Noah St. John Testimonial – Gary Vaynerchuk

Celebrity author Gary Vaynerchuk gave me this nice video testimonial

In 2008, I hosted Gary Vaynerchuk while he was doing his book tour here in Northeast Ohio.

I picked him up at the airport, drove him to interviews at NBC and Cleveland Browns stadium, took him to his book signing, even brought him to a private wine tasting event.

And in all that time – I swear I’m not making this up – I never once saw him eat or go to the bathroom.

I actually turned to him at one point and said, “Are you a cyborg?”

For the next 2 years, I felt guilty every time I took a break because I would think of him and go, “Well, Gary Vaynerchuk doesn’t need to eat or rest or sleep…”

But then, well… I got over it.

Because I’m not Gary Vee. I’m me.

Gary recorded this very nice video testimonial for me and I realized that I had never shared it with anyone before.

So here it is…

Thanks @garyvee for inspiring me to press on toward the goal!

 Noah’s Note: @garyvee – Thanks for the shout-out! #noahstjohn #afformations

 

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I believe in you!

Noah

Noah St. John, Author The Book of Afformations®

Founder, The Live Your DREAM Intensive

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Are You Empowered or Entitled?

The Difference Between Entitlement vs. Empowerment

I’m all for empowerment.

Empowerment to me means understanding that I have worth and value, and that who I am matters.

Now, I grew up with the exact opposite feeling/belief; I grew up believing that I had no worth and that who I am – and what I wanted – didn’t matter at all.

That’s one of the reasons I decided to commit suicide at age 22. (It was only an act of God that saved me at the very last moment.)

However, there’s a big difference between empowerment and entitlement.

Entitlement to me means believing that I am worth MORE than other people; that who I am is more important than other people are; that the universe is somehow expected to give me everything I want, simply because I want it. (And of course, I want it NOW.)

Have you met any entitled people lately?

Here’s what I think are the top 8 differences between empowerment and entitlement…

1. Empowered people know they have value; entitled people think they have more value than others.

2. Empowered people aren’t afraid to say what they feel; entitled people believe that anyone who disagrees with them is wrong.

3. Empowered people are good listeners; entitled people are lousy listeners.

4. Empowered people know that theirs isn’t the only opinion that matters; entitled people believe that theirs is the only opinion that matters.

5. Empowered people make other people feel good; entitled people only care about making themselves feel good.

6. Empowered people come from a place of enough; entitled people come from a place of not-enough.

7. Empowerment is attractive; entitlement is repellent.

8. When you’re empowered, you realize that the best way to get what you want is to help others get what they want; when you’re entitled, all you care about is what you want. And that makes you a small person indeed.

I am a firm believer in empowerment, having worked my whole life to discover what it means.

I also have to fight against that seductive entitlement – because I know that if I go down that path, it’s a very lonely road.

I have also taught hundreds of people the strategies I’ve discovered to become empowered, which has changed my life in more ways than I can count.

You can learn more about that here and here.

Speaking of power, I’m being interviewed on a unique telesummit called

Power Your Zeal: How to Build a Business Around Your Lifestyle

Along with 11 other top thought leaders to give you the tools and strategies to build your lifestyle business and make every moment count.

No charge and you can sign up here:

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Noah’s Note: Empowerment is attractive, entitlement is repellent. Which one are you? #PowerHabits #DreamDoers

The Importance of Building Community

Watch this video from eWomenNetwork International Conference

Are you building a list – or building a community?

I recently had the privilege of speaking at the eWomenNetwork International Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Watch this clip from the eWomenNetwork International Conference about why it’s so important to build a community…

 

Would you like to learn the secrets of building a community?

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Noah’s Note: Don’t just build a list, build a community. #PowerHabits #DreamDoers

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Noah

Noah St. John, Author The Book of Afformations®

Founder, The Live Your DREAM Intensive

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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

…and more.

No charge and you can sign up here:

http://noahstjohn.com/met-webinar

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…