It’s all about Perspective, and other stories.

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Everything stopped. Whatever had been going rushed into confusion, as the white searing light filled my entire existence.

“Wake up”

“Huh?”

The small Australian five year old child moved his flashlight which was on, and leaning against my left eyeball to my right eyeball Read the rest of this entry »

The stars are aligned…

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There is no witticism or bad pun here, this is just an update on where things are going, some life lessons (that can be practical for everyone), a new toy I got, and that sort of thing. So read on, pass it on, and I hope it adds value to your life. Oh yeah, stay till the end, ’cause there’s a funny story about some federal agents patting me and my friend down for drugs! Read the rest of this entry »

Remember “Seven Minutes In Heaven”? This is WAY better…

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So what is it exactly that you do?

That is the question I get asked most often.  Not because it is standard, but because people look at my odd business card, and find out that I’ve been couchsurfing for over 3.5 years.  ”And you make money by couchsurfing?”

I have not really shared what exactly I do, until now! Read on! You may be surprised how I can help you, the people I have helped and how I have helped them, and WHY I am sharing this with you now! (In that order) Read the rest of this entry »

2009 – Where did the year go? I know! My year-end summary.

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Disney - Remember... Dreams Come True (3) (Explored)

Fireworks - seems like a good pic for the new year

As of 2pm on January 1st, I will have been couchsurfing a full 3 years. I have to admit, it’s gone by quickly. Everyone says “Where did the year go?” But because I blogged more this year, I actually know where it went.  I didn’t blog everything- but here’s my summary.. Read the rest of this entry »

Perry Belcher – Feature Interview (yeah… an hour long)

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My 2009 “Non-stop” travels began with my trip to couchsurf at Perry Belcher’s place in Austin, TX. I met Perry Belcher at a marketing event that Matt Bacak was hosting. Matt Bacak introduced him as “You should all listen, because the following speaker has sold more product in the last 10 years than most people in here combined!” I found Perry to be hilarious, and even better… he made me feel dumb. Yeah… that’s right… Mr. Know-It-All had to quickly rip out his notebook, and ferociously take notes! This guy knew his stuff! That particular lecture was on copywriting, and was the VIP-day lecturer on social media (Perry is often in the top 100 twitterers on Twitter.grader, and has(at the time of this writing) 62,000 followers on twitter).   But… for me… I noticed his crazy shirt, his candor, and his humor.  This was a funny dude.  So… Read the rest of this entry »

By popular demand- Mastermindless Part 3

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More funniness from Perry Belcher, Dave Gonzalez, Big Rich B, and of course CouchSurfingOri. Lots of groaners :) Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

Adventures & Marketing in IKEA

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Need to pick out a couch? Why not bring a professional Couch Surfer along to make sure you’re making the best choice?  I went to IKEA with legendary marketers Perry Belcher & Ryan Deiss, and good times ensued… don’t ever let anyone tell you that IKEA (or any place) is boring.  Get some marketing lessons, and many laughs in this video. Read the rest of this entry »

The Mastermindless – Part 2! Even MORE laughs!

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Wow… I’ve been getting so much twitter-love for all the jokes, so… here’s part 2!

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The Mastermindless – Part 1 (I laughed so hard, I nearly puked)

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It started out as a mastermind… for those not familiar with them, it’s one of Napoleon Hill’s most important principles for success.  You get a group of people together, and bounce ideas off each other.  But as drinks got added…  Non-stop laughter ensued.  I literally thought I was going to vomit, as I was laughing so hard.  This is part 1 of many, as I had over an hour of us telling non-stop jokes. Read the rest of this entry »