Raise a glass to success

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Not a frequent a visitor as I used to be on here as I've been busy elsewhere, but thought I'd pop back with a good news story.

As some may already know, my business partner is my wife, Heather. We've been toying with online for a couple or more years now, bought a bunch of IM stuff, made loadsa mistakes, made a bit of money, 'met' lots of folk and have generally enjoyed ourselves.

Well, since making online contacts with some people and those people talking about us to other people and discussions taking place... Heather was offered a financial advance for the production of a series of children's relaxation CDs.

It's with a publisher with a worldwide distribution network and they officially launch in October (Although we've already taken delivery of our own stock!!)

This isn't going to make us rich, but with decent royalty fees and the opportunity of possible follow up series it's a nice little earner.

The reason for telling you this is two fold:

Firstly, simply to share our success, hoping that you may be inspired enough to keep on keeping at it.

And secondly, to thank the forum - the contributing members, the words of wisdom, encouragement and practical advice I've garnered. I can't say we wouldn't have done it without the Warrior Forum, but it may well have been a much slower journey.

I raise my glass to the Warriors. Here's to each of our future successes!


Thanks


Peter
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  • Profile picture of the author JessicaJean
    Peter,

    Congratulations on your success! Stories like yours are very inspiring to everyone that is trying to work from home and be successful while doing it. I hope that everything goes good for you and your wife on your new venture.

    Jessica
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  • Profile picture of the author raylm123
    Congratulations! That's great news!
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  • Childrens relaxation CD's, me and my wife have a little collection of them. With 3 boys under 7 all sharing the same room they've been a life saver.

    Congrats.
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Schenk
    Way cool Peter! I always take delight in hearing of someone's successes - little ones, big ones, they all add up.

    My empolyees always told customers I am really a 5 year-old in an adult body. Will the CDs help me relaxe? Boing, boing,boing,boing,boing...

    :-Don
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Henshaw
      Congratulations Peter, it's good to learn of news of fellow Warriors' successes. It also encourages those who are new to business, to re-double their efforts to succeed.

      By the way, another offline string to your bow could be reproducing the hat your wearing - Scottish Cowboy Hats - a range of sizes and colours available (unless they only come in black).

      Regards,
      Jeff.
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  • Profile picture of the author babypar
    Wow, I have to get some of them. Do they really work
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    • Profile picture of the author leebarclay
      Hi Peter, and Heather,

      I have a home based distribution business and might be able to make some sales for you... PM Me!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Douglas
    Congrats Peter! That's huge.

    You never know how many you'll sell. I never thought I'd sell as many books as I did.

    This is going to open a lot of doors for you guys.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Peter, congratulations to you and Heather. Don't wait so long to come back next time, OK?

      Oh, yeah, almost forgot...

      SKOL!
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  • Profile picture of the author NicoleBeckett
    Congratulations, Peter! And how amazing that you get to work with your wife ever day...It sounds like you guys make a great business team!
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    • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
      Well done the Bestels!

      I trust your daughter isn't charging mum and dad for promoting the CDs on her blog

      Martin
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  • Profile picture of the author Peggy Baron
    Way to go, Peter! I'm truly happy for you.
    And I learned something new - children's relaxation CDs. Boy, I sure could have used those when my son was little.

    Peggy
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
    Peter and Heather, Congrats!

    I love seeing things pan out for the best. We've all had to go through failures to
    reach success.

    It's like a Toll Bridge. Pay your dues and reap the rewards on the other side.

    Once again Congrats to you both.
    Hopefully even better things will come as a result of this.

    Cheers!
    Have a Great Day!
    Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author Vijay M
    Thank you for sharing your success story.

    Its definitely motivating to hear the true stories in this bleak economic period.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
    Thanks to everyone for your kind words.

    Don - Will they work on you? Absolutely... if you want them to

    Babypar - Do they really work? What do you expect me to say! :confused:

    leebarclay - all distribution is handled by our publishers, you'd have to contact them

    Jeff - I know it looks like one, but it's not a cowboy hat, although it is Canadian. It's a Tilley. If it was Scottish it would probably only come in tartan.

    Nicole - Heather and I love working together. It's truly sickening how much we enjoy each other's company and we complement each other's business skills too.

    Martin - D'you know, as of yet, our loving daughter hasn't put up an ad yet! Shame on her!
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  • Profile picture of the author U2fan
    Peter it is heartwarming to hear a story like that, particularly in the modest way that you told your story. I hope your cd goes on to be a massive seller, your launch is coming at a good time with Christmas shopping not too far down the road.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
      Peter

      One thing I noticed when you and Heather were in the Workshops, you participated. You consistently applied yourself. That's what leads to success. You two deserve all the success you receive.
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      • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
        Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

        Peter

        One thing I noticed when you and Heather were in the Workshops, you participated. You consistently applied yourself. That's what leads to success. You two deserve all the success you receive.
        Thanks Kevin - if we were to be unfair and pick one Warrior that has influenced us most, taught us the most and affected us most, it would have to be you.

        The Product Creation and Traffic Generation workshops you put together were (and are) incredibly useful and ultimately profitable for our business. Many of the lessons we learned in those workshops were applied to the launch of our Magical Meditations site and even how we communicated our ideas to the publisher were influenced by them... but as I'm not going to be unfair, I won't mention the above!

        Kim - thanks for taking the time to listen to the samples and you're quite right, Heather's voice is magical!
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        • Profile picture of the author Heather Bestel
          Thanks to everyone for that wonderful feedback.

          Michael - I love how you explained it, like paying your dues and then reaping the rewards on the other side. It certainly feels like that. For anyone who is feeling like they are doing a lot of due paying, let me say - keep going! The rewards are coming!

          Kim - Thanks so much for taking the time to go and listen to the little samples of relaxations. And for your lovely comments on my voice.

          Kevin - We've had such help and support from you all along the way. Thank you so much. You are an example of how amazing this forum can be.

          Love & best wishes
          Heather x
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    I've heard the previews on the site and they are damm good, Heather has a magical voice lol

    Good luck with them Peter
    Kim
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Thompson
    Hi Peter - I sent you a PM. We are in related markets. I put together an audio course for parents to help them learn how to better communicate with toddlers. Your stuff sounds very interesting. If it helps my crowd, I'd happily mention it to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author pjCheviot
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    Congratulations Heather & Peter !

    Here's to your continued success!

    slange
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
    Chris - I've sent you a PM

    Paul - cheers Paul, sorry, slange var
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  • Profile picture of the author The Copy Nazi
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    Mate, I have a 3 year old and a 6 year old. I desperately need some new children's relaxation techniques as they've grown immune to the Valium Pie I feed them for lunch.
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
      Originally Posted by Metronicity View Post

      Mate, I have a 3 year old and a 6 year old. I desperately need some new children's relaxation techniques as they've grown immune to the Valium Pie I feed them for lunch.
      Well, if the solution isn't behind one of my sig links then maybe you're just giving that pie to the wrong person.
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  • Congrats, Peter and Heather. Thanks for sharing your success story. Its great to see a husband and wife working together as a team. Really appreciated reading the testimonials from the kids, themselves on your site. Listened to the sample and your voice is magical, indeed. Nice work doing well while doing good things for families!
    -CP
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  • Profile picture of the author charlesf
    Thank you for sharing your success! Inspiration is a great motivator
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