About Scooob
Joined February 2015
I'm an adrenalin Junkie and an Entrepreneur. In many ways don't they go hand in hand? My passion away from my career is Scuba Diving and Muscle Cars! Doesn't get too much more adrenalin filled than that. I've always been involved in sports. In fact I was a Semi Professional Tennis Player when I was in my teens and played over seas a bit.

Career wise I'm a seasoned salesman of 25 plus years who has carved out a client base for 4 companies, 2 of my own, by doing it the old fashioned way. Once cold call at a time. That is one of the toughest things I have ever had to do and it was a matter of eating or not. When I started the learning curve had to put on steroids but in time It became easier. That being said, I have been in more do or die, aka eat or not eat situations if I didn't make that next sale more times than I care to relive and count. I became quite successful but grew to truly abhor (strong word) what I did. I sold everything and chased a dream of moving to Hawaii to live a simple life and Scuba Dive. Well vacationing there and living there are night and day and soon it was obvious I had mad a grave mistake. (The average length of time somebody from the mainland lives there is 18 months before returning for a laundry list of reasons) I had sold a very successful business that took years to build up to chase this dream and now not only was I not happy, I was broke. So I decided to move back to the mainland and start all over again. What choice did I have?

To my surprise, not to mention horror I was unable to find a career or opportunity when i got back. I could not believe I was faced with not being able to find work here on the mainland of the United States. I thought it was inconceivable that I would have trouble when I considered all the training and experience I brought to the table. Everybody wanted college degrees. Well I'm here to tell you what I've learned on the street making those calls, there's nothing in any classroom of any Prestigious University that can prepare you for that. Not to mention I had made more in my career than MOST of the students that graduated from these Universities, in debt I might add. There's no other place to learn my skill set than to do exactly what I did. Throw myself to the wolves on the street and knock on doors. Talk about living on the edge!

Faced with no opportunities I gave online marketing a go. After all before I made the move to paradise I had built up a decent income in network marketing but it didn't work well in Hawaii. I tried everything I could for almost a year before finally throwing in the towel. It was one, if not THE most scariest times of my life because I needed money and no matter how hard I tried to make the magic happen again, it seemed to get more complicated and confusing costing me money instead of making some. Eventually I threw in the towel. I felt more scammed and used than anything. The online world can be described with a single powerful word. That word is Cutthroat. It took me a while but after being burned enough times I realized the majority of people you met with claims and promises to help you had an agaenda and that didn't include your success.

Finally I was able to find a Solid Company that was right up my alley as the saying goes. It was similiar to my previous sales business in the automotive and trucking world, just a different product line. It was perfect and I knew in time I would be back to enjoying the success I had previously experienced. Well I've had some setbacks so I am still in a major building mode but eventually I will get there. I plan on building this business as big as I can but I'm not getting any younger. I also needed to find something I could do long after I was no longer up to the task of working on the road day in and day out. Something I could retire to because I'm self employed and through a series of very bad breaks my nest egg looks more like an empty nest. I've worked hard all my life and tasted the good life. The last thing I wanted to end up having to go through was a retirement in the poor house. I knew that if I was going to be successful I needed to find something to do that I was passionate about. After all working two businesses is not easy. So for quite some time I've been trying to match up what I'm passionate about with another business opportunity. Easier said than done.

Well I Love to write, and I love the sales possibilities the internet affords. A match made in Heaven perhaps?? Well obviously based on previous experience I didn't know how to make that work. I have been searching forever trying to figure out what that passion may be. Especially one you can make a living doing. I mean I have been racking my brains to try and find or figure this out and I'm here to tell you, it's not easy as many of you may already know. I definitely know that working for a Company doesn't give you what you want. Definitely not security. That is only attainable by doing your own thing. By choosing to be an independent business owner and choosing the life of an entrepreneur I had already proven that to myself. So where do I go or what do I do that doesn't require much capital to start up my second careeer? AHA... Yesterday February 14th, 2015 I came across Wealthy Affiliate. It was that AHA moment I had searched for for so long. Yes I had tried to make it online before. I have done my own you tube videos, autoresponders, capture pages you name it, but this time seems different. I see that the tools I need are here. I did a check and search to see if this is a scam etc. Yes there are things out there that are negative but more positive things than anything. So I am going to give this a go. Notice I didn't say "Try." I could spend half an hour telling you why somebody who says they will "TRY" are truly setting themselves up to fail.

I certainly hope WA lives up to what I have read about it and seen so far. I would Love to be able to make it happen right here. This is a Sunday and I'm enjoying myself as I write my profile and lay the groundwork to give this a go. I can't wait to move on to the next step! I'm very self disciplined and driven.... If WA is half what it appears to be I'll make this work and it's just a matter of time before my dreams come true and I'll have solidified a strong retirement plan so to speak.

I look forward to sharing this journey with all of you. The people behind the profile pictures and words. To connecting with those that I'm drawn to through the laws of attraction. I will be here to help in any way I can as I acquire the knowledge and experience so I CAN help! By the amount of you who have already chosen to follow me I also know I'll have the support I need.


Never forget, "It is better to have tried and failed, than to wonder what if?"

I did that in Hawaii and let me let you in on a little secret. It wasn't really a failure at all. I met my Beautiful Wife there and THAT makes it a complete and total success!!

Update: I've learned that patience and keeping it simple is key. Check out one of my blogs. This sums it up nicely especially for us newer ones.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/scooob/blog/k-i-s-s-the-battle-to-keep-the-learning-process-simple

Copy and paste this in your browser or the actual live clickable link can be found on your right hand side under blogs. K.I.S.S. Take a look and please tell me what you think. Thank YOU in advance.

Terry
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Initially I would happy earning $6,000 month. I know that "TAKES TIME" time however I could live with that. Notice I said "Live" with that. I'd be ecstatic earning $200,000.00 a year. That would be more like it. That being said I realize you need to walk before you can run.
I'd be willing to initially dedicate a few hours a day to this and then as the money started rolling in I would increase that dramatically.
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Initially I would happy earning $6,000 month. I know that "TAKES TIME" time however I could live with that. Notice I said "Live" with that. I'd be ecstatic earning $200,000.00 a year. That would be more like it. That being said I realize you need to walk before you can run.
I'd be willing to initially dedicate a few hours a day to this and then as the money started rolling in I would increase that dramatically.
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Maxiam59 Premium
great goals all the best
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Fight for your dreams, wish you all best!
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Well, said Fures. Trust me Fight I will. Been in a good spot in life before but as the saying goes, "Stuff happens" and I'm not there anymore. That being said, once you've been there once you know you can do it again. This time however I hope to do it here. A place I'm passionate about.
I Too, Wish YOU all the best...
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Kyle Premium
Excellent goals Terry! It is great to have you here and I look forward to seeing you achieve your goals as you move forward!

If you ever need a hand along the way, there is a TON of help here within the community, just ask. :)
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Hello Scooob, welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. With your experience, you will success here. With my best wishes, Martha
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Marsha,
Thank you very much for the vote of confidence. Yes I definitely have a boat load of experience. I'm really pumped and excited that it appears I have found a place where I can apply my skill set. My best to you as well,

Scooob
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Thanks for the follow, and here's wishing you much success here at WA. :-)
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You got it my friend. Right back at ya!
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JCambell Premium
welcome aboard
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Thanks JC!
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Maxiam59 Premium
nice to meet you all the best
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Right back at ya Maxiam....
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pahr53 Premium
Hi Terry,
Welcome to the site and best wishes for your success. Thanks for following me and I will also follow you so that if you have questions I might be able to help with answers. IF I can't help though, there are plenty of people here to help.
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Hi pahr53,
That's awesome and Thank You! I too wish you nothing but the best. It appears this site truly is geared up to help you succeed. I tried to succeed in this world years ago but there wasn't a training platform I could find such as this one. I'll be sure and reach out when need be not to mention be there to help when I have knowledge and experience I can offer.

Terry
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