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Mel Abraham from The Entrepreneur's Solution reveals all of his business and entrepreneur building strategies. Discover how to design, create and build your business so it gives you the life and lifestyle you want. Mel believes that businesses are started to create community, support society and live your dreams. It is all about creating a life of freedom and peace of mind. Mel is a CPA by education but an entrepreneur by exhilaration and a true believer in the entrepreneurial way of life. It is through entrepreneurship that we create community, support society and live our dreams. It is where possibility meets reality again and we can bring our dreams out of the darkness and breath life into them again. Mel has built, bought and sold successful businesses for decades and is currently a strategic mentor and board member for many businesses. As Founder of Business Breakthrough Academy he’s a committed advocate for the entrepreneurial way and provides real education, to real entrepreneurs for creating a real life! Actionable strategies for entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and other businesses.

Episodes

  • 025 How to Invest in Index Funds or ETFs

    06/09/2021 Duration: 23min

    Today, we will go through all you need to know about ETFs and Index Funds, and what it takes to invest in them. We will start by understanding the difference between trading, investing, and gambling in the stock market. We will also look at trading versus investing, analyze the possibilities each one offers and what they demand from us. In the end, we will go through what you need to do to start creating your path toward financial liberation.  What You Will Learn In This Episode: - What is the difference between gambling, trading, and investing, and what is the best option in the long run - Why ETFs and Index Funds are easier ways to invest - The difference between ETFs and Index Funds - A step-by-step process we need to follow to start investing As affluent entrepreneurs, when we think about wealth building, we think about permanent and sustainable wealth with the sole purpose of reaching financial liberation. That is why our choices of building wealth have a system behind them, and we can duplicate them ove

  • 024 What To Do With Your Cash

    30/08/2021 Duration: 29min

    In this episode, we talk about what the right thing to do with our cash is, and we will approach this subject from one of the Affluence Blueprint™ principles. Our guidance, our recipe to success will be the Wealth Priority Ladder™. Like any other recipe, this one focuses not only on the ingredients we use, but also on adding the right amount and mixing them correctly.  Before we jump into the Wealth Priority Ladder™ principle, we will go through the two things we need to know to get into the wealth-building game, and the four principles that will help us make a difference in it.   What You Will Learn In This Episode: - How we can develop the habit of creating an investment, and why we say that investing is automatic and consistent - The four principles of the wealth-building game - What it means to have a comfort plan in place, and how that will help us - How we can prevent consumer debt to consume us, and what is a peace of mind fund - Why we must fund our retirement before we fund college We must see our mo

  • 023 Making Shift Happen With Anthony Trucks

    23/08/2021 Duration: 25min

    I'm so excited to bring to the show not only a dear friend,  but someone with a huge heart, a tremendous soul, and obsessed with helping people. Anthony Trucks is a former NFL player turned into a Transformational Identity Shift Coach. Anthony's way of showing up in his personal and professional life is impressive, and after hearing his life story, I'm sure you'll ask yourself - what is my excuse? In this episode, we talk about purpose, identity, and inspiration. Anthony shared his life story, his challenges, victories, defeats, and how searching for and finding his identity saved him. We also talk about his soon-to-be-published book “Identity Shift,” what motivated him to write it, and why you should read it.  What You Will Learn In This Episode: - Anthony Truck’s background, and what it means to be a transformational identity shift coach - Why we say that identity is a construction and that it can be rebuilt - Exploring the relationship between our ego and our identity - How to rewire our pleasure centers a

  • 022 My Top Money Mistakes

    16/08/2021 Duration: 36min

    In this episode, I get a little vulnerable and share some of the biggest money mistakes I've made. Let’s face it I’m not much different than most folks with money. I screwed up plenty in the past.  I’ll talk about 8 of my worst money choices, what I've learned from them, and the rules I've created to avoid making them again. We will go through emotions and money, money and long-term planning, money and mindset, and more. What You Will Learn In This Episode: - What I've learned from my trip to Japan and cashing my 401k - Why we should avoid making emotional money decisions - Why we should always question every proposition from our money advisor - The benefits of making investing a priority and having a financial plan - Why we should always track our numbers I’ll even tell you why a “single job” or “single source” mentality around your income can spell out danger for your financial future. No matter how much you’re getting paid, when you trade time for money, you can only exchange a certain amount of hours unti

  • 021 Shift Your Relationship with Money

    09/08/2021 Duration: 30min

    In today's episode, we will learn how to shift our relationship with money. We will talk about the myths, the lies, and the stories we have in our heads around money. We will then look at the effects of listening to these stories, and the importance of having a system of behaviors. Finally, we will go through the tool that will help us change our relationship with money, the Money Reframe Flow™.   What You Will Learn In This Episode: - What happens when our relationship with money is incorrect - The myths and stories we hear about money, and what it means to say that money education is caught, not taught - The Money Reframe Flow™, its three stages, and the questions that'll help us go through each stage When money is an issue in our lives, that means that it is actually a symptom. The belief that money is the root of all evil turns it into a taboo topic. No one teaches how to use money, no one talks about it, therefore, we don't know how to use it. Money is just a tool, and like any other tool, it requires kn

  • 020 How the Wealthy Think

    02/08/2021 Duration: 28min

    Today, I will answer a question from the Affluent Entrepreneur community - what is it that wealthy people do differently from the rest, and how do they think? To help me answer this, I use The Prosperity Profile Paradigm™ matrix.  What You Will Learn In This Episode: - What is The Prosperity Profile Paradigm™  - The three pillars and nine parts of The Prosperity Profile Paradigm™ - Why affluent entrepreneurs see themselves as creators and not victims of their circumstances - The difference between being interested in something and being committed to it - What things wealthy people focus on and what actions they take to produce and preserve their wealth Finding someone who has succeeded in the area we want to thrive in, and imitating what they are doing might sound good, but in my opinion, that doesn't work. There is a difference between imitating someone else's actions, and understanding the thinking process behind those actions.   Resources: - The Prosperity Profile Paradigm™ https://melabraham.com/wp-conte

  • 019 Creating Your Money Machine

    26/07/2021 Duration: 23min

    In this episode, we will talk about the lifeblood of our business, wealth, and affluence. We will reveal what it takes to be successful in business and with money, and we will do it by using the Affluence Cash Flow Matrix™.  What You Will Learn In This Episode: - What is the Affluence Cash Flow Matrix™ - What is an Income Statement, and what is a Balance Sheet - What is an investable asset, and what differentiates it from other assets - What is the difference between the business and the money machine The path of being successful in business without doing the money right will only make you a treadmill entrepreneur - you'll have success as long as you keep running or run faster for longer distances.  But you already know this is a broken model because your business and lifestyle depend on you to exist.  Instead, we need to use your business machine to feed and grow your money machine so the money machine can ultimately give you the lifestyle you want without you running on the treadmill. Resources: - The Afflu

  • 018 Your Money Questions Answered

    19/07/2021 Duration: 24min

    Today, I will continue answering some of the questions I get from the Affluent Entrepreneur community. This is the perfect space to have an open and honest conversation about money and wealth, and living our best life without the worry of being judged or canceled. We will dive deep into investments and mortgage, 401k plans, emotional and logical decisions, the benefits of Health Saving Accounts, and more.  Some of the Questions I Answer: - Should I put more money against my mortgage or invest instead? - Should I keep putting money in my 401k? - I have a significant investment in a single company. How do I reduce my risk? - I'm in the second year of my business. Should I do a 401k or go for a SEP IRA? Those of you who have questions about money, investment, or finances, shoot them my way, I will gladly answer them. My ultimate goal is to show you the path to financial independence and affluent life, which I consider a birthright. Resources: - Affluent Entrepreneurs Private Facebook Group https://www.facebook.c

  • 017 Define Your Money Identity

    12/07/2021 Duration: 30min

    Today, we will talk about money identity. First, we will go through a series of questions to determine our Blank Money Canvas. Then, we will analyze and understand Robert Dilts' Logical Levels framework. And finally, we will adapt Dilt's framework into The Money Identity Cascade™, a powerful tool that will shift our reality dramatically.  What You Will Learn In This Episode: - The role of our identity in our relationship with wealth - How to determine our Blank Money Canvas - What is our embodied archetype, and how to discover it - Robert Dilts' Logical Levels framework, and its connection with our embodied archetype - How can we adapt Dilts' framework into our Money Identity Cascade™ This episode requires more than just listening to it; we need to slow down, sit down, and do the work. It asks mind-boggling and game-changing questions with the sole purpose of shaking things up, and pushing us out of our financial comfort zone.  Resources:  - The Money Identity Cascade™ https://melabraham.com/wp-content/uploa

  • 016 Answering Your Money Questions

    05/07/2021 Duration: 38min

    In this episode, I will answer some of the questions I've received through The Affluent Entrepreneur Facebook group, Instagram DMs, and comments on the show. While answering these questions, we will also touch on some of the principles I teach in The Affluence Blueprint™, and clear some doubts around investments, mortgage refinancing, cash inheritance, and more.  Some of the Questions I Answer Today: - What is the best way to save for a home? - Is now a good time to refinance my house? - How am I going to contribute to retirement? - I just inherited $200,000. How should I invest it? With these Q&A episodes, I wish to contribute and add value to the Affluent Entrepreneurs community. Keep on sending me your doubts, suggestions, and questions through any of the communication channels available, so we can keep you moving forward and rock and rolling in the process.  Resources Mentioned: - Affluent Entrepreneurs Private Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/affluenceblueprint - The Affluence Blueprint

  • 015 How to Quit Your Job

    28/06/2021 Duration: 34min

    In this episode, we will talk about the transition of quitting your job to become an affluent entrepreneur. We will analyze the things we must have clear in our minds before we decide to leave our jobs and start an entrepreneurial life. Then, we will go through the details of the Entrepreneur Transition Formula™, and understand each step of it to ensure an effective transition.  What You Will Learn In This Episode: - What we need to know before we decide to transition from corporate to entrepreneur - The Entrepreneur Transition Formula™, and how it serves us in our transition - The difference between doing what we love, and creating value with what we are passionate about - How we can know if our entrepreneurial endeavor is ready to replace our income To start our business, we must be committed and give 110% to our project. The secret of our success lies in the preparation, the planning, and making the right choices. That is why going through the nine steps of the Entrepreneur Transition Formula is vital - we

  • 014 What Level Entrepreneur Are You?

    21/06/2021 Duration: 28min

    In today's episode, we will answer a question that came up in a conversation with one of my clients - what is an entrepreneur? We will go through the different entrepreneurial levels, characteristics, and what we can do to move from one level to the next.  What You Will Learn In This Episode: - What it means to be an entrepreneur, and what are the different types of entrepreneurs - What is the difference between being skill-focused and being scale-focused - Why some personal brands might be scalable but not sellable - What are the four levels of the entrepreneurial journey matrix - The advantages and disadvantages of each entrepreneurial level The different levels of entrepreneurship are not about rankings. Each level offers a unique way of solving a problem, but most importantly, it determines the possibilities of scaling our business. The kind of entrepreneur we want to be is a conscious choice, and we get to decide what is the best way to operate our business or businesses.  Resources:  - The Money Mind Fr

  • 013 Expanding Your Money Mind

    14/06/2021 Duration: 26min

    In this episode, we will talk about how to expand your money mindset. I will walk you through a framework I've repurposed from a model created in 1955, The Money Mind Framework™, and we will go through the details of each one of the four zones of this framework. What You Will Learn In This Episode: - What is The Money Mind Framework™, and how it’s created - What are the four elements that determine our Comfort Zone - What are the four components of the Secret Zone - What are the expansion and the Speculative Zone - How we can move from one zone to the next Our habits have a primary role in our financial situation, and it is our thoughts that determine our habits. Therefore, the first step into financial freedom is changing the way we think. We can do that by asking questions and being curious about it, we can get some training, seek mentors and coaches, or opt for a more intuitive path, and trust our gut into new business opportunities.   Resources:  - The Money Mind Framework https://melabraham.com/wp-conte

  • 012 Financial Independence Through Digital Products With James Wedmore

    07/06/2021 Duration: 01h04min

    Today, I’m welcoming my first guest on the show, James Wedmore. He is an online business coach, founder of Business By Design and the host of Mind Your Business Podcast. James is well known in the online space for his unique online courses and content.  We talk about James' journey into becoming who he is today, what he did right, what he did wrong, what it takes to scale and build a business, but also what it DOESN’T take. We talk about what it means to be a Digital CEO, and how to create a business that creates cash flow, giving you the income you need to build an asset base and to become financially independent. James talks about the hierarchy of change, stress and logic versus fear, and much more. So grab a notepad and let’s dive in!  What You Will Learn In This Episode: - What is a Digital CEO, and what we need to do to become one - The differences between a marketing strategy and running a business - The five levels of the hierarchy of change, and the best way to level up - Why the way we show up in our

  • 011 Getting Highly Paid for What You Know

    31/05/2021 Duration: 24min

    What does it take to get paid premium fees for what you know? In today's episode, we will discuss how to increase the prices of our products, not from a pricing perspective but from focusing on the value we provide. We will go through the four elements we need to elevate in order to separate our business from the rest as premium providers.  What You Will Learn In This Episode: - Why we must find out what makes us different from everybody else in the market - The Unique Methodology™, and how it works - The four things we must have in order to create a truly Unique Methodology™ that stands out - The advantages of creating an online program When the market can't see the value we can provide, increasing our revenue is almost impossible. We will find many people in the market solving the same problems we solve, but we must discover what makes us different, and what value we can provide that no one else can.  Resources: - Affluent Entrepreneurs Private Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/affluencebluepri

  • 010 Generate and Scale Your Income

    24/05/2021 Duration: 34min

    In this episode, we will talk about one of the best ways to generate income, and one of the three pillars of The Affluence Blueprint™  called the Generate pillar. I will talk about why I love digital business and digital income streams to generate revenue and wealth. We will go through the three essential elements of digital businesses and how they work. What You Will Learn In This Episode: - The three critical outcomes of the affluent entrepreneur  - The elements needed to become an affluent entrepreneur and what is the Generate pillar - The different ways to generate income, and the relationship between the value we provide and the price we ask for our product - The three elements framework to create a digital business Regardless of the expertise we have, the beauty of the digital space is that we can record a course with several lessons and sell it online. It will provide value and teach people without our presence being required, and most importantly, it will generate income while we sleep.  Resources: -

  • 009 Why Assets are Vital for Financial Liberation

    20/05/2021 Duration: 24min

    In this episode, we will reveal why assets are essential for your financial liberation. We will talk about the Save, Spend, and Pray society in which most of us grew up, and how that has affected the way we see money and wealth creation. We will demystify the beliefs around passive income, and we will go through the five incomes framework. What You Will Learn In This Episode: - Why the “save, save, save” mentality can't help us to create financial liberation - The Five Incomes™ Framework - What is leveraged income and its role in wealth creation - What are the two levels of income that most people spend their lives on - The advantages of having assets income, residual income, and portfolio income When all of our income depends on one of the five incomes, we will have a hard time scaling that. The secret to financial liberation lies not in our capacity to generate income, but in our ability to create a machine capable of supporting our lifestyle without our direct effort. Resources: - Affluent Entrepreneurs Pr

  • 008 Understanding the Number for Wealth Creation

    17/05/2021 Duration: 36min

    Today, we will do a bit of math to understand the number of wealth creation. We will talk about the variables to consider when you want to reach the desired level of wealth, and we will cover the most common mistakes people make when planning their journey to a wealthy life.  What You Will Learn In This Episode: - How the change in the pension plans has affected our lives - Why we must create a lifestyle plan rather than an income plan - How investment returns can help us create wealth, and how higher investment returns relate to risks - The role of time in wealth creation - The four inputs that affect the amount you need in order to grow your wealth The see-where-it-goes mind frame is not the best strategy to achieve financial liberation. Therefore, when we talk about wealth creation, it is fundamental to have a clear goal, otherwise, it is impossible to put a plan together that will get you where you want to be.  Resources: - Affluent Entrepreneurs Private Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/affl

  • 007 How to Scale Your Profits

    13/05/2021 Duration: 26min

    In this episode, we will talk about profit, and we will discuss how the misconception between revenue and profit can cause problems and misunderstandings. We will also talk about maximizing profits, what the 50% rule is, and the Wants and Needs Analysis.  What You Will Learn In This Episode: - Why revenue or top line is NOT what we need to focus on when we want to increase profit - What is the best way to increase a company's profit - What is the 50% rule, and how to apply it properly - How the Needs and Wants Analysis can help us scale our profits Once our company starts generating considerable profit, it becomes easy to make mistakes. Instead of asking, can I afford this, the question should be, how can I make this affordable? When we talk about lifestyle and wealth, we need to think about our future, and getting in debt for a lifestyle is selling our future for our present.  Resources: - Affluent Entrepreneurs Private Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/affluenceblueprint - The Fifty Percent Rul

  • 006 How to Overcome Your Money Story

    10/05/2021 Duration: 35min

    Today, we will talk about money stories, and why I believe that the money stories that keep us stuck are not taught, but caught. We will go through Brad and Ted Klontz’ four money scripts to understand how these stories affect us, and what we can do to prevent them from running our money life.  What You Will Learn In This Episode: - Where our money stories are coming from - Why we need to be able to identify our money stories - The main traits of money avoidance and money worship stories - What is money status, and where it can lead us - What it means to be money vigilant  All of us have money stories, but until we step back as observers of our life and identify them, we won't be able to change them. Maybe one of the four money scripts is more present than the others in our lives, and that’s fine. What we need to do is find a balance between them.  Resources: - Affluent Entrepreneurs Private Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/affluenceblueprint - Book: Ted Klontz, Brad Klontz - Mind Over Money: Ov

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