Gift Video: 5 Ways To Make More Money On Purpose

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  1. Paul Appleton says:

    In preparing for tonights call with Aaron, my head is simply spinning. These videos have given me hope that I can do this. That I can actually do what I love to do and get paid for it.

    I am very encouraged and excited!!

    Thanks Aaron

  2. James Pena says:

    Aaron,

    Answering how I describe what I do by answering the ? How do I help people is life-changing, but I am stuck in coming up with my response. However, I just feel better knowing the possiblity is there in my future to answer with how I help people. Also, I can count the many times when I sabotaged my appreciation and understanding of how valuable I really am. Those were my main 2 takeaways. Continued thanks!

    James

  3. Brooke says:

    Hey Aaron,

    I just sat here and watched through all of your videos, because I need to reframe my business for a variety of reasons. Your message is amazing, and more people need to hear it. Definitely going to retweet. 🙂

    I absolutely love the “money can’t buy happiness, but life is unhappy without it” sentiment–and I so resonated with your capitalism vs. Buddhism conflict in the first video. I need to remind myself that while I want to help others, I can’t effectively do so if I can’t pay the bills…

    Thanks. 🙂

  4. Kaisa says:

    Dear Aaron,

    I have a question about your Unique Genius Superhero Program. Does the program apply also to people who don’t live in US, like me? That’s also why I didn’t make the phone call today. So would that be an issue? I would like to be clear on that before I make any decisions. Thanks a lot!

    Best wishes,

    Kaisa

    Aaron Ross Reply:

    Hi Kaisa,

    Yes, we do have people in Europe who have signed up for the program. For example, you can see some questions from Kerstin in Germany on the Superhero Program page (www.UniqueGenius.com/Superhero), who ended up joining.

    And the call is in about 2.5 hours from now still 🙂

    Aaron

  5. hazel says:

    I help people, and especially business teams, be as innovative as they want and need to be.

    Aaron Ross Reply:

    Awesome Hazel. Here’s a way to tighten that up even more with benefits:

    Complete this sentence, “I help people, and especially business teams, be as innovative as they want and need to be, so that they can…”

    …increase revenue? Launch product? Improve service? Etc. 🙂

    Best,

    Aaron

  6. Chad says:

    Aaron,

    Loved the thoughts on creating value…especially the “…broken backs walk again” vs. just saying doctor example. Thank you.

    Chad

    Aaron Ross Reply:

    Thanks Chad!

    Aaron

  7. Beth says:

    The bonus video was just awesome! So, here is my question. Is there some sort of exercise for me to really uncover what “my” purpose is? Many friends and prospects come to me for advise on everything from sales, travel and raising well mannered kids. The challenge I have is that to “me” that is all very generic, with so many people already playing in all of those spaces. I’m having a hard time figuring out the “what” but once I do figure it out, I “know” I will be successful!

    Aaron Ross Reply:

    Hi Beth,

    I’m so glad you liked the money video!

    Between the Unique Genius Assessment (on Video 1), and Video 3 here on finding your purpose, you have some great material to get started 🙂

    Beyond that, there’s no magic bullet. It takes some attention and practice. I know you well enough that you’d be an awesome Unique Genius Superhero program member and get pretty damn clear on your purpose through it.

    Aaron

  8. Garrett says:

    Thank you very much for that video. I learned many key steps that have been missing in my approach to business. This motivates me more than I have felt in years. Thanks again. I will be watching all the rest of the videos and looking forward to the course.

    Take care,

    -Garrett

    Aaron Ross Reply:

    Thanks Garrett, what an awesome comment!

    Aaron

  9. brendan says:

    Hi Aaron,

    What is the best way to ask follow up questions about the 90 day program?

    Thanks,

    Brendan

    Aaron Ross Reply:

    Hey Brendan,

    For right now, just email me (first name at pebblestorm dot com), or just reply here on this comment. We are going to have some live Q&A calls, but they aren’t scheduled 🙂

    What questions do you have?

    Aaron

    brendan Reply:

    Thanks Aaron,

    Is the 90 day program a precursor for other programs or do you beleive that if someone follows the 90 day program that they would have a very solid foundation to move forward on their own?

    Thanks,

    Brendan

    Aaron Ross Reply:

    Hi Brendan,

    I do have a followup program focused just on making more money while having more freedom once you have a business, but the Unique Genius program will give you a very solid program to build a foundation to move forward on your own (George Kao went from $100 to $10,000 per month just from this program, for example).

    And there’s the 90 day guarantee!

    Aaron

  10. Mark Benak says:

    Another great video! The increasing value notion (before revenues) really hit home for me. I have been starting to do that at APT but need to put more focus into it. It is too easy to get sidetracked with tasks that have less impact (and are ultimately less important).

    Aaron Ross Reply:

    Hey Mark,

    Glad you’re enjoying the videos so much!! It’s been too long since we’ve talked 🙂

    Are you more focused on finding purpose and passion, or feeding your freedom by growing the revenue of what you have? If it’s #2, check out http://www.PebbleStorm.com/feed-your-freedom.

    If you’re looking for a new level of fulfillment rather than just growing what you have, let me know what you think of the Unique Genius program that just launched: http://www.UniqueGenius.com/program.

    Talk to you soon my friend!

    Aaron

    Mark Benak Reply:

    Good question! I am more focused on #2 now which will eventually lead me to #1.Thanks for your support!

  11. Maya says:

    This hit very deeply, Aaron – thank you for sharing this.

    So true and wonderful.

    All the best

    Maya

    Aaron Ross Reply:

    Hi Maya,

    Glad you got so much out of the money video here! It was just my best I could squeeze down into a single bite-sized chunk 🙂

    Aaron

  12. Hi Aaron,

    As usual you impress me. I like the branch to start. What you talk about is what I know so deeply and I focus on the financial systems aspect of what you say but Seth and friends always reminds me that the coaching aspect of what I do is more valuable. So thank you for putting this together because it is helping me value more the things I take for granted about valuing the coaching aspect of my message and all my psychological studies.

    I wish you lots of fun and money with this of course while helping people grow themselves in these ways!

    We will need to do an event someday together!

    Aaron Ross Reply:

    Hi Carenna,
    I’m glad you enjoyed the video so much…and yes, tools and systems are nice, but experts forget that people need a lot of teaching and help to use them and get the benefits!

    Aaron

  13. HOW DO YOU HELP PEOPLE?
    simply genius reframe of the age old. “what do you do?”
    That alone was worth my visit to this video, AND there is so much more value throughout.
    Once again, excellent ‘work.’
    namaste,
    me

    Aaron Ross Reply:

    Awesome Joe! Glad that helped create some insight for you… it’s one of the top reasons people struggle turning passions into money, forgetting that others don’t care about what you do as much as you do 🙂

    Aaron

  14. Aaron- Great stuff.. Thanks so much..
    “Lack of $ hurts Happiness” Most people are not willing to admit this, because it comes across as shallow, BUT I can’t agree with you more on that point… Best, Brian-

    Aaron Ross Reply:

    Thanks Brian, and AMEN!

    Aaron

  15. Laurie says:

    Hi Aaron,

    Great job! I enjoyed the videos. Since I’m involved in nature-related work, I especially enjoyed your use of the tree image in video 2. Excellent!

    All the best,
    Laurie

    Aaron Ross Reply:

    Hi Laurie,
    Thanks so much! I want to keep bringing in more natural images. Did you catch the “Sun” one in Video #1?

    Aaron

    Laurie Reply:

    Yes, indeed. It’s a neat way to represent one’s “Dream Business” and unique genius. I especially enjoy the way the image “flows” so to speak.

  16. Laura says:

    Aaron,
    nice job,
    I can see how persuasive your soft sell is, and why you are successful.
    Okay I’ve been living off of $10K to 20K for most of my life, even when I had a biz grossing over 1M in 1985, of course my ex’s embezzlement might of helped that… and of course I had “day jobs” while I attempted to raise my girls and follow some ideas/passions that did not take off.
    I have not been successfully able to get back up on the entrepreneur again.
    So I went back to school last year, to follow my back up plan of being a teacher so I will have some retirement.
    Following some of my dreams has proved fun and adventuresome,nothing that anyone else hasn’t done… now my body is saying okay, you are getting old and there are physical limits, and I’ve had to surrender my dream of building my own home,,, cause I am physically limited…

    I guess this is a long winded… way to say that dreams, passions are transient and I would like to encourage others to step up to your dream now, vs waiting for better timing, tomorrow or whatever.

    Maybe one day still, I’ll find the inner passion rainbow pot of gold
    that connects like your passions do Aaron.
    thanks for your video postings and upbeat message.

    Blessings
    Laura

    Aaron Ross Reply:

    Hi Laura,

    Thank you for sharing here…so you wanted to physically build your own home? Very cool.

    Maybe there’s a way to get the feeling or desire behind doing that yourself back in some way, in some way that’s not physical.

    Aaron

    Honour Reply:

    Hi Laura
    I’d given up my dream of physically building my own cob cottage for similar reasons as yourself. But lately I’m realizing that there could be ways around all the limitations, and so I’m beginning to dream of my cob cottage again. Let’s not give up on our dream! 🙂

  17. Sean Wolfe says:

    I think you’ve finally inspired me with this one: I stopped the video about 3/4 through to take a walk, because I felt a boatload of stuff bubbling up.
    And now I think I have an idea that combines the book I’m working on with two challenges:
    a) How to help media companies, particular local and regional papers/radio stations/tv stations survive the shakeout that they find themselves in the midst of.
    b) How to help media companies address the social media and mobile spaces.
    c) How to help talented journalists reconfigure their lives and work patterns to address the changing space.
    I’m now reaching out to friends (because we can’t do it alone), and since you’re a friend, I’d love to bounce some ideas off of you as I refine this raw ore into a sword.

    So, yes, thank you.

    Gratitude,

    Sean

    Aaron Ross Reply:

    Hey Sean,

    Awesome! I’m psyched the video inspired you, and of course I’d be happy to help out. Just let me get through this launch first 🙂

    Been too long since we talked! Actually, I realize we met probably right around/before/after when my PebbleStorm vision was taking shape.

    Aaron

  18. Sasha says:

    I love the way you organize all your points. It is helping me clarify my own plan. Like I said before, you are great at showing the way forward. This video showed me that I am on the right path, I just need to keep at it.
    Thanks

    Aaron Ross Reply:

    Yes Sasha you are!! Just keep taking babysteps…you can’t take a step too small.

    Aaron

  19. Aaron says:

    Hey this is Aaron – I didn’t include a section in this video about passive income, but here’s my take:

    1. 98% of entrepreneurs will have a tough time creating any kind of real income (passive or not) until you have clarified your message, purpose and value.

    2. So first build a business that isn’t about passive income – it’s about making a difference while making money, whether through coaching, programs, events, etc.

    3. Then once you have some material, content or other assets, look to turn them into passive income through more packaging products and working with affiliates.

    Video #2 implies this with the two stages, “1. Clarify” and then “2. Build”, but I wanted to be more explicit here.

    So if you’re new to starting a business, don’t worry about passive income until phase 2, after you have a working business already. Otherwise you can chase a lot of phantoms and waste a lot of time and energy.

    Aaron

  20. Toshio says:

    This is only my personal opinion and I am writing as I feel. I mentioned to you in the beginning by watching video 1 and 2. Video 3 and on are missing cohesive direction for entrepreneurs to be successful.

    However, I do agree some in the fundamental part, which is “5 ways to increase your value”. Today’s economy and marketing condition is so much different from what Aaron was working in many years ago.

    All of star-ups must consider focusing on Result and Benefit for their clients. This is at the most important element in today’s economy. If there is no sales increase by buying your service and product from entrepreneurs, no one will buy your product or services.

    In today’s economy, many of corporations are very careful not to spend ANY extra money. They are watching every single penny how to spend. That is why there is no increase in employments. I know the fact based on Japanese economy. US economy unfortunately will have to go through the same phases.

    So what this tells me is that if you are selling your products or service against other same or similar products sellers, your business will never bring profit or happiness.

    What you propose MUST INCREASE client’s bottom line immediately by packing your product or service very effectively.

    In order to do that, you need to do “Data Mining” in your market and got be much more clever than anyone else.

    PS. I am so sorry about too many critical comments but to survive in this economy you must be the toughest person in the world.

    Thanks,
    TH

    Aaron Reply:

    Hi Toshio,

    Thanks for all your comments. I don’t see them as critical at all, though these videos aren’t designed for your kind of business…an investor-backed, conventional hardware business.

    I would disagree that “to survive in this economy you must be the toughest person in the world.”

    I’m not tough at all, and my business is growing very nicely and I’m really enjoying my work. My clients aren’t tough either and they’re doing great!

    There is a difference between being tough and being diligent and focused on creating value for others.

    My fundamental premise in my life and work is that if you focus on doing what you enjoy and how to create value for others, the money and success and peace of mind you want are within your reach.

    Also, the bigger the company you create does not necessarily translate into more happiness for you, and in fact can easily make you less happy, by creating more complexity and pieces to juggle.

    Aaron

  21. bud inzer says:

    Aaron, NOW You’re cookin! Your simplicity and depth are irresistible.

    Aaron Reply:

    Ha – awesome, thanks Bud!

    I’m always asking myself, “how can I make this simpler?” Glad to hear it’s working 🙂

    Aaron

  22. Mike says:

    Very cool video especially the mental reframe “How do you help people?” for when people ask what you do. Nice!

    What are your thoughts and suggestions for creating passive income?

    Aaron Reply:

    Hi Mike,

    Here’s my take…

    First build a business without worrying about whether the income is passive or not. Then, step 2, work on the passive part. Here’s why:

    1. 98% of entrepreneurs will have a tough time creating any kind of real income (passive or not) until you have clarified your message, purpose and value.

    2. So first build a business that isn’t about passive income – it’s about making a difference while making money, whether through coaching, programs, events, etc.

    3. Then once you have some material, content or other assets, look to turn them into passive income through more packaging products and working with affiliates.

    Video #2 implies this with the two stages, “1. Clarify” and then “2. Build”, but I wanted to be more explicit here.

    So if you’re new to starting a business, don’t worry about passive income until phase 2, after you have a working business already. Otherwise you can chase a lot of phantoms and waste a lot of time and energy.

    Aaron

  23. Joanie says:

    Nice job Aaron, easy to listen to and helpful.

    Jean Wells Reply:

    Great job, Aaron… You are “right on the money”!

    Aaron Reply:

    Thanks Jean & Joanie 🙂

    Glad it’s helpful…so many people waste so much energy on how to make money (as I have done!)

    Aaron

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