The Facebook Ad That Cost Me $1,357

Advanced Internet Marketing I’ve wanted to be an advanced internet marketer since the days of dial up internet. I had a dream of travelling the world with my computer not caring about the day of the week. Five years ago I took the plunge and started working on the internet. For five years something was always missing. Of course I didn’t know it until… A guest speaker attended my Toastmasters (public speaking) club and told a story about 28 explorers

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Haunted Room 209 At The Wigwam Inn

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My lovely lady, Jody Lea, wanted to get away for labor day but all the online deals were booked. We own a timeshare with access to over 20 resorts and none were available. Jody Lea was steaming mad so I said something smart as she text her friend James who replied, “Let’s go sailing!” The obvious answer was YES. James also managed to secure the two best rooms in the Wigwam Inn, at the north end of the Indian Arm, just north of Vancouver.

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Is Working Online Too Good To Be True?

One thing I like about working online is that you can work whenever you want. One thing I don’t like about working online is it does NOT guarantee your success. I’ve driven a few web businesses into the ground and it’s painful. You work thousands of hours for free and have nothing to show for it. You are a failure and it’s embarrassing. That’s why, last January, when I dumped my hypnosis blog I said fart on it, I’m never going back to

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Always Working Toward Feeling Good

Studies show that an average income earner will get rich if he or she starts hanging out with rich people. And… according to business coach Colin Sprake, if a wealthy person were to spend enough time with a blue collar crew. That wealthy person would in fact lose his fortune. That’s insane in the membrane, and although it may be true you must remember: I don’t see why anybody can’t be that exception. Maybe that wealthy person lost his fortune because he

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Going Green, No Toxic Cleaners In This House.

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I’ve taken on a job educating families on how to rid the toxic cleaners out of their life. The products I show people are environmentally friendly, cost effective, and they work better than any toxic cleaner you can think of. I can’t help but want to show people how to become an online customer because we all know that online shopping is the way of the future. You almost don’t even have to leave the house anymore. Now what if you could

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Chocolate, Wine, & GoPro at The Vancouver Wine Show

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I often block out one weekend in February to work the Vancouver Wine Show. My job description is as follows: Give out, and sell chocolate. Sample wine This year I enjoyed the second half of my job description the most, but five years ago it was a different story. Five years ago I had the idea that if you’ve tried one Merlot then you’ve tried them all. That same year I entered a draw and won a wine tour through the Okanagan Valley. When the lady

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Imagine Failing, And Loving Every Minute Of It

I’m sure you know the saying, “If at first you don’t succeed then try, try again.” That saying is going to be the message I share at this years Toastmasters International Speaking Competition. The first of a five round competition takes place in March. If you’re unfamiliar with the ‘Toastmasters International Speaking Competition’ think of it like this: it’s a chance to take your public speaking credentials from amateur to semi pro, overnight. This will be my fifth crack at the

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Positive Affirmations That Help You Almost Immediately

Before talking about affirmations I have to wonder if you think you’ll live a long life? Until recently I didn’t think I’d live to see tomorrow. I remember being 19 and doing a wheelie along the main street of the small town I called home. I had a Kawasaki Ninja with an exhaust you could hear for twelve blocks. The police pulled me over. The copper knew me by name, he said, “Devin, you’re a good kid and I don’t want to scrape

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The Odd Truth About Early Retirement, And Your Health

Are you working toward early retirement? Well here is something to chew on. Since my early 20’s I’ve been hanging around unemployed people. That’s right, it’s often these people:  And ME! I’ve also seen the alternatives I know for a fact that if you find yourself hanging with the alternative, there is a way out. Yes, but we are not talking about the downers, we are talking about the other crowd, the retirees. The people who openly hated their jobs and got a pension

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Stop Learning The Hard Way

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Being a public speaker isn’t easy when you’re trying to change people’s lives, and they’re looking at you like you’re an idiot. At that point you are an idiot!! Perhaps you just like to learn the hard way. My dad once said, “I’m not going to show you how to do anything anymore Devin, because you learn the hard way anyway.” Let’s take for example my burned “motivational speech.” Before that speech I was on a roll. Adult audiences would tell you that I

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