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“Prosper Learning” + Starfish Story=Making a Difference

The Starfish and Our Student/Customer


While walking along a beach after a particularly high tide, a man noticed a boy picking up starfish after starfish and throwing them back into the sea. When he neared the youngster, he asked, “What are you doing?”

“These starfish will die if they don’t get back into the water,” the boy replied as he hurriedly continued his work.”

“There are thousands of starfish on this beach,” the man said. “Nothing you can do can possibly make a difference.”

The boy held out the starfish he had just picked up. “It makes a difference to this one,” he said and threw it into the ocean.

Like these starfish, there are more students and customers in desperate need than any one of us could possibly hope to make happy or reach 100%. Their numbers are daunting, causing many of us to resign ourselves to the notion that nothing we can do can have any real impact on a problem of such magnitude. And if solving these problems and trying to make every person happy is the goal, they are right. But our the focus is on touching individual lives and you have a team to help you ;0). Some may think what we do may not significantly effect the world’s problems, but if one more person is much happier because you helped him/her with downloadable book or change of a coach. That would mean one less problem, if everyone helped perhaps the world would be a better place? It has a ripple effect (please read about in the success stories) .

But ,we know it makes a difference to each one of those students that you touched for the better.thumbs.jpg

Presented by Devin Willis



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Dr. Nancy Wasson, Ph.D, and Lee Hefner are Helping Couples Have Better Marriages

Dr. Nancy Wasson, Ph.D, and Lee Hefner of Birmingham, Ala., have taken their Internet business to new heights. They have helped many families!

Dr. Wasson and Hefner, who are married, co-authored Keep Your Marriage: What to Do When Your Spouse Says “I don’t love you anymore!” and Wasson provides marriage coaching. The couple market their products on-line, and publish a web-based newsletter using the education and coaching support Prosper provided.

“Over the past several years, our newsletter has grown from nothing to having over 18,000 subscribers world-wide today. The great thing about our success is that we know we’re helping couples have better marriages,” said Hefner.

I have been reflecting on the last twenty years with my best friend and wife Julie , and I know and continue to learn that showing my love through my actions and remembering  say the words “I love you; I need you; I think you’re beautiful; I appreciate you; thank you” and you help me so much; you are such a great mom; you’re one of the most intelligent people I know.” I look forward to an eternity with Julie and my hope is all of my readers happiness in their relationships!


Devin Willis

Related Resources

How to Stay in a Marriage When Times Are Tough-from EzineArticles.com written by Lee Hefner

How to Strengthen Your Marriage with Three Good Habits from EzineArticles.com written by Lee Hefner

Alabama Couple Reaches Wider Audience Thanks to Prosper-Provo, UT, June 26, 2008 —Jason Russell-Prosper Inc . Press Releases

Ethan Willis and E-strengths assessment helps Martial Artists- By JamesModern Kung fu-Total Combat!

One Minute Entrepreneur + Martial Arts business Could help By JamesModern Kung fu-Total Combat!


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Cost vs. Value Report- Can Help Increase The Value Of Your Home

We are finishing remodeling our home . It was a year long project headed up by my wife and we are planning on moving back in to our home next week.

I found this  resource that would have helped us and hope you find it useful:

Cost vs. Value Report- Can Help Increase the Value of Your HomeLee  stated For about 20 years , “….Remodeling Magazine (and also Remodeling Online) has been doing something that few other publications dare to do. Every December, these publications come out with their Cost vs. Value Report for the preceding year, measuring the estimated average cost of remodeling projects across the U.S. in three major categories….”(see Lee’s Home Renovations Blog By Lee Wallender, About.com Guide to Home Renovations)

Please check out the below, I think you will enjoy what you find!

Cost vs. Value Report- This resource helps analize the following:

  • the payback for remodeling?
  • an annual report compares construction cost with resale value for 25 common remodeling projects in 60 U.S. market

Research Team

Specpan (www.specpan.com), an Indianapolis-based market research company, programmed and hosted the Web-based survey, collected and compiled the data, and provided pre- and post-survey consulting.

The Washington, D.C.-based National Association of Realtors (www.realtor.org) broadcasted e-mail links to the survey to more than 100,000 of its members, comprising sales agents, brokers, and appraisers.

Hometech Information Systems (www.hometechonline.com), the Bethesda, Md.-based estimating software developer, provided cost-to-construct estimates for all 25 remodeling projects, including area-modifiers for each of the 60 metro cities surveyed.

Humbly presented for your review,

Devin Willis


Cost vs. Value Report 2007 REMODELING Online

REMODELING’s 2007 Cost vs. Value Report Online-Publication date: November 1, 2007-By Sal Alfano

Related Resources:

What’s the one thing you can do to increase the value of your home the most? –by Josh ClarkHowStuffWorks

The Effects of Landscaping on Perceived Home Value.” Virginia Cooperative Extension. 2007. (PDF)


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