Today’s episode of True Grit and Grace is going to be so powerful for you if you have been wanting to start or scale a business and are trying to understand how to go about it. My guest is one of the most respected financial and entrepreneurial experts in the industry and he also has an incredible story of resilience from a cancer diagnosis. 

Mel Abraham is a CPA by education but an entrepreneur by exhilaration, and Author of the #1 Bestseller, The Entrepreneur’s Solution: The Modern Millionaire’s Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom. He’s the founder of Thoughtpreneur TM Academy & Business Breakthrough Academy where he helps entrepreneurs bring their businesses to the world and build the lifestyle that they want.

After finding a cancerous tumor in his bladder larger than a baseball in June 2019 and successfully conquering it within 18 months, Mel began to openly teach his The Affluence Blueprint TM because his cancer journey spotlighted the immediate and urgent need for entrepreneurs to find “financial liberation” and peace of mind. This is the very process and system he’s used to build his business and more importantly his wealth through business that allowed him to completely shut things down to focus on what’s important. Most entrepreneurs are building a financial house of cards and don’t even realize it…and traditional financial advice will not work for them.

As a frequent guest on some of the top shows and podcasts and through his popular programs, blog and show he shares his thought leadership around financial liberation, affluence, building businesses of impact, and freedom. He’s been called an Affluence MentorTM and the “thought leader to thought leaders” and advised some of the top thought leaders of our time in their business, money matters, content creation, positioning and market influence.

Mel is a committed advocate for the entrepreneurial way and provides real education to real entrepreneurs for creating a real life! After all, we are placed here to create a legacy beyond acquiring, achieving and accomplishing but by connecting at a meaningful level and impacting lives through our businesses, services and ideals each and every day.

Mel has built, bought and sold numerous multimillion-dollar businesses for himself as well as his clients. He’s a globally recognized thought leader, business advisor, CPA and financial expert sharing stages with a long list of Fortune 500 Companies as well as beacons in the business and personal development industry, from Arianna Huffington and Chalene Johnson to Brendon Burchard and Tony Robbins. (So yeah! You can understand why I was jumping up and down when I got to share the stage with him for the Transform U Event a few months ago!)

Mel is a Certified Public Accountant with over three decades of experience as a financial expert, valuation expert and business and success strategist. Mel is regularly sought after for consulting and valuation engagements around the country such as family limited partnerships, co-tenant interest valuations, operating businesses as well as various entities. These projects have ranged from small family owned businesses to large $1.7 billion companies.


Here’s what you will learn:

  • What it was like be diagnosed with cancer and how he beat it (3:02)
  • How to manage the fear that stems from a major illness (9:41)
  • Why attitude and determination is essential in overcoming adversity (15:29)
  • How friends can help you to achieve your goals (21:41)
  • How to understand your needs versus your wants (27:23)
  • Why putting things in order will help with peace of mind (34:38)
  • The importance of friction in shopping (44:28)
  • How emotion ties to shopping and using credit (52:31)

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