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How DFI Created Vision and Purpose

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When you are looking to create vision and purpose to inspire people to act you typically have to provide the vision that people feel like they can align themselves with.  Today I got this email titled “Monday Motivational” from our company DFI.  What is interesting is the vision it creates for someone like me who is just and average person but looking to continue to grow in my personal success.  This email, gave me a couple of goals that I can reach for in my own business, not in just the Easter story example but also creating my own story.  Plus, that training call was AMAZING that Dani Johnson did.  I’ve listened to that thing about 5 times now.

Finally seeing who else is on track to win the Leadership Council Ring in one year pushes me to keep pressing forward!  What is incredible about this email is anyone from any business model can adjust it and use it to great success just as our company has.  If you need it use it as a model for your own business and let us know what success you have.

Below is the actually email!

While we hope you had an incredible Easter Weekend in looking for an inspirational story for this Newsletter we didn’t have to go back any farther than the Easter Story!  For those of us that are Christians we know the ultimate price was paid so that we could have everlasting life.  You may not be a Christian but for just a moment let’s reflect on the story and see how it applies not only to our eternal life but also our business life.
In business we have to look no farther than how much opposition Jesus faced.  His friends turned their back on him and no other human being walked through what he did.  None of our paths that we walk through in business are as difficult as the path that Jesus walked.  But we can be inspired because we know Jesus struggled, through his prayers we know it was difficult for him.  His sweat was like drops of blood, which indicates an incredible level of stress on the human body. 
Jesus, knew opposition was going to come and even though it was difficult he did not stop he continued to walk toward his destiny.  How often do you let others change or slow your destiny based off of your actions?  Thank goodness Jesus stayed on the path toward his destiny and did not let the oppisition slow or stop him. 
April create your story MONTH!
This month in DFI is create your story month!  We all have a story and we should share it!  Then we should focus on building it.  Work closely with your Director and get on the core training calls to learn new tips and techniques on the benefits of your story, how to say it and how other’s stories are used.
Below is a specific training that Dani Johnson did for DFI.  This is 1,000 dollars worth of training that you can listen to right now for free!  Listen right NOW. 
Get a pen and paper and listen to every second of that training call right now!  This specific training has created millions of dollars for our company!
Join DFI in London this Month!
Many of us will be in London at the end of the month.  Dani Johnson will be having a First Steps to Success in London and if you know you can’t effort to wait for this training in the US then join us in London.  If you are in the states it’s a tax write off any way, you might as well see London at the same time you are getting that specific training!
Leadership Council Rings!
Many of you are working on obtaining your very own Leadership Council Rings.  If you have not seen what they look like yet go to   If you bring on 30 new team members by Feb. 2011 you will also win a free cruise on the DFI Leadership Cruise.  Details to be announced soon!
To get your ring in one year you have to bring in at least 3 new team members a month.  The following people were on that pace for the month of March and they are!
Cadie Kalmes
Stacy O’Quinn
Richard Birney-Smith
Jackie O’Quinn
Tim West 

Succeeding Together AS A TEAM! 
DFILive Support Team 

I personally want to think all of the leaders of our company that make us great!
To Your Success,
Stacy O’Quinn

P.S.  Wed. night we will have a first ever live training call just for the 6 Figure Income Club!  If you can read this you are invited!  Details will be released tomorrow on the website

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Monday Motivational from DFI

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The Old Mule

 Once upon a time a farmer owned an old mule who tripped and fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer heard the mule braying and was unable to figure out how to bring up the old animal. It grieved him that he could not pull the animal out. He’d been a good worker around the farm. Although the farmer sympathized with the mule, he called his neighbors together and told them what had happened. He had them help haul dirt to bury the old mule in the well and quietly put him out of his misery.

 At first, the old mule was puzzled, but as the farmer and his neighbors continued shoveling and the dirt hit his back, he had a thought: he ought to shake off the dirt and step up. And he did just that.

 “Shake it off and step up…shake it off and step up…shake it off and step up.” Even though he took painful blows of dirt and fought panic, he just kept right on shaking it off and stepping up!

 It wasn’t long before the old mule stepped up and over the lip of that well. What could have buried him actually blessed him…all because of the manner in which he handled his adversity.

 ~author unknown


Many of you have heard about the NEW DFI Leadership Council Rings.  Many of you are actively working on your own ring.  To earn your ring all you have to do is bring in 30 new team members into DFI. To do that in 6 months you have to simply average 6 new team members a month.  Cadie from MN, Michelle from CA and Stacy from NC are all examples of Directors who have done this so far.  Several of our Directors are on track to accomplish this in the first year all you have to do is bring in 3 new team members a month.

To get more details about the DFI Leadership Council Rings go to

DFI Cruise Info:

DFI will be having a Leadership cruise from a time of fun in the sun and learning for all.  To win a free ticket all you have to do is bring in 30 new team members by Feb. of 2011.  To win a ticket for both you and a significant other you only have to have 50 new team members join DFI.

Specific Cruise info to be announced late FALL.

Recession is OVER:

With all the talk of the country being in a recession it’s easy to understand how it almost feels that way sometimes.  Did YOU GET THE MEMO?  DFI’s web development company has said that Feb. 2010 was the largest increase in growth they’ve ever seen in the history of Coastal Travel.  Do you know how much we grew? 38.9% one month growth!  Did you get a 38.9% pay raise all of last year?  Heck most of us did not get a .9% pay increase last year but in DFI collectively our income grew by 38.9% over a single month based off of our new members.

I think its official the recession, which we didn’t really seem to feel is actually over.

New Stories heard on the calls:

This is an area we want to highlight new stories that we’ve heard on the calls recently.

Michelle in CA, made $3,200 last week

Stacy in NC, made $10,705 last week

Cadie in MN, made $7,400 last month

Sandy in MO, just recently generated $12,000

Renae in MN, just had a $9,705 day

Tara in MI, has made $19,410 so far this year

Nike in NC, just had a thousand dollar day

Tim in LA, just recently had a $3200 dollar week

If you’ve made money recently and we have not heard you, step out on a call and share it.  If you have and we missed you we apologize share it some more. After you’ve been around a while you tend to not think a 1k to 5k week is not “big enough” to share.  Every single new person on this team would like to year about your small weeks , so continue to inspire us and please share.  Obviously many people are making money so send an email to Support to be included in a future email.  Since Coastal is an association we cannot know if you’ve made money unless you share it.

 How do I Contribute? If you have a testimony, a motivational story or quote and would like to share it with our team send an email to Support.

Training Call of the Week!  If you missed it unexpectedly last week we had one of the most impactful calls we’ve had in a long time.  It was completely by accident.  On the last Six Figure Income call two of our successful director’s shared their experiences and what made them successful.  They were transparent, honest and it was full of golden nuggets of information.  If you missed it you can listen to it in its entirety below.

To Your Success,
Stacy O’Quinn

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Continuing on our training tips, to have a lucrative home business training is key.  It must be complete and typically the best way to do that is to be multifaceted.  Here are some examples of what I mean.  You as a leader must be able to give specific steps to succeed that you do that work to each and every brand new person you work with, but you can’t stop there.  Everyone is different and every one learns differently and at their own pace.

Remember when you first started working from home or anything new for that matter.  Did someone ever share a tip or technique and you did not quite get it the first time?  Or you forgot it until someone said it later at a different time and you realized it?  Every single skill we learn in life from, riding a bike to driving or even our careers we all learned it differently and at different speeds.  So your training approach can’t be a simple training “book or audio” or a monthly call or even a Saturday training or even an annual seminar, it has to strategically be every thing combined.  Next I’ll share with you an example of our training and you’ll see why it works for so many people.

There are several layers of our training in DFI and with just one layer a person can get the info to succeed but people learn differently at different speeds.

1.  Automated Training:  When a new associate owns a DFI Live marketing system starting with the Boot camp and Quick Start and even detailed Quick Start Training in an automated form they have all the answers they need to be successful.  They can get these answers when they need them day or night.

2.  One on One Director Support:  With our company you are assigned one of our Directors as a mentor to support you one on one.  Someone who is being successful and actively building a lucrative home business.  They have all the knowledge you would need to do what they do except they also have that human touch.  No Director would be in the position they are in if they were not actively helping people to succeed.

3.  Core Training Calls:  Once again we need that human touch not just a book, manual or system.  Our core training calls consist of a simple to follow format to help a person who is serious no matter what step of the business they are in.  All of the calls are hosted by successful 6 figure income earners who are helping others become successful, passing on their knowledge.  All calls are LIVE and interactive so you can ask someone else how they build a lucrative income or make money from home.

Monday Evening, is the New Associate Training Calls were a successful Director is talking about topics specifically to do with a brand new person just getting started in their business and what they need to focus on first to have success.

Tuesday Evening, Learn how to get clients with our advertising companies and when they are calling you learn what to say to them.  Here new people and 6 Figure Income Earners role play what they say and how they say it.  If you can’t get clients and you don’t know what to say to them how could you possibly have success?

Thursday Evening, 6 Figure Income call is typically a call with more advanced training topics.  Once you have the basics down but you want to become more efficient or make more money quicker this is were you would plug into. 

Saturday Morning, On The Job Training is a live training call were successful directors actually are live on the phone calling clients and letting others listen in.  Toward the end of the call they open it up for questions about what they say or how they say it.  The even share which one of our advertising firms they are working with to get our clients.  We don’t have to do our own marketing.

There is definitely something to be said about having other people help train your new associate.  It saves you time and a person who may not be exactly like you can learn from someone else they may relate too.  Sometimes a stranger can say something much more impactful than you can because of your one on one connection.  Think about your kids has someone ever said something to them and your kids acted like it was the best advice they have ever gotten?  You may have been saying it all along but you were to close.  Our Core training calls and Dani Johnson help with that type of training to create 6 Figure or Lucrative successful home businesses.

4. Dani Johnson First Steps to Success:  Dani Johnson who went from homeless to millionaire in two years working from home does home business specific training events sharing how she created those kind of results.  You may have seen her on TV recently. Her training events called First Steps to Success has been the reason I’ve personally seen so many people create a 6 Figure Income in DFI.  It’s a live training event that you can travel too and meet some of the Directors you hear on our calls face to face.  But being immersed in that type of an environment which is not rah rah motivational but specific techniques and strategies are shared that you can apply, leads to incredible skill development and a lucrative income.

In retrospect a single form of training that can provide you with all the answers you need is good.  But having a multifaceted approach to match each person’s time line as they develop professionally that gives them different environments to learn from will lead to much greater success.  All you have to do is look at the success and growth that DFI has experienced in the home business industry.

DFI as an organization grew 38.9% during the month of Feb. 2010.  The largest growth in the 15 year history of Coastal Travel and quite likely the largest growth of any company in the home business industry.  Apparently the training works!  Stay tuned for more results!

To Your Success,
Stacy O’Quinn

P.S. Join our team in Jacksonville FL for the next First Steps to Success Event.


2nd Dani Johnson Secret

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As I promised in the last post, I’m sharing with you specific training that I guide someone just a couple of weeks in their business to. The very first thing you need to have them do is go register for a free membership at

Then take them to the call that I recommended last week. After that your new person who has been following a systematized process it’s important that we keep teaching them they why of the how. The how is what we do and then once they are doing it and guiding people through your marketing process teach them the why.

For this I use a call that explains presentations and it’s also a call that DFI modeled with one on one coaching with Dani Johnson. It talks about what a successful presentation is and Dani explains something that a new person would not quite understand. How do they know they are using a successful presentation and what is the psychology behind it.

To keep getting the specifics of how I use these calls to best help a new person be successful enter your email to the right below the picture to get the next UPDATE.

5 Steps To A Successful Business – Step 2 – Successful Presentation
– Monday, January 31, 2005

Part 2 of the 5 week series covering the critical 5 steps of building a successful home based networking business. Tonight’s call was on step #2 – Successful Presentations! Here are some details:

Topics include:

-What the purpose of the presentation is, what it is not.

-7 different types of business presentations.

-Tips for web presentation success.

-Tips regarding using info packs to tell the story.

-Tips for conference call presentations.

-1 on 1 live presentation tips.

-Using a 5 minute intro call to web presentation successfully.

-Doing a 1 on 1 presentation over the phone, what to avoid.

-Tips for successful group presentations.

-How to create urgency in your guest.

-How to maximize the business presentation results by prepping your guest correctly.

-Keys to edifying the presenter or presentation itself.

-How to frame the prospects mind to determine the presentation outcome, how to direct their mindset before the presentation ever starts.

-Why you do not want to use the word presentation with your prospect.

-Edifying other team mates and associates for increased results.

-The #1 thing that causes people to signup in a presentation.

-How to answer someone who asks ‘can you just send me the information?’

-Understanding the psychological mindset of a prospect going through a presentation.

-Why you’ll get more results letting your prospect see you read a script or flip chart.

-Questions of the week answered: How to make Dani’s techniques work with a party plan and advise to an employee who must keep a low profile at work.

Utilizing Dani Johnson’s training has been the backbone of the training on our team with DFI and is the primary reason we’ve had the success as a team that we’ve had.

To Your Success,
Stacy O’Quinn

Categories : Dani Johnson, DFI, Training
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IMPORTANT…A Moment of Your Time

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Do you believe in reaping and sowing? How about karma? You know good karma and bad karma, bad karma hangs over us like a dark cloud. Until you build up some of that good stuff that bad karma just chases you. You keep having those days you can’t do nothing right.

OK maybe karma’s not your thing and you don’t really grasp reaping and sowing, how about “what goes around comes around”. You ‘ve heard that before I’m sure.

What if it was possible to have good people just randomly do good things for you. Some of us 🙂 would call it a blessing. Do you know one of the best ways to be blessed? Do something simply out of the kindness of your heart for someone else and bless them. That’s an example of sowing good things, and if we sow good things then we must reap good things.

LISTEN UP! It doesn’t have to be a big thing either, just selfless.

Here’s a selfless opportunity for you. Below is a letter I got from a very success business woman Angela Lasher who I’ve partnered with over the years. She’s had such an incredible impact on so many people’s lives. She’s smart, intelligent and just knows how to get things done and benefit others at the same time. She has something she cares about and we can take 2 minutes of our day and help her for a good cause.

PLUS: you will be building good Karma, Sowing good things or making sure when you need someone they are there!

REMEMBER! It’s the small things we do that has the largest impact.

FROM: Angela Lasher

Ok, everyone we need your help! Let’s all pay it forward…..

My fiance’s sister, Jessica Griesemer has Cystic Fibrosis. She is 23 years old. She is a Speech Pathology Major and just began her first 2 years in West Chester University’s Grad school program. Jessica is one of 40 CF students who is up for a $17,000 scholarship. The student with the most votes will win the scholarship. This is where she needs your help.

She is hardworking, amazing heart to help people and is excited to help 100’s and ,000’s of childen with there speech. This will take just 5 min. of your time to place your votes for her. Every person is allowed to place 1 vote in 3 different ways, for a total of 3 votes per person.

1. Vote on the website: (It’s under Jessica G.)
2. Call the toll free number, 1-888-305-9808 (she is number 17, just enter that in with the # sign)
3. Send a text to 30364 (type in…VOTE 17)

On the website you will see her short story and picture attached.

The deadline to place your voted is October 15, 2009. Please pass this on to those that you know and let’s pay it forward!

We appreciate your help! Thank you soooo much you guys!!! This team rocks and I have faith you all will help her out!!!

Please respond to this e-mail when you have voted all 3 ways, so we know how many voted we have, thanks again!

God Bless!!

Angela Lasher

Thanks for your help! See that wasn’t hard!

Yours Truly,
Stacy O’Quinn

P.S. I think it’s that reaping and sowing thing that has caused our company DFI to have so many success stories, it’s just a great group of people to work with. They way we all help each other is just powerful!

P.S.S. DFI is an incredible Company full of Mom’s and Dad’s who get to work from home spending free time with there kids. Angela actually made 40K in the last 2 months. Not bad for a stay home mom either 🙂

Categories : Angela Lasher, DFI
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Wow! It is amazing what the winds of change will blow your way sometimes.

I could be crazy, only time will tell. Many of you have wandered why my blog has not been updated or why have you not heard from me lately and truly it’s because I’ve dreaded this moment. Not because of a level of fear but mostly because I was not sure of how to express the many thanks that so many of you deserve for the impact you’ve had on my life.

You can read my story on the right but let me help you with the real story. DO you want the REAL story? I’m going to share it with you in the next couple of updates.

Subscribe NOW to get all the updates!

Now when I say the REAL story that does not mean the one on the right is incorrect it just means there is more to add between the lines than already exist.

Let’s state a few facts…

Coastal Travel and the DFI team is amazing and I’m able to make the decisions I’ve made because of each and everyone of them. The income I’ve made is amazing and the life I’ve lived being home with my family has been awesome! I’ve basically become unemployable of sorts! THANKS GUYS!

One thing I always shared with people is I started $116,000 in debt only making 25,000 a year. I did make amazing income but, at one point about a year and a half ago due to investments in real estate that went south (duh), investments creating the DFI marketing system (more on this later) and remainder of previous debt I was over $300,000 in debt. Even though I was making a 6 figure income.

Now the good news…

Thanks to Coastal Travel, DFI and the training and support from Dani Johnson, Jackie O’Quinn and Renae Hiekkila I continued to be a top income earner in Coastal Travel.

To my knowledge I was the #1 income worldwide last year in all of Coastal Travel. (Dang, I could never repay you guys thanks!!!)

If you believed you earned more than I did last year in Coastal leave a comment in this post please. I’d like you to be properly recognized.

OK on second thought don’t bust my bubble I’m going somewhere here.

Last year I ended the year paying off huge chunks of my debt even getting to the point to be able to sell investments I lost money on and cut my losses. You know they won’t let you sell that stuff if you owe more than it’s worth???? That’s silly.

Long story short. We ended the year debt free except for $80,000 left on our mortgage and we had and additional $50,000 saved at the bank.

Now there is something in my mind I have always wanted to do…. Subscribe now

…..Stay tuned and I will tell you what it is and exactly HOW I got there!

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This is What You Will Miss!

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Could the DFI Training Event help your business? We just got this email from DFI. Here are the details of what will be covered at the event!

Do you have your DFI Event ticket yet? As of about 26 hours from now the price will be going up. Hurry Now BEFORE it goes up

If you already have your ticket are you excited yet? To get the same training that weekend as every other Six Figure Income Earner and to have a bonus of the DFI Event! If you’ve been to First Steps you maybe wandering what else could I learn? If you haven’t been before you maybe curious as to what exactly will the DFI Event consist of.


8:00 to 8:30 Welcome and Introductions
Welcome to the 3rd Semi Annual Decide Freedom International Training event. Introductions of the leaders/call hosts that you hear on the calls everyday.

8:15 to 8:45 CEM Updates and Announcements
Exciting new announcements from CEM that has us on the edge of our seats. Plus learn exactly how leads are generated by CEM.

8:45 to 9:45 Product Training
Learn about your travel package and how to get the most out of it.

9:45 to 10:30 Learn to Close Your Prospects Effectively
You have read the script, you have taken them to the call, now learn to easily get them started. (From Arguably the Best Closer in Coastal)

10:30 to 11:30 Understanding where you’re at and where you’re going
A unique exercise that will help to show you where you are going.

11:30 to 12:30 Residual income in Duplication
The easy money comes from duplication on your team, learn the secrets from a professional. (Learn from someone who has a track record that is second to none)

12:30 to 1:45 Lunch Provided

1:45 to 2:15 Live Open Forum
Get any question you have answered live and in person.

2:15 to 3:15 Recognition/Awards
Recognition for spectacular achievements and lets find out who is going to when a 5 day cruise in the Caribbean

3:15 to 4:15 Be who you want to be
Learn how to become who you want to become in this business and life

4:15 to 4:30 Break

4:30 to 7:30 Round Table Experience The most often talked about event is last

Do you want to have success fast? Register Now!

Do you want to see your team have success? Learn the skills Register Now!

Do you want to better understand your purpose? Register Now!

Do you want to know more detailed information about our Travel Membership? Register Now! Hurry Before it’s too LATE!

See you there!,
Your MyDFILive Support Team

P.S. Are you happy with your current results? Register Now!

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Live Dials done and DFI Power Play

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Today’s opportunity to make Live dials for our team was a blast. In twenty minutes we met two incredible people and they were awesome examples of what I do daily in my business.

Right after the business overview call we than had something crazy and unique happening. In DFI we are going to have a Power Play for the first time every in 14 years of Coastal Travel’s history.

Here are some of the details of what is going on.

Email from DFI Marketing System Below!

Hot Off The Press!

If you missed the Power Play call we are sorry about that. But it is paramount to your business that you have some idea about what is going on. It is our desire as a team that you not be left behind.

Here is a recording of some of the details. Get this to your team ASAP! Make sure they are ready to rock on Monday! It would stink if anyone missed this.

Listen NOW–

Let’s Roll,
MyDFILive Support Team!

P.S. The hotel for the DFI Event has informed us they have 18 rooms available for 95 dollars a night in St Louis. Space is limited so make sure you get your DFI Ticket at and call the hotel and ask for the DFI Discount!

The rooms in the PS appear to have sold out. They booked out in about 45 minutes.

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I’m doing a training on Live Dials

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Today is an awesome opportunity for me. Things have worked out so I am going to be honored with the chance to make live dials and talk to clients live on the phone as our team at DFI listens in. We have so many talented leaders I rarely get to do this for our team.

I’m jacked up and stoked about it! I’m always making live dials for my own personal team. Obviously we work one on one with everyone we bring into the business. But to have the chance to do it for all of Coastal Travel! This is going to be a blast.

I’ve already gotten 20 premium leads from Cutting Edge Media, you can see those leads here at

It’s the basic advertising I’ve used to build the vast majority of my personal business.

It’s gonna be a freaking blast I’ll post later on what it was like!

Rocking and Rolling!
Stacy O’Quinn

P.S. To get all the latest DFI and Coastal Travel News Join the Six Figure Income Club

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The DFI Power Play is coming soon!

We will be making history, the first time ever in our 14 year in Coastal! Do you know what a Power Play is? IF not join us for a call on Saturday at

2:30 EST 712-338-8100 Pin 1989#

The call will last about 15 minutes! You do not want to be late.

If you are not there you will be left behind. Next week while everyone else is taking advantage of the Power Play you won’t even know about it or be able to benefit from it. Join us and don’t be left behind!

Let’s Rock the New Year
Stacy O’Quinn

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