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Today’s guest, Sarah Rowan Dahl, is a performance painter. Sarah is established and experienced in this unique, creative outlet in the entertainment industry. She seeks not only to entertain, but also to inspire. Sarah brings a creative work of art to life in front of people in a live setting. Often she enhances the performance by painting to music, allowing the tones, notes and sounds to create the colors on the canvas. It is really Sarah’s quirky personality that connects with the audience and adds the buzz of energy that draws a crowd. Sarah performs for various types of events and functions, from the corporate setting, to festivals, fundraisers, weddings, and zoos. Sarah believes creativity is innate in us all and strives to awaken it in people who have forgotten how. Her courage has pushed the limits in performance art and the platform it establishes. Listen to the conversation with David T.S. Wood to be inspired and motivated to rediscover your own creativity.

 

A platform for the voiceless.

Sarah uses her talent and work to raise awareness and funds for charities, such as The A21 Campaign, focused on ending human trafficking. Frequently, her performance pieces from functions will be auctioned off for charity. Sarah may not have the money in her pocket to donate much to these organizations, but her paintings inspire others to give. Human trafficking is the primary cause that Sarah donates to. Organizations like A21 work against the perpetrators that find families in dior circumstances, buy their children off of them, and either work them in an underground industry, rape them, sell them, or all of the above. This is a global crisis Sarah cannot ignore, especially as a mother of two young daughters. It might make people uncomfortable, but it is something Sarah says we should be uncomfortable about. She is a freedom fighter, able to use art as a platform and tool to raise money and awareness for such a great cause. You’ll want to hear this one.

 

Art bypasses age, cultural, and language barriers for a global impact.

Sarah’s creativity started with doodling. She was on a basketball scholarship in college and went to Brazil to teach kids basketball. Sarah, not knowing the language very well, used doodling  to communicate with the kids. She realized that art was a way to bypass cultural and language barriers. She wanted to inspire people globally and found a breakthrough in art. Art crossed bridges and equalized people from all over the world. Soon, Sarah found herself going after a BFA, studying to be an artist. The move to performance art came because no one teaches how to make a living at art. Historically, students pursuing art have a lot of jobs. Sarah, like most of her classmates, took up waitressing. One day, she decided she would either do what she loved, or starve trying. Sarah started an art business, combining her love of art and using it to communicate and entertain across barriers. About half of Sarah’s current performances are improvised. She does more mental prep than actual paint planning. Her courage is contagious and will have you pulling out a paintbrush by the end of the episode.

 

Addressing the result of devaluing art and creativity.

Why do so many people opt out of creativity? Why is it dismissed in the corporate world or silenced in adults? Sarah says that there has been a recent embrace of the arts that was missing since the rise of the Industrial Revolution. There was not an artistic encouragement to most people’s lives and the fear of fitting in or gaining approval silenced so many. Sarah’s mission is to inspire people to get rid of those inner fears holding them back. If you just try, you might find that you actually can be creative. Sarah understands the mocking of a blank canvas and is her own worst critic. She wants to give people a paintbrush, especially those that would label themselves as “non-creative.” They feel they do not have it in them, they have boundaries and blocks, but there is an innate desire to create. Sarah has seen businessmen cry during her corporate event performances when she invites them into something creative. For many, it is the first time they have felt alive in years. Inside of everyone is a creative child. Go hang out with one if you have forgotten. Address your own reasons for steering clear of creativity on this episode of Amplified Network Marketing.

 

Inspiring creativity and silencing the inner critic.

Sarah loves to help people increase their creative capacity. One simple way? Start brushing your teeth with your non-dominant hand. Or learn how to juggle. Allow your brain the space to work at wrapping itself around something and be challenged. Sarah has her own inner critic and fear of failure. She is learning to see “failures” as experiments instead. Some of her greatest works have come out of these “mistakes.” Australian culture has taught Sarah to relax. Soon after moving there, she was taught the phrase, “Have a go, ya mug,” which roughly translates to, “If you have an idea, go for it.” Her inner voice used to spell out all the reasons that her ideas would flop. Her move to Australia, and other global travels are the keys to her creativity. Sarah recommends going where you have not been and living where you have not lived. Get rid of distractions and get into nature. Sarah’s favorite thing is to get lost on purpose. It stimulates creativity unlike any other experience. Our relationship between our self doubt and our ability to create is directly linked. You have to silence that self doubt to start creating. Learn how to incorporate creativity into your everyday on this episode of Amplified Network Marketing.

 

OUTLINE OF THIS GREAT EPISODE

  • [0:23] Introduction of Sarah Rowan Dahl, a performance painter.
  • [1:02] Defining performance painting and the platform it is for inspiration.
  • [5:38] A heart for charity and ending human trafficking.
  • [11:09] How you can help the effort.
  • [11:50] Sarah’s story of keeping creativity alive.
  • [14:41] Transiting from art, to performance art.
  • [20:34] Artistic encouragement and Inspiring others to be creative.
  • [25:26] Sarah’s artist style and sweet spot in art.
  • [30:01] The keys to creativity.
  • [34:36] Incorporating and rediscovering your own creativity.
  • [39:59] Silencing the inner critic.
  • [45:19] How to contact and stay in touch with Sarah.
  • [46:36] Looking yourself in the mirror.

RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE

TED Talk: Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Sarah Rowand Dahl’s website - http://www.sarahrowandahl.com

Sarah on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sarahrowandahl

Direct download: ANM113.mp3
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Adam and Michelle Carey have made plenty of mistakes as Network Marketers. They dove into this profession unprepared as young twenty-somethings, but learned to harness their passion and approach their business with etiquette and integrity. Adam and Michelle found they were not alone in learning the ropes the hard way. They decided the gap in etiquette training needed to be addressed if the industry hoped to gain momentum and be respected as a profession. There is a shift happening today, away from old approaches to business and towards Network Marketing. The Carey’s mission is to add some manners to that momentum. They aim to accelerate success, alleviate rejection, and elevate Network Marketing as a profession. They speak as seasoned ambassadors, with the desire to see unity among Network Marketers. Adam and Michelle believe the industry will boom if professionals come together, not to recruit one other, but to support each other. Listen in to this etiquette training episode to stay classy as a Network Marketer.

 

Personal growth is as important to Network Marketing as food and water are to your survival.

From the inception of Network Marketing as a profession, it has offered a different path than that of traditional business. People have developed freedom for themselves and exploded their personal growth. Network Marketers are able to grow into themselves and then grow their income. Adam Carey advises that neglecting personal growth inhibits any chance you have to make it in this industry. Michelle Carey adds that the entire profession is built to help people grow. The couple gets most fired up about seeing that growth and character development in their team members. They believe in this industry so fiercely because it has made them better individuals, spouses, business owners, and now parents. Their desire for themselves as well as their team, is for no one to stop growing. They help people, help people. Give a listen to the Carey’s daily method of operating and the areas of growth they emphasize.

 

Comparison is a cancer in the Network Marketing industry.

The biggest hindrance to your own success might just be you. Adam points out that the spirit of comparison trapped him early on in his career. The industry exposed him to leaders and people who successfully reached the highest ranks with seemingly no hindrances.  When he came across his own struggles and obstacles, it was tempting to think he did not measure up.  This can hinder anybody’s growth and distort perspective. But comparison did not serve Adam and it will not serve you. Embrace the inspiration available, but stay on your own journey. Your trials produce perseverance and authenticity. As a team leader, Adam is now able to relate to doubts and fears of his team members. The mission behind the Adam and Michelle’s movement is learning from mistakes they made. They are still on their journey, and it is one that elevates the profession as a whole, not their status. Adam says comparison can lead to cannibalising each other, which destroys the industry from the inside out. Learn how to hold yourself and your team to a high standard on this episode of Network Marketing.

 

Addressing etiquette to eliminate stigmas.

Are you a defensive tackler?  Or a motor mouth?  Negative Nancy?  Poor-me Paul? Do you “bait and slam” people you are attempting to recruit? Adam and Michelle have labeled these common blunders to help you identify your areas of weakness.  Michelle, who used to be a “defensive tackler,” shares stories of mistakes she made early on in her attempts to defend her belief in the Network Marketing industry. People would say, “Is this just a pyramid scheme” and she would unleash fury on them.  Her defensive reaction closed people off and perpetuated misunderstandings of what Network Marketing really is.  A wrong approach can have repercussions that leave people feeling lied to or full of negativity towards the industry. Failing to communicate realistic expectations can be just as damaging.  Adam and Michelle took their journey seriously. They made this profession their Plan A and Plan B.  Listen to their commitment to perpetuate the truth, benefits, and freedom of this profession.

 

The birth of a book from actual mistakes made.

Adam and Michelle began compiling their mistakes for a newsletter or ebook, but the list kept growing beyond that capacity. They are now awaiting the publication of their book, “Don’t Be “That Guy” In Network Marketing: 21 Common Mistakes.”  They have personal stories of bad approaches in recruiting, mixed up mindsets, and a wide array of reactions to their new profession from friends and family. Network Marketers can relate to these 21 blunders, see their own mistakes, and be encouraged to work with etiquette.  Some people have stigmas associated with Network Marketing, and the profession still struggles to be taken seriously.  It is the job of the insiders to change the trajectory of it’s reputation.  Adam and Michelle are attempting to shift the culture and change how Network Marketers approach people. They believe the industry can seize the opportunity to attract people and repair damages that bad interactions have caused. The fun energy on this episode will leave you inspired to participate in fueling a new culture of Network Marketing.

OUTLINE OF THIS GREAT EPISODE

  • [0:35] David’s introduction of Adam and Michelle Carey.
  • [1:23] The industry shift occurring in Network Marketing.
  • [2:40] The dominance of women in the industry.
  • [5:20] Network Marketing as a personal growth journey with a compensation package.
  • [7:00] Defining a DMO.
  • [8:13] Rewarding aspects of basing your income on helping others and building a team.
  • [10:52] Setting proper expectations to eliminate stigmas and bad etiquette in the industry.
  • [14:33] Questioning the profession and wall-kicking moments.
  • [17:13] The spirit of comparison that can become a cancer.
  • [21:50] The inspiration behind their book, “Don’t Be 'That Guy' In Network Marketing: 21 Common Mistakes
  • [24:36] Fun and laughter as core pieces of this profession.
  • [27:24] Millennials viewing freedom as the new rebellion, making Network Marketing attractive.
  • [32:10] Common mistakes of Network Marketing and learning proper etiquette.
  • [36:11] Names and labels to identify common mistakes.
  • [37:35] Michelle’s favorite chapters and her own mistakes.
  • [40:03] The goals in mind for those who read, “Don’t Be ‘That Guy’ in Network Marketing.”
  • [42:40] What the future culture of the Network Marketing profession could look like.
  • [47:23] A charge to being professional encouragers.

RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE

 

BOOK: “Don’t Be 'That Guy' In Network Marketing: 21 Common Mistakes” -due out March 8, 2016


Adam and Michelle’s website - www.adamandmichellecarey.com

Direct download: ANM111.mp3
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Neal Inscoe, President and CEO of Equity Solutions for Life, wants to know if you are adequately prepared for your own success.  Neal emphasizes educating business owners to prepare for initial and continued growth of wealth. He knows business finances can be complicated, but simplifies options and sets structure so you can control where your money goes. This episode delves into why so many people are broke and how to make sure you’re not one of them. Listen in as Neal Inscoe walks you through what it takes to change your perception of opportunity, how you feel about money and your actions surrounding real or intended wealth. The experience and expertise offered in this episode of Network Marketing will help you grow your business and and ensure you are prepared for that growth.

 

Clearing up the ambiguity of wealth and financial freedom

As a Certified Wealth Preservation Planner (CWPP), Neal Inscoe has learned to ask business owners and entrepreneurs what wealth means to them.  More often than not, wealth translates to freedom. How you feel about wealth determines which direction you will go in terms of safeguarding your legacy and assets. Neal has seen many an entrepreneur become excited over the taste of success and ambitiously investment in arenas they know nothing about. This episode offers practical steps for Network Marketers to protect wealth, before investing it. Similar to looking at a “You are here” map, Neal advises to start where you are, know what you are doing, and understand the implications of how your business is structured. He uncovers hazards and outlines strategic plans for financial freedom. You’re going to want to know the percentage of business owners that are behind in taxes, in debt, and have no real plan for securing their money. There is a better way for you.

 

How to take responsibility for your wealth

There are some common denominators in making real money and organizing yourself so you can maintain it. The responsibilities of great wealth are better off learned before you find yourself without a plan or structure. Neal has worked with many business owners who did not think about where their money was going once they start making it.  He knows what processes to put in place and believes in educating you to manage your own money. Neal can help you discover the pre-programmed tendencies you have toward money. He talks about getting real with your feelings about money and how personal growth, the central block of Network Marketing, ultimately dictates the growth of your business. This episode takes a look at the future and why Network Marketing is a good business to have in today’s world.  Get ready to learn how to put more money away, reduce your debt and create real, lasting wealth.   

 

Sustaining long term wealth with your Network Marketing business

Neal Inscoe sees the preservation of wealth as the primary focus before any talk of investing. He quotes Warren Buffett, “Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.”

Have you fallen prey to the scurry of dipping into any means of investing, even if it is beyond your area of expertise? Neal suggests keeping the main things, the main things, by finding out what you’re good at, growing those things, and then hiring someone who can add diversification to your business, your investments, and your assets. Neal loves working with Network Marketers, but why? Do you still have your passion for business ownership and the strong belief in your product?  How can you sustain your story as well as the wealth that you create? There is exciting energy on this episode that will help you reach out for help and be more receptive to the great coaching available.

 

Don’t go it alone: How a coach can help build and preserve your wealth

There has been a big shift in the world, leaving behind the old philosophies of getting a good job, having a pension, etc.  If we are going to embrace the age of the entrepreneur, Neal says we cannot afford to go it alone.  Neal, a business owner specialist, has helped people similar to you stabilize their business, create cash flow efficiencies, strategize to optimize tax reduction, and create structures for secure investments.  He works with you to increase wealth, sustain it, and pursue the life you dream of.  Whether you are new to Network Marketing or a top earner, you will benefit from his insight and seasoned approach to preserving your wealth.  This episode introduces strategic organizing you need to get it right.  Neal’s advice is worth listening to-it will kick-start your wealth education and financial planning.

OUTLINE OF THIS GREAT EPISODE

  • [0:30] David’s welcome, introduction of Neal Inscoe, and story swapping.
  • [4:30] What is Equity Solutions for Life and Neal’s role in coaching business owners.
  • [5:13] The ambiguity of wealth: defining, and creating goals for growth and security.
  • [6:21] Neal’s approach to identifying opportunity and why so many people cannot hang onto their wealth.
  • [8:10] The defining characteristics of a true financial advisor.
  • [9:33] The journey of responsibility for and control of your wealth.
  • [11:00] The shift from conventional business to the age of the entrepreneur.
  • [14:52] Network Marketing hurdles and the role of investing.
  • [17:06] Guidance for Network Marketers: know where you are and implement a plan to get where you want to be.
  • [20:00] Neal’s personal journey from stock broker to business owner coach.
  • [21:17] Themes and habits of successful business owners.
  • [24:31] Identifying and preventing bad habits that lead to the loss of wealth.
  • [27:04] Explaination of wealth preservation as a greater concern than investing.
  • [31:07] Are you the type of business owner that Neal can help?
  • [33:30] Coaching fees and breakdown of coordinating of your finances.
  • [35:50] The philosophy of guiding your finances through preservation.
  • [37:10] The number one key to being a successful Network Marketer.
  • [39:12] Is your wealth secure? Neal’s predictions for future economic trends.
  • [43:20] Why Neal loves Network Marketing.
  • [45:12] Neal Inscoe’s contact information.

RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE

 

Contact Neal Inscoe:

neal@es4l.net

Direct download: ANM110NealInscoe.mp3
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Today’s guest is a man of true integrity with an infectious energy. He’s the CFO of “The Comedy Store” chain of comedy clubs and a CPA who has helped many people work through their baggage and problems surrounding money. Bob Wheeler offers a simple and effective method for everyday people to create a healthy relationship with money. His crusade for holistic personal growth has cross-pollinated with his accounting practice to deliver a new approach to personal finances. Bob explores the emotions surrounding financial decisions in his recent book, The Money Nerve: Navigating the Emotions of Money. His passion is to help others gain insight on why their emotions trigger financial decisions.

 

How did Bob get started helping people with money issues?

 

While he was building his accounting practice, Bob came across client after client who not only had money problems, but those problems almost always stemmed from negative experiences or beliefs the person had relating to money. He began to experiment with simple tools to help his clients unpack the baggage they carry regarding money and has developed a witty and non-judgmental approach to personal finance that provides guidance for all to create a new path to financial freedom. You can get some insight into the way Bob approaches this complicated issue, on this episode.

 

Money manipulations can have a long lasting impact.

 

When Bob Wheeler was a child, one set of grandparents worked overtime to gain the favor of him and his siblings. They often received gifts, money, and lavish experiences from them. As a child Bob naturally thought it was great, until he began to realize that the “payoff” that was expected from his grandparents was not something he wanted hanging over him. What was the payoff? Bob tells the story so well, you’ve got to hear his rendition - and you can on this episode of Crank It Up.

 

The power of tracking your monthly expenditures.

 

Most people believe that they know where they are spending their money. But if they’ve never created an intentional way of tracking their spending, it’s likely there are leaks in their financial boat that they simply aren’t aware of. On this episode, Bob Wheeler takes us into a very practical exercise to help us become aware of those leaks and provides some simple ways those leaks can be plugged. Are you interested? Find out more on this episode.

 

Let go of your old story about money.

 

What do you really believe about money? Do you even know? Ask yourself some of the following questions: Do you think rich people are greedy? Is there enough money in the world for all the needs? Are you capable of earning more? Are you deserving of it? These kinds of questions open up the door to the beliefs you may have about money that are not serving you well. On this episode, CPA and author, Bob Wheeler, guides all of us through some of the basic ideas in his new book in an effort to turn on the lights so we can see what we truly believe about money and ourselves.

Outline of this great episode

 

  • [0:50] David’s introduction of Bob Wheeler and this episode.
  • [2:08] Bob’s experience in comedy and as a CPA.
  • [4:09] Bob’s business as CFO of “The Comedy Store” clubs.
  • [5:04] Things about people who become comedians that have surprised Bob.
  • [6:02] How Bob wrote his book about the emotions of money.
  • [8:03] The wrong beliefs that exist around money.
  • [9:30] How Bob approaches the issue of “money shame” and beliefs.
  • [13:50] The things Bob learned about money as a child.
  • [17:45] How the school systems impact the way our children view money.
  • [20:17] Examining the emotional reactions when money challenges rise.
  • [23:55] Becoming aware of your bad money habits.
  • [27:17] Being willing to be uncomfortable for the sake of change.
  • [29:40] An example of building a “pause” into your decisions regarding money.
  • [34:00] The benefit of creating an honest budget.
  • [36:45] The realizations that come from tracking your expenses.
  • [38:00] Looking to your financial future - short term and long term.
  • [41:33] Beginning to make new choices when it comes to money for the sake of different outcomes.
  • [43:00] Internal work people need to do to begin the money management process.
  • [45:13] How letting go of the old story and replacing it with a new one is essential.
  • [46:40] Bob’s encouragement to those wanting to change their money habits.

Resources mentioned on this episode

 

Bob’s website: www.TheMoneyNerve.com

 

Bob’s book: The Money Nerve: Navigating the Emotions Around Money

 

Direct download: CIU077.mp3
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