I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated the Nightingale-Conant profile in the October Networking Times. It was fascinating to know the story of how it all began between Earl Nightingale and Lloyd Conant. I’m a long-time listener to their audio programs, and as for so many millions of people, they have dramatically improved my life.

I’ve always held Nightingale-Conant in high esteem, and consider it to be one of the world’s great companies. In fact, in my opinion, “The Strangest Secret” is not, “We become what we think about” —it’s that Nightingale-Conant Corporation is not a global household name! Gratefully yours, Jim Rohrbach, Success Skills Coach and Conant-Head

PS: Have you checked out the Nightingale-Conant “Mission Statement Builder” on the web site? This is a must for network marketers!


Frank Keefer

Thank you for publishing the article “Lead by Example,” by Frank Keefer [Networking Times, December 2002]. For someone new in the business, it’s reassuring that there are successful network marketers who realize, and will communicate freely, that “you win some and lose some” with family and friends, too.

For those of us motivated to change our lifestyles permanently, it remains a source of bewilderment as to why our family isn’t as excited about the business opportunity being presented to them as we are! And yes, we’ve done our job of explaining the opportunity as well as anyone could, so we can stop trying to “convince” them. If they’re interested, they know where they can reach us.

Please keep your “real-world” communications coming! Thanks again. — Violet Meutervmeuter


Appreciation From a Philosopher

I trust this finds you in as good spirits as today allows [this was written on Sept. 11, 2002—Ed.].

I appreciate how diligently you work and the outstanding quality you represent. I am proud to be connected even peripherally to you and your worthy accomplishments, promise, and ideals! I want to support you in any way I can.

Warm personal regards. — Peter Koestenbaum, Ph.D.

[Note: Dr. Koestenbaum was the subject of our December issue’s lead story—Ed.]


Privacy and Contact

Would you please send me an address or some way I can contact Lisa Wilber, as featured in Networking Times, October 2002 [“Master Networker”]? I was told that as a subscriber to Networking Times, I could get this information. Thank you. — Dan G. Howard

In the interest of privacy, we do not give out e-mail addresses or phone numbers of our featured subjects. However, any time a reader wishes to contact a subject written about in our pages, we will forward the reader’s request to the subject him- or herself, and let the subjects respond at their own discretion. And while we’re on the subject…it should go without saying, but we’ll say it here: Networking Times never gives out any subscriber information to any other party, for any reason whatsoever, period.


Looking for Writers?

I was wondering, what opportunities are available at Networking Times for freelance writers? I’ve been in the network marketing industry for 10 years, the last six with the same company. In the course of my work, I’ve written several articles that might be of benefit to the new readers of Networking Times.

Would you let me know what your policies are on buying or accepting freelance submissions? I’d be very interested in taking an assignment or offering articles on various MLM and networking-related topics. I look forward to hearing from you. Tony Rush

The Editors respond: Tony’s letter is representative of many we’ve received, and the answers are the same to all: we are eager and open to see any and all article submissions. Having new writing come spontaneously from within our readership is one of the best ways we have of staying in touch with who you are and what you want to read! A normal length for a column in our pages is 850 to 900 words. Address any submissions to: Note, however, that we do not pay for freelance articles.


A Gift That Keeps On…

Thanks for your commitment to the Upline lifetime subscribers. My membership was my 25th wedding anniversary gift (my choice)—and your integrity has kept it alive! A Grateful Subscriber

I am really excited about this new magazine. I was a subscriber to both Upline and Network Marketing Lifestyles, and this magazine is of the same quality as both of those publications. I tell the people on my teams that this is truly the primer for the industry. Thank you for your efforts! — Donna Helm


No Lack of Sharp Editors, Either

In our last two issues, we printed letters from two different readers, Jim Welch and Steve Norris, who provided two different sources for a quotation cited in our first issue.

In “The Close” (May/June 2002), we wrote, “Can some sharp reader write in and tell me which wit it was—Mark Twain? Woody Allen? Dennis Miller?—who quipped, ‘Lack of money is the root of all evil’?”

Reader Jim Welch said it was from George Bernard Shaw’s famous work, Man and Superman (1908), in the section titled, “Maxims for Revolutionists” (September/ October 2002, “No Lack of Sharp Readers”).

According to reader Steve Norris, the same words appeared, attributed to Twain, in the 1927 book More Maxims of Mark, authored by a Mr. Johnson—whose first name we couldn’t find (November/ December 2002, “No Lack of Sharp Readers, Redux”).

Last issue we concluded by saying: “Okay, NOW: can anyone write in and tell us the first name of the man who wrote More Maxims of Mark?!” A few days later we got an answer—from unexpected quarters. — JDM

Yup: Merle Johnson was the editor of the 1927 privately published book. — John Milton Fogg