About Codevonish
Joined September 2015
Originally from Barbados, attended the Birmingham University School of Education in UK. majored in Arts and Crafts, minor- Religious Education ; did post graduate studies in Italy under the auspices of an OAS fellowship in ceramic technology. Taught primary school in UK for three and a half years.

I am owner and CEO The Devonish art Gallery in Barbados-1970 to 1990 and in Anguilla 1988 to present day.

I love athletics- was my college number one sprinter.; a member of the chess team and chairman of the charities committee, a member of a student exchange party to Denmark.
Was a member of the Coventry Race Relations Board.- former chairman of the Coventry Overseas Students Association.-- a former Rotarian and past president of the Anguilla Rotary Club--former member of the Anguilla community Foundation.Currently designer of BRAIN EXERCISES(-Number and Word Puzzles).

My wife has worked in Philanthropy all her life.She is now retired and taken up making bead jewellry as a hobby, Her jewellery along with my Artwork is featured on devonishart.com

I am sharing my Brain Exercises on my website for free and hope they will help others, especially stroke victims.. My goal is to earn a reasonable income via Wealthy Affiliate. i have been self-employed since 1970.

In the photo with me is my 25 year old daughter who is a first year Doctorate student in clinical psychology.

Take a walk through devonishart.com---Art work by Courtney & Carrolle.

buzzbrainexercises.com--Free resource material for teachers +-spot the creative mind through exercises to enhance critical thinking.
aboutdiabetesnstrokes.com---Free brain exercises for stroke victims and aspects of health education.
bestcomputereducationonline-promoting the No1 University for Computer Education and Online Marketing.
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Courtney, How good to meet you on Wealthy Affiliate. I am also into Arts, crafts and sewing so we have a lot in common.
I want to wish you all the best with Wealthy Affiliate and the training.
It all takes a while but we will get there in the end.
All the best,
Jill
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codevonish Premium
You sure need a lot of patience, but stick with it.
Best wishes and success.
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CarolMeador Premium
Hi, Courtney. Yesterday I was thinking about you and the post you wrote about hurricane season.

I don't know how I missed it, but just now read your impressive bio and was amazed at all your accomplishments. I wanted to see your artwork, and went to your profile to find your URL. You are one busy man.

Praying that hurricanes will bypass you this year, and that you will be able to do everything that you desire.

I will miss you, but understand when life has to take precedence over WA at times. I'm in a similar situation getting my house ready to sell.

Have a great week.

Carol
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codevonish Premium
Thanks Carol, I am not leaving wa, just won't have the time for all the platform activities,Art is my best source of income so I need to focus more on sales and creation.As for hurricanes, people are numb from Irma.. Have a great week.
Blessings.
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CarolMeador Premium
You, too, Courtney. They took the photos of my house for the MLS website today. I'm happy to have that overwith. Lots of time and energy for preparations. Now maybe I can relax and get more done on WA.
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codevonish Premium
Good luck with the sale; All the best.
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks, Courtney. I have been without TV for about 2 weeks, so was unaware of the 2 potential hurricanes in the Atlantic. Praying that they will not hit your little island nation.

Direct TV will be repairing my satellite connection tomorrow, so hopefully I'll have a better grasp of the weather situation then.

Carol
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codevonish Premium
2 potential hurricanes? I only knew about Beryl which has gone.
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CarolMeador Premium
Beryl was one they are watching that they think will go out to sea, but there's another one name starts with C, but can't remember its name. I think it just became a category 1 hurricane yesterday. They're thinking it will take about the same path as Beryl.
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codevonish Premium
WOW; I listened to our local radio this morning and heard nothing; will look into it.Thanks..
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CarolMeador Premium
I saw it on a friend's TV last night. I think it was on the local news for Greenville, SC. Good luck. Sure hope "Chris" decides to leave you alone!
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codevonish Premium
Thanks, still heard nothing about it.
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CarolMeador Premium
Maybe that means it's not headed your way. I didn't hear anything about it last night, either, so maybe it's already gone.
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codevonish Premium
I think it has gone out to see .do not watch much TV and very select news.Too much work to occupy my time
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CarolMeador Premium
I understand. I was at a friend's house when I heard about that one. Haven't heard anything new, though. Will be sure to let you know if I do, though. Gotta help my friend Courtney stay safe. Carol
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codevonish Premium
Thank you
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CarolMeador Premium
You're welcome.
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Calvinator63 Premium
Hi Courtney,

Inspiration can be found in many different people from the vasts walks of life on this earth. I for one have found you to be an inspiration. You grew up in a hard time not many countries accepted diversity or outsiders back then, but yet your path took you to many places most only dream of visiting.

Live life and live it well,

Calvin
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codevonish Premium
Thanks Calvin, I never dreamt of going the places I have been or meeting the people I have been fortunate to meet; Thanks for following, I have returned the favor.
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Israel17 Premium
Please it seems my WA account is restricted somehow. it seems I am being restricted to do certain things like create training, send or receive PMs and other things which I don't even know yet without any warning or notification. I am totally down now because I don't even know my offense for which I must suffer these restrictions everywhere in my WA account. Please help me out on this. I am completely down. Thanks
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codevonish Premium
You would have to consult site support or admin.
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Israel17 Premium
Thanks for your reply! Much grateful!
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leebray Premium
hmmm, you have a very interesting bio. I remember when I first heard of ceramics I thought of clay. that changed when I went to engineering school. :) shoot that was what 35 years ago. I just had to follow and I can't wait to read some of your blogs. OMG, where should I start you got over 500. well, I guess I gonna take a couple of 5-hour drinks it might be a long night.:)
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codevonish Premium
They are like good wine ,improves with age.
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KristylaureL Premium
Hi there, nice to meet you and thanks for adding me to your network. I enjoyed reading your bio. It’s very interesting and your life seems very rewarding!

I like you made a website on brain exercises. I am a brain injury nurse and have worked with many stroke patients.. stimulating the brain is crucial to healing.

I wish you the best in your success here at Wealthy Affiliate!!

Kristy
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codevonish Premium
Thanks .Nice to meet you also I hope we can network
Perhaps you can look at my exercises on- about diabetes n strokes .com- one word and send me some feedback from patients especially the first set of exercises.Enjoy your day
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ecs1957 Premium
Thanks for the info on cannabis, I live in Canada and they are in the process of making cannabis legal. My seizures have been under control for the past couple of years. My present day challenge is to build a website, something I have never achieved in the past. All the best to you
Codevonish.
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codevonish Premium
Best of luck, have a great day
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ecs1957 Premium
Hi Codevonish , hello from Canada. I am so glad I have seen your profile, you, your wife and daughter seem to be such accomplished people, and doing what you love doing. May I ask what brought you to WA. ? For me Honest by the owners that are so Honest and are there to really help is very hard to find today. I am 61, from the old school and am having a hard time getting this going. Anyway I just wanted to say I saw your profile and I am honored to have met you, not physically, but by reading your profile Thank You contact me if you desire. Have a Wonderful Day.
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codevonish Premium
Thank you for the follow, I have returned the favor; I have written that info in my wa review.
I suffered a stroke in 2013 and was afraid I would not be able to create my art anymore and decided to learn the computer and Online marketing.I love Canada and spent time in several places; i still have a son here, I lived n Toronto, Dundas, Burlington and Forte Erie. But only from May to November for 6 years ; I hate the cold.Enjoy the rest of your day.
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Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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codevonish Premium
Thanks Kyle, funny I was thinking of contacting you.. will do.
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Kyle Premium
A niche can honestly be anything, what are you passionate about? What are you interested in?

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)

I am connected to WA throughout the day, so if you ever have any questions let me know. I am always around! :)
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codevonish Premium
Thanks kyle my niche is my art as I am still producing; i am promoting my art & crafts on the websites investing in myself. I also promote WA but need to get a better grasp of the process. The reason I joined WA is that when I suffered the stroke the Doctors were asking me to give up the tools as some of them are dangerous. personally I was also afraid that it was the end of my ceramics and wood carving so I was turning to Online marketing.Thank God I am still producing with very change in ability.
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Kyle Premium
You want to keep your promotions relevant to the context of the content, so only promote WA if it is relevant to do so.
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tobocrs Premium
Courtney (did I correctly glean your name?)
Thanks for the follow, which I have now reciprocated. And thanks for the implicit guidance on how to fill out a profile! Very interesting and, dare I say, eclectic resume!
We share several points in our life journeys: My wife and I visited Barbados several years ago and were thoroughly charmed by it. Much too hot for us, the week we were there, though. I would love to go back someday. I, too, have been president of my local Rotary club: Verde Valley here in Arizona. My district-wide activity, however, is now history since I retired; it also included service with the youth exchnage committee, both here and in two other US states.
I look forward to your continued sage advice and mentorship in my WA journey! Thanks, again....
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codevonish Premium
Yes the name is correct, my days with Rotary is also history as I keep a very low profile these days, my wife thinks I am a hermit; I just like the exclusive company of her and Wiggles out cat.Enjoy WA; it's a great platform. we just need a little boosting on monetizing.
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How are you and how is work, health, and how's everything generally with you? i hope your fine and all is well with you?
I saw your profile that caught my attention so I decide to connect with you and have you in my network of global minded friends. Remain bless and have a nice day. I will like to get to know you better.
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codevonish Premium
Welcome to WA; I look forward to our communications.
Blessings.
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PatsyC Premium
Hello Courtney, thank you for following me. I am following you back.

You have a very impressive bio!
You don't have your websites added to 'Follow Me On' below on the right hand side, so I will copy them from your bio and take a look.

Wishing you much success with WA :)
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BradB18 Premium
Hi Courtney,

I just viewed Anguilla-Beaches.com and saw you and your wife on the site. Nice work! You are a sculpture and work with clay and ceramics. The mahogany is awesome and I totally agree "His expressions of women are especially evocative, full of emotion, this sculpture being a personal favourite..." Me too!
I have just joined the Gemmological Association of Australia and love art. Especially sculpting and gem jewelry. I have a nice little collection of the rare Australian Black Opal Stone. Some stones will be set in pendants and rings but there is one special 2.864 ct shallow cut stone that I will not depart with. It has deep fire and every colour you can think of. Deep red flashes one way with flashes of blue and green. Turn it the other way and it flashes orange yellow blue violet red etc etc... you know where I am coming from!

I thank you for following me and I wish you and your family the very best in all aspects of life.

Cheers mate,

Brad
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codevonish Premium
Thanks for `returning the favor; great site but not yet seen the last post;-too too busy. Best wishes.
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BradB18 Premium
I know the feeling - too busy. WA life has me up at 4 am every morning writing, sometimes 2 am. This was not the case before I joined WA!
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codevonish Premium
It's addictive but enjoyable.
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BradB18 Premium
Absolutely!
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Thank you for following me Courtney, nice that we have recently begun conversing, both of us being fellow artists and sharing a kindred spirit.

Funny you mention you lived in Anguilla since 1988, that was the year I visited Anguilla and stayed at the Cocoloba Plantation, I was in Barbados also in 1989. You are a lucky man have lived in such beautiful tropical places!

Take care and good luck with your business!

Kaju
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codevonish Premium
You have also visited 2 beautiful places, I'm afraid Cocoloba is no longer there , I knew the owners and had several exhibitions there , It was first bought by Viceroy , and is now a Four Seasons resort, you will be surprised at the size, a little non Anguilla looking..Continue having fun. Have you ever recorded with World Music, a good concept, I carry a sample display in the gallery. in Barbados I use to own a music retail outlet and introduced Barbados to Reggae, supplied out of London.(1970) One of my sons is a marketing manager for E1 out of Canada.Best wishes.
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Wonderful business adventures and escapades, you have an continue to live a full life, my friend!
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Courtney!

Thank you so much for following me! I'm very pleased to meet you and I'm of course following you back.

You've got a very exciting background - you certainly is an inspiration for many people. I wish you all the best further on and great success also within the online business.

:-) Pernilla
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codevonish Premium
Thank you looking forward to us networking.
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BradB18 Premium
Hi Codevonish

How are you? I have been a member for 1 week now and loving it. But something has come up which concerns me. I have done some searching and something doesn't smell right.
Might be a small issue but it could also be major as well.
I would rather not discuss this with you over WA.(does that sound familiar?). I wonder how many others received the same welcome letter? I am happy to see you after such a long time hmmmm
I will send you the details if you can respond to this email add
bradb18@outlook.com. As you can see I am a premium member and not a scam.

Cheers Covendish

Brad
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codevonish Premium
Please Send me a private message;
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Greetings,

I was making my way around the WA platform and decided to follow some people.

Your profile is very impressive! You seem to be one who follows his passions without allowing life's distraction to deter you from reaching your destination.

Looking forward to being a part of your network, Courtney.
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Alimee Premium
Mr Code :)

Thank you for the add.

Good vibrations is on the horizon today. Make the most of what is most precious in this world to help you achieve all you want and that is - Time! ... Use it well my friend and may time always be on your side :)

Ali
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codevonish Premium
Thanks you for the kind words, All the best also.Blessings.
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AfqmBiz Premium
This is my appreciation message to all community members that willing to spare your ample time just to following me together networking under WA.

I wish all the best in your 2017 journey and beyond!

Keep it up and Welcome aboard! :)

*P/S: Glad to being able to send out my message to every following friend Dashboard Page on my networking. I take this opportunity to briefly know each and everyone. Hopefully I can remember all :)
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viyee Premium
Thank you for the follow! Welcome to WA. You have all the tools and support you need to grow a successful business online!
The awesome training lessons and the community support. You have made the right decision. All the best!
Very best wishes you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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codevonish Premium
My pleasure.
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eagleswealth Premium
I am excited on reading the first three words of your profile because I am also from Barbados and was wondering if there were any others here. I wrote a post in celebration of the 50th anniversary, but didn't raise up any others.

Thanks for responding to my question. I will check out your blog now.

Judy
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Frenchfries5 Premium
Hello... very nice to meet you.. Thank you so much for the follow. I am so interested in your bio. I love the topic of your website. I am very interested in anything that involves rehab of the brain. I would love to take a look at your website. I have worked with Alzheimers patients. My son is also a Music Therapist. You live in Anguilla That area is our favorite. We have not been to Anguilla but we vacation to St. Maarten.
All the best to you! Michelle
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codevonish Premium
Thanks, we are only a 20 minute ferry ride away from St. Maarten; a LIL piece of heaven on earth.
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Frenchfries5 Premium
Ahhh.... our timeshare covers LaPlage Royal Islander. We lay on the beach and watch the planes :)
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kmer6 Premium
Good evening to you Courtney, my name is Ken and I welcome you to WA and thank you for the follow. I am following you back, just because. Now that I am approaching older age I appreciate knowledge more and more. I feel the more you keep learning, the more meaning of life you experience. I now wish I would have started this quest a long time ago.
All things are possible when you believe. Desire, focus, and determination are the building blocks that empires are built of. I look forward to working with you and wish you much success and prosperity in your journey at WA.
Ken
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codevonish Premium
Thanks for returning the favor Ken,we share the same sentiments; I wish you all the best.
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WLG Premium
Hello Codevonish,

Thank for the follow,as you very well know I am also following you.I am quite impressed with your vast body of work.Very good job and well done.

I Pray you continue to be Blessed and I Pray that our LORD and Savior Continue To Shower His Abundant Blessing UpOn You;

To God Give The Praise;
Your Brother In Christ;
William
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codevonish Premium
Thank you, sorry for the delay in responding, fell through the cracks. Blessings.
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WLG Premium
It's all good brother-William
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Marcel92 Premium
Hello and welcome to our Wealthy Affiliate community.
You are in good hands here with all kinds of training and people always ready to help out with your online journey.
Thank you for following.
 
Wishing you the very best with your online journey.
 
My profile page -  https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/marcel92
 
>>>> A simple act of caring creates an endless ripple that comes back to you..
 
In Friendship
 
Marcel...
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immistermike Premium
Courtney,
I left you the following feedback on your devonishart.com website. OMG! You rock, brother!

Upon arrival at devonishart.com I was met with a photo of Courtney Devonish along with a beautiful bead necklace hand-made by Courtney’s wife, Carrolle and then a photo of a bronze sculpture of a sleeping beauty. Immediately I knew I was in for a treat! And I wasn’t disappointed!

One menu link takes you to Courtney’s art work, a vast collection of carved wooden pieces ranging from peacocks to the abstract to hearts and pelicans. There are various female torsos, vases and fish. A carving entitled Nautilus is one of favorites. The beauty of the wood carvings is difficult to put into words, but to say that some simply take your breath away is an understatement. There are also bronze sculptures, the sleeping beauty and another of a woman’s torso bottom.

Another menu link brings you to the bead art work of Courtney’s wife, Carrolle. These necklaces are beautiful and works of art in their own right. The creativity behind the beading is apparent and any woman would be proud to wear any of them!

There are also two Galleries on the website that sport the work of Courtney and Carrolle. In Gallery1, am I amiss in saying I spotted a sun carved from Purple Heart?

The web site in itself is attractive and lures in the visitor. It is very easy to navigate. Pieces that are for sale are clearly marked. Personally, I would love to know the choice of wood for the carvings. Most seem to be mahogany and the piece entitled “Reaching For The Sky” is either walnut or ebony? Regardless, all of the art pieces are spectacular and very well done!

There were also a lot of “hints” about pottery and turning. Again, Courtney, I would love to see some of your work!

Your use of Wealthy Affiliate banners is very well done. The presence is there but nothing overwhelming or overbearing. Your page on WA is brief and to the point, yet you touch on all the strong points of WA and make it convincing!

All in all, devonishart.com is a fantastic website, well laid out, attractive, with beautiful art to sell. Great work, Courtney!

All my best,
Mike
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codevonish Premium
Coming from you Mike the comments mean a lot to me, Inow have to focus on making it a profitable business, I was afraid to focus on that until i was happy with a certain standard. Thanks for your encouragement. wish you continued success.
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MyraBeth Premium
Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thanks for the follow.

All I can say is follow the Wealthy Affiliate course, and you will be amazed. Each lesson along the way is designed for beginners and you'll amaze yourself how you can build your own website. If you have any questions, just ask the community. There are many who will provide you with helpful answers. This is a very supportive community. And I will help you, as much as I can, and will encourage you.

I have tried many different online programs. Although I haven't finished the WA course, IMHO, this is by far, the best course (and community) to learn how to build an online income.

Wishing you all the best to your success.
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codevonish Premium
I am sure learning a lot at WA and i know there is a lot more to learn and the community is exceptional. Blessings.
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Steve1958 Premium
I really do appreciate you following me...thanks very much...I am going to let my dad know about the brain exercises...he has just been diagnosed with dementia and he's not handling it too well...I told him he needs to keep his brain active...he's currently studying to learn Hebrew...talk about going the 'whole hog'!
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codevonish Premium
What a challenge , don't discourage him but by all means try some of the exercises, look up diets that assist brain function, there are some,
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks for your advice...
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Backontrack Premium
Hello Courtney. You have quite an impressive story. You made me think of a song Tupac wrote many years before he passed away "I get around".I will definitely bookmark your website and review it once I can get through a few hundred emails. Thanks for the follow and I look forward to making a real connection.
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codevonish Premium
Thanks, i understand about the emails, WA is more than a full time job.
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