I enjoy learning new skill sets, and improving myself on a regular basis. I'm a sports fan. I love all football levels of football, High School, College, and Pro. My main interest is building profitable businesses and helping others do the same!
I enjoy going to live sporting events. San Antonio Spurs games, and any level football. I enjoy attending live rock concerts. I'm always happy cooking in the kitchen. I love to help other people when I can. I enjoy going to the movies, and watching television occasionally! I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and traveling when possible!
Jordan Adler, Robert Kiyosaki, Dan Kennedy, Ted Nicholas, Napoleon Hill, Stephen R. Covey, and Stephen King.
"I was looking for a job when I found this one!" Winners never quit and quitters never win!" "We're at the corner of bum f**k, and you got a pertty mouth!" From the movie, "Without A Paddle"
Karl HummelPresident & CEO
Industry: Marketing and Advertising
Experience: Brand New Business (0-1 years)
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I was born at The Ohio State University, Go Buckeye's, and I grew up on a small farm in N.W. Ohio. Upon graduating from High School, I joined the U.S. Army. There, I spent the next 3 years cultivating my love for food service. At the end of my enlistment, I moved back to Ohio, where I spent the Next 3 Years Managing restaurants. I loved my job, but I had no life and I was beat. I was working 60-70 hours a week.
I'd had enough. It was at that point that I dove into my first real attempts at network marketing. I wanted to work for myself, and I needed something I could do in the little spare time that I had available. I also wanted something with unlimited earning potential. So network marketing was a perfect fit.
I tried my hand at the biggest NM company in the country at the time Amway. I sold a few products, but the leadership I needed wasn't there. I then started working with a NM company in the Insurance Industry. I took my classes, took my state test, and got my license. I sponsored my first agent, and started writting some contracts. I was excited! My upline and I started having some personal issues that weren't handled correctly. And that caused a huge problem. My upline began taking my business from me, and no one was willing to do anything about it, so being young and silly, I got mad and quit!
It was back to life as I knew it in the restaurant business. One day I woke up and said, "That's it, I've had enough, there's no way I can do this until I'm 65. I called the local Army Recruiter, re-enlisted, and went back to Ft. Lewis, WA. My goal was to retire from the Army, and put myself in a position so I would never need to work for anyone else again.
I spent the next years of my life living in different places all over the world. I eventually volunteered to become an Army Recruiter. It was the hardest job I had ever had. But it was also a wealth of experience! I quickly became one of the top producing recruiters in the Region. This was where I learned real sales techniques. Where I learned the importance of saying the right things at the right time, and shutting up when it wasn't. I had learned to lead people very well a long time ago, but now I was trying to lead people in an entirely different way. I was trying to lead them to say, "yes", when I tried to close them.
So I became a student of sales. I sought out techniques that no one else had taught me, so that I could be more productive in less time. I learned to cultivate relationships after the sale. I learned how to deal with buyers remorse. I learned everything I could about people in general. How they thought, why they said yes, why they said no. I learned how to be successful as a business professional. And then it happened!
I injured my back at work one day, and my Army career, and My Food Service Career were over, just like that. I had dabled with a few NM companies while on active duty, I even tried Amway again, but I never got anywhere with it really. I either had no time or no money most of the time, so it was probably a losing battle to begin with. But now I was retiring, and my sales skills would be all I had to depend on. So that's what I did.
I made a pretty descent living selling houses for a while. Then I realized I was working 80 hours a week again, so I moved on. I eventually ended up as a Self Contracted sales rep for a company that promoted the local newspaper.
My first week I broke 6 sales records alone, including most sales in a week. By the third week, I owned every sales record that the company had. Several months later, I was promoted to manager, and given permission to start hiring and recruiting my own team of Self Contracted Sales Reps. Over the next year I built a team that made up more then 40% of the companies entire revenues. We expanded the company, and I was promoted to Executive Manager. I now started promoting my best sales reps, and helping them build a strong sales team just like I had.
I left the company after 2 1/2 years and was set financially. I had a sales staff of 3 Managers and about 30 sales reps when I left. My team made up almost 1/2 of the entire multi-million dollar company, I left. And I promised myself then, that I would never ever be an employee again, if I didn't want to be!
I started working with my new company in October of 2008. I've experienced fantastic results so far, and I am absolutely in love with the company I'm with, as well as my life! I am constantly working to improve myself and my skill sets. And I am always happy to share my experiences and knowledge with others. Networking has became a very important part of my business, and I look forward to the opportunity to network with all of you in this community!
As for my internet marketing presence, I'm currently in the process of setting up some landing pages as well as a personal website. This is something I'm doing on my own, so it may take a little while. For the time being, I've decide to use my affiliate landing/capture pages for my listed websites. I will replace the currently listed links, with my new links as I am able to. For anyone interested, I would encourage you to check out the websites that I do have listed. For being affiliate pages, they aren't to bad!
So that's it for now. I plan to add to, and to update my, "about me," on a regular basis, so feel free to check back, and see what's new with me, when ever you would like.
Let's all make this our most profitable year ever!