Hello and welcome to the Web site of Nelson Rivera
. Here you will find links to many resources and
my various projects that I am working on.
share a little bit about myself, I am a 35 years old and live in the Chicagoland
area with my wife and three beautiful children. For those that have known
me for quite some time, know that my passions are deeply rooted in the sport of
baseball. I played baseball in college for 3 years and took my last at
bat, in competition, in 1995. Since that time I have been playing 12-inch
softball for the
and hitting the links whenever I get a chance.
I was married in 1998 to my beautiful wife (Angie) and we now
have three children together. Since 1995 I have been
working, in some fashion, in the computer industry. I
started off as an IT Tech for a Fortune 500 company doing
LAN and desktop support. A couple of years later, I moved
to doing SNA network installations for a joint-venture
company. I eventually moved on to the Frame Relay
network installations group and have been doing that in some form
or fashion since.
As an IT Tech in the family, I am often the "go-to"
person for support and technical questions. Ranging from
computer questions to questions about home networking, internet,
Web site design, etc. One of my hopes with this site would
be to begin cataloguing the questions that I receive here
and the answers to those questions (if I am able to answer
them). Kind of create my own personal knowledge base.
Most of the time I find the answers elsewhere on the web, but
it's at least a good thing to document the source of the
answer and even provide links.
In 2003, I read a book called Rich Dad Poor Dad, by Robert
Kiyosaki, which has changed my personal outlook on quite a few things, ranging
from Corporate America, to the role of a JOB and the concepts of assets and
liabilities. I will write a review of the book later in
my personal blog , but I
will say that the concepts in the book reminded me of my dreams
and where I had hoped to be. It stripped the
"corporate" blinders that I wore and I realized how
complacent I had become in my JOB. Somewhere down the line,
I had lost track of my personal goals and became acustomed to my
lifestyle. It was a rude awakening and since then I have
been educating myself about how to break myself free from the
shackles of CA.
Around this time I began my first business venture as an
Independent Distributor for USANA Health Sciences
. Due to compliance reasons, I cannot go into details
about that company on this site, but if you are interested in further
information about USANA, you can find it
here . This
launched my "education" in the business world and how
to run businesses. The education I received with my
involvement in this company is absolutely priceless and is
only the beginning!
Though I am still an
Independent Distributor for USANA , I have also launched a couple of other
Over the past year my focus has shifted to "internet
marketing". I have been educating myself on using the
internet to market anything under the sun. The great thing
about "internet marketing" is that you learn how
to get the word out about whatever it is that you are
promoting. One mis-conception about "internet
marketing" is that it is only used to
promote products/services that you are selling.
However, I have found quite the opposite. I have found
that I can use this education and apply it to anything
that I want to get the word out about, regardless if there
is a monetary gain or not. Internet marketing is a
"technique", that when applied
correctly, helps people in the world find what it is
that you are promoting.
Today, I use the same techniques
that I have learned to promote my hobbies, as well as my business
ventures. I use the lessons I have learned to promote my personal blog
Random Speak - by Nelson
", the Bulldog Softball Club or
even when promoting a product to
help with your mlm
So if you are interested in computers, technology, sports
(baseball, softball, golf, etc), fantasy sports (football
primarily), becoming an entrepreneur, learning about internet
marketing or just want to learn a little more about me, please
bookmark my site and come back often. Better yet, register
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Thanks, again, for stopping by. I hope you enjoy your
time here and I look forward talking with all of you in the future!