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The FI Planner

37 EpisodesProduced by Ben Martinek CFP ®, EA, CSLP®, RICP®Website

Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, an ambitious professional, or simply someone seeking financial empowerment, hang out with Ben, Deb, and Andrew each week as they unveil practical strategies to help you optimize your income, maximize your savings, and design a life that's aligned with your va… read more


Soul-Aligned Contribution with Nancy Bleeke

Would entrepreneurship be less scary if you knew you’d make more money than your current job?   

In this episode, Nancy Bleeke explains how analyzing expenses motivated her to start her own business and what she’s learned since she made the transition to entrepreneurship over twenty years ago. 

In this episode, you’ll also hear:

  • Evaluating what it costs you to work vs. start your own business     
  • Making the transition to entrepreneurship without incurring debt 
  • Why community is crucial to growth and why it’s okay to be scared 

Must-listen moments: 

[00:09:20] After calculating what it cost me to work, including travel, childcare, clothes, etc. even though I had a good job, my net income back to the family was about $10,000 a year.

[00:16:08] Part of being profitable right away was watching my expenses. I think knowing what I wanted my net take home number to be helped ensure that my business had net profit. Otherwise, why was I doing it?

[00:32:00] When I'm afraid, I always do look for help, that is just how I am. I'm going to find a way to work through it. I get afraid if I notice that my pipeline isn't healthy. But then, right away I'm like, all right, so what do I need to do?


Guest Info: 

Nancy Bleeke

Nancy left the comfort of a “regular” job to launch Sales Pro Insider Inc. While she’s always been entrepreneurial, finding a passion in sales was never the plan. Who would ever want to be “in sales”? she thought. Yet, she found her calling helping people who also never saw themselves in sales, succeed in selling!

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