What Does Freedom Mean To You?

by Gary Loper on March 18, 2017

What Does Freedom Mean To You
Freedom is personalized, different for each of us.

Or, perhaps not.

Ask a room full of people what it means. And, you will notice that some people can’t answer until other people start sharing what it means to them. Suddenly they have several new definitions of freedom.

A good way to find the meaning, and get clarity is to use the Book of Miracles exercise. Let’s apply it here.

What is freedom?

  1. Begin with the word ‘freedom’.
  2. Identify your meaning of freedom.
  3. Go deeper than the symbolism.
  4. What is the connotation?
    Freedom to pursue Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
  5. Hold these truths to be self-evident.
    That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
  6. Also, freedom is . . .
    To create love, to love, to express, to provide for yourself and others, to travel, to create businesses, and so on.

What is financial freedom?

  1. For many financial freedom is to dream, a dream to retire.
  2. What is the true definition of retire?
    It is an equine term – to put to pasture and wait to die.
  3. Is that your idea, waiting to die? Or, are you looking for ways to
    have financial freedom, to be able to fly high in anything you choose to do?

What are the principles of financial freedom?

  1. Financial mindfulness, to see a bigger, promising world for yourself.
  2. Remove yourself from the dream stealers, and upgrade your associations.
  3. Have a definite plan, and amount in mind.
  4. Uncover your passions, discover your whys, and your plan will emerge from digging deeper.
  5. Prepare your desired lifestyle upgrades, and what they will cost you every year: housekeeper, lawn work, handyman, personal assistant, travel, dining out, shows, etc.
  6. Find out your financial freedom level. Do some math work:
    Let’s use 100k as starting point, which isn’t as unrealistic as you may think. Divide 100k into the # of weeks you want to work each year. Then divide that into the # of days you want to work each week. 100,000 / 45 = $2,222 per week. $2,222 / 4 = $555 per day.
  7. Develop your mission. Complete your 6-month goals.

Receive a free coaching call: One of my brainstorm ideas potentially could increase your business by thousands of dollars.  You have absolutely nothing to lose, and have everything to gain, so take advantage of my free offer, 30-minute coaching call valued at $125.   Schedule a call now.

Also, you may be interested in listening to Gary’s interview: ‘Learn from People Who Are Already Successful’. Gary was interviewed by Neil Ball on The Entrepreneur Way, the podcast show with successful entrepreneurs.

 

Searching for a Graphic Artist?

by Gary Loper on March 8, 2017

Businesswoman Sitting at a Table with Her Eyes Closed and Her Hands on Her Head

I learned a long time ago that to build your success first you must look at the overall picture, have the vision to see what is needed.  If you want to lead with success, marketing is a critical component.  Then it is all about finding the right person that can take you where you need to go. This world is filled with many ‘so-called’ experts, but it is takes more than having the skillset.  It takes Relationship Building, strong customer service abilities. Someone you hire must have the ability to pay attention to your needs and criteria, and must have an aptitude to be flexible and put your needs first, and by all means, ‘Go the Extra Mile’.

I know one special person who fits the bill, my partner and wife, Caryl Loper.  She is extraordinary in my book.  Besides being a talented graphic artist, she has exceptional customer service qualities, always placing the other person first, meeting deadlines and delivering exactly what is needed and requested.  Throughout the years I have watched her create magic with incredible marketing pieces, from aesthetically beautiful designs to exemplifying what is an ideal marketing piece.

Her clients have been with the university medical school, faculty and staff, as well as working for corporations, smaller businesses and entrepreneurs. In recent years, she had to leave the workforce due to a neuromuscular disease, but continues to freelance in graphic design. Her focus has been on others rather than her challenges. She looks for opportunities to help small businesses, entrepreneurs and coaches with their success.

I am now reaching out to all my connections.  If you happen to know someone who may need Caryl’s services, please have them contact her at caryl@garyloper.com

What’s more, take an opportunity to learn more about Caryl: view her portfolio.  Be sure to schedule time by going to her contact form.  As a bonus, I invite you to send your business card, PowerPoint presentation or brochure, and she will give you feedback, a consultation about your marketing piece.

As you know, I am all about ‘Building Better Relationships’, so if you need an exceptional graphic artist, why not choose someone who has the same philosophy?

 

Can The Twitterverse Tell What Kind Of Mood You’re In?

March 4, 2017

Can The Twitterverse Tell What Kind Of Mood You’re In? Absolutely! The key is to embrace your authentic attractive personality. One of my most frequently retweeted Twitter tips is SMILE when you Tweet. Tweople can tell. If you are not already on Twitter, you would be amazed on how moods are amplified through the words […]

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Building Bridges

March 1, 2017

We are in the midst of some trying times, fear of others different from ourselves is creating major divides in the way we engage with each other. For most of us this is a huge shift in the paradigm we were raised in. It seems that throughout history every tribe/culture/family has made a strong point to […]

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Discover Networking

February 26, 2017

Few, if any of us, will achieve all our career goals on our own. We have to network our way to success. To a lot of people new to networking, it can be overwhelming to jump into the deep end of networking. By the deep end, I am referring to large, fee-based, high professionals. Unless […]

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How Can You Organically Attract Followers On Twitter?

February 16, 2017

Establish your expert status. You will become the ‘Go To’ person for your community. Use link shorteners, great headlines that grab attention and foremost high quality information. Stay within your area of knowledge and purpose. Introduce yourself to influencers. Engage in conversations, use #hashtags, searches and chats. Engagement is most important. DO . . . […]

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Chaos Creates Change

February 10, 2017

So many people are complaining about how bad last year was (insert pretty much any last year). You are still holding the vibration of a bad year in your mind, and your dominant thought will create the same.  Watching so many people on the television in Times Square so fervently counting down to a new […]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Keep Your Politics To Yourself On Social Media

February 4, 2017

As Thomas Jefferson stated, “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” The very best of friends can disagree on politics. But, why invite controversy and discord? I don’t care about your political views. You’re not going to change my mind, and I’m […]

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4 Fundamental Twitter Keys

January 26, 2017

What Is The Value In Lists? There is so much value in lists. One of the ways to make a connection with a person of influence is to get that introduction. First, begin to watch that person’s stream. Let them know that you are watching them, seeing their tweets. Put their name on a list, […]

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