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The Winning Mindset for Fat Loss

By Craig Ballantyne | 07/30/2010

There are few sources of inspiration that work better in motivating you into action than to read the transformation success stories of people just like you,  people who were once faced with similar struggles that you’re up against now. So, today, and over the next few days I’ll be sharing…


The Death of Direct Mail

By Drayton Bird | 07/29/2010

A while back, my Australian partner Malcolm Auld sent me a piece by a marketing expert named Tom Evans, which stated that “direct mail for customer acquisition is dead.” You should still put your money into direct marketing, said Tom — but do it online.


The Language Perfectionist: A Useful New Language Resource

By Don Hauptman | 07/29/2010

Given the depressed state of literacy, the appearance of an excellent new guide to grammar, style, and usage is an occasion for rejoicing. The Accidents of Style by Charles Harrington Elster, just published, is a volume every writer should have at hand. It will help you polish your prose, express…


TT Contest Winner’s Secret Ingredient for Fat Loss

By Craig Ballantyne | 07/28/2010

Yesterday we learned how men’s transformation contest winner, Charles Hiller Jr., overcame binge eating simply by choosing the right diet to lose 25 pounds in 5 weeks. Today, Charles lets us in on his secret ingredient for fat loss. By adding this one element to his transformation plan, Charles is…


The Importance of GDP Growth Rates

By Bob Irish | 07/28/2010

What do the following major brands have in common? Budweiser Lysol Ben and Jerry’s ice cream 7-Eleven Gerber baby food Brooks Brothers Motel 6 American Idol Wild Turkey bourbon If you said that they are all owned by non-U.S. companies, go to the head of the class. The United States…


Men’s 5-Week Transformation Winner Loses 25 Pounds

By Craig Ballantyne | 07/27/2010

Last week I interviewed Mary Pipken, the women’s TT transformation contest winner who lost an inspiring 4 pounds and 5 inches around her waist in just 5 weeks. Today, I thought I’d introduce the men’s winner, Charles Hiller Jr. In the same amount of time, Charles dropped an incredible 25…


What Jim Brown Knows

By Alexander Green | 07/27/2010

Jim Brown is arguably the best all-around athlete ever.

He was a track star, one of the nation’s finest lacrosse players, averaged 38 points per game on his high school basketball team, and broke NFL records as a running back for the Cleveland Browns. In 2002, The Sporting News named him the greatest football player of all time.


What Are Your Core Values?

By Mary Ellen Tribby | 07/26/2010

Many marketers called the commercial “brilliant,” “effective,” and even “inspirational.”

I say it took the easy way out.

You know the one I’m talking about — the Nike commercial that ran right before the Masters Golf Tournament. Where Tiger Woods somberly looks into the camera as his father’s voice asks him what he’d learned, blah, blah, blah…


The Most Important Thing I Ever Learned About Health

By Mark Morgan Ford | 07/24/2010

The most important thing I ever learned about staying healthy came to me late in life.

It wasn’t a formula or a therapy. It wasn’t even advice in the formal sense of the word. The most profound lesson I ever learned came to me after years and years of reading about the human body and how it works. It came to me after consulting with some of the best doctors in the business, including Dr. Robert Atkins and, more recently, Dr. Al Sears.


Powerful and Underrated Fat Loss Tips

By Craig Ballantyne | 07/23/2010

Yesterday I introduced to you our most recent female 5-week TT transformation contest winner, Melody Pipken. I wanted to share her success story with you because I know so many of you face the same challenges Melody worked so hard to overcome. Today, Melody shares what motivated her day-in and…


A Bunch of Thanks

By Laura Rodini | 07/23/2010

So… what do you do for a living?

David works as a pharmacist.

Kimberly is a SAT prep teacher.

Nathan is a college student.

And Lisa is a real estate agent.

They work very hard at their 9-to-5 jobs. But when their workday’s done? That’s when the real fun begins!


TT Transformation Winner Tells All

By Craig Ballantyne | 07/22/2010

Transformation contest winner, Melody Pipkin, who lost 4 lbs and 5 inches of fat in just 5 weeks, sat down with me recently to share her winning transformation contest formula. Like many of you currently struggling with weight, Melody was unhappy with the way she looked and things weren’t getting…