I made it anyway! Some of you will get that "DJ Khaled" reference but many of you won't so I'll explain it later in this post. But let's start at the beginning. This year I was blessed to make it to "WA Vegas Conference" again. I've been to a few but this year was very interesting.

What Do You Mean My Flight is Cancelled?

One of the perks of the WA conference is that Kyle and Carson pay for your flight, hotel, entertainment and some of your meals. So my flight was already paid for. But then "Snowmagedon" came to the Northeast a few days before my flight. But by Sunday most of the roads and everything had been cleared. But I figured I should call my airline to see if there were any delays for the following days. To my surprise I was informed my flight was cancelled. Well thanks for letting a brother know. NOT!

So I hit Kyle up and bless his heart he tried everything in his power to get me on another flight so I wouldn't miss the first day. Unfortunately every time we got close to booking an alternative flight, it was swept away by other travelers that I assumed were stuck because of the blizzard. But it didn't matter I was already booked on a flight for the following day and on my way.

Do I look Like A Little Hobbit To You?

So usually checking into the MGM Grand is a breeze but because of the damn blizzard and not checking in on the first day, my room was given away.

So they placed me in another suite. In my mind it's no biggie. Kyle and Carson hook us all up with a fancy suite. So a suite is suite to me. Just get me to it lady. Well apparently they placed me in the "bowels" of the hotel in a room that was meant for someone in a wheel chair. So all the light switches and everything else in the room was wheelchair accessible. In other words it was not designed for my 6'4 frame. But again Kyle and Carson hooked it up. They made a quick phone call and I was told I could check into a better height appropriate suite the following day. LOL

Clutch The Pearls!

So the next morning I call the front desk to ask if my room was ready. It was, I was provided the room number on a higher floor. I head up the elevator and walk into the room. But to my surprise there was a lady's dress hanging in the closet. Needless to say I turned my black butt around and headed out of there before someone called security on me. lol I went to the front desk and informed them they gave me a room that was already occupied. They apologized and hooked me up with a new room and some free food credit. Finally I made it to my suite and it was all good from there.

So what's the point of all this?

I'm sharing this story because it reminded me of the path of running a business. We all have plans on how everything is suppose to go. You're excited and just imagining all the fun you're going to have. But eventually you run into some unexpected obstacles and roadblocks as I did with my trip. The way you handle these hurdles is what will determine if you'll be successful. You can take them in stride and push forward knowing you just need to make some adjustments but you'll get to your destination.

Or you can just roll up in a ball in corner, crying in frustration and just give up. Too often the later is what people do and they miss out on their dreams. All the people I met in Vegas are the opposite. We all had set backs but push through the pain and the results speak for themselves. We're all finding success in our business. Obviously we want to do more but we're on the right path because of the work ethic, patience, persistence and the attitude we have towards this business. The common thread among us is we want to help people and that's what drives our business and the money has been a product of that.

When people put the money first you don't get the same long term results or any at all. So if you're looking for one of the secrets from the conference that's the biggest one!

A "Great" Man Once Said

DJ Khaled is known by some for his music for hits such as "All We Do is Win" But recently he's been lighting up social media with his little sayings which are funny. But they are inspirational and have truth in them. I included one of those saying in the picture above. The fact of the matter is that there will always be a "they" in your life. "They" could be situations, circumstances and people that don't want you to succeed in this business. But that comes with the territory and you have to make a choice to win regardless. Because that's what YOU deserve so don't worry about "they" or anyone else that may try to dissuade you. Because at the end of the day WA wants you to win and they provide you all the help and resources to do so. And more is coming...

Good Things Come To Those That Wait!

I'm super excited about what was revealed in Vegas. What I can say is that Kyle & Carson are making improvements to WA that should make it a lot easier for WA members to succeed in this business in some other ways that will give you more immediate income results. I can't say anymore than that. But just know that what's coming will give you even more keys to success. ;)

My Bad

Every year I try to take a picture with Kyle & Carson and the other super affiliates. But I was totally out of whack because of missing the first day. So I forgot to take a picture with them and everyone else. But I did manage to take a few pics with some other members you might know and the sights we experienced. Enjoy.

Hope to see you guys here next year!

Eddy with a y

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Eddy, you are so inspiring!! I go and read your blogs every time something gets in my path and ruffles me and your posts just lift me up. No wonder you are successful! Thank you! Fran
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Well thank you Frances. That is always my goal when I'm writing my posts. I don't write a lot here, but when I do it's to help people through a problem or to be inspired.
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It" working! Thank you!
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I'm glad to hear that.
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He is isn't he Fran! :-)
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MsMerry Premium
You are an awesome writer and motivator Eddy!! Thank you so much.
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Thanks for the kind words. You're welcome.
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Thanks this was a great read.
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You're welcome David! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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JLennon Premium
Eddy, wow. You said, "...we're on the right path because of the work ethic, patience, persistence and the attitude we have..."
This, I believe. is the open secret to success. I see success more about who you become rather than what you get. Thanks for these words.
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You're welcome Joe.
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SueSeymour Premium
That was great Eddy you make writing look so easy thank you I need to read some more.
Cheers
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks.
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shecartay Premium
Fantastic story and message.
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I'm glad you liked it.
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IrenaB Premium
Very funny. Laughter is good for the soul. How could you have so many challenges in one trip? I'll be reading this once in awhile to lift my spirits. But also very impressed that you kept a good attitude all the way even when you had so many opportunities to become angry.
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm accustomed to challenges with business and life. And I finally realized that how you react will determine the outcome.
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CowboyJames Premium
great story Eddy. gotta push through that adversity. Funny too.
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EddySalomon Premium
Glad you enjoyed it.
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Give It A Go Premium
Hi Eddy.
This just made me laugh. I can SO relate to all of those hiccups along the way. Thanks for a great reminder not to let 'them' get to me. Keep on succeeding,
Ange
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm glad it amused you and inspired you at the same time. That was definitely the goal. lol
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EricWogbe77 Premium
oooh I got goosebumps finishing this . Thanks Eddy with a y. I will see you next year or its very, very, very, soon
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EddySalomon Premium
Sounds good Eric!
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AishaLabefo Premium
Thanks for the post, very inspiring. See you at the top!!!
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Aisha!

Glad you liked it!
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Love this post!
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I'm glad you enjoyed this one too Laura
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Ok, I officially love this post. Thanks so much for the laughs and the lesson.
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EddySalomon Premium
LMAO. Glad you liked it Craig
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SondraM Premium
What a great story with an even better lesson tucked into it. Thanks for sharing it.
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You're welcome Sondra!

Glad you liked it!
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mattmike7 Premium
Great article, loved it. Very true about obstacles and working through them. Looking forward to the good changes to WA. Thanks, Deanna
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EddySalomon Premium
Indeed.
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Twinsmother Premium
Eddy I am proud to know you. You have given me a release from a tension headache when you said something about the mistaken hotel room and your exit from it. I laughed so hard I cried. I am a person of color also and you painted a picture in my mind that is so popular today with hotel rooms and such. But what really impresses me is your thought pattern that comes across in your writing. You have a great writing technique and you are very sure of yourself and that is good for any writer. I can learn something from you as I strive to improve my writing skills to complete my website and other projects I am in. Thanks again for this blog. I love it.
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Viola,

I'm glad I could make you laugh. Thanks for the kind words about my writing. If you want to know my secret, read the following:
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MFinnigan Premium
Great article Eddy, A very wise man said that the universe sends us the test first and then the lesson. Glad you made it. :)
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EddySalomon Premium
That's a great quote. Gotta remember that one. Thanks
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MFinnigan Premium
You're welcome .
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NathalieJG Premium
Terrific! Great lesson learned!
I think the universe like testing us.
Obstacles are 'created' to see if you are able
to get over them and keep going until you succeed.
Thanks for sharing.

Nathalie
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EddySalomon Premium
Agreed Nathalie. You're welcome.
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thezoulster Premium
Interesting story Eddy with a "Y", I think the lesson here is no matter what obstacles you run into one should never give up on what they are striving for and stay away from negative feedback and focus on the positive aspects of your success. Thanks, I will keep that in mind.
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EddySalomon Premium
That's exactly the lesson. I'm glad it resonated with you.
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Chezbrown Premium
Glad you got there and got everything sorted so you could enjoy the rest of the conference and have a good time,
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AAli Premium
Hey I'm glad I was referred to this post. Needed to see that there are people in WA who have actually made it. I'm a newbie and I'm looking for mentors....would it be ok if I ask you for advice on my blog so I too can make it to Las Vegas?
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EddySalomon Premium
Hi Afaizee,

Yes there are tons of stories of people here on WA that make money applying the training. This is a proven business otherwise affiliate programs wouldn't exist. So I'm glad this inspired you. Yes you can private message me and I'll try to get back to you as soon as I can.
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bubbletokki Premium
I loved this story, man! I would have been a wreck if this happened to me haha. I need to learn how to toughen up and just roll with the punches! Maybe next year I'll be on a flight, who knows?
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm glad you enjoyed. I could have allowed myself to get upset but it wasn't worth it. I knew eventually things would be made right. And I was just happy to be back to see everyone. So I just put everything in perspective and it helped deal with the issue. Would love to see you there next year.
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LWarren Premium
very good inspiration,thx,,u know the cheaper way out Kyle & Carson could have just gotten u a wheelchair for ur room,but im glad they took the high road,u were probally in enough trauma just getting there,hope u c the humor,Blessing 2 U,LTW
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EddySalomon Premium
LOL, Well played.
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BVOMDaily Premium
Awesome post man! You are a natural writer! I felt like you were here telling me the story ! That is some mess between the blizzard and room problems! Love your positivity and persistence to get there! I'm looking forward to seeing you there next June! ( I'm a new member probably won't make it in time for this years)
Best of luck to you!
~Mike
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Mike. I developed into a "natural" writer. Because of what I applied here: but thanks for the kind words. I hope to see you there soon!
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BVOMDaily Premium
Awesome! Thank you!
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Fareahu Premium
Flexible man; what a lesson this is to me. It was really fun to read your post and i thank you for sharing this with us,
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome
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tatihden Premium
This was fun to read. I was really feeling blue today and this lifted my spirit. I am going to hang in there and hopefully my hard work will pay off eventually.
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm glad it cheered you up. And yes the hard work does pay off. But you have to be patient and ride the ups and down of this business. Don't go it alone. When you feel down reach out to the community. We've all been there and can lift you out.
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camille88 Premium
Hi Eddy, this is very good. Was laughing all the time I was reading it. A lot of success for all of us.
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EddySalomon Premium
Glad you enjoyed it Cristina!
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Groovergirl Premium
Love your post! Thank you for sharing :-)
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Claudia!

Glad you liked it!
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Rich908 Premium
Great Post
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Richard
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YSogbe Premium
Okay so far so good. It's time for some action, I work 60hrs a week for peanuts but that is stopping soon cos starting from now I'm increasing my study time on WA, so I can have stories like u all. Good job Eddy
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EddySalomon Premium
Sounds good Yvonne. I'm glad to inspire.
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roses15 Premium
It is so cool when we see our experiences in life can be translated into experiences we go through being entrepreneurs. Things don't always go as planned but sticking with it wins the race. Thanks for sharing your adventure:)
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Alisa
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boomergp08 Premium
Something similar happened (given a room with a dress hanging in the closet) to another person who was traveling with me to Vegas. I think it happened at the MGM Grand too, though it might have happened at the Excalibur, on an angle across the street.

But thankfully everything worked out for you and the woman wasn't in her room when you walked in. That would have been...uhm awkward? LOL But expectations many times will not be what we hope for and we will be foced to adapt and then overcome. Life and business is a learning expeience.
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EddySalomon Premium
Awkward is an understatement. lol
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AffFranE82 Premium
Wow Eddy!
You had a bit of a situation at going to Vegas!
At least you handle it well and made it to your destination.

Yes a business is much like your trip to Vegas. You have to fight to win or give up and lose. I'm fighting Eddy!

Thanks for your message,
Francesca
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EddySalomon Premium
Yes indeed Francesca!
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clue Premium
I just loved your Vegas post. It is so motivating. All the things you went through was as if someone really did not want you to make it. I'm looking forward to meeting you in Vegas
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EddySalomon Premium
I glad it inspired you. I hope to see you there next year.
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clue Premium
Me too man. I'm working hard on it
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EddySalomon Premium
Sounds good.
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks for a great laugh - and our excitement is building... !!
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EddySalomon Premium
It's my pleasure Lauren
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AlexEvans Premium
Sounds like even with all the hassle, you still had a wonderful time. The opportunity to meet up like that would be so inspiring and like you say Eddy it is with in our reach by applying ourselves. Thank you for the motivation.
Alexander
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Alexander.
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Profithog Premium
Great post Eddie! Congrats on making Vegas even if you ran the gauntlet to get there lol. The hoops and hurdles one must overcome to build and grow and even maintain a business are sometimes challenging. It looks like you are able to handle the challenges as they come. And ... that's a good thing!
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Paul.

Eddy with a y ;)
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Profithog Premium
Oh crap! Sorry Eddy I didn't mean to misspell your name. I hate it when that happens. It makes me look like such a dumb&^%$!
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EddySalomon Premium
LOL. No worries Paul
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ibmountain Premium
I have never had that happen where I get a room someone already has. That is crazy!
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EddySalomon Premium
Neither did I until that moment. But it was all good.
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dlt333 Premium
Hi Eddy- great post with a good message and really good humor! :)
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Dan!
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Maxiam59 Premium
I will be there it is just a matter of time all the best Max
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EddySalomon Premium
Yes it is!
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VonnieOh Premium
Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed reading your post. I'm glad you didn't let the setbacks make you feel discouraged. Congrats on making it to Vegas again Eddy (with a y) :)
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Yvonne!
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LLiu Premium
Eddie, your post was very inspirational and very well said!
Sorry for your trouble or inconvenience of the trip! But your attitude threw the whole thing was positive and you made it! Your persitance and haveing the right attitude made it a rewarding trip!
I am so glad the hard work paid off for you and this trip inspite of the obstacles that were thrown in your path you made it...you never gave up!
Thank you for sharing this and it goes to show you one can not ever or should give up. There is light at the end of that tunnel!!

Best wishes to you and your success,

Linda (-:
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EddySalomon Premium
Glad you enjoyed it Linda!

Eddy with a y. ;)
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AlexSol Premium
Nice meeting you in Vegas, Eddy! See you in a year?
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Alex, I loved your video! Everyone needs to check out his latest post so you can literally see the fun we had! And yes I definitely see you next year my friend! Good times!
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AlexSol Premium
Next year it is :)
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EddySalomon Premium
See you then!
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Sui_generis Premium
OMG, you poor thing! It's funny now (especially the dress) but I'm sure you weren't laughing at the time. You're 6'4"?!?!? WHEN I get there, we'll have to get our pix taken together. I'm at the other extreme. lol. Glad you got it all sorted out AND I hope we get NO MORE SNOW this year!!!! ~Debbi
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EddySalomon Premium
lol, I actually didn't get mad once. I knew it would all work out and it did. And I would love to take that picture. We got some more snow today but most of it melted! Fingers crossed!
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Sui_generis Premium
Where do you live? I heard MD got some today. I'm in VA.
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm in NY. We got a little more than expected but nothing like the Blizzard. So it was all good.
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Sui_generis Premium
Ahhhhh, that's where I'm originally from. I don't miss the taxes or the snow. :-)
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EddySalomon Premium
Let's not even talk about the taxes or cost of living. That's the running joke in my house. If I took the money I earn and moved somewhere outside of NY we'd be rich. But all of our family ties are here. Sigh.. lol
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kiliwia62 Premium
Don't you just hate it when things like this happens? Well, I laughed a bit reading your post and I also agree, it is always the best to stay cool.
The comparison when starting out having a business and the pitfalls sometimes you can have, are right on the money.
Sylvia
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EddySalomon Premium
I couldn't help but laugh either. I knew it was going to make for a good story and it all worked out. And it definitely sums up my road to success in business. So I'm happy its resonated with so many people.
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neilc Premium
Even though you faced a few obstacles, you still had an awesome time in Vegas :-)

Thanks for sharing your insights, and this post will surely help a lot of WA members (including myself) to keep pushing forward online.

See you at the next Vegas Super Affiliate conference ;-)
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EddySalomon Premium
Sounds good Neil! You're very welcome.
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vincent1950 Premium
Thanks for writing such an encouraging story as it relates to our struggles and if we persevere we come out of those obstacles winners.
I would like to meet you there one of these days!
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EddySalomon Premium
I would like that too Vincent
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pjzuehlke Premium
That was an awesome story although frustrating at the time I'm sure! What a great lesson you related from your expeience.. good reminders for us all. Hoping to get my picture snapped with you in Vegas someday :)
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EddySalomon Premium
I took it win stride Paula because I knew what the outcome would be eventually. You have a sense of peace when you know where you're going. Let's take that picture in Vegas Paula!
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JamesBB Premium
Mate what a cool story. I so much look forward to meeting you in Vegas one day too... if they'll let me in!
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EddySalomon Premium
They'll let you in James! Just don't fly Virgin America during a blizzard. lol
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GeoffGS Premium
Lol. They really wanted you win. You are a major pain in the rear. Kidding. Glad it all worked out, with a little help from your friends. Geoff.
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EddySalomon Premium
LMAO.
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tomoore Premium
I've only been aboard WA a month or so, if I had your writing abilities I'd be on my way to Vegas already. Good job!
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EddySalomon Premium
I just write like I'm having a conversation and apply what WA teaches. It's nothing special. And trust me it didn't start like this. I got better as I did more and more of it. So that's the key. Keep writing and doing it frequently. Use your personal voice, add your personality and it will shine through.
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tomoore Premium
I agree with your style it's very relaxed and to the point. My problem is I couldn't write a wrong.
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EddySalomon Premium
Just keep writing and it will get better. Trust me it's just a matter of practice.
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IveTriedThat Premium
Always a pleasure seeing you each year Eddy! We need to convince them to host a second conference in the summer when the pools are open and the weather is good.
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EddySalomon Premium
I wish I had more time to spend with you guys. And I totally agree with you about a summer conference!!! That would be hot... literally. lol
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dickw Premium
Hey Eddy with a y. That was pretty nifty drawing the parallel between your first day or two and path we follow here at WA. Was a great story with more than enough challenges. Glad you had a great time......Dick
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Dick.
It made for a great segue and as I was going through it I thought to myself I'm going to love writing about this. lol
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dickw Premium
I can see that!
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777getgoing Premium
Well said Eddy, obstacles are always there I'm learning to just push through them and not complain like I always do, Lol. especially when building a business because it can be quite the challenge.

Anyhow, I'm glad a girl finally made it to Vegas. I'm so proud of Wendy J. for getting there. She proves that there are no excuses. It was nice to know that JC made it too. Those two are quite the inspiration for my goals to be made.

As for you Eddy with a y, I can't thank you enough for showing people like me that there is actually a legitimate way to make a buck from home. Much appreciate it! :)
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EddySalomon Premium
Great to hear from you Evelyn! I'm happy to hear that you're fighting through your natural inclination to complain. I think we all have that in us. But we all know that the complaining won't pay the bills. lol

It was great to meet Wendy J! I see a lot of potential in her. It's been a very long time since I've seen one of the ladies make it to WA Vegas Event. It was definitely refreshing and hopefully inspires many of the other capable ladies here. Because you're right there are no limits. Anyone of us can achieve this and much more. Thanks for actually trusting in my recommendation and believing in yourself.
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TonyHamilton Premium
Awesome Eddy with a y

I do plan to make Vegas next year also plan to disregard "they" because "they" don't have any business in our business.

Thank you for sharing how you push through the little difficulties in your business, life and even your trip to Las Vegas.

Thank You for always Sharing & Caring Eddy,

Tony with a y

P.S. When I was born almost 1/2 a century ago my Mom almost named me Toni with an i, Luckily my Dad caught it and I was rightly named Tony with a y
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Tony (with a y). Always glad to share the keys.

P.S. Applaud your dad for getting it right. lol
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TracyAllen Premium
Loved the inspiration to keep pushing
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EddySalomon Premium
Glad you liked it Tracy
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TracyAllen Premium
would love for you to share how you created a sense of urgency to make your journey successful here at WA...although I am still making my website better, people are visiting, but not signing up
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caterinamac Premium
Great post makes interesting reading.
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EddySalomon Premium
Glad you enjoyed it Cate. Hopefully it inspired.
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2Al Premium
Interesting adventure. You made it. Your persistence paid off.
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EddySalomon Premium
Indeed Alma. It usually does I find.
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NWTDennis Premium
Always nice to hear from you Eddy with a "y":-). Yea ... you folks in the northeast are getting blasted this year. I hope you got things worked out in time to make the WA Mastermind meetings.

Maybe you could clarify something for me. Is the SA requirement 300 new Premium referrals during the year or a minimum of 300 active Premium referrals for the whole year?
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Dennis. It's been a while since we've spoke. Great to hear from you. Honestly that blizzard was the only major storm for us here in NY. So I can't complain.

I made the other meetings so I was good. In terms of the requirements it's 100-300 new sales not just referrals. And your recurring sales don't count. I hope that clears it up.
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Kyle Premium
Wow, what a rigamarole this year but you made it bro! Through the snow, the little person room, and the ladies dress hanging in the closet, glad things eventually got sorted for you.

Love the parallel to business as well here, there are always going to be unknowns and you just need to deal with them as they come, adapt, remain flexible, and move forward (although I don't think anything is as awkward as walking into someone else's room lol).

Another year down, already counting down the days until next years conference. A bright 2015, a brighter 2016!
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey man, I took all in good stride because of you guys and I knew what the ultimate destination was going to be. When you keep your eyes on the prize and know it's worth it, it's much easier to deal with any hiccups along the way. Looking forward to next year.
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veronica.l Premium
Love it Eddy!!
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Veronica
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nathaniell Premium
You smart, you loyal, you grateful, I appreciate that! :)
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EddySalomon Premium
LMAO! Congratulations... you DIDN'T play yourself. lol
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lindasea Premium
Thank You, Eddy!

Great post on the value of staying the course..

One more reason to love and appreciate our wonderful community. My how we do learn from each other!

Linda
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Linda. I'm glad it resonated with you. And I'm always learning new things being here as well.
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karell Premium
Hello Eddy,
Congratulations I think that your post is attracting. I will soon contact you
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Aldo.
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JeffL61 Premium
As you said Eddy you had to persevere by putting up with a lot of unforeseen things, (flight cancellation, hotel suite fiascos) before finally experiencing the positives that must have been the very foundation of the WA super affiliate conference.

I loved the thoughts that you wrote about the artist DJ Khaled and his philosophy that there will always be a "they" (or in other more correct grammatical terms "them, "he", "him", she", "her" whatever the case may be) getting in YOUR way regarding so many things in life that you seek in order to make it more fulfilling.

Really it's how you respond to "those" people, (or one individual) that can either make or break you along YOUR path towards success.

Often you need to realize that you have to be in control of YOURSELF and not allow some other person to get in your way when you want to make something better of yourself.

Just because that person is miserable with his/her lot in life doesn't mean that YOU have to keep him/her company.

Your pics that you shared on your blog article are motivation to me, (and really anyone reading the article) to have the goal of making it out there in 2017! So Kyle and Carson end up footing most of the bill? Awesome!!

I agree with Jay, Eddy in his sentiments about that woman's dress found in your closet. Who would have fit into it? Could it have belonged to some famous individual who was in town? Doesn't Jennifer Lopez have an act in Vegas? Of course there would have been some 's-plaining, (an old "I Love Lucy/Lucille-Ricky" joke/play on his Spanish pronunciation of the word) to do afterwards. You were right to check out of there pronto!!
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EddySalomon Premium
I totally after with you Jeffrey. Those are lessons I learned very quickly when I decided to be an entrepreneur. So I like sharing them with others that may be doubting themselves or ready to give up because of "they", "them", etc.

Like you said all we can do is control our own actions and path. Then everything will fall into place.

In terms of the dress I didn't stay long enough to process it. But if it were Jennifer Lopez's I would have gladly dealt with security to accidentally bump into her. Lmao And my wife would have understood. Lol

But I like where you and Jay were going. Lol
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JeffL61 Premium
Eddy, Yes I'm sure that your lovely wife would have understood any accidental encounters with Jennifer Lopez - just as long as you got an autograph from Ms. Lopez to later give to your wife!
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EddySalomon Premium
She totally would and she's a big fan too. So I'd be safe. lol
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magistudios Premium
Great post Eddy!
Personally, I would have stayed to see what was going to go into that dress.. lol

Based on those photos, it's clearly apparent that Ian is piggybacking off of my cool style.. LOL
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EddySalomon Premium
And this is why we get along Jay. Lol
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Wayne66 Premium
Thanks Eddy and I'm glad it all got sorted out and you had a great time. It really is all about attitude, isn't it?
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EddySalomon Premium
Yes attitude is probably about 80% of it if you ask me.
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speedking Premium
What a lovely story with a powerful message, thanks for sharing I so enjoyed it, take care, Johan.
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Johan. Glad you enjoyed it.
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FHagstrom Premium
Hey Eddy, thanks for the inspiration. Looking forward to meeting you one day!
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome. I do too as well.
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JAHBOBCLATO Premium
you are a persistent one..

Much patience you have.
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EddySalomon Premium
You have to be if you want to succeed in business and life. And I definitely wasn't going to miss the whole Vegas conference because of a few hiccups. Patience has definitely been my friend in this journey. Otherwise i would have given up this business within the first couple of weeks as many others do because they lack it. So its definitely a great quality to have my friend.
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JAHBOBCLATO Premium
very true... Keep your dream alive.
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247dan Premium
Eddie, you're the man, thanks so much! Amazing story.. this motivation is just what i need, appreciate it!
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EddySalomon Premium
Who is this Eddie you're referring to? I'm Eddy with a y. lol
I'm glad the article motivated you my friend.
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electrobot Premium
I enjoyed reading this. Thanks Eddy.
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Douglas
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SQUIRRELL Premium
So Eddy with a y (Short for Edward?)
The years go so fast could be a good idea for you regular guys to invest in a penthouse in Vegas then you could get there earlier and never worry about the missing out.

Good to see you have a good solid formula working on your websites. have fun
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EddySalomon Premium
No Edward. Just Eddy with a y. It use to drive my teachers crazy but I would never respond when anyone tried to call me Edward since it wasn't my name. lol

Kyle and Carson stay in one of the many Skylofts which is an equivalent of penthouses in MGM. And we're all happy with our individual suites. That said I do want to make enough sales one day so I can get one of the Skylofts. They are truly luxurious and come with some crazy perks.
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SQUIRRELL Premium
Good for you Eddy (Teachers think they know everything) attitude like yours will make you a great leader, never leave the community
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Lorna,

I've been here since 2007 so I doubt I'll be leaving here especially since I've referred thousands of people here over the years. So leading is nothing new to me. Been doing it on my blog for a long time. ;)
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emerald860 Premium
Eddy, I love your analogy! Sorry you had a rough start but you got there in the end! Your story reminded me of how I used to handle things years ago. When I would come across obstacles on my way to a goal, I'd take it as a sign that whatever IT was, wasn't meant to be and I'd change course. Like you said, life is not a straight climb. There's twists and turns along the way. Just like in business--this business. We have to keep our eye on the prize! Thanks for your story! Alanna
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Alanna! I agree some times you just need to course correct. But too often people just view obstacles as a dead end and that's not always the case. So I totally agree with you!
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mergie1 Premium
Wow looks like you all had an awesome time.
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EddySalomon Premium
It always is!
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Beverly-S Premium
Glad it finally came together for you, love the way you compared the problems as with the business journey. I would love to know of the new changes for WA, however it sounds promising, take care.
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm glad you enjoyed the journey and how I applied it to business. The changes coming are going to be awesome and definitely help many people make money a lot faster applying what they learn here at WA.
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Mike-Writes Premium
Wow, what an amazing story and a great trip!
Thanks for sharing such an excellent post, Eddy.

~ Mike
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EddySalomon Premium
Glad you liked it Mike. You're welcome.
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gmegs Premium
That was great Eddy!
... I loved the story; and so true about it's lesson.

I will always keep working at it, no matter how long it takes me.
(huge time restraints - but one day that will come to an end)

One day down the line we will meet Eddy - and I can't wait!
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm glad the story resonated with you Joanne! It's definitely a life lesson we all need to apply across the board. I like your attitude and as long as you're putting the work behind it you will make it. See you in the future!
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kumar1992 Premium
The WA conference will not be the same without you, so having you there is a must Eddy with a y

P.S : I still don't get the Eddy with a y thingy..LOL
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EddySalomon Premium
Well I made it as you may have read above. But this year was different because of a few issues. But they were fine. I enjoyed myself and it give me a nice story to tell. Because my little issues reminded me of how building a business can be. So it's all good.

The eddy with a y thing is because most of the time Eddy is spelled Eddie. But my name is unique and spelled with a y. So it's my little joke and way to remind people how it spelled. And now its become my signature. So it's all in fun.
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MaryESS Premium
Thanks for sharing Eddy! A great blog. The side trips of your trip were daunting and it was very entertaining to read; even though I know it was not entertaining for you at the time. Maybe a different hotel next time...?
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