Regan Hillyer is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist and mindset coach. She is the founder of Regan Hillyer International, a company dedicated to providing personal development and business training to men and women who have a big message they want to share with the world. She has trained thousands of people, helping them build multiple six and seven figure businesses location free.
3 Key Points:
- Give up the good for the greater things you can achieve.
- Everything great happens outside of your comfort zone.
- Set your mind to it, and you can have it on your own terms.
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- [01:11] – Key ways Regan helps people: implementing a success mindset and monetizing their ideas
- [01:36] – Regan’s journey did not start with her being an entrepreneur
- [01:41] – She grew up in a family that told her to get good grades and find a good job
- [01:51] – “I realized, that wasn’t for me”
- [02:06] – Her realization of finding out what works for her led her to coaching
- [02:19] – She started speaking to people and then went online
- [02:38] – Regan’s expertise is in helping people find their message and monetizing it
- [03:00] – One BIG and Unique Value Bomb: “You don’t need to look externally to create a message”
- [03:21] – Regan uses journaling to look into herself
- [04:03] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment: She was standing outside of a room of about 50 people who spent thousands to hear her speak. She stood there and she had that feeling of not wanting to go inside. She spent time away from her business for 3 to 4 weeks to think about why she didn’t feel aligned.
- [06:02] – “I wasn’t living my truth when it came to what I wanted with my lifestyle”
- [06:44] – “Sometimes, you have to give up the good to get to the great”
- [07:25] – “You have to learn to make decisions from a place of alignment”
- [07:54] – Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment: Regan’s biggest moment was when she decided to start over. She had no idea what she was doing, but she was launching a webinar. She was committed to get the end result and she was able to get 30% of attendees to convert as enrollees!
- [10:36] – If you lock in what you want and take action, at some point, it will click into place
- [10:56] – What is the one thing you are most FIRED up about today? “I’m really excited about impact”
- [12:06] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – “Thinking that I had to follow the system”
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “Success is 80% psychology, and only 20% strategy and dynamics”
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? – “My daily mindset routine”
- Share an internet resource, like Evernote, with Fire Nation – Basecamp
- If you could recommend one book to our listeners, what would it be and why? – Secrets of the Millionaire Mind – “it’s one of the books that has been most influential to me”
- Imagine you woke up tomorrow morning in a brand new world, identical to earth, but you knew no-one. You still have all the experience and knowledge you currently have, your food and shelter is taken care of, but all you have is a laptop and $500 dollars. What would you do in the next 7 days? “I would setup a Facebook page, then start connecting with people immediately, and I would build relationships and then start creating content.”
- [14:57] – “You can have it all. And you can have it all on your own terms”
- [15:16] – Connect with Regan on her website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Regan: I am prepared!
Regan is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist and mindset coach. She’s the founder of Regan Hillyer International, a company dedicated to providing personal development and business training to men and women who have a big message that they want to share with the world. She’s trained thousands of people, helping them build multiple 6- and 7-figure businesses, location free.
Regan, take a minute. Fill in some gaps from that intro and give us a little glimpse of your personal life.
Thank you so much for having me. It’s super-cool to be here.
Yeah. Well, look. The work I do in the world, there’s really two key things I help people with. You know, firstly, is success mindset and how do we really shift your reality from going within. And then, the other side of things, is helping leaders and artists and creators and visionaries and people that know that they have a really powerful message. I show them how to dive into that and then, ultimately, how to pull that out; how to monetize that, how to go out and make millions and impact millions of people in the process.
So, you know, my journey – if we go back to the beginning of it, it was not as an entrepreneur. I was – You know, I grew up in a family where I was told that I had to follow the system and do everything right and go to school and work really hard and get good grades. And I had a moment in there where I just realized that that wasn’t for me. And that’s what threw me into the world of personal development and asking some big questions at a young age, around: How do I find my purpose? And how do I change my lifestyle? And how do I help more people? And really diving into that.
And then, that’s what threw me into the world of coaching and mentoring; really just working on myself, initially. I started then working with people one-on-one – max bet out. Created myself a job. I said, you know, “How can I create more leverage through this process?” Started speaking to people – maxed that model out. And then, that’s what shifted me online to where I am now.
John: So, I love all of this, Regan. And what I kind of want to dive in to more is, specifically, your area of expertise. In just like a couple sentences, how would you sum that up?
Well, look. If we were to sum it up, I would say I am someone that helps people really find their message and share that with the world. Right? I believe that what you have to say right now is important and people don’t realize, necessarily, that they can actually monetize it and make a massive impact through just being them and sharing their message.
John: So, what’s the biggest Value Bomb that you can drop, in that area of expertise, about finding your message?
Regan: Well, look. I think the biggest thing is that if you go within, it’s actually all within you. You know, you don’t need to look externally to create a message or to look at what someone else is doing and model that. You’ve actually got it all there, it’s just a matter of tapping into that and then knowing how to pull that out and start to monetize that and build a brand or a business through that.
John: And what’s the tactic to tap into it?
Regan: Look, I use a lot of mindset works. I use journaling and, if you ask yourself the right questions, you start getting some really quality answers.
So, for example, I get people to answer: You know, if you could be living in total alignment right now, sharing one big thing with the world – if you had a speakerphone and all the right people were going to hear that – what would you have to say?
And start writing and start digging into that, and you might be surprised with what you come up with.
John: So, Regan, I kind of want to move into your journey now, as an entrepreneur, because you’ve experienced a lot of what the roller coaster is – you know, the ups and the downs – and I specifically would like you to take us to the lowest of the low; your worst entrepreneurial moment to date. Take us there, Regan. Tell us that story.
Regan: Absolutely. And look, you’re right. There has been definitely ups and downs. And, you know, I’ve kind of seen it all, in that respect. I push myself. I live life on the edge. I’m not afraid to take risks but obviously, you know, there are challenges which comes with that.
You know, I had a moment in time, for example, where I was left with literally $8.17 in my bank account and no idea what I was going to do next. But, instead of diving into that, I’d really love to share something with you where it may not sound as dramatic but it was actually a little bit harder to shift and get out of.
And this is actually a moment when I’d created a certain level of success through my business. And I remember at the time, you know, everyone was telling me, “Wow! You’re doing so well” and “You’re so lucky” and, you know, “You should be so grateful for what you’ve created.”
And I was. But what’s interesting is, I remember being in Melbourne, Australia and I was standing outside of a room of about 50 people that had paid literally, individually, thousands of dollars to be in that room, to come and learn from me and to hear me speak. And I remember standing outside that room and I just got this feeling in my stomach and, for whatever reason, I didn’t want to go inside. And I remember digging into that and thinking, “What’s going on?” You know? I’m meant to be loving this. I’m meant to be really enjoying this. I’m telling everyone I’m living my passion and my truth. You know, what isn’t right?
And I remember just feeling totally out of alignment with what I was doing. And the interesting thing was, is that it wasn’t completely out of alignment, it was just about 1 percent – and there was 1 percent that was off and not right. So I actually took some time and went away and completely stepped outside of my business. And I actually went to Bali in Indonesia for three or four weeks. And I remember just sitting there, thinking – you know, what’s missing? Why am I not feeling 100 percent aligned?
And I worked out that, basically, I wanted to impact more people and the model that I was working with, it was basically a capital level of impact. And the other side of things was that I wasn’t truly living into my truth when it came to what I wanted with my lifestyle. And I had created something where I had to be in certain places at certain times, and I wanted to be able to, basically, create money and impact people from anywhere in the world.
And so, I had to make some really big and bold decisions to walk away from a business partnership, and to walk away from a steady flow of income; to really start over in many ways. And although it might not have been a, you know, crazy moment of pain – you know, financially or anything like that – it was probably one of the biggest turning points for me, where I had to be really big and brave and make some big decisions. And I’m so, so, so glad I did that.
John: Fire Nation, sometimes you have to give up the “good” to get to the “great”. I mean, a lot of us listening right now have good lives. They’re comfortable – we’re in that comfort zone. Well, guess what. All the magic happens outside of your comfort zone.
So, if you want to stay in the comfort zone – your comfort zone – for the rest of your life, you’re probably listening to the wrong podcast. Like, this is about getting out of the comfort zone, finding your magic, giving up the good and the comfortable and what you know, to get the great and to really stretch yourself and live the most fulfilled life you can – this one life that we have to live.
So, Regan, that’s my big take-away from your worst moment. In just one sentence or two, what do you want to make sure our listeners get?
Regan: I think the biggest take-away is that you have to learn to make decisions from a place of alignment, not from a place of “what should I be doing?” or “what do people expect me to do?” or “what’s the obvious strategic next-step?”
I think you have to go within and you have to trust that you always have the answers.
John: What is one of your greatest ideas you’ve had to date? Regan, take us to one of those AH-HA moments that you’ve had and walk us through, not just that idea, but how you executed on it.
Regan: Yeah, absolutely. Look, there’s definitely been many.
I think one of my biggest AH-HA moments was actually leading on from that story, when I, you know, made those decisions and decided to basically start over and re-launch myself and re-launch my brand and everything that I was doing in the structure that I was operating in.
And I actually remember running one of my first webinars. And I really, to be honest, had no idea what I was doing. I, you know, did some research, downloaded a webinar software; thought, “Well, I’ve got to fill it with people somehow” and attempted to promote it through social media. And I was really just so committed to getting the end result that I was doing whatever it took to make it happen.
And it was after that webinar, where I had about 70 or 80 people on, and I made an offer that was thousands of dollars and I enrolled about 30 percent of those people into that offer. And that’s when it just really hit me. It really hit me, the potential that we have online in this economy these days. And I just really got it. I got it. Because immediately, I was, like, “Okay. Well, this works.” Right? Now it’s just a numbers game. Now I can just, you know, basically put more people in the front; this is going to increase how many people I’m impacting. This is also going to increase the income. And I can do this from anywhere in the world that I choose.
So, I think that was my biggest thing. It was literally locking in what I wanted; taking massive action towards it. But then, also, seeing the results in front of me, I was so grateful. But it was such a snap moment for me, where I just realized what was actually in front of me.
John: Fire Nation, to use a sports metaphor here: Somebody that’s in the major leagues of baseball, they get up to bat ten times. They can strike out seven times but if they just get three hits – three times out of ten – if they get on base, they hit a homerun, they’re gonna be an all-star. They’re going to potentially go to the Hall of Fame if they’re doing that four times out of every ten.
That is what it takes. You have to get up there, swing the bat. You don’t know what’s gonna work and what’s not. Regan had to get out there and just try a few things. She was shocked at how much success she had and how much things were working. But she never would’ve known unless she got up there and actually swung that bat.
So, just get up there. Don’t worry about when you miss or when something flops or fails, get up there and try again. You might just never know what’s going to hit.
I mean, I talk to people all the time who’ve had videos that have gone viral or products that have just gone through the roof or books that have become New York Times best sellers. They’re like, “I had no idea that that one was gonna do it. I just kept putting out content and, for some reason – the timing, the message – everything was right.”
So, Regan, that’s my take-away. What do you want to make sure our listeners get from that story?
Regan: Yeah, absolutely.
And, very similar to your take-away, I think it’s just knowing that if you lock in what you really want, and when it’s in alignment, and then, when you actually take the action towards it – if you don’t worry so much about the “how” and linking up all the pieces and making it perfect but you keep acting and you keep moving in the right direction – then, at some point, it is going to click into place.
John: What are you most fired up about right now?
Regan: I’m really excited about impact. Impact is the thing that drives me. It’s the thing that wakes me up in the morning and gets me excited. I always ask myself, “How can I be reaching and impacting more people on a daily basis?” As we’ve touched on, with the opportunity that we have online, it’s exciting because it feels uncapped.
I’m also excited in the realm of impact around some of the minds and the people that are emerging in the entrepreneurial space, and some of the big problems that need to be solved in the world right now. And I feel like there’s a little bit of a consciousness shift around people that have been talking about the problem and saying, you know, “Oh, there’s global warming” – there’s this, this, that. All these things are wrong with the planet.
I feel like people are shifting and we’re talking more about the solutions. We’re talking more about: How do we join forces? How do we work together? How do we use technology? How do we start really solving some of these problems and – which obviously leads into a greater realm of impact.
So, yeah. For me, that’s super-exciting right now.
John: Impact, Fire Nation – find your theme and run with it. Regan’s found her theme and she’s making things happen.
And now, Value Bombs have been dropped. More are coming in The Lightning Round after we thank our sponsors.
Regan, are you prepared for The Lightning Round?
Regan: I am.
John: What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur?
Regan: The biggest thing for me was really being in this mindset, as a child, of thinking that I had to follow the system and do everything right like my parents wanted me to do. You know: Go to school, get good grades. I’ve actually got a degree in architecture and it was very expected that I was going to follow that next-step.
So, yeah – that was the biggest thing. It was really worrying – what my family was going to think.
John: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Regan: Best advice I’ve ever received is definitely that success is 80 percent psychology or more; and then, only 20 percent strategy and dynamics. When a mentor told me that at a young age, I was pretty frustrated that nothing was clicking into place and working. And the minute I went to work on myself and my own mindset, that’s when everything started shifting.
John: Can you share a personal habit that contributes to your success?
Regan: Definitely my daily mindset routine is a non-negotiable. I wouldn’t not shower, I wouldn’t not brush my hair – I also wouldn’t not condition my mindset daily. Into that comes a money mindset routine, a money tracking. All of those – extremely important to me.
John: What about an internet resource like an Evernote? Do you have one you could recommend?
Regan: I’m going to say Basecamp. As simple and basic as that is, our whole team runs off it and it just – it works so well. And we’ve been able to really grow in scale using that, so we love that.
John: If you could recommend just one book, what would it be and why?
Regan: It would be Secrets of the Millionaire Mind and probably because it’s one of the books that have been most influential for me. I get all my clients to read it. It’s something that I continue to dip in and out of. If you’re looking to shift your money mindset, I’d definitely start there.
John: T. Harv Eker, past guest of EOFire. Definitely check it out, Fire Nation.
And Regan, this is the last question of The Lightning Round but it is a doozy.
Imagine you woke up tomorrow morning in a brand-new world identical to Earth but you knew no one. You still have all the experience and knowledge that you currently have, your food and shelter’s taken care of, but all you have is a laptop and $500.00. What would you do in the next seven days?
I probably wouldn’t use the $500.00 initially. I would get my laptop and I would set up a Facebook page, if I don’t have one. I would then start connecting with people immediately. I would start building relationships. I would then start creating content. I would start putting out content that is rich with messaging and then I would simply have a next-step or an offer that lead on from that content; providing value to people and showing them how I could help solve a problem that they had, in exchange for financial return.
So I probably wouldn’t even spend the $500.00.
John: Regan, let’s end today on Fire with you giving us a parting piece of guidance, the best way that we can connect with you, and then we’ll say goodbye.
Regan: Awesome. Well, I truly believe that you can have it all and you can have it all on your terms, in whatever way that looks like for you. You don’t have to sacrifice one area of your life for the other. So, just know that you need to lock in what you want; lock in that big vision. Step up and claim it and start moving towards it. And you may receive it faster than you even expect.
In order to connect with me, best thing is to go to reganhillyer.com. There’s a free book there you can download. And then, obviously, I’m on all the social media platforms. I put out a lot of content daily and everything is just under Regan Hillyer.
John: Fire Nation, you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with and you’ve been hangin’ out with RH and JLD today. So, keep up the heat and head over to eofire.com. Just type “Regan” – that’s R-E-G-A-N – in the Search bar. Her Show Notes page will pop up with everything that we’ve been chattin’ about today. Best show notes in the biz – timestamps, links galore. And I just gotta say, Fire Nation, head over to reganhillyer.com. See what she has goin’ on over there – that free book and other great content.
Regan, thank you for sharing your journey with our listeners today. For that, we salute you and we’ll catch ya’ on the flip side.
Regan: Thank you so much for having me.
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