Under the subject
"Something To Think About" that's the
date I began sending out
daily e-mail motivational / inspirational messages to my friends.
over the next year and a half, the list grew until a very special
Tucker of The
Songwriter's Connection e-Zine out of Nashville, Tennessee invited
me to contribute articles to her e-Zine and promoted my e-mail messages
Another friend, Ande Rasmussen of the Austin
Songwriter's Group, also promoted my e-mail messages in his
Inspiration for Songwriters.
These two promotions literally
blew the lid right off the e-mail address list! Instead of adding
names a week I was adding 10 or 20 a day, occasionally as many as
addresses each day! At that time the one day record WAS 49!
(see Update below)
One day I
received a message from a friend of mine, Tessa Graham, who had moved
to London nine
previously, telling me she was also being forwarded my messages by
three of her
friends, none of whom were on my mailing list and not one of them lived
America! My messages were being forwarded over and over around
This was getting much bigger than I ever imagined when I began!
also started getting e-mails from people telling me how
messages had come "just in time"; a battered wife was given the
courage to leave her abusive situation, a teen was inspired to stand up
"friends" who had recently turned on her and were trying to make her
do things and go places she knew were wrong.
Several people were
to venture out into new careers, and many people have shared with me
personal and business relationships have improved, a few have even
raises and / or promotions because of their improved attitudes at
even met my "twin" when James Odle, Jr. from Texas signed on. We
began chatting about songwriting, sharing our latest efforts with each
for some honest critiquing, and within no time at all had established a
friendship and collaboration. He's by far and away my favorite
Some of the messages I've authored
some are anonymous
(I do extensive
research before I send out an anonymous message in the hope that I can
the rightful author) and the rest I give full credit to the rightful
The full credit for any benefit from these messages,
to people like you, the readers. I claim no credit for people
able to change their lives because I'm merely the vehicle to bring
thoughts to others through this website and my daily e-mails.
Reading any particular message is one thing;
action on what is read places all the credit on the reader for
that action. I might provide the inspiration, but YOU
courage and motivation from within your own heart.
Here's to you
for just having the faith to try!
you believe enough, you can change the stars ...
Update: October 31, 2005
On June 1, 2005 another amazing event took place. Ron Atchison
out about Change Your Stars! and, after looking through the archives,
chose one of my quotes and shared it with his subscribers at www.InspirationPeak.com,
referring his subscribers to check out my
website. The record for sign-ups for my CYS! messages is 84 in
hour!!! Not to mention what that created for one day!
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