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DemoCamp 12 – An Inspirational Evening

You know sometimes it’s always great to stop and look around you, look at the people you surround yourself with and be absolutely grateful you are alive and full of life. And your friends are alive and full of life too, and your friends are inspiration to you.

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This can sum up what the keynote speaker Dale Mugford of BraveNewCode said in his speech the other night at DemoCamp at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Afterwards I thanked Dale for such an inspirational & Motivational speech.

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I’ve known Dale for sometime now and his fiance Roz of Double Barrel Studios, both individuals are just again one of the two most amazing individuals you will ever meet on this planet.

And I have a lot of respect for what they do within the community and helping the community grow within their own respected fields. They inspire me as both an individual as well as a person who wishes to be apart of the same movement that’s happening in the Hamilton community.

And as I sit here, trying to find words to express my emotions that are rushing through my heart right now and in my mind, I can’t. It’s again another one of those instances where I could tell you all about them, and what they have shown me or what we’ve talked about but really its more than that.

Tonight has opened my eyes to a lot of really good things in this world, about passion, friendship, community, engagement and why these events are important to be able to connect to those individuals that want to make a difference in the world. That want to help others grow and create and prosper.

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I felt a lot of happiness and love in the room tonight at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, hope and dreams and with that my heart, my soul, my entire spirit wants to explode with that emotion. Passion, passion is what makes things happen, drive and determination is what helps us along the way to know not to stop, if it makes you happy to keep driving it! Until it works.

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I have held a camera in my hand capturing various things, people, places, events and it’s those moments where you look around the room and you see no media coverage, no one with a camera to tell the stories that often go untold by media sources.

And to be able to say, I captured an interview or a piece that no one else had at an event. I want to talk about people and their stories, when they were down or looked like they were failing but came back up what brought them back into the game to not struggle anymore.

I want to learn from these individuals and help them spread their message.

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Creative Entrepreneur

So, you want to earn a living doing something you’re truly passionate about, chances are maybe it is something in the creative spectrum.

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While watching television, I thought about something Bob Proctor had said in a seminar I was watching the day earlier. Which was ‘Think’ and he goes on with during this seminar how we don’t use our brain power enough basically.

Which I think is true, we only use as much brain power it takes to take on what ever task we might be under taking at that time. It was at that time I really turned off my television, television really doesn’t help you think. It’s really a form of escapism from our day to day lives.

After I turned off the television set I went for a drive and started thinking about my life and current state it’s been. I thought about all the things I want to do with my life and my future plans. And at that moment I started thinking about the past, as I was heading down a road I use to take all the time that is filled with memories.

It was at that particular moment I realized just how much has changed around me, I instinctively thought but I myself haven’t changed very much. Which is obviously not true and took action to correct that thought.

Physical form, a lot hasn’t changed, environmentally hasn’t really changed a whole lot but both mentally and emotionally I’ve been growing drastically. And then I thought, I wonder why that is? In dealing with all theses shifts and changes that have occurred with my surroundings, I learned how to mentally prepare myself in dealing with change.

Change, regardless of you want it or not in your life is inevitable. Things change all the time, sometimes slow, some times rapidly, so rapidly as such that you don’t even know it has happen.

So getting back to the title ‘creative entrepreneur’ – It’s true, my environment hasn’t changed much sometimes I get a tad bit edge of the seat about this because I want to create movement with my life, so much so, I can actually see the difference.

But what I am coming to understand is through my experiences I am able to call upon these new skill sets in order to really jump start a new life in as a Creative Entrepreneur. I wouldn’t exactly call it a ‘New Life’ really however, after looking at my past once more I have and always had a creative Entrepreneur sensibility to me.

One example came to mind, one of my passions has always been photography and I loved going out and taking shot after shot after shot. I developed a fairly keen eye for what looks good on camera. Any rate, I had taken all these pictures and I had never really done anything with them until one day I decided I was going to create greeting cards out of them. Where I was working at the time agreed to let me use a little corner space to have them on display and I decided to sell them for 2 dollars a piece.

I remember the within the first week of having them up people flocked to the display and they were bought and sold within a matter of a couple weeks.

This kind of creative and entrepreneurial thinking must be revisited in my mind, sure it won’t make me a ‘living’ but it is just one of many income streams that could prove to be lucrative. It’s also more than just selling, it’s about developing these creative ideas, and really brining these ideas to life with precision and direct results.

Now it’s your turn, have you ever been in a similar mind frame? How did you over come it?

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Declaration of Self

Over the course of the last few weeks, I’ve taken time out of being on the computer to go for really long walks. I would go to this one spot, on a bayfront area and I would just stare off into nature’s wondrous miracle.

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I captured this photo last night while watching the sun go down behind the tree line of the mountain landscape. And was mesmerized by the relaxation of watching two younger individuals sitting there fishing. I’m not 100 percent sure if they caught anything but I’m sure they didn’t care.

I realized a few things while sitting there, one we are sometimes too connected to our technology. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email. I would know, because I was in fact using all three of those while I was there when the point was not to.

A friend of mine then came out along and we walked and talked and walked some more and I really enjoyed that moment. The face to face, person to person connectivity we had. She has been a really good friend to me over the last year and tentatively listened to what I was going through. And I in return do the same.

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I began thinking about, happiness, and what does it mean to be happy. Is happiness what we get when we go after what we want and obtain it. Or is Happiness in the journey of the pursuit.

Should we not just be content, but joyful of the abundance we have in our lives, the very simple things that doesn’t cost us any money and is effortless to achieve. Building strong friendships with people, building character within ourselves that actually stand for something. The ability to be free to create and cultivate from our passions.

I declare my vision for my life is that, I am in control of my destiny, my Future and no one else. Using my artistic passions such as Writing, Painting, FilmMaking and my ability to inspire and motivate others will be my ultimate path.

My core values will keep me in line making sure that no matter what I do they are in line with my ultimate vision. People will pay to hear my vision and my story because I feel there are more people out there like me. That really want to live with a sense of passion and purpose.

In return, I declare I will return 25 Percent of profits in the beginning, back into helping those who wish to start building and creating a life as I am doing. After some time that return will increase to 50 percent, until finally we’ve reach 75 percent return in gratitude.

I know how hard it is to be struggling, I know how much passion individuals have for their idea. And there is not a soul to take a chance on them to really help build a future for them. And I want to be that person that provides them that assistance.

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It is my goal to build the foundation & mindset of the ultimate creative entrepreneur and philanthropist. Using my skill sets to lay down brink by brink the building blocks necessary to then help others in my own Devine way.

Now it’s your turn,
What will you do?

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#ProjectAnonymousLove

Inspired by @RachDerp as part of her #ProjectAnonymousLove project. Depression and suicidal thoughts not only effect the individual, but it has a cascading ripple effect. This effects our friends, our family, and including people we haven’t event met before that are waiting for the opportunity to meet you.

GET INVOLVED: http://projectanonymouslove.tumblr.com
GET IT TRENDING #ProjectAnonymousLove

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Imagination & Storytelling Vlog

Now it’s your turn, what do you want to write about if you started today?

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Rise and Shine Creator Motivational & Inspirational Vlog

Hey Thanks for coming to the channel and checking out this video! Over the last 2 months I’ve had the privilege to become friends with so many wonderful people within the youtube community.

People that are fascinating to watch and learn from and they truly are an inspiration to me for so many different reasons. They carry themselves with an air of confidence and courage.

They are an inspiration to me, and to other video bloggers because they are creators with a heavy amount of imagination. And I think Imagination is sometimes lost when we get into adulthood.

And for that I thank and celebrate them. So Special thanks to:

http://www.youtube.com/user/G4AVlog

http://www.youtube.com/user/ItsKensterrr

http://www.youtube.com/user/TeaMakerJason

http://www.youtube.com/user/Imakemyway

http://www.youtube.com/user/Clintus

http://www.youtube.com/user/sabot96

http://www.youtube.com/user/eryberrie

http://www.youtube.com/user/ChristiAnnNaceTV

http://www.youtube.com/user/NovemberStormChannel

http://www.youtube.com/itsanothercourtney

http://www.youtube.com/user/2kellydan

http://www.youtube.com/user/SirEdwardNewton

http://www.youtube.com/user/JDunnFilms

http://www.youtube.com/user/RachDerp

For being a constant Inspiration to others!

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Passion and Purpose – Vlog

So, the question in the video is, what is your passion and what is your purpose?

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Embracing all facets of emotions within

Sometimes in life it’s good to reflect on the past, not so much to dwell on life’s pain but realize what those emotional experiences and brought us to learn in life and ultimately how it created us.

With today being Sunday I essentially wanted a nice relaxing day before I go ahead and create the busyness that surrounds my life through the week. Decided to take a little trip out to one of my favourite spots to just sit and think about everything.

While a lot of us would never admit to talking to ourselves, I’m pretty sure everyone has at one point or another. That’s what I like to do when I head on up to this spot is talk to myself. And really listen to the words I would love someone else to say to me. But sometimes we don’t get those opportunities, sometimes we have to do it ourselves. And be our own best friend to convey a message that being alone or not having someone to confide in is okay.

That our existences is not dependent on others but upon ourselves, people can listen, but a majority of the time they’re only waiting for their chance to speak or be heard. As much as we like to think people have our best interest, people only serve themselves.

Which is fine, we must accept people and humans as they are not what we would like them to be. But we have that choice, that choice to be the person we wish to be. So we can potentially be the person that serves us great advice if only we listen to our heart. And we can be that person that listens to ourselves. Listen very closely to our every word and how we use those words to express emotion.

I think a lot, I think a lot about what does it mean to be human. What does it mean to truly exist and matter in this world. Why we avoid pain and suffering as if it were a plague to living life. If you ask me feeling & expressing emotion is the most human part of existence. No one likes to be sad or angry all the time but at the same time these emotions should be taught in a manner of how are we able to express them in a constructively and not in a de-constructively.

Happiness is a feeling we get when everything is completely in line, doesn’t mean its perfect but it’s perfect for that moment. Those moments should be cherished with all our heart. Happiness is not an emotion that stays around forever.

But realizing what brings us joy and happiness is needed, wanting less and feeling more joy in our lives and less dependent on things to bring us joy and excitement but being able to express our passion and inspirations that comes from doing what we love and not hating what we are doing so we can love what we can get from it.

Sadness is a feeling that is an array of emotions we feel. When we lose a loved one to just one of life’s series of events we go through this grieving process of realizing we won’t spend another moment with this person & they will be missed greatly. Instead of appreciating those moments we had with them and thanking the universe for bringing them into our lives at the right time and place when we needed them the most.

Sadness is something that we also feel when things just aren’t right in the world, such as don’t have a house or life turned out the way that it did. When we should be celebrating the simple things in life and not feel sad about what we don’t have but learn to appreciated and show gratitude to what we do have.

Angry is a fiery emotion it has the ability to be a powerful tool to use to get us to the next level in life. With anger we can use the revenge side of anger to creating something new from the ashes that anger brings into our lives.

Anger and being upset only shows how passionate and caring you might be over something as well. But again we have to use that anger constructively. We can’t let anger get the better of us and consume our lives.

All of these emotions equal up to one thing, building upon the human experience, to negotiate one with out the other is a travesty. Those who come from a background where everything is given to them will not know the power of struggle.

Those where love comes easy will not know the power of being alone or the power of fighting for something/someone they love!

Those that have the gift of money handed to them to do what ever they wish will never know what it’s like to earn and live from what they have in life and utilize that resourcefulness to create something that is valuable beyond measure.

People who are gifted at public speaking will never ever know the triumph of over coming their fear to create push and motivate someone with their words when they themselves have struggled in the past with it.

Emotion and personal struggles is what shapes the human experience, to live a life with out emotions is like feeling thirsty without having a liquid to drink in front of us.

We must follow our hearts where ever it might lead us even if it’s down a dark and scary place because of the fear of the unknown. We must then embrace the mysteries of living life to it’s fullest without hesitation. We must be sure of ourselves and what we are capable of by continuing to put us in harms way and not be afraid of pain or sadness or feeling angry and upset about something but to meet the challenges of how we handle our emotions and use it to full potential to sling shot our way to the place where we fear nothing.

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Reality Vs Perception Poem

Done in the style of the Meme “Draw My Life” this is a poem I wrote last week

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