Why? Because WE Can!
Today's a big day.
But let's get started with the behind the scenes first. That's always fun to hear right?
I’m not, going to lie…I'm kinda nervous (like sick to my stomach nervous) about launching the Because I Can Life podcast.
All the thoughts are running through my head.
Do the links work?
Does my tone come off right?
I noticed my voice cracks in episode #1…will anyone else?
Will I publish it correctly?
Do I have spelling errors in the show notes?
WHY CAN I FEEL MY HEARTBEAT IN MY THROAT???
Ya know….all the things that no one even notices (except the person who’s doing it). haha.
But I know new things push us into uncomfortableness and that's where we grow. AND…I'll be there as I wait for the reviews come in.
So first, join me TODAY and get uncomfortable and do something new that will change your life (and your customer's lives)!
Who's with me on the uncomfortable bus to get us to success?
Thanks for celebrating this launch with me.
So, let's kick off with episode number one of the brand spanking new BECAUSE I CAN LIFE PODCAST.
I decided to start it off this way:
“Hey, you're listening to the “Because I Can” podcast, where we believe we can decide our own income, choose happiness, kick fear in the teeth, and never ever stop. Why? Because WE can. I'm your host, Alison J Prince and I went from being a junior high science teacher to building four online, multi-million dollar businesses with four kids at my feet. Each week, I'm bringing you real conversations that have led me as well as other experts to step into our dream online business lifestyle so that you can get the answers you need to prep your ” Because I Can ” as well. Take that first step and commit now to your ” Because I Can ” Life by downloading your free personal bundle at becauseIcanlife.com/bundle”
This journey that I've been on was never meant for me. It was meant to share so others can step out of the chains of financial stress and I'll tell ya what…I'm pretty sure you are next IF you are not afraid to get to work.
In the grand opening episode of the Because I Can Life podcast, I talk about what set me on a life-changing journey from being an insecure, tired, worn-out new mom to a successful online business owner. People that don't know me just assume that I'm some natural-born entrepreneur, but that's definitely not the case.
There was actually a point where, according to government standards, I qualified for food stamps. Yea, seriously.
Eventually, enough was enough.
I found the confidence, started taking consistent action, and things started to fall into place.
I realized that we ALL have access and the ability to do some life-changing stuff just because we are alive today.
We're born at this time to live a life, to change lives, to change our lives, and to change others around us as well.
Today, we can literally create our businesses around our lifestyles on our phones that live in our back pocket – that’s not something you could say even 10 years ago.
So today I'm talking about the ‘Because I Can Life', telling you about what it is, and inviting you to start creating that dream online business lifestyle to allow you to afford your dreams.
- Why the “Because I Can” phrase struck me to the bone years ago ([1:58])
- We live in a time of abundance and find out why I feel like we've already won the lottery ([3:06])
- Why I decided to start the “Because I Can” podcast ([4:25])
- What I did when I found out I couldn't buy my food according to government standards ([7:35])
- The moment when it hit me: “If they can do it, so can I” ([8:15])
- The journey to figuring out how to make enough money to buy my own food ([8:55])
- Why I believe the Lord wants us to earn money ([9:46])
- What I'm planning on doing with this podcast platform ([9:57])
- And all the things we will be talking about: time, money, and fear… ([10:44])
00:00 And I feel like we've already won the lottery. We have access and the ability to do some life-changing stuff just because we are alive today. We're born at this time to live a life, to change lives, to change our lives, and to change others around us as well. Today, we can literally create our businesses around our lifestyles on our phones that live in our back pocket.
00:33 Hey, you're listening to the "Because I Can" podcast, where we believe we can decide our own income, choose happiness, kick fear in the teeth, and never ever stop. Why? Because we can. I'm your host, Alison J Prince and I went from being a junior high science teacher to building four online, multi-million dollar businesses with four kids at my feet. Each week, I'm bringing you real conversations that have led me as well as other experts to step into our dream online business lifestyle so that you can get the answers you need to prep your "Because I Can" as well. Take that first step and commit now to your "Because I Can" Life by downloading your free personal bundle at becauseIcanlife.com/bundle
01:17 Welcome to the official launch of "Because I Can" Life podcast. I've been working on this for over a year and it's finally coming together and I am so happy that you are here with me. Now, to get started, have you ever had some words that just spoke to your heart, like some phrase that you saw or some quote that you saw online or even something that you saw walking down the aisle at hobby lobby that just sends a chill down your spine and makes the little arm hairs rise up? Or have you ever heard a song where the lyrics and you felt like they were written for you? Well, I bring that up because of the words "Because I Can" was the phrase that struck me to the bone years ago and I have been blessed to have traveled all over the world and I've seen it that there are women who literally can't. They don't have access to internet, computers.
02:14 Some places it's extreme as they can't even find foods, eat changing their situation, wanting to live their dream is impossible. Places, where the government won't allow women to start a business for them to earn money and seeing poverty levels, are so extreme that $1, $1 would feed their family for a day. These women's dreams have dwindled down to just survival than even think back a couple generations ago, my grandma could never do what we have the ability to do today. If she wanted to figure out a way to make money to start a business around her lifestyle, she would've had to go get massive loans, leverage a home car if the banks would even have talked to her. Her dream was limited by her surroundings. And today I feel like we are born in a time where we're able to have phones, listen to podcasts, learn anything online, connect with people across the country and even the world and live in a time of abundance and I feel like we've already won the lottery.
03:22 We have access and the ability to do some life-changing stuff just because we were alive today. We're born at this time to live a life, to change lives, to change our lives, and it change others around us as well. Today we can literally create our businesses around our lifestyles, on our phones that live in our back pocket. We can create a source of revenue that allows us to afford our dreams that we want to live. Our dreams costs money, whether that's traveling around the world on vacation, buying that fancy new minivan, or even taking dinner to our sick neighbors. Hello, have you seen the prices of groceries lately? Flights, food. It all costs money and we have the power to create that money so that we can live the life that we were meant to live. The one that our maker wants us to live and I have to let every single decision be made due to finances or even the lack of finances.
04:25 It is our job, our duty, our responsibility to make money so that we can become the person we're meant to be and not have to say no to serving others because we don't have the gas money to get to the location to help or whatever it may be. Why can we do this? It's because we can, and that's why I decided to start the, because I can podcast now as I was creating the title of the, because I can podcast, I thought about simplifying it and just doing, I can podcast but I feel like the word because has so much power on its own. And I actually went and looked up what the word 'because' means and it means therefor. So I actually inserted it into a couple of statements to see if it still had that same meaning. And so listen to a couple of these and let me know if you agree.
05:24 So this statement, because I can decide my own income and then I switched it to therefore it. Therefore I can decide my income and then I can decide my income. I feel like the, because they're for it just really gives us the power and it puts things into our court to make things happen. So here's another one because I can kick fear in the teeth versus I can kick fear in the teeth. Yes, I know I can, but because I can, that's what lights me up inside. So what I want to do is start thinking of your, because I can statement and say it out loud. Even if you don't even know the final ending, you can just start by saying, because I can and and now I'm really not kidding. I really want you to say it out loud right now because I can, because I can do you start to fill that flicker stirring up inside of you.
06:26 It's empowering to know that you actually can live and afford your dream. So that's why I've decided to build a movement around it. Some of you listening are part of the, because I can community where we believe we have dreams to live, but we know it takes money to live them and I take a deep dive in to how to make that happen. Building a business around my lifestyle has literally changed my life and my family's life and because I was given this journey, I feel like it's my time to share and help others along their path to success as well. I feel it's my time to share and help others along their path to success as well. Some of you know my journey. I was slapped upside my college degree, educated head as I was handed my first paycheck. The amount of money was enough for me to qualify for government food assistance.
07:26 I still think about that moment. It was a mix of disappointment, failure, frustration, and a lot of other words that I can't articulate. Four years of studying and I couldn't even afford to buy my food according to the government standards. I drove home and an old beat up two door, blue rusted Chevette that I was borrowing from my little brother because I couldn't even afford my own car. That thing was so little, my husband couldn't even fit into it. My husband was working super hard going to school, so I was the one to bring home the bacon and Oh, let's add in to the financial stress. We just had a new baby. I drove home in tears and I sat with Jared at our kitchen table that was held together with zip ties and wondered how we were ever going to make ends meet. We began dreaming and then we started to think about how people afford to live in fancy houses or take trips and it was at that moment that it hit me if they can do it, so can I.
08:25 I just needed to figure out what they were doing. Everything I read, everything I saw about coming financially secure was around building a business. I was a mom, an insecure, tired, worn-out new mom who never even stepped foot into a business class and I was ready to start and build a business that fit my life because I wasn't about to settle. My journey in changing my life began starting with the first things, figure out how to make enough money to buy my own food. Then fast forward today, I have been blessed with a journey that has helped me to build four yes, four multi-million dollar online businesses. I don't fear about putting food on the table now. I fear that I can't get my message out to enough people fast enough for them to change their lives. I know that out of doubt that it is my time, my time to help others rise, to help others see the power of money.
09:25 I'm talking the power that money has when funds are used to adopt a child into family, the power of money to pay for your elderly parent so they can have a nurse come in daily so that they can live comfortably the power of money so you can pay for dinner for young families sitting across the restaurant, money is good power. The Lord wants us to earn this money because He knows that we will do good things with it. You will do good things with it, but he needs you to step in and to make it happen. I wanted this podcast to be a platform that lifted others, especially women. As a female entrepreneur. I felt like I've been a lost voice at times while I was behind the computer working. I've been looked over, skipped, ignored because I wasn't showing enough. I wanted to build a platform to allow others to have a voice where they have felt the same too.
10:19 I'll be doing solo podcast as well as interviews where I'll be featuring women who are living there because I can life and changing the world so that you can take notes from these experts, many of which will be the unsung experts, but have the information that you have been craving the information you need to create your, because I can live the life where you can afford to live your dreams. Now I did send out a survey and over 1400 of you responded talk about humbling. Thank you so much and I'm crafting this podcast around your request and I asked you what you wanted to learn and these were some of your top requests. Number one time you expressed to me the always seem to run out of this. It's a true thing, right? We can always go make money, but we can't ever get time back, so we will dive into that.
11:18 The second one is money. I've actually felt like I've needed to talk about this for about a year. Have you ever looked back on your business bank statements and you've made a good chunk of change but you have no clue where it went. I think a deep dive into where your money is actually going would be some pretty hot topics. Then the third one, this is a big one. Fear. You know that feeling of self doubt, the double guessing yourself, the backing out of the last minute because you just don't think your product is good enough. Yes. [inaudible] is such a real feeling and I think that's actually the number one reason that people stop. It isn't the money. Remember you can always go find money, sell something, work a side job, but fear the majority of the people don't know how to get over this one. How do I know?
12:08 Because it's almost stopped me in my tracks more times than I can count and I'll be talking about the key things, a key strategies that I've learned to shelf. Yes, like literally putting up onto a shelf so I can step into who I need to be and I want to show you the tactical things I do each time I'm up against my own self and remember I'll be bringing in other experts who've been able to step into their, because I can live by tackling these issues and hitting success. You asked for some amazing people. I won't share with you at this point who you've asked for because I'm going to try hard to get them on and surprise you. No, this podcast won't be like the ones that you're used to. Each episode is going to leave you with key takeaways to implement into your life and into your business so that you can step into your "Because I Can" life as well. And if you hang around each week and implement what I've shared with you, then don't be surprised if I brag about you all over the podcast.
13:09 When I hear your success stories, it lights me up. When you share your stories of success. When you ask your questions, it lets me know that I'm on the right path of helping you to succeed. Now, the very first tactical thing that I want to share with you is I've actually created a free bundle for you to download and you will find in that bundle that there is a contract and you'll see that I've put in some of what we believe in the "Because I Can" Life, but you'll also notice that there is a blank spot for you to fill in yours as well. Then, there is a place for you to sign it and this is a contract between you and you. You are meant to live a beautiful life and have the funds to make it happen. What I want you to do is get in there, print it off, sign it, take a picture, and then tag me on social media at Alison J Prince so that I can feature you and you'll also notice while you're in that bundle, I've included other gifts for you as well. Make sure you tune into the next episode, where I talk about the type of businesses that I used to craft around my lifestyle.
14:29 Oh, that was so much fun. Thank you so much for listening to "Because I Can" podcast. If you haven't already downloaded the "Because I Can" bundle, then head over to "BecauseIcanlife.com/bundle, the only place you can get access to your personalized bundle, so head over there now and download it. I look forward to you joining and next time on the "Because I Can" podcast. We'll see you then.
Teaching you how to make money. Why? Because I Can