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Think You’ve Had It Rough?

In my vast experience of marketing, (and just life in general), I was pretty sure I had heard it all. This however, totally floored even me!

I just got off the phone with “Legendary Consultant” David Preston. Like everyone else, I thought he had been gone from the internet because he was working on larger corporate clients and joint ventures.  He’s a true master at that sort of stuff.

If you don’t remember David, he actually started the entire “offline consulting craze” with the publication of Offline Goldmine way back in 2008. (Yep, you can blame him for all this!)

That book was the first ever published showing internet marketers exactly how to start working with local business owners the right way, and was an immediate runaway best seller.

It turns out that David has not been working at all for almost two years!

The reason he’s not been working, and the events surrounding it, is an almost unbelievable story. I said almost because I know him personally…

Here’s a short list of where he’s been and what has transpired in that time:

In August of 2012 he was diagnosed with HCC cancer. 92% fatality rate according to the Doctors. Chemo would add some time, but not much.

He underwent the chemo treatments and started a totally natural approach as well, and 1 1/2 years later he is now completely cancer free.  Like me, he’s truly experienced a MIRACLE!

During this time however he lost everything. When I say everything, I  literally mean everything!

The medical expenses as you can imagine were staggering, coupled with the fact that his wife of over a dozen years decided that she didn’t want to be with him in that condition.

No kidding, she left without telling him and took everything she was able too! That was unbelievable to me since I knew he had taken care of her through several spinal surgeries :-(

So now, he’s starting completely over from scratch.

How many people do you know who would even survived through all that, and he’s got a great attitude about everything to boot!

I asked him point blank….what are you going to do to start all over?

His answer made perfect sense to me, and I’m sure it will to you too.

He’s starting to set up local workshops for business owners. That’s how he got started in local consulting so it makes sense to start with something that you already know WORKS!

—> http://www.askggg.com/cashcowworkshop

I asked him if he was ever going to re-release his “Ca’sh Cow Workshops system” again to show others exactly how he’s getting hordes of clients with that, and finally talked him into making it available again!

David’s “C’ash Cow Workshops system” is responsible for many of my students becoming very successful very quickly. In fact, there are a few that are doing only that….even today and earning a serious living.

*Here’s the kicker*

David feels as if he’s been given another chance at life and really wants to help as many people become as succesful as possible, so he is offering to coach anyone who purchases the system at the regular price for *F’r.ee*!

Talk about really helping people, that’s way beyond what I expected!

The problem though, is that I could only get him to agree to sell six of these special packages per month because of his personal time involved.

Once those six are sold he is going to disable the payment button until the following month.

—> http://www.askggg.com/cashcowworkshop

This is a phenominal product and is responsible for many people’s offline consulting success without any coaching. I can’t imagine how much more success you would have with a true legend helping you set it all up!

I’ve personally been through this program and I can tell you first hand that it’s one of THE BEST trainings you’ll find — at ANY pr’ice! — on how to succeed as a Local Marketing Consultant!

Hopefully the six slots won’t be sold by the time you get this, but as you can imagine I’m certain they won’t last long.

Hurry over to:

—> http://www.askggg.com/cashcowworkshop

and watch the video I had him make for you.  Then get this before anyone else finds out about it!

Right now you, me and David are the only people who know about this so take advantage of his generosity. I mean *Fr’e..e* coaching from David himself? That should be a complete no-brainer…

To Your Abundant Offline Consulting Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com

P.S.  Bill and I have known David for at least the last 5 years.  This is a guy who not only REALLY knows his stuff, but is an amazing teacher as well!  That’s why he was one of my partners in The Joint Venture University, a program that taught folks how to broker joint ventures both offline and online.  If you’ve been struggling to find a way to succeed as an offline marketing consultant, there is no one better for you to work with than David Preston!  Get this before he comes to his senses and prices it at a level that it deserves!

—> http://www.askggg.com/cashcowworkshop

Are You Stressed, Feeling Alone From Alzheimer’s Caregiving?

February 4, 2014 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Directions University

I know that my posts usually have something to do with marketing or building a business strategically.

However, there are times when I am compelled to share with you something being done by one of the DirectionsU Bachelor’s Students and this is one of those times…

Dr. Ina Gilmore, “The Knitting Doctor” and Founder of CaregivingWithPurpose.com, is getting ready to open the doors to the 2014 Alzheimer’s Telesummit.

CaregivingWithPurpose.com has been named one of the Top 25 Alzheimer’s Blogs in the WORLD for both 2012 and 2013.  It’s also finished in the Top 20 Health Blogs of both 2012 and 2013 as well.

That means that if for no other reason than to study a fantastic example of marketing, you’ll want to check out the Alzheimer’s Summit 2014 at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/alzheimers

But there are a few other reasons for you to check it out as well…

Are you an Alzheimer’s caregiver or know one struggling daily?

Caregiving can be the best thing you ever do for another. It can also be the hardest thing you’ll ever do. You can get so involved in giving care that your own wants and needs take a back seat, often ignored.

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia can be additionally challenging and isolating.

Additionally, there’s a social stigma too often attached to Alzheimer’s and other dementias. People often are uncomfortable around someone with dementia. Even talking about dementia and the changes is brings can be upsetting and embarrassing.

Caregivers get included in this isolation due to the disease itself, the caregiving and the lack of time for a social life.

The causes of isolation are multiple and often chronic, easily going on for years.

If you think this will not affect you, consider this…

*  More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s

*  Alzheimer’s is now the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.

*  1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

It’s likely you will know someone with Alzheimers or another dementia, their caregivers or become a caregiver yourself.

That’s why I’m delighted to tell you about this important telesummit February 1- through 14, 2014 by one of my DU students, Ina Gilmore MD. It’s f’re’e and available online or by phone. No travel involved! Replays will be available if you can’t make the sessions live.

—> http://www.askggg.com/alzheimers

Dr. Ina helps caregivers, especially those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. She knows dementia caregiving, having been “in the trenches” as both a professional and family caregiver.

She nearly lost her health while caring for her elderly mother, Clara who had cerebrovascular dementia. It has many symptoms and signs in common with Alzheimer’s. Dr. Ina understands the sacrifices caregivers and their families make and knows simple steps help you move from dragging yourself through each day… into THRIVING!

Dr. Ina’s telesummit, “Overcoming the Isolation of Alzheimer’s: Simple Solutions for Family and Professional Caregivers” is a place for experts in Alzheimer’s and other dementias to share their caregiving tips and solutions.

Wondering who will be in this telesummit?

The speakers include…

Lori La Bey, Recognized as the #1 Alzheimer’s Influencer by Sharecare and Dr. Oz, speaking on “Improving Dementia Care Through Economical & Global Collaborations”. She explains how Memory Cafes, The Purple Angel Project and Dementia Friendly Communities reduce the isolation of Alzheimer’s care.

James Creasy, Founder of JiminyWickets, a program using croquet to reduce the isolation of Alzheimer’s for both caregivers and patients.

Janet Edmunson, Inspirational Author and Speaker with over 30 years experience in health promotion. She cared for her husband Charles who fought a degenerative neurological disease. Janet will speak on the “Importance of Positive Emotions for Caregivers.” She uses science, personal stories of caring for her husband during his neurological illness, and practical activities to explore positive ways to get through this challenging life experience.

And 14 more!

This is your opportunity to connect with these Alzheimer’s experts and with other caregivers who understand the isolation and pain of giving care to someone with dementia.

You need this information, and it won’t cost you a dime.

Join us to discover the secrets of moving from stressed to blessed …; from isolated to nurtured …; from just surviving to THRIVING!

—> http://www.askggg.com/alzheimers

To Your Abundant Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com

This Is The Future Of Marketing… Join Us!

January 23, 2014 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Directions University

Do you know what the Ultimate Secret Weapon is in business and marketing?

You got it: JOINT VENTURES

(the ultimate leverage if you use it)

Do you REALLY understand the power of joint ventures, and strategic partnering?

You Will!

—> http://www.askggg.com/megahangout

Especially if you join me and several of my leading expert friends as we discuss:

“Why Joint Ventures Are  The Future of Marketing!”

—> http://www.askggg.com/megahangout

But we’re not only going to discuss what joint ventures are, and why they’re so powerful, we’re also going to share with you:

- The #1 Secrets of Joint Ventures!

- How Strategic Partnering Gives You More Time Off.

- Show You Can Create The Most Efficient Enterprise On Earth!

- And much more!

—> http://www.askggg.com/megahangout

So be sure to be there!

To Your Abundant Joint Venture Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com

P.S.  This Mega-Hangout is keeping with the theme for DU this quarter — Joint Ventures!  If you don’t attend ANY other webinars or Hangouts this month, make sure you’re on for this one TONIGHT, Thursday, January 23rd at 6:30pm eastern at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/megahangout

P.P.S.  For more great Joint Venture training, check out the replay of last week’s webinar on “Using Joint Ventures to Get BIGGER Results, with LESS Effort, in SHORTER Time for Your Business!”  Jack calls it the “Authority, Leverage & Influence Training”! It’s at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/jvcall

Help Us Celebrate!

December 18, 2013 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Directions University

I am SO excited!

My Google Glass just shipped!

It will get here tomorrow. Unfortunately, tomorrow is a jam packed call day so I won’t have time to even play with it before Friday. (Jack suggests keeping it in the box until Friday so I don’t get frustrated. Great idea! But so tempting!)

Needless to say, I’m celebrating big time today and you get to get in on the celebration too!

Last week, Jack and I decided to host a special 4 part training on how to use Google+ to get better results in your business to celebrate Jack getting glass.

But, decided not to sell the training separately at ANY price…

Instead, the ONLY way to take part in this very special Google+ training (being held in a Google+ Hangout on Air) is to join the DirectionsU Associate’s Program before Friday, December 20th!

The Associate’s Program is a VERY unique annual membership. Each month you get access to either a pre-recorded Workshop or a LIVE Workshop.

In December, you’ll get access to the Joint Venture Systems Workshop I.

In January, you’ll get access to the LIVE Joint Venture Systems Workshop II being held on January 30th and January 31st. The LIVE Workshop takes place in a GoToWebinar room from noon to 6pm on Thursday and from 9am to 6pm on Friday.

You’ll find the outline of the content of both Workshops at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/associatespecial

In addition to the Workshop, you also get a LIVE Q&A Call each month.

December and January kick off a 3-month focus on Joint Ventures. If you’re not already using JV’s in your business, you are working harder than you need to and you’re making way less money than you could be!

You see, Joint Ventures are THE KEY to getting maximum LEVERAGE in your business!

In other words, JV’s will help you get bigger results, with less effort, in shorter amounts of time!

What can you use JV’s for?

The shorter list is actually what don’t you use JV’s for?

JV’s can be used to get:

* Products to sell
* Customers to sell your products to
* Traffic to your website
* Stages to speak on
* Promotional Partners for Webinars, Products, and anything else that you need for your business
* Credibility, Influence, and Recognition as THE Expert in Your Niche!
* and MUCH more!

When you join the DU Associate’s Program, you’ll learn step-by-step how to build JV’s to get ALL of these in your business (and more!).

—> http://www.askggg.com/associatespecial

The Workshops each include Checklists, Flowcharts, Templates, mp3 Audio Recordings and mp4 Video Recordings of every single Module in the Course…

All of them designed to help you apply what you learn QUICKLY so you can start getting the results you’ve been dreaming about asap!

Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances are a big part of the LEVERAGING System that every business needs in order to become successful.

Through the Associate’s Program, you’ll start with the Leveraging System, but over the course of 12 months, you’ll actually get access to trainings on each of the 5 core systems you need to be successful, including:

* Mindset System (recorded in February 2014, LIVE in March 2014)
* Relationship Building System (recorded in September 2014, LIVE in October 2014)
* Monetization System (recorded in November 2014, LIVE in December 2014)
* Traffic System (recorded in April 2014, LIVE in May 2014)
* Copywriting System (recorded in June 2014, LIVE in July 2014)

In other words, by the end of 2014, you will have learned and applied ALL 5 Core Systems that every business needs to be successful!

What better way to reach your goals in 2014 and ensure that 2014 is your BEST year EVER!?

The special 4-part training on using Google+ to grow your business starts in January, to help you kick off the New Year with a BANG!

You’ll get access to the 4 Hangouts LIVE so you can interact with Jack and I in person to get ALL your questions answered! You’ll also get recordings of each Session so you can refer to them over and over again, as often as you would like!

During the training, we’ll be creating Checklists & Flowcharts to help make applying everything you learn even easier.

And, because of our 3-month focus on Joint Ventures, we’ll not only show you how to use Google+ to reach prospects and turn them into customers, we’ll also show you how to use Google+ to reach prospective JV Partners and get them to say YES to working with YOU!

As you’ll see, tuition is normally $197 per month. But for this very special celebration, you can enroll right now for just $97 per month AND get access to the Special G+ Training too!

Join right now at:
—> http://www.askggg.com/associatespecial

See you on the Monthly calls and in the JV Systems Workshop II in January!

To Your Abundant Online Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com

P.S. This special celebration ends on Friday, December 20th at 11:59pm eastern. After that, tuition goes back to it’s regular price of $197 per month and you’ll no longer get in on the special 4-part G+ Training. So, jump in right now at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/associatespecial

Monthly Q&A Calls take place on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 11am to 1pm eastern. This month, though, that falls on Christmas Day. So, the call for December has been moved to Thursday, December 19th at Noon eastern. Plan on being there!

Will You Increase the Power AND Influence of Your Marketing in 2014?

December 15, 2013 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Directions University

Wishing you a VERY Merry Christmas and a SAFE Holiday season!

If you want a better way to get results for your business in 2014, this is it!

It isn’t very often that I pat myself on the back and say, “Wow, Gina!  That was a REALLY brilliant idea!”

But today, for the first time in a very long time, I’ve got to toot my own horn a bit and tell you about a REALLY, REALLY brilliant idea I had recently!

It’s important for you to hear because it can totally increase the Power & Influence of your marketing!

For the last several years, I have been wanting a WordPress plugin that could allow you to cloak your affiliate links and other external links in a very specific way.

As you probably already know, there are TONS of link cloaking tools already available – many of them free, such as tinyurl.com.

There are even free WordPress plugins that allow you to cloak links such as the Redirections Plugin or the Pretty Link plugin.

So why the heck did I want to spend time and $$ creating yet another WordPress plugin that could cloak a link?

Well, the tool that I wanted had to work in a specific way…

Most link cloakers (or link redirect tools) allow you to create a link such as www.YourDomain.com/shortname and when clicked, it would simply redirect someone to the page you wanted them to go to such as www.AffiliateProgram.com/product/aff_id=1234.

When you got to the page, the address bar would no longer contain YourDomain.com but would instead have the site you were sending people to in it.

The tool that I wanted to have wouldn’t do that at all…

Instead, the address bar URL would continue to have YOUR domain name in it.

And, at the top of the page, just below the address bar, there would be a header image with YOUR logo in it, that would have a button on it that said “Return to ________” with the blank being filled in with YOUR Brand’s name.

Below that header image would be the page they were being sent to.

If someone clicked anywhere on the page they were being sent to, they would still see that header image at the top of the page — no matter how many pages they visited.

Better still, I wanted to have ALL of the clicks actually tracked in Google Analytics so that it would look to Google like the visitor was actually staying on YOUR site, visiting YOUR pages.

Why is this so important you might wonder?

Well, especially now, after the recent Google Hummingbird update, your search engine rankings really depend on getting your website visitors engaged!  (Engagement means how long they stay, how many pages they visit, etc.)

With such a tool, you would have HUGE engagement – even if you were selling other people’s products!

So, you can image how thrilled I was when my good friend, Ken Krell, had his programmer create this WordPress plugin for me!

Ken recently hosted a training called “How to Get Your Customers to Stick to You Like Glue” to introduce this new plugin to the world at a crazy price — but for a few days only.

Right now, you can get this Power & Influence building tool for less than $100 for a full year of unlimited access. (When we release it, the price will be $147 or $197 up front, with a monthly recurring fee, so this is really one heck of a deal!)

Now, this is just a BETA release so there might be a few little details that are not yet 100%.

But we’ve had beta testers using it for a few weeks already so we’re already pretty polished!

You can grab your copy now (and watch the special training) at: —> http://www.askggg.com/sitewrap

Ken and I are even including monthly training calls to help you really use this powerful tool to its fullest!

Even I’ve been BLOWN AWAY at how powerful it really is!

It is so much more than just a simply link cloaking tool!  It has really become a true campaign builder!

It’s a tool that will have you going”WOW!” too!

Go watch that webinar to see it in action at: —> http://www.askggg.com/sitewrap

After you’ve had a chance to try it out, stop by the DU Google+ Community at www.askggg.com/forum and let us know what unique ideas you’ve come up with for using it!

We’ve already heard from people who have:

*  Created a wrapped page to take people to an affiliate offer, used the cloaked link in an article to get article readers to go to the affiliate offer, and then when they click on the Return button, taken them to affiliate offer #2 (so that they have a way to get sales from those who didn’t buy!)

*  Created a wrapped page to take people to a piece of content they had curated in a blog post (that way, rather than having a traffic leak, they instead return people back to a s’ales page on their site instead!)

*  And MANY more ideas (including a few that has us furiously adding features like an Exit Pop so that if they don’t click the return button, you still have a way to get a sale!)

I’m not kidding when I say that this is one Power & Influence building tool!  The ideas are endless!

Check it out for yourself right now at: —> http://www.askggg.com/sitewrap

To Your Abundant Influence Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com

P.S.  If you’d like to see an example of a “wrapped page” (in other words, cloaked link), take a look at:

http://www.healthyweightlossconcepts.com/redirect-links/striiv-2/

This is one of the DirectionsU Bachelor Students, Cindy Parris, who has a weight loss site and who promotes an affiliate product called the Striiv Pedometer.

When you click the “Return” button in the header graphic, you’re taken to an article on her site about how to start walking for exercise.

Does that give you a few ideas on how you can use this?

Remember — you get to specify the page you want to take people to AND the page you want them to return to on your site!  And all of it gets tracked in Analytics!

Way cool and WAYYYYYY Powerful!

The $97 Introductory Special is only good for the next few days at: —> http://www.askggg.com/sitewrap

After you watch the webinar replay, just scroll to the bottom and click on the “Yes! Let’s Get Started!” button!

Increase the Power & Influence of Your Marketing

November 7, 2013 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Directions University

It isn’t very often that I pat myself on the back and say, “Wow, Gina!  That was a REALLY brilliant idea!”

But today, for the first time in a very long time, I’ve got to toot my own horn a bit and tell you about a REALLY, REALLY brilliant idea I had recently!

It’s important for you to hear because it can totally increase the Power & Influence of your marketing!

For the last several years, I have been wanting a WordPress plugin that could allow you to cloak your affiliate links and other external links in a very specific way.

As you probably already know, there are TONS of link cloaking tools already available – many of them f’ree, such as tinyurl.com.

There are even f’ree WordPress plugins that allow you to cloak links such as the Redirections Plugin or the Pretty Link plugin.

So why the heck did I want to spend time and $$ creating yet another WordPress plugin that could cloak a link?

Well, the tool that I wanted had to work in a specific way…

Most link cloakers (or link redirect tools) allow you to create a link such as www.YourDomain.com/shortname and when clicked, it would simply redirect someone to the page you wanted them to go to such as www.AffiliateProgram.com/product/aff_id=1234.

When you got to the page, the address bar would no longer contain YourDomain.com but would instead have the site you were sending people to in it.

The tool that I wanted to have wouldn’t do that at all…

Instead, the address bar URL would continue to have YOUR domain name in it.

And, at the top of the page, just below the address bar, there would be a header image with YOUR logo in it, that would have a button on it that said “Return to ________” with the blank being filled in with YOUR Brand’s name.

Below that header image would be the page they were being sent to.

If someone clicked anywhere on the page they were being sent to, they would still see that header image at the top of the page — no matter how many pages they visited.

Better still, I wanted to have ALL of the clicks actually tracked in Google Analytics so that it would look to Google like the visitor was actually staying on YOUR site, visiting YOUR pages.

Why is this so important you might wonder?

Well, especially now, after the recent Google Hummingbird update, your search engine rankings really depend on getting your website visitors engaged!  (Engagement means how long they stay, how many pages they visit, etc.)

With such a tool, you would have HUGE engagement – even if you were s’elling other people’s products!

So, you can image how thrilled I was when my good friend, Ken Krell, had his programmer create this WordPress plugin for me!

Ken recently hosted a training called “How to Get Your Customers to Stick to You Like Glue” to introduce this new plugin to the world at a crazy price — but for a few days only.

Right now, you can get this Power & Influence building tool for less than $100 for a full year of unlimited access. (When we release it, the price will be $97 or $197 up front, with a monthly recurring fee, so this is really one heck of a deal!)

Now, this is just a BETA release so there might be a few little details that are not yet 100%.  But we’ve had beta testers using it for a few weeks already so we’re already pretty polished!

You can grab your copy now (and watch the special training) at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/wrapper

Ken and I are even including monthly training calls to help you really use this powerful tool to its fullest!

Even I’ve been BLOWN AWAY at how powerful it really is!

It is so much more than just a simply link cloaking tool!  It has really become a true campaign builder!

It’s a tool that will have you going “WOW!” too!

Go watch that webinar to see it in action at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/wrapper

After you’ve had a chance to try it out, stop by the DU Google+ Community at www.askggg.com/forum and let us know what unique ideas you’ve come up with for using it!  We’ve already heard from people who have:

*  Created a wrapped page to take people to an affiliate offer, used the cloaked link in an article to get article readers to go to the affiliate offer, and then when they click on the Return button, taken them to affiliate offer #2 (so that they have a way to get s’ales from those who didn’t b’uy!)

*  Created a wrapped page to take people to a piece of content they had curated in a blog post (that way, rather than having a traffic leak, they instead return people back to a s’ales page on their site instead!)

*  And MANY more ideas (including a few that has us furiously adding features like an Exit Pop so that if they don’t click the return button, you still ahve a way to get a s’ale!)

I’m not kidding when I say that this is one Power & Influence building tool!  The ideas are endless!

Check it out for yourself right now at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/wrapper

To Your Abundant Influence Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com

P.S.  If you’d like to see an example of a “wrapped page” (in other words, cloaked link), take a look at:

http://www.healthyweightlossconcepts.com/redirect-links/striiv-2/

This is one of the DirectionsU Bachelor Students, Cindy Parris, who has a weight loss site and who promotes an affiliate product called the Striiv Pedometer.  When you click the “Return” button in the header graphic, you’re taken to an article on her site about how to start walking for exercise.

Does that give you a few ideas on how you can use this?  Remember — you get to specify the page you want to take people to AND the page you want them to return to on your site!  And all of it gets tracked in Analytics!  Way cool and WAYYYYYY Powerful!

The $97 Introductory Special is only good for the next few days at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/wrapper

After you watch the webinar replay, just scroll to the bottom and click on the “Yes! Let’s Get Started!” button!

Yippee! Home Again, Home Again With Something Special for You!

September 4, 2013 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Directions University

Bill and I are FINALLY home!  I can’t tell you how good it feels to be back in my own bed (it’s really a recliner chair but it’s bed to me!)!

While I was driving the 2,000+ miles from Chicago to Naples, my partners, Ken Krell and Jack Humphrey, have been hard at work putting together one heck of a powerful training for you!

This training takes place tomorrow, Thursday, September 5th, 2013 at noon eastern.

—> http://www.askggg.com/bsw3preview

When you join us for this jam-packed 90-minute training, you’ll be learning how to put the power of “Relationship Marketing” to work for you in your business.

Blogging is really about Relationships…  It’s talking WITH people instead of talking AT people (the way we did when I built my first website).

People don’t go online to find STUFF to buy.

People turn to the internet to find strangers with experience who can help them solve their problems.

YOU need to be seen as that stranger with experience who has been there, done that, and knows exactly what to do to get rid of their problem.

When people start to see you as a stranger with experience — one who talks WITH them instead of AT them — you don’t EVER have to sell them anything!  They’ll be the ones almost BEGGING you for everything you have to offer!

This is what most “bloggers” just don’t realize.  It’s the entire reason that “traditional” marketing just doesn’t work.

You can’t expect to write articles like “17 Tips to __________” (fill in the blank with your topic) or “7 Secrets to _________________” (again, fill in the blank with your topic) and expect that somehow MAGICALLY people will come up with the idea to buy your stuff!  They won’t!

But, when you apply the “Magic Formula to a Powerful Post” that you’ll learn in tomorrow’s webinar, you’ll have people clicking on your order buttons like crazy!

You simply need to follow a few simple strategic steps that we’ll share with you on the training at noon eastern on Thursday, September 5th, 2013.

You can reserve your seat now at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/bsw3preview

And once you apply these simple strategic steps, you’ll very soon start to feel the relief of how much easier your business will run. You’ll wake up looking at each day differently…and you’ll enjoy the the way things start to come together as if by divine planning!

In tomorrow’s training, Jack, Ken and I will reveal what these steps are… why they matter… how you can implement them… and what you can expect to achieve when you apply them.

You’ll hear the details and be able to ask the important questions you need answered.

Get the details here now!

You can reserve your seat now at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/bsw3preview

See you on the webinar!

To Your Abundant Blogging Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com
Creator, 30DayIMChallenge.com

P.S.  We haven’t decided whether or not to offer a replay on this training yet.  The last time we did a training, the recordings didn’t work so the decision was made for us!  So do your best to attend LIVE!  Just reserve your seat now at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/bsw3preview

Special 48-Hour “We Love You” Offer

August 4, 2013 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Directions University

Bill and I are on the road celebrating his 51st Birthday, and when we’re on the road, I tend to get some wild ideas. So I got on the phone with Ken, who also has some wild ideas, and together we had some fun thinking how we could make your day today… I think you’ll be happy!

If you’ve missed some of my emails over the past week, you might not be aware of our new DU/BYP  “Associates Program”, which is an annual membership giving you total,
unrestricted access to our Live and Recorded “Special Topic Weekend Workshops”.

As you know, we normally sell the workshops (both LIVE and recorded) for $247 (and we do offer earlybird pricing, as well) but we thought it would be a much better thing if we could create an “Annual Pass” and discount it to save you money.

Anyway, the tuition for this program will be only $197 per month, and we’re giving Bachelors Students an over 50% discount, (just $97 for you), but in honor of Bill’s Birthday, and because we were feeling like creating a frenzy this week, we’re going to have an exclusive, insider’s only 48-hour sale on the membership.

From 6am on Tuesday until 6am on Thursday, you can take an additional $20 off the Associates Membership–FOR LIFE!!  That’s right! That’s a savings of  $120 per month…each month…for as long as you’re a member in good standing! (yes, that saves you $1,440 per year!)

–> http://askggg.com/associatespecial

This offer is only available to YOU, so please don’t go sharing it with others, because any order that is made by someone that has not been specifically invited will be cancelled and refunded. Yes, this is an EXCLUSIVE offer and it’s only available to YOU.

When you get to the page on Tuesday, you’ll need this coupon code (and it’s CaSe SenSitiVe), to lock in that special price:  MakeMoneyHaveFun

If you want to get an advance look at everything you’ll be getting, go here now:

–> http://askggg.com/associatespecial
(the coupon code will not be LIVE until Tuesday at 6am)

So that’s it for now. Ken’s got something else that’s pretty special for you as well–so expect another email from us today–(hint–it’s about how you can grab unlimited leads and do unlimited business with a special tool and nearly zero cost!)

–> http://askggg.com/associatespecial

Have a great day and look for my second email… and be sure to mark your calendar for Tuesday morning! (Ken is really big on honoring deadlines so I want to be sure you have ample notice on this!).

To Your Abundant LinkedIn Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com
Creator, 30DayIMChallenge.com

URGENT: Chiro Conference Price DOUBLES at midnight tonight!

First, I want to thank you and ALL of the DU Subscribers for making my birthday this year totally unforgettable!

I was blown away at the Virtual B-Day Party thrown by my dear friend and partner, Ken Krell, and my assistant, Shelby Carr.  It meant a lot to me to have so many of my friends join me on the webinar on Wednesday!

Next, something that I don’t talk about very often…

One of the target markets that I attract more frequently than any other is Chiropractors.

Chiropractors are just one example of an “Offline, Service Oriented Professional” who is likely to want a different lifestyle than is possible with a brick-and-mortar business.  So, I do a LOT of work with Chiropractors.

That’s why I was excited when Ken Krell told me about his plans for the direction of his business.  His new brand is called “Boost Your Practice”.  To roll out the new brand, he’s hosting a 3-day Virtual Event that I’m speaking at.

If you’re not a chiropractor but you are in another profession that is an “Offline, Service Oriented Professional”, then you might still be interested in hearing about this.  If not, then thanks, again for your birthday wishes!

Now, let me tell you about this event…

SUBJECT: For My Chiropractors out there! (Time Sensitive)

One of the great things about the Chiropractic profession is how it continues to grow and evolve, and with that in mind, I’m pleased to share something new that’s changing the way we’re delivering Chiropractic Education.

It’s the World Chiro Conference, a trend-setting 4-day virtual event (June 21-24) including a day dedicated just for CA’s, designed to help you get more satisfaction from your practice — whether that means getting more and better patients, streamlining your operations, or just getting some new perspectives on your marketing and promotion.

I’m pleased to be part of the faculty, which is composed of some of the leading practice-building thought leaders  from around the world.  What’s exciting is that this is  a “virtual” event, which means it’s being delivered 100% online, so you never need to leave your home, office or wherever.

You can get all the details here:

—> http://www.askggg.com/wcc

But here’s the time sensitive part…

The special Early Bird tuition (which gets you 50% off) ends at Midnight tonight…

And tuition goes up $300 tomorrow…

That means that if you wait just another day, it will cost you $300 more to attend what’s rapidly becoming the most exciting practice-building event in the Chiropractic community.

The faculty is composed of some of the leading practice-building thought leaders from around the world including:

* Dr. Larry Markson
* Dr. Fab Manci
* Dr. David Singer
* Dr. DelRae Messer
* Dr. Jason Deitch,
* Heidi Farrell and more

What’s exciting is that this is a “virtual” event, which means it’s being delivered 100% online, so you never need to leave your home, office or wherever.

I think you’ll like it, and so does COCSA (the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations) they’re one of our Founding Sponsors!

Never before has such a global event been assembled and you can save 50% ($300) on your tuition when you enroll right now!

Get the details here now and join us.

—> http://www.askggg.com/wcc

Take advantage of the most creative educational opportunity ever to hit the Chiropractic community!

We’re looking forward to “seeing” you there!

To Your Abundant Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com
Creator, 30DayIMChallenge.com

P.S. Get more (and better) patients and referrals, enjoy your practice more, and become wildly profitable. Those are the things that are the top of the minds of most DC’s every day. The “World Chiro Conference & Expo” is designed to give you the resources you need to totally achieve those objectives.

The Complimentary Preview Sessions have already sold out, so grab your spot at the main event right now!

—> http://www.askggg.com/wcc

They Did It…So Can You!

I can’t tell you how excited I am as I start the new week.  It’s a big week in my world…

… On Wednesday, June 5th, I’ll be celebrating my 7th birthday!

It was 7 years ago that I had the first birthday that doctor’s said would never happen as they had expected me to die.  So I decided to start counting all over again!  Technically, according to the calendar, I’ll be 49.  But in my heart, I’m just 7!

… Today, Monday, June 3rd, is my sister, Lisa’s birthday.

(Happy Birthday Lisa!)

… “Unbreakable Resilience: Leap of Faith Stories to Live By”, a book authored by DU Student, the Gridiron Aliance Team (a non-profit) has become an Amazon Best Seller!

(You can help us get it to #1 on Amazon by grabbing your copy for just 99 cents right now at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/resilience

… On Tuesday, June 4th, at 7pm eastern, LAST live Preview Call for VortexU.

Reserve Your Seat now at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/vupreview

Let me give you a little more detail on each of these so you can see why I’m so excited to be starting the 1st week of June, the last month in the first half of 2013.  (Boy how time flies when you’re having fun!)


MY 7TH BIRTHDAY

It was 7 years ago that I had the first birthday that doctor’s said would never happen as they had expected me to die.

That’s why I’m celebrating my 7th birthday this year!  I decided to start counting all over again!

Technically, according to the calendar, I’ll be 49.  But in my heart, I’m just 7!  Thanks for helping me celebrate!


“UNBREAKABLE RESILIENCE” BECOMES AN AMAZON BEST SELLER!

This morning, I woke up to a phone call from Ronda Del Boccio, “The Story Lady”, who called to tell me that since last Thursday, one of my client’s books on Kindle has become an “Amazon Bestseller”!

Woooo Hooo!

Ronda is a graduate of the DU Bachelor’s Program and a good friend as well.  Ronda helps authors to not only become “Best Selling Authors” but to truly use their book to bring in leads for their entire business using what she calls the “B.L.I.S.S. Butterfly System”.

A few months ago, I began working with a non-profit organization by the name of Gridiron Alliance.  My Dad, Bob Gaudio, is the Director of Finance for the Gridiron Alliance.

For several years, Gridiron Alliance has helped high school athletes who have sustained devastating injuries resulting in either paraplegia or quadriplegia.  With more than 100 of such injuries a year in high school football alone, you can imagine how much of a need there is for this group!

One of the primary ways that Gridiron raises funds to help these injured athletes is by selling a print book called “Unbreakable Resilience:  Leap of Faith Stories to Live By”.

Until now, they’ve had to print 1,000+ copies of the book at a time.  Keep the book warehoused in a local school.  And send the book out, one copy at a time, to those who wanted it.

With all of the handling that required, plus the cost of printing the book, it left only a few dollars per copy that could actually be devoted to the good they did in the world.

Can you imagine how long it would take for them to raise $100,000 to help an injured athlete get a handicap accessible van when each book sale produced less than $1 that could go toward the transportation fund?

A few weeks ago, I introduced my Dad to Ronda so that she could help Gridiron Alliance get the “Unbreakable Resilience” book onto Kindle.

With the book on Kindle, there is no overhead — no cost — just pure $$ going to directly help the kids who need it!

Last Thursday, May 30th, around 11am, the “Unbreakable Resilience” book went live on Amazon.  Today, just 4 1/2 days later, the book is already #5 in its category!

This allows Gridiron to legitimately call it an “Amazon Best Seller”.  You can see for yourself at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/resilience

Our goal is to get it to #1 in its category by the end of this week.  That’s why we’ve set it at just a 99 cent investment for the next few days only!

The strategy of putting a book on Amazon for just 99 cents for a few days to a week, just to get the book to become #1 in any Amazon Category, then raising the price to between $2.99 and $9.99, is one of the things that Ronda teaches in her “Awakened Author Adventure”.

This strategy is VERY powerful because having a #1 Amazon Best Seller gives the author (and the author’s business) more exposure for its book, generates more leads for the business, and gives the author’s message a MUCH bigger impact than it would have if it ranked say 250,000 on Amazon.

Once a book is a #1 Best Seller, it can legitimately be referred to as a “#1 Amazon Best Seller” FOREVER — even after the retail price gets moved up to $9.99!

For Gridiron Alliance, this means more interviews on TV, radio, magazines, and newspapers!  Getting the book listed on the first page of Google for its’ keywords, and MUCH more.

Most importantly, it will give Gridiron Alliance a bigger IMPACT in the world!

You can help to get “Unbreakable Resilience” to #1 Best Seller Status on Amazon by getting your copy now for less than $1 at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/resilience

While I’m very grateful for your support on this, it’s not the real reason that I’m telling you about it…

I share this with you so that you can see that with just a few days of effort, you too can have a book on Amazon that can help YOU make a bigger impact!

Ronda takes you by the hand, and walks you through — STEP BY STEP — just as she did with my Dad so that he could publish “Unbreakable Resilience” on Kindle!

You can get started right now with a 100% free 7-day trial in the “Awakened Author Adventure” Membership at:

—> http://askggg.com/awakenedauthor

TUESDAY, JUNE 4TH AT 7PM – VORTEXU – FINAL PREVIEW 90-MINUTE TRAINING WEBINAR

On Tuesday, June 4th, at 7pm eastern, my partners, Brian Ridgway, Jack Humphrey and I will be holding our LAST live Preview Call for VortexU.

This powerful 90-minute webinar training will help you overcome procrastination, get out of overwhelm, and learn a system that can help you to improve your traffic, conversion, and IMPACT so that you can start making a bigger difference AND increasing your profits at the same time!

Plan on Reserving Your Seat to join us live at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/vupreview

OR

Watch the Replay from our last live training at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/vureplay

When you join us LIVE for this 90-minute training, you’re likely to come away with comments like some of the others who attended the webinars we hosted last week.  Just a few of the comments included:

“wowww ….. content is incredible …. blows away any webinar I have ever been on …. and I’ve been on alot of em :) Can tell you are really into helping folks excel ….. that message is really shining through tonight and I have more clarity than I thought was posible on an online event like this – thanks”

and

“Hi Guys, awesome, awe inspiring webinar. Great Job! As webinars go, this was one with a heck of a lot of free content, very easy to understand and follow, got me very excited!”

Prepare for the breakthrough experience that will:

  • Transform your mindset to one of unstoppable confidence
  • Set you free from self-doubt, procrastination and overwhelm FOR GOOD
  • Upgrade your “self-image operating system” to restore your natural clarity and creativity
  • Put you light years ahead of everyone else in your niche

Reserve your seat now at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/vupreview

OR

Watch the Replay from our last live training at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/vureplay

You’ll also learn the most cutting-edge, “What’s working now” from three multi-million dollar performers and top trainers, Gina Gaudio Graves, Jack Humphrey and Brian D. Ridgway in the areas of:

  • Millionaire mindset
  • Ultra-high-leverage social media strategy
  • Traffic and lead generation
  • Joint Ventures
  • Next-generation conversion strategies and more.

Register NOW as space is limited at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/vupreview

OR

Watch the Replay from our last live training at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/vureplay

To Your Abundant Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com
Co-Founder, VortexU.net

P.S.  Brian, Jack & I are really looking forward to showing you how to use Mindset, Business Strategy, and Implementation together to explode your results in your business! We’d love to hear from you where you get stuck most often…

Is it Mindset? Strategy? Implementation?

Let us know through a comment on either our Facebook Event at:

http://www.askggg.com/vupreviewfb

or our Google+ Event at:

http://www.askggg.com/vupreviewgplus

Remember to reserve your seat at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/vupreview

OR

Watch the Replay from our last live training at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/vureplay

You Can Attend the World Authors Conference FREE!

October 17, 2012 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Directions University

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SPECIAL FOR ALL DU SUBSCRIBERS!

If stress, money, lack of time and the day-to-day
grind have BLOCKED your passions and desire to
make a difference in the world then you’ll want to
be on what may be the most important webinar
you’ll ever attend… because you’re going to
discover… The Way Out!

—> http://www.askggg.com/masterywebinar

This POWERFUL webinar takes place tonight,
Wednesday, 10/17/2012 at 8pm eastern.  You’ll hear
from my good friend & co-founder in 10 Million
Clicks For Peace, Julian Kalmar, what you can do
to reduce your stress, unblock limiting beliefs,
and live the life of your dreams!
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As I’ve told you in my recent messages, this weekend, I’m co-hosting what is sure to be one of the coolest events of the year — “The World Authors Conference+ — with my good friend, Ken Krell!

It will be jam-packed with some of the world’s top book promotion and publishing experts — delivering compelling content–designed to help  you build a highly profitable and effective  writing business right now–in today’s market.

But I’ve got GREAT news for you!

This is such an important event for you to attend if you’re really serious about improving the  results in your business, that I talked Ken into setting up something VERY special for you!

While you’ll still be able to get the special discounted tickets when you use the coupon code:

“ILoveWriting”

at www.askggg.com/wac

You’ll also be able to attend the LIVE sessions only for FREE!

You’ll be missing out on the more than $1,000+ in bonuses plus the mp3 recordings of every single presentation, but you’ll be able to join us every second of this event — from home! — without having to spend a single penny!

To Reserve Your Seat NOW as my guest, without paying anything, here’s what you’ll need to do…

1)  Go to:

—> http://www.askggg.com/wac

2)  Scroll to the bottom of the page

3)  Then try to go to some other website by typing in the address bar

4)  You’ll then see a new popup window where you can simply put in your name and email address so that you can get instructions for how to get onto the webinars this weekend!

Of course, if you’d like to get all of the mp3 recordings, bonuses, and more, you can still get your “All Access Pass” at a more than 72% discount now!

Just use coupon code:

“ILoveWriting”
at
—> http://www.askggg.com/wac

When you attend this 3-day virtual event, here’s what you’ll learn…

* How to get your book in the hands of thousands… quickly.
* How to magnetically motivate people to take action to buy your written products (not just books!)
* How to become an instant celebrity with your own book.
* How to use social media to build your business fast.
* How to use online seminars and webinars to promote your book.
* And lots more!

The lineup of presenters is FABULOUS too!  Speakers include:

David Garfinkle *  Pam Hendrickson *
Gina Gaudio-Graves * Nikkea DeVida *
Jim & Emily Graham * John Rhodes *
Mark Nathwani * Jim VanDyke * Beth Barany *
Doug Bench * Keith Dougherty * Darren
Stephens * David Vallieres * and more!

Never before have esteemed faculty members like this been assembled for a ‘virtual’ event like the World
Authors Conference.

Think you can learn from these people? You betcha!
Think *I* can learn from these people? Absolutely!

Bottom line: If you’re serious about getting better results in your business, you need to be there!

Whether you want to be a full-time writer or just want to learn to be more persuasive, or if you want to learn how to better promote your existing business, you’ll find this event to be right up your alley.

Note: This is a virtual summit, not a hotel event.   A hotel seminar costs thousands of dollars to attend (after travel, hotel, and attendee fees).   The World Authors Conference costs much less  because you attend over the phone or web, from the comfort of your own home (or hot tub!)

“ILoveWriting”
at
—> http://www.askggg.com/wac

See you there!

To Your Abundant Success!

Gina Gaudio-Graves
“The JV Queen”
Dean & Founder, DirectionsU.com

PS-The World Authors Conference will give you REAL  WORLD, REALLY WORKABLE SYSTEMS to build your new
or existing writing business–and make a difference in people’s lives. Watch the short video and get your ALL ACCESS PASS Now!

—> http://askggg.com/wac <—RESERVE YOUR SEAT HERE!

Remember: You must enter “ILoveWriting” to get your scholarship.

And — if you can’t afford the “ALL ACCESS PASS”, then simply try to leave the page and you’ll see the opportunity to attend the LIVE sessions ONLY for FREE at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/wacfree

Blogging Webinar THURSDAY!

July 18, 2012 by Gina Gaudio-Graves  
Filed under Directions University

A few months ago, at JV Alert LIVE in Orlando, I met Laura Rubenstein, one of the Founders of the Social Buzz Club.  At first I thought to myself “Oh, another one of those social media tools – no big deal.”

Boy was I wrong!

Once I tried out the Social Buzz Club, I was blown away!  And so were my students!

Every one of us that used Social Buzz Club saw a HUGE improvement in both traffic and search engine rankings.  It’s certainly a tool that’s a MUST have in my book!

That led me to talking to the founder even more.  And that’s why we’re inviting you to…

Join us tomorrow, Thursday, June 19 for this Fr’ee high-content webinar where I will reveal “How To Totally Dominate the Search Engines with a Simple 6 Step Process”.

Space is limited so reserve your space now:

—> http://www.askggg.com/socialwebinar

During this training, you will discover:

+ How to get multiple first page rankings on Google

+ How to drive traffic that converts

+ How to do keyword research the right way

+ How to use keywords to target your market

Reserve your spot now at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/socialwebinar

See you there!

P.S.  Remember to Reserve Your Seat NOW for this weekend’s World Speaker’s Summit!  You’ll hear from over 26+ top-notch experts exactly what to do to get more speaking engagements and s’ell more from the stage.  This is one event you do NOT want to miss!  Reserve Your Seat NOW at:

—> http://www.askggg.com/wss

After you Reserve Your Seat, make sure you sign up for one of the handful of “Hot Seats” that take place LIVE this weekend!  You’ll get my help and the help of the other speaker’s in putting together YOUR Strategic Plan for Improving Your Speaking Business!

Why Live…

“Why live?Adding one to my count of days, or postponing a feared death by another day do not inspire me. I live to experience something new each day – to learn something new, meet a new friend, bring joy into someone’s life, feel the wind newly on my skin, touch a new fear, a new anger, and with focused intent and good fortune, find an ample measure of my own joy.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Success Is The Sum…

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

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Fine To Celebrate…

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates

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Action Is No Less…

“Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.” - Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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