Success isn’t limited to a geographical region, contrary to popular belief it’s not limited to social class.  It’s not limited to educational background either.  There are tons of people that had everything and still can’t “seem” to succeed. 3 basic cornerstones are needed to build a foundation to have independence, freedom and wealth.  First you need a NEED, what drives you what are you willing to spend money and time to reach? Second, your belief system will determine if you achieve, heck it’s simple do you even believe you can? Third your excuses must be dealt with and it’s often the single biggest reason someone’s good idea always stays a good idea and never reality.

Let’s start with a need.  Is there any amount of money or time you wouldn’t invest into becoming debt-free or having a way to pay for your kids college.  Is there any amount of money or time that you wouldn’t invest today to have total control of your time and freedom? Is there any limit to what you would invest to be able to substantially increase your ability to help those that are less fortunate?  When you have a burning desire or need to accomplish something that’s’ the first cornerstone that proves you have a destiny

Now let’s look at what is your belief system?  Do you believe you can’t succeed because of a past failure?  Are you concerned about what “other” people who already talk about you behind your back would say about you?  Do you think of a new venture as in what if I fail versus what if I succeed?  IF your belief in failure is bigger than your belief in God who created you in his image and who doesn’t make junk.  Then it will be impossible to create the destiny He gave you.  Our belief will determine if we will even deal with the next cornerstone.  So without belief it’s impossible to have a foundation for success.

Finally the sneakiest and for some the most difficult cornerstone to have in place.  Is the ability to recognize our “excuses” are nothing but “well planned lies”.  This is something I learned from Dani Johnson years ago.  Our excuses may look like,

I don’t have the time!

I don’t have the money!

I don’t know how!

No one will help me!

It didn’t work last time so it may not work this time!

What if I fail!

So and so tried it and it didn’t’ work out for them!

I’ll just expect the worse and hope for the best!

It’s just bad timing….on and on and on

We could have a strong need, desire and idea and we could have a huge belief in what we want.  It all comes to a screeching halt as soon as we say.  I want to be debt-free BUT… I’d start a business BUT… I want to work out and be healthy BUT… I want to spend more time with my kids BUT…. I’d love to go on a vacation BUT….

Whatever is the lie we tell ourselves and choose to believe is like putting on the air brakes to what otherwise was our destiny.  Are your excuses bigger than your destiny?


Action turns an idea into a destiny, some people live their entire life excited about just an idea, but they never reach their destiny. Take action live your destiny NOW!

Take Action NOW,
Stacy O’Quinn

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You can be powerful!  Even when you feel powerless.  You were born with a spark, an ember of greatness.  But your potential is completely limitless!  It has to be, you were made in HIS image.  God didn’t design you to be wimpy weak and powerless.  You were never meant to be broke or broken, in finances, emotions, relationships or health.  You were suppose to living a victorious, debt free and abundant life in all areas. 

But you and I will face challenges.  To often people let their ember of desire, the key to their power get smothered, hidden and covered up by the challenges of life.  That thing inside of you that makes you want to be financially independent, that makes you want to be able to live a stress free fun filled life and that thing that says you are suppose to be a light on a hill helping people and leading and guiding them making a difference.  That thing in you is your ember.  As long as God gives you breath it NEVER goes out.  It’s always there!

Just like any spark or ember with just a little wind it can create a blazing hot powerful fire.  fire that is the source of light, comfort and warmth and fire that can burn through or around any of it’s obstacles.  You just need some wind!  You need to be in an environment in life, family or business where people want to help you succeed.  For me that environment was First Steps to Success and a business venture with on fire friends I now call family.

With just a little bit of wind, you can become powerful immediately.  He gave you everything you needed in side of you.  Don’t let life snuff out your ember!  You are already great you just need to know it so you can begin to walk it out!


Be Powerful!
Stacy O’Quinn

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If you can choose to have or do anything with n the next 12 months what would it be?  Would you like to have more time and do more with those you love the most?  Would you like to travel the world and experience another culture, while tasting the food and seeing all the sights?  Would you like to have less stress?  Would you like to be stable and secure financially?

For most of us an increase in our finances would definitely help.  So often it can feel like financial freedom is only available for a few.  But the truth is you can have financial freedom, the memories of being with loved ones and the possibility of having the time to travel and give back to others as God guides you.  You have to first be willing to do something yourself and believe deep down that it’s at east possible to improve where you are right now.

So ask the question, what do you want life to be like in 12 months from now?  Next year this time what would you like to be able to do with your family? Next year this time what adventure do you want to go on? Next year this time how much debt would you like to have paid off? Most just never think to ask the question.  Once you ask the question then you need one last key.

You must know what to do next!  Take action immediately!  Can you get a pay raise at work right away? Can you win the lottery quickly? Can you start a small business from home? The trick is if you can think about how you want life to be different, how far down the path of financial freedom do you want to be and what will that actually be like or allow you to do.  Most people are living their life and never moving forward day to day.  Unknowingly they become trapped in their misery accepting their current struggle like a prison.


Break out of the prison,
Stacy O’Quinn

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I just read an email that Jackie in GA sent to his database.  We’ve worked together in the travel industry for over 10 years.  It’s a very good read and a great point.


What get’s you up in the morning? What is your purpose in life?

I thought about this again recently. I saw a documentary on the CEO of Southwest airlines.

It’s a great story, he talked about what drove him forward in the early days of Southwest Airlines was their purpose which was to make air travel affordable for everyone. He saw it as a personal mission of freedom.

It immediately hit me…

I have always felt very similar, we give people the opportunity to travel to destinations all over the world at steep discounts. Take these two example from clients who posted on Facebook.

Karen and her husband just celebrated their 40th Anniversary using their Coastal Travel package. The booked a 7 night condo on a lake in Arkansas for $270.00 out the door. Saving them $577,00 off the normal rates.


Selene who is a single mom with 2 young girls who just sent me a private message last night. Selene purchased a Coastal Travel package from me several years ago. This is what she said,

"Picked up the Wanna Get Away 3 days, 2 nights for tax only = $24.80 total. We are at the The Resort at Governor’s Crossing, a popular area of Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg. Look at the size of this room! For $12.50/night?? $224.92 is the resorts rate for the two nights. 4th floor, 2 double beds in a 1 bedroom condo with a view of the pool".

A mom who otherwise may not be able to afford to take her daughters out of town with out our Coastal Travel packages are now staying at a 4 star resort creating memories that will last a life time!

It doesn’t matter what business you start from home make sure it’s something that gives you a greater purpose in your life than what you are living right now.

To Your Success,
Stacy O’Quinn

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For some it’s so elusive the ability to really work from home.  Having the freedom to take off of work and spend time with your family when you want.  Having a specific way to get out of debt and secure your life financially doing something on the side part time.  Creating more income from home where it’s more fun to work than listening to a boss all day.  The bottom line to really do something from home that is lucrative you need three things.

1.  A unique product that people want and is very profitable.

2.  Someone who is succeeding and willing to help you succeed doing the exact same thing.

3.  Have a proven process to get clients who choose to get the product.


Let’s first talk about the product.  People buy what they want versus what they need.  Ask any insurance salesman.  Everyone is going to die and you would think everyone needs life insurance.  But most people don’t have it.  No one need fast food, but it’s a multi-billion dollar industry because everyone wants the convenience of it.  You want to find a product like coca-cola which cost them a few pennies to produce a 20oz drink but the average person will pay $1.69 at any gas station for it.  It’s a product that people want and the market is willing to pay way more than it cost to produce.  That’s why I like the travel industry personally.  But it could be any industry that people “want”.

Second, you have to have someone who’s succeeded when it comes to doing what you’ve done.  It’s way more expensive to have an idea and attempt to “figure” it out versus learn what someone else has already proven.  It’s the reason when I started working from home back in 2005 I was a military dad and multiple 6 figures in debt.  I knew I didn’t know how to do this work from home thing.  That’s why I gravitated toward Dani Johnson’s training.  I’d honestly say it’s the single biggest reason I’ve made a 6figure + income every year and now we are totally debt free.  Without finding someone who’s already proven what you want to do, it could be an expensive hypothesis.  Doing anything new is a risk, but not having help is very very risky.  Can you afford that risk?

Finally, make sure there is a process to expose clients to your product or service.  They key is are there many many other people doing that process?  Are those people having results?  You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.  If you are the horse willing to drink, then make sure you’ve found water!  That’s very important, because a lot of people sell books telling you how they became rich.  When in fact the book itself is the system they used for riches not the content of the book.

If you truly want to succeed working from home it doesn’t have to be elusive.  Just make sure you have a unique product that people really want.  Make sure you find someone who is succeeding that you can work with and finally make sure you have a proven process to get clients educated about your new found lucrative vehicle.

You can become financially independent,
Stacy OQuinn


P.S. If you are that proverbial horse looking for water, sometimes it’s as easy as just finding the water because you know you will have no problem drinking!

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Below is a message about a very unique training that Dani Johnson has authorized.  These trainings were quite regular years ago.  Today due to Dani’s schedule are incredibly rare these days.  This message is from Brian over at Smarter Networker, Dani’s work from home division.  I just copied the email here incase you haven’t gotten it.  If you want to make a 6 Figure Income learning to prospect and close I highly recommend this training.

FULL DISCLOSURE:  I am part of this training and actively recommending it to my own team.

Below is Brian’s message read it thoroughly!

Last weekend, at First Steps to Success, Dani had some amazing things to say about our trainer line up for the Prospecting and Closing Workshop.
Fortunately, the cameras were running and I can share this with you today!
Check it out:

What matters even more than our trainer line up are the RESULTS you will see from this workshop! 

P&C Workshop Details

Those are just a few of the 100′s of stories we’ve heard since the last workshop. I can’t wait to hear yours!

Talk soon,


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Success is easy.  The majority of the battle is actually showing up to have success.  Since this is the 6 Figure Income Club, let’s talk about financial success.  The vast majority would rather imagine, fantasize and explore how fun it would be to be financially independent but the masses will not show up consistently to actually do what it takes to succeed.

We have a society that would rather give a pharmaceutical to fix a problem like weight loss or children’s’ obedience or lack their of.  We have a population that listens to politicians for who might “help” them out and give them something for nothing versus actually do something. While the majority would rather buy a lottery ticket because they like the idea of “hope and change” versus figure out how to actually succeed.

Ask anyone who has started from nothing and succeeded to financial independence.  It doesn’t matter how they got there.  It may have been the “career” (statistics say doubtful) it could have been through good budgeting and money management, it could have been through building a business from the ground up or wisely investing versus foolishly spending like the masses.  Ask anyone who has had success how many people have they tried to, guide, coach, mentor or help over the years?  Was it so difficult they couldn’t show others?

Nope! Not at all, they found that the masses weren’t willing to do what they did.  While I’ve personally created my financial freedom working from home.  Every single week I’m working with new people sometimes in a volunteer capacity.  The fact is very VERY few people even have the guts to do anything consistent for a few months much less 3 or 4 years.  Success is simply a journey and most people are too busy with life for the journey.


More than half the battle is taking action consistently,
Stacy O’Quinn

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Once in a while I get asked the question, what’s the key to helping someone else succeed in a home business?  The truth is I could tell about how you have to have a solid system in place that you’ve used and you can share.  I could say that you have to have a product that you market that is extremely lucrative. I could say that the training you use has to have a long track record.  But the fact is to help someone succeed or reach a 6 figure income you do need all those things but you also need one more ingredient.

You must absolutely without question care about the people you work with.  If you care about someone you can sympathize with an area they struggle in.  If you care you have patients when it comes to their weaknesses.  When you care you are their to help work around their challenges.  No one helps people succeed consistently without caring about them.

You may be asking, “What I have to care? Like friends care?”  My response would be NOPE, you have to care like family and/or the best of friends care.  When you get excited about the people you work with, you look forward to vacationing together.  You get excited about seeing each others kids and grandkids grow up.  You realize that there is a bond and you will always be there for each other and working together no matter what.  You realize that you don’t have a business relationship but you have a bond.

When you work with people to build that bond you know can more quickly and easily show them all they need to know to succeed.  They will use the “tools” and “processes” more effectively.  When they make a mistake you will more gracefully be there to help them past it. So to help someone succeed and make a 6 figure income from home it starts with caring.



To Your Success,
Stacy O’Quinn


P.S. As I wrote this I’m reminded of the people I’ve come to know as the best of friends and I’m going to invite even more to go on vacation with my wife and I later this year.

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So often people who do really important jobs that are in demand and deeply needed can get to a place where they feel stuck financially.  Millions of people work in all aspects of early childhood education and retail.  Both jobs are extremely important and needed but just because you start life with a job. or go to school and get an education for a career.  When you feel the tug to move on and do something different you don’t have to feel stuck or in a dead in place!  Most things in life are seasonal including careers.  But sometimes you have to think outside of the box!

Take these two amazing women I’ve had the pleasure to watch grow develop and I’ve been able to work side by side with them.  Ms Dorothy Graham and Ms Joanie Snaith, both are amazing women in their 30’s and while they had jobs that served society well it got to a point it didn’t serve their end goal that God had on their hearts.  Thankfully they didn’t feel stuck or in a dead in job, they got creative and thought outside of the box and started working from home.  Both of these women have generated over $9,700 this week separately and it’s only Wednesday.

Joanie Snaith from Alberta worked as a pre-school teacher and a waitress.  She’s a mom and a wife and previously was just looking for a way to do better financially and help her husband with the bills.  Plus she wanted to be able to travel and create memories with her hubby and kids.  She had a desire to get her kids focused on helping and giving back to the less fortunate, but first she had to make a decision to not be one of the less fortunate herself.

Dorothy Graham from Ontario previously worked in retail after growing up in a family of poverty.  Life got a rough start, she ended up in a relationship that didn’t go exactly as she expected it, things became abusive, but Dorothy is an overcomer.  She left that relationship and in her 30’s had to move back in with her parents.  No adult wants to be in that position.  Today Dorothy, without relying on someone else to take care of her decided to do something different. Her job and her situation didn’t stop her or hold her back. 

Both Joanie and Dorothy have done something many will never do. They got creative, determined and motivated to improve their situations.  Both women started a home business and today have inspired thousands with their stories.  Just this week both both earned more in a couple of days then they would have earned in a couple of months in their last careers.  We need more examples like them in our life.  Women who are overcomers and achievers are inspirational send a single to men and women everywhere.

God has created us for infinitely more but first we must decide we desire more!

Stacy O’Quinn

Disclaimer: This is where I have to tell you to not be a nut case and think business is a lottery ticket. It’s not.  Joanie and Dorothy’s results are atypical. If you don’t intend to work than get a job were you don’t have to show up or work and still get a check. If you don’t do anything with your business you might not earn anything. If you do more than Joanie or Dorothy did you could possibly earn more.  Obviously there is a risk with all businesses.

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Why You Must Make Money

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One of the benefits of making money and helping others make money is together you can do great things.  Below are some orphans that grew up in the Kings Children’s Home in Belize.  Collectively others around the world just helped them to build a safe clean orphanage for over 80 children. This is them saying thank you!  It took money to help them.



Recently I had the pleasure to be in a room with some amazing business men and women.  The conversation turned to why we do what we do and God’s work.  As with many good Christian conversations everything was spiritual based.  Now I had a moment to share and I shared that I plugged into trainings like what Dani Johnson teaches at First Steps to Success from the beginning to learn to make more money.  Today I’m still using, plugging into and recommending the training to make more money.

For a moment it was like a joke as some in the room laughed.  One thought came to my mind.  Without money who pays off their debt and experiences the freedom of being debt-free? Without money how do you provide better opportunities for your children or the children of others? Without money how does the poor get feed? Without money who takes care of the widow? Without money who creates opportunity for others to excel and succeed? With out money who has the testimony of success to inspire others?

The truth is when I first started a home business and plugged into Dani Johnson and what she teaches it was because I wanted to make money for me.  Now that I’ve become financially independent I get to focus on others.  That’s why this year my wife and I will donate over 100,000 dollars to help some of the worlds poorest at

I’m still all about making money and helping others make money.  Because I live in a land where I have the freedom and resources to choose who I will become.  I can become someone who can help the hopeless.  Without the resource of money I don’t have that same freedom or capability and neither do you.  You must make money because someone else is depending on your success!

Let’s Do More, Give More and Help More,
Stacy O’Quinn

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