Sunday, October 29, 2006

Words of Support

Hi Wayne,

Congratulations on the finallisation on lawsuit. We are so happy for you that, after 4 years, you can finally get over it.

Wishing you all the best from today on. Looking forward to do more business with you.


Hi Wayne

We heard the news and not only I am shocked, also feel for you for being a victim of bureaucracy.

For a small business like yours the financial cost would be a huge blow.

Please let me know if I can be of any help.


Hi Wayne

I was appalled to hear on the news recently that you (or your company)have been fined 5.5 million dollars for sending out eMails.

I just want you to know that I enjoy receiving all your communications, and if I did not want to receive them, I have a bounce button and a delete button on my computer which allows me to select what mail I wish to keep receiving.

I do hope that you can find a way through the mine field at the moment and that you do not have to pay the fine.

When only the Best will do

Yours Sincerely


Sorry to hear about your fine. Keep the chin up.


Hi Wayne,

We haven’t met but we are kindred spirits. Years ago I worked with Tom Hopkins and later with SMI for 3 or 4 years, wonderful experiences. I have been a Maverick Spirit subscriber for some time and love what you do, after all “it’s what you learn AFTER you think you know it all that really matters”.

Sorry to hear about the challenge you have with the “system” at the moment, I hope you come thru it OK and keep up the good work.


G’day Wayne

Thanks for the Spirit.



Just writing to you after reading the article on ninemsn about the finding against your company and you as a Director for "spam mail".

I am 41years young, have my own business, in good debt ,(like others, mortgage, business borrowing etc) and a beautiful wife & children. I am blessed and grateful for what I have.

To put it short, I guess for the last 12 months I have been marking time in life, feeling every day like what is this all about, why am I doing this, is that light at the end of the tunnel or an oncoming train etc etc etc.

Then sure enough there is a Maverick Sprirt mail, I open it and read it (shhhhh ! don't tell my ISP or some over zealous govt dept)
and then something in those words of encouragement, wisdom or just honesty seems to make a difference to me, sometimes minor, sometimes signifigant. What is ironic though is some of your Maverick Spirit letters make me feel like Jim Carey in the Truman Show as the article talks about many things I have been through that minute, day or the last few weeks.

I guess some of your next mails should be titled "continue to enjoy being a free spirit in a hypocritical world"...

I have not met ,nor may I ever meet you but here is an extract I have taken from one of your news letters on the 5th April 2006

"A great friend said to me a few years ago, "Wayne, you know all this stuff you talk about in seminars... do you believe it works??"

My reply was an empathic "Yes!! Of course I do..."

I guess all I'm trying to say is that from where I sit, I could not think of a person more capable of turning this setback around than you.

Keep well, stay sane in a complicated world



  1. Anonymous3:09 pm

    Dear Wayne,

    Well isn't it amazing what the byraucrats of the world will spend time and money (they call it ressources) on. It reminds me of this sentence: "In todays world citizens are treated like criminals, and criminals are treated like they are victims". You and I are proud and honest citizens but our government and state government treats us like criminals. Why? Because an honest man is always an easy vitim.

    When I think of all the trash and spam mail that is circulating around the world and on the web I am astounded that Australia is even considering spending time on an honest man and your so called unsolicited email. Your emails and newsletters ARE NOT spam or trash they are honest and informing and a smart way to sell your seminars. Seminars that are supervalue for money. On top of that a lot of smart info and wisdom is emailed via your newsletters.

    Take a deep breath and continue on your mission to educate business people. A task the government is doing very little about.
    I suppose they like the tax dollars that small, medium and big business are generating. The fact that 80% of these businesses are closing within 5 years due to lack of knowledge, education, capital and experience doesn't seem to worry the government much. There is always another new "idiot" they can tax back to the stoneage.

    Finally I would like to say to you that you shall not hide from the press. You haven't done anything wrong since your actions at the time was done honestly and openly and with the knowledge you possesed at the time of your actions.
    All research shows that being in the focus of the press will bring you more success. Bad news is often good news in the eyes of the public, viewrs and readers.
    But prepare what you would like to say to the journalist(s) and to the readers before you call the news and media for an interview. Tell them about your vision for businesses and your seminars. Tell them why you believe so much in email marketing etc. Turn it to your advantage and you will get more people on your seminars than you ever have experienced before. Even if the journalist(s) that writes about you is doing it from a negative point of view it is still promotion of you and your business.
    Remember that Australians love the underdog. The little man that stands to loose his business and his living because the big red tape bureaucratic goverment want's 5,5 million dollars from him. Why? Because he send some unsolicited emails to x-amount of leads. BIG crime mate?
    Many australians and many business owners will give you their sympathy and support.
    So call the press tomorrow and offer them exclusive interviews. State/country and TV level. That is my best advice! Turn it to your advantage!

    Edith Piaff - the french singer - tried everything in her life. From prostitution to world fame. She said - If you have a "fault" - use it! See use your situation to the best. YOU can and you will be rewarded for it!

    All the best

    Michael Nielsen
    Perth WA

  2. Michael

    Thanks for the support

    Wayne Mansfield