FREDERICK & HAUNANI BAKER
On the wings of the wind from our island of Hawai’i—Paradise in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, we send you our gracious Alo-ha—God’s breath of life to ALL!
As memories of the holidays linger, here’s wishing all of you good health, wealth and happiness in the new year. On that note, January 25, 2020, heralds the year of the Metal Rat and begins another 12-year cycle of the Chinese lunar calendar. The rat year is said to bring bounty, opportunity and good prospects. Business will be on the upswing. Ventures this year will be successful, provided they are well planned. This is a good year to make long-term investment plans that will help through the lean years.
Prior to LegalShield, we owned and operated our own businesses. First, we created and actively operated a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt Hawaiian-Chinese Cultural Academy, teaching 75 students six days a week, ages ranging from 3 to 85 years old. Then we purchased a bird-of-paradise flower farm to finance our Cultural Academy and to provide cuttings for planting our 10-acre farm in Hilo. In 1984, a friend of ours introduced us to LegalShield by inviting us to an opportunity meeting. By the end of the presentation, Frederick realized the product, although novel, was an asset that could help our community. Accessing the services back then was a work in progress. In spite of that, we did well on our Island of Hawai’i, as we actively worked our business until 1988, when Frederick entered negotiations to help save the FCC license of an AM radio station in Hilo.
For the next 15 years, we owned and operated the radio station that seemed to encompass our every waking hour. It was exciting and a lot of fun, plus the community loved the station! But we realized that we were getting older and had no retirement plan. As such, at the ending of 1998, we jump-started our LegalShield business. We focused on the intent of the LegalShield story. We learned the product and how to use it and mastered the ins and outs of the marketing plan, to better formulate a simplified strategy of action that we could teach our associates—our partners in the business.
We made it a point to do one thing well before taking on anything else, being mindful to never bite off more than we could chew! LegalShield trainers called it “baby steps.” However, it was not until we decided to sell the radio station and dedicate ourselves to living LegalShield that we could see light at the end of the tunnel. Instead of running around like a chicken without a head, we had a direction and we were at the helm! Today, LegalShield means to us a viable retirement plan. Knowing full well we control how much or how little we want to work and earn. Believe in yourself because, as Matthew 19:26 says, “with God all things are possible.”
God bless you, and God bless LegalShield.