Chance of a Lifetime

You say that I’m lucky for all that I’ve got
Be careful, my friend, who desires my lot
If you covet my prize then consider the cost
Observe both what I’ve won as well that which I’ve lost
Jealousy on the success earned by others
Stifles potential, empowerment smothers
So high and so mighty you sit there and judge
Come down from the sidelines,bring with you your grudge
What makes me so special, so different from you?
The fact that I try not, the fact that I do
The answer is simple, not some magic potion
Just get off your butt and move forward in motion
Tired of hearing a wimpy “I couldn’t”
If you believe that deserve it you shouldn’t
At least then please spare me your whiney sob story
We all have our problems, no courage no glory
I am not smarter or faster or better
The difference between us is I’m a go getter
If Only or I Wish or Maybe Someday
Cheap words for somebody not willing to pay
Step up, call my bluff, lay your cards on the table
Let go of your safety net, trust me, your able
A circumstance victim, you pitifully pout
How long will it take for that card to play out?
I don’t understand or know what you’ve been through?
You dwell in the past? Your sole limitors’ you
I’m not being cold or unkind or unfair
I’m tipping you off, You’ll succeed if you dare
Squander your time on designing your reasons
Energy wasted, an excuse for all seasons
You think that I’ve cornered the market on luck?
A hole of self pity you’ll always be stuck
What pain doesn’t kill you will just make you stronger
Determined dig deeper enduring much longer
Quit your complaining and jump in the game
Spectator never earns fortune and fame
What can you win if you don’t risk the play?
Haven’t you heard empty wagers don’t pay?
A coward will sit there and blabber the talk
The brave will endeavor to master the walk
Equation to puzzle the quizzical mind:
Do just what you’ve done and what change will you find?
Paradigm shifting, face challenge to grow
Pressuring boundaries so limits let go
Designing your dreams will project them to happen
Transform your life putting action to yappin’
Envy is one of the deadliest sins
Crippling you from achieving your wins
Every moments a choice, every choice is a chance
Every movement you make is a chance to advance
Our future is painted by what we can see
Believe in your self and your vision will be
If you imagine it, it can be yours
Opportunity’s banging! Just open your door!

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In the News Again

Cool! I got into the paper again! It was about this time last year that the Edmonton Journal did a very similar article. This time we are in the Vancouver Sun.

Check it out:

This is the link to the article

“On the road with the blog at your back

When Carmella Lesiuk set out to travel the globe, little did she realize `the entire world` would go whereshegoes on travelpod.com

Rebecca Osler, Special to The vancouver Sun
Published: Saturday, January 27 read more

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WhereSheGoes in the Newspaper

She quit her job and hit the road…

Story by Scott Petersen, The Edmonton Journal
Published: Saturday, April 01, 2006

Click here to read the online version

EDMONTON – With her stressful life stripped bare and abandoned in Edmonton, Carmella Lesiuk took a chance and hopped a plane.

Stagnating in her personal life and burning out at work, she did what amounts to only a fleeting thought for many, before they shrug it off and succumb to doubts and financial responsibilities. Lesiuk suddenly quit her job, sold ne read more

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In the News

Travel blogs keep wanderers in touch

Scott Petersen, The Edmonton Journal
Published: Saturday, April 01, 2006

When Luc Levesque started up a website to post snippets about his travels nine years ago, he had no idea what he was getting into.

It was designed as a makeshift way to keep in touch with family and friends back home in Canada as he backpacked his way through Europe. It`s become a communications portal for thousands of travellers around the globe — a time-consuming leap. read more

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Lost in Translation

A while ago when I was in Montreal, Francois interviewed me for his university publication. It has just come out so I will post the link. I don`t speak French but I think it mostly positive.
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The Formula

So how did you do it?

Here is my answer…My How To…My Recipe…My Formula.

Decide what you want. What is your dream? There are infillions (this is my made up word for lots). Pick one. Does it seem too scary? Its true that change can seem difficult but to me it was much worse to sit in one place knowing that I wasn’t fulfilling my potential. I was becoming a robot and living life as a routine. To me, the scariest thing is to stop growing. One of the millions of excuses you can tell yourself or dying knowing that you did not try to fulfil your dream? So it becomes a matter of what is most important to you. Choose. read more

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