Episode #388

How to Find Financial Freedom and Flexibility

With Shane Sams

Genuine, authentic, relatable, down-to-earth — that is Shane Sams. He gave up his place at the front of the classroom after realizing he wanted to find a way to provide and have the ability to be present for the people who matter most in his life.

What started as making playbooks for coaches and lesson plans for teachers soon turned into a full-blown education company as Shane claimed the title of online entrepreneur. Soon after, he and his wife realized they could share their resources and entrepreneurial gifts to help other families take control of their income, gain freedom, and create a future. After selling his education company, Shane stepped into a new venture to help others monetize their knowledge, wisdom, and passion through membership sites.

It might surprise you to learn that Shane only started speaking two years ago! Shane had been podcasting for several years but hadn’t taken the stage. However, he knew that in order to grow his platform, he would need to begin speaking. Together, he and his family decided to go all in and give it a try. During the pandemic, Shane received a surprising offer that he simply couldn’t refuse, and the rest is history! Now, he’s speaking to thousands of people on stages larger than he ever could have imagined.

Shane learned to embrace everything about himself and what he could bring to his audience. He would say it took a lot of reps to get it right, but his intentional preparation allowed him to be ready for whatever came his way.


  • How to stop your paycheck from owning you
  • Why friendships and relationships are the keys to success
  • Combining passion and purpose with a mission
  • Why you must take control of your income to gain freedom
  • Why you should podcast if you want to speak
  • How to prepare for any opportunity that might come your way
  • Why you have to be quick on your feet and ready to step up
  • And so much more!

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