Getting Some Big Air In Whislter

Last night was the Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival’s Big Air competition. Skiers and snowboarders from around the world compete to see who can do the best tricks while getting the most air. We watched the competition from a club that was sectioned off for the VIPs and media. In addition, there was a separate viewing area for the press so we can get really close to the jumpers. It made taking photos and videos a lot easier.

Stephen Fung and Ed Lau decided to climb to the top of the ramp to get some super close up shots. I stayed near the base of the ramp to catch the jumpers’ landing (or crashing as the case maybe). Ed has already posted a couple of teaser shots on his blog. I’m sure he’ll post the rest of the pics later. Here’s my video of the event.

It’s The Dot Com Lifestyle

A few people have asked what does all this have to do with making money online. Generally, these are the same people who like to see this blog stick to money making posts. What they fail to see is a big factor in making money online is motivation. Anyone can make money online. However, most people are simply not motivated enough to do it. These posts show the lifestyle that is possible as you ascend the Internet ladder.

How motivating would it be if I told you that in order to make $30,000 a month from blogging, you have to be coup up in your office for 14 hours a day? While I’m sure there are bloggers who would do that for less than $30,000, it’s not the lifestyle I recommend or promote. My message is very simple – it’s not the money blogging can make you that is important, it’s the lifestyle it can provide you.


48 thoughts on “Getting Some Big Air In Whislter”

  1. Nice video. That looks like a lot of fun. Even in low light that camera performs damn well. Mine is being delivered on Mon or Tues; can’t wait!

    1. And some cool big air pics on Ed’s blog.

    2. mr nice guy says:

      You’re right JOhn. Maybe these critics have forgotten that its like paying time now for the hard efforts you’ve done in the past years. They’ve also forgotten you are making $500 for blog reviews. Is that not money making ideas? hahaha

  2. Sava says:

    that’s pretty nice … and yes … the camera is ok … good image even though is wasn’t to much light.
    Nice jumps … and landings πŸ˜€

    1. Syed Balkhi says:

      I think the camera is too small in his hands thats why he move it so much

  3. Infogle says:

    John! you were moving the camera so fast that it was literally not visible to me that what is actually going on so from next time kindly move your camera slowly so the scenes could be visible… πŸ™‚

    1. Sava says:

      what do you want … he’s not Spielberg πŸ˜€ πŸ˜†

      1. Infogle says:

        lol… i am not saying for a particular camera angle for the shot just a normal camera move… πŸ˜‰

  4. John, this was a great post! I love the fact that you tied this in so nicely with the motivation for pursuing the dot com lifestyle. One of the things that is vitally important to me is to be able to do the things that I love to do. I want to be up there at the Big Air competition with you. Those free burgers looked pretty good.

    Working 14, 16, 18 hour days are CRAZY! Sure, sometimes you have to do this in order to get something done on time, but as a way of life? Come ON! There’s a big world out there full of people who are sick and tired of busting their asses for pennies. You bring us all a great message that it is possible to achieve a fabulous lifestyle by going out and doing what you love to do.

    I’m with you always in pursuit of Love, Happiness, and Adventure.
    Philip Robert

    1. Robert says:

      I work with a bunch of people who put in 12, 14, and 16 hour days on a constant basis. They make good money (six and seven figures), but what way is that to live???? Can you even enjoy your own money. You barely get enough sleep as it is. It’s a rat race, and the way to break out of it is to start something that is YOURS (a business, a blog, etc.), and grow it to its fullest potential.

  5. Wade says:

    It sounds like you are having a blast. It isn’t so much the money to make, but the amount that you enjoy your job. I think anyone making 30k a month just blogging and being on the computer a few hours a day wouldn’t have a problem loving their job.

    Next time you go drop me an invite. I’ll bring my mittens!

  6. Right on answer! It is about lifestyle and what you do with your time, blog is about you not about a subject.

    1. Infogle says:

      i agree to this half – as subject is equally depended not if you are pro blogger like john but for all the starters they should stick to one thing and blog about the happenings…

    2. Sava says:

      totally agree with you … after all … your blog is your journal

  7. Even if you want a simple life style, being motivated to make money is important.

  8. Sha says:

    The last sentence in your third paragraph is the truth. That’s how I’ve always looked at these kind of posts.

    I like how broad this is. There’s obviously nothing wrong with posting about how to make money, but posting about that & NOTHING ELSE would get tiring after some time. Nothing wrong with mixing it up.

    1. Infogle says:

      I 100% agree to you this is the problem why many bloggers close their blogs as after some time they dont have any great stuff to write about making money…

    2. The Dot Com lifestyle looks like a sweet ride…I’m workin’ on it…

      1. Terry Tay says:

        We’re all trying to take a ride on the Chow Chow train and reap similar rewards. If we plug along and keep working we’ll be alright.
        ~Terry

  9. I couldn’t agree more John. It’s all about the lifestyle you can lead by doing this, not the numbers.

  10. Azrael says:

    That is the lifestyle that I”m going to have someday.

  11. Nathan Hill says:

    Yeh I agree this is a great post. Its good that you tied this into making money at the end and i am very sure that it motivate people to get on and work πŸ™‚

  12. Zero and Up says:

    Yeah – for me, the whole purpose of earning money through my blog is so that I have more time to spend with family and friends.

    But yes, motivation is very important; so many blogs die because the author is lacking motivation.

    1. Robert says:

      You can probably tell which blogs die and which ones remain vibrant by looking at the top commentators list over on the right. Certain individuals remain on that list, and others come and go.

  13. Ed Lau says:

    You see that dude that looks like Barney? With the purple jacket and multicolored pants? Dude almost ran me over in that video. I’m right at the bottom of the ramp.

  14. weight loss says:

    I’ve never seen one of those big air jump competitions in person. I sure would like to. I bet that was awesome.

  15. Big Air + Big Burgers = Big Fun

  16. Wow, a great video!

    I agree that we all need motivation or inspiration to continue working toward a goal.

    Thanks for the post and have a great day!

  17. Kelvin says:

    “It’s not the money blogging can make you that is important, it’s the lifestyle it can provide you.” – Yes, you are right. πŸ˜†

  18. Pyjammez says:

    This is why John Chow is the best… The lifestyle!

  19. mitesh says:

    Yes I agree . Hope i can make it one day.

  20. Robert says:

    I like these posts because I can see what you’re up to in the vast amount of spare time that you have. It’s motivation, like you say. My main motivation for making money is having a lot of free time. With free time, I can spend time with my family, travel, and do all the times I’ve always wanted to do. That motivates me enough to DIVE into my blog and my side businesses and make them succeed.

  21. Erik says:

    This video made me jealous. have always planned to go to whistler but still have not yet gone. Maybe when I am making more money with my blog, I will make the save vid post πŸ™‚

  22. Erik said it alright. I just was like “what am I doing with my time, why am I not doing that?”

    It’s a great post. It’s fresh and for lack of a better word “inspirational”

  23. Syed Balkhi says:

    John you move your hand so much I got a headache …

    1. Chetan says:

      Have to agree that the video rolls the viewers eyes πŸ˜†

    2. Dr. Teeth says:

      lol, why are you upto his hand?

  24. Matt says:

    The dot com lifestyle? Dude, you’re just a regular guy doing regular things.

    1. John Chow says:

      Then come join me. I’m off to San Francisco now. See you there!

      1. Angel says:

        Haha. I’ll be in Phuket celebrating Songkran.

        1. Matt says:

          Wrong auto-fill. :p

  25. Free burgers at the GLC? Nice. I just spent the week up at Whistler the week BEFORE the Big Air comp… wish I could have been there!

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