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Acknowledgments

I would first like to acknowledge my beautiful girlfriend, Shauna. They say behind every great man there is a great woman. I don't know if I'm a great man, but I have a great woman beside me, behind me, and all around me. If it weren't for her hard work, dedication, and ability to deal with my craziness, I would not be the person I am today. When describing our relationship, many times I sum it up to “she gets me.” But in all reality, we get each other, and that's what makes it work. Thank you, Babe! I love you!

Next, I would like to acknowledge my team at Blue Vase Marketing. There are a lot of great companies out there, and what I have found is that they are great because of the people who help build them. The people who took a chance on me early—Chris, Jason, Shauna—I cannot thank you enough. There are so many more people who make up Blue Vase and you know who you are. Your hard work, unwavering dedication, and loyalty have allowed me to write this book. Thank you!

I want to also thank my editor, friend, and confidant Chris Benguhe. I knew nothing about being an author or really how to properly write a book. Chris has guided me, counseled me, and, many times, just listened to me rant about the process. From the beginnings in my first book to this book, Chris has always been there. So, when you get to the meat of the book, if things sound just a little bit better, it is because Chris pushed me 5 Percent More, but, more important, he gave more and made this ...

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