Daily Archives: February 9, 2011

The Burning Question Answered: Can You Sell a Laneway House?

Well, get the answer here, on my other blog.
Stay tuned for my house for sale ad on Craigslist. Oh, and I’ll be in the Cayman Islands on a big boat spending your money – find out more!

Running from the law on a yacht...

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Building a Laneway House in Vancovuer

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Damn, I can’t go to Costa Rica, but I love that I was invited!

Remember last year when I was so pleased to have my essay included in a book with my hero, Obama? Still can’t believe it and then I got this email – I can’t go to Costa Rica, but it made feel so good about being a writer and making a difference – they even offered to pay my registration fees, but I don’t want to go alone and nobody I know has an extra three or four thousand dollars…

Dear Julie,

As you may recall, I am the editor of How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth. Again I wish to express my thanks to you for contributing to this ground-breaking work.

I would like to invite you to consider joining me in a seminar that I will attend, “Conquer the Invisible in Costa Rica.”

One of your fellow authors, Martin Rutte, and another dedicated person, Barry Braun, will be leading this fascinating endeavour from March 2nd to March 7th.

On March 2nd to 7th, 2011, accomplished professionals from across North America will be meeting in Costa Rica to explore two vital questions:

1. How can I make a profound difference in the world?
2. How can my career be even more successful while I make that difference?

The world needs accomplished professionals to make a difference.

I would love to have you join Martin Rutte and Barry Braun in Costa Rica so that you:

– See clearly how you can a more meaningful and profound difference
– Attract and inspire others around you to make that difference
– Be supported by a Mastermind group of accomplished professionals while you make that difference

This is about real results. You have spent years developing your professional skills, taking care of family and building your career. You probably spend over 2000 hours a year. Why can’t that time, knowledge and skill make more of a difference for our world as well? Why can’t your business or career make a truly profound and meaningful difference while you enjoy greater success?

In Costa Rica, you will discover a deeper truth about yourself and about how you can satisfy that deep itch to make a real difference in profound, meaningful ways. Join other accomplished people – people like Doug, a consultant and coach to Fortune 500 CEOs; Kwon, a neuroscientist, Julie, an executive for social responsibility, Rick and Linda, owners of a financial services agency, the president of a retail sporting goods company. Discover what is really possible at http://www.conquertheinvisible.com/wp/create-a-profound-difference

Let’s put our minds and hearts together and make our lives count! Join us!


John E. Wade II

Book: How to Achieve Heaven on Earth
Charity: http://soldiersoflove.org/


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Writing Symposium in Victoria, BC

An exciting symposium, “Secure Footing in a Changing Literary Landscape.” The Victoria symposium takes place on Friday March 11 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at Ambrosia Conference & Event Centre, Powell Room, 638 Fisgard Street. The Vancouver workshop on Thursday March 10 is already sold out. Please help us make the Victoria event equally successful.

This is the one-day event that will help writers explore the importance of developing a writing community, discover how to build a web presence, reach out to readers in the new digital literary landscape, and negotiate a contract. The symposium is open to both Union members and non-members and is designed to assist writers at different phases in their careers. Registration forms are available on the Union website at . Fax them to 416-504-9090, email them to info@writersunion.ca or call Valerie at 416-703-8982 x 224 to register.

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Attention Writers: Artists Retreat Whistler Mountain

Well, as you all know, I am a great one for fleeing home and hearth for a writer’s retreat. So far this has taken me to Iceland, the wonderful Yukon, so why not closer to home? Why not Whistler Mountain? I don’t know when I am happier at Whistler; the summer when it is hot and dusty or the winter when the snow falls, or perhaps those can’t make up their mind shoulder seasons?
Here is a great place to go to write or paint – in a group, to share expense, and there’s lots of room to call your own.
I know the artist who owns this place and she is lovely, so give her a call and book some ‘me’ time.

Let's get the party started – I'm Ready for a Little Me Time at Whistler

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