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I graduated the United States Military Academy in 1996 with a Bachelors in Economics and I spent the next 6 years of my life doing whatever Uncle Sam required – none of which had anything to do with economics, business or the internet. In 2002, I got out of the military and began my “civilian” career working for Home Depot as a store manager, then transitioned into Manufacturing and Healthcare – primarily in Management roles for about 17 years.

I remember my first experience with having my own business was in 1998 when I was swindled into the wonderful world of Amway…. Yeah, that didn’t last long, but it just got me really thinking about becoming my own boss at some point in my life.

I also dabbled with several Multi-Level Marketing scams that I don’t even remember their name and I quickly learned how important integrity and helping others is to your business success. In 2001, I created an online gift store using the SMC online business opportunity that you used to see on late night infomercials. That was the first business I made any money with – but it really wasn’t much to speak of, and the horror of 9/11 quickly refocused all of us on more important priorities.

I tried several offline business ideas, including flipping real estate and I even owned a couple pawn shops. But, for various reasons nothing really worked out.

In the year 2014 I found myself divorced and a very single Dad with my children living with me. That was a tough time in my life, but I remember valuing my time with my children so much more than I ever had before. The “be your own boss” bug was back again – and soon I found myself back in the routine of working all day, spending the evenings with my kids, and then pulling all nighters trying to build an online business.

I’ve probably spent between $5,000-$10,000 in online business opportunities – whether they were PLR products, done-for-you websites, software and anything else I could get my hands on – I was sort of a digital product hoarder – everything I saw somehow seemed to “multiply” my possibilities of making money. What I was failing to see was that multiplying anything by 0 still gets you a big fat 0.

In the spring of 2019, I had a very rude and unexpected turn of events when I was suddenly fired from my 6 Figure Income earning job in manufacturing. The reason for my termination was stated that they just wanted to “make a change….” And just like that, I was out of a job. Fortunately they gave me a decent severance package that allowed me to re-focus on building my online business full time for at least 4-5 months.

This time, I decided to find a Mentor – and instead of “going it alone” and trying to figure it all out myself (which I had yet to do in over 20+ years), I partnered with Steven Alvey and John Thornhill through the Partnership To Success program.

This program teaches you in a very step by step way exactly how to build your business from the ground up. The ultimate outcome of this program is to teach you how to create and launch your OWN products!

And so, here we are today, you sitting here reading this blog and hopefully learning from it. Hopefully you will read about my journey and see that anyone can do this with John’s teaching. Believe me, that’s the secret ingredient that you need to be successful – John. He is wildly successful online, he is motivated to help us all succeed and he has built an absolutely world class mentoring program that has helped hundreds if not thousands of struggling or newbie entrepreneurs over the years.

You see, I “wanted” to do something different with my life. I even convinced myself that I was able to do it alone. And it took getting fired from my corporate “security blanket” to see that I had been kidding myself for almost 20 years. My pride got in the way. And I quickly found myself out on the street, with the impending lack of income in 4 months screaming toward me. That’s a scary situation.

However, my story is nothing new, in fact you may even be able to relate to this, and if you can you need to understand one thing. Only one person could do something about my life.


Not my boss, not my family, not the president, not the lottery board, (I wish) but me. This is what you must understand. Only one person can change your life.


Once you grasp this concept things will start to change for the better. If you hate your job, hate having no money, can’t work due to poor health or are retired or whatever situation you find yourself in – it can change, but only you can do it.

Sure, I am here telling you my story and sharing my experience with John Thornhill’s Partnership To Success program but as interesting as that may be to you, the fact is your success is in your hands and nothing will change for you if you don’t do something different. You have to grasp that you can not do this alone. There are people out there making millions of dollars online and some of them want to help you do the same. But it’s simply like the cliche saying goes – you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. I was that horse (or more like a jackass) for over 20 years.

The Internet, and more importantly the information age, has so much to offer us all. A better life. A financial future. We are all lucky to be living in this age. Just 10 years ago this sort of lifestyle was not possible but now it is possible for each and every one of us to become a huge success because of the Internet and the fact people will pay for information, and it can only get bigger and better in the future. The Internet is creating successful, wealthy people on a daily basis. And John Thornhill is one of those highly successful, wealthy people who is helping jackasses like me become wildly successful online entrepreneurs!

I already know you have what it takes to become a success or you wouldn’t be sitting here reading this far down the page, this alone proves you have the desire to succeed and as one of my blog readers I aim to at the very least put you on that road to success. If there is ever anything I can do to help simply get in touch and I’ll do my very best to help.

To your success

Darren Harbst

P.S. If you asked me to recommend one piece of information that could help you get started and become a success, this is it – join John Thornhill, join his Partnership To Success program, and all of us students will be your support network – helping you every step of the way. You can be one of the thousands of people John has helped to succeed online – are you ready to make a change?