11th Community Story - Steven Healey and how Social Networking is so natural to him

Today's Blog - the 11th in the series of the Community Blog that I am doing each Monday morning with Ces and Jay Loftus features Steven Healey

Steven is a very special member of Ecademy as no doubt this Blog will prove. I am confident that today this Blog will be one of the most popular in the series. I feel very privileged that he has allowed us to tell you his story. We all have much we can learn from Steven about 'living inside a community'. The way Steven has written is story is wonderful, Steven has written over 280 Blog in his time here, his writing is excellent, it flows and inspires.

Many of you will know Steven, I do, many of you will like Steven, I do, but as a result of reading Steven's account of his life, his values and his unconditional contribution to others, many of you will now follow Steven, I know I will.

Steven joined Ecademy in 2004, he is very real person here, he says it as it is, but throughout, his intention is always for the good of all. Steven runs several clubs which you will know of and maybe be a member of and he has shown how successful Clubs can be if you lead them well and have the right emotional intent for all.

Steven has been very honest about his life, very open about the loss of his wonderful wife and is an inspiration - he teaches us all to look outwards and think of others, especially in times of great pain. He has also has a remarkable business that has taken him across the world several times.

Thank you Steven, your words moved me to tears, your love of your family and of your friends is wonderful and shows us all that no one needs to 'sell' in order to have rich life through being part of a community and having the right attitude to those around us.

If you have a story to tell and share take a look at this Group that I run to inspire others and show the power of social networking. Capturing business stories and Community Challenge Group. I hope by being a member you will learn some new ideas, and help you to learn the power of community even further.

Previous business' and life stories have been:

Week One Blog - Ces Loftus
Week Two - Bob Nicoll
Week Three - Elaine Gold
Week Four - Nick Tadd and Vanessa Warwick
Week Five - Ida Horner
Week 6 - James McBrearty
Week 7 - Lizzi Vandorpe
Week 8 - Jon Hansen
Week 9 - Keith Hern
Week 10 - Tom Evans

Thank you to Ces and Jay Loftus for the most amazing graphics for these Blogs, they sponsor this Club and their ability to make these stories come alive for us all on a Monday morning is awesome. I am now utilising Ces and Jay as a supplier to me, they design my Twitter account, my Blogs and my Club, and in the future they will be designing my 'Social Networking Top Tips', as a downloadable pdf.

If you would like to share your story add it >>> HERE, I would love to feature your story if you feel it is ready and will inspire others. We only need the words, Ces and Jay make you come alive.

Make sure you read and add your thoughts to this Blog, especially Steven's Community Challenge at the bottom which is a condition for being featured as it is the best way for the community to show how awesome it is, how amazing each of you are, at helping a friend. You will see that the challenge is one for you to learn from and take action with, great tips for you all from a master.

Ecademy Community Challenge Logo designed and donated by Creatively Minded DesignSteven Healey my story

When Vanessa described me as an elder statesman of Ecademy the other day, I was initially shocked, then it brought a wry smile.

With that was the realisation that when someone says that of you without having met, you have achieved respect in the online world and managed to make a real connection through words and deeds.

Andreas has me pegged... I am a natural born helper. I enjoy helping others either using my own expertise or recruiting great people from my network with the right know how. For me to appear in this series, is interesting for whilst not quite an online rebel, as Steve and Roger know I do not fully buy into the ethos. I network quite simply because I enjoy it, I am not here to sell anything.

Steven Healey

To me networking is about listening... everyone has something to say.

To me networking is about doing... unless you take action nothing happens.

Finally in online networking, we are all truly equal until something proves otherwise.


In my day job, I trained as an accountant in the days of LSD.. and I do mean pounds shillings and pence.

Whilst working as company accountant for a firm in Blackburn I first came across computers. Does anyone remember the Commodore Pet? I went to a demonstration of payroll accounting, and in 30 minutes the computerised payroll system did what it took me a day to do. That was the beginning of a journey which continues to the day... I learnt how to design and code software.

Steven Healey

My first foray into commercial software was designing a system for travel agents which we called Travelog. It sold well throughout the UK. I then decided to become involved with Sage Software and became with friends a dealer. We sold Sage Accounting systems into many businesses in the Northwest.

Three of them were manufacturers... and Sage did not have a system which catered for their needs and did not have the expertise to write one. I persuaded the three of them that I could, and so over the following two years, working together we create a system for manufacturers.

I then started to demonstrate the system to other manufacturers and at one of them I met my business partner Marilyn who was able to sell systems in the Midlands which is why I now live there close to the customer base.

In the intervening years we heard Sage needed Bill of Materials expertise and after fighting off the competition we literally sold coals to Newcastle. This led to our systems being sold via the Sage dealer network and as Sage were selling in Australia, we visited Melbourne and Sidney many many times.

Steven Healey visiting Toyoda in Nagoya, Japan

The software was also the reason we travelled to Nagoya, Japan at the invitation of Toyoda. We taught them about UK manufacturing systems and we learned first hand all about Just in Time. It was an amazing experience. They bought the software and helped us to improve the system. We developed a system for distributors and now this and the manufacturing software are our core products. I am very fortunate to enjoy my work, helping to provide ongoing live support and to count my customers amongst my friends.


I was not born an optimist or at least if I was it took a life changing event to make me realise I should be.

Steven Healey and my son

I know the exact day my life changed...

I was at my wife Doreen's bedside in the hospice and we were discussing the future for our two sons. Paul was 19 and at university in Manchester and James was just about to take his gcse mock exams.

Just six months before Doreen, James and I had been having the time of our lives travelling the length and breadth of Australia. Even sitting out a hurricane in Cairns could not dampen our spirits. Doreen was at home there, as she was most places and my best friend was having a wonderful time.

So much had happened in the intervening months and now we were planning a future without Doreen being part of it. It seemed so unreal and unfair.

Doreen was attractive, intelligent , caring and much much more and we were mere months away from our 25th wedding anniversary. I could not be angry for there was nobody to be angry at. Tears yes, but anger no. Sometimes we just feel so powerless and empty. In that moment sat at the bedside talking to Doreen, I learned that we owe it to ourselves to make the most of each and every day. For we can never know what the future holds and that our time ,love and caring are the greatest gifts we can bestow on our family and friends.

Steven Healey at his sons wedding

There was one promise that I made that night , to devote myself to ensuring that both Paul and James always felt our love and support and that I do everything in my power to be sure they were both happy. So it was then that something in me changed and I started on the path to becoming an optimist for rest of my life. Ten years on James is happily married to Karen and both are on the corporate ladder to success. Paul and Kate are equally successful, and are one of the happiest couples I know and both my sons would make their mother proud.

And I have rebuilt a happy and fulfilling life, with help from family and friends old and new. Everybody has the free choice each and every day to decide how to spend their day.

Our thoughts determine our actions, positive thoughts bring positive actions and results.

Starting Over

My online networking life began by reading a book.. 'Awaken The Giant Within' by Anthony Robbins about eight years ago. Something within the book struck a chord and I decided to join the Anthony Robbins online community. I was amazed by the warm reception I received and the genuine support that members provided for each other. So when I chanced upon Ecademy, I was more than pleasantly surprised to experience the same sense of Community.

But nothing happens unless you make it... one day I read a blog by Freddy and his outlook in those words resonated with me, I wrote to Freddy.. .within days the Optimism forum was born.

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Freddy Deams

We are the 11th busiest group on Ecademy... not bad out of 6041 groups. We have helped many people make a start of realising their dreams. Freddy and I, indeed all the members, have and will rally round to provide help to anyone who asks.

Clare Evans

A weekly column from Clare, author of Time Management for Dummies, which is interesting, positive and highly informative.

A weekly skype Chat at 7pm every Thursday, which I run, it has been running since 19th October 2006 and everyone is welcome to join in.

Over the years we have held meetings in the UK and throughout Europe. On a personal note I have made many long term friends through the forum. Freddy is the eternal optimist... I am the pragmatic optimist.


Steven healey

Open Minded Days... getting people to think and work together.

We held our first day last year , are siting out the recession and are probably going to hold a new one in 2010. This was a case of a group of people who hitherto had engaged only online, creating an event which worked. The team consisted of Andrew, Jim, Maurice and Vladimir with a strong supporting cast.

People Steven collaborates with

The Best Website Competition. Sarah and Irina and I ran the best Website Competition on Ecademy. We had assistance from Steve, Barbara, Chole, Sally, Delphine and Sandeep. This really was a cross continent virtual team working remotely judging 60 entries and finding a deserved winner. The volume of work undertaken still amazes me, especially by Irina.


BBT.. Business Blog Tuesday was the brainchild of Sarah and with help from me and Irina, it ran for many weeks promoting blogging on Ecademy.

ECOM is a system I designed which stores all your Ecademy and LinkedIn contacts in one place and makes them available off line. There is a windows version which I support and a Mac version which Dan created and supports.

The Ecademy Twitter League and now the Ecademy Twitter Lists are my ongoing contribution to the Ecademy world.


If I could I would spend my days travelling, there are several places which have become favourites over the years.

Truly an island of dreams... memories of clear blue skies, coral reefs, fish swimming in a clear blue sea, mai tai's and much much more. Bula!

In Singapore, East meets West and I have spent many weeks with friends simply soaking up the diversity of a great city.

Melbourne is truly a cosmopolitan city, and I an fortunate to have visited many times over the years. It is a place I instantly felt at home, and this was due do the people I met, the temperate climate, the sheer beauty of the country and quite possibly Australian wines.

The Online world

Over the years I have been fortunate to meet many of the people I have encountered online, and to me that is the ultimate aim of online networking. Sometimes however it is not possible to meet, we can be divided by thousands of miles. This brings me to Irina, a true friend, who successfully manages to bridge the thousands of miles between Saratov and her friends in the UK and Europe. We live in exciting times as far as the online world goes.

I am a member here on Ecademy, on Facebook, on LinkedIn, Superfan and Last Thursday. Each of them is unique, with varying feature sets and differing outlooks, the one thing they have in common is some amazing people. I do enjoy helping people, I do jump in where angels fear to tread sometimes, and will always do so.

I enjoy researching and mastering new systems and am fortunate to be able to beta test many systems before they become public. Thus if someone seeks help, it is willingly offered... I especially love helping people who are willing to go out on a limb and create something new.

Nick Tadd and Vanessa Warwick

This brings me back to Nick and Vanessa and I am as excited as they are about #theNTShow, an innovation on Twitter.

I simply am the 'techie behind the techie' providing help and support and solving problems.

#theNTshow logo designed by @Ces_Creatively

I contribute guest technical blogs to both Nikki and Sarah's websites.

At this moment I am looking forward to meetings next week in Stratford and to seeing many more of you in the coming months and years.. The journey continues.

My Business Challenge

Community ChallengeEcademy Community Challenge logo

My challenge is a simple one - Take the first step.

If you start networking online, and simply create a profile on a website then sit back waiting for the world to beat a path to your door... nothing will happen.

You need to be the one who takes the first step.

Write a blog, and interact with the people who comment... then write another blog.

Write an email, and interact with the person to whom you sent it , then write another email. Greet people at meetings , listen to what they have to say. Repeat until you know everyone in the room. Take the first step if someone needs help and you (or the people in your network) can.

Steven Healey

Thank you for reading my story
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Martin Dewhurst


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What if it's nothing at all to do with the framework and everything to do with the words, actions and behaviours of the people within the framework? I ask myself, how would I feel if I was new to a community, what would I be looking for in an ideal world. A supportive, encouraging, inspiring environment perhaps? A place where I could share ideas and thoughts openly with my peers? Then I imagine, what can I shift in my words, actions and behaviours that will in turn create this kind of experience for others.


Angelika Davey


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Thanks Ecademy, If it wasn't for you ........ ;-) (Thought I post this before I leave, too) Angelika


Penny Power


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Happy Birthday Steven - 22nd February. Have a wonderful day and a brilliant year ahead. Warm regards Penny Power +447771 543478 Founder-Ecademy Supporting Business People


Lydia Jones


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Thank you for this interesting story about Steven . This is life and our lessons to learn about understanding , patient , love , faith ... I wish to Steven a long ,happy life full of harmony and joy. Best regards , Lydia


Nayanika R


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Hi Steven, and Penny It's nice to read life stories like yours Steven. Ecademy is different from all networking sites because people here seems real and honest. I truly feel life is a story told in many ways. The way you tell it Steven seems to be one of sharing. It is a gift from the heavens to Share and be responsive and true to the art of sharing. If at the end of the story you make for optimism that power and the ongoing strength to brace up and come up trumps with the trials and tribulations of life for the reader, is a talent worth its weight in gold. Thanks for sharing Steven. More power to you, Godbless kindest regards cheers


Jonathan Loftus


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Hi Steven and Penny, First of all, my apologies for this late reply. Steven being involved in creating this blog for you it has got me to know you much better. I have followed you for a while now and have always enjoyed your Tweets and links and your insight to todays technology is a breath of fresh air ( I'm a geek who buzzes on tech and app etc). To get to know you on this level is fantastic you are a genuine caring giving individual who always has time for you and will share your knowledge freely which is a great attribute in today's social web. I have enjoyed our skype chats and you have helped me amongst others through a testing time recently for which I am grateful and my thanks are straight from the heart. I look forward to knowing and following your journey which still lies ahead. Best Wishes Jay


Penny Power


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teven Your story and the way you told it has had quite an impact on others. What people have seen is the whole you, and they like the whole you, which is not a surprise. I think your close friends here have always known you well, thank you for allowing more people to see into your life. Many people have contacted me and told me that this has been a leanering point for them on how to build business friendships not just business. Ecademy exists and is best for those that see this, and benefit from both sides of the coin. Just being social is not enough Just being buisness headed is not eneough the combination of social business is high impact. Thank you I would love to know who you would like to learn more about, can you tell me here or in private, who you regard highly in Ecademy that would be great to profile? Warm regards Penny Power +447771 543478 Founder-Ecademy "Sharing People and Sharing Knowledge"


Alan Bowman


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Wow Steven That is what I would call the X Factor that you have and as Freddy knows my best wishes go out to both of you fellow optimists. We can all light candles and together we can all change things. You cannot change yesterday, Tomorrow is promised to no one, so Live today and just get things done for others as if for yourself. Kindest regards Alan :-))


Zara Lockwood


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It's a honor to have Steven as a cyber friend :-) Zara Lockwood | Create your badge


Graham Bunting


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A very moving and real story and a great example to us all. Penny thank you for spotlighting Steven and Steven I very much look forward to having an opportunity to meet with you face to face at some point, having had some rewarding on-line interactions only so far via Ecademy and Twitter. Its already been said, but very inspirational Warmest regards graham@peraconsulting.co.uk 07836 389389 http://unhub.com/grahambunting www.peraconsulting.co.uk


Aron Stevenson


Steven was one of the first.....

ecademy members to welcome me when I joined ecademy. Thank you Steven for your warm welcome and for sending me an invitation for google wave. You are very kind and thoughtful man and I appreciate being part of your network. Best wishes, Aron Stevenson www.leasingoptions.co.uk Helping companies & individuals reduce motoring costs, CO2 & Company Car Tax. Love football - Join our ecademy fantasy football league


CharlieTheCoach Robertson


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Really excellent way of getting to know someone better. I always had an inkling that there was something special about you Steven. In my experience, you have always been upfront, honest, professional and helpful. You regularly show that you are here to give, you have no hidden agendas, and I for one have had my online experience enhanced by your presence. Charlie Robertson


Alan Rae - Business Communicator


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What a delight to have the gaps filled in I've corresponded with Steven for ages - even met him a couple of times. but I'd no idea he'd written the Sage Bill of Materials module. Or the full extent of his technical abiliities Its a privilege to share a birth date with him :) Alan My Ideas: Join the Club / Read the Newsletter / Read the Blog My Services: Research / Marketing Workshops / Strategic Planning / OUThinking By TwitterButtons.com


Nanette Gamboa


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It's nice to read life stories like Steven's. Ecademy is different from all networking sites because people here seems real and honest. Whenever I read stories like this, I can feel that I'm not alone experiencing trials but of course there is a truimph after. Thanks for sharing optimism to us Steven. More power to you and Godbless :-)


kutay f.helvacioglu


shame on me..

dear penny, l knew so little about steven. but it can be change !! kutay f. helvacioglu lycianprojects.com


David Shirley


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I have just come back home from some meetings earlier in the day - I switch on the news to see the sad procession through Wootton Bassett - very emotional. Then I've switched on to Ecademy and seen this blog - as someone earlier commented it is humbling and at the same time inspires hope and optimism - it is not easy for some folk to be optimistic given what is happening around them but Steven is a role model !! Penny, thanks for publishing the story. Regards, Dave p.s.If you think I can help you with something, please let me know. Please consider following me on twitter at http://twitter.com/recruiterFS David Shirley +44 7770 627230 david@davidshirley.co.uk


Nayanika R


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Steven Healey I loved your story It is indeed such stories and ones which are told with such warmth spontaneity and a Oneness which literally takes your breath away. Makes you feel centered and focused in being You. You are Beautiful Wonderful and a Tribute Steven Healey Just Be This Way and never Stray Godbless kindest regards


Nick Braak


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A very compelling story well told and visually appealing to boot! Let me add to the long list of accolades, that Steven is extremely innovative and forward-looking when it comes to trying new online services, tools and related items. If he finds something that works or that others might benefit from he never hesitates to both recommend and explain without thought of personal gain. And when it comes to the contentious topics he comes across as both principled and even-handed. In fact I think he should be called "Even Steven" :-) -Nick


Georgina Lester


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This is just what I love about Ecademy - learning about the real stories of real people living real lives - it makes us all feel so human. There is no pressure to be anything other than yourself which in the long run reaps so many more rewards than if we insist on presenting a falsely polished exterior. The fact that so many other talents are celebrated as well is wonderful. It is humbling yet inspiring to know that others have as many problems as any one else as well as the inspirational solutions helping us to alter our personal perspective into a very much more positive one. Thank you all for going to the trouble of publishing this. I look forward to reading many more like them. :) Georgina Lester PR and Marketing Strategist | Arts Wales UK | Charles and Patricia Lester Luxury Fashion and Designer Style Club | Ecademy - Forest of Dean and Monmouth Club Twitter | Morris: A Life with Bells On Twitter |


Sadie Murray


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Congratulations Steven! Another wonderful "Up Close and Personal" story by Penny and Ces allowing us to know and appreciate more deeply the wonderful people who make up the Ecademy community! ISteven, I love your Challenges "Take the First Step"! Continued success and lovely to 'meet' you here. Sadie Sadie Murray 847-302-1379 Freelife - Healthy Solutions Lose Weight - Feel Great Freelife - Live it! IMAGINE....Earning What You're Worth!


Andrew Wilcox


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Hi Steven Thank you for filling in the gaps. We have interacted many times on Ecademy and Skype over the last 5 years but only met twice I think. Once for the Open Minded Day in 2009 and again "to not quite organise another" this spring. Perhaps a refreshing Ecademy will spur us to organise another. It has always been straight forward working with you. You are one of the easiest and most helpful people to engage with on Ecademy. Bon voyage. Tel 01962 738534 - Mob 07813 211451 - Skype ajwilcox Email andrew@cabre.co.uk - Follow me on Twitter Cabre MindManager Day - Principles and Master Classs 9 Dec: London | 19 Nov: Winchester Applications of MindManager | Cabre Community | Search CabreMindManager 8 , Mac 7 and JCVGantt Download 21 Day Free Trial conferenceREACTION Records and Publishes your event on the web


N Bhashyam


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A very inspiring life of optimism personified.This shows how belief and confidence can make a difference,.A big grateful thanks to Steven for sharing such motivating story and to Penny for disseminating it.I feel circulating such exemplary stories may lead to growth of more such centers of excellence. N Bhashyam


Sandra 'bloomer' Fender


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I have not come across Steven before, so this was an introduction for me and insight into someone who is obviously very optimistic, a super social networker and full of character! Well done and thanks Penny, you do an super job of introducing us to others here at E-cademy! Blessings... Sandra


Gordon Wheaton


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Great story Steven Thank you for posting this Penny Regards Gordon


Dr. Mehmet Yildiz


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Steven is a co-networker whom I have great respect! I have known him over 12 months now. He provides generous help to those he needs. A person who has broad understanding of networking; talking the talk and walking the walk type! A practical , fair dinkum, clear thinker, and runing in the middle of the road wisely yet with assertive demeanor! A person I can learn something new and valuable in each virtual conversation. And it is great to know that we have some common taste in places: he likes the city (Melbourne) I live in and I like the other two countries (Fiji and Singapore) he also likes. Wish Steven the best and congratulate him for his great achievements in his life. Regards, Mehmet Yildiz


Dave Clarke


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Great insights and thanks for sharing your story. Dave Clarke offline business networking | business networking events | daily business networking tips


Muchina Thuo


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..........marvelous people telling their story in different styles. With this, No Monday blues. Asante Penny. Warm regards Entrepreneur, Symon Muchina Thuo www.streamtech.co.ke : End of the iceberg When i am not thinking future enterprises, ,i am sleeping the future of our children, eating soccer, walking the talk and of course fun..!.


Tim O'Donnell


Steven is a wonderful member

of Ecademy. One who adds value and warmth. Tim O'Donnell www.odas.it www.englishinengland.it www.englishinitaly.it


RealSteveHolmes Fading away soon


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Unfinished Rothko No 1 (Tintagel Sunset) I have been in close contact with Steven for several years now and also met him at least five times for long discussions. In my view he is an excellent human being with absolutely no malice in him and I don't think any other quality comes even close to that. He is welcome at my lunch table at any time. Please, always get his name right. He is Steven, NOT Steve and NOT Stephen. I am the real Steve. He is the real Steven. The internet has destroyed my career as a sage. Everyone's a guru today. I wrote this website by the way. Does yours read anywhere near so well? WHAT I DO IS HERE ······· MY INTERESTING IDEAS ARE HERE


Carolyn Williams


Take the first step, that leads to so many more ;)))

A wonderful story of your journey to date - I confirm and understand the thinking behind your "There was one promise that I made that night , to devote myself to ensuring that both Paul and James always felt our love and support and that I do everything in my power to be sure they were both happy". How wonderful to see them happily married. Congratulations Steven. You've created a #brand. Enjoy so many more footsteps! X Carolyn, The most beautiful business attire, a smile!" on Social Media www.lifestyle-online.co.uk www.facebook.com/LifestyleOnline


Ces Creatively


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Hi Steven It has been a pleasure to learn your story whilst putting this blog together over the weekend and I also thank you for our skype chats you are indeed an inspiring individual who has a great mindset to look and encourage the good in people and in all things. If I stick round Ecademy it will certainly be to become a part of the Optimism Club and to get to know you more. Blessings and hugs Ces xx


Tom Evans


Simply Inspirational !!

Steven, your story and your attitude are such a great tonic for a Monday morning. I hope everyone who reads this will take a new action to change their lives & that of those around them ... even if it's just to think a little differently. Looking forward to you being on #thentshow ... & Penny, Ces & Jay, I do hope you have the energy to keep these stories going - I know how much work is involved ... and mostly at weekends !!


Amanda Hamilton


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What a beautiful and inspiring story you shared Steven - You deserve to feel pink cheeked today with many loving comments coming in. I don't think I've ever read your profile either so to read your story so beautifully and openly written was very moving. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger .. I think you are a testament to that and I salute you.


Don Cooke


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What a terrific start to the week - loving this series of thought provoking and revealing profiles with some of 'the great and the good' on Ecademy. It strikes me that there are so many terrific folk here on Ecademy that this could be a very, very long series of weekly blogs. Thanks once again Penny - and once again brilliantly brought to life by Ces and Jay Terrific ! Don


Mark Lee


Great to learn more about Steven Healey

I don't think I've met Steven but I've certainly benefited from his help on various occasions both on Ecademy and on twitter. Sometimes directly and sometimes indirectly by noting his advice and assistance to other members online. My initial thought on reading Penny and Ces wonderful story above was that I had not read Steve's profile for some time (if ever). So much of the above story was new to me. Having now checked though I note that the story above is much more revealing than is Steve's profile piece. It was a privilege to read Steve's story and I look forward to many more optimistic interactions with him both on and offline Mark Lee FCA CTA (Fellow) Chairman of The Tax Advice Network The UK's largest network of vetted independent specialist tax advisers - "Because even the best accountants sometimes need independent specialist tax help" Remember to contact us through our website please if you have a tax problem or worry.


Vanessa Warwick


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What a heart-warming and positive story to start the week with! Thank you for sharing Steven. People like you are the reason that Nick and I stick around in ecademy. Of late, there has been so much negativity, back-biting, whinging, whining, venting of bitterness, and personal comments that it makes me sad. You are an example to us all, a shining beacon of leading by example, a forward-thinker, a massive contributor. We can all learn from you, not just from a business perspective, but also from your amazing positive attitude and desire to support others. You are a remarkable human being. Thank you for your contribution and commitment to this community, and your support of myself and Nick. We are blessed to have people like you on our side. P.s. Nick is on his way to consult with a corporation in the West Country about their web identity. I just phoned him and told him about your blog, and he dictated this to me over the phone: "Thanks for all your leadership and support Steven. I am humbled to know your amazing story. Thank you for your behind the scenes help with #theNTShow, and helping us improve and develop it. I will comment more when I have the chance to read and digest your story in full". Nick. Vanessa Warwick www.4wallsandaceiling.com Dedicated to all those wishing to secure their financial future through property investment. Follow me on Twitter:@4_walls Property Tribes Forum - the most engaging and supportive property investment forum on the web.


Freddy Daems


The perfect moment in time , Penny !!!

Hello Penny , Fellow Ecademists and Optimists , You chose the perfect moment in time to post this weblog about Steven. Do I need to tell more ? Have a look here. Then have a look here. Warm regards and have a wonderful and inspiring day. Freddy PS. GREAT story , Steven !!!


Andreas Wiedow


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Great story, steven, and I knew you had something in common with Thomas. The love for the colour pink. Would love to see that pic as your profile pic some day. It's funny and attracts to click. Don't like me, please :-) Tune in . . . Animals - Please Don't let me be Misunderstood. . . . :-) Have fun, Andreas Wiedow - Alan's Daddy