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Ride on.

Ride on.

Life is a talent entrusted to us so that we can transform it and increase it, making it a gift to others. No man is an iceberg drifting on the ocean of history. Each one of us belongs to a great family, in which he has his own place and his own role to play. Selfishness makes people deaf and dumb; love opens eyes and hearts, enabling people to make that original and irreplaceable contribution which, together with the thousands of deeds of so many brothers and sisters, often distant and unknown, converges to form the mosaic of charity which can change the tide of history

— Blessed Pope John Paul the Great

Make Stunning Photos with 5 Free Apps

Pictures are worth 1,000 words. Or more. If you want to pizzazz your blog or create professional marketing materials for your clients on the cheap, you’ve come to the right place.

Using your phone and your computer, you can run photos through several programs to give them the look that captures the moment.

Use these five programs/apps to create your own stunning pics! 

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When You Accidentally Delete Your Entire Blog

On Saturday I was working on a project for a client. The project is a website. The client is a food-based business here in Michigan.

Everything was going great. The designs were nearly finished and I was getting really excited to show the client.

And then it happened. I deleted MY blog. 

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Today’s office view.

Today’s office view.

This is one of my favorite places, and my Great Grandfather’s old fishing boat.

This is one of my favorite places, and my Great Grandfather’s old fishing boat.

My lack of knowledge…made me refine what little I knew to make it work. -Scott Schuman

This video is a great example of three things:

  • Somebody doing work they love
  • Proof you don’t need a degree to be an expert
  • Has awesome videography and images
Perfectionism is the mother of procrastination.

— Michael Hyatt

Hmm. Organic energy. http://instagr.am/p/RBQKWWtqfR/

Hmm. Organic energy. http://instagr.am/p/RBQKWWtqfR/

You’ll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.

— ― Lou Holtz

This is a shot of me!

This is a shot of me!

All About The Freedom Center

So as you know, I volunteer every Friday at a place called “The Freedom Center.”

I want to tell you more about it because it’s important to me.

The Freedom Center is a lounge, a very relaxing lounge I might add, that is near one of the gates at Detroit Metro Airport (DTW).

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The Elephant In The Room: Should You Blog About Politics?

Hey all! It’s been awhile since my last post, so I thought I’d update on what’s going on.

It’s campaign season. As many of you know, I spend a considerable amount of my time in the political world, although I don’t blog or tweet about politics much at all.

I was discussing this topic with my friend Brandon the other day. I also spoke with Bobbi Klein about such topics in the past, only about religion.

And the question is, “Should you blog or tweet about politics?” I have answers, but the answers will vary depending on your goals. So here’s my take:

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7 Reasons She Falls In Love With Her Job Everyday

Once in a while I like to interview entrepreneurs who seriously inspire me. They point the way toward freedom, happiness, and fulfillment. And every once in a while, they even give us Hope…

Which is precisely why I asked Grand Rapids entrepreneur Hope Alcocer to give us an insight into her world. Hope founded KHLOE Magazine, a phenomenal revolution that empowers young women to look, do, and feel their very best.

So, be inspired, do your best, and love your life.

Enter Hope…

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Planning the Future Like Marty McFly

I love the Back to the Future series. They’re just really fun to watch! Every time they have the movie weekends where they play all three over and over again, I inevitably get hooked.

Marty McFly had the ability to zip back and forth between 1985 and 2015, a fact that can be argued as either an advantageous blessing or a negative curse. In either case, the majority of us don’t have Doc. Browns or flux capaciters to get us to the future. 

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