Life by Default.....or a LIFE! By DESIGN (And Win an iPad)

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(this one is a little long, but stick with me, someone is going to win an iPad!!)

Tom Ferry has a new book coming out May 4th, 2010. The book, LIFE! By DESIGN is a journey into the proven secrets that Tom has shared with countless real estate professionals nationwide. Included in that group, are 16 of the top 100 agents in the country, including the number one agent with Century 21, the number one agent with Prudential and the number one agent with Coldwell Banker.

We will be promoting the book with a challenge here on ActiveRain. This challenge can win you some really cool prizes, (and of course points), but more important, it can give you a chance to start living your LIFE! By DESIGN.

I don't think I can describe the book any better than Tom does here:

"For people ready to grab the brass ring, the book serves as a vivid blueprint for positive change in both their business and personal lives. As I point out, 1 out of 3 Americans is dissatisfied with his or her life. They run on autopilot non-stop, consider risks ‘too risky’, and settle for ‘good enough’. Instead of fulfilling their potential, these frustrated folks simply live by default. Addressing the self-imposed limitations holding these people back, this labor of love was inspired by more than 30, 000 hours of coaching, consulting, and workshop-hosting. The reservoir of knowledge filling its pages offers people the tools necessary to regain control and begin running their businesses and their Life! By Design."

Living by default instead of living a LIFE! By DESIGN is something that many of us struggle with. I'll be the first to admit, there are aspects of my life where I live by default. It doesn't take something extraordinary to break free of the mental and emotional road blocks that hold most people back. It simply takes real world solutions. Tom offers those solutions in this book.

I am going to guess that most of you haven't had a chance to read the book yet. Heck, it doesn't officially launch until May 4th. So we are going to have you read an excerpt from the book, and do one of the exercises in the chapter. The goal is to raise awareness for the launch of the book. However, we also want to challenge people to seriously reflect on the mental and emotional roadblocks that are holding you back from acheiving a LIFE! By DESIGN.

Of course, we'd also hope you would support Tom, and help yourself, by picking up a copy of the book. My future Mother-in-law said she didn't know what to expect when she read the advanced copy Tom sent her, but she was pleasantly surprised and thought the book was really good.

Everyone that buys the book, between now and April 23rd, 2010, gets a ticket to Tom's Success Summit August 24th-26th as well as an MP3 of the audio role play program: Objection Handling for Buyers, Sellers and Short Sales.

What Do You Need to Do?

1. Read the preview chapter of the book found here: Chapter 4, The Problem of No Problems

2. Choose one of the following exercises and write a 300-500 word blog post about your experience with the exercise.

  • The exercise on page 39 of the excerpt
  • The exercise that starts on page 46 and goes to page 48. Pick one of the three areas: Professional, Lifestyle, or Health and Vitality and complete the exercise for that section
  • The exercise on page 54 (pick one question and write 300-500 words for one question or feel free to pick more than one question and submit smaller answers to multiple questions in one post)
(**completing the exercise itself, doesn't qualify you for the challenge. You need to have a 300-500 word blog post about your experience with the exercise. What did you learn? Did you realize something you had previously been ignoring? Did this bit of reflection cause you to want to get more introspective? You get the idea, right? Get something out of the exercise and share it with us)

3. Blog posts should include 'My LIFE! By DESIGN' somewhere in the title of the post.

4. At the footer of your post, please include this (including the picture):


Tom Ferry: LIFE! By DESIGNThis post is to help promote Tom Ferry's upcoming book, LIFE! By DESIGN. The contents of my post are the result of some self reflection the preview chapter of the book asks us to do about ourselves.

You can Pre-Order the book now by visiting TomFerryBook.com. You can also participate in the promotion being done by ActiveRain for a chance to win some great prizes and 2500 points by visiting the promotional post here.

Everyone that orders a copy of the book between now and April 23rd, 2010 will also receive one ticket to attend Tom's Success Summit, August 24-26th and the MP3 audio role play program: Objection Handling for Buyers, Sellers and Short Sales.

In exchange for writing this post, I could win an iPad or other cool prizes, and this is to let you know so the FTC doesn't fine me.

 

5. Leave a link to your post in the comment section of this post in order to qualify for the points, and to be entered to win one of the great prizes being given away by Tom.

The Prizes!

2500 points for every post submitted

  1. one (1) Apple iPad (16GB) ~$499
  2. One (1) hour of consulting with Tom Ferry via skype or phone (If you are local to Tom you can come into the office) ~ $1500
  3. One month of Power Coaching ~ $499
  4. Upfront seat for 2 at Tom's Success Summit ~ $598
  5. Expired Edge program and one month service of MojoSells.com (auto dialer system) ~$369
  6. Copy of Tom's Home Study Course ~ $75
  7. Autographed copy of LIFE! By DESIGN ~ Priceless!

So there you have it. Please let me know if you have any questions. The contest will end on April 23rd at Noon Central Time. Any posts written after that will not be eligible for the points or the prizes. Each post will be given one entry in the drawing for these great prizes. We will announce the date of the drawing soon, but it will be shortly after the conclusion of the challenge.

 

(ActiveRain is receiving consideration for helping Tom promote his book)

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Bob Stewart
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Thank you for all the amazing entries. You guys have really written some fantastic, insightful blog posts.

We will be doing a video of the drawing on May 15th. It's the first time Tom and I will be able to get together to do the drawing for these great prizes. After the drawing, we will post a video blog post announcing the winners.

Apr 27, 2010 11:29 AM #298
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Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain - Cottonwood, CA

Bob, Perhaps the irony of this contest are the benefits that so many of us have received BEFORE the points and prices. Who knew. lol

Look forward to the results,

Steve

Apr 27, 2010 11:41 AM #299
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Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

I agree with Steve. I cried my way through that chapter! Then I chose the most difficult excercise, and laid my soul bare  >.<  Whatever. I was past the point of caring. I just knew I needed to do it! And now I'm anxious to hear who wins some prizes =D

Apr 27, 2010 02:38 PM #300
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LLoyd Nichols
Premier Florida Realty of SWFL - Fort Myers, FL
SW Florida Homes

This contest was great, inspired thought and intrspsection.  Now, if I could only receive the promised points . . . .

May 03, 2010 03:22 PM #301
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Bob -  Great contest - I am guessing our points will be awarded after May 15th also - I know you are up to your a*$ in alligators right now with all the other things that have been going on -

May 04, 2010 01:19 AM #302
Rainer
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Charlottesville Choice Homes
Keller Williams Realty - Charlottesville, VA

Still no answer on the points?  Was wondering if we had an update?

May 06, 2010 04:26 PM #303
Rainmaker
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LLoyd Nichols
Premier Florida Realty of SWFL - Fort Myers, FL
SW Florida Homes

Has anyone received their points yet on this contest?

May 10, 2010 01:52 AM #304
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Paige Walker
Paige Walker - Pineville, LA
Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA

I am looking forward to receiving my points, however, I would simply LOVE to win the I-PAD. I even did a post on it when it was first announced. So Bob, can you bend the corner on my ticket!!!! ;-)

Thanks for all you have done to get us back up and running! - Paige Walker

May 11, 2010 08:10 AM #305
Rainmaker
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Paige Walker
Paige Walker - Pineville, LA
Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA

I am looking forward to receiving my points, however, I would simply LOVE to win the I-PAD. I even did a post on it when it was first announced. So Bob, can you bend the corner on my ticket!!!! ;-)

Thanks for all you have done to get us back up and running! - Paige Walker

May 11, 2010 08:10 AM #306
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Life by Default or Life by Design-Trying to overcome procrastinating! Bob I am late and wont get no points for this. But I wrote this like three weeks ago and I couldn't post this because of the proxy errors. I just didn't want this blog to go to waste I guess.

May 11, 2010 10:58 AM #307
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Amy Jones Group
South East Valley - www.AmyJonesGroup.com - Chandler, AZ
4 Time BEST OF OUR VALLEY Winner

Just wanted to share what a difference Tom Ferry's "Life By Design" has made in my life.  Here's my follow-up post (BIGGER than points and BIGGER than prizes!)  Thanks again for running a contest that really gave me my life back!

May 14, 2010 07:23 PM #308
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Lynn Afton
Greenridge Realty Oakmont - Big Rapids, MI
REALTOR® Near Big Rapids, MI, Mecosta County

Since completing the assignment for the contest, (about 3 weeks ago), my life has changed dramatically in many positive directions - just from chapter four!  Naturally I had to read the whole book, and am amazed at Tom Ferry's personal story - which must have taken a lot of courage to put on paper for the world to see. 

I am only through about half of the book so far, and one thing is abundantly clear to me:  This is a life process - not something you just do and you are finished.  It is about constant renewal and balancing on a regular basis.  Thanks, Tom for the renewed Gratitude in my life, as well as the renewed Attitude!

May 15, 2010 05:39 AM #309
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Christine Wade - San Marcos, CA
Proud to Serve Your Real Estate Needs

Did you end up filming the video yesterday announcing the winners?  If so, have you posted it anywhere yet?  I checked your blog and Tom's and I don't see it - or on the Feature page...so I am guessing it's not up yet? Any ETA? Thanks - I am sure you are very busy with all the recent stuff going on!!!

May 16, 2010 06:14 AM #310
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Michael J. O'Connor
Diamond Ridge Realty - Corona, CA
Eastvale - 951-847-4883

I'm with Christine - where is the final video?  I was expecting that it was going to be announced at RainCamp (or filmed as part of RainCamp) but nada, zilch, nothing.  I did notice a brief back-and-forth between Brad Andersohn and Ben Kinney about some video something but I don't know if it had to do with this....

May 16, 2010 12:50 PM #311
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Bob Stewart
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we did the video this weekend at RainCamp annoucing the winners. Brad is working on the post right now to announce them. It should be out later this evening (or first thing in the morning). Keep your eyes on Brad's blog and the feature board.

May 17, 2010 04:27 PM #312
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Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain - Cottonwood, CA

Bob,

Thanks for the update. Looking forward to seeing the winners!

Steve

May 17, 2010 04:34 PM #313
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William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

Hey Bob!

It was a great contest to participate in, one that had meaning way beyond the points and the prizes...but don't think we don't want our points, LOL...where are they, btw?

May 18, 2010 02:52 AM #314
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Bob - and you thought we did not care about our points............

May 18, 2010 03:20 AM #315
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
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Bob - and you thought we did not care about our points............

May 18, 2010 03:20 AM #316
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Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Thank you so much for the points!

May 20, 2010 12:52 PM #317
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