Mike Rowe: Learning from dirty jobs

I heard about this talk by Mike Rowe from Dan Miller on his latest podcast episode from 48days.com and actually paused his episode to go watch Mike speak. Enjoy today’s TED Talk of choice.


Daddy Daughter Podcast: Episode 8

We finally got behind the mic again to record the first ever episode from the new Studio C…well, it’s temporary but the facility will remain the same. Ava was eager to chat and with it being much more convenient now, hopefully we’ll be able to get shows out there more consistently. Of course, it’s always hard to say with an almost 5-year old.


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.


Learn how to podcast…seriously

You might not know that I currently produce and host two different podcast shows currently. One of them resides here on the next internet billionaire site that I host along with my daughter Ava – it’s aptly named the Daddy Daughter Podcast. It reaches a very small audience. I suspect mainly friends and family that want to hear Ava talk as she’s busy growing up.

The other is what we like to consider the best Winnipeg Jets podcast on the market. Of course, that’s our own claim, but there aren’t really many Winnipeg Jets podcasts out there that I’ve managed to come across.


Daddy Daughter Podcast: Episode 7

Three episodes in one-week. Ava is clearly loving the new gear as much as her daddy is. Today happened to be a Saturday so we had lots to talk about in the afternoon. We went to IKEA for breakfast and play time – a free sanity break for myself and the other parents that leave their kids no doubt. After that it was off to Calaway Park, an amusement park just west of Calgary. She definitely loved the fact that we found the kids area this time with a small roller coaster, swings and train ride. Though she was upset she’s not tall enough for the Vortex roller coaster. Thanks for tuning in.