We dare you to try our first Passionate Pursuit!

Passionate Pursuit #1
Meeting for the First Time

The Purpose: The purpose of this pursuit is to (re-)discover your partner and to (re-)introduce yourself to them by pretending to meet your partner as if you were meeting for the very first time, as you are today.

The Set Up: To set-up this scenario, agree to meet at a location of your choice (a hotel lounge, a bar, a coffee shop…) at a time that works for both of you, but one partner chooses the location and should arrive 15 minutes before the other to select a seat or table alone, where they can be easily “seen.” This partner is the “pursued.” The partner who arrives later is the “pursuer.” Individually, each of you is planning an evening out. You are single and available, so take the time to dress to impress and take care in your appearance.

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Active Listening = Intimate Opportunities

Make it a point to LISTEN actively today, to focus on people attempting to connect with you.  It’s amazing to realize just how disconnected we’ve become as a society…  Distractions of our own thoughts, cell phones, TV, radio, computers and work… Set them all aside for a few moments and INTENTIONALLY zero in your focus on your loved one, be still and listen with your heart.  Connect, receive, respond, acknowledge, and share and experience an intimate moment today.  Enjoy!

Intimacy as the Foundation of a Relationship

Intimacy is the foundation of a loving relationship on which romance and passion are built and sustained, as well as the engine that drives the romantic energy in the relationship.  Intimacy is about the connection, direct communication, understanding, and trust that come from close association, contact and familiarity, and very personal and private interactions between two people.  Being intimate says, “I love you,” and so much more!

The Passion Pyramid

The Passion Pyramid

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A snippet from our new book, “Create Intimacy… in as little as 8 seconds a day! Ignite the Passion you Crave”

“First things first, what IS intimacy?

According to Webster’s dictionary, intimacy is defined as, “the state of being intimate; belonging to or characterizing one’s deepest nature; marked by very close association, contact, or familiarity; a warm friendship developing through long association suggesting informal warmth or privacy; and something of a very personal or private nature.”

Honestly, it doesn’t matter what the dictionary has to say about intimacy; what really matters is what intimacy means to you and your partner!  In our experience, we found most couples have never really talked about this, let alone thought much about it themselves.  It is time to better understand yourself and your partner in that regard, and this little book will help you do just that.  Knowledge is power and understanding your needs and the needs of your partner is the key to getting more of the intimacy you both crave.

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The Twelve [Intimate] Days of Christmas

Copyright Ottum Enterprises, LLC 2012

… sing along to the melody of “The Twelve Days of Christmas…”


On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me,

A lifetime of intimacy.


On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me,

Two scented notes,

And a lifetime of intimacy.


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L. K.

I just wanted to reach out and thank you for your help last year. Your guidance and advice helped me make the right decision at a crucial point in my life, and I am grateful. I am so incredibly happy and fulfilled in my new relationship and I would have never met him if I hadn’t gained the courage I needed to take the next step in my life. Thank you again for helping me define my needs in a relationship and encouraging me to find the right person to share my life with. I’ll be forever grateful.

Listen to Wayne Ottum on Voice of America Empowerment Radio

KDMarlee-show-descriptionListen to the interview on Voice America Empowerment Radio, recorded on October 17th, 2014, with the founder of Ottum Enterprises, Wayne Ottum where he discussed the principles behind his book Live from Strength with hosts K D Marlee on their show “B-MyTe: Balancing Your Money and Your Time.”   Click here or on the image to your right to listen to the show.

David B.

Knowing the authors and the intimate life style they live its no wonder they have created such a work of distinction. Its what everyone says they want and its up to us and you to take the time to explore the possibilities with their guidance. My personal coaching experience with Wayne has been life changing!  Maybe its time for you to take that first step too…

Craig S.

I want to thank you for publishing a great book.   During a 6 day trip my wife and I took moments to read your book, answer the questions, fill out the exercises, etc., and to be very candid about what we each wanted and perhaps lacked in our relationship.  It was part of an experience unlike any we had shared in nearly 10 years.  We discovered love for the first time, and we give partial credit to the discussions stimulated by your common sense book.  We’re back dreaming again.  Thanks bunches.  I’ll order 2 more books for each of my children so they can build their strong relationships even stronger.