Success is never accomplished solely by oneself!
And there are many people to whom I owe quite the debt for being my teachers, my mentors, my good friends, my fellow coffee worshipers and more.
But before I dive into those stories, I'd like to take this moment to thank *you* first and foremost…
Thank *you* for spending your time on my site! I really hope it made you smile and gave you provocative, profitable things to think about as well. I hope to see you again!
And the people to whom I owe bunches?
My very first mentor online, Bill Vick:
Back in 1998, he hired me to achieve front page search engine rankings in Google for his recruiting company (back when Infoseek did real time page indexing!). He also opened doors for me I never could have done meself (that was the year I wrote The Internet Recruiting Edge; I'm one of the original pioneers of Internet sourcing and his help and guidance made me a breakout success).
My very first Internet marketing mentor, Tony Blake:
I first contacted Tony back in 2000 or so when I started branching out into other niches including real estate marketing, home improvement and the like. Tony would always share tons of ideas that I'd never have considered back then (they're second nature, now, but wow, back then….it was a brave new world indeed!).
Back in 1995, I was pregnant with my first child and came across an Internet mailing list called the Febmoms. I joined and it was nifty neat and get this: believe it or not, we still email each other to this day (15+ years later!).
We've watched our kids grow from playing kickball with our bladders during pregnancy to our febkids being teenagers. They've been a constant source of, well, normality to me and I'm proud to be a member.
People from whom I've learned:
These are the folks in the past who have shared wisdom that I've taken and internalized. They include (but are not limited to):
Liz Strauss, Mark Davidson, Suzie Cheel, Joanna Peterson, Brian Clark, Darren Rowse, Maureen Sharib, Jim Stroud, Judi Sohn, Catherine Lawson, Maki, Wendy Piersall, John Chow, Gab Goldenberg, James Chartrand, Skellie, Crow, Joel Falconer, Melinda, Lorelle , Brad Shorr, Barbara Swafford, Ulla Hennig , Peter Shallard, John and more!
My Social Network:
These are the wondrous folk on Twitter and Facebook who simply say 'Hi!' and help make my day.
Included (but not limited!) are:
My daily smile-pickup:
I utterly adore waking up in the morning to my fav comic, Nicky510! You just cannot find a funnier, more insightful strip online about…well, you really just have to visit it to see. You'll agree with me, I know it:
Last But Certainly Not Least:
My family and friends! My fantastic husband, my wonderful passel of kids, my two huge mooses and flock of vibrant Twitter Budgies, my close friends who are always there for me no matter what…..
They're what make my life rock.
Thank you all! And i mean that from the bottom of me heart.