WHO Is JOE
I was raised in Virginia and Pennsylvania. I put myself through college on scholarships and by working multiple jobs. I attended VMI and U.VA., then joined the Air Force, was stationed in Florida at
Patrick AFB where I worked as a launch officer on the Minuteman program and participated in over 50 launches. After the USAF, I joined IBM, worked on the Saturn V Moon Rocket launch, and then returned to school at the U. PA Wharton School where I earned a Ph.D. in Economics.
For a career, I worked as an engineer, engineering manager and executive. As a manager, I brought many products to market such as the IBM Point of Sale Systems; TELXON hand held computers; Honeywell X.25 packet switching system, TENERON encrypting modems and California Microwave’s X.25 wireless Point of Sale systems. I worked high tech and state of the art because I understood and enjoyed high tech. The technology was always changing and challenging. I gained enough knowledge that I started and ran my own consulting company, Raven Communications, for 10 years.
Finally, I rejoined IBM as a Global Services Competency Principal for Communications_Security_Business Resiliency. IBM calls mainframe back up “business resiliency”. I worked with large financial institutions in the financial sector across the Midwest.
Once retired, I moved to Las Cruces, NM where I got involved in Constitutional education. My goal was to educate others on how important the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were to this nation. In Las Cruces, I co-founded Las Cruces Sons of Liberty, http://www.lcsonsofliberty.com , which currently gets about 5,000 inquiries per day. I had fun doing this. However, it introduced me to what I call the application layer of the internet – Internet marketing. Up to that time, I had generally worked at the communications layer. It also made me do deep research into Constitutional principles.
Internet marketing intrigued me for a number of reasons. The profession was only 10 years old and new. In addition, it was the most rapidly growing segment of business in the world with 1 billion people online and 2 billion users. Furthermore, internet marketing is expected to create 10 million new millionaires over the next 10 years – and it can all be done from home. Being an old “fire dog” for bringing new products to market, I was intrigued. I had already decided that as a retiree, I wanted to work from home, which I knew would curtail my “technical consulting” because that required too much travel. Becoming an “online marketer” sounded ideal because I could learn new technology, use my years of experience to help others, write about my obsessions – geopolitics, financial education and economics – and make money.
I researched the internet and found a few companies that interested me. I joined WMI as an M3 and became a Founding Member of Vertical Rising, Vertical Legacy and the Champion Movement when the WMI management team formed these new companies. This was my first venture into becoming an online marketer; therefore, I wanted to work with experts to learn the business. After watching and listening to Ryan Nelson at WMI, I became one of his enthusiasts because he understands both the technology and the marketing aspects of being an online marketer. I learned a lot from Ryan and his team. He has helped me build a website, write a personal blog, publish 40 + articles and publish two eBooks about my ideas. On my educational site, http://www.jpfinancialeducation.com, I surprised myself because within 10 months I had over 16,000 readers who read my articles. This woke me up that anyone could do this – including me! If you have a passion, get a website, write a Blog and become an affiliate marketer. In this way, you learn how to make money from home while doing something that you love.
My career in corporate American led me into teaching because for 40 years I was always involved in bringing new products to market. This requirement to educate the field force and customer base gave me a broader experience than engineering – – – how to teach and the best ways to present new material. As a manager, I set up educational programs for products in four Fortune 100 companies.
If you join the Champion Movement, I would likely be your facilitator for discovering your WHY. I would enjoy interfacing and meeting and working with you as a member via Skype. I take pride in members I introduce to the Champion Movement. On my team, I would guide you to set up your business, your blog and encourage you to write about your areas of expertise with a goal of getting you financially independent in your own business quickly.
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