My Life-Changing Moment

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Have you ever been so engrossed in your work that you lost something precious in the process? Imagine a moment where your relentless pursuit of success pushed away someone you cared about deeply. In this intriguing episode, we delve into the evolution of business, the desire for financial freedom, and the transformation of work-life balance. From shocking wake-up calls to the quest for scalability and automation, we share a 15-year journey to consistent online income, exploring how you can achieve success without becoming a slave to your work. Get ready for a story that will make you reevaluate your priorities!

[00:00] Harry Potter Introduces The Show!

[00:20] In this episode, Igor discusses the evolution of his business, emphasizing the pivotal moment when he recognized the importance of achieving financial success without sacrificing personal relationships and well-being, and he shares his transition to a more scalable and systematized business model.

[02:10] The Evolution of Business:

  • The evolution of your business was primarily fueled by your desire to be present and attain the freedom you craved. 
  • There was a transformative moment in my journey, as I’ve shared in my podcast and book, “The List Building Lifestyle: Confessions of an Email Millionaire.” I had already started making a small income, but it came at the cost of grueling 16-hour workdays in front of my computer.

  • I was experimenting with various methods but needed help finding consistent success. At that time, I lived with my girlfriend, Anastasia, who would later become my wife.

  • One day, I realized I had become so engrossed in my work that I had neglected her entirely. I was oblivious to her presence, and she left the room without a word. Hours later, I discovered she had left our home, leaving me in shock.
  • I reached out to her friends, and after a frantic search, I found her at her mother’s place, infuriated with my neglect. This incident was a wake-up call that prompted a fundamental shift in my mindset.

  • It was no longer just about making money; it was about making money without sacrificing the people I cared about. I vowed to find a way that would allow me to achieve financial success without being a slave to my work.
  • I briefly dabbled in consulting for a year, but it soon became evident that my income depended on being constantly available to clients. This model didn’t align with my goal of freedom, so I transitioned away from it. 
  • I adopted a more leveraged approach, delivering value to people without the need for in-person interaction or frequent phone calls.

  • My philosophy became centered on scalability and systematization. I aim to leverage my efforts and avoid repetitive tasks whenever possible, making it more efficient for me.

[05:53] A 15-Year Journey to Consistent Online Income:

  • This is an evolution of a business I began nearly 15 years ago. The initial three and a half years were fraught with challenges and failures. However, I persevered, building momentum, and eventually, money started flowing in consistently.

  • Over the years, my income fluctuated, but the key was that I maintained a steady stream of income without having to trade time for each dollar earned.
  • Five years ago, I relocated to Canada from Israel, embarking on a challenging journey to reset my life. This involved obtaining a driver’s license, finding a home, enrolling my kids in school, and navigating the complexities of immigration.

  • Despite these major life changes and limited work during those two months, my income remained stable, thanks to the systems and automation I had put in place.

[07:21] Igor’s Book On Email Marketing:



Igor Kheifets is an amazon best-selling author of the List Building Lifestyle: Confessions of an Email Millionaire.

He’s also the host of List Building Lifestyle, the podcast for anyone who wants to make more money and have more freedom by leveraging the power of an email list

He’s widely referred to as the go-to authority on building large responsive email lists in record time.

Igor’s passionate about showing people how to live the List Building Lifestyle.