COMIN’ RIGHT UP: The Art of Marketing — May 28th, TORONTO!

This may very well be The Art of Marketing I’ve always been waiting for. With two speakers who’ve very much shaped and influenced my life, I feel honoured as a forerunner blogger promoting the event, writing my way to a chance to shake their hands and tell them a bit about myself!

A Complex Read for a Complex Man

And this was only a sample….

You may not know it, but I was a bit of a magazine junkie! Through the 2000s, I managed to collect enough of them to fill an armoire with all sorts  of glossy covers, covering everything from street art and hip-hop to men’s fashion and interior design. I’d spend time at Chapters on the way home from school to spend time leafing through the newest issues before my bus came along, invariably snagging a few to soak in through the night.

One magazine that I collected near-religiously from 2003 until almost the end of the decade was Complex — a Marc Ecko publication.

The 2K11 24/7 CCLVI: 10,000 Hours

There’s a saying about plans best laid that never turn out QUITE as intended rattling in the back of my head right now. All of us are born believing — if even for the briefest of moments — that we have the capacity to do something GREAT. Something AMAZING. That we can make our mark on the world and earn our rightful place in the history books. Nothing will stop us from our pursuit!

But we get older and things get more… complicated. We get compelling yet contradicting advice from everyone in our lives. We get all this stuff that distract us from our goals. We essentially fumble through the darkness without a match, trying to make sense of our lives and everything in them.

However, it can often feel like we’re not making any progress — like we’re chipping away at the statue ofr our lives bit by bit, but all it looks like right now is one big ol’ hunk of marble.