Tuesday, January 13, 2009
My Personal Story...Enjoy
Welcome My Friends To “This Crazy Thing Called Life”
Creating & writing a blog is an interesting experience, its like saying 'hey world, I am alive & I have something to say...so...listen to me...pleeeaaase..."
That is NOT the point of this blog.
This forum really is not about me, its about YOU.
My goal here is to teach, motivate and inspire YOU to go out and LIVE YOUR LIFE...
by sharing what I have done with my life.
It is also a platform to create an audience / community of people who may be interested in learning more about me, what I do and potentially even partnering up on some business ventures OR you may just want to tune in to check out these articles that are a prelude to a novel that I have a goal of publishing sometime before I leave this thing called "Earth"...
So, these are some of my experiences, stories, lessons learned & goals...
Some will offend you, some will bore you, some will inspire you... who knows what some will do?
My intention is to put a smile on your face and a thought in you head asking yourself:
You are probably now wondering "Who is this Quinton Carlin guy & why would I wanna listen & learn from him?
Well, good quetion.
How about this, I’ll tell you why you may wanna tune into what I am all about and some of the things I've done, then I will tell you why you may not want too...
First off, I have a bizzare & somewhat inspiring 'Rags to Riches' kind of story...
Being an ordinary, broke college student living off my student loans and maxed out credit cards not too long ago, I got sick of the regular routine of the same old same old Rat Race day in day out exsistance.
To be completly honest & authentic with you, my life pretty much sucked...
Maybe you can relate:
I hated my job, I hated having to go back to university after my first degree couldn't get me the career that I wanted, I hated that I didn't have the freedom to do what I wanted when I wanted with who I wanted, I hated the fact that what I did seemed to have no real meaning, service or value to others (I didn't even really enjoy playing college basketball anymore!) I hated the fact that my girlfriend pretty much packed up & left taking the most important person (my son) out of my everyday life and not being able to pay a good lawyer to fight for my fatherly rights, (FYI: I am now in the process of appealing for full custody of my son with a lawyer and court date set, I will keep ya'll posted:)
Finally, I HATED working for other people building their businesses instead of my own and NOT getting paid what I was worth while I was makind some lazy SOB rich.
So as you can see, it really did suck.
BUT, after reading 'Rich Dad Poor Dad' by Robert Kyiosaki I decided to
"WAKE UP". I started asking myself 'WHY'
"Why am I in some crappy class room reading bull-shit books that I could care less about...and PAYING to be there?"
"Why am I attracting relationships that turn into bad Soap Opras dramas?"
"Why was I trading my time for money for some jerk boss?"
Then, I made some changes.
I started studying various business opportunties and looking at things in a different way...
I was blown away with all the possibilities!
I left the safe & secure ‘education system’ & side steped the safe 40h/ work week Rat Race for next 40 years at 40K/year and chose to create my own path to travel down while developing my own ‘portable office’ by starting an online home based business to have more FREEDOM in my life.
Best move I ever made...
I launched this blog New Years Day 2009 to celebrate my second year after leaving the Routine Rat Race after joining the 'Slow Pace' as I call it.
January 1, 2007 I watched “The Secret” DVD and it blew my mind learning the Law of Attraction.
I always loved Personal Development (I had already completed a 4 year Degree in Conflict Resolution Counseling and was then working towards my Education Degree).
At the time I had a failing online Ebay business (as I was trying to figure out this 'internet thing' hoping to make a couple bucks off it) I also ran a summer surf camp on Vancouver Island in Tofino and did promotions for special events & nightclubs in Vancouver...but deep down I knew the potential power of the internet & that marketing products online was my ONLY way of avoiding the golden handcuff’s society slaps on the wrists of its corporate slaved ‘suits’.
Then, immediately after I watched the Secret I found a Personal Development Business Opportunity that was based on helping others. I didn't sleep for a week.
I analyzed the simple marketing system and was blown away.
With this new duplicatable marketing ‘System’ I created a new vision & goal to become a Business / Lifestyle Coach instead of a High School Basketball Coach like I was studying to become. I droped out of my college program immediately.
Everyone (including my parents) told me I was 'crazy' to leave school and get involved with 'one of those things' by starting my own business with a Leadership Company.
So instead of teaching teenagers how to shoot free throws, I would teach employees how to become self employed entrepreneurs & how to create their own online home business giving them the opportunity work for themselves (and our "Dream Team") instead of working for some jerk boss at a boring JOB (Just Over Broke).
I was blessed in becoming partners with Top Industry Leaders, Mentors & Trainers in the Home Business & Internet Marketing Industry after partnering up with the Top Personal Development Company Liberty League International as a Summit Advisor.
The Community / Company has assisted college students, stay at home moms, lawyers, financial advisors, mechanics, real estate agents & teachers walk away from their jobs and usually double thier income becoming home based professional entrepreneurs.
Talk about satisfying ;)
Since then, 'The Dream Team' has not looked back!
Our passion is empowering & teaching people how to live the lifestyle of their dreams...the life they deserve.
I am only 28 years old and thanks to this opportunity I have more stamps in my passport than most people twice my age!
The great thing is: YOU can too when you CHOOSE TOO..
I am not saying this to impress you, but to impress UPON you
***WHAT IS POSSIBLE***
when you play the game of life to win & make bold decisions and stop asking “why” and start asking “why not” ANYTHING is possible.
If I can do it, so can you. Plain & simple.
My goal is to teach 100 people how to become FREE of the Rat Race in 2009.
My questions to you is:
Will YOU be one of them?
I hope so :)
Here is a small glimpse of some of the adventures I have been on so far...
And been blessed to have survived in some cases :)
WATCH THIS VIDEO & TAKE A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD WITH ME RIGHT NOW...!!!
College Lifestyle, Mexico, Montreal, Australia, Thialand, Malaysia & much more:
VIDEO PART 2 Con't:
Egypt, Jordan, Israel, New York, Surfing Tofino, Hollywood, Vegas & 'Mini Me'...
(Like I said above, I am not here to brag & boast about all the weird & wild things I have done. My intention is to show you whats possible when you start asking yourself some powerful questions, then making some powerful 'out of the box' desicions & taking action to create the kind of life you wanna live):
-Imagine what its like being the only white, English speaking person on an entire island in Malaysia, hiking through the jungle and exploring dimaond caves...
yes, you are right, it WAS bizarre...but it was so cool too!
-I walked from Jerusalem to Bethlehem and saw were Jesus was born and crucified in the same day....then I decided to climb Mount Sinai all night to watch the sunrise
(No I didn't find any left over commandment's Moses might have overlooked:)
-I was robbed, broke, stranded, strung out & homeless in Bangkok Thailand for a weekend. It sucked! I had to go to Canadian Embassy to prove I was a Canadian Citizen with no ID or passport to plane tickets...a travelers nightmare come true...I even missed my return flight home...BUT I survived...
-Ever wonder what getting lost all alone in the desert with only a camel & a chocolate bar in the middle of Middle Eastern Desert in Sinai would be like?
THEN, having the camel take off like a spooked horse and having to chase after it in the sand wearing flip flops feels like?
Its not as fun as it sounds...especially when it was getting dark & cold...
but once again...I survived.
-Sailing White Sundays for 15 days up Australian coast from Surfers Paridise to Arlie Beach then Scuba Diving The Great Barrier Reef. Amazing!
-Riding trains from Western Europe to Eastern Europe: Portugal - Greece for 5 days straight, 24/7 sleeping in a bunk that only is as long as half my body...
it was INSANE!
-1 year living in Quebec: "French kissing Montreal Models" should be a title of a book / or chapter I think...I LOVE Montreal!
-When I was 22 years old I spent 48 hours in New York City...my buddy Jon & I stayed awake the whole time (besides sleeping in Central Part for a few hours)haha
I can't believe the things we used to do:
Young & Dumb...let the good times roll...
-I was a featured actor in the movie "A Season on The Brink" working with
Irish actor Brian Denehy. Rent me at blockbuster :)
-Afer graduating from my first degree program and being selected as a college scholarship basketball athlete, I walked away from my second degree program and got started on my own business venture...
-My 1st entrepreneurial endeavor I launched “Surfveza" (Surf + Cerveza = Surfveza) Surf Safari: Mayhem in Mexico”
Taking 30 college students to Mazatlan Mexico for spring break trip!
What a Gong Show!
After making money surfing & traveling I was hooked on the 'work less, play more & make more' business lifestyle..
-Then, after seeing the Egyptian Pyramids, I realized that the Network Marketing / Direct Sales Business Model (NOT MLM) or as the ignorant, uninformed & uneducated people call ‘pyramid sales’ is by far the BEST, strongest & most leveraged and lucrative business model EVER created & it is the simplest way for a regular person to make ALOT of money while building passive & residual income on the planet,
Unfortunatly the majority of people don't even know it exists!
Plus, it fit my lifestyle criteria: Work less, play more & make more.
It’s a beautiful thing.
FYI: Egypt was a BLAST! Even though I thought I was going to die alone sweating profusely in a hotel room in Cairo from the most intense food poisoning I have EVER experienced...it was not a pretty sight...
-My 2nd entrepreneurial endeavor I was blessed to have earned 13K profit in 1 day via the brilliant compensation plan of the Network Marketing Business Model (this is the same team I am giving 100 other people the opportunity to profit from as well).
Thats what is 'possible' in Free Enterprise my friends and FYI, I am not even close to being a top earner in my primary company! Seriously.
Then I decided it made sense to spend 12K to attend week long workshop in Rome Italy with some other entrepreneurs...best investment I have ever made because when you
Learn More = Earn More.
(Easy come, easy go)
*I am currently accepting 2 New Joint Venture Partners/ Week who want to work with me and my Dream Team of leadership trainers...
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for personal interview with me*
-One time I was driving a rented red jeep through what turned out to be a war zone in Northern Thailand as we were heading to the Burma boarder for a passport stamp visa update. At the boarder we got chased buy a guy who we called 'Dr. Gonzo' who turned out to be a Thai Opium dealer on a motor bike...he wanted our passports apparently.Armed soldiers caught him...we got our stamps & got the #%$#%# out of there!Sorry to tell you that now mom...but once again, I survived.
-Worked & volunteered with the Sydney Olympics in 2000...what an amazing experience
working with top athletes!
-I almost burnt down a backpackers hostel in Sydney after my first night out in Australia by leaving a microwave able pizza in a toaster after falling asleep...apparently jet leg IS a killer.
-I packed my Portable Business in my Backpack for 3 months & traveled all over Europe with the one true love of my life (you know who you are / where...)
-On that trip I was drugged, mugged, blackmailed & pretty much kidnapped & jailed in Morocco outside the Sahara Desert. %$#@ Morocco!
-Learnt how NOT to drive coast to coast across Canada on a road trip with friends.
-Bundgy jumping in Australia...Sooooooooooo scary!
-Jumping off a cliff in Portugal and cracking my hip and being bed ridden for 5 days :(
-Won the Jackpot in Vegas New Years Day, then getting a Tattoo at 4am then extended my trip, hitchhiked to LA with thousands of dollars in my sock & surfed Southern Cali
-Got another tattoo in Cancun Mexico by a Mexican man named 'Jesus' who did not speak a word of English (I do not speak Spanish either) it was interesting.
-I bought a car in Sydney and put my surf on top and drove all across Australia:
Sydney to Perth...over 3000 km. An epic road trip.
**All the above have been Unreal & Unforgettable!!**
-So my friends: Welcome to the last few years of my life!
However, all these random adventures & experiences, trips & kicks really mean nothing to me anymore...
I have put these days behind me because the most incredible, educational,inspiring, emotional & meaningful blessed experience I have had so far is the birth of my son,
Ethan Ashton Carlin.
I love & I live for my lil' lad.
He is why I do what I do.
So, to answer your questions from earlier: "why shouldn’t you tune into this blog?"
I’ll make you want to quit your JOB (Just Over Broke) partner up with our Dream Team & learn how YOU can start living your dream lifestyle NOW. If not now, then when?
Life is a Choice.
Tune in, or STAY tuned out.
Choice is yours.
Choose well my friends.
I’m writing these words for you...
Till Next Time,
Enjoy YOUR Life...