Test Your Financial Freedom

Take this quiz to rate your level of financial freedom

When I ask my coaching clients and mastermind students what their #1 goal is, their most common answer is:

“I want financial freedom. I want to be financially free.”

But what does “financial freedom” really mean?

Take this quiz to rate your level of financial freedom.

Rate yourself from 1 – 5 on the following questions, where 1 means “Strongly disagree” and 5 means “strongly agree”.

1. I have a clear set of written financial goals that I follow.

2. My income always exceeds my expenses.

3. I don’t have any bad debt.

4. I have a proven cash flow system that brings in money whether I am there or not.

5. I don’t feel that I have “too much to do and too little time.”

6. My work is aligned with my purpose on Earth.

7. I know exactly how much I spend every month.

8. I am getting sound financial and business advice.

9. I take vacations where and when I want to.

10. I have all the right people in place to accomplish my goals.

11. I can easily contact the right people who will help me reach my goals faster.

12. I consistently ask for and receive support at work.

13. I pay my credit card bills in full and on time every month.

14. I am doing work that fulfills me and my mission.

15. I never procrastinate.

16. I have a clear, written plan to reach my goals.

17. When things don’t go as planned, I always have a back-up plan to reach my goals.

18. I do not feel overwhelmed or like I am playing catch-up most of the time.

19. I have everything I need to reach my goals.

20. I am on track to reach my personal, business, and financial goals.

Now, add up your score.

Your Score:

80 – 100: Financially free to a great degree. Congratulations, you’re doing great! Maybe a few things to shore up, but you’re either financially free or well on your way.

60 – 79: On the road to financial freedom. You’re on your way to financial freedom, with some areas that could use improvement.

Below 60: Financially “stuck” or struggling. Uh oh! You have several areas where you should call in some help. Stop trying to re-invent the wheel. You don’t have to do it all by yourself.

If you’d like to experience financial freedom, one of the best decisions you can make is to work with a mentor or coach to help you get there faster, easier, and with less stress.

I have mentored hundreds of people to help them reach their dreams of financial freedom.

You can learn more about that here and here.

One of my dear friends is also a great mentor – her name is MaryEllen Tribby and she’s the CEO of WorkingMomsOnly.

I’m hosting a private webinar with MaryEllen called Living the Laptop Lifestyle: Ditch the 9 to 5 Grind and Make More Money

(no fancy office or employees needed to make lots of money – just a good ole laptop)

In this exclusive webinar, she is sharing. . .

* How to turn anything you are passionate about into a business

* How to come up with a Successful Idea (if you don’t have one) and create your very own platform

* Where and how to find FREE, high-quality content and offers for your platform

* How to create momentum and gain raving fans to build a REAL community

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No charge and you can sign up here:

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Noah’s Note: Financial freedom is only possible when you master your daily habits. #PowerHabits #DreamDoers

How Marketers Ruin Everything

Do you remember when you got your first email account?

I sure do.

It was back in 1995.

I had just decided to go back to college for the second time, at age 28. (I can hear you doing the math now.)

When I got there, they assigned each of us incoming freshman something called an email account.

And I was like, “What the heck is that?”

But remember how cool it was?

“Are you kidding? I can communicate with anyone else who has an email account – for free??”

And I still remember those heady days when I would eagerly check my Inbox for… what’s that?… someone writing to me??

Oh happy day!

Someone cares enough to write to little ol’ me!

But then something happened…

Something terrible…

Something that made the whole thing turn sour…

SPAM.

I remember the days when “SPAM” meant a funny Monty Python sketch.

(Google it. It may not seem that funny now, but in 1978, it was freakin’ hilarious.)

But of course, now it means those hundreds of emails we get from marketers who realized what I did in those early days —

“Gee, you can send all the email messages you want – for free!”

Gosh. Darn. It.

There’s no question that “marketers” have ruined email for almost all of us.

But these same marketers have ruined everything else that at first seemed neat, too.

Facebook. Remember when that was fun?

Twitter. That was never really fun, but it was cool for a minute.

Pinterest.
Instagram.
Now Periscope.

All taken over by marketers.

Sheesh.

I guess my point is that yes, marketers ruin everything because they constantly take, take, take without giving value in return.

Today, I find myself in the interesting position of being a teacher who has to market who is competing against marketers who teach a little.

Ironically, like most of you, I also had to spend tens of thousands of dollars to try and learn what they were doing, just so I could compete and stay current.

Of course, another way that marketers ruin everything is that while they are very good at marketing themselves, most of them are not very good at actually teaching you how to market your own products or services so you can make more money.

That’s why you so often hear them squawking about how much money THEY are making – while failing to mention if their methods work for anyone but themselves.

That’s why, on our campus, we don’t focus on how much money I’ve made.

We focus on how much money my methods have helped other people make – hard-working, dedicated, mission-driven people just like you.

Because, like I wrote in another article – Do you care about my money, or yours?

It’s true: I wish that marketers hadn’t ruined everything for those of us who are just trying to make an honest living.

And I know I can’t beat all the marketers in my industry who oh so cleverly wrap their messages in their slick marketing campaigns.

All I can do is keep telling the truth, keep fighting for you, and keep adding value as best I can, every day.

If you’d like to join me in the fight to take back the industry against slick marketers, take advantage of the Super Early Bird discount for my Live Your DREAM Intensive live event in Las Vegas…

Because I’ll give you my “$100 Million DREAM Success Formula” which is right now producing 6- and 7-figure increases for my clients.

And yes, I know that was marketing. Like I said, I’m a teacher who has to market. Sigh.

See you in Vegas…

Why Procrastination Is The Thief of Time

Do you ever find yourself procrastinating?

Of course you do. We all do.

But have you ever stopped to think about the true cost of procrastination…

How much procrastinating is really costing you?

“Procrastination is the thief of time.” – Edward Young

Here are 3 reasons procrastination is the thief of time:

1. Time never stops, never slows down, is always moving.

2. Once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.

3. Therefore, time is the one resource that can never be replaced.

If you spend money, you can always get it back.

If you expend energy, you can usually replenish it.

But all of Bill Gates’s billions can’t buy one minute of yesterday.

What have you been telling yourself you’ll do when you “have more time?”

What have you been putting off?

What are you saying you’ll do “someday”?

*** NEWSFLASH ***

You’ll never have more time than you have right now.

There is no time when you’ll have more time.

Time simply IS.

It is only our USE of time that matters.

One thing that separates highly successful people (the Naturals) from non-successful people is that the Naturals do not waste time.

What are you putting off in your life… your relationships… your business?

Are you ready to face your fears and find the freedom you’re craving?

Would you like to finally live the life & business of your dreams?

Then take advantage of the Super Early Bird discount for my Live Your DREAM Intensive live event in Las Vegas…

Because I’ll give you my “$100 Million DREAM Success Formula” which is right now producing 6- and 7-figure increases for my clients.

Want to be next?

“‘Procrastination is the thief of time.’ Collar him.” – Charles Dickens

Live Your DREAM Success Story – Aubrey Ryan

Watch this clip from the Live Your DREAM Intensive

Would you like to see proof of how my DREAM Success Formula works?

Are you wondering if my formula will work for you?

Watch this clip from my Live Your DREAM Intensive to see how Aubrey used my formula to DOUBLE her income in less than a year – after being stuck at the same income level for the previous 15 YEARS

 

Would you like to finally build the life and business of your dreams?

Then take advantage of the Super Early Bird discount for my Live Your DREAM Intensive live event in Las Vegas…

Because I’ll give you my “$100 Million DREAM Success Formula” which is right now producing 6- and 7-figure increases for my clients.

Would you like to be next?

“On the other side of fear lies freedom.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Claim your Super Early Bird discount (ends August 1st)…

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Noah’s Note: Your habits determine your success. Master the Power Habits that make success automatic.

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Noah St. John, Author The Book of Afformations®

Founder, The Live Your DREAM Intensive

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The Top 3 Benefits of Taking Risks

Are you thinking about taking a risk?

Are you scared to take a risk?

When is the last time you took a risk?

Taking risks in life, in love, in relationships, in business…

The opportunities for risk-taking are everywhere.

But most people avoid taking risks, out of fear.

Here are 3 benefits of risk-taking:

1. You face your fear.

And once you face that fear, that fear can’t run your life any more.

2. You become stronger.

Once you realize that you are stronger than your fear, you often discover that you’re stronger than you ever thought you were.

3. Your life changes in ways you couldn’t have predicted or imagined.

Let me give you a real-life example of all 3 benefits…

In 2007, I found myself $40,000 in credit card debt working out of my parents’ basement.

I knew that something had to change, but I didn’t know what to change – or how.

Then I decided to take a risk that changed my life…

I decided to hire my first real mentor – someone who was where I wanted to be in life and business, and who I hoped could show me how to get there.

I did everything my mentor told me to do…

Followed his instructions to the letter…

Kept focused and worked hard…

And within 90 days, had my first 5-figure month.

I knew that I was finally on my way to getting out of debt for good. (I did pay off all my debts and become 100% debt-free 10 months later.)

I also decided that I wanted to move out of my parents’ house and get my own place.

And that’s when I took another risk that changed my life…

After that first 5-figure month, I was talking with a friend of mine – a fellow speaker named Scott – saying that I wanted to move out of New England and live someplace warm.

Scott lived (and still lives) in Ohio.

So he says to me, “Why don’t you move to Ohio? It’ll be fun.”

And I’m thinking, “Ohio… Fun… Hmm, not getting this…”

But for some reason, I just couldn’t get the thought of out my head.

I tossed and turned.
I hemmed and hawed.
I did all those things that people do when they’re trying to decide whether to take a risk or not.

Finally, after about 3 weeks of this inner wrestling, I packed all of my worldly possessions into my Toyota Camry and drove the 1,000+ miles from Maine to Ohio.

As soon as I arrived, I said to myself, “What the hell am I doing here?”

I knew exactly one person in Ohio – my friend Scott.

But in that first week, Scott introduced me to his friend, Phil…

Two weeks later, Phil introduced me to a gorgeous, petite little blonde named Babette…

And a little while after that, Babette became my wife.

The moral of the story?

Sometimes taking a risk involves doing things that don’t make any “logical” sense.

Sometimes taking a risk involves listening to your gut / heart / intuition / Higher Self / Authentic Self … and not your head (which will ALWAYS try to talk you out of it).

I’m not suggesting we take crazy or stupid risks.

For example, I knew that if Ohio didn’t work out, I could always move to someplace that was actually warm. (Ohio is in fact pretty nice most of the year. Just ask LeBron James.)

The point is, one of the things that separates highly successful people (the Naturals) from non-successful people is that the Naturals consistently take calculated risks.

What are some risks you’d like to take in your life… your relationships… your business?

Are you ready to face your fears and find the freedom you’re craving?

Would you like to finally design and build the life and business of your dreams?

Then take advantage of the Super Early Bird discount for my Live Your DREAM Intensive live event in Las Vegas…

Because I’ll give you my “$100 Million DREAM Success Formula” which is right now producing 6- and 7-figure increases for my clients.

Would you like to be next?

“On the other side of fear lies freedom.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Go here – take a risk – and claim your Super Early Bird discount now (ends August 1st)…

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Noah’s Note: Take a risk. Do something bold today. That’s when dreams come true. #DreamDoers