Monday Motivational from DFI


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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