The three ways to make money onlineImagine what life would be like, if you had the time to truly relax and enjoy it with your family and friends. And not just on weekends, holidays, and the two week vacation which you look forward to all year long.

Are you bold enough to accept that challenge for a moment? To let go of your current perception of reality, and consider the fact that there is an alternative way of earning a living, that will actually enable you to, well, live.

If you are, then I’d like to welcome you to the world of online marketing. (more…)

You might not be aware of it, but I first entered the arena of Click & Mortar Business back in 1996, when my late wife and I launched which specialized in round brilliant ideal cut diamonds and custom jewelry, I know operate the web site as a blog which provides in-depth diamond grading tutorials and consumer education. Today’s question being  posed by Natalie Sisson, as part of her 30 Day Blog Challenge is “Whose online business do you admire most and why?” and the answer is… (more…)

Reality is shaped by our dreamsSo if you’ve been following along for the past week, today is Day 8 of the 30 Day Blog Challenge, presented by Natalie Sisson, author of The Suitcase Entrepreneur. The purpose of which is to teach us how to create the lifestyle of your dreams, by building a successful online business. Natalie is pulling out all the stops to teach us, step-by-step, the exact formula which she used to build her online business. (more…)

As I hurry to catch up on my commitment to participate in The Suitcase Entrepreneur’s 30 Day Blog Challenge, after taking the weekend off to just enjoy time here on planet earth, it’s currently Day 7, so we have the questions from Days 6 and 7 to address. The question for Day 6 is “What are my three priorities for the next 30 days that will move me closer towards living life on my own terms?” and I hope that you’ll read Natalie’s blog, because she shared some very cool, real life examples of people who are already living the dream! (more…)

I took the entire weekend off, as I often do, to completely unplug and just enjoy being with somebody who is incredibly special to me. For a short time on Sunday, we both took time to catch up on email, check in with our friends on Facebook, and check our phones, and then we met back up at an agreed upon time to resume our time together. If there is one gift that I could give everybody in the world, it would be the realization that the secret to a good relationship, is the ability to sever our ties with electronics and social media, and get back to just enjoying the company of those we love, and who we truly want to connect with. (more…)

Imagination is the Key to Life!This is Day 3 of The Suitcase Entrepreneur’s 30 Day Blog Challenge, today Natalie asks “What’s your definition of freedom in business and adventure in life?

This is something that I’ve thought about quite a bit over the past few years, because I believe that Imagination is the Key to Life, and that Reality is Shaped by Our Dreams…

But far too many of us stopped dreaming during our transition from childhood to adulthood, we learned to limit our imagination and set our dreams aside, in an effort to conform to the demands which friends and family imposed upon us. (more…)

Live the Life of Your Dreams!So if you’re following along, we’re on Day 2 of Natalie Sisson’s 30 Day Blog Challenge, during which she’s going to help us develop a blueprint for building a successful online business which will make it possible to live the life of your dreams! Today’s question is “If you woke up tomorrow and were free to do anything you wanted with your life, what would you do and who would you be?” (more…)

30 day challengeI have a question to ask you, what is life about? Is it really about spending 8 – 16 hours per day, confined to a tiny cubicle, slaving away in an office, making somebody else rich, while you mark off the days until the weekend, or your next two week vacation? What if there was a better way? This is an open invitation to change your life forever and actually live the life which you dream about, a life filled with opportunity. (more…)

I was speaking with a client a few years back, who happens to be an attorney for the National Park Service. I asked him if he was working on anything interesting at the moment, and he responded by telling me that they were being sued by the mother of a child who had bitten while feeding a bear in Yellowstone… he muttered something about it being a wild bear, Yellowstone being a nature park, that there had been a sign three feet away from the family which read “Do not feed the bears” and people failing to realize that the real world is a dangerous place, it’s not Disneyland! (more…)

I am grateful that I have had the benefit of strong fatherly influences in my life, however none of them have been of a traditional nature.  Neither my natural father, nor step-father, are men of character who I choose to associate with.  Rather both of them served primarily as examples of men who are unworthy of the title of father, and not only because they failed to live up to the expectations of a young man who was raised in the era of Leave It To Beaver re-runs on television. Thus over the years when I have required fatherly advice, I have sought the counsel of other men in the community who I have respected and admired. (more…)