14 responses to Something Fun
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    April
    Comment on Something Fun (March 24th, 2010 at 14:02)

    I like it and look forward to reading your book. I found your blog thru Amish Wisdom podcast.

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    Comment on Something Fun (March 24th, 2010 at 15:20)

    Wonderful April, thank you.

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    Comment on Something Fun (March 24th, 2010 at 15:26)

    Congrats, Erik, on your book release! What a coup! I hope you take some time to enjoy the fruit of so much hard work. Godspeed to your book’s great success!

    kimberly stuart

    p.s. I gave a shout-out at www.kimberlystuart.blogspot.com. Might be the only time your book is accompanied by a drawing of a Yeti… :)

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    Rick
    Comment on Something Fun (March 24th, 2010 at 17:23)

    Turned out very nice!

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    Elizabeth
    Comment on Something Fun (March 24th, 2010 at 17:33)

    Looks great. Looking forward to reading the book. Can’t say I get excited about banjo music in connecting with the Amish, however. Sort of “cheapens” the community…Just sayin’

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    OldKat
    Comment on Something Fun (March 24th, 2010 at 21:15)

    Erik,

    Kudos on the book; I WILL be buying it this weekend. I’ve read part of the first chapter, and it what I have read is bang on with what I have experienced in my own life. I am in 100% agreement with this excerpt; “Fear takes over when we focus on failure. Jonas’s vision has helped him battle and destroy this disabling emotion”. It reminds me (painfully) of when I quit the best job that I have ever had to pursue a business opportunity in 1993. I had analyzed virtually everything that could go wrong and was so afraid of failing that I failed to focus on what I SHOULD be doing to ensure success. Needless to say, I flamed out. Subsequently, I examined my approach to the whole deal and came to the conclusion that what I really lacked was a VISION of where I wanted the business to go and what I wanted it to be. That is why I say your work rings true with me.

    I can’t wait to read your whole book. I am sure there will be many more gems such as the above excerpt to ponder. Once again, congratulations on bring your project in to port.

    All The Best,
    OldKat

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    Doug
    Comment on Something Fun (March 25th, 2010 at 00:00)

    I don’t think the banjo music really fits the Amish but I’m not sure what style of music would fit with the video, either. Otherwise, the video looks very nice.

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    Comment on Something Fun (March 25th, 2010 at 01:08)

    O. K. Erik – – Harmonica would be better suited to the Amish – – but it still works .
    I will just give you my opinion on all money making endeavors undertaken by the Amish – – 1. Well thought out 2. simple 3. business to operate on their schedule(s) 4. hard work, by everyone, to make it successful. Congrat’s & good luck Jack and Eileen

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    Abigail
    Comment on Something Fun (March 25th, 2010 at 16:42)

    Liked the video. Personally, I love banjo music…but it doesn’t really fit the Amish. I think soft guitar music would have been better. Your book sounds very interesting. I’ll add it to my list of “Must Reads”!

    PS: I REALLY like your blog here!

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    Comment on Something Fun (March 25th, 2010 at 16:49)

    Hey everybody, thanks so much for all this positive attention! Still in Lancaster here up to my ears (: I wanted to post some photos from this morning, but running around so much–am giving some thank you books to Amish business owners who helped me, among other things–it’s lovely up here–but I thought I’d try to check in briefly–and I’m getting the message that banjo music seems to have been a bit of an off choice!! (: I’ll confess: after we actually didn’t have a ton to choose from (it’s harder than I thought to find a suitable piece of music!), so it was sort of a decision between a sleepy soft tune and one a bit more upbeat. So I do agree it’s not a perfect fit (but on a related note, it surprised me to find out about the closet Amish country music listeners out there!)

    Thanks and will try to check back in soon!

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    G. Stutzman
    Comment on Something Fun (March 26th, 2010 at 16:45)

    Received my advance order copy from Amazon earlier this week. Congrats.

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    G. Stutzman
    Comment on Something Fun (March 26th, 2010 at 16:49)

    BTW, I agree. The banjo music doesn’t fit the subject matter. I agree with the soft guitar suggestion 100%. When I hear banjo I think “Deliverance”.

    For what it’s worth!

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    Ann Whitaker
    Comment on Something Fun (March 26th, 2010 at 17:29)

    Erik–awesome video! Banjo? Well . . . how about a harmonica? At any rate, all the best on such a great venture!

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    Bill
    Comment on Something Fun (March 27th, 2010 at 20:49)

    I like the banjo music… a catchy and upbeat tune! It fits well enough.
    Congratulations on the release Erik.
    Picked up a copy today at B&N.

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