Wow! I’m Overwhelmed

I’m overwhelmed with the response to my last post.

As you may recall, I asked for your help in “voting for” a blog
post entry I sent in, sort of on a lark (as in, “What the hey?”)
for a contest that Brian Tracy is holding.

The response was tremendous! I’m blown away with the comments
that folks have left. Both on the page itself – as well as via
email for those folks who chose not to comment on the page but
wanted to send along a note of encouragement.

Thank you for responding, for reading, and for commenting.

I feel truly grateful to have such caring, supportive readers
and customers. I appreciate your support. I appreciate YOU!

Just in case you missed that email, and want to get in on
the fun (and the voting), here’s the scoop in condensed form:

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.

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. Since I do write on
these subjects 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 haven’t already – if you would
check out the post and, if you enjoy it and would like to “vote”
for it, hit the Like button (if you’re on Faceboook) and leave
a comment. Or you can simply 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, leaving a

Here’s the link to go directly to my post:

As I mentioned the other day: 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 have been recording the comments and will do so right
up until the contest closes tonight (Monday) at 5pm PST /
8pm EST.

I want to be sure to keep track of everyone who commented so
I can send you a special something as my thanks to you.

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

In fact, I’m writing a new book now and I might just let you
get the first look at the book, in ebook form, so you can
tell me what you think about it. You’ll get exciting new
information and content sooner than anyone else….AND (if you
like) you can give me advice on how to improve the book so it
really rocks!

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

The contest expires this evening at 5pm PST / 8pm EST.

Thanks for your support!

You Can Do It!

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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 leaving a comment. Thanks for your support!

Copyright, Karen Van Ness, 2011

2 thoughts on “Wow! I’m Overwhelmed

  • Good to see that some people really write good content nowadays. Offtopic: I don’t know why but i’m having javascript errors viewing your website on Internet Explorer.. can you check it please? Best Regards

    • Hi John Guapo,

      Thanks for your message, and for your kind comments. Glad you enjoy reading the blog. I will check on the website, thank you for bringing this to my attention.

      Warm regards,

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