About BrooklynPhil
Joined August 2014
I’ve had a long and varied career. For over the last 30 years it’s been in Sales. I’ve been lucky enough to be able to be successful with products and services I actually believed in. I’ve been given the responsibility to hire and train hundreds of agents and salespeople. I’ve always been skeptical of candidates that told me they could sell anything to anybody. I know I couldn’t, nor did I ever want to.

If I have any real talent it’s to take a complex concept and boil it down to it’s essence, it’s most simplest form and then teach it. That’s what I’d like to do here. Right now I’ve got a lot to learn, I know it, I look forward to it.

I have owned my own business in the past, but over the last several years I’ve had the desire to have my own online business. You would think with all the offers from experts to show me how to do just that, it would be easy to find an offer I believed in. I haven’t until now. WA where have you been hiding?

Money has never been my driving force. I don’t need a lot to be comfortable or happy. My goal has always been to make money and have fun. I need to do both here, and I will. I think it will be fun to build a business, here with you people. If I do it right the money will come. I look forward to the journey. To learn something new and then to share what I learn with others. With old friends and new. What could be more fun?

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Google +:
google.com/+PhilipLaBarbera

FaceBook:
facebook.com/philip.labarbera1
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DGaw Premium
Hello! You sound like a kindred spirit. lol Anyway, thank you for taking the time to follow me here at WA. It's refreshing to see such an active and responsive community. I know I will enjoy this a great deal and am looking forward to meeting many new folks. Thanks again.
Be Blessed.
Donald
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hello, Donald, thanks for following me back. I think the longer that you're here at WA the more you can appreciate how lucky we all were to find this place.
All the best.
Phil
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DGaw Premium
I agree completely.
dg
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Merlster Premium
Hey, Phil :) Thank you for following me. Great to connect to a sales person. I've always been restrained when it comes to sale something. I'm more on the tech-side :) But, if you're good at selling stuff, you can make the world yours. That's why I envy people like you.

I wish you a great start in 2017!
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Thank you, Merlin.
Don't think of Sales as trying to sell something to somebody that doesn't want, can't use or can't afford what you're offering.
Sales is about helping people, with a product or service that they may not know they need or can use.
We are problem solvers. If you can help enough people you will get rich without much effort.
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Merlster Premium
What a great perspective! This has been really eye-opening to me. So, if I'm able to understand the customer's needs, I'll better in providing the right solutions to them?

Thank you for your tips!
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scorpwealth Premium
I'm going to follow you, I'm in a similar situation and have been in advising and in sales/marketing my entire career. I guess we can say that we all can learn from each other. This is all very new to me and Tho I joined WA almost a year ago my business and schedule have not allocated the time I need to learn this side of the spectrum. The but is that it can be at ones own pace and that is encouraging. It will be nice to follow you and look at our progression. Cheers and whatever your practices may be I wish you Happy Holidays and Season's Greetings.
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hey, Tony, thanks for following me back.
Here's wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Healthy & Prosperous New Year.
Phil
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MarthaQ1 Premium
Hi Philip, thank you for the follow. I can see you have already accomplished a lot in life, so am sure there is a lot we could learn from you too. Wish you all the best here at WA, and may you find it fun and rewarding and many of us do. Keep up the good work.

Martha
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hello, Martha, thanks for following me back and your kind comments. I've had a wonderful life and my goal is to live as long and as healthy as I possibly can and share what I learn with as many as I can.
Here's wishing you a wonderful journey and much success here at WA.
Phil
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MarthaQ1 Premium
Thank you Phil. Same to you.

Cheers,

Martha
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MasonRuesch Premium
Thank you for following me. I've followed you back. Please feel free to reach out to me for any assistance here on WA. I am committed to building success and helping others do the same. Good luck to you.

I have managed to build a solid stream of income and if you want to private message me I would be more than happy to network with you and share exactly what it is that I do and how I do it. It is completely achievable and I've managed to tap into a niche that has AMAZING growth potential I'm also more than willing to learn from you.

Hope to speak with you soon. Thank you.

Mason
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hey. Mason, thanks for the follow and the offer of help. I may take you up on it at some point.
Until then, much continued success.
Phil
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MarkBa Premium
Hi Brooklyn

Thanks for the follow request. Nice to meet you. I agree with you making money just for the sake of it seems a futile goal in and of itself. Having fun during and after is a lot more attractive Wishing you all the best for the holiday season and with your goals for 2017.

Cheers
Mark
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hello, Mark, thanks for following me back.
Here's wishing you Happy Holidays and a Healthy & Prosperous New Year.
Phil
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MarkBa Premium
Thank you Phil.
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AltheaW Premium
Hi BrooklynPhil!
Thanks for following me...you are an amazing writer. I was quite pulled in by your profile. I get the feeling you are a confident, no nonsense, get down to business person that always get the job done. That is what transends through your writing. I am honored to have made it to your connection list and is humbled by your experience in an industry "sales" that I am in the process or learning about. Thank you again and please enjoy the upcoming holidays to the utmost; also, I am wishing you loads of success on all your endeavors.

Althea
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Thank you, Althea, for your kind words and well wishes.
Here's wishing you in return a wonderful and successful journey here at WA.
Happy Holidays and a Healthy and Prosperous New year.
Phil
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Pike99 Premium
Thanks for the Follow Phil and I return the follow.
I look forward to you conquering the tech issues and passing them on to others when required.
I have started finding it fun (and satisfying ) filling in all the blanks for content and its rather motivating moving closer and closer to ones goal.
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hello, Mike, enjoy your journey and much success here at WA.
Phil
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ArtByHeart Premium
Hi there Philip, nice to meet you! Thank you very much for the follow. Your skill of breaking down things, or simplifying them as I like to call it, is very rare indeed! I am sure you have found ways to use it to create success for your business!

Greetings,
ArtByHeart
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hello, ArtByHeart, thanks for following me back.
I think making stuff simple and easy for people is a sure path to success. Find a problem and offer an easy solution, that's what my website is all about.
Enjoy your journey here at WA and much success.
Phil
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ArtByHeart Premium
You are absolutely right.
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grannyjou Premium
Hi Phil it is a pleasure to meet you. I would like to tap into your wealth of experience. Came across WA while surfing the internet, very happy I did because I am blown away with the help, friendship and support within the community. Thanks to you all.
Best wishes
Juliet.
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Juliet, I think you'll find the longer you stay the more you'll learn and the better you'll like being a part of WA.
To our mutual success.
Phil
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grannyjou Premium
Hi BrooklynPhil , I'm Juliet in my early 70's and retired from my Legal practice. Was never into computer but my grandkids have done very good job teaching grandma. Came across WA as I was browsing and here I am stock in the community. It is hard work but enjoying every minute. It will get easier with all of you good and experienced people in WA community. Thank you and cheers

Juliet.
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hello, Juliet, thanks for following me back. I have an idea for you, get the grandkids involved in building their own websites. You can learn off each other and build several businesses's.
Phil
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nathalym Premium
Hi BrooklynPhil. How do we follow? I am being followed,However, I would like to follow. I do not know how to do it. Thank you very much for following me. I have also been in sales and trained. However, at 53 with overseas experience, it is difficult ot find a job in SYDNEY.
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hello, Nathaly, if you want to follow me or anyone else on WA, just click on the Big GREEN "Follow" button under (or by) their name. If there's no green button, then you are already following them.

Let me give you the best advice I can.
All you need to do is, do your lessons, ask for help when you need it, apply what you learn, take a subject you like and build a business you love... that's it.
You can do this.
All the best.
Phil
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nathalym Premium
Dear Phil,

you are such an inspiration. Thank you. I have a lot of business ideas, however, they do require a set up investment which I am currently looking into it presently.

Kind regards,


NATHALY MARY
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nathalym Premium
Dear Phil,

I am very much attracted to real estate and building. I am currently studying the websites available to find a need for a new website.
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Nathaly Mary, start from where you are with what you have right now.

You don't have to know every step of how you'll get to, just take one step at a time and keep moving forward.

Phil
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nathalym Premium
Thank you very much, Phil. At the moment, we are promoting our property in NEW CALEDONIA.
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nathalym Premium
My area of expertise is real estate and property development.
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SerahAO Premium
Hi Phil, so nice to meet you! Thank you for including me in your team. WA is such a great community and no doubt you've learned and acheived so much here since joining. People like me look forward to learning from you and the other awesome likeminded people here. All the best to you :-) Following you back..
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hi, Serah, thank you for following me back. I hope all is going well for you here at WA.
If there is anything I can do to help, please don't hesitate to ask.
All the best.
Phil
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janbey Premium
Hey Phil,

Thanks for dropping by and following me. I have followed you back. I read your profile, a refreshing outlook on life a good read.
I still having and enjoying the training, I will read your blogs soon to see what you are getting up to.

All the Best

>>>Age...
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hello, Verity & Adrian, thanks for following me back.
I hope all is going well here at WA.
Here's wishing you both all the best.
Phil
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iblanco Premium
Thanks for the follow Phil. You seem to be an expert in the Sales area. Maybe I'll need to reach out to you for some advice during our stay here. And of course I will be willing to help where I can. And thanks for reminding me of the Fun to be had. Cheers, John.
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BrooklynPhil Premium
John, I'm here if you need me.
I think you'll find that to be true for every member here at WA.
Enjoy the journey.
Phil
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Heidi56 Premium
HI,
I try to connect with you on G+, but with the link you gave here you cannot be found. Best thinh is to go to your profile on G+ and copy the address there (ending with "posts" and insert it in your profile here, so we see the G+ symbol near your name.
Hope to connect soon
Heidi
https://plus.google.com/+AdelheidHornlein/posts
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Heidi, I just tried it and it works, https://plus.google.com/+PhilipLaBarbera/posts
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Heidi56 Premium
just added you there
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Newfie Premium
Hi Phil,

Nice to meet you. Sounds like you've got an awesome skill set to help you achieve your goals here at Wealthy Affiliate. I love how you said money is not your driving force. Myself and my wife are the same way, we don't need a lot to be comfortable or happy either, but we would love to have more freedom, with time mostly. A regular job sure does stuff you in a box and limit your freedom.

Anyway, thanks for following me.

See you around,

Jon
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hey, Jon, thanks for following me back.
You've been here a goof long time and I've been here almost two years. It seems strange we've never crossed paths before.
We've taken care of that now.
I hope all is going well.
All the best.
Phil
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Newfie Premium
Yes, I started off a long while ago, but only came back and went premium this month. Not that strange after all.

Best kind. Hope all is going well for you as well.

Jon
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TanyaG Premium
Hi Phil, thank you so much. I hope all is well. I think our paths were meant to cross lol! I am doing a healthy lifestyle niche and would welcome the opportunity to connect! Do you have a group going in this niche? I was starting to wonder if perhaps I was being a bit too broad, but perhaps not!
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Tanya, I did try to start a Healthy Lifestyle niche where at WA back in January, it never really took off. I'll take the heat for that.

When I first put up my website my categories were; Healthy Lifestyle, Lose Weight, Cooking Healthy, Exercise, Relieve Stress and Lower Back pain & Stop Smoking. For me these were all interrelated topics that I had found solutions for.

Many WA Experts told me that it was all too much to be one niche and I needed to pick one. I decided to find some other experts. Who was right? I don't know but I love my niche as it is.

What would I advise you? Learn as much as you can and then take some time to consider what is most important to you. You can expand or cut back to your hearts content. Add website and niches as you go.

I don't think there's one right way. Do it your way, and enjoy the journey.

Phil
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brooksbode90 Premium
Thank you Phillip, for your following. I believe it doesn't necessarily take a lot of money to be happy, and that a great deal of your desires can be accomplished at WA because I think it's indeed a very lovely place. Also, I admire your desire to teach others; keep up as they like to say in my country, 'the positive vibes'. I wish you steady focus on the tasks here, and lots of money, sufficient to share with those in need.
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Westwaters Premium
Hi Phil. Thanks for the follow and I will certainly reciprocate. Looks like you've been associated with WA for quite awhile. I love to see that since it shows success and obviously that's why we are all here!
I've been working on my site for about 6 months now but am progressing slowly since I'm not real computer savvy, but am really enjoying the time i have put into my "whimsical" endeaver! Nice to meet you and I wish you continued success...
Warm Regards,
Kathy (Westwaters)
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Hey Kathy, thanks for following me back.
I see from your profile that you're a retired Sport/Health and Fitness Professional. My niche and my passion right now is my Healthy Lifestyle website. I would love to get your professional opinion on the content of my website. I'm not a professional health and fitness expert, just a senior trying to live as long as I can as healthy as I can and share what I've learned along the way. If you have the time please stop by your comments and critique would be greatly appreciated.

All the best.
Phil
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Wayne66 Premium
Hi, Phil, and thanks for following me, I will follow you back. With apologies, I have been out of the loop here at WA fro the past few weeks, (see last profile blog), but am back now and trying to catch-up.

I hope you are realizing your dreams and wish you all the best as you continue.
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Wayne, thanks for following me back.
I hope you're feeling better and healing quickly.
Let's be careful out there.
All the best.
Phil
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