On Sunday, Lisa and I stopped in Castle Rock to see my friends, Amy &
Both Amy and Andy have home offices and do 90% of their business either online or by phone. I first became aware of Amy when she launched an ebook on Feng Shui and it was obvious she was going to be very successful online. Joe Vitale calls her the next Oprah and it’s easy to see why. She’s got a sharp wit and you feel like you’ve known her forever within a few minutes of meeting her. Amy and Lisa became fast friends within five minutes of meeting each other.
Amy has a number of online businesses but is primarily a motivational coach and is the author of “The Success Method”. Andy has a background in network marketing and is currently involved in a self-improvement business that has him dealing with people all over the world; people he enjoys working with and that are equally committed to personal growth.
Andy is a very likable guy and it’s fun seeing him enjoy the lifestyle he’s created for his family.
When we arrived, the Grants, including their two young daughters, Sally and Sydney just returned from a trip to
After getting caught up over sushi at a great local restaurant, we stopped back by the Grants’ home to catch a gorgeous sunset.
How would you like like to enjoy this view on a daily basis?
Andy and Amy discovered that Lisa is a major rock hound. So, they insisted on taking her to the Southwest Silver Company, an area rock shop. So, when we left Colorado a week later, we hooked up with the Grants again in Manitou Springs, just outside of Colorado Springs.
We almost didn’t make the trip. Just before leaving, Andy gashed his head open while doing some work around the house and had to head to the emergency room for stitches. At that point, I assumed the trip was off but Andy insisted on going and here proudly shows off his ‘needlework’ (as well as 7-month old Sydney).
If you’re into rocks and crystals, you’d be in paradise at the Southwest Silver Co. Beautiful samples from all over the world, an amazing selection. Andy, Amy & Lisa are really into crystals and the power they hold. As you might guess, I’m usually the skeptic when it comes to this kind of thing.
I was willing to play along, though, and must admit when Lisa asked me to pick a stone that appealed to me, I was pleasantly surprised. What attracted my attention was a rich, royal blue and white obelisk-shaped polished stone called sodalite.
Lisa looked up the supposed metaphysical properties of sodalite in the store’s copy of The Crystal Bible. According to the book, sodalite is supposed to create inner peace, balancing thoughts and feelings. Also, sodalite is “excellent for use in groups providing fellowship and solidarity and a common goal and purpose.” Hmm, an interesting choice for the guy that wrote the book on mastermind groups.
Long story short, I walked out with a large selection of sodalite. If nothing else, I’ve got a pile of pretty rocks. I have to admit, though, that the sodalite seemed to give off a tremendous amount of energy when held in my hand.
But back to our hosts. One thing the Grants have in common is passion. They’re passionate about their business, their children and the lifestyle that Internet marketing (along with a lot of hard work) has brought them.
We were fortunate to see the Grants twice on this trip. It’s always fun to spend time with other people that are successful doing something they love and getting a kick out of life. Andy and Amy are a perfect example and Lisa and I are looking forward to spending more time with them in the future.