Military Retiree To Entrepreneur

For military retirees who are looking for a lucrative home business.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Do You Miss Active Duty?

If you sometimes sit around sharing memories of your active duty days, is it because you miss active duty or do you simply have fond memories? The question may look simple but of course isn't. There are some things about active duty life we miss such as the comaraderie, the feeling of making a difference to our country's defense, and the perks (active duty vs. retired pay and certain allowances). And of course, there are certain things we don't miss such as long separations and less-than-ideal moves.

Some retirees are simply bored with civilian life and never quite find a niche for themselves. This is probably more common than we realize. Many of us may not have actually considered retirement at ages 45 or 50 as we set goals for our lives. Heck, some people never even set goals period. I invite you to start right now, today, and set some goals for yourself for the next 30, 60, and 90 days. Maybe you want to lose 10 pounds or buy a new car. Maybe there is a place you want to visit or a good deed you've been meaning to do.

Now set some longer range goals of 6 months, a year, and 5 years. You don't have to have a fully laid out plan to get there, just have a goal. Are some of your goals financial? Perhaps you have some debts you want to get rid of. Or maybe you want a larger portfolio of mutual funds. Are you worried that the current economy may not support your goals? Are there places you've always wanted to visit? Are there people you want to meet or reconnect with?

We are honored and blessed to be able to offer you hope and a plan for achieving anything you desire in life, whether it's financial, personal, or a cause you are passionate about. You may be skeptical because you think that things that sound too good to be true usually are. You owe it to yourself at least look at what we do. After all, we are just like you . We're a retired military couple with 2 adult children, one grandchild, and one on the way. We have elderly parents to take care of. We've worked corporate jobs. We go to church. We pay taxes. (But our home business offers some great savings here.) We have dreams for ourselves, our families and our world.

Trust in your creator to provide for you abundantly. Believe in yourself and your ability to accomplish anything you desire. If you miss active duty life, there are avenues to achieve the same and even more ambitious goals. Give us a call today.

To You and Your Success,
Ed and Sandra Hayes

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Living The Retired Life On Our Terms

So what have you been up to for the past couple of months? We have made several trips to Florida and one to Quantico, Virginia. Never during our years of working for a boss would these trips have been possible. Two of the trips to Florida were family-related and one was a "Super Saturday" in Miami as part of our business. We have certainly been living the "retired" life on our terms, wouldn't you say?

The trip to Quantico was meaningful as well. We were privileged to see our soon-to-be son-in-law receive his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Based on our experience at Quantico, we stand proud as Americans and feel safe in the protection of these exceptional active duty men and women.

Today I spent some time "surfing the web" while our 2 year-old grandson was napping. Actually that was considered "work" for me as an entrepreneur. There are a lot of JOB opportunities for military retirees but who wants a JOB? I mean, we've served our country proudly and made our share of sacrifices. Now that we have earned this retirement status, we certainly don't need to put ourselves back into service in the corporate arena, do you think?

It was so gratifying to hang out with our fellow business associates in Miami this past weekend. We all have our hearts set on serving others as we all set and attain some very respectable financial goals. Unlike our military careers where only a very few reach the highest rank, with Liberty League International, the goal is for all of us to reach the top. There is plenty of room and plenty of pie to go around. Talk to us. Then you are free to make your own decision about how to proceed with your not quite retired life.

To your prosperity,
Ed and Sandra Hayes

Friday, November 2, 2007

Not Quite Retired

At 53 years of age, I hardly consider myself "retirement" age. Historically "retired" was the word to describe people over 65 who could finally draw social security. With military retirees, the age of 65 no longer applies. Not only are we not ready for "social security," whatever that means, but we still have a lot of energy and ambition to achieve new goals in life.

Since Ed "retired" from the Air Force, he has been a realtor, a retail manager, and now a home business entrepreneur. I have been a mother, volunteer, nurse and now a home business entrepreneur as well. We have also become grandparents along the way with our 2nd grandchild due in June 2008.

Actually, it was the grandparenting thing that nudged me in the direction of a home business. I worked as a nurse for a hospital system that was not generous at all with paid time off. In addition, they wouldn't even consider the idea of time off without pay. Since our children and grandchild live 350 miles away, I need a minimum of 3 days to even visit them briefly.

With all that said, what about you? If you're retired from the military, are you living the life you dreamed of? Do you worry about paying bills? Can you travel whenever and wherever you like? Do you have time to spend with your friends and family? Are you able to participate in activities that excite you? I truly believe we all deserve to have the time and resources to live our lives as fully as possible. Personally I am thrilled to be "not quite retired."

To Your Success,
Sandra Hayes

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Defining a Blessed Retirement

As I was walking my dog, Emma, today, I started asking myself how to go about defining a blessed retirement. For me it's living in our dream home on Lake Murray without having to worry about reporting to a J-O-B to make ends meet. It's also having an abundance of discretionary income to have fun and help others.

So now the question becomes "How do you define a blessed retirement?" I'd love to hear from you about this. Maybe you were able to make lucrative investments during your military career and are now basking on the beach with millions in the bank. Or maybe you've resigned yourself to the idea that money isn't important.

People who don't think money is important usually don't have any. It's true that money can't buy happiness but it does afford a lot of options. I'm of the firm opinion that we were created with a desire to grow and become more than we presently are. This fact means that we are also capable of figuring out how to increase our value as human beings, in both wealth and wisdom.

If you are itching to have more money as well as time to creatively use that money, contact us. We're just an ordinary retired Air Force couple who have discovered a simple, fun business. As a result, we have taken the goal of defining a blessed retirement to a whole new level. Our goal is to help you do the same thing, quickly and easily.

To Your Blessed Retirement,
Ed and Sandra Hayes

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Military Retiree Earning a Six-Figure Income

If you are a United States military retiree earning a six-figure income, please stand up. If you know in your heart you deserve to earn a six-figure income, you are absolutely right. I, for one, take a stand for your greatness and am committed to your achieving this goal.

Do you realize that today in the United States, anyone who decides to do what it takes to become a millionaire can honestly achieve it? It won't happen as long as you see yourself working for someone else, though. It will take an open mind, a believing heart, and the decision to do exactly what other millionaires do. This really sounds simpler than it is. The most important part is the believing.

I will admit that I had some limiting beliefs in this area at one time. One reason is that I come from a working class background and always thought that wealth was for someone else. I was brought up with the work ethic to work hard, make do, and maybe one day retire at age 65 or even later.

Of course, career military people usually retire in their 40's or maybe early 50's. Most then find a second career or some kind of job to supplement their retirement income. More and more retirees are looking to really make some serious money. So were we. We didn't want to trade all our time for money, though. And we certainly didn't want a ton of stress to go with it. The military was stressful enough without taking on more of that in retirement.

It may sound like hype to say that our decision to team up with Liberty League International was life-changing but it truly was. Most people have 3 questions when they hear of a lucrative home based business opportunity: 1) Is it real? 2)Can I do it? 3)Will you help me? You know I'll say "yes" to all three questions. Let me show you that the answer is "yes." Just fill out the form on this page and wait for my call. I won't take long because you deserve to be a military retiree earning a six-figure income as soon as possible.

To Your Success,
Sandra Hayes

Friday, September 28, 2007

Blessings In Disguise

Whether you are retired from the military or not, do your plans ever get derailed? I'm sure the answer is "Yes" since you belong to the human race. When things don't go as I plan for them to, I remember a quote from Jack Canfield that I heard about 15 years ago: "It's not what happens to me, it's how I respond to what happens to me that determines the quality of my life." If you really dig into this statement you will find a lot of wisdom. In fact, you may even find that some seemingly negative things that happen to you are actually blessings in disguise.

One of the cornerstone products of our Liberty League International business is a 90-day home study course entitled, "Beyond Freedom." When I finish the ninety days, I start over again knowing that I still have things to learn about myself and improvements to make. This past week one of my assignments was called "Overcoming Adversity." The exercise in this assignment was to list five examples of adversity that I have faced. The kicker then was to look for opportunities that resulted from those times of adversity. In particular I was instructed to look for changes I made, influential people I met, and growth that I experienced.

Some examples I listed included the loss of our first baby and the loss of a job. At the time these events seemed devastating. Looking back on them enables me to see the blessings that followed. For example, after the loss of our baby, I made some wonderful new friends, developed a much stronger faith, and with the birth of our daughter a year later, I realized that God has a bigger and better plan than I can imagine.

I used to think that if I "played by the rules," I would be guaranteed success. Now that I've lived over half a century, I realize how foolish that notion is. I am so blessed to have grown in faith and to have developed the courage to take risks in life. The greatest opportunities await those who step out in faith. That is exactly what Ed did when he left a management position and became an entrepreneur. It is what I did when I followed suit a few months later.

Right now, I don't know your story. Maybe your life has been like a fairy tale and you anticipate "living happily ever after." Or maybe you're not satisfied with how things are going right now. Maybe you're looking for an opportunity to take you to a new level financially, personally, relationally, or spiritually. I don't have all the answers but I have some.

I know the blessings we have received because we dared to take a risk and stepped out on faith. You see, not having enough time and money to achieve our dreams caused us to look for new options. Our previous lack turned out to be a blessing in disguise. My goal now is to help other military retirees like us find new hope for the future. Contact me and we will simply have a conversation. Together we can figure out where you want to go from here and how to get there.

To Your Success,
Sandra Hayes

Friday, September 21, 2007

Successful Retired People Take Action

We all know that successful people, retired or otherwise, take action. Failure to take action leaves us stuck where we are or maybe even sliding backwards. Just wishing for your life to look different will never make it happen. You have to actually make a decision and do something.

In The Traveler's Gift, Andy Andrews describes the story of Col. Joshua Chamberlain during the battle of Gettysburg. According to Andy, the decision Col. Chamberlain made that day changed the course of the battle, the war, and ultimately, the fact that we are The United States and not a bunch of smaller countries. The men under Chamberlain questioned his order to fight rather than retreat or surrender. Chamberlain's men were severely outnumbered and out-armed. Nevertheless, Chamberlain made the decision and saw it through. As far as he was concerned, success was the only option.

So what area do you need to make some changes? Is it in a relationship? Is it in your finances? Are you in an unsatisfactory job? Your broke and miserable friends and family members will probably tell you to suck it up. Life happens. We can't always have what we want. Rich people are just lucky. 97% of people stay where they are because they are afraid of taking action. They consider it to be too risky.

Of course it's risky to take action. But successful people are willing to assume some risk in order to make huge gains in their lives. Successful people know that they are responsible for their results. If their results are not what they want, they make decisions and take actions to change their results. That is exactly what I did. I was not happy with my finances. I was not happy with a job working long hours, with too little vacation, and too little pay. The only way my situation would ever change was if I decided to do something. And then actually do it!!

I did and the rest is history. I'm sitting here in my dream home during what used to be a "work day." It's been a very productive day so far by my standards. I've set some goals and achieved them. In a few hours, I will visit my elderly mother. I never had this kind of time and energy when I "worked." How about you? Now that you're retired from the military, are you ready to take some new action before it's too late? Contact me and I'll call you back. I know where I'm headed because I'm a successful person taking action to get there. I'll help you do the same.

To Your Success,
Sandra Hayes