Hey there, this is John here and welcome to my world!
First and foremost, I am grateful that I have the ability, skill and resources to write for you. I am also grateful that you found my blog interesting enough to check my story out.
So who am I and why should you even care?
I am an engineer by education, turned entrepreneur in spirit, action and life.
My mission is to empower any person who is genuinely hungry for a massive change in his/her life, awaken them to their full potential as human beings, have better relationships, better health and more financial wealth so that they can experience the best of what life has to offer and share it with the people whom they LOVE and respect the most.
I do this by mentoring and coaching about the VITAL success mindset, internal energy management, building trust and rapport, and some of the most cutting edge online marketing strategies, especially for the home-based business owners and network marketers.
But don’t be fooled, this knowledge is universal.
As much as I do know and apply these principles, I will never claim that I am an ‘Expert’ or ‘Guru’. In fact I don’t even like the words, simply because I believe that if I do, subconsciously I will feel the need to stop learning. I am and will always be a student of life. It’s what makes us grow and I still have much to learn.
I will not make any promise that I will make you rich, happy, get you the most loving relationship or close a business deal for you. In fact, you may never see any results from what I teach and share on this blog. It all depends on your actions.
But what I do know is, because of these principles, practical skills and knowledge, I am where I am today, and will be where I want to be in the future.
In about two years from starting to learn the principles and skills, I’ve literally turned my whole world upside down, in a good way. It was (and still is) an internal transformation that started to slowly manifest itself in the outside world and continues to do so.
I went from a full time employee to fully committing to my vision and purpose in about 2 years, and the journey is just starting.
What I will promise you is that I am determined to give you my absolute best… the rest is up to you, the same how it was and will always be up to me.
Oh yeah, and make sure you check out the end of this page, I’ve got a ‘special’ FUN video prepared for you!
So Here Is A ‘Snippet’ Of How I’ve Done It
I grew up in Lebanon, a country torn by war and political turmoil. I remember when I was about 16, I was sitting outside our house on a clear starry night with my best friend from high school.
At 16, we were talking about how we could make money! lol
Seeing that we were both interested in science, we decided to be astronauts… we figured they get paid the most! Two teenagers, in a war torn country, thinking about becoming astronauts…
So in an effort to make the dream come true, I scored a place to study Aerospace Engineering at the University of Southern California. And just as a back up plan, I also had an engineering position available to me at a local university.
My First Test…
As it turned out, a Higher Power, or let’s just say the ‘universe’, had other plans for me. Even though I was a good student at high school, for some reason that still boggles my mind to this day, I did not pass the high school government examination.
That meant that I could not go to the local university to study engineering. I did not really care too much, because I was going to study in California. But just before I went there, the sad events of September 11 happened. As a result, I could not attend to university there.
So here I am, at 18 years old, watching my dream collapse in front of my two eyes and nothing I could do about it. It was heart breaking.
But I Never Gave Up…
Family and friends were all sympathetic and ‘realistic’ suggesting that I should just submit to my ‘fate’, repeat my last high school year and try again for university locally.
In mind, my goal was crystal clear… get out of the country and become an engineer to chase my dream. There was no way in the world I would repeat my year or stay there.
Some people called me stubborn, some people called me ‘unrealistic’. I call it having a vision, a dream and being persistent and committed to achieving it.
This is exactly what I did. In about one year’s time I managed to secure a place in Australia to study engineering!
The Next Challenge…
So here I am at the age of 19, I left family, friends and my whole life to chase a dream. I’ve never travelled by myself before, I’ve never been to Australia before, and I knew no one.
I arrived in North Queensland, 3 weeks late into my university, had no place to stay, knew no one, different culture, different language absolutely different everything!
Yet, I managed to find a place, get settled-in and pass my first semester. In fact, 4 years later, I graduated as a mechanical engineer with honors.
But behind closed bars, I went through a very tough time especially the first couple of years adjusting to the culture, making friends, and also missing special family celebrations.
In fact the only thing that kept me going was my dream.
I Had My First Chance…
At the end of a challenging 4 year journey, I was officially an engineer. It was what the ‘piece of paper’ said! I had a beautiful girlfriend and a very well paying job for a ‘kid’ just out of college.
At that stage, my dream of becoming an astronaut changed. I wanted money… lots of it. For some reason, I always knew and felt deep inside that I will have it. I just had no idea how to get it… YET!
Even though I wanted something more than a job, for some reason I became ‘comfortable’ and stopped pushing… and even became somewhat complacent in my relationship with my girlfriend.
That’s When I Was Hit By A SLEDGEHAMMER….
It was the ‘Higher Power’ again.
It saw me getting comfortable and decided to spice things up for me a bit!
Next thing I know, I had a relationship breakdown. You might say so what, but the truth is that girl meant a lot to me. That had a DOMINO effect, where everything started to crumble around me.
So what did I do?
I RESIGNED from my job, sold almost EVERYTHING that I owned, packed whatever stuff I had in my car and moved cities within about ONE WEEK… after spending MOST of my money!
Crazy you say? Wait until you hear this…
I did all this through the middle of one of the worst financial crisis to hit our modern economies, commonly labeled the Global Financial Crisis (GFC).
Yup! So here I am in Brisbane, just lost a very valuable person in my life, no job and in the middle of the GFC… and I barely had any money.
I was completely lost and had absolutely no direction.
I knew that I wanted more in life but I had no idea how to get it… EXCEPT that I always knew that I can do anything that I want to.
Impossible did not exist in my dictionary!
Going In A Completely Different Direction…
I worked as a membership consultant at one of the largest health clubs in Australia. At that stage, I was already a gym ‘junkie’ and I thought it would be fun to work there.
Within a couple of months, I’ve become one of the ‘superstars’ in the state, well almost. I was beaten at the last minute! However, my performance started to decline, because my heart was not in it. But what this job did to me was beyond my expectations and wildest dreams…
It introduced me to many people who had a positive impact on my life, including the club manager, the sales manager, as well as two people that changed the course of my whole life.
One of them, was a guy who I worked with for ONE week. He suggested to me a book, and the next day he actually gave me a copy and asked me to keep it… he had two!
That book changed my life. It is because of the knowledge of that book that I am here today and wherever I will be in the future. It is almost unimaginable to think that ONE book can have such an effect on a person’s life, and it did. I read it and took action on it.
The guy quit the job that same week he started and I’ve never heard from him again. Just in case you are reading my friend, thank you.
Even though my job was fun and I met a LOT of people, I was not really happy there and I did not see it as a career choice. At that stage I was still lost so I decided to go back to engineering.
Oh, and the book was called “Think & Grow Rich” by Napolean Hill.
It ‘Kicked Off’ A Chain Reaction…
This time, I landed an awesome job. To me, it was as close to an ideal job that I could possibly have. I worked as a forensics and safety engineer, along side some of the most passionate and skilled people I’ve ever met in my life.
The work that we were doing was literally saving lives from permanent injuries and fatalities in the workplace, GLOBALLY. To decide to leave such a job was very tough for me.
Roughly about the same time, I was also introduced to the home-based business industry by the second person I met at the gym. She was the one to always support me through this journey.
Just in case you don’t know what the home-based business industry is about, you can look it up but be warned: It has less than a ‘perfect’ reputation out there. There is a lot of noise about it, however, if you are LUCKY enough to sort through, then you will see the possibilities.
It has a tainted reputation because of people lying and giving false expectations about it. It also requires a proactive success mindset that many people do not have and do not understand… and when they fail, they decide that it ‘does not work’ or ‘it is a scam’.
In fact about 95% of people NEVER reach cash flow in their business… sad thing is there is no one and nothing to blame else but themselves..
This industry is unique and can do wonderful things for individuals and whole families, things which I have experienced. It is a BILLION dollar global industry and if Donald Trump recommends and launched his own network marketing company, hmmm then it makes you wonder!
So, there I saw it. I saw the vision, I saw the possibilities and I saw the future. I had to be involved. At first, I had no clue what I was doing, and I was literally following what I was being taught to build the business.
Just about then one of my friends, who had nothing to do with network marketing, found out that I was looking for something more. So he turned into ‘high gear’ and mentored me on some principles that he used himself to earn his success. The things he taught me put me on a path of even greater fulfillment, authenticity, enlightenment and action.
Going back to the way I was being taught to build the business…
…It Did Not Make Much Sense To Me…
It really did not ‘click’ how I can build a ‘High-Residual Income’ from friends, family and everyone else that I meet, harassing them on the phone, chasing them around… and do that within a reasonable amount of time and earn at least a full-time income while doing it.
Sure the warm market has a place, but not this way… at least not to me (and to the leaders that I’m about to cross path with)
So few months down the track, at one training session, I started asking questions about how come we don’t attract people to us… but no one had answers for me.
Being transformed into a person that takes responsibility for every single thing in my life, I was not satisfied. So that night, I went to the internet and started searching on Google about attracting leads…
My friends, through an ad, I met Mike Dillard.
Discovering the POWER of the internet…
Mike Dillard revolutionised the home based business industry by using Attraction Marketing strategies to have people chase and pay him to prospect them, 24/7, 365 days a year! This is not possible without the internet…
He changed the rules of the game…
Everything that he taught made WAY too much sense to ignore… in fact, I was hooked! I knew deep inside that I need to learn almost everything I can about this… and I did.
I spent literally THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS on the BEST training available from some of the best people in this industry, the likes of Jonathan Budd, Mike Dillard, and others. As a result I’ve acquired an impressive array of ‘weapons’ to really turn my dream and vision into reality.
Some people in the opportunity that I support, advised me against taking this path. But it seemed like a pattern I’ve seen before. People will always want to tell you what you can and can’t do thinking ‘it’s in your own interest’.
But if there is anything I learned before, it is that there is nothing impossible. See, it’s simply a perception. Whether I believe I can do it or not, I’m right both ways. What happened to our PURE potentiality and INFINITE possibilities? After exposing myself to some powerful knowledge, my path was clear to me.
I did not really care what anyone would say to me, upline, friends, family…and the harder it became, the more I committed! I was not going to back down until I’ve exhausted all possibilities and given my absolute best.
Finally I Started Cracking The Code…
After months and months of ABSOLUTE dedication to learning, understanding, implementing, and meeting some of these very successful people in person… I started to CRACK the code!
I started generating leads 24/7. I made my first sales while sleeping. The dream was starting to turn into reality. Everything I experienced on my journey (and continue to do so), were almost the exact things that the leaders that I have learned from have previously experienced, before ‘MAKING IT BIG’.
That showed me that I was on the path I should be on.
It was addictive. It is addictive. In literally about 2 years since that book, my whole life has changed and is still changing. Using the principles in that book, I was able to buy this lovely M Sport Coup BMW below… even before I started in this industry!
I was almost broke and about $8000 in credit card debt a year and half earlier! Now it’s NOT the most expensive car in the world, but you gotta give me some credit here! lol
In about 8 months since I was introduced to the power of the internet, I turned my business around… and the good news I have only just begun!
Where am I now?
The journey just to get me to my first check online, and build an email list was incredible and I learned a LOT.
Since then, I have made major advancements in my business and in person, we never stop learning.
I’ve had coaching clients, I’ve had people contacting me wanting to know more about my primary business, I’ve been featured in Mike Dillard’s What’s Working Now Magazine (a premier resource for network marketers).
I am working and connected to TOP income earners, as in 7 Figure earners, as we mastermind this business to bring even greater success to people who want to go were we are going.
I have a message and a DUTY to pass on what I learned to any person who is eager to tap into their inner power and create results.
Just by the levels of belief in myself, I’ve been able to suck people into my reality, and really set them on a path to do it themselves… inspire them, then get them to be an inspiration for the people in their lives.
And you remember how I said I wanted lots of money, I would be lying if I say I don’t care anymore about the money because I do… HOWEVER, ONE THING THAT I GENUINELY CARE ABOUT BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE IS YOU.
The people, the friends, the partners, and the family.
So my friend, this blog is a culmination of struggle, pain, tears, and frustration but it is also a culmination of a vision, purpose, dedication, commitment and passion. It is an evolution of my person and my business as time goes by and it is dedicated to you.
You can either stand on the side and watch my evolution (you will learn a few things), or combine forces with me and experience it YOURSELF. In either case, I want you to follow your heart…
PS: Don’t forget to grab the FREE gift that I have for you on the right hand side of this page. Once you do that, I will also keep you posted on my latest posts and some ‘insider’ tips and tricks.
PPS: My FUN Video will be posted soon meanwhile enjoy some of these pictures….