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This one flows....
on April 13, 2012
In the world of internet marketing, I have come to "know" a number of authors, in the Facebook or LinkedIn sense. I have never met these people personally but have learned from them and exchanged messages with them in various forums..usually in forums where others have access to my remarks and their source. I have also purchased several IM-related products from these same people, including, as in this case, books. Too often these books especially are pretty thin on content and value, and while the reviewer in me wishes to say so, the aforementioned risk of exposure stops me. I WANT to be honest, but in too many cases, that would mean exposing what I see as minor-level scams....some people just shouldn't be writing books, much less charging twenty bucks for them.
What a joy to discover this book! I "know" both Connie and Geoff through different forums and have followed much of their teaching in various ways. Foolishly, I brought this book with me here to southern Mexico for an extended trip, having received it from Amazon just as were were leaving in January. Life - and guacamole - intervened. It is now April, and I have spent the last few days reading it, and can (MUST!) offer my heartfelt, honest praise for it.
First off, the teaming of these two folks is genius. Their individual orientations, backgrounds, and talents shine through both separately and - most exquisitely - in combination. Remember the old Doublemint gum commercials: "Two!" "Two!" "Two mints in one!" What we have here folks, is a book comprising two "books," either one of which could stand alone AND represent real value in and of itself. And it's gonna last a lot longer than that gum did.
However, lucky us, they are together..
Connie's success in IM is legendary and is clearly laid out here, replete with concise instruction and exercises from someone who not only has "made the grade" but is selflessly devoted to see others do the same. Her teaching ability is unparalleled, and she brings a lifetime of experience in inspiring others to every product she undertakes, including this one.
Geoff's writing on creativity is unlike anything I have encountered. I almost feel as if he has written my biography, he is that good at calling me out on how I get in my own way in this regard. As I read, I repeatedly broke into laughter....all the while saying, "That's me! How did he know this about me??" Here is a man, who, like Connie, has "been there, done that," and wants his students to avoid the energy-blocking hazards he has encountered along the way. You simply must read what he has to say.
Now to the flow part....the editing here is genius. Starting off with Connie's more "factual" - while inspiring - portion, going right into Geoff's more "ethereal" - yet grounded - contribution, followed by a modern parable by the inestimable Joe Vitale about "what might have been," and ending with a most vivid exhortation to action by Pat O'Bryan, another "force of nature" in this world.
Soooo....if you don't have it yet...get it! And if you do have it, don't cram it in your suitcase and forget to read it until the guacamole runs out, like I did. Read it NOW!