domingo rogers: Capturing Life in the Fullest

Forever ago and to the future

Well it’s 2014 and looking back at my blog it’s been over a year and a half since I last wrote anything! So much has changed and so much more will be changing….

The largest change is that I am in the final months before my divorce is finalized. Things have been tough but overall it is better that our lives are like this now. I miss my kids dearly but I am much happier not fighting and bickering every day. I know my kids miss me too and I wish I wasn’t so far from them, but I have to believe that they are doing better with their parents not constantly fighting.

During this period I have found solace in my faith and though I haven’t had constant daily quiet time I’ve regularly prayed and taken time to listen to what God would have me do. Attending services at Hope Community church and volunteering has been a great help, but I have found the most joy in actually worshiping in the service while not having to volunteer. Some of these worship services have brought tears of joy and sadness to my eyes. I’ll leave that for another time to talk more about.

Work wise I’ve also made a transitions. I had been with Global Knowledge for the last 8 and a half years and was recruited over to a channel partner of theirs, the National Institute of Training and Education (NITE). Because of delays surrounding the official announcement of the IT Credentialing Initiative from the White House,  NITE was forced to put me on 100% commission which in turn forced me to look for other options for steady income.

The fact that I went on 100% commission, made me look for ways to make money faster than I could with the options available to me through NITE, since booking people into courses that average over three-thousand dollars isn’t something that happens quickly when you are first beginning to build relationships. With the fact that I have ways to make money with my site and with Isagenix, I am focused on building my site, the Isagenix business and looking for work.

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I actually started using Isagenix products while I was still at Global Knowledge and was introduced to them by my former coworker and friend Cassie Hall. Cassie and her husband Nathan had been using Isagenix products for several months. Isagenix was transforming Cassie and she had more energy than she had before. I wanted to make sure that the products would help me be less stressed, help me gain lean muscle mass as I was aiming for functional strength. Having used the products for 5 months, my friends and family can attest that I have more energy and I am less stressed! Along with feeling better, gaining muscle mass, and functional strength I am also on track to being able to completely leave corporate America in 18 months!

Until next time – we’ll catch you on the flip-side!

 

Moments Like These

There are times in your life when you look back and reflect on an event that you only realize in hindsight the impact that one event had on your life. I’ve had many such events happen in my life. There are only a few events in my life, however, that I had an epiphany that what was happening right then, right now, was going to have a far reaching impact into the course of my life. Such an event happened tonight when I received a message from my friend and mentor Mark Traphagen for an opportunity to meet and have dinner with Fraser Cain.

For those of you who don’t know Fraser Cain or Mark Traphagen, allow me to give a short introduction to both men.

Fraser Cain is most widely know on Google+, the social layer of Google, as the primary host of the vastly popular Virtual Star Parties. Weekly, Fraiser interviews both professional as well as amateur astronomers and scientist that specialize in all things space.
Mark Traphagen is know to many as the individual to seek for counsel on the subject of Google authorship, social media marketing, and paid search marketing strategies.
It was with a the following short message on February 1, 2013 that began a world-wind night for me:When I got this message I was shutting down my computer at work and my jaw nearly hit my desk. An opportunity to meet and have dinner with Fraser Cain? My mind raced to remember what we had going on as a family. I had remembered the conversation that my wife and I had earlier in the day about some activities so I quickly called Mark, got the details from him on what was planned and told him I’d call him back to let him know if I could make it or not. Long story short, I was promptly in downtown Raleigh at 6:50pm.
The rest of the night I soaked in everything. But I knew, from the moment that I stepped into the Marriott in downtown Raleigh, NC that tonight was special and would have a lasting impact on me.
Fraser imparted a lot to all of those that were able to gather this evening (Nikol Murphy and Jesse Wojdylo were also in attendance besides Traphagen and me). There were two subjects that Fraser shared that will be with me forever.
First: It is import to figure-out/find areas in any social network (layer) that are lacking and fill that void by building a strong close knit community. Don’t just focus on what you can do to fill that void, but rather cultivate a community of people that come together. By bringing people together, helping them out, and growing the community by paying it forward success will come.
Second: If you have a chance to have thousands upon thousands of people watch and listen to what you have to say, you have the duty to help them out even if that means sifting through SPAM. The impact that you can have for positive change far outweighs small amount of time that it takes to sift through “Asian spammers.”  Use tools that are available for common questions that you might have, but help those that are new!

There was nothing ground-shaking that Fraser shared with us on February 1, 2013 but I knew and know that tonight’s meeting will stand as a the beginning of a special chapter in my life. I truly get it now, how building a community where there is a sense of enchantment and ownership among community members, that’s where great things begin and history is made. When you have moments like these remember them and reflect on them as you go on through your life!


L-R Jesse Wojdylo, Mark Traphagen, Nikol Murphy, Fraser Cain, and Domingo Rogers

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