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An Award winning, International, best-selling author of “The Alchemy Of True Success: Activate Your Mind, Revitalize Your Body and Reignite Your Spirit”.
Jaden founded Stocks 4 Freedom System™ where he draws from 30 years experience of investing and guides entrepreneurs to create financial freedom through investing in value stocks.
Jaden has been featured on hundreds of radio TV and in print magazines including Shaw Cable, Be Scene TV, Om Times Magazine, Fox News, and The Huffington Post.
KIMBERLY MASKA: I have actually known Jaden for several years, and we have this kind of synergy. We both love talking about money, and how to create financial abundance with your business, aligning your mind, body, and spirit, to make it all manifest in. I know you’re going to love everything he has to say. Welcome Jaden, how are you?
JADEN STERLING: Hey Kimberly, thank you, it’s great to be here, and happy to be with you and your audience.
KIMBERLY: That’s fantastic. We definitely are like two peas in a pod. We kind of have this Wall Street background, money, we love to be able to manifest and create abundance. Share with my audience, who may not know you, a bit about your story, about how you ended up here today.
JADEN: Yeah, I’m happy to. It actually started when I was 14, I had an epiphany. It was like time stood still. Have you ever had those times where literally the clouds part, and everything just gets quiet? And I had a knowingness in that moment. I knew three things. I knew that I’d be speaking about money. I knew I’d be speaking on stages around the world. I knew that I would be teaching not from a book that I read or a course that I took but from experience. That knowingness has shaped my entire life. It’s why I went to work on Wall Street at age 19. I was like, “If I’m going to teach about money, I’ve got to figure this thing out.” I didn’t come from a wealthy family but pretty much middle class. I saw my mother and father have very different experiences with money. My dad was very tight with money, never really was generous. My mom was the total opposite. Money flowed through her like water. I screw up with these very mixed messages about money.
I thought, “Yikes, I don’t want to be like either one of them. I want to have my own relationship with money,” and that’s what drove me to go work on Wall Street. I worked with some of the wealthiest families in the United States, handled their investments, and learned a lot. I learned what they do in order to accumulate millions and millions. My wealthiest client was worth $175 million. I learned what goes into having that level of abundance. They think very differently. People have a very high level of wealth and abundance, they think differently, and they are very generous. That was the other thing that I noticed with people like that – very generous of spirit. That caused me to look at money, this energy that we call money, very differently, and to figure this thing out, it’s a matter of the experience that we have with it.
After I worked on Wall Street, I became a real estate investor and built a sizable portfolio, about $12.5 million in real estate. During that time I had a twin brother who was a realtor but not an investor. It was interesting to see the different experiences that we had with money, because often times, even though he did well, he made six figures, but it wasn’t enough to pay the bills. He’d call me up and say, “Hey bro, can I borrow some money this month?” I’m like, “Sure,” so I’d send him a few thousand. He’d always paid me back. It opened my eyes to the fact that his struggles were because he earned a high level of income, but he never made the leap to being an investor. As many of you may know or are starting to realize that investors, whether it’s in real estate or stocks, or what have you, it opens up a whole different classification of deductions, tax deductions, and it just changes things dramatically for people and their finances.
I’m thrilled to be here with your audience today. I’m thrilled to be talking about this topic that it’s really important. Money affects everything in our life, everything from our health to our wealth, to our level of happiness, and everything in between. It’s worth diving into. It’s worth learning a little more about because it’s so impactful. It’s like food, we can’t avoid it, each and every day, right? We cannot avoid knowing and learning about money. It’s my mission, and for Kimberly it’s become a mission, it’s not even a passion anymore. It’s like a mission to help figure out this money piece in their life and actually invest in the U.S. stocks.
When I went to work on Wall Street, my manager said something really impactful. He said, “Hey, if you work 40 hours a week, plus three nights a week, and every other weekend, I guarantee you within two years you’re going to be able to go anywhere you want, with anyone you want, at any time you want.” I said, “Done, sign me up.” I was like, “Let’s do this thing.” Because for me freedom is my number one core value. It rang true to me. He was right, after two years I had achieved a level of abundance and success to do those things, but it wasn’t from working all those hours. I just paid more in taxes. It was from investing in stocks. That’s what I’ve learned. My money during that two years tripled because I bought a stock called Merrill Lynch back in 1992 and from ’92 to ’95 that stock tripled in value. It’s really powerful when we look at figuring out this money piece, but more importantly, how can we take advantage of it in order to have that freedom that we’re looking for.
KIMBERLY: I love how you talk about studying money. No one studies money, it becomes this thing that you’re very uncomfortable with. My parents were exactly the same way, I love hearing your stories because I’m like, “Oh that’s exactly what I went through.” We seem to have these self-limiting beliefs about money, and we forget that it’s an energy that can be studied and mastered. I love what you’re doing. Not only do we have to figure out how to create that abundance, but then what do you do with it?
Like you said, the people are generous. When you got to the wealthiest people, they’re generous. It’s not about making a lot of money and buying a lot of stuff, it’s about passing that energy around which is awesome. Let’s talk about the fact where spiritual entrepreneurs and financial abundance seem to clash. There’s this thing where they’re like, “I should either charge money for gifts,” or “Money is a bad thing.” There’s a huge struggle with spiritual entrepreneurs. What is your philosophy with abundance and money so that they can get their minds around it?
JADEN: Yeah Kimberly, great question. A couple things come to mind in terms of the money exchange. First of all, people only value what they pay for. If you have a belief, like maybe you grew up like Kimberly and I with families where there’s this disconnect and this message around money that is confusing. Most people did, let’s face it, right? Or it just wasn’t talked about, but you still felt the energy of money, right? Maybe there was a pressure or a stress around it in the household of maybe not having enough, or what have you. The energy was still very present, but it’s confusing because then we go to school, and it’s not talked about. No nothing, right? Zippo, one of the most powerful impactful things in our life is simply ignored in the education system. It’s a shame. Then what happens is people … What isn’t ignored is credit and debt. I remember going to college at 18 and getting a $5,000 credit card. I was like, “Whoa how did that happen? I don’t have a job.” I mean, you know, nothing to speak of. No assets, no nothing, and I get this credit card.
I started to open my eyes up with how this system is set up. It’s set up to create what I call job prison. That we start out, we get these credit cards, we want to fulfill emotional needs with financial materialistic things, and that is not the fix for it, but most people don’t talk about that. They just want the quick fix. They want that card. They want the clothes, the this and that, and it creates a high level of debt, which gives stress, and it entraps them in a job that they probably don’t even like or want. One thing to break that … That’s called a poverty consciousness.
One thing to break a poverty consciousness is to start saving money. My recommendation is 10% right off the top, the first 10% that comes into you, if you have a job, funnel it into a 401K, if you’re a US business owner set up some type of SEPP, Simplified Employee Pension Plan, funnel 10% right into that. If you’re in Canada set up an RRSP. There are tax-deferred vehicles that you can set up that money grows faster in a tax-deferred environment than a taxable. Not only do you get the deduction on your tax return, so it lowers your taxable income, but then it grows faster. Simple little things like that. The next thing is you have to understand this is a highly spiritual community, Kimberly is, I am, that’s who we are. You don’t need an MBA to figure out this money thing, but you do need an MBS. Everyone, I guarantee, everyone has an MBS, MBS is your mind, your body, and your spirit.
It’s honoring those little messages that you get throughout the day. If you work with your mind and say, “All right money, let’s up level our game here. Let’s start attracting more abundance to us. Let’s plan a bigger level.” When you start talking to your subconscious mind that way it’s going to start tuning you in a different direction to take notice of opportunities that you have never seen before. When you start to be alerted to those opportunities, you know, you’re going to get like a little ping, little goosebumps, whatever you call this. Call it … It doesn’t matter really what you call it. Calling on it is the essential part. You’re going to start to notice of different opportunities, you’re going to start maybe you’re lead to reading a magazine article about a company, and you decide, “Yeah, let me put 10% of my monthly income into that this month and let’s see what happens.” All of the sudden, you’re going to be happily surprised. You’re going to go, “Whoa this isn’t that hard.”
The industry keeps a lot of this information. They kind of put this curtain up, and they want everyone to feel dumb, and uneducated, and they want this to be out of your grasp so that they can charge more money. It’s really that simple. It’s set up in a way … I know, I was in it for 12 years. I was on the inside of that. Kimberly, you were in the business too, you know what I’m talking about. It’s a shame, and it needs to change, and if there’s one thing that I can do in this lifetime is change that to get people to recognize how easy it is to buy individual stocks, then that’s awesome.
There’s one other thing I want to speak to. The word prosperity, if we look at that word, the Latin derivative of that word is ‘prosperare’ which means ‘for spirit’. Essentially you’re honoring your spirit when you become prosperous. We are not here on this earth to worry about money, we’re here to do way bigger things. When people can finally draw a line in the sand, and say, “All right, I am so done with this money thing,” you just have to go let’s have another conversation. Let’s have the conversation of, “Okay, I’m at this level, let’s recognize that. Now, how do I make a million dollars this year?” That is going to lead the brain to a different level of thinking and create actual neuropathways within the brain to answer that question because the brain is going to give you back what you ask it.
I think we need to up-level our questions. I think we need to start whatever self-worth, self-esteem, whatever issue, that anyone has where they say, “I’m not worthy or deserving of abundance,” needs to be addressed and fixed, healed. Let’s heal it because you have to think about this, it’s not okay to limit ourselves with this abundance conversation because it is extending out generationally. If you are a parent, and you’re having the conversation about, “Oh my god, how am I going to pay my bills?” Your small minded thinking around money, your kid is picking up that energy. There is a high probability that they too will have that same conversation with their family when they grow up.
It’s like, “Look, let’s just figure this thing out, and move past it.” Part of this, moving past it, is being done with it, like fed up. There are four trillion dollars that trades hands globally each and every day. You have to ask yourself, “How much of that do I want?” Right? There’s not a lack of money out there guys. We’re asking the wrong questions and we’re looking in the wrong direction. I know I’m getting fired up about this, but man, this is my mission, to share with people there’s plenty of money out there. You’re worthy and deserving of it. Raise your prices. If you have a poverty mentality, I say to every, up your prices 20% they’re way too low anyway. They have to get to the point where you look in the mirror, and you start to get nervous when you need to say, “Okay, my fee is a thousand dollars an hour.” If that makes you nervous, then you’re getting close to where your level of fees should be.
KIMBERLY: Absolutely. I love it. I mean, everyone out there who follows me knows that this is what I’m always talking about. I actually make them raise their prices 50% because I know what they have is so low, “Raise them by 50% and then go beyond.” In my Spiritual Biz Bootcamp, I’m like, “You’re not selling anything less than $2,000,” because it’s just nonsense to do that because this is the value that we give. We are so on the same page. I want to call you a prosperity healer.
JADEN: I love that.
Kimberly Maska: Because you are really healing that part of the spirit that wants that abundance to flow in. I’m going to borrow that prosperity break down.
JADEN: I’m really pleased to get it out there. We just need to get this stuff out there so that people can start working with it.
KIMBERLY: Yeah, absolutely. We’re so connected to mind, body, spirit, and the abundance, do you do anything to keep yourself in alignment with the abundance you create?
JADEN: I do, first of all, I’m very clear about the intentions I set with money. If I’m investing my money, my minimum return that I’m expecting in a very short period of time is 30%. However, when I invest my money I call it either marrying or dating stocks. If I choose to marry a stock, that means I’m looking for a minimum 100% return on my money. It’s a little bit of a longer term hold. I’m going to view that stock differently. I’m going to commit to it, any pullbacks or dips, I buy more. If I’m dating, I still have high expectations for that stock, but it’s sort of a shorter situation. I may date one, or two, or three, or four, stocks at once. It could be multiple things. It’s a different strategy, but all fully with full intention. Then what I do is I home money time every day, 20 minutes every single morning, when the time the stock market opens, from 9:30 am Eastern Standard Time to 10:00 is when the most trading happens. It’s the first 30 minutes in the morning and the last 30 minutes at the close of business. I don’t know why that is Kimberly, I guess all the trader … Well you know, you worked on the same thing. They must all go for a big breakfast and late lunch, or something, and cocktails, and then they come back and get busy.
During that money time, I focus my energy. I work with my mind, body, and spirit, to connect in energetically with the stocks. I’ll do things like sing to my stocks.
KIMBERLY: I love it. I love it.
JADEN: I sing. I’m like, “Go buy pharmaceuticals today.” I just get into it, “All right, my portfolio did 35% last year. Hedge fund managers did 5.6%. I’m on to something here. There’s something that’s working here.” And I only own six stocks at once, like a mutual fund may have 157 different stocks, it’s crazy making what mutual funds do. It’s a sure way to not make money in investing. I’m a very focused, very concentrated, in my portfolio. Then I can put my energy into each and everyone of things, I only have six, no more than 10 stocks. Yeah, I sing to them, I’m constantly sending that company good energy, good vibes. Like, “You go, come on keep going.” Because it’s in vibrational alignment with me, it means I’m already doing business with them.
For example, I own shares of Apple. I’ve owned Apple for years because I like their products. I like their service. Whenever I call and have a problem with my computer, it may be out of warranty, but they still help me. They never charge me. It’s a solid company. I call that a money loop. When I put my money into something, a company that’s aligned with my values, because they’re supporting my number one value of freedom, because of Apple, I live a life of freedom. I can go anywhere, with anyone I want, and do anything, as long as I’m connected into the internet via my Apple product. Yeah, I think it’s really important. Then, once you buy shares of the company, guess what? The money that you give the company equals revenue for that company, and the revenue turns to earnings, and that’s why stocks go up, because of earnings. It’s a really simple formula, but super powerful.
KIMBERLY: I love that you’re creating your reality with this. You’re singing to the stocks, you’re using your consciousness to impact what you’re doing, and this is what I teach in my bootcamp all the time with our businesses. You need to be connected, sing it, visualize it, know who that client is, see them coming, and do amazing. It’s awesome, and I love that you can tie that to the money as well, and you’re creating your reality with that. That’s so cool.
JADEN: Thank you, and good work for you for recognizing. Most people live by default, you know? They just kind of go through life, and they live by default, and if you live by default, essentially, you’re going to get what the collective consciousness gets. Which by age 65, 9 out of 10 people are either dead, broke, or financially dependent on a family member. Until you open up, wake up and go, “Hey, whoa, I can actually affect my life. I can affect my reality. I can affect what I see and experience in life.” Then you start to have a different conversation, and you become intentional. You make that shift from living by default to living by design and intentionally creating the life that you want. Then it gets silly fun. There’s no secret formula to this, there’s just doing it. Right? There’s knowing it, but then there’s the doing part which is essential, and that’s I think where most people miss the mark there. They simply don’t do. It’s not difficult, we’re not talking like you don’t have to be a yogi master and stand on your head for hours on end each day, not at all, just start to open up, and go, “Oh, I’m getting guidance right now. Cool, let me write that down so I don’t forget.”
KIMBERLY: Yeah, I think the fear raises it’s ugly head with money, though, right? We pop into scarcity mode, ”Oh but if I do this, what if this happens?” All those little voices come in, and then we ignore the information that we just received that said, “This was the direction to go.” That kills me when I see that.
JADEN: Well, we’re taught to analyze things, and the problem is the more analysis, it’s like analysis paralysis, right? We’re taught to think things through carefully. It’s like, “Why? Why bother?” You’re going to miss an opportunity, or you’re going to talk yourself out of it, that’s where ego lives. We need to bypass the ego zone, drop into the body where the heart is. It’s like border patrol right there. Ego is not allowed to connect with the heart. Thank god that’s the case. That’s the body part of this, right? The MSB, the equation. You got to go with the heart, and you got to go, “All right, what’s my heart telling me?” The good folks at Heart Math Institute, they’ve done studies on this. They’re like, “Hey, the heart has a manifesting factor that trumps the brain by a factor of 5,000.”
If we want to make some change in life, you got to lose your mind, and drop into your senses, literally. Just get out of your head. Stop over thinking, stop over analyzing, become more aware of the signs and clues that your body is giving you because it’s trying to all the time. Call it what you will, that energy PS. Whatever, that intuition, gut feelings, it doesn’t matter. Again, it doesn’t matter what you call it. The key is to not be afraid of it. You were given this. It’s who you are. It’s aligned with your spirit and that’s the beautiful thing about our higher self, our higher self is directly connected in, it knows where you’re going. It knows how to get you there. Then we just have to follow it’s guidance, can it get any easier? I don’t think so.
KIMBERLY: That’s amazing! It can’t get any easier. It’s so easy, we just need to empower ourselves and give ourselves permission to listen to us. We know it all but in a good way. When you were creating the business, what is a tip that you would like to give them, or something that you wish you’d known then that you know now, that would really help them and change their lives?
JADEN: Yeah, good question. Burn the boats sooner than later. Go plan A all the way, and then don’t have a plan B, C, or D. Fully focus, and in that … When you give so much energy and focus in a direction, you can’t not be successful. I mean that’s the beautiful thing. I think what happens is that people put energy in a direction, they don’t see immediate results, and then they start second doubting themselves, second-guessing, and then they go online instead of building their business. They’re searching job postings. They’re giving mixed messages out there in the universe, right? The universe is saying, “I don’t know what you want. You tell me you want this business, but now you’re searching for a job.” We’ve got to take massive action in one direction, a very focused direction.
That’s what I would tell people. I think that’s probably the mistake I made early on because I knew I’d be teaching about money, but that’s a big topic. You know? It’s massive. Finally what I’m seeing in this environment, and right now because of so many … So much has happened planetary wise, where now the veil is thinning a bit. People are becoming a little more spiritual, they’re waking up a bit more, and they’re saying, “Hey, there’s got to be more to this life than what I’m doing.” It’s opening up this conversation that we’ve never had the opportunity before to experience. I’m starting to see, and you might be too Kimberly, people are waking up more to their mission, to what they’re here to do. It’s not about just blindly going through life anymore as a consumer, as an employee working for someone else. It’s like, “Hey, I’m special. I’ve got a purpose, I’ve got a mission,” and I’m seeing people wake up to that more, and more, and more.
I would say to all those folks, “Honor that. Really honor that.” There is one thing that you’re … If you do one thing really well your entire life, you will be richly rewarded. Your impact that you’re going to make, it has … Kimberly, I love when you talk about the ripple effect, it’s got this massive ripple effect around the world, but it can’t happen if you’re fragmented. It can’t happen if you’re distracted. It can’t happen if you’re focused on the shiny object syndrome. You’ve got to be so incredibly dialed into your one thing, and then pursue that full on, and that would be my advice to new people coming into the business, or new people figuring out what they’re here to do.
KIMBERLY: That’s perfect. My Bootcamp people are probably going, “Did you guys talk beforehand?” because that’s all I say, “What is the one thing you’re going to focus on?” They’ll say, “Well, we’re going to create this course, but what about these other courses? What about these … ” I’m like, “What is the one thing?” That’s all you need to know, so beautiful!
This has been an amazing conversation. I love what you’re doing with getting people to empower themselves with studying money and how to make it happen. I know I am going to be checking out your course, because I know there’s a reason why we connected. It’s something that my spiritual partner and I have been talking about, what stocks should we be looking at, and so I know I’m going to be involved. Where can people find you and really get this information so that they can empower themselves?
JADEN: Yeah, thank you for that. Great. I have a freebie, it’s called “7-Fool Proof Steps for Beginners to Buy Stocks Like a Pro”. You can find it at blueprint.stocks4freedom.com. It will essentially get you started investing on your own. It just gives you a little more information. From there it’s going to give you access to a free video series that I’ve put together around money, the mindset of money, and then how to buy your first three stocks in 60 days.
KIMBERLY: Thank you, Jaden, so much for sharing space energy with me. I wish you the best success, and let’s make that ripple effect huge together.
JADEN: Awesome. Thank you.
KIMBERLY: Thank you so much. You have a beautiful day.
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