Plant Your Flag 1

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  1. Hi, I just completed this exercise, and I have to say it was really helpful. I have sat down to figure out my WHY, but I have never put pen to paper to really define my mentors and skills and understand the value I have to share with others. As a rookie starting out in affiliate marketing, it is easy to feel like I don’t have much to offer but this exercise really helped me to solidify my strengths and remind me of the things I have learned along my journey. Thank you for sharing!

    • CJ says:


      I am so happy that this was helpful to you. The exercises where life changing for SJ and I. Both of us felt like we didn’t have anything to really offer and kept getting stuck. It wasn’t until we went through the exercises in part one which I posed last week and the exercises in part 2 & 3. Part 3 will be getting posted in the next couple days. There is such value in taking the time to evaluate and find clarity on where you’ve been, Where you are at and where you are going.

      Let me know if there is anyway I can help you on your journey.

  2. Tom says:

    Hi and thank you for an eye-opening post. I will bookmark this post to do this exercise over the weekend.
    All the best.

    • Tom,

      I am glad you found value in the reading the post. The exercise was a big help in allowing me to move forward. I will be featuring part 2 this coming week.

      Let me know how the exercise went for you.


  3. What a powerful exercise! And, so timely- here at the end of a year, I’m always ready to reflect on where I’ve been and where I’m going. I’m looking forward to the next post!

    • Nakina,

      reflection and meditation are both powerful tools, that when used correctly can provide clarity. To be successful in business you must have clarity so you can move forward. Otherwise you end up on the hamster wheel with no way off.
      Thanks for your comment and look forward to building a relationship and providing you value that help you move forward.

  4. Such a great detailed post! You make some really good and important points that offer lots of food for thought..its great! I look forward to following and reading future posts. Best of luck to you both in 2024 😊👍

    • Karen,

      My blog post come from the heart and a true desire for my readers to succeed. I know what it’s like to want something bad enough but it was always just out of reach. Providing poeple a way to get off the hamster wheel and move forward is a passion that burns within my bones. Thanks for the comment and look forward to see your comments and building a relationship.


  5. I really enjoyed this post. I agree it is important to know where you have been. I am looking forward to following you and reading future posts.

    • CJ says:


      I am glad you enjoyed the post. My hope is that it helped you in some way to move forward in your journey.

      Let me know if there is anything I can help you with.

  6. Atif Perwiz says:

    CJ my friend, what an awesome post and what amazing value you bring. The exercise is really good and extremely helpful. It draws on your past and takes the best of that and adds it to your skills. That’s very clever and a tool I will use in the future. I can’t wait to see what you do next. You are a true inspiration. All the best. Talk soon. Atif

    • Atif,

      Thanks for the kind words and it has been a pleasure helping you along in your journey. My soul desire is to help people like yourself to find clarity and direction that helps them on their path forward. Without clarity and direction we are stuck on the hamster wheel with no way off. My hope is that the posts I put up will provide the need path for someone to succeed.


  7. Marc says:

    As a retired Army Officer myself, one thing that comes straight out to me is the humility you’re showing in your blog.
    Life lessons that everyone should take the time to read!
    Looking forward to reading your future blogs.

    • Marc, I enjoy sharing from the depths of my heart the struggles and successes life has thrown my way. I have learned over the last year that if you focus on the people and providing value, and not the money, it is not only more fulfilling but more profitable. I believe in you an your journey. You got this.


  8. Such a thorough post! You’re definitely thinking this all through as you embark on your journey. Looking forward to following you both 🙂

    • Sophie, thanks for your kind comments. I am not only trying to give people a glimpse of my journey but also provide valuable information that will help the move forward in their own journey.

      Thanks again.


  9. Taking inventory at this time of year is especially powerful. And humble. Of course rushing ahead is appealing until you realize how much was missed in the process.

    Yes best to slow down, take good care of self and others, and grow mindfully.

    • Kate,

      It took me several years and failed business adventures before I learned this lesson. My hope is I can help others learn from my mistakes and success.

      Have an awesome and look forward building a business relationship with you.

      Keep Moving Forward.


  10. Wow, speechless, impressive! I really like your blog and everything it contains. Congratulations, and I wish you all the best on this adventure. Much success!

    • I am glad you found the blog post and it’s content to be helpful. While documenting our journey I am also trying to provide maximum value to my readers. Next week I will be putting up part 2 of planting the flag. Thanks CJ

  11. CJ says:

    I appreciate the detail you put into documenting your journey the introspection you put into your refections.

    • Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog post. I have been though a lot of hard knocks and had to meditate on how to learn from them. It is my pleasure to share these with you and my other readers. Thanks CJ

  12. Kelli Hansel says:

    Lots of awesome information! Great Blog! Wishing you much success in your by!

    • Thanks Kelli, I’m glad you liked the blog. A lot of work and leaning has gone into setting this up and getting working. For me it is a labor of love. If it just helps a few people get moving in the right direction It is worth it all. CJ

  13. Steve Moore says:

    Some great advice you shared in there. We’re on a similar path businesswise and I look forward to popping back now and then to catch up and compare notes

    • CJ says:

      Steve, I would love to stay in touch as we both go on this journey. I’m working not only to document SJ and mines journey but to also impact and help as many as I can get off the marketing hamster wheel. Look forward to reading your blog.

  14. Tony says:


    Great post thanks, I tend to be a ‘jump in with both feet’, ‘never read the instructions’, ´’fly by the seat of my pants type of person, so it was interesting and challenging to read through a more structured and thoughtful approach.

    I look forwardto hearing more about your journey

    • CJ says:

      Tony, your not alone in jumping with both feet without stopping to evaluate things. I am the same way. I cannot count how many times I took class and start with the advance class before taking the introduction. However, I learn if I want to succeed I must stop and take the time to start with a plan and understand where you’ve been, where you are and where you’re going. Thanks CJ

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