I wrote an article recently on "How to Get an Autograph", as I was on www.pinterest.com and found a picture of Cinderella autographed for someone. It intrigued me how they said it was so easy, all you had to do was send in a request. If you write a letter to a character at Disney (Walt Disney World Communications, P.O. Box 10040, Lake Buena Vista, Fl 32830), they will send you an autographed photo back! www.disney.go.com
While I was writing the article I had a few conversations on some social media sites. The first was with a twitter friend of mine Jewels Nistico, I have enjoyed his blog from his website and make comments when I find an interesting subject. I asked him how he was doing and told him I wondered what tip he could offer on the article I was writing. He said, "Sometimes the simple ideas work best. Try asking them nicely."
I then received an email with a great compliment from my friend Dave Graveline about the Heartbeat magazine I've been publishing. I told him about the article and he said, "Just Ask, over the years, people have just come up to me - usually at a Remote broadcast or other event -- and just ask for my autograph."
Since we all are moving towards Social Media being such a part of our lives, celebrities, authors, and famous people must be getting asked all the time for their autographs via tweets, facebook requests, blog posts, etc. Over the past few months I have been enjoying an app called Instagram. It's an app that you can edit your photos and like other peoples pictures. I started following Inspiring Mums and was enjoying the photo stream. She posted that she just got some new business cards and they were so pretty. I told her I loved them. She then commented back and said she would mail some inspirational notes to me and my familly. Heather James is such a sweetheart. We got our notes all the way from Australia and the kids and I loved the inspirational words.
I've recently started a giveway section on my Heartbeat Connection website and was excited to offer an autographed Ceramic Heart Plate from Jim Rice. Then I thought I'd ask my friends that are international authors if they'd like to offer their autograhped books. They were happy to provide their books and so I'm thrilled to share with you about their heartfelt missions.
Melissa Haupt - Speaker. Trainer. Author. Mentor.
My Purpose Statement:
"To Ignite, Illuminate and Inspire Possibility for women's dreams for their future."
At the end of our lives we all want to know "Did my life have meaning and purpose? Did I live a life of significance?"
"Most of us seem to spend our lives chasing dreams that are equated to what new and better things we can obtain. Then, if we are lucky we realize what we really want is to live a purpose driven life. We want to know it mattered that we were here. That the world is now a better place."
Melissa Haupt is the founder of Your Dreaming Place - an empowerment company for women. She is also an international speaker, trainer and facilitator inspiring and training women around the world. Her desire is to inspire women to ignite their passion, illuminate their power and identify their purpose. Her purpose statement is to ignite, inspire and illuminate possibility.
Australian born - yes! she has one of those Australian accents - Melissa now resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband.
What better way to live out your purpose with passion and power than to glean from someone else who perhaps has the same roadblocks and lack of clarity? Allow this book to take you on a journey to seek a life of significance.
Tom Haupt International - Creating Results Through Risk
As an international leadership trainer, mentor and best-selling author in the arena of personal development, Tom is the Founder and CEO of Tom Haupt International, an organization who’s mission is to cause people, through taking risks to achieve their goals and dreams, so they have the liberty to contribute as a servant leader and live a life of significance.
His leadership trainings are primarily via experiential workshops, seminars, corporate trainings and through high-quality resources in the form of audio and video trainings based on his highly-acclaimed book, Time-Out! Winning Strategies for Playing a Bigger Game in Life.
I've read both of these books and been significantly impacted from their messages. What makes the authors truly special to me is that Tom and Melissa Haupt are the sweetest newlyweds and are stepping out to make a difference in their lives and others.