So first off I just wanted to say a giant THANK YOU for everyone that participated in the ebook offer I released on Global News. Over the last week I personally sent out hundreds of emails which was a lot of work but something I wanted to do. Yes that’s right, I said ‘wanted’. You see, with so many things automated today, I feel we lose that personal touch that use to mean so much in our society. Making a real connection, having a honest relationship and acting like human beings instead of robots. We have automated responses for email, automatic downloads and computers directing you to every new page except to an actual person.
Getting on the global news is a new experience for me. I’ve been on tv before, I’m been interviewed for newspapers and played in some pretty intense games. So does that mean I’m not nervous about being on tv, of course not. Any time you’re taken outside of your comfort zone nervousness arises. I recently interviewed an Olympic Athlete on the radio and she was nervous which at first surprised me but then I remembered, anything new or outside of your comfort zone will bring up discomfort which I don’t believe there’s anything wrong with. I’ve played baseball all my life and I still remember the feeling the night before a playoff game, which isn’t much different from how I feel tonight.
At one point in my life I would have thought, ‘oooh this is my big chance’, ‘this could be my big break’, and if I hadn’t gone through what I have, the successes but more so failures I’d probably still have that mindset. But the fact is, I don’t believe in ‘a big break’ nor do I believe in an overnight success. I don’t think one moment defines anyone (unless you’re Buckner, just kidding baseball humor). Seriously though, I don’t believe one moment will ever decide who I am or what I do. It’s what we do consistently, day after day, without recognition is who we become on our own accord, not by fate or destiny or anything else we may believe (course this is my own opinion). Will tomorrow be my big break, doubtful but will it be apart of who I am and what I’ve been doing for years, of course it will be.
If I learned anything from traveling the world following my passion, hosting a radio show, or designing a supplement is that consistent persistence is the answer to success. If you’re waiting for your big break, you very well could be waiting your entire life; if you’re not willing to put in the time, effort and sacrifices it takes to be success there’s a small chance you will be.
How did I get on TV?
To be quite honest with you it was my Aunt’s suggestions. I never thought I’d have any reason to be on the show till my Aunt brought it up. After that, it took months for anything to happen, email after email; at one point I made Calgary’s best seller list and sent that in another email. 6 months later and a handful of (polite, not harassing) emails I was booked with a spot. At no time did I ever feel I deserve to be on the show, nor did I expect to be on. This is a endless action that I do for a number of different businesses or project I run and it all starts at consistent persistence and if you can let go of expectations you’ll be much further than I when I started.
As you just read, this was my Aunt’s idea, the loving support I have from my family really is endless and I wouldn’t be here or anywhere without them. Those people that I see, talk to, write to, each and every day and even the ones that I don’t, those that shouldn’t need a name mention because they know how much they mean to me, I couldn’t be more grateful for you in my life. The comments on my facebook page, twitter account, newsletter responses and class members support (which many go in the same category as friends), thank you so much for giving me a stage to be heard.
100 Free Ebooks Offer!
Tomorrow or rather today cause this post won’t be published till the morning, I will be offering 100 FREE ebooks of Detoxify Yourself (1 per comment, 1 per person). The offer doesn’t start until I go live (roughly 8:45am) and ends at 12 noon on Oct 19th. Please understand I’ll be sending these out individually, I don’t have an automated service for this, so it may take a few days for you to get your book. You’re welcome to do whatever you like with, read it, give it away, save it, it’s your book, you decide. (Well maybe not print them and start selling them yourself :)). All you have to do is leave a comment on this post you’re reading right now and that you’d love an ebook. I’ll do the rest.
My goal is to positively influence lives, so for me to take the time to send out a large number of books is fine for me. I didn’t write this book for mass profit, in fact I had no idea I’d sell this many at all or be in Chapters for a book signing or be on tv. It’s all a new and glorious experience so for me to be able to give more I'm all for it. The testimonials I’m privileged to receive once in awhile in the morning when I check my email is payment enough.
If you do want a paperback copy and you’re in the area I would encourage you to support those that have supported me and made all of this possible. Both large and small, I’ve found support in local book stores, all listed on the website here. But I do want to make special mention of Shelf Life books who was the first independent to take Detoxify Yourself, Owls Nest has also been very supportive. The larger books stores being Cross Iron Chapters, Chinook Chapters and Chapters on McLeod Trail have all treated me very well and have help me offer a larger stage for the book.
That’s all I have really, thank you so much for reading this post (if you got through it, much longer than planned), thank you for watching the show if you got a chance, thank you for your support in every way. I’ll end this post with a quote I wrote for my very first…kind of book which is Complete Truth’s recipe book:
for each of you that has entered my life, whom has altered my path and directed me toward exactly where I am now. You are all a part of this, a part of me. Together we move forward to positively influence one life at a time.