About MThompson3
Joined May 2018
I am 56 years young and retired from the corporate rat race 11 years ago. Everyone said I was crazy to retire so early. I said you are crazy for working at a job you hate til you are 70. I left 500k in salary on the table over the past decade and have no regrets. Money replenishes, itself, Time does not.
I am a Certified Personal Trainer/ Fitness Nutritionist/ Exercise Therapist and also Teach English abroad. I travel the planet looking for discovery, adventure, and knowledge. I bought a condo last summer in Kiev, Ukraine to be with the most amazing woman I have ever met in my life. I spend my time equally there and on the road.
I am an avid golfer, competition chef, reader, open water certified rescue scuba diver and will do anything tor an adrenaline rush. I live by a strict Heirarchy of Values and do not waver from their adherence.
1) Health- I love helping people reach their health goals.
2) Wealth- Everyone has some type of wealth.
3) Faith- No explanation needed. Play hard, pray hard, all day, every day.
4) Purpose- I get joy/happiness from helping others. My happiness is determined by how happy those around me are. The cornerstone of achieving success is helping others(who appreciate it).
5) Absolute Freedom- The state in which absolutely nothing can restrain me from doing ANYTHING, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE my heart desires, neither myself nor any external forces, Unlimited possibilities exist for me. I worked my ass off to get it. It will never be taken away from me.
6) Belonging= A sense of Community/ Social Relationships (WA filled a void)
7) Knowledge- The daily pursuit of knowledge, wisdom, adventure, and discovery, by traveling, reading, soaking in all of lifes experiences and the wonderful things God has put on this planet.
8) Footloose- Life as most people live it leaves me empty and unsatisfied. I need a richer, more intense and challenging lifestyle.
9) Respect- All any man needs is respect. All any woman wants is to be loved.
10) Happiness- "Happiness is only real, when shared"..Christopher McCandless
I challenge everyone to WRITE DOWN your Heirarchy of Values.
For most of you FAMILY, would top this list. I have none. My mom was born in 1921, Dad in 1905. I have so siblings and only a few first cousins living. Not enough to keep me in USA. I found the love of my life in Ukraine and the country is amazing. The cost of living there is 75% cheaper than USA. They say you can never go home. They also say home is where the heart is. My heart is in Ukraine, so I AM GOING HOME.
I LOVE THIS COMMUNITY AT WA, AND FULLY INTEND TO TEACH WA TO UKRAINIANS. The average salary there is $145/mth. I can really make a difference in the lives of so many there.

MAKE A LIVING, MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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Ksouza Premium
Wow I love your way of thinking and agree with you a 100%, I view life in a very similar way, live life to the full and get as much under your belt as possible.
Wishing you all the success here at WA and I'm sure you will make a big difference to Ukrainians' lives.

Katya
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Janxio Premium
Hi! Happy to hear that someone found their warm and fuzzy corner of the world with a good partner, for no matter what many say, we are here to share our happiness and sorrows with the right partner. I am sincerely happy for you:)...and totally understand your early retirement! I retired at 62... not enough money, but there is no comparison for the peace of mind and tranquility I have today just knowing that I OWN MYSELF... priceless!!!
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McWord Premium
Thanks for the follow; I’m following you back!

As you know by now, the WA Community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

All the best,

mitch
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despatis Premium
Dear Mark, thanks for sharing and for accepting my invite, much appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

Desmond
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Agusto Premium
Retiring early is your right decision. I’m 69 years old retired from the Law Office environment five years ago. It seems I worked too long.
I’ve been traveling myself and met my girlfriend at the golf tournament. We have 3 year old son that kept me out of retirement.
WA is a long term investment for my son.
Enjoyed the community with people like you.
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MThompson3 Premium
I met my Ukrainian girlfriend at The County Club of Kiev. lol. There are a lot of good looking girls like mine and yours at golf courses.
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BilBailey Premium
You're starting to get under my skin. If you have an Issue with the USA I'll bring you an American made John Deere Tractor and a Log Chain so you can pull your head out of your butt so you see where you are going!!
I see you UNFOLLOWED ME that is great I'll do you the same. Do not read my comments ar Blogs, you're too ignorant! I HOPE I made this CLEAR enough even for you.

Bill Bailey
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CLandi Premium
BilBailey
Why are you so upset with him? I worked with many people who retired and left the USA to live in a country that is less expensive. I haven't read any negative comments about the USA from him? Have you?

Chuck
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MThompson3 Premium
He doesn't know CLandi. Morons like him are the reason I left America. He hides behind a computer spitting insults, but would never say anything to my face. He's at work now, I am heading to St. Croix to spend 2 weeks scuba diving, then to Prague to a friends wedding. He has never been out of Hazard County.
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CLandi Premium
Mark,
I'm disappointed that it had to be a war of words. I took to you because we have much in common, and that makes it easy to relate to you. I have considered moving to Kiev, but not because I don't like this country. Instead I would do it for it a lady I really cared about.

St. Croix and Prague. Is that made possible by what you have accomplished at WA?

Thank you for the like and the comment. I hope you find happiness wherever you are in this world.

Chuck
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MThompson3 Premium
Haven't made a cent at WA, but looking forward to using what I have learned here to switch from one-on-one training to online (can reach way more clients). Made my moving money selling my house, business(Property Maintenance-had 51 residential/commercial properties I maintained by myself), lump sum payment from 25 years at Scripps Howard and not having any kids. Plus Personal Training nets me $75/ hour. Put money into my IRA's for over 25 years. Compound interest is a great thing.
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CLandi Premium
Mark, you are very wise. If I had to do it all over again, I would have chosen a Roth IRA. No tax benefits on your current income, but you pay no tax on what you take out when you retire. After reading your comment again, I'm not sure that you haven't invested in a Roth IRA.

Thanks for the comment.
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keishalina9 Premium
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Hey hi Mark! ... delighted to meet you here today! ...

... you're a real, authentic Star!

With best wishes for every success, cheerio... 😊
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MThompson3 Premium
Authentic yes. Star? Maybe to my girlfriend. lol
Nice to meet you also.
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Calh60 Premium
Thanks for the follow...you have an impressive life resume. I really like your statement, "Money replenishes, itself, Time does not." This could not be more spot on. I too retired early ( age 46 ) from a law enforcement career. I've had a few very boring full-time jobs since then. I am very intrigued by anything online and I think this platform has great potential for retired folks. It will take hard work and effort to obtain income but I'm always up for a good challenge.

Good luck!
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MThompson3 Premium
I would think there are people in nursing homes who are just there because they don't have someone to care for them. They probably still have all their wits and could enjoy WA, perhaps even do it as a group. For $49/mth they would have plenty of sites for everyone. Your thoughts?
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Calh60 Premium
Great idea, my dad, who is deceased now started tinkering with computers in his later years. I really think the interaction kept his mind sharp and his thoughts progressing forward. The same thing could be said for folks in nursing homes.

While I go through the boot camp training I want to focus on the retired community with a concentration to retired veterans and law enforcement. I think it is the kind of thing that may allow for scaling as well. Just think if even 10 people signed up in a nursing home. That would be a large number of possible sites.
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MThompson3 Premium
Lets keep in touch with this niche idea and brainstorm. The older generation would have so much of life experiences to draw niches from. Moneonline.com am sure is taken but how bout moneyfromnursinghomedotcom. why not?
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Hi MT. Thank you for adding me to your team. Talking about salaries, here in South Africa the average salary is $70 per month among the poor which forms almost 60% of the population. Where a whopping 27% of them are unemployed. And just thinking of the woman and her daughter next door to me... they do not even know how to switch a computer on! I hope your task in the Ukraine would be easier. All the best and take care.
Regards
Charmaine
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MThompson3 Premium
I never really thought about how poor South Africa really is. Ukraine's problems are leftovers from being part of Russia for so long. Almost all employees are paid "under the table" so employers do not have to pay taxes. This "Shadow Economy" makes it difficult for a gov't to get anything done. The young people are the most highly educated in the world. All speak 3 languages, have a 4+ years at a university, 18 months military training. The literacy rate is highest in the world at 99.8 % They just don't have enough jobs though they have become like the 5th largest IT job market in the world, behind only china, Russia, india and America. WA would be perfect for the younger generation. The people are salt of the earth, so hospitable, so family oriented. I love it there.
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GuyW1 Premium
Thank you for the follow and I've now reciprocated.
Your bio is amazing and it has quite a few similarities to my own life and experiences.
I too have no family to speak of and I'm so glad that I'm in the WA family now. Although I'm new I feel that I belong already and that is a wonderful feeling.

I'm so pleased that you have found the true love of your life, one which as yet has eluded me but one can hope!

Keep up the wonderful work that you do.

Guy
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DCarpenter1 Premium
Thank you Mark for the follow - I have reciprocated. A most thought provoking bio.
I will also make my list of "Heirarchy of Values"
Most I already adopt - but do need to focus & be reminded of the most important ones from the list.
Life is a journey & we only get one shot at it - so I try to not look back at things I can not change - but look forward & try to make a difference for myself & my family, friends & help where I can.
I am an Aussie in Thailand where the salary is approx $130 a month for most. As A Rotarian, I do what I can to assist children & their education.

Denis
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gmcwilliam Premium
Hi Mark and thank you for the follow. I loved reading your bio. It holds so true to how my wife and I live our lives. We are currently holidaying in Malaysia while I work in east Africa. There may be an opportunity to work in Myanmar soon, so may decide to pick up camp and move to Yangon for a while. We'll see. Anyway, every success with your online endeavours. Your desire to help others almost guarantees you success. Gary
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BobMargroff Premium
Hi Mark, thanks for the follow...I will now follow you back. Traveling around the world and do anything you want seems like a great lifestyle. I guess I need to come up with my own hierarchy...it may help me put some things in perspective. I wish you the best.
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MThompson3 Premium
It helps me stay focused, I suggest everyone have one. You may be surprised at what you write down.
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JasonKim Premium
Hello Mark, there must have been an issue with the Wealthy Affiliate platform earlier when I tried to message you.

Well, in any case, I want to thank you for having me be a part of your network and I've followed you back as well. I hope all is working out well with your online business and wish you much success in fulfilling all of your personal and financial goals.


Jason
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MThompson3 Premium
Thanks Jason. I was having issues with the site earlier also. All looks ok now. Good luck to you also.
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GuineaPig Premium
Thank you for following me, I am following you now too. I wish I could have gone abroad but I have too much family state side and a wife of almost 40 years not wanting to go yet. Happy wife happy life, what can I say. Thank you for having me in your network, I look forward to working with you on this online venture.
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MThompson3 Premium
Thanks, your is one of my favorite sites here.
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GuineaPig Premium
Thank you, I appreciate that. With your background maybe a guest blog would work at some point if you were interested.
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MThompson3 Premium
I have never been asked. How is that done? I have kinda caught wind of it, but never checked it out.
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RoopeshG Premium
Hey Mark
Hope that you are well? Thanks for the follow.Read your bio and I like your adventure spirit.I too believe that money can be replenished but time cannot.

We have got to make the best use of our time.

Regards and Best of Success to you
Roopesh
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GinaU1 Premium
Hello Mark,

Thanks so much for the follow.

Wow! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your bio -- very interesting. It sounds like you have found true happiness in all areas of your life. Something that most search for but rarely find.

I look forward to reading future updates.

All the best to you!
Gina
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Wayne66 Premium
Hi, Mark and a belated welcome to WA. Nice to get to know you and become part of your network. I have added you to mine as well.

A great set of values and experiences. Many areas to draw a niche from.

All the best as you continue this journey and I look forward to connecting from time to time. Until then, always

Keep Moving Forward,
Wayne
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MThompson3 Premium
Never thought of it that way. What better way to come up with a niche than to have lived and experienced it.
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Wayne66 Premium
Especially if It's something you are passionate about
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MThompson3 Premium
Life a pretty big niche, may have to narrow it down a bit. lol. Have a great weekend Wayne, I am taking Sunday off to rest like the big guy upstairs likes and pursue that Top 200 ranking next week.
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ttabor Premium
Hi Mark, great intro...thanks for connecting I am back at you now! Nutritional Medicine is my passion and I can't wait to have a chat with you. Knowledge is power..let's share it. Originally from Poland living now in Melbourne, Australia. Wonder where do you live (before moving to Kiev)? I will PM you shortly...thanks.

Cheers

Tom
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MThompson3 Premium
Thanks, currently in Bartlett, Tenn. to sell off rest of stuff. Got a cemetery plot would love to sell and just cannot pull the plug to sell my 2000 Mercedes CLK320(may ship it to Ukraine, who knows). Plan on moving by Christmas. Currently switching my Personal Training/ Nutrition business to online exclusively and go global. And of course promoting WA and trying to learn all this aff. mktg stuff. Poland is beautiful(Warsaw is stopover to Kiev) and I am in love with Eastern Europe. Look forward to chatting further.
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haiderkh87 Premium
Thanks for following me. I'm following you back :)

I've been part of the Wealthy Affiliate community since August 2017 and absolutely loving it.

Please feel free to follow me on social media:

Twitter - https://twitter.com/OurTechPlanet
Google+ - http://plus.google.com/+HaiderKhalid_1987
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ourtechplanet/
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/haider-khalid-82689722/

Share yours too and I would love to connect with you on Social media as well. Wish you the very best :)
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LazandriaKi1 Premium
My God you are such an amazing individual. I love your bio. In a nutshell you have mastered what it is to live freely, love unconditionally without expectation and laugh uncontrollably. I never will understand how people can work a job that they hate for 70 years vs. stepping out of the box and creating their own abundant life. I love it
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MThompson3 Premium
Thank you so much for your kind words. I too will never understand how people living in unhappy circumstances will not take the initiative to change. Bless you and best of success in all your endeavors.
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LazandriaKi1 Premium
Thank you so much
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Ian840 Premium
Hello Mark and I thank you sincerely for your recent follow, and I wish to follow you in return.

I note you are on your way with your training for which I congratulate you, also for initially joining Wealthy Affiliate and going premium as well.

You have no doubt discovered as I have, WA is an extremely honest and ethical organisation, populated by so many wonderful members being only too happy to assist each other in the online journey.

I wish you well in your endeavors - kindest regards from Ian in Western Australia.
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MThompson3 Premium
Thanks Ian, Australia on my bucket list. Moving to Ukraine end of year so getting closer. lol I wish you well also.
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Tohin Premium
Hello Mark, even though I kept thinking of my Dad as I read through your profile...
I would say what a great success you've achieved in this chaotic life of ours, well it depends on what your definition of success is by the way.
But, to me, those are awesome achievements, because most of those things are what I still dream of (Scuba diving, travel around the universe, being a great chef, etc.), hope they would become a reality with time.

I wish you the very best in all your endeavours--especially making a difference in the lives of others. And ultimate success in this awesome community of ours "Wealthy Affiliate".

Thanks for adding me to your connection, it's indeed a pleasure.
Do remain safe and healthy always!

Tohin
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MThompson3 Premium
Thanks Tohin, my father always wanted me to do everything he never had the chance to do. Dream big, live big. Best of luck to you here at WA and I look forward to following your success.
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Kruss456 Premium
Wow, Mark. You definitely sound like an intense person and I commend you for knowing and sticking by your Value system. Not many people I know could start to list their values. I learned a long time ago that I wanted a set of values to live by and I do.
Thank you for the follow. I am honored.

Warmly,
Karen
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MThompson3 Premium
Thank you Karen and nice to meet you. I too had a problem with all the techno lingo. I found a very good book called GetRichClick by Marc Ostrovsky that really helped me catch up to all this online terminology. Best of luck at WA, they are like family to me.
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MichalB Premium
Hello Mark,

I love what you did 11 years ago :)
I am on that path too.

I dont want to give to the corporate world more than few extra months. Somewhere around beginning of 2019 I wanna be out of there, fully concentrating on my business.

I have been struggling with my self (still in the 9-5 mindset and waiting for payday instead of realizing that I am on my own and I am the one who creates my destiny), but thanks to the WA community I am learning a lot.

See you around
Mike
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MThompson3 Premium
Thanks Michal for the follow. I look forward to seeing you succeed. WA has given me a great means to travel and see the world and i was a complete newbie. I am moving to Kiev and becoming a Slavophile. lol. I love Eastern Europe and the half plus seven rule isnt bad either. Good luck Michal, follow your dreams, absolute freedom are the 2 greatest words in the world. And Prague may be the coolest looking nightime skyline i have ever seen.
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terrycarroll Premium
Hi Mark and thank you for following. I am of course delighted to follow you in return.
Best wishes here on WA. I am sure you will find everything you need here in the way of help and support.
Please let me know if we can help each other at any time.
Terry
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1signbanner Premium
Man, I read your bio Mark, I should not do what I always do and that makes a judgment on first impressions. Here in Hawaii, I have seen homeless people come in to read things in the library.

At first my thoughts were such that you are a y'know.

I am so sorry my brother, you are a somebody.

Thanks for the follow and I will follow you too.


Frank
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KElam Premium
Thank you for following us. We are happy to follow you also. Happy you are going to be with your love in the Ukraine. We had a large group of Ukrainians come to LA several years ago. I became good friends with some and loved their sweet and fighting natures.
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MThompson3 Premium
They are some amazing people.
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kmer6 Premium
Good morning to you Mark, my name is Ken and I welcome you to WA and thank you for the follow. I'm following you back.
You are living the life that I never had the courage to do. I wanted the freedom that you have but also wanted the security of home, money, and significant other. You can't have both. I have done some very crazy stuff and lived in which I am humbled in counting my blessings.
Leading others to a more fulfilling life does have advantages. I guess as we grow older and wiser helping others achieve gives out heart the missing element that we all need.
I look forward to working with you and if I can help you in any way feel free to ask. I wish you much success and enjoyment in your online journey.
Ken
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DaleOdom Premium
Hi Mark,
I really enjoyed reading your profile. I too decided to retire early at the age of 54 for exactly the same reason you stated. I figured the last half of my life I was going to do the things I was passionate about. I appreciate the follow and it is a pleasure to meet you and add you to my network.
Best wishes in all you do!
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BradB18 Premium
Good day Mark,

Great to meet you and thank you for following me.
It sounds like you and I have a lot in common.
I love natural adrenaline rushes, can't beat it.
And yeah you are right in saying time cannot replenish itself. We gotta make the best while we are here. Make hay while the sun shines!

Well mate, all the best and will see you along the journey through WA.

Cheers,

Brad
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CandP Premium
Hello, Mark, and thanks for your follow. Following you back.
You have found your home and that is where your heart is. This is not a geographical location.
You have a very interesting profile and we applaud your decision to be here, to learn and then teach others.
We wish you happiness and success on the journey.
Colette and Philip
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MThompson3 Premium
Thank you very much.
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haroda Premium
Hello Mark! Thank you for sharing your hierarchy of values. I do believe the home is where your heart is as well. I grew up with lots of siblings so family is up there for me. It's great to see you are making a difference in the world. We are all doing it in our own special way. Glad you are now part of the WA family.

Best wishes in succeeding in your goals.
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Howardc Premium
Hi Mark,
Thanks for following me at WA. I have followed you back. Yours is an incredible profile. It may be the best I have read at WA.
Glad you found the woman you love. I've been married to the same woman for 54 years--must have been something to the "love of my life"
Again, thanks for connecting!
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MThompson3 Premium
Thanks for the complement and good luck here at WA.
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MineThatBird Premium
Your About Me page is so inspirational! I am following you and look forward to hearing about your successes at WA and your adventures, too! I have a friend who was in my Toastmasters club who is from Ukraine, but she went back to Ukraine and I don't know what town she lives in now. I will email her to say hello thanks to reading about your life in Ukraine. My friend from Ukraine is one of the loveliest people I know. Here's to success, travel, adventure, health, and most importantly, here's to family and friends!
Cheers
Kate
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MThompson3 Premium
So many people leave Ukraine because of the geopolitical problems and economy. But I have never seen people who love their country so much. Most always return because there is nowhere like it Your friend sounds like a typical Ukrainian. I would love to friend her. Give her my email here. You can never have enough Ukrainian friends.
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Mark.
Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.

Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your network by following my profile. I graciously accept by following your profile back.

Welcome to The Wealthy Affiliate Community. I'm sure that your Hierarchy of Values and overall positive mental attitude will serve our community well.

I am pleased to make your acquaintance and look forward to learning, sharing, serving and earning alongside you as we all move forward here.

Kindest regards from Canada.

Paul.
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JonathanAll1 Premium
Welcome to WA. It’s participation and persistence to get there and also takes lot of creative thought to process...
Yes, thank you for following. And I 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 and dreams.
Yes www is a big world brought together with WA...

Truely grateful
JonathanAll1
Jonathan Leslie
@ Facebook / Jonathan Allen
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Marlinda1 Premium
Hey Mark!

Thanks for the follow and glad we could connect :) I hope that you continue to progress as a member of this awesome community and look forward to reading about it on your blog.

If you need any specific help with anything, you can check out some of my training videos.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/marlinda1/training

Hope you make all your goals a reality,
Marlinda
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StevenHull Premium
Great Bio. You beat me to retirement by 4 years as I gained my freedom and independence at 49. Freedom to do what we want to do in our lives is priceless. I've struggled at times financially but hey, nobody says life is easy.
Wishing you every success helping those in Ukraine better their financial situation.
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MThompson3 Premium
Thanks Steven, and the fact that the cost of living is 75% cheaper than america doesn't hurt much either. $150k is like $400k here.
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julesnp Premium
Hi Mark,
It is a pleasure to meet you here at WA. I enjoyed reading your bio since you sound Genuine. Welcome to our great WA family where you will find like-minded people always willing to help and support you in building your online business and make it a success. I am now following you and wish you the very best.
Have a great day.
Jules
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Mark

Nice meeting you!

Thanks for the follow and for allowing me to connect with you and your network!

Enjoyed reading your profile!

I liked your definitions in your list! One thing I found in life is this, wealth, real wealth is where your heart is!

Have a nice week!

Tim
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MThompson3 Premium
Everyone has some type of wealth. Be it family, purpose, absolute freedom, a great job they enjoy, etc. Money and wealth are 2 completely different things to me. I know how hard this online stuff is for me so really admire how much time and effort anyone in the Top 100 have put forth. You should be proud.
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LloydNelson1 Premium
Thank you for your kind comments.
Lloyd
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DonnieNorton Premium
Thanks for the follow. I am now following you. I love your hierarchy of values. I wish you all the success in the world. You are living a life that most of us only dream about but we all have the strength to attain.. Take care Live Long and Prosper
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Hygrade Premium
Blessings to you as well friend.
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MariaB4 Premium
Hi and thank you for following.

I was reading your bio and I must say I'm impressed and I congratulate you for what you have done and achieved up to now.
I cannot yet 'cut the cat' and run away form the rat race, but I'm working in this direction and waiting the day when I can say 'enough is enough'.
You managed to send me so much positivity and good vibes :)
Thank you for this.
I hope to hear more from your side.

Best of luck,
Maria
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RDulloo Premium
Thanks for the follow. Your Bio is so inspirational! You're so right when you say that money replenishes itself somehow, but never does time.

I'm so happy that you found happiness in Ukraine and it's crazy how their monthly wages are so low!

I wish you good luck with your training and that you find what you're looking within WA.

Take care!
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RichieR Premium
Man, it sounds like freedom has given you the time to really think things out. We have a lot in common, but it isn't age (I'm 20 years older). Because of those 20 years, I've lost the ability to do much that you do physically. But the values correspond pretty closely. I might put faith a little higher and wealth a little lower, unless you are talking about grouping everything you are mentioning together as your wealth or richness...then it would stay near the top. Your value of people is obviously sincere. Your love in Ukraine, the people you want to help, your friendship that are waiting to happen here on WA. I'm impressed and I hope to get to know you better.
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MThompson3 Premium
Same here Richie. My parents were born in 1905 and 1921 so only few cousins scattered about is not enough to keep me in USA. My happiness these days does not depend on how happy i am but how happy those around me are. I embrace challenge, change, discovery, adventure and Ukraine offers all that. If we can just keep the Russians and Americans out of Ukraine it would be a paradise. Come visit anytime, I'll leave the light on for ya. lol Have a great week my friend.
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RichieR Premium
Sounds good. What's for dinner?
Seriously, this is a great time not to be in the USA. Very polarized. Keep helping people and you'll have happiness that noone can take away.
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Loes Premium
Hello Mark,♫Welcome! I am so pleased you found WA. Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun at WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training on every issue I had problems with myself. And I share all my interesting findings on my blog space. I have listed them on a blog for you. When you type in “Blogs top rated by Loes” into the search bar on top, you'll find my goodies under Training. I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2018. See you around, Greetings Loes
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MThompson3 Premium
Thanks bunches. You are where I want to be. I transferred my domain name to WA from GoDaddy and it got indexed before i could even transfer my content from siterubix. Does this mean i have a good domain name? I have 2 excellent keywords in the domain name..
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Loes Premium
I guess:) It's sometimes a riddle to me why some pages are indexed within minutes and others don't
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HBR18 Premium
Thanks for following Mark and I have followed you as well...

Welcome,you will absolutely enjoy the progress you will make..

As a newbie to all this, my biggest suggestion would be to be sure and follow the getting started videos exactly as they are presented. You will find yourself progressing quicker than getting distracted with everything else going on around you..believe me I did just that to realize once I did get back to the training, Kyle not only covered everything, but I also realized I was jumping the gun.

Open one (1) tab with the video then open a second (2) tab with your wordpress so you can do exactly as he says . It will go surprisingly easier than you think.

To All Your Success,

Jim

P.S. I would like to invite you to a ground floor media site, where people control who and how you socialize with...not the norm for social media, as it is an invite only platform... go to my profile , under the right column you will see follow my links:
click on my WebTalk link and follow the prompts..Thanks for your consideration :)
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Mark And Welcome To Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined 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 440 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.
Robert
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MThompson3 Premium
thanks Robert. Any ambassador has been where I am now, and is where I want to get. I have only spent about 2 months here as a newbie(Went to Ukraine and Japan over summer), but am in the top 20k. My website domain name got indexed (without ANY content) as well as my site rubix content got indexed. Promoting my Personal Training business and WA. Got WealthyHealtyAffiliate.com domain and working to get my 100 referrals to go to Vegas. This is a wonderful community and people like you make it.
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Mark 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.

Also you may not be aware of this but it’s a good idea (only if you are interested in your rank within WA) to click the 'Like' icon within a comment if you like it as I have done with yours.

Obviously you don't have to click every single comment or you will be here all day doing nothing else.

But to click the ones you like that are replies to your own comments will be reflected in your WA ranking because it shows you are getting involved with the community.
Enjoy your Thursday.
Robert
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Mark,

Thanks for following!


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


Regards,
Zed
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MThompson3 Premium
Top 50! Rooting for you to hit Top 20. Trying to learn from you guys that have been down the road I am about to travel.
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Mark,

First of all, apologies for the huge delay. On 3rd of September my writing access has been revoked and until today I wasn't able to reply to any messages.

And thanks for your time and your feedback!

Zed
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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Kyle Premium
Hey Mark,

I forgot to mention the other day that I am going to still be offering you my awesome bonuses if you join within the next 4 days.

Here are the bonuses that you are going to be getting:

(1) You are going to get a 59% discount on your first month Premium membership (only $19)
(2) You are going to get personal and private access to me! If you ever have a question or need help with your campaigns, I will be there. Where else can you access the CEO of the company for help?
(3) I am going to be giving you my "Diamond Traffic Bonus". This is going to show you how I walk into absolutely any niche and get unlimited traffic.

But only if you join in the next 4 days (this is what I call my "action takers" bonus).

Anyways, just wanted to mention this. Hope your training is going well Mark and Reply to this if you do have any “pending” questions. :)

-Kyle
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jacobkf12 Premium
Thanks for the following, I will also follow you.
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affilicoach Premium
Hey what's up Mark,

When you joined Wealthy Affiliate I mentioned that if you upgraded to premium within the first 7 days that you'd receive my special bonus.

I just wanted to let you know that I have extended the time so that you'll still have access to the special bonus, when if you upgrade within the next 6 days.

Anyway, I hope all is going well for you.

Let me know if you need anything.
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affilicoach Premium
What's happening Mark, just following up to see if you need a helping hand with anything.?

Just hit the reply button below and holla back when you get a chance.
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MThompson3 Premium
Got a ton of niches to pursue. I have been an Elite Trainer for International Sports Sciences Association for 10 years. Licensed Personal Trainer, Specialist in Fitness Nutrition and Exercise Therapy. Also licensed to teach english as a second language. I travel alot(another niche) and starting travel writing. Can easily come up with 25 niches I know alot about. Thanks again.
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affilicoach Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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affilicoach Premium
Hey what's up, Frank here,

Just thought I would check in and see how things are going with you! I hope all is well and you are enjoying yourself here within the community.

I hope you are enjoying the training and making some wonderful progress! Please do touch base with me if you ever need a hand with anything or are feeling stuck, I am here to help. :)

If you're still not sure whether it is possible to make money with the training in Wealthy Affiliate then these posts might be interesting. Talk soon.

Frank
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Energyess Premium
Hi Mark Welcome to WA May you be successful on your journey.Help is only a click away. Just follow the trainingit willlead you on the right path.
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affilicoach Premium
Welcome Mark, to Wealthy Affiliates and thanks for accepting my invitation to check it out.

There's a lot to learn here, the best place to start would be the level 1 certification course. So start with the first lesson by clicking on the link below. Be sure to create a profile and add a picture, that way you'll get lots of help from all the peeps in WA. You'll find out how to do this in the getting started link above.

Sadly some people don't even get this far, for some unknown reason.

If you can do this, (i.e.) follow simple instructions, (implementing as you go), soon you will be on your way to making your first sale.

And don't forget that you can also access me for 1-on-1 support by leaving a message on my profile https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affilicoach or by private message if you are a premium member.

There are a ton of other features you have access to right now, but they are explained in your main training linked above. Your #1 job right now is to get to lesson 1!

★ ★ ★ Access Your Bonuses! ★ ★ ★

I also wanted to let you know that if you join the premium membership in this 7 day window you'll get a TON of awesome stuff from me.

First off, you'll get a 59% discount ($19.95 for 1 month) on your membership.

☆ ☆ Bonus #1: Live Case Study 4 Part Webinar Series

Get access to a 4-Part-Series Live Case Study webinar. It's video series where a professional internet marketer creates a complete 'niche website'. All steps are included and thoroughly explained, including research, rank, content creation and monetization. Total length of the videos is 4+ hours

This will give you a broad overview of the type of site you will create on Wealthy Affiliate. I think it's always a good idea to know the direction you are headed before you start your journey.

Please feel free to ask questions in the community through live chat or the Getting started classroom above. Or as I mentioned before, hit me up anytime you want in WA.

Anyway, I know you'd be eager to have a browse around so I'll let you get your feet wet.

Best of luck, and don't forget you can always ask me for help!


Best,
Frank
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