Meet Charles Harris. Creator of the Accelerated Cash Flow System and Business Development Coaching Program
October 2, 2021
MK: Charles, share your story with us. Tell us about your background and how you got to where you are today.
CH: After a 40 year selling career in the music industry that made me a millionaire the first time, it cost more than a million dollars to close that business in 2006 . This expensive lesson was the result of things that I should have known but didn’t, things that I was doing that I should not have been doing and things that I could have been doing but had no clue about at the time.
After closing the business, losing a million dollars, my income, my business real estate, being foreclosed upon and declaring bankruptcy, I got down on my knees and asked God what should I do with this mess? Over the next few years, he led me to investing in real estate – (you can do this with none of your own money), the mortgage business, the credit repair business, the insurance business and the alternate finance business.
After 15 years of working with business owners who had low credit scores and weak financials, the lightbulb came on and I was moved to create a coaching program to help business owners become less busy, more effective and make more money. The Accelerated Cash Flow System consists of 12 business information modules that cover areas that had I known about and done these 12 things, my business would not have failed. So far none of my clients have failed and 25% of them have been able to generate more money in a single 12 week period than they earned in the previous 12 months.
MK: That is impressive! With a successful career like yours, we can only imagine the challenges you must have faced. Tell us about that.
CH: In 2005 I found out I had prostate cancer. While recovering, I took my eyes off the business at a critical time and it failed in 2006. As I shared previously, we lost our property, I lost my income and my retirement savings at age 60. Cancer didn’t kill me, failing didn’t kill me and going broke didn’t kill me. As my wife said along this tumultuous journey, “it’s hard to kill a Harris.”
As I have said many times, I would not wish what we went through on anyone but wouldn’t trade what I learned and where I am now for anything. Since creating the Accelerated Cash Flow System, God has restored all the money we lost. I have been cancer free for 16 years and have helped many business owners to either deal with or avoid making the mistakes I made. Marriages have been saved, homes have been saved and businesses have been created or saved as a result of sharing what I have learned.
As a result, I promised God that I will not retire. I intend to go until He stops me. I will teach business owners how to accelerate, project and manage cash flow so their businesses can survive in the short term. Then I will help them systematize their businesses to operate profitably by remote control so they become long term survivors. This has proven to be very rewarding work. It is the most fun an old guy could hope to have.
MK: What a journey! We would like to hear more about your business and the service you provide to your clients.
CH: I think I will let several of my clients do the talking here. Please go to www.acceleratedcashflowsystem.com and check out the video testimonials. Their reaction is what I am most proud of.
Here is the foundation of what we do: Everything I do as an Accelerated Cash Flow Coach is to help business owners who are working way too hard for the money they make when I meet them, to transition to a future state where they are able to say, “the less I do – the more I make.”
I am known for helping clients get speedy resolution to the issues, concerns or obstacles that stand in the way of the success they are capable of. Unfortunately, they are held back by things they don’t know, things they are doing that they should not be doing and things they could be doing but they aren’t doing.
My program and my Affiliate Coaches are dedicated to helping entrepreneurs to know what I wish I had known 20 years ago, guide them to stop doing things that aren’t working and begin to do the things that open the path to acceleration.
MK: And how would you define success?
CH: Everyone needs something to believe in, someone to love and something to do. We are all in search of relevance and an answer to the question, why are we here?
Success should also include having enough wealth to cover lifestyle expenses without having to sell your time for money. I teach every client – when money makes money, the money money makes – makes more money. When your accumulated wealth throws off enough income to cover your monthly living expenses, you have freedom that most people only dream of.
Your business must become an income producing asset! As I say to every client: To an entrepreneur, there are few delights greater than a business that has positive cash flow and no cross heavier than one that doesn’t. (Ask me how I know this.)
I teach people how to leverage time, money, human capital and opportunity. This creates relevance for me.
Finally, as to the love of my life for the past 50 years, my plan is to have our business generate more money while we sleep, than she can spend while she is awake. After her faithfulness to me over 50 years, she deserves nothing less.
MK: Do you have any influences or recommendations you would like to share with our reader
CH: I have a complete list of the books that got me through it all. The list is on our website under Free Tools at www.acceleratedcashflowsystem.com
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