Kathleen Gage and I

With Kathleen Gage

Meet the wonderful Kathleen Gage.

Kathleen is one of the people I know from   NAMS. So what do we have in common?

If you said we’re both tall, you can see from this picture of the two of us that the answer is no – although I would love to be as tall as Kathleen is.

We both like horses, books, and working on the Internet.

We are both very concerned with social issues and are working to improve the world we live in.

Another thing we both have in common is a high regard for marketer David Perdew and his brainchild, NAMS (Novice To Advanced Marketing Systems). If that sounds familiar, it’s the Internet marketing event I attended in Atlanta twice a year (which is where this photo of Kathleen and I was taken).

Those live events ended as of this year, but David’s  vision for NAMS lives on in his membership program.

I got my membership right away, partly because I know the quality David and the other presenters provide and also because it means I get access to a large number of the products from the NAMS family. And every December you can have a taste of those products too with the December Daily Deals.

Why not click on the link and see what David has for you today?

Wishing you a  Christmas filled with memories,

P.S. You might even find just the right gift without having to leave your house. That link again is http://carolpicks.me/NAMSDecemberDeals



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Should I Retire?

Should I or shouldn’t I? Retire that is.

With my 68th birthday quickly approaching, I’ve been asking myself that a lot lately. My husband wants me to be free to spend more time with him. But what would I do with the rest of my life? I doubt he wants me with him 24/7, he has his own interests too. So what would my days look like if I try to keep us both happy?

December SnowThis is what my front yard looks like right now. I don’t ski, or snowmobile, or do any other winter sports – although I bought myself some skates the other day, just in case the opportunity arises. So do I sit inside and knit or cook or clean? I’m not very domestic, cleaning is my favourite of those three options. I like to be on the computer, but too much isn’t good for my health, so I walk a fine line how much time to spend there.

I feel like a kid in a candy store with too many options and I don’t know what to do first. If I make certain choices I’ll be that kid that ends up with a toothache or an upset stomach, not feeling any happier at the end of the day. So I end up not making any conscious choices, floating along and hoping my purpose for the future will somehow appear.

I mentioned before that my business will be changing, but I’m not sure yet how that will look. I enjoy writing, so that will probably continue. I have online courses that need to be updated every so often and added to, so I’ll keep doing those as well. But that isn’t enough to give me a sense of purpose, so how will this new chapter of my life look?

pianoWhat makes my heart sing is my volunteer work with ex-offenders and with the forgotten ladies at Grand Valley Women’s Prison. Last time I was there I read a group of the women a poem about our giftedness and how much potential has been put into each one of us. But I felt like they didn’t see any meaning for their lives and it saddened me that I couldn’t instill a hope for their future. Yes, they made wrong choices and are paying for those mistakes. But they are people, created in the image of God, and meant for so much more than they realize, or than many who see them realize either.

So that’s my story today, trying to figure out where my life is going and walk through the doors as they open. As we head into the end of this year, my hope for all of you is that your tomorrow will be bright and purposeful and filled with adventure.

All the best in whatever means success and happiness to you,




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NAMS December Deals

NAMS David Perdew

NAMS – Novice to Advanced Marketing Systems – as many of you know, its dear to my heart. It’s the brainchild of David Perdew, shown above talking to affiliate marketer, Lynn Terry. This photo was taken at one of his rare appearances at a Canadian marketing event. Normally I have gone to Atlanta twice a year for the past many years to learn from this man and his peers, including one time I was there as an instructor.

But times change and early last year David decided that NAMS as an in-person event would be no more. Many of us looked forward to that twice yearly event, not only to stay up-to-date with online marketing trends, but also to catch up with old friends and form stronger business alliances. NAMS does have a membership and an online Facebook group called the Insiders, both of which I continue to be a part of. It could never replace the face-to-face times together, but is still a necessary part of our business growth.

Every December, David does something he calls the “NAMS Daily Deals” and this year will be no different. To kick off the event, David gave away the new NAMS course, “Conversion Secrets”. Now, for the rest of December, there will be a different NAMS given every day by going to the following link: http://carolpicks.me/NAMSDecemberDeals

Although I miss the NAMS live events, change is a part of life. In fact, I’ll be making some changes of my own in the near future and I’ll keep you informed about that. In the meantime, I encourage you to click the link and get your great NAMS deals while there is still time.

To Your Online Success,

P.S. That link again for your NAMS Daily Deal is
but only for December 2016.


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Beachpreneurs and Pensicola Beach

I didn’t mention in my last blog post, but I was also watching the Florida hurricane closely because I was headed to Pensicola Beach for a ladies mastermind retreat. I was there for close to four days, working with three coaches and four other awesome small business owners. We came from both sides of Canada as well as the United States and were new to one another as well as the retreat. Here’s a photo of the house we stayed at. It’s even on stilts, as were the rest of the houses there:

Florida beach house

Yes, the surroundings were amazing, although I didn’t go in the ocean. I walked along the beach and seeing all the jellyfish that had been left by the tide made me a little nervous to swim in it.

Our sessions together were everything I had hoped for. We spent most of our time together, cooking, creating vision books, talking about our challenges and celebrating our successes. The first night was spent talking about our mindset, which was something I’ve never done, and ended up being very helpful.

I knew I was going to work on my business, what I didn’t know was that I would start talking about my dream for the future. About all of the women I hoped to help someday soon. And once I started sharing what I wanted to do, these amazing women were ready with suggestions to make my goal a reality. In the coming weeks, I’m going to tell you more about what I want to do and am hoping you will catch my vision too. It’s too big for me to accomplish alone!

To Your Online Success,



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Thanksgiving Thoughts

Thanksgiving turkeyI’m sitting here at my desk feeling very thankful today. Partly because Canadian Thanksgiving is a few days away and that gives me pause to consider all the things I have to be thankful for. In fact, a friend of mine who is struggling to get through chemotherapy told me how thankful she is for all the little things like flowers, the beautiful colours of the trees this time of year, fresh air, and even the gift of waking up every day and having life.

I have friends in Florida who are in the wake of the hurricane about to hit there. They’ve been posting on Facebook that the hotels are all booked and the roads are crowded with cars – everyone trying to leave.

Then I read posts from others offering shelter, for not only the families affected, but their pets and their extended family. That makes me thankful that in spite of so much negative news, there are still so many people in the world who are kind and caring towards their fellow man.

I’m thankful that I have the freedom to sit here at my desk and write to you today. I want you to realize how much I appreciate your support by giving you a coupon for my most current and highly rated Udemy courses for $10 each. If you can’t use the coupons yourself, feel free to pass them on to someone else who might be interested.

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Have a wonderful rest of the day and take the time to look around you at all of the blessings we have been given. I do appreciate you!

To your online success,


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