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You Are My Why

My success is based on your success. period.

When I started SPI, I immediately realized the importance of community. Sharing valuable information has been the name of the game ever since.

I’ve gone through this entrepreneurial journey right along side many of you and every time someone shares a success story with me, it keeps me going.

Your story matters

And I'd Love to Share It!

Success comes in many forms. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been in business for years, I love hearing from readers about the steps you’re taking to reach your goals.

Gratitude is a

Two-Way Street

To put it plainly, I wouldn’t be here without you. I can’t imagine another job where I’d be able to give so much to a community and get so much in return.

If you’ve been active in the SPI community for a while, you know that my first why—the reason I started this business—is my family. They mean everything to me. That said, readers just like you have been sharing their successes with me over the years and that community has created an entirely different reason for me to keep sharing what I know in this space.

Every time I receive a handwritten letter, email, comment, or tweet from a reader who has seen success in their business, I know I’m on the right track. And when I know my work here means something to you, I’m motivated to continue my quest to be of service. Gratitude is simple, in theory, but the power it holds is immense.

In that vein, I’d love to share a few thank you notes from those who have found SPI to be helpful over the years:

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Jared

“After graduating with a doctorate degree in physical therapy, I rapidly climbed the ladder to reach the status of director of an outpatient clinic in Salt Lake City. As the bills continued to pile up, my wife and I realized that ends just weren’t being met.

I started my business, Tone and Tighten, as a way to share something I felt passionately about—health, fitness, and helping other people feel better. Working hard and utilizing the information you share, it took about eleven months to reach my first 1 million page views. I project hitting 14 million before my 16th month in business. I’ve stepped down from the director position in my clinic and am now working 25-30 hours/week. The remaining time I dedicate to building my site and my brand. Using the amazing information found on your site and podcasts, I have more than made up for the money I sacrificed in stepping down from my salaried position.

I am happier. I am at home more with my beautiful wife and amazing family. I am a better husband and father, and I couldn’t be more humbled and grateful. Thank you for your knowledge. Your content is amazing and so incredibly valuable. Thank you for sharing what you have learned—both your successes and your failures—and helping people like me to realize our dreams.”

— JARED BECKSTRAND

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James

“I found your site after I knew my family needed a transition from our past lifestyle. At the time, I was working more than full-time running a residential summer camp that I loved, but it wasn’t going to work for me and my family long term. So, we needed a new plan.

I waded through a lot of content online, but yours was the only content I found that was actionable, accurate, and based on doing honest business. With nine months left at my job, I launched two online businesses: Summer Camp Revolution and Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings. I worked on them almost every day until summer came and camp took me away again, and when we left camp in September, my two businesses now provide me with enough income for my family to continue to be a single income household.

Now I’m working less than half-time and still doing things I love. I’m being paid to keynote three conferences in the next three months. My daily fantasy sports site has 330 members at $15 per month and sells $2,000 per month in advertising. We rank first for very important keywords in a very competitive market. Life is great, Pat, and that’s mostly thanks to you being so generous with the information you share. You’ve given my kids their dad back. That’s really something. I’m sure you get it all the time—but thanks so much for all the amazing work.”

— JAMES DAVIS

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Melvin

“I’ve been meaning to write you this email to say a big THANK YOU. I’m a psychologist and I love my work, but two winters ago we had a crazy snow storm here in Philadelphia and I had to cancel with scheduled clients. I lost a little over $1,000 in income just as we were getting ready to buy our first home, freaked out a bit, and then realized that I had to go more online to prevent future unexpected losses of income.

That’s when I discovered your blog and your podcasts. You inspired me to launch my podcast and blog, Selling The Couch, last March to help my field learn the business and marketing lessons we don’t get to learn in school, to fill a major gap. I followed much of your advice on the SPI blog and podcasts and have built something that’s changing the lives of my colleagues.

Currently, I have an email list of 2,800 and a loyal Facebook community of 3,300. The best part is that I get such nice notes from colleagues and it only makes me smile. I even launched my first online course late last year based on a need (a course/community for mind/body health, wellness, and fitness podcasters). I did a little over $2,000 in pre-launch last year and now have made a little over $25,000 from the course in our first year. I just wanted to thank you and let you know how much I appreciate the grace and sincerity you take to life and business. It’s something I aspire to every day.”

— MELVIN VARGHESE

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