My path in life is to help thinkers use technology to become thought leaders. One of the best things about this path is that I can do it from anywhere! I choose to live in Algoma Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Michigan about 30 miles east of Green Bay and every day on my grueling 3.3 mile commute I get to pass by the lake and admire the view. This morning’s sunrise was particularly spectacular! Inspiration like this gets my juices flowing so I can do better creative work for my clients. How can I help you?
One of the best things I get to do as e1evation, llc is to enjoy a huge quality-of-life living in rural Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Michigan and yet get to work with some of the smartest people in the world through the magic of the Internet. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about some of the advice I dole out to my clients and then deciding to eat my own dog food. I took a walk this morning to my thinking place; the Algoma lighthouse — from my office to the breakwater, it’s one mile round trip…
In her new book “11 Rules for Creating Value in the #SocialEra, Nilofer Merchant says…
Purpose can become an alignment system.
Merchant, Nilofer (2012-09-12). 11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era (Kindle Location 261). Perseus Books Group. Kindle Edition.
I’m realigning what I do around my ‘true’ purpose; being an internet ‘mechanic’. Here’s what I came up with while I was there [another one of my epic videos where you need to close your eyes to focus on the content! I’ll keep trying.]…
Previous video… [go ahead — the joke’s on me!]
Bonus! Images from my walk to the breakwater…
Photographer Bill Pevlor writes:
“This fireworks burst turned the water red. This was part of the 26th annual Shanty Days celebration in Algoma, Wisconsin – on the western shore of Lake Michigan.
The fireworks are launched from the pier and people line the shore to watch the fun. As you can see, I was positioned on the beach, at the waters edge. If you’re familiar with the area, you might recognize the Algoma lighthouse – it’s that little red dot on the far right of the photo, just above the water.” via Big Red | Pops Digital.
On the western shoreline of Lake Michigan sits the small town of Algoma, Wis. Although its population is just more than 3,000 residents, Algoma is one of the main ports for anglers wanting to experience some of the finest Great Lakes fishing you’ll find.
Located on the mouth of the Ahnapee River, thousands of fishermen from across the country come here during the open water season. Catching salmon and trout is the game they play here, and this year Lake Michigan has not disappointed.
Brothers Bryan and Brad Wiesner have lived their entire lives in the area and grew up fishing this water.
For the past nine years, the two fishermen have run charter boats for Kinn’s Sport Fishing out of Algoma.
Charter fishing is big business on Lake Michigan, and the Algoma port is one of the best to go out of for king salmon and steelhead.
With Kinn’s fleet of 10 boats in operation, it’s a seven-days-a-week job for the Wiesner brothers, as it is for most other charter boat captains on the lake.
“Between the 10 boats, we did over 1,300 trips last year out of here,” Brad said.
“It’s a job for us now, so don’t ever take a hobby and turn it into a job.”
I can’t believe they write about our little Algoma way over there in St. Cloud, but I guess they do. They may even appreciate our little corner of the world more than we do sometimes! :-D
- Fishing report: Big salmon, lakers tipping the scales in Muskegon (mlive.com)
- Lake Michigan salmon fishing tips on display at Muskegon tournament (video) (mlive.com)
- Fishing report: Walleye, bluegill, bass being caught on Muskegon-area lakes (mlive.com)
- Anticipation (toddlohenry.com)
- Thousands of salmon wait to be released (record-eagle.com)
‘Gomer. That’s what they call people from Algoma. This was the treat that awaited me on my morning bike commute into the office…
I’m just testing the panorama feature on my Google Nexus S. Simon Creek is a ‘must stop’ destination if you’re heading to Door County — the wines don’t suck and the winery itself is a little slice of Napa Valley in Door County…
- Door County Triathlon (homeaway.com)
- Door County, Wis., has charm to spare (newsok.com)
- PSP [Peninsula State Park] Walk (toddlohenry.com)
Before I moved to Wisconsin, there were two times in my life that I witnessed a sunrise; once in Montauk, NY and once in Newport, RI. There are few things in life [for me, anyway] than witnessing a sunrise from total darkness to a glorious sun over the water. Now that I live in Algoma, I can have that pleasure every day if I like. Althought Lake Michigan doesn’t have the same salt tang as the Atlantic, the sunrises are every bit as beautiful and no one does a better job of bringing them to you than Bill Pevlor at Pops Digital…
Hmmm. Seems like the windspeed should actually be higher looking at these photos, but apparently it only takes a 22mph wind to make Lake Michigan look like the Atlantic…
Here I am experimenting with two different ways of viewing pictures in WordPress…
Clicking an image below will pull up a nice photo gallery. Both are great native features in WordPress.com!
Just another beautiful view as my wife and I took a bike ride in our neighborhood…
Taken with picplz.