Why Does Ecademy Mean So Much To Me?

A lady called Karen McGuigan, who had wanted to give work to me
Spent plenty of time and emotion to find if a fit she could see
She sounded so kind and inspiring; to work with her would have been great
But consistent communication proved that was not to be our fate

She cared for my need to develop and contribute all that I could
With no gain to her she decided, that if she could help me she would
Though we had both been disappointed, she had more that she wanted to say
"Ecademy is a great network, and there they will show you the way"

She made such a brilliant impression; I wanted to show her I'd heard
So sought unfamiliar website, named with such an oddly spelt word
I joined up and instantly searched for my new friend so we could connect
And found that she wasn't a member - that outcome I did not expect!

I must admit that did confuse me, so demotivated I fled
And kick myself for time I wasted 'til I put confusion to bed
Eventually I got the message, direction was needed by ME
So I must now explore this network and learn of its great USP

And so, with my mind set on commerce, on the big 'So what's in it for me?'
I set about my exploration and found I liked what I could see
Since I'd been there last there'd been contact from those who had wanted to greet
This unknown and ignorant newbie who'd left behind all she could meet

I couldn't help smiling at kindness, its touch left its warmth in my heart
So I packed up my wish to make money, resolved now to make a real start
Yes something was here that would draw me, a magnet that hooked me each day
And with it came such inspiration to help anyone any way

I wanted to learn to be better, be worthy, be greater, be good
I wanted to open my heart up to every member I could
I invited those that I valued, this wonder I wanted to share
And so many didn't accept my appeal, but each one who did met me there

Yes I led those few horses to water, yet many of them didn't drink
I think it's a shame they don't 'feel' it, I can't change the way that they think
I hope they might come back like I did and have a good look round the site
Then maybe they'll find that connection, that link that will show them the light

Being here's like the tip of potential; unlimited things I could do
There's so much I can learn, share and smile at and the chance to meet each one of you
And everyone reaches out to me and makes me feel welcome inside
At first it was quite overwhelming and now I just flow with the tide

I'd come from a past of dysfunction, where 'trust' was replaced with 'BEWARE!'
I'd come with a heart quite determined, believing there ARE souls who care
I'd come with a fear I'd be proved wrong, an ending that I couldn't bear
I'm here and my fear has diminished, rebuilt I reach out everywhere

I don't understand how it works yet but I'm healing more every day
And the spirit of warmth that engulfs me comes from every word you all say
I've wanted to tell you about me without bringing pain to your mind
'Cos joy, hope and friendship are what we want here, least that's all I have managed to find

So now I belong for the first time in years to a place where I've never yet met
All the wonderful people who've made me relax in a way that few others have yet
Yes it's like home from home, I find friends here; who I want to know much more about
In a bid to provide my assistance, now I just want to help people out

What a privilege that I was sent here, where I'm learning it's good just to be
I'm delighted to 'meet' the two founders, so honoured they've linked up with me
And I've gone on a bit, I'm so sorry; believe me there's more I could say
I've invited dear Karen McGuigan, I so hope that she'll join us one day.

So to wrap up I'm so glad I came back, I try to login every day
Though it's closer to say I don't log out, save for when PC loses its way
This community is so addictive and has certainly brightened my life
Due to this I'm a much better colleague and a warmer friend, mother and wife.

Thank you for taking me in, I hope you like my tribute :-)


Kind regards

Toni Hunt
Managing Director
Hunt Business Limited
Tel: +44 7774 012134
Email: toni.hunt@huntbusiness.com
Web: http://www.huntbusiness.com
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/tonihunt
Blog: http://www.blogger.com/profile/10037368778041917275
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ToniHunt

Karen McGuigan

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Why Does Ecademy Mean So Much To Me?

After that introduction how could I not join up... thank you! You have put a smile on my face and re-affirmed to me that it is worth taking the time to point someone in the right direction... sometimes that is all that is needed to do to make a real difference. I wish you ever success and continue to keep an eye out for opportunities for you. Keep positive and let's catch up in the New Year. Karen (aka Karen McGuigan of Toni's Blog fame)

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Toni (toni.hunt@ gmail.com) Hunt

tonihunt-241208

Why Does Ecademy Mean So Much To Me?

Thanks again Penny. I've given some thought to what you've said about my profile and I'm working on it. It's in line with some personal development choices I'm working through at the moment too. It's good food for thought, what do I want my legacy to be and how I have changed people's lives. My first thought was 'but I haven't really changed anyone's life' - I'm pretty unaccustomed to thinking of myself in those terms, but after I prodded myself a few times and changed my state, I started to try and think of who could fit into that category. It caused me some pain because I couldn't think of anyone initially and I thought is that true? Was I right? And then they started coming back to me, so I am working on how to put into words the wonderful things you have helped me remember. I didn't want to leave it until I have finished to say 'Thank You' for making me think about these experiences again. Kind regards Toni Hunt Managing Director Hunt Business Limited Tel: +44 7774 012134 Email: toni.hunt@huntbusiness.com Web: http://www.huntbusiness.com Why Does Ecademy Mean So Much To Me?: Please help fund a valuable study that could benefit lots of children for the rest of their lives: LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/tonihunt Blog: http://www.blogger.com/profile/10037368778041917275 Twitter: http://twitter.com/ToniHunt

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Penny Power

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Why Does Ecademy Mean So Much To Me?

Excellent to hear that you are getting such great support Toni, Amanda and Bob are very kind. When you write your profile, make sure people are attracted to you like a magnet, make sure they know your hopes and dreams and how they can make that a reality for you through their advice and connections and then..... think about your legacy on earth, how do you want to be rememebred for the things you contributued. Enjoy, I like your profile, but I feel there is still more heart and passion to share and I still feel you could share more about how you have changed people's lives for the better as a result of them knowing you and being helped by the skills and talents you have.. Warm regards Penny Power +447771 543478 Founder-Ecademy Connecting Business People - through Business Networking To learn more about how Ecademy and how Social Networking can help your business, read my Blog Using Social Networks to grow your Business.. Also please read my latest Blog - Web 3.0 - 'Community, Tools and Intention' - how to achieve leverage though software and people

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Toni (toni.hunt@ gmail.com) Hunt

tonihunt-241208

Why Does Ecademy Mean So Much To Me?

Awww Penny, thank you so much - I am really glad you liked it. My only problem with Ecademy is that there is so much brilliant information and so many fantastic people with amazing stories to tell and advice to give that I just keep going off on wild trails of exploration finding out all kinds of wonderful new stuff. Why is this a problem? Because I get so enchanted and distracted that I forget about all the 'shoulds' I'm supposed to be turning into 'musts'! Oops, but I am learning so much of the right side of life and that is very hard to put down. Amanda Hamilton who I was pointed towards by Bob Nicoll (both of whom are really wonderful people that everybody would benefit from knowing), has been giving me some coaching on optimising my profile and my website and reassuring me that she started out the same way "like a freshly opened bottle of fizz" as she puts it which is a lovely analogy, and eventually calmed down and started being more productive. Such brilliant advice and friendship, and I keep receiving that from everyone and it's so wonderful and very novel for me (as you might be able to tell). All I know is that if I never make a bean from my time on Ecademy it won't matter a bit as I am wealthy beyond my dreams for all the contact. It is really restoring my faith in human nature and so refreshing and welcome. And your reaction to my poem has made my Christmas already so thank you very much for everything. Warm regards Toni Tel: +44 7774 012134 Email: toni.hunt@huntbusiness.com Web: http://www.huntbusiness.com Ecademy Blog: LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/tonihunt Blog: http://www.blogger.com/profile/10037368778041917275 Twitter: http://twitter.com/ToniHunt

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Penny Power

penny-power-1001

Why Does Ecademy Mean So Much To Me?

Ahhh, Toni, reading your poem made me shiver, sent a little shock though my spine, how totally lovely, honest, deep and warm. You sound like you have been on quite a journey to get to this point and I admire your ability to keep open and keep trying, I am sure you will be a popular member of the Ecademy family. I will recommend this Blog for our Christmas Newsletter, at the end of December. I think this will be perfect and hopefully inspire many for the new year. Thank you x Warm regards Penny Power +447771 543478 Founder-Ecademy Connecting Business People - through Business Networking To learn more about how Ecademy and how Social Networking can help your business, read my Blog Using Social Networks to grow your Business.. Also please read my latest Blog - Web 3.0 - 'Community, Tools and Intention' - how to achieve leverage though software and people

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Jan Simpson

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Why Does Ecademy Mean So Much To Me?

Great Blog! Bill Bailey, Kelly Barker and many others are my angels - glad you are here. Jan Jan Simpson President Simpson Management Group 214-300-8500

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Bob Nicoll

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Why Does Ecademy Mean So Much To Me?

Hello Toni, What a lovely description of your experience finding Ecademy. This "Country" is such a great place to commune with so many interesting people. The resourceful relationships I have discovered and nurtured are priceless. Thank you for being one of them, and I wish you well on your success.....so you can go to Spain when you wish. Have you connected with Amanda Hamilton? She lives in Spain and has a beautiful B&B. Her story is inspiring. Happy holidays to you and best regards, Bob Bob Nicoll Chief Paradigm Shifter Remember the Ice...and Other Paradigm Shifts www.remembertheice.com bob.nicoll@remembertheice.com

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Toni (toni.hunt@ gmail.com) Hunt

tonihunt-241208

Why Does Ecademy Mean So Much To Me?

Graham Thank you for taking the time to read my poem, your feedback and recommended contacts. I shall look them up and see if we can benefit each other. For the record - yes, I wouldn't mind living in Spain at all - may have to generate a little more success first though :-) Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Toni

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Graham Hunt

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Why Does Ecademy Mean So Much To Me?

Nice blog Toni. (I thought a namesake commenting on it might be quite cool) Good luck with the consultancy. Try Rob Robson, Emma James and a few others on here for your search for others involved in sport ad exercise. They may be able to give you pointers on your Twitter search Property in Valencia. Do you fancy living in Spain? My Spanish blog about good stuff from the country. My Valencia blog and other news about Spain. Twitter Me Here

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