Defining YOUR Version of Business (and Life) Success, with Mel Abraham

Today you’re going to hear a conversation that I had with my very good friend Mel Abraham, and this might be the most important podcast interview I’ve ever done. I’ve known Mel for several years now and he’s a brilliant entrepreneur, amazing person and mentor to me on so many different levels. Not only is Mel a CPA with multiple online businesses, a best-seller author, a coach and a consultant, but he’s so much more. Although Mel is an expert in entrepreneurial finances and building wealth, in this episode he’s focusing on something that he hasn’t really talked about publicly before – how he’s beating cancer.

I recently invited Mel to speak to my Accelerator Mastermind group at our retreat in San Diego, and a few minutes before he was set to start I asked him if he would be willing to talk about everything he’s gone through recently with his health, and the lessons that he’s learned along the way.

Mel and I often discuss business and life, and one of the things that has impacted me the most is how he’s rebalanced his priorities due to the cancer diagnosis, and you’re going to hear how he’s done that today.

This is really a story about how Mel’s starting life with a clean slate, and the way he’s decided to do what makes him truly happy. I want to make sure that you (and myself), are setting our own definition of success too, just like Mel has.

Before we start the show, I’ve got something to ask. At this time we have over 500 5-Star ratings and reviews on Apple Podcasts, which is great, but I’ve set a goal to get 750 of them now by the end of this year, December 31st, 2019. If you’ve gotten value from this podcast, I’d really appreciate you subscribing and leaving an honest rating and review. Take a screenshot, share it on your Instagram Stories and tag me, @rickmulready. When we hit the 750 ratings and reviews, I’ll be raffling off a book bundle of my top 10 business and mindset books for one lucky winner. If you’ve already left a rating and review, just take a screenshot and tag me on Instagram, and you’ll be eligible to win as well!

Want to win a 30-minute strategy session with me? I’ll be drawing one winner at random each month, and all you have to do is give me your feedback on this podcast over at, telling me what you’d like to hear more of – including topics you’d like to see covered, guests, style and frequency of the show!

On the Show Today You’ll Learn:

  • How Mel first realized that something wasn’t right with his health and that he needed to get checked out right away
  • His mindset after receiving the cancer diagnosis – plus how it literally changed his very existence
  • Why he and his wife put a team together, and the steps they took to fight it head on
  • The way that Mel learned it’s really ok to ask others for help and to be vulnerable
  • What he’s adding back on his plate, and the things he’s not pursuing anymore, as he liberates himself from the stresses of life and business and focuses on experiencing joy
  • Mel’s framework for creating a “wealthy” life that isn’t just abundant financially
  • The greatest business lesson he ever learned from his then 6-year old son
  • And much more!

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