Ever found yourself saying ”If I just had…” or ” If I didn’t have this..” ”THEN I could do THIS!” Well it’s time to drop the talk and put your money where your mouth is and PUSH ALL IN! Why live in the trap and pain of depression from doing something you hate your whole life? I WANT EVERYONE TO LET OUT WHAT IS INSIDE OF THEM!Continue Reading
Why risk? Why put yourself out there? Why take a chance and show your hand? Why risk the chance of being hurt? Well if you don’t take a risk once in a while, you cannot take a step towards what you are meant to do. The FEAR of not taking a risk is a prison, and it traps us, causes us to grow stale, and stifles the creativity inside of us from coming out.Continue Reading
For so long the term being a ”Creative” has been monopolized by a group of people trying to separate themselves from the cultural ”norms.” Unfortunately this has alienated a LARGE portion of people that don’t identify with sleeping in crappy apartments, living off of food stamps, and complaining about the government… Now people say “I’m not creative at all!” just because an IMAGE of a “creative” caught on. I want to help break open the idea that EVERYONE is creative, and we all NEED to express it, as the inverse can destroy us!Continue Reading
If you are one of the unlucky ones that are known to complain about nearly everything under the sun, look out, cause I am swinging for you today. Actually I am coming after all of us that would complain about ANYTHING! Want to fail at everything? Just be a complainer, you will achieve it no problem!Continue Reading
Recently I returned from another voyage into the world, apart from Canada where I spend most of my days, to the Land of Guatemala! A new twist accompanied me this trip as my wife was able to come along, the fist time we have traveled together! This was my third trek to the greenest place I have ever seen, and it did not disappoint! On today’s episode of INSIDE the LENS I take you along to Guatemala as well!Continue Reading
Well, you have heard it said a thousand times “That’s what friends are for!”
If we made a poll of everyone with a friend, and we asked them what friends are for, we would get a few different answers… My question is are we really interested in true friends? Most of the “memes” I see spread across countless Facebook feeds talk about how a friend is pretty much our little person that tells me how awesome I am, 24-7… These memes are quickly followed by a “Haters gonna Hate” post stating that anyone that disagree with them is not a true friend… I want to talk about what I believe TRUE friends are for.Continue Reading
Everyone needs a great selfie right!?
The age of the selfie, do you know that just a little while ago “selfie” was the word of the year? Crazy right. But crazier still is that nearly 100 million selfies are posted online everyday! Why is this happening? And does it matter? Well I am going to share some thoughts on the subject of The Selfie.Continue Reading
After much deliberation the judges are agreed, it’s the photos of the year!
Ready for the photos of the year!?! Well it has been another year… No it’s been a good one! My numbers for photos taken were down a bit, only around 12,000 taken…. Yes I know that seems like a lot but hey I have to post like 300+ a year, taking so many gives me a decent chance of impressing you all… Anyway seriously I am really thankful for all of your support this year! The likes, the shares, the comments are so awesome, and I love hearing from everyone. This year however it’s time to take this all to the next level! ALL my best photos are available for sale as a digital download (for personal use) HD sized for 99 cents! Retina size for $9.99 and FULL SIZE PHOTOS for $19.99!!! I knocked 10 bucks off of the full sized images for a little bit! But let’s head to the photos of the year!Continue Reading
Today you learn about my real inspiration, and my real motivation
Well I am a Christian. It’s not a very popular group to be in these days it seems. Am I worried? No, why should I be? I admit however that I was not going to post this, not because of fear, but because I didn’t feel I was supposed to. That has now changed. It seems as though my creative process has been a tad stunted of late. I wondered why this was, and unfortunately I really don’t have any clear cut answers. That is actually how it works for me, I never get a clear cut answer, I am more just shown a ledge I can jump from, and I jump. So today I make another jump, I tell all of you about my real motivation and my real inspiration to do what I do.Continue Reading
Salzburg, Austria has some cool people.
If you are one of those people let me commend you! Honestly I found the people in Austria SO friendly, with their glowing skin (possibly from the schnapps), and their unhindered singing (most likely from the schnapps too…) and of course their willingness to talk about anything (come to think of it they had some schnapps). Austria has a lot of schnapps. So here is a glimpse of Salzburg, Austria! And schnapps…Continue Reading
Innsbruck Austria, Seriously Tasty…
Tasty? You ask. Yes tasty, from food to rolling hills of Julie Andrews singing nuns Austria is full of incredible experiences! If you are looking for a place to head for the weekend (because all of us here in North America head off to Europe for weekends) I vote you start where I did, in the Olympic town of Innsbruck, Austria.Continue Reading
Freedom of Speech is becoming quite expensive…
I find it rather funny that we argue about what we are allowed to say, or not to say. I thought that the point of freedom of speech was that we get to say what we felt free to say! Ok sure, sometimes people take it WAY too far. But lately it seems that unless someone’s speech lines up with the “trending politically correct” rhetoric, it’s followed by a firestorm of hate! Why is this happening?Continue Reading
Mountain photos from mountainy places.
I like mountains. I actually grew up around mountains on the West coast of Canada, but have lived in the giant flat section of Canada for the past 8 years. OK I really like the flat too, I just like Canada I guess, but anyway, I must have taken the mountains for granted because I am seriously in love with them right now. So here are my 10 favorite mountain photos! Remember that if you want to give me a dollar you can head to the STORE and buy one of these mountain photos…Continue Reading
Social Media. “Let me tell you something, but don’t tell me I am wrong!”
Social media is a great tool for spreading a message. What better way is there today? In the past if you wanted to promote, talk about, or learn about an event you needed to read the newspaper or see a T.V commercial. But today within minutes we can spread the word to thousands of people, for free! I too use social media all the time. However of late I have noticed a disturbing trend, someone will post something clearly opinionated, controversial, and at times just plain old rude. But rather than be willing to discuss their opinions, the posters write for themselves a disclaimer: “This is what I think, and I don’t want anyone that disagrees with me to tell me!” … Really? Here is a quick set of tips to help you answer the question “Should I post this to social media?”Continue Reading
A business is more than sweeping the floors.
I have been thinking about running a business a lot recently. Largely because I am trying to do that very thing. Let’s just say I’m not that great at it yet, but along this bumpy road I’ve discovered a very important truth about leadership. And surprisingly enough it lines up with how a family should run.Continue Reading