Thursday July 23, 2015
As I opened my eyes, I saw the sun beaming in on the wooden panels that would be my new home for the next month or so. I put my feet to the floor, looked out the window and smiled as I saw the smoke curling from my new neighbour, the towering active volcano, Vallirrica.
After 5 weeks in the busy metropolis of Santiago, I was now in the small town of Pucón, Chile. As the adventure capital of Chile, Pucón has a lot to offer a tourist. Upon my first day I ventured out to discover my new home. After discovering the local lake, shops and taking in the breathtaking view, I went back to my room to set up. With my laptop on my lap, tripod and iPhone, I was ready to meet with my clients.
You see, I am a digital nomad, which means that I can work from anywhere in the world (as long as I have good wifi). Over the next two weeks I proceeded to work and on my off time be a great tourist. I hiked mountains, biked the area, kayaked on the lake, broke bread with locals and foreigners and generally enjoyed my time there.
About two weeks in I started to feel an uneasiness...
Wednesday August 21, 2013
In honour of my father, J. Wayne Trask who passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013, this week’s, Magic of Marketing is coming to you via text instead of video.
My father was an exceptional human being. He was the kind of person who, when he walked into the room, you were happy it was him. Dad always had a smile on his face; he also found the positive side of any situation.
During the last week of his life, a friend of mine who had lost her dad suggested that I write a letter to my dad about what he meant to me and read it to him before he passes. I thought that was good advice. When I sat down to collect my thoughts, instead of a letter, a top 10 list appeared.
I took the opportunity to share this list with you today because I feel that it represents the core of who Dad was and it truly is a list of life lessons that can create a very fulfilling and happy life.
Here it is. I trust you’ll find wisdom here as I have for so many years.
Thursday June 27, 2013
Over the last few days I've had a whirlwind of great things happening which included speaking in front of 107 people from 52 countries in one room and watching Dr. Wayne Dyer lecture. Upon meeting him afterwards I was able to thank him for his work which has contributed to my learning that has enabled me to create my dream life.
I knew that these two events were going to put forth a great Magic of Marketing episode that I would want to share with you. So, here it is. This one is for the dreamers, the believers and those who are on the fence. ;-)
Wednesday May 8, 2013
For every entrepreneur who has come up against a wall, this one is for you.
There are a few things you need to hear. At first glance, you're not going to like it. Then, you might change your mind. These thoughts have been swarming around in my head for a while and I think it's about time you heard what I have to say.