About JohnsonSam
Joined June 2018
Hi, Thanks for connecting with me.
So good to see so many people here all with their own unique experiences. I am no exception and have my own story to tell with all the ups and downs of life.

I am a family man with two grown up kids and my wife to give me a sense of belonging and support.

I have been living in London-UK since coming over from the lovely coastal state of Kerala in the southern tip of India.

As a child living in India, I really knew the meaning of freedom but the rules changed for me in London coming over in my teens and trying to adapt to a way of life that was so different.
My academic achievements was nothing to shout about having finished school and college, but I learned bigger lessons of life learning from the big wide world.

I have always been an entrepreneurial type and have been in one business or another over the last 30-years with measurable success and disappointments.

Having been in business many years and experiencing both good and bad with the bad out weighing the good, I don’t wish anyone to go through my experiences of hell few years ago. My experiences have taught me well and I am now better equipped to steer away from hell and also help others stay on track.

Like most people who go into business, I thought I knew everything that I needed to know to jump in and make a success, but having reached a cross road, I decided to do a post-mortem of my troubled years. It revealed my worst nightmares and left me with two choices, the first was to live in the troubles of the past and continue being unproductive and the second was to live in the future. I chose the latter. Although I was unable to predict or plan my future at the time, I knew it can't be any worse than what I have experienced.

Having been in business for most of my life thinking I had control over my destiny, I realised I knew nothing about business. My understanding of business only became apparent because of that post mortem.
This is what I learned. You are not in business if it can’t operate without you.
This put a huge? Mark over my thinking which asked me the reasons I initially went into business.
This is what I knew then, lots of money, being the boss, time freedom, respect of your family, friends and the opportunity to drive your ego as a pier of society who is looked upon in high regard by customers and suppliers.

I now know that all my previous understanding of operating small to medium size independent businesses were wrong. Without good cash-flow generated by the business within year two, you will keep putting your hands into your pocket to meet the supply demands of other businesses who you might be supplying on credit. This door never closes because they will always owe you money and you are forced to continue feeding them out of fear to safeguard your investment.

Being the Boss of your own company in a conventional business? Forget it if you don't have cash-flow and a good business plan. Exception to the rule is If you are happy in a business that gives you an income and you are your employee and boss at the same.

If you are running a small business and have staff to manage and you are called to wear many hats to see out the day, you are not a boss who will earn his keep and be in control.

Time freedom, what a joke? We kid ourselves saying we are doing it all for the family. If we can't find the freedom to spend time with our loved ones, what good is the business?
If we are lucky to make a few quid, our family will benefit and love the material wealth, but in the process forget you.

Your friends! Most will encourage you to be in your good book but secretly hope you fail. They will be with you during green pasture and gone during drought never to be seen.
Society in general will envy you and this pushes up your ego to continue even when you know deep down you haven’t got a pot to answer nature's call.
If you are any good at building relationships, customers will stick with you and your sense of responsibility will ensure you continue even if your business is hit by a tsunami.
Suppliers look up to you with respect when all is going well and become destructive when you owe money by talking to other suppliers when things are bad. When you are a small business where your face value is more than LTD, this leaves added pressure to stay open to save your dignity and pride.
When you finally wake up and are forced to take action, you will find the full force of the law and legal systems systematically tearing you down.
Having gone through all this, I needed discipline back in my life and decided to work for someone selling my time, my energy, my brain and my soul to make ends meet.
During that transitional period, I turned a few pages back to look at why I went into business. I asked myself whether it's possible to achieve some of the things I set out to do without the overheads, staff and the level of responsibility which pinned me down as a slave in my blinded ambition to be FREE.
The answer to this question stared at me from a distant quarter century, but my eyes were shut at the time in my desire to lead a rat race that has brought me around full circle.
The answer I found was the power of leveraging. This system allows you to be paid multiple times for doing the job once. I called this experience, my total eclipse. This eclipse covered the dark side of my brain that was the past and the revelation of light on the other side.
Even with this great discovery and awakening, I didn’t jump for joy and instead deliberated on 25-yrs of lost time and was doing nothing to change things.
Having run small businesses for many years, I now know of the not to do things whilst in business but wish I knew some of this before starting out in business.

Enough about me, I hope my story resonates with you at least in some areas.
My experiences have taught me well and my only wish now, is to use my knowledge to help anyone actively seeking to change their lives in a positive way.
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Johnson, And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined and with all your other online experience you will perhaps have come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.

You must keep referring to the training.
If you get really stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 430+ blogs I have published within WA.

Feel free to send me PM anytime you get stuck and I will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Have a great day.
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JohnsonSam Premium
Thanks for the words of encouragement Robert.
Greatly appreciated.
Looking forward to working with you.
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Johnson and if/when you read my blogs make sure you choose the ones that will help you in conjunction with whatever training you are currently taking.
Have a great Fridayday.
Robert
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Johnson,

Thanks for following!


Here are my recommended WA posts for you: To YOUR success!


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JohnsonSam Premium
Hi Zed, thanks for connecting and for the links.
I look forward to working with you.
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Thanks for your time Johnson!
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Madek Premium
Hey, Johnson!

I would feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success in your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! Come to me on my G+ through https://plus.google.com/u/0/116531398108257503951
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Hope you enjoy! Cheers!

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Marley2016 Premium
Hello, we just met in Live Chat gave you a follow and hope you will do the same back. If you need any help or assistance come on over to Live Chat you can usually find me there. If not you can always PM me if I don't have the answer I will help you find it.
Susan :)
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JonathanAll1 Premium
Yes, thank you for following. And am hungry to get started.
I finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence.
Yes www is a big world brought together with WA...

Truely grateful
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Hey Johnson!

Welcome to WA! Congrats on going premium!

So glad you made it here to Wealthy Affiliate! It's a great place to learn how to make money with affiliate marketing.

There's so much info here that it can feel like you're drinking from a fire hose! :) Learn at your pace. Please don't hesitate to ask for help. LiveChat is a great place to go for a quick answer. You'll find the community here at WA is very helpful and supportive.

Here's to great success with your WA journey and online endeavors!
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JohnsonSam Premium
Thank you SuzaMarie. Your encouragement is inspiring.
Speak soo.
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BillCoton Premium
Congratulations on taking the plunge the training just gets better stick with it and I am sure you will have success
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Welcome to WA premium I wish you all the sucess your hearts desire.
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Congratulations on going premium
I just followed you so let's keep giving here.
Feel free to contact me should you need some help
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JohnsonSam Premium
Thanks Enstin,
Your wishes will carry me far, appreciated.
Let's all steer the ship together so that our end journey is clear to all throughout the course.

Regards

Johnson
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Despite the threatening rains, look at the brighter side of the sky. All is not dark
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Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! You've come to the best place! Follow the training and ask for help! Good luck! :-)
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JohnsonSam Premium
Thanks Rob,
Your wishes will carry me far, appreciated.
Let's all steer the ship together so that our end journey is clear to all throughout the course.

Regards

Johnson
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Welcome to Premium! I know this decision will prove life changing for you with time and effort as it has for me! I'm following you now as well =D

By the way, I have written a detailed article on Wealthy Affiliate that I think will help you get started here, and give you an idea of what to expect down the road!
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Hello and welcome
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Hi, congratulations on becoming premium, I wish you much success.=^..^=
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JohnsonSam Premium
Thanks Darrin,
Your wishes will carry me far, appreciated.
Let's all steer the ship together so that our end journey is clear to all throughout the course.

Regards

Johnson
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shermand2268 Premium
This is incredible. You will truly be an asset to the Wealthy Affiliate community not only with all of your experiences, but with your genuine desire to help others. Relax and enjoy the training, and don't forget to have FUN! Please reach out to me if you have questions or need help. We're all glad you're here - welcome! Debra
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Welcome to Premium. Here you'll meet lots of new friends, enjoy great training and support. Feel free to follow me and ask for help if you need it. Enjoy the journey.
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JohnsonSam Premium
Thanks Joe, have a great day.
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Welcome to WA!

You may find this post helpful on your journey.
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How's it going. Welcome to the wa family
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shermand2268 Premium
A little bird told me you haven't yet completed your account setup. It's ok - one of the benefits of being on Wealthy Affiliate is that you can go at your own pace. But please keep going forward - you'll be glad you did! And let me know if you have questions. Debra

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Welcome aboard! Awesome to have ya !
Just remember as you get started that if you need help
You just need to ask.
I and many others have your back!

Best of success!

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Welcome to WA!

I'm pretty new here, I just joined this month actually. I must say I've already learned a lot of valuable information here at WA and I believe you will too.

The future is yours!

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Hi Johnsonsamue,
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
I am wishing you success in your journey here at WA. You are in good hands.
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