BeLoved Miracles Couple Erica and Alex Udeanu Lifting Everyone Up As Servant Driven Leaders
Events Will Change Your Life!
Many things begin to be set in motion from the moment you commit to attending an event.
Attending multiple events builds upon that initial commitment, and it’s infectious! You’ll invite team members to join you in attending events. And if home-base happens to be half-a-world away then sooner or later a day will arrive when you say to yourself, “We need our own event closer to home here in Europe!”
Erica and Alex going through a similar process offered me my first opportunity to attend “Euromastermind 2016.” The first European event which was held in Bucharest, Romania.
It was there that I met the two of them and all the others in attendance. It was to be a life changing decision for me, my family and you too if you are reading this now! 🙂
Give A Listen To This Interview of What Changed For Erica & Alex:
1:13 SOMETHING HAPPENS and there is a ___________________ where somehow your entire life gets flipped upside down on its head.
2:23 ___________________ and there was this WEIRD ENERGY going on and we’re like “WHAT JUST HAPPENED?”
3:25 This is our TURNING POINT and everyone has one right…
5:01 Why are you posting pictures of _____________ on the internet? It’s kind of like weird, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?”
6:11 _____________________ happens at the right time for the right reason and you are always in the RIGHT place at the RIGHT time for the RIGHT reason.
7:01 We basically just _____________________ how things were being taught to us. So that’s our LONG STORY KIND OF SHORT.
8:31 So WHAT CHANGED for us was connecting with the right people _________________ like what you’re doing here…
10:05 One of the things is that they are so ______________ driven they definitely want to help EVERYONE RISE UP.
11:51 “If the fish stinks, it stinks from the head first” . So the translation is like if a whole _______________ stinks, it’s because whoever is at THE TOP STINKS FIRST.
13:43 I knew there was SOMETHING DIFFERENT about this ____________ as compared to all the other ____________ I have been implementing and spent a lot of money and time and frustration.
14:15 _________________ YOU have an audience out there waiting for YOU to show up on the platform that YOU have here.
15:25 Some of us we only need to _____________ the lives of couple hundred people to make a difference, to make a lasting difference and TO LEAVE A LEGACY.
17:15 “He or she who is the most ____________ for the longest period of time WILL ALWAYS WIN”
18:13 If anybody is thinking about getting into this system READ THIS BOOK ____________________________ three times.
19:47 The answers are already within you but you don’t know the right ________________ to GET THE ANSWERS OUT.
21:33 Such an interesting topic. COUPLES MUST ___________________. They must _________________________. In our situation…
23:03 On of the BIGGEST PROBLEMS a lot of couples have is _____________ then they get NIGGLY and they’re like…
26:27 BIGGEST PIECES OF ADVICE is ________________ then the business will flow right. Otherwise you get stuff out of balance and stuff doesn’t flow.
27:01 Back in the day we were GRINDING. Like we were GRINDING you know 10/12/16 hours a day was not unreasonable right. Sometimes we’d forget to…
28:31 BIG KEY POINT _____________ development. I say that we are a _____________ development company disguised as a business opportunity.
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Timothy – We are live again from Norway. This is the BeLoved Miracles couples project and in this case its BeLoved Miracles couple Erica and Alex Udeanu. You might have to say it and clear me up on that Erica.
Erica- You did great.
Timothy – Founders of the Totally Inspired Living Tribe and multiple 6 figure earners. So Erica where does your story begin?
Erica-Well first of all I just want to thank you so much for inviting myself and my husband Alex who is kind of like the background of what we do here hence why he’s not live on the camera with me right now . But I just want to thank so much for the opportunity to share with you and your viewers what it is that we as couples in this industry are doing and to allow us to share our story with your viewers. So thank you very much inviting me I really appreciate it. 1:00 So long story short, you know I say this all the time. I think that no one really sets out to begin an adventure online. you know we all start with you know a normal education, we have normal jobs and you know we have normal careers and then something happens and there is a pivotal turning point where somehow your entire life gets flipped upside down on its head and you are kind of looking around, “like oh my god how did I get here and how do I get out of this mess and you know fix things?” And that’s kind of like how you know my story with you know Alex started online. Alex and I used to be art auctioneers on cruse ships. We had this amazing life. We had an amazing career and literally for you know many many years we just sailed all around the world selling paintings on cruise ships. And it was a beautiful life, like it was charmed.
It was absolutely charmed and we met on cruise ships and we met in 2007. And we had a world wind romance. 2:00 You know we were in Europe at the time and you can imagine being on ships we really weren’t paying attention to the news at all. And we got married 5 days before Lehman Brothers collapsed. We went on our honeymoon to Paris and three weeks later we went back to cruise ships to you know resume our career and there was this weird energy going on and we’re like “what just happened?” All of a sudden our auction rooms used to be buzzing and so full were like empty. We discovered pretty quickly that people were desperately trying to work out just how to pay their mortgages or pay their rent, let alone try to work out how to decorate their homes. And we went from having this charmed life to having this extremely stressful life, because we were commission only on the ships. And we went from just knowing exactly where we were headed as a couple, exactly where our futures laid. We had all our dreams mapped out, everything was just you know perfectly laid out in front of us and all of a sudden we were like scrambling. 3:00 We were just scrambling and it was terrifying. You know for many people at that time and we tried for 3 years to hold it all together. You know we tried for 3 years to salvage our careers. We tried to turn things around, we hoped that the economy would change. We hoped that something would change right. And then in the third quarter of 2011 this is our turning point and everyone has one right. We opened up this commissioned check and it was for 9 dollars and 38 cents and I got out the calculator and we’d been working for 50 hours that week the two of us. And I divided that check between the two of us and I calculated that we’ve been working for 17 cents an hour. And that was my breaking point and everyone has one. You know and I’m like “I’m worth so much more than 17 cents an hour. Like this is just ludicrous”. And I’ll never forget that moment, I literally I grabbed—-I put out my hand and I put it on top of my husband’s hand I looked him in the eyes and I said “honey if we worked as hard on our own business, any business as we do this job we would have to be successful.”
And at that time you know about 6 months prior to that we had been really really looking online for anything that would get us out of this situation. You know we were looking at franchises, we were looking at restaurants, and we were looking at coffee shops, we were looking at lawn mower business right. Anything that would get us off cruise ships back on the land and bringing in an income. And we had stumbled across this little MLM thing and I think that’s how most people get into this industry through network marketing. Because I don’t think anyone wakes up one day and goes “you know what I’m going to be an online—I’m going to work a system online. I’m gonna do something on the internet”. Like for me I didn’t even know how to operate the internet right. I have some horror stories about how clueless I was. I might share one with you if it comes up, but just totally clueless. I didn’t even have a Facebook account. 5:00 My husband did and I thought “what are you doing on that thing? Like why are you posting pictures of yourself on the internet? It’s kind of like weird, what are you doing?” So that’s how far away from the internet I was. And we stumbled on to this MLM thing and we were told “you can make $5000 a month doing absolutely nothing” and we’re like “In!” So we opened up that check right and we’re like “hey lets go home and do that MLM thing”. It took us three weeks to work out that nobody makes $5000 a month doing nothing and we’re like “oh this is awesome we just quit our jobs and this MLM thing is not working”. Now we went online seriously and were like “ok we’ve got this MLM thing. How do we get people into this thing right?”
So we went online looking for ways to get leads for our offline thing. And that’s how our journey on to the internet began, because one link led us to another link which led us to another link, 6:00 to another link which ended us up where we are now doing the system that we’re doing. And I always say this that there are no accidents in this world. There are no accidents in this life, there are no coincidences. Everything happens at the right time for the right reason and you are always in the right place at the right time for the right reason. You may not know what that reason is at that point in time but hindsight being 20/20 it all makes sense right . So we opened up that check in 2011 in about the third quarter and then at the very same time we found a system that was just starting at the very same time right. Coincidence? Absolutely not. Like why did we hang in for 3 years? Why not 2? Or if we hung in for 2, then we wouldn’t have found this system. Do you know what I mean? and so that’s how we ended up you know doing what we’re doing just through a series of what seemed like unrelated events leading us up to where we are now . And so basically we plugged in and we tried to work it how to make it work and then 7:01 we basically just flowed with how things were being taught to us. So that’s our long story kind of short.
Timothy -Brilliant. Yeah so now things are starting to happen. You’re working online, your implementing a system. What then began to change for you guys?
Erica-Well want to say up front it wasn’t easy, like in the beginning it wasn’t easy. You know we started online 5 years ago and back then we didn’t have access to a lot of the tools and a lot of the mentoring and level of coaching that we as a community have now. So back then it was a big struggle. It was a really really big struggle. We had to try and work out how to put all the pieces together by ourselves, you know we had to struggle. like really really struggle right.
But I think one of the biggest turning points for us was making a commitment to get to our very first event and connecting with people who knew what we needed to know 8:00 and making those connections and learning from them. And then bringing that knowledge back home to a point where we started to start actually seeing some results. So it took us about 10 months to get traction but it was that first event and the knowledge we brought back and the connections that we made that enable us to tweak some things in what we were doing to get us to the point we actually had our first 5 figure month in our first 10 months of being online. So took us 10 months to get to our first 5 figure month. So what changed for us was connecting with the right people you know like what you’re doing here. Connecting with the right people. You know finding out what other people know, making sure that you’re really opened to the messages that your mentors are sharing with you. You know that’s one of the biggest things we learned early on in the beginning. is that you have to find mentors, you have find people who are prepared to show you the way, to show you the path to show you the ropes and to shorten your learning curve basically.
9:00 Timothy -So that’s a key part of the system isn’t it? The mentorship. The events to meet people that otherwise like you and I would most likely had never have met each other and then how that ripples out further and further and the connections right. I mean really in a single word the connections we make implementing a system isn’t it?
Erica-And this is a big thing you know a lot of people think that they can build an online business by themselves and I in my infinite wisdom thought we could do it by ourselves. Right I really did. I thought “well you know here’s the system we can do it by ourselves and you know we just make it work right”, but you can’t. It takes a community, it takes a village, it takes a whole group of like minded people getting together lifting everyone up and sharing everything that they have. Because here what the main goal is, is to lift the masses, to lift an entire community. Not just for a couple of people you know bounce up and you know have a great success but to lift everyone up 10:00 you know and you get that sense of community when you get around people who are all heading in the same direction. You know like a lot of the people that you’re interviewing here on your show. One of the things that rings true was so many of them is that they are so servant driven they definitely want to help everyone raise up. Which is really really important. So yeah really really important to plug into community and to understand that you do not build this business on your own.
Timothy -Can you say a little bit more about that because that’s really rich? In all of my years of wading through the sea of competitive internet marketing, those words were nothing I ever heard right. I mean there were winners, there were losers and you know basically you’re trying to learn from the winners which essentially means copying them, which never worked for me. I mean that never worked for me and it was incredibly frustrating. So I think there’s some nuggets in what you just said. I wrote down lifting everyone up, a servant driven attitude. Where did that show up for you guys?
11:00 Erica-See here’s the funny thing and I think one of the reasons why Alex and I were so successful so quickly so to speak is because we’ve never done anything before. Right so we’ve never been in any other system. We’ve never done internet marketing before we’ve never —-we had no baggage you know. So when we came into this community which was led by a man whose heart is just bigger than the planet. His leadership, his guidance, his love trickled down and it was from his example that we embodied that servant driven leadership style. So you know we have an expression here in Romania, I’m not Romanian of course but my husband is Romanian and they have an expression here and it’s something to the effect it goes something like this “if the fish stinks, it stinks from the head first” . So the translation is like if a whole organization stinks, it’s because whoever is at the top stinks first. Right and so the flip side of that is that here everything is just so beautiful but it comes from the top right and it comes from someone who has a vision to free the masses you know and to really encourage people to dream again right. But again you can’t do that on your own. You can’t raise the masses on your own. It takes an army of people. People like yourself again doing these interviews and reaching out to other servant driven leaders to share their stories. You know and to share with absolute care free abandoned. And I think one of the beautiful things I’ve noticed here that I’ve heard that doesn’t happen at other organizations is that people here share and they share willingly and they share without expecting anything in return. They share so that the community wins. Right because when the community wins everybody wins 13:00 and I think this is what is so different here as I’ve heard from other like experiences. Like you my have had in the past where that just doesn’t happen. People don’t share willingly. But we didn’t learn any other way, we’ve only learned from one person.
Timothy -Hmm that is refreshing and I think that speaks highly of where we’re at now, maybe in the evolution of internet marketing and online business and so on. and with people such as yourself and Alex bringing such a clear spirit and adding to it as you said from a few key people who kept a seed like this alive, because, it’s been rather poisonous waters to swim in for a long time in my experience and when I first came across this Erica I realized how precious this was. And it doesn’t mean it was perfect. It just means that I knew there was something different about this system as compared to all the other systems I have been implementing and spent a lot of money and time and frustration. You know basically trying to copy others and I think the question I’m leading towards is there is something here of an ability to really freely express who each of us is isn’t there?
Erica-Yeah and that’s a key point and I say this a lot you know when I’m talking to people. It’s like a lot people think well “how can I make this system work? What makes this different you know to everything else?” And I always tell people “you know what you have an audience out there waiting for you to show up on the platform that you have here right. And from my experience look there are 6/7 billion people on this planet, you only need to reach a couple hundred people to achieve a freedom lifestyle”. Right so when you really really break that down into what that means is like “hmm so I can be me on the internet using this platform and I only need to reach my audience who’s already waiting for me? Hmmm how fascinating right”. And so what we do here we teach people to tap into their unique talents and their unique gifts and their unique voice 15:00 and to simply share what they were put on this planet to do. See everyone has a purpose. Everyone was put on this planet to do something very very special and within every single human being there’s a unique talent, a unique gift that will find is expression on the internet and will affect the audience that it was meant to affect right. Some of us sure we’re here to affect millions of people, but some of us we only need to affect the lives of couple hundred people to make a difference, to make a lasting difference and to leave a legacy. You know and I always say to people you know you only need to touch one person a day for your life to have meaning.
One person, and that one person goes out and touches one person and that one person goes out and touches one person. And then after a while you’ve created this amazing ripple in the community and boom everyone lifts up. That’s my theory anyway.
Timothy -Oh it’s more than a theory and you know it. That is literally how we live day by day implementing this system. 16:00 You described it eloquently and that’s exactly it. The joy the adventure the opportunity every day to realize in some way right every day in some way I get feedback that the signal I’m broadcasting out is being received by someone and its making a difference for them . And I hear the same in you.
Erica-You’re beautiful. I love listening to you. I could listen to you all day.
Timothy -Oh thank you. I mean it’s quite interesting really and the more we look at this and we won’t go into depth of it now. It’s just I think what we’re referencing is the fact that today 2017 online every one of us because of the drive of social media, we are more a media company today than has ever existed with the use of technology and systems like this before .
Timothy -So the question is “what are we broadcasting?” And I think the fascinating thing I’m noticing is if I think like I can just opted out and not broadcast anything, 17:00 someone else will broadcast me for me and usually that’s not the best .
Erica-You know what this is the key point consistency is key right consistency is key. And I’ve heard this one expression that I just think is so perfect for this industry and it’s that “he or she who is the most consistent for the longest period of time will always win” right. So consistency means showing up in one way shape or form every single day.
And it doesn’t mean that you need to create you know a video every day or a blog every day or something on Instagram every day or a post on Facebook every day, but you got to do something. Just something right every single day so the universe knows that you’re still plugged in, you’re connected to your purpose, you’re connected to your passion and you’re connected to the mission of making a difference. And I think that’s what’s so special about this community, is that they are committed to making a difference. And I think a lot of other systems so I’ve heard are more focused on a message that is not as 18:00 soulful, that doesn’t come from a place of meaning you know. And can I recommend a book for your viewers?
Erica-Ok this is my bible; The Millionaire Messenger by Brendon Burchard and I strongly recommend that if anybody is thinking about getting into this system that they read this book three times. Once super-fast right, just to skim it and just too kind of get an idea of where this guy is going. Second time a little slower. By the end of the second reading alarm bells will be going off and your viewers will be like “ohhhhh I can get where she’s going with this right”. And then on the third reading to read so super slow and to pull out every single sentence. Sentence by sentence by sentence. It could take you 3 months to read it the third time right because within this book are a series of questions that will elicit the answers to your online success. Because within every single human being there is something that that human has overcome, there is something that human being has discovered, there is something that human being has learned, there is something that human being is passionate about, is an expert at, and there is something that that person will then take that those answers and create a business online with this system. For me this is the bible. It’s the absolute bible. Everyone needs to have it this book The Millionaire Messenger. And I promise you—I see a lot of people when they get into you know like a system like this they go “well who would listen to me?” Well your answer will be answered in this book. And they go “well what can I talk about?” The answers are in this book. “Well what can I create?” The answers are in the book right.
And the truth of the matter the answers are already within you but you don’t know the right questions to get the answers out. You know what I mean and I think if everyone who you know gets involved in the system has this book beside them, Bam game over, 20:00 that’s it. The answers are all right there.
Timothy -And those answers to our own questions are literally the writing of the next chapter of our story right. We all have a story to share and again the social media driven world we’re living in today and us being a media company it’s as simple as documenting isn’t it. I mean it’s basically documenting a journey. It’s our journey through whatever it is we’re going through and then as we’re doing here, sharing what inspires. Sharing what uplifts others.
Erica-That’s a great point uplifting others. You know there’s so many people in this planet who do not read right. So if you chose to read inspirational content and share that content in your own words, you become the inspiration that makes some else’s day right. And that is a great way to build your audience. Because I’m telling you there are—-who was it, I think Jim Rohn said “90% of the population do not read”. Right 21:00 so if you fall into the 10% that do and then you share what you’re reading with your audience you become I would say you become the guru in their eyes right. Because if people aren’t reading they don’t know where you’re getting this information from right, but when you kind of regurgitate it with your own twist with your own flip on it, it becomes yours you know. So I’m glad you brought that up yeah.
Timothy -Thank you. Well to wrap it up what other advice? You’ve already given some. Is there any other advice that you would give to couples building something together?
Erica-Ok so couples this is such an interesting topic right. Couples must play to their strengths. They must play to their strengths. In our situation which is one of the reasons I’m talking to to you and Alex is not is because Alex quite frankly he’s just not comfortable in front of the camera but behind the camera he’s a genius and he’s in his comfort zone right. We’ve tried to do a couple of interviews you know together and you can see that it’s just completely uncomfortable for him.
So why put him in a situation that makes him uncomfortable right. His strength is behind the scenes. You know his strength is in the technical training, his strength is in the technical wizardry side of what we do right. That’s not my ball park at all, like I’ve tried to do that stuff, it’s just a nightmare right. And one of the things one of the key concepts you learn in this industry is if you don’t know how to do something outsource it. So I outsourced to my husband. You know sometimes people they’re not technical right, so why bang ya head against a brick wall when you’re not good at doing something unless you choose to become proficient at it when you can outsource right. So for me my strengths are everything that’s in front of the camera. You know my strengths are videos, my strengths are content creation, and my strengths are you know Facebook. My strengths are anything that has to do with you know social media. The media company which is you know pretty much like what we are. That’s where I play right. 23:00 So as a couple you have to work out what each other’s strengths are and respect your differences. You know I think one of the biggest problems a lot of couples have you know working together is they can’t clearly define what each other’s roles are . You know sometimes they get niggly and they’re like “well you should have done that. You should have done that ni ni ni ni ni”. And that doesn’t work at all right. So imagine that you’re at a job like a real job right. You have your job description, your coworkers have their job description, you would never go to your coworker and go “ni ni ni why did you do so and so?” Right that’s the bosses job to go “ Oi! So and so you know pull up your socks”. But it’s not for coworkers. It’s not a coworker’s responsibility to do that right. So you respect each other’s strengths, you play to your strengths and you allow what will be to be right. And I think one of the most important things when you’re working as a couple is to respect each other’s time , respect the way each other handles their parts of the business and 24:00 to find a smooth flowing schedule that works for both of you . And that’s another key point you must make family time you must make—like we have this kind of rule like well I’ve broken it tonight.
But we have a rule that 5 o’clock that’s it. That’s it. Facebook down, you know phones turned upside down, ringers off. Its family time right. Because one the biggest mistakes Alex ad I made in the beginning is that I was grinding, like I was a woman on a mission and it would be nothing for me to get up at 4 o’clock in the morning and I wouldn’t see him again till maybe 9/10 o ‘clock at night because we didn’t have our roles clearly defined at that point and we were both doing everything. Right and I was so focused on the business that I lost focus on my health, that went down the drain, I lost focus on my relationship that was strained, I lost focus on relations with my friends, with my family. Like was completely 100% focused and tunnel vision on what I was doing. That’s a big mistake and I share this with people a lot you know, you need to respect all aspects of your life when your building your business and 5 years in I got up to the point where I come first now and the business comes second . So you know I have a set of morning rituals between 6 o’clock and 7 o’clock. Nothing gets in the way of my morning rituals right. Work is from 7 o’clock until 9 o clock. We’re very lucky with this system that the owners of the company create all the content for us. So like we have to work a lot less now than we did back in the old days. Also I do content creation well I do my work between 7 and 9 and then between 9 and 10:30 it is back on me. Fitness, health, stuff like that then its family time and then the afternoon you know I do my work again. 5 o clock its family time you know and I never ever ever put anything before—-so the business always came first and so my biggest advice to couple out there 26:00 is that you prioritize. And you make sure that you look after your health, you make sure you look after your spirituality, you make sure you look after your relationships and business really it kind of comes a bit of a fourth. It really must cause otherwise all the other things they suffer. Whereas if you’ve got a strong relationship, you got strong spirituality, you got strong health right and you’re looking after everything, you can be amazing in your business right, but you can’t be amazing in your business if you’ve broken those things down you know. So put you first that would be one of my biggest pieces of advice. Put you first and then the business will flow right. Otherwise you get stuff out of balance and stuff doesn’t flow.
Timothy -Yep the words come to mind “go within that I don’t without”. Yeah there’s something of tending to these things within ourselves the balance the harmony of it. Even the self-respect, the self-awareness that then our story as a media company broadcast out has a chance to encourage others right, to consider those same questions for themselves.
Erica-Absolutely absolutely and again one thing I want to pick up on was the fact that you know back in the day we were grinding. Like we were grinding you know 10/12/16 hours a day was not unreasonable right. Sometimes we’d forget to eat right. We’d look at the clock it’s like 9 o’clock. Did we have dinner? No. did we have lunch? Oh my goodness when did we eat. You know what I mean but now like what we’ve got in place with the system now you can work like less than an hour a day and get everything done. Like I’m so jealous of people who get in now right because it’s so simple. Anyway it’s all good all makes for a good story.
Timothy -It is right and that’s what it comes down to. It’s a good story and we might be the lucky ones because the story we have to share to inspire these just getting started now is yeah how lucky they really are. With that I’ll wrap it up here from Norway to where you are in Bucharest yes. In the proper city area yeah Romania Bucharest.
Erica-Yep yep right in the heart of the city.
Timothy -Fantastic. Thank you so much for making time first of 2017 to share the inspiration that your and Alex’s story is. I have no doubt it will reach many couples and individuals as well to recognize and realize that within ourselves is a strength of self-awareness and added to that an opportunity to self-develop. Develop these skills, develop these tools to better take care of ourselves and inspire those around us to like wise consider how they from within to without can shine the brilliance that they are like you and Alex do.
Erica-Thank you and you just hit it on a really big key point personal development. I say that we are a personal development company disguised as a business opportunity.
Timothy -Well said well said and the words I wish to close with actually add to what you just said. So thank for that. This idea that together, together we truly all have an opportunity to overcome. Thank you Erica.
Erica-Absolutely absolutely. Thank you for having me and I really appreciate this opportunity to be with you and to impart you know hopefully some inspiration to your viewers. So thank you thank you thank you.
Timothy -No doubt it has been done. Bye bye from Norway.
Erica-Bye from Bucharest.
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