S.W. Agency business plan

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We are now developing the business plan for S.W. Agency. This is an exciting endeavor with in our network of freelancers that I have connected with both in person and over Fiverr.

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At this time we have my sister Ashley working on a project to do artwork for my personal blog. Diana Skye is now developing her Fiverr shop that will be linked on this page as soon as it is ready. There is likely to be a higher output of the business this year than there was the year before. So lets get excited for everything happening!

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Knuckleheads go bowling!

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Ashton Deroy Writes: My Depression was hitting me hard in April, as it usually does and I needed to have my spirits lifted. Alana Skye to the rescue again! She took me bowling in Newmarket and we annoyed some people as we always do. It was a great time. I am lucky to have some of the greatest friends & family imaginable. I hope you get a kick out of our bowling video below. 

 

 

Another update: We are now in the planning phases of launching a personal sales business for print and digital promotion. Get in touch with me for more details at Ashtonderoy@gmail.com 

Why Bobby Lashley isn’t getting over as a good guy in WWE?

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WWE misses the mark from time to time on creating solid hero characters. I do not think this is what happened with Ronda Rousey… However, with characters like Roman Reigns & Bobby Lashley you can see that WWE does not know what they are doing. Why isn’t Lashley getting cheered? Look at these cringe-worthy story points. 3

  1. Bobby Lashley was managed by President Trump in the battle of the billionaires– You want to become a lifetime wrestling heel, be managed by the most despised president past 2010. My family remembers’s when Wendi Richter was managed by Cyndi Lauper. That establishes a hero. Want to become a villain? Be managed by the leader of the Republican Party. Plus the Mr. McMahon vs Donald Trump story is a waste of time without any of the old dudes actually wrestling.
  2. Lashley’s character was a bully in Global Wrestling & the Indie scene – For WWE to make Lashley a good guy. They have to exceed years of Lashley being established as a villain who beats up X-Division & Cruiserweight wrestlers. Like much of what I remember Lashley for is beating up Eddie Edwards. How is that going to get him over?
  3. He is missing the third dimension – This is more intangible but considers this… Every time Lashley seems to get a run in WWE his character seems to flatten out. Kind of like they don’t really know what to do with him. He was United States Champion and I still didn’t know who he was. The coolest angle I remember from his first WWE run was actually the Lashley vs Cena angle. That just had a big fight feel to it. I think if they want to get Lashley over, he has to skip the line and you need to start fueding him with Brock Lesner. Fans already know that is why Lashley is there anyway. 

Believe it or not I actually like Lashley. I am just not insane, he does not meet the formula of a good character at the moment. That does not mean hope is lost. Maybe if you put him on a heel run or throw him in a feud with Brock Lesner, he can get to that next level. Just if I am a writer I am not exploring the Lashley & Strowman tag team for very much longer. There is nothing there chemistry wise. It is just two big men, “meh” typical WWE team. 

Parliament buildings, talking about Justin Trudeau’s book Common Ground.

 

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The only parliament in Ontario where anything useful gets done 😛🇨🇦 ~Diana Skye

 

Picture by Diana Skye, Parliament building, and some beautiful Canadian nature. 

Someone at work said to me Canada has no tradition, we have no culture, we are a weak standard of traditions. Say that to my aunt who is a sergeant in the army, tell that to Diana who has been to other countries and still prefers Canada. Yes, we have another birthday party coming up and yes I intend to really share my passions about this country over the next few weeks on this blog. I used to live by the Kingston, Ottawa & Montreal area in 2015 and I left it to conquer my issues with drug addiction. I semi conquered those issues today. 

As of now, I am reading the most Canadiana book I have ever read. It is Common Ground by Justin Trudeau, one of the heroes I blogged about in 2017. There is so much wonderful culture in this book. From Justin Trudeau training boxing in a gym in Quebec,  

Right now I am at the 100-page mark of the book & not many of you know this about me. 100 pages are where I decide whether I will put a book down or not. I hate to say it, but 100 pages are where I used to put down a lot of books. This is not happening with the Justin Trudeau booked and story. I am hooked & ready to keep learning more about our prime minister. 

 

When is it time to transition from college staff to a recruiter & or career counsellor?

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People sometimes ask why I get jobs so quickly in transition periods. They might even assume it has to do with a heightened skills that employers demand. Neither of these things are why though.

I have experience accessing resources for mental health, crisis & of course needing a job. When I need a job, I no longer waste my time on job boards & consulting professors. I go straight to the source. The people who are paid specifically to complete hiring quotas. I am talking about government funded employment counsellors &  company recruiters.

How do you know when it is time to approach employment counsellor instead of academic staff? If you have graduated college in Canada as of May 2018 it is time just get to Employment Ontario. Time to access these employment resources. They connect you with usually vetted job boards, resume & cover letter best practices and mock interviews. The people I know who were waiting on professors to get them digital marketing jobs are “still waiting”.

What if you want to join the army? Don’t get me wrong it is not an easy process but get started sooner rather than later. As of now I am still awaiting a college transcript to start this process. (It takes that long!) you might yourself have paperwork to get done. Get started now! However army recruiters are extremely efficient and I am related to a few.

How do I know if I can trust a talent recruiter or HR representative? They met with you in person. Every outsourced talent recruiter who I only meet on the phone is a complete moron! I don’t even think the last guy I talked to didn’t know half of what was happening at a firm whose job offer I had to reject. I have also been sent to non-existent sites & old addresses. When you are on the phone with a talent recruiter or HR rep? Ask if they will be at the office to meet with you. If not hit “do not go.”

How long did it take to get my last job? By not doing an on the couch job search, by connecting with experts and cold calling agencies. I got my job in field for the first time on

Wednesday May 2nd 2018.  I didn’t waste my time with a college career connection. I knew where I needed to go from my own research.

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Blog Process

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I just want to encourage entrepreneurs and creative professionals to check out my friends from the United Kingdom. This is Blog Process, they interviewed me in March before I took a job in a marketing firm. Definitely check out the form, they have featured entrepreneur’s, articles written by real pros and tech talk.

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Shifting the blog focus to digital entertainment consumption.

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Hey readers,

I have been blogging on this space since January. Now I have a great job, a portfolio and a full roster of clients. I am doing the goal I set for myself last summer. Remember to write your SMART goals down, sometimes you surprise yourself and achieve them. So now what? I want to focus on digital entertainment consumption. I will focus on Platforms such as:

  1. Netflix
  2. Fiverr
  3. UFC Fight Pass
  4. Google Play
  5. YouTube
  6. Twitter
  7. LGBT+ Pride projects
  8. Global Wrestling Network
  9. Gaming
  10. 4/20 networks (these are funny)
  11. Comedy (Refer to Shitty Jobs)
  12. Consumer shops

For the past 3 years I think I have been so focused on becoming a business man. I forgot on some level to become myself. Now that I have achieved a goal that renders me at full use. I want to just focus on my leisure time and sharing that with my subscribers. I haven’t decided how these changes will take affect yet just a lot more content will be entertainment focused in the near future.