Fund Raiser - Dinner, Signed Book..

& Amazing Story of Blake Lindsay, BLIND since 9 mos!

*WE ONLY HAVE ROOM FOR ABOUT 80 PEOPLE. 1st come, 1st serve - REGISTER at

Live, in person, all the way from Dallas, TX- Blake Lindsay!

Being BLIND since 9 mos old has not stopped Blake Lindsay from:

*Writing a book
*Motivational speaking
*Driving!!!! (kidding, he's not that good!)
*Spokesman for Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind
*Dallas DJ
*Professional Voiceover
*Zig Ziglar's Voice of Podcasts
and much more...

BUSINESS SPONSOR see below for great way to support and be supported.

Blake is supporting, will you? Please join us!

Fund Raiser - Dinner, Book, and a His Story.

You get:

* His signed book (Blind For A Purpose)
* His live story
* Dinner (optional, see below)

You give donation of:

$20 (no dinner)
$25 w/dinner (Spaghetti and/or Fettuccine Alfredo)

Business - If your company is into supporting this sort of event...$500 in tickets (20) tickets, PLUS I'll have a telephone interview with you or spokesperson about your business. We will recognize you and why you like helping local community, etc.

Descant recognition and great gift for staff, customers, families, scholarships, etc.

Or I can give away a few in contests and keep promoting your co the donor.
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Testimonies for GrowToGive

James,I feel like you are my personal cheerleader in life. You are a great listener; like the rest of the world just goes away while you are listening to me and coaching me. I know that there is not a judgemental bone in your body. I could tell you anything I have ever done or thought and I know you do not judge me. Yet at the same time you are very honest and hold me accountable. I have so enjoyed tracking my efforts on your tracking sheet. I am not a check the box kind of person and am amazed at how much pride I take checking off things I added to my custom list like self talk, praying, reading God's word, exercise, eating healthy, and thinking positive thoughts. It has kinda turned me into my own cheerleader as well. I have gained a lot of needed confidence through your coaching and techniques.I am really looking forward to us focusing on my purpose in life next.Thanks for feeding me daily with your encouragement & cheering me on!To anyone reading this, James is as "real" of a person you could ever meet, and lives life as a man after God's own heart.Thanks for making this world we live in a better place by investing your gifts in God's people. James, you really do "knock us alive".Sincerely,Krista Tidey

Hello James
You impressed me at your seminar and that is hard to do. I don't know exactly why, but I felt a connection with you, even though we only talked for a minute. Your presentation really started me thinking about where I am, not only in my business, but more importantly in my Life. You hit the nail right on the head with staying in the conscious pain to avoid the unconscious pain.
Iam just starting on chapter three in your book and so far the book is fantastic. I love you Wishlist and this sentence from chapter two - "If the wishlist has to come before winning we will loose every time"
For those of you who are wondering what the Wishlist is, get the book. You will be glad that you did. In my opinion it is worth way more that the cost of purchase.
James, I look forward to getting to know you better.
God BlessJoe Mina

Hi James

Just wanted to thank you for signing my book. I put in 72 hours in 4 days at my full time job taking care of a 91 year old .Always long hours. I do enjoy positive encouraging events when I can, A must! for me. So much negativity ,complaints and sickness 12 + hrs.a day. I love what I do for a living ,but some times long hours of care giving beats up on your body & mind .But,I started your book , enjoying it so far.I know I will get a lot out of it. With So much frustration and negativity, every where you turn It's always a pleasure to meet someone to empower you for the positive side. Loved your honesty and sense of humor. James, It was a pleasure meeting you. I thought the seminar was very empowering. Got a lot out of it. I Look forward to seeing you again.

I had the blessed opportunity of hearing James Smith speak a few weeks ago at a banquet recognizing graduating high school seniors. As one of those students to whom he was speaking, I was inspired and I now feel fully motivated to conquer future challenges. James truly has a gift for motivation!

James is high on life! He lives each day with passion and excitement. My students and parents most definitely enjoyed hearing him speak over "I Was Born to Win." If you get the chance to have James come share with you, it would definitely be worth your time because lives will be changed. - Coley

James,Thank you so much for your Radio clips! I look forward to going to my inbox each day, to hear your inspiration and positive thoughts. Your site is a shining star in the broad expanse of the internet world. I want you to know that it is wonderful people like you, and the folks that you showcase here that make this world a great place to live in. I will continue to listen and enjoy your positive messages each day. Keep up the great work! Don't hesitate to call on me if you find yourself looking for ideas. Namaste, ~Nicky

Hey James, Just wanted to thank you for the Radio clips. I listen to them at night after the kids get home from school. We always get some good insight out of them. We have particularly enjoyed the clips with Zig Ziglar.

I love you. You have a powerful and loving Inner Being.

I just wanted to give an update on my life coaching with James. In a previous testimony I was battling trying to stay positive and enjoying my life. Well the reason I was even struggling with this was I was in a relationship with a man I was not happy with. But with my low self esteem and my fear of being alone, I continued to be with him. But through counseling I realized that there will be pain leaving a man I love but it will be worth it in the end. I will feel better about myself and my self esteem should start to rise. As of now, it has been three weeks since I left him. I will be honest...IT IS PAINFUL!! It has been a very messy breakup, emotionally I didn't think I could do it. I wanted to go back to him several times. My ex played awful mind really has been awful. But everytime I felt the urge to call my ex, I would call James and he was always willing to talk to me. He also has good timing with his inspirational text messages. It would give me some hope. Mostly James said I need to start with simple things...1) reading and listening to positive information 2) looking at myself in the mirror and doing wht he calls in his book the "self talk" 3) changing my thought process to think positive 4) pray. I am not a big believer in prayer (God will do as He wants is my feeling). But the other day I found myself praying "Lord get me through this lonely weekend-so I'm not tempted to speak to (my ex)" It was a weekend full of family and friends and a night of guidance with James that I did not plan. My prayer was answered.James has me focusing on the outcome, my future, my reward for all this pain....a better way of life for me.

James has been a wonderful influence in my life. He helps us to recognize and experience God's presence. He teaches, exhorts and leads with strength and substance, while constantly feeding you with the 'good, pure and positive'. A joy to be around and fountain of knowledge, James is awesome. - Margo Wilson, Bradenton FL

I've had a few sessions with James and I must admit the hardest part is trying not to let others effect my moods. I want to stay positive and happy with my life and I believe James has found a good way to make this happen. Its all about controlling my emotions when it comes to other people. I will not have them controlling how I feel.Another hard thing is finding ways to fill-what James calls-my "love tank". Someone like me who has had deep depression, it takes alot to find things to fill it. I still seem to find those 'quick' fills that only last a few hours. I know James will help me find the right things to fill "it" with.

Good Morning James,

Through eyes filled with tears, I write to you to say a HUGE "THANK YOU" for your comforting and encouraging words! You cannot know how much I needed to hear that!! I can only hope and pray that **** will give the reigns of her life to GOD. I am convinced beyond a shadow of doubt, that HE is the only one that can help her!! Although, I am ever soooo grateful that **** has you in her corner!! I soooooooo appreciate your valuable insight!!!!

Wishing you a blessed day!!

Take Care,

I just wanted to tell you that I went to Virginia to visit my daughter and my parents the first week of August and I gave my book to my daughter. She is reading it and is really into it. I thought that was awesome, because that usually doesn't happen with her where she finds a book that holds her attention. She looks great. She has gained her weight back and I can tell her attitude about things are changing. I know she has a long way to go, but I really think your book is inspiring her to be a better person. I have praised this book to several people and they have bought copies. I really didn't know that I would be marketing your book, I think its kind of funny. Anyway, I thought I share that with you. Thanks. :)

James is truly a one of a kind motivational inspirater. Throughout his book and the years I
have been his friend, he is always friendly, upbeat and contagious with positive enthusiasm. We are all winners and it is great to be alive!

Eric freeman


I enjoy your newsletter coming into my email, and especially at this New
Year. Among the many challenges in my life and desires to turn wishes
into accomplished goals, I was inspired to begin telling people whom I meet
daily, "You were born to win!" I started by telling my 90-years young
mother this morning and it made her countenance light up instantly. She
decided to say it back to me. That is how I am able to win in 2009: by
telling everyone else that they were born to win.

Thanks for the inspiration.

I just wanted to say thank you. I woke up this morning
feeling really depressed. Like I have been over the past few months. When I
checked my email there was only one and in it was a link to a viedo on you tube
with Nick. I cried and then I realized how truly blessed I really was. I have a
wonderful family and great friends. So thank you and keep up the great work.

I have known James A. Smith for several years and have found him to be a highly motivating, thought provoking and articulate speaker and trainer. He has an 'easy going down home' style that is highly entertaining and understandable. He truly believes in his 'I Was Born to Win' philosophy and life style. I would highly recommend him as a speaker, trainer, motivator and friend. - Gary Salyers

James' positive approach to everything he does, and the way he conveys this emotion can only help to lift one in spirit. And he does it with a heart to please God and to influence others to experience the life God has planned for them - Anthony Barbacane

I have spent the last year with James in fellowship and attending his weekly Forum. James always has a positive outlook and is striving to make other people better through personal development backed by God's word. James challenges us to think differently about many areas of our life. James uses his love for people and his conversational skills to share his message and has become a good friend and accountability partner in life.

- Mike Polachek, Keller Williams

James A. Smith is one of the most energetic and enthusiastic people I know. He is knowledgeable on the subject of leadership. More importantly, I have seen his leadership in action and his words are authentic. He is a great encourager and offers great ideas that can be easily put into practice - Jennifer Passmore, Director,Woodland Early Childhood Center.

James' zest for life is contagious. Not only does he want to be the best he can be, he wants the same for everyone else. - Lynn Smith, Sarasota, Fl. - TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc

James A. Smith is a dynamic speaker who communicates with passion and purpose.

- Michael Schwambach, Schwambach Performance Engineering

I've known James both personally and professionally for over 15 years. He has a unique ability to deliver motivation with a Christian flair. James can usually help me find that 'silver lining' in most of my clouds! - Steven Smith, Wachovia Bank

If you want to be encouraged, and if you want to believe again that you really can achieve your goals, you will benefit from the positive and practical content of James A. Smith. He will not just give you guidance, but he will jump in the trench with you and be your biggest cheerleader. The best move you can make this year to reach your goals is to contact someone who knows how to bring out the best in you. That someone is James A. Smith.

- Dr. David Anderson, Pastor of Faith Baptist Church, Sarasota, FL.

James is one of the most passionate people I know. He has a true concern for people and lives to help them in their life journey. I feel fortunate to know him and I'm excited to support him in his endeavor to help change the world one person at a time! - Tim Passmore, Pastor - Woodland the Community Church, Bradenton, FL

Dinner, Signed Book, & Amazing Story of a Blind Winner, Blake Lindsay

Thursday, Nov. 14th, 7-10pm

Marriage and Family Works Center

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.