A Thank You to All the Wonderful People Who’ve Helped Me
Regular readers of this blog are aware that I retired in January 2010 from my advertising business to begin a second career as a writer and speaker—and now, it seems, as a coach and trainer, too (although, trust me, that’s going to be on a very limited basis). I wrote Selling Fearlessly and this website came online in June 2011. It’s been an amazing three-and-a-third years! I’ve met literally hundreds of people, most of whom are absolutely wonderful, and a few special individuals have become close friends—brothers in arms, you might say. (Okay, there have been a few jerks, too, to say nothing of the One-Way Charlies who are only interested in what the other guy can do for them, never the other way around, but that’s to be expected—this isn’t a perfect world we live in.)
Anyway, I wanted to say thank you to a number of these people for all the help and support they’ve so graciously, generously tossed my way. You don’t go from zero to 60, to the amazing spot I find myself today, without a lot of help and support from a lot of people. There’s no way I can mention every one of them by name, and I’m sure I’m going to miss quite a few who deserve to be singled out, for which I’ll ask forgiveness now; but I do want to publicly say thank you to:
Jason Witt. Jason designed my website and the front cover of Selling Fearlessly. He also launched my networking efforts and helped me in a number of other areas, too.
All the members of the STA Sales Mastermind Group. I cannot begin to tell you how Honored I am to be part of this amazing group of 39 sales experts. There are certain individuals within this group whom I’ve become quite close to; they know who they are. To say I cherish my friendships with these great people would be the understatement of the year!
Peter Notschke. Peter is a technology Wizard and has taught me more about WordPress and other technology than everyone else put together. He’s always there to offer help and support, and I am beyond blessed to have him in my corner. He’s also become a great friend. Whenever I pick up the phone and discover it’s Peter, a light goes on inside me; he’s that much fun to talk to.
Judy Slack. Judy works with the venerable Tom Hopkins. In the Acknowledgements section of Selling Fearlessly I said, “Her many kindnesses conceivably could reach the top of Mount Everest.” I could never say thank you enough to this tremendous Woman!
Dr. Tony Alessandra. Tony graciously wrote the foreword for Selling Fearlessly and endorsed it early on. To have a man of his stature do that for an unknown writer speaks volumes about the man.
The other 17 endorsers of Selling Fearlessly. Please click on the Endorsements link on the Home page to see who they are.
All the guest-post blogging Contributors to Sellingfearlessly.com. I’m so grateful for the all the tremendous value they provide on Tuesdays and Thursdays!
Chris Lytle. Chris not only endorsed Selling Fearlessly, he became a friend and mentored me through the rewrite process; no author more positively influenced the final draft than Chris.
Bob Burg. Bob went way out of his way for me and taught me what a great speaker is all about.
Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz. Their input regarding the publishing of the book was invaluable.
Janet S. Mowery. Janet did a superb job editing the book.
Jim and Barb Weems of Ad Graphics, Inc. They did a fabulous job of designing the book.
David Brock. If you’re not reading Dave’s blog, you’re missing out on some of the best sales blogging available. I can never talk to Dave enough.
Gary Hart. Gary is a member of STA but I have to single him out because I just plain damn love the guy. You might say our selling souls and personal lives are in sync–we’re brothers.
Eric Amundson from Ivycat Web Services. If you have a website, you want Eric in your life!
Everyone I haven’t mentioned who’ve been there for me in so many ways. You know who you are. My gratitude knows no boundaries!
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