What do the mentors and millionaires that inspire me all have in common? SIX Habits / Traits that I think set them apart. The best part? These qualities can be modeled and implemented by anyone.
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What's up Lola, Holy smokes. Can you believe we are like a week away from Christmas. This is crazy town, crazy town. Anyhow, I put together this quick-fire episode for you because I was over there like chilling the other day. And I had this crazy epiphany and I started thinking about all of the crazy success habits that the millionaires I follow their, their podcasts or their social media or whatever that they share. And I'm like, Oh, snap, I've got to share this with my sisters over on the show, because if they are making an impact on me at such a high level, and I want to start to embody those success habits and those success traits that the people I follow have. I think that you guys would also want to know about these because hello, they're millionaires. So you're gonna, I love this episode.
Welcome back to The Mompreneur Mastermind Show, where we choose to run insanely successful, passive income businesses that light us up while consuming iced coffee, braless, and flawless, and maybe breaking it down to some gangster rap while our kids aren't looking. Did we just become best friends? Yes. Yes we did. Hey, I'm Stefanie Gass, six figure corporate exec turned top 1%. Network marketer turn podcaster. I believe when we let God light our path, we experienced true miracles. Welcome sister. Let's get pumped up for today's show. Remind you that I have a course all about podcasting. Okay. And we're coming up on 14, 15 months of the show. We are about to hit 100,000 downloads. I have a huge, crazy, huge giveaway plan for you. I have 10 women coming on my show that are going to do an ask me anything round for 10 minutes for 10 days.
And we're giving away some stellar gifts. That's coming up super soon. As soon as we hit that hundred K, but my mind is blown like 100,000 downloads. Say what crazy and all of it. All of it is just from organic word of mouth marketing, and I couldn't have done it. I couldn't have even touched it without this podcast. So if you're looking for a way to touch more people authentically next year, to spread your message and your mission with the world and share your heart while wow, positioning yourself as an expert in your area. Plus bringing in lots and lots of leads from your show, like it's the craziest situation ever to have a free sales funnel, something that just lives out there in the world and brings me business every single day without me spending money, without really having to try it's all the podcast and having great content and being consistent.
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Hey friends. I am so excited to be chatting with you today. As we get even closer to the beginning of a new decade, I really started thinking about all the people that inspire me. Each of them in their own ways, some of them are Christians. Some of them are not Christians. Some of them are women. Some of them are men. Some of them are old. Some of them are young, but there's really that group of people that I go. And I think of when I want to read a good book, when I want to listen to a podcast and interestingly, most of them are millionaires.
Oh, I love it though. Right? Cause like we're always, we should always strive to learn up and to grow up elevate in our life, our business, our spirituality. So the other day I was thinking, what commonalities do these key people that I look up to have and how can I better implement their habits, their success habits, so to speak into my own life. So I came up with six things that these millionaires have in common. I mean, I'm talking people from Oprah to Trent Shelton to Chris harder is a big one for me, all the way to people in our, in our own sphere like Angie Lee and Jenna Kutcher and the people that are in the podcasting world with us and everyone in between. Those are the people that I am thinking of. When I dig into these millionaire success habits. First one number one is that all of these people check their piece.
And this is actually a term from Trent Shelton and his whole emo behind this is that he doesn't get on technology on social media, on his phone, into his inbox until 12 o'clock, every single day, 12 o'clock his clients know it. His company knows it. Even his wife knows it. And I love that. I love that because yeah, we are. And we're getting on social immediately. First thing, when we wake up most of us and we're always available thinking that that's what creates more success. If I'm always available, that's fine. What will create success? That's what will bring more people into the community. That's what will get me to sell more. But guys that's counterintuitive because now we're exhausted. We're overworked worked, we're overwhelmed and we are so readily available for everyone other than us. And when we are pouring from an empty cup, we are pouring some bitter or coffee.
Okay. And when we were pouring from a full cup of amazing freshly blended breakfast blend from your favorite coffee shop, and you took the time to, you know, crush the beans yourself with your little, with your little grinder, and then you use your distilled water. And like you created the best cup of coffee, the experience from a, from a visual perspective of drinking that coffee that took you a while to prepare, and you took the time and care to do it properly versus that like black bitter coffee from yesterday because you're overworked overwhelmed with no time, it's a different experience. And so that is your life when you protect your peace. And so obviously I don't think that most of us are in, in the financial position yet, yet to not do anything until noon, other than focus on self care. However, I think each of us can carve out 30 minutes to an hour, a day, even two hours a day of protecting our peace.
And so for me, this looks like waking up. I actually wake up about an hour before the rest of my family. I get up at five 50. I keep scaling it back by 10 minutes because that time is so precious to me. And I'm really intentional. I fail sometimes, but I'm really intentional about keeping my phone away from me so that I can make my coffee sit down with my puppy, get my comfy cozy blanket, grab with God. She rises journal that I read my, the scripture that we're working on for my Bible study that week I pray. And then of course, whatever else I need to do to prepare for my day so that I am not in a rush, not hurried when my family wakes up. It's amazing. So how can you implement protecting your peace? Every one of the millionaires and really incredibly successful people that I follow have a similar routine.
Number two, number two, they have crazy boundaries. All of them, they say no to clients. They don't want to work with. They say no to sponsorships, that don't align with their morals and values and their customer base. They say no to doing everything for everyone, they say no to getting underpaid. They say no. And I think that is something that again, newish entrepreneurs and people that are trying to go next level, we think saying yes to everything is what is what moves the needle. But I believe in fact that when you say no to more that's when you move the needle, that's when you Excel and grow and elevate in a certain arena in your niche, in what you want to do and become. And it also helps you to get more defined in the stuff that you actually want to be doing. And this is tough, but this is a trait that every single one of those people that I follow they're vocal about it.
They also say no to pressure. They say no to putting on a facade, I guess. And they're just who they really truly are. And that is saying yes to your authenticity, but saying no to societal pressure. And it's also along with inside their business saying no to the stuff that doesn't light them up, have the courage to say no number three. They invest in themselves. Every single one of the millionaires and very incredible influencers that I am talking about right now. They all have coaches. They all do masterminds. They haul take courses. They go to live events. They're constantly pouring into themselves. In fact, a couple of the people that I follow are vocal about their $10,000 an hour coaches. You guys imagine, imagine that's crazy yet, but it's beautiful at the same time, because we can see a correlation between spending money on personal development and growth, and actually watching that person blossom and develop before our very eyes.
There is something that's priceless about learning from someone that is two steps ahead of you. And believe me, I have sat where you sit, I still sit where you sit sometimes and say, do I really need it? Coach me? The woman coach has multiple people every single week. Sometimes every day, sometimes I get there and that's Headspace and I'm like, I don't need a coach. I don't need to spend more money on this right now. But then when I hear myself thinking that I know that's the exact moment that I need to push myself to in myself in every time that I do it, my business grows. The bank bank account expands. My heart opens a little bit more. I hear something I was meant to hear guys. And those millionaires are doing that. And they are doing it at a high level. I'm going to go as far as to say, that is a majority of their spending budget is personal development.
Are you doing that? Ask yourself, are you investing in your growth? Because if you want to scale and grow, we've got to implement the habits of the people that we look up to. Number five, you're actually number four. They take action before they are ready. They are action takers. They are not sitting there thinking about if it's a good idea to launch the podcast. Is it a good idea to write the book? Should I, how would I possibly create my new passion project? I don't know if anybody would listen or buy, or should I put on, you know, this mastermind, these people are taking massive flipping action before anything is clear. Every one of these millionaires, they are diversified. They are brave. And I'm going to go out on a limb and say that there was never a moment where they said this is just making perfect sense.
It's easy. It's laid out. I have all of the strategies in place. Before I launch I'm going to go out on a limb and say that they launched before things were figured out that there was messy, messy mistakes. I'm going to go ahead and say that they probably failed so many more times than they have ever told you about. And a million things in between taking massive action before you're ready. That is a must. And I'm going to challenge you in 2020, if there is a one of these principles that you bring in and you start to really focus on defining in your own business, it's that one stop overthinking, stop sitting in fear. And I'm with you. You guys just yesterday, I had a husband and wife that I was coaching and I look up to them. I look up to them, Hey girl, I know you're listening right now.
Lola. She's like my actual Lola, you guys, she has three boys. She's married. She runs a successful food company product based like it's literally Lola she's even a three, an Enneagram three wing too. Okay. Like she's actually Lola, but her husband was on the call with her. I've only ever coached one man in my entire career. And I was like a little bit nervous about it. I'm like, Ooh, for some reason, men are intimidating me were. And anyway, I pushed through that. I'm like, I'm going to treat him just as I would treat any other client. I'm not going to change what I would say. I'm not going to filter myself. I'm not going to get businessy just because there's a male on the other end of this coaching call. And by the end of the call, I told him, you're my second guy ever, I've ever coached. And he said, I'm so jealous who was the first?
And I'm like, ah, so my point there is like, I still get afraid and unsure. And I still want to hide behind my fears on my comfort zone and then make excuses as to why that's not a good idea. You know? Like why, Oh, I shouldn't go do public speaking at that event. Cause you know, I don't really like to travel. That's not the truth. It's cause I'm scared. I'm going to put my pants on the stage. Like let's get real, but I'm willing to take action while I'm afraid because the millionaires and the not even the fact that they're millionaires the people I look up to morally that have paved the way for us have done it. So if they can do it, so can I, and so can you, number five, they focus on what really matters. A K Hey, what will they be left with at the end of the day, the people that I look up to, they are not focused on, you know, hustle harder and do more and relentlessly pursue me and want and visibility and growth.
The people that I'm looking up to are doing kingdom work. And that is why they're pushing to grow bigger and scale and impact more people. They have mission projects that are doing incredible things in the world. They are doing things for their family, for their parents, for their community, for their church, for themselves, so that they can live at the optimal level so that they can be healthy and energetic and financially free. Like all of those things are so critically important and they're not selfish. In my opinion, all of those things are what God intended for us. He, he literally this scripture says, God wants us to experience heaven on earth, right? And ask not have not. And I believe these incredible mentors that I look up to they're focused on what they will be left with the legacy and the impact they're making on the world.
So I challenge you to take a look inside of your mindset of your business goals, of all of the vision statements you've created for next year of why you're doing what you're doing. Why are you selling that product? Why are you creating that podcast? That course working with that client Y and if you hear a whole bunch of me, myself and I in that answer, I challenge you to think beyond you think beyond want, think about them. Think about impact. Think about, get rid of, I know it's hard, but get rid of all of the need that you're facing today and think about if need wasn't a thing. And I just went out there and I could literally do anything to create a legacy to impact change. What would that look like? I want you to feel into that because when you can grow beyond yourself, grow beyond self, that is what will bring you joy, abundance, freedom.
So get your mindset away from want. I hope that made sense. Anyway. Good luck with that one. Hey, Lola, real quick. Since we're on the topic of growth and staying aligned with people that will lift us up and kind of implementing all of those growth strategies, I want to introduce you to my friend, Jeanette Tapley. She is actually in a mastermind with me right now and she has her own podcast. And I want to tell you guys a bit about it because I think you're going to love it since you're a podcast, human, hello, you're listening to this one right here. Then Jeanette's show might also be for you. Her show is called it's time for coffee. And it's all about meeting you, right where you're at. Because so often we feel lonely and like we're doing life all alone and by ourselves, but Jeanette and the impeccable amazing, inspiring guests that she brings on.
Want you to feel heard vaulted and like you're never alone, no matter what stage of life you are in her heart for friendship shines through each episode and her easy conversations are just, but we need to feel more connected. Plus she loves Jesus and coffee. So I think you guys are gonna love it. Go check out. It's time for coffee anywhere you listen to podcasts and add it to your queue. The last one, number six, number six, they are acting from a place and a space of expansion. And what I mean by that is they're really working for a cause that's bigger than themselves. And they are all being fueled by their higher power. Every single person who I listened to their shows, read their books, follow them, take their courses. The coaches that I work with or hire they're all spiritually led. And there's a couple of them that it may not even be Christianity necessarily, but they are spiritually led.
And I think that that is everything. If you are letting Holy spirit direct you and speak through you and help you take the steps you need to take, there's no way, there's no way you won't feel incredibly fulfilled every single day as you wake up to, to pursue your mission. And so I believe one of the number one traits that these people all share is that they're not making choices based on their head, but they are making choices that are actually spiritually led Holy spirit, divine direction. We all have it. We're just blocking it because we think we have to figure everything out. We are the only ones that can make the money. We are the only ones that can work harder to get more likes and funnel more leads in. And, Oh my gosh, I got to rework the sales page one bajillion times and I have to have the name just write.
No success is not in the details. Success is not in having everything perfectly mapped, mapped out successes and trusting that the right clients will be led to you. That God has got this plan for you. That is already created. That all you have to do is trust and say, I am here. I am your vessel. Move my feet, open my mouth. I am yours. Break me down and rebuild me so that I can do your work. That's it? That is it. And I believe each of those people, each millionaire and, and person that I look up to, they share that quality and they're vocal about it. They're vocal about it. So I want to leave you with those six things. And I want to leave you with some homework. I'm giving you guys a lot of homework this month. Sorry, not sorry. I want you to consider which of those six things you're doing well, highlight them.
Okay. So protect your peace. Say no. Invest in yourself. Take action. Before you're ready, focus on what really matters in the legacy that you will be leaving. And lastly, working from a spiritual place, trusting and divinity and, and really working for a cause. That's bigger than you. Okay? Highlight the ones you're already doing, do more of it. Kay? You can pour fuel on that fire. And then I want you to circle or highlight in a different color. The ones you are not doing well or doing it all, ask yourself, why do the work to reframe the mindset and to take action on the stuff that you need to refine? None of us are perfect, but each of us have the opportunity to grow through the stuff we are lacking in. And there is a solution. My friend, my sister, to every single problem in your life. Do the work. If you need help, ask for help, pray, pray. Do you remember when I said ask not get not, is that what it is? Something like that. Anyway. Talk to God about this guy.
He wants to hear from you. He is waiting for you to say, ask me, show me, move me, speak through me. I am yours. Surprise me. You willing to trust him with your life. Are you willing to trust him with your life? All right, my beautiful. I can't believe we're almost at the end of the decade, praying over you now leaving you with courage, faith, trust, praying over the you, you right now that you are filled with Holy spirit, courage that you know that next year you were created to do something amazing. No matter how small that amazing might be or might feel to you, that you are a piece of this divine puzzle. You are a piece of the kingdom work here on earth. And I want you to know that you can't fail because God's with you. I want you to know that there's nothing you can do wrong. All the steps that you take are preparing you and every quote, unquote failure is really just a piece of your testimony for the future and that you have the power to grow through any setback, any fear, any loss, any trial that you might sit in today here for you, love you, sending you a big virtual hug. I will see you soon. As always, love and light.
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