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Kevin Troupe's Discussions

Published my first book!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Troupe Jul 22. 3 Replies

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My blog is a finalist in the About.com 2013 Readers Choice Awards! Could use your vote!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kalimba Pegues-Yarbrough Apr 16, 2013. 20 Replies

Several of my readers nominated my blog for the Best Special Needs Parenting Blog award. Even though I am low in the voting I am excited about the exposure it is getting. Both for CHARGE Syndrome…Continue

Imagination, Dream, Goal, Plan, Opportunity: Check x 4...Stuck, but thankful right now

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Troupe Nov 26, 2012. 2 Replies

I love this quote from 48 Days...“Success is never an accident. It typically starts as imagination, becomes a dream, stimulates a goal, grows a plan of action, which then inevitably meets with…Continue

How I filled my freezer with losers...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claudia Bartow Nov 14, 2011. 5 Replies

How is that title for a discussion starter? This really is not a question but more an illustration of how opportunities can just happen, if you are watching for them. I was listenening to one of…Continue

 

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Kevin Troupe posted a blog post

A Weekend Oasis...Every Two Years

Where would you go to find kids randomly laying on the floor, suction machines and vents whirring in the distance, chewy tubes in all colors, feeding tubes and pumps, walkers, hearing aids, interpreters and every imaginable kind of wheelchair...a hospital? No, a weekend oasis where all of the above and more is the norm. Welcome to the 12th Bi-Annual International CHARGE Syndrome Conference. 1,200 people consisting of individuals with CHARGE, families, caregivers and professionals spending 4…See More
Aug 18
Kevin Troupe commented on Ashley Logsdon's blog post Help - I Need Your Feedback!
"Ashley, I have found on my blog www.lessonsfrommatthew.com that by far the best time for me to post is Sunday night. I try to have it posted by 6:00 pm. on Facebook and by a generated email using Mailchimp. This has been my experience over the past…"
Aug 16
Kevin Troupe replied to Kevin Troupe's discussion Published my first book! Free today and tomorrow on Kindle!
"Thanks, Paul and Allan. The free promotion went well. Over 100 books downloaded during that time frame."
Jul 22
Allan Dubon replied to Kevin Troupe's discussion Published my first book! Free today and tomorrow on Kindle!
"Congrats dude!!! You're doing great.  -Allan"
Jul 20
Ericka Joseph replied to Kevin Troupe's discussion Just a quick "High Five" to all of you in this group in the group DIY e-Publishing
"Congratulations Kevin"
Jul 20
Greg Sparks replied to Kevin Troupe's discussion Just a quick "High Five" to all of you in this group in the group DIY e-Publishing
"Congratuations. Glad to help. I have grabbed my copy. Greg"
Jul 20
Paul Giganti replied to Kevin Troupe's discussion Published my first book! Free today and tomorrow on Kindle!
"Congrats! Have downloaded and added to my reading list."
Jul 20
Kevin Troupe added a discussion to the group DIY e-Publishing
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Just a quick "High Five" to all of you in this group

My first book is available today and tomorrow on Kindle (July 20, 21). I put the details on the main page but I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you on this page for your feedback and suggestions. A special thanks to Greg Sparks for helping me put the technical details together at the end.You are all appreciated!KevinSee More
Jul 20
Kevin Troupe posted a discussion

Published my first book! Free today and tomorrow on Kindle!

A little update of the last week. The soft launch to a select group including my…See More
Jul 20
Kevin Troupe replied to Christa Brown's discussion Marketing Ideas for Homeschooling Content in the group Write It Forward - REAL Success & Profit for Writers!
"Christa, we are a homeschooling family of 7 in the Western Michigan area. Our oldest is 20 and our youngest is 3. We have homeschooled from the beginning. We have a conference or two in our area every year where resources are available. We also have…"
Jul 2
Greg Sparks replied to Kevin Troupe's discussion Anyone have a recommendation for a Fiver seller for formatting? in the group DIY e-Publishing
"Kevin, I have done all three of my books and would be happy to do both formats for you. If you search Amazon by my name you will see them. You can message me and we can discuss a price. I can also format it for smashwords, which will download to the…"
Jul 1
Brad Haven replied to Kevin Troupe's discussion Anyone have a recommendation for a Fiver seller for formatting? in the group DIY e-Publishing
"Check out this service.  They will format and  set your book up for distribution for free.  (The only charge happens on a per book sale)  It is easy to use and they promote your book on many sites. ibooks, BN- They will make the…"
Jul 1
Kevin Troupe replied to Kevin Troupe's discussion Anyone have a recommendation for a Fiver seller for formatting? in the group DIY e-Publishing
"Greg, just text...no pictures or graphics"
Jul 1
Greg Sparks replied to Kevin Troupe's discussion Anyone have a recommendation for a Fiver seller for formatting? in the group DIY e-Publishing
"Kevin, Are there graphs and pictures in it? Greg"
Jul 1
Kevin Troupe replied to Nicole Robinson's discussion Fiverr ebook cover - Is artwork separate from cover design? in the group DIY e-Publishing
"Nicole, I may be a little late to the conversation but I would second the recommendation from Chris. Angie is great to work with and she nailed the design for my upcoming book on the first try. I provided a few examples of what I like and I provided…"
Jul 1
Kevin Troupe commented on Tony DiLorenzo's group DIY e-Publishing
"Josh, downloaded your book this morning...will work on getting it read and reviewed this week. Congrats! "
May 26

Profile Information

How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
Have read and enjoyed Dan Miller's materials for a few years. He has inpired me to pursue dreams of being independant and enjoying life and work to the fullest.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
Full time employed At a large church in Worship Arts and facilitating Special Events. Another 15-20% of my income is generated in a side business.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
I have an interest in helping other families who are like ours. We are a homeschooling family of 6 who have a special needs son with a genetic disorder. I have started an inspirational blog and would like to expand that into speaking opportunities as well as compile the blog stories into a published book.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
To be a man of integrety, and a follower of Jesus. When it comes to business, I have spent too many years wondering "what if" and placed many ideas on the shelf. I want to break that cycle and do what God has created me to do. A passion for writing and helping families like our own.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
I am a "big ideas" person who juggles multiple projects. I like to create things in my mind and then build them. I am an encourager and delight in inspiring people.
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
http://lessonsfrommatthew.com
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
I am a scenic/set designer and carpenter...I have been able to combine my creative/design background and mold it together with my construction background. I would like to train other churches how to inspire their own volunteers to create and build their own theme rooms, sets and stage presentations. My neighbors are alway intrigued by what is happening in my shop. 8 ft. ants one week, 10 ft. rockets for a vacation bible school and on it goes. I plan on growing my blog site and turning those posts into a published book. I would also enjoy speaking about our experiences as a family who deals with a special needs child.

Kevin Troupe's Blog

A Weekend Oasis...Every Two Years

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 11:32am 0 Comments

Where would you go to find kids randomly laying on the floor, suction machines and vents whirring in the distance, chewy tubes in all colors, feeding tubes and pumps, walkers, hearing aids, interpreters and every imaginable kind of wheelchair...a hospital? No, a weekend oasis where all of the above and more is the norm. Welcome to the 12th Bi-Annual International CHARGE Syndrome Conference. 1,200 people consisting of individuals with CHARGE, families, caregivers and professionals spending 4…

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Preparing the Way for an Extraordinary Destiny

Posted on May 9, 2015 at 6:00am 0 Comments

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny” C.S. Lewis

Let’s see, since the last glimpse into our lives we have moved and have been working non-stop to bring our new home into “safe” and “functional” status. We have celebrated Matthew’s 13th and Sarah Anne’s 5th birthdays. We have participated in 2 county fairs (with one more to go). We just finished an illness outbreak in our home with Isaac lingering the…

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How Would Our Life be Different Without "Special" Needs?

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 9:54am 3 Comments

I heard a question this past week that has made me look within several times and ponder the same question as it relates to my life. The question was: “if your life didn’t include (insert trauma, life changing event, illness, etc.) how would you think your life would be different”? For me and my family it made me ask myself the question “if we didn’t have Matthew or Isaac or both, how would our life be different”?…

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Our Magic Clothes Dryer...

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 3:13pm 0 Comments

I have been gone a long time from the 48 Days community. Shortly after attending a Write to the Bank session at the Sanctuary in the Fall of 2011 we found out we were expecting our 5th child. As the pregnancy continued we were confronted with the fact that our son shared the same genetic disorder that our now 13 year old son has. It is not hereditary, it does not "ever" come in multiples in a family...but, God had different plans for our family! My time of pursuing…

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At 5:20am on October 31, 2011,
Group Leader
Randell Mark Olson
said…

Hey Kevin,

Thanks for reaching out, I would love to have lunch with you...drop me an email, and we'll set something up.  I think it is so cool how this 48days community encourages each other, and helps us network...there are a few of us 48dayer's in the GR area, maybe we'll have to have a get together one of these days.

Can't wait to hear from you, my email address is: randell@intentionallegacy.com

Blessings,

Randell

At 10:33am on October 8, 2011, Kim Hall said…

Hi Kevin,

Welcome to the group! Lots of nice folks here, lots of inspiration, great ideas and support. Look forward to hearing about progress.

At 9:12am on October 4, 2011, Kim Hall said…
Hi Kevin, It was great getting to chat with you at the WTTB workshop. Joel Boggess, who oversees the Finding Your Voice group and who was my life coach this summer, had asked if I could share the names of a few folks from the workshop, as he was interested in asking a few questions about your experience. I shared your name with him, as I thought you had much of interest to share. Enjoy the conversation!
At 8:39pm on April 28, 2010, Tom Raines said…
Thank you! I have a guy here working on some computer stuff and will see if we can talk one night when it is a little quieter. Look forward to learning those things. I will also spend some time looking up the blog addresses. Look forward to catching up soon!Thanks, Tom
At 2:53pm on April 28, 2010, Tom Raines said…
Hello Kevin, we are both developing this blog thing. I am confused about one thing. Do you see how we can see the blogs of members that have blogs like we do at wordpress? I have opened each persons page in "blogging your passion" and can't see where to go to see this blog or this passion. I got your link off of your forum question but how do we get it from people's pages. I am sure I must be missing something here.
Thanks!
At 8:15pm on April 26, 2010, Kathy said…
Good luck to you, Kevin. Families so often love to hear from colleagues who are walking in their shoes. I think you will find this site a place to gain much insight and many friends.
Sounds like you are an example of ONE MORE SERVING

Kathy
At 8:16am on February 3, 2010, Theresa said…
Just wanted to say Hi, Kevin. It's fun to read your profile and "meet" you!
At 3:21pm on January 25, 2010,
Group Leader
Kent Julian
said…
Hey Again Kevin,

Thanks so much for joining both Speak It Forward & Write It Forward. Be sure to jump in on all the great discussions taking place. We value your input and insight.

Live It Forward,
Kent Julian
www.liveitforward.com

PS Also, if you didn't check out the free e-resource I offer entitled Goal-Setting That Actually Works! ($47 Value) to those who join the REAL Success E-Zine community (also free) at www.liveitforward.com, be sure to do so. I think you'll get a ton out of both resources.
At 3:12pm on January 24, 2010,
Group Leader
Deby Dearman
said…
Kevin, Welcome to Artist Arise! Loved your addition to the conversation. I just responded. Let me know your thoughts. Sounds like you have much to offer the world and I wanna encourage you to GO FOR IT!

Deby Dearman
Artist Arise
At 11:29am on January 18, 2010, Robert de Brus said…
Kevin, Just wanted to drop in and welcome you to this great community! As you’ll come to find, this is a place of inspiration, encouragement and tons of knowledge. I hope you find that and more as you pursue your endeavors.

Some excellent groups mentioned below from Joel and Kent. I hope to see you in those discussions as well!

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