Introduction

Kenneth Bristol

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A bit about me...

Hello Professor and Classmates,

In 1992, I was drawn to the Relationship Marketing industry and this has turned out to be exactly where I wanted to be. Lisa and I have several successful home based businesses and this has allowed me to not have to have a traditional job even without a college degree. My career as an Internet Network Marketer encompasses wonderful interactions with people as we help them grow spiritually, emotionally, and financially; this is where I believe this course will provide much value. I promised my parents that I would earn a college degree, but I never did. My mother died when I was 19 and my father just passed in 2010. That was when I realized I had not kept my promise to earn a degree. In 2011, I decided to start the journey to earn my Bachelor’s degree.


After careful consideration of what would be helpful in my interactions with others the behavioral sciences seemed the most viable option. I simply want to be able to understand people better in order to help them better. I just want to be able to help people work through the everyday challenges in life that hold us back from achieving our maximum potential. So, I chose to pursue a Bachelor’s in Applied Behavioral Sciences. After this class, which I intend to absorb as much knowledge as possible, I shall only need five more classes to fulfill my promise to my parents.


Although I have lived in eight states and 41 cities in my 47 years, currently I live in Myrtle Beach with my lovely best friend, business partner, and wife, Lisa. We love the outdoors and any activities that pump adrenaline. We used to be Ski Instructors when we lived in Virginia and we enjoyed that most thoroughly. Not only because of the sheer bliss of the feeling of freedom associated with skiing, but also because of the teaching aspect that accompanies helping others. It provides a very gratifying atmosphere for us to be of service to others. We believe we will never stop learning and developing as growth is a journey not a destination. Thank you for reading my introduction and I look forward to learning with each of you over the next five weeks.