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Jackie O’Quinn Said It

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I ran across this motivational article written by Mr Jackie O’Quinn successful Business Developer, Coastal Director, Author and Featured Speaker. Caution this one will hit you in the gut he pulls no punches.

by Jackie O’Quinn, 14 June 2004
“We are, what we have chosen to be” –Author Unknown

In a Democratic nation we have many choices. The sum of our choices will determine the level of success we will reach. You will hear people say, “One day I am going to have a bigger home” or “I will make more money” or “I will drive a better car.” The question you have to ask yourself if you have said these things is, “Do I really mean it?” If you do, do you have a plan? Will your current plan get you the things that you have said you wanted? If you answered no, to one of the last three questions, then you are only dreaming. You are wishing with no real desire and will likely have no more than you currently have in life. You see we have to make a conscious decision to succeed in life or to just have something more. If you are unhappy with your life then look in the mirror because in all likelihood you have no one else to blame but yourself. Sure, there are circumstances OUT of our control; but how we deal with and overcome those circumstances IS within our control!

We can choose what to wear. We can choose the hairstyle or haircut we want. We choose who our friends are. We choose what jobs to apply for. We decide whether or not to show up at work on time. Does it not stand to reason, that if we have so many choices in life? We can make choices that will allow us to be successful? If you wanted to start a business and didn’t have the money, you can choose to save, beg, borrow, and scrap the money until you have enough to get started. The great thing about Coastal as we know is it didn’t take that much to get started. Let’s face it; if one’s life depended on it 90% of the people in a Democratic nation could come up with at least $5000 within 72 hours. So the real question is how bad do you want it? If you choose to just work your nine to five J.O.B. (Just Over Broke) and choose not to get anymore out of life. Please do me this one favor, don’t be envious or hateful as I become more and more successful just because you have chosen not to.

It amazes me at the number of people who are unhappy in life and are quick to ridicule those that seem to have more; but yet they refuse to make choices that would allow them to get more out of life. If you have chosen to join this amazing business of ours, then congratulations! You are making a choice to get more out of life and to succeed in some way. However, if you are in Coastal and you are making $50,000 to $60,000 a year but continue to say you want to make $100,000. Ask yourself, “Am I making the choice to do that or am I just wishing it?” It is ok to wish and to fantasize about things just make sure that you are honest with yourself and you recognize the difference between wishing and choosing.

If you are just starting with Coastal make a CHOICE right away to be successful. If your business is not doing as well as you would like, that’s great! You can choose to change that! Make a CHOICE to grow your business to where you want it. If you want to make $50,000 in this business then CHOOSE that. If you want to make $100,000 then CHOOSE that. If you want to make $1,000,000 then CHOOSE that. Just remember success is a choice!


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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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Our Team completely rocks! This is a letter that was sent out to all members of DFI today. We’ve also received 2 more testimonies from our team. I will share those in the next post. To continue to hear about results in DFI join the 6 Figure Income Club NOW.

As a team we are fortunate to have exceptional vendors like Cutting Edge Media working with us. You may have gotten the email with the lead special that ends today. CEM is giving 50% more interviewed leads with any coastal specific lead order. Go to and select any coastal specific leads and in the cart put in promo code 09DFI to get the special. Hurry offer ends at 11:59pm EST. Make sure your team is aware of this. Cutting Edge gets calls after most specials and people say I did not get the email and I did not realize there was a special. Don’t let your team be left out this is their last chance.

Another reason we are blessed is the contest that Cutting Edge Media is sponsoring for us. Who ever sets up the most DFI Marketing Systems for the month of September will get a 500 dollar gift card to either Target, Best Buy or Home Depot. So far the status of that contest is

Heather Marshall 11
Pat Smith 8
Jenny Baker 6
Jackie. O’Quinn 6
Catherine Rupp 6
Lorraine Rodman 5
Jill Albanys 5
Richard Birney-Smith 4
Carol Grubb 4
Rita Schuett 3
Jessica Wendelboe 3
Renae Heikkila 3
Helene Wolters 3
Stacy O’Quinn 3
Jolynn Skarin 2
Shawn Scheppele 2
Holly Marshall 2
Dion Danner 2
Linda Allen 2

Many many more of you have one Marketing System set up. Set up just one more and you too will be featured in our next update. Stacy was able to set up 3 systems in just 4 days so it is still any one’s game. Congrats to Heather Marshall for her current lead. Pat Smith is right behind her though. We are confident that Jenny Backer, Jackie O’Quinn and Catherine Rupp are not just sitting around though. Pay attention for the next update to see your name featured in the email as well as to see who may be our new leader!

Good Luck,
MyDFILive Team

P.S. Remember for today only CEM will be giving 50% more live interviewed leads for any Coastal Movie or Premium leads order. That’s TODAY ONLY use promo code “09DFI” when you place your order