Thursday, August 21, 2014

Afflicted movie/ old scripts/ The Listener



Aug. 12 Afflicted movie: I cut out this Edmonton Journal article “Behind Afflicted” where Jay Stone interviews the actors/writers/ directors of the movie.  It was on Apr. 4, 2014.  Here is the article:

The Canadian horror movie Afflicted was written and directed by Clif Prowse and Derek Lee, two 35-year-old filmmakers from Vancouver who had never made a feature before. It also stars Clif Prowse and Derek Lee as two guys named Clif Prowse and Derek Lee who plan an around-the-world trip but get stopped in Paris by ... well, it's kind of a secret, but it is a horror movie.

The friends have been making movies together since they were 16: shorts that won awards but didn't get seen much. Afflicted, however, was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival and is going into wide release. The mock travel blog told in documentary style cost just $318,000 to make.
Postmedia caught up with the filmmakers by phone.

Q: How did you come to this movie?

Derek: It came to the point where we needed to make feature films but the first script we wrote was a $20-million sprawling international action film, and no one was going to fund that for two unknowns.

Then Clif threw out the idea of 'supernatural documentary.' I wasn't initially excited about the idea but ... I thought, going found-footage and documentary style to make something as surreal as a creature movie was a cool idea and rich creative ground.

Q: After Blair Witch Project and Paranormal , did you think people might be tired of the found footage genre?

Clif: We didn't come to it saying we'd like to make a found-footage movie ... And then just find some random thing and plug it in there because it's a cheap way to do it. For us it was in the context of the supernatural creature in our film. Often that's a story told in cinematic, stylized, and often melodramatic language.

The thing that was really exciting about it was, wow, if we approached this from a realistic perspective, and reimagined what this would look like if it happened in real life, what if we tried to make it feel much more biological and have this really gritty documentary-style look at it, where all of a sudden people feel they're watching real life, and see spectacular things happen within that frame? That was core to the concept.

Q: It must be challenging to be the directors and actors at the same time.

Clif: Most of the time one of us is holding the camera on the other which allows you to step back at that point and be the director. The toughest scenes were where it was the two of us on screen at the same time. At that point you have to leave your directing assessing hat at the door and just be in the scene.

Q: And you did it with a pretty small crew?

Clif: There were seven people, most of them doing the job of an entire department. The cinematographer had to light a nighttime action sequence on a street with four small lights.

Q: And yet you managed to go to Europe to shoot it.

Derek: We had the audacity to shoot a $300,000 action horror film on location in Western Europe. It's actually an idiotic concept.

Clif: The boon of doing it documentary style was there was a small crew and less gear, so we can fly to Europe. If you're shooting a $300,000 Canadian movie, that often means you're in a house, shooting in 15 days. We had 30 days in Western Europe.

Q: What's next? Derek: "We're writing our next feature film. It's an action film, in a darker horror vein, psychological and tormented. Not found footage. I miss music so much. We want to get back to aggressive, wide-angle dolly shots ... We want to create our own voice that is more true to what we've been making until now.


My opinion: It was a very inspirational interview about 2 filmmakers having success with this movie that they created.

Movie review: Here’s the movie review I read in the Edmonton Journal that was right beside the interview.  Here are some excerpts:

Afflicted is, then, kind of an old (not to say eternal) story, but dressed up in new media and new attitudes: at one point, once they’ve figured out why Derek is so hungry all the time and why he looks so strangely pale, Clif goes onto the Internet to check up on what to expect. Derek will shortly develop power over vermin, it says, although — like a lot of stuff you read online — this turns out not to be true.

…realizes that he’s in the presence of something not only supernatural but, like, awesome. All fears are put aside as Clif films Derek’s new superheroic abilities: smashing rocks, leaping into the air, lifting a van, and outrunning a motorcycle.

“Found footage” has become a tired technique (one waits in vain for the “lost footage” genre), but Lee and Prowse, who also wrote the screenplay, give it new life.


Aug. 17 Old scripts: I was going through my disks and found this.  It’s something I wrote back in 2009/ 2010.

My idea: Aziz gets beaten up by a mob.  He owes them money since he opened the restaurant. The mob boss is the bad guy.

2014: It’s been done on the TV show Believe.  This black guy owns this tool store and got money from a mob guy.  There is 48 hrs left to pay back.  Tate has to get a white horse back to the mob guy to be even with him.

My idea: The restaurant is being threatened to close down, and Daniel and Jessica have to save it.

It’s been done before in the movie Empire Records:

“The employees of an independent music store learn about each other as they try anything to stop the store being absorbed by a large chain.”


I never saw that movie.

Aug. 21 The Listener: I just finished watching The Listener series finale.  It was a really good series finale.  I love this show.  This has been on for 5 seasons and always had well- written episodes.  It was overall a good show with writing, acting, and characters.  I would say it never “jumped the shark.” 

I kind of knew season 5 was going to be the last season.  A few months ago, I remember reading an interview with the star Craig Olejnik and he says it maybe the last season because they have enough episodes for syndication.

From the beginning of the series, it wasn’t a sure thing if this show will last this long.  It came out in summer 2009.  Then there may not be a second season, and there wasn’t the show at all in 2010. 

It came with the second season in Jan. 2011, mid-season.  Then it showed most of the episodes, and then it stopped.  It aired the remaining 3 episodes at the end of the summer.

Then it came back for the 3rd season in summer 2012, 4th season in summer 2013, and 5th season in summer 2014. 

There were quite a lot of changes with a couple of characters written off and new ones added in.  In the first season Toby was a paramedic and uses his telepathic powers to help people.  In the second season, he was recruited to the IIB to help people.

Here’s a really good article about the show ending: 

The Listener focuses on Toby, who can read people's minds. There was an official announcement on Aug. 6 that the fifth season would be the final season.

“Literally, we (the cast, which besides Olejnik and Esmer includes Lauren Lee Smith, Melanie Scrofano, Anthony Lemke and Rainbow Sun Francks) found out only four or five days before the announcement,” Olejnik said.

“It's still kicking in that the show is done, and it's still kicking in that I even was on a show that went for 65 episodes, and I was in 90% of it," Olejnik said. "That's insane to me. It still blows my mind. I'm just grateful.

“It comes down to eyeballs, it comes down to the network supporting it, and the producers producing it, and the people watching it. I'm still learning what it means to be an actor, and what purpose it serves society and history. But I've learned so much over these years that will be invaluable to me in my lifetime, just as a human being.

“To all the 'listeners' (viewers) out there, I want to thank them deeply from the bottom of my heart, for making a little Nova Scotia boy's dreams come true."


My opinion: I saw all 65 episodes.  I even wrote synopsis’s about the episodes on my blog, at least for the first 2 seasons.  Goodbye The Listener.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

fun job interviews/ be a narcissist in a job interview



Jun. 25 Fun job interviews: I went to an interview at a clinic earlier this week.  The interview was average.  It was easy to get to.  I felt like I had a rapport with her.  She asked good questions.

I went to another interview a few weeks ago.  There were a lot of applicants when they put up the ad on the internet, and they said we were the best of the best applicants.  It seems they were really reading the questionnaire we had to fill out.  There was a group interview. 

The interview was actually kind of fun because they asked each of us fun questions to get to know us:

What did you dress up as for Halloween?
What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done?
What’s the last food purchase?
What is your best Christmas gift?
What is the worst Christmas gift?

Cats or dogs?
What’s your favorite food?
Iphone or Blackberry?
Mac or PC?
What’s the most annoying song?
Skiing or snowboarding?
How many pushups can you do?
Edward or Jacob?

Jul. 10 Be a narcissist in a job interview: Last month my friend Dan L. sent me this article on Facebook.  Here are a few excerpts:

In the long term, no one likes to work with narcissists, who tend to centre conversations around themselves, expect constant praise and disregard the opinions of others.

But in a job interview, they boast about their own accomplishments, make eye contact, joke around and ask more questions, which makes them seem more relaxed and confident, according to the study published in Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

"If you’re a naturally modest person, you might want to try to be a narcissist for the day and maybe practise self-promoting. Even though you feel uncomfortable with it, you’ve got to do it for this one situation," he said.


911 operator: I checked my email, and my friend Sherry sent me this City of Edmonton job posting.  I clicked on it and the job posting expired.  That’s fine.  I then continued looking at the website and found the 911 operator job.  I already wrote about it before in “MacEwan University programs review (A to E).”  Here’s what it says on the job site:

“The Communications Section of the Edmonton Police Service is seeking one (1) Full-Time 911 Emergency Operator. The successful applicant will be responsible for:

• Receiving communications on the 911 emergency telephone system.
• Screening emergency calls utilizing ANI/ALI (Automated Number/Location Identifiers) to confirm location of the emergency.
• Extending the call to the appropriate emergency response agency.
• Relieving the EPS corporate switchboard operator.
• Performing other related assignments as directed by the duty sergeant.

Qualifications

• Completion of the twelfth (12th) school grade.
• Emergency Communications and Response Program Certificate or post-secondary equivalent experience would be considered an asset.
• Excellent oral communication skills: strong command of the English language.
• Experience dealing with the general public.
• Ability to apply evaluation skills when dealing with the general public
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Proficient and accurate typing skills.
• Previous experience with computer information processing and data entry.
• Experience with a Meridian 61 or similar multi-line telephone system and/or emergency service communications would be considered an asset.
• Available to work varied shifts, including day, afternoon, and night shifts on weekdays and weekends, peak holiday seasons and statutory holidays.
• Applicants may be tested.
• THE EDMONTON POLICE SERVICE WILL CONDUCT AN ENHANCED SECURITY CLEARANCE ON THOSE CANDIDATES WHO HAVE BEEN SHORT-LISTED.

Hours of Work:

40 hours per week (time balanced), 12 hour shifts rotating (0530 – 1730 and 1730 – 0530).

Salary Range:

21B, Salary Grade: 007, $19.67 - $24.42 (Hourly), $1,573.30 - $1,953.40 (Bi-Weekly), $41,062.61 - $50,984.78 (Annually). The rates quoted are in accordance with a collective agreement between the Union and the City of Edmonton that expired on December 28, 2013.

General:

• Civic Service Union 52 members are asked to send a copy of their application to the union office.
• The City of Edmonton thanks applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Candidates considered for the position will be contacted.
• We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

The Province of Alberta is a party to the federal Agreement on Internal Trade, the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement with British Columbia, and the New West Partnership with British Columbia and Saskatchewan. All of these agreements promote labour mobility between the provinces. Applicants may obtain information regarding recognition of extra provincial credentials at www.tilma.ca

My opinion: I did get an email for an interview at Saskatchewan to be a 911 operator.  I was kind of eh with moving to a new province and living on my own.  “Eh” meaning I’m not really interested in living in Saskatchewan.  The job itself, I was like: “What if I’m bad at the job?  Well I can always move back home.”

Now there is the same job in Edmonton.  I look at it, and there are 12 hr shifts from 5:30am to 5:30pm or 5:30pm-5:30am.  Busses don’t really run that early.  Well in downtown it does.

Look at the shifts.

Jul. 11 Sears: I was reading the Metro and there is this ad that the Sears at Bonnie Doon has “outlet discounts.”  It didn’t say this location was exactly closing down.  I feel like this location will close down first because Bonnie Doon is not that big of a mall.  There are Sears at Kingsway and West Ed mall and they’re bigger malls.

Avon: I read in the newspaper that the makeup company Avon is laying off 600 people.  In the paper it said that makeup is not a necessary expense, so people don’t buy them as much.


Sobeys: They’re going to close down some stores like the IGA on Stony Plain Road.  I was surprised to read that they were going to close down Sobey’s Urban Fresh in downtown.  They opened in 2008, and that store is always busy.  There was an Edmonton Journal article about customers being sad that the downtown location is closing down.

Hopefully another grocery store will take over.  If not, there is still Save on Foods on 109 street and Jasper, and Safeway in Oliver Square.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Relaxing Asian music



The Far East [Easy Listening, World, Asian, Chinese Japanese, Buddha, Chill Out Music]

3hr 41 min.

A picture of a big boat with an orange sail.


3 HOURS of the Best Traditional Japanese Music ! - Relaxing Music - Meditation and Sleeping Music

2hr 59 min.

It’s a picture of a purple mountain in front of a pink sky.


3 HOURS of The Best Relaxing music | Bamboo Flute | - Meditation - Spa - Healing - Sleep

3hr 2 min.

A picture of a waterfall amongst all these green trees and rocks.


Tell Ferguson Police: Respect the Human Rights of All Residents

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Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown hold signs on August 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A police officer in Ferguson, Missouri fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown on August 9.

Over the past week, the Ferguson Police Department has used heavy-handed tactics to quell protests.

Demand that Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson take clear steps to investigate police conduct and avoid excessive force.
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Dear Tracy,

Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot dead by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9. When local residents took to the streets in protest, the police department responded with heavy-handed tactics - including tear gas and rubber bullets.

Tell Ferguson's Police Chief Thomas Jackson to ensure police respect the human rights of ALL residents.

When I touched down in Ferguson, Missouri this week with the Amnesty International USA delegation, I didn't know what to expect. We had some facts, but new details came to light by the hour, which helped us get a better grasp on policing in the city and on protestors, journalists and residents caught in the middle of rapidly evolving events.

Despite the fact that protests have been largely peaceful, police in Ferguson have continued to use heavy-handed tactics against protestors.

The city of Ferguson must conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into Michael Brown’s death and avoid unnecessary or excessive force against protestors.

Here's the thing about human rights: Everyone has them. It doesn’t matter what race a person is, what anyone is wearing or how loud they are yelling. All of that is irrelevant because human rights are universal whether you're in Iran, Brazil, the U.S., or any other country.

Right now everyone in Ferguson - protesters, residents, police and local officials - holds these human rights:
  • All people have the right to live free from violence and to be safe in their communities.
  • All people have the right to peaceful protest.
  • All people have the right to equality before the law.
Even if a protest turns violent, police must exhaust all non-violent means before resorting to force, and then use only what is strictly necessary and proportional in the particular circumstances.

Just last night, police kept journalists and human rights workers - including myself - from observing the tactics they used to disperse the crowd and make arrests.

Stand with Amnesty International in our work to protect the human rights of all people. Tell Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson to investigate Michael Brown's death immediately and respect the rights of peaceful protestors.

In solidarity,

Rachel O'Leary
Deputy Executive Director, Membership Mobilization
Amnesty International USA Delegate in Ferguson, MO


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Article: March is National Ideas Month


Ginny Grimsley sent me this article.  


4 Ways to Come Up with Brilliant Ideas
When the Pressure’s On
 
National Ideas Month Shines a Light on Creativity

March is National Ideas Month.  Hey, whose bright idea was that?
Here’s an intriguing idea from New York Times best-selling author and writing coach Michael Levin,: “Creativity is a muscle; use it or lose it.”

Levin, whose new Books Are My Babies YouTube channel (www.BooksAreMyBabies.com) offers 160-plus free tutorials for writers, says anyone can grow their creativity, just like any other muscle. 

“I define creativity as ‘the ability to develop great ideas while under pressure,’ ” he says. “Pressure creates diamonds, so why shouldn’t it also create great ideas?” 
But sometimes, pressure paralyzes creativity.

“I’ve experienced it when writing under deadline pressure and writing under the pressure of my own high expectations,” Levin says. “Over time, I’ve developed several tricks to stimulate my creative muscle and help me come up with great ideas for whatever challenge I face – whether it’s writing or figuring out how to arrange a busy family weekend schedule so that everyone’s needs are met.”

Here are four of Levin’s no-fail tips for generating creative ideas under pressure:
1. Ask yourself, “What’s the most dangerous, expensive and illegal way to solve this problem?”  We usually take the same approach to solving problems every time with the resources we have at hand. “This doesn’t exactly translate into breathtaking creativity,” Levin says.  So imagine that you have no limits — legal, moral, financial, whatever. You can do literally anything to solve the problem. The way-out ideas you develop may not be practical, but they’ll lead you to new ways of thinking about your problem. And then you can find a non-life-threatening, legal way to solve it!
2.  Hide.  We live in a world of constant, thin-sliced demands. Unanswered texts and emails. People waiting for you to say something, do something, read something, decide something. Run and hide. Lock yourself in your car or hunker down in a bathroom stall. Slow down and get your brain back. 
It’s all but impossible for your creative brain to operate when you’re responding to endless external stimuli. The best ideas often come when you run from your responsibilities.
3. Count to 20. Go somewhere where you can be undisturbed, bring a yellow pad and a pen, turn off your phone, and sit there until you come up with 20 ideas for solving your problem. This requires discipline, because most of us are so happy when we have one answer to a problem that we want to move to the next agenda item. Not every idea you invent will be a great one, but that’s okay.  It may be idea number 17 that’s truly brilliant, but you’d never get there if you ran back to your desk after you came up with one, two or even five ideas. If you do this daily, you’ll develop 100 new ideas a week. Imagine how strong your idea muscle will be!
4. Give up. Cardiologists recommend to heart patients that they visit nature, go to a museum, or attend a classical concert. Why? It slows them down and allows them to appreciate beauty instead of seeing life as a constant battle.  Surrender your own siege mentality. Life isn’t war, thank goodness. Take a major step away, even for a couple of hours, from whatever battles you’re facing, contemplate the greatness of the human spirit or the wonder of nature, and reawaken the creative energy that our fight-minded world suppresses.
So there you have it, four ways to generate great ideas under pressure. Where’s your next big idea coming from? From your mind at peace, that’s where!

About Michael Levin
New York Times best-selling author Michael Levin runs the “Books Are My Babies” YouTube channel, www.BooksAreMyBabies.com, a free resource of tutorial videos for writers. Levin has written more than 100 books, including eight national best-sellers; five that have been optioned for film or TV by Steven Soderbergh/Paramount, HBO, Disney, ABC, and others; and one that became “Model Behavior,” an ABC Sunday night Disney movie of the week.

Article: Correcting Lifestyle Imbalance


Ginny Grimsley sent me this article.  

Has an Employer’s Market Further
Skewed Work-Life Balance?
 


5 Tips for Ensuring Desirable Lifestyle from
Exxon Manager-Turned-Life Coach
With reports of the unemployment rate dropping to 7 percent, lower than it was even five years ago and down from a peak of 10 percent in October 2009, many are breathing a sigh of relief. But the effects of a long bout of high unemployment are sure to have thrown off the balance of employee well-being, says former Exxon executive Bob Epperly.

“Of course, the rate does not take into account those who are underemployed, including over-skilled workers in menial jobs and those with too few hours. For those lucky enough to have decent employment, many feel insecure and are willing to skew their work-life balance into a tailspin, with exaggerated emphasis on their career,” says Epperly, a CEO who realized at age 55 that even a very successful career cannot fulfill every aspect of life.
“Most people cannot afford to simply refuse the demands of their job, so what’s a worker to do?”

Epperly, author of “Growing Up After Fifty: From Exxon Executive to Spiritual Seeker,” (www.bobepperly.com), offers tips for correcting lifestyle imbalance.
• It’s never enough. Ambition is admirable, but if it’s all that drives you, no matter how much you accomplish, it will never be enough. If professional ambition is more important to you than anything else in your life, that’s a red flag that your life is dangerously unbalanced. The consequences will be painful feelings of emptiness, lack of fulfillment, and having missed out. Take steps now to restore balance, beginning with personal, non-work relationships.
• No one ever says, at the end of their life, that they should have worked longer and spent less time with family. When it’s all said and done, life is short, and many realize that time is life’s most precious resource. Intense focus on work tends to deprive professionals of opportunities with their loved ones – moments and memories that cannot be replaced. Set goals for how much time you’ll spend giving your family 100 percent of your attention each day and week, and stick to them!
• Make communication a top priority! The importance and value of real communication cannot be overemphasized. “More important than speaking is listening,” Epperly says. “My relationships immediately improved when I began listening very carefully to what was being said.”
• Only you are responsible for your life. The Serenity Prayer goes a long way in work-life balance; it reads: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Epperly says that recognizing he is responsible for his life and focusing on the aspects of it over which he has influence while recognizing those he needs to let go has been pivotal.
• Accept who you are. This can be challenging; it demands courageous self-reflection and letting go of the need for external approval. “When a friend asked me, ‘Do you think the world is ready to accept Bob Epperly just as he is?’ I suddenly saw that I had always felt I had to accommodate; that I wasn’t okay as I am,” he says. “I started to give myself permission to be me.”
About Bob Epperly
Bob Epperly worked in management at Exxon Research and Engineering Co. for more than 20 years, finally becoming a general manager, and later was a senior executive in two startup companies. Having spent much of his professional life creating win-win environments for employees and employers and co-authoring a book entitled, “Interactive Career Development: Integrating Employer and Employee Goals”, he now coaches people who seek life-transforming career change. During the last quarter century, he has made spiritual self-realization and psychological integration his top priorities. Epperly and his wife, Sarah, live in Mountain View, Calif., and have three grown children and four grandchildren. 

Article: Steve Jobs in You

How to Awaken the Steve Jobs in You
Anyone Can Learn What Came Naturally to Apple’s Founder

By: Michael E. Gerber

Just like everyone else, small business owners get caught up in their personal economic successes and woes. They’re trying to find more time; trying to deal with the exigencies of life; trying to just survive.

The latter is both the cause and result of the broken and failed businesses we see in such large numbers. I know, because I’ve been helping entrepreneurs fix their businesses for 40 years.
In that time, I’ve also found a few small business creators who have discovered the secret of what I call “going beyond.”  They go beyond the ordinary. They go beyond the seeming limits of their personal economy and the barriers that keep so many others consumed with just getting by. 

Early in my career, the driving question became: What’s the difference between the survivors and the thrivers? What’s the difference between entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs and the Murray Smiths who were my clients? 

With only $5,000, Jobs and his partner and an unlikely idea they called the personal computer created what would become the most valuable enterprise on the planet: Apple, Inc.
Murray Smith, meanwhile, creates a job for himself, works it and works it and … ends up with  little more than what he had starting out.

Why?
Most people suffer a lack of what Steve Jobs possessed.  Was he so out of the ordinary that it would be virtually impossible to awaken the Steve Jobs within every one of us?
I did find the answer to that question. Over the past 40 years, millions of readers of my E-Myth books, and tens upon tens of thousands of small business owner clients learned exactly how (not theoretically how) to awaken the Steve Jobs within them. 

Here’s the key:  Steve Jobs was a Dreamer, a Thinker, a Storyteller and a Leader.
The Dreamer in Steve Jobs had a Dream. The Thinker in Steve Jobs had a Vision. The Storyteller in Steve Jobs had a Purpose. And The Leader in Steve Jobs had a Mission.
His Dream drove him. His Vision gave him clarity. His Purpose told him who was the most important person in his life – his customer.  And his Mission told him exactly how to put the wheels on his wagon. 

Once I understood that, I immediately saw the way. If I could help Murray learn to do what came naturally to Steve Jobs, I could help Murray thrive. And so, I did!  

I’ve helped tens upon tens of thousands of Murrays. The difference it made was huge. Murray no longer went to work IN his business, he learned instead how to go to work ON his business. As a result, Murray’s business grew and grew and grew and grew. 

Then I had a second, even more important, epiphany: There was absolutely no difference between Murray the small business owner, and Murray the underemployed, or Murray the unemployed, or Murray the self-employed, or Murray the loser.  All I needed to do was to help anyone stuck in their form of survival to awaken the Dreamer, the Thinker, the Storyteller and the Leader within them, and they could accomplish what my small business clients have accomplished.  

That’s what I told Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church when I first met him. And Pastor Rick said, “Go do it. Go do it in the Saddleback community.”

And so began The Dreaming Room™, the only entrepreneurial incubator in the world. There, I teach people how to apply the formula for thriving so they can re-create their lives – to learn more, to earn more, to grow more, to give more, to create more. 

I believe, passionately, in everyone’s ability to do more than “just survive.” Maybe you won’t end up with the biggest corporation on the planet – and maybe you will. But by becoming a Dreamer, Thinker, Storyteller and Leader, you can live a happier, more abundant and fulfilling life.

About Michael E. Gerber: Michael E. Gerber, http://tinyurl.com/DreamingRoom, is an entrepreneur, thought leader, speaker and best-selling author whose modern classic, “The E-Myth: Why Most Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It,” has sold more than 1 million copies. He is the founder of The Dreaming Room™, where entrepreneurs and others are provided the tools and facilitation to see, experience, develop and design their Dream, Vision, Purpose and Mission.