How to Live a Life of Freedom as a Business Owner

As a human being, your ultimate goal is to live a life where you can realize your dreams and goals while providing invaluable services to the world around you. Life doesn’t always place nice, though; it can be challenging to tell where to go next when you’re in the thick of it. 

We interviewed a friend and fellow entrepreneur, Rebecca Tracey, and talked about her journey from living in a van to her present life as a small business owner. Let’s take a look at what she has to say about running a service-based business.

Introducing Rebecca Tracey

Of course, Rebecca wasn’t always the successful entrepreneur she is now. At the start of her career, she was a counselor for the suicide hotline. While this didn’t end up being the job for her, it taught her something invaluable: the importance of empathy, even in the professional world.

One day, Rebecca decided that the life she was living wasn’t for her and set out to make a change. As a natural risk-taker, she founded a business and moved into a camper van to make as drastic a change as possible. Though she doesn’t recommend this to everyone, it worked out exceptionally well for her. Today, she runs Unchained, her small business, as a highly successful entrepreneur.

1. Making a Start

Rebecca believes that one of the most challenging roadblocks to overcome as an entrepreneur are the feelings of self-doubt and imposter syndrome that come at the very start. Let’s be frank: starting your own business is a massive commitment, and there’s no shame in feeling anxious about it. 

A lot of this comes from our fear of judgment. We’re afraid that people we’re close to will judge our endeavor and think we’re stupid for pursuing it. However, Rebecca stated how important it is to get on your feet to overcome doubt. Ask yourself the question: so what? So what if people think your idea isn’t worthwhile? What if people think you’re stupid for trying it? No matter what you hear at first, someone will always be interested in what you have to say, do, or offer. Learn to focus on finding them instead of listening to the negativity surrounding you.

As an entrepreneur, your work is service-based, meaning that someone needs the service you provide. Rebecca put it this way: imagine your audience is someone who just cut their finger, and your services are a band-aid. If you see someone bleeding and you have a band-aid ready, you don’t worry about whether or not offering it to them would be pushy or weird; you go and offer it. If you wouldn’t hesitate to provide someone with a band-aid, you shouldn’t hesitate to provide your audience with your services.

Someone may be looking for the exact service you provide, but they’ll never find it if you don’t get your name out there. Don’t be afraid to speak up!

2. Use the Network You Have

Building a network of people and fellow entrepreneurs can take a lot of work for a small business owner. However, the mistake many new entrepreneurs make goes back to our point about overcoming doubt: we’re often afraid to ask the people we’re close to, such as our friends and family. 

Everyone has a network of people, whether they realize it or not. And telling people you know about your business doesn’t have to be sales-y or invasive. When you ask a family member or friend if they’re interested in your brand, the worst they can say is no. In a very positive scenario, however, you could gain a new customer or be connected to an even more comprehensive network through the people you ask.

3. Create a Community

From there, you can speak to a much wider group of people by fostering a sense of community within your network. Rebecca’s business, Unchained, empowers groups of people to become their best selves and pursue mental, emotional, and financial freedom. The key to fostering this community is finding your niche. Rebecca has found her ideal audience, allowing her to speak frankly with her clients and understand them on a much more personal level. 

Of course, you can also use the Internet to do this. Online communities are constantly growing and are an excellent way for people who have yet to meet each other to get in touch and form connections. Try making a social media post here and there! People interested in your business will gravitate toward your brand, allowing you to build your network and serve more clients than ever before.

Are you ready to start your own business and find financial freedom while serving others? Start your Rainmaker journey and find out how you can craft a life of freedom and abundance for you and your family.

Top 10 Questions About Crypto Answered

Cryptocurrency is more than just a buzzword. This new technology provides opportunities for growth and income on an unprecedented level. You may have a lot of questions about it, and that’s ok! We’re here to help. Crypto can be a great opportunity if you’re smart about it! Here, we’ll go over the top ten questions that investors have when starting with cryptocurrency.

1. What is cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency is a digital currency that is backed by cryptography. Theoretically, it is impossible to counterfeit or double spend. It’s a digital asset that’s based on a network that’s decentralized across many computers, which allows it to exist outside of a central government or authority. Cryptocurrency lets you trade on technology, instead of dealing with middlemen.

2. What are the basic elements of cryptocurrency that you need to understand?

To understand what cryptocurrency is at its most basic level, you need to understand what cryptography, blockchain, and currency are. Cryptography is the study of secure communication techniques. In this context, cryptography allows you to send and receive encrypted communication in a secure manner. In this case, that communication is money. It’s a communication tool that lets us communicate value. Cryptography is how this information stays secure.

Blockchain technology records information in a way that’s impossible to change, hack, or cheat. The chain records transactions across the network. It’s a form of distributed ledger technology.

Finally, currency is a faster way to communicate transactions. It’s important to remember that currency itself has no value, but that currency is how we communicate our dealings with money. Money is what actually acts as the place where value is stored. 

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3. Is crypto a fad or a bubble?

No. While some currencies might be a fad, the concept of cryptocurrency has a high enough rate of adoption to maintain its presence. Cryptocurrency is the fastest technology adoption we’ve ever seen— only the Internet and the automobile were adopted as widely, and those weren’t adopted nearly as quickly.

4. What problems does cryptocurrency solve? 

Cryptocurrency solves one of the major problems with centralized monetary systems: the need for trust. All money systems operate on a system of trust, but we’ve seen that banks destabilize currency through loaning practices and that the system we have just isn’t trustworthy. The overhead of centralized banking operations costs a lot, and a peer-to-peer, decentralized store of value reduces this overhead. This means that cryptocurrency interactions are streamlined and don’t require the same fees or loan structure that traditional currency does.

5. How do you know if cryptocurrency is the right investment for you?

If you invest for immediate income, cryptocurrency might not be your ideal investment. But if you invest for growth, and are willing to stay in the game for at least 4 to 5 years in any particular cryptocurrency project, then it might be the right kind of investment for you.

6. How much should you invest in cryptocurrency?

All investing is a balance of risk and reward, so you should never invest any money you’re not ok with risking. You should know your “sleep number,” which is the amount you can invest before you start losing sleep over it. You can invest as little as you want or as much as you want, up to the level you feel safe at.

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7. What do you need to start investing with cryptocurrency?

There are several things you need to get started. 

  • A secure email that you only use for cryptocurrency
  • LastPass or another password manager for secure password generation
  • An authenticator app or other two-factor authentication setup 
  • The exchange of your choice, like Coinbase (best for beginners) or KuCoin (has lower fees than Coinbase)
  • A digital wallet, like Nexo
  • An optional hardware wallet such as Trezor, which is like a single-use flash drive you can keep your entire crypto profile on

8. If you’re new to crypto, is it best to only invest in Bitcoin, or should you spread your investment out over various currencies?

This depends on what kind of trader you are. If you’re a day trader or swing trader, and you only hold onto investments for short amounts of time, you can be more adventurous. But if you prefer long-term holds, stick to currencies with a known cycle like Bitcoin and Etherium.

9. Can you move money out of crypto quickly and put it into safer investments?

Yes. If you can get it in, you can get it out. However, you should check with your platform to see if they have restrictions on how much you can pull out at once. You can also convert your crypto to a stable coin that tracks the US dollar, like USDC.

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10. Once you invest in crypto, can you set notifications and sell/buy-at prices?

Yes. You can use your platform’s notification options. If you use several platforms, apps like Coinstats can connect to any platform and will notify you of price changes. 

Getting the hang of crypto requires a little bit of time and effort, but the payouts are totally worth it. Follow along with The Rainmaker Family’s Bitcoin Course for Beginners to find out more about how to invest in this exciting new financial sphere!

LIFE Hacking Essentials for Entrepreneurs with Erik Sorenson

Hey guys! It’s Stephen and Chelsey back with another episode of the Rainmaker Family podcast. If you have been listening for a while, you already know that we only introduce you to the entrepreneurs and creatives that we know can help get you to the next level! That’s why we know you’re going to love this episode. 

Today we talk to Erik Sorenson! Erik is a Father of 10, ran his own ad agency, bought and sold seven-figure businesses, and worked with brands including large names like Golds Gym, Walt Disney, and even in the FBI! It’s safe to say with a resume (and grocery bill) like that, we could all learn a few life hacks from Erik!

Erik has lived the millionaire lifestyle, felt the risk and reward of entrepreneurship, and now shares his wisdom in a life hacking community that teaches mindset skills and strategies to entrepreneurs. 

This is an episode that will leave you with the confidence to leave your comfort zone and take immediate action on that thing that may have been sitting in the back of your mind. There is so much wisdom and practical practice in this episode that you do not want to miss it!

So hit play and join the conversations as Erik unpacks the essentials all entrepreneurs need to know! 

 

More Of What We Talk About:

  • Taking a business from nothing to something
  • How Eric made a profit that allowed him to live “the dream” 
  • Encountering risk as an entrepreneur
  • What happens when your high turns into rock bottom
  • How to rise from adversity 
  • Finding joy in the journey
  • Life hacking vs life hacks 
  • Avoiding the hamster wheel in life 
  • How great ideas are born from struggle 
  • Making a commitment to something that makes you uncomfortable 
  • And Much More! 

 

 

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  • 0:02 What to expect today
  • 1:28 Conversations starts
  • 2:00 A look into Erik’s journey
  • 5:30 How having kids can positively affect your business
  • 8:02 From income, to impact. 
  • 15:44 It’s not about the ending, it’s about the journey.
  • 18:40 What “life-hacking” is all about
  • 20:38 One life hack everyone needs to hear
  • 26:36 How to connect with Erik

Easiest Most Affordable Way To Grow Your Business WITHOUT Ads – How To Own “Digital Real Estate”

Let’s play a game! Would you rather:

  1. Spend money to MAYBE get a few people to see your product or service…
  2. Or, spend no money and GUARANTEE a ton of people to see your product or service…

Hey guys! Stephen and Chelsea here with another episode of The Rainmaker Family Podcast. If you answered with #2, then you are going to love this episode. We know that the world of paid ads and traffic can be scary and overwhelming. (Especially for new entrepreneurs) 

There is a time and place for paid ads but for most of us, there is a better way to generate online traffic and leads. Today is all about making it rain on a budget. We want to help you get your business/products in front of your ideal audience WITHOUT ads.

You may be thinking, “wait, traffic with no ads? In 2021? Is that even possible?”  Trust us, after you hit play you’ll be a believer. 

Today we are going to let you in on a recent training we had with our members-only Mastermind group. During this training, Stephen broke down the concept of “Digital Real Estate” and how you can leverage it, how you never worry about lead-generation again, how to get the next “yes” when selling and so much more. The best part is, these tips take no fancy equipment or software to execute. All you need is the social media apps you use every day with a little sprinkle of creativity! 

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More of What We Talk About:

  • Going where the people are
  • The hardest way to generate traffic
  • How to find the best keywords
  • Finding the best influencers to team up with
  • The importance of being evergreen focused over viral focused
  • How to approach brands in DM’s
  • Digital Real Estate and how to buy it
  • Step-by-step ways to find free traffic
  • And more!

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  • 0:02 What to expect today
  • 2:44 Episode starts
  • 6:05 Our top Ideas to get free traffic (seriously)
  • 12:50 Look for permanent places to “rent”
  • 21:42 One social media platform most brands overlook
  • 28:33 Coupons are still in style 
  • 33:21 Make it a win-win situation and ask for the next yes
  • 37:55 How to get the Rainmaker Challenge, free!

20 Questions: Stephen & Chelsey AMA (Ask Me Anything) – [Anything Goes]

Hey friends! Welcome to another episode of The Rainmaker Family Podcast. 

Throughout our podcast journey, we’ve shared highs and lows, interviewed incredible guests, learned key tools to grow business, and shared different ways to create passive income for your family. 

Today we interviewed our toughest guests yet and they ask the hard questions. 

Today we are interviewing ourselves, based on your questions! We asked our Rainmakers to ask us anything, and now we are delivering our raw, real, and unrehearsed answers. 

We answer everything from our most inspired moments, how we encourage each other, to our core values, what the Rainmaker Family Challenge looks like and favorite super heroes. 

So whether you’re new to the show, or you’ve been with us every step of the way, you’re sure to learn something new or at least have a good laugh along the way. 

So go ahead and hit that play button, sit back, and enjoy the journey as we answer anything! 

More of What We Talk About:

  • What our favorite Audible book is for this season 
  • Our most inspirational moment in our career 
  • How to know when enough is enough 
  • If we would still be entrepreneurs if we had never met 
  • Which one of us drives the car more 
  • The biggest mistakes we’ve made and the aftermath of those mistakes 
  • How we challenge each other 
  • Our biggest mindset shift 
  • Outline of the Rainmaker Family Challenge 
  • How many people we have on our team 
  • What we teach Kaizen 
  • 5 core personal values
  • How Rainmakers has changed over time 
  • If any more little Rainmakers are on the way 
  • A moment that we didn’t listen in our journey 
  • 3 things we do each day 
  • The craziest idea that we’ve each had
  • And more!

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    Episode Minute By Minute:

    • 0:36 Welcome to the show!
    • 1:17 Four books you should read ASAP
    • 7:18 In another life, would you still be an entrepreneur?
    • 10:20 Our biggest mistakes
    • 13:34 How we challenge each other to grow
    • 16:42 Our greatest mindset shift
    • 26:32 How many employees do we have>
    • 31:53 Our core values
    • 37:26 How our business is different than our original vision 
    • 46:07 Three things we do every day without fail
    • 50:27 Our craziest ideas
    • 54:04 Our favorites superhero

    How to Amplify The Best Parts Of Yourself with Charisma Hacker McCall Jones


    Hey guys! Stephen and Chelsea here with another power-packed episode of the Rainmaker Family Podcast. We all have an idea in our head of what it looks like to be charismatic. Usually upbeat, peppy, energetic; a cheerleader type, etc.

    But what about those of us who don’t have the cheerleader vibe? The always upbeat, ready-to-go, hype person? Can we still have what we want for our brand without having to change who we are? 

    Today we have the honor of having McCall Jones of Charisma Hacking with us on the show. McCall has worked in the entertainment industry as a performer, worked as an acting coach for children, and has taken the secrets she learned from the industry to create her own business in Charisma Hacking. 

    McCall shares how she redefines charisma to amplify your passions, how to create mental checklists that keep you authentic (and who doesn’t love a good checklist?), and how to create an audience that resonates with you, your ideals, and become your biggest fan. 

    Whether you are just starting out in entrepreneurship, or you’re looking for a way to bring more value and authenticity to your brand, you’re sure to find some ‘golden nuggets’ of wisdom. Hit play to join our conversation! 

     

    More of What We Talk About:

    • Redefining what charisma is
    • How Donny Osmund changed her mindset 
    • When your value is stripped away
    • Walking into a convention with one career and out with a different one
    • How to get others to listen to what you have to say
    • The balance pushing kids to develop talent, vs missing out on “normal” things
    • Helping your child build a toolbox of talents to use when they become adults
    • How to be human in front of other people
    • Creating checklists based on your own self and personality 
    • Understanding how your personality  your audience 
    • How to “face” your brand 
    • Dreaming forward
    • And more!

     

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    Episode Minute By Minute:

    • 0:02 What to expect 
    • 2:28 What is charisma hacking
    • 4:03 How McCall was like as a child
    • 10:48 What caused McCall’s depression 
    • 16:57 How to push your kid without overwhelming them
    • 24:48 What entrepreneurship and parenting have in common
    • 27:15 McCall’s tips for going live and being on camera
    • 32:02 Emotional context
    • 39:15 When Chelsey went live for the first time
    • 41:23 Should you use your face in your brand?
    • 47:42 What McCall is dreaming about
    • 51:55 What are you going to take action on?

    Being Fully Mom and Fully Entrepreneur with Nicole Andreini

    Hey, friends! Welcome back to the Rainmaker Family Show. Stephen and Chelsey here,  we’ve all heard the saying “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.” For many people, the choice between parenthood and entrepreneurship feels like you have to be one or the other. 

    Today’s guest shares with us how to break that either/or mindset and have the cake, but then enjoy it too. 

    Hit play to join the conversation with our friend and Rainmaker, Nicole Andreini! Simply put, Nicole is a badass mom and badass business owner. She is the proud mother of 3 children, wife to her high school sweetheart, built a booming baby lounge business that generates passive income while she helps purpose-driven entrepreneurs build their brand using social media to create lifelong customers

    There is no question why people call her Wonder Woman right?

    Listen in as Natalie shares practical wisdom on parenting with purpose, making room for what really matters, embracing the fear of taking risks, and how you can start making every decision with power and certainty. 

    If you are a Momtrepreneur, or if you are aspiring to be one in the future, this episode will leave you feeling empowered and motivated to chase your dreams with the confidence of knowing you and your family can have it all.

    More of What We Talk About:

    • How to truly act out a work/family balance 
    • Blending motherhood and entrepreneurship
    • Leveraging help in the home 
    • Empowering your kids to be self-sufficient 
    • The power of your mistakes
    • The importance of finding your why
    • Avoiding lack mindset in online business
    • Niching down: serving the “dot” 
    • How risks can become building blocks
    • How to build risk tolerance
    • Embracing the unknown 
    •  And more!

     

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    Episode Minute By Minute:

    • 0:02 Why today is going to be incredible
    • 1:19 Conversations starts
    • 2:55 Balancing entrepreneurship and business
    • 6:55 Breaking the negative stigma around home help
    • 9:45 Empowierng your kids to be self sufficient 
    • 14:22 How Natalie grew up living on a farm
    • 16:33 Carving your niche from the foundation of who you are
    • 21:01 The permission to be you
    • 25:11 It takes risk to be successful 
    • 30:05 Practical steps to win at parenting
    • 33:29 How Natalie makes powerful decisions 
    • 36:36 What Natalie and her husband are dreaming towards