Warning: I am sharing my raw story here, uncut and uncensored. I want to be 100% real and transparent so that if you decide to ever join my team, you will understand that I’m not some marketing guru. Just another simple Canadian redneck. I want you to understand who I am and what I stand for. I’ll be sharing my faith with you in my story. While I understand that this may turn some people away, it is a huge part of who I am and why I do what I do.
This Is My Story:
My name is Johnny Friesen. I live in southern Manitoba, Canada in a small town called Rosenfeld. You’ll soon find out that I’m not what you think a typical internet marketer would be like.
I didn’t come from a sales background, and I definitely did not know a thing about website design (still don’t honestly).
After I graduated from high school in 2007, I started doing a lot of research on making money from home. I saw other people online making it happen and I was sure if they could do it, so could I.
I started buying a lot of courses on content creation, online marketing and so forth. After spending thousands of dollars, I still wasn’t able to put everything together and I was more lost then ever.
About a year after high school, I started dating someone that I thought was going to be the one for me… so I put my “make money” dreams on hold for about four years or so. But then my relationship ended very suddenly.
I found myself in a very deep depression for a year or so after that. I felt alone and depressed and went on to spend an average of $500 per month on alcohol thinking that I could just drown my sorrows and party it all away. My depression got deeper and deeper and I came very close to losing my job… that’s when I found rock bottom for myself.
I Started To Turn Things Around
After a very emotional few weeks, I finally realized that being angry and depressed simply wouldn’t fix the poor life I had created for myself.
I started to put a whole new level of focus on my job as a mechanic in order to repair the first area of my life… and so I would be able to dig myself out of the mountain of debt I had created for myself.
At the age of 25 I started college through an apprenticeship program for automotive repair and finished the 4 year course in 2017; I became a licensed technician and placed near the top of my class. I started to see that life wasn’t so bad, as long as I focused on the things that matter, with a clear, sober mind.
How I Found Network Marketing
In the beginning of 2014, a cousin of mine (interestingly enough, his name is also Johnny Friesen) came to me with a business plan he was involved in. It was with a health and wellness company, and after he showed me the plan, I instantly got it. I understood the compensation and leverage that it could bring me. After doing some research into the company, I found out that they had been around for a long time. I saw people making 6 and even 7 figures per year.
And so my journey of entrepreneurship resumed.
I started doing the home meetings. I talked to my family and my friends. And I quickly realized that I was NOT going to get rich any time soon. I couldn’t understand why they didn’t see the raw leverage that this could bring their lives.
I ended up making about $500 with that company over the course of six months, and that was only because my parents wanted to support me so they bought some vitamins. They didn’t want to see me sink back down into the darkness that my life had been the previous year.
Then, I Found INTERNET Marketing…
At this point, I still believed the whole internet marketing thing was a scam… just dubious marketers trying to take the suckers’ money. But as I continued to research tips and ideas for success in network marketing, I discovered that real people were making an income by marketing their MLMs on the internet.
I was skeptical for a while, but I tried a few things. I joined three more network marketing companies (ridiculous!) and found that nothing was working for me.
One day, I actually reached out to someone that I had been following for some time. Guess what? He actually replied to my e-mail!
I went through his training and learned that the fastest way to learn this internet thing was to actually find someone who was successfully making an income online and simply just copy everything they do. So I did.
Sure enough, I started to see some results for the first time in my life. I began to notice changes in myself all around… my whole outlook on life had become more positive. I was thinking about the future, and it looked bright. My friendships and relationships with my family started to grow stronger.
This business has helped to improve every aspect of my life. I’ve had days where I’ve made upwards of $1000 in a single day… and YOU can do the same thing.
Discovering And Living Your Purpose
In late 2017, I discovered Jesus Christ. While I knew about Christ on an intellectual level, I had never understood that I could have a personal relationship with Him. But I felt that something was missing from my life. There was a void that I could not seem to fill…
I was having a hard time moving my business forward. I was still having a hard time with my relationships with friends and family. And I was still dealing with a depression and an addiction to alcohol. But when it all became too much and I finally let Jesus into my heart, I discovered that THROUGH Jesus all things are possible.
I found Jesus through my Church and a men’s Bible study that I had started to attend. And in early 2017, I got baptized. Baptism was a symbol of my commitment to my Lord and Savior. A commitment that I am no longer going to focus on Johnny Friesen; ME ME ME… but rather I am going to live for God. I am going to figure out what purpose God has for me and work hard to fulfill that purpose.
In The Words Of Jesus:
1. I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener.
2. He takes away every branch that does not bear fruit in me. He prunes every branch that bears fruit so that it will bear more fruit.
3. You are clean already because of the word that I have spoken to you.
4. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me.
5. I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me – and I in him – bears much fruit, because apart from me you can accomplish nothing.
6. If anyone does not remain in me, he is thrown out like a branch, and dries up; and such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and are burned up. – John 15:1-6
The above verses from the Book of John talk about branches (YOU) bearing fruit. And as long as the branches remain attached to the vine (JESUS), they will remain fruitful.
Prosperity Is BIBLICAL
Contrary to what many people believe, prosperity is Biblical. We are not called to be poor and live a life of suffering. We are called to be prosperous so that we can have the ability to be OUTRAGEOUSLY generous, help those in need, and do the Lord’s work.
Think about it: If you are poor and have barely enough money to buy groceries and keep the lights on, can you be generous? Not easily! Because you are so focused on making money so that you can survive… the stress of barely having enough starts to consume you and giving freely becomes very difficult.
But if you are prosperous, you have the means to help others. You have the ability to be generous and you have the funds to do whatever it is that you feel the Lord is calling you to do.
It’s important to keep in mind that our money is not REALLY our money… it’s God’s money. We are stewards of God’s money and if we do not have the ability to manage it well, it will be taken away from us.
For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. Matthew 25:29
Money is not evil… but it is important to be wise and not allow greed to take hold of you.
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. Timothy 6:10
Notice it says “the LOVE of money is a root of all kinds of evil” and not money itself. Money is a tool that can be used to help others and glorify God. And if we can demonstrate good stewardship of our finances, more will be given to us.
It will not magically appear in our wallet. We have to work for it and learn to be resourceful AND faithful.
Here’s What Really Matters…
I now enjoy a life that I have been able to create by design and I love what I do. I have a great relationship with God. I’m able to travel, have amazing experiences and hang out with top earners in the network marketing profession.
But it’s really not about the money. It’s about the person you become during the journey. You will experience constant self improvement. You will learn to love yourself FIRST so that you can develop the capability of impacting other people and the lives of their families. And you will experience constant growth and forward progress.
And it’s about doing EVERYTHING in the name of Jesus and for the purpose of glorifying God and furthering His kingdom.
The reality is, when you have a real strong WHY that you’re working towards, it will be nearly impossible for you to fail in this business or anything in life.
It’s simply not about the money. It’s about the journey. You will find that you as a person will literally transform while you build your business and your dream life.
The relationships you will build during this process are ones that you will cherish forever.
You will develop the capability to make an amazing impact in the world and really build a legacy.
My hope is that after reading my story, you’ll see how important it is to “think bigger” in your life. You don’t need to be a guru. You just need to be YOU… and commit that you’re going to make a change. Commit that you’re going to take the necessary actions UNTIL you have the results. Do this, and you will build the the life that you were made for.
You would be surprised at what’s really possible when you’re willing to work for it. I came from nothing… so if I can do this, so can you.
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All the best,