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
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
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
Strong leadership is CRITICAL to raising kids!
I suppose it’s time to talk once again about the 5 sons I am trying to raise. Recently someone asked me about my parenting style. Actually, they more or less were saying they didn’t like my parenting style. But as I explained what I was trying to achieve they realized that, while still not perfect, it is exactly how my children (or any kids) need to be raised. Leadership is everywhere, we cannot avoid it, however it is time we start to embrace leadership that actually LEADS people, not just moves with the hottest trends.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
Raising 5 children, that are all male, and living to talk about it.
I have talked about this before to a certain degree, but with 5 kids you think I could squeeze at least five articles out of them… OK obviously I could squeeze a lot more out of them, but I don’t have enough Kleenex on hand to wipe up the snot… Boys are hilarious, they get dirty, they bleed a lot, they bruise a lot, they cry, hit, yell, break stuff, A LOT. If left unsupervised they would seriously take over this house and sell the copper wire from the walls for Slurpee money… So I don’t let them. Yes that’s right, I don’t let my kids do whatever they want, whenever they want to do it!!!Continue Reading
Work is not fun? Well I guess there is a question here…
Work is supposed to be fun..Really? OK so there has, for a while now, been this idea that if something isn’t fun, I shouldn’t do it. Typically this really manifests around work. Let me start off by saying that I love what I do, it’s super great, seriously I have a great gig, but there are days I realize “Hey, this is a lot like work, ugh!” Is it because I am simply not having fun? Or is it because I am starting to have an un-thankful, un-appreciative heart?Continue Reading
Fall + Autumn = Faltumn.
Yes that’s correct folks I officially invented a new word! This past Faltumn (or Autumn for those that live under a rock…) I provided the world an incredible remedy for the horribly double named season! OK Summer, Winter, Spring, they are cool with just one name. So why does this other season need two names? Well it doesn’t, so I have taken the liberty to remedy this crisis. Why mention this again now you ask? Well I will also be prepping the globe to jump straight into Faltumn, rather then trying to get people to stop saying Autumn when it is already Faltumn…Continue Reading
Might as well quit this gig.
Ok so I recently received an incredible reward for some of my work. I have invested into photography obviously. But I also invested into some social media sites, Google+ being one of them. Say what you will about the platform, I love it, it makes sharing my work so easy. And because I found it so easy I just plugged away at it. Well now around 500 photos I have posted on Google+ has reached 1,000,000,000 views! Yes that number is A BILLION! Just crazy. But is this the end?Continue Reading
Come one, come all, the amazing Photography made easy event is here! not.
I mean how many times have we seen something advertised as “THE EASIEST THING EVER! If you can’t do this you are a complete idiot!” And you get all jazzed about it and try that thing, and realise you are an idiot… Comon! There is a whole website devoted to Pinterest fails! It ISN’T EASY! So stop telling us it is! But why do I get suckered in so easy?Continue Reading
Isn’t Wisdom and Knowledge the Same Thing?
There is a proverb that says “Wisdom calls out to everyone, but the foolish run away, and don’t listen.” I have thought about the difference between knowledge and wisdom a lot. How can people be extremely knowledgeable but incredibly unwise? For years I thought if you were just smart then you would be wise as well! Not so. In fact, it is very possible to have all the knowledge possible in our brains, yet never use it properly.Continue Reading