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I was on a radio show today sharing the message about my movement Helping Millions Make Millions. Thanks to Bev Mahone of the Boomer Beat radio show for letting that happen. You can listen to the full broadcast right here!
You know that song These Eyes, by the Guess Who? I love that song…it was really popular when I was in my teens and it still is a favourite amongst several generations. The words of the song came to mind today when I was thinking about writing this story. As you sing along consider changing the words to These Arms…
When I was thinking about what I wanted to say this message came to my mind: women use money differently than men, we support our causes, our communities, our kids. Women do not, generally speaking, see war as the answer to complex issues. We are pacifists when it comes time for resolution.
Well here’s something to consider. Women make up 53% of the population and earn 1% of the wealth! We are the 99%! Doesn’t that make you mad? It infuriates me and partly because we seem to have accepted that as a way of life and choose not to change our circumstance..
I have a solution..we should have an arms race. Men do it all the time, governments are always saying it’s a good idea…look how much power arms races instill. The next superpower is usually determined by the country with the most arms, right?
However, since I ascribe to the pacifist solution, my take on the arms race is very “out of the box.” I say women should join together in unity and raise each other up. Offer a hand up not a hand out. Take a look at this amazing Ted Talk about women and biz in war torn countries. It speaks volumes about the power of women in my humble opinion.
Look at your arms and marvel at their strength, Honour that they have soothed and saved and loved all your life.
These arms, your arms, hugged children when they needed soothing, these arms reached out to touch the hand of a lost soul and bring them back, these arms hugged a human in their most excruciating time of need, these arms comforted and cared for and caressed people you loved. These arms, your arms, scratched the ears of your favourite puppy, stroked the belly of a furry kitten, combed the fine soft hair of a baby child, pushed the hair out of the eyes of your mother as she rested and your son as he recovered from the flu. These arms will hold you up, lift you up, push you up and, with a circle of women in your life, the world will be changed.
I got held up and you know what, it was the best thing that ever happened to me.
Are you ready to join in the arms race? Ae you ready to start turning your passion into profit and offer a hand up to other women?
Today is the day I launch my new coaching contest and it’s an exciting day for many reasons.
Today is the day you learn about my movement Helping Millions Make Millions.
Why do you care? What difference will any of this make to me Jan? What’s so special about what you’re doing and how the hell is it going to
make any difference in my life? There’s no way this is going to do anything for me so I’m not reading one more word…
Wait! Just wait! Before you leave this page and go look for some other way to get yourself distracted consider this:
Women make up 53% of the population in the world. That’s pretty awesome.
Women earn 1% of the wealth in the world. That’s not so awesome.
“Personal factories” aka small business owners are going to be the game changers in the global economy.
Women 55 and older have the most success with running a small business: staying in business and being financially
sound with their businesses. That’s YOU!
By the time we reach 80 (assuming we will) most women live in poverty: that’s not so awesome and that’s in North America only. In the rest of the world women live in poverty at a much younger age: some forever.
So what does this have to do with you? Well the good news is this: My movement Helping Millions Make Millions is designed to teach a million women how to turn their passion into profit and earn a million dollars. No it’s not a “sham wow” program: you will have to work and you will have to take responsibility for your finances (I know eeeek!) and you won’t make the million overnight (well you might but the goal is to do this over a few years.)
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to do something you love instead of working at a JOB? Wouldn’t it be nice to stop worrying about your retirement and whether you’ll have enough money? Wouldn’t it be nice to share out your success with your family and your community? Women don’t hoard our money we share it out and we ensure our communities are thriving. Wouldn’t you love to be part of a movement like that?
I have to tell you I am really super excited about this. I picture a million women all in a room and each one of them has begun their own path of financial freedom.
Each one has turned their passion (dogs/kids/gardening/writing/cleaning/horses/technology/cars etc) into a profitable business. I picutre each of those million women sharing their knowledge with at least two other women: with their families: with their neighbours…
Imagine what the world would be like if women held the financial purse strings. Do you think there would be less bullying? Do you think there would be less aggression?
Do you think there would be an emphasis on taking care of the beloved Mother of Mothers Mama Earth? I do and that’s why this gets my juices flowing like Niagara Falls. I am so psyched up about this I can’t even tell you…
And so the details:
I am limiting this to 60 women for 2012
You must be 45 or older
You must sign up for the platinum level coaching at http://www.tobeyourbest.net/coach-html.
You must sign up for three months.
Each of the 60 women will be entered in a draw. One will win $10000.00 Canadian! (yes you read that right it is 4 zeros as in ten thousand)
Each of the 60 women will be invited to my live conference in Collingwood and you’ll also receive an extra ticket to bring a friend
Each of the 60 women will be given $500 at the conference to do whatever you want: pay your hotel bill or pay for your flight or give it away…whatever.
Each of the 60 women will be interviewed at the conference and included in a special promotion.
Each of the 60 women will be part of a production that will air at a later date: a series of success stories that you can share and use to inspire others.
Each of the 60 women will have a chance to get up and speak at the conference: to share your story and to inspire others to join the movement.
Each of the 60 women will receive a percentage of future sales if they have friends who sign on for this coaching.
Good grief I’m psyched…some think I’m psycho but really I’m just psyched…
Whatcha waiting for? Go sign up. You have absolutely nothing to lose (well actually that’s not true. You will lose your fear of being shiny and brilliant and wonderful and amazing!)
And just for fun: let’s make it a mob flash at the conference. A millionaire mob flash. You in?
Seriously can you imagine if somebody decided that this Christmas there would
not be cranberry sauce with the turkey? Even if it’s the canned stuff that’s
more like jelly than cranberries it’s the tradition that is important right? If
you’re like my family you have always had turkey with cranberry sauce at
Christmas and probably Thanksgiving too. It’s just what we do: I’ve never really
thought about it when I started to prepare my own festive meals until one of my
children balked at the idea of cranberries and turkey. Well mostly they balked
at the thought of eating turkey but the cranberries didn’t thrill them
Here’s how the conversation went:
Me: “What do you mean you don’t want cranberries with the turkey? Wait you
don’t want turkey either?”
Child: “Mom you know I’m vegetarian I don’t eat turkey and the cranberries
are not organic and they’re full of sugar. I’m not putting that into my
Me: “But we’ve always had cranberries. My mom served it to us: all of our
relatives serve cranberries with turkey.”
Child: “I know mom but I don’t want any..no offence but it’s not my tradition
Me: “But what’s mine is your’s….it’s always been that way…” voice
trailing off as I begin to question the whole concept of doing something “just
Child: “Mom I’m not having any. You can serve it if you want but I’m not
Me: ” Ok…ok I get it you don’t want it…”
End of conversation but most certainly not the end of the thought process for
me. What did it mean to have traditions and why do we follow them? Is it simply
something we do because that’s the way it’s always been done?
That thought led to think about money and traditions and here’s what I’ve
come up with .
In my family the tradition was that money was hard to come by: money was
finite: money was something to be taken very seriously: money meant control and
a lack of money meant no control: money was to be saved for a rainy day…money
was a struggle that would never get easier.
You know what? I’m with my kids on this one: I’m throwing out the cranberry
sauce and the money traditions this year! I’m done with struggle and fear and
scraping by and making do….What about you? Do you have any money traditions
that you’re holding onto just because that’s the way it’s always been?
Now go be fearless.
There are days when even I decide that I’ve had enough..ok well maybe not days but certainly minutes. I wonder if people like Oprah or Martin Luther King Jr. or Arlene Dickinson or Rick Hansen ever felt like throwing in the towel?
Don’t get me wrong here: I’m not projecting negative energy I hope what I am trying to do is step into the truth of never giving up on your dreams. In this case it’s my dream: my dream to teach a million women to uncover their passion: turn it into a profit and earn a million dollars doing what they love. This is not an overnight project for me or for any of the women involved. It’s not an easy to do project either: this takes hard work and commitment and these women are prepared to do both. They’ve drawn the line in the sand and they’re going for it…I admire their courage…
Helping Millions Make Millions is the movement and sometimes when I share that with folks: well they look at me kinda strange like perhaps I’ve just escaped from the hospital or I forgot to take my medication that day or I’m just plain delusional. Those folks probably gave up on their dreams a long time ago and I’m not going to let them be dream vampires to me..
I have a picture on my vision board that looks like a crowd of a million people: it’s from Martin Luther King Jr’s speech at Washington in which he is quoted ” I have a dream….” his famous speech and eventually it came true: this dream of dreams. That photo is my inspiration for my own dream of teaching a million women how to become empowered financially….”I have a dream” ” I have a movement” I continue to be inspired by the women who are already on this amazing journey: from teacher to dog walker/ from logistic transportation to dog groomer/ from stay at home mom to wellness masseuse/ from stay at home mom to teacher…They are my inspiration: thank you my friends for believing in your own dreams: for drawing the line in the sand and going for it no matter what. You keep me humble and grateful.
She flew off the back of a moving motorcycle but she doesn’t remember it. They tell her she flew thirty feet in the air and landed on her face. That accident was a year ago and she’s still trying to pull the pieces of her life together. She hasn’t been able to work because she suffers from the effects of a severe concussion. It’s likely she won’t be able to go back to the work she had been doing for the last 25 years.
I met her at the swimming pool today. We were both going to the same aqua fit class and I wasn’t sure where to go and she did so we walked together. I was grateful for her help and happy to speak with somebody new. She’s fearless this woman: she wants to work: she doesn’t want to stay home and not do anything meaningful in her life. I sensed she had a lot to share so I closed my mouth and opened my ears and waited.
Turns out she’s pretty scared of what her future will look like if she can’t work at the same career. Turns out she’s pretty devastated after finding out she may never go back to this job. Turns out it’s no wonder she feels the way she does :that’s pretty dam scary.
I believe we were meant to meet so that she could share her story with me. Choosing to keep myself still and quiet and present during our time together allowed her to open up to me in a way she had not done for quite some time. I was honoured that she felt comfortable enough to trust me with her story.
You know what I learned from this remarkable woman? We all have our challenges: some are big: some not so much but it depends on how you look at it personally. Hearing her story left me wondering how big my obstacles really are….it’s all perspective isn’t it?
Well I’ve given myself a huge challenge and some days it feels just kinda huge. Helping a million women make a million dollars in their life time by turning their passion into profit: that’s the challenge. Most people believe it can’t be done but I don’t believe them. Why do I want to do this? Good question and it’s a long story but here’s the short version. The elephant in this room we call Earth is this: Women make up 53% of the population. Women earn 1% of the wealth…WE are the 99% ladies. That’s gotta change and if it takes me to be one of the change makers well I’m up for it.
Share it out friends I’d love to hear your story.
Now go be fearless.
If you’re starting a business and looking for small business grants in Canada, you have to check out the federal government’s Self-Employment Program. It’s one of the best small business grants in Canada in my opinion although technically it’s not a small business grant at all.
Grants for starting a business are few and far between. But Canada’ Self-Employment Program can provide the business start up money you’re looking for. The program’s mandate is to “provide financial assistance to eligible individuals to help them create jobs for themselves by starting a business”.
The Self-Employment Program will provide either regular Employment Insurance benefits until the end of your benefit period or financial assistance for living expenses. It may also provide temporary financial assistance related to the costs of participation in the program, such as, for instance, the costs of dependent care or transportation.
So if you’re looking for business start up money to help cover living costs until you get your new business up and running, the Self-Employment Program will do that. And just like any small business grant in Canada, you don’t have to pay the money back.
Additionally, the Self-Employment Program offers the entrepreneurial training and advice that makes starting a business so much easier and gives the new business a better chance of success. The Self-Employment Program is often delivered as a course package where you get the chance to learn specific business skills that you may be lacking and are guided through the process of preparing a business plan. In most cases, you will get one-on-one advice on how to develop your new business – invaluable for anyone just starting out.
What’s the catch?
Not everyone is eligible for the Self-Employment Program. Generally, to qualify you need to:
- be receiving Employment Insurance currently;
- have received Employment Insurance benefits within the last three years (or within the last five years if your Benefits period included a maternity or parental claim).
Other conditions may have to be met. The Self-Employment Program is administered by the various provinces and territories, so the additional eligibility requirements, and sometimes even the benefits the Self-Employment Program provides, vary from province to territory.
To participate in the Self-Employment Program delivered in Vancouver, B.C., for instance, you need to also demonstrate that you have the necessary skills and experience to make your business idea work and to make a personal investment of cash, inventory, equipment, or borrowed funds equal to 25% of a year of your EI benefits. There doesn’t seem to be any such requirement in Quebec, where the Self-Employment Program is also open to unemployed people who do not receive any public income support and those whose employment status is unstable.
You can find more information and a link to a map of provincial agencies who deliver the Self-Employment Program in each province and territory at Service Canada’s Self-Employment page.
As for participating in the program, you have to be prepared to commit to working full-time on starting a business for a period of about a year, so this program is not for people who are thinking of starting a business in their spare time.
If you qualify though and are prepared to make the commitment the program requires, the Self-Employment Program is a truly golden opportunity. You can see why I call it one of the best small business grants in Canada. The program offers the kind of business start up money many people need – money to support themselves while they work on starting a business. But it also offers so much more – the skills training and expert advice to make your new business a successful business. All of this information was taken from Susan Ward at About.com…
I often ask my clients what they’d do if there were no limits…It’s a great exercise as it really pushes one to think beyond what they believe to be true. That’s what coaching is all about, push beyond the boundaries of one’s truth to the real truth of what is possible, not what they think is possible. So, with that said, I want to share a success story with you today that is based in 1939. It was shared to me today by a school principal and it’s a great story! Follow the link I’ve included here to read the full story online
My daughter is celebrating a birthday this week…her 28th birthday in this lifetime. I am so eternally grateful to her, for her, to be her mama, mamabliss in action. She, more than any other person on this planet, and I have had many teachers for whom I am grateful, has taught me to open my heart, to share, to love deeply, more deeply than I ever believed I could, to offer and to recieve with grace, the love of another…She, my beloved daughter has taught me all that and more. She is my first born, my only daughter, my heart…
How can I ever say thank you for the gift of her? I have spent many hours pondering that question, how do you show such gratitude and then I realized the best way to do so was to offer out that same grace, that compassion, that joy to others…So I am.
You know I’m a life coach, working with women 45 and older, teaching a million women how to make a million dollars by turning their passion into profit. You probably also know that I believe in the impossible, the big dream only bigger….I’m not a dreamer, I’m a realist who believes…
So, the gift…because I believe in you and your dreams. For the next month only I’m gifting the best coaching program ever offered by me. 28 days of coaching, that’s 7 months, for $2011.00. I know that’s crazy: you save $4999.00 with this offer. Why would I do this? I truly feel obligated to offer out this gift in honour of the love I have received from this wonderful woman who arrived into my world 28 years ago…She has taught me true mamabliss and now it’s my turn to teach you your own bliss…
So, happy birthday to my tumbleweed! I am honoured and humbled to be your mama. Thank you for YOU..
I dare say you haven’t had much practise” said the Queen. “When I was your age I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
Lewis Carroll from Alice in Wonderland
So, I ask you, what’s your impossible? Mine is my movement, and it’s not that I find it impossible to believe, it’s that so many others do not believe it to be possible. What’s my movement? Teaching a million women how to earn a million dollars by turning their passion into profit. I know it’s possible, I’m proof and so are the many women who are, or have, worked with me in the last four years. Dog groomers, dog walkers, writers, caterers, house cleaners, landscape architects, tutors, bakers….you name it and there’s a way to make a millions dollars in that business. But don’t take my word for it, sign up for a coaching program and, if you haven’t been able to tap into your passion after three months I’ll refund your money, ALL your money, and I’ll even throw in a lottery ticket for you too!
http://womenshealthandwellnesscoach.com/products-page/ All you need to do is ask for a demo and I’ll do the rest! Living la vida fearless, Jan
Oprah featured Donald Trump and his entire family on her show today. Quite a coup for the lady of daytime television. There was a lot of talk about family and business and merging the two without making frenemies…
Oprah speaks often of her ability to keep her work a separate entity in her life as well, so does her friend Gayle…y’all know Gayle right? The illustrious radio/tv talk show host Gayle King…her new show is done really well by the way.
Bama…what the heck is a “bama?” and why use that word in the same sentence as the Donald and Madam Winfrey….Well Bama is a woman, a small business owner I interviewed in Florida a few weeks ago. She owns a restaurant called PJ’s and they’ve been in business for 26 years. Bama bought the business just as the economy was taking a nose dive, in a tourist town where tourists were no longer traveling…I was curious about her success and today I saw a theme I have always known about but feel it very important to share out with my readers.
Each and every one of those people, the Donald, Oprah, Bama: they all say the same thing when asked “How do you stay focused when things get really tough, and they do get really tough?” They may say it a little differently but the intent is this : “do what you love, you MUST be passionate about what you do to make your profits or, when the going gets tough, you’re not going to want to stick around.” Amen to that one my friends, amen to that one!
The last six weeks of my traveling tour, taking my helping millions make millions tour on the road, has been a great adventure, a great learning time and a dedication and devotion to my mission of teaching a million women how to make a million dollars…After talking to so many people about their businesses, people who have lost their homes, people who cried when they came to see my dogs while I walked the beaches because they had lost their pets when they lost their homes, people who are working for $4.23 an hour!, people who are losing their will to live because they can’t afford their medical treatments….I cannot tell you how committed I am to this work. In this land, in this time of the world, people do not need to be hungry…to be fearful of their financial future and the only reason they are is because they’ve not been given the proper tools. Well folks that’s all gonna change, right here, right now: My small business coaching programs will show you how to uncover your passions and turn them into profits so that you, not the banks, not your boss, not the government, will be in charge of your finances!
There are many options to choose from with my new programs, and, if you say money is what is keeping you from signing up, well we can take care of that for you too…http://womenshealthandwellnesscoach.com/products-page/
Come join in the revolution ladies, the financial revolution! It’s YOUR time.
Living la vida fearless, Jan