About Us and Why. First and foremost, we believe in being a status-quo Disrupter! We believe you want CHOICES in your life for you and your family. Here is a response from one of our JV Partners "Richard, Thank you very much for providing me with all the info, seems like a really cool idea you have come up with! What would you need from our end? The Vincero Team. " Just part of the story of About us and why
The WHY answer? Simple, yet involved. 2-major components, in order of their happening. This is a part of our About Us and Why Story ............ in brief.
We cruised everywhere together (sometimes separately as I was able to take a month off every summer and Joe’s business was high-season in summer). As we grew older and were getting a bit burned out with retail, especially as the US economy had changed, we talked endlessly of moving aboard passagemakers and cruising the world … or at least part of it. Funny, seems to be the BIG thing today!
Joe got sick with something the doctors could not figure out until it was too late. He kept getting weaker and weaker, Finally a diagnosis … ALS. Lou Gehrig Disease.
I flew from Arizona twice for him that year. Once to make sure he had all his affairs in order for his family and business transition and was he right with God.
My second flight was to be the leader at his funeral. That was a few years ago, and Joe, who was the biggest giver, would never realize his part of our dream. This hurts even still to go over this story that I don’t share with everyone.
In 2014, my God said to me ever so slightly and stronger ever since that it would be I that would carry on Joe and my dream of passage making beginning the end of 2017, yet with a twist. Rather than just take off with our spouses and have a good time like so many today, I would be leading small (initially) excursions to the missions of my church (to start with) in Baja Mexico, Brazil and perhaps South Africa. I would be taking medical assistance, sanitation, nutrition and the Gospel of Christ to underprivileged people of the USA coastal areas first to learn how to operate a boat in the 50’ – 60’ range and set up logistics; then the missions and then the South Pacific.
Since then, doors have been opened to logistics and resources (a gal I met on Instagram from Canada that lives in Dubai), people I don’t know (a man from Wisconsin who just invented a sanitation device that is now FDA approved and works on 30 watts of solar and water who approached me as I have never been nor know anyone in Wisconsin … until then. He connected with me on LinkedIn). A woman in the Philippines who is praying for me to have success in my mission and does not even know this story. And others.
#2. My lovely wife, Lori
In 2000, my lovely bride was diagnosed with PBC. A unique liver condition that turns it fibrotic and over time causes cirrhosis and death unless a liver transplant operation is completed. Something to do with damaged bile ducts.
We were told that it was a slow-moving disease and that someday it would rear its ugly head. Well it did in 2013 and Lori almost died on the ER table from bleeding to death in her throat (no physical sensation to her) from enlarged blood veins in the esophagus due to the hypertension caused by a liver unable to handle the regular blood pressure coming at it so the usual new pathway it takes is thru the esophageal veins. I mean I found her in bed with blood everywhere. In her hair, on her pajamas and clots the size of the palm of your hand!
Medications were able to calm that down, yet now, a few years later, with her taking a bunch of medications, it is either a liver transplant or maybe a few more years left as she is in advanced stage 4. To accomplish this operation, we have been encouraged by the docs here in Phoenix to seek a medical center in the South East because they can perform the operation sooner than we can here. Go figure.
It so happens that two of the best transplant medical centers are in Jacksonville and Ft Lauderdale Florida (which is the area of the USA that God has chosen as the boat pick-up area to launch from). They are confident they can give my bride 10 maybe even 20 more years of a quality of life. Of course, my girl will always be the First mate, my side-kick if you will, of every adventure!
And wouldn’t you know it that as we see a myriad of docs, I have been asking had they ever thought of mission work for a week or two now and again and I have received a yes from many. God is amazing !!
Of course, He has not yet revealed how to have the $$$$ for all this to happen, yet I have faith He will. The boat and the first 3-year budget I have calculated at $4-5 Million +/-. My bride’s operation is around
$1 Million. Some big nuts to crack no question, yet I have no fear. It will happen. Too many things are coming together. Like creating a 501 (c) (3), non-profit so donations can be tax deductible. Corporation name will be “HOPE OF JOE ” and the boat that will be, home, office and base of operations will be named “THE OFFICE .”
One of the reasons for CHOICES ! To help finance everything and show those that see this on a crowd-funding site will see we have skin-in-the-game!
We have inquired with online resources to get logos made and to get the nonprofit configured. All that takes money we don’t have as my bride’s medical takes a big chunk of what funds we can generate. My God has endowed me with seemingly divine health most likely to accomplish this mission and take care of my girl during that 1st crucial year post-op.
Another reason for CHOICES is at 68 (2017), no one is hiring and Lord knows I’ve tried. I have more energy and drive then most Gens x, y z and Millennials. So, we dove into network marketing, only to find leaders (actually, managers) that wanted to do things as if it were the ‘70s or ‘80s. No clue or desire to move into the digital 21st century.
We had and have no passion for that! Maybe you don’t either.
So, I decided to use my retail experience (back to the beginning of this story) to open an online private portal to a world of amazing products and services; a boutique if you will, focusing on customers. No recruiting reps, autoship, preferred customer stuff. The mantra is to be able to “Buy what you want, when you want.” We have joined some networking companies so we can bring “the good stuff” to you ... we pay for the advertising. Same as when I owned my retail business. We believe that most folks really do want the good stuff, just don’t want to be hounded with “join” or “auto-ship” pressure. No kidding!
The major thrust (you can guess) will be in the health, wellness genre. Something we have been practitioners of since Lori was diagnosed. We will also be including some popular products such as food, organic, green juice, meats, seafood, watches, in the under $100, $100-250, $250-$500 and over $500 (USD) and other products, software and informational content for online marketers … same tools and education we have been following and using. Other than food, we hope to serve customers worldwide. FREE shipping and no sales tax as much as possible.
I have managed over the last 10-years or so to learn how to do online marketing by taking at least 6 webinars a month. Yet it is rough putting it all together as I am doing it all alone. No investors, no web team. Just me (Lori helps with the proof-reading of content). I am finding all alone is not the best methodology. I am looking for a mentor’s tutelage (a coach, as I am for others) and perhaps be led to some joint venture and/or crowd funding strategies and partners.
So why CHOICES ? An easy answer. Help enough people get what they want, and you can get what you want.
Thank you for reading this “About and Why Us” tome. Currently I am following 2 mantras. Every morning I say to myself, “God did not wake you up to be mediocre” and, “We did not come this far to only come this far!”
-- Welcome aboard --
and Welcome to CHOICES
Richard & Lori Chassé
Dick Chassé. Microbiologist to Entrepreneur. Consulting in the fastest growing trends: wellness, networking, mobile text marketing, facebook marketing and lead-gen & social media management for business . "Helping You Keep More of What You Already Make .... .and feel better in the process"
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