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And the Winners are…

Posted on 08 Mar 2010 | Author Stefanie | Comments 2 comments | Tags

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The time for the announcement of the Red Mitten Contest Winners are here!  We had a hard time as all the stories were fantastic. 

Stefanie and I both read every comment and went back to every store to SURPRISE everyone who posted with Mittens but only found 2, they were all sold out – we did mention it was the hottest 2010 Olympic commodity.
EVERYONE WAS SO HEARTFELT so we left it up to the gods (and flipped an Olympic coin) – and the 2 winners are:

Angela & Kat!

Honorable mentions too:
Barbara Semple
Kat Altine
Judith Wilcox
Sahana & Dee Dhaliwal for originality
Janet Smith
Angela for giving back – passing it on.
Coach Laura

Congratulations!  (I promise we will have another great giveaway soon as well!  So hang on for that!)

Warmly, Tania

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Mittens & Medals

Posted on 02 Mar 2010 | Author Stefanie | Comments 2 comments | Tags

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Ok so this is my final Olympic Blog post as the closing ceremonies was on Sunday.  I live 2 blocks away so I could hear it outside and on TV, it was wild. 

Thank you by the way for all your responsive posts and emails back to me – 98% of you were so happy to share the experience, and 1 or 2 were annoyed and thought it was a waste of time.  Hey – I can’t please everyone but it would be impossible for me to live here, go through this and not share it with you, my readers.

It’s just my nature to share my experiences – I do it every day with you in business & marketing and giving you behind the scenes info, so is it so out of place to share this experience too – especially when the whole world is also watching?  So once in a while I will share my personal thoughts on my blog as well as my business ones, and I’ll try not to offend too many people.

Well, I promised I would write about my Medals experience.  It was really cool.  We were lucky enough to have a company provide us with VIP tickets to the Mint to see the medals.  What this meant was that we could by-pass the line and get in free.  Listen, I’m not a “showy” person who goes after these kinds of things but when it fell into my lap – I’d be an idiot not to go.

People were lining up in the rain at 4:30am to go inside and we basically just showed up and walked in at our set time, which was 8am on a Saturday – but hey we didn’t have to get up at 4am.

I felt bad getting this ticket as I saw the line and wished I could sneak every single person under my jacket.  If I could have I would have!!!  I went inside swiftly and quietly and tried not to make eye contact with anyone in line.  Once inside I was thrilled.  The building is set up with 3 main areas – the kid area (downstairs) where you do kid stuff and send live video tweets.  Then the top floor on the left held the medal room and the right held the coin collection room.

Obviously I went to the medals first.  It was a fairly large room with only 20 people at a time, so you were given tons of chances to take photos and touch all the medals – Gold , Silver & Bronze.  Plus it included how the medals were made as well as display of Paralympics medals.

Here are the pictures:

People asked me what it felt like.  Well literally it was heavy, and I love the fact they are not round, they have some style.  The back has the Olympic symbol plus Braille text.  That was a neat surprise.

Emotionally I felt grateful to get this chance to hold one.  Then I thought about the athletes getting one and tried to imagine the pride they’d feel at simply achieving a huge dream.  Then I thought  – damn I want to be recognized for something.  I want an award!  Ha Ha!

But what really hit me was how great it must feel to achieve your ultimate dream.  I have achieved goals but never had that overwhelming feeling of pride or an Ultimate Dream, so that was a weird realization.  Maybe my big dream hasn’t happened yet.  Food for thought.  I typically have a huge goal, but when its reached, there are new goals.  How do you know what you’re ultimate dream is?  How can u measure that?  Do you have an Ultimate Dream?  If so, please post a reply and let me know what it is.  I’d love to hear about it.

Later I saw a $4 million dollar coin and held a gold bar.  I walked out with some gold Canadian Olympic coins – don’t worry I bought them, only cost me $5 bucks.

Anyways, on another note, I had a contest to give away FREE Olympic mittens.  And I wanted to surprise everyone who entered by buying them a pair- but the store was sold out – AHHHH – so I have 2 to give away and I will choose those people shortly.  I so wanted to be your HERO!  Hopefully I can be in other ways.

So check back to see if you won!

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Olympic Gifts – Publishing

Posted on 26 Feb 2010 | Author Stefanie | Comments 3 comments | Tags

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Ha Ha here’s a video from my publisher and CEO of Morgan James Publishing.  I sent a big Canadian care-package to his office & family.

Morgan James recently gave me a contract to publish Canadian & American authors with them to get international HUGE distribution.  I was thrilled!

Thanks guys!  Love you too!  You are so good to me and my people.


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Olympic Gifts

Posted on 25 Feb 2010 | Author Stefanie | Comments 1 comment | Tags

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Hey, so this is so cool.  I sent a pair of mittens to my famous MIT Grad Dr. Scott Brown who went from university professor salary to selling over  $1 Million in products in 2 years – working weekends and from complete scratch, using my system.

Here’s his photos & email


Olympic Gifts

Olympic Gifts

Marisol loves Canada and all things Canadian.  She loves your gift and was really surprised!

Much love and thanks!

-Scott and Mari

You’re welcome Scott & Marisol!  Love you guys!

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Red Mitten Contest!!

Posted on 24 Feb 2010 | Author Stefanie | Comments 22 comments | Tags

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I was so excited because this year my Exclusive Mastermind Group – the Business Olympians received a special gift from me.  I sent each one a pair of the HOTTEST and most coveted Olympic souvenir – the famous red mittens.  It was all over the news that people were lining up at stores around Vancouver, Canada for hours and hours and there were NO MITTENS to be found.

Luckily I have a connection at the Hudson Bay and imported directed mittens for my special group.

Then – I watched Oprah and the Today Show she was wearing the mittens and her audience went NUTS when she revealed she asked Hudsons’ Bay to send her mittens.  Ok, so she copied me.  LOL.

BUT you saw it here first!  Ha Ha!

So I have 1 special pair left!!!!!

If you would like it – write a comment below and we will choose a winner & ship it to you – remember to add in your email address so we can contact you!!

These will be a FABULOUS souvenir for you and by the way – now there is security round the store, a 4 mitten minimum per person AND a 4 Hour line –up wait.

So exciting!!!!

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Olympic Opening Ceremonies Fashion

Posted on 15 Feb 2010 | Author Stefanie | Comments 1 comment | Tags

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On Friday I attended the Olympic Opening Ceremonies and as  a good Canadian I went to the Bay ahead of time and bought some Olympic T-shirts & fleece jackets – plus the customary (and hard to find) Fuzzy red official Torch Relay mittens!  I was prepared to go into the stadium in nice jeans and my gear.

But then I was told I was attending an Olympic business luncheon before and had to dress Business Casual.  I was also told the limo was cancelled as the streets were shut down so I had to somehow combine business casual, with Olympic Gear, with shoes that I could walk 5 or 6 blocks in –oh and it will likely be raining.

Ok, that’s a tall order.  So what do you think?  Did I pull it off?


Olympic Opening Ceremonies Fashion

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