About Us is a private company with offices southeast of Charlotte, NC. Started by Douglas Blumenthal as a personal project in December of 2009 to help him keep up with his own positive confessions for business and life, Confessions for Success was launched in January of 2010 for a select group for testing and in February of 2010 was made available to the general public. The growth of Confessions for Success remains to be seen, however a rapid growth rate is expected through 2010.
Where did the idea come from?
Douglas Blumenthal began working with a few business organizations that encouraged him to read books centered on leadership, success principles, and developing people skills for the purpose of personal and professional growth. Douglas grew specifically interested in the concepts of forming habits by taking specific and persistent control of his thoughts by speaking words out loud. Conventionally "goal cards" or "confession cards" would be used for this purpose, however Douglas had trouble keeping up with his cards and maintaining them with up-to-date goals and growth areas. Through thought and prayer, the idea for Confessions for Success was born.
Douglas assumed that many people would be like him and find it simple to just check a text message or two when they come in, read the words out loud, and go on with life. When he brought the idea up to his colleagues, it was decided that a prototype should be built.
Douglas believed that many people might have similar challenges and find it simple to check a text message or two as they are delivered, read the words out loud, and go on with the next task. When he presented the idea up to his wife & colleagues, it was a unanimous decision- a prototype should be built.
Confessions for Success was funded initially by Blumenthal Associates, Ltd. and is currently in the process of forming targeted partnerships with specific organizations that will benefit our subscribers.
How is Confessions for Success Built?
Confessions for Success is designed entirely on a PHP + MySQL infrastructure. While the framework for handling logins and content flow came from an open-source content management system a few years ago, Confessions for Success has been built from the ground up, piece by piece. This may not seem like the most efficient way to implement this project, but with a limited time availability to learn a new system, Douglas Blumenthal worked with the skillset he had already acquired.
How does Confessions for Success make money?
Confessions for Success has considered opportunities for generating revenue that are intriguing, however we are currently postponing implementation to focus specifically on creating a beneficial service and intuitive user experience for our many users. While our business is in this initial phase, our expenses exceed any income.
What's next for Confessions for Success?
We constantly monitor subscriber activity and enjoy receiving feature requests. Our philosophy is that subscribers should enjoy a simple and intuitive experience therefore we do restrict "nonessential" features. With that understanding, please submit your requests so that Confessions for Success can be a tremendous benefit and blessing in your life.
We plan to build Confessions for Success into a successful organization that attracts top-notch team members with an success based, "dream" oriented focus on helping others reach their personal and professional aspirations.