Update and some pictures

By | January 26, 2011

No lesson today. I just want to give a quick update on a few things, and show off some pics from my recent trip.

First I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the fundraiser/promotion that I ran while on vacation.

We raised 100% of our goal to provide a new water well for an orphanage in Uganda. Actually we exceeded the goal, so I am also sending them an additional donation. Through online fundraisers like this one, we have now given over $65,000 to various causes.

In case you’re interested, the orphanage is Eagles Wings Children’s Village and their US-based affiliate to which I am making the donation is Real Partners Uganda.

I also just got home from a “2nd honeymoon” with my beautiful wife of 11+ years. We’re expecting our 5th child later this year, so we wanted needed to get away for some alone time without the kids before the next one arrives.

It was our first time visiting Long Island in the Bahamas, and I do recommend it for anyone who wants a place with very few tourists and miles of secluded beaches. I also recommend Chez Pierre, which is a very affordable, rustic accommodation run by a French chef who served up awesome food all week. And while he does have Wi-Fi, I did not check my email or get online at all ๐Ÿ™‚

View from our deck…

White sand, beautiful flats perfect for wading and fishing…



Saw plenty of cool stingrays…

My beautiful wife, going to have our 5th kid soon!


I caught at least 15 different species of fish…



Lastly, I want to invite you to join me in Orlando next month at JV Alert Live.

Compared to other Internet marketing seminars that I’ve been to, JV Alert Live has the most friendly down-to-earth people, and the best opportunities for networking.

In addition to meeting other marketers of all levels–including ones that are in a similar place as you–you’ll get to meet, network with, and pick the brains of dozens of top Internet marketers such as these ones who are signed up to be there…

Gary Ambrose, Jason Anderson, Michael Angier, Alan Bechtold, Nashlah and Shahar Boyayan, Hollis Carter, Joe Clayton, Lee Collins, Paul Counts, Willie Crawford, Glenn Dietzel, Ron Dilbert, Andy Duncan, Brian T. Edmondson, Ray Edwards, Mike Evans, Carl Galletti, Edie Galley, Michael Glaspie, Ross Goldberg, John Halpin, Mark Hendricks, Shel Horowitz, Michael Humphreys, Bob Jenkins, Audrey Kerwood, Sohail Khan, Tony Ladig, Walt Laurel, Simon Leung, Skye Mangrum, Jane Mark & Phil Basten, PJ McClure, Deb Micek, Daven Michaels, Melanie Milletics, Vin Montello, Joey Montez, Chris Moos, Chuck Mullaney, Cori Padgett, Scott Paton, David Perdew, Daniel Perry, Susan Preston, David Preston, Laura Roman Lopez, Roger (Wajed) Salam, Marlon Sanders, Thom Scott, Brad Semp, Felicia Slattery, Joey Smith, Frank Sousa, Erik Stafford, Howard Tiano, Jeff Wellman, Mike Wesely, Jess Kennedy Williams, and Bob Yeager, just to name a few!

Click here for more information about JV Alert Live…

It’s across the street from Disney World, so it’s a good opportunity to combine it with a vacation. I’ll be bringing my family.

I hope to see you there! It’s been three years since I’ve attended an Internet marketing seminar, so who knows when the next time will be.

As always, you are welcome to leave your comments below.

Have a great day!

68 thoughts on “Update and some pictures

  1. Travis Campbell

    Welcome back Eric! Nothing like a retreat with those most important to you. Great pics. Won’t be able to make JV Alert this go around, but look forward to connecting again soon.

    PS: Ana Helena soft launched her
    blog, and no surprise it’s about
    food! Big deal for her.

  2. Mike Liebner

    Hi Eric, Awesome pics! Glad you have a great time! I need a vacation too – or rehab at the least – as I might have withdrawls from not checking emails for a week! I’m sending you a box of my business cards so you can hand them out at JV Alert Live! Hope u r well! Mike Liebner

  3. Eric Post author

    Rats about JV Alert, but that’s cool about the blog. Email me the link. Melissa and I are launching a new blog too that I think you will like.

  4. Eric Post author

    Thanks Mike, and I still have some emails from you in my inbox, hopefully I can get around to helping you soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Luca Di Nicola

    Hey Eric, amazing pictures, looks like you had a great time. You’re an excellent photographer, ever thought of doing a photograpy niche blog? I wish I could join you at JV Alert sounds like a fantastic trip and would love to meet you in person but not there financially yet. Good goal to set for next year though. Thanks for sharing the pictures

  6. James Suggs

    Hi Eric,

    I am glad that you and you wife had a great vacation. I know that you enjoyed your vacation along with you wife. Great pictures!

    James Suggs

  7. jerry

    Welcome back Eric

    Really good to hear about your Uganda mission.
    I’m involved with an organization that has opened a televison station ther called Light House Television. The station has a station stong enough for 16 -20 million people.

  8. Jan

    Wow Eric, those photos look just like where I live. I’m glad you and your lovely wife had a pleasant 2nd honeymoon because I think you are both going to be kept very busy once the 5th one arrives.

    BTW, those fish look good enough to eat ๐Ÿ™‚ Well caught!

  9. Milton

    What a great way to start the new year with a vacation, Eric. Glad to hear that you were able to raise the required funds to help out the orphanage in Uganda. Also, I’m amazed that you’re ready to have your 5th child. My first one is already hands full for my wife and myself ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to attend one of those internet marketing seminars ๐Ÿ™‚

    All the best,

  10. Roy Aylmer

    Glad you had a great break Eric & Mrs Holmlund. What a perfect win-win-win achievement!
    You get a break from the ‘normal family routine,’ you help people less fortunate than you and all this time, you enjoy yourselves!
    What could be better? Thanks for all the tips Eric

  11. Patrick

    Wonderful Pics of your vacation. Sure is a big contrast to your recent Ice fishing adventure. Great job on the water well donation I am sure it will bless lots of people. What a great way to give back. God Bless.

  12. Mike

    That place looks amazing. Glad you were both able to get away and recharge those batteries. With another one on the way you’re gonna need it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Robert L. Lloyd

    Nice photos, I need to get to work next month when I return from Key Largo. We have friends that invite us and I would like to be able to invite them next year in February.

  14. Claude

    Welcome back Eric. I am one of those who took advantage of your 7 days offer. I also purchased the PLR rights to the videos. I had been struggling to find a good product to promote and this one fits the bill just right. ( I have been involved with trading equities for a long time)
    Very nice pics of your vacation and I’m glad you had a good time. While you were soaking up the sun and heat I was dealing with our coldest days since winter began. (-40 C which I believe is also -40 F) Living up in northern Ontario, Canada this the norm for this time of year.
    Anyway, I want to thank you for giving me access to a great product that I am sure will bring me success when I finally launch my Internet business.
    Keep well my friend and God bless you for all you are doing for those less fortunate. Once I can make an Income from the Net I will be sharing some of that income with our first nations people who live in decrepit conditions and need a hand up.


    Claude Belanger
    Timmins, Ont. Canada

  15. Thomas Clark

    Hi Eric, really beautiful pic’s and congratulations for up and coming birth of your child. Thanks for all you do and for mostly who’s you are. Your a Light, my friend.

    Thomas C

  16. Shane "Buffalo" Kuhn


    Hey, brother, thank you for the emails and the most recent offer by which you were able to help the children. I look forward to meeting you one of these days.

    Thanks for the quality and integrity of your business!

    You have my support,
    Shane Kuhn/Buffalo

  17. Michael

    Thank you,brother Eric,you are a God sent gift to me for all the help and everything you are doing for us.God bless you and your family.
    Beautiful pic’s.

  18. JD

    This made me smile at your success. You’ve worked hard and have well earned your time away.

    You’re able to help people half a world away, take time away in beautiful places, and have the satisfaction of teaching others how to do the things you do.

    You’re living the dream and I’m happy for you.

  19. Bob

    May God bless you and your wife. I was blessed with two great daughters who have grown into young women I greatly respect.

  20. Raneeta

    Hi Eric,
    Awesome pix-thats the dream and congratulations on number 5!!
    Couldnt make it to JV this year- scheduling it for next year.
    Thanks again for everything!!

  21. Gail Fay

    You’re a good soul Eric and someone I look up to & trust. You set a fine example to other marketers (many of whom are full of themselves and greedy). I salute you for your benevolence. You deserve a medal!

  22. Sarah Pritchard

    Hello Eric,

    Beautiful photos and well done on the Uganda cause.

    Congrats on expecting the fifth baby. You have to go two more to catch up with me and children. I have seven. Oldest is now 24 and the youngest is 6. Wonderful! They keep us young and active.

    Angel cuddles,

  23. Vince

    God bless you more Eric!!!

    I already got my prizes from your contest last December!!! They were awesome.:) Thank you very much!!!


  24. Nabaka Kabite

    That was great helping people over there. I hope I can be like you one day. You are a wonderful role model for me.
    May God bless you and your family.
    Beautiful pics too.

  25. Julie

    Hi Eric, Your Photos look beautiful, I and other here like me and my family can only dream of ever being in a position to see places like that.( I live in the UK, am disabled and haven’t even been on a holiday since 2003!! but that is not a priority at the moment as I write this barely being able to afford to leave the house as petrol is so expensive over here. I applaud you for your charity work and realise you are a kind person. I wish you and your wife well, but I also ask a little sensitivity for those who see photos of paradise and are more concerned with keeping warm, buying food for the family and keeping a roof over their heads It is well deserved as you have worked hard.I am trying to find my way (bit of a newbie!) Maybe one day, I can grow up to be just like you !!Good luck for the future to you and your growing family.

  26. Om Prakash

    May your wishes come true with a great arrival of a new guest in your life.

  27. Eu Beng Keat

    Hey Eric, the photos are well taken! I live in Singapore and hope to be in the places that you have been someday. Wish you all the best for your future and have fun!

  28. Mark Rudder

    It is great to see what you are doing to help missions work and missionaries.

    The heartbeat of my church, World Outreach Church of Tulsa, is missions.
    We will give about $800,000 to missions this year.

    We did $500,000 last year and will probably do $1,000,000 next year.
    All of the money that comes in for missions goes to them.
    The church does not take any of that money.

    We believe in either going or sending a substitute
    and most of us at the church have done, or do, both.

    It is awesome to see what God can do through willing people.

    Keep up the great work.
    You’re a blessing.

  29. Eric Post author

    I appreciate your comment, and I certainly do take it into consideration. In spite of my desire to show off a little, I always feel awkward posting such pictures, because I don’t want to come off as bragging and certainly don’t want to instigate any bad feelings. On the other hand, I do think it’s OK to inspire others to dream a little. I’d dreamed of that trip for quite awhile, and if I hadn’t it probably never would have become a reality. But I appreciate your gracious way of keeping me in check. Sincerely, Eric

  30. Johan Hedin

    Great to see Eric and awesome to see the fundraiser for the Uganda project..It’s much needed and God Bless you for taking care of the poor. Keep up the good work for those people!!

  31. Parveen

    Hey Eric looks like you both had a wonderful time, congrats on reaching and exceeding the total amount for the Uganda water well.

    Keep up the good work!

  32. gary

    Hi Eric,Glad you enjoyed your well deserved vacation!Would love to make it to the seminar but we are doing a launch of a different kind!Our brand new 40′ cat out of St. Pete to Eggmont Key!Be great to see you guys for a boat ride while your in Fl.I’m scrambling between building the website and and all the logistics involved!You and your wife are like the Joel and Victoria of internet marketing!I hope to be able to contribute the way you do as my income grows!
    Peace and success!
    Captain Gary

  33. Colin

    Thanks for the pics Eric. Those of us living in the Pacific Northwest in winter are beginning to think the sun is just an urban myth! I also appreciate your approach to helping us contribute to your charity works. A great win win scenario. You are a great model of balance. (oh yeah I know about those unbalanced work binges but everything averages out eh?) I’ve been going over your previous lessons while you were on holiday. They have been a great refresher and motivator.

  34. Eric Post author

    Exactly. And as I get older, those unbalanced work binges are harder and harder to recover from, so I’m trying to keep things more balanced daily as well ๐Ÿ™‚


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