Christmas is a time of joy, fun, love and time spent with love ones.  While the commercialization of Christmas would have us think of Santa, elves and gifts wrapped in boxes.  The truth is we were all given the best gift of all which we should never forget during the Christmas season, he didn’t come wrapped in paper and bows either.  Jesus was born in a manger and the son of God came to earth as a man so that we could all have the choice to accept him as our Lord and savior eventually.

Part of accepting Christ is becoming a Christian which means (Christ-like). Not religious but being like Christ.  Jesus was a man of love, forgiveness, power and he clearly accepted the word of God and chose to live by God’s principles in his every day life.  Even when he was tempted by Satan.

So once you accepted Jesus, assuming you have?  Then learning and living by his word naturally became part of the gift of Christ as well.  In Hosea 4:6 “My people parish for a like of knowledge” the good book says.  So what are you doing with the knowledge that you believe in because you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior?


Proverbs 10:4

A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.


Proverbs 14:31

Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.


Proverbs 22:7

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.


Proverbs 28:27

Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.


Proverbs 28:6

Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.


What was the gift we were given during the Christmas Season?  Through accepting Christ and His Word we have the choice to be the lender or the borrower of life.  God made us in His image and gave us His Word which tells us what we are capable of.

You are able to be wealthy, care for those in need and walk in Integrity.  Jesus is really a gift of freedom.  Not just fire insurance for eternity.  But also freedom for today, tomorrow and forever.  You are not suppose to be striving and struggling!

You and I are suppose to diligently work so we don’t have to deal with poverty, but also have the ability to be the lender and giver.  THAT’S FREEDOM FOR TODAY!

Let’s make 2016 your greatest year ever!
Stacy O’Quinn

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Dani Johnson and the training she provides on how to successfully work from home, is one of the reasons a little over 10 years ago I made the career move to work from home full time to provide for our family.  I literally went from a military dad of 8 years who was $292,000 in debt to a 6 figure income earner and stay at home dad in less than a year.

Previously I had never worked from home and really hadn’t known many others that really did.  Today thanks to Dani Johnson what she teaches and Coastal Travel I’ve met thousands of others that also earn an income working from home.  Dani Johnson has made her home business training available through a website called smarter networker. Recently as I was listening to some training as I do every day I came across a profound training titled

dated November 21, 2005

Dani Johnson shared 8 specific points in this training

1.  Focus on what is going good, working and move forward

2.  Make a list of what you are grateful for that day, every day

3.  Prospering takes unusual Faith to succeed, visible through your actions

4.  Persistence, because you must condition your mind for success vs giving up

5.  Must be willing to always give just a little more

6.  Work with a Spirit of excellence vs just working and striving

7.  Never ever entertain the option of quitting

8.  Casualties are in everything, don’t focus on what is lost or you will never gain. Focus on what you are living for.

While Dani’s training is some times very specific “how to steps” on creating more income, building wealth and paying off debt.  Certain aspects make you think.  What have you been dwelling on the last 2 or 3 days?  How profitable will those thoughts make you? When are you going to start focusing on something different?  When are you going to focus on prospering?

Life will never change until you do something about it,
Stacy O’Quinn

P.S. Without Dani Johnson’s training I would have never succeeded with Coastal Travel, become completely debt-free, traveled the world and went on dozens of vacations with family and friends or given away 10’s of 1,000’s of dollars. What are you waiting for?

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(Santa Barbara Curacao, Was this place total relaxation or what?)

Why don’t they happen more than once?  When it comes to traveling to exotic locations, eating crazy food, laughing and joking while having the time of your life with friends.  Why should that be a once in a lifetime experience?  Recently this was a topic while a group of friends and I were spending time together down in the Caribbean last week.  While we visited several islands like Aruba, Grand Turk and Curacao saw some amazing sea life and ate incredible food on some of the most beautiful beaches this side of the planet.  We asked why can’t everyone do this?

(Peter, Chanel, Stuart and Lisa; Dawn and I loved having dinner with you. What a night!)

For many it’s the general rat race of life they discovered sometime after the age of 18 and unfortunately if the cycle is never broken it’s how they die, still in the same rat race.  Many just don’t have the money or the time to do the things they want and others don’t realize how many people live outside of the rat race they don’t seem to know it’s possible.


(We will be talking about these adventures in Grand Turk on our next adventure)

Let’s work together between know and next year let’s see how many people you and I can help break free from the traditional rat race and live a “non-traditional” lifestyle.  You can contact myself or any of the people that just came back from the Caribbean with me this last week, they each are truly incredible men and women and they know what it takes to succeed.  I’m about to give out a list of a select few that know how to laugh, have a great time, make good money and live life on their terms out of the day to day struggle you might be dealing with.

1. Peter Harpster
2. Chanel Harpster
3. Gary Mach
4. Jane Mach
5. Tony Gray
6. Mia Gray
7. Steve Shephard
8. MerryLynn Shephard
9. Karen Comier
10. Bill Comier
11. Joanie Snaith
12. Anthony Snaith
13. Colin Stuart
14. Patty Stuart
15. Michael Titus
16. Lorna Titus
17. Will Triesler
18. Renee Triesler
19. Alexis Murine
20 Andrew Olive
21. Amira Olive
22. Stuart Lynn
23 Lisa Lynn

Each of the individuals above is a true friend and it’s an honor to be able to not just see them work and succeed but vacation, grow, learn and change the world together.  Together this group had donated over a hundred thousand dollars in the last year to some of the worlds poorest.  This is real friendship and team work, if you know either of these individuals hopefully you’ve learned what I have and you know what a privilege it is to be associated with someone of their caliber.

Now our goal must be to ensure others can travel with us!

To Your Next Adventure,
Stacy O’Quinn

P.S. Share, like, tweet and anything else you can think of to share this article and the gift of living life to the fullest.  From adventure and experience to adventure and experience month after month after month, let’s help others break free! Because life is so much bigger than the rat race.

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Why are you so excited about holidays and weekends off of work?  Because it’s the only time you feel free.  That’s the entire reason why there are sayings like “hump” day for Wednesday and “TGIF” for Friday.  You are celebrating the freedom you expect to have and the time to be with your family.  Sometimes what traditionally happens is your job still requires you on the weekend and some holidays.  You don’t get the time off that you want and it’s never enough.

Break free!  It’s time to live a non-traditional life!  What’s a non-traditional life?  It can be a lot of things but one thing it definitely is…is FREEDOM.  Weekends aren’t important because you only work 20 hours a week.  Or you make your weekend what ever you want it to be.  Maybe you want Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to be your weekend?  OK it is!  Minor holidays are no biggie and time off isn’t the stress or focus.  In a non-traditional life you get as much time to be with your family as you choose.  No such thing as 2 weeks of vacation.  You vacation like our family has 10 weeks so far this year with another cruise coming up for 8 days next week.

You can live a life like this and it’s simple to figure it out!  First know that real families already live like this and have for years.  Next week I’ll be on a vacation with 11 families that are all living a non-traditional life like this from the youngest in their twenties to the oldest in their 60’s.  Once you realize that being stuck in the traditional grind called life isn’t how it has to be.  Then you can say “The HELL with this, enough is enough!”

Making the decision to stop wishing and start doing is the hardest part.  Once you make that decision it’s simple.  Find people who are doing what you want to do and start doing what they do!

Stacy O’Quinn

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Is it possible to really work from home and make a lucrative income?  Of course it is!  So how do you find a great legitimate company to work with?  All great companies should have 3 things in place.  First they should have a track record of happy clients and happy folks having success supporting their families and living the “American” dream.  Second, there has to be an unlimited model of success and expectations and finally there has to be a solid record of training and support for any company that is actively growing.

How do you know a company’s track record?  You could look at the BBB or something like that which may be helpful but the truth is Dell Computers has 1,000’s of complaints against them.  You may be using or have used a Dell product reading this webpage, clearly they are a good company.  One of the biggest factors to both company track record and legitimacy would absolutely be how long the company has been successfully doing business.  Personally if you want a stable income you need a stable company.  The longer the company has been around the more likely that company will continue to succeed.  Plus, while most companies will get a complaint here are there, not everyone will be happy.  If that company has been around 10-20 years obviously they have way more WAY MORE happy clients than they do upset clients.

Second, there has to be an unlimited model. If you are going to legitimately have success chances are that would require both time and income freedom.  So there should be the potential to make money very quickly.  But how much you make and how much or little you want to make or even work should be totally up to you.  There should be people making multiple 6 figures if you want to make 6 figures.  But there shouldn’t be any quota or volume requirement to get income you’ve earned.  You should have the freedom to not work or work as you please.  This is the biggest factor in success and a legitimate business.  If you wanted a requirement on when or how you must work you can find any job.  Why even work from home?

Third, any legitimate company that is actively growing should have solid step by step training available for you.  If there isn’t true step by step training you have to ask yourself is the company really growing or dying?  Any company that doesn’t have to train new people in a successful way proves they don’t really need new people to service those who want their product and service.  Think about it every new person that starts is a new distribution channel for the company.  Why would a company need less distribution?  OBVIOUSLY THERE IS A PROBLEM.


God Bless,
Stacy O’Quinn 


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A better question might be what are you doing with what a Veteran has done for you?  Only about .02% of the population serves in our nation’s military.  These men and woman are often changed forever, due to the sacrifices they’ve made mentally, physically, financially and emotionally.  At best they spend months and years away from their family and small children at worse they never come home.

Military Dad going on deployment
(Military dad prepares for deployment.  A typical deployment can be 4 months to 2 years)

These men and women answered the call to serve their nation because they believed in the ideal that America is the greatest country on earth.  They believe in your freedom that allows you to be whoever you want in life.  The freedom that just because you weren’t born with a special pedigree, perfect family and silver spoon in your mouth.  In this country you can still become who ever you want to become.  Our Veteran’s families suffer so yours doesn’t have to.

But what are you doing with the freedom?  It’s always easier to do nothing and be lazy in life.  It’s always easier to procrastinate and continue to deal with our comfortable misery.  But there are also a remnant, some of them previously Veterans themselves that believe that living in the greatest country on earth with the biggest opportunities shouldn’t be wasted.

Don’t complain about the life you have, thank a Veteran today for what they’ve done and then take advantage of the freedom to choose and decide the life you want.  There is no reason your kids can’t have the exact same opportunity as others.  Sometimes they need someone to inspire them and prove what’s possible.  That person could be you, thanks to our Veterans!


Help me thank the great men and women who have sacrificed for us all!
Stacy O’Quinn


P.S. Comment below right now and thank those who have done so much for you!

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Dani Johnson has helped more people get promoted on the job, pay off debt, increase sales to millions of dollars a year and even start 6 and 7 figure businesses working completely from home.  How does her training do this?  First of all it’s based off of her own experience and she specifically lays out how she went from being homeless living in Hawaii to earning millions starting a business out of the trunk of her car.  Second she lays things out in a step by step approach that can be used in any business, family or organization.  From paying off debt faster, getting clients with little or no money, to leveraging current and future clients to explode your results and finally what she’s created is a system that constantly allows you to adjust to make sure you are  following the model to a T allowing no room for error.

Let’s talk initially about the foundation of her training.  Dani Johnson, trains off of her own experience and starting a business out of the trunk of her car to shattering records world wide in past companies she worked with.  When we was building a business she was known for how she built a sales force that was able to have amazing success as well.  Brian of was one of those people.  He has shared his story on how working with Dani he made over 50,000 dollars his first year in her organization and then 6 figures and went on to earn millions since then.  Dani Johnson, had a step by step process she laid out back then for her organizations.  Today she has taught this same process to 10’s of 1,000’s and many of them also earn 6 and 7 figures.  I’m simply one of those clients myself.

Now we are going to talk about the steps she puts into place.  Dani Johnson has the stinking words even in her two script books she sales through smarternetworker.  I’ve made millions of dollars myself using these scripts word for word for over ten years in the travel industry working from home.  But that’s just the basics.  Dani starts with how to get a new client, then how to build that relationship insuring that client is a successful relationship, then she talks about leveraging what you have and know and what the client has and knows and leveraging both of your resources to create explosive growth while maintaining what you’ve already gotten for years to come.  So from A to Z Dani Johnson can help you not only make more money in less time but she can help you grow that money also.  The facts are in the results, personally I’ve used her scripts and skills in real estate as an investor, to being in the top 10% as a financial advisor to, working form home in the travel industry earning multiple 6 figures annually and becoming totally debt-free while working very part time from all from home

Most people who are learning something new, they make mistakes and don’t get things right.  Applying Dani’s training is not different. When we are new we make mistakes, even years later we can still make mistakes.  Dani’s model allows you to have a system that allows you to continue to educate yourself and make sure you are staying on track allowing no room for error.  This week is a perfect example of this.  Dani is doing a free training through smarternetworker just for that.  To help people not only get on track but stay on track.

Join me this week as we get to be part of the first free live training Dani’s done all year.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity,
See You There<
Stacy O’Quinn


P.S. I’m not sure how many slots are left reserve yours RIGHT NOW!


P.P.S. FULL DISCLOSURE:  I don’t get anything from promoting this training.  I’m a client just like you could be.  I just started applying what Dani will be teaching in this free training years ago and today I’m still learning to ensure I don’t get off track.  So join me if you are serious about your success.

P.P.P.S. Share this and leave an encouraging comment below if you want others to join this training and the the results they are looking for! If Dani’s training has helped you share your own results.

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Have you ever wanted to take a vacation without worrying how many vacation days you have left?  Have you ever wanted to take an adventure with your family or go to a warmer climate in the winter time and not be stressed about money?  Are you tired of worrying about a job that you can’t control?

Then you should be living a non-traditional lifestyle.  This is something that was really talked about in the “four-hour work week” by Timothy Farris.  There are two ways you can do this, A. Take your current business and set it to auto-pilot with systems and employees or B. Set up a business that you can earn a lucrative income with and do it from any location world wide.

Thanks to Coastal, my wife and I sat in a hammock just like the one pictured above in Bora Bora.  We stayed at the Bora Bora Nui which is over the water bungalows like those featured in the above graphic.  We were gone on vacation on that trip for 10 days, because some times a week isn’t long enough.  We took our kids to Disney for an entire month, why? Because how do you see everything in 5-7 days?  We take off and go to the beach in the middle of the week sometimes.  Why? Because there aren’t any crowds.  We’ve taken over 10 weeks of vacation this year alone.  I’ve visited some of the poorest parts of the world on mission trips with just a moments notice. Why?  Why not!

The fact of the matter is we travel, sight-see, take trips and adventures based on what we want to do and what God has put on our heart.  Not what someone else tells us we can do or based off of what we are paid or our vacation days dictate.  Because I can work anywhere with a telephone and an internet connection.  We have the choice to travel and work or travel and not work!

The world is full of people living a non-traditional lifestyle.  You can to.  Think about it, every day there is a cruise ship leaving going on a 30+ day cruise, even up to a year long cruise.  Who are the people taking trips like that? And there are so many of them that companies exist just to cater to that population.  It’s a large population! Why not you?

Live your best life now!
Stacy O’Quinn



P.S. Share a comment what does a non-traditional lifestyle mean to you?

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Get out of your rut, NOW!

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Do you feel stuck, like you are pushing and pushing forward but your tires of life are just spinning?  You were designed by an awesome God!  You don’t have to stay stuck in a rut!  It takes 3 things to get out of what’s bogging you down.  First you have to take advantage of opportunity staring at you in the face, second you have to join a community that is moving forward and achieving and finally you have to have some proverbial BALLS!

Let’s talk about the opportunity that you are dealing with or facing right now.  If you are reading this we may work together, you may have stumbled across this article on the internet because you are looking to work from home like I do or you may have a traditional opportunity in your job for a promotion or significant pay raise.  YOU MUST TAKE ADVANTAGE of the opportunity staring at you in your face what ever it is.  You may say, “Stacy you aren’t going to talk me into joining you in business?” Absolutely not, unless we already have a connection.  What ever opportunity that is in front of you this very moment if it can help you have the life you want seize it and grab a hold of it now.  Most people miss out on the best chance of their lives just sitting on the sidelines.

Second, you have to find a group of people living life the way you want to live it.  One of the best things about the group of people I work with is how we are all, all over the world traveling and living life.  But we come together or have the option to come together via conference calls 15 times a week.  We travel with our families together and build orphanages and work at food banks together.  We do all this with our own families and our new friends building memories that will last a lifetime.  A community of people that are never in a rut or stuck and always helping each other is a rare thing.  You must find people living the life you want and then live that life with them!

Finally, yes you have to have big balls.  Why would I say that?  Because most people live in a rut, they make a shelter there and call it their life.  It takes more energy to push out of a rut you’ve been in a long time then it does to continue momentum you’ve already started.  So often times the hardest part about living a successful life is just starting the journey. Normally no one around you, no one in your family is desiring or learning to live what I call the non traditional life style. Not doing what you were told to do in life but, doing what you were called to do.


To Your Success,
Stacy O’Quinn

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Do you want to save money on your airfare to First Steps to Success in California? The event is actually held in Burbank CA. However flying into Burbank airport is very expensive. One cost saving alternative is to fly into Los Angeles and catch a taxi to Burbank for $100 or you can take Super Shuttle for $30.

In some cases flying into Los Angeles is one third the price of flying directly into Burbank. Get your flight booked and become your teams next success story!

Dianne in Ontario, used the training from First Steps to earn over $19,000 in her first 30 days marketing the Coastal Travel packages!

Shawn in California earned $50,000 within one hundred days of his 1st First Steps event. At the time Shawn was out of work. If he did not attend and have his breakthrough after that training he may not have ever had a successful Coastal Income. Can you imagine?? This is how he supports his family today!

Merry Lynn Shepherd, after attending First Steps ended up earning $90,000 her first year marketing the Coastal packages. She was able to retire her husband after he got laid off from his job and now they work together from home!

Dianne, Shawn, and Merry Lynn, all had the same thing in common. Their success depended on the skills they learned very early when they started marketing the Coastal Packages from home.

This will likely be the last First Steps of 2015 >>

Congratulations to the following people who have committed to attending First Steps to Success!

1. Joanie Snaith
2. Jeffrey Ramsey
3. Jennifer Ramsey
4. Heather LeFoll
5. Paula Kimbark
6. Darianna Lao
7. Gary Mach
8. Jane Mach
9. Patty Stuart
10. Jackie O’Quinn
11. Stacy O’Quinn
12. Belinda Pierce
13. Shane Houston
14. Mandana Dowlatshahi
15. Barbara McKenna
16. Selene Belle-Oudry
17. Bella Leone
18. Gigi Leone
19. Elizabeth Glenn
20. Margery Sheppard
21. Michael Lewandowski

If you are already registered for First Steps to Success and your name is missing from this list. Please send an email right away to

Stacy O’Quinn

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