Hi, I’m Simon: proud Canadian, serial entrepreneur, lover of tattoos, and owner of this blog.
But since talking about yourself is lame, I’ll pump the brakes there.
If you really wanna know more, check out: 15 embarrassing facts about me. Let the stalking begin.
WTF does “Secretariat” mean?
In case you didn’t know, Secretariat was an American Thoroughbred racehorse who is widely considered the greatest of all-time.
In 1973, he immortalized himself by becoming the first Triple Crown winner in a quarter-century and set speed records in all three races.
Check out his record-shattering race below:
Almost 50 years later, Secretariat still holds the fastest ever recorded times on dirt and was named the 35th greatest athlete of the 20th century by ESPN — the highest ranking non-human on the list.
Call me sentimental but there’s something about the pure excellence of this legendary animal that inspires the hell outta me.
So I named this blog after Secretariat with the intention of finding the best of the best ways to create residual income.
In other words, The Economic Secretariat is a pull-no-punches blog for intelligent peeps who are looking for detailed and (somewhat) unbiased reviews of popular MLMs, franchises, and other business opportunities.
No rah-rah, company cheerleading, or get-rich-quick BS allowed.
Why should I listen to you?
You shouldn’t, silly.
Because I’m basically just a moron who never knew when to quit.
Network marketing, affiliate marketing, internet marketing, selling vacuums door-to-door — you name it, I’ve tried it.
With a perfect track record of failure.
But like my old man used to say:
“You gotta eat some dirt before you get to the carrot.”
And he was right.
But some people gotta eat a LOT more dirt than others.
And after many years of eating swimming pools full of dirt, I finally managed to kill my 9-to-5 and now make a comfortable 6-figures from home.
So I might know a thing or two about escaping the ol’ rat race.
What MLM or affiliate marketing company are you with?
Tried ’em both and not my bag, baby.
Ironically, I succeeded using a completely different business model.
(Hint: it involves taking my clothes off for money.)
Truth is, I’m not really for or against any bid’niz opportunity — as long as it’s legit.
If you believe in what you’re doing and build your business with integrity, this Bud’s for you.
But there are far too many Kool-Aid drinkers out there promoting their own companies without pulling back the curtain.
So I created this blog to give other would-be entrepreneurs the straight dope, I suppose.
Or not. That’s up to you to decide.
I’m just here to educate, entertain, and hopefully inspire you to not pull a Houdini on your dreams.
If I can succeed in doing that, the juice is worth the squeeze.
One last thing:
Below is one of my favorite poems, written well over 100 years ago.
Just goes to show that the truth never changes.
Former truck driver, out.
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is strange with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure comes about,
When you might have won had you stuck it out,
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell just how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,
It’s when things seem worst that you MUST NOT QUIT!
~ John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)