Archive for April, 2010

What Legacy Will You Leave?

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Let me warn you right now, this is an emotional video, where Terri Irwin talks about what it was like being with a man like Steve.

At 1 minute and 11 seconds into the video she makes an incredible comment about she and Steve’s life together.

As I listened to her words, I immediately thought to myself, “This is the kind of legacy I want to leave for my family”.

And right now, this thought is especially powerful for me, because as I write this, my wife Lisa gave birth to our newest daughter one month ago.

Once again, I got to experience a miracle, and once again, I’m motivated to continue being the hero for my wife and children.

If you have children of your own, you know what I’m talking about.

We men want to be their hero, and will do anything that’s required of us in order to make that happen.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson
“The Automatic Income Coach”

Lifestyle-Business Survey

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

As you’ve probably figured out by now, I’m REALLY excited about the upcoming Lifestyle-Business Blueprint seminar.

I can’t wait to show you the secret to having a business that fits in perfectly with, and gives you the kind of lifestyle you REALLY want to live.

But first…

I need you to help me – help YOU.

What I need to know is:

1. If you woke up excited EVERY morning, knowing that you’d be spending your day doing what you loved, and you got compensated EXTREMELY well for doing it, what’s the thing you’d most want to be doing?

2. When you have this Lifestyle-Business, how much money will be coming in for you each and every month?

3. What single thing, that if you discovered it, would have the BIGGEST impact on your life over the next 30-60 days?

When you answer these three questions, please answer them as fully as you’re comfortable answering them because it’s going to help me decide what to teach you, and the best way to teach you.

It’ll also let me get to know you a little bit better.

You can answer these questions in the box at the bottom of this page.

After you’ve answered the questions, click on the “Submit Comment” button and make your voice heard.

I look forward to receiving your comments, and will talk with you on the call.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson
“The Lifestyle-Business Coach”

P.S. Be sure to come back to this page over the next day or two because you’ll be able to see everyone else’s comments as they come in.

Steve Jobs On Dots, Love And Death

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

This is one of the most powerful videos I’ve seen.

Coming from Steve Jobs, that should come as no surprise.

Funny thing is, as I watched it, I found that Steve and I have a LOT in common.

Being that you and I have the connection we do, my guess that this is going to hit you right in the heart as well.

Enjoy.

And as you do, be thinking about YOUR bigger future.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson
“The Automatic Income Coach”

P.S. I know this video is a little long, but trust me, it’s TOTALLY worth watching. So set aside the time. You’ll be glad you did.

A Letter From My Wife Lisa

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

To our family and friends,

I know we’ve been out of touch for awhile, which is why I’m sending this letter, to describe what our family has been through the last three weeks.

We went for a routine prenatal check up on March 23rd 2010.

At the appointment my blood pressure was elevated and I was dilated to 3.5 centimeters and 100 percent effaced. I was sent downstairs for blood work to make sure I didn’t have preeclampsia.

The blood work came back negative and I was given the choice to go home, only to return in a few hours, or electively be admitted in the hospital to have our baby.

I chose to stay. This was approximately 3:30in the afternoon. I decided to have an epidural at 9pm and only dilated to 5cm, the anesthesiologist had a difficult time due to the arthritis in my back, but when she was done I remember telling her that she was my new best friend.

As in my last two deliveries, I was progressing slowly. At 5am the following morning our baby was in distress and her heart rate was decelerating.

They placed an internal monitor on her head and this created fear in Kevin and I.

The panic and silence in the room was overwhelming.

I thought for sure that I’d be heading for a c – section.

Elliana’s heart rate was dropping to sixteen beats per minute during contractions and the contractions were no longer effective, as she was trying to meet her mommy and daddy.

I remember trying not to be scared, thinking positive as my husband has taught me and taking my mind somewhere else, thinking of how blessed Kevin and I are and how we have shared so much together.

Doing this and keeping God close to my side during this time was what helped me to maintain sanity.

Finally, at 6am the doctor told me that I was dilated to 7cm and we needed to get this baby out quickly.

With three pushes our beautiful baby girl was born at 6:15am.

She wasn’t breathing, so they rushed her to the isolate to receive oxygen and ventilator breaths.
Watching this on video camera, there was not a sound in the room, and the urgency to get baby Elliana Marie Thompson to respond to life outside the womb was devastating to bystanders, doctors and nurses.

Elliana means God’s Answered Prayer, and within a few minutes God answered our prayers.

Ellliana Marie was breathing on her own.

Little did we know that there would be more trials around the corner. She couldn’t hold her body temperature and wasn’t responding when her reflexes were tested.

They placed Elliana on me to raise her temperature but this wasn’t working.

A pediatrician was called in to examine her and blood work was drawn and sent to the lab. When the test results came back, they showed that Elliana had elevated CRP which were nearly triple the average numbers and her white blood count was elevated as well, which meant that she had a bacterial infection.

Because the doctors were so concerned about Elliana’s health, they transferred us downstairs to the pediatric department for 7 days and put her on IV therapy antibiotics.

We were told that if we took her home before the week of antibiotics were completed, she would be so ill that there would be nothing they could do by the time we returned to the hospital.

When Kevin and I went home to pack suitcases on March 25th, I vividly remember feeling completely empty inside.

A mother and father are not suppose to leave a hospital without their baby.

I was angry, hurt, frustrated and scared.

I wanted to go home with Elliana, to begin our lives, and introduce her to her beautiful brother, Brock.

Sometimes I believe God allows something to happen in our lives so that it teaches us to have compassion for others in similar situations.

You might be wondering what I mean by this, so let me explain.

My sister and brother have both lost babies at full term.

My heart hurt for them during their time of loss, and though Elliana didn’t die, she was very ill, and I was praying for a miracle.

After experiencing this with our own baby, I felt closeness in my heart for my siblings in a whole new way.

How did they ever make it through such a tragic loss?

They must have felt so empty, angry, and hurt.

I know I have a niece and a nephew who are looking down from above. I believe that they are God’s little helpers and he needed them to help him perform miracles.

Elliana has two angel kiss birth marks. One on her nose, right between her eyes and one on her eyelid. Little angels, God’s helpers kissed and blessed her before she entered this earth.

The Newborn Intensive Care Unit was across the hall from where we were in Pediatrics.

On our third night in the hospital, I was feeding Ellie when there was a code called to NICU to revive a baby.

I began crying and praising God for our miracle. From that moment on I was no longer angry. I was blessed that our baby was nursing, thriving and breathing.

We are now at home with Ellie and she is doing great. Brock is adjusting to his little sister and loves to hold and hug her. Our journey has begun.

No matter what trial we are going through, there’s someone out there experiencing the same kind of thing, or even something more difficult than we’re going through.

Be thankful everyday that you’re breathing, take time to love those around you and know that you are blessed!

I know I sure am blessed, with our own business, beautiful children and a wonderful family and friends.

We have six beautiful children Jerry, Adam, Michaela, Kaitlynn, Brock and Elliana that are loved to the moon and back. They are our legacy! What is your legacy?

Welcome Elliana Marie Thompson – Born March 24, 2010 at 6:15 am – 6lbs 13ozs – 19.5 inches

Thank You to all of our family and friends that have extended their hearts in prayer for our family.

With Warm Wishes,
Kevin, Lisa Brock and Elliana Thompson

What Motivates You?

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Though we’ve been making big plans for Elliana Marie’s arrival for months, the reality is, you can’t plan for everything.

And let me tell you…

Doubling the number of small children in our home – equates to FAR more than double the effort to care for them.

And the truth is, Lisa’s the one who’s exerting most the extra effort.

Sure, I’m doing my best to be a responsible dad, and help mom us much as I can, but I’ve got a whole new level of respect and admiration for my wife.

She’s one heck of a mom.

Shortly after Brock was born, Lisa and I both knew that we wanted to have one more child.

And though I was 100% on board with this idea, I don’t think I could’ve possibly prepared myself for the reality of having two small children in the home.

For the longest time, I used to be one of these guys who liked to have all his ducks in a row.

Who did his homework and researched all the options.

Who insisted on being prepared in advance.

When it came to Elliana being born, I thought we’d done a pretty good job of planning for her arrival.

And we did.

But the fact is, we couldn’t possibly plan or prepare ourselves for everything that will happen in the process of being parents.

Funny thing is, the same is true for every other area of our lives.

As hard as it is for me at times, I’ve learned the importance of being flexible.

And though I consider myself efficient and organized, I’ve come to realize that I also love the spontaneous things that happen in my life.

Things like Brock racing down the hall, bursting through the doors of my home office, running to me, jumping into my lap, and exclaiming, “dada, dada, dada”.

Yes, our life has certainly changed, but that being said, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

My family is the biggest reason I do what I do.

I love doing what I do, knowing that it allows me to provide value to others, while simultaneously providing for my family.

I love being a mentor to people like yourself.

I also love being a husband and father, and truly feel blessed to be surrounded by such an incredible family.

So, let me ask you…

What motivates you to do what you do?

When you have something that motivates you – you can amplify it and make it larger than life.

By doing so, it speeds up the process.

For example, there’s a sign that says “For My Family” that hangs in my office.

Our daughter Kaitlynn made this sign and gave it to me for Christmas one year.

Every day I look at that sign, and get motivated to do even more.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson
“The Automatic Income Coach”

Ice… Ice… Baby

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

You may have heard this song in the past, but you’ve never heard it sung this way.

Brock definitely has the makings of a potential music star.

Oh…

And just in case you’re wondering – I’m simply sharing this video because I thought you might get a kick out of it.

I thought it might make you smile.

I thought it would make your day a little bit better.

Don’t know about you, but I wish more business owners would get away from the corporate craziness and make an effort to connect with people on a personal level like this.

It would make the world would a much better place.

Don’t you agree?

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson
“The Automatic Income Coach”

P.S. For those of you who’ve been asking, Elliana is doing great and we’re all glad to be home. Will be sharing some pictures soon.