$1,000 Cash Prize For Impacting The World (and getting paid for it!)

Update: Prize Winner is Kevin Murray!

See Kevin’s winning entry below!

The CONTEST IS ON – and One Thousand Dollars is on the line!

Rules:
– you must already be registered for the Training Course or Inner Circle. The contest is closed to new entrants.
– you must post your entry by midnight PST Sunday July 25th (no exceptions)
– You may get as many people to vote for you as possible (by clicking thumbs up or thumbs down), which will draw more attention to your entry and increase your chances of winning.
– David Wood will choose the final winner at his sole discretion.

WHAT TO POST:
Tell us what you have achieved over the past six weeks using the Get Paid For Who You Are training, including:
– website and/or newsletter you created
– branding
– clients you obtained
– any revenue earned
– videos, audio or other product you created
– any lifestyle improvements (location freedom, time freedom, inner freedom, financial freedom)
– emotional shifts and insights
– WHY you are doing all this
– the difference you made in people’s lives (Hint: put extra focus on this one)

Be sure to put the focus on what you have achieved IN THE LAST SIX WEEKS, so don’t just tell us what you’re earning now for example – tell us the INCREASE in the last six weeks. It’s important to distinguish between what you already had, and the recent improvement.

We’re looking for the progress you made towards the goal of impacting lives AND getting paid for it

Go ahead and post. I look forward to declaring the winner next week so you can use the $1000 to build your business further, or to celebrate somewhere very nice.

Tell us a story. Take us on a ride. Move us.

And once you’re done, you’re welcome to have everyone you know come to the blog and vote for your entry by clicking the thumbs up icon to ‘like’ your comment/post.

David!



105 Responses to “ “$1,000 Cash Prize For Impacting The World (and getting paid for it!)”

  1. Cielja Kieft says:

    @Kevin

    CONGRATULATIONS KEVIN!

    Cielja

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  2. PeaceElyse says:

    @Davidwood99
    What’s the deadline for voting?
    I see my pilates teacher came and voted and decided to stay. Welcome@inspirehappy

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  3. Grace says:

    In the past six weeks I saw how, I reminded people of who they are, who they dream of being, and the child within us all by allowing myself to open up through the GPU training course. Daring to reach out to friends, family and others in the course, I found myself teaching, guiding and learning right along with them. Sometimes in a single moment one realizes the impact they have made on the lives of those around them. After arriving home from my first teaching trip to California, on July 13th I received a call from an old friend. What he had to say to me made me realize, that not only do I have something to offer the world, that the last six weeks, of venturing deeper within supported people around me in ways I never imagined. His words came ever so slowly, and softly “Please don’t give up on me””you help the world in ways you do not even realize, just by being you, and doing what you do”, right then and there, I realized all the hours I had poured into teaching meditation, listening and guiding were worth something.
    I discovered, I am surrounded by loving support and that through venturing out into the world that I am worthwhile, and that the impact I have made and will make on people’s lives is important. We all count , everyone of us with our many different skills, hopes and dreams, and through coming together in the GPU training course it has gifted us all with the opportunity to see how we as one, as a collective consciousness, can be who we really are, share ourselves with each other and with the world and make a difference.
    I learned to dare to dream, that by facing myself, I could reach and help people, to me that’s more important than the fears that held me in their grips for so many years. All the “what if’s” and the burning question “Can I help people? “ I know that I can now. All the times friends told me how deeply the time I gave free of charge over the years impacted their lives never really sunk in until the GPU training course asked me to be brave and look inside, to see what I had to offer. I’ve began the research needed to trade mark my company name nationally and internationally. I brainstormed with my freedom buddy and discovered that not only can I teach meditation, I am able to help people problem solve and organize many aspects of their lives. I found out location freedom is as expansive as one is willing to allow themselves access to. I found I can work from anywhere in the world that has a computer through teaching via skype as well as in person. I know now that there are no real limitations in getting paid for who I am, because I have come to believe that sharing one’s self with the world is limitless when one dares to dream and lend a helping hand, their imagination bring all dreams step by step onto the earth, and anything is possible.

    I flew to California to explore getting paid for who I am by making myself available to teach meditation for a week. I prepared myself mentally and physically by undergoing, a change in myself inside and out for the following two weeks; by entering and completing 28 hours of Taijiquan training, bringing my inner world and my physical body into a place of being able to teach meditation in a whole new way. Finally through teaching, deep talks and a whole lot of listening, sprung forth me, ready to meet the world with open arms, a smile, a helping hand and the confidence to live with love, sharing myself with the world.
    I hope that all of you in this training course walk away with at least one deep knowing, that you are all serving the world with your loving support of each other and yourselves, to bring out that special person each and every one of you are, sharing your passions, hopes, dreams and making the courageous choice to join the GPU training course is a big step, congratulations everyone it was a pleasure meeting all of you. To David, and everyone who put the course together, thank you for daring us all to take a closer look at ourselves and putting together such a smashing course!!!

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    • Anne Claire says:

      Congratulations Grace!
      The realization of all the things you have to offer is huge!!

      Anne Claire

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    • Cielja Kieft says:

      Hi Grace,

      Congratulations on your accomplishments with your heart’s work. Daring to take a closer look at ourselves is eye-opening!
      Thumbs up
      Cielja

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  4. Tziporah says:

    Chapter 3
    How could I have forgotten?
    But I did.
    This is my slogan, which along with visual image of the sun breaking through the clouds, conveys the process of inquiry I intend to use in my coaching:
    This is what was taken away.
    This is what is left to stay.
    How can I make my way
    FOWARD!
    FORWARD! in large letters across the horizontal length of the page.
    Chapter 4
    Getting down to business and sticking with GPU.
    Tziporah

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  5. Tziporah says:

    I have reviewed the rules. I don’t se anything that says we can’t publish our story in parts. So, what I said previously was Part 1. Here is Part 2.
    During my time at GPU, Ihave actiely used the feedback of many others, most notbly fellow GPU participants. I want to acknowledge their graciousness in sharing of their time, knowledge, and thoughts and feelings concerning the sample webpage and newsletter samples I sent. After each revision, the collected feedback was sent to the webwizard, who would incorporate the responses into the webpage design, which was under the management of the graphics department. I chose to use a professional company for my web activities. Once the revision was made, this process would be repated. As a result, it was decided to scrap the original webpage.
    A new webpage design is now under construction. It has a simple picture/image of the sun breaking through the clouds. This will coney the idea my webname is tryinjg to convey: ISTILLHAVEMYLIFE.com. After darkness, there is light.
    Lest it be erroneiously thought that my website will solely target blind people, rest assured this is not so. Obviously, blindness has been the single most important and significant event of my life. But other equally life-changing events have made me who I am. Among these are my experiences supporting my husband while he went through two kidney transplants. We also have tried, unsuccessfully, to have a child via infertility treatment. These two experiences have a common denominator–the impact of waiting for months or years, It is a mentally taxing course to run. When the results were not what we had hoped, i.e., the transplant team chose another candidate instead of my husband, the miracle baby did not arrive, we had to return to waiting. Often, during this period, I felt my life was on hold. After the completion of this period of my life, with myhusband finally receiving a successful transplant, and the cessation of infertility treatment, I had to begin rebuilding my life. I had to realize, that despite all that happened, or perhaps in spite of all that happened, I STILL HAVE MY LIFE! It is this kind of message that I hope to convey through the development of materials such as an ongoingnewsletter, teleseminars, and individual coaching. I enjoy writing and I plan to write many articles.
    In addition, over the last few days, besides the reconstruction of my website, I have started to share with my parents what it means tohave an online business. They are in their eighties, and obviously grew up in an entirely different world. Instead of focussing on the past, which can never be erased, I have decided to emphasize the future. I hope over time this will repair much of the damage that has been done with regards tomy self-concept.
    I truly feel I have already started to impact the lives of others. Many people have never met a blind person. In my correspondence with David, I told him about an organization that makes websites user-freindly to blind persons. For the information of everyone, this is worth considering when designing a webpage. To find out how websites can easily become fully accessible to the blind, go to: nationalfederationoftheblind.org.
    In the training calls with GPU, I mentioned to Ezra how difficult it was for me to follow his video presentations. Many video presenters simply “click” on the icon, but do not accompany it with a brief verbal explanation. This leaves the blind person without essential knowledge. This can be remedied easily by saying, for example, something like, “click on the open new window button.” Note: “open the blue button”, or something similar, will still mean nothing to most blind people, as they cannot see color. It is these kinds of interactions that impact people’s lives.
    There are always surprises, unexpected nuggets of gold. Here is one that happened to me while taking this course. I had need to consult with the support department. One of the staff persons, who will remain nameless to safeguard confidentiallity, said to me in a phone call that they were familiar with Hebrew. I was surprised. I then found out that this individual is actually Jewish, becaus the mother of this individual is Jewish. In mixed marriages, if the mother is Jewish, the children are considered Jewish as well, according to Judaism. The individual then shared the desire to learn more about Judaism and I was able to proide a link to a website that has loads of informative articles.
    If this is the kind of impact that has occurred over the six weeks, I can only imagine what will happen once my webpage is up and open, once I start sending out newsletters, once I start communicating through telecoaching in group and individual frameworks, and once I start writing articles.
    The best is yet to come.

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    • Anne Claire says:

      Hi Tziporah,

      Having read part 1 and part 2 (and yes, part 3) ~ Congratulations! You have made such great strides, impacting not only your inner world, but also the world around you!

      Anne Claire

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  6. Sabine Satie says:

    What a journey this continues to be!
    I am truly grateful for this kind community on GPU .
    It was the very first time I signed up for an online membership, posted a movie, brainstormed in this inspiring movement. So thank you all for being here.

    Having a freedom body has been such a blessing- and it encouraged my hubbie to implement it face to face in his office which has already send out positive ripples to his and his partners business.

    What has happened in the 6 weeks:
    1.I set up my website: http://www.lighterlivingyou.com
    2. wrote my free report for e-mail sign up
    3.wrote a 3 day cleanse course
    4.signed up on mailchimp and sent out a newsletter
    5.designed my logo
    6. made new portrait shots

    It has opened me further to the whole process of how to, reaching my limit in technical aspects of how to.
    Going beyond the frustration, which was a necessary step and understanding better the technical mind and its limitation- or mine.
    finally looking for help.
    I felt I had to hit the wall to give away responsibility for the how to steps.
    So I feel everything is still in its baby steps but with professional help I can make the site have the features it requires.

    As to the why:
    I am working in the field of cleansing and detox through colon hydrotherapy, as well as nutrition and emotional counseling. I integrate it all in my session.
    When I worked last with a cancer patient and she shared her being overwhelmed by all the appointments she needs to keep and now she has to feed herself better, I shared some simple steps she can go about doing that. It was easy for me but new to her. She was so grateful and wondered “how I knew all this”.
    It made me realize that I have many things to share that will bless people in their lives becoming healthier.
    Are there other people out there doing similar things. Yes, but that’s alright. I know I am special ,as we all are, and I don’t have to know it all but what I am living can be an inspiration to many.
    So get out there on their screens and get paid for who you are!
    Sabine

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    • Cielja Kieft says:

      Hallo Sabine,

      I think your site is beautiful, your work life-changing and your picture vibrant!
      Congratulations on all you have accomplished. Yes, so true that many, many people may do what we do, but we all have our specialty and a we can be an inspiration to many. Thank you for reminding us all.
      Thumbs up!
      Cielja

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    • Anne Claire says:

      Hi Sabine,

      Your site looks great! And thank you for showing how one can have an internet business as well as an ‘in person’ practice!

      Anne Claire

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  7. I gained 18 clients in the last 6 weeks with is about twice what I was expecting. I have built much of a Coach Training Manual so that I can move forward finding and training a coach. I have held one Information session in the search for that coach. I built and ran a successful Seminar of Scripting in which 43 people paid and attended. It was very well received and we are looking at doing more in the near future.

    We found and negotiated for and found a new office space about 3 times the size. I have been pushed to make some major changes and we are moving along amazingly.

    Thanks guys!

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  8. kevin murray says:

    GPU Achievements – since June 3
    Got Freedom Buddy
    Connected with lots of GPU people
    Attended all calls (except the last)
    Gave lots of support for GPU folks
    Developed (3) Niches – (1) Elevator Speech
    Created 2 new websites
    Added FREE EBook offer on website
    Added FREE Newsletter offer on website
    48 new members on newsletter list
    Sent out 2 newsletters
    Created Paid product
    Got Affiliate Promotion and sold books
    Joined and Submitted 4 Ezine Articles
    Set Up Google Adwords acct and got to #1 spot
    connected blogs to ezine articles
    Created WebTemplate/Coaching Product
    Got 3 new WebTemplate / Coaching clients – over $1,100 revenue
    Got Flip and added video to website
    Created multiple new sales pages
    Created/Recorded/Transcribed 5 calls
    Created FREE Impact meditation
    Created LaserCoaching Product
    Created an FAQ section on site to help “hand-holding”
    Created 5 Screen Flow Videos to help with IStock
    Thanks to David and Ezra!
    kevin

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    • Cielja Kieft says:

      Hi Kevin,
      I will print your list as a guidance what all I can do with my on line business.
      Thanks you so much for this clear overview. Awesome.
      Thumbs up!
      Cielja

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    • Custom avatar Kevin Ensrud says:

      Yes, Yes, Yes. I love GPU and the contributions you gave on each and every call. The coaching you gave when David Wood opened the call up to “coaches” can be a model for others. Your website is amazing and energizes people when they see it. Your ebook is an inspirations to business owners and people in general. Thank you so much and I hope we will work with each other building our dreams of helping others and our freedom.

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    • Kevin Ensrud says:

      My score for you.

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    • Anne Claire says:

      Wow Kevin!
      Looks like you really kept up with the full program of the training. That’s an awesome accomplishment in itself!!

      Anne Claire

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    • Judy Poole says:

      Kevin,

      You are an inspiration and role model for me. During this entire time your participation in the Inner Circle made our experience so much richer. You added resources and provided tools to support anyone who needed it along the way.
      Your website is awesome. Even more impressive is how quickly you completed the steps that David and Ezra outlined. Everything that I saw that you did was excellent. Having been coached by you and hearing you lead the class, you have a real touch for reaching people’s hearts. I think we all–David, Ezra, and the entire Inner circle–are grateful that you were part of our journey.

      Namaste,
      Judy

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    • coach-Dayton says:

      Kevin,
      You have done a great job. Your web looks great. I signed up but have not received my password so I cant go any further.
      COACH-DAYTON

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    • David Wood says:

      very specific – well done K

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  9. Pam says:

    The experience of being in the GPU training course was amazing. In concrete terms, I haven’t “accomplished” much. But the inspiration I’ve received from my fellow GPUers has been astonishing!

    I’ve been involved in coaching for over 10 years, so I’ve done a number of trainings,courses, etc. I can tell you that the enthusiasm and generosity of the people in this program exceeds anything I’ve ever experienced.

    There is so much information I am still processing. David’s book is a wonderful guidepost, and I will continue to follow the steps. Ezra’a technical advice and support have been truly life-changing. I’ve discovered that I LOVE the whole traffic-generating process – so much that I have decided to change my niche! I am going to offer a service that teaches local businesses how to use the Internet to get more customers. I’ve had this idea/desire before, but now that I have the proper “support system” in place, I’m ready to go for it!

    Thanks for the inspiration!!
    Pam

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    • Cielja Kieft says:

      Hi Pam,
      Congratulations on going the path you thought about before and daring to change your niche!
      Thumbs up!
      Cielja

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    • Anne Claire says:

      Hi Pam,

      Sounds like you really made the decision to do what you are passionate about! That’s so cool!
      Looking forward to seeing your site!

      Anne Claire

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  10. Custom avatar Ann says:

    6 weeks ago I had a vague notion I could help people via the internet. 6 weeks later I feel like I have the potential to be the catcher in the rye and help the next generation before they are even born. With the help of my GPU tribe I identified my niche, honed my elevator pitch (I help overwhelmed pregnant women become healthy, sane and ready to welcome their babies.)I have a website (www.atrulyholisticpregnancy.com), a newsletter and 18 subscribers. I have an e-book and a host of articles planned. I have a system, and a means of getting traffic. I have a worldwide network of like-minded individuals on my side. I have a freedom buddy who gets me, encourages me and kindly points out the way to go. I have mentors and a roadmap.I feel I can help fledgling families and hope to make a whole lot of therapists redundant in the years to come, as their services will not be required! I’m doing what I love, where I love to live, how I want to do it.

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  11. Custom avatar Inge V. says:

    I am proud of you, IV

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  12. Camille says:

    Congratulations on finding such a source for inspiration and direction. I know that with your talent and these new tools added to those you already have, you’ll soar!

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  13. Custom avatar Cielja Kieft says:

    I set my goal to have a website by the end of the 6 weeks GPU.
    I did not make that goal…..

    Instead however I was touched by Davids teachings on a deep level and I became aware of a wonderful helping system : David’s buddy system.

    Already by hearing about the book I got so enthusiastic that I forwarded it to all my dear friends and beyond. It was an easy and fun thing to do as it was really a total ‘give away’ gift. Not just ‘a few chapters’ and afterward the choice to purchase it, no, a whole book, generously as a gift. And if you wanted to give money you could donate; which was another on-heard-of incentive.

    What I could not oversee was the impact this book was going to have on my life, the breakthrough it was going to provoke, believing in that I can have my own on line business, and not in the least the power it was going to create with my buddies.

    Before the GPU I invited 2 of my local friends who I had given the book for a buddy group in my house. One friend brought another friend. The group would have grown if we would not have it made to our agreement that we would ‘grow’ after a few months when we would know ‘what to do’ with each other.

    I purchased the GPU as it made so much sense to me. I was determined to succeed this time.

    See, I had tried many systems and paid thousands of dollars, but none had made the connection with me that David made with the Get Paid Book. The social aspect of his sharing with the world was a major teaching for me. I got insight that my own fear of being ‘powerful beyond measure’ as Marianne Williamson describes it, stood in my way.

    What a daring question it was to ask us to imagine on what show we would like to appear. I giggled nervously when I read it the first time. “Haha, so funny” I told my husband, “David wants us to imagine on what show we want to appear haha”…
    Well, not so funny when I was really thinking about it. What do I have to tell the world that the people do not already know? What news am I? What can I reveal, clarify, contribute to mankind?
    I asked myself the question: What is the moment I get most passionate in my trainings?
    I knew it: Parents want their child to develop in freedom, but on the other hand they think they need to set borders. I imagined talking about that in ‘a’ show…, hearing the questions of the host like: “But children need borders etc…” and just answering passionately as I answer these questions already for years to my parents.
    Wow…I couldn’t believe it….I just did it, even though it was in my imagination!

    The other fear, the fear of technology, internet etc was addressed by Ezra. What a daring question it was to ask us to make a little video and post it on Youtube. I think I saw 10 times his step-by-step video before I dared to really click on Animoto and do it. I made my “First Creation” I was glad I did not see all the other wonderful creations before I posted it, because I was so proud with wow… wow…I couldn’t believe it….I just did it, in real!

    I connected with two close GPU buddies. What could I possibly offer them?
    How wonderful the use of the structured questions worked out with my weekly phone calls with Rosa.
    How wonderful the –as it came along – contact with Anne Marie worked out.
    After every call or email I was in cloud of happy wonder: I felt supported and wow they said feeling being supported as well!

    All the short exchanges with buddies on the blog, chat, topics or in the share groups were like treasures, gemstones for me that lightened my moments: there is help beyond my imagination!

    This feeling continued in my local buddy group. First I was disappointed finding out that no body had signed up for GPU. I was confused, but then I thought, you know what, I will teach them what I know, generously sharing with them the knowledge. Like David shared generously the book. The most wonderful thing happened: not only went they out of their comfort zone to provide all kind of information they had; but we set up in between meetings to help each other one on one for the specific questions we had for each other. We structured the meetings, timed each others sharing and requests for help; we started doing conference calls one week, and one week actual meeting. I was introduced by one of my buddies to Toastmasters and did my Ice Breaker speech and I got a non-used site of one of my buddies to start using as soon as I am ready!
    Wow, I can not believe it : I do not have my site up yet, but I feel I am way beyond that, and as I said in the chat one time: David has put me on a path that is irreversible. That is the best help I have had in years for my business. It is the best help a person can get in “Getting paid for who you are”!

    Namaste to all,
    Cielja

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    • Anne Claire says:

      Hi Cielja,

      I have so enjoyed our email conversations, not to mention meeting each other in the breakout group in the last class!

      Let’s keep in touch ~ and I am so looking forward to seeing your site.

      Anne Claire

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    • Pam says:

      Cielja,
      Congratulations on doing a speech at Toastmasters! I think it’s a great accomplishment.

      I think having support is the “missing link” that we’ve all been looking for. Books are wonderful, and David’s Get Paid is so specific and do-able. But what we really need is to take action … and it’s wonderful to have fellow GPUers to help us step out of the comfort zone!

      Keep going,
      Pam

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    • Custom avatar Jay says:

      Hi Cielja,
      I loved your story. Specially the way you intent to connect with people and promote your services. I loved when you share your inner questions about what to say on a show – very honest – I depply appreciate that!
      Ah, I relate with you when you mention about your emotion posting your first video. It was amazing to post my very first video on youtube too. Cool!
      Blessings,
      Jay

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    • Sabine Satie says:

      Hey Cielja,
      truly wonderful that you created a GPU living room forum meet-up! great practical step to further implement your moving forward.
      Sabine

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    • PeaceElyse says:

      Cielja,
      Look forward to seeing your site and the work you are doing with parents…what is that proverb about parenting? That we must give our children both roots and wings.
      Had the same excitement you did at seeing my animoto video…didn’t it give you confidence to do the next thing that you’d never done!

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    • rosa says:

      Cielja,
      It has been an inspiration and a delight to engage in a buddy relationship with you. Congratulations for everything you’ve accomplished, and for your wonderful vision and generosity!

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      • Cielja Kieft says:

        Hi Rosa,
        I know my avatar does not really allow me to show it, but I am blushing!
        In humble thank you for your kind words,
        Cielja

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    • Great to hear from you and looks like you have been doing the same as me – learning as much as I can – I also am in classes – mine was a 90-day course and wow I am really learning alot – after we both are done we should get together and share our notes – Good luck and take care

      Nancy
      Skype: nancyradlinger

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      • Cielja Kieft says:

        Hi Nancy,

        How did you hear from me? Your website looks awesome. So much information that can help many people to get ideas for their own site.

        Cielja

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  14. What I accomplished in the 6 weeks of the GPU Training course.

    Quite frankly, before I started the “Get Paid For Who You Are” process, I was not making money on the Internet. Now, after 6 fantastic weeks of the GPU training program, I’m still not making money on the Internet. But, I’m excited about what I have learned, the lives I have impacted (and will impact in the future), the plan I have created, what I have achieved so far, and what more I will achieve by following my plan.

    Overall, I think I learned as much by modeling David’s Get Paid University sales and delivery process, as I did in the course content. For me, this course demonstrated how to make a successful online business. I am so grateful to David for what he did in developing and delivering this course, because it has become my road-map for how to develop and deliver what I want to do.

    Training Program

    I participated in the calls and the forums and probably threw in my two cents worth a little too often. I created outside resources to help members find easy solutions to common problems. I made myself available offline to help others who were struggling with the technical aspects of the course requirements. I hosted a virtual freedom buddy/mastermind site for 7 of us who (weekly) posted goals and accomplishments, and daily posted questions, answers, and comments throughout the training course. Our members were committed to each other and to all participants in the Training course and they participated fully in the Training forum as well.

    What I have accomplished in my site and niche during these six weeks:

    (I’m sure you are all sick and tired of hearing that) My wife and I work with children with developmental problems. Our work re-engages the child’s stuck developmental process and gets the child’s developmental process back on track. So, I chose GetMyChildBackOnTrack.com as my domain. I have created a resource site (a free membership site) with articles, blog posts, videos, and forums to help my free members learn about what we do and what they will have to do to get their child back on track.

    I’m primarily promoting this site with Twitter posts to my 43,000+ followers. I’m currently receiving about 150 visits per day and harvesting about two new members per day. I have about 180 members currently and most of them are passive (not really doing anything on the site).

    In the last week of the Training Course I started posting videos which are focused on introducing my site. They are on YouTube (and some other video hosting sites) and their titles and descriptions are based on keyword research with a total of about 8,000 searches per month with an average competition of about 250 sites per keyword I used. You can watch one of those videos at http://bit.ly/On-Track

    Right now, there are two pathways into my funnel. People can request to download the free report or to join the resource site. In either path, they are entered into my newsletter list which starts with a mini-course of 10 “lessons.” Each lesson is (an autoresponder email which comes every other day, with a excerpt and a link to) an article with a link to a forum post, which has a series of questions about the topics in the article and the person’s own personal beliefs or experiences related to those topics. They are encouraged to answer those questions in that forum post with those questions. I’m exploring these topics with a focus on the benefits to their child and their family. I’m doing this to help anticipation grow, to develop interaction between participants, and to start the growth of community around the idea of getting their child back on track.

    Separately, I’m sending a personal email to all participants every three days. I’m using a personal style in these emails talking about the improvements in the site and describing the coming attractions to the site. I’m describing these improvements in terms of the benefits, so that participants know what I’m doing and know how it is going to help their family. I’m also expecting these interactions (the lessons and personal emails) to build trust and give them hope that we really can get their children back on track.

    Plans for the future:

    I will continue to post videos on video hosting sites and also include them in my site. I will continue split testing squeeze pages to get the highest percentages of sign-ups I can.

    Software For Parents I have developed an online application which makes it easy for parents to perform a Developmental Checklist to know how their child’s development is progressing. It also helps the parent track the child’s progress over time when they are in our program. An added benefit of the application is that it teaches parents what to watch for so they can spot the developmental improvements more easily. I plan for this application to be a free resource for the free site members.

    I have written an ebook about the developmental process. I have also created a report about the developmental warning signs, which is a very important resource for parents of children with (suspected or diagnosed) developmental problems, whether they are in my program or not, because it lets them take more control of the diagnostic process if they need to ask for that for their child.

    Each of these will give me additional entrance pathways into my funnel. I will start promoting these additional free things (ebook, report, & developmental checklist) as entry points in my funnel. I’m already numbers 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 15, & 18 in Google searches for “Free Developmental Checklist”, so I expect to obtain a steady stream of visitors for the checklist, the Developmental Process ebook, and the Warning Signs report through those searches. There are only about 50 of these searches per month, but I expect I can attract some of them into my funnel.

    TeleSeminars Isabel and I will start hosting weekly teleseminars mid-August. We want to grow a community feeling among participants in our site and lists. We will answer questions from the participants and we will emphasize the benefits that children and families receive as they follow our program. We will describe our process and tell stories of children who have gotten back on track using our protocols and participants will be able to relate those stories to their own children and understand better what to expect in our program.

    Surveys After a few Teleseminars, we will ask our participants to complete a survey which should guide us in knowing what participants want from a paid level of membership. I assume we will have group coaching, access to testing their children (an essential 1st step in our program), and access to training for parents on providing the stimuli which encourages the developmental process to keep on catching up. The survey results will help us get clear information about what our participants will pay for, so it is essential to obtain this information before we start promoting a paid level.

    Revenue Generating Services We will have some form of paid membership for those who want to learn and provide our program for their children. We already do these things with our clients in our offices. We simply need to understand how to do this by Internet. I look forward to our experiences with our participants in our teleseminars and their responses to our surveys to determine how to structure and provide our program by Internet. We are confident that some of the activities we do with our client parents individually in our offices can be done in groups by teleseminar. We look forward to discovering other ways of designing our services to take advantage of the capabilities of the Internet for our program.

    Who Are We Helping & Why Are We Doing This?

    After about two-three weeks on our program in our offices, a child shows up for his/her regularly scheduled appointment. But, a changed child comes in the door. We see changes in the child’s posture, level of confidence, behavior, attitude, eagerness to continue the work. As this “new” child interacts with us it is hard to hold back the tears of joy we feel about this child’s accomplishments. We also love the conversations with parents who tell us similar stories about their own experiences with their own “changed” child. We have been fortunate to have this experience hundreds of times in the last 10 years. With our Internet-based program we look forward to having the experience of hearing the parent’s stories of their children’s changes hundreds of times per year.

    Based on what we have discovered and developed, we don’t think that any family should have to suffer because their child has a developmental disorder. Our ultimate goal is to virtually eliminate developmental disorders.

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    • Custom avatar Judy Poole says:

      Rodger, you have done exactly what this program was meant to do and done it well. The short version of my response is that you have modeled David’s and Ezra’s teaching par excellence and been an outstanding contributor to the Inner Circle. Your contribution to the world has such potential to change lives and you will get paid for who you are. Well done!

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    • Pam says:

      Rodger,

      Congrats! You’ve done really well during the 6 weeks – I’m amazed at what you’ve accomplished. And you’ve also been such a great resource for others. I’m inspired by you!

      Cheers,
      Pam

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    • Cielja Kieft says:

      Hi Rodger,
      What a focus, energy and amazing work sounds from your letter. Congratulations on all!! As a parent trainer myself I have of course signed up for your free report and I am very much looking forward to it.
      Thumbs up!
      Cielja

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    • Anne Claire says:

      Hi Rodger,

      Congratulations on your accomplishments! It is inspiring to see all the plans you have for the future ~ it really brings it home that the GPU training is just the beginning!

      Anne Claire

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    • Sabine Satie says:

      you know you are amazing, Rodger.
      your consistency is inspiring!
      Sabine

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    • PeaceElyse says:

      Roger, you rock! I am in awe of your accomplishments and wish you well.

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  15. Anne Claire says:

    Independent from the ultimate results, the book ‘Getting paid for who you are’ and the GPU have already made an enormous change in my life! There have been so many things these past 6 weeks that I never thought I’d do…
    The results of my journey so far are definitely twofold ~ on one side there are all the logical, sometimes even technical steps I have taken. However, the more emotional insights and changes have an enormous impact on al aspects of my life!

    Pretty much right from the start I decided that whatever I would do as far as websites etc. are concerned, I’d put together in English as well as in Dutch, my native language. Consequently I bought two domain names, have built two sites (http//:www.cheiron-wellness.com and http//:www.cheiron-wellness.nl ); both with an opt-in for the newsletter, and I have created and sent out a newsletter to each of my existing mailing lists…

    Up to receiving the book ~ even though my partner and I already had a website ~ all of my business endeavors were very much hands-on. In person sessions and readings, experiential workshops and classes, custom made (and often very personal) mandalas and Mystical Jewelry.
    Reading the book made me realize the enormous benefits of bringing at least part of my business online! Yet it also showed me that in doing so many different things, I never really focussed on any one of them, and this really makes it difficult to explain what it is I actually do. The elevator pitch definitely has been an eye-opener! One that has resulted in me actually being able to tell others with much more clarity what I have to offer, and why I can help them best.

    Factually, my increase over the last 6 weeks have been 1 new client, 3 new people on my mailing lists, €780 of revenue increase, a far greater inner freedom, and the conviction that this will lead to the financial freedom I desire.
    An unexpected by-product is that I have been getting more orders for custom pieces of Mystical Jewelry. (http//:mystical-jewelry.blogspot.com)

    I am now working on different products that are more in line with an online perspective, and that will give me a greater time freedom. Like ‘Tarot Reading subscriptions’, a meditation CD, an e-report, an e-book, visual custom affirmations…
    So much fun and so little time 🙂

    From a more emotional or inner perspective, this journey has forced me to take an honest look at my life, and revisit things I have considered to be (my) truth for a long time. And where as some things still are truth as I see it, other things were just keeping me in my comfort zone, staying stuck and going nowhere.
    Recognizing this now, I am stretching my boundaries quite a bit!

    It got me to decide to take my life back in my own hands, and really become serious in finding ways to put myself out into the world ~ expressing myself on a much, much bigger platform than I ever dreamed of doing before…
    And the changes I am going through are becoming apparent in all aspects of my life.
    Friends tell me that I carry myself differently, with more confidence.

    I am also noticing that my interaction with the world around me is changing. I speak out more often, and I find myself communicating with much greater clarity. I find that I have become a better listener. I have impacted other people’s lives by encouraging them to ‘do their own thing’; to express themselves in their own unique manner. To let them see that yes, they can do it! To empower them; something I always strived to do, but that seems to come much more natural now.

    So why am I doing all this?
    What started with a sense of inspiration I felt just from the title of the book ~ after all, who wouldn’t want to get paid for expressing who they are in their own, very unique manner ~ has moved well beyond even achieving the financial freedom I desire… It has led me on a journey that has invited me to take a look at myself and my life, that has pushed me to re-examine my priorities and where I spent my time and energy, and that has shown me a way to step out of my comfort zone and into the world.

    All in all, this journey has sparked a lot of (much needed) movement in my life.
    And for that I am truly grateful!

    Anne Claire

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    • Custom avatar Barbara says:

      Anne Claire, Super how you did it!

      Although the telephone meetings where a challange, because the time difference here in Holland.

      In the way you help people:
      “We all” will, even more now, enjoy WHO YOU ARE !

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      • Hallo Anne Claire, ik bewonder jouw doorzettingsvermogen op het gebied van alles wat met internetverkeer te maken heeft. Je vergroot daarmee je wereld en wordt zichtbaar. Ik ontloop het nog steeds… angst voor het onbekende.

        Groet philip/weceremonie

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    • Carry Meijs says:

      I have seen the enormous pleasure this course was for Anne Claire Venemans. She realy will have a great benefit of it.
      Carry

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      • Custom avatar Carry Meijs says:

        I have seen the enormous pleasure this course was for Anne Claire Venemans. She really will have a great benefit of it.
        Carry

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    • Sam says:

      I know, from personal experience with Anne Claire, how much her perspective about marketing herself has progressed and her confidence in herself and her services has grown. The class as well as her personal work with the class material has done wonders.

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    • Cielja Kieft says:

      Congratulations Anne Claire,

      I feel proud to have witnessed close by all the wonderful -putting yourself out there in the world- growing moments.

      Thank you for sharing.
      Thumbs up!
      Cielja

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    • Custom avatar Maria Sauter says:

      Anne Claire,
      you have done a great job and you are always willing to inspire & help other people a long the way!

      Maria

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    • Well done Anne Claire,

      You’re always a source of great inspiration anyway!

      xxx Marliska

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    • Custom avatar Cherrie says:

      Anne: Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your experience. Any thing that we do that causes us to reevaluate, look to see what is working, and what needs changing at the core is a good thing so that we can flow unhindered on the path we were meant to follow. I am so happy that this class has shown you new tools to use and the confidence to move forward.

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    • Custom avatar PeaceElyse says:

      As you commented, Anne Claire, each of us can win this marathon to get paid for who we are. There’s just one condition: that we don’t quit. The inner work you do will remove any potential obstacles on your path.
      Cheering you on,
      Elyse

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    • Custom avatar Chris Adkins says:

      Is this course avalable in the states?Sign me up!

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    • Brenda Pattinaja says:

      Anne Claire, geweldig wat je voor jezelf gedaan hebt en je ervaring met ons deelt. Je laat mij zien dat alles mogelijk is dankjewel.

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    • Esther Rappa says:

      Anne Claire,

      GEWELDIG ! Dat je dit hebt gedaan voor jezelf. De wereld wacht op JOU !

      “GO GIRL!”

      Liefs

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    • Febe Rappa says:

      Anne Claire,

      Geweldig! Jouw voorbeeld doet volgen.

      Liefs,

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    • Doris Murray says:

      Ann Claire,
      Sorry this is such a slow response to your invitation, but a computer snag held communications up. Now I can, with delight, say I love the way you express yourself, in a written manner or the new you, in a vocal way. Gentle, understanding, through good listening, you cut to the chase with the right expressions. May it grow ever stronger and serve you well! I hope to see you in America in the future.

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  16. Custom avatar PeaceElyse says:

    Late Bloomer, they called me as a child. Sixty six pounds as a ninth grader. I’d caught up by tenth grade, and then some. I gave birth at 37 and thoroughly enjoyed the single parenting of my now 26 year old daughter. Found my calling at 40, creating a peace education program for preschoolers using puppetry and the expressive arts. 24 Years later, at 65, when people in the US often retire, I had two jobs and private clients and no idea of how I would parlay all this into other work of greater impact that would allow me time, location and financial freedom..

    In May 2010, I almost deleted an unopened email that was to change my life. Almost. Instead, I opened it on the day of that first introductory call with David Wood. I’d read his ebook, virtually cover to cover, the month before. I knew that following it would open my life to new opportunities. But, I was sooo busy, maybe this summer I’d take the steps. As I read the email, it was a very small voice that said to call in. Barely audible. Overwhelmed as I was with ongoing life, I did not recognize it as that often spoken of still, small voice of intuition. Thankfully, years of listening practice had me acting, bypassing my distracted mind. I made the call. Before I’d hung up, tuning into an electric feeling from within, I had enrolled in an online training course at Get Paid University. I had a strong knowing that this was what I had been asking for. I strongly believed that being a student here would help me create the passive income needed to replace the two jobs and private clients that now sustained me. I would learn here how to get paid for who I am.

    I began at ground zero. I knew absolutely nothing about the information I learned in the first 6 weeks of this training course. Through taking the weekly action steps, small doable chunks of a winning formula, one day at a time, I accomplished weekly everything I had posted on the forum. Having the support of a winning instructors, videos, audios, pdfs, freedom buddies and community, I moved forward, gaining confidence

    Clear and direct weekly phone calls with David, informative and much needed faculty calls with Ezra and those with my two freedom buddies, Dayton and Martyn, were touchstones along the way. I followed the five basic steps, participated in the phone calls and accomplished:

    1.Putting myself out there in an online community was my first challenge. I replied to posts and received amazing support from others. In making myself visible, two fabulous freedom buddies found me, one here in the US the other in the UK. They have been foundation rocks, touchstones, for me. And I hope I do the same for them.
    2.I tested my niche: parents of preschoolers and my elevator speech :’ I help busy parents fall back in love with their preschoolers,’within the forum. Encouraged I surveyed the community I belong to in San Francisco. I’d found my niche. It didn’t feel like the niche of my heart but it was viable and I’d learn the system using it.
    3.Making the animoto video was a real high. When my negative inner voices scoffed and snickered at my technical efforts, I’d watch the videos I made and smile. They continue to remind me that: “deeply peaceful, I hear guidance calling..”.
    4.Sprinting, I set up a website in 7 days, while on vacation in NYC. Time and location freedom was sampled. I wanted more. (Did I say how technically challenged I used to think I was?)
    5.I wrote my freebie and first newsletter as a pdf
    6.Create my product. an mp3. The one I’ll put on my website will be an interview by Freedom buddy Dayton.
    7.I chose article marketing to generate traffic, wrote, submitted and had my first article approved by EzineArticles: From Frustration to Fun 101 of How To Fall Back in Love With Parenting Your Preschooler
    9.Wrote a second article using the information learned on the article marketing video and from Faculty call #5.
    10.Made a balancing rock sculpture in GGPark. Each rock was a successful step I took in celebration of the first six weeks of this course. It is an ongoing reminder of what I can do when I follow through with winning instruction and modeling.
    .
    As I write this list and look at the concrete steps I accomplished , I am delighted with my progress, It was the commitment to the weekly action steps that I said I’d take and posted on the forum which moved me through frustration to fun.The accountability to myself and others kept me facing forward. I’ve had a lot of fun and gained tremendous confidence from this training.I often rode the wave of excitement and ongoing support and felt very free .

    There were also times when I hit the proverbial wall in this marathon. I’d become aware of a chorus of negative voices shouting : “No, you can’t; why bother; you’ll never get much further; you should be thankful for the purposeful work you already have; so what if you’ll never make a bigger impact, you’ve already helped.. isn’t that enough??” Like the four year olds I work with, I wanted to put my fingers in my ears but the voices came from within my own head.
    .
    I began to compare myself with others in the online community and found myself lacking. I started to believe what the old negative voices were saying. It was time to do some repair work, on myself. I had to confront those voices head on.
    Tools of Peace became tools of inner peace. I went through my tool chest and used many of my favorites.

    Inventing new tools of inner peace, in order to better enjoy each step of the way, has opened up another path. I’m exploring a new niche where I hope to further impact the greater world. I’m turning the tools of inner peace into articles.

    Having stopped on a San Francisco hillside to breathe in the beauty of another green hillside, I think to call it Beauty Breath and to write about it. If I’m experiencing discouragement, so are many others . Arriving home, I open an email from ezinearticles that approved my first submission for article marketing. I’m sent a template on Motivational Triggers, tools you use to keep yourself motivated. It gives the outline for what I’ve been writing in my head about Beauty Breath. Inspired by synchronicity, I write my next article. I offer what has helped me to those who are also seeking support and answers. Writing articles has taken on a momentum and energy of its own.

    As a Late Bloomer, I have worked extensively on my inner world and its obstacles. To be offering this help to others while I continue building my website, http://www.toolsofpeace.com for busy parent of preschoolers, feels like a perfect balance. There will be much material to write about as I run this marathon for time, location and financial freedom. I won’t quit.I will finish. I will get paid for who I am.

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    • Cielja Kieft says:

      Hi Elyse,
      With inner peace and beauty breath you will expand tremendously. Its very much needed these days! I love your site.
      Congratulations on your accomplishments.
      Thumbs up!
      Cielja

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    • Anne Claire says:

      Hi Elyse,

      The beauty of this particular marathon is that each and every one who runs it will win ~ without exception!
      You are an inspirations to others as you already know you will get paid for who you are!
      Congrats!

      Anne Claire

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    • coach-Dayton says:

      Elyse,

      Awesome job. I am very proud of you

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    • Irene K says:

      http://www.getpaidforwhoyouare.com/blog/wp-content/commentavatars/ninja6.png

      Congratulations, Elyse. You are brave, insightful and well on your way to an exciting adventure. I’m so glad to know you and to learn from you. You inspire me. I wish you blessings and the gift of getting paid for who you are.

      Much love,
      Irene

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    • Joan Vigliotta says:

      Bravo, Elyse! I am so impressed by all these energetic endeavors on your part! Best of luck in accomplishing your goals!
      Cheers,
      Joan

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    • Hy says:

      Elyse

      I think you’re onto something here…keep those vocal chords open and oiled…..good luck with this adventure….I am excited and confidant that you will make this happen….

      Hy

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    • Francine Podenski says:

      I want to vote LIKE for Elyse’s entry, but when I click the “like” button nothing happens. Please count this as a vote for Elyse.

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    • ira jacobs says:

      Hey,
      Can a biased parent reply?
      Great job.
      Proud of you, as always.
      Love ya,
      Dad

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      • ALANA LONDON says:

        Good Luck,Elyse, I’m so glad that you are enjoying this adventure.
        Love,
        Lonnie

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    • van says:

      great job FB

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    • Custom avatar Sy Schlossman says:

      Rediscovering a talented,sensitive motivated,articulate and intelligent niece is quite a stimulating experience for an old tennis hack in Florida.
      Good luck on this new enterprise!

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  17. Custom avatar Lisa says:

    ABUNDANCE! Wanting to offer everyone an opportunity to reach, strive, and find abundant love, happiness, health, wealth, peace, and growth!!!

    Ambitious? Did you say…ambitious? Ok… Get Paid For Who You Are appears and offers a discussion about “niche.” Who even knows how to pronounce that word? Let alone figure out what niche to pick!

    But it happened! Almost magically! Abundance for everyone on the planet quickly got paired down to Expats. Expats was whiddled down to Women Abroad. Women Abroad was replaced by Foreigers living in Paraguay.

    Yes, ladies and gentlemen…Please welcome the web page attraction:

    ParaguayConnections.com – helping foreigners feel at home in Paraguay.

    Foreigners come to Paraguay for a multitude of reasons. Many come from the US to serve as Peace Corps Volunteers, dedicating 2-3 years living in the Paraguayan countryside offering help in the areas of health, agriculture, education, and more. Many families come to Paraguay, including from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, looking for new business opportunities and adventure. People come to beautiful Paraguay filled with ambition and good intention. Yet it is not easy to live away from home.

    Paraguay Connections offers foreigners living in Paraguay opportunities to connect to Paraguayans, other foreigners, and loved ones who live in their country of origin, helping folks adapt and enjoy their life in Paraguay. Friends and family can order their loved ones living in Paraguay tasty, cuddly care packages, filled with chocolate, gourmet pasta and sauce, stuffed animals, incense, personalized photos and more, for special occasions or simply to let them know that they care. People who are dating or married to Paraguayans can participate in a blog about the trials and tribulations of their relationship, sharing the unique, special moments as well as challenges and strategies. And families who recently moved to Paraguay can find a written resource and a personal guide to help them find everything from housing to pediatricians to schools to a trustworthy mechanic.

    When you visit the site you’ll see uplifting and inspirational pictures of Paraguay: the people, the flora, the fauna. You can sign up for a bi-monthly newsletter and receive a special report as a thanks: The Top Ten Tips for Surviving and Thriving in Paraguay. You can purchase an MP3 download of a conversation amongst five Peace Corps Volunteers who share their pre-Paraguay arrival fears, suggestions for preparation, and fun stories about the Paraguay that they have learned to call home.

    Bagels. Did you say bagels? Have you ever seen one in Paraguay? Not likely! Mention the idea and how do North Americans, young and old react? You see smiles, disbelief, and absolute jubilation! So, in addition to ParaguayConnections.com, a sister-site will be offered for those who crave tasty American treats at Lisa’s Bagels (.com). Lisa goes to any length to curve a craving! Why?

    I have lived in Paraguay for 18 years. As a native of California it’s not easy to be in a land-locked country!! Yet I have made Paraguay my home: I have a loving Paraguayan husband and two rambunctious children, a huge extended family, and a farm with medicinal plants, a large forest, and a natural spring. Working for the Peace Corps for 18 years I had a direct sense of giving. I am taking a break from training with the Peace Corps and I seek inner and financial freedom. I am looking for ways to inspire and motivate others who serve the humble, deserving people of Paraguay.

    When people feel warm and fuzzy and at peace, they are better able to serve the Paraguayan population they strive to help. The motivational component then multiplies. Cheers and welcome to Paraguay Connections!

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    • Pam says:

      Hi Lisa,

      I Love the ideas for your site, but I can’t seem to access it. Is ParaguayConnections.com the domain name?

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      • Custom avatar Lisa says:

        Hi Pam! I’m meeting with my webwizard this week and it should be published soon!!! I’m doing the LisasBagels.com site through weebly – so hopefully that’ll be soon too! How are you coming along?

        Love, Lisa @abundancia

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        • Pam says:

          The bagel idea is wonderful. Bringing the flavors of home to expats will really help make them feel less lonely!

          I am still working on my niche. Hoping for some clarity soon. 🙂

          love,
          Pam

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          • Custom avatar Lisa says:

            Hi again Pam! I love the way you express that: bringing the flavors of home to expats – that could be my elevator pitch for Lisa’sBagels.com!!! I’m considering offering a survey for people who sign up to the site so that people can share what kinds of flavors of bagels and spreads they crave most! When you come to Paraguay you’ll have to try one!

            Good luck deciding on a niche. I found it to be quite a profound experience when my “niche” dawned on me!

            Take care,

            Lisa @abundancia

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    • Cielja Kieft says:

      Hi Lisa,
      I think you are making ‘ambitious’ into a most loving and peaceful contribution to Paraguay and now extending that worldwide with the help of Paraguay Connections.
      Is your site up?
      Thumbs up!
      Cielja

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      • Cielja Kieft says:

        Sorry Lisa,
        I only later read the other comments and saw you will meet soon with your web wizard. Exciting!
        Cielja 🙂

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    • Anne Claire says:

      Hi Lisa,

      You made me smile with your comment that you will go to any length to curve a craving. I travel back and forth between the Netherlands and the U.S., and I know how one can suddenly crave something ‘from home’, something you grew up with…

      I’m sure you’ll make it happen!!

      Anne Claire

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    • PeaceElyse says:

      Plant the question and watch what grows! What a fabulous idea. Sounds like you could have a lot of fun while making expats feel at home.

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  18. Anne Claire says:

    Independent from the ultimate results, the book ‘Getting paid for who you are’ and the GPU have already made an enormous change in my life! There have been so many things these past 6 weeks that I never thought I’d ever do…
    The results of my journey so far are definitely two-fold ~ on one side there are all the logical, sometimes even technical steps I have taken. However, the more emotional insights and changes have an enormous impact on all aspects of my life!

    Pretty much right from the start I decided that whatever I would do as far as websites etc. are concerned, I’d put it together in English as well as in Dutch, my native language. Consequently I bought two domain names, built two sites (http://www.cheiron-wellness.com and http://www.cheiron-wellness.nl ); both with an opt-in for the newsletter, and I have created and sent out a newsletter to each of my existing mailing lists…

    Up to receiving the book ~ even though my partner and I already had a website ~ all of my business endeavors were very much hands on. In person sessions and readings, experiential workshops and classes, custom made (and often very personal) mandalas and Mystical Jewelry.
    Reading the book made me realize that the enormous benefits of bringing at least part of my business online! Yet it also showed me that in doing so many different things, I never really focussed on any one of them, and this really makes it difficult to explain what it is I actually do. The elevator pitch definitely has been an eye opener! One that has resulted in me actually being able to tell others with much more clarity what I have to offer and why I can help them best.

    Factually, my increase over the last 6 weeks have been 1 new client, 3 new people on my mailing lists, €780 of revenue increase, a far greater inner freedom, and the conviction that this will lead to the financial freedom I desire.
    An unexpected by-product is that I have been getting more orders fore custom pieces of Mystical Jewelry (http://mystical-jewelry.blogspot.com/)

    I am now working on different products that are more in line with an online perspective, and that will give me a greater time freedom. Like ‘Tarot reading subscriptions’, a meditation CD, an e-report, an e-book, visual custom affirmations…
    So much fun and so little time 🙂

    From a more emotional or inner perspective, this journey has forced me to take an honest look at my life, and revisit things I have considered to be (my) truth for a long time. And where as some things still are truth as I see it, other things were just keeping me in my comfort zone, staying stuck and going nowhere. Recognizing this now, I am stretching my boundaries quite a bit!

    It got me to decide to take my life back into my own hands, and really become serious in finding ways to put myself out into the world – expressing myself on a much, much bigger platform than I have ever dreamed of doing before…
    And the changes I am going through are becoming apparent in all aspects of my life.
    Friends tell me that I carry myself differently, with more confidence.

    I am also noticing that my interaction with the world around me is changing. I speak out more often, and I find myself communicating with much greater clarity. I find that I have become a better listener. I have impacted other people’s lives by encouraging them to ‘do their own thing’; to express themselves in their own unique manner. To let them see that yes, they can do it! To empower them; something I always strived for, but that seems to come much more natural now.

    So why am I doing all this?
    What started with a sense of inspiration I felt just from the title of the book ~ after all, who wouldn’t want to get paid for expressing who they are in their own, very unique manner ~ has moved well beyond even achieving the financial freedom I desire… It has led me on a journey that has invited me to take a look at myself and my life, that has pushed me to re-examine my priorities and where I spent my time and energy, and that has shown me a way to step out of my comfort zone and into the world.

    All in all, this journey has sparked a lot of (much needed) movement in my life.
    And for that I am truly grateful!

    Anne Claire

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  19. Tziporah says:

    This is my story.
    I was raised in a home where ethics were not talked about, but practiced. Among the positive things I absorbed were: business integrity, the importance of education, the value of punctuallity and the need to attend to health problems immediately. Other messages I learned were just as critical, but their impact was negative. As a blind child, I understood that my life would be different than those of my sighted sisters. I would need to be taken care of. I might get some kind of job, but if I did, I would probably be underemployed and underpaid. While my sisters were set off on their career tracks in college, I was allowed to spend my hours in interesting academic study, but these courses were not career-oriented. These messages, and others like them, had a lasting impact on my self-concept. It has taken me many years to change them. I left for Israel midway through college. It was a life-changing decission. I would not return to the U.S. I also married and hoped to start a family–something that was not expected. I worked at various jobs, some of which paid decently, others that did not. The shame that I could not earn my own money stalked me. In 2007, I was introduced to the profession of coaching and studied online and through teleclasses with a recognized international coaching school. Until then, I did not know how to use the internet. As I proceeded through the courses, I began to consider coaching niches and hoped that upon graduation I would be able to start a coaching business. It only dawned on me, rather late in the day, that although I knew a great deal about psychology, an asset in life coaching, I knew very little in the way of running a business. After graduating in Sept., 2009, I tried to get started, but could not. What I needed was structure. GPU has given me that structure. Within six weeks I have done more to transform my ideas into concrete tangible objects. I established contact with a leading company that designs websites. I began to discuss the layout of my webpage and the graphic images I would need with their representative who was assigned to me and with others at GPU. After much procrastination, I even had someone photograph me with a digital camera and sent that to the webwizard as well. My ideas for a business-the coaching niche-are now taking shape. My website should be open shortly. It reflects the kind of work I’d like to do. I hae had to overcome many challenges in my personal life, including my blindness, my husband’s serious medical problems, and infertility. The recognition that our life experience is an asset we should utilized, a principle David Wood taught at the outset, resonated with me. This set the foundation for what I would like to do. I don’t want others to have to walk this lonely road alone. However, as important as all of this has been, there is one other thing that has changed in the past six weeks. My blindness was always present, but it was never talked about. As a result, I have always found it hard to talk openly about it. That was something I learned at home. It was taboo. I got a jolt when, o the first training call, David announced for all the world tohear, that there were two blind persons in the GPU program. That was a surprise in its own right. For once, I would not be the only blind person. Then, in one of those curious twists of fate, David opened my line and unmuted me. I was so overcome by the extraordinary situation, that I found myself telling him, and everyone else, that I was one of those two blind people. Beyond the awesomeness of the moment, something occurred that I could not have imagined. I suddenly realized that it was okay to talk about it, to be open about it. I did not have to pretend that I wasn’t blind. This is important because I chose telecoaching precisely because I would be able to be a coach on the phone. People would not even need to know I was blind. After this call, I began to realize, as others had told me before, that my blindness was perhaps my greatest asset as a life coach, and just because I plan to do telecoaching on the phone, does not mean I need to hide that from my clients. To the contrary, by their knowing that fact, I could be more credible and real to them. Over the course of the weeks, as I had to deal with visual complexities such as web layouts, video presntations, a complicated blogsite and other things, I learned I could talk about blindness openly. In sum, for the first time I feel I have a real shot at being able to finally earn money on my own, that I can build a business despite not having finished college, not knowing that much about rujnning a business as yet, and challenged by technology. Most of all, though, I am finally discovering, in the words of a leading consumer organization of blind persons, “that it is respectable to be blind.”

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    • Judy Poole says:

      You’ve come a long way!! congratulations on your progress.

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    • Cielja Kieft says:

      Hi Tziporah,
      Thank you for sharing your journey on finding a path that for you to grow and expand. It gives people a lot of trust that a person has overcome a lot of challenges and I can imagine you are most awesome in coaching over the phone!
      Thumbs up!
      Cielja

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    • Sabine Satie says:

      Tziporah,
      just this one realization, that it is ok to voice your blindness (after all you are not dumb ; >) is huge!
      Congratulations on this amazing jump out of old and family patterns and stepping into a new wonderful vision for your life!
      love,
      Sabine

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  20. Tziporah says:

    Thank you Anne Claire. I thought I’d recall how to do what I did yesterday. Believe it or not, I didn’t. It’s like Ihave to learn this whole blog layout every time. So be it. Tziporah

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  21. Anne Claire says:

    Hi Tziporah,

    You are right on!
    This is the place.
    looking forward to reading about your accomplishments over the last six weeks!

    In Peace,
    Anne Claire

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  22. Custom avatar Jay says:

    When I started in GPU I was a kind of skeptic with the idea to implement so much in my business in just six weeks. But what I obteined during this time was an icreased sense of self respect. Let me explain: I work in the field of self development for 11 years now. And I was the kind of professional when inquired “what do you do?” my replies were so broad that people just didn’t get it. Working on the elevator pitch was a breakthrough on my career. It’s so obvious but still I didn’t realize it! Now when people ask me “what do you do?” I proudly reply: “ I work with couples in crisis and help them to find a real solution and recover their peace of mind.” If people ask me how do I do that, then I can explain it in much more detail.
    It was so profound that it has a secondary effect: I loose my interest on uncompromised clients in such a way that I asked them to leave my work. Actually I lost three clients last month. Of course, part of my mind negotiated with me: “ Hummm, it doesn’t seems a good idea. I need the money.” Indeed, I need the money…”as a consequence of an outstanding service” – my spirit screamed. That’s the self respect I was talking about. And I can call it inner freedom too. And that is non- negotiable. An interesting fact: I delivered a workshop this weekend for a small group of people and the quality of it was just Great! Which points me out I’m in the right direction – when I work with people who really want what I offer it’s an excellent deal to all! That’s one of the benefits of focus and I conclude the statement “ when less is more” is applicable here.
    This days I’m working on my website and for that purpose I hired a webwizard, after all I want to simplify things! I’m working on my Bio and I’m having fun doing that – it’s amazing to see all accomplishments I’ve done this years! Also, I’m working on my newsletter and creating and opt-in on my website for that. I’m working on a translation for English language ( I’m from Brazil – therefore I apologize for the errors on my text here 😉 so I invite you to take a look on my website – http://www.reeduca.com.br in 30 days when everything will be set.
    As I conclude this six weeks in this training I have a perception that’s just a beginning of a time of excellence! There is lots of good stuff provided by GPU yet to study and implement in my business!
    Why I’m doing all this? I believe a life worth of living is a life connected with inspiration and purpose. My work is one important expression of who I am and my services are my legacy.
    Thank you David for stand up and teach us how to do that!
    Blessings to you all,
    Jay

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    • Cielja Kieft says:

      Hi Jay,
      I laughed out loud when you explained how broad your replies were! I so much recognized that. Congratulations on your break troughs and your warm website. I can not read what it says but it is very inviting and I love the circles in circle. I welcomes and embraces.
      Thumbs up!
      Cielja

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      • Custom avatar Jay says:

        Hi Cielja,
        Thank you for your kind reply! So cool you laughed about what I said because you relate with that! It reminds me when I was a young boy on school learning and having fun with my friends 😉
        Blessings to you!
        Jay

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    • Anne Claire says:

      Hi Jay,

      I so recognize the dilemma of working with uncommitted clients; yet needing the money… I think taking a stand and not being willing to put yourself through that anymore is going to open up time for you to do other, more fun, and more productive things!
      Congratulations!

      Anne Claire

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