Monday, December 22, 2008
I returned fresh and full of creative energy. My first week back I had 3 awesome meetings with The National Speakers Bureau, Mike Lipkin and The Ontario Chamber of Commerce. 2009 is starting out to be the most exciting year ever with major speaking engagements already planned for January, February and March. On February 21 I will be delivering a high-energy Boot Camp in Guelph to 600 young professionals. On March 27 and 28th, I will be partnered with Mike Lipkin and The Ontario Chamber of Commerce in our first ever BIG THINK, a world-class event being held at The Kingbridge Centre in King City in Toronto. Ever since I declared my goal of Creatively Inspiring 1 million people, I have stayed true to this vision, applied the power of visualization, took action and expressed sincere gratitude for all of the events as they manifested. As I sit here on Monday Dec.22, 2008, I am getting ready for an exciting holiday season with my family and friends. I wish you all a successful 2009 and a warm filled holiday season with your family and friends.
Monday, December 8, 2008
The year 2009 looks bright! For the past 10-12 months, my goal was to evolve and strengthen all areas of my personal and business life. With the law of attraction and the power of creativity, I have successfully manifested the following areas of my life and my goals as set out at the start of 2008:
- The attraction of 2 new exciting business partners, Vittoria Wikston of White Oaks Resort and Spa, and Wendy Murdock of Hurstplace
- Evolve Redchair Branding beyond just a marketing company into an exciting Creative Think Tank that inspires and motivates individuals and corporations.
- The launch of my new book, GET CREATIVE with a goal of becoming a best seller.
- Launch of IGNITE Idea Centre and coaching of 50 individuals.
- Winning an international design award.
- Speaking side by side with two world-class speakers, Jack Canfield and Mike Lipkin.
- Launch of a TV pilot and partnering with a TV producer.
- I lost 20lbs and feel and look great.
- A stronger and healthier relationship with my family; my former wife Jean and my two beautiful girls Sophie and Emma and my new partner Emily.
- Became a registered speaker with The National Speakers Bureau and spoke at 10 events with 40 planned for 2009.
- Travelling 6 months of the year.
- Purchase of a new home and office.
- Collaborating with exciting people and partners to take our vision of Creatively Inspiring 1 million people to life.
- Putting in place an exciting new vision together with my new partners for 2009.
I am very grateful for the success, the vision, the friends, the clients, family and support people in my life. All of my success stems from never giving up on my vision, for believing in me, conditioning my mind to attract what matters most, surrounding myself with ONLY positive people in my life and removing any and all negative energy/people from my life.
I am focused on reaching my goal to creatively inspire 1 million people, speaking a min. of 40 days per year.
I wish you all the best and look forward to being a part of your dreams.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
The event is scheduled for March 27th and 28th, 2009. This is one event you will not want to miss. This will be a 2 day spectacluar event designed to open your mind and get creative. I could not think of a better world-class speaker to be sharing the stage with than Mike Lipkin. Now just imagine if we can collaborate with Mike on a regular basis and start our own Power Within Speaker Series globally. This would allow us to reach a million people. Thank you Mike for entering my life.
My ‘Get Creative’ speaking tour with the Chambers of Commerce kicked-off:
o In Hamilton to over 70 participants.
o Whitby welcomed me with open arms to a cast of 100 participants at an amazing dinner theatre.
o OwenSound had close to 80 businesses with a local sponsor.
o In Peterborough, I spoke to an energized crowd of 70 plus attendees.
Looking into 2009, I am scheduled to speak at 4 new Chamber communities during the months of January and February, including a trek to Timmins. We just received exciting news from The Guelph Chamber as a result of Lloyd Longfield taking action and hosting the first ever Youth Boot Camp targeting 600 participants with me as the key-note Inspirator.
In March we will be hosting the first BIG THINK Retreat in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce exclusive to all the Chambers of Commerce (to a cast of 250 attendees). At this event, I will be partnered on stage with World Class Speaker, Mike Lipkin so you won’t want to miss out on this event, trust me. We will be sold out by mid January, so stay tuned about how you can register for this exclusive creative event. The goal is to attract larger crowds of 200 plus to each of your Boot Camps, attract media attention, and showcase the Chambers of Commerce as the creative engine for local businesses.
Audiences are sending us rave reviews, testimonials and amazing case studies about the positive affects of my Boot Camps. Entrepreneurs are launching new ideas, improving their personal lives, and collaborating and growing their network as a result.
These Boot Camps go far beyond a business presentation. They are designed to creatively inspire your community to take action; to create their desired personal and business life. I will continue to broadcast my message and my unique ability to your audiences. Within my Boot Camps, I inject creative energy into the audience by being an active participant. I provide them with the tools and the inspiration to help them stand out and get creative. We are all uncertain as to the outcomes of this changing global economy, and what I can do is summon my creative abilities to inspire your audiences to take action, collaborate with others, get more creative with their business strategies, and re-examine their business approach. As many of you know, I have creatively transformed myself from the field of Architecture, to marketing, software, presentation and branding. Now as a registered speaker with the number one speakers bureau, The National Speakers Bureau, I speak to 1,000’s of people every week either as an inspirational key-note speaker or to businesses that require a fresh injection of creative energy.
I personally look forward to meeting with each and every one of you following the event, along with the media, in order to extend the significance of these events within your community. Megan is standing by and I encourage you to contact her at (905) 528-6032 to secure your dates for 2009. Many past attendees are requesting ½ day and full day events and a repeat performance.
Enough said, it’s time for me to go back to work. Inspire others to inspire others. When you can tap into your life’s purpose, it’s a magical feeling.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Should be a blast. I will keep you posted on how it turns out.
It was a blast, check out the photos at:
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
One of our OwenSound Boot Camp Attendees drove 3 hours today to engage me in a new branding campaign. I was really impressed that they drove all that way to work with me in a Creative Think Session. Steve, Don and Rod, thank you for coming out and for taking a seat in the Redchair, you guys were awesome!
Following the event, I was driving with Emily along Yonge Street, and I noticed a place I used to visit quite frequently as a kid, the BIG SLICE. The best pizza you will ever have. We managed to wolf down a huge slice each. Boy, don't get in the way of Emily and her pizza, she will take your whole arm off.
Yesterday was a big day, we met with the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, they have asked me to speak to a group of 300 - 600 youth in their first ever Youth Branding Boot Camp. Very exciting, it will be in the new Universty of Guelph Auditorium.
Monday, November 24, 2008
The trek to Peterborough on Nov.20 had to be the most memorable. A 4-hour drive throuh Ontario's first snow fall. Usually this drives takes an hour and a half, 4 hours of stop and go traffic, white outs along the dark highway 115. The only thing that kept me sane was Emily sending me friendly texts every 10 minutes. (I should not be reading as I am driving, so I am told!) I finally arrived at 9:30pm to a warm hospitality at the Holiday Inn. In my room was a plate of snacks and a pitcher full of beer and ice from the local chamber. All I wanted to do was watch a movie, unfortunately, this feature was disabled on the TV so I called down and got them to fix it. And now I could relax with my beer and snacks while watching Step Brothers. Boy, what a laugh.