The School of Self-Mastery: Business, Money, Life

The School of Self-Mastery podcast is all about business, money and life. I talk with guests who have created a RICH life for themselves, not because they’re bathing in money, (although they may be doing that too) but because they’ve defined and created success on their own terms, through their own personal successful habits. Habits are the root of simplifying your success I also appear solo two days a week to dive deeper into self-mastery topics and give actionable takeaways you can start applying today.
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Sep 30, 2015

Businessman and Life Coach, Aaron T. Walker, has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence. He enjoys helping others and believes experience is a great teacher. 35 years of entrepreneurship and marriage have given Aaron a wealth of experience. Aaron continues to reach new heights and broaden his perspective of the terrain by examining his experiences and growing from them.

In this episode, Aaron and I talk about:

  • how people can reach their full potential and discover their identity
  • what it means to live a successful & significant life
  • how grit and determination has paid off for Aaron
  • his millionaire payoff and how it led him into a life without meaning
  • why it's important to have honest friends in business

You can find Aaron @

And he's created some free resources for The School of Self-Mastery students here:

Sep 29, 2015

Are there any haters in your life? Someone who is discouraging you from pursuing your goals and dreams, perhaps? Someone who thinks that you are joking and says “It’s impossible!” when you share your grand plans for your future? Someone who sabotages you when you try to create a new habit or quit a bad one? Someone who is keeping you from achieving your highest potential?

Here are 8 Tips for Handling Haters:

1. Protect your goals

2. Assess the hater's background

3. Evaluate the hater's words

4. Ignore

5. Don't engage 

6. Remove the hater from your life

7. Surround yourself with positive influencers

8. Stay focuses on your vision

Collaborate with us at the Collaborich Conference here

Sep 28, 2015

Collaborich Conference goes live on Sept 30th - Oct 2, 2015. I will be one of the featured speakers at the 

It’s kind of epic. Imagine,

30 Radically Successful Female Entrepreneurs

3 Business Building Days

1 Sweet Little Virtual Home

$0 Pricetag.

Stephanie Nickolich founder of The #Collaborich Conference aka ‘The Millionista Mentor’ is a doubt crushing, confidence creating, cash catapulting success strategist, that teaches female coaches how to shift their money mindsets, capitalize on their greatest strengths and create solid strategies for success. Stephanie’s no bull, to the point approach drives women straight to the success they desire. Never one to blend in, Stephanie first made heads turn as a Sales Strategist in corporate america building a 1.2 million dollar wholesale business in just one years time. Not satisfied with working “for the man”, she first tasted entrepreneurial success as founder of the e-commerce empire Accessory Fanatic. 

The next natural step in her career was to create an online community for women in business known as Success Society which currently attracts thousands of women monthly to Connect, Collaborate and Capitalize on their dreams. Stephanie’s fun, outspoken style has garnered nationwide acclaim appearing on various live television shows and media outlets such as Good Day Austin, Twin Cities Live, Hustle & Heart TV, Empowering Women Radio, The Brave Entrepreneur, Mentoring Women’s Network, and a finalist on Dream Big America.

Sign up for the Collaborich Conference here. 


Sep 25, 2015

Lea left the high paying and high powered world of corporate finance 4 years ago to sell - of all things -- meats by mail. She opened her company, Pig of the Month BBQ, and grew revenues to 7 figures using growth hacking and DIY PR techniques. She's now getting set to launch her own marketing masterfully course to help budding entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground and into the next level. 

On today's episode Lea and I talk about:

  • how to get tons of press on the cheap
  • growing your list quick
  • getting your first 10k instagram followers
  • hacking SEO
  • getting conversions
  • keeping your customers happy, even when it's super challenging

Lea has created an instagram cheatsheet for you that you can download here: How to Get Your First 10k Instagram Followers.

Sep 24, 2015

The Law of Action is one of the most overlooked of the Universal Laws, stating that you must take action to get what you desire.

When I say it is the most overlooked I mean in all the books and audios about the Universal laws and the Law of Attraction, they all seem to talk about visualizations and positive thinking, not that thats bad, but few talk about the fact that you must also take ACTION on these thoughts and feelings. 

You can not bring what you want into being, without taking action. Yes, the positive thoughts are important. Everything first starts as a thought in your mind. 

But, without action, these are merely daydreams. Action along with positive intention is what brings your dreams to life. 

Today we're talking all about the 2 main steps to manifest your desires.

1. Know what you want - have a strong desire to actualize it, believe that it's possible, and have a high level of expectation that it will happen. 

2. Take action to get it. 

Sep 23, 2015

We all have "a beast" within us, and yet, there are times when the power of our mind keeps it from being unleashed. But, when we tap into our true instinctive nature, that's when we allow ourselves to play at the highest level. And, it does not matter if you are a professional athlete, or a CEO, or an entrepreneur or simply someone who seeks to get more out of everyday life. The principles are the same.

Dave Austin is an International bestselling author and a highly sought after "mental performance coach" to professional athletes. As founder of Extreme Focus he is best known for his "game ready" visualizations, which have helped NFL, MLB, Olympic, and college athletes achieve extraordinary results, along with assisting business leaders and Fortune 100 and 500 companies excel to new heights. As a former professional athlete himself, Dave uses his firsthand knowledge and experience to help get his clients "in the zone" and is affectionately known as the "secret weapon" when it comes to a competitive edge.

Sep 22, 2015

Many people struggle with money, that's why we talk about it a lot. They yearn for the stability that it provides, but aren’t sure how to go about finding it. Barbara Stanny's book, Secrets of Six Figure Women, profiles six figure earners - who were serial underearners until they changed their mindset – often because something drastic happened (e.g. a divorce, bankruptcy, etc).

Stanny goes on outline the key traits of under earners, and since we talked to Barbara yesterday I thought it would be useful to share her insights here to start a discussion about an often-taboo topic – money. How much we’re making, or how little we’re making, and why.

But first: What is a serial underearner? According to Stanny:

“to repeatedly gain less income than you need, or than would be beneficial, usually for no apparent reason and despite your desire to do otherwise.” Simply put, an underearner is anyone who earns below her potential.

Underearners aren’t all poorly paid, however. You can make six figures and still fall into this under earner category. What distinguishes an underearner is that she/he should bring in more, and genuinely wants to, but for whatever reason, doesn’t… It’s estimated that one out of every three workers is an underearner, most of them women.

Stanny goes on to outline the characteristics of the typical underearner:

Underearners have a high tolerance for low pay.

Underearners are willing to work for free.

Underearners are lousy negotiators.

Underearners practice reverse snobbery.

Underearners believe in the nobility of poverty.

Underearners are subtle self-saboteurs.

Underearners are unequivocally codependent.

Underearners live in financial chaos.

Sep 21, 2015

Barbara Stanny is the leading authority on women and wealth. Her mission - to revolutionize women’s relationship with money. As a best-selling author, sought after speaker, workshop facilitator and money/wealth coach, Barbara has helped millions take charge of their finances and their lives.

Barbara’s background in business, her years as a journalist, her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, her extensive research and her own dramatic experience with money gives her a unique and powerful perspective on women’s financial issues. She has been featured on Good Morning America, The View, Extra, The O’Reilly Report and many times on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, PBS and NPR, as well as the New York Times, and USA Today. She has written the following books:

• Prince Charming Isn’t Coming: How Women Get Smart About Money

• Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to up Your Earnings and Change Your Life

• Overcoming Underearning: A Five-Step Plan to a Richer Life

• Finding a Financial Advisor You Can Trust: A Guide for Investors and Those Who Want To Be

• Breaking Through: Getting Past the Stuck Points in Your Life

• Sacred Success: A Course in Financial Miracles


For more information on Barbara Stanny and her work please visit:


Sep 18, 2015

Fancy Frenchwood and I discuss what exactly is the perfect resignation letter, how did her letter get published in Forbes, and how she really felt about that, her top tips for writing you letter and when to leave your job.

A professional speaker, trainer and consultant with distinguished experience in operations, training and development, human resources, leadership and project management in multiple industries, Fancy brings a unique blend of experience to entrepreneurship. She left the corporate world after two consecutive roles where she felt stifled and diminished by toxic organizational culture and dysfunctional leadership.

After her resignation letter was published on, Fancy’s transition from corporate leader to entrepreneur has been seamless. Fancy’s drive, determination, ambition and persistence led to her first book, released in 2014, titled “The Perfect Resignation Letter - I Fired My Boss”.

Her mission is to empower and inspire women to grow beyond social or cultural values to become all they have envisioned for themselves. This first book will not be her last and she has many other projects in the works. She is becoming one of the most sought after speakers and hosts for conferences.


Sep 17, 2015


MASTERY is the secret of the world's greatest and most successful achievers.

What sets my work apart from any thing else is really quite simple.

I am focused on MASTERY, not information OVERLOAD.

Let me explain why I personally think mastery is so important…

Mastery is the highest form of achievement.

It DOES NOT require you to be perfect, but it does require you to pursue perfection.

The only way to become successful is to master the foundational elements that are aligned with your desired end results and goals.

The problem with most people is they have so much information - they take courses, read books, go to conferences, enroll in programs, watch countless webinars, read emails, etc...but they're so overwhelmed they take the wrong action, or even worse - they take NO ACTION & stay paralyzed.

The immature learner wants to get as much information as they can as fast as they can, but you’ll usually find them broke, stressed, and lacking real progress.

The mature mind is very deliberate with what they study and put in their mind.

Achievers that are ready for mastery focus on listening & learning one thing until they’ve adopted it into their daily routines and habits, and seen their results improve.

ONLY THEN do they move onto the next skill that’s aligned w/ their goals and vision.

Mastery of new skills is not optional in today’s business environment and changing economy. We're in a fast-moving, competitive world, & being able to master new skills is one of the keys to success.

Here are some keys to mastery:

BABY STEPS: Real progress and self-improvement can feel overwhelming. Realize that you can’t take on everything (this is why people don't see desired results in anything - they're focused on everything). If you do, you’ll never do it. Choose one or two things to focus on, and break that down into manageable bite-sized goals.

REFLECT: To move from experimentation to mastery, you need to reflect on what you are learning. Otherwise it won’t stick. Reflecting about your progress helps you get real feedback, keeps you accountable, and cements the change.

BE PATIENT: Too often, we approach a new skill with the attitude that we should nail it right out of the gate. The reality is that it takes much longer. It’s not going to happen overnight. This is where people get frustrated and switch gears to something else - DON'T GET FLIPPY FLOPPY! Stick with it. MASTER IT.


What are YOU going to MASTER?!

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Sep 16, 2015

Honorée Corder is the best-selling author of more than a dozen books, including her newest publication Prosperity for Writers: A Writer’s Guide to Creating Abundance. Honorée’s book provides writers with the techniques, tools, and ideas they need to revolutionize their writing business and beliefs. By sharing her money-changing beliefs, affirmations, and proven success stories, Honorée has elevated writers from every area of the professional to financial success.

For almost 20 years, she has passionately served professionals and entrepreneurs as their coach, mentor, and strategic advisor. She empowers others to shed limiting beliefs, dream big, and go for what they truly want. Her mission is to inspire and motivate people to turn their vision and dreams into their real-life reality, sharing a leading-edge process she created for her executive coaching clients.

Today we're talking about the four mental hurdles you need to understand to become a prosperous writer, the difference between committment and interest, and what it means to BOLO.


Sep 15, 2015


We all know it's important to exercise.

The CDC recommends adults get two and a half hours of moderately intense activity every week. Nearly 80% of adults don't meet these basic fitness goals.

We know exercise is good for our health, but how can it also be essential to our business?

1. It lifts your mood.

2. It reduces stress.

3. It boosts your confidence.

4. It helps you sleep.

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Sep 14, 2015

Natalie Sisson is No #1 bestselling author, podcaster, speaker and adventurer who believes everybody has the right to choose freedom in business and adventure in life. She’s on a mission to ensure 1,000,000+ entrepreneurs do just that by 2020 over at the


Born in New Zealand Natalie’s built her multiple six figure business from her laptop over the last 5 years while living out of her suitcase, traveling to 70 countries and showing others how to build a profitable online freedom business that supports their ideal lifestyle through her definitive Freedom Plan program.




Sep 11, 2015

Tim JP Collins is The Breakthrough Anxiety Coach and supports people suffering with Anxiety, stress and panic attacks, Tim suffered with Anxiety and panic attacks and has changed his life to recover and now supports others in doing the same. Tim's approach isn't just about coping, it's about moving past Anxiety and fear to live the life you were destined for. 

Tim JP Collins is also the creator & host of "The Anxiety Podcast" Each week Tim interviews people that have stories that you will be able to relate to. 

Tim and I talk about how he left a 20k/month lifestyle to live a less-anxious life of entrepreneurship. 

In this episode you'll learn why Tim walked away from a flashy lifestyle, why Tim still suffers from anxiety and you probably do too, and how to live a life with real meaning. 



Sep 10, 2015

Let's talk continuity and whether or not it's a good fit for you and your business. Today, we're going through 6 reasons it might make sense for you and why it currently makes sense for me. 

6 Reasons Continuty Makes Sense For Your Business

1. Continuous cash flow & long term profits

2. Lower price point means more customers

3. Do work once, get paid forever

4. Easier to sell to existing customers

5. People are willing to pay for updates & community

6. Exclusivity = higher quality, better branding & increased demand


My continuity business model program: Simplified Success Society - membership site.

Sep 9, 2015

Josh and Jill Stanton are the co-founders of - their little slice of the internet where they teach unsatisfied 9-to-5'ers how to create online businesses that light them up! They have a serious case of itchy feet, have been known to drop an F-Bomb or two and aren't afraid of a big glass of red wine. 

We jammed on all things community, membership sites, continuity and the power of recurring revenue vs one-off digital well as the entrepreneurial journey and all the crazy ups and downs that come with it in this episode of The School of Self-Mastery podcast.



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Sep 8, 2015

SOCIAL MEDIA ETI-KIT; The Rules of Engagement

You’re doing social media wrong if: 

1. You’re not engaging well. 

  • you’re idea of engagement is posting more instead of realizing that no one is commenting because of two reasons 1. your copy isnt’ good or 2. no one knows you because you didn't build relationships. 
  • Your responses are too simple - no more canned responses! 

2. You’re being spammy or sales w/ engagement EWWW. 

  • backdoor or front - doesn’t matter still gross.

3. You don’t care enough about what other people are doing - you need to get personal and care not just about your post - care about other people too. Do they know you?

4. You’re not adding value. Which is an annoying phrase cause what does that really mean? 

Needs to be at least one of these things:

  • shareable,
  • implementable,
  • aha-able, 
  • inspirational (only peppered in inspiration, not ALL inspiration). 


5. You’re only focused on getting clients with social media instead of connecting with people for real reasons. 

Get the Social Media Eti-Kit here! 


Sep 7, 2015

As a best selling author, former U.S. Marine, Certified Professional Life & Business Coach and founder of The Confident Entrepreneur Academy, Rachel Luna teaches women how to get clear, confident and taking consistent action, so they can do that big thing they were born to do. Her best selling book, Successful People are Full of C.R.A.P.: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting it Together and Achieving Your Dreams is based on her work helping thousands of women actively create their best lives.

Rachel’s fire-cracker energy and “raw reality check” approach to living life has attracted thousands of women to attend her workshops, take her 21-Day Get Anything You Want Challenge and she’s been invited to speak all around the globe from Good Morning America’s Tory Johnson Spark & Hustle tour and Princeton University to as far away as Germany and Japan! Rachel can be seen on her Tailor Made TV YouTube channel offering tips to help anyone achieve massive confidence and success at MsRachelLuna. She has also been featured in Latina Magazine, Success Magazine and The Huffington Post to name a few!

Rachel Luna and I talk about how confidence helps you make more money, why you need to learn how to make FAST decisions (that feel good) and stick with them and most importantly how to own your expertise even if you're new to the game.

Ready to make a bigger mark and become the go-to expert in your niche? Join my 3 part Get Big series here:

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Sep 4, 2015

Becky Dickson calls herself a Bullshit Slayer + Biz Profit-Maker - she's what you’d consider a high profile, zero nonsense business model expert who specializes in high voltage profit generation for small businesses who are at the sink or swim, do or die stage.

We're talking about what it REALLY takes to make a business work at this do or die stage, does she hustle or flow, and how did she build a community of over 10,000 female entrepreneurs in just a few months.

Sep 3, 2015

What you measure, grows, yet I see many entrepreneurs not keeping track of their most important numbers. Let's talk about the metrics you need to be focusing on! 

Tracking business metrics related to your current and past performance helps because in order to improve current performance you need to understand the numbers. 

Businesses often have a good handle on how sales are going, but expenses can easily creep higher and before you know it, your profitable venture isn’t so profitable anymore.

The first step is to know which metrics can best help you gauge performance. It’s easy to get bogged down by focusing on too many metrics or distracted by focusing on metrics that have minimal impact to your bottom line. 

Let's evaluate some key metrics! 

FREE GET BIG Series; How To Become the Go-To Expert – 3 part series for entrepreneurs who are ready to make a mark by being bold, being seen, being heard, and getting big in the game.

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Sep 2, 2015

Jenn Scalia makes entrepreneurship look easy. But there is a lot that happens behind the scenes. On this episode, Jenn and I talk about her previous entrepreneurial venture (one that has been featured on MTV, VHI, and even The Jersey Shore), how she had to make some drastic changes in her business even after she'd made it big, and what it really takes to create real success - the behind the scenes version. 

Jenn Scalia is a best selling author, visibility coach and online business strategist for women entrepreneurs and coaches. She helps them streamline their marketing efforts so they can attract their ideal clients in a way that feels authentic. She helps her clients go from flatlined to five figure months and be known as the go-to expert in their niche.

When you sign up for the Simplified Success Society today you're getting a community to network with, a boatload of accountability and support to achieve your highest goals, and no-fluff content actually creates results...

Oh, and you get it for $1.00. No contracts. Cancel anytime.
Sep 1, 2015

In today's hectic world of wireless devices, trending topics, and general economic turmoil, people find a simple balance in life very difficult to achieve. In today's episode I share how to find spiritual balance while still working to achieve your highest goals. 

And we uncover the real truth about why finding spiritual balance is the only way to acheive those highest goals. 

Spiritual balance occurs largely through being yourself and figuring out what works best for you to stay in a high vibration. This is not always easy because to be yourself is one of the most difficult processes for most people, because they really have no idea who or what they are.

This is where forms of meditation comes into play. 

Today we dive into some ways you can create more spiritual balance into your life. 

1. Figuring out what lights you up

2. Creating Habits

3. Creating Relationships

4. Giving

Join the Simplified Success Society this month for just $1.00.