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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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Working from home and having a lucrative home business is really priceless.  I normally use this blog to discuss some of the things that have made our company successful and I usually share those successes as well.  Results are the only thing that matters when you are looking to create success.  People follow results and that’s the key to any lucrative home business.

Ok so we’ve been crazy busy this month and I’ve personally been working with 5 new people one on one this month!  I’m very excited about two people in particular.  One is Ralph Roccuzzo and the other is Deborah Mimms.  Both of them have positioned themselves mentally and physically to have incredible success.  Hopefully they will be at First Steps to Success in Jacksonville FL.  Every single six figure income earner I’ve ever worked there went to that training first.  I personally never made any money in my own business until I went through that specific training.  I have no doubt that both Ralph and Deborah if they are consistent and went to that training that they could become 6 Figure Income Earners this year.

IN OTHER NEWS…  We would not have a lucrative home business if we did not know some recent results.  Cadie Kalmes recently shared she’s made 7,400 dollars so far this month.  That’s not bad for a stay at home mom working part time.  Her team is certainly blessed to be working with her.

Also I just had a conversation with Hilary Snyder she shared that she is making profit 1 out of every 38 DIALS!!!  Personally I was blown away!  In the last month and a half I’ve made about 31,400 dollars in profit this year so far.  I told you in December that Jan-April were big months.  But the point is I personally do not come close to Hilary’s numbers that just simply incredible!

Have a Blessed Day!
Stacy O’Quinn

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Are you worried…?

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What is worry?

Short three letter question but are you confident in how to answer it? Is it fear?

No, fear is what blocks opportunity. I once heard someone smart say the devil only places fear in front of a door that he knows you won’t fail at. So fear is an emotion that holds you back or blocks you from going down a path potentially.

I’d also recommend that if you are looking at an opportunity today and you feel fear to ask your self if you knew failure was not an option how would you react? Then do it NOW! You may say, “Well Stacy you don’t know my situation.” You are right but we can never change the pain of regret in the future.

…So this takes us back to our original question. What is worry? It is my belief that worry is something we often experience as we walk through opportunity before we achieve our destination. It’s taking tomorrow’s problem or the problem from next week or next year and assuming that it’s going to happen today. A problem which may never actually occur. We shoulder that burden usually by saying “What if”.

The result often times is that we will choose a new path to walk down and get off our path of opportunity. Today I encourage you to not let fear hold you back or let worry get you off track.

You can do it!
Stacy O’Quinn

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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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I hope you had a Merry Christmas

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Many of you who follow this blog will notice the unusual absence over the last couple of weeks. Well it has every thing to do with being a home based business owner and Christmas. I love this time of year.

Christmas is one of my favorite holidays due to the reason for the season and I’m not talking Santa here. I absolutely enjoy the time we spend around our friends and family as well. I made a last minute decision to travel for two and a half weeks this year for the holidays.

Thank Goodness working from home I have the best Boss ever!

We took off for NC to visit family and we got in such a hurry that a cop stopped us. I was going 79 in a 70 mph zone. He was in the Christmas Spirit and I was thankful. He just asked me to slow down a little and of course I did and he wished me a Merry Christmas. In NC, we started looking at houses and land because we will be moving there soon enough. “That’s my wife’s desires once we sell our home on the river in LA.” My request was I just need a computer and Internet connection.

Keeping your wife happy I have learned makes life a lot easier. Thank goodness my wife is pretty easy to make happy. Of course she is completely amazing as well. Not to mention HOT, Beautiful and Sexy <--- This is for brownie points she reads my blog. She's also my biggest cheerleader. So as I write this we have stopped in Biloxi MS to visit more family as we make our way back home. And we are stoked. According to most people 2008 was a rough year on the economy. It may have been, but for us we have been blessed working in DFI we have not noticed much change. Our biggest day was 19,410 dollars in profit this year. Angela Lasher just made 52,000 dollars in 6 weeks. We are completely blessed in our company.

Life doesn’t have to be easy, it just has to be worth it! Thank God it is!

Let’s Rock 2009
Join us HERE
Stacy O’Quinn

NEWS FLASH, we are kicking butt and Angela Lasher is one dang good example of what’s possible!

Are you in debt and looking to get out quick? Are you concerned about the current economy? Do you want to spend more time with your kids or grandkids? What if I told you how you could put yourself in position to pay off ALL that debt, not be stressed about the economy and spend more time with your kids or grandkids in about 6 weeks?

We are so excited in DFI. While the rest of the world is panicking about the economy, we are creating CRAZY momentum in DFI.

We have an amazing advertising partner in Cutting Edge Media. These contests have been running for our team since September and have created AMAZING momentum in DFI and has put us in position to improve HUNDREDS and THOUSANDS of lives.

The results coming out of these contests are undeniable. Plus, it’s never been more fun to work your business!

Angela from PA, single stay at home mom, when she first came to DFI she had one child and now she’s a proud mom of 3. She was just looking for a career where she could have more time with her children and pay the bills.

She worked her tail off in October, participating in the DFI contest to win $1,000 in Cutting Edge Media Premium Advertising. She won the contest that month, bringing in 16 new clients and edging Cadie Kalmes out of the running by just one or two people. As a result, she took home that prize!

But she didn’t stop there!

She got to work in November as well, working her advertising campaign like it was going out of style. Following the system, taking guests to calls, getting new members established in training and then keeping them working. As a result, Angela has made $53,025.00 in the last 6 weeks!

You totally read that right, $53,025.00!!! Can you imagine?!

What if you were able to make even HALF of that before Christmas? What would that do for you? What would that do for your family?

It’s an amazing thought to think you can invest $1,000 into your business, and reap $53,025.00 in profit!!

We talked to Angela and asked her what caused such HUGE success so quickly for her. Angela stated, “Without the momentum created in my business by the contests in DFI, I wouldn’t be where I am at today. I am sitting here reflecting on just 6 months ago and the mounting debt in my life. I can’t believe I am in the position I am in today. I am grateful to DFI and Cutting Edge Media for these contests and I will ALWAYS participate in future contests. I was able to pay off ALL my credit card debt, over $14,000 in credit card debt completely gone now! I am so glad I made the decision to join Coastal Travel, my life will never be the same!”

If we showed you the exact steps Angela followed would you like to see? Would you follow those same steps if you were able?

1. First she would send her new clients to a website like this: My Website

2. She would then guide them to a training call just for our team and brand new associates.

If you want to know what happened on that call that allowed Angela to make 53,025 in 6 weeks you only have one chance to check it out. This has never been available to the public before.

You can not tell ANYONE about this call, we don’t have room for everyone.

Saturday at 1pm EST: 712-338-8100 pin 1989# Dial in early and have a pen and paper handy to take notes!

There are only about 40 slots left.

So, what are you waiting for?
You know a better way to do what Angela did? Don’t MISS THIS!

Stacy O’Quinn

PS. If you already own a Business from Home and got this invite please delete it. You could be our competition and this call is CONFIDENTIAL

Dani Johnson was awesome at First Steps to Success this weekend. Our team was there full force learning the skills that every single person who has joined our team DFI and then created a 6 Figure Income has already learned. So now that we’ve gained these skills and we are back now what?

It’s too early to tell who the next story will be on our team, all I know is since the last event Nathan Brown from Alberta has be come a released Platinum Director and generated 19,410 dollars in Profit. Bonnie from North Carolina as well as Nike also from North Carolina are kicking butt as well. After the last event our team generated at least 72,000 dollars that month.

All I know is there are going to be some serious stories because this happens every single month. Now that we are back home we simply apply. Not hesitation like Dani said just make a mess with your new skills and see what happens. Who knows you may be the next Nathan Brown (formally a Canadian Idol finalist) and now on track to make a 6 Figure Income in DFI.

Our Team will be in Orlando next month! Join US THERE!

See you There!
Stacy O’Quinn

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Reflections on a Saturday!

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Sitting in my office this morning smiling as I hear the babies in the tub in the bathroom next to my office. Edgar’s talking pretty good he’s a strong personality and Alexis is the little mom. She’s gotta make sure everyone is taken care of. She is 3 and a half and he is 2.

I woke up this morning to Alexis saying in a low voice mommy we gotta fix daddy’s coffee. In my restful slumber I went back to sleep…

Next thing I knew there was a little whisper, “Daddy we fixed your coffee”. As my eyes started to crack open I could see Alexis standing next to my bed. About that moment I heard in the best some what broken english of a driven enthusiastic two year old, “DADDY UP!!! DADDY UP!!! DADDY UP!!!”. At the same time Edgar was pounding the bed next to where I had been sleeping just moments ago.

I can only smile how many other dad’s can say they get alarm clocks like that 7 days a week! I am absolutely grateful and blessed! Today is an awesome day, it’s sunny out and we are certainly alive and kicking!!!

Have a Great Day!
Stacy O’Quinn

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Do you want to be successful working from home? or in your Coastal Travel home based business? Do you know there is a one on one mentoring approach that we all use?

When I first joined Coastal Vacations/Coastal Travel and I read the success stories in the Home Business Connection magazine I just knew one day I would be there. Well Jason Kraft, consultant for the Home Business Connection magazine contacted DFI a couple of months ago and let us know that I had been selected to be in the magazine along with Jackie O’Quinn and Renae Heikkila!

Brian Bianca called me and going through that interview I was nervous he would not know what to write every day I’m excited about my opportunity with DFI. Thanks to the profits we make in Coastal Travel and the training that Dani Johnson provides we have certainly been blessed and almost entirely debt free!

By Brian Bianca
At first, the car ride was no different than any of the others Stacy O’Quinn had taken in his lifetime. Just him and the road, stretched out in front of the windshield for hundreds of miles. On a drive like this however, the mind inevitably wanders to subjects other than speed limits and stop lights, and Stacy’s was no exception.

At some point, he began wondering what he wanted out of life. Was it wealth? Happiness? A good job? After a while, Stacy settled on a more basic goal—he wanted to be a great dad to his children and a great husband to his wife. He seemed to be on the right track—at 25, he had served his country in the Air Force for seven years, making an honest living and trying to be there for his family as much as he could.

“I loved the military,” Stacy said. “I was one of those kids who grew up with a sense of service. I felt like I needed to do my part. I didn’t go to college originally, so it was a way to have a career and a real purpose. I felt that I would retire as a serviceman, not with a lot of money, but that my kids would be proud of what I had done.

“But military was no different than any other job,” he continues, “meaning that there was a cap of where my career could go.”

His career may have been satisfying, but was tight—he only earned $25,000 a year—and his constant travel demands made it harder and harder for him to be with his family. He realized that his dreams of being a solid family man were all but impossible if he stayed on his current path. So when his brother, Jackie, told him about a home-business opportunity called DFI Coastal Travel that would allow him to work from home and earn the money and time freedom he always wanted, Stacy listened…albeit skeptically.

“When I looked at this initially, I thought it was crap,” he says with a laugh. “But when Jackie walked away from his nursing career—a career he loved—to do Coastal full time, I took another look at it.”

The more research he did into the company, the more he liked what he saw. Coastal Travel has been around for 14 years, paying out the highest commissions, anywhere from $1,000 to $9,705 per sale, during that time. Its support is world-class, with famed business trainer Dani Johnson’s influence has helped design and operate all of the DFI team’s training.

“When I got on a training call with DFI, I realized that there were real people volunteering their time on calls to help people succeed,” Stacy remembers. “Because they knew that when others succeed, everyone succeeds. That was something I had never seen, and it felt good.”

He knew this could be the career he was looking for. So in late July, 2005, Stacy decided to see if Coastal Travel could give him a way to live his dream of being a dedicated father and partner. By the following summer, the former military man earning $25,000 a year had created an income of over $100,000, a number he’s increased to $253,000 in the in just over 48 months and working 20 hours a week since. All told, $72,500 worth of debt has been wiped out through his home business

“We have zero financial stress. When you don’t have any debt and you’re making a six-figure lifestyle, you can do whatever you want,” Stacy says. “You can go wherever you want. When someone in the family invites you to go do something, it’s about do you want to go, not, are you working?”

Family finally does come first for Stacy. Every morning, he’s woken not by an alarm clock, but by his children, three-year-old Alexis and two-year-old Edgar, jumping on the bed. He’ll take them fishing in the afternoons, or go play outside when the weather cooperates. “It’s amazing to be working at my desk, and when I’m not on the phone they can run in and play with me,” Stacy says. How many other dads get to spend as much time with their children? Most are lucky to make it to the Little League game by the fifth inning.

Although Stacy and his family are no longer forced to travel to different countries on a moment’s notice, that doesn’t mean they’re tied down to one location. Far from it, actually. The O’Quinns have moved three times since Stacy started his business. Their method of seeking out a new destination is interesting in its own right—his wife grabs an atlas, finds somewhere she likes, and they start looking at homes.

Stacy stresses that he doesn’t have a monopoly on this type of lifestyle. One of his favorite aspects of Coastal Travel is that anyone can join and discover the same type of success that he’s earned. In fact, he sees it happen every day.

“I have stay-at-home moms and people with corporate incomes on my team, and they’re all successful,” Stacy says. “It’s because of the step-by-step training, and the fact that there is always someone you can call to answer any questions you may have. Every single one of us reads the exact same script word for word, we take people to the same website, and we follow up the same way. The only difference is, the people who make the six-figure incomes have taken more clients through the system. Anyone who is willing to be trained and follow advice can be successful here.”

For more information about starting a Coastal Travel home business, call 888-561-5231 or visit

Thanks Brian for a Job well done!
Stacy O’Quinn

(a guide for Global Leadership)

All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sand pile at school.These are the things I learned:

Share everything.

Play fair.

Don’t hit people.

Put things back where you found them.

Clean up your own mess.

Don’t take things that aren’t yours.

Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.

Wash your hands before you eat.


Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.

Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

Take a nap every afternoon.

When you go out in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.

Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: the roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.

Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup – they all die. So do we.

And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned – the biggest word of all – LOOK.

Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and equality and sane living. Take any one of those items and extrapolate it into sophisticated adult terms and apply it to your family life or your work or government or your world and it holds true and clear and firm. Think what a better world it would be if we all – the whole world – had cookies and milk at about 3 o’clock in the afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap. Or if all governments had as a basic policy to always put things back where they found them and to clean up their own mess.

And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out in the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.[Source: “ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN” by Robert Fulghum. See his web site at ]

Stacy O’Quinn

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