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Steve 12-07-2007 07:30 AM

I am going to be talking a lot more about Greg Wittstock, aka The Pond Guy, but I wanted to start with a promotional video he put up on youtube. Greg founded THE pond company Aquascape.

http://www.aquascapeinc.com/about_us/about-pond-guy.php

http://youtube.com/watch?v=UzLT2fe6dhI

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Steve 12-07-2007 08:45 PM

One of the big things that really launched Greg's company was a press release!

To show you how important these press releases can be. A press release helped launch the company Aquascape.

Here is the website. http://www.aquascapeinc.com/about_us/about-pond-guy.php

And read the highlighted blue text area in the image.

I hope this gets you motivated to think big.

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/...-aquascape.jpg

pmblair 12-08-2007 12:45 AM

VERY inspiring!!

Steve 12-08-2007 02:29 AM

He is very driven and it shows you a great example of what you can achieve when you are driven.

I am glad you like it!

Steve 02-15-2008 02:19 PM

I just got an email from Brian over at http://www.lawnandgardenwv.com. He just released his Feb. 08 newsletter. Check out his great interview with Greg on page 9 of the newsletter. Go here.

http://www.lawnandgardenwv.com/newsletter/member/

You might need to be signed up with them to view the video but it is worth it.

Steve 02-15-2008 03:15 PM

One of the things I was thinking about as I reflected on this interview was, do you need to be focused as a youth in order to be open to hit something big?

Greg mentions in the video that he would spend many summers digging and redigging his ponds year after year to change them or make them bigger. Then later he turned this into a business. After the business was featured in an article in a paper, his business took off.

Do you think he would have been in this position to take off like this if he hadn't been spending all those summers experimenting with ponds?

What's your view?

Do you need such a passion to make it big?


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