they need it, so they don’t need me as much as they used to.
Forty-five clients and I’ve got six people at this high rate. My personal aim and this is not a money equation, it’s a value equation. I want to be of value to about $120,000 a year to global health leaders worldwide. That’s what I want to be worth as a consultant.
My new theme is to be a global service. All of a sudden this veil is lifted. I don’t have to be tied into servicing people. I now got the capacity. I’m going to do whatever I want just because I want, which is really exciting.
This is what it’s really about. This is part of what’s opened up. I really understand why I’m in the business now. We’re about creating a change in our culture. We’re about empowering natural health practitioners, empowering people to go and spread the word of preventative health from the soap box.
Natural health practitioners need a good business to be able to do that. They need the marketing tools to be able to do that. They need the expert positioning tools we give. By doing that, there’s a chance of making a global change. I don’t believe the government can do it. I don’t believe the western health system is really on the path to doing that.
That’s what we’re about, the rationality. The new name, the new business is “Health Leaders Academy – Where Passion for Practice Meets Business Success.” You’re going to hear a lot more about us. I invite you to stay tuned. The new website is up next week.
This is probably what really shifted for me. I’ve got my mojo back. I’m really excited about it again because our new book is about to go out “What Every Natural Health Therapist Needs to Know About Business.” We’re about to go out and do some big stuff for people and empower a whole bunch of practitioners.
Best of all – that’s swimming lessons. We get to do that every Thursday. This is the thing. I’ve got a lot of mates who are working and trading time for money. I guess a lot of guys you meet everyone else who seems to have kids at the same time and I’ve got all these other mates who don’t get to see their kids grow up at home. They’re at work 10-12 hours a day or in traffic.
My little girl, she was crawling for the first time two days ago. That’s a photo of her in the office. The second crawl of her life and I’m there. So, it’s pretty cool. I’ve got the freedom to do as I choose.
This is a view outside the office in Byron Bay. This is about 50 minutes across the road. Every afternoon we go surfboat rowing. One of my big things is this. Freedom and lifestyle is I get to spend the time with my girl. I get to spend time with my health and for fitness.
I don’t like sitting in front of a computer. Funny saying it to a bunch of Internet marketing workshop, “I actually don’t like computers.” There are tools. If you don’t like sitting in front of them all day, physically it doesn’t do me any good. I want to be outside doing stuff. I love networking and talking and stuff, and being in business and strategising. Sitting in front of this? No. I pay people to do that and I get to do what I want.
That’s been pushing me to explore my value, outsource, live to my passion, live to my values. It’s been a real gift from Andrew and Daryl for me and gave me the tools to make that a reality, will turn my passion into what I hope to become into the worldwide shift in the natural health industry.
Thank you, guys.
Posted on 30. May, 2013 by Our Internet Secrets.
Thought you’d enjoy this inspiring case study…
Simon and Joanne Bowen come from humble beginnings, with Simon originally working as an auto-electrician in country Western Australia and Joanne originally working as a vet’s assistant.
Joanne was petrified of speaking on stage but at our last 4 day workshop she mustered up the courage to tell her story after 30 years of avoiding public speaking!
She has long been known as Australia’s ‘competition queen’ having won over $600,000 in prizes! After applying some of the strategies she learned at the 4 Day workshop, she was able to generate a passive income by teaching other people what she does. Watch it here:
Joanne’s husband Simon was working as a management consultant, and was looking for a way to leverage his time (sound familiar?!).
Together they now generate $4000/month selling info products, and as a result of what they learned from the workshop they’ve implemented several other strategies which have added another $293,000 in extra revenue in 17 short months.
Question is, are you going to be our next success story?
We’ll be teaching you exactly the same system we taught Simon and Joanne (plus more) at our next Our Internet Secrets Workshop from 14th-17th June on the Gold Coast.
And to put the icing on the cake, we’ll have a bunch of real life case studies and success stories so you can see for yourself the possibilities to create the lifestyle you’ve always wanted.
Register your seats right now
Look forward to seeing you there!
Daryl and Andrew
PS – Here are some more comments from attendees at our past workshops…
“Fantastic workshop, absolutely love the system. Guest speakers were awesome and no hard sells. This system applies to so many niches and industries and its proven. Can’t believe its FREE!” Suzanne Steiner, Perth, WA
“Opened up real possibilities of creating a passive income that didn’t exist before. Highly encourage you to attend.” Peter Anderson, Brisbane
“Don’t miss this workshop – it’s incredible! Appreciated Andrew and Daryl’s openness, honesty and no hype or pressure. My kind of workshop.” Louise Binnion, Gold Coast
Posted on 06. Jul, 2012 by Our Internet Secrets.
Recently, Andrew and Daryl spoke at a large event in the UK.
Their story is one many of us can resonate with – being challenged financially and seeking a solution to the incredible stress that a lack of time or money can cause for a family.
In this video, Andrew and Daryl explore the reasons they took the leap into an internet business, and share the evolution of their mindset in going from hard working consultants (who didn’t have a problem earning money but had no time) to creating a lifestyle business that gives them passive cash and time to spend it!
It’s an inspiring story, watch it see if you can pick up on their ‘WHY’. Then ask yourself, are you happy with the road you’re travelling down or would you like to break through and free up your time and financial burdens? What similarities do you have with Andrew and Daryl and what have they done that you can model?
The independent blog on businesstrainingnews quoted this presentation as being their personal favourite out of all the speakers (and there were some high flyers there and dozens of renowned speakers!):
My personal favourite of the weekend was Andrew & Daryl Grant. They were a refreshingly down-to-earth couple who inspired me with the feeling that ‘I could do that’ – something often lacking when I see the slicker and more polished presenters. They were helpful, credible and refreshingly honest, combining innovation and insight with the impression that they were very human – and their students therefore didn’t need to be able to walk on water to follow their business methods.
Anyone who has heard Andrew and Daryl speak will agree they’re not your typical highly polished NLP closers….but in almost every case, people are blown away by their down to earth style, incredible content and drive to help other people succeed online.
We hope you enjoy the presentation and it inspires you to reach greater heights.
If you’d like to meet Andrew and Daryl in person or get coached by them personally, they are holding a Four-Day workshop in July and will be teaching their exact system of making 7 figures. Best of all, tickets are 100% free – all you have to do is invest 4 days of your time and bring an open mind.
So, what are you waiting for? Your new lifestyle is just a few clicks away.
Posted on 26. Jun, 2012 by Our Internet Secrets.
What would you do if you had all the time and money you needed?
Hang out with the kids?
Buy a boat?
Set up investments?
It’s an important question, and if you’re going to truly become financially free, it’s one that you need to answer very clearly. If your goals are vague or fuzzy then it’s a lot harder to reach them! But here’s the thing – we ask this question of people all over the world. And you know what? Almost everyone we ask says the same thing: “I’d help other people”.
We’ve heard some wonderful goals – from helping struggling friends and family, to dreams of setting up charities and support around the world. How awesome is that? Now this might give you a clue about why we now teach what we’ve learned about making money online. You see, even though we don’t have to work any more, we still love to feel productive. To make a difference.
And this is what motivates us.
A couple of years ago, we sat down and asked ourselves “now that we have all the time and money we need, what will we do with it?” It was a powerful exercise, and one which has shaped our current lifestyle.
Here’s what we came up with. We decided the best way we could make a difference, was to help other people to achieve the sort of life we now enjoy. Through the workshops we run we now teach people all over the world how to make passive income the way we do – selling info products. (And if you haven’t yet booked for the next one, here’s the link: http://www.ourinternetsecrets.com/
Many years ago we heard a story that sums up what we do, and why we do it. You may have heard it already, but we think about it whenever we help another of our members to financial freedom. Here’s how it goes. There was a man walking along the beach. In the distance he could see a woman, bending down, picking something up, and throwing it out to sea – again and again. As he got closer he saw that there were thousands of starfish washed up on the shore. They were all destined to die – unless they could get back into the water. So the woman was throwing them back, one at a time. It was a huge task, and the man thought what she was doing was a bit futile as there were so many starfish. He said to her “Why are you wasting your time doing this? Look how many starfish there are. You’ll never make a difference.” The woman reached down, picked up another starfish and threw it back. She stared the man in the eye and quietly said “Well I made a difference to that one”.
If you’d love to come along to one of our life-changing workshops, please book your place here: http://www.ourinternetsecrets.com/
And here’s a little bit of homework to do before you come along (you’re going to enjoy this…)
Step #1: Draw yourself a warm bath. Add your favourite fragrance. Pour yourself a glass of bubbles. Close the door and sink in.
Step #2: Ask yourself this question: “If you had all the time and money you needed, what would you do?” Think about the things you’d do for you, your friends and family, and for people you don’t yet know.
Step #3: Now close your eyes and visualise the things you’d do as specifically as you can. Focus on the feelings you get as you do them. Congratulations! You’re on your way to achieving your dreams!
Bring that enthusiasm to the workshop, it’ll be full of enthusiastic people with a vision to create a free lifestyle! See you there!
Posted on 18. Jun, 2012 by Our Internet Secrets.
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.
- 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!
From Working 60 Hours Week as a Chef to Liberating Lifestyle
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.