Does the world exist?

world-questionSince I’m in the process of moving to a new place and hoping to rent out the old one, I’ve been (far too slowly) going through the contents of my house and uncovering some definite gems. This particular piece I found is dated April 1, 1998. In fact, it’s even time stamped at 9:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – clearly had planned to find it again. It was hand written, so to save us all the challenge of reading my scribble, I’ll transpose it here…complete with spelling and grammar errors.


Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs

Not to sound too cliché and taking a line from Tesla, but definitely I can say “signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs” in my pursuit of checking things off on my bucket list. Next on the list is going to be another attempt at reality TV. This time, I’ll need a suitable partner in an attempt to make it on to The Amazing Race Canada.

That’s right, CTV — who owns the rights for the American version — has announced that this summer they’ll be airing a Canadian version. And unlike my attempts for Big Brother Canada, this one will be a success.


Big Brother Open Casting Call, an experience

As of about 10:30 am on Sunday, September 30, 2012 I managed to cross off another item from my evolving bucket list. Number 109 is now in the books as I completed my chance to audition for a reality TV show. This time around it was Big Brother Canada. I chose to go to their open casting call in Calgary, currently where I call home. I didn’t really know what to expect, but came in relatively prepared from the different resources I discovered.


Another bucket list item to cross off

I’m unbelievably excited to say that this coming Sunday, September 30,  I’ll get to cross off another item on my bucket list. Item number 109, audition for a reality TV show. There are two shows currently in existence that I would ever apply to participate on. Amazing Race, which sadly isn’t open to Canadians, and Big Brother which is arriving in Canada this winter…well, February 2013 apparently.


It’s time for LABL maker

As you may know I’ve been really trying to determine how to find passion. I can’t say that I’ve entirely found it yet, but have I found some direction for it. And of all things, I fully intend to blame, or actually thank, my mother. It was the auto feed from my previous post that went through to Facebook and she made some comments on it about me needing to get back to music. Then another status update she commented that since I made an awesome cake for my daughters birthday, and was busy making peanut butter cookies with Ava that baking was my passion. I realized that I did those things for Ava, not for me.


How to find your passion

No matter who you listen to, or what you read, the answer to starting a business, or online presence, is to follow your passion. In fact just the other day I was reminded of a quote, “follow your passion and the money will follow.”

But, and that’s a big BUT, how does one find their passion?

I’ve been in the online world now for over 18 years. I just did the math on that to double check, and I had started in 1994 in high school, so yes – it’s been 18 years of web design. During that time I’ve dabbled in many things, always looking for “the next best thing” or any way to really actually make money online.


Doing something is better than doing nothing

I’ve had numerous ideas for a long time about different ways to make some money. Some would say that it is actually annoying that I look to monetize almost every thing in life that I can. I won’t lie, I think it’s annoying too. My quest for money comes from reading things like Rich Dad, Poor Dad – which I actually found tucked in a seat pocket on an airplane. From there I kept buying more and more Robert Kiyosaki books to read, which for me was a revelation since I generally don’t like to read. That was about 6 years ago. Now I find myself doing a lot of reading online.


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The Last Original Idea provokes the inner cynic

There’s a saying “you can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.” This line has stuck with me since I had to debate it in my grade nine English class. At the time I believed there was no truth in the statement. In fact I argued against it. Had I had the chance to read The Last Original Idea at that point in time, there would have been no way I would go against it.


Sometimes the best SEO is executing the fundamentals

It doesn’t surprise me when people want to increase their organic page rankings through the use of search engine optimization. It makes sense. It’s effectively free traffic to your website. What does often amaze me is when there are plenty of talented IT and development individuals behind a website and they neglect, or simply forget, to execute on the fundamentals of SEO. Take a look at the fundamentals of SEO here at Shibga Media and more insights from Local Viking if you are interested in growing your business.

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