About Tommystu
Joined May 2011
My temperament would never allow me to work for another person. I mean, I tried it for a short period of time and knew I was smarter and more ambitious than the few bosses I worked for and besides which I wanted lots of expensive things out of life that I knew I would never be able to afford on a wage … a wage is what I would call a reward for what I earned my boss!

For a lot of people who become millionaires, it seems to happen by default; they just become completely embroiled in whatever they choose to work at and suddenly they stop to have a look at where they’re at with their lives and realise they are worth millions. To achieve such heights in business can quite often happen from nothing. By that I mean you don’t have to have thousands of pounds of capital to enable you to start up. Not having enough capital to start your business is just another excuse – procrastination.

You could be like Aristotle Onassis, who as a young man went to Argentina from Greece owning just the clothes he had on his back. He spent a couple of years there earning his first million before moving to America. Many of you will know he became a shipping billionaire; this surely goes to prove it is possible for anyone to start any type of business with just a few pennies in their pocket. There is however one essential characteristic you need to become a millionaire, more than any other, and that is “tenacity” and it would help to have a dream to achieve.

You need to have the ability to conceive a business idea, but more that that, you need to have the aptitude to step up to the mark and try it … win or lose … and if you lose you need to have the courage to try again … and again … and again … until you win, you are not allowed to give up … there is no surrender. You can try again and again without ever giving the effort a thought; you just need to do it because you just have to win, you can lose the odd battle … but this is a war and you are an entrepreneurial warrior.

In this year 2012, if you want to learn to be an entrepreneurial warrior then the easiest place to start is in Cyberspace and this university is the one to teach you all the winning ways, it is, in my opinion, the very best in the world … no kidding … and their first 10 lessons are FREE

Let’s face it however, there are some people who start-up in business and become rich with business success, even become mega-millionaires and never have a thing go wrong with the business they have established. I call that lucky … very lucky. It could happen to anyone starting a business … me … or even you; I would certainly never classify them as entrepreneurs. The ones who have to dig in and fight so many battles for ultimate success with their “NO SURRENDER” flags nailed to the mast never to be lowered … they are the “entrepreneurs” that I admire so much.

My “business war” commenced in 1968 when my pal who lived just around the corner from my house came and suggested we both visit a famous wholesale area of Manchester UK and buy some cheap costume jewellery to sell to our friends. We could only afford to put £20 each into our capital … but it was a start and the important thing was our attitude … we had taken that first step!

Obviously I couldn’t keep on going around my personal friends selling all I was purchasing so I started knocking on doors. My friend gave up because we weren’t earning enough money so as he could support his family so he went off and became a policeman. I slogged on, then one day I had saved up enough money to purchase a Morris Mini Van. I was so proud when I collected it from the showroom … “My own brand new Mini Van.” As I drove it around the streets where I lived I was convinced that everyone was looking at me. LOL!

Having transport I now started buying in bigger qualities to get the prices down and the profits up. I now started selling into shops … next I opened my own warehouse … then I was flying to Hong Kong and Portugal buying shirts and selling them into stores and to people who visited my warehouse. I now went out and bought my first bright red Ferrari. Now people WERE looking at me when I was out and about.

They say that money makes money … how true. I next started buying derelict type houses; I had a gang of builder lads who would renovate them then I would re-sell for a profit. In the meanwhile, I started up another company specializing in video films; buying them from the organizations that had made the original films … Warner Brothers … MGM … Walt Disney … CIC … and many others … soon I was making so much money I would find myself at the end of one working day meeting my friends in the pub straight from work and I would have £100,000.00 in my briefcase … one days takings!

The video business was so good then but I was about to make the biggest mistake of my life.

I took myself more and more into the video business, opening 32 large shops and the biggest warehouse for video films in the Northwest of England. To do that I sold off all my houses and put the proceeds into expanding my video company. I was living the life of Riley; bought a top of the range Porsche and a beautiful house for myself … I had come a long way since my business beginnings when I purchased £20 of cheap jewellery to sell to my friends.

This was now the early 1980’s and the base rate for the banks reached 17%. Businesses were closing down everywhere. Then catastrophe struck; Rupert Murdoch launched Sky movies onto the television broadcasting scene which meant that people didn’t need to leave their homes to go out to a video store and hire a video to watch a movie, they could do it all from home and book it on the telephone.

At the beginning of my cataclysmic period during 1980 my mother died … then my sister died … then my business folded and I was overnight made penniless … I mean absolutely stony-broke because I had put everything I owned into the business to save it, selling the offices we occupied which I owned and various other properties; I also raised the mortgage on my house to the maximum and paid that into the company bank account… but all to no avail.

I sat at home staring at a wall contemplating suicide having lost more than a million pounds … then to make matters worse I had to go and meet the Official Receiver who made me personally bankrupt and took my house off me. I couldn’t sink much lower … so I thought, but I did because one of my best pals died and broke my heart. I was a pathetic broken mess for a while, a shadow of the successful businessman I had been, but I managed to hobble along and stay alive on state handouts for the very first time in my life.

I have to write here that I owe a lot to my wife whose staunch support and trust in me gave me strength and the foresight to see that one lost challenge was not the end of my life. If I had made and lost one challenge then I could make others … I mean I knew the route because I had been down that road once before. I still had a good reason to get out of bed in the morning. If I succeeded once in business then I could do it again.

The millennium happened and I was totally destitute. I had to ask my wife for the money to buy a beer. I was in a pub when a guy standing at the bar next to me told me about an idea that could be started from home; all you needed was enthusiasm, a telephone, a computer and the will to succeed.

I started this new idea; which I can tell you about if you ask; from home and was soon moved into offices. I managed to earn enough money out of that to start a new financial company that I gave to my wife to run and she does a fantastic job of it even now. I bought my house back; bought my wife a Mercedes Sports car and myself a BMW 640 Sport and I have now turned my attention to … Tra … La … La … The Wealthy Affiliate University

Now as you have gathered I like business ideas where you can start with just about no money … so you can’t lose much … can you? I love the concept of The Wealthy Affiliate University (WAU) where you can lay out the cost of your first month’s tuition … and then the second … and then the third … and then you earn enough through what they have taught you to pay for the fourth and so on; moreover you now have the beginnings of a business for less than £100; now that’s what I call a bargain when you consider that some people pay out £1000?s to open small shops that will never in a million years earn them as much as your venture into the internet will earn you, without the hassle of rents … rates … staff … and all the other worries that accompany such business.

I firmly believe that anyone who puts their mind to succeed in the internet can achieve millionaire status if they put the effort in. I mean look at these guys and gals who all started just the same as you would if you decided to give it a go. They were just like me at the beginning of my business life when I invested £20 except they had a bit more luck.

And what about the two guys who started The Wealthy Affiliate University? They are set up for life now and they set out with just an idea … same as you and me … they are both millionaires now and getting richer by the day. I always say … if they can do it so can I, and of course so can you … So what are you waiting for … all it costs is a measly £30 per month to turn your life around; come and join me and let’s become internet millionaires together. You can talk to me every day on the telephone and I will help you as much as I can, until we are helping each other. Then you can help me and we can become involved in projects together

In closing, if you think that what you have just read was a bit of a roughshod life you ought to read a story I am trying to write about my childhood in Glasgow, Scotland. Perhaps I needed the tough upbringing I had to endure as a child to get me ready for adulthood … I must warn you though there are expletives quoted … just as it really was. So if you think you could be offended then don’t read it, otherwise just click on my name and prepare to be shocked … well almost.

Good luck and good health.

Tommy Stuart

www.tommystuart.com An insight into my childhood. Don’t read it if you’re a snob … or squeamish.
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This will be one of the very best online moves you have made. You will find that you will ,DESPITE IT'S FREE, learn a lot. It's when you want to become more sophisticated and professional because of your new knowledge that you will want to move into the higher stratum of learning and will be enthusiastic to pay a small monthly fee. Don't forget ... if you introduce enough people everything will be free forever.
If you ever need any help lease contact me. It will be a pleasure to hear from you.

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This will be one of the very best online moves you have made. You will find that you will ,DESPITE IT'S FREE, learn a lot. It's when you want to become more sophisticated and professional because of your new knowledge that you will want to move into the higher stratum of learning and will be enthusiastic to pay a small monthly fee. Don't forget ... if you introduce enough people everything will be free forever.
If you ever need any help lease contact me. It will be a pleasure to hear from you.

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Hey there Tommy

These are great goals and they are more than achievable! The more time you can spend on learning here within the Community at Wealthy Affiliate the better, but we've built WA so that you can work at your own pace!

I know that you are going to do great!

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This will be one of the very best online moves you have ever made. You will find that you will, DESPITE IT'S FREE, learn a lot. It’s afterwards when you want to become more sophisticated and professional with your new found online knowledge that you will want to move into the higher stratum of learning then you will be enthusiastic to pay a small monthly fee. Don't forget ... if you introduce enough people everything will be free ... forever ... and you can even earn a fabulous wage with your online expertise.
If you ever need any help lease contact me. It will be a pleasure to hear from you.
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Always worked for myself experiencing many failures and many successful business ventures. The essence of being an entrepreneur is to nail your colours to the mast; the odd battle might be lost but the war for success never ends ... there can be no surrender.
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Always worked for myself experiencing many failures and many successful business ventures. The essence of being an entrepreneur is to nail your colours to the mast; the odd battle might be lost but war for success never ends.
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Always worked for myself experiencing many failures and many successful business ventures. The essence od being an entrepreneur is to nail you colours to the mast; the odd battle might be lost but war for success never ends
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