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Winner Announcement of the "Life! By Design Contest" By Tom Ferry

Winner Announcement of the "Life! By Design Contest" By Tom Ferry

This past weekend at RainCamp LA, the winners were announced of the "Life By Design Contest" that was being promoted over on Bob Stewarts Blog Post.  It was announced on Saturday that Tom Ferry's Book "Life By Design" is now a National Top Seller ranking #4 in the Nation.

Congratulations Tom, and thank you for joining us and speaking at RainCamp in Los Angeles.  We have received great responses from all those who attended, and your presentation was over the top! We were honored to have Tom Ferry as a part of the RainCamp LA event.  Tom's humor, insights, stories and content was "Top Shelf!"  We have a good suspicion that the "Life! By Design" book will soon be the #1 National BEST Seller.  Why, because Tom said so, and if you know Tom, then you know he's going to make it happen!

So here's a repeat of the contest description and rules:


1. Read the preview chapter of the book found here: Chapter 4, The Problem of No Problems

2. Choose one of the following exercises and write a 300-500 word blog post about your experience with the exercise.

  • The exercise on page 39 of the excerpt
  • The exercise that starts on page 46 and goes to page 48. Pick one of the three areas: Professional, Lifestyle, or Health and Vitality and complete the exercise for that section
  • The exercise on page 54 (pick one question and write 300-500 words for one question or feel free to pick more than one question and submit smaller answers to multiple questions in one post)
(**completing the exercise itself, doesn't qualify you for the challenge. You need to have a 300-500 word blog post about your experience with the exercise. What did you learn? Did you realize something you had previously been ignoring? Did this bit of reflection cause you to want to get more introspective? You get the idea, right? Get something out of the exercise and share it with us)

3. Blog posts should include 'My LIFE! By DESIGN' somewhere in the title of the post.

4. At the footer of your post, please include this (including the picture):


2500 points for every post submitted

  1. one (1) Apple iPad (16GB) ~$499
  2. One (1) hour of consulting with Tom Ferry via skype or phone (If you are local to Tom you can come into the office) ~ $1500
  3. One month of Power Coaching ~ $499
  4. Upfront seat for 2 at Tom's Success Summit ~ $598
  5. Expired Edge program and one month service of (auto dialer system) ~$369
  6. Copy of Tom's Home Study Course ~ $75
  7. Autographed copy of LIFE! By DESIGN ~ Priceless!

The contest will end on April 23rd at Noon Central Time. Any posts written after that will not be eligible for the points or the prizes. Each post will be given one entry in the drawing for these great prizes. We will announce the date of the drawing soon, but it will be shortly after the conclusion of the challenge.

(RainCamp LA was the chosen place and time for the contest drawing!)


Now I could just list the names and what they won, but watching the actual drawing seems so much more exciting and something that everyone would probably enjoy more.  So here it is, a live recording of the drawing which took place backstage at RainCamp LA with Tom Ferry, myself, Lauren Bernstein, Doug Ching, and Jon Washburn as witnesses to its authenticity.

Congratulations once again to Tom Ferry, and to ALL the winners of the contest, especially the "winner" of the New iPad.  I have to admit that I was a bit jealous, and had I not been doing the video recording for this post, I think I could have out-run everyone there.  I could actually visualize and see myself snatching up and running off with one of Tom's books and the new iPad he was sporting for this drawing!  lol~ 



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Comment balloon 57 commentsBrad Andersohn • May 17 2010 11:39PM


Congrats that is so Great to see Activerain give back! Keep up the outstanding work!
Posted by Kevin Heinrich (Heinrich Group) over 10 years ago

Congratulations to all the winners!!!

Posted by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!" (Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY) over 10 years ago


i watched the video, very cool. And number 4? Not bad, not bad at all. What else you have up your sleeve?

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) over 10 years ago

Fun way to share the winners - great to hear the names of people I "know" on AR.  Congratulations to all!


Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) over 10 years ago

This was the first time I have heard Tom Ferry speak.  He was absolutely awesome.  I bought two copies of his book and I can't wait to hear him teach again!

I've been a member of By Referral Only for about 7-8 years now and I wouldn't change a thing.  As a loyal studen of Joe's you can understand why I never gave Tom the time of day.

My mistake.  He is awesome too.  Don't miss his seminar.  I'm trying to figure out how I can go myself!!!

Posted by Vic Steele, Broker/Consultant (Vic Steele, Broker CA BRE 01349863) over 10 years ago


Thanks for the results. This was an obvious benefit for everyone involved!


Posted by Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain (Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain) over 10 years ago

Good Job Brad, Enjoyed the video presentation and Congratulations to all the Winners. I am waiting for the next edition of the iPad because they are going to be improving and I am told it will most likely have a cam, and some new features that will make it indespenable for real estate. The cam could be useful if you can hold it still enough, LOL.

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 10 years ago

Congratulations to all the winners including our local winners Al and Peggy Cunningham in Brampton, Ontario (part of the Greater Toronto Area)!!!

Posted by FN LN over 10 years ago

It's awesome for Tom to get to #4 - Congratulations!  The Power of Active Rain!

Posted by Marzena Melby, Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty) over 10 years ago

Another shining example of what a powerful network Ar is! Congrats to ll the winners!

Posted by Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes (RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio) over 10 years ago


I am so excited for the winners! Tom's video was a great way to announce them.

Posted by Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ (Weichert) over 10 years ago
Way cool. Congrats to all of the winners. It was a fun contest.
Posted by Paula McDonald, Ph.D., Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Beam & Branch Realty) over 10 years ago
This is a problem. I can't see who the winners are until later today. Bummer. But congratulations to all of the winners...
Posted by William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate (WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group) over 10 years ago

Brad, thanks for posting the winners in the video. And Congratulations to all the winners.

Posted by Bill Travis, Broker/Owner (Captain Bill Realty, LLC) over 10 years ago

Nice cool way to announce the winners and congratulations to all the winners.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate over 10 years ago

Congrats to all, but did anyone recieve their points yet?

Posted by LLoyd Nichols, Southwest Florida Homes By The Sea (Premier Florida Realty of SWFL) over 10 years ago

Congratuilations to all the winners! Great job posting this as a "live" drawing rather than just a list of the winners Brad!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 10 years ago

Congratulations to all and William will be quite surprised "later today."

Posted by Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama) (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago
Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks Brad for the video update - pretty cool!
Posted by Paige Walker, Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA (Paige Walker) over 10 years ago

William IS going to be pleasantly surprised when he watches the video.  Congratulations go out to all who even entered as this was a great exercise and hopefully we all learned by participating!

Posted by Michael J. O'Connor, Eastvale - 951-847-4883 (Diamond Ridge Realty) over 10 years ago

I'd never heard of Tom Ferry until Lee & Pamela St.Peter did a post on him and the contest. I just got my copy of Life By Design and I'm so looking forward to reading it. Congrats to all the winners!

Posted by Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA (Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA) over 10 years ago
Congratulations to everyone that won in the drawing and to everyone who entered the contest because we also are getting 2500 points!!!!
Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 10 years ago

Lloyd - All the points will be distributed to all the winning members who participated sometime today or tomorrow.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

This was very exciting watching the draw for the winners.  We are all winners by participating and learning from Tom Ferry.  Great "booty" call, Tom!

Posted by Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C (EXIT STAGE RIGHT) over 10 years ago

Loved the video announcement of the winners. Actually, we're all winners because of what we learned from doing the exercises.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 10 years ago
WOW this was fun to watch and seeing Tom Ferry in person absolutely the best!! What an inspiration! Congrats to all the winners! Still telling the hallway sex joke tooo funny!!! Nice seeing all these great people in person, Brad you need to update your photo bud!
Posted by Tere Rice, First Time Home Buyers, VA Buyers, Horse Ranches, (Allison James Estates & Homes) over 10 years ago

Great video announcement, and congratulations to the winners. Congrats to Tom on his book being a best seller.

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) over 10 years ago
Tom Ferry was great and I look forward to finding some time to read his book.
Posted by Laura Coffey, Keller Williams VIP Properties (Keller Williams VIP Properties) over 10 years ago

Unbelievable...  that's all we can say...  and of course thank you Tom Ferry & ActiveRain!  IF anyone has a doubt about what this community can and DOES do - please have them call me.  Again, I can't stop smiling!!!


Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) over 10 years ago

Copngrats to the winners...did you guys really write down all the names of all the entires and put them in that bag?


When do we get our points and tickets and MP3? Looking forward to it.


THanks guys,


Posted by Tamara Dorris (Master Your Market Real Estate Coaching) over 10 years ago
Congratulations to all of the winners. I feel good knowing that several of the winners are Associates with whom I am familiar and follow on a daily basis. Also congrats to Tom Ferry for getting so much support from ActiveRain and getting a push up to #4 on the best seller charts
Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 10 years ago

It was really fun to watch Tom Ferry announce the winners in the video!  Congrats to all!  I am currently reading Tom's book and I feel completely justified in recommending it to anyone, it's a good read, infused with personality!  I give it a !

Posted by Christine Wade, Operations Strategist (Christine Wade) over 10 years ago
Great to see Tom at RainCamp, but I'm bummed that I didn't win. Maybe next time!
Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) over 10 years ago
Congratulations to all the winners! This was an entertaining way to announce it! Thanks Activerain and Tom Ferry for making another fantastic contest possible!
Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate) over 10 years ago
That's all well and good, but I didn't win a damn thing, whats up with that,,,,,ohhh I have to put out an effort...
Posted by Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida (Glasswork Media Arts) over 10 years ago

Hello: Good to see somebody one. I didn't enter this contest, because I am not sure I want to know who designed my life! =)

Posted by Aaron Vaughn, REALTOR© 512-845-4204, My knowledge is your power | eXp Realty (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Brad - I think Tom is even more personable in person!  Great job & congrats to all the winners.

Posted by Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)) over 10 years ago

Congrats to all the winners

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Posted by Ann Hayden 636-399-7544, (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri) over 10 years ago

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to say again CONGRATS to all those who participated in the blog contest ... and for taking the time to read the chapter ... or maybe just contemplating the exercises!  Well done, all of the way around!

My hats off to Jon, Brad, Lauren and Brad and the entire AR team who made this contest come to life! The AR team is one sharp group and quick to take action! Awesome! It was super cool to reach into that bag and see SO many names as well as read your blogs.

For all of you who I had the pleasure of meeting in LA over this weekend at Rain Camp, remember what we talked about ... "Level 10 baby!" I am looking forward to seeing a lot of you at the Summit!

Now let's all go out and kick some "booty"!!!


P.S. For all of you winners ... My team should be mailing out the prizes on Friday, once I sign the books that I have with me, since I am out of the office until Thursday!


Posted by Tom Ferry (Tom Ferry-yourcoach) over 10 years ago

Watching that was fun! And a copy of the book, too? Wow, I am truly blessed, as are all of the winners, and the participants! Congratulations to all again! P.S. I'll forgive the use of the forbidden name....

Posted by William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate (WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group) over 10 years ago

Tom - We're honored to have had you stop by and comment!  You're a class act my friend, the door here to the "Rain","Camps", and my Office are always open to you! Mi Casa Tu Casa~   YES, LEVEL 10 Baby!!!  

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Congrats to Lee & Pamela for winning the iPad and all the other winners!

Posted by Renée Donohue~Home Photography, Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer (Savvy Home Pix) over 10 years ago

Brad (and ActiveRain) - Thanks for setting this up and as I said in my post, I hate Tom Ferry (for those that didn't read my post, I don't really hate him).  Tom's been a great guy to connect with in bits and pieces here and there via Twitter and ActiveRain.  I didn't know much about him, but have come to like him and look forward to each time I hear from him.  Now of course, I won something from him, so I like him even more.  (I can be bribed it seems.)

Tom - As always thanks for being active and (more importantly) interactive - even with those of us who haven't been a part of your coaching or didn't know much about you.  To me, that already puts you above most of the coaches, systems, gurus, swamis, and ninjas.  I look forward to seeing what my coaching experience is like...I've never had any official coaching (other than an awesome broker and great friends in the real estate business I can turn to when I need to ask questions), so I'll be curious to see how it affects me and what results I can achieve with it.

To the winners - Congratulations.  I think this is a contest where I would have been cool with any of the prizes.

To everyone who entered - Congratulations.  You may not of won a prize, but I bet you took away something good, I know I did.

And with that, I walk away from the podium and end my acceptance speech.

Posted by Matt Stigliano (Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME) over 10 years ago

Hi Brad~  I think it is wonderful that all of these people have gotten to win.  Congratulations to all!

Posted by Vickie McCartney, Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY (Maverick Realty) over 10 years ago

That ipad sure has my attention. I like the way it fires up without a long delay to use in listing presentations. I wonder if it works with our MLS in the DC area?

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge over 10 years ago

Great Contest.  What a great book.  Scheduled to see Tom in August at the Event in Anaheim. Anyone else attending?

Posted by Charlottesville Choice Homes (Keller Williams Realty) over 10 years ago

Howdy and evenin there Brad

Congrats to all the winners of the Life By Design contest!!!

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 10 years ago

Congrats to all who won....OK - I know points don't count - but when do the rest of us get our points???

Posted by Ruthmarie Hicks (Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605) over 10 years ago

That Ipad is sorely tempting - I can imagine the possibilities for listing presentations.

Posted by Nancy Keith (Keller Williams Realty) over 10 years ago

Congratulations to the Tom Ferry winners.  Please remember me at referral time.

Posted by Cliff Kavanaugh, - 434-466-5128 - (Keller Williams Realty of Charlottesville Virginia) over 10 years ago

Matt- very cool of you to write.  Game on! That's all I gotta say.


Posted by Tom Ferry (Tom Ferry-yourcoach) over 10 years ago

This is a great way to announce the winners, and I have to say I envy Karen.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 10 years ago


To all the winners. Seriously, you all did a wonderful job.

If I hadn't already designed my life, I'd have to sit down and have a talk with Tom :)


Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) over 10 years ago

TLW- We can always chat, designed life already or not! :)


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Posted by Tom Ferry (Tom Ferry-yourcoach) over 10 years ago


It's so easy to get you going :)


Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) over 10 years ago

I am wondering if Lee & Pamela want to share that iPad with me :)

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) over 10 years ago

Congratulations to the winners. Thank you for the contest. I learned a lot from the posts.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 10 years ago