Before LegalShield I drove a very old car with over 160,000 miles. Needless to say, it didn’t support the image I had of myself. Today, I drive a new Ram sports truck and love taking my fishing boat out in the evenings which is on a boat lift 30 feet away from my home office in Florida. As a result of the success I enjoy with LegalShield, my life is pretty complete and I feel totally blessed! In 2005 I moved from southern California to Minnesota. I worked very hard there for 10 years building my LegalShield Business. At the age of 50 I decided it was time to get back to the ocean and made the move to Cocoa Beach, Florida where I now live in my dream home. It’s great because I love to fish and often find myself in my boat with the sun beating down on me fishing, and talking on the phone, working my LegalShield business. It’s like a dream come true and looking back, it would have never happened if I had made the decision to keep painting for a living. Every year as a painter, I tried to save enough money to take a nice vacation. It never happened…not once in 16 years. With LegalShield, I’ve earned many all-expense paid vacations to exotic destinations. It’s great to go to another country for weeks at a time and have more money in your bank account upon your return than when you left. That never would have happened as a painter either.
I am so thankful that an old friend of mine, Diane Jones who lived in northern California, called me up one day and said, “Steve, you need to listen to this cool phone message” she said, “it was not for her, but she thought I might like it.” Well, I listened to the call and never gave it another thought. The crazy thing is that Diane never mentioned the call to me again. Mistake! Fortune is in the follow up!! It was about 8 months later another friend asked me to go to a “meeting” with her in southern California. I had no idea what the meeting was about, but she was persistent so I ended up going. I stood in the back of the room with my arms folded and my mind less than open. I had never used an attorney before, however if I could have afforded to hire one, there were a few times in my life when they could have been pretty handy. To make a long story shorter, I ended up getting involved just to help my friend out. My one goal was to earn an extra $500 or so, then I could afford a plane ticket back to England to see my family for Christmas that year.
Times change and expectations change. The first time I had an idea that LegalShield was a great opportunity for me was when someone from my support team contacted me and asked me if I would like to help him out with a group account that he had. He said that if I helped him he would pay me! So, I went and watched him present to about 40 people, the presentation took about 20 minutes and 36 people signed up for the service. On the way home, with a smile on his face he told me that he had just earned about $3,000.00. From that moment on I knew that I could earn good money with LegalShield!
Being part of LegalShield has given me so much, it has changed my life and it has changed me. I love the company, the products and the LegalShield mission. I love what being in the company has done to develop me personally. I love the friends I have made. And most of all, I love the opportunity we can offer others. And oddly enough, I love going to work each day!
My LegalShield Goals for 2023 are as follows:
Strive to be better.
Enjoy my life more.
Be Fit and Healthy.
Help as many other people as I can have the success they deserve.
There are many, many people I need to thank for everything that has happened to me over the past 21 years, too many to mention them all, however a special thank you goes to:
Each and every person from the corporate office, I have made so many friends there over the years, the greatest team of people in the world! Nothing happens without their expertise.
Kevin McDaniel’s in Minnesota, who gave me a chance that no one had ever given me before, without even knowing me, the day I moved to Minnesota.
Jason Lavender, Brian Parker, Mandy Simmonds, Lindsey Laxton, Kathy Pinson, for guiding me through good and bad times. Always there to praise or give me a good telling off for doing something pretty stupid!
My Team – My Friends: Nothing happens without a team and without friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Stonecipher for their commitment to the dream of equal access to justice and the opportunity they gave each and every one of us.
Blessings, health and happiness, and good luck to all.