About

Hey, my name is John Newman, I am a “lifestyle” online entrepreneur, creator of The Stepping Stones of Wealth System, #1 Amazon best-selling author, avid investor, Star Wars nerd, and proud family man… and I want to welcome you to Financial Freedom Warrior!

Financial Freedom Warrior

I created this website to help people just like you to become financially BULLETPROOF by becoming a Financial Freedom Warrior!

So have you ever dreamed of becoming financially free?

To not ever have to worry about money again, no matter what happens in your life?

Whether it is a job loss, or you get sick, or the government raises the taxes, or whatever other challenge shows up, that you are financially bulletproof enough to handle it?

And do you also crave to have the time to REALLY enjoy your life, and spend time with family and friends when YOU want, on YOUR terms?

This is what you dream of… right?

So why haven’t you achieved financial freedom already?

Don’t worry, it’s not your fault.

Society, in general, has set you up to fail.

The things you attempted in the past weren’t designed to help you.

This is where the Financial Freedom Warrior Movement is different.

A Financial Freedom Warrior will take on the traditional society and win.

A Financial Freedom Warrior will accept NO EXCUSES until the job is done!

A Financial Freedom Warrior will become financially BulletProof… so NOTHING can STOP THEM!

So how did I start on the Warrior path?

The Road to a Financial Freedom Warrior

Several years ago I was in my mid-thirties and I was miserable.

I was working in the mining industry, working long hours and I pretty much hated my job.

Sure, I was earning good money, but I was sick of the long hours and shift work, and it was starting to affect both my physical and mental health.

I had a bad back, I was overweight and grumpy, I had been through broken relationships, and I felt like a part time Dad to my two girls.

Plus, my money situation was nowhere near where I thought it should have been.

I was paying off a house and had some savings, but in reality, I was living pay check to pay check and I was starting to rack up some serious credit card debt!

The funny thing is though, I thought I was happy, but I couldn’t understand why I was feeling so flat.

Ever been there?

The truth is I was stuck in a rut, and coasting on auto-pilot.

Simply unaware that anything was wrong.

Fortunately, though, some things started to change.

I met an amazing woman who as she says “gave me direction” (sometimes I call it being bossy) 😉 who later became my wife.

And then I had a paradigm shift, or as I call it an “epiphany”.

One day while I was at work, the machine I was on was on standby, and I was reading a book I had come across called “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”

As I was reading this book, I heard a noise behind me, so I looked around and there was this old guy called Ross who was about 60 years old and he was operating a bulldozer.

He was pushing a MASSIVE rock, and he was on some sort of a weird angle rattling and bashing his body about.

It was at this point I had a total epiphany… there was NO way I could continue in this job for the next 20 years or more!

The concepts I had been reading about in this book had been totally transferring the way I had previously thought about managing money and investing, and once I had a vision of my potential future in Ross, I made my first step to becoming a Financial Freedom Warrior!

I made a decision and a commitment then and there to myself that I would create financial freedom for myself and my family, and I would do ANYTHING to achieve it!

Good decisions, bad decisions

So for the next few years, I educated myself on ways to become financially free.

I read books, went to seminars, listened to audios, and eventually, I decided that investing in Real Estate was my ticket to freedom.

I paid $10,000 to join a property mentor group and I bought a couple of properties through their buyer agency.

I also used their accountant to buy one in a trust, but the loan was set up incorrectly and at tax time I couldn’t claim any of the deductions.

I was also building our dream home at the same time, and all of these things added up to a huge drain on my cash flow!

So then I paid another $6,000 into another property guru’s course about controlling property with no money down.

Can you start to see a problem developing here?

At the time I couldn’t!

I was getting into greater credit card debt to service these properties, and my “mentors” seemed to be getting me into a bigger hole instead of getting me out of it.

Eventually, I realised what an idiot I was being, and I sold some of the properties and decided to re-think my strategies.

While I still believe in property as a wealth creation strategy, it is just one element, and to be “Financially BulletProof” you have to have both a cash flow and a growth strategy.

And as far as cash flow is concerned, you need to create some sort of an income accelerator.

And it has to be online!

I don’t care if it’s network marketing, affiliate marketing, eCommerce, digital products, info products, physical products, coaching, consulting, or ANYTHING else… It has to be online!

The Warrior’s Path

Eventually, I found some mentors that had created financial freedom themselves and I modelled both their strategies and their mindset.

I kept learning and growing and started seeing results.

Financial Freedom Warrior

There comes a point, however, that you can’t grow any further by learning more.

To keep growing you have to contribute.

I kept seeing people struggling with their finances and it robs them of enjoying life.

People often say that they would rather be happy than rich.

While some poor people are happy, money has nothing to do with it.

Money only makes you more of what you already are.

If you are worried about a big bill coming up or you want to take your spouse out for dinner or take the family on a weeks holiday, but you “can’t afford it” then wouldn’t it make you happy if you could solve that problem?

Wouldn’t you like to never have to worry about money again?

I hate worrying about money!

And I want to help people become BulletProof so they don’t have that worry or stress either!

This isn’t something that I set out to do, but it’s NOW something that I HAVE to do!

I’ve had to step up!

I’ve had to conquer myself and accept NO EXCUSES!

I’ve had to become a Financial Freedom Warrior…

… And I want you to become one too…

Join the MOVEMENT…

John Newman

Financial Freedom Warrior!

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14 responses to “About”

  1. Hello, my friend, this is truly and amazing story, you have been through so much but never gave up and now you are on the right Path.
    Your story will serve as and encouragement to many who feel as if they are going now where. It is good to see that you are having success.

  2. Hi John
    I really enjoyed reading your story, and i have experienced the same problems in my life. In 2015, i left a paying job, accessed some retirement funds, and started looking for a solution, an online solution.
    I taught myself how to build a wordpress website, but i needed more education. and support, and mentoring. In November 2016 i found what i have been searching for, and i’m now on my journey, to online success.
    Like you i have taken the steps necessary to create my future, may you have lots of success, as a Financial Freedom Warrior.
    We are both striving to the same point, we want Financial Freedom.
    Cheers

    • Thanks, Greg, it sounds like you are on the right path to financial freedom with your online solution!

      Building a business online is a great way to increase cash flow and leverage your time for the work you put into it.

      In my opinion, this is the best way to achieve time, lifestyle and financial freedom!

      Thanks for commenting 🙂

  3. You tell a great story in the context of the hurdles you overcame. It was both instructional and motivational. You share personal success and failure like the property you purchased in an incorrectly set u trust ( I hope you sued that accountant) and made it clear that success is a journey of both hard work and vision.

    • Haha, no, I didn’t sue the accountant, but I learned a valuable lesson in the process Robert!

      Glad you liked the article, and you are so right that having a vision is very important for success and so is putting in the hard work to achieve it!

      Thanks for your feedback 🙂

  4. What an inspiring story.. The energy comes off the page. A lot of people go through what you have….learn, learn, learn, invest, invest, invest………but, as you say, there comes a time when you have to take action and DO something.

    No, money doesn’t make you happy, but it does keep you from stressing and worrying about things that are robbing your pursuit of happiness….debt! This is a program that is a definite look into!

    • Absolutely Warren! 

      A lot of people often say that “I would rather be happy than have money”… Like the two are mutually exclusive!

      Money doesn’t make you happy, but neither does being poor.

      The reality is that money “worries” and stresses, causes so many problems for people, and while solving that problem may not make you happy, it certainly isn’t going to make you unhappy!

      Thanks for commenting 🙂

  5. Hey, Mr. Warrior! 😉

    Your online accomplishments online as a marketer so far are AMAZING! And I bet it feels even more incredibe to be a top selling author on Amazon, huh?

    Personally, I’d love nothing more than becoming financially bulletproof, so it would be fantastic to have you (an expert) as a mentor.

    I really am in desperate need of ditching my job and becoming financially independent so I can live life exactly how I choose to on my own terms and refuse to be dictated to by today’s society.

    Living a full rich life and earning the amount of income to support it would be an absolute dream come true for me, as it would for many other folks who visit this website,

    Oh, man, I’m also sorry to hear you paid out such a huge fortune into property resources. And it just goes to show how quickly we can be swamped in debt.

    But the bad choices in life eventually lead to phenomenal ones.

    Glad to hear you found the Warriors path and this path is certainly one I’d really like to travel along with your help.

    I look forward to your mentorship.

    Thanks
    Neil

    • Thanks for your kind words and feedback Neil, it was a very cool experience writing my chapter in the book, and it actually still feels a bit surreal that it hit the Amazon best-seller list!

      I know how you feel about wanting to ditch the job, it really is a HUGE problem for a lot of people.

      I also know that you are doing some great things with your online business as well, and I think you are probably at the point that you are struggling to scale it without having the extra time to work on your business that your job is taking up, but at the same time, the consistent income isn’t quite there enough to quit… YET!

      There will come a tipping point, however, and you will come out the other side and won’t look back!

      You are definitely a Financial Freedom Warrior Neil, I can see the work you are putting into achieving your freedom!

      Lets’ go!!!

  6. Hey John:

    What a great story! Thanks for sharing your trials, tribulations and triumphs! It does make for an uplifting feeling to realize that even making super-sized mistakes along the way can’t stop you if you just keep on walking.

    Thank you for sharing your story with such enthusiasm and verve.

    • Absolutely Netta!

      I read something the other day that said for Entrepreneurs to try 15 different things and 1 of them will eventually work out!

      The trouble is most of society doesn’t try anything at all, and a few will try once or twice and then give up!

      How many times you fail doesn’t matter, it’s how many times you can take the hit and keep MOVING FORWARD!

      Thanks for commenting 🙂

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