People Who CARE – Guest Blog Series

by Al Smith

Hi there.  Yes I know it’s been awhile.  But I’m baaaack.  Happy Halloween!

The first thing I need to do is recognize a special person who shows how much she cares every day, my sister Terry.  She is not on Twitter, very rarely on Facebook.  She does not blog.  She does not seek the spotlight.  She just cares. 

I am proud to be your brother.   Thank you so much for all you do.       I love you.


Now, I am so excited to announce our November guest blog series at The CARE Movement.  The lineup of friends, bloggers, authors and speakers is very impressive.  What I am more impressed about is how all of the guests continue to show their support and encouragement for me and The CARE Movement.  For that, I will be eternally grateful.  Thank you so much.

Ok.  Here’s what we are going to do.  Every weekday for the entire month of November, (that’s Monday – Friday with the exception of Thanksgiving) we will have a different guest blogger.  We will kick it off tomorrow with one of my favorite authors and speakers, Mark Sanborn.  I think Tuesday will be awesome author and speaker day.  Following Mark, on Wednesday, the 2nd will be Frank Jennings. Thursday will be a very talented writer, Nancy Davis and finishing up our first week, from across the pond, my friend John Sherry.  Pretty nice first week, huh ?

Some of our future scheduled guests include, Kaarina Dillabough, Craig Mcbreen, Claudia Anderson, Barbara Klein, Ted Coine, Dana Reeves, Ameena Falchetto, John Falchetto, Bill Dorman, Gini Dietrich (if she cares) and finishing off the month with two young men that have helped me so much; Marcus Sheridan & JK Allen.  I can not say enough about the constant support, guidance and encouragement these two guys have shown me since this whole process began.

Also, authors/speakers, Shawn Achor, Jon Gordon and Bob Burg will be contributing.  We may have a couple of surprises as well.  So stay tuned and if you have not subscribed, please feel free to do so.  Thank you again so much for all your support.  I know that you and all our future guests really do CARE.

The 20 or so guest bloggers that will appear here are just some of the many, who have been supportive of The CARE Movement.  I hope to do this 3 – 4 times a year, with 20 different guests.  Thank you.

 As always, I look forward to your comments throughout the series. 


{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Lori Gosselin October 31, 2011 at 9:06 am

Hi Al,
It sounds like a wonderful line-up of bloggers for your series! I’m looking forward to it!


Al Smith October 31, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Thanks Lori. Know you are super busy. look forward to getting to your place eventually. Sorry. problems getting to site. Hope you can write for the next blog series and you have a super duper day. Maybe see you tomorrow ?



Kaarina Dillabough October 31, 2011 at 2:55 pm

You better be there tomorrow Al…just sayin’…:))))
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Elizabeth Thomas October 31, 2011 at 12:47 pm

So glad you’re baaack Al, and grateful that you chose to spearhead this movement! -Beth
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Al Smith October 31, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Thanks Elizabeth. Hope you can write something. How are things in Kentucky ? Miss you. Thanks again for all your help with CARE facebook page. Appreciate you much.



John Sherry October 31, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Fabulous to be involved Al and appreciate you asking – great to be among fellow care-takers and care-makers who hopefully can be care-shakers too. It’s going to be an epic November!!
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Al Smith October 31, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Thanks again John. You are so welcome. I am so glad you were able to do it. looking forward to your post Friday and all others coming forward. Take CARE.



Bill Dorman October 31, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I thought you said I was your favorite author………..and why didn’t you link back my name? Is this how it’s going to go down?

Very ambitious and interesting indeed; it will be interesting to see how diverse the topics are.

So I guess it is official and it is ‘on’ now as they say, huh?

Hope you are hanging in there; good luck w/ pops this weekend.
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Al Smith October 31, 2011 at 1:29 pm

When you send me your guest post and it is “approved” by the CARE comittee, Lol, you will be linked back accordingly, with an assigned date. ha ! I am curious as well, to see how this goes.

Thanks for the kind words. You are pullin for Bama, right ?


Kaarina Dillabough October 31, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Bill, we might have to go charging over to Al’s place tomorrow to be sure he’s at the hangout. After all…he said he’s baaaaaack. (and no…I did NOT steal that from you Al, haha!)
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Nancy Davis October 31, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Hi Al,

Happy to be involved with this. I see I am in very good company and I shall try not to disappoint. :)

I think we all can do what we can to make the world a better place then we are already ahead of the game.
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Al Smith November 1, 2011 at 7:42 am

I am so glad you are involved too, Nancy. i know you will not disappoint. You are an incredible writer and person. Really look forward to your guest post on Thursday.

Thanks again.



Barbara Klein October 31, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Al, wonderful to see you back in full form! Normally November is a month of hibernation for me but you change it all with your guest blog series – you bring light into it and I am very much looking forward to it.

Thanks so much for asking me to contribute, awesome company, I am a little bit nervous (read: panicky)!

Happy Halloween to you,
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Al Smith November 1, 2011 at 7:45 am

Hi Barbara,
Just sent you an email. You are such a kind and loving person. Your post is gonna be great ! I know it. No need to panic. Ha ! Enjoy your beautiful day in Switzerland.



Kaarina Dillabough October 31, 2011 at 2:58 pm

I’m baaaaaack too, haha! And no…I did not scoop your line.

You are doing such amazing things with your blog and your business, and the upcoming series of GPs is something I’ll be proud to be a part of. Remember through all of this to CARE for yourself too. You give so much, save a little for yourself…maybe a trip to Aruba, haha! Cheers! Kaarina
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Al Smith November 1, 2011 at 7:47 am

Would love to go to Aruba. Might not come back. Ha ! For real. Appreciate your kind words and support. You are a true friend. So glad you got to get away and disconnect for awhile. Pictures are gorgeous. See you soon.



Jk Allen October 31, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Hey Al,

Looking forward to the huge month ahead of us. Also, I’m honored to be a part of the lineup.

Happy Halloween!
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Al Smith November 1, 2011 at 7:51 am

Thanks for stopping by man. And the honor is all mine. Looking forward to your guest post on the last day of November. You are a bright and shining star on your way to BIG things. Words can not express my gratitude for you and all you have done to help me. THANK YOU. Congrats on your new adventure “GrowthEffect.” The website is awesome. Can’t wait to see it blossom and Grow. Continued success JK. You deserve it.



Claudia October 31, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Hi Al!! Happy Halloween to you too! And what a lovely tribute to your sister. Sometimes it is those wonderful loving people who stay out of the limelight that give us the most wonderful unconditional love…it is such a gift that you and your sister have such love for each other.

And what an awesome November you have lined up for all of us that love your home here. This should be a lot of fun and very interesting. Can’t wait!!

You are an amazing man, Al…you inspire us all to C.A.R.E.
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Al Smith November 1, 2011 at 7:54 am

Thanks for the nice words, Claudia. Yes, my sister is a wonderful person. i too, am excited for the guest blog series. Lots of cool and talented people on board. Just blessed to be able to host everyone. Wow ! it just hit me. Again. Faithful & Grateful.

Take CARE.



Craig McBreen October 31, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Hey Al.

Happy Halloween to you.

Well, it’s about time you posted :)

It’s great to be involved and glad you thought enough of this rook to include me on such a cool list of people! You have some of my online mentors on that list, man! Looking forward to reading everyone’s post. Should be fun.

Here’s to your blog and the C.A.R.E movement. Love what you’re doing Al and thanks again!
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Al Smith November 1, 2011 at 7:57 am

Thanks Craig and you are welcome. You are no longer considered a Rookie in my book. Doing some great things, already. including interviewing Ms. Friendly, below. Ha ! Luv ya Gini. Anyway. get me that guest post and lets rock and roll, brother.

Much appreciation.



Gini Dietrich October 31, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Does this mean if I don’t care I can get out of writing a blog post?!
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Al Smith November 1, 2011 at 8:00 am

OMG. Look who made it to the CARE Movement. Sound the alarms. Woo Hoo ! Yeah, Baby ! ………………. Oh, i just read your comment. Not nice.

You are too funny (I think) and yes, you STILL have to write a guest blog post. And soon. Shorty. Will be in touch (with your attorney) if needed. Lol.



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