My name is Keoni Kim and I’m originally from the beautiful Island of Guam. However, I permanently left my beautiful island when I enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps after graduating from high school. I had no knowledge about the military except what I saw on T.V. recruiting commercials. And I’ve never looked back, only to visit my family every now and again.
I have accomplished many things in my career since then. I have been deployed to countries like Spain, Israel, Greece, Italy, and Jordan. My most recent deployment was to Iraq in during 2005 for 11 long months. It was a great experience and I was so happy to return safe in January 2006. I have also been a Drill Instructor at Parris Island, South Carolina where I trained recruits to become basically trained Marines. That I can say was my most challenging assignment.
In 2006 I was appointed as a Warrant Officer. I went through my officer training in Quantico, Virginia before ultimately ending up in California. My background now is in Personnel Administration. I am a Personnel Officer (Human Resources Manager) in charge of taking care of service records, pay, and order writing.
Now this is where things get interesting. In 2007 I attended my first personal growth workshop. I can tell you that this was the most powerful 4-day intensive experience for me. From that point forward, I dove into personal development because I was so intrigued in what this seminar did for my mind and spirit.
When I met my Fiancée a few years ago, I realized that I needed to make a change in my life. The problem I had was I didn’t want to be trading my time for money anymore. I also didn’t want to be deployed again and be separated for months on end and have her worry about me while I was gone.
I began reading books like Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill. The list is growing everyday! That’s when I decided to take my life into my own hands. I knew I stumbled upon something, something that was dormant in the back of my mind for years that I’ve always wanted to do. What I wanted was to become a business owner. So naturally I started to search on the internet for something that I could do from home. A business that I could do with the internet, laptop computer, and a cell phone.
So I started this blog. Don’t get me wrong. I have learned to love my current profession and after working on myself, I figured out that I have a talent for mentoring individuals in seeking financial success. No not as an investment advisor, more like a financial coach.
But the first couple of months when I started inventorying my finances weren’t exactly a walk in the park… Not having a CLUE how to budget, basically all I was doing was spending myself into a big black hole because I couldn’t control the guy in the mirror looking at me. (Sound familiar?) Today, however, I’m excited to say that I have become a savvy budgeter and internet entrepreneur, specializing in debt reduction and building your savings.
Adding VALUE to other people’s lives is what I love providing…which is another reason why I love to be able to give other hope again with their finances!!!
“A person is paid in direct proportion to the service they render mankind”
~Thomas D. Willhite