Episode 83: Doing Business Heart to Heart with Terri Levine – Transcript
Rennie Gabriel 00:09
Hi folks, welcome to Episode 83 of the Wealth On Any Income Podcast. This is where we talk about money tips, techniques, attitudes, information, and provide inspiration for your money or your business. I'm your host, Rennie Gabriel. In past episodes, we spoke about how to build an Income and Expense Report, how to measure the level of pleasure based on where you spend your money, how to track your money in 5 - 10 seconds, what to look for on a net worth statement to see how close you are to Complete Financial Choice®. Last week, we had Nancy Giere talking about the best and easiest way to build an online course, whether you want to do it live or have it be evergreen. Today, we have as our guest, Terri Levine. Terri is a business and marketing mentor for coaches and consultants who want to expand their impact, influence and income, and she provides guaranteed results. Terri, welcome to the Wealth On Any Income Podcast.
Terri Levine 01:16
Thanks, Rennie. It's good to be with you.
Rennie Gabriel 01:18
Cool. Well, let's talk about why you do what you do.
Terri Levine 01:25
It's a good place to start. So I didn't do this originally, my first degree was as a speech language pathologist, and I ran a clinic, a speech pathology clinic. Later, my husband and I had an art company, then I was Vice President of Marketing for a large rehabilitation company. And then I was president of a national health care company. And then I decided that my heart really wasn't in any of that. My heart was in helping people grow transformational businesses. So my goodness, close to 30 years ago, I said goodbye to all of that and I started working with business owners and helping them create a life of freedom, while they're actively transforming other people's lives.
Rennie Gabriel 02:11
Terrific. And now, since I donate 100% of the profits from the work I do to charity, I know that there is a foundation that you are very involved in. Tell us about that.
Terri Levine 02:24
Thank you for asking. So I have a neurological disease called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, or CRPS - goes by those initials - and my husband and I started a foundation for children who have RSD or CRPS. It is the most painful disease known to mankind. It sits here, brain tumor sits here, amputation sits here. And there really is not a proven cure or treatment. And because the treatments are experimental, insurance companies don't want to help out. So that's what we do - we help kids. I also talk to kids, I talk to their parents and provide a lot of support. And so yeah, our, my heart is very much attached to that, and that is why I bring in income is to be able to pass it forward.
Rennie Gabriel 03:13
Terrific. So now, I'm guessing based on what you said, your target markets would be coaches, consultants, mentors, therapists, and people in the health and wellness profession. Is that right?
Terri Levine 03:26
You totally got it. Yes. Anyone who transforms someone's life, their health, their wealth, their relationship, any of those kinds of things? Yes.
Rennie Gabriel 03:36
Okay. So let me ask you, what was your biggest failure or challenge, whether personal or business?
Terri Levine 03:43
My biggest failure was when I got RSD. After a period of being confined to wheelchair and bed for quite a period of time in excruciating pain, taking a ton of medication and getting ketamine infusions, which is elephant tranquilizer. Every day, I would just say, you know, please make this the end, please make this the end. And that was the biggest, at the time, as the biggest thing that I was going through that I thought there is no way out. And you know what? There was a way out, and that was finding out that kids have this. And I thought, I got this for a reason. I have a voice. I have the financial ability to do something about this. And I spun it and started treating it as a gift and that changed everything.
Rennie Gabriel 04:30
That sounds like the insight you got from that experience that you've turned around and created something wonderful.
Terri Levine 04:38
Yeah, it's funny because when I speak on stages a lot I talk about this as being my best blessing. And people go, What? I'm like, Well, I got chosen for this disease. I think I really did get chosen. I have a voice. I know how to fundraise. My husband supports this foundation along with me. And I'm able to reach literally hundreds of thousands of people and get people to be aware of RSD. So it's a gift.
Rennie Gabriel 05:06
Oh, beautiful. Thank you. Well, what are the typical feelings your business prospects experience?
Terri Levine 05:14
Oh, man, most of my client family members, that's what I call them - and I've worked with about 6000 in the past three decades - they're frustrated. They aren't making the incomes they want, or they're making the income they want, they're just putting in so many hours, it's turned into more of a J-O-B instead of being an entrepreneur. And so I really understand those frustrations and the feeling of overwhelm. And nowadays, Rennie, there's so much confusion. I mean, you'll get people on the internet talking conflicting things, and they don't know should I be spending time on social media, do I need a blog, should I have a podcast, should I do SEO, should I do ads? And they really don't know what the proven strategies are. So I like to uncomplicate all of that, design their lives and then design their businesses so they're not living their businesses or lives by default. Instead, they're doing it by design.
Rennie Gabriel 06:09
Oh, fabulous. So you know, yeah, and I can see that those are typical mistakes most entrepreneurs are making. You know, looking at the next shiny object. Let me ask you, do you have a case study of having worked with someone and maybe where they were and where they ended up after following your advice?
Terri Levine 06:30
Yeah, I'm going to share two, one a little longer-term and one shorter just to give people an idea. Mia Redrick has been with me for two decades. She actually signed up to be a lifetime client. And when she started with me, she had a business concept, and she was told by every organization and mentor, it'll never work. And I said, I guarantee it will work. So if you work with me, I'm going to give you guaranteed results. We took her idea, the very first year, I think she did about 300,000. And she has gone on to have a massive following of women in her niche. Her followers are faithful, they're loyal, she does a lot of income every single year, I'm not going to give the numbers away, just trust me, it's a lot of income. She works twenty-one hours a month. Twenty-one hours a month. So she's able to really give back and spend time with her family. And I'll give you one real short one, Rennie. A client started with me six weeks ago at zero. She was just brand new in business. And I just saw her video testimonial today. In January she did $68,500 from zero. So that's what I love to do - and I love to celebrate their successes.
Rennie Gabriel 07:46
Wow, that's fabulous. For the people who are listening in, is there some valuable resource, or how can they get a hold of you to get more information?
Terri Levine 07:55
So I'm going to give two things because I think both of them are valuable enough to mention. And the very first one that I really want people to consider is, I have a Facebook community that is more like a mastermind. I go in there, I create value, I actually go in and I help you and I'm definitely recommending that you join us there. And that is called, Heartrepreneneurs, Heartrepreneurs with Terri Levine. Heartrepreneurs, with Terri Levine. I know that that's a little confusing and people are always like, 'Where do I find that?' And then the second thing that we have is, we have, www.moderncoachingmethod.com. And go over to modern coaching method, and I put together really great training, and it's there for you to enjoy.
Rennie Gabriel 08:44
Oh, fabulous. I'm going to put that in the show notes. And I'm going to guess if people go to the website, they can also contact you, and you can provide that Heartrepreneurs with Terri Levine Facebook information, right?
Terri Levine 09:00
Absolutely. And you can find me all over social media and you'll see links to the Heartrepreneurs community. And I really do invite people to come because people in there do business together. And so you get help and support and you'll make a lot of friends too.
Rennie Gabriel 09:15
Terrific. So what's the one question I should have asked you that would also give some great value to those who are listening?
Terri Levine 09:23
So the one that's on my mind right in this moment, because it's always different, and this has really been up for me in the last few weeks, may sound contrary to a lot of advice, and I'm going to say to begin living a more simple life. I find that one of the problems that entrepreneurs have is that they're in massive debt - well so are most human beings.
Rennie Gabriel 09:44
Terri Levine 09:44
Instead of asking yourself, will that shiny object add value to my life and bring more joy to my life? Most people are just collecting more stuff. Let me get the newest car, the newest iPhone, the newest whatever. I'm going to ask you to slowdown and to really notice where you're spending money in your business, and your time, and your business and your life and asking - 'Is this going to bring me joy and add value?' Because if you can get rid of clutter - mentally, physically and emotionally and financially - that by itself can change your life.
Rennie Gabriel 10:18
I agree with you completely. And I've personally experienced what you're talking about. So thank you for being on the show, Terri.
Terri Levine 10:28
It's been a pleasure. I'm so glad we got to do this. And I just want to thank you for what you do, and how wonderful it is in the way that you make contribution in the world, Rennie.
Rennie Gabriel 10:38
Oh, thank you, Terri. And the same to you. And to my listeners, I want to thank you for tuning in. Next week, we're going to have Attorney Charles Dobbins talking about how to get started in buying multi-unit residential real estate. Now you can listen to the Wealth On Any Income Podcast on your favorite platform. And please rate, review and subscribe. And if you'd like to know how books, movies and Society programs you to be poor, and what the cure is, then log on to wealthonanyincome.com/TEDx. You'll hear my TEDx talk and can request a free 27-page Roadmap to Complete Financial Choice® and receive a weekly email with tips, techniques, or inspiration around your business or money. Again, that's wealthonanyincome.com/TEDx. Until next week. be prosperous. Bye bye for now.