Exceedingly Abundantly

One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Ephesians 3:20.  In the New King James version it says “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.”
I also love the Amplified version which reads “Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams].”

I believe with all my heart that God wants to bless you more than you want to be blessed.
He has a plan for you that is bigger than your plan.

You started your business to provide for your family, but God wants to use your business to bless your whole neighborhood.  He’s always thinking bigger.

Your dream might be to be able to finance for your whole church’s mission trip.  His dream for you is to be able to finance the missions trips of every church in your city.

Your dream might be to get completely out of debt…even paying off your mortgage.  His dream is for you to pay off other people’s mortgages too.

Your dream might be to build your business up to quit your job so that you can spend more time with your family.  His dream is to not only do that for you, but to give you a platform in which you can teach other people how to do the exact same thing.

Whatever your dream is, His is bigger.  WAY bigger.

I walked into the radio station a few weeks ago to discuss advertising options, but walked out with my own radio show.  That’s exceedinglyabundantly above anything I could have imagined.

The Lord wants to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you can ask or think in your life too.

Are you giving Him the permission to do so? 

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FREE Gifts for You and Are you Living your Ideal Day?

I don’t always give out free gifts on Fridays, but today I am!

​My new book Streams of Income is available on Kindle for FREE through Tuesday.

Here’s the link – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S94RLWS/

Could you help me by doing the following?

1) Go to Amazon and “order” your free copy

2) Leave a review

3) Share the link above with your friends and family

This book explains the 3 main business models for making money online and I want to get it into the hands of as many people as possible so they too can create multiple streams of income.

No Kindle?  No problem.  You can get a free Kindle app on any

device – http://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/kcp

Are you Living your Ideal Day?

To me the opposite of an ideal day is someone else or something else determining how I’m spending every moment.

For example…


an alarm clock that tells me I have to get up even when I don’t want to



a boss that tells me I can’t have the days off I want



a job that says I have to leave my family to go to work when my kids want to go to the zoo that day



a paycheck that says I don’t have enough money to take my family on vacation

Does this describe what your typical day looks like?

  Maybe you’re super excited that today is Friday and that the 2 days of the week are almost here in which YOU get to decide how you’re going to spend your time.

To sum it up, an ideal day is one in which you have the freedom to choose what you’re going to do for the most part.  It’s not a pipe dream.  It’s how I’ve been blessed to spend the last 10 years.

I desperately want that for you and I described how you can get started living that life on a webinar this past Tuesday that I titled
“5 Years from Now”.

You can catch the replay here – https://youtu.be/FlTkvbZG0PY

Feel free to share this with anyone that you feel could benefit from it.
It’s truly my passion to see other people live their dreams.

Living the Multiple Income Streams Dream

How I stay at home with my 22-month old and earn six figures (and you can too)

You may be reading this article because you’re looking to start a business — to get out of the rat race of a J-O-B, where you don’t have the flexibility to be at home with your family or the potential to make money beyond your current salary.

Or you may already be an entrepreneur, but flexibility doesn’t seem to be in sight for you. You’re working long hours and stressing yourself trying to get or keep your business going.

Either way, this article is for you.

So, the cliff notes version is to develop multiple streams of income. Currently, my wife and I have 16 different streams of income, including:

  • Selling products on Amazon
  • A Private Label Course/Coaching Program (http://provenprivatelabel.com)
  • Amazon Legends Program (http://amzlegends.com)
  • Q4 Success Group
  • Live Events
  • Book Sales on Createspace and Kindle
  • Book sales on my own websites
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Other courses
  • Consulting Jobs

Let’s dive in a bit to take a look at how we got to this point and the steps you can take to do this as well.

Determine Your Vision

In January 2009, I wrote these six little bullet points in my journal under the heading “My Dream Position”:

  • Flexible Hours
  • High Pay
  • Work from Home
  • Vacation time whenever I need it
  • Great people to work with
  • A cause, mission, and vision I love and am passionate about

Because I was able to determine exactly what I wanted, it helped me make decisions in my business. If it didn’t look like those decisions were going to put me closer to one or more of these six bullet points, then I didn’t do it.

I encourage you to start by asking yourself 3 Questions:

  1. What does your ideal day look like?
  2. Where do you want to be 5 years from now?
  3. What is your motivation for achieving these things?

Write down your answers to these questions and refer to them often — as you make decisions and as you plan your days, weeks and months. Then begin to look at ways that you can make them happen.

Your answers to those three questions are your big goals (some folks call them BHAGs – Big Hairy Audacious Goals). Now, take those BHAG’s and break them into bite size pieces. If I want to be doing ______ 5 years from now, then what would need to happen this year to put me on the track to reaching that goal.

And then break down even further, if I want to do ______ this year, what would I need to do this month to put me on track to reaching this goal.

And then again into weekly and even daily increments. Write it all down and keep track of how you’re doing.

What Is Your Why?

Now, let’s go back to question #3, above — your motivation for achieving these things.

I want to encourage you to dream again, to believe that you don’t have to settle, that you don’t have to live an ordinary, mundane life. Your dreams can still come true.

But the truth is, we can develop our goals, even write them down and figure out what our next big step is, but if we don’t have a definite “Why” — a reason we are passionate about for doing what we’re doing then we are not likely to be successful.

So, identify your why. Why do you want to start or grow your online business?

My whys were and are:

#1 being able to have a daily impact on my young son’s life by being at home with him

#2 having enough income to give to charities and causes I believe in

So what’s the value in this?  When the going gets tough, and it will, or when you get frustrated or tired, and you will, you can go back to your whys. They will keep you moving forward.

Learn Everything You Can

Now, this may seem obvious, but it’s a point that can’t go unaddressed. Be sure to build into your daily and weekly routine some specific time to learn.

  • Read Books – Here are my top 3 recommendations to start:
    • Silent Sales Machine – If you’re thinking about starting a business, I recommend you get this book, Silent Sales Machine. It is the book that got me started and it’s author, Jim Cockrum, has been the most influential person in my business. Grab it here – Silent Sales Machine
    • Streams on Income – There are so many strategies to make money online that it can be overwhelming. In Streams of Income I’ll show you the 3 main ways that are proven and that I’ve used to create 16 different streams of income.  Grab it here – streamsofincome.com
    • 48 Days to the Work you Love  – In this book my friend Dan Miller shows you how to find meaningful, satisfying daily work.  You can get it here – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K9DRS83
  • Watch YouTube Videos  – YouTube videos are such an amazing FREE resource. I put a lot of webinars on YouTube to help you get started. Find my channel here – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_loBnTJ-QrhHOTDzbViP4g
  • Take Courses – the top “Get Started Course” in my opinion is the Proven Amazon Course. It includes everything from Amazon Basics and Online Sourcing Strategies to Amazon Merch and Inventory Management. Get it here – Proven Amazon Course
    If you’re not quite ready for that course then you can get Amazon 101 for only $97! Amazon 101 Course
  • Go to conferences – Here are 3 conferences I’ll be going to this year. Click to find out more:
  • Get in a community of like-minded individuals. Don’t do business alone. Start with this Facebook Group – MySilentTeam

When you’re ready to go to the next step, I recommended some looking at my Amazon Legends Group – amzlegends.com

Find Some Low Hanging Fruit

There are dozens of ways to get started in the world of selling physical products online,

including Amazon, eBay, Craigslist, and local Facebook groups. In my opinion, the best place

to start is with Amazon.

We got started by browsing a local thrift store and finding items that were selling for

more on Amazon than what I could buy them for. It’s not unheard of to buy an item for $2

or $3 and sell it for $20, $30, $40, or even $50 online.

Another source of inventory can be retail stores. We (or one of our team members) can

go into a store like Walmart and find items that we can make a profit on. There are many sellers

whose whole business is based on items they source at stores like Walmart and Target.

And one of the easiest places to start is by looking around your house.  I bet you have hundreds of dollars of inventory sitting there that could be used to start your business.

Focus

Once you determine your starting point, really focus there for a set time. As entrepreneurs it is easy to get distracted by so many great business ideas that we get too many things going at first.

So get one going and watch how the opportunities come to take that one stream and branch it off into a new one.

Serve and Build Relationships

Even if you are selling products online the key to success is service. Provide a ton of value to your customers and your communities and work hard to build relationships. Whether it’s repeat customers or building for future partnerships or finding resources and vendors, it’s all about relationship building and first asking how you can serve them.

Don’t Give Up

Building a business is not a walk in the park. It takes time, focus, energy, strategy and more. But it can be done, and YOU can do it. So don’t give up too easily. If you hit a road block, ask for advice in your groups or look at ways you can hire a coach or mentor.

And when it gets a little tough, go back to your why. That will be enough to keep you going toward living your multiple income stream dream.

You can do it!!

It’s Not about the Instrument

 

On my own, I’m not very comfortable with telling the world “Hey, everyone, I wrote a book.” or “Hey, Look at what I’m doing!”

But as I was sitting in church one Sunday, the Lord made me realize that the message He’s given me is not mine. It’s His message and He just asked me to be the one to get it out to the world. It’s not about me. Therefore, I’m promoting His message and so I just need to get over any anxiety I have about it and get the job done.

Imagine yourself being a flute in a symphony orchestra. No one listens to a symphony and walks away saying “that flute did an amazing job!” No. They say the flute player was outstanding or the music was beautiful.

The Lord is the flute player and I’m just the instrument that desires to be used by Him for His glory. The music is the message. It’s not about the flute.

Is there something on your heart that you know you’re supposed to do? Don’t hold back in fear of being seen as self-promoting. It’s not about the flute. It’s not about me. It’s not about you. It’s about the master musician and the beautiful music that the world needs to hear.

Allow yourself to be used by Him.

Write that book. Start that blog. Compose that song. Whatever it is get it done.

Do you ever feel like you fail at goal setting?

Can I be honest with you?

I’ve read so many books about goal setting and achieving goals, being productive and focused yet I’ve failed so many times.

I find myself being busy, but not always on the most important work.

I work from home and I wouldn’t change that for anything, but having a 19 month old clamoring for my attention at all times makes it challenging to get things done.  Even as I write this he’s climbing all over me.
Over the years I’ve set goals and failed to meet them and then felt like setting goals wasn’t for me.

But I can go back into my journal and see where I’ve written down some pretty major things and I’m living out right now what I wrote in my journal.  So I’m not a complete failure.  🙂

I will always be a student of how to be more productive because time is precious and I think setting goals is important, but I no longer let it bother me if I fall short.  Because as I look back over the last 10 years of having my own business I can clearly see that I’ve progressed.  Business is better than it was and I’m doing work that I love.

So let me encourage you if you feel like you’ve been a failure at setting goals.  Your goals can be in pencil which means they can be revised.  The important thing is to write something down, take action on it, and review those goals often.  If 3 months down the road you need to change the goal do it and don’t feel bad about it.  Just keep moving forward.

Here is a link to a Goal Setting Workbook by my friend Dan Miller – https://s3.amazonaws.com/imbucket-ryan/RyanReger.com/48Days-Goals-2019.pdf.  I encourage you to go through it and fill it out.  It’s really good and will help you set goals for next year.  I can’t believe we’re only 6-1/2 weeks away from 2019!!!

Have a blessed week!!

Ryan

Write it Down

There’s something powerful that happens when you write down your dreams and goals.

It’s like you become a magnet for those things.

What do you want in life? Write it down.

What do you want your life to look like 5 years from now? Write it down.

Where do you want to travel? Write it down.

What are the dreams you had when you were younger that you would still like to accomplish? Write it down.

You’ll be amazed at what the practice of putting it down on paper does for you.

But just don’t write it down and forget it. Maybe make a vision board with pictures. At the very least, though, look at what you’ve written down often. It will stir you up to take action toward those things.

On May 29, 2012 I wrote in my journal about the amount of money we had given to our church by that time.  It was quite a significant amount to us.  I had also been listening to a sermon by Jerry Savelle called “Pursuing God.”  In that message he references the book of Haggai.  Haggai was a prophet to the Jewish nation after they returned from Babylonian captivity.

In Haggai 1:2,3 it says “This is what the Lord Almighty says: “These people say, ‘The time has not yet come to rebuild the Lord’s house.’”

Then the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai: “Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?”

In Dr. Savelle’s message he said that if you’re being faithful to give to the Lord’s house that you can expect God to take care of your house.  We took that message to heart and prayed about a new house.  I also wrote in my journal on that day “I have been sowing into God’s house so we know that He’s going to take care of our new house.”

At the time we were living in a 1200 sf rental home.  It was the perfect place for us for 3 years, but we knew we were supposed to dream bigger.

Fast forward to November of 2012 (just 6 months after my journal entry) and we found an amazing neighborhood in one of the most affluent cities in the whole country.  We walked into the model home and inquired about building a house in that new neighborhood and as we expected the price was WAY more than we could afford.  So we moved on.  A day or two later my wife got a call from the sales manager of the builder we had talked to.  She told us about a 3100 sf spec home that hadn’t been built yet, but that because it was already planned out and because the neighborhood was so new we could get in at a much more affordable price.

It still felt like a stretch, but after much prayer we felt lead to buy it and it’s the home we’ve been living in for the last 5 ½ years.  Had we waited even a few months longer we would not have been able to afford it at the time.  We were in the right place and at the right time.

I cannot emphasize enough the power of writing down your dreams and goals.  Just do it and watch what happens.

How to 2x or Even 3x your Sales this Q4

Q4 is quickly approaching and with a plan of action you can expect to double our even triple your sales compared to the rest of the year!

But, how do you make the most of the best shopping season of the year?  If you’re a newer seller where do you even start?

In the Proven Q4 Plan we’re going to show you exactly where and equip you with the tools and resources needed to make this your best Q4 yet.  You might be wondering how to find profitable inventory, how to keep the momentum going beyond Q4, where to start if you’re on a budget, or even how to source without having to go from store to store.  All of this and more will be covered in our Proven Q4 Plan Group.

Here’s what you get when you join us for the Proven Q4 Plan:

·       An exclusive Q4 bootcamp – We will cover Amazon selling from A to Z so whether you’re brand new or have been through several Q4s these will benefit you.

·       Weekly training webinars – beyond the bootcamp we will have multiple weekly live webinars and videos to keep you motivated and encouraged.

·       Amazing supportive community – the leadership team we have assembled truly cares about your success and we’re eager to help you succeed.

·       Private Facebook group – this is the place to ask any and all questions you have. There are no “dumb questions” and our team will be available to help you here.

·       Free access to our proprietary Sourcing App – One scouting app to replace all others.

·       Free access to our proprietary Seller Software – One stop shop for all Amazon Account management tools including accounting, feedback generation/management and keyword research. Over 12 additional tools and resources as well.

·       Deals – like past groups we will have WhatsApp groups dedicated to the sharing of product leads. Our leadership team will be posting deals as well as those posted by fellow members of each group.

Reserve your Spot Today – ProvenQ4Plan.com

How Christie Consistently Sells almost $10,000 per Month from a Simple Shopping List

What does every online seller need?

Inventory, right?

Well, doesn’t finding inventory sometime feel like a hustle?

Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a steady, consistent stream of sales from replenishable inventory?

That’s exactly what my friend Christie has and she sells almost $10,000 per month in predictable, replenishable inventory.  This means Christie has more time to spend with her husband, grandkids, and working on ways to expand her business like wholesale and private label.

Christie is going to talk about how she does it on a webinar this coming Tuesday, July 17 at 7 pm CT.  You don’t want to miss this!  Reserve your spot here – https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FBvhQ5rOSSCUF_j59nk_Cw

Also, just for being on you’ll get a crazy awesome free gift!

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Are you going to the ASD trade show in Vegas at the end of this month?

Join me as we walk the floor at ASD to look for private label opportunities.

Did you know that you don’t have to source private label products in China?

Wholesale companies are a great source for private label and where can you find gobs of wholesale companies? That’s right…ASD.

If you want to see how easy private label can be, join me!

This opportunity is limited to a very small number of people so jump in right away to reserve your spot – http://privatelabeltheeasyway.com/asdeasyway/

Can’t make it to ASD?  We have a non-attendee package that you can take advantage of where we’ll teach you how to source from trade shows from the comfort of your home.  Grab it here – http://privatelabeltheeasyway.com/asdeasyway/

 

Let Us Show You How Easy Private Label Can Be – Join Us at ASD!

Are you going to the ASD trade show in Vegas next month?

Join me and my team as we walk the floor at ASD to look for private label opportunities.

Did you know that you don’t have to source private label products in China?

Wholesale companies are a great source for private label and where can you find gobs of wholesale companies? That’s right…ASD.

If you want to see how easy private label can be, join me and my team!

This opportunity is limited to a very small number of people so jump in right away to reserve your spot – http://privatelabeltheeasyway.com/asdeasyway/

One Word is your Key to Success in 2018

With every possible business model there is and all the great courses and content, how do you do it all? You don’t.

It’s so easy to get distracted by it all and being a good multi-tasker is not the answer.

Your key to success in 2018 can be summed up in one little word….Focus.

Rather than try to accomplish 50 things this year what are the main 3-5 things that you absolutely want to see happen?

For me it’s easier to think about what I want to accomplish by April 1 rather than December 31. I tend to put off long term things and then never get around to them, but a 90 day goal is something that I can focus on. But even 90 day goals won’t happen unless you take daily action.

For me I need a system to keep track of this and what I currently use is Trello (https://trello.com/) and it’s Free! I’ll do a video explaining how I use it and share it with you. I’m always looking for ways to be more productive and I’m not where I want to be yet, but I’m learning and I’ll share with you what is working right now for me.

6 Little Bullet Points

Can you believe it’s the end of another year?

As 2017 wraps up it’s time to start thinking about 2018.

What do you want it to look like?

During my morning quiet time back in January 2009 I wrote these 6 little bullet points in my journal under the heading “My Dream Position:”

  • Flexible Hours
  • High Pay
  • Work from Home
  • Vacation time whenever I need it
  • Great people to work with
  • A cause, mission, vision I love and am passionate about

Our business was still in its infancy. I had no idea at the time whether or not it was going to work. So I was still checking out job websites and exploring other options. My dream was to be in business for myself, but I also had to make sure I could take care of my wife.

Fast forward to 2017 and I’ve been living this dream for several years now. I never had to go get a “real job” and our business has expanded every year since. It doesn’t look anything like it did back in 2009. I’m not quite at the 4 hour workweek, but I really can work as much or as little as I want to.

My wife and I just had our first child back in April and I can’t tell you how thankful I am to be able to be home and experience every single moment of his little life. My work fits into my lifestyle, not the other way around which is the case for most people.

What are your 6 bullet points?

Write them down.

After you’ve done that I encourage you to look at them often. There’s something about having a vision (more on that in a few days) that motivates us and keeps us headed in the right direction.

To Your Success,

Ryan

P.S. Get a free copy of my book “Living the Multiple Income Streams Dream” here – http://ryanreger.com/free-book_ty/

You Can Create Multiple Streams of Income – FREE Webinar

Multiple streams of income.

We’ve all heard that phrase, but how do you actually do it?

One way is to teach something you’ve learned or a topic that you’re passionate about.

Maybe you have a book inside you but aren’t sure where to start. Maybe you’re thinking that it would be awesome to get paid for some knowledge you have, but have no idea who would pay you or how to even go about it. Or maybe you’re already a coach or mentor and want to expand your reach.

No matter where you are in the process, I’d like to invite you to a free webinar that Jenni Hunt and I are doing to help you explore how you can monetize your passions and talents.  It’s this Wednesday, November 1 at 7 pm CT.

Register Here

THE Absolute Easiest Way to do Retail Arbitrage – Replay

Are you planning on doing retail or online arbitrage this Q4?

If so, the webinar I hosted with Danny Stock is a must watch. He provided amazing, actionable content that you can use right now.

Have you been taught to scan everything? That method is like trying to find a needle in a haystack.  What if you could get in and out of a store in under an hour and walk away with thousands of dollars in profitable inventory?  How much would that revolutionize your Q4 and your whole business?

Watch the replay here – https://youtu.be/5mW2CqKZiIU

To your Success!

Ryan

P.S. If you want to work closer with Danny and his team and learn even more tips that will skyrocket your Q4 success then check out his Amazon Legends group or join him in the Proven Q4 Plan groups.  If you want both you can get 25% off the Q4 Plan groups. Just send an email to ralegends@gmail.com with your paid receipt to the Legends group and they’ll send you the discount link.

Travel the World for FREE!

Would you like to travel the world for free?
Of course you would! 

My friend Keith and I had fun on the webinar where he showed exactly how he does it.  This summer Keith spent 21 days in Europe….COMPLETELY FREE!

And the last 2 summers he traveled for 14 days each time for free!

Here’s the link to the replay – https://youtu.be/YwLNtKxIp-Q

And if you want to grab a copy of his book where he goes step by step into more detail click here – http://22s.com/0232ef/9hpg
He has given my audience a special discount.