Shannon Denniston - Entrepreneur. Ferrari Lover. Beach Bum.
Follow your dreams. Or you'll spend the rest of your life working for someone who did.

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Age: 35

Married: 12 years

Children: Two daughters, ages 7 and 10

Hometown: Mount Sterling, KY

Future Residence Lineup: Destin, FL ---> Lahaina, HI ---> Private Island

Favorite Beaches (so far):
Orient Beach in St. Maarten
Magens Bay in St. Thomas
Frigate Bay, St. Kitts
Pigeon Island in St. Lucia
Lahaina Beach in Maui, Hawaii
Baby Beach in Aruba
Paradise Beach in Cozumel, Mexico
Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman
Navarre Beach in Navarre, Florida
Alys Beach in Panama City Beach, Florida
West Bay in Roatan, Honduras

Highest Education: Bachelor of Business Administration from Morehead State University

Business Launch Year: 1997

Months Before Achieving a Profit: 1

Number of Employees: 0 (thank goodness)

Hours Worked Per Week During Startup: 100+

Hours Worked Per Week Now: 20

Personal Business Portfolio:
I help people start businesses: RetireAt30.com
I help people find rental housing: KyApts.com
I help people do a better job with their email marketing: ContactBuddy.com
I help people register domain names and set up website hosting: BuddyDomains.com

I Enjoy Working With: People who want to live life on their terms instead of someone else's. Spouses who need more date days. Parents who want to raise their kids. Burned out professionals who want financial peace of mind without the daily grind. Young Entrepreneurs with big dreams. Baby boomers who want to retire sooner and not have to worry about money.

I Relax By: Doing outdoor activities like walking, jogging, cycling, hiking, camping, RV-ing, ATV-riding, kayaking, canoeing, yoga, meditation, deep-sea diving, and swimming in the ocean. Traveling the world with my family, exploring new places. Full body massages on the beach. Everybody loves massages on the beach, right??

I Keep in Shape By: Being an active Dad and Spouse. Walking, running, cycling, and swimming. I am a vegetarian. I am working to avoid dairy and high fructose corn syrup. I try not to consume fluoride and because of this, I am often found with a bottle of all natural spring water in my hand.

Favorite Part of My Business: I decide what I do every day.

Least Favorite Part of My Business: People who say they're going to do something but do nothing. People who make excuses. Whiners.

Favorite Quotes:
Follow your dreams. Or you'll spend the rest of your life working for someone who did.

You never work for somebody else. Someone else might sign your check, but you're the one who fills in the amount. - Zig Ziglar

Don't trade time for dollars. You will never have enough time to make enough dollars.

Person Who Most Influenced My Life: My Dad (the late JD Denniston). He had a passion for helping others. He saw the job through. He always did the right thing, even when it wasn't the most popular thing to do. He taught me to buy income-producing real estate and don't be shy about asking questions of those who know.

Secrets of Business Growth: Keep it simple so people feel they can do what you do. If an 8-year old child can't do it, don't teach it. Make sure everyone on your team is on the same page, teaching the same skills, and doing the same business-building activities. Recognize people publicly for what they do. Behavior that gets rewarded gets repeated.

How Others Describe Me: Passionate, Inspirational, Go-Getter, Ambitious, Driven, Focused, Trustworthy, and Supportive. If you aren't passionate about what you do right now then find something you are passionate about and do that, do this now! Don't focus on making money, focus on taking all out massive action which will bring the money to you!

Who I Admire: I admire people who accept responsibility. People who do their own thing. People who have never accepted the impossible and people who don't seek the opinions of others unless they have the knowledge. People who design their life and work toward their own goals instead of surrendering to someone else's. You can live the life you dream about and I can help you get started!

My Favorite Tools: iPhone, ContactBuddy, and SendOutCards. Business is about relationships. It is through these relationships that people grow to know, like, and trust us. When you earn a person's trust, they are comfortable doing business with you and if you treat them right, they will reward you with repeat business and referrals! What do YOU give people to earn their trust? Do you give them value? What reasons do you give them to do business with you instead of your competition? Most importantly, how do you make them FEEL?

Favorite Magazines: Networking Times, Travel + Leisure, duPont Registry, Robb Report

Favorite Books:
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Who Stole the American Dream by Burke Hedges
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
The Business School For People Who Like Helping People by Robert T. Kiyosaki
The Business of The 21st Century by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Rich Dad's Rich Kid, Smart Kid by Robert T. Kiyosaki
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
As A Man Thinketh by James Allen
The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
The Greatest Opportunity in the History of the World by John Kalench
Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
Beach Money by Jordan Adler
7 Strategies For Wealth & Happiness by Jim Rohn
The 45 Second Presentation That Will Change Your Life by Don Failla
Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive by Harvey B. Mackay
Go For No! by Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz
The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

Special Accomplishments:
1. Full-Time Dad to two loving daughters.

2. Husband to a supportive spouse.

3. Recipient of MSU's Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (Magna Cum Laude).

4. Company Record Setter with ProSTEP, Inc. for attaining the highest leadership rank (Master Consultant) in the shortest amount of time (I did it in <90 days). I was also the youngest distributor to ever be awarded the title of Master Consultant.

5. Recipient of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Young Entrepreneur Award (national recognition).

6. Honorary IS Ambassador with MSU's Department of Information Systems in their College of Business.

7. I am working on this one.

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