About Meritocracy
Joined December 2012
Hello, My name is Kevin. I use the handle 'Meritocracy' here.

My background for the last 20 years has been in various areas of real estate from residential home construction supervisor roles to commercial real estate (office leasing) to running my own small private real estate investment company with my wife.

I'm a relative 'newbie' to affiliate/internet marketing, but have been working feverishly to climb the learning curve.

After losing some close friends and family members in the last couple of years I am trying to shift away from 95% work attitude and having to physically do everything myself to having it really sink in how short life really is. Time to spend time with my wife and our kids (two Beagles) and hence the shift to IM. Not saying I won't be putting in the effort, that's in my blood - just putting more effort into 'living'. I've got a special lady who deserves that of me.

Would love to help out here where I can - although given my limited knowledge on the subject I'm sure I'll be doing more listening than talking for a bit. As much as I've gravitated to doing things more by myself, I realize helping each other will get us all where we want to be faster and smarter.

I try to live my life around an old Spanish proverb: "Health, Wealth, Love and the Time to Enjoy It".

Looking forward to learning and growing.

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kathyjf1530 Premium
Thanks for the follow and best of luck to you.
Meritocracy, Hi. Welcome. Thanks for the following. Is there a story behind that name?
meritocracy Premium
I first came across the word in a book titled "Titans" by a Canadian author many years ago. To me it essentially means that one should not advance without meriting such advancement. There are no free rides. If you work hard and smart, you will be rewarded. Thanks for the welcome.
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Hello! Welcome to WA! This is the best site to gain knowledge about starting an Internet Marketing business. The complete training program helps you learn HOW to earn! Just go to the Training section on the left hand side of the page and your adventure begins! Click on the green "FOLLOW ME" button so we can stay in touch! Wishing you all the best!

See You At The Top!

meritocracy Premium
Thanks for the welcome and the 'follow'. Keep me posted on how you are doing.
PotPieGirl Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate! I've been waiting for you to get here!

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I'm very excited for you as you begin your internet marketing journey to success!

There may be times that you will feel overwhelmed and/or confused. Rest assured, that is totally natural. You are taking charge of your future and that's a BIG deal - and something you should be very proud of.

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kathyjf1530 Premium
I am in the middle of the PotPieGirl training and love it.
meritocracy Premium
Thanks for the welcome PotPieGirl and for introducing me to WA. I took your One Week Marketing course also and really enjoyed how it was written. Great material there. Very inspiring. Will go Premium soon. Thanks again!
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Hi there! I'm dropping by to say hello and personally welcome you to Wealthy Affiliate! Hopefully you have had a chance to browse around a little bit and see that we are a very friendly and helpful group of people. With Wealthy Affiliate you now have everything that is required to make it in the Online Business and Internet marketing world.

As you get started you will want to work through the "Online Entrepreneur Certification - Getting Started (Level 1)" training found on your dashboard and within the main menu.

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