“If you’re struggling about the bad times and worried about the fear stuff — if that’s what you’re focused on, that is what you’re going to attract.” – Brian Fouts.
There is a lot of fear in the world today, especially if you are watching the news regularly. What we tend to miss when living in a fear-based mindset is the opportunities that come from hard times.
Today, I’m thrilled to introduce my guest, Brian Fouts, who specializes in helping us shift our perspective. Join us as we delve into the art of transcending fear, fostering an environment of success, discovering purpose amid life’s trials, and embracing the opportunity to live our legacy now.
If you’re eager to embark on a journey towards a legacy life, then this episode is an absolute must-listen.
About the Brian Fouts:
We assist hardworking middle-class families in discovering how to live a legacy life today, leaving a roadmap for future generations to follow.
We do this by sharing the strategies and knowledge of successful entrepreneurs and business owners with the middle class. Our strategies for asset building and cash-flow generation assist you in all facets of business growth and personal finance optimization while our legacy and investing training prepares you and your loved ones for creating true wealth in all of its forms.
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Jim Padilla is the founder and CEO of Gain The Edge – a done-for-you provider of industry-leading sales systems and unicorn sales professionals which he co-heads with his wife and entrepreneurial partner-in-crime, Cyndi Padilla.
Through their unique blend of laser-targeted selling systems, inspirational team-building expertise, and 60+ years of combined sales experience – Jim and his wife have generated over 1/4 bn in sales for a long line of high-level, visionary entrepreneurs.
Jim’s mission is to help purpose-driven thought-leaders untangle themselves from the day-to-day minutiae of seeking leads and sales for their business so they’re free to amplify their impact.
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Hey, welcome back. So good to see you here another awesome episode of the Opportunity Makers. And, you know, sometimes you just get down and dirty in conversation. And when you're an opportunity maker, you just you roll with the punches, you roll, and you see what comes and, and, you know, you just use attract mud, you attract the dirt, the debris, the stuff that just gets you all jammed up. And, you know, my guest today that I'm talking to, you're gonna really love somebody I've gotten to know as a friend and a colleague and a mastermind environment that I'm part of. And he's a guy, he's just, he doesn't look at. And Brian I love you man, though he does in the best possible way. He just very average Joe, when you meet him, he's just a normal guy, like, you know, like all of us, right? And, but then when you start talking to him, and he does it in a very simple way. So he doesn't talk like a PhD. He just talks like a guy, the guy who's running a business live in a life chasing purposes and dreams and doing things. And he's built and created so many awesome things in business, and in financial industry, space, financial literacy space. And he's really sold out for helping people, people like you. And, you know, we're going to talk and dig in. Now, I'm going to give you a little bit of a warning on this. And I'm not a big fan of trigger warnings. I think it's ridiculous. I think it's sad this even in our lexicon today as a culture, however, he's going to mention a few things politically in it. So take all of that it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter what side of the aisle you're on. It's not about that. Just any of the conversations that start talking about politics or anything, just take the message, right? Don't lean into Oh, he's believed this, none of that. I don't care. It's irrelevant. Just really dig into what is what is it that we're talking about, as an example? Ok, what is the lesson for you to learn from all of this? How do you how do you take these, internalize them and make some of these thought processes in these beliefs and these strategies, your very own, so that you can optimize them and put them to use? Because again, that's what opportunity making is about. And I'll be honest with you, I had never thought when we first started putting this opportunity makers, podcast, together, the series, the whole, the all of the podcasts, not this episode, never imagined that I would be using the word opportunities and watch. But I do feel like it is something necessary. It comes down naturally. And I want it to be in your DNA, I want you to hear it so much. That that's all you see. I want you to embody it, I want you to embrace it, I want you to digest it. I want it to be coming out of your pores, because it's so full inside of you that all you do is Everywhere you look you see nothing but opportunity here. Opportunity. They're a prosperity here, abundance, their wealth creation here, income here, opportunities, problems, to solve people to lead things to do. And you know, and World Domination to happen. Right? Because it's all possible. And again, I say this stuff a lot, but never has it been easier in your life. I was listening to the episode today dropped our first episode number five just dropped. And it was my interview with Mark Victor Hansen. And I was listening to it man, I was so fired up and inspired because we're dealing with people who are breaking down barriers and changing the game and operating fearlessly. Or if fear comes, it's moving in spite of it anyway, and taking action on the things that are there because sales love speed, success loves speed misses, excellent use clues. So trust the things you know, trust the expertise that's inside of you. Trust all of the things that you've done, recreated. Make sure that you're looking at your testimonials. You're looking at your accomplishments, look at what your kids are doing, say yes, I was a great parent, I raised them well, I put them in the right environments. I serve these people, well, I changed these people's lives. You have to start seeing yourself as the person who creates for other people, so that you don't turn into the person who just consumes from other people all the time, become that creator. That's what opportunity makers are. That's what you are. And I look forward to getting some responses from you after you listen to Brian Fouts, who's coming to you and I'm just going to leave that as the intro, skip the bio and all of that you'll you just jump in there again to see what kind of man that Brian Fouts is, and what kind of opportunities he creates and see what kind of clues you can grab and what kind of lessons that you can absorb. Alright, make sure you rate review subscribe, let us know that you're here. Check out the show notes getting connected and make sure you know what we have in store for you as well. And feel free to go back and and listen to the episode number five with Mark Victor Hansen because I said I just listened to it again. I got fired up and inspired and excited. And I think you will too. So look forward to hearing from you about what things you're connecting with and what things you're learning. We'll talk soonJim Padilla:
The formal Intro already happened, they just saw that I did that at the end or here. So now we're just, you know, they're all just in on our conversation here. You know, it's been, you know, over the time that we've gotten to know each other and last, you know, year plus, you know, you're definitely you know, you you're absolutely fit the realm of opportunity maker, you know, we're talking a lot of people who have exited companies scaling, purchasing companies acquiring just literally every time you turn around, there's new problems to solve and new opportunities to be made. And, and when you're opportunity maker, you know, you're solving problems for yourself. And every time you solve a problem for yourself, it creates more opportunities for other people as well.Brian Fouts:
Yes, legacies, why learn living legacies? Because guess what, when you improve yourself, you met you improve people around you. Like it's you can be the the lead or the leader, it's kind of I look at it. When you want if you want to have a legacy, you got to be the leader. And that's probably how you make an impact. And you lead today, not when you're not when you died today.Jim Padilla:
Right? Exactly. Yeah. You know, it's funny because people do that they think about legacy about beyond your lifetime. Like, what once I'm dead, I leave a legacy, but you have a legacy while you're alive tooBrian Fouts:
Well, as well as well. That's where it actually is, to me. Your legacy is today's now. Yes, okay. There's gonna be something that you make an impact when you're you pass away, but that doesn't happen. You die. It happens now. And then it lasts beyond you. But you don't just twiddle your thumbs and then die. And there's legacy? No, because there won't be anything there. It'd be there. Forget about you. Right.Jim Padilla:
You know, it's funny. Cindy's mother, my mother in law, she's almost 90 now. and healthy. She's gonna probably outlive us all. You know, I don't know. But, you know, she just, she's got great friends, great relationships, great everything. Her father, my father in law left her in good shape when he passed, but she she went through this thing about a decade ago, where she was calling Cindy and her siblings. And she's like, you guys go to the house and just take what you want. I don't want you to have this stuff. When I'm dead. I want you to have it when I'm alive. I want to see you. I want to give it to you. Like mom, we don't want your stuff. But, you know, same concept, right? She was trying to be a living legacy.Brian Fouts:
You know? Yeah. So what do you want to see? You want to see and experience the impact that you're going to make today? I mean, Damn, that's that's the coolest thing. Because I don't you don't want to guess about legacy. And that's the thing is scary is when you guess about it? Like, what did you set your kids up today? We, you can see it. It's like that, to me that kind of a big thing too. So, yeah.Jim Padilla:
Well, what's the journey that you're on right now? What are the opportunities that are in front of you? I know every time we talk up, you just you know, you got more things happening and you know, more team new team new funnels, new opportunities, new offers, there's always something happening for you.Brian Fouts:
So for one of the journey I'm on right now is mindset. So I've been been big in the mindset, the last, you know, few years, especially but I'm working with Brian Del Mar. So that to me is probably my purpose and passion is around that. And it's not really mindset itself. It's the what happens when you when you actually understand how we function, and work as a human being. It's amazing the power that is that we have to manifest whatever we want in our lives. And so when I'm around successful people, there's a vast different set of like, internal programming from them versus 95% of everybody else. And that is the one thing that keeps 95% That 95%. And so for me, like I've gone through my biggest change right now recently is going through a lot of things that would traumatize most people, but I'm just like, Okay, I see that it's happening. Okay, let's keep going. What's next? What's the lesson? Let's keep going. So that's kind of my big thing. When this last year I had a lot of trauma. So but I've, my mindset has been so worked on that I've overcome things that I'm still kind of amazed sometimes like, wow, that's frickin awesome. I'm proud of myself. And so that's a big part of it right there. And then obviously, launching living legacy is a big one right for me was launching that out there and getting that out to people. And then of course, big golf is a big one that we're working on right now that we took over and got this business and like how that came to be is just, I mean, it's just crazy. But it's not in the thing to me that look at how my journey is like, it's the three steps that I go through. It's like it's one you gotta invest in yourself to you and you got to start to you got to you got to actually get control of your income streams. And then you've got to stop working so hard for your money, get something working for you. You've got to actually find the thing that you can work for without having to work, kind of in our webinar, we talked about those three things like right now is current economy, what would I tell people do, you've got to invest in yourself, like you have gotten and I'm not talking months and years, you're talking, you got to start investing in yourself and your knowledge and what you're doing because that's what successful people do, by the way, constantly investing in relationships in who they are in their knowledge in there and who they're around that kind of stuff. And then the next thing we talked about is, hey, you've got to understand how money functions and works and how you bring it to you. Like well To build streams of income, you've got to start understanding trading time for money versus doing something and creating an asset that can that is going to pay you. That's kind of the second phase that I see a lot of people miss. Then the third phase we're talking about is you got to stop working so hard for your money and get it working for you. You got to put that money out and get it working for you. Because most people spend their entire life working for money. Then also they're like, oh, shit, because guess what, you don't have any control of your money. You give it to Wall Street, you give control away and Elson are shocked when all sudden you don't have what you thought you'd have. Well, successful people don't rely on Wall Street or the government to provide for them. I always talk about like the 401k. So what's 401k stands for? Right? What do you mean, it's section 401k of the IRS Code? Do you think the IRS has your best interest at heart? Right? Their job is to get as much money from you as possible and give to the government? Who is 30 plus trillion dollars in debt. If that's your plan, you got a plan to probably fail. And so I had all these things I could talk about, but that's just kind of where my sort of journey has gone. Is that kind of realization stuff and all that.Jim Padilla:
It's it's such a big deal. That conversation is so powerful and needs to be had. Because so many people, I there's a lot of people right now that are shaken up like okay, that's, you know, I think people are waking their eyes up to the fact that the government may not be the best play. But it's still such a hard move for so many people. They're like it but but the government's there and my 401 K and my pension plan and my like, you don't realize that oh, Blackrock is out here. Taking your your investment, your pension plan, and investing in ESG stuff or doing things that are abusing serving their political means that have nothing to do with your financial means.Brian Fouts:
Oh, absolutely. Yeah, actually, there's a poll that just came out, actually did it was in my newsletter, I sent them a list today, it's about the biggest thing people think is broken. That has to be fixed, number one government. But it's one of the first time it's been that big was government than it was economy. And then it was something else and market? Well, here's the funny thing. The biggest fear is government. Who do you think causes inflation? The government how they print money that is called inflating the money supply. That's what inflation is. Inflation is not raising prices, right? It's inflating the money supply, which then reduces the value of the dollar, which is inflation. The government causes inflation. They started in 1913. Like they're the cause of it. And yet people think they're gonna come in and solve it. Yet they're massively in debt. It's a broken system, blah, blah, blah, blah. And I can talk about that all day long. And it's interesting when I got into a conversation with Ken, what's his name? Was singer at the event. And I figured he was because he had some content, because I don't understand this, or this or this and stuff. He was I mean, that's basically oh, here's my thought he goes, that was the best theory I've ever heard on this whole thing. And it's about government stuff. And I called it I call it the subconscious hive mind. Yeah. So when you get groups of people together, large ones, they will self program, their subconscious, all very similar. And so the government is broken, because when you go into it, either you're rejected, because you don't have that same subconscious programming, or you're accepted, and you're in that system all of a sudden, and guess that's why politics are all the same. I don't give a crap who you are. You're all the same. So there's a whole thing he had about and I give them an answer. He's like, whoa, you because yeah, that's a that's an interesting.Jim Padilla:
See, I love that. And we can definitely talk more, more about that. But I think it's an interesting correlation here because the subconscious hive mind applies to everything.Brian Fouts:
Oh, absolutely. Everywhere.Jim Padilla:
People who, like you said, the people who are the one percenters that who are the top 5%? Who are the people that are not doing what 95% of the world is doing? They're doing the opposite, right? We think different, we see different, we move different. And that becomes a hive mind as well, because now we start focusing on other people who see opportunities, who create opportunities, who take advantage, take risks, and move opposite to the way that the mainstream is moving. Yes. And you you've been you've been a big example of that, too, especially in the last few years. Yes.Brian Fouts:
And what are the other things too that? I think that came up? That might be interesting if Oh, gosh, what was it? Oh, it was someone made a comment on something. The rich get richer, it's not fair. And I was like, You're right on both points. They do get richer and you have to be right. It's not fair. Because guess what life is not fair. It's not supposed to be if you think it is get out. And I was very adamant and get up. You're right. It's not fair. It's not supposed to be There's people that work harder than other people. That's just the way it is, is not going to be fair. Or if you want it to be fair, work harder, do what they do. That's it. You know, it's kind of it was it was, I guess an aside that I take pretty, pretty hard. Right?Jim Padilla:
You know, but so for people who are listening, I mean, there's, there's gonna be people who are who there's probably right now people are going, Yeah, I totally get it. And then there's other people are going, kind of, well, screw you. You know, I'm not down with that. And I'm gonna be the way right, because bottom line is, the truth is in what you just said, so but what are you want to say to those people who are like, they're feeling like it's, they know, they understand that they have to create their opportunities, but a big part of them is waiting for opportunities to be created for them.Brian Fouts:
Absolutely, yep. And so that was kind of interesting. When I heard that, I was like, yeah, don't say it's fair. The media is one of the biggest ones that I always say, there's a buddy of mine, you might you Mark Evans. Yeah. So like, when I cuz I've known him for many years now. And I look at people like him who there's different. They're programmed differently from from a young age, but that's awesome. But it's like his kids have a are going to be successful. And so like, if people say, Well, Donald Trump had a rich father, he has Buddha's mouth. Kind of true, kind of, but he had something else that somebody else doesn't have. Like his his kids, not not mark himself, but his kids, or Donald Trump. They had successful parents who had successful friends who have successful businesses. He was in that world. That's all he knows that success. Okay, if all you know is poverty, you know, it's just kind of a weird thing. It's like, and then, you know, Andy Tanner. So I'll talk about I did a podcast with him. And we talked about this on the on the podcast, and that's exactly he's talking about he goes, my kids are 15 years old, are making more money than the average person. They were around Robert Kiyosaki and his advisors their entire life, and they're growing up. So they have a different programming, right? Is that fair or not? I don't want to get to shit doesn't matter. It is what it is. Like, that's not supposed to be fair enough. That's that's their they were lucky. Sure, whatever. So that's also something that you can change, though. Right?Jim Padilla:
Well we're doing the same thing with our grandkids. I mean, our kids were, you know, they had businesses they had, they made money at school, they made money in the neighborhood, they made money, they knew that they had to be they, they knew that it was about being self sufficient was going to be how you survive. So even though they're on there, none of them are, quote unquote, entrepreneurs. Now, they're all absolute thriving intrapreneurs because they know how to create an environment inside the companies they work that makes them valuable and irreplaceable.Brian Fouts:
Yeah, that's cool. That's a that's a great one. I think now for I don't know, the next generation that cares as much about that. But that is, I mean, to me is powerful.Jim Padilla:
So what are you seeing, as you know, for red for people right now? What encouragement or guidance? Would you give somebody who's really on the fence of trying to figure out what do I do? Either I have, way too many opportunities, take it that I can take advantage of, and I have no clue how to make the decision, or all I look around and see is problems and concerns.Brian Fouts:
So here's what I'd say right now is that a lot of people are making decisions in their life with money, careers, business, whatever it is, without having a true understanding of why, why they're making the decisions, because what they're letting happen is fear, or outside influences guide them. And that is, that is poison. And in my opinion, it's poison. In the the thing that I believe is lacking in a lot of our lives is that we don't have a purpose, we just don't have a purpose that we're moving towards. When you have that making decisions become super easy, become super simple. business decisions, money, family, it's all of a sudden is clear what you should be doing. And you can go look at entrepreneurs journeys, I can talk about this, as I talk as they go look at their journeys. Look at the trolley, they've gone through the pain, point, the jail, bankruptcy, all these things, then all sudden they break out. And also they're massively successful. Oftentimes, because through the pain, they find their purpose in life. And everybody thinks that, oh, I just want to get rich, I want to go sit on the beach. By the way, I've known a lot of people who've come in the money and do that. They are miserable. They're six months later, they are depressed discs are just like miserable in their life. Sometimes even divorced. kids, our kids are angry at him, and all of a sudden, they don't have any friends anymore. Because they're not leaving with any purpose. Money is not purpose, by the way. And so in these times right now, what I've seen happen if you go look at a lot of the big businesses that are a fortune 500 companies, a lot of them started in these times, economic turmoil, turbulent times, because somebody had a purpose and a vision and they didn't give a rip about what's going on in the economy. They didn't care, but they had a purpose they pursued and that purpose attracted people because it provided value or solve the big part. out in the world, but they pursued a purpose didn't matter good on the economy. Like, look at all the big companies, I think Amazon, all these companies started in depression. And so that, to me is one of the biggest things that you can do right now. And it's actually not a hard thing to do. I'm not gonna say that it's, you know, it's easy. But if suppose if you have a lot of opportunities, and you're overwhelmed by them, what's your purpose? Like, what are you what are you trying to do? If you're struggling about the bad times and worried about the fear stuff? Okay, if that's what you're focused on, first off, that is what you're going to attract. And so I don't read the news. I don't start I don't look at politics, I don't, I don't let that stuff impact me. Because that is designed, it is literally designed to program you into fear, to suck you into negativity and keep you where you're at in that place of fear. That's how they make money tell the government maintains control. It's how, you know, the social media, it's how they actually keep you sucked in. They control your your time and your focus, that is one of those dangerous things right now that you can let happen to you. And so to me, one of the biggest thing people can do is get back control of your focus your time and then truly find a purpose, a thing that you can pursue right now, regardless of what's going on. Nothing is going to motivate you every single day to get out of it. So that's kind of that's where I would go with it. Now, of course, there's a lot I mean, that's kind of more of a kind of, yeah, fluffy answer.Jim Padilla:
Well, I think a part of that too, is, you know, Cindy, and I we focus on, we name everything that we do, because I don't want to do things that I don't want to do, I'll do if I have to but you know, we're at a place that's like, you know, try to get team, we'll get somebody else to do it. But if something has to be done, then let's frame it in a way that actually becomes something that we want. It becomes aspirational, just by moving in that direction. As an example, you know, Cindy, and I meet every morning for a brief 15 minute check in. And we have recently renamed it our prosperity and profit meaning. Yeah, so you know, it's not going over the books. Its prosperity, profit, we're looking at, where's our wealth? Where's our wealth coming from? Where who's got our money? Where's our wealth? What's our net worth? You know, it's like, it's we look at it, we come into these meetings with excitement with the goal and the objective of being excited after 15 minutes of looking at our numbers, regardless of where they're at, because we're coming to it with a perspective of this is creating something for us.Brian Fouts:
Yes, it's one of the big things too, that I focus on, and I haven't there's, it's all sitting around me right now is, is where am I going? What's that look like? What's that vision that I'm trying, I'm attracted to? I want my my mind to be focused on that. If it's focused on pain, lack of money, the challenges the social media, the government, if that's what I'm focused on 80% of the day, then that is what's going to appear in my life. Right? Because that's what I'm going toJim Padilla:
You you were just saying, before we got on the recording, you know, that you just lost a big chunk of cash, you know, with the decision that you made, right, and we, you know, we'd say, Oh, we've had many, six figure and multi six figure mistakes. And for a lot of people, that would be the end of them. And we just stay on for us was like, Okay, what are we learning? What are we doing different? How are we rolling? You know?Brian Fouts:
Yeah, and, like, how I overcame that to a degree is I said, Okay, I can focus on the on this happening right now. And, okay, I've got to, maybe I'm going to shut it down bankruptcy and all this kind of, I can talk about that. But here's what I did. Yes. If that is a possibility, it does have to be on the table. But I'm gonna put it there. And then I'm going to set it aside. Okay, if this happens, what was one of the steps like very analytical, not emotional, but analytical? Okay, cool. Now, we know worst case scenario that happens. That's what will happen. Over here. What's the best case scenario 80% of my time, is focused on that over there now. That's where we focus on what we talk about what we're working towards. And if we fall somewhere in the middle, awesome. That's, that's, that's that's how I've approached those kinds of things. Whereas most people, and I've seen it happen, people that they have that happened, and they just, they live it, they just did they handle it every day, they talk about it, boom, boom, boom, and then all sudden, guess what? They're just, they're consumed by it. Yeah, as well. That to me was the biggest thing is not be consumed by those things. And it's,Jim Padilla:
You definitely can't afford to focus on what are all of the downsides of it. You need to be aware, so you're intelligent. But like I said, when we have our prosperity and profit meetings, we're looking at the fax. So we're looking at here's, here's what's coming in, here's what's going out. Here's some things that we owe or have to pay attention to. But then it's great. Now, how do we how are we turning this into the you know, the launchpad for the day? And what are we going and we because we know bottom line is we have the opportunities to direct and, and the code directly affect everything that's on the balance sheet, everything that's on the p&l? Yep. Right. And so in our business, we map our business accordingly. And, and that's That's the common thread with everybody that I see who's winning everybody, all of our clients, all of our colleagues or peers or partners, everybody who's playing a big game enrolling, it doesn't mean everything works perfectly. And I don't want to hear you saying listening the well, sure you guys can afford a six figure mistake, because you're making millions, I promise you, it's never a good thing to have a six figure mistake. No,Brian Fouts:
I have seven figure mistakes. So you know, and some of them you don't you, you might not recover from all of them. And that's fine. That's that's the one thing too I have to be okay. I guess what if this business doesn't work out, and it just doesn't? I'm actually okay with that. I don't want that to happen. But I have to actually be like, Okay. That's a hard one right there for people understands. Like, I'm not saying I like happy about it. But I'm okay with it. Because guess what, I know that I gave what? You're all the kind of stuff. But that's a very different mindset. It's why people like Trump and other people have had declare bankruptcy. And guess what? They're still moving. They're still going. They don't let that define them. They try not to at least, that's one of the biggest differences I see is I see so many people to try it and it failed. And I quit. For and what? Well, now I got a job that I hate. And I'm in debt. Oh, okay.Jim Padilla:
Oh, I'm curious. Brian, for you. Do you have? Or do you have a title? In your company? Are you just Brian?Brian Fouts:
Just Brian. Yeah, see? Yeah.Jim Padilla:
Same, because a lot of this discussion that you just were just talking about right now, a lot of this is about like labels and boxes, like I, you know, I You were very prosperous. And we're very blessed. The business model we're in is irrelevant. Because no matter what we're doing, we would just jump to the next vehicle, the next opportunity to continue to create and take all the lessons that we've learned from the previous successes and failures and mistakes and everything else. And you know, too many times we people see that and they go, Oh, no, he's he's declared bankruptcy. So he's a failure, or he's this and he's like, it doesn't matter is that the moment you start putting labels on everything, now you start trying to force yourself into being or looking and feeling a certain way, instead of just continuing to pursue the right opportunities? Right. I mean, it is that simple. It can be so simple for success. And I know that I have, I've had tremendous success in areas of my life. And then I've also had seasons of tests, whose total stress and failure and because I was trying to make it so much more complicated than it needed to be an opportunity, Megan is not complicated.Brian Fouts:
Yeah. Yep. That's kind of my thing there. Now, as I look around, my thing is I've been open to opportunities right now, just for whatever, be open, doesn't matter.Jim Padilla:
So what do you have going on in your world right now that, you know, the people the listeners can can get involved with, you know, is there something that people can come and explore your world? And you know, why? What do you have for them to navigate help them navigate these waters that we're in?Brian Fouts:
Yeah, one of the things I would say is, like, so we do, we have a salty package for people that are looking to get unstuck from their business. So I have found a lot of people are stuck in their businesses. They're stuck in this job that they have their identity stuck into. And that is one that is just it's kind of scary, because what happens is the people that who are stuck in these things, they have these golden handcuffs on I call it golden handcuffs. And there are maybe even a rich life to their business. And as an example, one of our members, Joe, he was, I talked to him, he'd say, I'm a, I'm a dentist, I'm a dentist, I'm a dentist, and that's what I always say, very successful. And I remember him, him saying that, and he's like, he just I don't like his job. I'm working so many hours, blah, blah, blah. And I said, Do you own the bid practice? Yes. You own the building? Yes. So what are you? I'm a dentist. I said, Okay, stop saying that. He's like, why he goes, Do you own a business? Yeah. So whenever somebody asks you what you do, you're a business owner first. He's like, really isn't but you are. You're a business owner. You got to get that into your mind that you are a business owner first. Dentistry is just one of the things that you do, but you're a business owner. And so right now, he's working 20 hours less a week. He has scaled the business, he's growing it. They have three different strategies now in place to have a cash flowing to them. And it's all been within three months. And he is like, he gets out of bed like just excited. His business partner is like just like overjoyed of where they're going now. They have a plan for next five years in the business, personal and business plan by the way, and their life has completely transformed just from being going through our three step process that we go through with people and their businesses. And so he's a he's just blown away by what's by what he's seen just in his own life. And so that's one of things we do kind of the high level and then we do have a our our mastery system where we actually help people go from head to toe, not knowing anything about money. How to Invest in truly worth that actually becoming an investor and really flipping the switch in their mind about how money works and how they can actually attract more capital in their lives and really create that that lifeboat that's more about learning how to invest like, like the wealthy by learning from them what they do. So that's, that's a five module program that people just absolutely love, we sold out for 13 years now.Jim Padilla:
That's very cool. And, you know, it's, they said, when you get into people's world, you start understanding what they believe what they stand for. And then you want more of what they've got. Right? So I want to encourage you guys, the links and resources are in the show notes. Connect with Brian, just get into his world, start following him, see what he's got going on. If you're feeling resonant with any of this here, talk to him, just find out how they can serve you how, you know, what is it going to mean to you to take more intentional direct control of your money in the journey that you're on, and getting it connected to your why, and really focusing on being intentional about the actions that you're taking, so that you're not just treading water and surviving, but that you are moving intentionally creating a path for you and other people to follow. Because that's what people need. Everybody's looking for that bright light right now, because they don't know where else to go.Brian Fouts:
Yeah, and I agree with that. 100%. And, you know, if anybody's having challenges on like, what to do, if they're living in fear, right now, one of the best things that can do is is, in my opinion, is find that purpose, that thing that that drives you. But one thing to keep in mind when it comes to purpose, purpose is when you're leading, you're leading people that truly is where it's at. purpose is not to go sit in the beach with a laptop, that's not it's not a true purpose. Purpose is when you're leading, you're leading people. And when you can do that effortlessly with passion, man doors open opportunities open, it's amazing.Jim Padilla:
Amen, amen. And you know, Brian's just he's got a great thing going on in his world, he's helping so many people and in both in the in the business development space, as well as in the financial awareness and educational literacy space. And all that does is open doors for people to create more opportunities for themselves and for others and to create legacies that start today and live beyond you. And I just can't say enough, he's just it was a good man got a lot going on. I really encourage you guys to get to know Him. And, and you know, you'll see more of why, why I see and believe in him as well. So just be part of the journey. Become that opportunity maker that you know you are on the inside that you've been called to be that you are compelled and you feel you feel driven to be able to solve for people and serve those people. And first starts first step is taking care of yourself and getting crystal clear on that purpose and vision. Why are you here? How much more aware how much more powerful is your calling need to be today than it has been in years past? lean into it, take advantage and make a difference? Right. We appreciate you for being here. We know you can be anywhere else and you chose to be here. So thank you as always, for trusting us to be part of your success team. Connect with us rate review and subscribe. Let us know what you think and and we'll see you on the next opportunity maker episode.