Making a Difference Scholarship Program

by | Sep 15, 2014 | Archives

One of the great things about gaining more ability as we gain experience is that we can make real positive differences.

Missions and pinnacle careers are about more than money.   This is why we offer free scholarships for some of our Super Thinking courses.

We have now expanded our program for Super Thinking Scholarships.

Here is why.

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Delegates meeting at our house after Super Thinking course.

A delegate who attended on a scholarship last year now has an exciting business and sent the following note.

“Gary & Merri, After attending your workshop, there has been a change either in my thinking, or in some other areas, because synchronicity in my life seems to be returning. Besides Tomatis, in a couple of days I encountered two other interesting projects.”

We want to make a positive difference in people’s lives and in this case a reader’s generosity to help this delegate has been a life changer for him.

In another example, a reader signed up to attend our Super Thinking courses and wrote this:

Merri & Gary,  A major dose of reality for me is to admit that, other than a great deal of creative intelligence, I have nothing to invest in any of your offerings. I am a disabled vet with mental problems who occasionally fantasizes about becoming wealthy, but without the resources to do so.

The VA pension I “live” on is less than $1,000 a month, meaning the payments I will be making to you for the course leave me with less than enough to live on from one month to the next.  Not to mention the cost of travel, meals and lodging when necessary to participate in the seminars.

It is with great sadness that I must ask for a refund and withdraw from the teaching program. I will remove the bonus materials from my computer, as well as refrain from accessing the online bonuses.

Kind Regards,

We could not let a veteran especially someone with a great deal of creative intelligence, who was so willing to work, suffer like that.   We immediately replied:   We wish you well.  We have processed the refund in full but please keep the bonus materials with our hopes they may make your life better in some way.

We have also decided to provide you a full scholarship so please come to the November seminar anyway. There will be no charge.

We arranged transportation and a roommate to share his accommodation costs and provided a full scholarship.

Were these little gestures worthwhile?  You bet!

Two months after this delegate had been so discouraged, that reader wrote:   Buenos Dias, Senor y Senora Escott! (don’t forget about the E!).  May you be blessed with excellent health and a long and fulfilling life!

Thank-you for a most enjoyable 5 days, with so many people of like-mind! You are doing a fantastic thing, with love and concern, and I am eternally grateful for your friendship and your teachings.  The feelings I am experiencing are happiness, joy and great hope, and the realization that I have many new and wonderful friends, from around the world.

Thank-you as well for the referrals. I spoke with a wonderful doctor this manana, and am setting him up as my newest Kindle customer!

Looks to be a long-term relationship, as is true already for Suzanne & Shawn Bandick, and hopefully in the near future, Ron Childs.  So too, Rick Brown’s wife, Natasha, is considering publishing a cookbook, which I will most likely help out with.

Work on my e-book for veterans (How to Start a New Life and a New Career) is coming along nicely. For the most part, my own experiences, with the coursework and with new-found friendships, are becoming an important “identification” factor in its writing.  Time to get back to work…  much love,

Another month later he wrote again:   Sorry for not writing sooner, Merri and Gary, but you’ve helped make me a very busy guy!  I am now working with 6 new Kindle clients since the last seminar. Four of those are publishing books (Glenn & Ted, you know about, also Gene & Laura) on both Kindle and CreateSpace, and I am also doing their copy editing, formatting and helping to re-write their manuscripts!

Getting ready to do some extensive web work for both Glenn and Susan. Both their websites need to be “search engine optimized” and both need help with further website development–so, I’m happily jumping in there!

Been working with Mark and Sandra, too, not only for Ted’s books (note the plural, one layman, one scientific/engineer), but for a children’s book series that needs additional books written and more earlier book upgrades. This project could also turn into audio and video productions–two areas in which I have hands-on, production and editing.

I have been truly blessed by your efforts on my behalf, with allowing me to attend the seminars and participate. Your steering me toward the Kindle business–not to mention the extra business I am realizing for my Copywriting Whiz services!

I am very grateful to you both, for the wisdom, knowledge and understanding you have shared with me. And the friendship, always!

This has been a most valuable time for me, since I have plans to get the veteran’s program up and running over the next few weeks. That will be one of my favorite endeavors–to help other veterans the way you have helped me–to be able to give back.   Much love,

There are three main benefits delegates gain from our Super Thinking courses… #1: Super Thinking. #2: Friendships and contacts with like minded souls and #3: the Subject. 

We have Super Thinking courses on investing, business, writing and Spanish.  The Spanish course teaches how to speak Spanish in three days.  Super thinking + Writing to Sell teaches how to write to sell better and how to sell your writing.  Super Thinking + International Investing & Business updates on how to invest and do business globally.

The biggest benefit is the Super Thinking ability.  We live in a hectic, fast paced world that is bombarded by so much phony information that it is hard to keep up.  Learning the state of relaxed concentration is vital to success in everything we do.  If we cannot think clearly and reduce stress…. we accomplish very little.

Our mobile, multi – culture world often leaves us surrounded with strangers… even at work and in the neighborhood.  Getting together with like minded souls who have a common purpose is  fun.  The contacts as we see above can really kick start a new lifestyle.

With clear minds and good contacts the rest… the Spanish, the writing, selling, investing and business comes much more easily.

Emails like these above make our work so fulfilling that we have decided to extend our scholarship plan to all our courses and seminars.

If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please look at the schedule below and  send an email in 200 words or less stating which your choice and with why you wish to attend and what you would do with the knowledge you gain.  I’ll post these anonymously (no one will ever know who wrote each application so you can write freely). We let readers vote who they feel best deserves each scholarship.   One full (ie waive the course fee) scholarship will be given for each course below to the person who receives the most votes from readers.

We hope to see you… either as a delegate or with a scholarship.

Gary

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