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Roberta Budvietas
Works at Budvietas.com Ltd
Attended LIFE at Hard Knocks University plus Massey University, Ottawa University, Auckland University
Lives in New Zealand
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Here are four spam-free lead nurturing recipes you can use to send prospects organically down the funnel – toward that precious conversion.
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Money follows but can never be first
There was this time when I was asked to help a room full of consultants improve their business results. Basically they needed to make more money than they were. There are lots of factors at play in a conversation like that; you can talk about the power of positioning, the quality of advice, the importance of showcase clients, the critical nature of staying in touch.At the end of the conversation though one idea stood out. Measure what matters!Eac...
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great article -than you for sharing!
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What can Jon Stewart teach you about how to present yourself to your audience? Follow these five tips to inform your own writing, podcasting, and videos.
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Sometimes forgetting your ticket to an event can work out for the best. - Bay of Plenty Times
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Are you a lifestyle business owner? What do you measure
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Margie, Saf and Zita are amazing purposeful people able to easily plan their growth because they are on purpose
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This is a fantastic article! It is great to hear local business stories to be in touch with what other business owners are doing to fulfil their purpose. Also, thank you for the mention Roberta.
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Looking at how you do things is critical to your growth but consistency is BEST
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An Eagle Kiss  
 
This is the kind of story you need when it seems like the world is spiraling out of control.. Not many people get a picture of this proud bird snuggled up next to them!



Freedom and Jeff 
 
Freedom and I have been together 11 years this summer.  She came in as a baby in 1998 with two broken wings.  Her left wing doesn't open all the way even after surgery, it was broken in 4 places. She's my baby. 
 
 
 
When Freedom came in, she could not stand and both wings were broken. She was emaciated and covered in lice. We made the decision to give her a chance at life, so I took her to the vet's office. From then on, I was always around her. We had her in a huge dog carrier with the top off, and it was loaded up with shredded newspaper for her to lay in. 
 
 
 
I used to sit and talk to her, urging her to live, to fight; and she would lay there looking at me with those big brown eyes. We also had to tube feed her for weeks. This went on for 4-6 weeks, and by then she still couldn't stand. It got to the point where the decision was made to euthanize her if she couldn't stand in a week. You know you don't want to cross that line between torture and rehab, and it looked like death was winning. 
 
 
 
She was going to be put down that Friday, and I was supposed to come in on that Thursday afternoon. I didn't want to go to the center that Thursday, because I couldn't bear the thought of her being euthanized; but I went anyway, and when I walked in everyone was grinning from ear to ear. I went immediately back to her cage; and there she was, standing on her own, a big beautiful eagle. She was ready to live. I was just about in tears by then. 
 
 
That was a very good day. We knew she could never fly, so the director asked me to glove train her. I got her used to the glove, and then to jesses, and we started doing education programs for schools in western Washington. We wound up in the newspapers, radio (believe it or not) and some TV. Miracle Pets even did a show about us. 
 
 
In the spring of 2000, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. I had stage 3, which is not good (one major organ plus everywhere), so I wound up doing 8 months of chemo. Lost the hair - the whole bit. I missed a lot of work. 
 
 
When I felt good enough, I would go to Sarvey and take Freedom out for walks. Freedom would also come to me in my dreams and help me fight the cancer. This happened time and time again. 
 
 
Fast forward to November 2000.  The day after Thanksgiving, I went in for my last checkup.  I was told that if the cancer was not all gone after 8 rounds of chemo, then my last option was a stem cell transplant. Anyway, they did the tests; and I had to come back Monday for the results. I went in Monday, and I was told that all the cancer was gone.
 
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So the first thing I did was get up to Sarvey and take the big girl out for a walk. It was misty and cold. I went to her flight and jessed her up, and we went out front to the top of the hill. I hadn't said a word to Freedom, but somehow she knew. She looked at me and wrapped both her wings around me to where I could feel them pressing in on my back (I was engulfed in eagle wings), and she touched my nose with her beak and stared into my eyes, and we just stood there like that for I don't know how long. 
 
 
That was a magic moment. We have been soul mates ever since she came in. This is a very special bird. 
 
 
On a side note:  I have had people who were sick come up to us when we are out, and Freedom has some kind of hold on them. I once had a guy who was terminal come up to us and I let him hold her.  His knees just about buckled and he swore he could feel her power course through his body. I have so many stories like that. 
 
 
I never forget the honor I have of being so close to such a magnificent spirit as Freedom. 
 
 
 
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Business Class Mentor Growing Zoomer Businesses
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Born on an Indian Reservation where her RCMP father was the law. Roberta began working in and with businesses at the age of 8. Retail candy sales let to card sales and on and on for the next 40+ years.

Roberta has met the needs of Organisations, Community bodies, Body Corporates, Tertiary Institutes, and Individual business men and women. She has worked in retail, wholesale, manufacturing, distribution, direct sales, network marketing, consulting. She has been online since 1992. 

Roberta optimises outcomes through alignment of individual and group purposes. She helps individuals to define their purpose so that their business can utilise the individual’s passion to achieve the overall purpose for the benefit of the greater community.

Roberta speaks to groups and conducts workshops to grow ZOOMER business. She believes that if every boomer opened a business a employed one person, unemployment would cease. She believes that there is a need and a place in every economy for small business and business owners. 

Roberta mentors business owners to grow and develop their businesses. Her latest venture is BUDZ Business Services

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Passionate Performer, Mentor, Zoomer, Committed to ZOOMER Business
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Business Class Mentor, Growing Business, ICEing Success Thieves
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Making a difference by stopping success thieves
Employment
  • Budvietas.com Ltd
    Business Class Mentor, present
    Working with business owners to start, grow and develop their business ideas. Author of Eat the Rhino, Business Idea to Business Plan in 30 days and Who Stole My Success, Tales to stop your success thieves. Making a difference in business owner's lives.
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