Stop limiting yourself in life because if you just believe, then you can have it all. Today’s guest, Drew Berman – bestselling author, trainer and coach, and the top leader in one of the fastest-growing health and wellness companies in the world – gives us the very simple key to life: figuring out what you want and how to get it. Through his book, You Can Have It All, he shows the principles and how-tos that could help us get unstuck in urgency mode and take the critical steps towards what we truly desire. Drew also discusses the Law of Alignment in becoming who you want to attract.
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You Can Have It All with Drew Berman
I am super excited to have my good friend Drew Berman on, and for many reasons. He’s an awesome guy and fun to talk to. He’s super successful. Let me give you the official stats about this guy. He’s a bestselling author, he’s a trainer and coach and he is the top leader in one of the fastest-growing health and wellness companies in the world. He’s also helping people to live a better life while creating world-class masterminds on the principles of Think and Grow Rich. His book and he’s going to talk more about that is You Can Have It All. Isn’t that a title that we all want to read and love? He teaches people how to have more fun, make more money and to live the good life. Who doesn’t want that? You’re a great example of that, Drew. Welcome to the show.
I’m so happy to be here. You’re one of my favorites. I’m happy to hang out with you.
I want to hear about your book.
I’m going to be one of those overnight success stories that took 47 years. I had my 47th birthday and this is my life’s work. I was talking to one of my friends and I feel like when I was twelve, I came up with this worldly life philosophy. I remember the day. I was walking home from elementary school and I was like, “I figured out the key to life. It’s to figure out what you want and figure out how to get it.” It wasn’t until like twenty, 30 years later where I started to mature into an adult and I’m like, “Wait a second, it’s to figure out what you want and figure out how to get it.”
It is that simple, right? It’s that we don’t get it.
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It’s You Can Have It All. The subtitle is what you said. It’s The Ultimate Guide To Having Fun, Making Money And Living The Good Life. I got a text from one of my very good friends. He’s very smart. He went to this school and got this degree. He went to a second school and became a lawyer. For ten years he’s been chasing the struggle and wanting to be an entrepreneur. Nothing has changed in ten years. We’re very good friends. The text says, “I want to participate in some of your fun things, but I’m in urgent mode right now. All of my clients are getting foreclosed on and their banks are going to get closed.”
Stephen Covey teaches that there’s the urgent quadrant and then there’s the important quadrant. If you can live in the important quadrants, you won’t have to live in the urgent quadrants. And that’s what I like about you. One of the articles I wrote is called 2020 Hindsight or 2020 Foresight. The 2020 is right around the corner. The expression that we grew up in is 2020 hindsight where you’re looking behind, but here we are, the 2020s coming up right around the corner. It’s ahead of us. I’m trying to teach my clients and friends and business partners how to live in prepare rather than live in repair.
Stop for a second there. You’ve said so many powerful things and you’re speaking too fast. There are people who are reading and they’re still back at, “Can I have it all?” There are a couple of things that I want to say. I want to go back to your point around mastermind and we’ll come and talk about that in a separate segment. You talked about one of the keys to success. I watched a video that said Napoleon Hill mentioned it more than a hundred times in his amazing book. He says that mastermind is the key to success. It’s that collaboration you’re talking about, and it is a way to take back time. I want to make sure that people understand. They’re following to this podcast because they want to get back more control in their life. They want to be more strategic in their thinking so that they can quasi take back time.
Collaboration and working in a mastermind are critical. That’s point one. We’re going to come back to that point because I want to talk about your book. You talked about people being in the urgency. A lot of people are going, “Yes, everything is reactive. I’m urgent. I got to do what’s urgent and never put any dedicated, purposeful time towards what’s important and towards what creates success for them.” I want to talk about that in the context of your book. Give us a tip or something that it helps people in the how-to, because they’re stuck in that urgency mode. How do they get out of it?
Thanks for that. You just gave a PhD in life and lessons. You mentioned words like strategic thinking and people are like, “What does that mean?” Here’s one tip from the book. I think you’re a superstar. I know you talk all over the country and all over the world. You attract some of the top entrepreneurs. I know you’re helping small business owners and corporate. How do I, me, a regular guy attract someone like you to collaborate with? I came up with a sentence. I’ll give you one sentence. How do you make someone like Penny appear in your life? How do you make anyone appear in your life? A mate, a perfect business partner, the perfect collaborator. How do you make someone appear in your life? You make them a peer in your life.
In order for a year to attract a high-caliber person like Penny, I have to become the person that she would want to collaborate with. How do I do that? It’s through the Law of Attraction. It’s through the Law of Collaboration. Here’s a very good takeaway for your audience. If you only read one sentence, this is the game-changer. It’s called the Law of Alignment. When what I think and what I say and what I want and what I do is all in alignment, that’s when the magic happens.
All the other formulas that you hear, like people read The Secret and think the Law of Attraction is think it and want it, they’re missing some key elements, which is the aspect of doing it and taking those critical steps to doing it. This is great and I love that. We have the formula. Keep it simple. I don’t know how to do it. there are people listening and they’d go, “I don’t know how to do it.” Let’s say you’ve written a book, I’ve written a book, and they want to write a book. How do I do it? I want it. I think that I can do it and I can see myself. The question is do I believe it in my heart, but how do I do it? What’s missing for me? If I want it and I can think it, what are the steps that I take in order to do it?
GTS, Google That Stuff. This the ultimate collaboration. When you and I were growing up, if we wanted to collaborate with someone who was a wise person but has been deceased, the only way we can collaborate with that person would be through the Encyclopedia Britannica. We would have to look up somewhere like Abraham Lincoln and then you have to read all about Abraham Lincoln. That’s how we would collaborate through a consciousness. Now with Google, we can collaborate with anyone. Here’s the exact process. This works 100% of the time, no matter what industry. There are a couple of steps. Step one, figure out what you want. Step two, find someone that has what you want. Step three, find out what they did. Step four, do what they did. Step five, don’t quit.
Keep doing what they did.
Just because it hasn’t happened doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened yet. That’s just the language. “I want to be a billionaire. Do I know any billionaires? Can I find a billionaire? What did he do? I will do it until.”
It sounds so simple. There are five easy steps. Why are people doing it? It’s true and it works 100% of the time. Maybe the until takes a little bit longer in some contexts, but if you do it, people are willing to help and collaborate. I have to tell you, a number of years back as I was starting to get into speaking, I wasn’t sure. I didn’t even know any major speakers, but I was doing a podcast. I interviewed somebody and I was impressed with them. I felt like we had a connection, even though I’d only met them once for the podcast. I asked her if she would mentor me. She thought about it and was very deliberate in her thinking, but she said yes. There was no payment involved. We met once a month and she mentored me.
The key to life is to figure out what you want and figure out how to get it. Click To Tweet There are different levels of mastermind. When you talk about collaborating and mastermind, there are so many different ways to find someone who’s done that, do what they did right and do it. Report back to them. If you’re working with someone and collaborating with them, also let them know that what they did and the support that they provided was valuable and then pay it forward. There are a few extra elements to lock it all in. It makes you feel good and it reinforces everything that you’ve learned and you’ve known, but it’s true. It works 100% of the time.
It’s worked for a million years. The word over thousands of years ago was apprentice. If I want it to be a goldsmith, I’d have to apprentice. If I want to be a wizard, I’d have to apprentice. You were on what they call the chicken scary list. I was like, “She seems so successful. Why would she want to talk to me?” I said to you something like, “I like your energy. Maybe there are some projects we can collaborate on.” You’re like, “Sure.” You are approachable like a regular person. Christopher Columbus said something pretty wise. He said, “There are three parts of a human’s life.” Phase A, put your blinders on and learn. Be a student. Learn as much as you can and don’t disrespect your teachers and do exactly what they tell you to do. Phase B, create your fortune, your house, your finances and your financial fort. Phase C, go help people in phase A and B, and it becomes the circle of life.
A little wisdom from Elaine Zenker, that’s my mother, she said, “You don’t ask, you don’t get.” At the end of the day, that has stuck with me. It’s so simple and so powerful in my life. For people who are sitting at home and going, “That’s good for you, but,” the whole, “Yeah, But Syndrome,” that many people have, ask. What’s the worst they can do than saying no? You’re going to be respected for asking. You might find that a larger percentage of time than you even think, you get a yes.
You also will get a lot of no’s. People need to know that up in front and you might have to ask a lot of people. There are a lot of stories that you can relate to. Michael Jordan got cut from his high school basketball team. Abraham Lincoln had many failures on the way to the presidency. Disney got cut from his elementary school artists class because he didn’t have enough imagination. It’s these types of things. My favorite one is Colonel Sanders. At 90 years old, he went through 500 chicken recipe places and everyone said no until finally someone said yes. It’s a success story
It’s all over the place. People wonder why Formula 409 is called Formula 409. They tried 409 times to get to the right formula. It’s true and you said until right.
That’s where the mastermind comes in, which is so fascinating to me because Napoleon Hill a hundred years ago, they said, “There’s a problem in the world today. Most people are spending so much time making a living that they don’t have time to make a life.” Is that truer now, today than ever? There are thirteen principles in the Think and Grow Rich that work 100% of the time with 100% of the people in 100% of the professions. However, a lot of people we associate with haven’t heard of that book. Most people would read it maybe once, or at least heard of it. One of my mentors has read it 75 times and he realized that there was no how-to. It was only a book of philosophy and he got frustrated. He wrote a how-to, and then he created an online university.
I will be either the dean of marketing or the chief marketing officer or something for Lifeworks University. I’m excited about it because it teaches under a very structured system the eleven principles that work, but you have to bring two of them. You have to bring desire because we can’t teach that. We have you bring a mastermind. We have a set formula where we can teach you how to take your vision, which is what’s important to you, your projects. It doesn’t matter if it’s cleaning the garage or raising $10 million for an orphanage. You have a project. The project is like a recipe for a cake. You need a blueprint. Once you have a blueprint, you need goals. Once you have goals, you need rituals to help you hit those goals so that you follow the blueprint so that you hit your vision. I’m creating world-class masterminds, pods of four. We would invite the audience to come and participate in one of these masterminds where you can focus on you and your goals. It’s not coaching, it’s not mentoring, it’s opening up a universal power that’s outside of your brain. That’s where the magic happens according to the number one book in personal development in history.
Collaboration does open that up. When you bring your minds together, you can create way more than any individual. Back to why we don’t have it all and what the benefit is of this mastermind, is I say people get caught up in the Lone Wolf Syndrome. They think they have to do it all themselves, especially the entrepreneur. Maybe they have a couple of partners, but they’re in competitive mode. They’re not going to talk and engage with this one or they’re very selective and very in that lone wolf of, “I’m doing this me.” That mastermind totally opens that up. I am part of probably four major masterminds right now. I know the power of collaboration and masterminding. The different minds that you get together.
I can tell you in each one of those, I’ve created some amazing ideas and momentum moving forward because of what was created out of that mastermind. Not because of what I did, but because of what the mastermind brought to me and brought to each individual. I’m 100% in alignment with how powerful that is. I want to thank you for sharing so many great nuggets. Before we close out and you get to share where people can find you, what’s one more thing that you think we didn’t touch upon yet that’s critical that the people reading, entrepreneurs, business leaders, that if they hear about either masterminding or the aspect of You Can Have It All?
The concept of that out of the box thinking is already limited. There’s no box. It’s a story in your head. What Joe Dispenza’s teaching now, and he’s doing a great job about it, is recreating the story that you’re telling. Jack Canfield from Chicken Soup says, “There’s no such thing as a rut. You just keep telling yourself the same story.” A lot of people feel like they’re running full speed on a treadmill going nowhere. Here’s my advice to the audience. It’s time to create a new story. How do you do it? Reach out to me. I’ll give you some tips and a lot of free fun strategies and tips and techniques on my website. I have a very simple way to get in touch with me. It’s EzCard.com/haveitall.
My book is called You Can Have It All. My name is Drew Berman. I’m very available on social media. You can hit me up on social media and be like, “I heard that interview with Penny. We will be in connection and collaboration.” The best way to collaborate with me is through my EzCard. My EzCard, you can get one too, I’ll show you how, but it works as an app. It works as a digital business card and it works as a mini-website. Go to EzCard.com/haveitall and you will see all the links to get involved with me and even participate in one of my world-class masterminds. The link is right there.
Thank you so much, Drew. It was great having you here and there are some fantastic nuggets. If you like this show, I want you to go back and I want you to read it again. Write down all of Drew’s contact details, but go back and read it again because Drew said something earlier that his mentor, the Founder of Lifeworks has listened to Think and Grow Rich or has read it and listened to it and poured over it over a hundred times. It’s not just listening or reading to something once, it’s gleaning all that you can and we can’t get that when we go through at once. There was a lot in here. It’s very simple, but also you need to repeat it until you’re doing it right. That’s until, so read it again and take action. Thank you for being here. We’ll see you in the next episode.
- Drew Berman
- Think and Grow Rich
- You Can Have It All
- The Universe Has Your Back
- 2020 Hindsight or 2020 Foresight
- The Secret
About Drew Berman
Drew Berman is a best selling author, trainer and coach. He is a top leader in one of the fastest growing health and wellness companies in the world. He also is helping people live life better while creating world-class masterminds based on the principles of think and grow rich. His newest book You Can Have it All teaches people how to have more fun, make more money and love the good life.