Marty Wenger
  • Male
  • International Falls, MN
  • United States

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  • Eric Julin
  • Nina Nelson
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  • Brent Green
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Marty Wenger's Discussions

Thanks for facilitating the journey.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Putz Jan 3, 2013. 1 Reply

 I have launched www.lifebidder.com !    A few years ago.... chatting with the bike shop owner in a tiny town in the frozen North Woods.. learned of Dave…Continue

"Coaching" the Very Capable

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bryan Hart Aug 19, 2011. 3 Replies

As a nurse and a father who has been directly involved in the birth of our children,  I have a passion for new parents and babies. As a Prenatal Coach my first client is in her last trimester with…Continue

Dealing with a cul-de-sac

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee Smith, Dr.DIY May 25, 2011. 1 Reply

After reading Seth Godin's The Dip, I find myself in general agreement with him, but I don't find it as easy as he claims to differentiate a dip from a cul-de-sac.  Especially when some endeavors are…Continue


Lifetime goal: never be bored. So far: accomplished.

Latest Activity

Marty Wenger commented on Ann Musico's blog post Are You Overlooking This?
"I confess-- I'm such a poor water-drinking guy that I'm a ripe candidate for kidney stones.  I use Real Salt exclusively, avoid artificial sweeteners like the plague, but my caffeine-to-water ratio is admittedly too high.  Thanks…"
Aug 28, 2013
Marty Wenger commented on Kent Julian's group Write It Forward - REAL Success & Profit for Writers!
"This is the second weekend of the free promotion of East of the Narrows on Kindle.   Celebrating its rank--  and looking to more copies going out there.  Contacted the illustrator regarding "fast-tracking" the print…"
Aug 25, 2013
Marty Wenger replied to Luke Townsley's discussion Bi-vocational minsitry possibilities?
"I was a bivocational pastor.  My kids hated it.  I was immensely stressed and was unable to "be successful" in that none of my work received my undivided attention.    I think you hit the nail on the head with the…"
Aug 21, 2013
Marty Wenger commented on Kent Julian's group Write It Forward - REAL Success & Profit for Writers!
"Go ahead and dance Christine.  May the sales be great!"
Aug 21, 2013
Marty Wenger commented on Kent Julian's group Write It Forward - REAL Success & Profit for Writers!
"I learned something the hard way today. After plastering my book's free availability for this weekend all over my online networks and sending out 100+ emails regarding the same, I discovered that Amazon's little pop-up calendar for…"
Aug 17, 2013
Marty Wenger commented on Kent Julian's group Write It Forward - REAL Success & Profit for Writers!
"Thank you Randy; just downloaded your book, to put it in the line-up of books waiting to be read. Thanks again!"
Aug 16, 2013
Marty Wenger commented on Kent Julian's group Write It Forward - REAL Success & Profit for Writers!
"There's a great read for a hot August night out there, and THIS WEEKEND IT IS FREE! Saturday, August 17, and Sunday, August 18 East of the Narrows is FREE in the Kindle Store. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E8OBUXK Enjoy the story and pass it on!…"
Aug 16, 2013
Marty Wenger replied to John Stepp's discussion First republished Kindle book in the group Write It Forward - REAL Success & Profit for Writers!
"Looks like you are off to a great start!"
Jul 30, 2013
Marty Wenger added a discussion to the group Write It Forward - REAL Success & Profit for Writers!

Uploaded "East of the Narrows" for Kindle publication

I wrote the story a very long time ago.  After attending Write-to-the-Bank two years ago, reading LOTS on 48Days, and launching my website, I finally got the content OUT THERE! The book is juvenile fiction.  My test market has been groups to whom I've read the story aloud.  That began with my own children who strongly encouraged me to complete the book.  I've read to church groups, kid's camp, adults and kids in my extended family at a reunion, and a 4th-grade public school classroom.  I…See More
Jul 30, 2013
Marty Wenger commented on Kent Julian's group Speak It Forward - REAL Success & Profit for Speakers and Trainers!
"My most recent blog post is actually content from one of the small chapters in "The Belly-Button Guide to Self-Managed Healthcare".  The guide is being developed as both a stand-alone E-book and as supportive material for my seminars…"
May 27, 2013
Marty Wenger commented on Kent Julian's group Write It Forward - REAL Success & Profit for Writers!
"The most recent post on my blog is actually one of the small chapters in my "Belly-Button Guide to Self-Managed Healthcare".  The guide is being designed as both a stand-alone E-book and supportive material for my seminars on…"
May 27, 2013
Marty Wenger commented on Kent Julian's group Write It Forward - REAL Success & Profit for Writers!
"Stop sharpening the pencil!-- Kent, thank you thank you thank you.  In a 3-minute  You Tube video you just gave us all thousands of dollars' worth of sound advice. This sticks!"
Apr 30, 2013
Marty Wenger replied to Kent Julian's discussion Always Be Serving (One of the Best Ways to Market Your Speaker Business) in the group Speak It Forward - REAL Success & Profit for Speakers and Trainers!
""Their event doesn't exist to give us a platform..."  Kent, this is an excellent reality check for any of us in a business that essentially sells their self and their knowledge.  Without a heart of service, one is but a…"
Apr 10, 2013
Marty Wenger replied to Dan Miller's discussion Get a free copy of the NEW 48 Days to the Work You Love
"Dan-  in the realm of job search tactics-  Many companies now have a computerized "application process" which uses certain algorithms that weed down the multitude of applications to a volume that the HR department can…"
Mar 28, 2013
Marty Wenger commented on Kent Julian's group Speak It Forward - REAL Success & Profit for Speakers and Trainers!
"Self-discipline to write regularly is part of that key process of identifying the one core thing that I would do no matter what the circumstances. (Thanks Kent!!) My blog posts are the venue for that, and I'd be glad for any feedback from this…"
Mar 28, 2013
Marty Wenger replied to Ashley Logsdon's discussion Testimonials: We Need Your Help! in the group Write It Forward - REAL Success & Profit for Writers!
""Living, Loving, & Working" is a CD set worth every penny of its price!  Unless you are an individual totally "flying solo" you need to have your partner supporting the directions in which you are growing and…"
Mar 28, 2013

Profile Information

How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
I found out about .net from the .com site and a "Write to the Bank" seminar. I heard of 48days.com from a local business man who runs The Sports Shop. I hope to extend my network of contacts across the western hemisphere, and find writers & speakers with whom I can engage in some Proverbial iron-sharpening-iron.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I'm a registered nurse, specialty E.R. working travel contracts in Oklahoma. We are in a process of transition, having made the 950-mile move to a new house on 30 acres of lake-front property this past August. Within an hour's drive in the USA from our previous location the population is about 14000 people. Within an hour of the new location-- closer to 2 million. That's an increase in economic opportunity!
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
Within 4 years: Two to four books self-published, and a significant portion (maybe all!) of our income derived from seminars, speaking engagements, and book sales; with a focus on relational and physical health.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
1: Increase time and collaboration with my children and wife in areas of their interest or talent.
2: Clean and fix the garage, get one more of the cars and all the bicycles under roof, and finish the restoration of my 1966 Plymouth Valiant 100.
3: Reside in a temperate climate, or become a seasonal resident.
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'm pretty good at global analysis of a situation while maintaining attention to details. I'm a visionary with a strong sense of justice; I like to see things "set right". From this base I am able to help individuals, or parties within a group, re-frame or re-phrase their positions and build links across the gaps. I like to "reverse-engineer" health conditions and help people choose healthier steps from where they are so they can reach their desired emotional and physical outcomes.
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
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:
Lifebidder.com is all about helping people engage direct self-management of their healthcare. Simple and effective self-care actions will both reduce personal expense and improve availability of services within the community. My wife and I are also working on developing a curriculum for healthy gender respect and relationships in pre- and early- adolescent children. The message of respect for gender-based abilities and gender differences has the capacity to impact how young men and women view sexuality and improve the experiences of birthing mothers. I have a deep passion for women to be empowered for healthy and happy childbearing, to overcome the "illness' mentality with which medical and family systems view pregnancy and childbirth, and for children to experience the nurture of two committed parents. We intend to bring our message to schools and churches wherever possible. We also see great good in natural products for healing, and have a salve and a massage oil for sale which are both based on extra-virgin olive oil, one of earth's most ancient medicinals.

Marty Wenger's Blog

Confirmation and a Course Adjustment

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 10:04am 4 Comments

     I followed Dan's suggestion about taking a business person to lunch yesterday.  It was the most information-for-the-money that I've ever received. ( 90 minutes of 1:1 for less than $20?!! ) He confirmed a lot of the concepts that I've learned among the 48Days network.  And he confirmed that my planning is on-track for marketability of the products.

His biggest recommendation:  selling what you DO and what you KNOW  will be more profitable than selling  STUFF.   And multiple…


Another step in the right direction

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 10:04am 0 Comments

     Two days ago we had a $5 bill and a couple of $1s in our pocket, but no change for the toll road that would have been the fastest route to our destination.  My wife suggested stopping somewhere to ask to exchange paper money for some quarters, but the little voice inside me said, "No, we have time to take the slower road, and perhaps we'll find something interesting along the way".  Not planning to buy much with only $7 in pocket.   I stopped at a surplus store to see if they still had…


Dear America, You're Breaking my Heart

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 12:38pm 0 Comments

"The problem is I still care"

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Pain and Health

Posted on March 25, 2012 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

     This I believe: Pain is a symptom of something-gone-wrong. Only by accepting it and getting through it can we know when the condition causing it has been healed. Ongoing attempts to mask pain or avoid it (whether by drugs, denial, or diversions) lead to one or both of two things: A-- never going through the process of healing, or B-- a state of being wherein one never knows if the original problem is still a problem--or not. Thus the avoidance of pain leads to a life that always feels…


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At 5:05pm on June 9, 2012,
Group Leader
Kent Julian

Marty...thanks so much for your gift! Very generous of you!!!

At 7:37pm on May 6, 2011, Elisabeth (Lizzie) Julin said…

Thanks for the friendship request. I admire greatly a couple who pursues life with such zest.


At 7:07pm on May 5, 2011, Elisabeth (Lizzie) Julin said…


Your interests and ours are so similar. I was just lying down and praying in the blackness of my closet, the door shut, shoes at my head, a basket of purses at my knee . . . and something encouraging came to me: "Now thanks be unto God which always causes us to triumph in Christ . . ." and I thought, "This is not presumptuous thinking, this is a statement in the Bible that will come to pass. We have the ability to do our part (you are doing it; we also are). The triumph is from God who does uncommon things from us common people.  Good success to you and your wife and family. Eric and I are also coffee fanatics; hope we can have that cup of coffee some day.


At 9:49am on April 30, 2011, Eric Julin said…



Just an encouraging word for you: bringing up children who are mentally, physically and socially balanced and who also know how to think creatively is the greatest and hardest thing you can do. Obviously you are committed to the "cause"; obviously you set the pace.


We have only three sons, but now feel like we have six with daughters in law, and seven grand children. All of that commitment pays huge dividends . . . and extra virgin olive oil goes into most everything we cook, and on my face at night.


The North Woods intrigue me. We are in the Deep South.


Warm regards, Lizzie 

At 5:59pm on April 17, 2011, Erin Casey said…

Hi Marty,

I wanted to send a quick welcome to the Write it Forward, Real Success and Profit for Writers group. We're glad you're here!


The group's discussion forum is packed with ideas, and is great place to get feedback on your work, ideas and questions. Jump into the conversations and let us know how we can help you reach your writing goals.



Erin Casey


Feeling stuck? Get 5 free tips for overcoming writer's block at www.mywritersconnection.com. Happy writing!
At 9:04pm on April 16, 2011,
Group Leader
Kent Julian
Hello Marty,

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

Live It Forward,
Kent Julian

PS Also, in case you're interested, I offer a free e-resource entitled Goal-Setting That Actually Works! to those who join the Make The Move email community (also free). I think you'll get a ton out of both resources.
At 8:13pm on April 16, 2011, Brent Green said…

Welcome Marty!

In Him,


At 5:06pm on April 16, 2011, David Cole said…

Welcome to 48days.net. I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do. It is full of great information. Check us out at the Personal Safety Group when you get the chance. Have fun and God Bless.

David Cole



At 11:53pm on April 15, 2011, Tyson Morgan said…
Welcome to 48 Days! I think you will find this community full of wise and helpful people.
I hope you find this community full of inspiration, knowledge and information that will help you reach your goals. If I can help you in any way, please feel free to contact me at any time. I’d love to help.
I’d like to invite you to view and comment on my blog if you could. It’s about personal finance. It’s new and I would greatly appreciate any feedback or have some followers. Again, if I can help you out in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact me!
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