Saturday, August 30, 2008

Hurricane Evacuation underway!

As I hoped and prayed that somehow this Hurricane would go somewhere else. It still appears it's coming right at my house, Dang! We live about an hour south of Baton Rouge and north of New Orleans.

Just found out that east bound traffic will be blocked through Baton Rouge tomorrow and that's the way I am evacuating so this afternoon we are leaving. Will be praying over my home and property before we leave. It's now in his hands. Your prayers will be greatly appreciated as well :)

Man talk about a crummy time to leave with Cutting Edge Media running this contest for us starting Monday! They have never sponsored a contest for anyone else like this before. We are blessed! If you missed the details you can listen below also there was a mini training done on closing on that call as well.

Heck mark your calendar because the contest starts Monday, on Tuesday Renae will be doing a training calling her clients live so you can listen in. It's not often you can watch over some one's shoulder who's made over 700,000 dollars in 3 years .

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

That's not it, on Wednesday afternoon Sept. 3rd at 5pm EST Dani Johnson will be doing an exclusive training just for DFI. It cost 1,000 dollars to get an hour worth of Dani's time. And as a member of DFI we will get it free hour of her training geared specifically on how to get more out of our business. That call will be 5pm EST 212-990-8000 pin 1989# This call will most likely MAX out mark your calendar and be on that call EARLY.

See you on the calls!
Stacy O'Quinn

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Did someone say Hurricane? Glad I work from home...

Gustav, is definitely headed toward the Gulf of Mexico where it goes from there nobody knows. This is another one of those moments where I'm glad I work from home. If it gets close trust me the O'Quinn family is heading for the hills :).

Back in the my military days we had to wait for them to evacuate us. Or depending on the equipment we were maintaining I might have to stay behind and send my family off with out me. Now I never really felt like I was in danger but dang who wants to be separated from their family as they sit in the path of a hurricane?

So Gustav come if you like! I'll pray that my home stays in place but if you take that I'll still have my family and well my family will still have an income. Did I ever mention how much I live DFI and Coastal Travel? Speaking of loving this business, Edgar (he's 2) learned to ride a big kids bike today!!!

Enjoy your kids it's apparent they grow up super fast! If you and your family are near the path of Gustav you will be in our prayers. Be safe and think smart! Don't stay behind no matter what we all remember the pictures on TV from Katrina.

Stay Safe,
Stacy O'Quinn
Happy Stay at Home Dad

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Little Suprises found on Yahoo's news page

This morning I wake up ate breakfast like normal. I experience my alone time and my spiritual time. One of the things that is the cry of my heart is "Please Lord let us get our message out there". There is another way people don't have to stay in the same rut they are in now. We were not designed to be in debt, we were not designed to stress or worry and we were not designed to lack time with our family.

There is a better way and our families and kids require that we find that better way! So the call of my heart is Lord let others hear about what we are doing in DFI.

Right after that I'm randomly on the .net and ran across this article.

Yahoo News, featured our story. Thank you God for the little blessings. We will be able to make a difference one person at a time.

To Your Success,
Stacy O'Quinn

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Thanks on my Birthday!

I received a ton of email, cards and little gifts for my Birthday! I'm sure I've missed responding to everyone so I wanted to post it here as well for each of you.

Thank YOU so Much! All of your gifts, words of encouragement and knowing that we are surrounded with people that support us is more important than money.

Life is a complete blessing! As I reflected on my Birthday yesterday I started thinking about where I'm at in life now and where I'm going. Being a husband and a dad are probably the most amazing experience anyone could ever ask for. On top of that, we are a stay at home family! My kids will grow up and never forget the times we share, laugh and joke as a family!

Working from home has definitely provided us a total complete lifestyle of FREEDOM but more importantly are the lessons we have to share with our kids. How do you make it to this point? What does it take to be debt free? What does it take to not be strapped to a time clock, punching in and punching out when our boss demands?

It's simple! It starts by setting goals and is followed by taking action? We have to teach our kids that. What do you want to do with your life? What are you doing right now? Is what you are doing right now going to get you where you want to go? If not change actions and start doing result oriented task right this second!!!

Do you wanna work from home? What are you doing about it? Do you wanna be debt free? What are you doing about it? Do you want total freedom? What are you doing about it? We must act first vs reacting later!

God Bless!
Stacy O'Quinn

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Working from Home has it's benefits when you are sick

Well after a crazy weekend out of town with the family, I brought home a virus of some sort. I started feeling it Monday evening. Got sick Monday night and from Monday till mid morning on Tuesday the bathroom was my friend.

As I lay in bed sick it occurred to me I'm glad I'm not in the military anymore. I'd have to go to the clinic and they may or may not have sent me home for the day then I would have to stay at work unless my boss decided out of the goodness of his heart to send me home. Then I was like wow after talking to my sister-in-law this weekend if I worked any other job we would have to worry about having enough time off to take a sick day. No Thanks!

We had one of those crazy 24 hour virus's that hit the entire family. Edgar woke up yesterday morning he's two. He said, "Mommy I sick in my bed, yucky." We had to throw away his pillow. By that evening I started feeling better but Dawn was not doing well so I basically managed the kids, Alexis who's 4 and Edgar who's 2. Alexis woke up this morning talking about the big day we had yesterday. hehe She so far was the only one that did not get sick.

The good news is it appears to have only been a 24 hour bug and we did get through it. Working from home allowed us to have a "Big Day" at least together as a family. No stress of a normal job. I'm grateful for the small blessings!

Have a Great Day!
Stacy O'Quinn

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

A Phoneburner Review: Phoneburner creates Blazing Results!

It does not matter what business or industry you are in if you do not find out how to consistently focus on new business or customer acquisition you will not be in business long. In DFI we have recently been using a new tool that is a phone dialer or perspective dialer as some call them. It's called the Phoneburner, has not only increased customer acquisition but it's happening much faster and more efficient.

If you speak with clients over the phone you need to have some type of automated dialing system today. It does not matter if you only deal with 10 or 12 clients in a day or a couple of hundred. In DFI we talk to clients who request more information about our product Coastal Travel. In the past my old average was about 60 dials in 5 hours, that did not include follow up emails or follow up calls.

Now I'm able to do the same amount of work in 3 hours, to include emails sent automatically notes taken in our automated marketing system, because Phoneburner is integrated, with follow up appointments set as well. We already had an amazing marketing system but this is incredible.

I've spent over 1,000 dollars testing out other phone dialing systems. Software like Citalink and Callfire. None of them is nearly as simple to use or complete in their dialing then Phoneburner. While the price is just as comparable to citalink in the marketing system part of our integration allows us to access Phoneburner at $150 a month completely unlimited use! A FIRST in the industry.

If customer acquisition is important to your business and you have a tip or idea share it with us!

Stacy O'Quinn

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Dani Johnson Seminar will create Dani Johnson Results

Let me first start out by saying I'm not a paid employee for Dani Johnson or her company. I'm not compensated by Dani Johnson in any way shape or form for recommending her. I'm simply a client just like you could be or anyone else is that has been to a Dani Johnson Seminar.

Have you ever heard of Dani Johnson? Maybe you've seen her on TV or read her book Spirit-Driven Success? A Dani Johnson Seminar can absolutely explode your business! I'm not going to restate what has happened to me you can read my story on the right. But what I will say is if you want to succeed in your own business working from home you must plug into Dani Johnson.

Recently out of a Dani Johnson event two brand new people I've been working with made money for the very first time. First Jefferey Fraziers made a 1,000 dollars his first month working really part time. Second Lorraine Rodman just made 2,000 dollars in one week. All I know is they had made no money in any any other Home Based business. They joined DFI and both made over 1,000 dollars in their first month. Renae Heikkila made over 350,000 dollars her second year working from home after plugging into Dani Johnson. Jennifer Murphy generated 9,705 dollars her first week after plugging into Dani Johnson.

Do you want to start your own business from home? Do you want to succeed at it? Go to a Dani Johnson ASAP!

Now I do work in the home business industry and people often ask why do you recommend Dani Johnson so openly and promote her so heavily even to people who you do not benefit from. The answer is very simple. I've personally recommended Dani Johnson to over 20,000 people easily worldwide. Only a small percentage have actually went maybe less then 3%. Every single person experienced more success and growth in their life after they went. But not all of them applied what they learned to their business specifically.

I'm compelled to share what we've seen through Dani Johnson seminars because it is truly life changing. The small percentage that are my "competition" really doesn't matter. Let's face it Jesus Christ has been giving away eternal life for way over 2,000 years and he's not even saturated the market. Dani Johnson is good but she certainly is not Jesus Christ so saturation isn't going to happen. I think I'm safe :)

God Bless,
Stacy O'Quinn

Monday, August 11, 2008

Nathan Brown Canadian Idol contestant and of DFI is ready to Blitz

Have you ever spoken to someone and just realized they where infinitely talented? I've known ever since I met Nathan Brown that he was a talented musician. He has been on Canadian Idol not once but twice and he's sang professionally. While being paid to sing is definitely better then being paid to not sing as in what would happen in my case, singing is not Mr. Brown's only talent.

He has a business savvy that is no nonsense and to the point. People working with him are certainly working with someone who is driven and without a doubt professional. We are grateful to be able to have Nathan on our team in Coastal Travel with DFI.

Not only is Nathan Brown a talented musician and business man he is also gifted at social networking and Internet marketing in the social arena's Recently promoting a Blitz in DFI for Coastal Travel Nathan produced a mix that provided energy and excitement for the entire team.

You can listen to it here from the one and only Mr. Nathan Brown

Let's Blitz
Stacy O'Quinn

It's Blitz Week in Coastal Travel thanks to DFI

Have you ever heard of a blitz? Do you know what a blitz is? In football it's a sudden rush to get the Quarterback. In military terms it's a full frontal assault to complete an objective. In DFI a blitz is complete and total team work all together with a strong desire to create more results for others then have ever created in their business.

Do you know what DFI and Coastal Travel is? Have you ever heard of DFI? If not and to get more info about Coastal Travel and DFI then go check here "DFI/Coastal Travel". The DFI marketing and support team was the first ever in history to sponsor a blitz for Coastal Travel Directors.

This week will have "3 Start your Day Off Right" calls at 9am EST Tuesday, Wed., and Thursday. We will have 3 total business overview calls at 1pm, 5pm, and 8:30pm on the same days. Also Cutting Edge Media has agreed to provide us with a lead special as well. Any Coastal Travel specific leads purchased from between today and Thursday will also receive an additional free redirect lead for each specific purchased.

To continue to learn tips and techniques that work for DFI and has created 400% growth in our first year the join the 6 Figure Income Club for FREE Right Here!

Together we Succeed,
Stacy O'Quinn

You maybe wandering what is a Coastal Travel specific lead? In DFI we work with two primary advertising partners that advertise for us and provide us with clients so that when we call a client they are expecting to hear us. NO ONE EVER wants to cold call and of course DFI does not recommend that and I personally would not build a business if I had to cold call.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

First Renae Heikkila and now the World

Speaking to Renae Heikkila a friend and leader in DFI and Coastal Travel I shared with her an impact a recent video had on me. Have you ever heard or saw something in your life that totally rattled you? Made you really evaluate where you are and what you are expecting out of life? The type of rattled that only happens once in life?

The video I shared was the "Last Lecture" from Randy Pausch. It was truly his last lecture and in a short period of time over 6 million people watched it on you tube. Watch it! Leave a comment and share your feedback on it.

Thank You for really taking the time to watch that!

Make today your BEST!
Stacy O'Quinn

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Recent Money Made in DFI and Coastal Travel

One of the best parts about DFI and/or Coastal Travel is what you get to see others experience. I've seen all of the following people at different stages in their Coastal Travel and they are completely rocking and rolling right now.

Huge Kudos goes out to the following members of our team!

In the last 24 hours
- Lorraine Rodman has made $2,000 dollars (she's only been part of our team for a month.)
- Clarence Norman made $1,000 dollars
- Missi Worcester made a $1,000 dollars and that client is working up grading his order to platinum (that's $9,705 once the order is completed)

  • Not bad in 24 hours guys... GREAT JOB

This past week!

- Angela Lasher made $1,000 dollars

- Cathy Sedlacek made $1,000 dollars

- Heather Marshall made $3,200 dollars

Don't want to leave out David Gregoria he works about two and a half hours a night and has made $5,000 dollars in the last 3 weeks. Not bad part time David!

If you are fortunate enough to work with either of them you are completely blessed! They are absolutely amazing leaders to work with.

It is an absolute pleasure to be in business with you guys! We are definitely grateful for what you do for our team and keep up the great work.

Rock on!
Stacy O'Quinn

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The Truth about MLM Success by Dani Johnson

I recently ran across this article that Dani Johnson wrote. Dani Johnson is the only outside trainer we recommend in DFI, based off of the results she has created. In Coastal Travel we may not be MLM but if you are responsible or benefit from other people's success or efforts this is good. Do you want them their results to increase?

What is the one thing most people miss when they are working with or training some one new?

The Truth about MLM Success

by Dani Johnson

You just enrolled a brand new associate into your Network Marketing business and you are afraid to tell them what it really takes to get the job done because they might quit. A reality in ANY business venture is that there is attrition...people quit. So let's look at how you should prepare your new reps for the realities to come in their new business and how you can best set them up to succeed.

We've all heard the expression, "it's a numbers game". This rings true in all professions. As a school teacher for example, you know that a certain percentage of your students will get A's and some will get F's. That's just the way it works. It's called life.

I've watched this happen so many times while training home-based business builders. About 90% of people who bring new reps into their business opportunity don't tell that new person what it's really going to take to make it.

When you bring someone into your business, the responsibility has to be on that new person to build their own business. I'm not saying that you love them and leave them or drop kick them. When they first get started you say, "Listen Bob, I want you to pull out your calendar because we do presentations on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Pull out that calendar right now and make an appointment for these presentations. If you just started a part time job there would be certain hours you would be required to show up at the workplace in order to get paid."

"The difference here is that you are an independent businessperson and the downfall is that you can make bad choices causing your business not to be profitable. So Bob, these are some things that you will need to do. Tuesday nights at 7:15pm we have presentations and also Saturdays at 10:00am. I need you to book that time aside now and go all the way through the month booking those times. Just like in the work force, if you don't show up, you don't get paid. This is not a lottery ticket. Being successful in business requires work and dedication."

Some of you that market consumables like nutrition products are afraid to tell the new associate that they need to get on autoship. When it comes time to tell them the importance of being on autoship we become afraid because we think they might quit. You must be strong on this because it is the cost of doing business. Could you imagine Steve Jobs not using a Mac computer? If the CEO does not use his own company's product, the company will fail and so will we.

You can't allow the new rep to have the mindset that everything is free. This is not the lottery. You've got to be willing to tell that person what it's really going to take. You are being dishonest if you're not willing to tell them the truth.

If a new person tells you they want to earn a consistent professional level of income like 5, 10, or 20k per month, they need to know that that won't happen by chance. That's going to happen by learning a job, mastering skills and consistently plugging in to stay on track so those skills continue to be mastered.

A professional basketball player doesn't become great by just showing up at the games without practice and investment into skill development. The bottom line is that you get out what you put in.

You have to be up front and honest with people in telling them what it takes to earn a professional level of income. "Bob, you say that you make $3k per month at your current job, right? How many hours per week does it take to earn that salary, 40? Well, since you don't have an extra 40 hours to earn $3k in your home business, you have to realize that it will take you a while to get to that level of income."

"Bob, you need to have new people in front of those Tuesday and Saturday presentations consistently. If you don't, you're not building your business. You've got to invest time and some resources into getting professional training." If you are not directing new associates to the proper training tools then you are only hurting them. They will end up winging it, getting discouraged because they are not doing it right and they will start giving you excuses like they just don't have the time to build the business.

Most MLM amateurs are selling new people how easy it is to become a millionaire like the business is a lottery. It is your obligation to inform your new reps that Network Marketing is a profession and that they must invest in skill development in order to have the success they desire. These people will thank you down the road for being straight forward and honest about what it really takes to succeed. What may seem uncomfortable at first will pay huge dividends in the future of your growing enterprise.

Dani Johnson is an author, speaker, trainer and founder of Call to Freedom Int'l. She went from living out of her car with $2.03 to her name to earning her first million in two short years by the age of 23. Dani regularly consults, mentors, and coaches business owners, entrepreneurs, and career professionals on business, leadership development, personal achievement, marketing solutions, profit strategies, relationship marketing, and team development.

From our entire team I definately want to say thanks to Dani Johnson and her staff!

To Your Success,
Stacy O'Quinn

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

DFI and Coastal Travel, Super Saturday call what is that?

This Saturday will start the beginning of history. Do you want to be part of history? We are fortunate in DFI and Coastal Travel that we will continue to be in the forefront of all homebusinesses. Maybe it's because we don't look for other examples to set our standard by rather we choose to set our own standard!

This Saturday we will be show caseing new technology that is available to all of us and we heard rumers of a BLITZ? Do you know what that is? Have you ever heard of it? DFI became the first to implement this technique to Coastal Travel in it's 14 year history and starting this Saturday a new chapter will be released not only in Coastal Travel but the entire home buiness industry!

Get signed up for the Saturday Super Call!

Click Here to Sign up for the Webinar Training!

Special Webinar Training with Fun Announcements on Saturday, August 9, 2008

11AM EST Sign up by clicking this LINK!

Thanks DFI and Coastal Travel!

Stacy O'Quinn

It's a blast being part of this TEAM!

Here is a short 4 minute video that we recently got from a Dani Johnson training event and a DFI Event. Do you want to increase your income in less time? Do you want your results to improve? If it was possible that their was a method you could follow that has been proven to increase results above any other would you do it?

If you are in DFI make sure you are consistantly on our interactive training calls every week, that's why we have over 20 training calls. Make sure you are following and listening to your director. That's the benefit of the one on one support and training that we have. And even if you are not in DFI but you want to increase your results plug into Dani Johnson and her training. You will see the results of that just on our team in the short video below.

Do what successful people do and you will be successful!

Good Luck and God Bless!
Stacy O'Quinn