Just Imagine If was created in the mind of Author/Speaker, Todd J. Courtney. During his years of teaching what Wallace D. Wattle’s calls “thinking stuff,” and how to create “mind shifts,” creating and writing for TeensCanDream.com, writing his book, Thinking in One Direction, as well as creating books with his wife, Jackie, for inspirationalnurseryrhymes.com, the idea to help our youth with cancer, diabetes and obesity mysteriously popped into Todd’s mind. Todd, having no youthful family members or close friends with any of these afflictions, nor having any prior knowledge on how to create an animation video, left the “whys” and the “hows” up to the divine universe of God to answer. As Todd says, “All I can tell you is that once the idea popped into my head, I had this compelling urge to bring the idea to market even after trying to allow the idea go dormant. With such a strong sense of needing to do this, I embarked on a quest to fulfill what I felt was my obligation.”
About the Founder:
Todd J. Courtney was raised in San Jose, CA for most of his life. He has spent the past 25 years as a business owner/investor and during the last 5 years, he was teaching what Wallace D. Wattles calls “thinking stuff” to business offices in San Jose. During this time of teaching, while raising three kids of his own and teaching them the same techniques, he realized his passion lies with helping our youth understand that they too can create the life they truly dream of.
While teaching adults for the prior 5 years, it didn’t take Todd long to realize why most of our youth get trapped in the same cycles as their parents, with the primary reason being that parents cannot teach their children what they don’t know or don’t understand themselves. After researching the teen and young adult market, it seemed a lot more work needed to be done to help our youth during this time of a rapidly changing world. Todd’s premise is this; “If we expect our youth to change the world, we have to start by changing our youth.”
In addition to his first book, “Thinking in One Direction,” and with more to follow, Todd created TeensCanDream.com as a “go to” site for teens to find an array of short eBooks on a variety of topics, as they seek the answers to their individual questions. This site is dedicated to all the teens, pre-teens and young adults out there who are looking for answers, but didn’t have a single source to find them.
In addition, and not limiting his target at teens and young adults, he and his wife, Jackie, created a new genre of nursery rhymes with the purpose of helping our youth during the early years of learning. You can find their books at InspirationalNurseryRhymes.com.
Not stopping there and seeing how disease such as cancer, diabetes and obesity are affecting our youth at younger ages, Todd created the first ever animation video to help kids with leukemia think themselves healthy during treatment with their doctors. When asked, “Why leukemia? Does someone you know have it?” he responded with, “No. It was just an idea in which I felt compelled to create.” With absolutely no experience on how to create an animation video, Todd explains in detail how things came about in divine order.