The Passing Of Andy Bourland - A True Warrior

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I had the pleasure of getting to know Andy Bourland after
he came to me as a coaching client 2 years ago. At that
time, he told me that he knew he didn't have long to live,
and that he wanted to leave a legacy for his family.

We worked together for only a year or so, then our
paths parted, but I was deeply touched by this brilliant
and very loving man.

For those of you who didn't know him, he founded Clickbank
University among his most recent activities. Years before
that he built ClickZ into a multi-million dollar enterprise.

Andy passed on February 16th. His blog posts as his health
gradually failed are inspiring and you can read them here:

#andy #bourland #passing #true #warrior
  • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman

    Regretfully, I didn't know Andy until now.

    I now know him a whole lot more (with the help of Jeanne in the final weeks)

    As I write this, I feel incredibly upset, because the guy is clever, funny, sincere and honest. He also has a wife and kids. My heart goes out to them all.

    The last few posts from poignant.

    I'll raise a glass to Andy, Jeanne and the kids tonight.

    God bless.


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  • Profile picture of the author ECS Dave
    My condolences go out to the Family, and friends as well...

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  • Profile picture of the author forous
    Our thought and prayers go out to the family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisByrns
    I don't really know what to say - May he Rest In Peace.
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  • Profile picture of the author Diana Lane
    I didn't know Andy either, but have been following his story since some time around November. The post where he spoke so candidly about his decision to die in a hospice so that his kids wouldn't be freaked out by the possibility of him haunting parts of the house if he died at home was a real choker, yet in that one and others I never saw a trace of self-pity. He seemed like a great guy, bearing the unbearable with amazing dignity, and showing more concern for the effect his death would have on his loved ones than he appeared to show for himself.

    I hope that wherever he's gone, he's walking in the sunshine now. He deserves to be.

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    • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
      Thanks for sharing Willie.

      I knew Andy from way back and it's a sad thing when someone like Andy leaves us.

      My prayers are with his family in this difficult time.


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  • Profile picture of the author meldave
    Just got through reading the entry. Prayers go out to his family and friends. I have been involved with Hospice before and they are a Godsend.

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    • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
      Wow, that puts it in perspective! Thanks for sharing that Willie. To his family, I am praying for you all and am deeply sorry about your loss. What an obviously great guy.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheMagicShow
    Ty Willie,

    My prayers go out to his family and friends as well.

    " You can either give a man a fish and feed him for a day OR teach him how to catch a fish and it will feed him for a lifetime"

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  • Profile picture of the author Norma Holt
    Unfortunately I also never knew Andy but wish I had. His blog is a great read because he was at peace and ready to leave when the inevitable moment came. Many are not that fortunate. But there is another reason that his blog is a great read because, not only was Andy able to express his thoughts, emotions and feelings in brilliant prose, but it seems that his family members share his talents. While this was a time that would shock most people out of thought collecting both he and they appear to be thinking only of the effect that their actions would and could have on others.

    My sincere condolences to all the family. You have lost a great man and belatedly so have we.

    God bless

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