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Freedom is achievable! I’ll coach you through it!

Do you want to turn your passion into profit? write and publish a book? escape from the rat race and/or to live somewhere else? live a natural and rejuvenating lifestyle and grow younger every day? Trust me, it’s not only possible, it might even be imperative that you do! 

The year 2012 will mark a pivotal time of transition for many people. If you have any goals to achieve the freedom to profit, the freedom to escape, or the freedom to be ageless, then sign up for my new season of “Achievable Freedom” Coaching.

Beginning on November 1, 2011 (11/1/11), I’ll be coaching no more than 10 people to achieve their desired 2012 freedom goals. Sometimes just a single session can change your entire perspective and make something click. Other times, it may require once-weekly sessions. You’ll decide.

PLEASE NOTE: I cannot and often will not work with just anyone.  Not everyone is ready. Not everyone is coachable. However, because I’m making this announcement quite public, if you wish to be considered for one of the ten slots, it will be necessary to pay a deposit (which is fully refundable if we decide NOT to work together), BEFORE I send you the qualifying questionnaire and interview. (Sessions are conducted by phone or Skype and are priced at $100/session until Nov 1, 2011. Will increase thereafter.)

  • Read more about the categories of coaching
  • $50 Deposit to reserve a slot (pending interview) or send via paypal to “orders (at) passionpofit (dot) com”
  • Email me with any questions

     

    Thanks, and see you on the other side!

    p.s. Here’s my new favorite quote from Mike R., who has already gotten on board for some health & nutrition coaching.  Thanks, Mike!

    “That’s huge, man! You’re living life on your terms! You come and go as you want. You decide you wanted something different. You decided this is what you wanted and you went for it. You don’t apologize. You take no shorts. You’re living the life of your dreams. Who does that????? In a world of people settling, who does that??? That’s badass! That’s nothing short of bad assss!”–Mike R. (coaching client, New York)

  • Mommy, the other kids are laughing at my phone!

    SCENE 1:

    “Oh, my heavens! Walt, what’s THAT?”

    “Um, what do you mean?”

    “Is that a phone???”

    “Um, yes?”

    “Wow! Does it work?

    “Of course it works! What do you mean?”

    “Well, it’s just that…well, I didn’t know they still made those. Hey honey [to her husband], come look at Walt’s phone! Check this out…It’s even got a little antenna! That’s so cute!”

     

    SCENE 2:

    ME: [whips out phone thinking he’s cool]

    SHE: [incredulous stare]

    ME: “Kim, what’s wrong?”

    SHE: [shakes her head to snap herself back into reality] “um, do you mind if I take a picture of that?”

    ME: “picture of what?”

    SHE: “That.”

    ME: “You mean my phone?”

    SHE: [pulls out her smartphone and snaps a photo]

    ME: [hides the phone and looks around nervously if anyone is looking]


    my phone


    “Yes, it works, dammit!”

    Yep. This is my phone. It’s not a Blackberry™. It’s not an iPhone®. (In fact, it’s not really that smart at all.)  Whenever I travel to New York, after I land, I whip out my Boostmobile phone, purchase a SIM card and I’m ready to rock and roll! Well, at least I THOUGHT I was rockin’ and rollin’. According to my friends, it’s not rock and roll, it’s more like music from an ancient banjo with missing strings.

    According to Consumer Reports: A smart phone can typically handle multiple e-mail accounts (including corporate types), has a sophisticated organizer, and can handle Office documents. Some allow you to create and edit spreadsheets and documents, and they usually support Microsoft Exchange. Their touch-screen displays are larger, and their cameras are more advanced than those on conventional phones. And they typically have Wi-Fi, and support higher mobile wireless data speeds that facilitate better Web browsing and streaming media. Their advanced operating systems give them access to a host of applications: productivity tools, shopping, multimedia, games, travel, news, weather, social, finance, references, etc.

    Nope, my phone does none of these things. I find that I don’t feel the need to shuffle Office documents while I’m on a beach on Saipan. But my phone does, in fact, do something amazing that just 20 years ago was unheard of: it makes phone calls, and allows me to talk to someone else while I’m out walking around outside without having to use a land line. Imagine that!


    I don’t care WHAT you say, flip phones are still cool! I feel like I’m Captain Kirk.”Beam me up, Scotty, the aliens are laughing at me.” [Taken on Oct 17, 2011 with Kim’s fancy shmancy smartphone and sent to me in an email entitled “Walt on his fossil”]

    Along with Facebook, the smart phone revolution sort of goes forward without me. That’s what can happen when you’re living on a tropical island in the middle of the Pacific. When I take the subway here in New York, I’m practically the only one who hasn’t assumed “the position:” head bowed, ear-piece inserted , elbows close to the body, forearms extended, thumbs working, eyes glued to a screen. No one makes eye contact. They look up just briefly enough to see what station they’ve reached, and if it’s time, they snap the phone shut and speed out. (“Lady, wait! You forgot your kid!”)

    Assume the position! [courtesy of asiagoans.com]

    Sigh. I think I missed the memo. 

    The best-kept-secret-passion-prophet-nationwide-tour comes to the Queens Library for Teens in Far Rockaway!

    The Queens Library for Teens is a unique project in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York. It boasts a computer center, game room, mini-recording studio and workshops to offer students aged 12-19 growth, networking and an after-school meeting place.

    Since I’m passing through New York, my friend, Kim, a counselor at the library, invited me to stop by and share a few words of career advice and inspiration to her students.

    It was a great, informal event. The students were very engaging, curious and asked great questions!


    Queens Library for Teens. 2002 Cornaga Ave


    My introduction


    Awaiting the spotlight


    Who wants to make money doing what they love?


    Sharing the story of my first book


    Great team of youth counselors!

    FROM LIBRARY LITERATURE: Queens Library for Teens opened one city block from Queens Library at Far Rockaway in December 2007. A 3,000-square-foot former retail store, it is open Monday through Friday, 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. for young people ages 12 to 19. The library houses computers designed for several users to huddle around; plenty of relaxed, comfortable seating; and library materials of high interest to young adults, including lots of magazines, graphic novels, a recording studio, xbox, wii ps 3 test-prep materials., job readiness home work help, college club and much more.

    Rules about noise and snacking are more relaxed than in the “regular library.” We’re now able to schedule more programs of interest to young adults, such as chess tournaments and how to make your own MySpace page. Pre-GED and basic education classes are ongoing and are held in the mornings.

    The Library for Teens is staffed by youth counselors, a model that’s been integral to the library’s success. Queens Library trains its entire public service staff to recognize that “everybody serves youth.” Nevertheless, youth counselors have been a major asset.

    You can learn more about the library at http://www.queenslibrary.org/index.aspx?page_id=45, and you can visit them on Facebook!