Steve, as an entrepreneur who used to be a control freak, this is a lesson on how to be in 'control' in the healthiest way of the word and this, my friend, is changing my life. Your lessons on the natural laws of the universe have contributed to my self awareness and compassion. This is a special gift that prior to our work, I had no idea was possible. This awareness has given me the unique opportunity to choose my thoughts on consistent occasions.
For example, with my employees, I am often frustrated with performance levels and in the past, would react with a temper. Now, I am learning to be inquisitive and provide clear and decisive direction and clear and decisive consequence. The approach is the difference between reacting (the old way) to a circumstance and creating (the new way) with clarity and solutions. The old me used to play roles, like an actor, depending upon where I was and whom I was with. In my personal life, I was intuitive, emotional and loving. In business, I was guarded and ruthless. The self aware, higher version, the new me, is effortlessly one man in all circumstance. This has simplified my life and strengthened my self identity, confidence and relationships. I have learned to love myself everywhere I go in a way that feels pure and timeless. I love and cherish our work together Steve. You have shown me the way home. I love you so much my brother.
I have been blessed to work with Steve D'Annunzio and The Mission Driven Advisor team for several years now and my experience has been amazing. They have created tremendous value in all aspects of my life. Their work has improved my spiritual life, family life, my health and my business. Their mentoring has allowed me to identify my Soul Purpose in life which has resulted in unbelievable productivity and profitability. I have never had more prosperity in life and believe my work with Steve and his team has been the catalyst. Steve is a world renowned teacher and author and his Soul Purpose is to help you identify yours!
My personal life has improved dramatically because I am more at peace with myself and those around me. My business, although already successful in its own right, has prospered in ways never imagined. So many doors that were never seen before are opening to reveal wonderful opportunities for my practice. Employing your teachings of positive energy flow and increased awareness of everything and everyone has created an uplifting experience and the clarity that the future for my practice looks brighter than ever. Yes, there are still the daily problems but they seem less consequential than before knowing that I can create an internal serenity to deal with them and bring that back to my staff and clients. These are not words, they are realities.
Your help with providing insights into broader thought processes have allowed me to refine a systematic business planning process. The addition of a CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) and the expansion of the practice to a national presence were a long term desire but for some unknown reason beyond my grasp. That desire has fast become reality and my staff is more in harmony even though we are busier than ever before.
This would not have been as possible without the insights I have learned from you. This is a very enlightening feeling. So my friend, I write this testimonial for you not to "sell you" to anyone but to say a heartfelt Thank You.
I recently attended a two day symposium of The Mission Driven Advisor led by Steve D'Annunzio. I have been exploring the arena of personal growth for more than 20 years and attended Steve's meeting without expecting to learn very much. Well, it was exactly the opposite.
Steve has put together a brilliant roadmap to uncovering and releasing the "power" that lies within us all. His approach is simple and allows each attendee to "discover" truths about how we all operate in the world. I discovered an access to truly choosing the path that I take in life; a path of my choosing, not my past, not my ego, not my history and not the same old, same old. Steve leads this program perfectly and connects with the entire audience. I had him do his training at my agency in 2009 and it was equally great. I have found peace, presence and profitability by doing this work.
In a 35 year financial services career, I've seen and experienced a number of coaching programs but none has blended the personal and business in the way you have. I am happier, calmer and more productive then I've ever been and I attribute all of that to the work we've done. In a period of recession and great financial stress I've had the two best years of my career and I see no reason why this should not continue. Those I have introduced to you feel the same way and I whole-heartedly recommend your program for anyone who's looking for a better, happier way.
I just wanted to thank you for living your soul purpose in helping people like myself. As you're well aware; I've been in the insurance and financial services industry for the past 16 years, and this is the first time in my career that I truly understand my purpose in this world. Needless to say, my life and practice has changed so dramatically that words can not possibly do justice. Blessings and opportunities are all around me. It's difficult to comprehend why all of these things are finally appearing, but I'm grateful nonetheless.
The Enlightened Entrepreneur Course is outstanding. My life has become more enjoyable and I am contributing more to the people I work with in our business. Steve D'Annunzio has not only put together a great course, but his coaching and involvement is priceless. I recommend this course to anyone who wants to increase the quality of their life, as well as their business!
I have been working with Steve for a little over a year and my experience with him has been truly transformational. We have explored to great depths my personal life, business life, and all the domains those two areas encompass. I have awakened to who I really am and am aware of how I move in the universe. Every aspect of my life has been enriched by my work with Steve and our journey continues to ignite my soul. My relationships with friends and family are more engaging; interactions with my company's staff are more productive; and the results of client conversations have been more profitable. In fact, my revenue has doubled since living with Steve's guidance. It is certainly not a coincidence. It would be time and energy well directed to form a relationship with Steve. My life is one of abundance with him in it.
Steve, I have gained so much from the time that you and I have shared I could write a novel describing the importance our relationship and this time of study and meditation mean to me. Family, friends and associates comment on the changes they witness and this is a witness and testimony to me that I AM moving closer to the light, sharing and experiencing it's love in my life. I am so grateful! God Bless you my brother for living your soul purpose and sharing it so graciously with me.
Finding my Soul Purpose under Steve's loving and patient guidance felt like coming home. I spent a lot of years wandering in a wilderness of mediocrity, going down misleading paths and pursuing misguided goals, and I was often confused, frustrated, and fearful. After discovering my Soul Purpose I found peace, joy, confidence, and fulfillment. Everything just feels right, like all of the puzzle pieces of my life are now in place, working together."Steve has a natural gift, a piercing intuition for reading between the lines of my life and identifying exactly what steps I should take at any given moment. He is a true mentor in every sense of the word. I wish everyone could have the experience with him that I have been blessed with.
I would just like to comment on my experience with using the coaching program at Mission Driven Advisor. When I was first approached with the idea of working with you I must say that I was skeptical. What I did recognize was that I was at a point in my career going into my twenty second year that I couldn't afford not to try this as I knew there was something missing regarding the way I went about advising clients. What Steve & Raeanne have taught me has been mind boggling to say the least. I have fine tuned my operation in the areas of Time Management, Relationship Building, Prospecting, & Proven Principled Approaches that all lead to a more fulfilling profitable practice. I have also worked harder on myself than ever before spending the necessary time each day to Meditate & fill my mind with Good Mental thoughts that really make a difference. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who feels they are not where they want to be in their careers or for anyone looking to get to the next level as I know this will be a life changing experience for you as it has been for me.
Your contribution to me has manifested in my life in numerous ways. I have a true sense of Self and, most importantly, compassion for myself. Our focus on nonattachment keeps me centered and focused on creating value and making a difference in another's life. As a result of not being driven by and attached to arbitrary production goals and dollars, I've also had a significant increase in gross income.
When we started working together, I was a lone advisor with one administrative assistant producing at Leaders Club level. Today, I lead a team of advisors, am partnered with a President's Council producer, have two full time support staff, am producing at President's Council level, and have a business that is well positioned for expansion. Your coaching and the Enlightened Entrepreneur program continues to be one of the most profitable business and life decisions I have made. Thank you for being such a HUGE contribution to my life. It is an honor to be your student.
I was headed down a path of pride that would have stripped some of the greatest joy I have in life if I didn't meet Steve. The mentoring I received prepared me to be a father, and unlocked happiness, wealth, and purpose that was so elusive before. Before my mentoring sessions I was on a roller coaster, some days ready to take on the world, other days didn't want to get out of bed.
This all changed when I began meditating under Steve's direction. I was able to uncover my Soul Purpose and take bold moves in my business. Even though I was making a comfortable mid-6 figure income, I wasn't fully happy. Since, my company made the INC 500 list and I am a New York Times bestseller. I wouldn't have been able to handle the road to get there without the inner strength and connectivity to my creator that was opened up in my coaching with Steve.
Bottom line, better marriage, increased happiness, joy and peace. Was it worth it? You bet. I would have paid 10 times or really much more.
I am so fortunate to have met you and indebted to Richard Pope for introducing us. 2013 has been my best business year ever. Your advice and coaching has been a big part of this progress. Your 1% better philosophy, focus on tier 1 clients and constantly striving to be in the spiritual realm are game changers. I practice the prosperity power hour, plan each day and read my intention statement as a habit now. My revenue increased by 40% in 2013 and my life insurance premiums doubled. I have qualified for President's Council with Guardian and made it in the PAS VIP top 100. I am also on track to qualify for PC in 2014 with all the business already submitted. Personally, my close friends and family have complemented me on the more relaxed version of myself and I tend to "envision the greatest, wisest and most magnificent version of who I am and work to actualize it". I would highly recommend all MDRT level producers to sign up for your program, if they want to take their business and personal lives to the next level. Look forward to a prosperous and enjoyable 2014.