Monday, July 24, 2017

How To Supercharge Your Sales By Up To 300% Using This Proven System - With Jack Wong


Today we are joined by Jack Wong, author of Amazon bestselling book “Cracking the Entrepreneur Code: 7 Tips to Build the Business You Always Wanted.”

He was featured on CBS News, Fox, ABC News and NBC News.

Jack is a serial entrepreneur and a business strategist with more than 23 years of international tax experience. He’s also a sales and marketing expert with over 20 years of feet to the fire experience in sales, PLUS an international speaker sharing his entrepreneurial messages in 4 out of 5 continents of the world.

He is best known for his ability to help employees, stuck in the rat race start a business using his 7 principles; and existing business owners to supercharge their sales by up to 300% in 90 seconds or less using a proven system endorsed by San Francisco State University.

I’ve asked him to join us here today so we all can grow our businesses better.

 

Enjoy!


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Mission Statement:

My mission is to create 200 new multi-millionaire business owners. How? You'll do better when you know better.

 

Would it help you to have a mentor who can cut your learning curve by sharing their mistakes with you so you could avoid them?

 

Would it help you to talk to that mentor and learn how they shifted their mindset to allow success to happen in the first place?

 

Would it help you to hear them talk to other high-level entrepreneurs about their journeys, their mistakes and how they overcame their challenges to create the lives and financial success they desire?

 

The Best Business Podcast was created for you to have all this in one place.


If you like it, please subscribe, give an honest review and share with a friend you think will benefit so I may serve you both together.

 

"Your success is my success." -- Daryl Urbanski

 


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Monday, July 17, 2017

Bridging Multi-Generational Gaps In Business & Making Life Your Playground - With Anastasia Button


Today we are joined by Anastasia Button.. #MillennialGirl.

Author of the published book, #NewJobNewLife: The Millennial’s Take-Charge Plan For Success,

Anastasia’s pain became her purpose in life: to help other’s find their purpose  so they can obtain a career or start a business that is authentically life fulfilling. She does this in all sorts of avenues but primarily through her work as a consultant in businesses to help their multi-generational difference be resolved, so they can be more productive and lower their turnover rates with younger staff members.

Connecting the gaps is where she thrives the most.

I’ve asked her to join us here today we can figure out how to better navigate this multi-generational, online, tech savvy world.

Enjoy!

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Mission Statement:

My mission is to create 200 new multi-millionaire business owners. How? You'll do better when you know better.

 

Would it help you to have a mentor who can cut your learning curve by sharing their mistakes with you so you could avoid them?

 

Would it help you to talk to that mentor and learn how they shifted their mindset to allow success to happen in the first place?

 

Would it help you to hear them talk to other high-level entrepreneurs about their journeys, their mistakes and how they overcame their challenges to create the lives and financial success they desire?

 

The Best Business Podcast was created for you to have all this in one place.


If you like it, please subscribe, give an honest review and share with a friend you think will benefit so I may serve you both together.

 

"Your success is my success." -- Daryl Urbanski


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Monday, July 10, 2017

Unlocking Your True Genius - With Leslie Nolan


Today we are joined by Leslie Nolan, an entrepreneur, visionary artist and motivational speaker.

She’s founded Leslie Nolan Design - an award winning graphics studio in practice for over thirty years - where she now works with creative entrepreneurs who have lost their mojo or inspiration and helps them reclaim their power so they can find the courage to create their Greatest Work.

Through the magic of painting she helps clients uncover their true genius so they can stand empowered and shine.

She mentors and shares her knowledge, giving workshops, visiting schools and colleges, teaching privately and assisting online educational programs to a world-wide audience.

Leslie’s is also a Contemporary Symbolist, whose visionary paintings have been showcased at The United Nations World Conference for Women Against Violence.

I’ve asked her to join us here today to talk about tapping into our inspiration, motivation, learning about ourselves and uncovering our true genius..

Enjoy!

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Mission Statement:

My mission is to create 200 new multi-millionaire business owners. How? You'll do better when you know better.

 

Would it help you to have a mentor who can cut your learning curve by sharing their mistakes with you so you could avoid them?

 

Would it help you to talk to that mentor and learn how they shifted their mindset to allow success to happen in the first place?

 

Would it help you to hear them talk to other high-level entrepreneurs about their journeys, their mistakes and how they overcame their challenges to create the lives and financial success they desire?

 

The Best Business Podcast was created for you to have all this in one place.


If you like it, please subscribe, give an honest review and share with a friend you think will benefit so I may serve you both together.

 

"Your success is my success." -- Daryl Urbanski


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Friday, July 07, 2017

How A College Dropout Hit 7 Figures - With Gary Henderson


Gary Henderson & I are PROOF fomal educations do NOT determine income. Don’t let the show title fool you - Gary is as sharp as they get. He’s worked on BIG campaigns with Ford Motor Company, AT&T, plus famous celebrities like Christina Aguilera and the music group Linkin Park. Now he runs a 7 figure agency out of South Carolina specializing in marketing funnels, Facebook advertising and launches. Sit down for an hour with us for a REAL education where you'll discover his secrets to success including how he built his company to hit the 7 figure mark.

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My mission is to create 200 new multi-millionaire business owners who solve world problems with entrepreneurship. How? You'll do better when you know better.

Would it help you to have a mentor who can cut your learning curve by sharing their mistakes with you so you could avoid them?

Would it help you to talk to that mentor and learn how they shifted their mindset to allow success to happen in the first place?

Would it help you to hear them talk to other high-level entrepreneurs about their journeys, their mistakes and how they overcame their challenges to create the lives and financial success they desire?

The Best Business Podcast was created for you to have all this in one place.

Please subscribe, download, review and share so I can serve you better.


"Your success is my success." -- Daryl Urbanski


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Monday, July 03, 2017

Getting Clear On What Your Business Needs To Grow


Today we are joined by Rich Stillman - a real business veteran who has spent the past 30 years as CEO, COO, and VP Marketing/Sales in large companies and entrepreneurial settings alike.

Through this he’s gained extensive experience in business strategy, operations, product innovation and the full spectrum of marketing planning and execution. As a result he created the 6 Block System for strategic planning and execution which he’s successfully implemented in numerous small and large organizations.

I’ve asked him to join us today to share some of his insights into what we can all do to grow a little faster, plan a little better, and execute on a world class level.

Enjoy!

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Mission Statement:

My mission is to create 200 new multi-millionaire business owners. How? You'll do better when you know better.

Would it help you to have a mentor who can cut your learning curve by sharing their mistakes with you so you could avoid them?

Would it help you to talk to that mentor and learn how they shifted their mindset to allow success to happen in the first place?

Would it help you to hear them talk to other high-level entrepreneurs about their journeys, their mistakes and how they overcame their challenges to create the lives and financial success they desire?

The Best Business Podcast was created for you to have all this in one place.

If you like it, please subscribe, give an honest review and share with a friend you think will benefit so I may serve you both together.

"Your success is my success." -- Daryl Urbanski


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Saturday, July 01, 2017

You Building An Income Or A Business? - With Chris Brisson


Today Chris Brisson gives you everything he can in 1 hour about what he's learned building two automated internet businesses, winning InfusionSoft's Marketer of the Year award PLUS running his consulting company responsible for generating over a million dollars in sales for his clients.

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My mission is to create 200 new multi-millionaire business owners who solve world problems with entrepreneurship. How? You'll do better when you know better.

Would it help you to have a mentor who can cut your learning curve by sharing their mistakes with you so you could avoid them?

Would it help you to talk to that mentor and learn how they shifted their mindset to allow success to happen in the first place?

Would it help you to hear them talk to other high-level entrepreneurs about their journeys, their mistakes and how they overcame their challenges to create the lives and financial success they desire?

The Best Business Podcast was created for you to have all this in one place.

Please subscribe, download, review and share so I can serve you better.

"Your success is my success." -- Daryl Urbanski


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Friday, June 30, 2017

Beating Cyber Bullies & Keeping Your Data Secure - With Van Santos


Today we are joined by VAN SANTOS President and CEO of Indarra Cyber Security, Inc.

Indarra is a company specializing in Phishing Prevention to address the risks of cyber intrusions.  

With more than 25 years of IT experience, he remains a leading expert on information security, realizing the risks imposed by click and go conveniences.  


I’ve asked him to join us today and share with us how we can protect ourselves in this new technological world..

Enjoy!

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Mission Statement:


My mission is to create 200 new multi-millionaire business owners. How? You'll do better when you know better.

 

Would it help you to have a mentor who can cut your learning curve by sharing their mistakes with you so you could avoid them?

 

Would it help you to talk to that mentor and learn how they shifted their mindset to allow success to happen in the first place?

 

Would it help you to hear them talk to other high-level entrepreneurs about their journeys, their mistakes and how they overcame their challenges to create the lives and financial success they desire?

 

The Best Business Podcast was created for you to have all this in one place.


If you like it, please subscribe, give an honest review and share with a friend you think will benefit so I may serve you both together.

 

"Your success is my success." -- Daryl Urbanski


Check out this episode!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Finding Happiness In Business - With Nick Pereira

Today we are joined by Nick Pereira. Nick has been an entrepreneur for over a decade.  As an Author, Trainer & Co-Founder & of the Freedompreneurs Club, Nick has helped thousands of small business owners become Freedompreneurs.   

As an International Lifestyle Coach Nick has become a valued asset to businesses and their owners around the world.  Nick’s personality gives him a unique ability to motivate, inspire and help implement successful strategies to generate leads, convert more clients and increase profits while maintaining the integrity of his spiritual life. Nick has been mentored and worked with some of the top coaches in the world, bringing practical ideas plus systems to any business he is involved with.  As a Coach, Nick fuses spiritual development, business development and accountability into every aspect of his business which allows for higher impact plus higher income.

I’ve asked him to join us today so all can raise our businesses plus consciousnesses, a little higher..

Enjoy!

 

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Mission Statement:

My mission is to create 200 new multi-millionaire business owners. How? You'll do better when you know better.

 

Would it help you to have a mentor who can cut your learning curve by sharing their mistakes with you so you could avoid them?

 

Would it help you to talk to that mentor and learn how they shifted their mindset to allow success to happen in the first place?

 

Would it help you to hear them talk to other high-level entrepreneurs about their journeys, their mistakes and how they overcame their challenges to create the lives and financial success they desire?

 

The Best Business Podcast was created for you to have all this in one place.


If you like it, please subscribe, give an honest review and share with a friend you think will benefit so I may serve you both together.

 

"Your success is my success." -- Daryl Urbanski

 



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Friday, June 23, 2017

$70 to 7 Figure Empire, 2x Marketer of the Year Winner, "Man Of Honor" & Top 3% Elite Marketer Of The World -- Jermaine Griggs


In this interview you will learn from a man who, in my honest and sincere opinion is in the top 3% of marketers IN THE WORLD. I say this as someone who has invested over $80,000-$100,000+ in books, courses, coaching, masterminds, conferences, seminars, workshops.. You name it.

He is hands down in the top top top tier.

He is a marketing guru, an automation guru, a direct response marketing guru. He’s a great man, father, and husband to 3 beautiful children…

When he talks, EVERYBODY listens.

2x Marketer of the year winner, once with InfusionSoft, the other with Marketing Sherpa (big deals).. He is a recognized “Man of Honour” by the boys and girls club of America... A man who started a business with $70, bought a course he couldn't afford and then used his knowledge to build a multiple 7 figure empire.


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My mission is to create 200 new multi-millionaire business owners who solve world problems with entrepreneurship. How? You'll do better when you know better.

 

Would it help you to have a mentor who can cut your learning curve by sharing their mistakes with you so you could avoid them?

 

Would it help you to talk to that mentor and learn how they shifted their mindset to allow success to happen in the first place?

 

Would it help you to hear them talk to other high-level entrepreneurs about their journeys, their mistakes and how they overcame their challenges to create the lives and financial success they desire?

 

The Best Business Podcast was created for you to have all this in one place.

 

Please subscribe, download, review and share so I can serve you better.


"Your success is my success." -- Daryl Urbanski

 


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Things You Need To Know: - With Daryl Urbanski


My mission is to create 200 new multi-millionaire business owners who solve world problems with entrepreneurship. How? You'll do better when you know better.

 

Would it help you to have a mentor who can cut your learning curve by sharing their mistakes with you so you could avoid them?

 

Would it help you to talk to that mentor and learn how they shifted their mindset to allow success to happen in the first place?

 

Would it help you to hear them talk to other high-level entrepreneurs about their journeys, their mistakes and how they overcame their challenges to create the lives and financial success they desire?

 

The Best Business Podcast was created for you to have all this in one place.

 

Please subscribe, download, review and share so I can serve you better.


"Your success is my success." -- Daryl Urbanski


Check out this episode!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Selling Sex Better Then Anyone Else Gets Forbes, Harvard & World Wide Respect & Recognition. -- With Sydney Barrows


Sex sells, but those who sell sex can’t always run a proper business. After being busted for running a high-end escort service in New York, in their official statement, police said they were amazed at how well and professional her business was run.

Fortune named her book “Mayflower Madam: The Secret Life of Sydney Biddle Barrows” one of the top 10 business books of the year and Harvard has even used it in their curriculum.

Her other book called: “Uncensored Sales Strategies: A Radical New Approach to Selling Your Customers What They Really Want – No Matter What Business You're In”, was co-authored with Dan Kennedy - a very well-known business coach, marketer and millionaire maker. Now Sydney is a highly sought out sales & customer experience consultant. On today’s call she’s going to share with us her story and philosophy of ‘sales choreography’. Enjoy!

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My mission is to create 200 new multi-millionaire business owners who solve world problems with entrepreneurship. How? You'll do better when you know better.


Would it help you to have a mentor who can cut your learning curve by sharing their mistakes with you so you could avoid them?


Would it help you to talk to that mentor and learn how they shifted their mindset to allow success to happen in the first place?


Would it help you to hear them talk to other high-level entrepreneurs about their journeys, their mistakes and how they overcame their challenges to create the lives and financial success they desire?


The Best Business Podcast was created for you to have all this in one place.


Please subscribe, download, review and share so I can serve you better.

"Your success is my success." -- Daryl Urbanski

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What Do $10MM, Tony Robbins, Chet Holmes & Being Entrepreneur Of The Year Over & Over Have In Common? Mitch Russo


In this interview you’re going to hear insights and wisdom from Mitch Russo, an Entrepreneur with an incredible track record. His accomplishments include selling his company for $10,000,000, being nominated twice as entrepreneur of the year by anchor magazine. In a separate contest, he beat 4,000 contenders to win as entrepreneur of the year.. PLUS if that wasn’t enough, he worked closely with Chet Holmes and Tony Robbins as President and CEO of their Company “Business Breakthroughs”, coaching thousands of business owners to success and financial freedom.

My mission is to create 200 new multi-millionaire business owners who solve world problems with entrepreneurship. How? You'll do better when you know better.

 

Would it help you to have a mentor who can cut your learning curve by sharing their mistakes with you so you could avoid them?

 

Would it help you to talk to that mentor and learn how they shifted their mindset to allow success to happen in the first place?

 

Would it help you to hear them talk to other high-level entrepreneurs about their journeys, their mistakes and how they overcame their challenges to create the lives and financial success they desire?

 

The Best Business Podcast was created for you to have all this in one place.

 

Please subscribe, download, review and share so I can serve you better.


"Your success is my success." -- Daryl Urbanski


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13 Years Of Getting Ideal Clients - With Dov Gordon


For 13 years Dov Gordon has been helping consultants, coaches and other experts create a steady, consistent, predictable flow of ideal clients.

Today we sit down to pick his brain and Dov GIVES AWAY his step by step system for how he does it.

Enjoy!

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My mission is to create 200 new multi-millionaire business owners who solve world problems with entrepreneurship. How? You'll do better when you know better.

Would it help you to have a mentor who can cut your learning curve by sharing their mistakes with you so you could avoid them?

Would it help you to talk to that mentor and learn how they shifted their mindset to allow success to happen in the first place?

Would it help you to hear them talk to other high-level entrepreneurs about their journeys, their mistakes and how they overcame their challenges to create the lives and financial success they desire?

The Best Business Podcast was created for you to have all this in one place.

Please subscribe, download, review and share so I can serve you better.

"Your success is my success." -- Daryl Urbanski


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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Power of Knowledge

(I found this unpublished blog post today.. thought I would publish it for the sake of putting it out there.. Enjoy!) I hope everyone is well and enjoying themselves this autumn. Last weekend my girlfriend and I went to a friends cottage out in Gunma Prefecture. It was beautiful and looked very similar to Canada. I felt like I was really experiencing the true Japan. Living in the heart of Tokyo, I've forgotten what trees and fresh air were like. Both once were a major part of my daily living. I vowed long ago I would never let myself spend my years in the hustle and bustle of a city. I aspire to live a simple life, surrounded by nature and all the things we used to take for granted, but now pay exorbitant amounts of money for (like organic foods).

Also these past two weeks, I have found a rekindled interest in Robert T. Kiyosaki and his books on financial literacy. I have been literally eating his audiobooks and managed to get my hands on his games Cashflow 101 & 202. GET IT! Anyone can benefit immensely just from playing this simple but educational game. Without going on about it too much more, get it, get it, get it, get it, get it! You will thank yourself later.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Full Steam Ahead!

Today is Friday, June 12 2009.


I've just now come home after training some no-gi grappling at a club near this end of town. Tonight I realized something. I've stalled somewhat on my goals. After 4 years of pushing and fighting my way up stream, I've been running idle for some time now.

The best place to begin would be November 2007. This is the month where my beautiful, wonderful and lovely girlfriend, Salma, tells me we aren't going to some rural part of Japan to study Japanese for a month. It was all a cover for this surprise trip to Thailand she's been planning for almost 6 months, just for us.

Wow! I love you. You're so incredible. It's the nicest thing a girl has ever done. Not just for me, but for our relationship. To plan out the details and include 'couple' events and activities. I am the luckiest man alive.


So away we went. It was incredible. From Bangkok to Phuket, to Krabi and the Similian Islands. Training to be a Professional Thai Masseuse. Training at professional Muay Thai camps. Snorkeling with reef sharks and Nemo's crew. Building kratongs on an eco tour, making a wish together as we float it off to sea. Amazing.

Back to Japan. Collect final paycheque. Pack up. Off to Canada. Canada. Cold, wet. .. Why the hell are we back here? Working at some spas. Money is so-so.. We realize, once we get going we won't be able to stop. Salma hasn't seen her family in Uganda and Kenya in almost 10 years. We have some savings. Lets do it!

Again, wow. 9 weeks of paradise. Good and bad. By now we've seen all levels of life. Dinner at the Hyatt Park in Roppongi, Tokyo and in Shinjuku. Banyan Tree Hotel in Bangkok. Backpackers hotspots. Tourist hot spots. High end resorts in Mombasa. Weeks spent in slums, in Kibera, Nairobi Kenya. Small villages like Kituburu or Bombo in Uganda.

Amsterdam on the way home. Yes. We've seen quite a wide array. Enough to decide I know nothing of the world. Except life is hard for everyone and only those who carve out their futures truly make the most of life. Enough to know I am serious blessed. Being middle class from a rich country avoids the pitfalls of the super rich. Grants you the ability to fluctuate between all walks of life with your head intact. Too poor, you can't see the top. Too rich and your view is seriously tainted. Maybe it is anyways.

Back to Canada. Decide Passive Income is where it is at. Real Estate is the easiest and quickest way people have gained financial freedom historically. Let's do that!

Enter Homestead Land Holdings. We work at Superintendents for almost a year. From the beginning they spoke of things such as 'promotion', 'potential'... We started with 180 units. Next step up was 1600. Good salary. This would be a great way to establish ourselves in Canada. Earn an income learning how to invest profitably in real estate. Months pass.. No promotion... Family members outside the business get pulled in. No experience. No need for them yet.. But in they come.

Suddenly the conversations stop. . . We're comfortable. I'm dabbling in various business exploits, such as One Life Systems. Savings spent on learning business. Potential still there but motivation has been lost.

Then one day, our boss appears at our building with two letters for us. One is notice of termination. The other our final paycheques. No reason. No notice or warning. No written progression of performance issues. Just go. 10 days to move.


Back in with parents. Driving Cab to earn some quick cash. Thinking about school. Personal Trainer is a natural step. I'm already certified. Physiotherapist is the professional degree. A natural extension of my innate passion.


Life is better now. Homestead was a rut. A very dangerous and comfortable rut with quicksand qualities. Family is good. Everyone is happy, and happy to have us around.

Salma is the most wonderful person in my life. 4.5 years and I know this is the one. Ups and downs. We've survived them all.


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Then tonight I realize something as I watch some guys training at our club. One of them has a televised fight in a month. He's training hard. His training partners are too. Why am I sitting on the side like a hobbyest? I'm not into being a pro MMA fighter. But I am supposed to be an accomplished BJJ practitioner.

We've discussed (Salma and I) going back to Japan. 6 months and then come back for school the fall of 2010. Being a mature student, however. They might not let me go full-time right away. Can I do some prior courses correspondence? From Japan?

What ARE my goals again?


SOMEDAY/MAYBE LIST

Completed:

- Goto Thailand, train Muay Thai (Done Dec 2007)
- Live in Uganda (5 weeks/4 weeks Kenya March-June 2007)
- Build Passive Income (Business System attempt. Failed to date. Learning experience and pleasant life endeavour.) http://www.one-life-systems.com


Next:

(In no particular order)

- Own 20 rental properties, free and clear (minimum 80 units total)
- Build SUCCESSFUL Passive Income (in multiple streams to ensure financial freedom)
- Own summer home in British Columbia
- Obtain Purple Belt in BJJ from Taka @ Axis Jiu-Jitsu
- Obtain gold from either Pan-America or World Championships for BJJ
- Marry Salma, have many children, life a long, happy, healthy, wealthy and joyful life together. (^_^)
- Run/Complete the Penticton Ironman Triathalon in under 14 hours.
- Hitchhike around Japan
- Learn to a fluent level:
- Japanese
- French
- Swahili
- Spanish or Portuguese





Following the 'Getting Things Done' system. What are my immediate PROJECTS infront of me?


Projects:

- Re-do Microfinance Course - Pass @ 80% minimum
- Pass JLPT Level 3 Test
- Obtain BJJ Purple Belt
- One Life Systems/Bliss Wellness
- Real Estate Success
- ProHealth Product Line
- Personal Trainer Career
- Physiotherapist Masters Degree - 2 years (and prior Kinesiology Degree - 4 years)



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So generally, all this brings us up to speed. Today is the time to refocus and begin fighting my way up stream once again. After almost 4 years of pushing. It's understandable to take a little time off. I am not getting any younger, nor am I getting any closer to these however. So take only as much rest as necessary and GET BACK ON IT!

o(-_-#)9 Keep fighting. Remember when you are resting, someone else is fighting their way to the top and THEY WILL PASS YOU IF YOU DON'T GET UP!


My name is Daryl Urbanski. This is my story. Hang in there. The best is yet to come.

This concludes my official update.

(^_^)b

Monday, March 23, 2009

Fresh Look at the Past

Wow! I haven't visited my own blog in so-o long.. It's nice to be able to review my previous goals and say with confidence, I've achieved them all but 1. It's now spring of 2009. Over 2 years since my last post!

In the beginning this was to be a sort of online running diary for me... A way to leave a legacy if only for those who knew me. Even more so now, it's become a benchmark from which I can watch my progress, measure my growth and relive my achievements!

The only task from this list of goals I've yet to achieve, would be enrolling in a Project Management Professionals course..

Being 2 years this update will fail to provide the details which must come, to fill in the space between my last post and now.

All I will say is, Life has been an adventure. Every year getting better than the last. Right now I'm on the cusp of grand things. Just needs some determination and a willingness to ride the rapids of time.

I look forward to coming and doing a full proper update. Until then, take care everyone and as always...


Keep Smiling!

(o^_^)b

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Here's to a fantastic year!

Well it's 2007 now and, as always, life has been ever-changing.For New Years, Salma and I went to visit our friends family in Ogaki - near Gifu City. It was a wonderful time and everytime we go on trips like this, our Japanese doubles. I hope to vastly improve my speaking ability before we leave for Africa.


I am happy to report I have achieved another one of my goals. December 30th, 2006 I obtained my
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt. I feel very proud.

Another update regarding our plans for going to Uganda is after contacting Kids of Africa - a village for orphans, they requested we stay, not for 2 months, but for 4! I'm going to Uganda for 4 months!!! Now Salma and I are in the process of preparing for a sabbatical from the "rat race".

Also, from my list of goals. I have completed and am awaiting the results of my exam for the ISSA's Personal Trainer Certification Course.

This means from my list of goals:

- Complete the Invisible Children DVD
- Obtain my BJJ Blue Belt
- Goto Uganda for 2 months
- Obtain my ISSA Personal Fitness Trainer Certification
- Increase savings by 20%
- Enroll in a Project Management Professionals course or workshop

The beginning two are fully complete, I AM going to Uganda, for MORE then 2 months this May! Plus I am currently awaiting news of my ISSA Exam score. Now I'm preparing to achieve the final two:

7seas is a small consulting firm which I have been fortunate enough to gain employment with as a freelance consultant. This job will also enable me to increase my earnings so I will be able to increase my savings as planned. Not to mention the training this company provides might also be an adequate suppliment for the Project Management Professionals course, a warm up for it, or perhaps even help me pay for the cost of the course!

Keeping my head up and making the best of everything. Year after year my life is getting better and better!


The world of success has always belonged to the optimist
- J Harold Wilkins

Monday, December 11, 2006

There Is No Energy Crisis, There is a Crisis of Ignorance

A sustainable global energy strategy, first proposed by Buckminster Fuller in 1969, to interconnect the abundant renewable energy resources between nations around the world. Benefits include: Reducing pollution and climate change, reducing poverty and hunger, and increasing trade, cooperation and peace.

Friday, December 08, 2006

New Beginnings

Ahh... Nothing like a couple weeks of rest and relaxation. November 16th, Salma and I went back to Canada for two weeks as part of a surprise visit. My family has a yearly xmas party and this year my cousin, who was hosting the party, helped me to plan this surprise for my parents. It went off without a hitch.

Being back home was a breath of fresh air.

Now we are back in Tokyo, back into the swing of things, and beginning our Tokyo hustle all over again. Except one small difference. We have regained our perspective. I think after working 6 days a week, chasing endless savings goals and being fully submerged in the Rat Race does more to drain your mentally, physically and spiritually then to serve any real purpose.

Now at least as I run in my wheel, I remember what I'm running for.
Freedom.


So I may spend time with my family. So I may play a bigger role in my children's lives. I may travel to the places and do the things I want to do.

My goals again:

Click here


I will have my blue belt before the years end. I am going to pass the fitness trainer exam. I am going to Uganda next year, and we have a professionally finished DVD at hand. The dominos are set.

Now it's a matter of TIME.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Paradox of Our Age

We have bigger houses but smaller families;

More conveniences, but less time;

We have more degrees, but less sense;

More knowledge, but less judgement;

More experts, but more problems;

More medicines, but less healthiness;

We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbour;

We built more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication;

We have become long on quantity, but short on quality.

These are times of fast foods but slow digestion;

Tall man but short character;

Steep profits but shallow relationships.

It's a time when there is much in the window, but nothing in the room.

- Dalai Lama

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Coming together...One day at a time

Well, here we are a little further down the road and I am proud to say things are coming together. I have completed a partner information kit for companies and individuals who want to know more about the Invisible Children Japan Initiative and possibly contribute to our cause. I also feel myself improving and getting closer to that elusive blue belt, not to mention I am so in love with my girlfriend. Yes things are coming together nicely. Of course, with every gain there is a loss. After putting in so much work with Invisible Children, I now have to work just as hard with my paying jobs to make sure I keep my earnings and expenses balanced. Always pushing forward - like a seed who's destiny is to spend every day reaching for the sky - so too, I must keep reaching, one day at a time.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Invisible Children Trailer

Invisible Children Trailer

Sunday, October 15, 2006

The Beginning of Great Things!

Well this is the first of many posts. Actually this is also my FIRST blog, so bear with me.

At this point in my life I am living in Tokyo, Japan and working on establishing an office for the Non-Profit Organization:
Invisible Children Inc.

Our biggest project thus far was to translate and add Japanese subtitles to the film. Now this past Friday the 13th I went down to Kwansei Gakuin University
Kwansei Gakuin University to speak with the audience after they watched our version of the film. UNHCR's representative, Kirill Konin, organized a 3 day film festival focused on Refugees. Friday was the last day of this event and it was an honor to be involved. I expect great things to come in the near future. I expect together, UNHCR, Invisible Children and I will help a lot of people. Here's to changing the world for the better!!!

" You must BE the change you wish to see in the world."
- Gandhi

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Being the first blog I should outline my goals for the near future, so I can guage how things work out.

Within the next 6 months I....

  • Will completely finish the Invisible Children Japan DVD and be ready for production
  • Depending on our sponsors - pending - If all goes well I will be working full time on this project, have an established volunteer base, predictable funding, infrastructure among volunteers, partners within the industry, projects to fundraise for and a solid feeling of personal achievement for building this all from scratch by myself.
  • Will have attained my Blue Belt for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Will be in Uganda, for a minimum of 2 months
  • Will have increased my savings by 20%
  • Will have passed my Personal Fitness Trainer Certification Course
  • Will be enrolling in a Project Management Professional Training Course or 3 day workshop

I feel this is a pretty good base, let's see how I do and how I achieve it in the near future...
I think this is more for myself, an online diary of sorts, but thank you, whoever you are for your support and for caring enough to read this. May good fortune always smile upon you.

Until next time, take care and Keep Smiling!!!