The Barn Find Wallet by Billy Joe Clements of Tribute 66
I was at CVS a few days ago and I was walking past the magazine rack when this JP Magazine caught my eye. I saw the Jeep and I stopped to pick it up. I did a casual flip through all the pages like anyone does when they pick up a magazine and right away, I had to have it. If you know me then you know I have a deep love for my jeep and jeeps as a whole. This magazine had some really cool articles and some awesome pictures of jeeps that were all done up with mods etc. Even the full page ads were appealing. All in all I recommend this magazine for any jeep enthusiast. It’s cheaper to subscribe than to go out every month and buy the newest edition, not to mention the fact that it saves time by being mailed to your door. I am excited to have a jeep magazine that I love, I have all these catalogs coming in the mail for jeep stuff and drool over parts and things, but now to have a magazine with useful information coming in is just that much cool. What do you guys think about it?
I had never heard of Dani Johnson before in my life. I became a beachbody coach and one of the things that you learn as a beachbody coach is that you need to invest time into personal development. If you know me then you already know that even before becoming a beachbody coach, Personal Development is something that I have always had a passion for. How can you help others in life if you will not take the time to help yourself grow? So anyhow, I was introduced to Dani Johnson and I just happened to get lucky enough to jump in on the release of her newest book called First Steps To Wealth (FSTW) I actually got the book for FREE! All I had to pay was shipping and that was it. All in all I was excited for the steal of a deal that I got on a free book, I mean…even if was a terrible book, all I had paid was shipping so it was not that big of a deal. I had heard tons of great things about her story and writings, but I was not 100% convinced yet. Well, about 1 week later I got the book and began my July Personal Development. I began the read to learn a little bit about this lady. The About Me page on her website describes her like this:
Dani Johnson – Homeless To Millions
Dani Johnson has instructed hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world on how to make millions of dollars. The mountain of continuous testimonies from clients that pour in on her website, Facebook page, and through the mail, speak for themselves: her simple and practical methods work.
Dani travels around the world every month to deliver her “First Steps To Success” and “Creating A Dynasty” seminars to thousands of people, all wanting to learn how Dani Johnson went from being homeless to having millions of dollars. Typical tours include multiple 10-day tours in London for audiences of more than 10,000, and journeys Australia, Belize and India speaking to more than 30,000 people. Dani’s seminars are always completely sold out! Most compelling is how this happens; it is all due to word of mouth. Dani’s loyal clients blog about their extraordinary results from her seminars, reach out in social media daily, and talk and share in public forums so extensively that a standing-room-only crowd is the standard.
Everyone has a unique life story to share – but initially, Dani Johnson’s looked to be made up of hardships and challenge. Dani grew up on welfare in a violently abusive and drug-infested home. She was emotionally, physically, verbally and sexually abused on a regular basis. The personal trauma and violent conditions that Dani identified as home were all she knew. Consequently, she was pregnant at 17 and homeless at 21. Instead of accepting what life had so far scripted for her, Dani rewrote her own playbook, chapter by chapter – and by 23 she was a millionaire. In the years since, Dani Johnson has become a multi-millionaire many times over, owns five companies with her business partner and husband Hans, is a best-selling author, internationally sought-after speaker and radio show host.
The remarkable results and testimonials from clients that have poured in over the years, with hundreds of thousands of referrals, helped her garner the attention of national media: Dani has been a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Fox & Friends, Good Morning America, and was recently the season premiere star of ABC’s Secret Millionaire. She is regularly called upon by major media for her expertise in the realms of personal wealth and finance, and has recently been featured in USA Today, Forbes, TheStreet.com, AOL Finance, Fox Business News and Variety, to name only a few.
Even before Dani was wealthy, giving has been the focus and discipline that she has personally lived by. Because Dani identifies with those who have been abused, assaulted, and forsaken, her driving force in business is to be able to give back to those in need. As a mother of five children, with her fourth grandchild on the way, Dani, with her family, has on a monthly basis been providing clean-water solutions, food, and clothing to hundreds of thousands of children in impoverished areas. They work diligently throughout the year to build homes, feed and clothe homeless children, rescue children from sex trafficking, and educate kids, while also recruiting an army of clients whose lives have been transformed through Dani’s methods. Dani’s is on a personal mission to give away a million dollars a month to provide food, clothing and shelter for children around the world.
Dani’s unique success strategies have empowered and equipped thousands with the knowledge and skills she has learned to achieve what appears to be simply impossible. Dani’s clients include high-level executives, entrepreneurs, and stay-at-home parents, among many others.
Dani’s unique strategies help people to:
Dani’s passion for showing people how to attain great success in every area of their lives without sacrificing their family, their fun, and their health has become contagious. Dani’s clients apply her straightforward strategies to every aspect of their lives, which in turn has transformed families from stressful to successful: parents see higher school grades from their children, marriages are repaired, kids are more honoring and respectful, and all while debt is annihilated and wealth is attained.
Dani Johnson’s life experiences, wisdom and teachings help people break through barriers that stop them from felling free to make their dreams happen – and she can help you, too. As president and co-founder of Call To Freedom International, a beacon assisting thousands, and as co-founder of King’s Ransom Foundation, a non-profit charity dedicated to serving people in need worldwide, Dani will help you learn to write the next chapters of your own life story.
I made a video review that I shared as well:
I was impressed with all she had done and the struggles that she had been through so I was eager to read the book. Not to mention the fact that she had been on secret millionaire and I think the concept of that show is really cool. So I began the reading! Great Stuff! Very Motivational and very self challenging. The book itself has a wealth full ( no pun intended) of information and very motivating challenging questions to ask yourself like Why Not Me? for example. A question to ask yourself when you are looking at other successful wealthy folks and not doing anything to press on to that mark yourself. There are many golden nuggets in this book and it well worth the read, the one complaint that I had was there were way to many testimonials in the book from people that she has helped along the way and it kinda gave the book a little bit more of a salesie kind of a feel to it. But hey, who am I to judge, I don’t have any published works out there and I still did get some quality motivation and learning from the book itself. I recommend you read it. My July Personal Development was a great success and I am happy I took the time to give it a read. Her other products look really good although I have not tried them yet ( I will update you if I do.) What did you think about it? Let me know.
I recently got my shipment of Moo.com Mini Cards and I wanted to take the time to write up a quick review about them. Simply AMAZING! I love them so much that as much as I am excited to give them out and spread the word about me and my blog that I almost selfishly want to keep some of them for myself! (Yes, they are that cool!) Check it out:
I got them with my twitter name @JulioMedina2012 on the front as I figured it was the coolest looking thing to write on the front and what better way to tell other people to follow me on twitter? Fun right??? Then to top it off, I knew that I would need business card holder of sorts for these nifty little cards and they happened to have one for just 5 bucks so of course I threw that in the cart as well, only to find out when it came that it looks like the coolest little gadget that I have ever seen! Check it out:
Pretty cool isn’t it? Well that pretty much covers the Moo.com Mini Cards, all in all the quality is wonderful, I think they will serve a great purpose and I am more than excited to get to hand them out. I am looking forward to my next order, maybe I will change up the style by then, either way I will be ordering more. Have you ordered from moo.com? what did you think?
They included some cards with some promocodes for 15% off a pack of mini cards: First come, first serve on the codes cause thats all they gave me but you might also be able to find something online.
Dave Ramsey is an awesome dude. Ever heard of him? He has a really good story that is totally worth reading. He was a rich man that went poor and then MADE IT. Again. In his about me section he says “Starting from nothing, by the time I was 26 I had a net worth of a little over a million dollars. I was making $250,000 a year—that’s more than $20,000 a month net taxable income. I was really having fun. But 98% truth is a lie, and that 2% can cause big problems, especially with $4 million in real estate. I had a lot of debt—a lot of short-term debt—and I’m the idiot who signed up for the trip.” Needless to say he has a really cool story and there Is a lot that you can learn from him and he is more than willing to teach. He then says “After losing everything, I went on a quest to find out how money really works, how I could get control of it and how I could have confidence in handling it. I read everything I could get my hands on. I interviewed older rich people, people who made money and kept it. That quest led me to a really, really uncomfortable place: my mirror. I came to realize that my money problems, worries and shortages largely began and ended with the person in my mirror. I also realized that if I could learn to manage the character I shaved with every morning, I would win with money.”
I spent a few day reading around his website and then I finally decided to buy his books. BEST DECISION EVER. If you know anything about me from my previous reviews and thoughts, you know that I do not like to read books on topics that I am not interested in and furthermore I hate fiction books. I have a huge imagination and I can make my own stories up. I don’t have time for other fake stories so with that being said I love books that I can learn things from and apply to my daily living. Well the book TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER is where I started with my Dave Ramsey Books and I read the book cover to cover in a day and a half. I have a busy, demanding and very tight schedule but this book was well worth the sacrifice of free time here and there to read it from cover to cover. I jumped in head over heels for it. The stories in it of people in debt up to their ears and using the system to become not only debt free but build wealth! It’s really cool. I do not want to get too far off on a rabbit trail but…Do you ever listen to podcasts? I am not sure how many people take advantage of them on iTunes but I just started to and one of the ones I am subscribed to is The Dave Ramsey Show. It is a recording of his radio show where you can get some sound financial advice. Listen to people call in and scream out that they are DEBT FREE and even laugh some at Dave’s good sense of humor.
When I found out that Dave had written a book for small business people I was stoked. I knew that it would be awesome because he has built an amazing empire from nothing. They say the best people to learn from are the ones that have gone before right? So the book is called EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches Review. Cool name right? The only bad news about the book is that it’s not out until September, 20, 2011. I know how you feel. I was the same way. I have mine on pre-order on amazon so I can get it right away. Between this and the book iSteve I will be waiting FOREVER for these books. For being a non reader like I am it feels good to anticipate a book release. 🙂 The only thing that would make it even better would be to have hand signed copies of these books. Ok now back to reality. I am pumped to read the book and come back ad add to this post with a review of my thoughts on it. Are you a dave fan? What is your story?
iSteve: The Book Of Jobs
I just found out that you can pre-order the Steve Jobs Biography on Amazon and if you have not already done so, YOU SHOULD! I have been an apple fan for several years now and it just seems like with every year that passes or every keynote that Steve Jobs attends I become even more of a fan than I was before. I think it’s awesome thatWalter Isaacson is the author because he has written books on amazing people like, Ben Franklin, Einstein and Kissinger. Now to add Jobs to that list is a pretty cool feat. I am huge supporter of Steve Jobs. He literally changed the world with the iPhone. he made it possible for 14 year olds to get rich with their ideas by creating apps. I am honored to be part of the mobile app industry. If you did not already know I created an app called AF Tracker that gives Air Force members a way to calculate their PT Test scores easily and more features to come. Apps are the future and Steve Jobs made that possible. I can remember watching the keynote as he announced the iPhone 3G and feeling such an excitement for the release of the product. I had a countdown set online and everything. (Don’t judge me!,haha) Anyhow without getting carried away if you are an iOS developer or just an Apple Fanboy/girl, this book is for you.
One of the biggest reason I am HUGE fan of Steve Jobs for the simple reason that this man does not let anything stop him or bring him down, if you did not know he suffers from a rare form of cancer. Despite having to go on sick leave he is always at work and always making appearances etc. It’s pretty cool to me that the man behind one of the biggest corporations in America is a motivated and dedicated individual even after he has “made it.” His leadership abilities and style can be summed up in a quote of his from back in 2007. He said, “There’s an old Wayne Gretzky quote that I love. ‘I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.’ And we’ve always tried to do that at Apple. Since the very very beginning. And we always will.”—Steve Jobs it’s easy to see why he was voted the CEO of the decade by Fortune magazine isn’t it? I find motivation from him. He made it by staying focused and never quitting and that is something that ANYONE can do.
A few interesting Steve Jobs tidbits:
Steve Jobs was fired by the guy whom he hired to run Apple!
At 30, Jobs was fired by John Sculley whom he had hired to run Apple. Jobs went on to found NeXT computers which never tasted success but its technology lives on in the current Macs after Apple bought NeXT and integrated NeXTStep into Mac OS.
Jobs’ annual salary is $1, just enough to keep company health benefits. According to a regulatory filing, Jobs took a salary of $1 in 2010. However, he owns some 5.5 million shares in the company, which are worth some $1.8 billion at the current price of around $333 a share, a rise of more than 50 per cent on the year. He became a millionaire at 25.
When Disney bought Jobs’ other company Pixar, he also became the single largest individual shareholder of Disney. Apple isn’t his only gig you know! In 1986, Jobs bought the computer division of film director George Lucas’ for $10 million. He named the computer animation studio Pixar, and signed a distribution deal with Walt Disney. As the CEO of Pixar animation studios, Jobs promoted computer-generated story telling with movies including Toy Story, Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life and Monster Inc. The movies were a huge success and Jobs decide to take the company Public in 1995. He was back in business.
lion. Job was Disney’s largest shareholder and got a seat on their board.
One of my goals is to make it a WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) before he retires. I am passionate about the mobile app industry and I am excited for its future and I am thankful to be a part of it. I am just a small fish in a HUGE pond and to be able to attend the conference is a dream. It’s a very reachable goal though too. I will keep you informed on my progress. If I have it my way you will hear that I am going to WWDC and hanging out with the greats like:
Gary Bennett– who runs Xcelme– and wrote Objective-C for Absolute Beginners: iPhone and Mac Programming Made Easy – I took this course before the book came out and it gave me a great foundation of the basics in programming with Objective-C. Gary is also a prior United States Navy Serviceman so he gets extra cool point for being a service member in the armed forces. (even if the navy is not as cool as the air force.) 😉 All kidding aside he is very skilled and easy to talk to simply, a great teacher! 😉
Jeff Lamarche who has written many book on iOS development and a very down to earth dude. I follow him on twitter.
CocoaGeek– I follow him on twitter as well and I learn alot from him. Really cool dude. Know his stuff and very down to earth
Amazon describes the book like this:
“From bestselling author Walter Isaacson comes the landmark biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. In iSteve: The Book of Jobs, Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs’ professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs’ family members, key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, iSteve is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.”
I can’t wait to read it and then post my review about it! I will probably do a written and video review about the book after I am done reading it so stay tuned and reserve yours today.
It’s official the cover was released for the book today. Here is a link to the story too.
Also just found out they pushed the release date to November, 21, 2011! I am excited about it. My Birthday is on the 19th of November if you were looking for a good birthday present…. 😉
So, I had a chance to taste the other new Day Break Bars in the Atkins line and I am in LOVE. The Atkins Day Break Blueberry Almond Baked Square is a delish little treat. I was not sure what to expect and I will let you in on a little secret, I bought them in the afternoon at our local shaw’s market. It was roughly 4:00pm. I had not had very much to eat all day yet so I decided that I would not wait and opened one of these bad boys up. I hoped in the jeep rolled down the windows. ( It’s almost warm enough on the cape to take the top of and maybe even get crazy and take the doors off too.) Ok, Ok anyhow so I opened up the package and to my surprise these tasty little treats are just that. LITTLE. When I saw the size, I was a little discouraged. I decided to take small bites and savor each and every one. From the first bite you could taste the blueberry goodness. ( I am a HUGE bluberry fan, anyway.) Like, I said t was not very good but it was full of flavor. The 10 grams of fiber keep you feeling full so thats a plus too. All in all it’s a great new product.
I had the opportunity to be a beta tester for the Dripable Drip Feed Service and I wanted to share my review.
One of the biggest “Pros” to a service like this is the simple and very real fact that:
· Not all links stay up after an initial blast.
· Not all links stay up over time, i.e. some eventually get taken down.
Because of the 2 bullet points above, building a constant number of backlinks with dripable, will make up for the ones that will eventually die off or never get posted.
None Thus Far*
*Please do not mistake my empty list of Cons as me saying this is a miracle service or a one stop shop for your SEO need because it’s not. If you find that shocking then you have a lot to learn anyway. On the other hand this service is a great way to keep building links. There are many other factors that will affect your rankings too like one of your main elements YOUR CONTENT. Yes, you need backlinks. Yes, backlinks will help you rise to the serps on your journey to #1 in SERPs! MANY of you IM will buy a service like this and expect it to be an auto pilot to a six figure income. That is not a realistic expectation. You can build almost an infininte amount of backlinks to your website and if your content, web design and overall on page SEO. The bottom line is Botwiz and Georgebg really know how to provide good quality service at a fair price. Check it out. Dripable Drip Feed Blast
Edit: Update 6.22.11
You can see an extended video review here:
I wanted to post a review on a new system that was just launched called dripable. It is a drip feed blast system and what that means is it build you backlinks on a schedule. What better way to conquer your SEO needs and save you time than this? Dripable is an Automated Link Building – Monthly SEO Service. You can check out my video below to see the service and how easy to use the system is.
So as you just saw in my video it’s a really simple system to create quality backlinks to your sites. If you are an IM then you know by watching the video that this service has good value and something that you really can’t pass up.
There are 3 Plans to choose from:
$47- 1,000 Backlinks Per Day (500 Blog and 500 Forum)
$67-2,000 Backlinks Per Day (1000 Blog and 1000 Forum)
$97- 4,000 Backlinks Per Day (2000 Blog and 2000 Forum)
Depending on what kind of site you have and how aggressive you want to be there is a plan available for you. The plans are very well priced for the type of service.
Just a little disclaimer. You can tell that the links and the mentions to Dripable.com are not any kind of affiliate link or anything of the sort. This is an honest review of a good service that I got to beta test while it was in pre launch and now that it’s launched I want people to know about it.
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