Will You “Vote” For Me?

Hey there! This isn’t the typical blog post I usually write.

Usually I want to share some idea, fact, information or perspective
that I think could be helpful or interesting to you.

This time, I am asking for your help. And you don’t have to do much
at all. In fact, all you have to do is do what you are doing now:
read a blog post from me.

Here’s the scoop:

I am a big fan of Brian Tracy, a well known personal development
and business coach and author. I have scores of his books and CD
programs. I think he is one of the best self-improvement experts
and speakers out there. He’s been doing this for decades, yet is
still enthusiastic and still coming out with great new material.

Anyhoo — Last week Brian announced a contest and asked his readers
to submit a blog post to participate in a contest. He was looking
for something that relates to self-improvement, personal development,
improving performance, etc. So….since I do write on these subjects
and I do write a blog which I update regularly … I decided, on a
lark, to submit a post.

Brian and his team reviewed all the posts. Out of over 500 posts
submitted, they selected 60 finalists. I was happy (and a bit
surprised) to learn that I am one of the finalists!

The next step is to get people I know – like you – to “vote” for
my post. I would love it if you would check out the post and, if you
enjoy it and would like to “vote” for it, hit the Like button and
then leave a comment.

I’m not sure what the outcome will be or what getting a lot of votes
might mean. But I appreciate your taking the time to read my post
and, if you enjoy it and would like to, “liking” the post and
leaving a comment.

Here’s the link to go directly to my post, read it and leave a

BTW, I’m so taken aback at being a finalist that I haven’t fully
thought this through, BUT — I want to give something back to anyone
who takes the time to support me, read the post and comment on it.

So…I will be checking the comments and (if they let me) emailing
something to those who vote. Not yet sure what this will be, but
I’ll come up with something I think you will really enjoy. Probably
an ebook I can email to you.

If you like, you can email me directly at kavanness@att.net after
you “Like” and “Comment On” my post to let me know you did it. That
way I will be sure to include you in my special thank you.

And – tell all your friends! Feel free to forward this email, Tweet
It or post it on your Facebook page. Once again, the link is:

Thanks %$firstname$% for your support!

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P.S. Remember, all you have to do is click on this link:
read my post, and – if you enjoy the post and would like to –
“vote” for me by hitting the Like button and leaving a comment.
Thanks so much for taking the time. I’m going to work on that
special “gift” I want to send to anyone who votes for me
right now. I promise you will love it!

Copyright, Karen Van Ness, 2011