Woodward continues, “When the masses awake and learn Financial Literacy, I can promise you the banker cartel will tremble in its fiat paper boots. For only then will the people stop enslaving themselves for things they do not truly need and the game of musical chairs will end. Further, when the people set themselves free, then we are in the moral position necessary to demand the government to set itself free from the Financial Matrix also. Isn’t it hypocritical, in other words, to demand our government to be debt free when we are not debt free ourselves?”
The thought of being free from financial bondage is nearly inconceivable for most Americans. The stress of debt consumes and controls people’s lives, just like it affects almost every decision that one makes. Often, the blame for financial chaos in a person’s life is poor financial discipline–which leads one to wonder–why are people making such poor financial decisions?
There are several reasons to point at, but the common culprit seems to always come back around to poor financial literacy. People are not being taught basic financial principles. In Woodward’s book, he describes how being financially illiterate is like being trapped in the “matrix” (from the 1999 movie script, The Matrix); …”a world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth…a prison that you can’t smell, taste or touch…a prison for your mind.” In comparison, the financial matrix has the same effect; leading one to question, how did I get here? Despite doing everything “right,” most people are still feeling trapped financially–with no way out. Nearly everyone is affected by this invisible world until the truth is learned and the proper principles are applied; only then can people set themselves free.
Currently, there are countless stories being shared all across Life Leadership of people getting out of debt. Imagine being debt-free yourself, and then helping others achieve freedom from the financial matrix, too. One such North Carolinian couple is doing it right, both personally and professionally.
Paul and Sandy Northup followed the rules like everyone else. Sandy earned her MBA in accounting and Paul earned a degree in communication, where he spent the majority of his career working at IBM. After the real estate “bubble burst” in 2008, Paul lost his job and their world fell apart. Paul and Sandy learned a lot from that experience, and it inspired them to start their business, A+ Credit, in 2010. Their mission in starting the company was to give people a second chance at repairing their finances.
When the Northup’s were first introduced to Life Leadership, they were skeptical, but optimistic; however, the idea of adding something else to their already busy life seemed impossible. It wasn’t until they received information on the Financial Fitness Program that they became intrigued. They obviously wanted to help their own clients improve their credit, but it wasn’t until Financial Fitness and Life Leadership that they recognized their passion to help people repair their lives.
Since getting involved just eight months ago, Paul and Sandy have achieved tremendous success. Their first month in business, they won the Financial Fitness sales contest which rewarded them a check for over $17,000 plus a free vacation to Hawaii. Since then, they have significantly ramped up their speed, achieving a leadership level that puts them in the top 1% of income earners in the field. Because they have experienced significant personal results from applying Financial Fitness into their own lives, they decided to implement the program into their credit repair company, as well.
The decision to bring Financial Fitness (FF) into their company was simple, and they knew that offering financial fitness to their clients was the only real shot they had at helping them escape the financial matrix. Currently they offer the FF program to each of their clients that sign up for services. They raised their overall price by $100 (the cost of one financial fitness pack) and increased their service fee by $20. In addition, A+ Credit immediately connects the client with a financial fitness coach – a professional business owner involved with Life Leadership. The coach is there to help and encourage the new client through the course.
“I saw the opportunity to give my clients so much more value than simply repairing their credit and then sending them back out without the knowledge they needed to really change their lives. Until Financial Fitness, we were only putting on a band-aid. Since seeing these positive results, we have now started to offer the LLR Corporate program to our clients who own businesses.” -Sandy Northup
The Northup’s are excited about the opportunity to help others get debt free, but ultimately they want to get financially free themselves so they can lead and influence even more people on a much larger scale:
“Life Leadership has completely changed our lives. It’s changed our focus and given us the ability to dream again. We are working towards our freedom and KNOW that we will have it. In just 6 months, we replaced my husband’s salary, and he was able to leave his W-2 job to come and work at our company (which enables me to be there less and spend more time with our five children). We’ve lost so much time over the years – working. It’s liberating to start to gain some of that time back. We are living our dream together now and working together for our freedom. We are still working really hard to help people change their lives, and running as fast as we can; but now we have the tools we need to really make a difference–not only for our family–but for our friends and clients, too! Financial Fitness is the first step for anyone wanting to escape the financial matrix.” -Sandy Northup
Congratulations Paul and Sandy, on behalf of the entire Life Leadership community, for your exceptional leadership and growth. Keep rocking!!!
We would love to hear from you in the comments section! How has Financial Fitness improved your life?
To learn more about how to escape the Financial Matrix with the Financial Fitness Program, check out this excellent video by Orrin Woodward: