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So here’s my Maui story. Can you believe I, Cesar Ramirez, finally turned the big 4 0. Yeah, forty years old and I can’t even tell you that I feel any different, but I can tell you that I have yet many goals to accomplish. It all started in early summer of June 2017. I was planning a 40th birthday party in a local winery that I formally DJ at called The Temecula Coach House for my family and friends. I thought it’d be nice to get family and friends over to celebrate a pretty huge year. It may even be called over the hump for some. Then I realized that I may not spend the quality of time I wish to with my 3 sons and wife…
So during a snapchat session, I was watching a couple in June 2017 that were posting sunset videos of Maui, Hawaii. And I was like, wow, that would be awesome. I asked the snapchatter, hey when is a good time to start planning a vacation like this? He said 5 to 6 months ahead of time. And at that moment I realized, that’s it!!! December 8th is my 40th and 6 months from now I will be prepared to pay this trip off :-). I shopped around different sites and came across package deals from Costco, Travel sites and so on and I found that it would be good to break down my reasoning for not picking an all-in-one package.
#1 – Hotel – AirBNB – Why? Because I have a family of 5 and the 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment we got is amazingly big compare to hotel space. It has a full size fridge and we stored food we cooked with for the week. Saving big money on not eating out. – 7 Days costs us just around $1100 for stay and about $400 in groceries.
#2 – Car to get around – Since I have a lot of points with Avis, I decided to take advantage of this and I got to save about $350 renting a van for a family of 5. You may not need such a big space.
#3 – Flights – I went through AAA since I have a membership and the flights cost us just below $450 each. Total = $2250
Costco Price= $5500 | Me shopping around price= $3700.
#4 – Paid Events to do with the kids and wifey – broken down below (I avoided Time share activities since I value my time.) There we paid a small amount more to dictate our vacation our way.
We left Saturday morning at 6am from San Diego and had a 1 hour layover in Los Angeles (LAX). We arrived in Maui 5 hours later. Remember Hawaii Time goes back 2 hours. So set your clock back if you’re coming from California 2 hours or more if you’re coming from elsewhere.
Sunday Day: We are devout practicing Catholics so we attended early morning Mass at Christ The King Catholic Church.
The first event we did after our car rental and checking into our hotel was the Maui Aquarium. Since you’re on an Island, I recommend educating yourself on the sea life around you. They have a 15% discount if you buy your tickets online. We ended up buying and booking there on the spot. Remember, it’s not what you make but what you keep. We really enjoyed this show and I recommend getting the audio commentary so that you know the history of what is what. A great spot to take pictures next to the yachts and boats.
My sister Veronica assisted with some of the must do places. I will cover these in a few… Thanks sis!
So I have a friend who I’ve known since 6th grade. She was someone who I actually had a crush in for all of my middle school years. That’s besides the point but she knows Maui, Hawaii and I decided to ping her on Facebook because she’s a great friend. Chantelle is awesome and recommended some great spots… accept this one. She didn’t recommend the Road to Hana. We actually had 2 people tell us they didn’t but we did it with fashion. There’s an app called The Gypsy Guide of the Road to Hana. I highly recommend spending the $5 and getting it from the app store. You learn the history and the travels to the Road to Hana. Here are some of our pictures from this amazing trip… And yes, planning ahead by reading this post is key to winning a bad ass trip to Maui….
Don’t these pictures look like a fake backdrop? Seriously though!
Ok so enough with this awesomeness. I absolutely unequivocally believe you deserve the best. And YOU do.
Xochilt, myself, Lil Cesar, Adam, and Luke believe it also!
When you’re spending time in Paradise. Oh my goodness, time just suddenly stops and calls for you. Why would you have it any different?
We visited Our Lady of Guadalupe on her Feast Day Dec 12th. It’s amazing that Maui’s Catholic Church honors her appearance in Mexico in the 1500s. Respect!
You must try the Gelato on Front Steet! We also Enjoyed the Pizza!
More to come stay tune…
Ray Higdon 2017
This is Episode 2 of the Embedded Strategies Podcast. The gentleman I’m about to bring out is someone who took the saying of “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”
into fruition for me.
That’s right Mr. Ray Higdon is a leader that came out and served from the back of all of his people on his team in a Network Marketing company he and I were a part of in 2010. He saw that I was putting people into his organization through my Craigslist marketing and he wanted me to come out and teach his team. It’s because of this connection that I was able to create a product that helped hundreds of people change their marketing strategies to attract local folks in their business from Craigslist.
Today I’m bringing out Ray to have him share the story of how he became a success and to understand that you can make yourself available if you attract humble leaders into your business. He is the husband of the beautiful Jessica Higdon who I had in my first Podcast.
Disclaimer: This is my affiliate link for Ray’s First 90s Day’s in Network Marketing. These purchases assist you in business and assist me in funding these podcasts and bringing out these great leaders.
So it wasn’t long before I got reminders from my 9 year old son Adam that I had to give “the Talk” to my 12 year old son, Cesar. Therefore, after several nags from Adam, I finally just pulled the trigger and sat down with my oldest son ‘Little Cesar’ to give him the talk about the “birds and the bees.” I will attribute the ignition of this conversation by one of my favorite childhood shows “The Wonder Years”. One night we were watching an episode where the high school coach drew out human body parts that I was able to explain later to my son on a white board.
One thing to note is that the idea of a parent from my semi-conservative upbringing is that we are to use our best judgement when dating a girl that we thought would be best for our future family. I dropped my experience of several girlfriends with my son on why I believe they didn’t work. I also told him the reason why I married Xochitl, his mom and why our marriage has lasted so long (13+ years), sometimes you have to deal with many things with marriage, you have to try to understand your partner, last week I hired the local domestic cleaners because I know Xochitl was getting to a point where she was not able to handle that many things at the same time.
I firmly believe for this marriage to have worked so long it had to be explained in great detail to my son. It’s a Jesus Christ centered marriage with the fullness of The Catholic Faith. We have instilled the same values of our Catholic faith to our 3 sons. It wasn’t always that way though. I was a cradle Catholic and living a very secular life. Maybe too extreme to the point where I almost lost my marriage.
As an engineer, I always find ways to fix things. Therefore, I knew what was missing in my life wasn’t more TV show watching, or more chasing a new business opportunity, or starting over with a new relationship. It came down to one thing and one thing only… We needed to strengthen our understanding of what it means to be a Catholic and a Catholic family. That is where I found peace. That is where I found to be the most humble.
For those that have a preconceived notion of what it means to be a Catholic because of the other 40,000+ denominations that took off from the Catholic religion… Simply put, it’s the Fullness of the Christian faith that Jesus started with Peter in year 33 (Matthew 16:18). It was like that for 1500 years until “Man” screwed it up.
I share with my son that I remember dating a few girls in my young adult years that felt trapped because they “wanted to be free to do whatever they wanted to do without guilt.” Therefore, they either made fun of people at church or they simply made fun of me for wanting to take them to Sunday mass.
For those that understand that it’s a “Mortal Sin” to miss mass on Sunday, don’t miss mass. We go because like oxygen, the soul needs more of Jesus to breathe. Catholic means “Universal” Christians. Meaning everyone, even you. I remember one of my ex-girlfriends throwing it in my face stating “You think you’re perfect because you and your family go to church on Sundays…” As much as that hurt, I simply didn’t know how to respond to that at the time — But I will now. I simply go to mass on Sundays because I know that I am far from perfect. I need more of Christ in my life because I live in a secular world surrounded by folks that are lost and need prayer too.
I know what you were expecting wasn’t my conversation about faith in my son but just like a secular person would try to be their children’s best friend, I was just being a Father. I believe the role of a Father and a Mother in a family household stands strong as each has their own roles to complete for the family, In my case I was the one who made sure to have the atlas ceramics range of tools for my house. It’s almost as natural as not having each other compete for a win of a job. Mom doesn’t cut half the grass and dad doesn’t cut the other half. Everyone naturally should know their role through the family. There’s a sense of peace and understanding when that is put in place.
I spoke to Cesar regarding his body changing. His natural desire to like girls and have desires for dating them. Additionally, I told him it’s a lot easier when you meet a girl who is from a Catholic family and you both can grow together in the faith “after you finish your educational goals.”
The reason I married Xochitl was because I saw a loving desire for family in her as I had. I wanted children and I knew someday I will be sitting with my son having this talk about the importance of family, the importance of woman to come from a good family, and if it’s God’s will to have children and pay it forward.
I use to think it was the woman’s role to take care of these things and the man goes out and makes the cheddar. After studying many books like Men’s Spirituality by Philip Chavez, I know that it’s important for a father to step up to their children and build them on the rock.
Love them. Raise them with good morals and values. Show them how to respect and treat their elders with respect. Be less about selfishness and be more about serving and loving others.
Share this message with everyone you care about because the common sense thing to do these days is to give up. I like to think I’m unique, I’m uncommon, I’m different. In reality it’s the way it should be. Isn’t it?
May the Love, Respect, and the Light of Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
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Improving your MLM recruiting efforts is a simple matter when you wrap your mind around the idea of “promotion versus prospecting” and we are going to take a close, challenging look at those distinctions right here, today.
MLM Recruiting Secrets
When you break it down, constructing a lucrative network marketing business is fairly straightforward.
- You connect with people and uncover a need or wish.
- You present or establish your products or opportunity.
- You follow up to gather a decision.
Take action and implement those 3 step on a steady and regular basis over a prolonged time (think 2-5 years) and you are able to not aid however set up a wildly effective business that is able to and will definitely continue to pay huge dividends for a remarkably, very long time. The rate you ‘ll need to pay upfront is certainly worth the payoff down the road.
Yet, as you know, the first test typically comes pretty quickly … Exactly what Do You Do When You Run Out of Warm Contacts?
MLM Recruiting Secrets for Leads
Lead prosperity results in prosperity.
In further words, the fastest … best means to put your MLM recruiting energies on the fast track is to locate a method to get your product and opportunity in front of brand-new people on a steady basis.
You need leads. Plain and straightforward.
Over the years Lisa and I utilized an amount of on-line MLM recruiting services that promised a turnkey option to assist produce leads, follow up and prompt people to require more details.
But, frankly, none of them worked well and the MLM recruiting systems they supposedly had to offer truly did not amount to much more than common lead capture pages that left a great deal to be desired.
18 months ago things changed in a very big way.
Now it’s your turn …
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Been there. Done that.
Still, we enrolled and followed the instructions to get the system set up.
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Since it’s time. You should have it.
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