Visible Means of Support by Michael S. Tyrrell
January 9, 2018
Dear Wholetonian Friends and Family,
I was just thinking about an old Beatles song, “With A Little Help From My Friends.” Truthfully, I don’t know how I would have gotten this far without you, my friends … thank you!
It’s hard to believe Wholetones came on the scene just three years ago. Today, we are being heard in 162 nations, have been charted on Billboard, been on countless radio shows, TV appearances, magazine articles, etc., etc., etc. But without a doubt, there are three things that have touched me most deeply: God’s constant miraculous intervention, close to 100,000 customer testimonies, and YOUR unwavering support and word of mouth advertising (especially via social media).
You are an unstoppable force; together, we are changing the world, one person at a time! So, obviously, God is my invisible means of support, and you, my Wholetonians, are my visible means of support.
Last week, I mentioned that I would be sharing some big news with you over the next few weeks, so here we go. It is one thing to say you have faith, but it is quite another thing to walk it out! Here is a story that illustrates my point perfectly:
Matthew 14:28-30 New International Version (NIV)
“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
“Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
You see, as long as Peter kept his eyes focused on Jesus … HE WAS WALKING ON WATER! The minute Peter focused on the circumstances, he began to sink. I can personally relate to this story as I am currently transitioning from Barton Publishing, which has been my exclusive marketing and distribution team for the past three years. Often when we work with someone, we assume that it will continue on forever. However, none of us really have control over these decisions; seasons change, and sometimes, even really good things ultimately come to an end.
I am very thankful for all that was accomplished through my relationship with this wonderful company over the last three years, yet, at the same time, I can’t help but be excited for what the future holds for Wholetones, Inc., as I endeavor to work with some new, like-minded people and share some extraordinary new projects (and inventions!) with the world. I will be keeping you in the loop as I develop each new project.
I also have a heart to take customer support to a whole new level, making the experience even more personal for my customers. As you know, I make weekly “random” calls to a few of you unsuspecting Wholetonians, just to see how you are doing and to ask what I can do to improve things.
I am sharing this with you because I want you to know that I take your emails, survey questions, and social media posts to heart. Some of the new projects on the drawing board are a direct reflection of your responses. One, in particular, will be a brand new Christmas project for next year that will contain several selections that I chose because of your survey requests!
I am committed to remove the impersonal, stigma attached to online business—it should instead be very personal where people feel like they are part of a big family, not merely a confirmation number. Fact is, you mean the world to me, and I couldn’t do what I do without you!
So, now that I have jumped out of the boat, if I am to walk on water, I will need to keep my focus on the Lord, and will be eternally grateful for your prayers and patronage. After all, for the last three years, you, my friends, have truly been my visible means of support!
Until next week…
Michael S. Tyrrell
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