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Shoe Shine Man Extraordinaire in Manhattan
At 47th/Avenue of the Americas, Don Ward is the Shoe Shiner Extraordinaire!
This video of Don working, will guarantee a smile on your face and a spring
in your step for the rest of the day.
Why exciting? Because you don’t always do what you are truly gifted
at doing, or were trained for. However if you have enough gumption,
you will eventually find your true Niche and fill it.
Others benefit by your spirit and exuberance!
ENJOY this fabulous short video of Don Ward- the Shoe Shine Man Extraordinaire!
Follow the lead of the Shoe Shiner Extraordinaire and shine up what you are good at!
What is your Niche? Are you doing exactly what you love to do?
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In Denver, recently I chose to stay in a
Victorian House that I was very pleased with,
instead of the usual hotels,
elevators full of people,
and expensive restaurants
in hotel or nearby.
IT was a fabulous way
to spend time in a location..
My choice worked out great, so if you have
a sense of adventure, even just a little bit,
this is one option that will cut down costs,
and get you closer to the experience you want-
if you want to be a part of the town you are visiting!
Hawaii is a place like no other,
so if you come to visit, why not stay
in a home like no other.
Picture yourself in a yurt, micro-house,
tree house, or even a yacht on a mountain.
That’s right, a yacht on top of a mountain.
Here are eight of the smallest, tallest, weirdest and, in their own way, Hawaii-est homes to rent on AirBnB.
First used by nomads in Central Asia,
yurts are rotund, portable homes.
This particular yurt boasts a
“food island” of passion fruit,
mango, avocado and sweet potato
growing outside its door.
Yurting is sort of like
(which apparently is called glamping these days)
but you still have to have your survival hat on.
For instance, the yurt is
BYOPT — bring your own propane tank —
if you want to cook or use hot water.
2. Kailua Coconut Micro-House Kailua, Oahu
Personally designed and built by its loving owners,
the Kailua Coconut micro-house spans a proud 80 square feet.
The charm of this lovely nest is in the details —
the outdoor shower has a
Japanese geta shoe sculpture
as its door handle,
tiki face carvings pop out
of the walls, and the windows
above the bed have intricate fish
etched into the glass.
Due to its itty bitty size, you are not allowed
to cook inside the house, but who needs
to cook when you can pick a mango tree
from your lanai (outdoor porch)?
The yard has a pond and tiki torches,
and is moments away from Kealakekua Bay,
which is home to dolphins, manta rays,
and sea turtles. The bay is most famous
due to Captain James Cook, who was the
first European to land on the Hawaiian Islands,
and who was later killed by Hawaiian villagers
at Kealakekua Bay in 1779.
The Brainstorm was a faithful vessel
whose glory days conquering the seas have passed.
The current owners took pity on the
retired boat and in a stroke of
what we can only consider utter genius,
hauled it to the top of a
mountain on the north shore of Oahu.
Tucked away in the woods, the boat’s backyard
is a maze of gorgeous trails that
go deep into valleys and
high above the ocean.
But don’t be mistaken,
you’re still on a yacht,
shielded by a glass roof,
surrounded by a giant mosquito net
and stocked with a
flat screen TV and wifi.
This treehouse overlooks an expansive,
lush green property replete with
papaya, avocado and coconut trees.
Our favorite detail of this Kauai treehouse
is the outdoor bathroom system.
Instead of a lock,
there is a rock outside the door
: turn it to one side to say “OK”
or the other to say “Wait.”
Take a ride on the giant tire swing
in your yard before grabbing a bike
and heading to
really can’t miss considering it was
one of the original shooting locations
Maybe just a three hour tour?
This abode at the base of Mt. Ka’ala,
Oahu’s highest peak, is entirely off
the grid thanks to solar panels and a
private water well. Nestled in a
gorgeous river valley without a
neighbor in sight, the eco lodge
is composed of a giant safari tent
and a 200 square-foot lanai.
Walk a mile to the neighboring
organic farm, buy your produce
directly from the farmer and
cut it up in your outdoor kitchen.
It doesn’t get more farm to table than that.
If you ship it, they will come.
This tree hut was built in Bali,
shipped to Maui and set atop a
17-acre private valley with ocean views.
You may have to walk to both the kitchen and bathroom,
but the artist’s property is
covered in steel sculptures
you can peruse along your way.
Aromatherapy Foundation of Maui’s
“botanical educational estate and farm.”
What does that mean? You can roam the gardens,
pick your favorite plants and use “atomizers”
to create your own scents.
You can even get onsite aromatherapy massages.
In fact, there’s no avoiding immersing yourself
in the fragrances of the Aromatherapy Foundation —
any overnight residents are
required to participate in a
study on essential oils for five minutes a day.
Oh, and your digs happen to be a
gorgeous studio with ocean views and
an in-ground jacuzzi.
Not too stinky.
I loved stumbling on this article in the Huffingtonpost today,
Unable to locate the author’s name to attribute this article to,
I chose to share it with you anyway, because after all,
who wouldn’t want to know about great choices elsewhere!
All the best, K- Another Way of Living, AWOL
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I wanted to rewrite this article but
you know, it was so good all by itself
and I know that even though it is kind of
long.. you WILL read it all.
Having your credit card declined
can be awkward and humiliating.
But it’s an even worse experience
if you’re at the airport,
rushing to make your flight,
and when it comes time to
dole out the mandatory fee
to check a bag, the airline employee
lets you know
that your card won’t go through.
Confused, you step out of line
to check your balance.
You just know your
card isn’t maxed out
and should be able to
cover the expense.
Redditor brbmycatexploded recently
experienced this exact situation
at Tampa International Airport.
“Having my card declined was
extremely embarrassing, even
though I didn’t know a
single soul in that airport,”
the Reddit user, who asked to
be identified by just his
first name, Andy.
His story has a happy ending, though.
When he returned to the counter,
a Good Samaritan had generously
paid his baggage fee and left a note:
“Hey, I heard them say your card was declined.
I know how it feels. Your bag fee’s on me.
Just pay it forward the next time you get a chance.
Have a safe flight. :)”
On Wednesday, Andy posted a
photo of the note on Reddit
“If you’re reading this,
thanks for making my day.”
The kind deed didn’t just
have a financial impact.
“Seriously, reading their note
gave me goosebumps and gave me
faith that there are still
good people out there,”
Andy shared with Shine.
But he’s not going to plan out
how he’ll pay it forward.
“I think it will be a
random decision, a
spur-of-the-moment type thing,”
he explained. “I really don’t
think that that person walked
into that airport, saying,
‘I’m going to pay someone’s
baggage fee today.’
So neither will I.”
The random-act-of-kindness post
has inspired other Redditors to
share how they’ve spontaneously
helped strangers or vice versa.
Poundt0wn described that while
on vacation with his family,
a man approached poundt0wn’s
father with a flower and asked
him if he would buy it so that
he could use the money to
purchase food for his family.
Poundt0wn’s dad pulled out $100
and gave it to the man.
“Fifteen minutes later,”
“we see the same guy walking
on the sidewalk again.
This time, he had at least 10 bags
of groceries hanging from his arms,
one of which contained diapers.”
Redditor jacenborne explained
that while at a Chick-fil-A drive-through,
a woman in front of him paid for his meal.
There was no one behind him,
so he couldn’t return the favor.
“But it was such a happy moment
of human benevolence that is
rarely seen in society,”
During a trip to an auto parts store,
Synssins noticed a woman
with two kids leaving the
store without a battery she
needed for her car, since
she couldn’t afford it.
The Redditor kindly
bought the battery and installed it
for her. “I asked her to pop her hood,
and she at first looked at me like,
‘What?’ and then saw what I had with me.
She asked me why, and I just said,
‘Because someone did something nice for me once.’
I installed her battery while she was crying and thanking me.”
Another Reddit user commented that
while in a convenience store at 3 a.m.,
a man was purchasing diapers, milk,
formula, and toilet paper,
but his card was declined.
As he was calculating which
necessities he really needed,
ThatSpuds came to his rescue.
“So I walk up to the counter
and give the guy $20,” ThatSpuds wrote.
“I don’t say a word,
and I don’t expect anything in return,
not even a thank you.
But the guy turns around.
Gets on his knees and
wraps his arms around me
and tells me that
I have just made a profound difference.”
PAY IT FORWARD Rewards ALL!
“So pay it forward with all of your might,
because someone out there is depending on you.”
Do you have an inspiring pay-it-forward story?
Share it with me in the comments.
we all stare
Had to laugh at myself,
but I do find this almost like watching a fish tank…
only more fun!
Reality tv show just launched last night..
see if you like it as much as the CAT!
New Entertainment Coming…One more tip before it’s live Sent Tuesday, August 6, 2013
The Project AWOL reality show is getting closer and closer.
In fact, we are discussing the launch tonight at 9p on our team webinar
This may sound a little crazy, but I believe this show is a bigger deal than a summer blockbuster.
Let me explain:
People all over the nation (and the world) follow the buzz of a summer blockbuster
sometimes weeks in advance. I know my friends did before
Guiermo del Toro’s recent ﬂick
Iron Man 3,
Ridley Scott’s Prometheus
They start researching insider info before the movie’s release date.
They get focused. They anticipate a great time.
I get pumped up for a great blockbuster,
but I also realize ..life goes on.
Same as it did before.
Project AWOL show is different.
You are going to witness proven life-changing information.
You are going to be given solutions that immediately
improve the quality of your life
I believe this ﬁrst episode is a bigger deal
than even the biggest summer blockbuster.
It is about us, real people who make changes.
I’m reposting “Create A Life With Project A.W.O.L.” to make sure you’re 100% prepared:
I posted Project A.W.O.L.’s photo album from Thailand just for fun!
To OUR Success!
Win Win Win
Another Way of Living.
When you do what you love the $ will follow.
And Tao sure lives up to that and vibrantly.
Today I feel inspired by so many things.
The weather-is good.
Exercising- endorphins galore!
Just a little bit of hope that we don’t have to decline
as our bodies age.
Exercise, good foods, balance, fun, laughter, giving to
others, persistence, perseverence, and always learning
are just a few things that keep you young.
I have to start yoga soon-
Tao gives me inspiration!
Perhaps yoga is the secret to a happy old-age?
Even after a total hip replacement in the early 2000s,
Tao Porchon-Lynch continues to teach students yoga
at 5am everyday.
The energetic 93-year-old, from Westchester,
who has been practicing yoga for over 70 years
also does the waltz, jitterbug, samba and
cha cha cha in her spare time.
‘I also like to do foxtrot – all the crazy ones,’
she laughs, describing dancing the tango as
being like drinking champagne.
After practicing yoga in her youth in India
the former model and actress moved to the
US when she was in her early 30s.
After a career in Hollywood movies and on
television Porchon-Lynch began working
with UniTel in the 1960s, establishing
TV stations in India.
She has since been teaching yoga to
students in India, France, and the USA
for more than 45 years including
certifying 400 other teachers.
‘I do yoga before I go to bed and I do
yoga with my students when I get up
in the morning,’ she said.
The yogi also leads trips to India, where she estimates she has been at least 25 times.
‘There’s so much to learn and I just feel I don’t have enough time to learn everything,’ the inspirational Porchon-Lynch says.
‘The greatest thrill that you can really have is to see someone who says I cant do it and show them they can.’
Porchon-Lynch has just published her first book, Reflections: The Yogic Journey Of Life.
Following a total hip replacement when she was 84 years old, doctors said her flexibility would never be the same.
Proving them wrong, she has since taken up ballroom dancing.
The Season 1 premier is coming Tuesday of the reality show we filmed in Thailand.
Another Way of Living
PS> OH YEA.. YOGA and Star Trek, what do they have in common? both have been around forever and keep us young!
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2091191/Tao-Porchon-Lynch-93-year-old-yoga-teacher-whos-flexible-students.html#ixzz2aq87CNjU
Our community has grown BIG
in the last 2 weeks, not everyone
knows the magnitude of what we
created in the month of May.
2 months ago, 32 Project AWOL’ers
were invited out to Thailand to
take part in the what will be the
greatest marketing piece this
industry has ever seen.
Project AWOL is a $260,000 REAL
reality show produced by a
Hollywood camera crew learning
how to create another way of
life for themselves.
10 of our cast members are on a
Hangout right now talking about
their experience in the
jungles of Thailand.