My second passion, especially after travelling the world and visiting some wondrous places
(over 400 cities, towns and villages in over 42 countries) became photography! I still have
the original 2nd hand “Zenith E” I first took away to sea now and with film in it. Yes, it
still works well, although I do have an up to date digital “Canon D30”, That’s the one I’m
holding in the photo taken by a friend and associate in the photography world, Simon Green
he’s a damned good photographer as well). That was my first exhibition in 2004.
So how did I come to be building a website
that reviews the World lotteries and Syndicates!
Well, life can take some funny twists and turns sometimes … and boy, did mine. Some good,
some really good and some downright bad ones!
To cut a really long story shorter : ) I was running a Pub in Penzance and decided to buy
my own. I had the money in place and was gearing up for the exchange when bang! The sellers
pulled out! Shoosh! What the hell, why, how? I do not really know. Maybe they were listening
to whispers in the town that I didn’t have that sort of cash. Thing is, I did, I even had spare
at the time. Anyway, after paying off the legal fees for something I didn’t get I was £3,500
less in pocket. Now here’s a good twist….
After all that trying to buy fiasco I did not want to work for anybody but myself so started
my own business in 2003/4 as a Photographer, designer, Printer (in a small way) and Arts
and Crafts gallery. Boy ‘o boy, was that a big learning curve. Even after being in senior
corporate management (I had run the Hotel and Catering in the largest naval base in Europe
for 5 years) I had a lot to learn and I had to because it was my business.
Things were going good, hard work, but good. The 2006 forecast was set to blow the business
out of the water and put me in good net profit for the first time thenâ€¦ Here we go again with
one of those twists. Without warning, the bank took away my working capital (much needed)
overdraft. Bang again, it killed my business dead in the water. I couldnâ€™t buy stock to print
cards to sell or paper to print and the bills couldnâ€™t be paid. By January 2006 I had shut
down my business and lost my house. In 4 short years, my half million pound goal had gone to
losing the shirt off my back
I lived for 2 months in a friend’s borrowed camper van on a pub car park. Middle of winter with
no electric, brrrr! I had already got a job in an hotel then a flat! Every penny I earned went
to living though and I couldn’t stop beating on myself for losing my Home! My mother lived with
me and she very luckily got re-housed to my great relief. Crazy isn’t it, I was waiting outside
the house for the bailiff to give him the keys. Would you give your keys away so easily,
I couldn’t flout the law.
Time to Re-Set the Life Goals
By the end of 2006 I had re-kindled some old friendships (Hi George, that's you) where I had
become involved in Multi-level and affiliate marketing. This went back to 1992/94 and wow!
This kind of business had changed dramatically. I’d been really getting used to and to know
the Internet as I used it in my business, but this was different. I re-joined an old team of
entrepreneurs thanks to George and fired up some of the recommended low start-up, low risk
businesses they were researching.
Well, this was the start. I already knew the principles of getting to the top. This time I
knew the principle of not letting failure get in the way of success and somebody taking it
away, never again. By the end of 2007 I was forging a good friendship with one of my upline
affiliate associates Peter T. The team leaders always said to talk to the upline in the team
who you related to best, well Pete was the guy who I could understand face to face. No Bull!
But he had something I have as well! A burning desire to succeed and a passion for the business
we had become involved with and most important, a love and interest in people!
All through 2008 we researched more and more on, how and why some of the top e-lottery affiliates
were getting their success. We did find out but along the way we also found and fell love with the
rest of the gigantic world of the lottery. Our research was throwing up so much that we decided to
put it all together in a couple of websites. If we create a good service and people are happy with
it then that’s great. If it helps to fan the flames of our burning desires and quench our thirst
for the great interest in people we both have, then that’s even better.
Hopefully by the end of June 2009 I will have re-started my photography business again using the
same system I built this site with! (See "The Most Significant Download of My Life" banner link below)
I have already registered the business and website name for it and redirected the website url
to an old site which I have tweaked just to keep people informed of what I am up to!
You see, none of this works without us, or you, or anybody and when I go on field trips for research,
I take the camera with me. Hey! That’s two birds of passion with one stone. (I will publish
lottery related pics I take) Yes I’m happy, I’m a people person, are you?
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make your visits better. We will be starting a newsletter and ezine soon to keep you up to date
with what’s going on in the world of lottery and syndicates.
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on the secrets and reviews of the Lotteries and Syndicates of the World and letting you know
which are the best.
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.Live the life you have imagined".
Henry David Thoreua.