Or, The 10 Best Time-Tested Ideas for
Getting Rich in Your Business!
by Dr. Joe Vitale
The following story reveals how my latest (and in many ways greatest) dream just came true. I am sharing it with you in the hope that it inspires you to go for your own dreams.
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I’ve wanted to have a tapeset of my own in the NC catalog since 1990. I wanted it for the prestige, as well as for the profit. I wanted to be among their roster of greats: Tony Robbins, Tom Peters, Deepak Chopra, Brian Tracy, and Wayne Dyer, to name just a few of their current popular authors. But until recently this desire had only been a dream.
Despite the fact that I always sent NC my new books as soon as they were published, I could never seem to ignite their interest in my work. But I never gave up. I simply held onto the dream, trusted that something would give sooner or later, and kept doing my thing: Writing what I hoped were inspiring and informative books.
And then something amazing happened.
About eleven months ago a man began sending me e-mail, asking numerous questions about marketing in general and P.T. Barnum in particular. He was a fan of Barnum’s and loved my new book, “There’s a Customer Born Every Minute.” I answered all of his questions, glad to help. Then one day I received a shock.
The man sent me e-mail saying, “If you ever want your material considered by Nightingale-Conant, let me know. I’m their Marketing Project Manager.”
You can’t imagine my surprise. Or my delight. I immediately Fed-Xed all of my books, my video, and my home study course (six audiotapes and a workbook) to my new friend at NC. He didn’t like anything I sent. Instead, he LOVED everything I sent. And right then and there he began the long process of selling NC on me.
After eleven months of calls, faxes, and many Fed-X’s, I am proud to announce that Nightingale-Conant will be carrying their first product by me in their early 1999 schedule. It will probably be called OUTRAGEOUS MARKETING. While that title may change, the sub-title is for sure: “The 10 Best Time-Tested Ideas for Starting, Expanding and Getting Rich in Your Own Business.”
The program will pull from the best of everything I’ve ever done, and will probably even come packaged with a few of my books. It will certainly up-date my current course in marketing (called Project Phineas). NC plans on heavy direct mail to sell the package, which will—if my contact at NC has any say in the matter—-be just the first of several products I create for them. I’m writing the script for the program right now, and will record it in Chicago—in the very studio where some of the legends of business recorded their words—in February, 1999.
This story illustrates many lessons…The power of a dream (I held my vision of what I wanted for *years*)…The networking potential of the Internet (My NC contact found me here at my web site)…The miracle that comes from having someone who believes in you (My contact believes in me to a staggering degree, and told me so over and over again for *eleven months*)…The true magic that occurs when you are in alignment with your life’s purpose and doing what makes your heart sing…
And I’m sure there are other lessons in this story, lessons that you see and I don’t. Again, I am sharing this with you in the hope that it sets your own heart on fire, awakens something in your soul, and urges you to go for—and get—your own dreams.
“Your life is now.” — John Mellencamp
PS—If you want help in achieving your intentions, consider getting “Creating Your Heart’s Desire” by Sonia Choquette, a wonderful new tape series from—you guessed it—Nightingale-Conant. Their number is 1-800-525-9000. Look for my program from them sometime in Spring, 1999. I’m excited!