Wow, thanks for actually checking out my “about me” page!
As you’ve probably figured out already my name is Sam Stone and this is my website.
I love travelling, marketing, personal development and I’m a huge Seinfeld fan.
And that brings me to why I’m not writing this ‘About’ page in the third person like so many others, because every time I read a third person ‘About’ section it reminds me of Jimmy from Seinfeld.
A bit about me…
Like many kids growing up I wanted to be rich and famous, watching MTV Cribs dreaming about the big mansion, fleet of fancy cars and the freedom to do want I wanted.
Growing up and into my early twenties I was shy, socially awkward and had zero self-confidence…
I couldn’t sing and you still don’t want to hear me now. I can’t rhythm or write songs that well… so becoming a rapper was quickly written off as a possible path.
Thankfully my parents always believed in self education and had a library of personal development books and audio programs at home. Which develop the belief that it was definitely possible for the average ‘Joe’ to become successful and live the good life, you just had to follow the clues left behind from others who have already do it.
After barely graduating high school I began working in a factory recycling old YellowPage phone books, into cat litter. As you can imagine, it was a real hit, with the ladies.
I quickly learned that the factory job wasn’t going to give me the lifestyle I desired, defiantly wouldn’t get me fancy cars, so I began putting what I had been learning in all those books into practice.
So I quit the factory job and got a commission only door to door direct sales job, selling home security systems.
My friends who were all starting trades at the time, thought I was crazy and my parents keep encouraging me to “keep looking for something more stable” as my Mum put it.
But I found a passion for sales and it was a great training ground to practise what I had been learning in all the personal development material. Looking back, it was one of the smartest decisions I ever did.
Being an introverted, shy, socially awkward kid; jumping head first into a profession where I was forced to get out of my comfort zone and talk to complete strangers in their own homes.
And if I didn’t do it successful I wouldn’t eat or be able to put petrol in my car. Which meant I had to learn fast.
Lucky I had a great sales manager who believed in me and guided me on the right path, although it defiantly wasn’t easy for me. I wasn’t always the best sales person but I would make sure I worked harder and brought in more leads than everyone else and as a result the numbers and practise worked in my favour.
From there, I started a few business that all eventually failed and I ended up in about $17,000 in debt. So with my tail between my legs I went back to what I knew best – direct sales, and went on to sell millions of dollars of product in the tourism industry.
Now, a bit more mature, I don’t desire to be a rapper anymore or have a big mansion or a fleet of fancy cars, although I wouldn’t say no to a Tesla Model S P100D.
I still have a passion for sales, but sitting down face to face with people is very limiting and hard to leverage, so in 2009 I went searching for a better way…
That was when I stumbled upon internet marketing and read The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss and discovered a world I had been looking for. People were making a lot of money selling products online and using the internet to leverage a global audience for very low cost. I was hooked immediately and ever since been studying and building online businesses.
Now, this is the part where I would love to insert a photo of me posing with my lambo and tell you how I hit a homerun and became an instant internet millionaire like you often read about…
But that is far far from what happened… LOL
For the most part I struggled to make any decent money. Some years I did pretty well and even managed to quit my job in 2013 for 10 months to travel New Zealand before Google introduced some updates to their search engine, and all my websites and videos that were making me money disappeared from the search engines almost over night 🙁
Over my time I have spent 10’s of thousands of dollars on courses, programs and software, that mostly didn’t work, unfortunately there is a lot of crap out there, but to be fair I also didn’t apply much of the courses and programs either. – so what can I expect!
I’m not here to shift blame, I try not to do that, Extreme Ownership (btw is a great book by Jocko Wilink) is what it is about. The sooner you take responsibility for everything in your life, is the day you gain back your power. (Another great book about taking responsibility is Zero Limits by Joe Vitale)
So what changed?
I stopped buying courses and programs and stopped getting distracted by the next shiny object. Instead I got myself a coach, someone who has already achieved and maintained the lifestyle I desire. Focused on one proven formula, and did the hard work applying what my mentor told me to do. And guess what? just 23 days after focusing and applying the simple formula I had my first $3000.00 day! and haven’t looked back since.
Now my goal is to help you build an ‘Internet Lifestyle Business’ so you can make enough money to quit your job, spend your time how you want and with whom you want and live a more fulfilled life.
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Here is my appears on the Online Prosperity Show
– Last Updated: Oct. 2017