Monthly Archives: February 2016


As this blog has started to take on a life of it’s own, I am now offering a consulting service. There are many areas of which  I can help you, from business start ups and ideas to personal or even relationships. As this is a Freedom – Lifestyle – Business blog, the obvious reason for a consultation would be for help in finding your life purpose, your destiny or the mechanics of how to run a business on the internet or from another country. However, please understand that I have been in the consulting and training game for over 20 years now and have a wealth of knowledge and understanding of many subjects now.

I and several friends have enjoyed the freedom lifestyle for over 20 years now and still cannot understand how the majority of people spend their whole lives commuting to jobs that they hate and have all these excuses and reasons in their head of why they cannot change their life… One of my close friends came out to visit me while I was living and working in Thailand in 1992 and before he came he had lived his entire life in the UK in a very safe and secure attitude with zero risk in anything he ever did. He was so impressed with the country and lifestyle that even to this day in 2018 he still has his main home and base in Thailand. However, he is always off on some other trip to a new town, city or country with his laptop under his arm.

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Do things because you WANT to – Not because you feel you are SUPPOSED to.


Now we are all running around with lightweight Ipads and smartphones of which is even easier and the only concern wherever we end up is… where is the nearest WIFI connection to the internet. My friend Andy, I am sure he will not mind me using him as an example started out with me in a Network marketing company and because of the training we received (I will touch more on the training’s etc. later) we had learned the mind set and right thinking to succeed in virtually any kind of business. He started selling silver jewellery (made in Thailand) on ebay and each time we met up his business was getting bigger and bigger with 100’s of listings for various products.

I remember him visiting me for a week at my house in the Philippines and we went to Boracay for a few days (a small tropical holiday island a 40 min flight from Cebu). He was sitting on the beach at a table outside updating all his ebay listings… and emailing his contact who would be mailing out the orders.. Truly a Freedom Lifestyle business. He works a couple of hours a day at most and spends the rest of his time at the Gym, meeting with friends and having an incredibly free life.

ANYONE can change their life and it all starts with how you think…

Change your thinking and your life will also change

I love quotes for the great thinkers of the past and throughout this blog you will find me quoting little snippets of wisdom. They have helped me tremendously in my journey of life and I know for a fact that without my induction to Network marketing back in 1986 with Herbalife International and the small group personal training’s I had from the multi millionaires Mark Hughes, Larry Thompson and the legend Jim Rohn, I would not have achieved anywhere near the level of business success the wealth of experiences I have so far.

Everyday is a new adventure and I always look forward to the future and welcome new experiences …

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Why search for a mentor ?

From an average guy to running a £500,000 pa Telecom company

When I was in my 20`s and starting out in life and a normal job… and looking back…. there was absolutely nobody around that I could turn to for advice. None of my family or friends could understand WHY I wanted to go into business… All I used to hear was… WHY don’t you stop dreaming and get a proper job… I would have given anything to be able to discuss my ideas and dreams with someone older and wiser, someone who had been there and done it and could help me get started.

 If only I had the chance to be able to chat with someone ….. It could have saved me years of frustration and £10,000 / $$$$… Nobody around me was positive, nobody could understand my need to do something different. All they wanted me to do was stop dreaming and be just like them.


It all changed for me when I was in my mid 30’s. I had started a few small businesses like buying and selling cars and doing painting and decorating jobs. But all the time I had a full time job and every time I mentioned to anyone that I was going to give up my job and start my own business…. It was the same old put down every time. If fact my family and friends were the worst.

To give you an idea of my first couple of years after leaving school, I had started out at age 17 as an apprentice painter and decorator… That lasted a few months because the pay was under £10 per week and the average wage at the time was £50 per week. So I gained some basic painting skills and then left to work at the airport. The pay was much better and they let me drive the van on the airfield. A while later I was made redundant as the airport was only busy during the summer months but I soon found another job. Back then there were always plenty of jobs around and if you left one job you could easily find another job a few days later. No CV’s or whatever, just a quick interview and then start tomorrow morning.

 Well let’s fast forward to 18 months after leaving my apprenticeship. Within those 18 months I had worked in no less than 40 different jobs! I stopped counting after that and for the next 15 odd years I did many different things… All the while, searching for the career or vocation that would suit me… During that time I had achieved a great deal of experience in so many trades. I had actually left school with 7 GSE 0 levels including ENGLISH, MATHS AND BUILDING DRAWING amongst 5 other building trade subjects. That led me to work as a bricklayer, a plasterer, an artexer, hod carrier, computer floor layer.. And at age 21 got my HGV heavy goods vehicle license and was happy for a few years driving articulated lorries all over the UK.

During this time, I had also been through another very interesting period in my life. Married at age 20 and divorced at 24 ! A single parent father to 2 girls aged 10 months and 3 yrs… Not an easy time I can assure you. But even through those difficult times I still worked and either my parents or my girlfriend at the time would be helping me with the kids and nursery and then school.


 At about age 31, I had applied to British Telecom and was taken on as a telephone engineer, that was my longest employed position and lasted about 5 years. So at age 36 I had answered an ad in a national newspaper for a business opportunity called “Herbalife” .. I went to a Business Opportunity meeting in London at the Royal National Hotel and could not believe the incomes of what people were earning! To cut a long story short, I joined that night and started to attend the training’s and very soon was earning as much part time as my full time BT job. About 6 months later, I told my family and friends that I was going to leave my “safe and secure, job for life” British TELECOM and do Network Marketing. They were horrified and told me I was crazy and stupid and it would never work etc. Well I shocked them all and left BT and started to do Herbalife full time. I was making about 100 pounds a week at BT but I was now mixing with and working with people making £2000 per week, £5000 a week and some even more. This was back in 1986.

 Up until that time I had no idea people could earn the massive incomes I was being exposed to. So that was the first time I started to receive any real mentoring and success based training. Within 6 months I had out earned my BT salary and was driving a Porsche… Family and friends all thought I was totally insane but I carried on and proved them all wrong.

 Within a year and a half I was earning about £ 2000 per month ($3000) and had even won a £5000 bonus one month by being 3rd in the UK for volume and turnover with my team. That month my income was £7000 and qualified me to attend what they called “millionaire school” in Los Angeles, USA. The training’s and personal development during those first few years were incredible… It made me really understand the old saying “you become like the people you hang around with” my new peer group were all positive thinkers and many were multi millionaires…

 I was exposed to incredible mentoring and small group training’s from people like Mark Hughes, Larry Thompson and Jim Rohn. Anthony Robbins was also a student of Jim Rohn for any younger readers who don’t recognize the name.

Can you imagine being invited to an exclusive top 10 leadership training in the world where only 2 people from the UK qualified… Myself and another distributor with our partners and it was the most incredible experience of my whole life to date. To be in a room with Jim Rohn, Mark Hughes and Larry Thompson and only 10 other distributors .. Most of whom were in the $100, 000 per year bracket to multi millionaires. Then we were taken by limousine to the founder of Herbalife – Mark Hughes private residence in Beverly Hills Los Angeles. That evening we partied and made lifetime connections with the best of the best.

 These incredibly successful legends were my mentors…

Your mentors are whoever you are in daily contact with… So take a serious look around and see who you can hold in esteem and take personal or business advice from..

 Up until the age of 36, I was trapped and held back by my family and friends… You can read as many books and go on as many seminars as you like…. but you will always stay at the same level as the people you work with or hang around with every day. If you want to get better, you have to first stop listening to people around you and start mixing with the people you wish to become like.

My only regret is not getting into MLM (multi level marketing) or networking business sooner.

Although I am not active in any networking company now, I do still get a monthly royalty check from one company and I still look back on those years as the best years of my life. I traveled and lived in so many countries and had the most incredible mentoring from the people I met in that industry. This set me up for the next phase of my business life and if you check out the about me page on this blog, you will see I have since the networking days been very successful in several totally different business ventures.

The best one being a Telecom company I set up in the early 1990’s where I was earning  just over £40,000  per month… Not a misprint £40K per month (or about £500,000 – or $750,000 per year). My bank manager and accountant loved me but the tax man was getting too excited also, so I decided to leave the UK and live in Cape Town S.A. for a couple of years. The next 10 years were very interesting to say the least and I lived in Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and a few other places. Life can be amazing when you have lots of money, but I have also learned that having lots of money can bring major problems that most people never ever experience.

Whatever else you do in your life…. I truly advise you to find yourself a mentor that you can respect and value their wisdom and experiences. I personally, love to help people who are trying to help themselves. Over the last 20 odd years I have helped countless people become successful. Many in training seminars I have conducted and also people who have worked with me in my various business enterprises.

 You could of course ignore all this advice and carry on listening to your best friend or your mate who is still working as a plumber for the same company for the last 20 years….

Be very very careful who you listen to as it will either hold you back or help you achieve your dreams and desires. What’s your dream?

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What do you love to do?

One of the questions I am always asked is…

How can you just go away for weeks or months on end and not worry about anything? The answer is simple, I have not worked for anyone else in what most people would define as “a proper job” for nearly 30 years now.

How can you go away for a month or more if you are employed?
You can’t, because if you did, you would not have your “job” when you come back.

The answer is to start creating other income streams while you still have your safe secure job! Now that’s a weird statement these days isn’t it?  What job is really secure….  and what does job mean?

Jump Out of Bed or Just Over Broke – If you had the choice would you really , honestly choose to go to work every day? Most people would say NO but if you say to yourself yes, then you are truly happy and what I would term successful. Success is really actually doing every day what you want to do.. That’s Freedom. It’s definitely not about the money because there are a lot of very unhappy and miserable millionaires out there. Happiness and Freedom is what you are really searching for…

So what is it that you really love to do…  


What sort of things do you think or daydream about?

I have for years and years always dreamed of living and running my own resort in the Far East. It really started when I was working as a Network Marketing trainer and we were working in Bali, Indonesia….  I know that sounds way out but that was a way of life I and several friends lived back in the early 90’s. The company we were involved with at the time was “Herbalife” (but there are 100’s of other companies active in the market today that you could choose if you wanted to live the same lifestyle.) Anyway, the company would announce that they were opening a new Country… and anyone who wanted to go there could jump on a plane and start recruiting (at our own expense of course)  The first time I went to a new country was S. Africa… I flew in and checked into a hotel till I found an apartment a couple of weeks later and started to run recruitment ads in the local papers.

Soon I had a few people signed up and had met up with a few other distributors who had also flown in to do the same as me. Then I had a few of my distributors fly in from the UK and Germany and we all lived and worked and had a fantastic life experience in Cape Town South Africa…  for me it was 18 months and for a few others it was a few years and for others a few months. I suppose it all depends on your personal circumstances.

I had basically had enough of the UK and the taxes and decided to go abroad… I was married at the time and had two daughters… One had already left school and was living with a boy friend and my youngest was 16 and just finished school. She also came to Cape Town after a few months as finding a job in the UK at 16 was not easy even back then. He life has never been boring since then and has had many experiences and eventually married a S. African and lived there for many years.

Back to the theme of this posting… Freedom to work when and where and with whom you want are the most important factors to consider..  From S.A. I went to the Philippines for 6 months, Then it was Thailand for about 10 years in and out and in between Bali, Indonesia which brings me back to my “Living on a resort” dream. What happened was that, a distributor who also became a really good friend of mine (Mona) had recruited the owner of a resort hotel in Bali.


That owner, offered for us to live in the hotel and my room was directly overlooking the stunning swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and landscaping. I lived in that room running ads in the local papers and doing business presentations and training seminars at the hotel for about 6 weeks. After that time, my visa had expired and I went back to Thailand for another few years.

While in living in Phuket, Thailand I was approached by another guy whom I recruited into the company that used to be a top timeshare salesman. This guy had found a resort for sale in Pak Chong, just north of Bangkok and he needed a business partner to help him fund the lease. So to cut another long story short, I had decided to buy the lease on the resort with Juregen, the German guy and we moved in and ran that business for a while.

So that is why I love the idea of resort living and I have just returned for Thailand yet again with the plans and pictures of the resort I am creating. Because we already own the land, the resort units, swimming pool and landscaping are not going to be that expensive. The designer has created the plan and we have already started some of the work. The resort is not really being created as a money making exercise, it is being created as a dream place to live and work from.

I just love waking up and wandering around by the ocean or a pool and nature every morning. I love the freedom of living where ever I want and not having to commute to work every day in traffic and watch the same old rubbish on TV every evening…  You do realize why they call them “TV Programs” don’t you? Virtually everyone you know is being programmed to go to work everyday and pay the exorbitant taxes and bills and fuel costs by the TV and advertising companies. Most of the people you know are basically all asleep… but some are waking up and if you are reading this, you are probably already awake and are desperately looking for a way out of the restriction and controlling forces.

When I have the time, I create niche and tradesmen type websites and sell them on ebay or even made to order by clients. Some basic sites sell for £150 to £500 on ebay and some go for several £1000’s…  When you consider that a basic website can be created in a few hours, £150 is a very good return on your time. You may not sell it immediately but then you can use your spare time to make a few more sites.

I have quite a few available for sale now on ebay and a couple of expensive ones that are more for individuals or companies already working in the fields. Check them below  if your interested in taking on a specific website business and getting it working for you.  I also offer to teach you how to build websites for £100 (2 hours working with me on the phone where I train you on the online website building)

Sites currently for sale – £250
This is for airport parking – £500
I have several sites like this and usually they earn me between £500 + a month
but this site will need some SEO work to get it back up onto the 1st page of Google, Bing and Yahoo etc. Easy, fun and simple business with a real product that is easy to mail in the post. – £20,000
My yacht sales website with over 450 yachts and boats for sale. I may sell this website
but am looking for serious offers over £20,000 – £5000
This is a site that is all about selling swimming pools and shade sails in Thailand.


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I have just added a new page / income opportunity my Yacht Harbour (Yachts and boats for sale by owner) website as I feel that many of the yacht and boat owners who list their boats for sale on the site, would also ideally like to keep a detailed model boat of their pride and joy or they just love having a perfect replica of their boat in the office or at home. Model Ships, Yachts, Wooden Boats, Sailboats and Premier Ship Models are available from the links on the site or directly going to the shop page here.

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This yacht is for sale at £650 (Contact me via this site as I have it in my office) 

There are over a 100 modern and classic model yachts to choose from and all are made to order by the most skilled craftsmen in the UK and Mauritius. They are not cheap however, and a model of the Discovery 55 below costs £3376 and takes about 10 weeks to build from time of deposit taken.

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 I have teamed up with the company that makes these amazing show pieces and if anyone (you) want to become an sales agent for me, I will split the commission with you on any orders that you bring in (that complete of course). Average commission on a £4000 model boat would be about £550 (£275) each. I would handle all the details like dealing with the model builders, getting them all the information they require if the customer requires a custom built model boat or yacht.  The way it works is 50% deposit at time of order, 30% about 5 weeks into the build and the final 20% on completion. The shipping varies between £100 to a UK address and £150 – £200 to an international location (all via DHL or UPS).

So from start to finish takes about 10 weeks and the client can order a yacht or boat design from the examples on the website from £200 – £4500 + or a custom built model of their own yacht would range from £2500 – £4500 + depending on size and detail required. Some clients even want interior lights and that is usually about £500 extra…. 

Who would you approach to get orders for these amazing replicas?

– Any Yacht or boat owners

– International Art Galleries

– Yacht designers and boat builders

– Local and International museums

– Super-yacht manufacturers

– Film and Movie – production companies

– Cruise liner companies

– Shipping companies

If interested in becoming an agent – contact me

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