**APPARENTLY VOTING CLOSED EARLY, SO THANKS FOR ALL THE VOTES**
February 28th is the last day to vote in the 2010 Trippy Awards at TripFilms! I am nominated for Host of the Year: Best On-Camera Personality. Thanks to all who have voted so far - and extra thanks to those who are going to TripFilms to vote right now!
I just hit 500 subscribers on YouTube! Funny, because it only took me over three years to reach this milestone, and as a filmmaker that is a long time! But I am proud, because I decided that I was going to stop neglecting my YouTube Partner Channel in 2010…I had this great resource, a monetized distribution channel for my independent work, and I was letting it go to waste.
So I decided to up my game, start promoting it more, commenting, participating in the community, and re-designing the channel to be more appealing. I also decided to make it more clear that I offer travel videos on my channel, and that people who love travel will love my channel. And in the past two months, I have been adding at least one new subscriber per day. Always wonderful to see results beginning to trickle in…now I just need to start watching more videos, commenting and getting my videos embedding on other people’s sites.
"I recently came across this powerful value statement that really resonated with me.
What is it?
* Aim for a 1% improvement every single day
That’s it! I think all of us could agree that a 1% improvement is something we are capable of.
Well, the power of this is that if you do this every single day, then you will completely transform yourself and your life in less than 1 year.
In fact, if you will be 3,700 times better by the end of this year. This is also why Einstein used to say that “the power of compounding is one of the most powerful forces in the world.”
Now, please don’t take this example literally. Why? Because a 3,700 % improvement is impossible! If I could do that, perhaps I could fly. :-) The key idea that I am trying to communicate is this:
* Aim to be better today than you were yesterday
I think gratitude is one of these laws that helps you easily and effortlessly achieve that goal. I think that by being grateful, you are instantly 1% better off every single day than if you forget to express gratitude and the effect after one year will be just as massive.
So, if you have not yet taken a chance to be grateful today, do so now.
Phew. I just wiped my brow of three weeks of learning HTML and CSS. Which is no easy feat for someone who would prefer to read than code. It was a great learning experience - frustrating, challenging and ultimately very rewarding. I feel like I have expanding my skill set, developed a new-found appreciation for the internet and created a kick-ass site representing myself as well!
Please head on over to http://www.worldlifilm.com to view my latest and greatest. I will eventually have nickvivion.com point to it as well and revert to my Tumblr address for my blog, to keep things consistent.
I would love any feedback, and please let me know if you find any bugs or have any suggestions for me! I am very proud to have this out there, but also somewhat apprehensive…how will it be received?!?!
Would you like to hear my secret on how I became really good at manifesting?
The secret is actually very simple. I live my life with my eyes and ears wide open. The universe operates with certain laws that ALWAYS work. One of them is that the moment you ask for something, the universe has to answer.
Small signs will start appearing everywhere. The trick to go from small items to bigger items is to say thank you whenever something magical happens in your life. This is where most people completely get it wrong.
They start asking the universe for bigger and bigger things without ever appreciating the present. There is so much for you to be grateful for and to appreciate RIGHT NOW.
If you cannot see that, then there is no way you will ever be able to turn the cycle around in your favor.
So, start to make gratitude a daily habit and say thank you every single day for all of the miracles that are already in your present. Once you do, and you have to truly mean it, then the doors of the universe will swing wide open and you will become more and more powerful at manifesting.
So, start right now and let the universe know what you are grateful for.
I just dropped three phones that were sitting in a drawer into an envelope and walked over to the UPS Store - and sent them directly to Phones For Haiti (www.phonesforhaiti.com). It is a partnership between the Red Cross and ReCellular, Inc to raise money for relief in Haiti. Cell phones are also being shipped to Haiti so that relief workers can communicate in the field - which is essential for any sort of effective ground operations.
So sort through that old electronics drawer and see if you cant find a cell phone or two - each one counts, and even if they cannot re-sell your phone to raise money they will recycle it so it doesn’t end up in a landfill.
Triple win: help relief efforts in Haiti, keep e-waste out of our landfills AND eliminate some clutter!