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Thank You for Making 'The Spark' a National Best Seller

State of the Spark Address #6 (January 2010)


I honestly believe that the best step any SparkPeople member can take to increase your chances of reaching amazing goals in life is to read The Spark.

This past week, I travelled to New York City and made a quick stop in Washington, D.C., to launch the book. I did 22 interviews – 19 of which took place during a 3-hour media marathon. It’s still amazing to think that I used to have such extreme anxiety and now I’m fairly comfortable talking on TV (some great media training helped with that). It was so much fun. My favorite interview was with a major magazine where I told the entire story of SparkPeople for an hour. I hope that they will do a story about us! When I’m talking to people in the media, I always try to represent the excitement going on in our community at SparkPeople. As hard as I try, I know I can never match that excitement – but I’ll keep trying!

Now it’s time to get back to work helping people reach goals. Until next time, have fun reaching your goals!


Chris “SparkGuy” Downie
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As the founder and CEO of SparkPeople, Chris is passionate about helping people reach their goals! See all articles by Chris.

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