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It's Time To Congratulate JILL BACHMAN, the 189th POTW!
5/20/2009 9:19:54 AM

                  Congratulations to the 189th POTW:  Jill Bachman!



Thank you my dear Adland Friends,
I am truly blessed and I thank you all for this very privileged surprise honor.
My husband, Cal and I are both dedicated Adlandpro members. He loves to read, and I love to post! We have 3 grown children, and 4 fun-loving grandchildren :-)

I am a full-time "passionate" Internet marketer with a HUGE goal for our entire family to follow in our footsteps!

I was born in Pittsfield, MA to a mother raised in Boston, and a father raised in New York. My maternal grandmother never got used to that idea that my mother married beneath her "Bostonian expectations." so my parents promptly packed up and moved to California when I was all of 6 months old. So, technically I am a Yankee-Californian :-) Although I still live in California, my heart lives on the East Coast with all it's invaluable history.

I lived in the Oakland, CA hills through grammar school, and loved it! We were 1000 feet in elevation with a great view of the golden gate bridge The best part was being a kid in the hills with my friends. Our favorite sport was sliding down hillsides on cardboard boxes "riding the pine needles." We knew we won when we landed head first in poison oak....that meant we wouldn't have to go to school for a week because our eyes were swollen shut. My mother grew to love me more each day....she tried to give me away, but it didn't work! :-)

At 11, my parents divorced, and my mother and I moved inland to Walnut Creek where it was hot and flat with no pine needles. I had to leave my tomboy habits behind. Darn! After high school, a year later I moved north to a small town called Chico to attend California State University, Chico (CSUC). It is a great town..... predominately a University and Agricultural hub! Walnuts & almonds are the primary crops. Chico is bordered by the Sacramento River on the west, and at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains on the East.
I met my husband, Cal, at CSUC, and we were married a year later. He graduated in civil engineering, and then he was activated to duty in the Air Force shortly thereafter. Once he returned home, he went to work building the Oroville Dam. Then we started our family. When the kids were very small. we moved to a ranchette in the country. We raised every 4-H animal known to mankind including ponies & horses, etc. The tomboy was back in me again, and those were golden years. I had as much fun as the kids. :-)

Then, Cal started his own engineering business when the Oroville Dam project was completed. We started out with our office in our home. With 3 children, that was a nightmare! It was not uncommon to find kids coloring on engineering plans in the morning. The home office was short lived, and the office moved to town.

From that time on, I split my time between home and the downtown office. I became the Office Manager, otherwise known by many close friends as the "Queen of Problem Solving." I soon learned to cope with contractors, realtors, attorneys, and bureaucrats who WANT IT NOW no matter what. The definition of STRESS could never be described in words. (Not to mention mainstream liability :-)

Then.......In the late 80' was time for COMPUTERIZATION!? My ignorance still amazes me! I was so adamantly opposed to computerization, you wouldn't believe it! I knew it was going to put the entire WORLD out of business. (Funny how that has changed for a lot of us :-) Then an amazing thing happened! I spent a week's vacation on a Yankee Schooner cruise off the coast of Maine, and had the absolute time of my life.....except for a "computer guru" shipmate whom I know God sent there to change my the end of the cruise, he had me totally excited to jump into computerization, I could hardly wait to get home. Strange but true. Nobody was ready for the change in me, that's for sure! :-)

So, I spent a year implementing word processing, data base management, spreadsheets and all the BORING stuff......but, I felt pretty darned proud of myself!

Then, the 90's hit, and I FOUND the INTERNET! Woohoo! Now the real VISION was born.......I was in LOVE with the whole planet! Well, almost! My journey led me to eat a lot of humble pie at first! I had this nagging fear of logging on.....! So, I just read about the Internet instead! I remember thinking a BIG BLACK MONSTER would eat me alive if I logged in, but I was still determined to learn! So, I set out to master email! I was so scared of logging on, my business partners had to FAX me their emails! Yes, it is TRUE! Yes, I AM VERY HUMBLE, and I frequently hold my sides laughing when I think about it.! Finally, my son tied me to the computer and made me take the leap. So, from total ignorance to addiction, here I am today, and I love it!

Once the vision of the Internet really sank in, I was off to higher places :-) We started our first network marketing business in the mid 90's, and finally closed our engineering business in 2000, and we haven't looked back since. We actually moved to a high mountain location on a lake to prove we could work anywhere!. It was the greatest feeling of freedom we have ever experienced, and we would still be there today if it weren't for the winters. We were at 4500 feet elevation, and trust me, when I say snow.........very very deep snow! So we wimped out and moved back to the valley!

So, there you have our story. Even with our humble Internet beginnings, we are now full-fledged Internet Marketers and loving the freedom and lifestyle. Our job now is to help and teach others to find the right businesses that will insure their retirement for the long term! :-)
To meet us and learn more about us, please visit our web site at

Our #1 Abundant Business can be found right at It is a one of a kind company that promises to give everyone a renewed sense of spirit and purpose and the opportunity of achieve true wealth and total economic freedom.


Congratulations, Jill!  I've never been to the west coast but there's plenty of poison ivy and oak in the east also, unfortunately my family and I have had it a few times!  Thanks for your great bio and also congrats again on the May BFA! Have a fantastic week as the POTW!


                             Sara Gardner-Blow (10th from last)




                                  Jan Green (7th from last)



Jan's forums:
"Window Shopping"
"Open Networker"


Please visit the FRIENDS OF POTW FORUMS, if you'd like your forum linked here, announce the Nominations/Election link to your forum members every week!  THANK YOU!!

NOMINATIONS/ELECTION thread for this week ending next Tuesday, May 26th for the 190th POTW:


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Re: It's Time To Congratulate JILL BACHMAN, the 189th POTW!
5/20/2009 9:44:07 AM
Congrats Queen Jill,

A well deserved crown, my dear lady.

Keep spreading the message of love. It is the answer.

Congrats to your ladies in waiting, Sara and Jan.

Enjoy your week.

Angel cuddles,

Georgios Paraskevopoulos

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Re: It's Time To Congratulate JILL BACHMAN, the 189th POTW!
5/20/2009 9:55:53 AM

I hail you Team, our friends and our Mountain WOMAN! One of our best and most active members is honored today in POTW. Few people in AdLandPro are so friendly, kind, caring and enlightenen. Her skills are of the best in ALP. Her friends of the most spiritual I know. Her knowledge excellent. Her personality undecribable extra ordianry.


Jill Bachman



Variation of
Om Namah Shivaya

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Jill you are a treasure for all of us.

Shine like the nicest diamond.

Enjoy your week

Keep Up The Good work




Click above

Some time back she said

ONCE UPON a long time ago, I was a little girl....believe it or not!  LOL   And....that is where this story all started.


Today I reply!

She will always be a little young glancing gall with spirit of an Elder

Lady Of Mt Shasta! You reached the

The Axis Mundi

Om Namah Shivaya
(Mt.Kailash and Manas Sarovar)

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Twice POTW and twice BFA. Her contribution is remarkable. 

Kindly Regards
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Georgios Paraskevopoulos

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Re: It's Time To Congratulate JILL BACHMAN, the 189th POTW!
5/20/2009 10:26:35 AM

I am asking for permission to co-host this Jill's feature and POTW189 Award and party.



ARTIST: REO Speedwagon
TITLE: Riding the Storm Out
Lyrics and Chords

Riding the storm out
Waiting for the thaw out
On a full moon night in the
Rocky Mountain winter
My wine bottle's low
Watching for the snow
I've been thinking about what
I've been missing in the city

And I'm not missing a thing
Watching the full moon crossing the range
Riding the storm out (4x)

My lady's beside me
She's there to guide me
She says that alone we've finally
Found our home
The wind outside is frightening
But it's kinder than the lightning life in the city
It's a hard life to live
But it gives back what you give

{Repeat first verse, refrain}



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Re: It's Time To Congratulate JILL BACHMAN, the 189th POTW!
5/20/2009 10:36:22 AM
Such an interesting story Jill.  Congratulations on being #189 and have a great week of celebrations.
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