Posts Tagged ‘dreams’

How to Double Your Financial Client-Base in 30 Days

If you could gain instant credibility in your market and have an automatic referral generating process to bring in more than 10 new clients a month from qualified prospects, ready to act on your advice, how much would this be worth to you?

Sadly, most advisors, coaches, consultants and counsellor-types I’ve spoken to aren’t able to answer that question. They want more money, but don’t know the value of their activities or even how to begin to calculate what return on investment for their business. They also don’t have systems in place to handle an increase in business and because they’re missing this key information, they spin their wheels doing everything by themselves in order to pick up any kind of business they can.

  • If you consider the value of one new client, how much time does it cost to acquire and service them?
  • Perhaps you’re trying to build a website and tap into social media to find them; how’s that working?
  • Are you sending newsletters and organizing seminars?

All these marketing initiatives are time consuming and require specialized expertise. Many people spend a lot of time and money to learn how to do some of these things themselves and end up with minimal results.

  • If you’re new to the financial or coaching industry would credibility and automated marketing and client service jump start your business?
  • Or, if you’ve been around the industry for a while and are switching firms or perhaps selling your practice, would having an automated prospecting and service system facilitate a streamlined move?

A tremendous amount of your day is spent doing marketing, service and compliance tasks that don’t make you money but are still necessary. Financial regulations are squeezing income; and re-inventing the wheel or doing what everyone else is doing only adds to the stress and unproductive activities.

If you want to double your client-base in 30 days, you need to be able to leverage your activities which means you need to know where and how to focus and systematize what you do on a day-to-day basis. Sounds logical enough, but if you’re trying to do it all, this can take years…unless you can recycle, reproduce, rebrand, and reuse something that already exists to plug into a system that produces an immediate ROI in your business.

By immediate, I mean within 30 – 90 days. How? By unlocking hidden opportunities within something that’s already produced; a renovation of sorts to position yourself in your market as an expert, above the crowd of financial professionals competing for clients so the right people will find you and you’ll be able to support them.

If you want to help people navigate the increasingly complex world of money, you must establish credibility and have systems to acquire and service your clients efficiently. In today’s marketplace this can be a costly, time-consuming, regulatory maze on your own.

It took me 3 decades to learn and build what I’d like to share with financial professionals who know what I’m talking about and aren’t afraid to invest in their business. The secrets I learned through ridiculous hard work and hundreds of thousands of dollars, can help someone from sabotaging their business with wasted time and effort. I know from personal experience that doing everything on your own is time-consuming, tedious and not very effective. I also know that leveraging other people’s time, money and expertise can be very profitable, but only if you know what your objective is because it’s way too easy to get side-tracked and spend money without seeing a positive return in a reasonable amount of time.

If you’re someone who has a clear vision and wants to move your business forward and increase your income in the next 30 days the fastest way to do that is to follow something that others have done successfully in the past, but to personalize it for your unique situations, goals, purpose, and vision; you’re repurposing what has worked for someone in the past.

If you’d like to double your business without doubling your effort and sacrificing time away from what you love, then let me know and we can discuss a simple, unique, timely and valuable asset you can repurpose for your own business to get results beyond want you can currently envision.  Send me a message and I’ll look forawrd to sharing more with you then.

Sam Piercy, CFP / sam@sampiercy.com

Partnering with God for a Debt Free Home Today

May 25, 2017

Dear Lord,

You alone are worthy.  You alone are the creator and maker of all Heaven and earth.  Your name is above all and in all.  Your plans are good; they bring prosperity, blessings and abundance to your people that all will praise your name and all will know that you are God and you are good!

You have given me (us) so much and I am thankful for those things where I can see your hand at work in my life.  I live in a beautiful part of the world and for so many years you have provided even when I was trying to do things on my own. Lord God, I know that for too long I have tried to control the circumstances of my life.  Particularly as it relates to money.  Somewhere along the way I have believed that I needed to work had and manage what I earned.  I somewhere along the way believed that if I could learn the secrets to wealth that all my dreams would come true.  Yet, I didn’t even know what my dreams really were; they became clouded by the images and ideas of people around me and what I saw and thought I ‘should’ have in order to be accepted and loved.  I believed ‘if only I could be, do, have more’ then I would be happy; then I would truly live.

The result of course has been death.  Death of dreams, loss of loved ones, loss of peace, joy and love; loss of money and precious time.  Your word says that you will restore that which has been stolen, even when I was the one who let the enemy in to steal the treasure; treasures beyond money.  Lord God, I am so sorry. My words see hollow for the enormity of the losses that have resulted in my own pride and attempts to be self-sufficient’.

You have good plans for my life as you do for everyone’s life, and I willingly chose to partner with the devil who has been trying to rob, steal and destroy those good plans for me and all your people.  For as long as I can remember a nice home filled with family and friends and joyful, peaceful activities has been a desire of my heart.  Your word says that you will provide these things for your people – You will provide them, not my hard work or craftiness; not the bank or my ability to access and maneuver through the maze of credit.  It is you who provides each of us the ability to produce wealth including a nice home.

As we struggled to control the financial reality after the devil tried to steal my dream of impacting nations with a message of financial abundance according to your plans and purposes, your hand led us to sell our home and live in temporary accommodations.  These are lovely, but they aren’t home.  Lord God, I (we) believe you have led us here by your mighty hand and you will deliver us to our promised land here on earth as it will be in heaven as well.  Right now I don’t see how…so I give you this dream and these desires to bring forward in a way that is peaceful, joyful and honours your name.

I / we thank you for your continued and increasing income for our daily bread and I thank you that you have unlocked the resources in our heavenly bank accounts for the purchase of the home which you are leading us to now.  I thank you for the release and forgiveness of all debts; financial and relational; that nothing will hinder the completion of the purchase of the promised land you have pre-selected and prepared for us to reside and carry on the good work you have prepared for us to do.

Lord God, in the name of Jesus, I declare and decree that there is more than enough to purchase, develop and maintain the home you have for us to live in today.  I claim 1 Chronicles 28:20 as you revealed to our realtor in her devotions, over our life, over this purchase and over every area of this transaction, over every square foot of this land, and over the vision for the ministry work to take place from this land. We claim blessing and honour to all who walk there today and who will walk there in the future.  We thank you that your blood has cleansed and purified this land and that your ministering angels are preparing all the details for us to take possession.

In the mighty name of Jesus, we stand against any attack of the enemy; all firey darts and any negative thoughts that attempt to sabotage your good plans.  We ask Holy Spirit that you fill us to overflowing with your goodness, strength and wisdom; and that it is you who brings forward all the resources needed for an efficient, profitable transaction and move.  We give you all these details to care for while we willingly carry out the tasks you set before us as your Servants.

Thank you, Lord.  In your mighty name, Jesus I / we pray,

Amen

“Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished” (1 Chronicles 28:20).

Did You Catch This?

I have shared this with my corporate site at www.financialgrace.org , but thought I’d share it on my professional blog as well…

In this online information area people have become understandably skeptical.  As a result, we have added regulations to protect against privacy and information fraud.  This is good, but also creates barriers for many honest, ethical and hard-working professionals.  I made a short note about this in my weekly Financial Grace bulletin and am expanding on what I mean for you today. I have a solution for you to differentiate yourself with immediate added credibility in your marketplace.

I  know from years of experience that when an email arrives with a ‘special, act now’ offer there is a tendency for some people have to get offended.  Many times, even really valuable information ends up in the ‘trash’ because it’s perceived to be the ‘same old, same old’ financial message people have seen before. I am contacting you today as a professional with one of those very special, limited time, limited availability offers. 

I’m reaching out first to financial professionals who follow my work through Financial Grace, then to the world of finance whom God has connected me to in some capacity over the years. Here’s the offer for someone who will benefit from one or all of the following in their business as a coach, consultant, or financial advisor:

  1. A personal online lead ‘magnet’
  2. Exposure from increased personal social media content for blogs, newsletters, facebook, linkedin, etc.
  3. Having you own online course for sale
  4. Your own published book in print and / or ebook format (how does a fully published book by this fall sound?)
  5. A project manager / coach to get you set up and earning money in your business with any of these items for a fraction of the cost and minimal time and effort to produce yourself 

This isn’t a gimmick.  And it’s definitely not hype.  I have thousands of hours of professionally written personal finance articles, tips, books, courses, special reports and presentations available.  I wrote the material; I own the copyright, trademarks and applicable URL’s; I have over 30 years in and around finance and marketing; I have taught licensing courses for financial professionals including the CFP; I have developed materials for financial regulators and produced one of the best-selling continuing education courses for the CGA professional development association for over 5 years running.

My business has been online for years so I have mountains of experience and knowledge in this area as well. And best of all, financial literacy information is generic, timeless, borderless and this content was developed to build a connection between clients and the professionals who serve them. This is not an offer that is available on an ongoing basis for anyone to take advantage of.

If you are curious and think there might be something you and / or your organization can benefit from then we will have a one-on-one conversation about whether the opportunity makes sense for you.  I can be reached at 250-592-0457 (pacific time), or sam@sampiercy.com to arrange a time.  Please don’t send an email asking me to send additional information.  I will discuss the opportunity by phone only.  Thank you.

 

Recognizing Something From the Past for it’s Value Today

If you’ve experienced a death of someone close to you or divorce, you’ll appreciate the unique and timely opportunity I’m presenting for some advisors today who can act quickly with what I’m about to share.  I guess it’s like a repurposing of goods from an estate so there are limited quantities of the original pieces.

People who have followed my work for a while know that a few years back I had a catastrophic business failure that also turns out to be the defining moment in my Christian walk.  I had been set up in an attempted securities fraud and while the legal and other professionals on my team at the time were advising me to complete the transaction that clearly had a lot of questions to be answered, the core structure still seemed salvageable.  I had a physical intervention by the Holy Spirit and was prevented from signing the last documents that it turns out could have potentially landed me in jail.  The illegal activity and pre-meditated aspects of the transaction took 14 months to uncover though, and in the meantime, there was a backlash from people who were expecting to receive a significant return on their investment in the project.

The overall process was a death of a lot of dreams, relationships, and work. A physical death or divorce would be the closest comparison so if you’ve experienced any of these life events you know they are painful and take some time to heal.  In the meantime, a death or divorce, or catastrophic failure will always leave behind something of value.

Imagine if you had a basement of antiques after dear relative died.  You know they’re there and they have value, but they also remind you of the loss so they bring up painful memories when you think about them.  As time goes by, the loss begins to heal and your memories can even bring smiles to your face as you remember the good times.  One day, you find yourself having a conversation with someone about the valuables stored in your basement and they ask to see them.  You enter the dark room where these things are stored and dust off some near the front to reveal some attractive colours and unique treasures.  As you continue to show your friend the items, you realize there were some things there you had forgotten about, and even discover that many of the items could be useful and add value to your life today.

Thus, is the situation with the volumes of course, articles, tips, tools and other things I have stored away from the collapse of my business.  Some of you might remember how on a couple of occasions I tried to sell the package of content for repurposing, and instead ended up licensing various components to financial professionals who were able to assimilate the information into their own branding, client service and marketing efforts.  The old business model, combined with some of what was done to package content during this attempted ‘sell-off’, as well as new developments in the industry and world or marketing – as well as my own healing process, are what’s prompting this offer today.

Many people however, don’t know that I have this material that could be available to provide them with a huge advantage in their financial businesses – mostly because I haven’t told them. 

Another area of forgotten value is my years of teaching the financial curriculum for advisors.  I taught the Canadian Securities Course, the Life Insurance Licensing Courses (LLQP) and all the Certified Financial Planning curriculum in addition to writing my own course content.  I had courses delivered at 2 colleges, a credit union, and provided a lot of content for the BC Securities and Canadian Regulatory Bodies.

What I hear over and over again with financial professionals is the impact of increasing regulation on their ability to differentiate themselves in the marketplace and provide valuable content for marketing and client service as their time is under such pressure as a result of industry changes.

I get this!  I really do!  And I have a lot of value to help you in this area!

I have content for websites and social media marketing and client newsletters that is compliance friendly and ready to be used as is, or to easily personalize.

I also have expertise in teaching, consulting, and coaching for wealth creation and marketing.  My business was an online distribution company for financial literacy and in the process of navigating the aftermath of the business collapse, I hadn’t actually stopped to recognize the value of that knowledge for financial professionals, coaches and other information advisors.

Over the next few weeks, I will be working to develop an online infrastructure to make this content and my coaching and consulting services more readily available.  But, I’m offering my current followers a pre-delivery, personal invitation to access this material and my personal support at a reduced rate, and with more value before the opportunity becomes widely available.

If you’re doing any kind of online marketing or information delivery;

If you’re interested in offering any kind of client financial literacy seminars or courses; and

If you’re looking for any financial services marketing coaching, training and consulting, we need to talk asap.

You can email me at sam@sampiercy.com or call me at 250-592-0457 (pacific time) right away and we’ll take it from there!!  I look forward to dusting off these valuable pieces and to sharing them and so much more with you!

Abundant blessings,

Sam

Financial Breakthrough Prayer for Increase!

How to Win the Lottery

Today (August 23, 2013) starts our 50 day countdown until October 11, 2013. That day happens to be my 50th birthday.  In celebration and in preparation for launching new MoneyMinding programs we are giving away $250 cash.  For every 50 Power Money courses sold we’re giving away $125 to the winning name and $125 to the person who referred the winner if applicable.  All you need to do is forward the 50 tips.  The easiest way is to ‘like’ MoneyMinding on Facebook or follow me on Linkedin. Power Money is the most comprehensive, practical personal money program you’ll find anywhere. It’s unique.  It’s powerful in what it can do for expanding financial capacity.  And, it’s the foundation and pre-requisite for other valuable MoneyMinding programs I know you’re going to want to participate in in the future.

How to Win The Lottery:

I’ve heard some people estimate that 90% of the population is looking for more money.  I’ve also heard that only 30% of that 90% are willing to do something about it.  The rest just want the easy way out so hold on to ‘lottery thinking’ by chasing windfall opportunities and quick fixes. To win the lottery in your life, you can invest a couple hours a week to learn how to build a system and financial foundation that is uniquely suited to you in order to experience the results of unlimited and sustainable income in your life.   Order the Power Money Course today to create your plan for financial results beyond what you previously thought possible. Blessings, Tracy

Bumble Bees and Butterfly Nets: A Financial Analogy

bumble bee picThe other day I was speaking with a client when what I thought was a small bird flew into the room. At closer inspection I realized it was the largest bumble bee I’d ever seen in my life. My client and I had been speaking about the new revenue stream she was adding to her business and how it was a little overwhelming when she considered all the details that had to be looked after in order to streamline her operations to make the whole business ‘fly’.

The bee reminded me of a story I’d heard about how bumble bees apparently aren’t supposed to be able to fly. Apparently in the 1930’s a story was circulated stating that according to the accepted theory of the day, bumblebees didn’t generate enough lift to fly. The story goes, that some scientific-type person did some calculations and claimed that it was aerodynamically impossible for bumble bees to fly. Obviously no one bothered to tell this to the bumble bee that has been happily flying around pollinating plants its whole life.

According to one website I looked at to make sure I had my bee facts straight, bees’ wings are abnormally small relative to their bodies and someone had made a faulty analogy between bumble bees and conventional aircraft. If an airplane were built the same way as a bumble bee, it would never get off the ground. But bees aren’t like airplanes, they’re like helicopters. Their wings work on the same principle as helicopter blades… A moving airfoil, whether it’s a helicopter blade or a bee wing, generates a lot more lift than a stationary one. The real challenge with bees wasn’t figuring out the aerodynamics but the mechanics: specifically, how bees can move their wings so fast-roughly 200 beats per second, which is 10 or 20 times the firing rate of the nervous system. The trick apparently is that the bee’s wing muscles don’t expand and contract so much as vibrate, like a rubber band. A nerve impulse comes along and twangs the muscle, much as you might pluck a guitar string, and it vibrates the wing up and down a few times until the next impulse comes along. (http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1076/is-it-aerodynamically-impossible-for-bumblebees-to-fly August 12, 2013)

The point to all the bee wing facts is that as I was discussing the financial implications of the new business model with my client, the giant bumble bee flew into our skylight and was buzzing around trying to reach for the sky. Every attempt to fly through to freedom got him no closer to his destination and was in fact just wearing him out. If I left him long enough I’m quite certain I’d have found him on the floor sometime the next day.

He was such an unusually large bee that I decided his mission could use a little help. I put my client on hold and went to retrieve a butterfly net we keep on hand for various household bug catching adventures. With one swoop, I scooped up the bee and let him outside where he could fly to freedom and carry on his worthwhile business of pollinating plants.

The bumble bee story provides a great analogy for financial situations. The first is in how the bumble bee fly’s in the first place: if you look at its physical circumstances many people could easily justify telling the bee that his situation was hopeless; that he should give up on the idea of flying and to be content crawling around the ground like other insects such as ants or spiders. Happily for the bee, it took a different approach and modified its situation so it could carry on with the work it wanted to and was supposed to do.

The second situation of getting stuck in the skylight could have been catastrophic for this bee because he was so focused on the big picture that he forgot a couple critical steps. These steps are also critical financial steps. One is that there might be more ways to reach for the sky, than there first appears. Opportunities of a lifetime come around everyday when you start to become aware of them. And just because you have been successful overcoming obstacles in the past doesn’t mean you’re always going to be better off self-sufficient. Another is that sometimes you can benefit from an outside source to provide you some direction. Too often with finance people are so afraid to share their situation with others that they become self-centered and will continue to beat their head against the ‘skylight’ thinking the next attempt will provide them with their freedom. There is a lot to be said for stopping, waiting, asking, and sharing. I was able to assist the bumble bee because he finally stopped and rested on the wall near the edge of the skylight. I saw his plight, and was happy to help him. Plus, I’m sure he was happy I came along so the situation created a win / win for both of us!

When you’re looking for financial results and finding yourself up against the same closed window all the time, perhaps the best thing is to consider the bumble bee and shift your perspective, slow down and wait for your personal version of the ‘butterfly net’.

How to Decide WHEN Regarding Setting Financial Goals?

In order for goals to be achieved they have to be able to be measured. When you set a fitness goal, for example, you wouldn’t say, “I want to be in better shape” because the term ‘better’ is subjective and not measurable. Instead you would say something like, “my goal is to weigh xx pounds, with xx percent body fat, and be able to run xx distance in xx time or less by xx date. When you fill in the ‘xx’s’ you have something concrete and measurable to work towards and a way of keeping score. If by the date you set, those specific targets have been met, then you will have reached your goal to be in better shape. This works because you determine what the ‘rules of the game’ are and how the game is won. This means that you will also be the one who will keep score during the time between setting the goal and the date you determine the game to be over.

Once you fill in any one of the measurable results that will ultimately determine whether you have reached your initial subjective goal of being in better shape, you start creating the foundation which will help you build towards the realization of your goal. Your initial idea starts to take shape as you get more specific on what the concept of ‘getting into shape’ actually looks like.

This is exactly what happens with money. The initial idea for most people is that they want to be able to live a life unencumbered by money. They don’t want to be inhibited in any way because of a lack of money to follow through on their desires. In actual fact, what they’re saying is that they don’t want to be limited in any way because of a ‘perceived’ lack of money. I say ‘perceived’ because until you know exactly how much money you’re looking for and when you require it by, the overall concept of more money starts will continue as a subjective idea.

Typically what people are after with this subjective concept of ‘more money’ is a sense of financial freedom. Financial freedom will be very different for everyone though. This is why it’s so important to start determining in dollars and cents what the criteria are for measuring what financial freedom is for you. My dollar figure will be different than your dollar figure because we have different values, beliefs, goals, and life circumstances. The strategy of measuring the different aspects of your goal is the same for everyone because this is how you determine what the rules of your game and how you play the game (the activities and income creating strategies you’ll apply), ultimately how you keep score and whether you win or keep playing.

In finance, the ultimate goal is financial independence, not just financial freedom. Financial freedom can actually be experienced at any time regardless of your financial circumstances because it’s essentially a state of mind. Financial independence, on the other hand, is specific and measurable because it’s the situation where your passive income exceeds the amount of your monthly expenses.

Passive income is of course, different than active income. With active income you are using your time in order to generate income to support your lifestyle. As you plan and implement your financial plans your objective in ‘playing the financial game’ is to use your active income to create assets which create passive income which enable you to create more assets which create more passive income etc. Passive income with eventually be generated from your assets in an amount that exceeds your lifestyle expenses.

This means that you have to know what your monthly expenses will be when you’re not actively earning income. The concept means you start by understanding exactly how much money you’re going to spend each month. This is not a subjective concept about living a sort of ‘magazine; lifestyle. How much exactly will it take for you to live whatever income you truly see living for yourself. In order to establish this you’ll have to do some research and develop some skills in order to be able to take a capital expense (a purchase such as a house or furnishings or car or clothing, etc) and turn it into a monthly income figure. When you do this you are now thinking financially, rather than subjectively or with simple math.

Financial math includes the factor of time. Simple math on the other hand, is not as dynamic and tends to involve only basic formulas for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and percentages. The missing component necessary to take you subjective idea and be able to turn it into something that is measurable and manageable is time. This means that if you are starting today and you have defined the monthly passive income objective specifically, then you have to know ‘when’ you plan to have that income in order to discover and implement appropriate activities necessary to ‘win the game’.

In fitness sometimes there are calendar dates which assist in setting goals. Often these are personal such as birthdays, anniversaries, or special events. In fitness, if you plan to attend an organized event then dates are pre-determined. You just have to make sure you allow a reasonable amount of time for training. Without a specific date you might still get in better shape, but your activities are less likely to be as focused so reaching your target can happen whenever.

Because setting goals creates a gap between where you are and where you want be, this is why people find it easier to simply talk about goals from a subjective perspective if at all. Then if they do start to test the waters of goal setting they are cautious to make sure that what they’re doing is ‘realistic’. What this means is they’re afraid of being disappointed so they attempt to reduce the size of the goal to make it seem more likely. This can be a good strategy, however, it can also be limiting.

In my experience, the concept of setting a dollar goal is significant enough to cause stress enough that people don’t bother following through, so the idea of putting a date on their goal which provides the key to the overall strategy and therefore overall success is simply ignored or treated with the same subjective manner as the initial concept of ‘more money’ and ‘financial freedom’.
So how do you determine an appropriate date for the realization of your financial goals? The ‘easy way’ and ‘quick fix’ with a lump sum of money isn’t the answer since you’re looking for measurable activities you can do in order to create assets which create income – not windfalls. If along the way you happen to receive a windfall then consider it a bonus point. Your primary focus is to us your skills and expertise and all your resources in order to create passive income in an amount necessary to pay for your personal lifestyle expenses.

The following are some specific questions you can ask yourself to help you determine when your ideal monthly passive income budget will be reached:

1. Are there any life events that make a transition in your life such as getting married, having kids, kid graduating from school, turning 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, etc…

2. Are there any significant priorities or causes that need your time that you’re not able to devote the time you’d like to today because of financial constraints? How important are these issues to you? It’s one thing to say that something is really important to you and another thing entirely to be confident enough to follow through with the necessary activities. How much time on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis do you have to commit to implementing a strategy to create passive income for yourself without it interfering with your current priorities?

3. Is there anything in your life today that could create an obstacle to change that has to be dealt with first? Examples could be work or family commitments that have to be streamlined in order for you to have some more time and energy before being able to invest a significant amount of time into developing anything new. If there is then when will you be able to make the change to create the time and space to develop new projects and systems? Or, what has to happen before you will be able to dedicate any significant time towards anything new?

4. Are these ‘real obstacles’ or are they feelings of obligation or something you would feel guilty if you didn’t do?

5. Is there some amount of time in your schedule that you could devote to something different, but you’re hesitant because you’re afraid of not following through even with a little bit of energy directed towards change?

6. If you knew for certain that your income plans would succeed exactly as expected, and all you had to do was come up with the plan, then what date would you set for your goal to be realized?

7. Can your plans be multiplied? For example, if you would like to achieve the $5000 in passive monthly income in 2 years instead of 10, then could you identify an income producing project that provided you with the initial $100 then duplicate then seek to duplicate that effort through multiplication? For example, If you were able to set up a system to create recurring orders for a product you were marketing, could you do this for 5 products within that year? Or, what if you developed a strategy to invest in positive cash flow producing real estate and each property provided you with $100 per month in positive cash flow. If you wanted to accelerate your results, then your question would be, ‘how can you duplicate your effort’? The simple answer to the real estate example could be to purchase multi-unit buildings.

There are certainly other possibilities, the point is that it is the combination of all these personal things that come together to determine your plan: values, priorities, causes, desires, interests, money goal and TIME to fund your desired lifestyle. The plan and activities to bring it into reality is developed based on all these criteria.

The significant information that you need first is what your monthly income target is and what is the date you intend to have accomplished your goal? These 2 pieces of information are required before you can select the activities, not the other way around. Sorry, it just isn’t as effective. Our job is to do what we can with our goals set in stone and the plans in sand. This way, quite honestly, you have set up a foundation to connect God, money and real life so God can do what you can’t. It all just takes a shift in thinking, and certainly requires a commitment, to follow through regardless of delays, disappointments and uncertainties. But ultimately it’s your life. If you’re not willing to commit to following through, then that’s ok: just make sure you recognize that you’re playing a different game and don’t ‘try’ to win a game you’re not prepared to fully play. You don’t have to have all the specific plans mapped out as long as you know how the game is won; in finance that means the time and the money. The rest will fall into place as you pursue the activities taking you in that direction.

PS – There is also an expanded version of this article in the MoneyMinding mVillage online resource.  You can access this resource by registering for access to mVillage here.

(c) 2013 Tracy Piercy, CFP.  If you like this information and are interested in reprint information for your business please call me at 250-592-0457 (pacific)

What can you do with $10 in 10 days?

Greetings,

What can you do with $10 in 10 days? I just discovered I can write an entire book. A 52,000 word manuscript was started last Thursday and delivered today as a submission for a publishing contest with www.wordalivepress.ca . If you want to find out how you can start with $10 to create an infrastructure for ongoing and sustainable income then let me ask you what you’re doing for the next 3 months?

If you’d like to find out what and how you can create immediate and ongoing income within the context of a solid financial foundation for yourself over the next 3 months then let me invite you to join me starting the first week of July for the first ever Power Money Course.

In the last 3 months I’ve set up a website and ecommerce platform and have started working with 10 Project M Leaders and Participants on the development of their income projects and on the development of Project M to reach a wider audience. What would you like to establish for yourself as a foundation for creating income?

I’m getting ready to launch the first ever Power Money program to run this summer. In the 3 months from July to September I’ll share all the specific information, strategies and plans for you to develop your own income plans starting with $10.

The Power Money course covers the entire Project M blueprint. Project M is the year long program to start with $10 and double it each month so that over the year your income target is over $40,000. The course provides training on:
· Developing a wealthy mindset,
· Implementing solid money management skills, and
· Creating sustainable income.

Here’s how you can get involved:
1. Take the Power Money Course. The first session is 50% off what it will be this . The program starts the first week of July so don’t wait! All the sessions are recorded so you won’t miss anything if you’ve already got summer vacations planned AND you’ll have everything you need to implement your own Project M blueprint. Plus, you’ll get personal attention from myself and the Project M Leader Apprentices! An amazing value!

For this introductory program the group size will be limited so it will be just right for support as well as masterminding and networking with other like-minded people.

Information and registration for Power Money here.

2. Join me and the other special group of Project M Leader Apprentices and Participants to fully implement a Project M into your own life this year! If you’re a financial professional, life or business coach who works with people and their money, being able to integrate the Project M and Power Money courses into your practice will give you a unique program to offer your clients!

I have room for 2 people only for this one time only opportunity. One time only, because as you can tell Project M and the various components are being developed for distribution on a larger scale. Participants and Leader Apprentices are invited to share in the rewards from the development on an ongoing basis. This program is unique, it’s powerful, it’s not theory, and it’s not linked to any specific investments or businesses. AND until July 1st ONLY 2 more people have the opportunity to participate in the development and have the additional opportunity to earn ongoing royalties for their participation!

Email or call me directly about this special opportunity – just don’t wait because its summer! We can work around summer holiday’s and busy schedules, July 1st is the last opportunity to participate in ongoing potential royalties from development though!

3. Help Support the MoneyMinding Foundaton and Increasing Financial Capacity by becoming a $10 member. When you do, you get access to mVillage which give you among other things, The Death by Money Report introducing the concepts and this powerful blueprint for creating income for today and tomorrow, all within the context of a solid financial foundation.

Information and registration for mVillage here.

Blessings,
Tracy

PS – There is so much to share in the weeks ahead. If you follow me on social media you’ll be first to know and have early bird opportunities for and upcoming contest and new program!!

The Still Small Voice for Success

 He [The Lord] says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10

What is it about an image of beautiful scenery that inspires us to feel calm and serene?  In the brief moment that we glance at the image we can imagine the calm and peacefulness of the moment.  If we pause long enough we might even be able to imagine the ripple of the waves, the tenderness of a soft breeze, the warmth of the sun, the vividness of the colours, and the fresh smell of the clean air.

There is a longing that is ignited in our spirit when we see these images that for most of us are rare experiences in our day-to-day reality.  For some high performing people these moments might be almost non-existent.   On a daily basis we are flooded with responsibilities that occupy our thoughts and fuel our activity.  When we do find a few minutes to relax, there is the sound of the street, the humming of electrical appliances, and the constant interruption of some sort of electronic device:  phone, email, text, radio, TV…

What’s upsetting most about the stress of modern day living is that our new reality of electronic communication is training us to have short attention spans and to be dependent on the constant input.  Many people actually find it difficult to ‘unplug’ even for a few minutes.

Often the first activity of the day morning is to check a phone or computer to see who has said what throughout the night.  And from this moment on, throughout the day the phone and computer are constantly being monitored for incoming communication.

This morning, in the span of an hour, I found myself looking at my phone for new messages several times just because it was there.  It has become a habit, that even when the buzz of a new message isn’t interrupting my thoughts its actually programmed into my thinking to check to see what’s waiting for me.   And I know I’m not alone!

As a society, our modern conveniences are actually making it difficult to concentrate.  They are shortening our attention span and interrupting our creativity.  Overall, we are not just losing our serenity; we are changing our ability to think.  I’m reminded of a profound comment a few years ago when my family billeted a few children from Africa.  The instructions to host families were that there was to be no television or electronics for the visiting children because those devices would have a negative impact on their creativity and talent.  Whoa.  Wait a second.  What about our own children then?  What about us adults who are so caught up in communicating online that we are burning ourselves out with the constant multi-tasking and constant recovery from the barrage of interruptions?

Even as I write this message I have the periphery of emails coming into my inbox flashing on my screen (yes, I could turn it off, I just forgot because I’m used to communicating electronically throughout the day).  On top of what we can visually see visually see on our computer screens there is also the pixilation of our screen as a whole that is a constant moving image.  We just don’t consciously see it, but our brains are required to process and interpret this movement.

What does all this have to do with success?  Perhaps it’s obvious to you, as it’s becoming more obvious to me in recent months and years, but sometimes we need to be reminded and certainly we can all benefit by educating our young people on the stress of constant ‘noise’, input, and electronic communication.

God created us to connect to Him:  the all mighty, all knowing, all powerful.  Our modern society is becoming more and more distanced from His Holy Spirit.  We are also becoming more and more distanced from the powers even of our own thinking, let alone His.  We are becoming like waves tossed in the ocean; fallen leaves gathering together in piles that initially are fun, but which over time end up composting from the elements.  We’re all doing it and we’re barely recognizing the ‘death’ it’s causing in our peace and ultimately in our success.

The calling from a beautiful scenery picture that speaks to your spirit is likely screaming at you to slow down and be still.  God promises to provide for ALL our needs.  But we have to stop to listen to him.  The serenity we crave will enable us to hear God speak to us in a way that will guide our thoughts, which will guide our words, our actions, and our results.  What provides this peace in our spirits and souls?  The kind we sense when we gaze longingly at these beautiful images? If you look long enough you’ll find that this kind of peace doesn’t come from financial success, or the satisfaction of a good workout, healthy meal, or job well done, or even the connection to your friends and family.  You find peace in your soul because you have been still long enough to ‘hear’ God speak to you in way that means something to you personally in whatever situation or circumstance you find yourself in.  And all the other things:  finances, health, relationships, success, etc. are the results God says will follow. (Mat 6:33, Luke 12:31 and more)

Because money seems to be as important as oxygen for survival in modern day living, and because money is a tool that can provide us with experiences that provide us with peace, joy, and serenity we naturally experience financial rewards as success and peacefulness.  But it’s important that we put all this into perspective and recognize that we have to interrupt the ‘busyness’ and constant stimulation in order to experience God’s peace long enough to actually let Him guide us in the areas of success that are important for each of us individually.

The peace we all desire will be reflected differently in each of our lives:  relationally, physically, financially, and emotionally.  I, for one, am aware of the stress caused by the day-to-day barrage of interruptions and its overall negative impact on the peace in my life in ALL of these areas.  It’s the spiritual success that will provide this peace that will ultimately provide the success in the other areas also, but with the peace in whatever your current situation is, ultimately it won’t even matter – how ironic is that!?

I know in my own life and for many others, that some of these modern day communication methods have programmed my own thinking so it’s much harder to enjoy downtime during hours that have conventionally been recognized as ‘work hours’.  As I write this I challenge you, I am also challenging myself, to identify the ‘noise’ in your life and to recognize its addictive power over your peace.  Then, armed with this insight ask the Lord to help you to break free from the addiction to begin to experience more of the stillness He wants us to have so he can speak into our lives.  This way He can guide us to the success He has planned for each of us in a way that will bring glory to Him in the process.