Pennsylvania - I am a regular guy who has been chasing Freedom all my life. I suppose I've been a free market entrepreneur most of my life - even before I knew there was such a creature.
As a kid, I collected seashells and sold them door-to-door. I had a newspaper route.
I joined my first network marketing company in 1974. My upline seemed to love me and care about my success ... but it didn't work out.
I drove a cab. Then I managed high volume gasoline stations and restaurants. I enjoyed training and developing teams.
I married, moved to Connecticut and raised two beautiful children. My wife and I became active in our community.
I went into insurance and financial planning. I founded an independent agency for the freedom of working from my home.
But it wasn't perfect. I convinced my wife to join me in another network marketing adventure.
I drove all over the east coast building our group. We learned two things:
We started a graphic design and printing services business from our home in 1991. In a few years, through referrals, we had a thriving business going.
In 2000 I suffered a stroke. Within the next 2 years, my wife divorced me and I was also seriously injured in a car accident. Definitely 2 years I want to forget ...
In 2003, I tried internet marketing. I partnered with a fellow I met online - also an entrepreneur most of his life. We built a system, combining some affiliate programs with an MLM start-up. It was a great product, and we soon had more than 1000 affiliates.
We didn't know that the owner of the MLM company was a crook. Neither did the CEO or the Marketing VP. We were all scammed.
On my own again. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.
More research and exploration. Then I found myself talking to Michael Dlouhy. Experience made me highly skeptical about what Michael promised to deliver for free:
Millions of dollars worth of soup-to-nuts skills training, personal development, coaching and mentoring - all with no fee, no catch, no agenda? I was only CERTAIN about the "nuts" part.
But the ebook, "Success In Ten Steps" validated things I instinctively knew, but never realized. Life worked best when I was simply being myself - I was PERFECT just the way I was, as Michael said. My lack of success and being scammed was not my fault!
Michael told me he built a good business using mostly the internet and telephone. He never made a list of his friends and family, never stole anyone's downline, and his neighbors had no idea of what he did.
I was intrigued. The Mentoring For Free team taught me how to connect with people and then build relationships instantly.
And THAT is a system you can duplicate.