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Kombucha Newsletter – March Edition. March 9, 2010

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Hey Kombucha Nation,

kombucha and Habitat for Humanity a great recipe

Kombucha and Habitat for Humanity a great recipe (Dave and Eboni)

I know I have been a traveling wilbury** for the past month or so (and the saga continues tomorrow morning when I head to Orlando to walk on hot coals, but more on that in a bit), all of which is part of my commitment to make 2010 the best year for getkombucha.com and our awesome customers!

I thought doing a monthly newsletter would be a good idea to keep our customers completely “in the know” of the happenings… man there is a bunch of exciting stuff. Buckle Up and Turn on the Airbags, here we go…

CHARITY: (i.e. My personal favorite)

I rang in the new year by flying down to New Orleans to volunteer with Habitat For Humanity. I did this for a 3 reasons:

1. Ever since hearing about Katrina I have wanted to physically go down and help out. Donating money is wonderful and I also think donating time and action is just as (and sometimes more) important.

2. I have (well had), no carpenter skills whatsoever. The joke was that I would hit the nail on my finger more than the nail that goes into the house. It has been a skill set that I have been interested in developing for awhile, so I thought why not learn on the job and help give a gift while I’m at it! .. note: I am now a nail putty and door frame painting expert 🙂

3. In a word: Jazz!

I am so grateful for the time I had and also for the other volunteers I met during my time. HUGE shout out to all the Georgia State Students. These guys chose to spend their winter break helping out.. man I wish I was that awesome back in college. Youtube vids are coming soon… in the mean time here are some pics.

Kombucha makes you strong!

Kombucha makes you strong!

The ARC Walk Of Independence

We are so proud that this is the SECOND YEAR IN A ROW THAT YOU WILL BE SPONSORING THIS AMAZING WALK.

I say YOU because in Jan I stated that 5% of all sales thru Feb will go the foundation. Me (and whoever else I can convince to wake up at 6am on Saturday), will be personally there on March 27th and I am so proud to rock their shirt again with our kombucha company on the back (their shirt is ALMOST as good as ours!).

GRATITUDE:

Last week we broke our “most sales in one day” record (shattered it in fact) – frankly we were a little overwhelmed. There was the “we have how many orders today?” type of overwhelmed…

and there was also.. “man we are so grateful that we get to help and enable people” type of overwhelmed. It is a VERY NICE type of overwhelmed! Here are some pics of that (long/intense/awesome/grateful) day.

Our UPS Driver Andrew Makes Sure Your Kombucha is Safe and Sound!

Our UPS Driver Andrew Makes Sure Your Kombucha is Safe and Sound!

Our Shippin' Manager Julio ROCKIN' the Kombucha Robot T-Shirt!

Our Shippin' Manager Julio ROCKIN' the Kombucha Robot T-Shirt!

Me lending a hand! (fyi.. bio degradable peanuts!)

Me lending a hand! (fyi.. bio degradable peanuts!)

Ladies and Gentleman - our VP of Kombucha Operations Ron, striking a pose.

Ladies and Gentleman - our VP of Kombucha Operations Ron, striking a pose.

THAILAND AND NEW PRODUCT COMING SOON…

For those that do not already know… I was in thailand last month. Basically this is how it went.

1. Dave found an awesome thing on the internet (this is after spending a bunch of cash on several potential awesome things and being let down over and over when they arrived… ie it tasted like poo.. uh not that I know what poo tastes like, but you get the point).

2. Dave found that much like getkombucha.com this company was also an itty bitty yet moderately awesome biz – except they were in Thailand.

3. Dave decided to stop finding things and just jump on a plane to Thailand and GET IT for our customers (that and learn about how to actually use it to ensure long term success).

That’s it in a nutshell. Where big corporations might take a few months and lots of filled out forms to ok a trip, being small (and renegade) sometimes helps.

We are still in talk with customs and it would not be fair to speak about it before I know for sure, but this could be HUGE!

I will keep you posted as everything is played out (please keep your fingers/toes/arms/eyes crossed)!

WHAT THE FRIDAY! and TONY ROBBINS

We will continue on with season 3 of the WTF! (what the friday!) episodes. Originally season 3 was going to focus on Health and Wellness (one of my favorite things… can you tell!). However, tomorrow morning I leave for a 4 day intensive Tony Robbins Retreat.

What ever you think about Tony or the personal development field, I can only speak of my personal experience and say this stuff works (believe me I am more analytical than I’d like to be, but it is true.. I have done the math and I achieve more financial/health/life success when I follow this stuff.

This stuff though can be as simple as writing down on a piece of paper “what is the most important action I can take today to reach my goal” and only write down that one step. In other words it does not have to be spending a bunch of cash to go to an event like this.

Why am I telling you this?

Because I decided since I am spending a bunch of cash on this, why not share it with those who might want this type of stuff and for whatever reason can not presently get it (money, time, space restrictions).

so…

Every night I will share the strategies I learn by recording a bullet point recap of the day (I am pretty sure it is illegal to video the actual classes, but I don’t think I am restricted to what I do afterward).

I will release it in 4 segments as Season 3 of WTF! and then Health and Wellness Success Strategies will be season Four.

All if you have not done so already I invite you to sign up for the WhatTheFriday Newsletter where I share even more awesome content (some of the stuff that I charge $200/hr for in internet marketing consulting is yours FREE! when you sign up).

you can sign up by emailing me personally at WhatTheFriday@aweber.com and write “WTF!” in the subject header and anything you want to me in the body. 🙂

Again, in case you were wondering why I do What The Friday, it is because I am a HUGE Fan of the PAY IT FORWARD and EVERYBODY WINS Mentality.

I really do my absolute best not to mention getkombucha or sell products through the series. There were several people that have helped me on the way of becoming my own boss of my health and wealth and it is something that I LOVE doing.

If you are like WTF! is WTF!… you can get caught up by watching our first episode that explains it all.

Cool. Yes. I know. This was a long post, and for those that wanted to just click and look at the pretty pictures, great.. and for those that wanted to read what we do, who we are and where we are going because you are a fellow getkombucha kombuchaholic… greater!

till next time…

Happy Brewin’
Dave

** whoever can comment below with the names of ALL the members of this group gets mad props

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15 Responses to “Kombucha Newsletter – March Edition.”

  1. Toni Says:

    Hello!
    Who is mickey??

  2. krizbie V Says:

    Dave, I just read your March Newsletter–find it to be energizing, uplifting and human–so wonderful. I’ve tuned in to your e-mails throughout the years–since Nov 25, 2007 when I started the 7 Day Kombucha Mini Course. I watched episode 1 of WTF again today. I digested the info about auto pilot, drinking water, saw the robot t-shirt, etc… your videos are grounding and familiar and empowering. By the way, you look healthy, and I’m sure Kombucha tea has something to do with that. I drink my home brew every day too. Started making K. tea in 2005 and knew then I was on to something good, but I got really excited about K. tea in 2007 because of your enthusiasm for this ancient fermented drink. Thanks!

  3. vicki steine Says:

    Dave,
    I am a big fan of yours. Your kombucha product is great but the way you present and keep your self open and sharing with others is amazing. I am in school, making a mid-life career change, to holistic nutrition and want to learn from you on how to promote my business (which is basically me, no products yet).

    People in the pics: Dave, Eboni, Ron, Andrew, Julio and Habitat volunteers (Ga. State Students?). I’m from Atlanta, glad to hear these students were there!

  4. Vicky W Says:

    I hadn’t thought about that group in years! There was George Harrison (The Beatles), Bob Dylan (Like a Rolling Stone), Roy Orbison (Pretty Woman fame), Tom Petty (w/o the Heartbreakers) and Jeff Lynne. You listen to them?

    I’ve got my first batch sitting in the closet (for a couple more days before I get to try it) courtesy of all your tips on your site.

    Thanks!

  5. Ricky T. Says:

    Great stuff! I have my first batch of Kombucha fermenting in the bottles as I type this Yea!!!!! My wife and I tried Kombucha for the first time at Whole Foods. We decided right then that this stuff was for us. The only problem was the cost! When we were looking at the different brands another person was looking to. She said she had heard that you could brew the stuff yourself!
    So I went on line and found your sight and the rest is HISTORY!!!
    Thank You Dave for your commitment to Kombucha!!!

  6. sheryl lindenbaum Says:

    WOW!!! I am so impressed with your newsletter and all the positive feedback from your customers. I am so proud of you and love your enthusiasm and commitment to your kombucha.
    Keep the faith Dave….you are doing great!!! 🙂
    Your first and best admirer,
    Mamma Lindy

  7. Rahn Says:

    Dearest Diamond Dave,
    I found out about kombucha 15 years ago. I started brewing and drinking it out of curiosity. It gave me back my health & a new life. I started giving it to my family, friends & neighbors. They all said I should sell the stuff so, I did. Then I tried to put a website up to sell it but at that time it was very expensive to design, build, host, advertise & set up online credit card acceptance. I know that things have changed considerably since then but I still have not been able to get a website off the ground to make much money selling my kombucha online. Can you give me some advice? I know there are a lot of things I don’t know about the laws & such for selling this type of product online. I also have been afraid that once I do get a website & learn how to promote it I won’t have enough inventory to take care of all the orders! lol Please give me some insite on how to get started.
    Sincerely, Rahn

  8. April M Says:

    Hay Kombucha Dave,
    No need to fear your doing a terrific job! Love the pic.’s Happy Brewing to you Dave.

  9. Gwenn P. Says:

    I am really impressed with how hard you have persevered to make your business a success. You definitely look healthy and more importantly you look happy and fulfilled with your life.
    Kudos to you for thinking out of the box! I would love to be included in receiving your newsletters. Success to you always.

  10. U Harry Says:

    Hey BigDave, How could ANYone not enjoy your WTF video? I must admit that “What the Friday” was not the first thing that came into my mind when I saw WTF, but well, you know.

    Though I still can’t quite put down all those glasses of water, I do what I can to stay healthy. Keep up the good flow, both here and on your adventures around and about, and keep smiling. And much success to you always.

  11. Shirley Says:

    I am making kombucha and love it..I do not wantto do for sale, just for me and any friends who may like to try and or use it. I feel great. I am 74..no high blood pressure or other ailments. Now that is pretty impressive..still going strong every day.

  12. Alex Istanto Says:

    I am Alex Istanto, I stay in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, I want to be your agent for Indonesia.
    Is it possible.
    What must I do ?
    Best Regards.
    From Alex Istanto. (Tan King Tik).

  13. […] show this picture is taken from** (am I dating myself?). It seems like just yesterday I wrote our March Edition of the Kombucha Newsletter, and here we are already almost into August (ahem the month of my birthday in which I am now […]

  14. MariahRose Says:

    KOMBUCHA is the best thing in the world!!! I know a producer, and everyone who takes the first sip, wants to know where to order lol, Kombucha is the brand new healthdrink resolution. We need to start selling it in stores, lets make this happen people!!!!

  15. Claus Says:

    Hey Dave, I got my first sip of Kombucha tea when my girl friend came back from Russia last year, newer stopped drinking, it dos heel your body from inside. My hair has change color, back to my younger days amazing stuff.


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