Meet Margi and Janie

Digital Entrepreneurs with a passion for life and showing others the path to freedom

Our passion is to inspire others to leap into the possibilities that an online business has to offer so that they can wake up every day and work on something that they love.

Hello...I am Margi Batson

My mission is to change the world one person at a time, to compassionately reach out to support and encourage others so that they can confidently believe in themselves and thrive.

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Margi's Story

I’m a baby boomer, the world has changed dramatically since I entered it in 1947.

My parents were 10 pound poms, arriving in Australia with 3 young children in 1948 only to find that their sponsors had been evicted, so with nowhere to live they borrowed a huge tent and set up home on a vacant block of land in Adelaide. Talk about doing it tough.

But they were resilient, they stuck it out and I grew up in the land of sunshine.

My childhood was a mixture of fun and adventure, there were no restrictions and we played outdoors from dawn to dusk. For me life indoors was very different, my father turned to alcohol and family life was volatile and dysfunctional.

I started work at 15 years of age as a shorthand typist and as soon as I was financial enough I moved out of home and shared accommodation with others.

I met my husband at work, after 5 years of courting, we married, and had two beautiful daughters.

Our married life was eventful, we both changed jobs many times, we built several businesses, some successful and others not so. We bought and sold houses, changing our address often, we travelled the world together, life was full of variety.

In 1998 with our daughters both living abroad, we started a new phase in our lives and relocated from Adelaide to Darwin.

My husband opened a business in the finance industry and was very successful. I continued working doing what I knew best, secretarial work, retiring from full time work in 2005.

I was happy and content, enjoying my hobby of painting, playing an occasional game of golf, and travelling overseas.

Life took a 90 degree turn when after 43 years our marriage ended. For the first time ever I found myself living alone, with the realisation that there was a lot of learning I had to do, I’d relied on someone else for many years. It was a huge wake-up call.

Towards the end of our marriage our finances weren’t looking too healthy. Investments had gone pear-shaped, and my husband’s hopes of retiring at age 65 were dashed. He’s still working at the age of 70. I was forced to sell my beautiful apartment, find rental accommodation and apply for the pension, something I never thought I’d be doing.

I took up study and qualified as a FasterEFT practitioner, the training and the connection with others helped pull me out of the downward spiral I was on.  My studies also ate into the meagre finances I was left with. I love the work and am passionate about helping others, and I take on clients who don’t have the means to pay for sessions. Recouping the study costs has been a long, drawn out experience.

A few months ago as I was watching a TedTalk on my computer and came across a digital marketing business opportunity on a YouTube ad and it ticked a lot of boxes. I first saw this business as a means to earn extra income but I’ve realised that it’s much more than that.  It’s a learning academy that teaches both online marketing skills and self-improvement techniques and it’s something both Janie and I can share with others who are looking for a change or for future security.  It’s also given me hope that one day I will again own my own home and not have to rely on the pension.  I actually saw a video about this business 8 years ago and I dismissed it, thinking it wasn’t something I could do. Fast forward 8 years and the only thing that has really changed is that my finances have diminished.

It’s an educational platform, teaching how to market our business, or anyone else’s business online. It’s a community of supporting and encouraging members, and it’s led by people who are visionaries. The two young men at the head, Stuart Ross and Jay Kubassek built their own empires online, but they found that wealth didn’t give them satisfaction. They’ve put together an organization that is first and foremost about self-improvement, a culture of sharing, caring, giving, supporting and helping which is connected to a wealth of knowledge and learning for business advancement.

 

Jay and Stu are the co-founders of the training platform. Their passion for facilitating greatness and growth in everyone who takes the leap of faith is incredible. They are leaders of a company I am so proud to recommend.

Janie and I have formed a partnership to build our online business. Our aim is twofold, we have something to offer other than the traditional way of employment and business, giving hope and encouragement, where right now there might be insecurity and doubt about the future. It also gives us a way to earn a living, giving me back control and flexibility and giving Janie her own job security and less stress.

Just like any business, it’s not easy and it’s not free. It requires a business mindset, investment, commitment to hard work and above all a burning desire to succeed.

We’re committed to sharing and showing other people that there is a different way.  Traditional jobs no longer offer long term security, and this is a great time to take control to learn something that will enable you to live a lifestyle of your own desire and making. My mission is to open people up to another possibility, those who are stuck in the traditional economy, to give them that ‘light bulb’ moment that sparks action and hope.

We’re both proof that it can be done, I’m 72 without any technical know-how, no prior knowledge of digital marketing and I built this website. It’s amazing what can be done with the right mentorship and your own determination.  We’re both learning and taking action and we’re keen to share this opportunity with others who are looking for a change or who are concerned about their future.

If you’re curious and would like more information, just register your name and email address at the bottom of this page and we’ll send you through a free video series. These are the same videos we watched and that sparked our interest.

This organization is heads and shoulders above anything I’ve ever seen. There’s nothing to lose and so much to gain.  I invite you to join us on this journey.

Hey....I am Janie Acutt

My mission is to lead and inspire people to challenge themselves and step into their power, to offer a supporting and learning environment so that people can begin to dream again and move toward their higher self and life goals.

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Janie's Story

I’m Janie, Margi’s eldest daughter (age 47 years). I grew up in Australia with loving parents and a sister Kate who is 2-1/2 years younger. I had a happy and privileged childhood. By no means were we rich but life was filled with love, guidance and support from Mum and Dad.

Mum and Dad were entrepreneurs from the day I was born and I watched them succeed at several businesses although Mum worked on and off in jobs over the years also.  In the back of my mind, I always felt that owning my own business was part of my DNA.

I didn't enjoy the confinement of school.  'Dream big' and 'being different' are not beliefs associated with school.  My parents reminded us, 'dare to be different' and suggested to find our own path rather than follow the herd.  So I followed my passion - musical theatre and left school to pursue it full time.

Aged 20, I moved from Adelaide to London in search of fun, freedom and travel.  Life wasn’t quite so comfortable and I realised, without a professional qualification it was a place where one existed, not lived.  All the travel I had planned and dreamed about was not going to happen on a theatre salary.

I began temping for a Private Equity company - I liked them and they liked me.  They offered a placement in financial college part-time while I worked for them full time.  I accepted and obtained a qualification as a Certified Chartered Accountant. I worked at that company for 13 years and enjoyed the learning and challenges that come with moving up the career ladder.

I met my husband, Scott in my second year abroad. We bought a number of properties in the hope to retire early. The properties became a headache after a number of nightmare experiences like recessions, fires, flooding and bad tenants.  We sold them to be free of stress.

My finance career allowed us to move into our dream home in the country.  The daily commute increased from 1 hour to 4 hours daily and our dream home turned a big stress buster.  Longer days and utter exhaustion, a bigger mortgage, increased vehicle and travel expenses.  The dream of retiring in my 50s was turning into sour eggs on toast!  And the idea that the 50s was the new 30s, I was beginning to feel and look more like 60.

Mum mentioned she'd found a course to help her get clients online for her therapy business.  She said they also taught people how to start and build an online business from scratch promoting other people's products and services.  Sounded good to me. But could I replace my accounting career income?  Apparently so!  I was headed for depression and had already experienced a panic attack on the way to the office one morning so was intrigued after seeing the 3 video workshops.

Starting an online business was daunting and as a technophobe it has taken commitment and consistent dedication.  But I'm passionate about what I do, for the first time in many years.  I've seen first hand the lifestyle that comes with a successful online business - when you do the work.  I'm not talking about fast cars and fancy homes - any well paid corporate career can provide that.  I'm referring to geographical and time freedom.  When your online business is working for you 24/7 globally, you have choices.  Giving you the choice to continue in your traditional career or not.  The time and finances to travel more, and spend more time with family, to seek out your passions and maybe even find your purpose in life (if you don't already know).

 

Janie and Margi with friends and mentors, Grant and Helena who introduced them to the education platform. They were able to quit their 6 figure corporate careers after 18 months of starting their online business.

Looking back to when I first began this digital online journey, it is incredible to have come this far.  I don't know everything but know enough to make a success of any online business thanks to the Mentors training.

I hope this inspires you to take a leap of faith and join us on a very special journey and adventure – a place where you can rekindle your dream; to work on ‘stop existing – start living’!  Expect some hard work and challenges whilst learning something completely new.  But also expect the very best of you to come out at the other end and some incredible life-long friends.

THE VISION

A world where people understand their own potential and realise that they are unique and their life experiences and their stories are of value to others.  A world where people live together in harmony and mutual respect, where they are non-judgemental and are grateful for all that they have, including their freedom.  A world where people aspire to inspire so that we are all working toward a great good.

THE BUSINESS MODEL

Margi and Janie are Digital Entrepreneurs who get paid commissions as consultants by recommending and reselling products and services from other companies that they trust and use themselves.

Margi runs a successful stress relief therapy with clients local and global.

Our Values

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to educate others on how to use their story and uniqueness to create valuable content that inspires others.  To coach and mentor those people;  allow them to open their minds to the possibilities available in a digital economy.  To show them many doors that are open to them when they know the truth.  To help people overcome their limitations, and to believe in themselves so that they can become the best person they can be and contribute to the world in a fulfilling and meaningful way. To be able to help one person at a time and for them to share what they have learnt and for this to have a ripple affect.