April 2018 Brags

Here are some of April’s wins for this month’s brag post. 

As always they’re in no particular order.

1. The school I helped fund in Laos finished ahead of schedule.

I wasn’t there for the celebration and actually got the email with the grand opening pictures while I was at a business meeting in Chicago. I was so excited that I could barely focus for a little while. When I finally “came to” I downloaded the picture here and made it my desktop wallpaper.

It’s been a dream of mine to fund schools and it is was awesome to finally see everything come to fruition. I’d actually donated the money in December 2015 (crying when I hit the “pay” button) and since it took a while to build, I started to forget about it. Seeing the final product was thrilling.

2.  I spent lots of time with my nephew again which is great for both of us. We enjoyed playing at the trampoline park, dehydrating food together, playing outside, shopping for Paw Patrol sneakers… and I had a pretty fun time tricking him with some cauliflower crust pizza. ;)

3. I made some pretty tough decisions on some personal items that I know are for the better, but still weren’t easy to make.

4. I’ve done a great job fulfilling for everyone who signed up for LHS Jumpstart. I think the webinars have been very helpful and it’s been great hearing about how people are making sales.

5. I put in another pretty sizable chunk of change into WealthFront. If you’re not using this site I definitely recommend it for a passive investment strategy.

After you sign up, it auto-invests your money using time-tested stock advice. I think you need to start with $500 and then if you sign up via http://www.rachelrofe.com/wealthfront it manages your first $20k for free.

I’ve been using the service since December 2015 with pretty good returns:

Using this site is a part of my “retire at 40” strategy because it’s been essentially giving me free cash.

6. I’ve been using the Headspace app for meditation. On April 16th I hit 200 minutes meditated and then on April 25 I finished the 30 days of meditation series. Daily meditation has been really helpful for me.

7. In April, our warehouse in shipped out over 59,000 “print on demand” items and another several thousand regular fulfillment items.

8.  People in LHS are continuing to get excellent results. Here were some from April:

9. We got some awesome endorsements from celebrities for my warehouse! Check them out here: http://rachelrofe.com/chplaylist.

More are coming this month.

10. I booked an incredible few days at Mandarin Oriental and took care of myself beautifully. I booked 2 days at the spa and got amazing massages, treatments, and self-care time.

I think that’s everything for now. Please feel free to share your wins, too!

March 2018 Brags

In this brag post I’m going to go over March 2018’s wins.

In no particular order, here are some of the biggest wins:

1. I spent a ton of time with my nephew. He’s the light of my life and spending time with him fills my mental/emotional bank account in a big way.

2. The school I’ve helped to fund in Laos is finally breaking ground! There’s a customized microsite to track what’s going on here.

3.  We made over 7 figures in a week with the re-launch of LHS Jumpstart. I’ve never had a 7-figure launch in a week before, so that was pretty cool. More importantly, I feel confident that we’re delivering more than 7 figures worth of value.

4. Partly because of the launch (not completely though, as many commissions were paid instantly), I had a 7-figure PayPal account for the first time.

My password for PayPal was a variation of “1millionbalance” (with lots of numbers and symbols), so now I need to change it to a new goal. And I need to be clearer with my goals, haha, as that million wasn’t all for me. I’ve already had to transfer out $400k for various expenses – womp, womp. ;)

5. My third (and final for a while) investment house closed in the beginning of the month.

6. I miscalculated last month. In March alone, our warehouse in shipped out over 58,000  items.

7.  People in LHS are continuing to get excellent results. I haven’t made a screenshot yet for this  month but there are lots of reviews rolling in. :)

I think that’s everything for now. Please feel free to share your wins, too!

January + February 2018 Brags

This is another installment of my monthly (or bi-monthly) brag posts, where I post about wins from the prior month.

I’m in a bit of a stressed out mood as I write this, and I know it’s going to be really nice to write this out and reflect on some good things. These are also awesome to look back on later on.

Here are the wins I can remember from January and February, in no particular order:

1. I’ve been helping my nephew learn the importance of a) saving up for what you want versus going for short-term pleasures and b) creating value to make money.

He really wants this truck so I’ve been “hiring” him to help me around the house. The picture here is from when he helped me clean my bathtub.

He’s young, but he took to it very well! He told me he was proud of himself and called himself the “Dirt Monster”.

Later on he went to my mom’s and said (completely unprompted) said, “Grandma, your house is dirty. You should let me clean it.” (Aka, “hire me!”)

I’m being careful to not go too extreme with it because I don’t want him to think money is everything. I show him other things too, like how to give back, and the importance of being a good person. Aaand, since schools don’t teach money management, I want him to have those skills. I also want him to learn how to be a contributing member of society.

Don't get sucked into bad news book2. My new book has finally been published! I’ve been working on and off of this since 2016 and kept letting life get in the way. I’m glad it’s finally out.

3. I just got a renter on my 2nd investment house and put in an offer for a third home. My realtor has been finding some slam dunk wins and it’s cool to be able to invest in a new passive stream.

4. We had some great meetings in the warehouse and finally implemented weekly meetings which I think are going to prove to be very helpful.

5. I’d been putting up with a situation for years that really wasn’t my responsibility or something I should have been allowing myself to get dragged down from. This year is my year of  “Boundaries”, so I left the situation and am proud of myself for that.

6. I wrapped up another Holiday Jumpstart and think it went very well. I’ve been loving those.

7. We shipped out 20,000+ items at my warehouse in one day or less, on average, during this time period.

8. There were many great LHS results like these:

low hanging system results

9. I’m doing well on my goal to retire at 40. I put another chunk of money into WealthFront, where I’m averaging pretty great returns for something passive – 38.99% money-weighted and 33.31% time-weighted for the moment.

I think that’s everything for now. Please feel free to “brag” as well!