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Interests

Interests:
Meeting new people who are different than me...different culture, different viewpoint...I love the contrast of differences and how it allows me to navigate what I choose/don't choose as my mind and world expands. Hence, I love traveling! Financial freedom to me is creating the flexibility and options to do this.

Activities:
Love the outdoors...like living in my home which brings the outside in. Getting in hot tub each night and drinking coffee there in the mornings as i read. Love to golf...can carry clubs anywhere and connect with folks even if I am by myself. Love walking each morning, moving my body through Mastermoves and weights.

Favorite Authors:
Where do I being? :) I've loved reading since I was a kid and would go to the library and gets books during the summer, having my card stamped each time I checked one out and returned one. I can still "smell the smell" of the old library and books. Ok...yea, I almost got lost in my story and memory...the actual names of books... here's a start... Your Faith Is Your Fortune by Neville (my first introduction at age 20 to law of attraction; nothing "new age" about it...just ancient wisdom!:) Think & Grow Rich, Prison Angel, If God is Love, If Grace is True, Wrapped in Blue by Donna Rose; Infinite Possibilities by Mike Dooley; Emotional Healing by Osho; Ask & It Is Given by Esther Hicks/Abraham; Conversations with God; One Decision by Judith Wright, Atlas Shrugged, A New Earth, Eat/Pray/Love...hey, I could go on and on!

Favorite Quotes:
Ancora Imparo "I'm Still Learning." (serves as my daily motto) Translated, it means "I Am Still Learning," and was spoken by the great Italian renaissance artist Michelangelo, creator of such masterpieces as the Sistine Chapel and the sculpture of David. Given the scope of his achievement in painting, sculpture, poetry and architecture, this humility is striking and strongly reminiscent of the Greek philosopher Socrates who saying "The wise man knows that he knows nothing"is also a favorite. I dearly love quotes by Helen Keller. This one is a favorite: I am only one. But still I am ONE. I cannot do everything. But still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do. It was made popular by her (and is often mistakenly attributed to her). It actually originated from Edward Everett Hale who said: “I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do. And by the grace of God, I will.” One more favorite! When I dare to be powerful to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. --Poet Audre Lorde

Dotti Berry

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Primary Company:  iZigg
Other Company:  Personal Company - Training2Transform Global Enterprises
Industry:  Coach
Experience:  Veteran (3+ years)

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I am life-long entrepreneur and coach. I have created projects since I was young, and began coaching a 10 & under girls basketball team at 15. I wrote “Dear Ann," pleading for her help in seeking permission from my parents to let me spend my allowance on letters for the girls’ sweaters. Case was closed with her "personal"affirmative reply. My family called me stubborn, before switching to determined. Smart move on their part. I resisted Network Marketing for FIFTEEN YEARS. Why? I had no desire to make that list of 100 and apply the 3ft., 10 ft., 100 ft. rule or whatever rule it is (yes, it keeps expanding!) by accosting any warm body within that area with my product pitch/biz opp.

People living in my investment properties and not being able to pay their rent created a paradigm shift. Make that SHIFT! I decided being broke..again...was not a viable option. I had already experienced that once.  Yes, barely a year after my business was named ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) Small Business of the Year in the U.S. in 1995 (having started another business), I discovered my new business partners had embezzled everything. Dead broke...that was me. Back to now and real estate. I was fortunate. I met a lady at a short sale seminar in Seattle when the facilitator explained that we HAD to sit in a different seat after the break. I know. I don't sound like someone who automatically follows the rules, but I did in this situation and it paid off. Cathy Buchanan introduced me to a system that sparked my passion. BINGO. I was hooked. That became my primary business.  But coaching is in my blood...it's as much a part of who I am as my name! Giving without expectation...living life unattached to a specific outcome...helping individuals discover their own passion as they learn how to embrace the flexibility and options that financial freedom creates...these are the life forces that motivate me! Although I became successful quickly with my priamary business (particularly compared to the 97% who make little to nothing), I also realized that the way I was being "successful" would eventually only lead to a water hole that had dried up. That's when I said, "There's got to be a better way!"

I agree with my colleague Brooke Barnett, who said he wishes he had understood two things earlier in life...Sales Rule the World, and Marketing Rules Sales. Trust me when I say I thought I knew a little bit about promotions and marketing (remember my business was Small Business of the Year in that field!).  I discovered, however, that marketing in traditional businesses and marketing via the internet are two entirely different beasts.  Yes, they are both in the animal kingdom, but I had a lot to learn about the latter one. I was face to face with a  beast ready to chew me up and spit me out if I wasn’t willing to listen and learn from the best. That' why I say...Ancora Imparo!  Who said these famous words, what do they mean, and when were they spoken?  It was the great Italian renaissance artist Michelangelo, creator of such masterpieces as the Sistine Chapel and the sculpture of David.  It means "I am still learning," and he said it in his 87th year.  Given the scope of his achievement in painting, sculpture, poetry and architecture, this humility is striking and strongly reminiscenet of the Greek philosopher Socrates who said, "The wise man knows that he knows nothing."  This is never easy to admit, but seeminly continues to lead to my breakthroughs.

Rev. Dr. Lisa Davison's comment "Dotti sees the world as full of possibilities," spoken while officiating our wedding, made everyone laugh. Her observation applies to life, relationship and business for me.  When I say, "I was thinking," my friends know they are in store for some new exhilirating vision!

I was Women’s Basketball Coach at the University of Kentucky in the 80’s. I have continued coaching, though I ride a different vehicle. I support people in attracting empowered relationships, ultimate streams of income, and life opportunities. I instill in them the ability to grasp the Giraffe Principle, discovering how to look out above the clutter and see clearly, breathing the rarified that allows them to break through obstacles.

Dotti commented on: you nailed it! 3 years ago
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Dotti wrote an article: Reflecting on 2010 & Creating a Vision for 2011 3 years ago
Dotti posted a video: Enter the first Annual Vision Board Challenge 2011 3 years ago
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Dotti commented on: great video Dave! 3 years ago
Dotti commented on: thanks for sharing about mobile impact 3 years ago
Dotti posted in the forums: Re: Who Will Be the Next ... "You Inc Star" 3 years ago
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Welcome! I appreciate you stopping by for a visit. My intention is connecting, engaging and collaborating with a diverse group of people. We're all on the same team, regardless of whether we're in the same business. Helen Keller's quote reminds me that I am only one, but still I am one, and therefore I will not refuse to do the one thing I can to change our industry...or our world. Simultaneously, I have two eyes, two ears and one mouth. Collaborating with others is of immense value because there can be hundreds, thousands, or millions of eyes to help me see more clearly, ears that catch something I missed in a conversation, and mouths speaking from a deeper experience from which I can learn.

Hi Dotti, It does appear that we have a lot in common. I coached a 10 and under all-star basketball girls' team too! I've recently reconnected with a few of them on fb and I was shocked they are out of college, married and with kids! And they are all turning 30 this year! Oh my, they are almost my age;-). I'm also moving in the life coaching arena, I've been attracting some very interesting things in that arena. How's the real estate market where you are? If you live near professional sports I have an idea for any upscale rentals you may have. Here's to future networking together. Sherri Jones
Hi Dottie, Welcome You have really great motives. I also love to help without agenda. Follow the rules, don't get on the bad side of "Carl The Cop". To learn the "ground rules visit http://www.betternetworker.com/page/better-networker-rules-and-guidelines If I can help you contact me. LIVE YOUR DREAMS….may your “09” be filled with joy and prosperity. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude”…Thomas Jefferson… From The Heart Elwood
Hi Dotti, thanks for visiting and signing my guestbook. I appreciate your kind words about my family. Enjoyed reading your story as well. Thanks again, Fred Lacey
Hi Dotti, Thanks for connecting with me. Look forward to getting to know you. Fred Lacey
Wow for a Newbie you have a lot going on I am Sure we will be the Best of Friends. We both share the Same Passion to give without Expectation and do whatever it Takes to create the Change we wish. your friend for life Juanita Waterman