SOURCE: Polaris Media Group

Polaris Media Group

October 06, 2009 03:02 ET

Australian Lifelong Corporate Worker Turns Entrepreneur, Finds Success in "Third Trimester" of Life

Entrepreneur Achieves Success With Self Reliance

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2009) - By most accounts, the global economy continues to suffer. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported for the eighth consecutive month, all of the nation's 372 metropolitan areas had over-the-year unemployment rate increases. The Australian Bureau of Statistics said that in August, the national unemployment rate increased to 5.8%.

But Lynn McFarlane-Smith tells a happier story. The 63-year-old lifelong "corporate man" in Melbourne, Australia was laid off three times before striking out on his own two years ago. The newly-minted entrepreneur parlayed his skills in teaching, sales, marketing, and even as an Army drill sergeant, to a new career in personal development sales and training with Polaris Media Group.

"I had been made redundant three times in ten years and was looking for a business opportunity so that it would not happen again," explains McFarlane-Smith. "Working with Polaris has been the most exciting, exhilarating, thrilling two years of my life. I have been blessed by this opportunity to be fully self-expressed."

McFarlane-Smith's success has been swift. In his first year, he earned the Polaris Media Company's Rising Star Award, was among its "Top 10," tied the company monthly income record and became a member of its Executive Marketing Council.

"We're very pleased to have Lynn on board with us," stated Shane Krider, Founder and CEO of Polaris Media Group. "With his experience and dedication, he's made substantial contributions to the organization."

About Polaris Media Group

Polaris's mission is to help men and women achieve success and gain financial independence by providing effective educational materials and events that enhance self confidence and grow self reliance. The programs are based on the real possibility that individuals can create an improved lifestyle through an understanding of entrepreneurial skills and application of wealth creation strategies. We believe that the individual has the ability to realize their inherent potential and live a life of personal fulfillment. For more information, visit

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