Tell Me Your Berry Story
Here is a place where I will start posting your messages and share the “berry stories” and messages that you send to me
YOU SAVED MY LIFE!
I hope this reaches you or someone that can get this message to you because I owe so many of my accomplishments to your dedication and courage when you birthed your company. Your book was my business school but let me first give you a little background…
Four years ago I was encouraged by a friend to leave my lifestyle of commercial exploitation behind... And that was one of the scariest moments of my life because I didn't believe I could survivor outside of sexually exploiting myself...but he did and I was set on my journey with his advice to "Market My Mind and Not My Body" and a copy of your book.
Well today that advise and book pawned my organization Neets Sweets Inc. which if it's in Gods will be the vehicle to finance other survivors of Human Trafficking to one day spawn their own versions of Neets Sweets (and hopefully not even have to experience some of the things I had to.) you have walked me through everything from avoiding unnecessary pitfalls to sharing the power of having a dream with others. Unconditionally I just wanted to say.....
THANK YOU!!!!! And my only request is to know that you received this message :)
I appreciate you telling your story and reminding me how good chocolate strawberries are J Good luck in your endeavors. –
Hi Shari, so sad to see I could not order your beautiful strawberries from The Berry Factory. Had to go with Shari's Berries which we all know is not NEARLY as good as when you were running things. Can you recommend another berry shipper that has the same commitment to quality as the Berry Factory? Thanks so much and I wish you all the best!
Shari, I've followed your business since its early beginnings when you used to bring free goodies to 93 Rocks studios while live on air. Over the years to see your business grow and then get the bittersweet end, it will be missed dearly. I only purchased my chocolate delights from your store and now I am left with none to choose from that are as good as yours. I wish you the best in all your future ventures and if you ever open another venture in this area , you can bet I will be there to support it.
-Hi I saw you at the Intel WIN yesterday and found you inspiring.
I personally have loved your berries from the beginning.
Please keep making your Berries; they are the best thing since cheesecake.
Thank you for bringing those wonderful berries into my life. J
Is there anywhere that I can actually still purchase your berries. I have been an avid cheerleader for you and all your efforts over the years. Good always triumphs over the "icky" , I have all the faith, confidence and belief in you that your return will be bigger and better.
All the best, and Merry Christmas.
I just wanted to tell you how I came to reading your book and what such inspiration you are to me. I read that book faster than any other book I have read. I read in 3 days and I actually finished it. I was searching for chocolate books at the library and came across your book it probably was not a coincidence.
I have a small chocolate business that I have been doing on the side for a long time and I need to get serious about it now or never. I am in a really tough time right now and have faith in God that this is my plan. Unlike you I am not good at marketing myself and I know that is my downfall. Right now I am focusing on one product and it is different flavor caramel popcorn. Everyone loves it but I just cant seem to get it out there in the "public" eye. But after reading your book I am going to try to push myself and take your advice. I am a mother of 2 teenage kids that I homeschool so I am really trying to make my dream and now what I think I am being led to do come alive.
I just wanted to thank you for the book I am sure it is making a difference in a lot of women that are in the same position. I really hope you receive this letter and I would love to send you some popcorn.Thank you,
So last night I sat alone after the event and just decompressed for a bit. I was overwhelmed as I thought about what all of you and what you did on stage, not just for the audience but for our community. I’m not sure you know (heck I’m not sure I know) the impact you made last night. Last night you helped change lives and businesses. YOU did that. And that’s exactly why we do these events.
I spoke to attendees all night and today I’ve been fielding emails, texts and social media posts all day that loved you and your talk. People have been sharing how they were depressed, struggling in business, personal challenges and how the event gave them the help and hope just when they needed it. I heard over and over – “that’s just what I needed”. And one of my favorites, “last night made me proud to be in business in Sacramento”. Wow, what a testament to what you did up there.
Obviously you have a story many people know, but I saw you share a side that maybe they have not seen before. You really connected with them. Not to mention you did it without notes! (I know you still hate me for that). Your blend of stories, lessons and humor was fantastic and I had a blast with our little chat after (although nobody was willing to pay for me to be dipped). In short, you were wonderful.
As much as anyone, I know and appreciate how much work it takes to prepare to deliver a talk like you did. I also know you have the opportunity to speak just about anywhere you want with a lot less work, and I sincerely appreciate you being part of the event. I want you to know that your effort did not go unnoticed. It’s impossible to convey the appreciation I have for not just what you did not just last night but during the entire planning process over the past few months. I just want you to know from the bottom of my heart how much I love and appreciation I have for you.
Thank you for what you did, thank you for who you are, and thank you for helping so many.
With sincere gratitude,