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050 The Golden Episode – Thank You’s and Lessons Learned

By Leslie Samuel

It’s my “Golden Episode!”

Yes, I can’t believe I’m on my 50th episode here at Learning with Leslie. That’s a lot!

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I am grateful for all the people who have been a part of this journey, which is why today, and in line with 50thThanksgiving week, I would like to say all my thank you’s and share with you the lessons I’ve learned from mentors, commenters, and from other people who have inspired me to keep learning and making more content for the site.

I would like to acknowledge each of them, and share with you how they have influenced me to be able to reach where I am today, and hopefully you’ll find something of value from them and implement them in your own online business so you can be better at it.
Included in this episode are:

  •  Tips for podcasting without editing in response to a question that was called in by Farnoosh Brock from Prolific Living.
  •  My thank you’s and lessons learned from my mentors, commenters, and podcasts guests, and Reality Internet Marketing guests.
  •  What I’ve learned about Internet Marketing.

These people have influenced me in so many ways and have contributed to my site’s growth and success. Without them, I don’t think I would have reached this far.

Before I made this podcast, I knew that I may be skipping someone, but I hope I haven’t because everyone is just as important in this process. So, if ever I have failed to mention your name for some reason, I apologize, but I want you to know that all of you are valuable.

Thank you once again, and I hope to see more of you here in my upcoming episodes.

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  • Leslie, first of all congratulations, 50 episodes already, time flies, i remember when you first started, and have seen it grow week by week. Amazing Stuff.

    Secondly thanks for the shout out, much appreciated, and i always learn something new from each of your posts. And

    • Yes, time does fly indeed Wasim. I’m glad to know that you’ve been a part of this journey from the beginning. Here’s to 50 more (and 50 more after that times 10) 😀

  • Congratulations on your Golden Anniversary Podcast Leslieeeee 🙂 I’m SO SO SO happy for you. And I totally appreciate the shout out you threw in there hehehe.

    God bless your journey!!

    *haha i said journey – no pun intended*

    I took notes on some of the people you thanked! I will look them up 😉
    All the very best!

    Simply Natural Ideas

    • Thanks Rochelle. You are special, lol. Yep, it’s been an interesting “Journey” 😉

      Glad to have you along on this awesome “Journey”.

      (ok, for everyone else – Journey is the name of a singing group Rochelle and I used to be in – get it?)

  • Hi Leslie,
    congratulations! 50 podcasts – great!
    This is just another VERY inspiring episode. I’m building several sites at the moment, trying to figure out where my passion is gonna lead me. Hearing you talk about your road travelled, connecting with other great people, learning, providing value… that really made me aware that I, too, want to continue the path I am traveling. It’s so rewarding in itself, isn’t it?
    And, hey, thanks for mentioning me, too 😉
    Looking forward to the next podcasts to come!
    Good luck, Andrea

    • Hi Andrea,

      No problem. I had to mention you. You’ve been a part of the community and it’s great to see your face pop up whenever you leave a comment 😀

      Trying out different things in the beginning is the way a lot of successful marketers have done it in the past, and I look forward to seeing you flourish and reach your potential.

      I’ll be watching 😉

    • Hi Michael. Thank you so much for leaving your first comment 🙂

      That means a lot. So glad to know that you found so much value in the tips that I shared in this episode. It has been an awesome journey, and I’m happy to share the things I’ve learnt with you, and everyone else.

      Stay tuned for much more 😀

  • Hey Leslie!

    Big ups and congratulations on hitting the big 50! 🙂 Thank you for the mention as well.

    Yesterday I started listening to this episode, and when I hit the part about Cliff Ravenscraft I decided to check out what he had to say about podcasting. He’s one of those guys that’s been on my radar for a while now, and I think I’m finally poised to give podcasting a shot (after I finish “the project” of course).:)

    I’ve only watched a couple of Cliff’s tutorials so far, and already I’m extremely impressed at the bounty of information he’s offering for FREE. 🙂 Thanks a bunch for recommending him!

    Since it’s the season of thanks, I wanted to take a moment to thank you Leslie!

    I bit the bullet and made the name change we talked about, and then just like I feared, proceeded to ride Google’s tower of terror right to the bottom of the pile (do’h!). To my surprise a mere 7 days later I’m back on the first page of Google for my primary key word, AND I’ve climbed to the second page of Google for several other keywords that I hadn’t even ranked for before making the change! 🙂

    Your counsel and the words “take action!” (as well as 888-835-2414) echoing in the folds of my memory were instrumental in giving me the ability to face my fears, so I just had to thank you.

    I wish you continued success!

    Best wishes,


    • Matt, you are VERY MUCH welcome. Glad to be able to mention you, because you’re doing great things.

      Also, glad you enjoyed Cliff’s training. Make sure to tell him that I sent you over there 😉

      Thank you for the thanks. Glad to be able to be a part of your journey. Congrats on your site climbing back up the ranks. That’s exactly how it happened with me. I CAN’T WAIT to see your the finished first project. That’s going to be so cool.

      We’ll continue this awesome journey together.

      Here’s to our online success!

  • Leslie thanks so much for mentioning me! I loved the beginning with the singing. You sounded great. I haven’t needed to call in for a while because I have been taking the lessons you have taught be and applying them to my niche sites! Just hit the first page of Google for 2 of my sites and I am super excited because because they are related to gifts and ’tis the season to shop!

    I just wanted to say thanks so much for answering all of my questions and happy 50th episode!


    • Heyyy Tai, there you are 🙂

      No problem. You deserved the mention. Glad to know that you are making progress with your sites. That’s AWESOME. Seeing your stuff show up on page one is always exciting, so CONGRATS!

  • Hi Leslie
    I want to thank you mate!
    Here’s how you have changed my world – and thus in turn the world of my audience:

    Through this year listening to your podcasts, my focus for my site has changed… I used to think of it as a way to help people and also a way (hopefully) to make some money. But you have challenged me and I have decided to accept that challenge – to try and change the world. There is no one episode that has done this, it is a combination of all of them. You have inspired me to make my site the best it can be. It is a long term goal, but I now aim to try and build the site to the point where it is the best English language learning site on the web. This is no small aim and I have a looong way to go, but I have started working towards it.

    Some of the actions I have taken as a result of this podcast include installing various plugins that you have recommended and also implemented the answers to my many questions that you have answered. I have installed a pro-theme, gotten myself a web-mascot character (soon to be unveiled!) and am working on a high quality ‘How to learn English’ course that I will be giving away free to my subscribers.

    There really isn’t enough space here to capture all the ways your podcast and advice has impacted what I am doing.

    Thank you also for the Internet Marketing reality series – you know nothing inspires you to take action like seeing a group of people who are at a similar level to yourself taking action!

    Thank you man! I certainly see you living out the verse, “whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

    God bless


    • John, I’m speechless. It’s so AWESOME to know that what I’m doing has impacted you so greatly. You have NO IDEA how much this comment means to me. It really does give me motivation to continue doing what I’m doing.

      In terms of what you’ve accomplished – THAT’S AWESOME! Congratulations. A lot of people go through training programs, listen to podcasts, read eBooks, but never take action. You’ve taken action, and it’s exciting to see the result. It’s even more exciting to know that there are even greater things ahead.

      So thank you, thank you, thank you!

    • Hi mate

      Pretty much every episode of yours has action items in it for me. That is why I am often late in commenting on them… I need the time to put into action the content you are putting out… then I come back and comment on the episode!

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