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How To Stop Working 9 To 5 And Find Business Success, with Amanda Cassar

Amanda Cassar never intended to be an entrepreneur. Growing up, she was told to “just do a 9 to 5.” Now, she’s a financial advisor with two businesses of her own. In this episode, Amanda shares how she discovered her entrepreneur motivation and found business success.

Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:

  • How not being able to afford a drink was a turning point for Amanda.
  • Why putting herself last led to her burning out.
  • What led to Amanda buying out her former employer.
  • Amanda’s first lessons in business leadership.
  • One of the main reasons Amanda invests in The Strategic Coach® Program.

Show Notes:

Taking time off means you can be really on when you want to be.

It’s a big deal to say yes to opportunities instead of making up excuses.

Goal setting is important, but so is taking advantage of what’s currently available.

Realizing that there’s nothing legitimately holding you back can result in a mindset shift.

Entrepreneurs have to stop and take stock sometimes.

Be present with whoever you’re with at the time.

People are an entrepreneur’s secret sauce.

Sometimes, the people who got you to where you are now aren’t the people who will take you where you want to be next.

Asking your team what’s important to them is the first way you can give value back to them.

If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.


The Time Breakthrough by Dan Sullivan

Episode Transcript:
Dan Sullivan: Hi, this is Dan Sullivan. I'd like to welcome you to the Multiplier Mindset podcast.
I got a wonderful entrepreneurial story for you today. This is Multiplier Mindset, and boy, talk about somebody who's got a multiplier mindset. This is Amanda Cassar. She's an extraordinary example of what I consider to be the entrepreneurial spirit. She lives on the Gold Coast, right on the East Coast of Australia. What's so really great about it is I just keep meeting new entrepreneurs, and in Amanda's case, she's been in Strategic Coach for five years, and this is the first time I've encountered her. We could do a poster of her, I'll tell you. Because the story she tells about how she became an entrepreneur, she didn't grow up with a lot of support in how she grew up and everything. She was told to get a nine-to-five job and raise a family, get old, retire. And she said, "Get up. The world's got to change. But it's not the world that's got to change. I've got to change."
Amanda Cassar: My name is Amanda Cassar. I am based on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. I am a financial advisor and I run my two businesses, Wealth Planning Partners and Trusted Aged Care out of my offices in Robina. I've been an advisor for 22 years, and the Gold Coast is kind of like the Florida of America. A lot of older people, we call it the launching pad, come to retire here. There's beautiful weather, fabulous beaches, great lifestyle. So there was becoming a really great need for aged care financial advice. So I could have done that under my existing business, but as a branding exercise, started an entirely new business called Trusted Aged Care Services to help people understand the finances involved in going into long-term care.