Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio I come from a lower-middle class family where we always had everything that we needed, we just didn't have much beyond that. Like most people growing up watching TV, listening to music and reading through magazines I started to desire a better lifestyle for my family and I. I knew at a young age that I wanted to be wealthy but the problem was that I had no idea how I was going to do it.

And so at 18 years old, fresh out of high school I would receive a phone call that would forever change my life. It was one of my best friends who said he had a business opportunity he wanted me to evaluate and that the gentlemen who would be there was a full time college student earning close to a six figure per year income working part time from his dorm room. Not only did that statement make absolutely no sense to me but I also had no idea why they were calling me because I was shy, introverted, had no education, no network, no skills, and even less business experience but I figured what the heck… let me go over here and see what these guys are lying about.

As you can tell, I had quite a few obstacles in front of me before I was going to go anywhere anytime soon in the business world but one of the biggest challenges I had were my beliefs. See growing up I used to hear some things that I’m sure you’ve heard as well…

  • "To make it in this world, go to school, get good grades so you can get a good job."

  • "On your way to success make sure you play it safe."

  • "And on your way, watch out for those get rich quick schemes because if it sounds too good to be true it probably is."

  • "Because as we all know, money doesn’t grow on trees and good things come those who wait."

  • "Besides, money can’t buy happiness and all rich people are going to…"

I’ll let you finish that last one but remember you said it, not me lol… I’m going to heaven! I’m sure many of those statements you could finish before reading the end of it which means you too grew up with some limiting beliefs. How they got there is a class for another day but they’re there! All of these negative, disempowering beliefs were wrapped up in my subconscious mind and these thoughts had lead me to becoming someone who was financially challenged; which is a nice way of saying I was broke.

But here’s what I know. If something is broke it can be fixed. What had to be fixed for me was two things. Number one, the way I was going about creating wealth and number two, my thinking and beliefs had to change. So I made the decision to not only change my life but to follow the advice of those who had the results I was looking to create and the results have been life changing not just financially but spiritually, mentally and physically. I’ve been blessed to experience increase in every aspect of my life and have never been more excited about the future because I know that this is only the beginning.

I’ve heard that you can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking back. I must admit that I’ve found that to be the absolute truth. Looking back I’m so glad I decided to walk by faith, not fear. Fear will always ask you to sit still. Faith will always ask you to move! What’s interesting about fear and faith is that they both require you to believe in something that hasn’t happened yet.

No matter how crazy or ridiculous it may seem to the world, I believe in staying true to what’s been placed on your heart - no matter the odds. It’s been placed there for a reason and my desire is to help as many people as I can manifest their dreams before it’s all said and done. I look forward to playing a role in the manifestation of yours.

Believing in you & in your dreams,

Mike Benoit - Founder of TDT Financial™




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