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  1. robet amar on 06/6/2012 at 12:16 am

    todays issue was great i will ahare this on my radio show tomorrow

    thank you

  2. derek williams on 06/8/2012 at 8:49 pm

    the article on the five strategies to dream building…particularly referring to “house cleaning” hit a nerve. Of course, when it’s a spouse, or child i fully commit. Now that theirs have been met and mine. I am now with a new purpose and my wife still supports it but with restrictions that adversely affect my efficacy. Thank you for this report. We will succeed…

  3. Doug Edwards on 07/12/2012 at 3:24 am

    I am glad that I have found you, the ‘Australian Dream’ has diminished much the same as the ‘American Dream’.
    Have recently started marketing this new business and establishing a firm Face Book platform.
    I am scratching around with some excitement to the next stages
    Thanks would love to meet you some day.
    Warm regards
    Doug Edwards Brisbane Australia

    • Craig Ballantyne on 07/12/2012 at 9:31 am

      Thank you Doug, keep at it and stay tuned here at ETR for helpful strategies.


  4. asghar on 08/15/2012 at 11:54 am

    hello. iread what wsa on today note and it was really more than enough about what we should do for our secsses and i read that for the first time this much complet and sorry becouse i cant speak english but today note was use full for me and itry to do that for my life even i am 43 now best regard

  5. Lord Ronald M Davies CD, MBA on 08/31/2012 at 9:21 pm

    Heard so much about this newsletter, was excited to receive it. Can’t wait to read some new, original content.

    I would recommend dropping the “American Dream” thing. In the eyes of the real world, outside the USA, the pursuit of the American Dream is what wiped out your country’s economy, and credibility.

    Foreigners now own more of America than America does, with the average Canadian holding more stake in the USA than the average resident of the USA.

    I love the material here, but a shift from the long-dead American Dream ideals would be forward looking and much more relevant.

    Keep up the great work!

  6. Bosun Ojomo on 09/1/2012 at 1:53 pm

    Davies needs to be reminded that America has always been owned by foreigners. It is that ability to accomodate and integrate all foreigners under a flag that makes the country unique. The American dream will always remain relevant

  7. Kim on 10/4/2012 at 9:31 am

    Hello Craig,
    Thanks so much your inspirational video! I love to hear what you say ! It seems EASY TO DO and also EASY NOT TO DO .. Yes , it takes self discipline and courage to make a daily routine GOOD HABITS ! Staying Focus is my challenge . I have to write down 5 Things I Achieve Each Day , then I can see how much my effort and results I get each week , and months and year ……
    Yes , we have to feed our brain with good thoughts by reading good books ,to be inspired and take lots of action to achieve and reach our destination.
    You are Great , Craig !
    God Bless You and Yours Loved Ones

  8. Joe Gorski on 11/5/2012 at 10:55 am

    Dear ETR,

    As a long time resident of Arizona I was not happy that you made a generalization about my adopted home state regarding the immigration issue in a recent issue. We are a diverse state with many opinions on the immigration issue. We just happened to pass a series of state laws that mirrors federal law already in existence. Now we are labeled as an intolerant state. This is a complex issue and generalizations about the people of Arizona have no place in your publication.

  9. Utpal on 11/5/2012 at 12:47 pm

    Now I feel I can.
    I can achieve my dreams.
    Thanks a lot…

  10. salam on 12/17/2012 at 11:18 am

    These are serious vital healthy,wealthy tonic for life living. thank u.

  11. Malcolm Manby on 12/20/2012 at 7:32 am

    As an Inventor with many ideas, like the one which has won a National Road Safety Award Winner from the iInstitute of Highways and Transportation, sponsored by the Mobil Oil Company, with the product of raodlites, which are an update of Percy Shaws invention the (cats-eyes) roadlites relay more information than cats-eyes showing both sides of the road with a continuous line of light, without the use of electricity, batteries or bulbs, making the true view of the width and alignment of the road ahead as far as drivers can see.
    Keeping motorists to their own side of the road in foggy conditions, overcoming visual and language barriers at night of junctions, road ends, road signs and roundabouts, with colour coding that assists to inform all road users of danger, distance, directions, hazards and of speed, without confusing or distracting their attention and concentration from the road ahead of them.

  12. Malcolm Manby on 12/20/2012 at 7:59 am

    Ideas are the life blood for the present day, to build, create, improve and bring better conditions for the younger generations yet to come.
    Worldwide there are 750 million vehicles and over 1 and a half million lives being lost each year, and the cause is because government and the motor mnufacturers would rather blame oneanother, instead of doing something about this disaster that has resulted with atrocious outcome for motorists.
    There are many ways to solve these problems, but again you will not hear it from those who proffiting, by continually refusing to look at new methods.

  13. RASHID KHAWAR ABBAS on 12/30/2012 at 1:08 am

    That is good while you advise others , you advise yourself too. This is in fact a positive thinking process.

  14. Evelyn on 01/1/2013 at 9:21 am

    This morning I rolled out of bed & discovered this first day of the New Year is giving us rains, & very foggy world around me. It is much like days I have seen in California when I lived there. I love Tennessee where I live now. It is a very
    beautiful country.
    I began trying to fit into this program yesterday (the last day of 2012._) I was happy to hear about ETR. I think is it a wonderful idea & will be helpful to me for the changes I want in my life. I do try to eat healthy & MUST return to the habit since the “goodies” of Christmas are over now for me. I did eat much too much candy & other sweets, which for me is not a good thing. I do not exercise as look forward to spring when I can get back gardening. I like to do for others & truly believe that we need GOOD attitudes. My
    attitude had changed over the years for the better & I want to live like the poem by Guest that was published in l942 book. It says “I have to live with my self so I want to be good for myself to know” Wonderful poem & often reminds me of what I need to practice. A smile is a great thing to receive from others so I try to give one, hoping it will encourage someone else as much as one does for me. Try it, it is a great way to start ANY day. -Evelyn

  15. NooR on 01/3/2013 at 12:40 pm

    • No more handshake agreements. Business is business.
    • Get a contract.
    • Be clear.
    • Write it down. Have it in writing
    Dear Craig,
    I picked the above from your ‘coaching materials’ which are brilliant. I am a lawyer and when I attend to my client’s business I am always professionally good and devoid of problems-IT’s only when I deal with friends ,accept the casualness,lacking the professionalism that I end up in trouble-always.
    THIS is wrong. What you are saying here is true.
    Business is business. What I have learned from my past experiences is there’s no friendship in business and the ‘enemy-friend’ will cloak themselves under the smiles ,love and friendship-that we get swayed and be led to the snake’s lair. Many a times I have been carelessly used by these so called friends,even losing that friendship!
    Trusting friends and being sincere and genuine doesn’t pay- you MUST have a certain degree of suspicion and questioning the motives of others;regardless..When you accept the “looseness of the business arrangements as saying its ok to be that way with friends”- you would THINK at the end of the day,you should be appreciated for your kindness and charity. Do not be deceived-they will turn around and scoff at your ‘stupidity’ as they already benefited from your generosity..An attitude of having caution and a certain degree of professionalism will go a long way in preserving the status quo that you will expect to protect yourself well into the future, You just have to do it-YOU MUST. DO NOT let others take you for a ride,just be professional.
    With your enemy you will be prepared.With ‘friends’ who are your enemy you let your guards down.So-leave the niceties of friendship OUT of business-Business IS Business.


    • Craig Ballantyne on 01/3/2013 at 1:51 pm

      Yes, thank YOU for your feedback. I hope this turns out great for you.

  16. isaac kwaku essien on 01/4/2013 at 2:46 am

    Thank you so much for your inspirational messages and important video of encouragement. God richly bless you my business building team.
    Concerning today’s issue, i would say: i make about GHANA CEDIS 150 a day.
    i am a distributor of MILLICOM GHANA COMPANY LTD’s scratch cards. i work with the Tarkwa team and as a matter of fact, i always try to complete my responsibility on time, work with truth only cos anyone without truth has no vision,.
    Finally, i urge all people to be very responsible at work and always speak the truth cos truth is a good medicine. THANKS.

  17. Umar Farouk Mohammed on 01/4/2013 at 8:30 am

    Thanks a lot, It will be a good guide for regenerating the Nigerian Dream that has almost been phased out in our generation. I pray to meet you some day for more guidance.

  18. sally on 01/4/2013 at 4:58 pm

    Today’s information was very inspirational. I appreciate the fact that there is a place to go on the internet to learn things that will help us achieve our hopes, dreams and goals. Thank you so much.

    • Craig Ballantyne on 01/5/2013 at 4:06 am

      Happy to help, Sally!

  19. keith on 01/6/2013 at 8:09 am

    Hi ive being exercing since 12/31 I go to gym 4 nights a week.1 night boxerthon 1kettels.I also do swim 2 mornings and play golf 2 times a week.eating small meals but no weightloss so far but will keep withit for now.
    yours KW

  20. RASHID KHAWAR ABBAS on 01/7/2013 at 6:59 am

    I feel happy by being able to say some thing, listen some thing being on a conscientious forum. I have all the intentions to share with the community I am herein. But I was wandering whether I can put a personal question for my updating at least academically at this stage. My question is that can the British government allocate “Adopted” status to a baby for any UK national on the ground of her/his mother request to her second husband ( UK national) with out any consultation/information to the baby’s father living and in complete senses though physically ill for a transitory period. This happened around 1978 , the baby being born in 1975, i being the father handicapped by no access to the ex in-laws. I will be highly thankful for contributory remarks.

  21. RASHID KHAWAR ABBAS on 01/9/2013 at 10:10 pm

    AS regard Craig Ballantine’s suggestion to start today pressurising your self to the stricter following of standards, I have done just that. My problem is to be a decent, articulate person under tremendous pressure of nature to protest and protest rather awkwardly. I have learned to go to a reasonable extent doing protest against entirely impossible (Will you believe me) negative pressure of nature with its intervention through vocal comments and at times even on deep inside thoughts as if if I am talking to her/him. Is it not fascinating? But this it. I understand taking cue of Stephen Covey’s observations in SEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE, one must be able to devise methods to apply in such utter disturbance. My apologies for any difficult discourse. Thanks to every body who goes through it.

  22. RASHID KHAWAR ABBAS on 01/9/2013 at 10:13 pm

    The name of book in my earlier discourse was SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE. About the issue I wanted to say “THAT IS IT”. Sorry for any inconvenience.

  23. Patrice Helms on 01/14/2013 at 4:40 pm

    Please forward this to Craig for me. I can only hope and pray that you can provide me with a reason to keep on keeping on. My husband is so negative and demanding that I spend no more time or effort or money to build my business. I try to explain what it means to me to feel productive and contributing to our future. He gets furious when I ask for money to print business cards to to buy gas to attend a networking event. He has no faith in me or any direct marketing opportunity out there. His first wife was not successful when she tried to promote Melaluca and Herbal Life. It has become the source of constant fighting and me crying nearly every day. I tell him that just as adament as he is telling me to quit, I am just as firmly determined to be successful. Every single issue is, ‘well how much did you make with that?(flyers, business cards, online advertising) or how much are you going to make if you go to that meeetup group or that networking event? I’m just wasting gas and my time and ‘his’ money. I’m so despondent over this ongoing argument that I rarely share anything about it with him anymore. Should I just give up and stay home, since I don’t have any reason to be going anywhere anyways?

    • Craig Ballantyne on 01/15/2013 at 4:24 am

      Hi Patrice, please stay strong. Let’s start with having you strengthen yourself by watching this video and creating your vision at and see if that guides you

  24. roddy on 01/25/2013 at 7:42 am

    The book that has me influence in life until is now the Bible because of Prophecies that speak our next life to all on the earth that will become a paradise

  25. RASHID KHAWAR ABBAS on 01/29/2013 at 7:56 am

    Dear Craig Ballenyine!

    That is GOOD that consistently (In many cases beyond too exhausting) brings success eventually. I like today’s mail. So continue with service like this. i am sure this helps.

  26. Nelson on 02/1/2013 at 3:15 am

    I woke up happy knowing today am gona stick to the discition i made before going to bed last night,to keep away from my smooking habbit and involve my self in more excersise than ever. Since i was born in the month of february,i believe i should be strong enough to transform my life through the rebirth of a new character to result into a great change. In life every one is given the inner ability to make difficult choises and take though discitions that can improve once’s self positively. I pray with this i can find the girl of my dream,cos beside every succesful man is a good woman. If action speaks louder than words i urge all my challangers to stand up and work hard to encourage each other through good example. Thank you!

  27. Celia on 02/3/2013 at 10:28 am

    To ETR Admin,
    Happy weekend to all,
    I am happy to be part of ETR contests,as I am now improving
    my daily habits,making a journal everyday,can motivate me
    do my daily tasks,that will lead me to my life target.I knew as I continue
    doing this,it will help me more organize,wiser,smart and successful
    person,and I am very thankful for that,as my way of gratitude,I’d
    like to help more people to transform their lives thru my knowledge in EFT,
    my multiple gifts of skills and talents,wisdom,as I am now opening that calling in
    my heart,my soul and in my mind. Honestly, ETR is one of my motivational
    factor for my life transformation,as I re-examine myself acceptance.

    Sincerely Yours,

  28. garance on 02/7/2013 at 11:47 am

    I am a french painter . This year business is becoming a bit hard so I decided to go and sell to some street fairs in new York. Everything is possible if we have the courage to imagine the ” verything is possible “.
    Please excuse my english.
    garance from south of france.

  29. Mickey on 02/7/2013 at 7:10 pm

    As a kid if we weren’t getting in trouble then you knew something was really wrong with the scene. You would start to wonder, whats up with the crew they aren’t the same, something must be really wrong. I didn’t see my guys get like that often, honestly death is about the one thing that would shut us up, calm us down, make us see eye-to-eye with the other people that were imposing on our stage that we called the world. I will never forget the first time we even experienced a death of someone our own age. This 11 year old boy William Harris, leukemia, 4th grade, devastating. The world, at least in all its glory, was jaded from that point on, for me, and my crew.

  30. Ernesto on 02/13/2013 at 7:25 am

    Thank you.

    I realize I have missed many things.

    I endeavor to catch up.

    God bless

  31. Nalina on 02/18/2013 at 5:43 am

    The “Early to Rise” is amazing and it works.

    This article has motivated me as I had to make a decision about my career today.

    Thanks for the lines like “The world needs people that achieve great things. The world needs you to live up to your potential. The world needs you and your talents and your big ideas now more than ever. The world needs you to be the best and biggest you that you can be.”

    Thank you once again.

  32. Christine on 02/22/2013 at 8:20 am

    Very true on ‘Power of Habits’. Many of us do things without thinking that if we keep doing them it becomes a habit and forming good habits is so very important. I began to examine my habits after reading your article and there are many that I need to modify to make them more productive!! Thanks Craig.

  33. Therese on 02/22/2013 at 7:01 pm

    Hi Craig, enjoyed a look into the world you created that supports your success.
    I am a shiftworker, that works throughout the 24 hr clock. The hardest thing
    I find with a fluctuating work schedule is being able to create routine and thus
    habits that I can link to a routine. Do you have any suggestions for bringing
    the best of these two together?

    • Craig Ballantyne on 02/22/2013 at 10:50 pm

      Therese, you still just need to start habits with each shift. You can do it with a little ingenuity.

  34. RASHID KHAWAR ABBAS on 03/4/2013 at 8:38 am

    Today’s mail is pretty positive as these mails have been. It is always raising spirit to listen positive words. There is no doubt that whatever the worst one is in a situation could be, remembering that “there is nothing wrong with one” make things at least lot better. Dear Readers! just try.

  35. John C Thomson on 03/11/2013 at 12:49 pm

    What are the criteria for re-printing your content from a ETR newsletter?

  36. Jamie on 03/12/2013 at 9:52 am

    I have recently started ready earlytorise when i was transitioning jobs, and in my new job I’m working downtown in Toronto near the Sugar Refinery — I think I just saw you walking your dog! I should has asked for an autograph.

  37. Orion on 03/18/2013 at 8:20 pm

    Great information at ETR. Good work Craig. I will give more feedback a little later on. Your videos are fantastic!

  38. asghar karbalaei on 03/20/2013 at 7:38 am

    today news is real helpfull and may i try to be as a special friend for your member
    and i falow my jorney in this world as my yard is earth and sky is over my head

  39. shongyut tothong on 04/16/2013 at 9:57 pm

    the multiplication of the path and then we must have been like to have breach of duty to gat the path of right or wrong thanks you 🙂