Here are some of the Entrepreneur Profile Test short stories that others can relate to, that show specific actions and results, that speak from the heart and inspire others to action. If you have an inspiring story to share, please email us at: support@resultsplatform.org and let us know your story!

RICHARD ALDERSON, MUMBAI, INDIA

I never dreamed that, after quitting my London consulting job, I’d end up starting an award-winning social enterprise 4,000 miles away.  It all began with me sitting in a dull corporate office longing to do something more meaningful with my life. My heart led me to social entrepreneurs: people using entrepreneurial skills to solve social problems (Muhammad Yunus is one prominent example).

In 2005, I travelled to the hot, dusty plains of northern India with Pooja, who was to become my future business partner. We were so inspired by the potential of social entrepreneurs to create powerful change in India and so moved by the lack of support for them, that we started to hatch a plan for how we could help.  Wealth Dynamics (WD)  When I discovered WD, it was a lightbulb moment for me. I suddenly understood that there were different paths to entrepreneurial success. I am a Creator profile. I learned that I need to focus my time on creating, not on managing or completing. And I need to work with different profiles that love doing what I don’t. Now, I felt better equipped for my journey — or so I thought.

The big lessons I’m still learning  As UnLtd India, our social entrepreneur incubator, took off, I found myself feeling almost constantly overwhelmed. I was exhausted, I was working every hour of the day and my relationships were suffering. I slowly learned my first big lesson from WD: ‘Say NO’. I learned that it’s what I say ‘no’ to, rather than ‘yes’ to, that determines how effective I am. Since then, I’ve said ‘no’ to doing things that are not aligned with my creator profile — admin, finances and implementation — so that I can focus on creating, raising money and strategy.

My second big lesson hit home when I went to a WD event in Bali, before I’d even moved to India. The event was run as a competition, with prizes for the team that developed the best business plan. My idea was one that was chosen. I thought I was in with a chance of winning. But I crashed into something bigger than my dreams: my ego. I thought I knew best. I thought we could do it MY way. We didn’t win because I shut out my team. It felt painful and humiliating. Now, I’ve learned to let go more.

My co-founder Pooja is a Supporter profile (a great combination for a Creator profile like me) and we’ve learned to trust each other completely for the different things we do. Our first key hire, our Operations Manager, is an Accumulator profile, who keeps us anchored. We’ve since built an awe-inspiring team made up of complementary profiles — so much so, that now, Pooja and I are doing what feels scary (but right), and handing over the organisation to allow someone else to take it to the next level.

The results  Today, we’ve raised more than $2m, funded 98 entrepreneurs and built a full-time team of 14. The people we’ve mentored have already raised 14.5 times the amount we’ve invested in them and positively impacted the lives of more than four million disadvantaged people in India. Last year, we were honoured to win the ‘Most Innovative Social Enterprise Award’ from The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE).

I’m deeply grateful to Roger and to the amazing people I’ve met through WD who have supported us. Had I not discovered WD, I suspect we may not have achieved what we have, and that I’d be less happy, less fulfilled and more grey-haired than I am now!  What next?  Because WD has had such a profound influence on my life, I am now launching WD for social entrepreneurs, incorporating language and case studies that speak directly to them. If you’re interested in helping, I’d love to hear from you!

–  PS Our first UnLtd India website had the strapline ‘Who will be India’s Muhammad Yunus?’ The photo on the left is of Pooja and I saying ‘thank you’ to the man himself in Mumbai earlier this year.

EMMA PONSONBY, LONDON, UK

I did my Wealth Dynamics test in 2009, at the recommendation of a friend as I was trying to work out what to do with my life. I am one of those people that can pretty much do anything, but I found myself always doing everything.

Once I understood my profile as a Mechanic, I started to read up on other successful people with my profile and understood the benefits of having an uber powerful team of people around me.   I went on to set up my first business, myshoppingsecrets.com that markets international luxury fashion brands to the UAE, US, Asia and New Zealand where I’m from.

Because I understood my Wealth Dynamics profile, I’ve been learning and experimenting with my natural skills, I’ve now been involved in over 9 start ups companies in the last 3 years having never thought this is something I would ever do, and all before I turned 30.

This week we officially launched myshoppingsecrets.com in NZ, and we’ve had an amazing response and some great features in the media out there, and I have reached one of my lifetime goals to be an example to New Zealanders what’s possible, to follow your dreams and create global business.

http://www.fashionz.co.nz/news/kiwi-in-london-launches-online-shopping-mall.html  http://cleo.msn.co.nz/cleonews/8467092/ site gives kiwis access to top international fashion labels.  Next we’ll be launching in Australia, India, UAE, US and China!

I always recommend anyone I work with and all the businesses I am involved with to take the Wealth Dynamics test to help them understand their own pathway and I’ve watched it help entrepreneurs make some really important decisions about their future and I know it’s certainly helped me!

AMANDA HORSBURGH, CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

Even though I was introduced to Wealth Dynamics Profiles 6 years ago, the biggest difference Wealth Dynamics has made to my life has been in my recent failed, then successful restart into the business world. Using just the basics of Wealth Dynamics (because that is all I know), I have re-launched my previously failed business and in the space of 4 months I have turned this business, and just $1000, into a fast growing, global company, that I run from my dream location – Thailand.

A few months after originally doing our wealth dynamics profiles (I am a creator), we decided to move from Brisbane, Australia, home to our 4 business at the time, and re-locate to Phuket, Thailand. We moved and continued to run our businesses in Australia, from Phuket. It was a big step for us. While operating our businesses remotely I became fascinated by the world of Outsourcing and what it makes possible for businesses and business people. Phuket was a great place to be while having this interest, as thousands of business owners from around the world, who have made outsourcing work well for their company, spend a lot of time in Phuket. I had endless streams of people to talk to about it. For years I delved into Outsourcing as a personal interest.

After the birth of our second baby I took a year off. I then decided I wanted to start into business again and I wanted to follow my intense passion of Outsourcing, to create for others what we had created for ourselves, in terms of lifestyle, flexibility and new possibilities for business. So off I went, and launched my new company, Half Price Staff, providing full-time, managed, outsourced staff for smaller companies. Quite simply, it did not work. I got it going, but it was s l o w. The concept seemed fine, but the market was not keen, I couldn’t get the ball rolling. It was failing. I felt tense. I couldn’t think clearly. How could it be that the business in the industry I knew so much about, that I could provide so much real value to people in, that I loved, could be struggling so badly to get going? I got sick. I got sick again.

Then had our 3rd baby. Then moved across the country. The timing was wrong. My approach was clearly wrong too, but I couldn’t work out what was wrong with it, nothing was working. So I stopped operating the business and decided I would come back to it at some later date. When? I didn’t know. Another way to say it, would be to say I ‘quit’. I feared I had lost my mojo for business. Watching our bank balance shrink as I was failing, was enough to put me on the verge of giving up on it all together. I was so frustrated. People would ask how I was going with my business and I had nothing to say. It was depressing. I really didn’t want to give up though.

In my search to work out what I was doing wrong, I re-looked at the business and my Wealth Dynamics profile and realised a big part of what was wrong was that I was not being ‘creator’ enough, or ‘creator’ at all really. I had been focussed almost purely on the “systems” required for the business and not on the real thing I could do for people, which was to revolutionise the way they do business. I could completely change the beliefs and reality of what lifestyle a business could provide and that I could make this happen in a fairly short space of time. It was even all positive cash flow for the owner from day 1. I knew I had something special, but I was not getting the message across.

I identified 2 key things I needed to do – as a creator I needed to ‘create’ (in this case I saw I needed to share my unique take on outsourcing as original content), and to stop being held back by the ‘systems’ the business would need. I had previously cast aside creating great original content as ‘non-essential’ until I had the ‘systems’ sorted. Big mistake. I worked on organising all my research and experience of Outsourcing over the past 5 years into a clear model of the 7 strategies of outsourcing for small and mid sized companies. I worked on clarifying the step by step process that makes outsourcing work for some companies, but be a disaster for others. I focussed on what I could create in other peoples businesses, not just the savings, but the models and the lifestyle.

By the end of that, I had ‘created’ a new foundation for the business. Then onto the ‘systems’. I decided to stop worrying about the systems and I stopped looking for a ‘mechanic’ person. I realised I simply did not need one. What I needed to notice was that, some of the most talented ‘mechanics’ from around the world had already done what was needed. They had made millions of dollars from creating amazingly simple systems – designed to be used by creators to bring their creations into the world. These systems were available for free or very little cost, all I had to do was work out what I needed, sign up and start. I am no ‘mechanic’ but I now have the tools to run all the systems in my business and I can understand and use them. A big thank you goes out to the ‘mechanics’ of the interwebs !

With my new base of unique content and my new love of the simple systems available, I re launched Half Price Staff. Nothing fancy, I just started talking about my knowledge and views on Outsourcing on facebook. I let my thoughts and experiences come through. I simply let myself be ‘me’. I searched for, found and learnt from people who used facebook as the main source of attracting customers to their business. Some people loved what I had to say, some hated it. After a few weeks of simply doing this while I set up the final tweaks in the background….. BOOM….FLOW. Not a gentle flow like a slow river, more like a gushing whip torrent. A year ago I was hitting my head against a wall, with the exact same service offering.

Now with a different approach to the exact same thing, I am like a magnet. I had struck a chord and was off like lightning. Just 4 months ago I was wondering if I should give up on this business that I love, thinking I many never get it profitable and that I would be facing years of struggle to get to that ‘point’ of it working. Wondering if anyone really did want what I could offer, maybe I should just keep my outsourcing abilities and strategies for my own use, keep things as they have been for the past 6 years. Still, in the face of that, I went back in to bat with my new ‘creator’ friendly approach…….more hoping it would work than expecting it would.

In the 4 months since, I could not have imagined what has happened. Half Price Staff has already become a profitable, cash generating company with a backlog of customers, existing customers who are ordering more staff, enquiries from around the world, me being interviewed by major newspapers on outsourcing for low costs start ups, the future of outsourcing for traditional businesses and outsourcing strategy on a national level. This has all been done remotely from overseas. They are finding me.

I have been in initial discussions to start a business incubator in Asia for companies, following my strategies in outsourcing, to penetrate Western markets faster. I’ve been asked to speak at conferences later in the year and 3 large multinational companies have been in contact with me saying they have had someone mention me, my content or my company, in the course of business. All this since the start of the year, with less than $1000 invested, with clients I have never met in person, with staff I have never met in person, while living in a tropical paradise and having the time of my life. I LOVE what I do, HOW I do it and WHY I do it. I am extremely happy of course, however, still in shock about how fast….and easily…. it is all happening now.

DAVID ANTTONY, SINGAPORE

The greatest thing I learned about my wealth dynamics profile is that it’s a WEALTH profile and not a personality or skills profile. I am a mechanic profile with a strong creator secondary profile, and because I am very well skilled all-round, in the past I tended to take on the wrong projects or focus on the wrong part of joint projects, so hence wealth did not flow to me and struggle, stress and frustration were every-day experiences instead. Subsequently, despite creating 9 businesses in my life from nothing, literally nothing, it is only in the last three years and with my last three companies, that I have created financial wealth flow for myself and others, all from systems driven web-based companies.

In my main, bread and butter, company, Magic Webs, which is a SEO and Web development company run out of Singapore, right now I hold two positions, Marketing Director and Systems Consultant. These two roles may seem incongruent, but the way I do things as a mechanic makes them totally congruent. In December of 2010, Magic Webs was almost bankrupt and I lost 90% of my operations team in one week. Since that time I have rebuilt the company from the base up systemizing core client delivery and cash management functions. We now have a 45 person team with 5 open positions. My learning in rebuilding the company was to divest in roles that are not my highest core value delivery as fast as I can and as soon as I have systemized them, making it easy for others to take over.

During the last twelve months I have held over 20 different positions in my company, some I only held for a week. I even divested in my CEO role in January of this year and passed it to a better suited person who is a star profile, and took on the strategic role of Marketing Director with a sub role as the companies Systems Consultant.  My strategic decision to focus my energies as our Marketing Director and Systems Consultant have paid off in an amazing way. I still get to poke my nose into the “nitty-gritties” of the company systems and processes, allowing me to improve them, while not upsetting anyone in the team by being critical about others not spotting all the issues I see with my eyes closed. And of course in my marketing role, I do not do it in a conventional way. I drive our marketing through systems, so seeing we’re a search engine optimization company, my main marketing functions are based around us being #1 in Google, which requires pure mechanics. With my Marketing Director role I get to drive the companies leading edge and set strategic direction. A working example of this happened just last week. In a single day I rewired our company to follow a new strategic direction, allowing us to grow all flowing well, to become a 10 million dollar revenue company within 2 to 3 years, while reducing our workload by a factor of 5.

Harries, one of our top developers came to me with a proposal to make our Results Manager (RM) system web based. The RM is an internal dedicated client processes management system. Synchronicity engaged its engine, and the very next day when I was casually looking at an online tool for another part of our business processes, I had a flash of inspiration. The system I was looking at was a subscription based system costing over 300$ a month. I thought why not make our RM a subscription based tool. This single idea would allow us earn more and work less. A day later, we engaged 7 new web developers and made Harries their team leader – they will now deliver the core system in 6 weeks! Harries and I laughed together at our new joint creation when I said to Harries, “this is not software, this is beachware, we will be on the beach soon mate with our feet up.”

DIANA ANDERSON, PERTH, AUSTRALIA

The best tool ever to understand people is Wealth Dynamics.After completing the profile test and showing up as a Supporter profile-everything in my life now made sense.All of my natural strengths and talents where highlighted right in front of me. Leading people, relationship development,highlighting others true value -just to mention a few.I immediately embraced this knowledge to assist me in developing teams around me.  The most amazing team and story I would love to share is about my family.

Could Wealth Dynamics Information help me to take my family to a new level?  My husband Craig is an accumulator, Jarred- creator and Reece-supporter. We all sat down and decided to sell our home of 13yrs and buy another one that we could develop in some way to increase our family wealth.Using all our skills and talents with myself leading the team, we found the perfect property. The move was amazingly smooth and I missed it all- the team new what needed to happen.  With our vision in mind our renovation and sub-division began. The incredible network I had created and have continued to grow and treasure came into play.

My husband has shown our sons lifetime skills that will support them into their futures. Innovated ideas, being a team player, making use of all our resources efficiently plus many more.  Within 12 months we have added an asset valued at $250k, finishing up our renovation on our home and ready to sell all and do it again.  Not only did we gain financial wealth, our family wealth as a team is totally enriched which is priceless!  Thank-you Roger and your creation of Wealth Dynamics.

MARIANNE CANTWELL, UK

I spent the first few months of my business feeling like an imposter.  I had retrained as a coach and quit my job full of excitement… but now, on the ground, something was wrong: after every session I was drained, sometimes in tears for no reason, and began to avoid taking on new clients… not the greatest business strategy around, right?  The problem was a bit embarrassing: as a coach, I was supposed to be sitting quietly, speaking very little; my training told me to take myself out of the picture completely.   Problem was, I was bursting with ideas, desperate to inspire and the times I got the best response was when I dared to share my own story. Thinking that was a bad thing I tried to force myself to pipe down, fade out, and be the way I’d been told was ‘right’. That was exhausting.  Then, at the encouragement of a friend I did Wealth Dynamics. The results blew me away. As you have probably guessed, I was a Star.

Naturally, I said the results were wrong. No way was I THAT sort of person, clearly, clearly I was a Creator or a Supporter. No WAY was I the one who did well in the spotlight. I wanted others to shine, not me! The test was wrong, no question.  Then, reality seeped in. I realised that everything I was passionate about was about helping people live bigger, bolder, and shine more brightly. Star like you might say. People kept asking for my story but I’d held myself down so much there wasn’t even a picture of myself on my website.   So, I took a deep breath and changed it up. I started running groups, and every piece of resistance I’d had melted away. Best of all my group clients got wildly better results than my individuals and word started to spread. I changed my role to inspirer and dared to tell my story and speak in front of crowds. My blog took off in popularity, and I didn’t have to look for clients anymore – they came to me. Oh, and I started loving what I did so much I would stay up to 3am just because I didn’t want to stop!

Fastforward to today and I am finishing up a book for a major publisher, about how to escape your career-cage and become a Free Range Human… and a core chapter is where I share how giving myself permission to let go of who I thought I should be let me finally be who I really am. No more hiding.   Turns out what I thought were my weaknesses were actually my biggest strengths in disguise.

RUSTICA LAMB, NELSON, NEW ZEALAND

I happened to be in the water, and I asked to come out and serve me there! There have also been sad times, regretful times, and obviously stressful times. It came from playing a Trader profile game, when I was a Supporter profile, with a Supporter profile husband.  As it turns out ?loosing everything? (which was actually gaining clarity) and having to do things such as eat lentils to bulk out food, was the best thing that ever happened to us. It made us appreciate what we did have. We were still married, we were healthy, we lived in a safe and clean country and had a beautiful little girl who was happy and healthy. Those things are hard to change if they go wrong. I would rather money problems than health problems any day.

Getting an understanding of financial planning was critical. Attending the Wealth Dynamics Boardroom Club helped me turn around a cash flow of -$8000 per month in 2008 to positive cashflow of +$3000 per month in 2011. 25% of our income is now positive cashflow. The two key people in my boardroom club were Sheryl Glasse and Kenina Court, and we met for 3 years.  In 2009, It drove me back to my life career as Instructional Designer, Learning Consultant and Trainer, where I have gone on to build a well known reputation in New Zealand in this industry. This bought me income that would put me in the top 1% of earners in the country. It allowed me to shine in field. It was however exchanging time for money, and I was working out of the city of my family weekly and was getting tired.  The other 2 pieces of advise I took from Wealth dynamics was ?wealth = value times leverage? and ?Supporters should find a Creator to support?. I had a huge network of people doing what I was doing, from all the contract project work I had been doing. So I asked my self, ?how can I leverage what I am doing? and ?who could I approach to help them create more cash flow in their already successful business?.  It turns out recruitment companies was where I was headed. (Just like the book ?Your Life, Your Legacy? suggested and I had always resisted!)  Before Wealth Dynamics I would have run off to try and set one up, slowing the process and probably failing as there was little capital or knowledge for set up on my own.

So I am happy to say, the first recruitment company on my list, did their due diligence, and we are now business partners. Them money, me with time. We are set up and ready to launch when I get back from our 3 month Bali trip in July. He is a very clever entrepreneur, and I am learning so much from him. Timing was also crucial. He made a comment to me that if I had approached him a year earlier, the timing wouldn?t have been right.  I had a handful of friends also lost everything. Those who don?t understand Wealth Dynamics, just can?t seem to move on, and are stuck, sad and broke. It was the XL members and ones who understood Wealth Dynamics, who are back on track and making things happen again. That?s because there is true magic and power in the knowledge of Wealth Dynamics?..if you choose to apply it.

TRESKA BOTHA, SOUTH AFRICA

Imagine..Possibility?Reality Story by Treska Botha  The Wealth Dynamics kaleidoscope has rolled my life upside down. My personality and life has slotted into the colourful dimensions? and liberation and empowerment has catapulted my lifelong dreams into possible reality! I studied/trained to be a nurse ? just to seal my calling into which I was born. I realised all my life there were parts of my personality that were in flow and that caused tsunami?s of action and others where everybody seemed to misinterpret what I was doing and saying.  When I completed the Wealth Dynamics Personality Profile of Roger James Hamilton, my work and life reeled past me in a colourful movie and I knew for sure why things were and what I needed to do next.

My heart burns with compassion for sick people and when I bend down to listen, comfort, wash or bind up, I know I am in a moment of eternity, because all the stars and waves are in rhythm and time and schedules stand still? I am so completely fulfilled, it feels as if my heart flows out to my patient enveloping their hearts and my hands touching them bring comfort and relief that will change them forever. I see when they look into my eyes, they are comforted and trust me.  In 2000 I was asked to establish a viable non-profit organization for People with Multiple Sclerosis in the Western Cape. My training and education helped me a lot, but my intuition and passion compelled me to surround myself with experts who helped me towards creating a heart-throbbing society that brought hope and help to those who had lost all hope.

A group of people with a frightening disease shrouded in mysteries and clouded with controversies and heart ache leaving my patients alone and afraid in a void of denial and misconduct.. ( I learnt over the years how painful it was to fight archaic ideology,  sluggish research, hostile governmental bias and above all the heartbreak but reality of the eternal lack of money that I realized even denied some of our patients to keep on living?)  There was earth shattering creation of systems, databases, office space, networks of medical and paramedical practitioners, pioneering multi-disciplinary treatment for Persons with MS, fundraisers and ambassadors.  But sadly the enormous geographical area, the massive workload, lethargic help and lack of finances took their toll and I became a statistic of burnout. And so the society and my dreams.  I am eternally grateful to Roger for not only this course, but for his personal skype sessions with us, (Kevin and Tamsine and our group) his warmth and humour and brilliance that has brought me a deep sense of worth and belonging and given me the tools and efficiency to position myself again to get back and accomplish what I set out to do..

As I look back I recognise my strengths and weaknesses, I have learnt so much through our course that I am confidant and empowered; not undervalued, underestimated and timid anymore. Rogers? sharing of how he started out, his dream of a place of rest and healing resounds wholly with my dreams and visions for a place of rest and caring for my patients and their carers.  (A week before Roger spoke of the tree and the branches and the roots, our logo and slogan had come from the printers and I had it in the group, to show them? it was our tree with it?s roots that are our Spiritual anchorage, the strong and dimensional trunk which is us standing tall for our fellow-man, the branches depict our network of precious people, the leaves symbolize the canopy that will  provide shade, rest and peace in our haven and the fruit is the yield of our business that will encourage and provide for those in need.

Our slogan, Business without Boundaries, symbolizes growth and development in all our areas ie. W.H.E.R.E. ?. Coincidence??…. no? )  I am mainly a Star and also strongly a Creator. We have been building our Network business for a bit more than 2 years and we are holding our first meeting on Tuesday, 24 April 2012 to launch the first steps to our long imagined dream.  It has begun??. ? watch this space?..