Helping a homeless guy out...

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So I met this homeless guy at one of the coffeehouses I write at a lot. And he told me about this book he was writing.

Long story short...

I made him a quick website yesterday on optimizepress - written from my perspective... at his request.

Any suggestions on how to make a campaign like this get some traction?

We're gonna hit up the local paper and get him interviewed.

Here's the site.

Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author James Clouser
    Wow... very cool. I just got my copy.

    Podcast and radio interviews come to mind. The question is: what does he do AFTER the book? Can he work as a consultant to non-profits to further their work in some way?
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  • Profile picture of the author RickDuris
    Very nice job, Mark. Well done. Professional. All the way around.

    I bought mine.

    Personally, I'd test the price under 5 bucks. Turn it into an impulse buy. Not something someone has to think twice about.

    As for promotional ideas, I'll give it some thought. Let's noodle through it sometime.

    - Rick Duris
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Pescetti
      Originally Posted by James Clouser View Post

      Wow... very cool. I just got my copy.

      Podcast and radio interviews come to mind. The question is: what does he do AFTER the book? Can he work as a consultant to non-profits to further their work in some way?
      I want him to write a daily blog about his experience of going from homeless to getting a roof over his head.

      He's very humble. I know he doesn't want to get his hopes up, but man, watching his face light up with those first two sales from you and Rick changed the mood in the whole coffeehouse.

      Originally Posted by RickDuris View Post

      Very nice job, Mark. Well done. Professional. All the way around.

      I bought mine.

      Personally, I'd test the price under 5 bucks. Turn it into an impulse buy. Not something someone has to think twice about.

      As for promotional ideas, I'll give it some thought. Let's noodle through it sometime.

      - Rick Duris
      You're probably right. $5 is much more realistic. My thinking was (is) people will want to give. I'll give it a few days and see how it rolls.

      By the way...

      Randy wanted to say thanks - since he was sitting here when you guys changed his life.

      http://youtu.be/iVCLesRRcRc

      P.S. Did you get redirected to the thank you page? Everything go smoothly?
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    • Profile picture of the author perryny
      Originally Posted by RickDuris View Post

      Personally, I'd test the price under 5 bucks. Turn it into an impulse buy. Not something someone has to think twice about.
      I have to agree with Rick here. Why?

      Earlier tonight, I read Seth's post: http://www.warriorforum.com/copywrit...r-give-up.html

      I clicked the link. I read the book description (and like another Warrior mentioned, I wasn't too clear on what it was about), but I saw the $5.99 price tag and clicked "Buy". (The 1-Click Purchase helped too).

      Will I read it? Probably not (no offense, Seth). I just know me, and I know I've got a bookcase and a kindle full of books I want to read, and plan to read - one day. But it's $5.99. "Why not?"

      I clicked your link, Mark. I read the whole page. Very compelling. Way more compelling than Seth's Amazon page even with the Kennedy quote. Then I got to the $17 price tag and had that "maybe later" thought. "Let me click back to the thread and see what the guys are saying".

      I'll head back and buy the book now, because I've just talked myself into it, but others who think "maybe later" probably won't.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marvin Johnston
    Originally Posted by Mark Pescetti View Post

    So I met this homeless guy at one of the coffeehouses I write at a lot. And he told me about this book he was writing.

    Any suggestions on how to make a campaign like this get some traction?
    A similar situation happened a couple of years ago to another homeless person. If you google "the man with the golden voice", what happened to Ted Williams might give you some ideas. I *think* the start of that happened when a video of him was put up on YouTube and went viral.

    Marvin

    P.S. - You might want to put some wording on the PayPal payment page to make sure buyers click on the "Return to ..." page. I didn't assuming I'd get an instant email with the download page. No such luck .
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  • Profile picture of the author RickDuris
    Here's an idea.

    Hit up all the big dogs in personal development.

    Joe Vitale, Robbins, Jack Canfield, Allen, Hay, Williamson, etc. Then work your way down.

    Tell them what you've done. How you did it. Show them the book. Show them the website.

    You've to touch them. Inspire them. Enchant them. Your email has got to get past the gatekeeper BS filters.

    Tell them what you'd like them to do specifically. "Mail to your list at your next convenience"

    Then write the email for them that they'll send. Make it easy to comply with your request.

    Both emails have got to be GREAT. If you need help, let me know.

    Good luck,

    - Rick Duris

    PS: You probably already know there should be a Kindle version. It'll be easier to sell because of the 1 click purchase.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Pescetti
      Originally Posted by RickDuris View Post

      Here's an idea.

      Hit up all the big dogs in personal development.

      Joe Vitale, Robbins, Jack Canfield, Allen, Hay, Williamson, etc. Then work your way down.

      Tell them what you've done. How you did it. Show them the book. Show them the website.

      You've to touch them. Inspire them. Enchant them. Your email has got to get past the gatekeeper BS filters.

      Tell them what you'd like them to do specifically. "Mail to your list at your next convenience"

      Then write the email for them that they'll send. Make it easy to comply with your request.

      Both emails have got to be GREAT.

      Good luck,

      - Rick Duris

      PS: You probably already know there should be a Kindle version. It'll be easier to sell because of the 1 click purchase.
      Rick! Yes! Great idea. I'll work on both emails. Bob Proctor should be all over this. He mails everything else out.

      Mark

      P.S. The Kindle version is almost done. One of the city council members is actually doing it. He also did the PDF design.
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      • Profile picture of the author James Clouser
        Originally Posted by Mark Pescetti View Post

        Rick! Yes! Great idea. I'll work on both emails. Bob Proctor should be all over this. He mails everything else out.
        I may be able to help there. One of my big clients is a former biz partner of Bob's. My client is now a leader in the coaching industry.

        Send me the emails, Mark, and I'll pitch them to my client. If they go for it, I MIGHT be able to get an email to Bob Procter saying, "Bob, you have to check this out."
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        • Profile picture of the author Mark Pescetti
          Originally Posted by perryny View Post

          I clicked your link, Mark. I read the whole page. Very compelling. Way more compelling than Seth's Amazon page even with the Kennedy quote. Then I got to the $17 price tag and had that "maybe later" thought. "Let me click back to the thread and see what the guys are saying".

          I'll head back and buy the book now, because I've just talked myself into it, but others who think "maybe later" probably won't.
          What about leaving the page I linked to at $17... but making it clear that people can go onto Amazon and by the book for $5? That way, it can be a no-brainer for people who feel like $17 is too much... and still give the people who just want to give an excuse to pay a little more?

          Originally Posted by Hans Klein View Post

          This is very cool Mark.

          I thought the video interviews were very engaging and interesting.
          I still have some more interviews I want to do. The mayor for one is gonna do one. And people who work at the coffeehouses might do some. I want to get some female energy on there too.

          Doing the interview with Randy was interesting. He had a lot of resistance to the whole thing. Then when I got him to sit down, he wouldn't look at the camera. So as I'm asking questions and listening, I said to myself, "When he looks straight into the camera, we're done." It worked out perfectly.

          Originally Posted by James Clouser View Post

          I may be able to help there. One of my big clients is a former biz partner of Bob's. My client is now a leader in the coaching industry.

          Send me the emails, Mark, and I'll pitch them to my client. If they go for it, I MIGHT be able to get an email to Bob Procter saying, "Bob, you have to check this out."
          James! Aye captain. I'm on it. You're awesome.

          On a side note...

          I'm really touched by the community here. When I posted the link, I didn't expect this kind of reception at all. I'm in awe of you guys.

          And thanks to Alex and everyone else who bought a copy of the ebook.

          Mark
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          • Profile picture of the author Joe Russell
            Hey Mark,

            I just purchased a copy…wow, wasn't excpecting over 600 pages, I have passed this along to my assistant to give it a read.

            I think what you are doing is awesome and I hope Randy reaches his goal.


            Joe
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            • Profile picture of the author Mark Pescetti
              Originally Posted by Joe Russell View Post

              Hey Mark,

              I just purchased a copy...wow, wasn't excpecting over 600 pages, I have passed this along to my assistant to give it a read.

              I think what you are doing is awesome and I hope Randy reaches his goal.


              Joe
              Hey Joe!

              Yeah, it's long.

              He edited it multiple times. He was often the hardest working guy in the coffeehouse (while I stared out the window - waiting for the BIG idea on some project.)

              Thanks for your support!

              We've got a press release going, an article for the paper... and I'm gonna write those emails. Jack, another guy involved, is looking at Kickstarter.

              Mark
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeHumphreys
        Originally Posted by Mark Pescetti View Post

        Rick! Yes! Great idea. I'll work on both emails. Bob Proctor should be all over this. He mails everything else out.

        Mark

        P.S. The Kindle version is almost done. One of the city council members is actually doing it. He also did the PDF design.
        Mark,

        You should be able to upload the Word doc and ecover right into Amazon's KDP system to create the Kindle file. Scrivener also has the ability to output in Kindle format.

        For Kindle, the sweet spot for many books right now is $2.99 because it's the minimum price to still get paid at 70% royalties and have more appeal to grab impulse buyers. Below that price point and the royalties drop to 35% with one exception (Kindle Singles).

        As part of KDP select, you can also do a Kindle Countdown which starts the price low (you set the price points) and increases it once per day until it hits your normal price. The Countdown can help you determine the best price point for the book based on units sold at each price point.

        It may be worth checking into Amazon's Kindle Singles program. If the book qualifies you can set the price as low as 99 cents and still get 70% royalties.

        Here's a non-affiliate link to the Kindle Singles program criteria and details:

        Amazon.com: Kindle Singles Submissions - Policy, Editorial Guidelines for Kindle Singles eBooks

        Outside of Kindle, also consider getting the book set-up on Barnes & Noble (Nook), Google Play, Apple's store. Smashwords can help with getting it set-up on some of the smaller digital distribution marketplaces.

        Not sure what it would cost but doing a short-term ad run with Book Blurb might help drive a lot of sales too.

        Hope that helps,

        Mike
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        • Profile picture of the author Mark Pescetti
          Originally Posted by MikeHumphreys View Post

          For Kindle, the sweet spot for many books right now is $2.99 because it's the minimum price to still get paid at 70% royalties and have more appeal to grab impulse buyers. Below that price point and the royalties drop to 35% with one exception (Kindle Singles).
          I'll definitely look into that.

          My hope is that because of the cause behind the book, people will consistently be willing to pay a little more.

          On the other hand...

          If this thing really gets some traction, a lower price point might inspire people who aren't too far away from Randy's position... and allow them to give - without harming their own financial well-being.

          Originally Posted by MikeHumphreys View Post

          Outside of Kindle, also consider getting the book set-up on Barnes & Noble (Nook), Google Play, Apple's store. Smashwords can help with getting it set-up on some of the smaller digital distribution marketplaces.

          Not sure what it would cost but doing a short-term ad run with Book Blurb might help drive a lot of sales too.

          Hope that helps,

          Mike
          Yeah, it's eye-opening to see all of the platforms/formats you need to consider for digital publishing.

          There are essentially three guys (me being one of them) helping Randy out. We should have the Kindle version done by weekend.

          I should learn how to do all of this stuff. But I still have to work. I'll check out the link Mike. I'm 100% open to leveraging Amazon in the very best way possible to appeal to the everyday person.

          Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author joe golfer
    All good ideas. I'd go even bigger. Consider this story that got all kinds of press:
    Homeless man releases app after learning to code | New York Post

    Try to get your story in major media. Get an interview with local radio, TV, mags. Other cities will pick it up.

    Put together an inspirational video. If Upworthy features it, it will go viral. Upworthy is now cutting deals with major ad agencies. They can be annoying, but are making waves.
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  • Profile picture of the author RickDuris
    Joe, what's the name of the website where you can find all sorts of journalists? I forget.

    - Rick Duris
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    • Profile picture of the author Sean Fry
      Originally Posted by RickDuris View Post

      Joe, what's the name of the website where you can find all sorts of journalists? I forget.

      - Rick Duris
      helpareporter.com?
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    • Profile picture of the author joe golfer
      Originally Posted by RickDuris View Post

      Joe, what's the name of the website where you can find all sorts of journalists? I forget.

      - Rick Duris
      I think you are thinking of what Sean mentioned: HelpAReporterOut.com.

      Here are some more links to journalists and some tips on how to get in touch with them.
      How to Connect with Journalists & the Media - Amy Lynn Andrews

      These days, it's easy to reach out to them on social media, especially local alternative press/ community papers.

      I would also write up a piece for Medium, and see if you can get covered by Vice. Vice is killing it with gritty/real world journalism, and this story would fit their mission. You might also talk to The Verge.

      If you get interviewed by radio, TV or podcasts, before the show, send them a list of 10 questions to ask you. Many will not think about the interview until it starts, and having questions to ask saves them time and trouble. Top journalists and a few second tier pros will be super-prepared with their own questions, but almost every other DJ, radio host, and podcast interviewer will love you for it.

      Try to get the author booked with readings at local bookstores, schools and coffeehouses. This creates a visual that TV will cover. If you just call them and tell them the story and you want to talk to a reporter, it won't be enough.

      For TV, think of ways to create a visual event-- may suggest they interview the author at the coffee house you met him, or local sites that may be in the book. Notice how TV reporters often walk forward in the shot as they are speaking, or walk along a building or something they are covering. The idea is to create movement.

      So, if the author talks about local sites in the book, the reporter can use that. Something like, "This is the condemned house where Randy Dolinger spent many nights fending off the Oregon winter, as he battled local thugs and drug addicts at the same time." I just made that up, but you get the idea. It makes a better story, and increases the chances the news editor will use it. The easier you can make it for them to tell a visual story, the better.
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  • Profile picture of the author RickDuris
    Sean and Joe,

    That's what I was thinking.

    You're right, the media is hungry for stories like this.

    - Rick Duris
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  • Profile picture of the author shawnlebrun
    If I remember right, we had something similar happen here in town last year.

    Except they went the Kickstarter/Indiegogo route.

    I think they had different levels of what you'd get if you helped this gentleman out... starting from a T-shirt and video... then a book/t-shirt/video, etc..

    There were different levels of funding and different rewards. If I remember right, it did pretty well... close to six figures in donations.

    A lot of folks just donated for the good cause, not for the prizes.

    So, not sure if crowdfunding would be something to use in this case?
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Grace
    That's awesome man! Inspiring! So I don't know if you're planning on any paid promotion but what about using PR Web? Or run some very targeted FB ads targeting people who support charities or something?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Pescetti
    What about something really simple... and not over-the-top to reach out to Bob, like:

    Subject: Inspire Your List With A Story Of Helping A Homeless Guy

    Dear Bob,

    First of all, thanks for all that you do. I've been a fan of yours since way before The Secret. And I love the email offers you send out. I've taken advantage of quite a few of them. A somewhat recent favorite was learning about Trace Haskins a.k.a. The Doodle Video Dude.

    I'm reaching out to you because I'd love for you to be involved in something that you and your list would appreciate. It's a true Law of Attraction story - at its rawest and finest... in action.

    I'm a copywriter who hangs out at coffeehouses to work. And at one of the coffeehouses I frequent, I met a homeless man named Randy Dolinger. He's been homeless for almost 40 years.

    He's been writing an ebook... kind of a daily journal about what it means to be homeless... or as he puts it, "what it means to be human."

    Randy didn't just visualize having a roof over his head; he took MASSIVE action.

    And now that the ebook is done...

    He has attracted people, like me, to help him manifest his dream in a big way.

    We'd love your help.

    I truly believe that your list will want to be involved.

    Here's the link.

    Feel about it, Bob.

    I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Much appreciation!

    Mark Pescetti
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      Originally Posted by Mark Pescetti View Post

      What about something really simple... and not over-the-top to reach out to Bob, like:
      It wouldn't be the email I'd write. I think it could be way more engaging.

      Buddy, you've got a FASCINATING story. A tiger by the tail. Don't squander the opportunity.

      But if it works for you, go for it.

      - Rick Duris
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    Originally Posted by Mark Pescetti View Post

    So I met this homeless guy at one of the coffeehouses I write at a lot. And he told me about this book he was writing.

    Long story short...

    I made him a quick website yesterday on optimizepress - written from my perspective... at his request.

    Any suggestions on how to make a campaign like this get some traction?

    We're gonna hit up the local paper and get him interviewed.

    Here's the site.

    Mark
    Bless you, man...
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  • Mark,

    I'm sure you're considering a few flyers or postcards.

    Be a shame not to have them in the coffee shop.


    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author shawnlebrun
    The more I think about this post, the more I'm inspired by it.

    How many of us, during the course of a day, would keep on walking by someone like this on the street. I know I've been guilty of it.

    And yet, Mark did something he didn't have to do, and more importantly, is running with it full steam ahead.

    Makes me take a closer look at myself in the mirror.

    Great job, Mark. You've proven that there's a lot more reward in life than just monetary.

    How many people can say that they're genuinely changing someone's life for the better... with no expectation of anything in return.

    If the 10,000 plus people here on this forum did what you just did, instead of worrying about their Facebook ads... the world would be a much better place.

    Congrats on a job well done.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Pescetti
      Originally Posted by shawnlebrun View Post

      The more I think about this post, the more I'm inspired by it.

      How many of us, during the course of a day, would keep on walking by someone like this on the street. I know I've been guilty of it.

      And yet, Marc did something he didn't have to do, and more importantly, is running with it full steam ahead.

      Makes me take a closer look at myself in the mirror.

      Great job, Marc. You've proven that there's a lot more reward in life than just monetary.

      How many people can say that they're genuinely changing someone's life for the better... with no expectation of anything in return.

      If the 10,000 plus people here on this forum did what you just did, instead of worrying about their Facebook ads... the world would be a much better place.

      Congrats on a job well done.
      Thank Shawn. I mean that.

      And I agree with that last bit about the 10,000 people here on the WF.

      Honestly, the minds here could probably solve more problems than our government.

      I was homeless for a year and a half when at 10. It's scary stuff. When Randy talked just wandering around - trying to fill up a day, it brought me back to my childhood. I'd do the same thing... just wander around, because there was nowhere to hang my hat.

      Here in Ashland, homelessness is becoming a bigger issue everyday. There was a women with her 6 month old baby just this morning panhandling at the health food store. Heartbreaking. And we know it's wrong to let things get this bad. We've just conditioned ourselves to keep walking.

      It's funny...

      Randy thinks I'm crazy. But watching his face morph right in front of me when those two ebook order came in... said it all. I wish I knew how to do more.

      But again...

      Everyone here filled in the gaps... and way more.

      Thanks again Shawn.
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    • Originally Posted by shawnlebrun View Post

      The more I think about this post, the more I'm inspired by it.

      How many of us, during the course of a day, would keep on walking by someone like this on the street. I know I've been guilty of it.

      And yet, Mark did something he didn't have to do, and more importantly, is running with it full steam ahead.

      Makes me take a closer look at myself in the mirror.

      Great job, Mark. You've proven that there's a lot more reward in life than just monetary.

      How many people can say that they're genuinely changing someone's life for the better... with no expectation of anything in return.

      If the 10,000 plus people here on this forum did what you just did, instead of worrying about their Facebook ads... the world would be a much better place.

      Congrats on a job well done.
      I feel very blessed to have just found this amazing post

      "This book is not about Homelessness .. it's about being Human"

      Thank you very much Randy, even though you're not a member of this forum, but you can have a positive impact to us.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmericanMuscleTA
    Mark's my new hero!!!

    You're totally changing Randy's life! Wow

    Tell Randy I said... "Keep Moving Forward!"
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  • Profile picture of the author Edward W Smith
    I spend most of my life in PR and as you know it is looked down upon much of the time. Now here is a case where PR is making at least one life better.Everyone involved in this project should be proud of themselves for the work they are doing here. Thanks to you all. Edward Smith.
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    Simply fantastic. Very interesting to read.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmericanMuscleTA
    Ha! No, I wasn't quoting Rocky, but I do like the clip!!!

    Here's where I was quoting it from....


    Meet The Robinsons may be a "kids" movie, but it's one of the best inspirational movies I've ever seen. If you haven't seen it I highly recommend it. Heck, watch it with Randy if you can. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author jjosephs
    Homeless niche... Guess it was only a matter of time

    Just kiddin. Very nice cause. Hope it helps him turn a page.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    "Just the fact that I've done something, changes my life".

    See, this is just 1 reason why I don't donate to charities. I saw you write "this is not a charity" but I think that most people will *feel* it's a charity.

    Regardless of what you label it, I admire what you're doing. I really do. Its very inspiring to know that there are people like you in this world.

    And I don't believe that all homeless people want to be homeless. But in situations like this, where a seemingly healthy and functional human being has been homeless for 40 years, you really have to question (yourself, not him) how that happened.

    He personally mentioned not having resources, and when I hear that what I really hear is, "I don't like having responsibilities". Because if he can write a book, its clearly evident he can create resources.

    And it makes you wonder what Randy has been doing for the last 40 years... other than writing random stories. It makes you wonder why it took him 40 years to realize that he made his bed full of bricks.

    What is this book *really* going to accomplish? I can see it making him some pocket change, feeding him for a few days or weeks... and thats awesome. Don't get me wrong. But I don't see it taking him off the streets.

    I know this post might be a hard pill to swallow, and many will be flustered by my pessimism as they read it, but I'm trying to be a realist more than anything.

    Will this inspire him to change his life?

    Will it be that kick in the ass he needs to become more resourceful? To get himself off the streets after 40 years? 40 years of conditioning? 40 years of identity formation?

    I don't know.
    I don't think anyone knows.

    What I do know is I admire what you're doing. I just question if there's a more sensible way of going about it.

    How much time are you really willing to dedicate to this mans well being? Are you giving Randy a fish... or are you trying to teach him how to fish?

    I'm just posing these thoughts to reflect upon, not to answer.

    To really get this man off the streets, it would require (imo) an awful lot of effort. He wouldn't just need inspiration, but someone to teach him real skillsets.

    If it was me, I'd teach him basic marketing. If the man can get a laptop and a mic, I'd teach him how to pitch other peoples products on youtube and social media.

    This man has a lifetime of experience. And I've seen broke, 15 year old kids from impoverished 3rd world countries, kids who can barely speak English, make 5 figures a month just by uploading videos to youtube. Or by ranking sites on Google. Or by launchjacking Clickbank products.

    So there are tons of ways this guy can make money. Tons of ways he can get himself off the streets. But the responsibility will ultimately fall on him. If Randy *really* wants to get off the streets, he is the only person standing in front of himself.

    Good luck with sales.

    -RS
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Pescetti
      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post

      Will this inspire him to change his life?

      Will it be that kick in the ass he needs to become more resourceful? To get himself off the streets after 40 years? 40 years of conditioning? 40 years of identity formation?
      I saw Randy wandering the streets a couple years ago - when I still lived in Mt. Shasta. I talked with him briefly one day. He asked if I knew a good place to set up a tent. I told him... and blew him off. I thought he was weird, brash, and quite frankly, annoying.

      When I saw him up here every day - wandering around - I still avoided him.

      He'd sit next to me often. I noticed how everyone knew him... and seemed done with his presence. I saw why too. Out of his insecurity of feeling like he doesn't belong, he can sometimes come across as needy.

      I initiated a conversation with him one day - simply asking... "So what's your deal exactly?"

      "My deal? Do I have a deal?" He responded.

      I got really, really intrusive - trying to understand why he's homeless.

      Because you're right.

      Here's a perfectly capable man - who refuses to help himself.

      He could get a job flipping burgers... or washing dishes... or something. But no... he doesn't. Why?

      Here's the thing...

      We all tell ourselves stories about what we think is possible.

      That's why most people stay within the same basic construct of their identity and experiences. They become addicted to a chronic, sabotaging, destructive way of thinking.

      It takes guts to pick yourself up and declare that you deserve more; that you can create more. Because when you fail along the way (and yes, you will fail,) it's hard to deal with the disappointment... and hold onto hope for a better tomorrow.

      Of course...

      There's no such thing as failure. There's only giving up. Right?

      Randy has spent 40 years failing. But he didn't give up.

      And this book IS a totally unique product. There's nothing else like it out there.

      My point is...

      It may have taken him 40 years to make a REAL play to get himself off the streets, but at least he's doing it.

      "You never get enough of what you really don't want...

      ...until you do."

      Randy reached the "until you do" part of his life.

      As I told him...

      "This book isn't some magic carpet that's gonna solve all your problems and usher you towards easy street. We'll be able to ride this wave to get a roof over your head. I believe that. But keeping that roof over your head is totally up to you."

      'Cause you're right Red...

      Randy's got 40 years of toxic conditioning to overcome.

      Can he do it?

      I honestly don't know.

      Does he deserve the chance.

      100% absolutely.

      I put very little work into this. In fact, most of what I did was simply getting to know him and being a friend. The actual videos, copy and campaign idea took a couple hours. It's raw, but it's genuine. I think it can make a big impact.

      On a side note...

      When I was homeless...

      My mom didn't have money for food.

      We lived in tents in the Iao Valley - behind the Iao Valley Lodge.

      In the forest, there was all kinds of amazing fruit. I'd pick boxes full of all this exotic fruit. I ended up meeting this local family who started a roadside stand - selling fruit to tourists on their way up to the Iao Needle.

      There were days I'd walk away with a couple hundred bucks in my pocket that bought my family food.

      I also hang out where the Japanese tourist buses would park and greet them with an offer to show everyone around. It was normal for none of them to speak hardly a word of English. Yet I made it work. They'd give me money. Sometimes lots of money. I was just 10 or 11 years old, but I immediately got that you can't depend on people to provide... you've gotta do it yourself.

      It was that experience that led to what I do now.

      I wouldn't have it any other way.

      I was raised by a hippie mom - who let me raise and educate myself. I have a 4th grade public school education. No diploma. No piece of paper from anyone saying I'm something. I knew it was on me to become something. To tell the world, "I AM!"

      So when I met Randy, I wanted to understand WHY he let himself suffer for 40 years.

      The answer is...

      Because he just didn't pick himself up by his bootstraps and make a stand.

      He just didn't.

      He could of.

      And regardless of what he didn't do for 40 years...

      He is now.

      And that's what matters.

      Will it erase 40 years of "poor me" programming?

      No.

      But that doesn't mean he's unworthy to try... and find out for himself.

      That's why I'm helping.

      He's gotten enough of what he really doesn't want.

      Mark
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      • Profile picture of the author RickDuris
        Originally Posted by Mark Pescetti View Post

        I saw Randy wandering the streets a couple years ago - when I still lived in Mt. Shasta. I talked with him briefly one day. He asked if I knew a good place to set up a tent. I told him... and blew him off. I thought he was weird, brash, and quite frankly, annoying.
        Keep talking, Mark. You're working up a lather for that JV email.

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        • Profile picture of the author nik0
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          600 pages yaiks.

          What might help a little is installing some content locker script that you have to share it at Facebook or Twitter and that it allows you to read one story from the book. I did read near the bottom that I could "click here" to read something of the book but there was no link present.

          Somehow I have the idea that this is a temporarily solution though, he might be able to pay deposit + first month rent and then what? I don't really see him going out looking for a job.

          Just bought it out of curiosity, have to admit I might not have bought it if I read an episode first (which I haven't yet btw).

          Never been homeless but been pretty close to it and only the thought freaked me out as hell. Somehow other people think differently about it, I once had a room mate, well he rented a room in the same house so to say, and he was 28yrs old and was about to be kicked out by the landlord, on a snowy winter evening (and it doesn't snow often in Holland). I felt real bad for him but didn't had the means to help him but he was extremely nonchalant/non-caring about it. He just took the bus from his last money to a larger city nearby and went to a homeless shelter and now and then I run into him in the city and he was always very positive/happy. No idea how some people can!
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      • Profile picture of the author joe golfer
        Originally Posted by Mark Pescetti View Post

        We lived in tents in the Iao Valley - behind the Iao Valley Lodge.

        In the forest, there was all kinds of amazing fruit. I'd pick boxes full of all this exotic fruit. I ended up meeting this local family who started a roadside stand - selling fruit to tourists on their way up to the Iao Needle.

        There were days I'd walk away with a couple hundred bucks in my pocket that bought my family food.

        I also hang out where the Japanese tourist buses would park and greet them with an offer to show everyone around. It was normal for none of them to speak hardly a word of English. Yet I made it work. They'd give me money. Sometimes lots of money. I was just 10 or 11 years old, but I immediately got that you can't depend on people to provide... you've gotta do it yourself.

        It was that experience that led to what I do now.

        I wouldn't have it any other way.

        I was raised by a hippie mom - who let me raise and educate myself. I have a 4th grade public school education. No diploma. No piece of paper from anyone saying I'm something. I knew it was on me to become something. To tell the world, "I AM!"
        No wonder you are a good copywriter: You've been selling since you were a kid. We were never in your situation, but things were tight. I was always amazed at all the toys and bikes my friends got without working for it.

        I'm curious about this--how did you get out of going to school after the 4th grade? Wouldn't Child Services or someone come around asking questions?
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        • Profile picture of the author Mark Pescetti
          Originally Posted by joe golfer View Post

          No wonder you are a good copywriter: You've been selling since you were a kid. We were never in your situation, but things were tight. I was always amazed at all the toys and bikes my friends got without working for it.

          I'm curious about this--how did you get out of going to school after the 4th grade? Wouldn't Child Services or someone come around asking questions?
          I was enrolled in a home school program. I just didn't do the work.

          I had my own process. And it worked for me.

          I did have to stay outta site during school hours.

          I'm got good at being a ghost.

          Why did I get pulled out in the 4th grade? Long story.

          Mark
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          • Profile picture of the author nik0
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            Reading the book, can't say that it's very exciting as I normally read about SF, and vampires and that kind of things but it's definitely addictive.

            At page 55 right now.

            Respect for his positive stand in life, sometimes you almost forget he has to sleep in a tent in the middle of a storm, he mentions it but without complaining or anything. I suppose he's aware people don't like to read complain stories but still.

            Definitely not a bad buy, 600 pages to kill time when internet is slow or whne I'm bored of work and just taking a break.

            You can really see he's a smoker based on how he observes situations which often made me laugh , but definitely not some junkie that got stuck in his trip.

            I do think the smoking plays the largest role here why he's homeless for so long, when you smoke for that long you approach things in a whole different way and just go with the flow, and it doesn't seem he has a lack in supplies.

            I know cause I used to smoke pot myself for 18 years, almost non stop and time fly's. Not only the years but also the days. His daily rhytm seems to be to walk to the town, chill a bit with his buddy's and write a bit in the local cafe and before you know it it's mid afternoon, buy some food and walk back to the mountain, roll another one, stare a bit in front of you and before you know it's time to go to bed again!

            Not such a terrible life if you like the outdoor live / nature and enjoy the good things that happen now and then. Only thing that bothers me are the winters, I would think he would be almost freezing to death there, luckily it's spring now and hopefully his last winter of staying outside.
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    • Profile picture of the author joe golfer
      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post

      And I don't believe that all homeless people want to be homeless. But in situations like this, where a seemingly healthy and functional human being has been homeless for 40 years, you really have to question (yourself, not him) how that happened.

      He personally mentioned not having resources, and when I hear that what I really hear is, "I don't like having responsibilities". Because if he can write a book, its clearly evident he can create resources.
      I don't know Randy, but it seems like a lot of homeless have mental challenges that can only be effectively handled with medical care and counseling. Unfortunately, the resources to help them have been downsized considerably over time. It's very difficult to get into any program.
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  • Profile picture of the author rhinocl
    What about splitting this material up into smaller segments? Serializing it? A lot of people don't want to read 600 pages. They might rather have 30 pages a week? No idea if I'm correct. Just throwing out an idea.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Pescetti
      Originally Posted by rhinocl View Post

      What about splitting this material up into smaller segments? Serializing it? A lot of people don't want to read 600 pages. They might rather have 30 pages a week? No idea if I'm correct. Just throwing out an idea.
      When I read through his book, I told him there's a TON he can take out... and nobody would know the difference.

      The thing is...

      There's a lot of really interesting stuff in his stories.

      It's not a book with a beginning, middle and end. Not in the traditional sense.

      Think about the name...

      Epilogue.

      The afterward of his life... so far.

      Sometimes you need to put the past to bed - before you can embrace the future.

      I think he did that.

      And there's a lot of interesting stuff that came out of it.

      What I recommend to people is...

      Just flip through it.

      Read what captures your attention.

      It's all interesting.

      Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Pescetti
    Originally Posted by James Clouser View Post

    I may be able to help there. One of my big clients is a former biz partner of Bob's. My client is now a leader in the coaching industry.
    Okay guys... What do you think about this. Just wrote it this morning...

    "Subject: A Homeless Man Is Using Law of Attraction

    Hey Bob!

    I have a big time story to share with you about how REAL The Law of Attraction is... and how it changing a down-on-his-luck man's life right before my eyes.

    If you wouldn't mind reading this short email, I'd love for you to be involved with the continuation of this powerful story... and become a catalyst in its twists and turns. Are you open to that?

    Here's the deal...

    Every so often there are stories that capture people's attention and inspire them. It seems rarer these days for someone to rise above the noise of being a victim and truly taking life by the reigns. Wouldn't you agree?

    I mean...

    I know you get to see a lot of people experience massive breakthroughs... but what about watching a guy who has been homeless for almost 40 years FINALLY choosing to take back his power?

    Would you be interested in helping a man who is attracting YOU into his experience through this very email - share his new book about being homeless...

    ....being human?

    I hope so. I really do.

    Okay, so who am I... and why am I reaching out to you?

    My name is Mark Pescetti. I'm a copywriter who lives in trippy little town called Ashland, Oregon. And I really do mean trippy. I'm also someone who consciously creates my life experience - deliberately and joyously.

    Working for myself and spending lots of time writing in coffeehouses, I get to see a lot of characters. And I'd often see this homeless guy - wandering around - trying to seem inconspicuous, but always making his presence known (if that makes sense.)

    At first, I was annoyed with this guy. He seemed like a drain. But I was sitting next to him one day and decided to get a little noisy. I wanted to see what he was all about.

    Turns out...

    He's been writing this book about being homeless. Someone bought him a tablet and he'd slave away at the keyboard for hours and hours every single day. He'd usually be the hardest working guy in the coffeehouse.

    As I got to know him a little more and released my judgement of him, I clearly saw how he finally decided to STOP being a victim... and START using Law of Attraction to consciously create a NEW experience.

    His name is Randy Dolinger. You'll be hearing a lot about him in the mainstream news very, very shortly. That I'm sure of.

    I'm reaching out to you because...

    Randy finished his book. And I'm helping him get it out there as an ebook. You know the power of ebooks, right? I know you do. I've seen you talk about it.

    I made Randy a little website - where I interviewed him and tried to get the essence of his vision on video. The link is Randy Dolinger | Epilogue: A Homeless Diary | Being Homeless, Being Human |

    I'd be honored if you'd take just a few minutes out of your ridiculously busy schedule to take a quick look. I know it'll be the best thing you do all day.

    If you connect with the message...

    I'm hoping you'd be willing to blast his story to your list.

    I don't get anything out of this - expect the pleasure of watching Randy get his totally fascinating ebook into people's hand... and use The Law of Attraction get a roof over his head... for the first time in his adult life.

    On a personal note...

    I was also homeless as a child - living in a tent in Maui's Iao Valley. It was a very challenging time for me. I was only 10/11 years old at the time. But it was also an experience that defined my knowing that if I was ever going to make something of myself in this world... it would be completely of my creation.

    I attracted numerous people into my life - who helped me bring abundance to my family.

    I learned it wasn't about sitting in my tent - just visualizing money coming in.

    No, no, no...

    I knew it was my responsibility (response-ability) to take inspired action. And I did. Living in a lush, fruit-filled forest, I harvested these exotic delights and sold them at a roadside stand with a local Hawaiian family. In doing so, my mom was able to buy us food and start feeling like human beings again.

    But I wouldn't have manifested the money we needed - if it wasn't for the people I attracted into my life.

    I believe Randy is in the same situation.

    He attracted me into his life - so I could reach out to you (through someone else I met - who is initiating this connection.)

    I would love your help. And in the process, you can share this story with people who I know will appreciate helping (by buying Randy's amazing ebook.)

    I'm attaching an email you can send out to your list. I hope you feel compelled to use it... and be involved in helping Randy demonstrate The Law of Attraction's unlimited power.

    I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Much appreciation!

    Mark Pescetti"
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Pescetti
    Here's the email for Bob to blast...

    "Subject: Homeless Man Uses Law of Attraction

    There's a saying...

    "You never get enough of what you really don't want... until you do."

    It means...

    A lot of people spend their entire lives attracting the same repetitive circumstances they hate - again and again and again... because it's all they think about... and feel about. It CAN be hard to take your attention away from what you really don't want. Am I right?

    That's why I couldn't wait to share a story with you about someone who kept making the same sabotaging decision for almost 40 years... but FINALLY decided to STOP being a victim.

    Meet Randy Dolinger... a 58 year old homeless man who lives in a little Southern Oregon town.

    He's using The Law of Attraction to get a roof over his head for the first time in his adult life. He's also proof that when you combine visualization, inspiration and action... magic happens.

    He wrote a book about being homeless... or as he puts it, "Being human!"

    Randy attracted the people into his life that are helping him get the message out, including me.

    Click here to see what The Law of Attraction looks like... in action. Maybe YOU will be inspired to be a part of his success story.

    Bob Proctor"
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    • Profile picture of the author Hans Klein
      Hey Mark... you might want to tell the story of transformation that's already happened.
      How by his action and intention of sitting down to write and finish his book... the coffee shop is rallying around him... the town is rallying around him... complete strangers who've never met him are rallying around him.

      And you will too.

      Build it up. It's an event. It's an inspiring and emotional story of growth and change.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark Pescetti
        Originally Posted by Hans Klein View Post

        Hey Mark... you might want to tell the story of transformation that's already happened.
        How by his action and intention of sitting down to write and finish his book... the coffee shop is rallying around him... the town is rallying around him... complete strangers who've never met him are rallying around him.

        And you will too.

        Build it up. It's an event. It's an inspiring and emotional story of growth and change.
        This morning I saw that a few employees from one of the coffeehouses Randy writes at bought the ebook. These people get paid pretty bad... and they're honestly probably annoyed with how many times a day they see Randy. But they see his passion... and hope.

        I hung out with Randy a little bit last night. There's a different about him. He has a sense of dignity that wasn't there before.

        I'll add some stuff about how the town is supporting him and making these an event.

        Thanks Hans!

        Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Pescetti
    Alright, so Rick Duris got me on Skype this morning and screen-shared his thoughts, revisions... and re-imaginings for the Bob Proctor emails.

    I can't say enough what a blippin' class act Rick is. Having someone give me real-time feedback - caring enough to contribute to this cause is pretty extraordinary.

    Take some time to compare the emails.

    I think everyone here will find the changes interesting (and useful)...

    Mark

    Before:

    Subject: A Homeless Man Is Using Law of Attraction

    Hey Bob!

    I have a big time story to share with you about how REAL The Law of Attraction is... and how it changing a down-on-his-luck man's life right before my eyes.

    If you wouldn't mind reading this short email, I'd love for you to be involved with the continuation of this powerful story... and become a catalyst in its twists and turns. Are you open to that?

    Here's the deal...

    Every so often there are stories that capture people's attention and inspire them. It seems rarer these days for someone to rise above the noise of being a victim and truly taking life by the reigns. Wouldn't you agree?

    I mean...

    I know you get to see a lot of people experience massive breakthroughs... but what about watching a guy who has been homeless for almost 40 years FINALLY choosing to take back his power?

    Would you be interested in helping a man who is attracting YOU into his experience through this very email - share his new book about being homeless...

    ....being human?

    I hope so. I really do.

    Okay, so who am I... and why am I reaching out to you?

    My name is Mark Pescetti. I'm a copywriter who lives in trippy little town called Ashland, Oregon. And I really do mean trippy. I'm also someone who consciously creates my life experience - deliberately and joyously.

    Working for myself and spending lots of time writing in coffeehouses, I get to see a lot of characters. And I'd often see this homeless guy - wandering around - trying to seem inconspicuous, but always making his presence known (if that makes sense.)

    At first, I was annoyed with this guy. He seemed like a drain. But I was sitting next to him one day and decided to get a little nosey. I wanted to see what he was all about.

    Turns out...

    He's been writing this book about being homeless. Someone bought him a tablet and he'd slave away at the keyboard for hours and hours every single day. He'd usually be the hardest working guy in the coffeehouse.

    As I got to know him a little more and released my judgement of him, I clearly saw how he finally decided to STOP being a victim... and START using Law of Attraction to consciously create a NEW experience.

    His name is Randy Dolinger. You'll be hearing a lot about him in the mainstream news very, very shortly. That I'm sure of.

    I'm reaching out to you because...

    Randy finished his book. And I'm helping him get it out there as an ebook. You know the power of ebooks, right? I know you do. I've seen you talk about it.

    I made Randy a little website - where I interviewed him and tried to get the essence of his vision on video. The link is Randy Dolinger | Epilogue: A Homeless Diary | Being Homeless, Being Human |

    I'd be honored if you'd take just a few minutes out of your ridiculously busy schedule to take a quick look. I know it'll be the best thing you do all day.

    If you connect with the message...

    I'm hoping you'd be willing to blast his story to your list.

    I don't get anything out of this - expect the pleasure of watching Randy get his totally fascinating ebook into people's hand... and use The Law of Attraction get a roof over his head... for the first time in his adult life.

    On a personal note...

    I was also homeless as a child - living in a tent in Maui's Iao Valley. It was a very challenging time for me. I was only 10/11 years old at the time. But it was also an experience that defined my knowing that if I was ever going to make something of myself in this world... it would be completely of my creation.

    I attracted numerous people into my life - who helped me bring abundance to my family.

    I learned it wasn't about sitting in my tent - just visualizing money coming in.

    No, no, no...

    I knew it was my responsibility (response-ability) to take inspired action. And I did. Living in a lush, fruit-filled forest, I harvested these exotic delights and sold them at a roadside stand with a local Hawaiian family. In doing so, my mom was able to buy us food and start feeling like human beings again.

    But I wouldn't have manifested the money we needed - if it wasn't for the people I attracted into my life.

    I believe Randy is in the same situation.

    He attracted me into his life - so I could reach out to you (through someone else I met - who is initiating this connection.)

    I would love your help. And in the process, you can share this story with people who I know will appreciate helping (by buying Randy's amazing ebook.)

    I'm attaching an email you can send out to your list. I hope you feel compelled to use it... and be involved in helping Randy demonstrate The Law of Attraction's unlimited power.

    I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Much appreciation!

    Mark Pescetti

    __________________________________


    After:

    Subject: Personal: Real-life Example of a Homeless Man Using The Secret - Law of Attraction

    Dear Mr. Proctor,

    I'm such a fan of yours, and a believer in your principles, you have no idea.

    Here's an amazing story about how REAL The Law of Attraction is. And how your teachings have changed a down-on-his-luck man's life.

    I know you get to see a lot of people experience massive breakthroughs. That's your life's work.

    But what about watching a guy who has been homeless for almost 40 years FINALLY choosing to take back his power and transform right before your eyes?

    Check this out:

    [URL]

    Okay, so who am I... and why am I reaching out to you?

    My name is Mark Pescetti. I'm the copywriter who wrote the copy for that website. I live in a trippy little town called Ashland, Oregon.

    Working for myself and spending lots of time writing in coffeehouses, I get to see a lot of characters. And I'd often see this homeless guy - wandering around - trying to seem inconspicuous, but always making his presence known.

    But I was sitting next to him one day and decided to get a little nosey. I wanted to see what he was all about.

    Turns out...

    He's been writing this book about being homeless. Someone bought him a tablet and he'd slave away at the keyboard, morning till night. Every single day. He'd usually be the hardest working guy in the coffeehouse.

    As I got to know him a little more, I saw how he finally decided to STOP being a victim... and START using the Law of Attraction to consciously create a NEW life experience. It was amazing to watch.

    You'll be hearing a lot about Randy in the mainstream media very, very shortly. That I'm sure of.

    I'm reaching out to you because...

    Randy just finished his book. It's over 600 pages! As you can see, I'm helping him get it out there. You know the power of ebooks. I've seen you talk about it.

    If you're as inspired by his story as the Ashland community is (including the mayor and councilmen,) I'm hoping you'd be willing to send out the email below to your list at your next convenience.

    I'm sure his story and ongoing journey would be inspiring to people in ways which are unimaginable right now.

    It's a model of true possibility come alive. You *know* there are homeless and unemployed people out there that can do things like this, they just need to see a real-life example to get the ball rolling.

    Randy's story can be a catalyst.

    And of course, the principles of Think and Grow Rich are at play as well--Desire, Belief, Faith, Masterminding, etc.

    By the way, I don't get anything for doing this. For whatever reason, Randy's attracted me into his life, so I could help him and reach out to you.

    I would greatly appreciate your help. It's real simple. I've attached a sample email which you can send out as is or you can write one of your own and send it out to your list.

    On Randy's behalf, thank you so much for your involvement.

    Mark Pescetti

    PS: By the way, thank you so much for the impact you've had in MY life. I'm sure I wouldn't have even been involved with Randy without your timeless teachings and principles.

    PPS: If you want, next time you do a webinar on the power of publishing an ebook, I'm sure Randy would be a willing case study for you. It's just a thought.

    PPPS: Here's how excited he was after the first couple of sales of his book. I watched him literally transform before my eyes.

    [URL#2]

    Before:

    ____________________________

    Subject: Homeless Man Uses Law of Attraction

    There's a saying...

    "You never get enough of what you really don't want... until you do."

    It means...

    A lot of people spend their entire lives attracting the same repetitive circumstances they hate - again and again and again... because it's all they think about... and feel about. It CAN be hard to take your attention away from what you really don't want. Am I right?

    That's why I couldn't wait to share a story with you about someone who kept making the same sabotaging decision for almost 40 years... but FINALLY decided to STOP being a victim.

    Meet Randy Dolinger... a 58 year old homeless man who lives in a little Southern Oregon town.

    He's using The Law of Attraction to get a roof over his head for the first time in his adult life. He's also proof that when you combine visualization, inspiration and action... magic happens.

    He wrote a book about being homeless... or as he puts it, "Being human!"

    Randy attracted the people into his life that are helping him get the message out, including me.

    Click here to see what The Law of Attraction looks like... in action. Maybe YOU will be inspired to be a part of his success story.

    Bob Proctor

    _______________________

    After:

    Subject: Real-life Example of a Homeless Man Using The Secret - Law of Attraction

    Meet Randy Dolinger. A 58-year old homeless man who lives in a trippy little town in southern Oregon.

    [url]

    He's using The Law of Attraction to get a roof over his head for the FIRST TIME in his adult life.

    How? By writing a book. A book about being homeless. Or as he puts it, "being human."

    Randy is an amazing example of attracting people into YOUR life to have, do and be whatever YOU want. He's also undeniable proof when you utilze The Secret... magic happens.

    Randy's attracted people into his life that are helping him get his message out, including me.

    [url]

    Click the link above to see what The Law of Attraction really looks like in action. And if you're as inspired as I am, help him out and buy a copy of his book.

    I guarantee it'll change his life. But more importantly, I beleive it'll change yours as well.

    [url]

    Bob Proctor
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    Thanks, Mark. Actually, it's my pleasure. As you saw, you had the core of what you wanted to communicate. It just need a bit of help, that's all.

    - Rick Duris

    PS: I sent you an update. Refresh.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmericanMuscleTA
    Mark, your "Do you want to be the best... or not" post make me wondering....

    How's Randy doing?!!
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      Originally Posted by AmericanMuscleTA View Post

      Mark, your "Do you want to be the best... or not" post make me wondering....

      How's Randy doing?!!
      Sales slowed down, but he made enough money to pay the freight for print books (which was REALLY important to him.) Now he's walking around town with his book. Looks like he got laid. He's glowing a lot.

      I actually haven't talked with him in a few days.

      By the way...

      A shout out to Rick for what he did for Randy on the traffic front. You're a classy man dude.

      mark
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    Amazing!!! You changed his life. And, he probably did get laid (His confidence is probably like a speeding freight train).

    I wonder if there's a way to get him on the news. He'd sell out of all his books within an hour.

    Mad props to you and Rick! Warriors of the century.
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      Originally Posted by Mark Pescetti View Post

      A shout out to Rick for what he did for Randy on the traffic front. You're a classy man dude.
      Originally Posted by AmericanMuscleTA View Post

      Mad props to you and Rick! Warriors of the century.
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        Originally Posted by RickDuris View Post

        Here's an idea.

        Hit up all the big dogs in personal development.

        Joe Vitale, Robbins, Jack Canfield, Allen, Hay, Williamson, etc. Then work your way down.

        Tell them what you've done. How you did it. Show them the book. Show them the website.

        You've to touch them. Inspire them. Enchant them. Your email has got to get past the gatekeeper BS filters.

        Tell them what you'd like them to do specifically. "Mail to your list at your next convenience"

        Then write the email for them that they'll send. Make it easy to comply with your request.

        Both emails have got to be GREAT. If you need help, let me know.

        Good luck,

        - Rick Duris

        PS: You probably already know there should be a Kindle version. It'll be easier to sell because of the 1 click purchase.
        Originally Posted by Mark Pescetti View Post

        Rick! Yes! Great idea. I'll work on both emails. Bob Proctor should be all over this. He mails everything else out.

        Mark

        P.S. The Kindle version is almost done. One of the city council members is actually doing it. He also did the PDF design.
        I just wanted to add that Joe Vitale would be PERFECT for this. He's very committed to helping the homeless and if I remember correctly he himself went through a period of homelessness as well, or at least something very close to it.

        I think he even has some sort of foundation for helping the homeless. So I would definitely approach him about that if he hasn't been approached already.

        I'm not sure how to do this sort of thing properly, and whether you have to focus on just ONE spokesperson at a time, but I wanted to bring him back into the discussion.

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    This is Awesome Mark.. the Dude deserves a better life for sure....

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