About Stevecox
Joined April 2016
November 18, 2016 UPDATE
Leave of absence from WA

This past week I started my second full time “JOB”. It appears that for a period of time I will need to take a leave of absence, (NOT a departure) from Wealthy Affiliate. I intend to return as soon as humanly possible, and I will keep my yearly paid membership ongoing. Oh, and I will log on as frequently as I can, and work on our website as time allows.

By working both of these jobs I have the opportunity to help our two adult children (and their children) get out of debt and start fresh. The downside is that my plans for our work from home business will be delayed but NOT abandoned.

Wealthy Affiliate is our destination and we have only taken a temporary detour. This is without any doubt the finest group of people I have had the honor and pleasure to work with in the past 68 years. Oops, I guess that lets everyone know that I am really not a Millennial. My bad!

Thanks to all my friends in WA for “being who your are”.

All the best,

Steve and Cathy Cox?

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From the Beginning - My father was in the Air Force so for the first five years of my life, we moved from state to state and then to Guam. We ended up in Memphis, Tennessee where I went to school thru college. While a senior at Christian Brothers High School, I met a 15-year-old young lady (Cathy), at a CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) dance, who became my best friend (and remains my best friend) and wife.

One week before graduation from the University of Memphis (then known as Memphis State University) in January 1970, I joined the United States Marine Corps. One week after graduation I married Cathy. These were undoubtedly the two best decisions of my life! As you can see, once I have an obsession with doing something I move out at the double time. One of the many Marine Corps Mottos is “push, pull….. or get the heck out of my way” ("heck" is replaced by a different word in the USMC version, but for decorum reasons I have made this substitution).

After four years on Active Duty with the Marine Corps, I joined the Diplomatic Security Service as a Special Agent. I retired in 1995 after 25 years of government service, Including 24 years as a Marine Reserve officer, with 29 moves on three continents. We served overseas in Africa, Middle East, Canada, and Afghanistan. I then spent two years as a Magistrate for the Supreme Court of Virginia (19th Judicial District). Next was an incredible (but very labor intensive) 12 years working as a Special Investigator for the FBI. I finished up my most recent post-retirement career as a Program Manager in the Department of State - Office of Antiterrorism Assistance. I am returning to "the field" to do special assignment investigations for the FBI and ATF starting on September 19, 2016. This will be two part-time jobs which will allow free time to work on our Wealthy Affiliate new lifestyle.

I have traveled extensively overseas managing anti-terrorism training programs in North Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. Our children were raised abroad and in Africa learned what REAL poverty and hardship looked like "up close and personal." Our son's best friend lived next door to our U.S. Embassy provided housing in a tin shack, with no running water, no sanitation facilities and obviously no electricity. They spent HOURS together teaching each other their native languages and having fun, as ALL kids will do. When it was time to leave the Congo (then known as Zaire) Steve Jr. was visibly upset to leave his friend "Kiki" behind. Sorry for the diatribe on that one but it was an important lesson for us to learn from our son about the value of friendship.

During our last tour of duty outside the United States, in Ottawa, Canada, our son met the girl of HIS dreams and four years later we had the privilege of adding a Canadian to our family. They have a 15-year-old son, our first grandson. We are so fortunate to have her in our family!

I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder regarding personal and professional productivity, team building – and as Cathy will tell anyone….I am slightly paranoid about neatness and organization. But we do view life as a journey, not a destination so there may be hope for me after all.

For the past four years, we have “played” with the idea of starting a home based business to spend more time with family and “follow our passion”, which for me is personal and professional coaching. I very immodestly consider myself to be good at team building and empowering people to do things they never imagined they could do. I did this most recently on large projects in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Afghanistan. I Initially started the "website" idea with Site Build It (SBI) but for a variety of self-imposed "restrictions", I did nothing. We stopped using SBI and turned off the monthly fee the minute I read and researched (extensively) both the details and REPUTATION of WA..............could not find ANYTHING negative. We do have several Wordpress websites under construction – not ready for public view yet.

Cathy and I love to read, and I have “almost” read every book on self-improvement ever published. We both have a passion for animals and have been dog owners for 45 years. We currently have two senior citizen Norwich Terriers – Mason and Dixon, who are 14 years old. Cathy has extended the life of the two brothers by a minimum of three years according to our veterinarian by creating a natural vegetable and meat based (chicken) diet of her making – in fact; I should be eating THEIR food which takes hours to prepare. She did massive amounts of research on "dog food" and found out that "most" of the companies selling dog food are, well to be kind..........let's say..........NOT providing nutrition for our "best friends".

In addition to personal/productivity coaching, public speaking, and teaching I have a passion for yoga and meditation. My favorite book (audio is best) is Zen Mind Beginners Mind. At last count I have listened to it over 100 times (yes that is OCD no doubt to track how many times you listen to a book :-)

Our next major life objective is to DOWNSIZE and DECLUTTER our lives and home. We are investigating and exploring “tiny homes”, modular housing and container homes, and 5th Wheel Recreational Vehicles. We have a 25-acre farm in rural western Virginia, (in addition to our home in Hamilton, VA) where we built a home for our son, daughter-in-law and grandson about 14 years ago. The deal was a "buy back" from us at some point...........your next question "how did that work out"....I would prefer not to answer. So, since we already own the land (thru the mortgage company of course), our plan is to build a small home or place and RV adjacent to their home within the next year. We want to move away from the hustle and bustle of being close to Washington DC, and perhaps use the RV to tour this great country while continuing to pursue an online business thru WA.

We have two grown children (son and daughter) and two grandsons ages 15 and 9. Our daughter (who is divorced) and youngest grandson have lived with us for five years and are we are attempting to help them start an independent (but not separate) life of their own. It is a challenge.

We are extremely fortunate to have come across WA and are looking VERY forward to actually “starting” a new career that before now seemed more like a dream than a goal. And there is a difference between the two. Thanks to everyone who has provided fantastic ideas, motivation and encouragement for the time we have been fortunate enough to be associated with the members of WA.

My best friend and I intend to put honest, hard, dedicated efforts to make THIS succeed. We do not face failures in life; we only learn lessons…… and “re-boot.” I have read that it took Edison 1,000 attempts to make a working light bulb………. which is what I call persistence worth following!

PS - Some of the images in my profile are of my training programs in Afghanistan and Jordan.

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PMindra Premium
Hello, Sir.
Your friend from up north, Paul Mindra.

I trust that you are well. Just thought I would drop you a line just to keep up. I miss you.

I just entered my second year here. Things are good. I'm just not as active as I used to be. Behind the scenes is better and can be more effective.

How are things going with you?

Drop me a note when you have a chance.

If this message does not go through, I will email you through regular channels.

Kindest regards and respect always.

Paul.

You are 'The Man.'
Peace and Love always.
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Numerous Premium
Ooorah Devil Dog!! :) Hey Steve. I know you're taking a leave of absence, but I saw the EGA in your pic and came by to say hello anyway. I'm making an extra effort to try and find and connect with all my fellow Marines here on WA. I know you won't be around for a while, but good look with things on the home front and swing by and say hello when you come back through.
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LED63 Premium
Hi Steve - looks like your 'go to' attitude gets you places! I'm referring to your rank as Number 3 here and you only joined in April this year! That is impressive. I have been AWOL from WA for several months, just recently returned to check up on some old friends and see what's been happening! Your name caught my eye as it happens to be the same as my b-in-law who passed away a year ago. I have to say you have a rather daunting list of achievements to your name! How's it going for you here? I have a couple of websites, but nothing monetized yet - mostly because I haven't actually been that consistent or persistent! I look forward to seeing your successes here.
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stevecox Premium
Thanks, Elsie - I have been away for about a week also so I have to get back to work in WA. Thanks for the follow and the extremely kind remarks. I look forward to working with you in WA. All the best my friend and again thank you!
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reubendean Premium
FABULOUS Profile Steve! It made me think of a motto at my last job (K-Designers).

"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of uneducated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "Press on" has solved and always will solve the problem of the human race.

Calvin Coolridge "President of the United States"

What is Persistence?

Persistence is the ability to maintain action regardless of your feelings. You press on even when you feel like quitting. If you simply keep taking action, you'll eventually get results."
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stevecox Premium
Thanks for taking the time Reuben! I have that quote laminated and taped to my computer !

Great to know you my friend!

All the best,

Steve
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andrewjmat Premium
Hi Steve,

I am so grateful you took the time to follow me. I can see the massive potential of working together and pooling our experience to come up with ideas to make our online business's fly here at WA. I will PM you as things progress to see if you have a synergy with what we are doing.

May you Find Love, Live Life, Show Peace and Be Grateful every day.

Andrew M.
Namaste
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stevecox Premium
Agree on the potential my friend and I am always looking for a good partner!

Stay in touch,

Namaste
Steve
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andrewjmat Premium
Hi Steve,

Will do as things progress.

May you Find Love, Live Life, Show Peace and Be Grateful every day.

Andrew M.
Namaste
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stevecox Premium
Roger that my friend!
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andrewjmat Premium
Hi Steve,

I Have done a lot in my life but you my friend have shown us how it is done. I have been in business for over 25 years and started my first business at 23.

Lately, I have had a longing to make a difference and have changed my focus from owning business's to helping people make a change. I am in training to become a certified personal coach and I believe after much contemplation, have found my true passion in life.

I would love to get to know you and gain knowledge from your experience and maybe in the future team up on a project or two.

May you Find Love, Live Life, Show Peace and Be Grateful every day.

Andrew M.
Namaste.
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stevecox Premium
What a beautiful message Andrew. I would consider it an honor and privilege to work with you on projects!

Stay in touch, and once again thank you for taking the time and for the very kind words and thoughts!

Namaste,
Steve
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Thomas1863 Premium
Steve,

WOW...you are the definition of service to your country!!! I am overwhelmed by your time in various agencies and the Corp.

I am a Canadian, so naturally I am enthusiastic that you have one in your family. Say "eh!" for me the next time you see your daughter-in-law. Contrary to the stereotype we seem to have around the world, you have probably learned that we don't all constantly say "sorry" and we are not all friendly. I myself am never sorry and have sign up saying "stay out, trespassers will be shot". Just kidding, sorry!

My family (read father, grandfather and uncles) all served in WWII so I learned as a boy, what real sacrifice meant. Your history is the poster child for sacrifice.

A Vice President of Operations in a company I used to work for was a Marine in Vietnam...man was he a Marine!!!! Kept his helmet, complete with bullet holes and creases on his book shelf at the office. I worked for him for 15 years and not once did I ever see him project an image other than a Marine dressed in civilian clothes:))) I had the most profound respect for him and now I have added another Marine to that short list of people I really respect.

Regards
Thomas
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stevecox Premium
Thomas, I am humbled by your very kind and thoughtful words my friend! I talk to our daughter-in-law almost every day, and so I will say "eh" for you :-) She is the best thing that has happened to our family EVER! Our son met her when she was 15, and they got married five years later. They have a teenage son, and they are all the light of our lives.

I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to comment on my profile. It means a LOT especially coming from a man who has a history of service in his family.

I look forward to working with you in WA. Stay well my friend and again thank you.

Steve
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kenway Premium
Hi there Steve thanks for all the service that you have given your country. I am trying to get to the top 200 so I am going to follow you along the way ,as it looks like you are a real good one to follow.
Good luck in all that you do and God bless you.
Wayne
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stevecox Premium
Glad to have you as a partner Wayne. We will get to the top of the mountain TOGETHER. A warm welcome to you !

Steve
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Hi Steve, I joined WA 4 days ago and am still trying to understand the basics of the business here. While exploring just came across your story and found it really interesting. I want to follow the footsteps of people like you. Would like to know and learn more about this business. As am not in a position to go Premium right now would like to follow you and request guidance and assistance from you. Would you be willing to help?

Veena
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TechniSmart Premium
Hi Steve, your profile is most inspiring, at a time when I have considered giving up WA. It is a testament to your meteoric rise in WA ranks in little more than half a year, so thanks for the reminder what is possible if we put our mind to it.

See you @ the Top!

--Michael
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RamenRiches Premium
Steve,

First, I want to say thank you for your many years of service to our country. Second, I just wanted to say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading your story.

I do have to ask what part of western Virginia you have property in, as I live in southeastern West Virginia. I'm literally about 40 minutes out of Covington, right on the Virginia line in the Gap Mills area.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful story, and best wishes to you and your family.

Tony
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stevecox Premium
Tony, Thank you so very much for you lengthy and complimentary reply. I look forward to having you as a partner in Wealthy Affiliate.

Our 25 acres is in Amissville, VA. The farm is not far from Luray Caverns and the closest "town" is "Little Washington on one side and Warrenton in the other direction.

All the best to you and your family and thank you once again for taking time to correspond.

All the best,

Steve
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docub Premium
Well stated!

Brian
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stevecox Premium
Thanks Brian
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docub Premium
I noticed you spent time in the Middle East, as I did in both Dubai, I mean Las Vegas Middle East, but mostly in Doha, Qatar. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there at the Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani's mother's pet project, Sidra Women's and Children's Research Hospital. Didn't like the drivers though too much! LOL.

Take care. All the best to you here at WA!

Brian
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stevecox Premium
Thanks, Brian. Good to meet you also. My time was primarily in Jordan and Saudi Arabia doing counterterrorism training. Things are only getting worse over there now. I am pulling my team out.

Stay well and thanks again!

Steve
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docub Premium
Shukran! Same to you. Be safe.

Brian
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stevecox Premium
Thanks my friend !
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Narda Premium
Been away a few months and saw your rank. Congratulations.
I used to be in the top 200 and will work to get there again. I like the way you talk about your family and can relate to the OCD. My spouse did not appreciate it like yours and in 1999 after 15 years, traded me in for a younger firmer not so OCD version.of myself...lol
Best of luck to your family on your WA journey. It is nice to hear you were happy to add a Canadian, which we are. Our summer was so hot and my poor daugther-in-law is due any day with my first granchild to be named Theodore Armand.
Again, I hope you and Cathy keep up the great work. You are already very inspiring.
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stevecox Premium
Narda - How very sweet and kind of you to take the time to make such wonderful remarks. I am sorry to hear about your ex-husband's attitude. It was certainly HIS loss not to have you in his life. There is a perfect balance in the universe and although we may not see it at the time, "what goes around, comes around" and he will pay a penalty for what he did! Karma can be a very tough task master!

Also sorry to hear about your heat wave, we are having the same issue here in Washington DC, but I think most of the hot air is coming from our Presidential candidates! What an absolute embarrassment. There are MANY of us who, for the first time in our lives do not want to vote!

I dearly love this community, and it has significantly changed our lives. Cathy and I enjoy the exchange of ideas, beliefs and inspirational stories. It is like a wonderland to us.

Glad you are "back in the saddle" and I look very forward to working with you in WA.

Congratulations on the about to be grandson! What a beautiful name. Be sure to post some pictures when he arrives on planet earth!

Again, thank you so much for your note. It means a LOT!

All the best,

Steve
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SarahBoone Premium
Helllo Narda! I'm positive that you will get back at the top again my friend! So sorry that your ex did that to you! He's a douchbag and didn't deserve you anyway. His loss!

Anyhow, just wanted to say hello and I wish you much continued success in the days to come sweetie!

Take care!
- Sarah :)
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Narda Premium
We've been watching your election prequel like never before up here ... crazy ... seems sooo long.

Thank you for your reply. I too am big on Karma so I think the best must be yet to come.

Talk soon! All the best, Steve!
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Narda Premium
LMAO ... that is a perfect adjective for my ex. I was noticing myself drop in rank a few numbers each day due to inactivity. The past couple of days that I got back on here after 4 months off my rank actually got worse by over 500! There must be more members than last summer. It was easier to rank better then.

I'll have to work harder. Thank you for your response Sarah. I look forward to communicating more very soon!
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stevecox Premium
Narda - It is a real 3 ring circus down here. We could make a comedy series out of it, if it wasn't so sad!

Keep us posted on the "new arrival"
I know you must be excited !

All the best,

Steve
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SarahBoone Premium
Yes ma'am look forward to talking with you! You'll get back there soon in no time! I'm sure of it! Best wishes!
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Narda Premium
Hilarious....I just checked my rank and the number is even larger. I'll try and answer more questions...
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SarahBoone Premium
Don't sweat it Narda, it happens! It doesn't set the stage for this month or even next month! Just keep pushing my friend and be as active and as helpful as you can. One day at a time!
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stevecox Premium
Amen
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Ali-M Premium
Dear Steve, I've recently followed you in WA.

My site is about technology and since I've started to build my network, I would like to have you in my social networks too.
Here is my links and I appreciate it if you can follow/like me over there; also if you leave me your social network links; I'll be able to follow you too: )

Here is mine:
https://plus.google.com/+AliMonajemi
https://www.facebook.com/Digital-World-Guru-847606122036894/
https://twitter.com/Ali_monajemi

Wish you great success in your online business,

Best,
Ali
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stevecox Premium
Will send them back to you Ali. Out in the yard doing work with grandson # 2 today but I will get back to you with the url for all of the above. Thanks, Steve
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Ali-M Premium
Many thanks Steve, sure, send them to me and I'll follow you back )

Best,
Ali
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Newguru Premium
Hey Steve,

I'm glad to be following you now. You seem like a great guy. I'm just curious.......how did you get to be ranked #4 on WA so fast?

You must spend a lot of time here on WA. Do you spend a lot of time on your website as well?

How do you have time to devote to WA and to your website at the same time?

Are there many benefits to being ranked high in WA?

Cheers,
Robert
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stevecox Premium
There are Zero benefits from being ranked high in WA. I lost a high six figure job on March 31. I have been spending all of my time sending out resumes (over 250 so far) and working on WA. If you read all of my blogs you can see that I started and stopped five websites because they were not working because I did NOT follow Kyles plan.

I am going back now to do that with a renewed vigor. I start a new J O B on September 19th so my time on WA will slow down some, and of course, my rank will drop quickly. The algorithm which calculates ranks needs to be reworked so that it looks only at time on WA and not other factors. We have brought this up with Kyle and Carson.

Hope that explains a little more!

All the best,

Steve
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Jesuslara Premium
Hello stevecox, I really like that quote of Thomas Edison. He once said " I have not failed, I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work" . That quote always reminds me that no matter what people think or how many times I fail , I will push my self to try harder next time because I won't fail, I'm just finding ways of how to not make money online . But I think I've finally found a way here at WA. This is an amazing program, after trying so many scams online , I can say that this is the best and realistic program . I give it a 5 star. Now it's time to learn more and make some money . I wish you the best luck on your business .
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stevecox Premium
Thanks for the follow Jesus - returning the favor and I look forward to working with you in WA. You just summarized the purpose of WA and what we need to do.

Welcome my friend !

Steve
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windairbreez Premium
I'm sorry Steve I don't know you. But sometimes in the process of doing to much learning gets in the way. Learning as you do is the only way to accomplish. I think your journals are absolutely fascinating, If I ever got a hold of something like that I could get lost for days reading and wondering. I think they are fantastic!! so don't try and stop .. your site made me so sad though. I'm very glad your going to get back to it. I mean you did come here for a reason right?
I will be thrilled to see it.
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stevecox Premium
Elaine - Thanks for so very kind remarks and thoughts, They are greatly appreciated.

All the best,

Steve
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BigEvent Premium
Wonderful bio sir. I'm currently reading a lot of self help books on de-cluttering some of my past excuses; one of my favorite author is "Dr. Wayne W. Dyer." I hope to travel the states someday with my first RV; I'm working on it though.
It's a great honor to be here at WA with you Steve, I hope to read from you again!
David.
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stevecox Premium
Thanks for taking the time David - We lost a good man when Wayne passed on. I agree with you completely.
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KarenDemers Premium
I liked your suggestion for the catlady to write about her health experiences to help others going through the same struggles. Then I read your profile and was blown away. Thank you for your service in the Marine Corps...my husband was actually drafted into the MC in '69.
You're the first person I've come across who knows what a container home is. We're extremely interested in building one.
Best wishes to you and happy travels with Cathy,
Karen
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stevecox Premium
Thanks, Karen for the extremely kind words and thoughts. Semper FI to your husband.

Also - I just found a website for a container home builder in Missouri. I will forward it to you.

Thanks so very much for taking the time to communicate and I hope you have a wonderful day. Please stay in touch !

All the best,

Steve
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stevecox Premium
Here is the website I mentioned -

http://customcontainerliving.com/
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KarenDemers Premium
Thank you Steve...checking it out now.
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stevecox Premium
Karen - We are still doing research, I will keep you posted on anything we can find that might be helpful.
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The-Fran Premium
Well Mason and Dixon are really cute.

Your work in the Diplomatic Security Service is admirable. Thank you, Steve, for the sacrifices and hardships you and your family have experienced, in your commitment to make the world a better and safer place.

I love seeing Tiny House Nation on the fyi channel. What those guys create within tight parameters and seemingly unrealistic wish lists makes my jaw drop. So I'm going to watch with interest to see what you and your wife ultimately do on the downsizing front.

Steve, I'm appreciative of the follow and look forward to reading more about your and Cathy's latest adventures!

--Fran
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stevecox Premium
Thanks for taking the time Fran. It is VERY kind of you, and Cathy and I both appreciate your friendship.

I am not sure I have "convinced" Cathy she will enjoy a tiny home, but I am determined. At the moment we are looking at buying a 5th wheel RV and touring the US, using our farm as a base of operations..........I will let you know how that works out. That is what so wonderful about WA, we can take it anywhere with us !

Such a pleasure to meet you!

Please stay in touch and we can compare notes on downsizing!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Steve
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The-Fran Premium
Well that could take some convincing (the tiny house); but in the mean time, a 5th wheel RV sounds like a great way to see our beautiful country and have adventurous fun.

I have a friend here, "stevecrozza", who actually is creating his niche site around RV style camping and travel in retirement. You might want to find Steve and talk to him. Tell him I sent you. :D

Since it's hot here in the Tidewater area, I expect it will be warm where you are, too, unless you're currently visiting your "western" Virginia farm, and there's some kind of wonderful mountain breeze blowing. :) Stay cool, regardless, this weekend!

--Fran
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stevecox Premium
Thanks Fran for the connection to Steve. VERY much appreciated. Yes, the heat index for tomorrow and Sunday is horrible so it will only be "short bursts" of yard work with our grandson!

Have a great weekend and I hope you can stay cool also.

Steve
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Oscar999 Premium
Thanks for the follow Steve . I am a Vet from Nam and now live in Canada for the last 42 years with my wife Fran ... a retired teacher and the author of the book 'How to End Exam Anxiety" a resource for Parents, Teachers, and Students which is being published as we speak. Soon in Amazon and Kindle.
I see you had a very interesting experience. I have decided to write also about my experience and publish by 2017.
Well, congratulations and see you at the top!
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stevecox Premium
Thanks so much for taking the time Oscar. Fascinating facts about you and Fran. Two authors in one family - wow -

I will be coming to you for advice soon!

Please stay in touch when you can !

Have a great weekend, Steve
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Tirolith Premium
Thanks Steve for your connection.

I was looking for where you came down under but no luck.

You have a big job seeing to see all of your country.

A bigger one to see Australia if you were game.

I live in a bush town on the range with a highway going through town.

The RVs going through here gives impression that most of the over 70s of age live on the road.

A lot of our friends are away at the moment in their mobile homes up north for winter.

Thanks for your time, Tom Short.
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stevecox Premium
Thanks Tom for taking the time ! Cathy and I are going to make to your beautiful country...........even if we are in our 90s !
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TheMulcahys Premium
Wow Steve,

That's quite an autobiography! OCD seems to have served you quite a bit, 'cos you sure have achieved a lot.

I spent a lovely 5 months in Richmond, Virginia as an exchange student back in 1993 and really loved it. Such a beautiful part of the world.

I see that you're ranked number 11 here in WA, and having spent quite a bit of time in here daily with my ranking raising everyday I know what type of commitment that must have taken you.

Glad to meet you, and Cathy. Your work dedication is truly inspiring.

Jules
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stevecox Premium
Thanks so much for taking the time Jules, it is very much appreciated. Cathy and I are doing the same thing you guys are doing. Slow and steady (I hope) but we will get there, and it is never too late in my opinion.

Keep us posted on how you are doing. We took a Cruise ship to Ireland several years ago, and I tried to hide and NOT go home! What a beautiful country that God poured all of her creativity into!

All the best, and stay in touch you can! Steve and Cathy
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TheMulcahys Premium
It is a beautiful country and I feel very blessed. Very different from my London upbringing, and every time I leave the house I'm smacked squarely in the face with how lucky I am.

I'll definitely keep in touch. x
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stevecox Premium
Thanks, Jules...........and post pictures so Cathy and I can dream !
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stevecox Premium
Thanks Jules - and if you find some neighbor who needs a cheap "yard man" let us know !
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feigner Premium
hi steve - thanks for the follow
i think you will need to learn to not be too hard on yourself with blogging. just remember that if you get it perfect first time how can you go back and update it!!
maybe what you do is design the perfect posts and only release a certain amount. with planned upgrades for the future.
the site concepts look good
have fun
phil
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stevecox Premium
Thanks so very much for taking the time and effort for the great ideas Phil.

Please stay in touch !

Steve
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feigner Premium
hey steve - that's no worries - hope it helps .
as long as you publish the posts, that's the important bit - you will need to find a way of working that fits with you.
i will keep an eye on you
have fun
phil
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stevecox Premium
Greatly Appreciated !

Have a good day Phil !
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TxBluebonnet Premium
Hi Steve and Cathy!! Wow! What an impressive profile and life!!!!
I have 6 rescue dogs and 3 are on diets that means I need to cook their meals which in turn means I'm cooking for all 6! Cathy, you have any tips to share? If I can ever help in any way, whenever I learn something, please feel free to holler. Many thanks!

Summer
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stevecox Premium
I am passing this on to Cathy Now. I will get her to get back to you. Is there an email you would like for her to use. She is VERY enthusiastic about feeding animals the right diet
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stevecox Premium
Summer - I will have Cathy get back in touch with you.
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TxBluebonnet Premium
She can use BluebonnetsandtheSabinal@gmail.com
Thanks so much!
Summer
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stevecox Premium
Got it. Thanks Summer. Will get her to send you her recipes today.

steve
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Steve,
Thanks for following me back! Glad to be a part of your network here. Very interesting profile, btw. I enjoyed reading and wish you and your wife much success in a home based business...it certainly will get there if you work at it!

Best wishes :) ~Sherry

P.s. awww, such cute dogs! Great to see fellow "dog" people here, btw...that is awesome that your wife, Cathy, was able to help your senior dogs live longer....I've often wondered exactly how healthy most dog food really is now that I've gotten older... and maybe wiser, lol. There's a lot of things I wonder about actually, but that's for another day!
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stevecox Premium
Thanks again Sherry - "wondering" is what keeps us alive and vibrant regardless of age. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks again for taking the time to correspond. That is one of the things I enjoy most about WA, all the friendships I have made in such a short period because we all have so much in common.

All the best, Steve
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Micutsa Premium
Thank you so much for the follow, Steve, I am happy to follow you back and be part of your network. Where exactly have you been in Eastern Europe? I was born in Moldova, but I live in Sicily now. My belief is that big changes come from small beginnings and lead to big and beautiful outcomes. This feeling is even stronger here within WA. So I wish you all the best with all of your projects and a wonderful journey here!

Marina
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ToveL Premium
Hello, Steve and thanks for following me. I just loved reading about your life. Very exciting and inspirational, and extremely honest. Honesty is of great value to me.
How in the world did you manage to build so many websites since April this year? I started here in April and still have more than enough work with the one I have. I am pretty impressed.

Tove
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stevecox Premium
Well, Tove. I did not build five websites. I "started" five sites and that was a mistake. I am deleting some of my sites now because I moved too quickly. I am now going thru BootCamp and have found this (for me at least) is the way to go.

I did a blog on "Reverse Niche" which explains my plan now. Which I am much more excited about.

Stay in touch, and have a great day.

Thanks so very much for taking the time to communicate.

All the best, Steve
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Steve, my neighbour and good friend is ex Marine and RAAF and I don't think he would replace anything with heck! And what's wrong with OCD. That sounds like the old learning by rote, repetition, repetition etc. At least we learned, not like some people nowadays.

Now yours is what I call a profile. Very full and interesting. And I like your two surveyor dogs.

Now what you need is some photos of Cathy up here so we can meet your wonderful lady.

Have fun, happy travelling with WA and keep in touch.
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stevecox Premium
Thanks, Helen and that is a good idea to put up some pictures of my best friend. I will do that soon.

Thanks for all the kind words, I look forward to working with you in our new family.
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zante05 Premium
Hi Steve, nice to meet you and thank you for adding me to your network.
I like your saying that you see 'life as a journey, not a destination'!
I see you have been to Eastern Europe, I hope you like it - I'm from Poland.
Wish you and your wife all the best.

Katarzyna

ps Your doggies are very beautiful!
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stevecox Premium
Katarzyna - I have been to Poland also. Thanks for the email and let me know if I can provide any assistance. I look forward to working with you in WA.

All the best,

Steve
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LLiu Premium
Hi Steve,
Very nice to meet you and thank you for adding me to your network and I am adding you to mine.
I enjoyed reading your profile and very interesting.
I wish you every success in your endeavor's and on your journey here at WA.
IfI can be of help just let me know and I will too!

Warmest wishes,

Linda :)
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stevecox Premium
Thanks so very much Linda. I will take you up on your offer !

Stay in touch when you can and I will be following you on WA.
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JoanaD Premium
Very interesting read! You sure live your life to the fullest, I admire people like you. As someone said in the comments below 'you will succeed at whatever you put your mind into'. My business partner in the Netherlands was a former special forces from Dutch Royal Navy that spent few years in Afghanistan. And I trusted him my life to do business with, meaning was really honest and reliable, and that is a rare thing in sales and marketing environment. But anyway what I wanted to say your military background developed all the skills you need to succeed in business. In the end it's just another mission, good luck!
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stevecox Premium
How very kind of you Joana ! Thank You !

I look forward to working with and learning from you.

All the best,

Steve
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Grandma1945 Premium
I am truly impressed with your persistence and determination to succeed in life. I was amazed to read your bio and learn of all you have done in your life. I wish you much success at WA as it is a great organization. I know how it is to Love your animals and your grandchildren. I am in the same boat. My little Wrigley is now 11 this year and probably the last dog I will have. I am partially handicapped due to knee problems but still can work a computer OK. Don't know if the dog is in the cards for me in the years to come and I will miss one greatly. My little dogs have always been the loves of my life along with my grandbabies of course. Many blessings to you and your life as you continue to forge ahead with your family and career.
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stevecox Premium
Thanks so very much for the kind remarks! Steve
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DaleOdom Premium
Hi Steve,
First off I want to thank you for your services. Second I want to thank you for the follow back. I to have read just about every self-help book on the market. and it is a passion of mine to help people look at Life in a different way. I wish you and your wife every success in Life and with your online businesses.
Dale
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stevecox Premium
Thanks Dale, I look forward to following and working with you also.

All the best,

Steve
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks very much for following me...I am fairly new at this & enjoying the training very much...I have learnt more in the past 3 weeks than I did in the last 3 years...All the best...I think we are in the right place! I started my work life at 17 in the police force so can relate to wherey ou are coming from (at least from a smaller perspective!)...
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stevecox Premium
Thanks for the note Steve. I agree we are in the right place. Like you, I am finding there is a lot to learn! I need to prioritize my "class schedule" to stay on top of the courses and lessons. I have a terrible habit of putting that off until the last part of the day. I need to switch that to the first section of the day. Please stay in touch and let me know how you are doing. All the best, Steve
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Steve1958 Premium
Sounds like we have a similar way of doing things...I'm no good in the mornings and do the same as you & put it off til later in the day...here I am still working away at 2:30am! I have to set up a 'lessons' schedule as well...I have CNN going on the background...it's like I live in USA! I will take the time to have a look at what you have done & will stay in touch...I have finished Course 1 & I have just started Affiliate Bootcamp up to lesson 4...there's a lot to do!
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stevecox Premium
You are WAY ahead of me brother. I am on Course 1 Lesson 5. I will try to catch up with you by devoting ALL day tomorrow to WA classes. Thanks for the motivational encouragement! Steve
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Steve1958 Premium
Where are you up to now?? I've had a few days off but I'm about to start cracking on to it again on Monday!
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stevecox Premium
Me too.....just up to 8
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Steve1958 Premium
That's good...I will let you know when I start the second lesson...I am up to lesson 4 on the WA bootcamp so once I get through that I will start the basic training again...keep going! Let me know when you reach lesson 10!
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stevecox Premium
Roger that. Thanks !
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