Massive Equifax Breach: What you need to know to protect yourself

Have you heard about the latest breach? The Equifax data breach is a stark reminder that you need identity theft protection. Every year 10 million Americans have their identity stolen. Here is what you need to know about the Equifax breach.
Equifax Breach Quick Facts: Equifax is one of the 3 major credit bureaus, and as such, has access to some of the most sensitive information about you.
· Number of people affected: 143 million Americans, which is 44% of the population.
· Types of data compromised: Social Security numbers, Driver’s License Numbers, date of birth, credit card information and more...
What does this mean?
143 million people and their families are at risk of their stolen data being used. It could take up to 18 months or more to resolve, and you may need to take time off from work to deal with this issue. This is the "pearl harbor of identity theft” one expert said. “You don’t take protection now, you will be one of the people victimized over and over again for the foreseeable future. I mean years."
What can you do?
Secure you and your family with IDShield, a comprehensive identity theft plan that provides access to licensed private investigators, credit monitoring and internet monitoring. (For as little as $9.95)
URGENT NOTE: The solution Equifax is offering is their own product. Can you trust them if they couldn’t protect your records in the first place?? NOT. Plus, what will you do after one year? This kind of data has along shelf life. Remember Mark Zuckerberg’s password was compromised and used 4 years after the LinkedIn breach.
Here is an interesting interview on this data breach (the advisor says he uses IDShield himself):
As you know, I am your go-to IDShield guy. I rarely email my community about the services I sell for a living. But this is just too critically important to be silent on you.
Quickly take 2 minutes to enroll. ShopMEEK.com 
Thank you for your time and urgency in this matter, I am here to support and assist you.

Amazing!



I thought it was amazing when I paid my mortgage with profits from a business I started for less than a pair of shoes....in my first month!
I REALLY thought it was amazing when I made a couple grand my second month! 
Now I'm FLOORED because "one of those things" is flying me out AND putting me up to hear from one of the most successful leadership experts in the entire world, John Maxwell ! It costs thousands to sit in his workshops and companies pay him even more to coach their executives! 
This may not be much to you, but I'm just a kid from the East End and it's all kinda surreal that all this comes from "a business that doesn't work!" 

So August is National Make-a-Will Month. Who knew?




So August is National Make-a-Will Month. Who knew?

Getting a will isn’t the most pleasant of tasks, and consequently, too few people do it. A recent survey of more than 2,000 people found that 64 percent don’t have wills. The biggest reason cited by folks: They just never got around to it. Some said they didn’t want to think about death.

You might believe that only wealthier families need a will. You’d be wrong.

“Having a will is important for every family, regardless of how much money they have,” says Elisa Shevlin Rizzo, managing director and trust counsel at Fiduciary Trust Company International in New York, an investment management firm. “It provides some peace and certainty about how things will be handled after an individual has died.”

If you die without a will, the state could get involved in the costly job of trying to determine who in your family gets what. “It may not be what the individual intended and it becomes much more complicated,” Rizzo says.

Yes, one barrier is the cost, often $1000 or more.  But here at Shopmeek.com we remove this barrier for all.  We can set you up a membership so that  will provide you a top attorney in your state or province to draft your will, living will, and advanced medical directives, all at no extra cost to you over the $20 membership fee.  And the lawyer will even handle it for you over the phone so you won’t have to take time off work or continue procrastinating #ShopMEEK

Jobs on Jobs on Jobs!

I aint gonna lie...when I hear people say they have 2-3 jobs its like nails screeching on a chalkboard! 

The shit literally hurts my ears!

but I've evolved in my personal growth, so I don't say anything....

but to me...TWO jobs are for TWO people! 

Don't get me wrong, I totally respect people doing what they have to do to get ends to meet. 

I admire their ambitions to provide for their families by any means possible. 

I love the drive that they have to do the things they don't want to do to get where they want to be.

BUTTTTTTT

That shit doesn't make ANY sense if you ACTUALLY think about it! 

By nature, with your skill sets, if a job isn't providing you the lifestyle you need or want...what would adding a second (often part time for less money and less benefits..if they exist) give you that the first (often full-time for more money with benefits) couldn't? 

Follow me on this thought process. 

Wouldn't you agree that your job not providing enough income for you is a problem

I think most would. 

Even though most people would, what do most people do next?

 Go get another job. 

Basically that would be getting more of the problem that has them in this position in the first place...no? 

In essence, the job isn't providing what I need so I'm going to get one or two more lesser versions of the thing that has me fiscally unfit to solve that problem. 

Einstein said it best...

“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them”

That's like wanting to lose weight and eating three meals at a time instead of three meals in a day. If that's your thing, go for it, but know that you're fighting an uphill battle in a system that just doesn't work for most people. There has to be more to your life than working jobs just to make money to work more jobs. 

Are you working to live, or living to work? 

What are your thoughts? 

I'd love to hear from you




Having a closed mind .....


I pride myself on being what I consider an astute businessman.

I believe a good businessman , or a smart person, should ALWAYS keep their eyes open for opportunity. Being open minded and willing to try to position myself ahead of trends has always served me well, if not through profit definitely through experience.

I'll admit, I ALMOST blew my latest project off.

I didn't think I had time for anything else. After all I was running multiple businesses, building my portfolio, and consulting as well. It was easy for me to justify lack of time for another venture...but like Richard Branson says "'If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!'

There's never a perfect time to do anything. 

With that said, I started a new business during one of the busiest seasons of the year for me! 

With the power of the tools and system my business team, I was able to make an extra $500 my first month with only 5-10 hours! Now, $500 may not be a lot to you, but it was to me for a couple of reasons. One, it was profit!!!! As a businessman...it was significant to me because sometimes it can take 5-10 years for a business to turn a profit! With my traditional businesses it took A LOT longer to profit as they were very capital intensive up front, and there were lots of skills to learn without much support system. I had to learn my way through...thus costing me time and money. With the system and team, it was VERY different.

With a little more time and effort in my second month, I made FOUR TIMES what I did my first month. Shorty after I earned my first all expense paid trip. Now I'm working on my SECOND and within the next year I'm looking at doubling my personal income!

To think, I ALMOST blew this off. I didn't have time. I didn't REALLY need more money even though I'm enjoying the hell out of it. I had multiple passive flows. I am successful by my standards. I could have given myself every excuse not to take a look at another project...much less get started. With a little effort, I could have even justified it...but that would have blocked my next blessing.

I'm so glad I kept an open mind.

Having In this case, having a closed mind could have been REALLY expensive!

I JUST realized I already won...


I promise I'm not being funny, but I just had a moment. 

I just realized I won

Sometimes when you're in the middle of the hustle, you don't exactly see all that's going on around you.

 I just had an epiphany, a moment of clarity, an aha moment...

call it what you want, but I just experienced it. 

I already won...

All the blood, sweat, tears, sacrifice...it's all worth it...

I'm doing what I was put here to do

I'm fullfilling my purpose

I'm doin exactly what I set out to do!

I just had a crazy flash back
I remember someone asking me "Why do your ideas always require someone else's expertise?"
I thought about it for a second, and really didn't have an answer...until now. I was born to bring people together. I was born to lead people. Now that I think about it, I've always had a strong desire to do three things.

1) Help people
2) Build Businesses
3) Put people together working with their gifts to all mutually benefit


it's in my DNA...
and I today, I look up...
that's exactly what I've done....
it's what I'm doing....
I've won the game....
but I'm still playing...

and I'm just getting started!

If I listened...

If I listened to my mom, She'd still be working 70 hours a week at Hardee's...

if I listened to my friends I'd be stuck in a cubicle....

if I listened to my wallet I woulda quit a long time ago! 

So glad I trusted my gut!