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A life-changing experience…

I realized that I was beating myself up with all the webinars and voluminous emails targeted toward helping life coaches market themselves - that I was feeling guilty, that I really didn't want to be mainly a life coach but felt that I should because I had all this training and I've been doing it for years (on a small scale) and do love to help people change and flourish.

I saw that the time I was spending on trying to do coaching marketing was taking me away from the passion I had denied myself (out of fear of rejection) for 40 years while I was an advertising illustrator and ad exec - singing & performing cabaret material. Now I've been preparing for a cabaret show that's coming up in less than three weeks and I thought "This is crazy! I could be having so much joy spending more time with that if I just stop trying to do something that wasn't in my heart!"

It looks so simple when I write it here, it's amazing it was such a long time coming. I'm 76 years old and you would think I could have given this to myself sooner! I'm happier than ever before in my life!!!! I'm just so grateful that I'm able to keep on growing and keep on learning and keep on shifting and changing!

Thank you with all my heart for the immense part you're playing, Sam!

Sherle Stevens

2015-07-07T08:46:20+00:00

Sherle Stevens

I realized that I was beating myself up with all the webinars and voluminous emails targeted toward helping life coaches market themselves - that I was feeling guilty, that I really didn't want to be mainly a life coach but felt that I should because I had all this training and I've been doing it for years (on a small scale) and do love to help people change and flourish. I saw that the time I was spending on trying to do coaching marketing was taking me away from the passion I had denied myself (out of fear of rejection) for 40 years while I was an advertising illustrator and ad exec - singing & performing cabaret material. Now I've been preparing for a cabaret show that's coming up in less than three weeks and I thought "This is crazy! I could be having so much joy spending more time with that if I just stop trying to do something that wasn't in my heart!" It looks so simple when I write it here, it's amazing it was such a long time coming. I'm 76 years old and you would think I could have given this to myself sooner! I'm happier than ever before in my life!!!! I'm just so grateful that I'm able to keep on growing and keep on learning and keep on shifting and changing! Thank you with all my heart for the immense part you're playing, Sam!

Had a real impact…

"I’ve done the “List Your Heroes’ Characteristics” exercise in other contexts before, but had never thought of using it as a tool for finding words to describe ourselves, our value and our passion. That itself was worth the price of the conference, and I don’t say that lightly. Thank you for creating a presentation that had real impact."

Mary Ellen Bates
Bates Information Services

2015-09-11T11:58:56+00:00

Mary Ellen Bates
Bates Information Services

"I’ve done the “List Your Heroes’ Characteristics” exercise in other contexts before, but had never thought of using it as a tool for finding words to describe ourselves, our value and our passion. That itself was worth the price of the conference, and I don’t say that lightly. Thank you for creating a presentation that had real impact."

“Yeah! Let’s Do It!”

Thank you so much again for the terrific webinar! I am so inspired now (I usually am, but now my inspiration feels kind of grown up, with a lot of earth and grounding under my dancing feet and my butterfly heart). Your spontaneous feedback on my business idea went "whoosh" into my belly, where it is jumping now, having the best time of its life. It sings, it shouts, "Yeah! Let’s do it!" Nothing easier, nothing more powerful in my life than earning money just by doing the thing I love most and having fun with.

Barbara Eberhart, Austria
(How to Make $1000 Webinar)

2015-08-13T12:26:31+00:00

Barbara Eberhart, Austria
(How to Make $1000 Webinar)

Thank you so much again for the terrific webinar! I am so inspired now (I usually am, but now my inspiration feels kind of grown up, with a lot of earth and grounding under my dancing feet and my butterfly heart). Your spontaneous feedback on my business idea went "whoosh" into my belly, where it is jumping now, having the best time of its life. It sings, it shouts, "Yeah! Let’s do it!" Nothing easier, nothing more powerful in my life than earning money just by doing the thing I love most and having fun with.
Anna.Sloan

That was outstanding!

"Sam, I learned a lot yet again! You always share just the right zingers to cut through the usual outmoded business B.S. and give me something fresh and new that re-lights my fire of inspiration. What was huge for me is that story you shared, "I'll show you — I can survive on crumbs!" That insight rings such a bell! Though my own reasons for "needing to prove" were very different from your friend's, they did escalate, and to a degree are still noticeable today in my 70s! You and your work are a true delight, and such a joy to watch as you've risen into your own lovely and laudable success over these years."

Ann Barczay Sloan
(How Art, Creativity and True Friendship Can Make You Some Real Money)

2015-08-13T12:20:07+00:00

Ann Barczay Sloan
(How Art, Creativity and True Friendship Can Make You Some Real Money)

Anna.Sloan
"Sam, I learned a lot yet again! You always share just the right zingers to cut through the usual outmoded business B.S. and give me something fresh and new that re-lights my fire of inspiration. What was huge for me is that story you shared, "I'll show you — I can survive on crumbs!" That insight rings such a bell! Though my own reasons for "needing to prove" were very different from your friend's, they did escalate, and to a degree are still noticeable today in my 70s! You and your work are a true delight, and such a joy to watch as you've risen into your own lovely and laudable success over these years."

I felt a shift…

Something must have really shifted after I let your words sink in, because I just haven't felt the tug of guilt that I normally feel. I don't think I've felt it since I read your email, and that's HUGE! ... I'm sure the guilt will come back at some point, but something has definitely shifted and I think it'll only get easier from here.

I'm a little bubbly and emotional writing this, but I want to tell you how grateful I am. ... I used to feel sorry for myself for such a long time about not having any traditional forms of support, but how wonderful it is to finally reach a place where I recognise my support isn't found in conventional places, in the same way I'm not a conventional person, and that the support I have is rich and just what I need. Thank you.

Vanessa Teklenburg

2015-08-13T12:03:09+00:00

Vanessa Teklenburg

Something must have really shifted after I let your words sink in, because I just haven't felt the tug of guilt that I normally feel. I don't think I've felt it since I read your email, and that's HUGE! ... I'm sure the guilt will come back at some point, but something has definitely shifted and I think it'll only get easier from here. I'm a little bubbly and emotional writing this, but I want to tell you how grateful I am. ... I used to feel sorry for myself for such a long time about not having any traditional forms of support, but how wonderful it is to finally reach a place where I recognise my support isn't found in conventional places, in the same way I'm not a conventional person, and that the support I have is rich and just what I need. Thank you.

Today, I was rewarded…

After being creatively stuck, and otherwise in a tarpit of winter depression and exhaustion and general awfulness for about 8 weeks, I actually got about 15 minutes of work done today. There is nothing quite like feeling that energy shift. I am grateful and exhausted. I was reminded of all the wisdom around spiritual/creative practice, that the point of any regular routine sitting, prayer, meditation, or creative practice of any kind (in my case writing) is to get oneself ready, and keep oneself ready, for when the shift comes—even if you think it never will, even if you are a huddled mass of psychic pain and confusion.



Today I was rewarded because for about 20 minutes, I made a little headway, felt things loosening up, but mostly had that undeniable and welcome sensation of, "Okay, the pain is going away and we're back to it, now."



Sam, I think this is the WHOLE point of the discipline. This is "Getting It Done." This is your book.

Patti Frankel

2015-08-13T11:58:53+00:00

Patti Frankel

After being creatively stuck, and otherwise in a tarpit of winter depression and exhaustion and general awfulness for about 8 weeks, I actually got about 15 minutes of work done today. There is nothing quite like feeling that energy shift. I am grateful and exhausted. I was reminded of all the wisdom around spiritual/creative practice, that the point of any regular routine sitting, prayer, meditation, or creative practice of any kind (in my case writing) is to get oneself ready, and keep oneself ready, for when the shift comes—even if you think it never will, even if you are a huddled mass of psychic pain and confusion. Today I was rewarded because for about 20 minutes, I made a little headway, felt things loosening up, but mostly had that undeniable and welcome sensation of, "Okay, the pain is going away and we're back to it, now." Sam, I think this is the WHOLE point of the discipline. This is "Getting It Done." This is your book.

Worth more than you could conceive…

Get Your Work Out There is worth more than you could possibly even conceive. We really got the show out there in a big way!!! We started out scared and somewhat scarred…we now have the ability to touch thousands.

Big Bro George
comedymayhem.com

2015-09-04T10:41:56+00:00

Big Bro George
comedymayhem.com

Get Your Work Out There is worth more than you could possibly even conceive. We really got the show out there in a big way!!! We started out scared and somewhat scarred…we now have the ability to touch thousands.

Gave me a big jumpstart…

It was very helpful for me to look at all the things I have put/continue to put in between me and my project. I think the program gave me a big jumpstart and helped me definitely clear out a ton of other things that were in the way. It made me much more realistic about what I'm doing, why it's important and what is left to do. I feel much more solid, project-wise. I am so grateful for this kick-start, and also grateful for a ton of concepts and analogies that I've been thinking about and sharing with others. Steve and Sam are great fun together; Get Your Work Out There elevates and energizes your project into something beautiful that deserves honor and attention.

Madeleine Eno
writer

2015-09-04T10:35:35+00:00

Madeleine Eno
writer

It was very helpful for me to look at all the things I have put/continue to put in between me and my project. I think the program gave me a big jumpstart and helped me definitely clear out a ton of other things that were in the way. It made me much more realistic about what I'm doing, why it's important and what is left to do. I feel much more solid, project-wise. I am so grateful for this kick-start, and also grateful for a ton of concepts and analogies that I've been thinking about and sharing with others. Steve and Sam are great fun together; Get Your Work Out There elevates and energizes your project into something beautiful that deserves honor and attention.

Well worth the money…

The Get Your Work Out There Program is well worth the money. Sam and Steve are working artists that struggle with the same issues we do and therefore are in the perfect position to help us deal with and overcome them. They both have the important (but often rare, unfortunately) ability to deeply listen to what a client/student is saying and zero in on the underlying issue, fear or concern, which they then address with wisdom, humor and compassion. I am SO grateful I followed my intuition and signed up for this program.

Mary Montanye

2015-09-04T10:22:34+00:00

Mary Montanye

The Get Your Work Out There Program is well worth the money. Sam and Steve are working artists that struggle with the same issues we do and therefore are in the perfect position to help us deal with and overcome them. They both have the important (but often rare, unfortunately) ability to deeply listen to what a client/student is saying and zero in on the underlying issue, fear or concern, which they then address with wisdom, humor and compassion. I am SO grateful I followed my intuition and signed up for this program.

I appreciate the insight…

Thanks for offering such an insightful teleconference on procrastination. You really delivered lots of practical information, exercises and tips. The exercises are straightforward, easy to use and yield 'can-do' action steps. Very impressive! So many of these 'free' calls are mostly fluff and advertising!



I appreciate the insight that the brains of creative people get overloaded and shut down because of too many variables and unknowns. That right there explains a lot!

Elizabeth Hyland, M. Div.
Author of "Surviving The Unemployment Roller Coaster: From Stress To Success"

2015-08-13T11:36:16+00:00

Elizabeth Hyland, M. Div.
Author of "Surviving The Unemployment Roller Coaster: From Stress To Success"

Thanks for offering such an insightful teleconference on procrastination. You really delivered lots of practical information, exercises and tips. The exercises are straightforward, easy to use and yield 'can-do' action steps. Very impressive! So many of these 'free' calls are mostly fluff and advertising! I appreciate the insight that the brains of creative people get overloaded and shut down because of too many variables and unknowns. That right there explains a lot!

Awesome from start to finish…

Your tele-seminar was awesome from start to finish — and you've motivated and encouraged me greatly just in this one session! Thank you so much!!!! Life has been very challenging, and you've given me practical, creative ways to fit working on my own dreams/goals into each day. I appreciate the time you gave us, sharing your expertise and gift of encouragement through your caring heart. I will put into practice what you've offered/shared: to realize that the world needs what I have to offer, because I'm the only one who can do what I do, and that we're all unique with unique gifts and ways of expressing those gifts. THANK YOU, SAMANTHA!!!!!!!!!

Sandra H., Actress

2015-08-13T11:34:49+00:00

Sandra H., Actress

Your tele-seminar was awesome from start to finish — and you've motivated and encouraged me greatly just in this one session! Thank you so much!!!! Life has been very challenging, and you've given me practical, creative ways to fit working on my own dreams/goals into each day. I appreciate the time you gave us, sharing your expertise and gift of encouragement through your caring heart. I will put into practice what you've offered/shared: to realize that the world needs what I have to offer, because I'm the only one who can do what I do, and that we're all unique with unique gifts and ways of expressing those gifts. THANK YOU, SAMANTHA!!!!!!!!!

The Real McCoy…

Sam is the Real McCoy mentor everyone should have on their team. She is business-like and entertaining, a soothing kind voice and a double dare—like your best friend—reminder all rolled into one. I enjoy receiving her daily emails, educational webinars and series, being introduced to her friends and affiliates—oh, and Sam's book is always close by, packed full of wonderful content!

Jane Sisam

2015-08-13T12:42:13+00:00

Jane Sisam

Sam is the Real McCoy mentor everyone should have on their team. She is business-like and entertaining, a soothing kind voice and a double dare—like your best friend—reminder all rolled into one. I enjoy receiving her daily emails, educational webinars and series, being introduced to her friends and affiliates—oh, and Sam's book is always close by, packed full of wonderful content!

Enriching…

With her infectious personality, Sam is a speaker that highly entertains her audience, while at the same time enriching their experience with up-to-the-minute info on what's working NOW in email and online marketing. Our group benefited tremendously from her mentoring and we will highly recommend Sam as a guest speaker in the future to all whom inquire.

David Neagle
Master Income Acceleration Mentor, DavidNeagle.com

2015-08-13T13:25:10+00:00

David Neagle
Master Income Acceleration Mentor, DavidNeagle.com

With her infectious personality, Sam is a speaker that highly entertains her audience, while at the same time enriching their experience with up-to-the-minute info on what's working NOW in email and online marketing. Our group benefited tremendously from her mentoring and we will highly recommend Sam as a guest speaker in the future to all whom inquire.

Sam is the BEST!

She truly believes in each person's uniqueness. I have gained so much being in her energy and some of her programs from the discipline of time management, confidence to take chances, confirming I am serving people in the best way possible.

A bonus to working with Sam is that she attracts interesting, fun vibrant individuals who are wanting to support one another and sometimes collaborate.

She gives a great deal to those who enjoy her humour, her poetry, and her perspective.

Debra Morris
Life Coach, NIA Yoga

2015-08-13T13:27:27+00:00

Debra Morris
Life Coach, NIA Yoga

She truly believes in each person's uniqueness. I have gained so much being in her energy and some of her programs from the discipline of time management, confidence to take chances, confirming I am serving people in the best way possible. A bonus to working with Sam is that she attracts interesting, fun vibrant individuals who are wanting to support one another and sometimes collaborate. She gives a great deal to those who enjoy her humour, her poetry, and her perspective.

Awareness and Knowledge…

There are few people who blend a rational sense of system so beautifully with an open and caring heart.

Samantha Bennett is the definition of a teacher/guide—she imparts awareness and knowledge with the gusto of an Irish bartender and holds her students close like the protective lioness grooming her cubs to rule their jungle.

Sam Christensen
samchristensen.com

2015-08-13T13:29:21+00:00

Sam Christensen
samchristensen.com

There are few people who blend a rational sense of system so beautifully with an open and caring heart. Samantha Bennett is the definition of a teacher/guide—she imparts awareness and knowledge with the gusto of an Irish bartender and holds her students close like the protective lioness grooming her cubs to rule their jungle.
Michelle Lange

One of the best coaching sessions I’ve had for my business…

"Samantha gave me brilliant feedback tailored to my specific business. She provided insight on the right questions to ask and, most importantly, how to convey the value of what I do in a way that is highly effective, memorable, and authentic.

Speaking as a professional who creates the brand message for business owners, Samantha is the perfect match for someone in my profession–her ability to find the right words to convey your value is remarkable.

She has given me a highly effective process that I'm going to put into action immediately."

Michelle Lange
MLangeMedia.com

2015-08-13T13:31:41+00:00

Michelle Lange
MLangeMedia.com

Michelle Lange
"Samantha gave me brilliant feedback tailored to my specific business. She provided insight on the right questions to ask and, most importantly, how to convey the value of what I do in a way that is highly effective, memorable, and authentic. Speaking as a professional who creates the brand message for business owners, Samantha is the perfect match for someone in my profession–her ability to find the right words to convey your value is remarkable. She has given me a highly effective process that I'm going to put into action immediately."

Sam’s kinda brilliant…

Sam has dedicated an enormous part of her life to helping us all deftly juggle our creative desires — the screenplay and the pottery kiln and the dance lessons (or in my case, the martial arts classes).

So have fun, don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't do it, and keep Sam around as your capable guide.

Keegan-Michael Key
Actor, Writer, & Producer
The Key & Peele Show

2015-08-17T12:19:22+00:00

Keegan-Michael Key
Actor, Writer, & Producer
The Key & Peele Show

Sam has dedicated an enormous part of her life to helping us all deftly juggle our creative desires — the screenplay and the pottery kiln and the dance lessons (or in my case, the martial arts classes). So have fun, don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't do it, and keep Sam around as your capable guide.

Sam believed in me…

I know that one of the biggest shifts of my life happened on a day in June, 2013, when Sam gave her 5-minute 'commercial' offering us the opportunity to work with her for the next 6 months. I knew without a doubt that I absolutely HAD to make that investment in myself or nothing would ever change.

I had some big goals and dreams and visions and saw no way to get there on my own. Working with Sam for those next 6 months was life-changing for me and set me on a whole new path with more wisdom and confidence.

Cynthia Scott
FreshAir Dogs; ReFresh Training

2015-08-17T12:21:57+00:00

Cynthia Scott
FreshAir Dogs; ReFresh Training

I know that one of the biggest shifts of my life happened on a day in June, 2013, when Sam gave her 5-minute 'commercial' offering us the opportunity to work with her for the next 6 months. I knew without a doubt that I absolutely HAD to make that investment in myself or nothing would ever change. I had some big goals and dreams and visions and saw no way to get there on my own. Working with Sam for those next 6 months was life-changing for me and set me on a whole new path with more wisdom and confidence.

The exact judge you need…

Samantha's incredibly grounding humor, real life experience, and deep compassion will not only inspire you to discover your own systems, but will also give you the exact nudge you need to take your first tiny, baby step forward with your project—immediately.

Karen Krause Amore
SuperYogaMamma.com

2015-08-17T12:23:28+00:00

Karen Krause Amore
SuperYogaMamma.com

Samantha's incredibly grounding humor, real life experience, and deep compassion will not only inspire you to discover your own systems, but will also give you the exact nudge you need to take your first tiny, baby step forward with your project—immediately.

A really kind, nurturing voice…

The work we've done has become a part of me, to the point where it's ingrained into the way I think, the way I parent myself, and comfort myself. In this way, the Get It Done workshops and Creative Genius CEO have been so extraordinarily invaluable, because the work doesn't end when the class does—it NEVER ends.

I just wanted to say thank you so much for what you do.

Rebekah Voss
TheHappyPassport.com

2015-08-17T12:25:40+00:00

Rebekah Voss
TheHappyPassport.com

The work we've done has become a part of me, to the point where it's ingrained into the way I think, the way I parent myself, and comfort myself. In this way, the Get It Done workshops and Creative Genius CEO have been so extraordinarily invaluable, because the work doesn't end when the class does—it NEVER ends. I just wanted to say thank you so much for what you do.

Amazing…

It sometimes feels kind of isolating when your family and friends do not really "get" what it is that you actually do, even when you try to explain it. Sam taught me the importance of finding your tribe that will cheer you on and support you.

This has been invaluable.

By the way, I'm writing for TWO magazines now!

Beth Stanton
Stunt pilot & writer

2015-08-17T12:29:22+00:00

Beth Stanton
Stunt pilot & writer

It sometimes feels kind of isolating when your family and friends do not really "get" what it is that you actually do, even when you try to explain it. Sam taught me the importance of finding your tribe that will cheer you on and support you. This has been invaluable. By the way, I'm writing for TWO magazines now!

Best decision ever…

I started off reading Samantha's book—that got me highly enthusiastic and extremely motivated to take the next step and start my business. I started implementing the tips from the book to get started. Next, I join Samantha's Creative Genius CEO group. Best decision ever. My business is up and running in less than 6 months later. Samantha Bennett is highly resourceful, intelligent, funny, and loyal.

One of the main things I learned from Samantha was to start noticing things. It opens a world of opportunity and knowledge not only for business but for day-to-day life, too. It's a life full of awareness.

Matana Jacobs
Givia.org

2015-08-17T12:32:48+00:00

Matana Jacobs
Givia.org

I started off reading Samantha's book—that got me highly enthusiastic and extremely motivated to take the next step and start my business. I started implementing the tips from the book to get started. Next, I join Samantha's Creative Genius CEO group. Best decision ever. My business is up and running in less than 6 months later. Samantha Bennett is highly resourceful, intelligent, funny, and loyal. One of the main things I learned from Samantha was to start noticing things. It opens a world of opportunity and knowledge not only for business but for day-to-day life, too. It's a life full of awareness.

A gift I thank you for every day.

Your suggestion to write my passion for at least 15 minutes a day has played a huge part in saving my Doctoral thesis, and that is a gift I thank you for every day when I receive your quip. Six months ago, I would sit at my computer each day and rarely type a word. Yet, in two days, I will be sending my first draft to my supervisors. It is amazing how much I can get done in 15 minutes if I am focusing on my passion, which currently is my thesis.

Anne Hiha

2015-09-04T10:27:15+00:00

Anne Hiha

Your suggestion to write my passion for at least 15 minutes a day has played a huge part in saving my Doctoral thesis, and that is a gift I thank you for every day when I receive your quip. Six months ago, I would sit at my computer each day and rarely type a word. Yet, in two days, I will be sending my first draft to my supervisors. It is amazing how much I can get done in 15 minutes if I am focusing on my passion, which currently is my thesis.

It moves you forward…

Get Your Work Out There is fun and moves you forward. I wrote 1-3 pages every day, developed a structure for my book, and found the title. I made a mind-map for my book project including a budget! I didn't stop and I had fun, and I achieved more during these eight weeks with Sam and Steve than in the year before!

Sabine Konrath

2015-09-04T10:29:29+00:00

Sabine Konrath

Get Your Work Out There is fun and moves you forward. I wrote 1-3 pages every day, developed a structure for my book, and found the title. I made a mind-map for my book project including a budget! I didn't stop and I had fun, and I achieved more during these eight weeks with Sam and Steve than in the year before!

What a smart and human way to get you moving…

If I'm being honest I wasn't expecting what I've experienced so far with the Get It Done Workshop, sure, the Get It Done book is great, but this course isn't how I'd imagined at all. You find you've leapt down a rabbit hole, when you thought you were entering a door marked "Self Motivation and Productivity". This is much deeper than that. What a smart and human way to get you moving without all the usual tiring grim optimism of traditional methods. You're interacting with a living thing with this whole process. As a result you'll be changed.

This is an authentic process because its author has "been there, done that." She is one of us.

For me these materials are powerful and effective because they're not simply beautifully polished psychological or spiritual pearls to be stroked and admired from a distance. No, this is a Specials Operation
Manual for artists and creative people, those on the front line of self-esteem, which can be destroyed at any moment.

Thick in enemy territory, where others may not be thrilled by what you produce, or even relish the fact you don't produce anything at all! This territory is real and you know it well, now you can learn how to navigate it well, and thrive in it.

So have no fear. You're being trained, re-programmed, from the inside by a specialist in these peculiarly difficult territories. The tools you'll use have that indefinable feel of 'real working tools', ones actually used in action. They either work, or they're ditched. There's too much at stake here. Your life. Your dreams. Remember those?

It's worth repeating: temporary positive ra-ra feel good stuff isn't going to cut it when you're out there taking shots, or sabotaging yourself from within. That's why you need well designed materials, from someone with actual experience on the front line.

Even as you start to use them you'll intuitively recognise the qualities of these tools, which have clearly been refined over the years. No 'inspired' nonsense from a bogus guru here. This is the real, mucky stuff that works, and can even be fun. To continue the military metaphor, these tools have earned their stripes. Sam has
you covered.

You, reading this, are a unique individual who distrusts testimonials, just like me. To be sure, not every last thing will chime and thrill you in Get It Done, and that's ok. Sam and her methods acknowledge this. You're a human adult and the time has come to take action on what matters to you. No great drama, just a genuine process that WILL actively engage YOU.

We're both adult enough, you the reader of these words and myself the Surprised-To-Be-Writing-A-Testimonial Person, to appreciate that it will only ever be YOU who gets things done, you're the only one that will ever make the changes. It can be a scary truth to acknowledge that, especially in the happy-clappy glittery world of Self-Improvement Without Tears.

Fortunately for us Sam deals in YOU, warts and all. Fully human, fully flawed and her methods and approaches are based on that recognition. Smart, practical, compassionate, above all adult. This is why these
methods work. You know in your heart what needs to be done, but having a smart, crafty, and yes, funny guide to keep you on YOUR straight and narrow is invaluable. That's what you'll experience with "Get It Done."

The beauty for me is not having to buy into another philosophy of life or viewpoint. This is about a constant process, steady feedback. Simply refer to the "Special Operations Manual," get back on the horse and off you go again.

I've never encountered a productivity/get-things-done method that has "You're not perfect, but you are unique" at its beating heart. Many pay lip service to this, but Sam's approach feels like its been
grown and honed over the years. Because results do matter in the end, not simply feeling good.

That's the adult part of "Get It Done." There's a number of unpleasant realities that need to be faced and processed not simply acknowledged and quickly waved away. Get It Done is unique in getting them out from under the bed, perhaps in time to even use as allies. Or if not, at least something you can use as a lever to move where you want to be.

Sam talks to you as an artist, a creative person, and above all as an Official Weird Person™. This is a beautiful and important point. This validation of your difference is at the heart of Sam's methods. I've never encountered this approach before. As artists or creative people we know that Sam is one of us. That is a significant chunk of inertia removed right there. We feel at home with her, because...well, because she's one of us.

We all know little and often works, but it almost sounds too banal and simplistic, but engaging with Get It Done you experience its very real power.

I love the way Sam's method are based on the idea of bringing out what is already in you. If your creative spirit were an animal then you, via Sam, create an environment where it no longer feels threatened and can appear in broad daylight, even thrive. Again, that's a unique quality I've discovered with these materials and no others.

You no longer have to be a self-improvement Don Quixote tilting at tedious imaginary targets which you don't really care about and would do you no good; instead you can focus and align yourself, so ironically enough, you simply get out of you own way. No dazzling lights, heavenly choirs, just simple steady daily methods that wont freak out and awaken the Monster Of Inertia or upset that Crazy Artist Rebel inside you who's so rebellious they will even rebel at creating any art at all.

If you're willing to meet the Get It Done approaches half-way, you'll be in a great position to move forward with your 'stuff'. Initially I have to be honest and admit I felt overwhelmed with these approaches, but that's simply part of the process, there are fail safes built in to this approach every step of the way.

How can I say this? Because I'm still using and exploring these methods. Normally by now I'd have thought "Stuff this, it's too much like work!"—Yes, it is work, that's because this is a real living process you're
engaging with, but it WILL re-energise you. You'll recognise and feel so much better for finally, FINALLY, starting on what you were put here to do.

Sam certainly doesn't deal in Rainbows and Unicorns, this is the real deal, you WILL acknowledge your monsters and learn to process and work with these as a part of what you are. Lets face it non of us are Angels and that's fine. Sam is ok with that too, you're a unique weird human being just as you should be. All petulant frenzies can be dealt with in a sane, practical, and discreet manner.

In conclusion, Sam seems to have a genius for developing easy, natural approaches and techniques to rally your troops, all without tweaking the nose of inertia, which is often the case with other methods. Here you
can acknowledge your monsters but are also smart enough to maneuver around them and simply get on with your own projects.

Of course the acid test is where I'll be a couple of years from now, but I've no great concerns about that. Given the way this process works why should I? As cheesy as this might sound, I am concerned about you reading this right now. If a testimonial-hating, grumpy cynic like me can embrace this fluid, crafty approach then why not you?

Martin Curran

2015-09-11T12:12:21+00:00

Martin Curran

If I'm being honest I wasn't expecting what I've experienced so far with the Get It Done Workshop, sure, the Get It Done book is great, but this course isn't how I'd imagined at all. You find you've leapt down a rabbit hole, when you thought you were entering a door marked "Self Motivation and Productivity". This is much deeper than that. What a smart and human way to get you moving without all the usual tiring grim optimism of traditional methods. You're interacting with a living thing with this whole process. As a result you'll be changed. This is an authentic process because its author has "been there, done that." She is one of us. For me these materials are powerful and effective because they're not simply beautifully polished psychological or spiritual pearls to be stroked and admired from a distance. No, this is a Specials Operation Manual for artists and creative people, those on the front line of self-esteem, which can be destroyed at any moment. Thick in enemy territory, where others may not be thrilled by what you produce, or even relish the fact you don't produce anything at all! This territory is real and you know it well, now you can learn how to navigate it well, and thrive in it. So have no fear. You're being trained, re-programmed, from the inside by a specialist in these peculiarly difficult territories. The tools you'll use have that indefinable feel of 'real working tools', ones actually used in action. They either work, or they're ditched. There's too much at stake here. Your life. Your dreams. Remember those? It's worth repeating: temporary positive ra-ra feel good stuff isn't going to cut it when you're out there taking shots, or sabotaging yourself from within. That's why you need well designed...

Exactly the right thing at the right time…

"'Get Your Work Out There' will help you stay on task and will give you the encouragement and tools to help you to move beyond whatever obstacles are keeping you from getting your work out there. Sam and Steve are storehouses of a lot of helpful information. I'm very grateful for this course, which was exactly the right thing at the right time. It has helped me focus on, achieve and celebrate concrete goals and it has given me a process I can continue to use as I embark on new projects"

Patricia Pearce
PatrciaPearce.com

2015-09-11T12:24:44+00:00

Patricia Pearce
PatrciaPearce.com

"'Get Your Work Out There' will help you stay on task and will give you the encouragement and tools to help you to move beyond whatever obstacles are keeping you from getting your work out there. Sam and Steve are storehouses of a lot of helpful information. I'm very grateful for this course, which was exactly the right thing at the right time. It has helped me focus on, achieve and celebrate concrete goals and it has given me a process I can continue to use as I embark on new projects"

A great confidence booster…

"It's so great to have support from someone who knows what you are going through and will cheer you on, no matter what. This program is a great confidence booster and has given me the courage to finally take action."

Ilene Hurdle
Artist

2015-09-11T12:27:16+00:00

Ilene Hurdle
Artist

"It's so great to have support from someone who knows what you are going through and will cheer you on, no matter what. This program is a great confidence booster and has given me the courage to finally take action."

Absolutely the best!

"Unique and thorough are just two words to describe Samantha’s work — she’s also unbelievably creative, with lightening-quick wit, huge grace and a deep understanding of what I, as a somewhat offbeat client, actually needed. She is absolutely the best!"

Jodi Adler
Entertainment Professional

2015-09-11T12:49:10+00:00

Jodi Adler
Entertainment Professional

"Unique and thorough are just two words to describe Samantha’s work — she’s also unbelievably creative, with lightening-quick wit, huge grace and a deep understanding of what I, as a somewhat offbeat client, actually needed. She is absolutely the best!"

I get a lot more done…

"Sam, I love your voice! I also like the reuse value of the class and worksheets, and the way the course takes into account the imperfect nature of life. No one ever teaches you what to do after school, how to use the education you’ve just completed, or even begin to hunt for jobs or realistically make your goals happen. I learned that I get a lot more done than I think I do!"

Heidi Lowry
Freelance writer

2015-09-11T12:54:35+00:00

Heidi Lowry
Freelance writer

"Sam, I love your voice! I also like the reuse value of the class and worksheets, and the way the course takes into account the imperfect nature of life. No one ever teaches you what to do after school, how to use the education you’ve just completed, or even begin to hunt for jobs or realistically make your goals happen. I learned that I get a lot more done than I think I do!"

Thank you for your work…

"I don't know when I somehow stumbled onto you via the net, but if I knew the when, where, and how, I'd celebrate 'our' anniversary every year! I've listened to you several times. Recently I heard your shadow goals lecture and today the sunshine goals. Thank You for your work. I just love your voice and your understanding, it's so comforting to listen to you because I can tell you know exactly how I (we) feel. I really appreciate and enjoy your lectures, your (great) ideas and your extremely human heart."

Kathy

2015-09-11T12:59:42+00:00

Kathy

"I don't know when I somehow stumbled onto you via the net, but if I knew the when, where, and how, I'd celebrate 'our' anniversary every year! I've listened to you several times. Recently I heard your shadow goals lecture and today the sunshine goals. Thank You for your work. I just love your voice and your understanding, it's so comforting to listen to you because I can tell you know exactly how I (we) feel. I really appreciate and enjoy your lectures, your (great) ideas and your extremely human heart."

We’ll do it again…

"We've worked with Sam Bennett several times now -- and we'll do it again. No one can keep us from her. She's been great at helping us re-energize our internal mission and kick-starting us into a higher gear, all the while keeping it meaningful, productive, and fun."

Lee Wochner
CEO & Creative Strategist, Counterintuity.com

2015-09-11T13:01:00+00:00

Lee Wochner
CEO & Creative Strategist, Counterintuity.com

"We've worked with Sam Bennett several times now -- and we'll do it again. No one can keep us from her. She's been great at helping us re-energize our internal mission and kick-starting us into a higher gear, all the while keeping it meaningful, productive, and fun."

Anyone can benefit…

"I believe people from any profession or any walk of life would benefit from the Get It Done workshop. Perhaps target all types of entertainers, retired people, students at colleges/universities, and new parents. Basically, anyone starting a new venture in their life would benefit from this work."

Nancy Kay Hunt
Actor and avid reader

2015-09-11T13:05:01+00:00

Nancy Kay Hunt
Actor and avid reader

"I believe people from any profession or any walk of life would benefit from the Get It Done workshop. Perhaps target all types of entertainers, retired people, students at colleges/universities, and new parents. Basically, anyone starting a new venture in their life would benefit from this work."
Nina Rodriguez

Trust this process!

"Samantha is intuitive and insightful; almost frighteningly so. Trust this process! All of the twists of it, the seemingly odd experiential exercises as well as the more concrete tools all serve to take you more deeply into you and to your goal."

Nina Rodriguez
StagesEntertainment; dontrockmypeace.com

2015-09-11T13:06:00+00:00

Nina Rodriguez
StagesEntertainment; dontrockmypeace.com

Nina Rodriguez
"Samantha is intuitive and insightful; almost frighteningly so. Trust this process! All of the twists of it, the seemingly odd experiential exercises as well as the more concrete tools all serve to take you more deeply into you and to your goal."

You’re dead-on.

"I wish there was some way to express to you how very much I appreciate your poems. I don’t throw around compliments very often (although maybe I should?) but your words go right to my heart, and there’s probably no other newsletter that I actually take the time to read and – gasp! – let it absorb. You’re real, you’re honest, and you’re dead-on. You have a gift and I am so grateful you choose to share it with strangers like me so freely and willingly. You rock."

Carie McKenzie

2015-09-11T13:14:37+00:00

Carie McKenzie

"I wish there was some way to express to you how very much I appreciate your poems. I don’t throw around compliments very often (although maybe I should?) but your words go right to my heart, and there’s probably no other newsletter that I actually take the time to read and – gasp! – let it absorb. You’re real, you’re honest, and you’re dead-on. You have a gift and I am so grateful you choose to share it with strangers like me so freely and willingly. You rock."

Thanks a million!

"Samantha, Thanks a million for the "365 Reasons to Write"! I have received daily reasons for months, and I must say: I absolutely LOVE every one of these mails! They make me smile, even laugh out loud sometimes, they make me wonder and think, they sometimes provoke me and irritate me...and I'm grateful for everything! It's like getting a daily kick in the butt! Thank you so much for really making my day, over and over again!!!"

Solvaar

2015-09-11T13:55:12+00:00

Solvaar

"Samantha, Thanks a million for the "365 Reasons to Write"! I have received daily reasons for months, and I must say: I absolutely LOVE every one of these mails! They make me smile, even laugh out loud sometimes, they make me wonder and think, they sometimes provoke me and irritate me...and I'm grateful for everything! It's like getting a daily kick in the butt! Thank you so much for really making my day, over and over again!!!"
Roxana Cuerva square

My income has multiplied itself 5 times…

"I look around and see how much has happened this past year, how much this program has helped me. Big wins... since I started Creative Genius CEO my income has multiplied itself 5 times, it´s crazy, I know. It's crazy to think that a little more than 2 years ago (before meeting Sam) I was crying in my bed, regretting I studied art as a major, thinking I will always suffer with my career. I wish I could hug you all, you're an awesome group of women, you're my tribe, thanks to you guys I can keep moving. I know that I'm not alone. Lots of love from Perú"

Roxana Ramos Cueva
Facebook Group: CGCEO 2016-2017

2016-12-28T14:56:38+00:00

Roxana Ramos Cueva
Facebook Group: CGCEO 2016-2017

Roxana Cuerva square
"I look around and see how much has happened this past year, how much this program has helped me. Big wins... since I started Creative Genius CEO my income has multiplied itself 5 times, it´s crazy, I know. It's crazy to think that a little more than 2 years ago (before meeting Sam) I was crying in my bed, regretting I studied art as a major, thinking I will always suffer with my career. I wish I could hug you all, you're an awesome group of women, you're my tribe, thanks to you guys I can keep moving. I know that I'm not alone. Lots of love from Perú"
Robin Fuerst

I enjoy your vulnerability and unique approach for creatives

Hey Sam,

Thank you for all your help over the years! I have gone from $5K to $45K with your help, coaching and support!! I enjoy your sense of humor and your generosity! Also your vulnerability and unique approach for creatives. The BIG YES was an awesome experience 2 years ago.

Now I have the courage to upgrade my website to “reveal” more of who I really am!

Reiki Blessings for your healing journey,

Robin
Dr. Robin Fuerst
health and peace start within...
Facebook:  Healing Journey Options
~ Senior lCRT Licensed Reiki Master Teacher
(Usui Holy Fire ART/Master and Holy Fire Karuna)
~ ICRT Mentor Teacher
~ Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator
~ Ordained Minister of Light
~ Certified Aromatherapist
~ Doctor of Clinical Pharmacy, FASHP
2017-02-13T13:37:57+00:00
Dr. Robin Fuerst
health and peace start within...
Facebook:  Healing Journey Options
~ Senior lCRT Licensed Reiki Master Teacher
(Usui Holy Fire ART/Master and Holy Fire Karuna)
~ ICRT Mentor Teacher
~ Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator
~ Ordained Minister of Light
~ Certified Aromatherapist
~ Doctor of Clinical Pharmacy, FASHP
Robin Fuerst
Hey Sam, Thank you for all your help over the years! I have gone from $5K to $45K with your help, coaching and support!! I enjoy your sense of humor and your generosity! Also your vulnerability and unique approach for creatives. The BIG YES was an awesome experience 2 years ago. Now I have the courage to upgrade my website to “reveal” more of who I really am! Reiki Blessings for your healing journey, Robin
Anjela Ford

Life of an entrepreneur is getting better and better

So flying first class is a-MAAA-zing! Bypassing the lines, some extra love in the VIP room, yummy breakfast treats while we wait, comfy leather chairs, mmmm...embracing all this goodness that has been mine all along.

Thankful for this encouragement to embrace the abundance that had been with me along. Samantha Bennett your light and belief in me is fuel to making all of my dreams come true - life of an entrepreneur is getting better and better 

Anjela Ford-Glueckert
Anjelabundance
www.anjelabundance.com
2017-03-13T11:11:02+00:00
Anjela Ford
So flying first class is a-MAAA-zing! Bypassing the lines, some extra love in the VIP room, yummy breakfast treats while we wait, comfy leather chairs, mmmm...embracing all this goodness that has been mine all along. Thankful for this encouragement to embrace the abundance that had been with me along. Samantha Bennett your light and belief in me is fuel to making all of my dreams come true - life of an entrepreneur is getting better and better  Anjela Ford-Glueckert Anjelabundance www.anjelabundance.com
Your words renew my spirit and encourage me to keep on plugging along

Your words renew my spirit and encourage me to keep on plugging along

Good Morning Ms. Bennett, I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for your beautiful poem "Ode to the Drama Teacher." I received it via email from Pioneer Drama. It is incredibly poignant and wonderful, and it brought tears to my eyes as I prepare for opening night of Annie, while coaching cheer, in the middle of a week of STAAR standardized tests, while planning our end of the year awards, and writing curriculum for next year's program. Your words renew my spirit and encourage me to keep on plugging along. Thank you so much again! Keep doing what you are doing!

Nichole Pace

2017-06-12T08:42:56+00:00

Nichole Pace

Your words renew my spirit and encourage me to keep on plugging along
Good Morning Ms. Bennett, I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for your beautiful poem "Ode to the Drama Teacher." I received it via email from Pioneer Drama. It is incredibly poignant and wonderful, and it brought tears to my eyes as I prepare for opening night of Annie, while coaching cheer, in the middle of a week of STAAR standardized tests, while planning our end of the year awards, and writing curriculum for next year's program. Your words renew my spirit and encourage me to keep on plugging along. Thank you so much again! Keep doing what you are doing!

Thank you for giving me the courage, motivation and confidence

Dear Sam,

Thank you for being brave and sharing these. The first two you shared had me in tears and spoke directly to my heart. It is so comforting to know that there is another who feels and goes through the same stuff. It gives me courage to continue....Thank you.

I remain far behind with the CEO lite course material but for the best reason....I am making art! My writing is a daily ongoing practise and I have just returned from Singapore where I exhibited at the Affordable Air Fair. I sold three works at prices I have never dreamed of charging. (I had expected clients would negotiate and so I built in margins for that - none of the buyers battered an eyelid and happily paid full price). Thank you for giving me the courage, motivation and confidence to do all this.

Yours

Jeanne

2017-06-12T09:06:32+00:00

Jeanne

Dear Sam, Thank you for being brave and sharing these. The first two you shared had me in tears and spoke directly to my heart. It is so comforting to know that there is another who feels and goes through the same stuff. It gives me courage to continue....Thank you. I remain far behind with the CEO lite course material but for the best reason....I am making art! My writing is a daily ongoing practise and I have just returned from Singapore where I exhibited at the Affordable Air Fair. I sold three works at prices I have never dreamed of charging. (I had expected clients would negotiate and so I built in margins for that - none of the buyers battered an eyelid and happily paid full price). Thank you for giving me the courage, motivation and confidence to do all this. Yours
Elaine Bennett

Today is Day 343 of my writing streak

Facebook Group: The 365 Club
April 3, 2017 at 3:45pm

Today is Day 343 of my writing streak. I'm superstitious about looking too far ahead but with luck I'll reach the one-year mark while I'm out in Arizona at ICON with Sam and the CG-CEO crew. Can't think of a better way to celebrate, especially since Samantha Bennett inspired me to start this streak!

Elaine Bennett

2017-06-12T09:12:53+00:00

Elaine Bennett

Elaine Bennett
Facebook Group: The 365 Club April 3, 2017 at 3:45pm Today is Day 343 of my writing streak. I'm superstitious about looking too far ahead but with luck I'll reach the one-year mark while I'm out in Arizona at ICON with Sam and the CG-CEO crew. Can't think of a better way to celebrate, especially since Samantha Bennett inspired me to start this streak!


Thanks for a great seminar on Start Right Where You Are! I feel like a weight has been lifted! My productivity has increased and I no longer feel stuck! I will be eternally grateful!

Mindy Tillotson

2015-07-07T08:47:11+00:00

Mindy Tillotson

Thanks for a great seminar on Start Right Where You Are! I feel like a weight has been lifted! My productivity has increased and I no longer feel stuck! I will be eternally grateful!

I feel so appreciative of the fact that you care so much about the people who are so willing to create. Thank you for you work that helps us do our work, and believe in the possibility of our desires and projects again.

Yorlene

2015-07-07T08:47:30+00:00

Yorlene

I feel so appreciative of the fact that you care so much about the people who are so willing to create. Thank you for you work that helps us do our work, and believe in the possibility of our desires and projects again.

The webinar was GREAT! I especially benefitted from your insight on what we feared, and that it was our OWN judgements of our worth that were stopping us. I am going to open an Etsy shop for my quilting. Maybe not today, but soon!

Elsie Winstead
Magic Business Webinar

2015-08-13T12:22:56+00:00

Elsie Winstead
Magic Business Webinar

Elsie Winstead (Magic Business Webinar)

I bought your book a few months ago and devoured it. The 15 minutes a day regimen really works. Progress builds little by little and *poof!*, a creative endeavor begins to take shape and head toward completion.

Carolyn Romano, BlissHealingArts.com

2015-08-13T12:19:31+00:00

Carolyn Romano, BlissHealingArts.com

I bought your book a few months ago and devoured it. The 15 minutes a day regimen really works. Progress builds little by little and *poof!*, a creative endeavor begins to take shape and head toward completion.

I am currently participating in your 'Start Right Where You Are' course. Thank you for all your passion, compassion, and supportive thoughts, feelings, and guidance (also, I love your creative analogies & sense of humor!).

Jennifer Carter

2015-08-13T12:00:48+00:00

Jennifer Carter

I am currently participating in your 'Start Right Where You Are' course. Thank you for all your passion, compassion, and supportive thoughts, feelings, and guidance (also, I love your creative analogies & sense of humor!).

Thank you Samantha, I really enjoyed listening and the way you put it into words makes me feel more relaxed about marketing.

Maria Julkunen

2015-08-13T11:53:55+00:00

Maria Julkunen

Thank you Samantha, I really enjoyed listening and the way you put it into words makes me feel more relaxed about marketing.

I love the way you run your teleclasses. Very good stuff! I made vegetable miso soup while listening—and your voice was so soothing! And you made me giggle a bunch, too...

Teri Goetz

2015-08-13T11:52:30+00:00

Teri Goetz

I love the way you run your teleclasses. Very good stuff! I made vegetable miso soup while listening—and your voice was so soothing! And you made me giggle a bunch, too...

I had a session with you a few months ago, and was greatly impressed (and not just by your poetry, although that's quite stunning!). You nailed several major issues for me, getting me off the dime and out of paralysis, for which I thank you heartily.

Veronica Perry

2015-08-13T11:47:17+00:00

Veronica Perry

I had a session with you a few months ago, and was greatly impressed (and not just by your poetry, although that's quite stunning!). You nailed several major issues for me, getting me off the dime and out of paralysis, for which I thank you heartily.

Thank you for your empathy, insight and sunshine. You are a national treasure.

Nancy Horine

2015-08-13T11:45:01+00:00

Nancy Horine

Thank you for your empathy, insight and sunshine. You are a national treasure.

Sam, I'm listening to 'Your Creative year,' and you need to know this: we can feel the love and affection in your voice, it feels like you are hugging us through all our drama. Thanks for that.

Tammy

2015-08-13T11:37:10+00:00

Tammy

Sam, I'm listening to 'Your Creative year,' and you need to know this: we can feel the love and affection in your voice, it feels like you are hugging us through all our drama. Thanks for that.

I loved this morning's call and I got a LOT from it that I'm sure I'll use. I love your energy and the way you cut through resistance quickly in simple ways, so I'd love to work with you because I'm sure your ideas will be helpful.

Virginia Ellenson

2015-08-13T11:35:31+00:00

Virginia Ellenson

I loved this morning's call and I got a LOT from it that I'm sure I'll use. I love your energy and the way you cut through resistance quickly in simple ways, so I'd love to work with you because I'm sure your ideas will be helpful.

I've had a surge in business and am feeling so much more productive that I have the funds to take the time away. I have been getting up super early and getting so much done!

Judith Gitenstein
(Marketing Mastermind 2014)

2015-08-13T12:30:32+00:00

Judith Gitenstein
(Marketing Mastermind 2014)

I've had a surge in business and am feeling so much more productive that I have the funds to take the time away. I have been getting up super early and getting so much done!

After months of procrastination, I finally began writing my book thanks to Sam's online course, 'Get It Done!' Using her simple but brilliant '15 Minutes a Day' approach, I've finished my book and it's ready to go to the publisher. Love her fun and down-to-earth style! Thanks so much SAM!

Dinah Lin, MBA

2015-08-13T12:32:38+00:00

Dinah Lin, MBA

After months of procrastination, I finally began writing my book thanks to Sam's online course, 'Get It Done!' Using her simple but brilliant '15 Minutes a Day' approach, I've finished my book and it's ready to go to the publisher. Love her fun and down-to-earth style! Thanks so much SAM!

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