Because I Can Life

By Alison J. Prince

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Welcome to the Because I Can Life podcast! I'm Alison J. Prince and I went from being a Jr High Teacher to building 4 multi-million dollar businesses with 4 kids at my feet. This podcast is designed for those who are ready to step into their Because I Can Life where you do not need permission to make money... where you can live your beautiful life... and find your inner happy. Commit now to stepping into your Because I Can Life by downloading your personal Because I Can bundle at www.becauseIcanlife.com/bundle

Episode Date
She Failed Her Way To 6 Figures
00:20:47

In this episode, I’ll be telling you about a gal I've been coaching for a while on how to grow her business, and she's done over six figures. The interesting thing is the way she's gotten there: by what the world would call "failing". In fact, she earned her first hundred thousand dollars by failing.

Wouldn't you want to make six figures by failing? You can say "Heck yes" out loud if you want to, because who wouldn't want to earn triple a teacher's salary by failing?

Can you imagine having all your products mixed up together in a huge lump, and your products are smaller than a grain of sand? Yeah, not fun. And that’s what happened to her.

She looked around at what was happening, and decided to create a story about the event. Instead of throwing her hands up in the air, walking away, she created a new product about what happened.

A lot of us have a hard time when we think we failed. Let's face it: No one wants to feel like a failure. But what if we think of it more like a bump or disruption that is supposed to happen so we can actually get to the thing that we are headed to.

What if that bump or distraction is actually to get us on the right course? We've all got bumps in our way. That's part of life. But as humans, it can be in our nature to get so focused on the actual bump or disruption that we can totally miss out on the thing that's actually being handed to us.

Now, I might sound cliched, but it’s a time-honored truth nonetheless: At the end of the day, it’s about spotting opportunities even in failures.

Stay tuned as I share a few tips on looking at your bumps, distractions, and failures as a gift to help you get to your goals faster.

Key Takeaways:

  • She was telling her story about how she sells glitter (2:09)
  • Ended up with loads of spilled colorful glitter everywhere (2:46)
  • She didn't know how she was going to fix the problem (3:07)
  • She told the story of how her daughter created a new glitter recipe (4:02)
  • She bottled up spilled colors and created recipe cards (4:09)
  • Customers ate this up and actually requested more recipes (4:27)
  • Often, there has to be disruption before you get to success or mastery (6:16)
  • Repetitive use of a limited ability will produce an increased capacity (6:27)
  • That lonely seed living in the darkness actually has to crack… (8:18)
  • A baby learning to walk goes down time and time again… (9:06)
  • Investing into learning from someone who's been down the path before (9:28)
  • Learning to work through the disruption and use it as part of our story (10:10)
  • I just hadn't realized that first bump in the road was my greatest teacher (10:32)
  • I had to decide if I was going to let these bumps stop me or prove me (12:32)
  • I kept doing it, day in and day out, for years, even though it felt impossible (13:13)
  • The very first bump that helped me solidify my promise to myself (13:23)
  • How I look at my bump, distraction or my so-called failure differently (14:11)
  • No. 1: Acknowledge it didn't go as planned (that was actually the plan) (14:31)
  • No. 2: Remove the emotion by putting on your middle name face (15:34)
  • No. 3: Look at every obstacle as an opportunity (17:37)
  • No. 4: Put a plant or a picture of a plant next to your workspace (18:00)
  • What must go down before it can go up? Humans, seeds, bank accounts (18:18)

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Nov 12, 2019
What REALLY Works Today
00:29:18

In this episode, I will be diving into some of the business styles or platforms that I've personally used to develop a multi eight-figure business while still balancing life.

If you're here to make money, or if you are here to build the online dream brand, you are in the right spot, because that's what I like to show you how to make money, put it in your pocket, and afford to live your Because I Can life. There are so many ways to make it happen, and I bet you've heard different things about building a business online, that leaves your head spinning. Maybe you've started to wonder if only unicorns of the world are the ones actually making money online. Maybe you are actually starting to hate unicorns.

There are many promises out there of how to make big bucks and get rich quick, and it can leave you with all sorts of emotions. Like, are they lying? Is this too good to be true? Or on the flip side, it takes you down the slippery slope of thinking that there might just be something wrong with you, because you haven't gotten it yet, whatever that is in your head that you're dreaming about. Do you ever feel that way?

Now, to be honest with you, I know that I felt this way when I first got started and it was a black cloud. When you hear all these success stories and you're still trying to figure out how to set up your first website, it's like a slap upside the head, and you feel like you're getting further and further behind each day.

I'm here to tell you the truth about building a business, what it's like and show you how you can fit it in while you're still managing your sanity and trying to be the best mom that you can be.

I know there are other ways to make money online out there, but I know for a fact that what I'm about to tell you works, because not only I have done it, I've also watched others do it. Stay tuned to know more.

Key Takeaways:

  • An online home that has a place for customers to come back to (5:19)
  • Pick your home - pick something that you can control and own (6:37)
  • Business building’s supposed to get messy. Keep going despite chaos (8:26)
  • Think about your current project, not how your brand will look in 10 years (8:48)
  • You have to show them the vision of why they should come over (9:20)
  • Building a business is about the process, not the product or one platform (10:34)
  • Three business platforms that, I know, work (12:07)
  • No. 1: A blog: It helps you get your message out to the world (12:21)
  • Ad space, affiliate commissions, and selling products of your own (13:15)
  • You can write out posts for a month; your blog can auto post them (14:24)
  • You can put in links from other online stores, like Amazon (15:03)
  • You can speed up this process greatly if you sell your own products (16:03)
  • Using social media heavily to get your content out to the world (16:18)
  • You need to study something called search engine optimization (16:25)
  • No.2: E-commerce: For me, it’s the fastest way to make money online (17:46)
  • A physical product invokes a feeling they can hold it, touch it (18:49)
  • It's too risky for me developing something that I hope someone will buy (19:41)
  • Don't spend lots of money when you first get started; there is no need to (20:39)
  • You don't have to be creative about what to sell. What's already selling? (21:04)
  • You can set up an online store and it can take money for you, 24*7 (21:09)
  • You can set up promotions around your schedule (21:23)
  • Use marketplaces and even influencers to talk about your products (21:56)
  • You've got to ship out, but I actually recommend hiring that out (22:16)
  • No. 3: Course creation: You teach someone online about something... (22:28)
  • Once you build it, you can sell it over and over and over (23:54)
  • First, you have to help others recreate what you have done (24:08)
  • You have to be the face of your brand (25:10)
  • I am a huge fan of buying online courses and online coaching (26:02)
  • Taking it up, one project at a time, to get to that vision in your head (27:06)

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Nov 08, 2019
The 5 Stages Of Growth
00:19:22

You've got your business set up and you're running, and then you start to feel like: “Oh, maybe this isn't for me” or “Maybe I should try something else.” Or you begin to wonder why it seems so easy for everyone else as you start scrolling through Instagram. Or what about the time you're really excited about something and you couldn't sleep, and you just couldn't stop talking about it? Or the complete opposite, and you're finding it really hard to feel motivated and to keep going. And then another one: You know you should probably start something. Or you have this idea in your head and you're thinking you should probably start to do something about it.

Well, I want to give you the big picture to help you see where you're at and help you answer not only those questions but some of the other questions you might have about why you're feeling the way you feel, so that you can see where you're at and you can see where you're headed. Okay. Now, if this sounds a little confusing, I promise I'm going to break it down so that you understand. I’m going to talk about the five phases of growth in this episode.

I think this episode is going to give you some massive aha moments and help you start feeling calmer with where you're at in your journey, so stay tuned.

Key Takeaways:

  • At times, we forget what we're doing; we get frustrated with ourselves (2:34)
  • The five stages of growth: What stage do you fit in the best? (4:33)
  • No. 1: Awareness phase; knowing that something is about to happen (4:42)
  • No. 2: Bliss phase; this is where thoughts and ideas start coming together (5:37)
  • No. 3: Reality phase; you realize that this takes a whole new skillset (7:27)
  • Having a teacher, a coach, a mentor, or a group to guide you through (8:58)
  • Your brain will try and talk you right out of it, but you have to keep going (9:38)
  • Training your brain and telling your brain that you deserve this (11:45)
  • No. 4: Mini win phase; it still requires a focus
  • In stage four, your brain is still trying to talk you out of learning (12:31)
  • Training your brain to know that you are going to be consistent with it (13:00)
  • No. 5: Success phase; it doesn't light up our brain and boredom sets in (14:02)
  • When we start to get bored, we begin to go to the aware stage again (15:04)
  • These stages help make us better than we were yesterday (15:47)
  • The majority of people quit at stage three (17:22)

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Nov 07, 2019
Getting Past The Big Huge Fat Lies That Our Brains Make Up
00:15:55

You're sitting in your chair, looking at your computer or your phone. You have 10 bajillion things you need to do and you don't even know where to start. And then, these thoughts start to creep in your head, like, "Oh, I have so much to do. I don't even know where to start" or "I'm not smart enough" or "I'm not sure I can even do that," or "I need to go get a Coke Zero" or insert your beverage of choice "before I can even get started". Or "Sure they can do it, but I'm just me and I'm not that good. I don't even really know how to do this. Maybe I should just look into this more and study it a little bit more," or "They can do it better than I can."

Some call them fear or excuses, but I call them big huge fat lies that our brain makes up to keep us comfortable. It's a brilliant way that our brain tricks us into staying safe. It's a lot easier to stay where you are than to move forward. Moving forward, trying new things, can be so risky, and our brain is made to keep us safe.

We know it is so much easier to go get that drink out of the fridge because it's not going to make us feel like a failure. So we push off the hard things and do the safe things. It's almost like these thoughts run rapid in our brains on a daily basis, and it causes us to stop and spiral quickly.

All the same, deep down, you have this feeling inside of you that you can't as shake, that you are not where you want to be in this life. So, how to nudge yourself into moving forward? That’s what I’ll be talking about in this episode. Stay tuned.

Key Takeaways:

  • When our brain takes us to the worst case scenario faster than we realize (5:45)
  • Lies you’re falling back on are much stronger than the promises of hope (6:41)
  • Knowing the truth from a lie: Things that have helped me and my students (7:39)
  • Number one: Recognize it; call that dang thing out (8:05)
  • Number two: Have an answer so you can anticipate it (9:40)
  • Number three: If you give into the lie, be honest with yourself (11:37)
  • Number four: Build your tool belt; embrace the hiccups and the trips (12:38)
  • Number five: Go for a run or a walk (13:22)
  • Allow yourself to step into who you need to be, and to set fear aside (15:03)

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Nov 06, 2019
How You Can Succeed Even If You Aren't A Natural Born Entrepreneur
00:17:53

I feel this need, this inner prompting, to share with you a bigger story that I haven't really done online yet.

It's a story that sounds too good to be true, and maybe that's why I struggle with it.

I'm not fancy. I wasn't blessed with a brilliant mind or an eloquent way of speaking. I've been looked over, unheard, and sometimes, I just blend in.

I'm not sure if I have any natural-born talents, as I feel pretty average. All the same, I think the only thing it takes is a dream, a desire, and to not be afraid to get to work.

To give you some of what I have learned across all the businesses that I've run, I've found one common thread that is the key to making them successful.

And I believe, that is to know how to market.

In this episode, I’ll be giving you a template to market your product.

Do you sell products or do you provide products that help change someone's lives? I never want you to sell your product to make money. It doesn't work. I want you to market your product and sell the reason that your customer has to have whatever it is that you are offering.

Remember, marketing is the act of analyzing the market and understanding the needs in such a way that whatever product is launched, it sells itself. To know more, stay tuned.

Key Takeaways:

  • It doesn’t take being flashy, hugely gifted to be able to do great things (2:11)
  • I was born with a feeling that I was meant to make others’ lives better (3:25)
  • The moment that defined my dream for me (5:32)
  • I was trying to figure it out on my own in that paycheck-to-paycheck life (7:06)
  • From $28,000 a year to building for multiple million dollar businesses (7:16)
  • I didn't think people would believe me that I had figured it out (7:35)
  • A few years ago, I was reminded what my ultimate dream was (8:20)
  • My goal, my purpose, is to show you how to make money (8:57)
  • I've taught many how to get their first hundred thousand dollars in sales (10:00)
  • For me, eCommerce is the fastest way to six figures online (10:07)
  • Making money online via physical, digital, or content-driven products (10:50)
  • Marketing - a skill to learn in business, in parenting, and in your own head (11:41)
  • Get your brain thinking of what type of marketing your business is in (13:24)
  • Stop selling the product. Sell the dream (13:39)

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Nov 05, 2019
Why? Because WE Can!
00:15:01

If you know me, thanks for checking out my new podcast!

If you’ve never heard of me, I’ll take a second to introduce myself...

I'm Alison J Prince. 

I went from being a junior high science teacher to building four online, multi-million dollar businesses, with four kids at my feet.

(and two of the four have started their own 6-figure online businesses)

In the opening episode of the “Because I Can” Life podcast, I’ll be telling you 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.

We all have to realize that 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 - that’s not something you could say even 10 years ago.

Every week, I'll be 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 create your Because I Can Life as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • "Because I can" was the phrase that struck me to the bone years ago (1:58)
  • We live in a time of abundance and I feel like we've already won the lottery (3:06)
  • It all costs money and we have the power to create that money (4:07)
  • Why I decided to start the “Because I Can” podcast (4:25)
  • Start thinking of your “Because I can” statement and say it out loud (6:00)
  • It's empowering to know that you actually can live and afford your dream (6:26)
  • I feel like it's my time to share and help others along their path to success (6:58)
  • I couldn't even afford to 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)
  • I was ready to start and build a business that fit my life (8:43)
  • Figuring out how to make enough money to buy my own food (8:55)
  • I don't fear about putting food on the table now (9:09)
  • The Lord wants us to earn money; He knows we'll do good things with it (9:46)
  • I wanted this podcast to be a platform that lifted others, especially women (9:57)
  • I'll be featuring women who are living their “Because I can” life (10:22)
  • We’ll be talking about time, money, and fear... (10:44)
  • Each episode is going to leave you with key takeaways to implement (12:51)

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Oct 17, 2019