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The Quickstart Challenge – Week 2
Published 08-30-2017

Very early this morning (AWST) I attended the webinar introducing the second week of the Quickstart Challenge.

 Last week we were shown how to start a blog, and challenged to set up our own and put our first post on it. We were invited to submit our blog to the organisers of the Quickstart Challenge, Dean Holland and Craig Crawford, for a draw, the winner walking away with a magnificent prize.  While I submitted mine on time it was not drawn the winner. However, like Dean said, like all those who completed the task I was a winner anyway because, in addition to my PFFA blog, I now have my own Internet address in my own name. . That is  stone in the foundation for my Internet Marketing business successfully laid.  I am sure that in the weeks to come it will prove to be a cornerstone of the whole structure.

 This morning we entered week two. We were taught what Triple Tier Listbuilding looks like and how to set it up. Having been thoroughly tutored we have been given the challenge to set up our own.  Undoubtedly this will prove to be the second cornerstone of the business we are in the process of building with Dean and Craig’s assistance.

Remembering that the Challenge is to build a business with a minimum of $100 per day income in 30 days, it is encouraging to see the efforts put into laying the foundations with solid cornerstones to bear the finished structure. I thoroughly enjoyed the instruction and am eager to work on the challenge for this week. I look forward to going through the recording of the webinar again to make sure I haven’t missed any of the nuggets or precious stones that were there.

We have a week to build our Three Tier structure. Dean showed us how. He did it in about 10 minutes, although it did require some more work to polish it up a bit. He also knows how to do it of course. We have to learn it all. Then again, like Dean said, it’s like driving a car. There are lots of things for a newbie to learn before he can get his licence to drive. However, once he knows how to do it and gets his licence, with practice and over time, he does all the actions required without even thinking about it. According to Dean the same will happen to us. I admit I hope he is right. I certainly haven’t reached that stage yet. At the same time the comparison is encouraging.

In the meantime we have a week to accomplish at least what Dean did in ten minutes. Even with all the learning to slow us down that should be manageable.

I am also working my way through another programme. You might think that’s all a bit much, and maybe you are right. However, I am finding that the other programme has training modules for all the technical things we need to learn for the Quickstart Challenge as well. I am hoping that it will prove to be complementary to the Quickstart Challenge. Thankfully, to date it seems to be working that way.

 I can’t invite you to join me or even to have a look at the Quickstart Challenge. It has started and we are already in week two of a four to five week programme. However, I can invite you to have a look at the other programme I am working with. The owner, Roy Carter, has given me special permission to do so. You’ll find it at When you open it, the face you’ll see on the page is me. However, the photo shown was taken some time ago. Since then I have lost a lot of weight , some 50kgs, and look quite different. My wife thinks it’s quite an improvement. ☺.

Singleton Tribute
Published 05-07-2017

3 weeks ago, on April 17th, a young girl, Laeticia Brouwer, was attacked by a shark while surfing the waves with her father at a beach in Esperance in the south of Western Australia. Her father managed to get her to shore. Despite every effort to resuscitate and save her she died. She was 17.
While they live in a different locality the family are well known to us. They belong to the same church as we do, and send their children to the same schools where our children went and where now our grandchildren attend. Up until March of this year I was the chairman of the Association which runs them, and when I was a teacher I taught the father. We have grandchildren in Laetisha's class.
This tragic event sent huge shock waves through our churches, as well as through the community where Laetisha lived. In fact, because of the nature of the tragedy it deeply affected all of Australia. From this post too I want to express my deep sympathy with the family in their loss.
In the days after Laeticia's death the Church rallied around to support the family and friends in their deep grief. It was a difficult
and moving time for all of us.
Laeticia was buried last week.
On Sunday afternoon the local community and others who knew Laeticia through school or her surfing or whatever gathered together on the beach in Singleton where the family live to express their own sorrow and support for the family. A friend of ours made a video of the event using a drone. You can view it here.  

Read This Quietly and Ponder
Published 05-06-2017

Read it quietly
To realize
The value of a sister/brother
Ask someone
Who doesn't have one.

To realize
The value of ten years:
Ask a newly
Divorced couple.

To realize
The value of four years:
Ask a graduate.

To realize
The value of one year:
Ask a student who
Has failed a final exam.

To realize
The value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.

To realize
The value of one month:
Ask a mother
Who has given birth to
A premature baby.

To realize
The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize
The value of one minute:
Ask a person
Who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize
The value of one second:
Ask a person
Who has survived an accident.

Time waits for no one.

Treasure every moment you have.

You will treasure it even more when
You can share it with someone special.

To realize the value of a friend or family member:



Hold on tight to the ones you love!

Introducing Myself
Published 05-06-2017

Just so you get to know me a little I’d like to introduce myself. Maybe we can be of some help to each other in the future. My name is Steve Terpstra. Officially it’s “Siebe” but no-one uses that anymore. It is Dutch. In 1951, when I was 2, my family migrated to Australia. My Dutch name proved almost unpronounceable to the English speaking tongue so over time it naturally became Steve. The Siebe only appears on official documents, and now my Facebook and other Social Media pages. I am retired and live with Erika, my wife, near Perth in Western Australia. We live in a granny flat in the rear yard of one of our children’s properties. Their kids, our grandchildren, are our daily visitors. During my working life I was first a schoolteacher, and later a business entrepreneur. The business we started together with our sons is now owned and managed by them. My wife and I married young, in 1968. Our marriage was richly blessed with children. All are now married and have children of their own. Some of our grandchildren too are married and have children as well. Today we have 46 grandchildren (+ 3 who married into the family), and 3 great-grandchildren. You’ll see us with our first great grandson in the pictures on my Facebook page. All live within a 30 minute drive from us. When we’re all together it is a large and happy throng. We are very thankful. We are active Christians. The focus in our life has been the Church, our family, and our work. Our desire is to serve. I have always been much involved with education, first as a teacher of young children in Primary School, and later of older youth in Secondary School. The last 15 years I have been allowed to serve as chairman of the School Association which operates the schools where I was once a teacher. It has been a richly rewarding life long experience. A few years ago my wife was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, and last year I was found to have diabetes. While this has added challenges to our lives, we are thankful to be able to manage them together. A few months ago I was also found to have cancer of the oesophagus. Thankfully the doctors found it to be in a very early stage, and suggested I have an Oesophagectomy. That was done just over 2 months ago. It was a major operation which for a time left me quite fragile and feeling vulnerable. Thankfully that seems to be mainly over now as I am getting my strength back. A few weeks ago the doctors could tell us that the operation was a success in that the cancer was completely removed. You will understand that has given us new perspective. We are very thankful for God's mercy and His grace. It is in this context that I need to develop a business which will give us some income to help fund our retirement as well as keeping us mentally and intellectually involved and challenged. I chose Internet Marketing as it is something I can do from home, which is important to me seeing the state of Erika and my health. Also I find it immensely rewarding when I have some success. To date these are mostly quite small, but they are a beginning, and I am filled with hope and trust that over time we will be blessed with greater success. I am relatively new to Blogging and haven’t mastered all its intricacies yet. Maybe you can help me by giving me feedback. May God bless you in your personal life and in all your endeavours?

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