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Jim Alvino
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  • Kay Newton
  • Gregory Anne Cox
  • Adriane  Berg
  • Melissa H. Kuzma
  • Adero C E Allison, PhD
  • Judy Papio Mastracchio
  • David Lee Jureczki
  • Sandra Rhodda
  • Mike Campbell

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My Life's Purpose

This group is about personal and professional development for all Boomers. It’s about sharing our life’s experiences and wisdom with each other and the world; and it’s about living our passion, reaffirming life’s meaning, and building our legacy.See More
Aug 25, 2013
G. Richard Ambrosius joined Jim Alvino's group
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My Life's Purpose

This group is about personal and professional development for all Boomers. It’s about sharing our life’s experiences and wisdom with each other and the world; and it’s about living our passion, reaffirming life’s meaning, and building our legacy.See More
Jun 9, 2013
Jim Dooley joined Jim Alvino's group
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My Life's Purpose

This group is about personal and professional development for all Boomers. It’s about sharing our life’s experiences and wisdom with each other and the world; and it’s about living our passion, reaffirming life’s meaning, and building our legacy.See More
Apr 28, 2013
Lee Gale Gruen commented on Jim Alvino's group My Life's Purpose
"Very interesting group.  I love to connect with Baby Boomers and seniors who still have a passion for life and don't just spend their days sitting in front of the TV watching Soaps.  I'm busier now than when I worked during my…"
Mar 31, 2013
Lee Gale Gruen joined Jim Alvino's group
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My Life's Purpose

This group is about personal and professional development for all Boomers. It’s about sharing our life’s experiences and wisdom with each other and the world; and it’s about living our passion, reaffirming life’s meaning, and building our legacy.See More
Mar 31, 2013
Donna Buckner joined Jim Alvino's group
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My Life's Purpose

This group is about personal and professional development for all Boomers. It’s about sharing our life’s experiences and wisdom with each other and the world; and it’s about living our passion, reaffirming life’s meaning, and building our legacy.See More
Jan 12, 2013
Fran Larkin replied to Jim Alvino's discussion Double Your Income Doing What You Love in the group My Life's Purpose
"Hi Jim- In my talks about The Emotional Side of Retirement, I talk about leaving a Legacy and has anyone thought about that. Many of the attendees have never thought about it! After my talk, lots of folks say "Boy, there is a lot to think…"
Aug 14, 2012
Sylvia Manlove joined Jim Alvino's group
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My Life's Purpose

This group is about personal and professional development for all Boomers. It’s about sharing our life’s experiences and wisdom with each other and the world; and it’s about living our passion, reaffirming life’s meaning, and building our legacy.See More
Jan 24, 2012
Cynthia Riley Shelton and Jim Alvino are now friends
Nov 12, 2011
Cynthia Riley Shelton joined Jim Alvino's group
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My Life's Purpose

This group is about personal and professional development for all Boomers. It’s about sharing our life’s experiences and wisdom with each other and the world; and it’s about living our passion, reaffirming life’s meaning, and building our legacy.See More
Nov 12, 2011
Donny Eisenbach joined Jim Alvino's group
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My Life's Purpose

This group is about personal and professional development for all Boomers. It’s about sharing our life’s experiences and wisdom with each other and the world; and it’s about living our passion, reaffirming life’s meaning, and building our legacy.See More
Aug 10, 2011
Jim Alvino added a discussion to the group My Life's Purpose
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Join Law of Attraction Expert Michael Losier on May 28!

Every moment of every day we are attracting and creating our reality.  But are we getting more of what we want or more of what we don't want?  My Canadian friend and bestselling author of "Law of Attraction," Michael Losier, is doing a free teleclass on uncovering our fulfillment needs and living our life's purpose, on Saturday, May 28, from 9:00-9:45am PT.  Here's the link to Register for the class:…See More
May 22, 2011
Jim Alvino replied to Robert J. Krakower, CFP, CLU's discussion Another nail in the coffin of the aging pension system in the group Redefining Retirement For A New Generation
"I've read the article.  The changes must happen and will happen despite the outcry of thoses affected most.  The same old same old isn't sustainable.  Cuts already taking place to support the unsupportable are bad for all…"
May 17, 2011
Jim Alvino added a discussion to the group My Life's Purpose
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Double Your Income Doing What You Love

I have been reading Raymond Aaron's book, "Double Your Income Doing What You love," and I wanted FIRST to share how it helped me clarify and focus "my life's purpose."  [Raymond Aaron is one of my mentors/coaches, BTW.]  Raymond asks readers to think about their legacy and what epitaph they would have on their tombstone.  I encourage you to do this without too much thinking or processing, go with what comes up for you intuitively. For me it was something like, "He helped others achieve their…See More
May 14, 2011
Grace Becker replied to Jim Alvino's discussion Do we really know what's true? in the group Redefining Retirement For A New Generation
"In my opinion, we should have had the option to take part of that money all along to invest on our own terms. I suspect that all along there has been some tapping into the fund. I have no proof of that, just a hunch. That said, all of us, no matter…"
May 14, 2011
Jim Alvino added a discussion to the group Redefining Retirement For A New Generation
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Do we really know what's true?

I hear and read a lot of conflicting "research" on the solvency of Social Security.  There are nearly 80 million boomers.  Will there be enough money to pay out what has been promised?  Maybe for those of us who were born before 1950, but what about those boomers who are only 47 or 48 years old?  I never expected to "retire" in the conventional sense, but will most of us be working for the rest of our lives? How do we gear up or brace outselves as we approach between 65 and 70 years old and…See More
May 14, 2011

Monetize Your Niche: Pursuing Your Passion for Profit

A Little About My Company

Monetize Your Niche™, Inc. is an Internet based company that assists entrepreneurs in discovering, developing, and pursuing their passions for profit. MYN guides and directs the entrepreneur throughout the entire process from self-discovery to niche monetization via select human and online products, services, resources, networks, and coaching.

Founder and President Jim Alvino brings a unique set of talents and experience to this venture with a background in association management, strategic planning, marketing, creative problem solving, contemplation and meditation training, network marketing, direct selling, and award-winning educational publishing. Jim has come to be known as "The Potentializer" for his ability to empower those with whom he interacts to Be Your Best Potential Now.

I have a group on Facebook devoted to helping others monetize their niche. I would be honored if we became friends and you joined my group.

A Little About Me

It was probably the great American business philosopher Jim Rohn from whom I first heard the phrase, “profits are better than wages.” I knew this implicitly my whole life. Wasn’t the paper route I had as an elementary school kid, the “landscaping” business as a teenager, the karate classes I taught at the community college, my consulting firm [James Alvino & Associates] founded in 1990 more ME than the guy punching the proverbial time clock just to make ends meet?

Like many of you, I’ve been there and done that, built somebody else’s dream at the expense of my own. Hey, but I know how to leverage and parley. I built an expertise too in strategic planning and creative problem solving (CPS); honed my training, presentation, and communication skills; and developed the passion to strike out on my own.

If you need to know my pedigree, here it is: I got “poor dad’s” advice a la Robert Kiyosaki, got good grades, went to the best schools, got terminal degrees (Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston College), and set out to make my mark in the world.

I’ve always been an achiever with a strong pursuit of excellence. My Best Self in high school was Best Athlete, in college Best Honors Student, in grad school Best Ph.D. Candidate (received "Highest Distinction"), in business Best Company President, Best CEO of three companies, as a writer Best Educational Journalist (multiple publications and awards), and as an entrepreneur, The Best Entrepreneur I Can Be!

One of the greatest lessons I ever learned at home was persistence and perseverance. Success is not a sprint but a marathon. There are no failures, only lessons. The glass is neither half empty nor half full, it is overflowing with possibility and opportunity. I’m fond of quoting Wayne Gretzky, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Take the shot!

A Little About My Personal Passion : The Story of Sagara

This is a memoir not an autobiography (a distinction made by the late Norman Mailer in an interview late in his life). Or as Isabel Allende might say of a memoir, "You are the storyteller of your own life, and you can create your own legend or not."

I've subtitled the book with a marketing tag for Boomers, but in truth the content, experiences and lessons transcend such demographics and their limitations. We're all the same Self regardless of age or Age.

I think the book's structure is unique: it is both thematic and chronological at the same time with "Flashforwards" that will take you on "time travels" that support the thematic content being addressed. Each chapter begins with a prologue in which Sagara (my spiritual name in Sanskrit meaning "ocean") reminisces about or takes a psychic journey that sets the tone for the remainder of the chapter. Some of these "journeys" were guided in deep meditation. I am at heart a mystic...

However I do not espouse a religious position in the book, although you will see I claim India and the East as my spiritual roots. I am a believer... and what I believe is that the Universal Truths and profound experiences described herein -- despite the Idiosyncrasies of my personal story -- are common to ALL religions.

Likewise, there are many meditation, contemplation, and visioning techniques explained in the book; there are sections devoted to mantra repetition and other spiritual practices that can help deepen your faith and your spiritual journey... whatever it may be.

The entire memoir – what has been written and what is yet to be written – is my calling, my destiny and legacy. I believe that some of its contents – particularly the recounts of the numerous "Shaktipat Intensives" – have the capacity [through the Guru Principle] to give you, the reader, an actual experience. The way I envision it, when you put down this book, you will have taken my journey and a trip of your own!

Here it is, The Story of Sagara. Please check it out and download Chapter One for FREE. Thank you!

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At 4:22pm on March 14, 2011, Dr. Douglas Fitzgerald said…

Hi Jim,

Thank you for the friend invitation.  I look forward to talking with you soon

Doug

At 6:26pm on January 2, 2011, Kisane Slaney said…
Hi Jim - Remember me?  BIG apology for taking so long to get back to you!  Bet your business is booming by now :-)  Happy New Year!  Kisane
At 12:35pm on June 17, 2010, Victoria FittsMilgrim said…
Link is http://www.truelifecoach.net/summerretreats2010.htm (couldn't get the hyperlink to work!) And thanks!
At 12:34pm on June 17, 2010, Victoria FittsMilgrim said…
Thanks for connecting Jim - it looks like we're involved in similar 'conversations'. If you know any women who are seeking a way to come home to their True Self, please send them to my summer retreat in the mountains of Colorado: Quest for Your True Life: Embracing Change with an Open Heart -
At 11:24am on April 6, 2010, Melissa H. Kuzma said…
Thanks for the friend request Jim. I'm looking forward to learning about you and your company. Love the thought provoking "Life's Purpose" questions!
At 2:12pm on April 1, 2010, David Lee Jureczki said…
Hey Jim, Thank you for the friend request. I look forward to knowing about the people of "Boomer Authority".
At 6:17pm on March 20, 2010, Paula C Snyder said…
Nothing to regret! Just get back to the music if it lives in you!
At 2:43pm on March 18, 2010, Paula C Snyder said…
Thanks for the invitation Jim! We've been connected in other places.

I am working on taking myself where my heart says I should be! Always been creative, always with the joy of music in my life. I am in the process of setting up a support business for creative people who want to earn income with their creative activities. My focus on this will take me from my full-time job which is satisfying but not joyful, to my preferred state as an entrepreneur. More to come...
At 11:29am on March 6, 2010, Dr. Carlos M. Gonzalez said…
Where Is Your Heart?

On the surface you may be thinking the answer to the question, "Where is your heart?" is that it is in your chest. While this is technically correct I'd like to take it to a much deeper level by asking you to think about the following questions. For example, What is your purpose here on this planet called earth? What is your passion? What do you simply love to do? What is gratifying to your soul? What do you love to do? What inspires you? What do you spend your time thinking about?

Imagine what it would be like to wake up every morning and you can hardly wait to jump out of bed. You love what you do for a living. In fact, you love it so much you could do it seven days a week.

What if you inherited or won millions of dollars? What would you do with your life? Would you quit your job? Would you start the business of your dreams? If you own a business would you sell it? Or would you invest more money into it to make it the very best?

I challenge you to examine your life right now. Are you happy doing what you are doing? What are some goals and dreams that you never pursued because life got in the way? Where is your heart? What inspires you? Do you have a book inside you that you always wanted to write? Is there a career that you really wanted to pursue but instead you followed in your parents footsteps?

Life is too short to not live a happy and fulfilled life. When was the the last time you experienced real joy? How could you create more joy in your life? Who are your role models?

There is a special place in the world for each and every one of us. Reach into your heart and search for that place if you have not already found it. Use your God given strengths and talents to be the best that you can possibly be. Give the world your very best. Listen to and live through your heart.

From: www.hangingoutforthehealthofit.com
At 12:21pm on March 5, 2010, Jim Alvino said…
Hi Katie. Sounds like you're monetizing your niche to me. Congratulations! I'd like to learn more about it. Do you have a website I can check out? Whereabouts in CO? My wife and Ihave done the annual Pike's Peak Ascent [half marathon] for the last 7 (me) -- 12 (her) years in Manitou Springs.
 
 
 

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