August 22, 2016

This message marks a significant change in my life and business. 

On the personal side of things, many of you who have talked with me recently know that, beginning in October this year, my primary residence and office will be in Cafayate, Argentina. For those who haven't heard me on the subject of the delights of this lovely spot I refer you to my newsletter from last November, a few weeks into my second annual spring/summer stay in Argentina. Suffice it to say here, the near-perfect weather, the wonderful people (both the local residents of Cafayate and the expats gathering at La Estancia de Cafayate, our beautiful resort in the Andes foothills), and the sense of personal freedom I experience there are among the most important factors in this decision. To elaborate a bit more on that last point, for those of you who've been around long enough to appreciate this statement, this remote corner of Argentina feels like the U. S. in the 1950's - if you're not stepping on someone else's toes, do whatever it is you want to do. No one is looking over your shoulder, criticizing, regulating, or prohibiting this or that. Mostly, you don't have to ask permission to do anything - just do it - with, of course, consideration for those who might be affected by your actions.

From a business aspect, this has led me to focus more on the copywriting aspect of what I do for clients. I'll be physically far removed most of the time from clients I might work with, and writing for businesses fits very well with that distance aspect - once I understand what you want said I can do my research, send you samples that I think will work for you, and we can carry on a productive relationship very easily with long-distance communication. Another benefit of this decision - for my clients and for me - is that I love to write, as you may have detected if you've been following my newsletter series for long. Check out my website to see samples of my writing. If you know of people who need copy written and are struggling to find writers to do it, please pass along this message and send them my way. I promise they'll thank you for doing so.

So...if you, or someone you know, are in the business of advising or coaching business leaders on how to do something that they want to know how to do better, or may be struggling to do well, let's talk about how I can help you promote that business. If you'd like to publish a periodic newsletter, or have a white paper or case study written, call ( 814-590-3854) or email me and let's discuss how we can work together.

Your comments are tremendously important to me - please let me know what thoughts or questions these ideas trigger for you. In particular, this week I'd love to hear your thoughts about international living and, of course, if you'd like to talk about a writing project on which I can partner with you.   If you email a question or comment, please give me a phone number or a Skype address, or send me (see my Skype address below) a Skype contact request referencing my weekly emails (this reference is important - I'm fussy about my connections on networking services and, if your name doesn't ring a bell with me, I'll accept your contact request only if you tell me why you want to connect with me). Conversations are often necessary to discuss complex ideas, and conversations occur only face to face or on the phone. Email and other forms of one-way electronic communication are data transfers, and don't allow for the exchange of ideas, emotions, and inflection that characterize conversations. Call me!
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So...enjoy your week and contact us  to learn how we can help you add value to what you do. Of course there is no charge or obligation for us to discuss how we might work together. Join us again right here next week for more unique ideas on how to get more done in your life and business, while enjoying it more. 
Thanks for reading. Have a wonderful week!
John Stevens
Marketing Support for the Business Coaching Industry
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Office and cell phone: 814-590-3854 (I'll get a message wherever I am)
In Argentina: +54 9 386 845 9586
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About John
Throughout a career spanning over 40 years my  management style has been one of building teams to bring several competent people together to focus on a common objective. 

As I transition to life in the Argentine outback, my focus will shift to helping other business coaches and advisers get their message out to their prospective clients. With my first-hand knowledge of the benefits of effective business coaching, I am uniquely qualified to work with business advisers of all stripes convey their message.

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John B. Stevens, Freelance Copywriter
Phone: 814-590-3854