About this course
I wrote this book because I have seen first-hand how debt ruins peoples’ lives and destroys families and relationships in its wake.
I want to show you that, even if you are currently deeply in debt, there is a way to turn things around and start building wealth.
In many years building a successful business advising thousands of others on how to build wealth, I have learned, developed, and enhanced a proven formula that will show you how to:
I know you’ve probably heard that promise many times before. It usually comes attached to an invitation to sign up for some expensive program or make a commitment to spend your spare time selling obscure products to your family, friends, and to every stranger you meet in the street.
Fear not! Let me assure you that the system and processes I teach in this book do not require you to spend any additional money and can be achieved by using just your existing income.
Simply by following the system and approaches I’ll explain here, you can get to a situation where you are:
Even if you are deeply in debt right now, you can achieve all of that within a few years from today.
Does all that sound too good to be true?
Well, let me tell you a little about myself and what I do.
I am not telling you this to impress you but to impress upon you what is genuinely and realistically possible in a relatively very short time.
The truth is I’m not some sort of financial genius and I didn’t have the advantage of coming from a background where there was a lot of money, wealth, or financial expertise.
Not the Perfect Start
I grew up in what most people would consider a poor family. I am the youngest of four children and always had the hand-me-downs from my older siblings.
My mother worked full time as a dinner lady and my father worked from five o’clock every morning in an abattoir. I was a poor student who was never academically gifted and left school at sixteen with only a couple of basic qualifications to my name.
I then started a four-year apprenticeship as a heating and ventilation engineer. I was earning less than the minimum wage.
I had to wake up every morning at five- thirty to get ready for work. I worked on building sites, using my hands every day. That’s what I really call ‘work’!
As you can imagine, it was not the brightest
possible start to my working life and my journey to financial freedom.
I Hated Being Poor
I really wasn’t happy with my income and I hated being poor but I always believed there was a different way.
Not that long ago, I was reading books, buying audio tapes and CDs, attending seminars, and listening to speakers talk about how to build wealth and create passive income streams.
I was hungry for knowledge; I wanted to know how to create a better future for myself and my family. I wanted the key to
financial freedom and I was prepared to do whatever was needed to learn those secrets.
I now have that knowledge and know those secrets. I want to teach them to you so that you can create a better future for you and your loved ones.
I have learned from some of the greatest financial and personal development minds to emerge in the last twenty years—people like Anthony Robbins, T Harv Eker, Jamie McIntyre, Robert Kiyosaki, Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar, Napoleon Hill, Bill Bartmann, and Nisandeh Neta—just to name a few of my own coaches.
I have invested heavily—both in time and in money—in my own financial education, and I still continue to do so.
I turned this knowledge into a financial management company and mortgage broker where I had over forty employees and a sales turnover of more than £7 million a year. That is an average of £175,000 of sales income per employee, which is almost six times the industry average.
I then began applying my financial knowledge and personal experience to build up a substantial property portfolio.
Now you may think I had some sort of a financial advantage because I was the owner of a successful business—and that I had a lot of spare cash to invest.
But nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is, I did it primarily with OPM—Other People’s Money.
One of my aims in this book is to show you how you can use OPM to become debt-free and achieve financial freedom.
Helping Hundreds of People
The reason I can now comfortably discuss money, peoples’ spending habits, and debt, is that through my money management and mortgage brokerage company I have helped thousands of people change their lives by:
I have shown them how to generate massive passive income by using just their own income—and OPM—to become debt-free and achieve financial freedom.
I am now in the very fortunate position of being totally financially free. My large
passive income gives me more choices and better choices and it gives me the freedom to choose whether I want to work or never to work again.
It gives me flexibility and greater choices in my life. I can do what I want, when I want, and—most importantly—with whomever I want.
Those are the same choices I want for you, and if you follow my system, the same choices are absolutely possible for you.
It has become my mission to share what I have learned to help others enrich and transform their lives. My goal is to share the knowledge and expertise about money and wealth that I have built up over the last fifteen years.
I am truly frustrated when I see so many people just like you drowning in debt, because I know the real problems and the damaging effects it causes in your stress levels, your health, and your relationships.
And I’m annoyed when I see the truly bad advice that so many people are being given—advice that actually makes their financial situation even worse.
No matter how bad your current debt situation is right now, I will show you that there is a way out. Turning debt into wealth is not only possible, it can be achieved in a much, much shorter timeframe than you imagine.
But only one person can make that transition and transformation in your life and financial wellbeing. That person is YOU, and you have to take action NOW.
The Debt to Wealth Process
I know if you follow what I am teaching in this course, it will make an enormous difference in your life.
As I believe that the way you think is crucial to your wealth, I’ll also be sharing a few tips on how to Master Your Mindset as we work through the modules.
If you want to know even more and to create even faster wealth, later in this course I will share some information about how you can learn in more detail about these wealth creation systems. In the meantime, if you take to heart what you learn in this course and start implementing these strategies to change your life, financial freedom can be yours in just a few short years.
I am honoured to have you join me on this journey and wish you every success on your amazing transformation from debt to wealth.
Debt is like a snowball rolling downhill. If you let it keep on rolling, it will get out of control and cause serious financial damage. If you take action to stop it now, things start to get better immediately.
John and Vicky stared at each other across the table as they realised the financial devastation they had created between them.
How could they not have been aware of the depth of debt and financial mess they were in—and this all after fifteen years of happy marriage?
How could two people just on average incomes have racked up £75,000 of debt between them—this debt being on top of their mortgage—without either of them knowing the full picture of the other’s debts?
As I slowly sipped my coffee, giving them a few moments to come to terms with the reality of their dire situation, I reflected on just how many other times I’d seen a similar picture during the last few months and years.
I thought about the story of Mike—a self-employed plumber who had used his personal credit card to cover his business expenses and running costs for those months there wasn’t quite enough work or cash coming in.
The problem was that he was using his credit card to finance his personal life as well. As the months went on, the debts just kept on increasing and more and more of his income was disappearing in servicing his interest payments.
He managed from month to month as he was able to use one card to pay off the other but the bills kept increasing—even with the so-called interest-free offers and balance transfers. The truth is these are not free at all as they charge you 3% to 5% upfront, so they actually collect the interest on the first day.
It didn’t take too long before, even in the busy months, Mike was barely earning enough to pay his monthly interest charges—never mind his living expenses.
Then there was Sue, a young maths teacher who had a great social life and loved to spend her long holidays in exotic locations.
Unfortunately she was trying to match the lifestyle of some of her friends who were earning two or three times her salary.
She managed for a while because every other month she’d receive an offer for a new low-interest credit card. Since these companies felt she had a secure job, they were happy to shower her with special offers and credit advances.
She thought as a maths teacher that she was safe with numbers and she became really good at juggling the different balance transfers and interest rates. But there comes a time when the unbelievable deals are proven to be just that—unbelievable.
Starting on the journey from debt to wealth is rather like any other journey you might make in your life.
You need to know where you are now, where you are going, and how you are going to get from one point to the other.
The Wealth Wheel is a concept I created that has helped many people with all of these steps.
It acts as an overall snapshot of your financial life based on where you think you currently are. It also helps you define where you want to go and allows you to work out the steps you’ll need to take to get there.
First, I’ll introduce you to the key elements—or spokes—of the wheel and then show you how to use it to help with your journey.
It’s remarkable that, in the modern world, there is virtually no serious financial education taking place—whether in the school, the workplace, or in business.
From the person working behind the counter at your local bank to some of the most senior legislators and regulators, even people who deal with money every day have very little idea how it works.
In any system, you leave yourself very exposed if you don’t understand what is going on.
You are therefore at a huge disadvantage if you don’t know the truth about money.
So, before you start taking the necessary action to get out of debt, it’s important to know a bit more about how money and wealth creation works.
As with any major breakthroughs in life, the move from debt to wealth is not going to happen without taking action.
If you want to improve your golf swing, you are going to have to take a few lessons from an expert and get in some practice too. If you want to lose some weight, you have to change some behaviours—eating differently and doing some exercise.
The road from debt to wealth is no different.
Having good information and thinking in the right way is not going to change anything. You need to start behaving differently. You need to make a few changes in your life and then make these new behaviours the way you live from now on.
Your situation won’t be totally transformed overnight but you might be surprised at how quickly you will start to see results. The first few small steps are not only rewarding, they also make a huge difference.
In this module, we look at the six key changes you need to make in the way you run your financial life if you want to move quickly from debt to wealth. The six essential habits are as follows:
In this module, I’ll take you through each of these habits.
This takes us through the five most important steps of the process from debt to wealth.
In the remaining modules, we will go into the final step— accumulation of real wealth and generation of passive income—in much more detail.
When I began searching for the best solution to the challenge of wealth creation some fifteen years ago, it became clear to me almost immediately that all the really wealthy people I knew, met and had read about had made most of their wealth and passive income from property and real estate.
It was a very big part of the foundation of their wealth and financial freedom.
I really wanted to be able to do the same. However I wasn’t sure if it was possible for somebody like me, having at that time no background in finance and no significant money or assets of my own.
Fortunately I came across a system that taught and showed how anyone could turn real estate and property into genuine wealth, even if they had no funds or very limited funds of their own and had little or no knowledge of buying property.
Over the last fifteen years whilst building up my own substantial property portfolio, I have added a few twists and tricks to that approach on how to build a substantial property portfolio with no money of your own. I’m going to share it with you shortly.
While investing in property is a great way to create an ongoing flow of passive income—as well as capital growth—there are other ways you can generate a steady stream of money in your life without having to continue working.
Wikipedia defines passive income as follows:
“Income received on a regular basis with little effort required to maintain it.”
This is quite a useful description as it highlights some of the important elements of passive income:
It can also be useful to make a distinction between passive income and investment or portfolio income.
Investment or portfolio income is where you receive a dividend or rent in exchange for an investment you have made. This counts as passive income as you normally have to do little or nothing to continue receiving this income.
If you are actively involved in managing a property portfolio, you may need to do a little more work. However this is generally quite limited unless you choose to do all the maintenance and repairs personally!
In some situations this distinction can be important as, for example, some tax regimes treat income from investments differently from passive income that results from your work.