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From homeless drug addict to successful business owner

From homeless drug addict to successful business owner
His first memory wasn’t a fond one. It wasn’t one that any child should ever have to endure.

The police were pounding at his front door, in pursuit of his parents who would be arrested for running a cocaine business out of their home.

Drug dealing wasn’t the only crime he witnessed.

At 12 years old, scared and confused, he would watch something unfold that he wished he’d never have to see…

…His mother in handcuffs, being escorted by police from his front door – arrested for operating a prostitution ring.

Life as he knew it was hard. And it didn’t get much easier after that.

His childhood programming progressed and manifested into some unhealthy beliefs and habits that would spiral his life out of control.

But the transformation he experienced years later is nothing short of something you’d see in a movie.

This is just a piece of the story of my friend, Westley Morris.

Not only is Westley one of Empowered Living’s 6-Figure Speaker Training Mentors, he is so much more than that.

Westley is one of the strongest people I know. He has overcome so much. Whether it be childhood trauma or adulthood adversity, he’s been through it all.

And I’m not just talking about what I mentioned above.

I’m talking about hitting rock bottom as a homeless drug dealer, panhandling the streets of Philadelphia.

How did he get there? And what has happened since?

Ten years later, he’s living the life of his dreams with his wife Daria, running a family Massage Therapy business while building his speaker training business at the same time, and inspiring others to break through their limiting beliefs.

So, what’s the secret ingredient? How did he make it happen?

How did he go from years of childhood trauma and negative programming to turning his life around and living each day with purpose and passion?

Join us on the Saturday Show this Saturday, November 12th at 11am (ET) to hear more about Westley’s story, how he did it, and how you can apply these lessons to your life as you strategize and create goals for 2023 and beyond!

It’s all happening here, this Saturday at 11am (ET):

An incredible experience I was part of...

An incredible experience I was part of...

I have to tell you about something very special that I got the chance to be part of the other week…

Let me just preface by saying this:

Working in this industry and being part of the Empowered Living Community affords us the opportunity to meet some of the nicest people from all around the world. You never know who you might meet…

I feel so grateful and honored to be part of this community. I want to thank you for being part of it as well. We wouldn’t be who we are today without you.

Now allow me to share what I did just the other week!

I had the opportunity to meet up on Zoom with Christine, Nuala, and Gerry – some of our loyal EL members.

The three of them are competitors in the salon industry, yet they’ve all joined forces and are working together on the creative plane. Empowered Living is what connected them.

Anyway, it was exhilarating to get together with them and to be part of their creation process of growth when I joined them to strategize on Zoom.

…And then they brought in someone really special: Bruno Mascolo.

Bruno is the CEO of Toni&Guy Salons - the well-known British international chain of hairdressing salons.

Bruno helped Toni&Guy build its reputation as one of the world’s most innovative chain salon operations!

He’s a big name in the salon industry. That’s a fact.

And I got the pleasure of sitting down with Christine, Nuala, Gerry, and Bruno to talk about time management and business growth.

You can just see how much each of us is beaming with joy as we spent this time together, bouncing off one another’s energy.

It got me thinking… There's something really magical that happens when 2 or more like-minded people are gathered together to strategize and believe in each other…

We tap into a different type of creative energy that can’t be unlocked when we’re alone…

Have you ever experienced that?

There are ideas that just flow from the Source into our awareness when we’re around a certain type of people…

People who have gotten together with a common purpose, supporting one another to discover solutions to the challenges in front of us...

I’ve found that one of the greatest ways to grow is to surround yourself with people who support you and see the best in you, and who can help you get into the mindset and headspace where ideas flow…

Gerry, Nuala, Christine, if you’re reading this, I want to thank you for being such wonderful individuals and a powerful testimony to the power of connection and masterminds.

You are such an inspiration to so many people in the EL Community and we are all rooting for your success!

How to make more money during a recession

How to make more money during a recession
Recessions can make us feel like the world is caving in on us. We can feel stressed, uncertain, and confused about what we’re going to do next.

Believe me, I know that feeling.

But after building multiple million-dollar businesses during recessions, there are a few things I’ve learned.

Here are some ways you can make more money during a recession:

  1. Change your mindset. This is crucial if you’re going to make a plan to turn your financial situation around. You can’t take action if your mindset tells you you’re doomed and can’t progress through the recession.

  1. Evaluate your goals. Where do you want to be financially? And I’m not talking about what you believe is logical at this time. Ask yourself where you’d want to be whether we were in a recession or not.

  1. Invest in your skillset. The best way to make more money during a recession is to maintain a steady flow of clientele. To do that, invest in your skillset so you can be the best you can be, provide the most value, and your customers keep coming back for more!

  1. Make time for income-producing activity. What can you do right now that produces the most income for your business? Typically that means getting on the phone and finding more clients. Or it means delivering your products and services to your current clients at the highest level. If you aren’t a business owner, ask your boss how you can add more value to the company you work at. Pitch income-generating ideas and negotiate for a bonus or a raise.

  1. Get better at articulating your value. Whether you own your own business or not, if you want more clients, if you want a raise, or if you want to generate more income in any way, you need to get good at articulating your value. Only then will people recognize what you’re worth, and say “yes” to you.

Remember, if you can communicate what you’re good at, then you don’t need to worry about the economy.

I hope these tips and tricks help you as you set financial goals for yourself and make strides to achieve them!

If there’s one thing you can do today that will allow you to get good at all of the 5 things listed above, it’s joining me for our next (and final) Sales Training Session this Saturday, October 29th at 8am (ET).

I’ll be taking you through “the four corners of the sales conversation.”

It’s a strategy that will help you identify your prospect’s intentions so you can help solve their problem by offering your product to them as a solution.

I believe that by implementing this strategy, you’ll be able to double your sales closing ratio. That’s how powerful it is.