Success. How bad do you want it?

Eric Thomas is a motivational speaker and educator for inspiring people to succeed and keep them motivated to continue doing whatever it is that makes them go. For those of you that watch some motivational videos whether it’s for life, the gym, school, or work – you might have heard him speak some of the best motivational lines that we know today.

I’m posting this mainly for myself to have easy access for when I want to watch it because I usually like to watch or listen to stuff like this on my way to the gym. It helps get me in the right mindset and gets me mentally ready. If a speech like this doesn’t make you want to get off the couch and do work, I don’t know what else will. The best thing about this particular speech is that it hits all aspects of life – so even if you don’t go to the gym or if you’ve never lifted a pound of iron, it still makes you want to do better in other aspects of your life. It makes you want to be a go-getter and that’s ultimately all that matters.

Take some time to watch it if you need a pick-me-up. I guarantee it will never get old.


“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe – then you’ll be successful. The only thing you care about when you’re trying to breathe is to get some fresh air, and when you get to the point where all you want to do is be successful as bad as you want to breathe – then you’ll be successful. Most of you say you wanna be successful but you don’t want it bad, you just kind of want it. You don’t want it as bad as you want to party, you don’t want it as bad as you want to be cool, you don’t want it as bad as you want to sleep. Some of you love sleep more than you love success – if you want to be successful, you gotta be willing to give up sleep. If you go to sleep, you might miss the opportunity to successful.”

“Don’t cry to give up, cry to keep going. Don’t cry to quit – you’re already in pain, you’re already hurt – get a reward from it.”

“Every time you stay out late; every time you sleep in; every time you miss a workout; every time you don’t give 100% – You make it that much easier for me to beat you.”

New Polarizer Testing

First off – I want to say: “Where have you been all my life?!” But then I think about it and it was always there, but I was just too cheap to go buy one LOL.

The main reason I wanted to get one was because the last few shoots that we’ve had, it’s been super sunny and the polarizer would’ve helped so much. Tomorrow – weather permitting – we’ll be shooting Adam’s car and I want his shoot to turn out real good. Despite all the flooding and everything happening, I’m hoping it holds out like it did today for the most part.

I just tested some shots outside to check it out and so far I’m loving it. Excuse the dirty car…

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My favourite shot I think lolIMG_3515 copy

Paint looks a bit flat on the doors, but I tried it.IMG_3516 copy

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Last close up. God damn it looks so good slammed on the ground lol

LS460 Air Install: Part III.5

Well – the reason I called this Part 3.5 is because it’s not good enough to be a part IV and I want so bad to make sure that part IV is the car dropped on the ground and part V to be the finale, the creme de le creme, the cherry on top – the wheels finally on the car and ready for Driven. Jackie is aiming for tomorrow night for it to be done. I stopped by quick with Diana to see if we could help wrap the trunk piece all over again since it had to be ripped off to bolt everything down. The fabric was catching and in retrospect, we should’ve glued it down. Those of you doing air installs – remember that haha.

Anyways here are some quick pics I snapped.

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You can see the e-level wires hanging. They are routed.IMG_2353 copy

The rear. These wires are so damn long for some reason…IMG_2354 copy

The front.IMG_2357 copy

A shot of the front where Jackie replaced the 90 degree angle air valve to a straight one to prevent rubbing on the inside wells. Love it.IMG_2358 copy

The board with the tank tied down and the compressors bolted down. The VU4 and ECU need to be bolted down as well. Holes have been drilled to route the air lines and wiring as well. IMG_2360 copy

On the way home. Got a shot of Diana’s car randomly. We slapped her wheels on finally today and it looks great. The Meisters were meant to be on the Fit. So good.

Anyways – tomorrow my sister is dropping my wheels off at Urban X South for Gary and Cort to mount them because my tires came in today. In the evening, I’ll be going to pick them up and then heading over to Jackie’s. I’m hoping that we’re on time and I can drive it home tomorrow. I know Jackie doesn’t want to look at another air suspension set up again and I don’t want it hanging there anymore so it’ll be a win win. I hope to have a good update tomorrow for you guys. Instagram will probably be the first place I update – so check in the evening!

DTP 2011 Favourites… Part II

Since I saw that one of my top posts was DTP favourites from 2011, I thought I’d revisit it and share some other shots. I catered the original post to be around the cars mainly with GT wings because of my obsession with them. Trust me – if in some weird world, VIP cars existed with GT wings – I would be the first one to have it. However that is not the case, and I don’t foresee it ever being the case, so I have to admire other cars that have them now.

But as I was going through this – 2 years later – I am still at the same conclusion that I came to when I posted part 1 last year. It is that the automotive scene – only a province away – is much more evolved than ours today. Even 2 years after I’ve shot these cars, they were still ahead of the curve that we see here. There’s no cutting corners, everything is done right. You might even find that I’m writing a similar paragraph to the one in part 1, but I swear I didn’t read it again before writing this.

Truthfully, when we attended this show – you could see the differences in our group compared to the rest of the show. Subtle, minor modifications vs. aggressive and all out – which is something that is just catching on locally here IMO. There is a certain aesthetic value in creating a car with great parts in combination with each other and that just doesn’t happen all too often.

Anyway – I think I sound bitter because I’m jealous, not because I hate. Enjoy.

Here’s the first part I posted WAYYY back in April 2012.
DTP 2011 Favourites

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CL63 AMG – one of my favourite from Mercedes. I saw one in the lot when we were looking for a GS for Punit and I wanted one so bad. The Ti exhaust on this was bad ass.

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I also don’t usually dig the black on black, but this was pulled off nicely.

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Rear scoop

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STI Hatch of Wedsports SA-60M’s.

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Honda CRZ on Spoon CR93’s. These were pretty new 2 years ago and I was pretty close to buying a set because they were quite affordable but they were too bland for my tastes.

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370Z. I still love this.

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370Z and 350Z together in the AJ-R booth.

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GT G35. Love the look.

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Matte black M3 on black Volk G2 wheels. I remember way back when they were rumored to be replacing the original TE37 with these… I was devastated cause I didn’t like them at all lol. Thank god they didn’t.

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Speed Syndicate AE86. Love the color

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VIP Merc. Now that I have a greater appreciation for VIP style – I can totally dig this. Not that I didn’t back then, but I love this even more now.

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Speed Syndicate Matte Red 350Z.

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Nice green 350Z

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Gangster GS on Bazreia’s. Love these wheels.

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Super clean S14 on Meisters

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Matt’s yellow Initial D-inspired FD. The white TE’s will look deadly on this.

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The internet sensation bagged VIP-style Fit was also there.

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M3. I forget the name of the company, but they did a lot of accent styling and cues which was different. Doesn’t work on many cars, but on all the BMW’s they brought out – they were nicely done.

EDIT: The company is MW Designs. Thanks Brad!

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JP Scara’s – too crazy.

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Wicked Miata from Garage Five on SSR SP1’s.  Fender flares killed it.

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Finish! I want to go back…