Sam Ovens, of Ovens International Consulting, is a millionaire online business consultant (originally from New Zealand) who heads up his own Internet business consulting and training programs out of New York City. To look at Ovens, one would think he’s a man with the absolute golden touch and a man who’s always lived a life of success and ease. The reality behind Ovens’ story, however, is that he built his empire utterly from the ground up and had to overcome significant failures along the way.
Starting Over In His Parents’ Garage
Just four years ago, in 2012, Ovens quit his corporate job and moved back home and into his parent’s garage. He was determined to make a success for himself as an entrepreneur, but his first attempts failed. After his first year on his own, he had racked up two business failures and fallen deeply in debt. It was not a promising start, but the key is that he refused to give up.
Insight Into the Modern Online Marketplace
Failing in two startups and landing flat broke forced Ovens to really stop and think about how to proceed. What he finally realized is that many companies today have no idea how to utilize the vast power of the Internet as a marketing tool. Ovens capitalized on this realization by creating a system for using online marketing to promote businesses, and to distill his information into a proven system.
The system Ovens created is available today as an online course called E-Learning. This course is now the leading program in the industry, and its success has transformed Ovens from a debt plagued failure into a millionaire who is also a force in the online marketing industry. Today Ovens works as a business coach and advisor, as he oversees his E Learning empire.
For more information on Sam Ovens, go to http://www.samovens.com
There have been countless instances in which someone has been transformed by an epiphany experienced while traveling, and Randi Glazer certainly qualifies as an individual who has been repeatedly enlightened by travel experiences that have taken her to destinations all over the globe. Glazer recently returned from a lengthy trip to China, where she was able to visit both the Reed Flute Caves and, of course, The Great Wall of China. While the sights are certainly something to behold, Glazer’s travel experiences seem to reinforce the notion that it is the people that make a location particularly special.
During her experience trekking through the many provinces of the expansive country, Glazer was able to meet many interesting individuals, many of whom were traveling through the region as well and were more than willing to share uplifting stories of their own. It was the locals, however, that offered Glazer the opportunity to experience the unique cultures of each province on a firsthand basis. As is often the case, Glazer made a point to backpack through the areas in which it was not terribly inconvenient to do so, which ensured she had plenty of opportunities to converse with anyone she happened to come across along the way.
In the Reed Flute Caves, Glazer was able to visit a place that had been a popular tourist destination going back more than 1,200 years, and she was able to learn a great deal about the history of the area from one of the locals she met on her way to the illuminated cave system. It was the sight of the caves that contributed to the epiphany that would later be documented at length in Glazer’s travel journal, which she dutifully transcribed in order to share with the many digital followers who keep track of her journeys via her website.
It’s not often you hear of stories where someone goes out of their way, looking for someone to bless. Although you don’t hear of these stories, it doesn’t necessarily mean they do not happen. Just last year, a man from Norway traveled to Ohio to meet the woman of his dreams. The man, whose name is Olaf, spent everything he had to make this trip possible. Olaf had said that he and the woman, whose name is private, had been talking long distance for 2 years and he decided it had been long enough and they must meet each other.
When the time finally came, he arrived in Ohio looking for his lover, but she was no where to be found. Text message after text message, phone call after phone call was made, but to no success. After spending the entire day stranded in the airport, it has become apparent that the woman Olaf had spent everything he had to be with her had deceived him and now there was no way to get back. Brokenhearted, abandoned and alone, Olaf took a walk miles down the busy road to the closest park and sat down on a bench, still trying to get in touch with the woman.
Eventually, a wealthy man who happened to be strolling in the park that fine day saw Olaf and decided to pay it forward and hear his story. He took a seat beside the saddened man from Norway and listened. Olaf told the man he spent all he had on the love for a woman and was now alone and homeless. The wealthy man’s heart sunk. He wanted to help Olaf, but wasn’t sure how, until he was stuck with an idea. He called up Slaske Builders in Toledo, Ohio and told them to prepare to build a custom home on his lot. He just ordered a house to be built for Olaf.
The foreign man was shocked, stunned, speechless beyond belief. “Why would you do such a thing for a total stranger?” he asked. The wealthy man smiled and replied, “I am blessed to have all that I do, but if I never use the blessings I have to bless others, what good are they? What good am I? The whole reason why I am blessed is to bless someone else.” The wealthy man bought Olaf his furniture and hired him to work at his company. Instantly, Olaf’s life was restored again. Although he lost a lover, he gained so much more.
The best way to convey that feel good story is by word of mouth. The telling od the story is so much more powerful coming from the source. The personal touch always comes through in the telling. I like to hear how the story is told as the words paint a picture of the world around the story. If you have that feel good story you want to share just let it fly. The receiving end of the story will be appreciative. Tim DeCapua has a whole plethora of stories that he loves to tell. If you manage to get him talking you will not be disappointed.
Doing a great job is one thing. Doing a great job and being recognized for it is another. Reina Bluth was recently given these accolades from Kathy Feist.
Reina served as our account manager when we engaged her company to perform outbound call services to a specific block of our customers. As my primary day-to-day contact, I could alway rely on Reina to provide thoughtful and timely responses to my many inquiries. Reina was genuinely interested in the success of our project and worked hard to ensure that our needs were met. While she always ensured that business tasks were completed on time, she also did a great job building the relationship between our two companies. I would look forward to the opportunity to work with Reina again in the future.
Seasoned operational management professional
Stories must be told. Throughout time stories have told our story as a nation. Stories are the personal observations of the people that live through those amazing times in history. If not for the story tellers the whole meaning of history would have been lost. It is those personal observations the breath life into history. Can you imagine a history class where Abe Lincoln speaks to the class and shares his live stories? That would be the greatest and the student would really learn. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/home-cents/when-to-consolidate-your-debt/article4280458/ shows the value of a story well told. Abe Lincoln was well known for his story telling ability. This was a big part of his appeal through history.
Real stories are the way to go. The made up stuff is a little weird. I like to read about the life of the author. Life is always better than fiction. If you can share your personal truth in the written word effectively you are special. most of us are lost when it come to articulating what we really mean. If you have a story to tell, let it out. Share it with the world and the world will be better for it. I think that good stories are the best part of relationships. Those stories explain how you go to be who you are. Let us know. Minnesota’s Home For Life Animal Sanctuary has stories that go untold every day.
A story from the heart is a rare thing. Most do not share their real truth. Those memories are often too painful to talk about. That is the normal reaction. The healthy way is to let it out and not keep it inside. It is like a cup overflowing and each time you tell the story the cup gets a sip removed. Soon the cup will be a lot more manageable. If you cant bring yourself to approach the subject it is like poison that slowly kills your capacity to feel. love is a feeling that will suffer as well. If you need help go to a counselor and talk about it. Dove Medical Press can be a good place to look for that help.