Traveling The World 1 City & 1 Country at a Time...

Traveling The World 1 City & 1 Country at a Time...

World Traveler. Surfer / Snowboarder. Entrepreneur. Adventurer. Blogger & Father

World Traveler. Surfer / Snowboarder. Entrepreneur. Adventurer. Blogger & Father
@ Egypt Pyramids
Over 300 Cities & 35 Countries Traveled On My World Wide Adventure / Journey Thus Far: Australia, Mexico, Europe; Greece, Amsterdam, Italy, Vatican City, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, France, Middle East, Israel, Egypt, Sinai, Jordan, Morocco, USA, Canada, Thailand, Malaysia. I'm Currently Living & Traveling in Asia: Bali, Taipei, China, Japan & South Korea...

Welcome to My Video Travel Blog...Enjoy The Journey ; - )

Santorini, Greek Islands

Santorini, Greek Islands
Been on 6 of the 7 Continents

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

~GoodBye~Liberty League/PMG.. .~Hello~Wealth Masters/ Carbon Copy PRO :)

(Read entire article & have opportunity to come to Huston Texas with me Jan 30th!)
3 years ago I dropped out of college and took a HUGE risk: I sold everything I owned and I invested over 20K (I didn't have) into a home business opportunity that I had NO IDEA how to start, run or was an intense hard core life/business lesson and on top of all that my closest friends and family were telling me I was 'crazy' to do so...BUT...I figured it out and was able to help ALOT of people make a full time living working part time from home online as well :)

Long story short, with the help of my Marketing Mentors, I was able to grow that business and was able to travel the world, attend conferences that taught me more in 1 week than what 4 years of university did, and that same business allowed me to never have to set an alarm clock, and sleep in late while working from home (or the beach) from my lap was freaking AWESOME!

Strangely, at the time I didn't really appreciate it as much as I should have because I had no idea how lucky I was to be literally working side by side with some of the top entrepreneurs in the world (multi millionaires) that were members of what was the top business opportunity on the planet at that time: Liberty League International's Beyond Freedom Mastermind Community.

I want to take a moment here to say "THANKS" to all of you that were involved on the "inside" for all your leadership, support / mentorship and friendship and I look forward to continuing to grow our relationships inside & outside of this industry.

I have been having alot of conversations with alot of you over the past while and its awesome to hear what you have all been up too. I also had a loooong (2hour) conversation with "The Home Business Diva" aka Robin Firestone the other night and we both reminisced & reflected on all of the incredible talent, marketers and leadership that we had within our mastermind community and attend our events and conference calls.

We (LLI) really did set the pace raising the bar of what is possible for human potential in free enterprise, and if you look around the Home Business Arena, the majority of ALL the industry leaders got started and trained at Liberty League International. Interesting fact huh? Its funny that you don't know how much something / someone means to you until its gone and I want to thank Brent & Shane for creating this vision and thanks for the great ride!

However, nothing can last forever and unfortunately with the re-branding into Polaris, many marketers have lost their passion for the organization that gave us so much and have had to look elsewhere.

I actually stepped away from the entire home business industry for that past 9 months and pursued some passion projects that were very personally fulfilling; like writing, volunteering my time in schools and coaching a basketball team, also helping my good friend Dan Johnson launch and I am about to launch "Carlin Coaching & Consulting" in the near future, but non of these were as financially fulfilling as what the Direct Sales / Network Marketing can provide anyone with desire with.

So with the turn of the new decade and being my 3 year anniversary since stumbling into this profession, I felt it was time to dust of my old marketing hat and start fresh with a new company and a new team of leaders to work with to help others achieve their goals and lifestyle that they desire and deserve.

Then there was the question of, "well, what business should I join?"

I saw a ton of people go to Life Path Unlimited, but I wanted to try something new outside of the Personal Development Industry and I needed to find a business that had a no brainier stand alone product that the masses not only wanted, but NEEDED.

(However, I am still very involved and active in the Personal Development Industry, a few friends and I are actually throwing our first Coaching Event in Kelowna with about 10 other young professionals were we are having a Mindset-Marketing-Mastermind Retreat. Should be a wicked time!)

To be honest with you all, before I joined LLI in Jan 07, the first person that ever prospected me was Jay Kubassek after he left LLI to go to WMI and I almost joined him at Wealth Masters International back then. But then I saw "The Secret" and Personal Development was my main interest, so LLI was the right choice for me at that point and it was a fantastic ride!

However, the one thing I thought LLI was missing was a great Automated Marketing System, and real online marketing training. They had a GREAT mindset & leadership training system, but and when I saw Carbon Copy PRO, I was pretty blown away! (Plus I wanted to give my new clients, customers & partners a REAL opportunity to be part of CCPros Mission to create 100 NEW Millionaires by 2012!)

So....drum roll please, I am happy to announce that I have partnered with Wealth Masters International as a M3 Master Consultant and a soon to be a Carbon Copy Pro Marketing Member.

What is Wealth Masters International and how can we help you?

Being an entrepreneur who is passionate about helping others, I see the extreme need & opportunity in the marketplace to help educate and assist MILLIONS of individuals in our society become more financially literate and empowered helping get the masses get out of debt, by teaching them how to pay less taxes and how to start growing and developing assests while finding solid, high return investment opportunities only available through the private membership of the Wealth Masters product line up.

The sad, but true fact that the average North American spends $1.05 for every 1.00 dollar that they earn. As a society, we spend WAY more than we make.

Ask yourself, do you really need all that stuff you bought this past weekend? Hmmmm. Sometimes I look around my condo and I am disgusted with all the 'stuff' I have accumulated.

Since becoming a WMI member, I have already leaned how to pay WAY less in income taxes for either employees or entrepreneurs to adapt to, also how to cut ANYONE'S credit card interest rate in half (I just tested this method myself and I slashed my own from a 19.5% interest rate, and got it down to a insanely low 9.8% rate with just one 5 minute phone call!!)

Oh, by the way, I haven't even received my "getting started" M1 Masters Program Product yet (I pick that product up while I am in Texas next week! That info was just from the training calls I have listened in on! :)

In closing, I want to pass this ESSENTIAL information / opportunity onto the masses!

I am flying down to Huston Texas on Jan 30th to attend a Wealth Masters Live Event to learn more about how to teach people to profit in this economy and to meet the co-founders and other top industry leaders / marketers who only promote the WMI Business System & product line up and I have 5 *FREE* tickets (actually, now I only have 3 free tickets left b/c two are already spoken for :)

So here is the deal, I know many people in my old organization are at a cross roads and looking for what the next step is for them and their businesses...or maybe you are someone who is just sick and tired of not having the lifestyle and freedom you want and are finally ready to do something about it...

Regardless of WHO you are, or WHAT you do, you can do something about it...

Summary: I have 3 FREE Tickets for the first 3 people who call me at 604 340 6986 to learn more or email me at to attend this event for free. Period.

You really have NOTHING to loose and EVERYTHING to gain...

Why do you want to be one of the 3 people who gets access & and invitation to this Life Changing Event?

Your Personal Invitation to a PARTY:)

I want to wish EVERYONE all the best in whatever business they are building or what ever program they are marketing, and anyone who is looking to get started with the company were all the top marketers are consulting at with WMI, I will be offering a sizable discount to help anyone who is serious about becoming an entrepreneur or who just wants to learn how to manage their finances better through our product line up...

Want more info?

Lets ALL Live The Dream!

Hope to see YOU in Texas:)

Friday, January 1, 2010

End Of An Era. Beginning Of a Legacy.

Its New Years Day 01/01/10.
I am laying in bed and just finished going through hundreds, actually, perhaps even thousands of pictures of the past 10 years of my life & I am in total awe!

In the day to day 'rat race' of life, its easy to forget & dismiss all the good, the bad & the ugly things that you have experienced, learned & accomplished until you take the time to reflect & remember all those 'things' that make up your entire life experience. Interesting way to look at it, isn't it?

What I have concluded is that I have lived an extremely blessed life and I am so greatful for everything and everyone that has played a part creating it. Also, I realized that in some circumstances, I am very lucky to be alive & survive 10 years of a somewhat extreme 'rock n rolling-roller-coaster ride' that has been a direct result of taking some huge risks thanks to the 'work hard & play hard' lifestyle that I love.

Want some personal examples and a small glimpse of the past 10 years that has taken me to over 22 countries, seeing hundreds of cities, meeting thousands of people. I even dated girls that don't even speak my same language! wtf? All the while running an online business on a laptop out of my backpack in strange foreign lands. Its been a crazy 10 years, to say the least...Check out just SOME of my journeys:

One time I was backpacking through the Middle Easter desert & my camel abandon me! Seriously, it ran off and left me with no water, no map, and no idea were I was. Stranded in the middle of the freaking Egyptian desert! Luckily I finally found my way out before sunset!

Or how about when I was robed, drugged & jailed in Morocco? That was super fun. NOT!

Another experience I was driving a jeep I rented from Thailand to the Burma border and I ended up in the middle of a freaking war zone!
Then I had my passport & wallet stolen and I was 'homeless' in Asia for 3 days seeking refuge at the Canadian Embassy. Unforgettable!

OR did I ever tell you about the time I hitch-hiked from Vegas to LA (with 1000$ cash stuffed in my sock that I had just won on a slot machine New Years Day 2002) and got picked up by 3 Spanish gangster drug dealers who drove me around Compton making 'drop offs' before they dropped me off in San Clementa so I could go surf?

Its truly amazing that I survived all the crazy cliff jumping I did in Portugal and even more so all the waves I have surfed shredding the Australian & Mexican coastlines.

I almost forgot, I went bundjy jumping off a 150 meter bridge in Australia. That stress defenitly took at least a couple years off my life.

I used to LOVE "Indiana Jones", so when I had the chance to go to Petra Park, in Jordan to see the ruins, I couldn't wait! I felt like a Raider of the Lost Arc...

What about being like Tarzan and jungle trekking in Malyasia, then stumbling upon a huge marijuana plant grow opp in a country were any trace of drugs is the death penalty. You can bet I swung out of there pretty quick! (I saw the movie "The Beach" and didn't wanna end up like Leonardo Dicaprio).

Waking up on the floor of frat houses that looked just as destroyed as the Vegas hotel suite from 'The Hangover' after freshman 'rookie parties' was pretty hilarious looking back now.

Being a skinny 18 year old kid playing in the highest caliber league of basketball in Canada trying to guard huge 7 foot tall 250 pound black dudes named "Jamal" that were 8 years older than me that were straight outta the ghetto ball.

Then after graduating, working in the entertainment industry as a Talent Agent. It was a tough job being the Canadian Entourage "Ari Gold" being surrounded by some of the most beautiful people (women) on the planet while chilling out on movie sets with some of biggest names in the movie industry.

The scariest was when I was scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and sliced my leg on coral, I was swimming in a pool of blood, in a shark infested water. I'm lucky I was not lunch for a great white!

I am actually kind of embarrassed to say, after one night partying in New York City, my buddy Jon and I were out till 4am & we couldn't find a hotel so we ended up 'crashing' in Central Park. Woke up, and we were next to Harlem. Crazy!

There is a TON of other 'stuff' I probably should not put on this blog (or anywhere else on the internet;) but looking back on the past decade, 2000-2009, & being young (20-29) I am honestly blown away of everything I have managed to cram into such a short period of time (I really need to write a book about all this stuff!)
I have not even mentioned the 2 biggest accomplishments that I am proudest off:

1) Bringing my son Ethan into this world :)

2) Not settling or conforming to what 'society' says I should do: "work a 9-5". Instead, I made a bold choice to become an entrepreneur, even when
everyone told me I was 'crazy' to do so. Ever Been To a Wealth Education Conference? Over 1000 Entrepreneurs were at the Rome Italy "Toga Party"

My dad always says that I have lived & done more in the past 10 years than most people do in there entire lives. My mom says I give her too many grey hairs for doing so. They are both probably right. Has living this kind of lifestyle been easy?
HELL NO! But has it been challenging, fun and rewarding? HELL YA! I wouldn't have done it any other way.

However, now that I am 'coming of age' in this new decade and turning 30 this next year (yikes!)and the fact that I have a 5 year old son who is growing like a weed and copying everything I say & do, I am starting to appreciate the serenity of a chiller & simpler existence.

This was a really BIG holiday season for me in many ways. Lots of quality time with my parents and my son. Also looking into taking on some new business opportunities this year and creating some really cool things in 2010!
(I will keep you all posted on that journey). Most importantly, Ethan's mother and I were able to do what 12 court cases, 2 lawyers and a judge could not do for 4 years:
we both resolved our entire custody arrangement with one conversation & settled everything ourselves. Case closed. Finally. A Christmas Miracle!

I now feel my priorities are starting to shift from those of my early 20's. Like, instead of wanting to get a euphoric rush from traveling the world and dating tons of exotic foreign woman with names I couldn't even pronounce and waking up in strange countries were I didn't know a soul and couldn't speak or understand the language, I am now much more appreciative of things that REALLY matter in my life, that I didn't appreciate as much when I was younger. Things like spending time with my aging parents. And now that I have a son, playing games with him because I enjoy his company more than anyone else on this planet. Its incredibly fun & fulfilling.

Its funny, I used to dread getting older, now I look at aging like a fine bottle of wine: the older it gets, the better it is.
I wanna live to be really old, so I can get really good. Haha!

What else can I say? The last 10 years have been incredible & a wild ride! I expect the next 10 to be even better!...But more chilled out & relaxed. Hopefully no more extreme experiences in 3rd world countries...

Cheers to an end of an epic era & entering into a new decade.
Create YOUR legacy.
Live YOUR Life.

(Writing all that was intense! it was like I was re-living all that stuff I did. I need to take a nap now). Haha.

"World Traveling Survivor"
Quinton Carlin

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