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 women 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) 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).
4) 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.
5) Faith- No explanation needed. Play hard, pray hard, all day every day.
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.

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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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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..
Loes Premium
I guess:) It's sometimes a riddle to me why some pages are indexed within minutes and others don't
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,


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 :)
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.
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.
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.
smartketeer Premium
Hi Mark,

Thanks for following!

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

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.
Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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. :)

jacobkf12 Premium
Thanks for the following, I will also follow you.
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.
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.
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.
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! :)
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.

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.
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!