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Shane Griffin, The Man Who Believes In Giving Back

Background:

Shane Griffin is a successful entrepreneur originally from Canada. He went from running nightclubs in Toronto to going through a personal journey from addiction to recovery in rehab, to now owning some of the largest health-based companies across North America. He is the founder of the Vitamin Patch Club (https://vitaminpatchclub.com), the first vitamin patch technology company in North America. He also donates hundreds of thousands of dollars, services and products a month to various charities across North America as his way to give back through his success.

Accomplishments over the years:

Shane Griffin is very much successful in life. He has lived an epic life full of experiences and lessons. He returned to school at 37, graduated and was valedictorian. Later, he launched an entirely different career in health and wellness with two companies  i.e Vitamin Patch Club and Whole Life Balance. He owned some of the best nightclubs in Toronto and was a self-made millionaire at the age of 25. He respects success as survival and growth. He feels that success is measured by the ability to be present, set goals and live with purpose and truth.

The uniqueness of the product:

The main and most unique quality of the product is the ability to absorb 300% more of the intended nutrients through your skin (transdermally) then with the traditional oral pill format, all without having to swallow any pills. The fact is that they are non-GMO, organic, vegan, are additive and gluten-free. This company depends greatly on giving back value to their customers via charitable initiatives as well as a resource for honest health advice.

Overcoming tragedies:

One of the biggest tragedies in Shane Griffin’s life is that he was in an accident in Florida when he was only 21. He was thrown from a vehicle at 80 mph on the first roll and struck by approaching vehicles. This accident rendered him with severe chronic spinal pain, a fractured skull, and intracranial pressure. His recovery was very long and difficult, including monthly skull tappings where they drilled his skull to eliminate the pressure. Another big tragedy of his life was a culmination of 20 years in the nightclub business. This was a self-induced tragedy as he became an alcoholic and drug addict. He honestly had no idea he was one until he sold his nightclubs real estate and tried to begin a new life outside the bubble of partying. It took a full two years for him to ask for help and those two years were fraught with depression, low self-esteem, and no self-worth. He was a multi-millionaire and pathetic. To counter his depression, he went to rehab and reinvented his whole life. He worked tirelessly on his recovery, incorporating day and night school to achieve his degree in Applied Holistic Nutrition, as well as being honored to be valedictorian of his class. He implemented a strict schedule of working out, eating right and seeing a tremendous amount of therapists and mentors. This recovery has been his best achievement thus far in life. He still works every day on self-worth and healthy self-esteem. No longer do his possessions define him but rather his character.

Goals for the future:

Shane Griffin’s main goal is to be able to donate $1,000,000.00 a month to various charities.

Words of wisdom:

According to him:

“I live by one motto ‘If not me, who? If not now, when?’”

Making the world a better place today:

Shane Griffin’s is making the world a better place by giving back globally, nationally and regionally with their charitable division of Vitamin Patch Club. They call it Philanthropreneurship, the concept of building a business based on giving back. That is the 10k foot view, but ground level he also offers his life coaching and speaking engagements pro-bono 1 day a week to support people going through recovery. He spent his full 5 years in recovery. This is the bottom line he is concerned the most about.

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From Zero to Hero; Daniel Mazzone

Daniel Mazzone is a famed artist from Canada who became homeless at the age of 15 and has used that to help influence and turn himself into the artist he is today. These days, his art pieces have gained global fame with celebrities and notable figures all wanting to hang his art in their homes. Daniel also uses his art to help raise funds for various charities around the world.

Accomplishments over the years:

According to Daniel Mazzone, it is difficult to measure how successful he is. He says he has come a long way in his art but somehow he is never satisfied. He always thinks that there are a few flaws and he wants things to be perfect, while always working towards more challenging artworks. With that said, Daniel mentions that he gets to do something he loves each and every morning, and so this in itself is what he calls success.  He feels that success is measured by the ability to be present, set goals and live with purpose and truth.

Uniqueness about art:

Daniel Mazzone’s artwork is unique because it really doesn’t look like anyone else’s. He loves to portray a story or message through his pieces of art.

Overcoming tragedies:

One of the biggest tragedies in Daniel Mazzone’s life is that he lived on the streets, being homeless. It is not easy to survive, let alone get yourself off the street to change your life. He says he doesn’t regret a moment of it though. It changed his life for the better. He appreciates the world and the people in it in a different, more beautiful way these days.

Goals for the future:

Daniel Mazzone’s main goal is to be in museums all around the world.

Words of wisdom:

According to him:

“Look forward to keep going. Never give up!”

Making the world a better place today:

He loves to donate more and more each year to different charities. Most recently he made a piece to be auctioned off with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). He also helps out many charities for children as well in and around his hometown of Toronto, Canada. As Daniel says proudly, “Children are our future!”

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Converting MOV to MP4 Using Movavi Video Converter

As much as MOV is a fairly popular format, there are times when you may find that you aren’t able to play it. Certain Android devices, in particular, require special players in order to view MOV files, and some set-top boxes and DVD players may not be able to play it at all.

In contrast to MOV, MP4 has a much wider compatibility range and most devices generally support it. That is why if you’d like to be able to easily view a video on various devices, using Movavi Video Converter to convert it from MOV to MP4 would be a good idea.

Rest assured it isn’t difficult to convert any videos between formats using Movavi Video Converter, and you should have no problem setting it up. In fact, all that you need to do to use it as a MOV to MP4 converter is to add the MOV video, choose MP4 as the target format, and click on the ‘Convert’ button.

To elaborate, you should first launch Movavi Video Converter and click on the ‘Add Media’ then ‘Add Video’ button and select the MOV video that you want to convert. Once it appears in the main working area, you should then open up the ‘Video’ tab near the bottom and select the ‘MP4’ category.

Within the ‘MP4’ category you’ll find several presets with different resolutions, and you can select the one that you want. If you don’t want Movavi Video Converter to alter the resolution of the video, just pick the preset labeled ‘Original Size’.

When Movavi Video Converter converts a video, it will automatically save it into the ‘Destination’ folder. To set that folder, click on the ‘folder’ icon near the ‘Save to’ field so that you know where it will be. Once that is done, you can click ‘Convert’ to start converting the video itself.

Although that’s all you need to know to convert MOV to MP4 or any other video formats for that matter, it is worth noting there are other features in Movavi Video Converter that you may want to try. In particular, it can be used to convert audio and video files, compress videos, create animated GIFs, extract audio tracks, edit and improve video footage, or resize videos by several different methods.

If you want to take advantage of these features you should make it a point to try them out. As you’ll see they are designed to be intuitive, and it shouldn’t take you very long to figure out how they work. In fact, all in all, it will probably just take you a few minutes to familiarize yourself with Movavi Video Editor as a whole and explore its full scope of capabilities.

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Things to Check When Hiring a Wedding Photographer in Bangalore

I have had the chance to hire a handful of wedding photographers. I have had family members get married and have played an active role in the hiring process of many of the vendors who took care of the event. One of the most important hires that are made to help celebrate and remember the wedding event is the wedding photographer. I have listed my top 5 items to pay attention to when hiring a wedding photographer in Bangalore.

5. The first is the price:

I say this because there are some absolutely fantastic wedding photographers in Bangalore available today who have only recently begun to do weddings because of the downturn in the economy. It is important that you check the price of the package before you begin to engage the person or company in any significant dialogue. I have found that many times people begin to really like the work of certain photographer only to then learn that the price of the service is far out of reach for the person purchasing the service. Learn this quickly and save yourself and the vendor their precious time.

4. The second is quality of work:

Be sure to have the chance and to take the time to review the work done for other clients of theirs after you have described what type of service you are looking for. This will give you a comfortable feeling about the photographer and allow you to relax while enjoying your big day. Many photographers have a certain style that they tend to stick with. If the style of your vendor is very different than the style that you would like to have at your wedding, consider that a reason to say no.

3. The third area is the professional appearance:

This is important because every one of your guests will look at the wedding photographer in Bangalore and will watch them work throughout the course of the big event. Be sure that they have a professional appearance and that they have the ability to blend in as much as possible. The best way to get a solid feeling for this is to actually go and see them work. Take advantage of the offer if it is available to you to go to see them. That visit can reassure your choice and allow you to be that much more comfortable on your wedding day.

2. The fourth area to look into is the area of the album preparation:

Be sure to check out the wedding albums of past clients and be sure to find one that is similar to the one you would like to have as your keepsake. Many photographers offer video services and complete album packages. Get the one you want, that you can afford, and one that the vendor has provided before. You do not want to be the first to try a new service out on your wedding day.

1. Finally, follow up service is extremely important:

When you speak with a reference, ask them about how prompt the vendor is at getting back to them when they had questions or concerns. Many vendors are very attentive before a sale is made but then less than quick when the money has changed hands.

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