Friday, December 25, 2009

So This Is Christmas!

Santa Claus, visited me last night. Mr. Claus gave me, underneath my Christmas tree, a:
  1. Time management kit
  2. Interpersonal skills
  3. Presentation skills
  4. Written skills
  5. Public speaking skills
  6. Listening skills
  7. Conflict resolution skills
  8. Anger management skills
  9. Business etiquette skills
Now, if God could just take a break and work on his magic to keep blessing me with "Organizational skills" :)

"So this is Christmas! Another year over, and a new one just begun.
And so this is Christmas, I hope you have fun. The near and the dear one, the old and the young."


Thank you God and Santa for the great gifts! 

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Chasing Luck

Yesterday, with a few dollars and very little sleep, through the fire, to the limit, to the wall I chased my shinning star. For just a chance of meeting you, like a slave running for freedom, to risk it all. Through the fire, through whatever came what may, I felt proud that day. For a chance at meeting Mr. Luck with opened arms, I took it all the way. 

Right down to the wire, through the fire while facing 21 questions, like a player running with a ball, I am proud to say I gave it my all.

With patience, hard work, focus, determination, dreaming and praying to meeting you another day.

PS: I'll be too busy cleaning my bedroom. Next time Mr. Luck you'll run to find me, not vise versa :)


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Second Step



















It's a long and winding road that will lead me to happiness, and I'm placing a second step forward by heading to school. However, while embracing the artist lifestyle for so long, I can't remember the last time I've burned the midnight oil studying for a test. Or feeling the stressful clicking sound of the clock on the wall, during any school exam, reminding me that time awaits for no one. Here and now, I'm taking a second step forward in learning more about the world of finance. 

I believe that my thoughts are very powerful. I am extremely brilliant at providing solutions in resolving personal relationships issues. I know inside out how to produce, direct or act in a feature film on a budget. I can feel love and sadness, I can share a tear or a smile. With the patience of Job, I can achieve anything that I place my mind to it. Yet, I find that I lack some key financial knowledge and discipline to add to my wealth of knowledge. There's no shame about it, since in my book of life, real shame is found in denying our personal problems and desire to keep avoiding them.

Today, I'm adding another string to my bow by taking a stance in returning to school to learn how these financial institutions are able to make the world turn with my hard earn income. Time to face the music of my youth and the clicking sound of my thoughts that lead me to believe the financial world was cold, heartless and evil.

“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.

Choose your words, for they become actions.

Understand your actions, for they become habits.

Study your habits, for they become your character.

Develop your character, for it becomes your destiny.”


– Author Unknown

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Happy New Year 2010

"Life is too short, live every day like your last."

- "Laugh, live, love, and fight for your dreams"
                                                                     Louis Mercier

PS: I'm coming Big O. - March 20 2011

For You And For Me



















"There's a place in your heart 
And I know that it is love 
And this place could be much 
Brighter than tomorrow. 
And if you really try 
You'll find there's no need to cry 
In this place you'll feel 
There's no hurt or sorrow. 
There are ways to get there 
If you care enough for the living 
Make a little space, make a better place. 

Heal the world 
Make it a better place 
For you and for me and the entire human race 
There are people dying 
If you care enough for the living 
Make a better place for 
You and for me. 

If you want to know why 
There's a love that cannot lie 
Love is strong 
It only cares for joyful giving. 
If we try we shall see 
In this bliss we cannot feel 
Fear or dread 
We stop existing and start living 
Then it feels that always 
Love's enough for us growing 
Make a better world, make a better world. 

Heal the world 
Make it a better place 

And the dream we would conceived in 
Will reveal a joyful face 
And the world we once believed in 
Will shine again in grace 
Then why do we keep strangling life 
Wound this earth, crucify it's soul 
Though it's plain to see, this world is heavenly 
Be God's glow. 

We could fly so high 
Let our spirits never die 
In my heart I feel 
You are all my brothers 
Create a world with no fear 
Together we'll cry happy tears 
See the nations turn 
Their swords into plowshares 
We could really get there 
If you cared enough for the living 
Make a little space to make a better place. 

Heal the world
For you and for me".

R.I.P - Michael Jackson

I Believe In Me


I believe in me, if I can feel it, then I can do it. If I just believe it, then there's nothing to it. I once read: "Whatever the mind of a man can conceive and believe, it can achieve".

"I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky. I think about it every night and day, spread my wings and fly away. 

I believe I can soar, I see myself running through that open door. 'Cause I believe in me".

I believe, all things are possible.

PS: Even if I dislike airplanes, it's still possible for me to conquer this fear and touch the sky :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Today I Am Loved



















I love quotations, especially the short ones with a subject on relationships, hope, love, faith or courage. To me, a quote represent a sliced of biographical moments in a person's life. We so often use a person's quote to remember or celebrate his life.

Quotations are also used as a safety net. A person often hide behind sayings of others to share a personal though he wish he could have said out loud with his own words.

To be quoted in a text or in a dialogue is to become famous, reaching success, to be remembered and loved. One fine day will come, when my own words of courage will ring like victory bells on a young dreamer's lips as he utters my very own words:

"He who conquors his fears, conquors his dreams and the world".
                                                                                                                                               -Louis Mercier


Friday, October 30, 2009

A Day In Sleepless Paradise

One sheep, two sheeps, three sheeps... what a day!

With little sleep from the previous night, while reading on possible financial investments, this morning I rushed to set for an Appleton Estate rum commercial production. We endure long hours on our feet during filming. Afterward, I still had strength to visit old filmmakers friends at a film club meeting. Felt good seeing a few of them and to recall on old times struggling to produce music video, commercial and a hand full of feature films.

Now finally in bed, four sheeps, five sheeps, six..., Before I could count more sheeps, a call rang on the phone, and it's back to business mode again. It wasn't Hollywood calling, but it sure felt nice being considered for a film project.

To take or not to take the offer? Hmmm! Time to start thinking about my near future plans.

Update December 12 2009: No additional film project, the offer went off the table as fast as it came. Time to keep focusing on developing my own projects. :) 

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Me Vs. Time










T - ime
I - s
M - y #1
E - nemy

Where has all my time gone, today? TIME, dear friend, you're soon to become history! Yesterday, I attended a seminar on how to accumulate wealth via real estate investments, in order to find time for what I love doing. The course wasn't useful but it sure was a major motivational boost in acquiring financial knowledge to build wealth. Now, I just need time to do it :)

"With one step forward, we're moving on up one day at a time, to the east side. To a deluxe apartment in the sky. Moving on up! We will find time to finally enjoy our piece of the pie."

Friday, October 9, 2009

I Can






"I know I can, be what I want to be.
If I work hard at it, I'll be where I want to be." -Nas

Don't hate me, if I look smart. I just play one in the movies
 :)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

First Step Forward



















If a man's journey of a thousand miles begins with placing one single step forward, the next puzzling question a man must face is asking himself where should I place such a step? North, East, South, West? 

Yesterday, with a fist full of courage, I chose to take my journey's first step heading South to New York, New York. I went all over Manhattan, including the book store looking for inspiration. I became a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) member, then took a walk along Broadway street in search of a business opportunity. As I looked in people's blank faces walking by, I told myself : "If I can make it here, I'll make it anywhere". It's all up to me, New York, New York!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

All Eyez On * Me
















I, Louis Mercier, often ask myself, how does a person travels from: 

Zero to insignificant
Insignificant to mediocre
Mediocre to ordinary
Ordinary to memorable 
Memorable to impressive
Impressive to special 
Special to unique
Unique to wonderful
Wonderful to great
Great to brilliant 
brilliant to fantastic 
Fantastic to amazing
Amazing to fabulous
Fabulous to magnificent
Magnificent to excellent
Excellent to outstanding 
Outstanding to extraordinary
Extraordinary to shining 
Shining to supreme
Supreme to phenomenal
Phenomenal to !@#$%^& awesome
!@#$%^& awesome to speechless
Speechless to breathtaking
Breathtaking to having a tear hanging from your left eye?

The answer is found in having the courage in placing a single step forward. My journey from zero to having a tear hanging from your left eye, started March 20 2008, and...

'Til I'm laid to rest
I, Louis Mercier, will hustle 'til my last breath 
Fulfill dreams
Cherish my faith in myself, family and friends
Remain focus, disciplined 
Count on my wisdom, passion and a prayer
Befriend my enemies in time management, procrastination, organization skills, etc.
Rise above inner fears 
Walk tall with the courage of a lion's soul
Move a crowd
Improve my health, finances, love and happiness
Seek humbleness through knowledge
Share a smile and my journey with the world
Etc...

Buckle up, then, for the next three years 'til March 20 2012

All eyez on me, and my journey!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Happiness Is...

I made a wish upon a star and hope this feeling will last forever. Ain't nothing makes me feel more happy then:
  1. The beating rhythm of my healthy heart
  2. The color sky blue
  3. A good joke
  4. Richard Pryor or any great stand up comedian live  
  5. My parent's love, trust and encouragement in life
  6. My siblings jokes, care and act of service
  7. Saying "Hello" to strangers on the street
  8. Seeing a simple looking woman with a smile in her walk and on her face
  9. Music, especially Soul and Soca music
  10. Hearing a woman's/man's laughter
  11. A baby's laughter
  12. Daring myself to try something new
  13. Exercising for a good health and a 6 packs
  14. 8 hrs of sleep
  15. Money in the bank
  16. Playing with my pet goldfish "Happy"
  17. Fulfilling a goal
  18. Days off from work
  19. Speaking my mind as I share my opinion on any subject
  20. Watching my underdog team win
  21. Talking with my Grand-parents and learning about their past
  22. Reading a newspaper or Internet article to increase my knowledge of the world and finances
  23. Singing on the street while going about my business
  24. A sunny day where the sky is blue and a light breeze caresses my skin
  25. Drinking tea or a hot chocolate
  26. Giving or receiving a hug
  27. Speaking to God
  28. Watching a foreign movie
  29. Encouraging others to succeed
  30. Sharing a smile with someone
  31. Food in my plate
  32. Cooking for family and friends with music to motivate


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Oops!


























On August 03 2009, in a dream, I lived to experience a Oops! While in a truck and being poorly guided through a narrow path of doubled parked rental cars, a scratch occurred on another car. Can't imagine how someone must feel when he's involved in a car accident that totaled the other person's car.

Drive safely! Life is too precious!

Shinning Within


















"This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine."

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Don't Stop Believin'

"Don't stop believin'
Hold on to the feelin'
Streetlights people.

Working hard to get my fill,
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin' anything to roll the dice,
Just one more time
Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on"

Monday, August 10, 2009

Power of Music





























My very first concert I looked forward seeing, from a music legend, must have been Run DMC in Montreal, Qc. However, it was also a real treat to myself seeing Mr. Stevie Wonder work the stage during a rainy opening act at the 2009 Montreal Jazz Festival. I was blessed and overjoyed.

"And though you don't believe that they do 
They do come true 
For did my dreams 
Come true when I looked at you 
And maybe too, if you would believe 
You too might be 
Overjoyed, over loved, over me"

Friday, August 7, 2009

Life, Love, Dreams and Music


































All I ever needed in this life of sin is:
  1. My life
  2. My health
  3. My courage
  4. My smile
  5. My family
  6. My friends
  7. My dreams
  8. Food, films, f.
  9. My cell phone, laptop, sleep and mind power
  10. God
  11. All genre of music
  12. Carnival party
  13. Laughter
  14. My eyes to admire life, love, dreams and music around me during 2009 Caribana :)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Still I Rise

Where there is a will, there must be a way! I just wish it came quicker.

On this day, August 6 2009, I have made a big step in finishing the CRTC application for our 2009 Motorcity film festival award winning film "Grange Avenue" and a big jump, for me, in finding my bed. Oh sweet bed, I am coming home to you baby!

One application down, and two more to go on my never endding "To do list".

So far so good with few hours to sleep! Still on my feet and still I rise!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Actor at work


















You bring me joy, when I'm on set. Oh, so much joy, when I lose my way your love comes smiling on me. I saw your face, last Sunday, and then I knew we would be friends again, Ms. Entertainment Industry.

When you love me, I smile, I feel your hands and you feel mine. You bring me joy in acting up a fool on set, make me feel closer and closer to this childhood dream. Don't go too far away, if I can't see your face, I will remember your smile.

But can this be right, should I keep holding on, and should we be just friends. I get the blues sometimes and I'm mixed up again 'cause you're one of the finest thing I've seen in all my life... you bring me joy.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Three Fs
















Rise up this morning, smiled with the risin sun. Three little birds, pitch by my doorstep. Singing sweet songs, of melodies pure and true. Saying: "This is my message to you, Louis Mercier, success is a state of the mind and it starts within. Feel it, live it and think of success and you will become successful."

The three little birds added: "Don't worry bout a thing, cause every little thing gonna be all right.
No cars, investments, career title or huge mansion house could ever bring you more joy then the "Three Fs".
  1. Food 
  2. Films
  3. Family, friends and f...

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Fear No More

Guess your guess and test your test, if that is in your own interest to find out if I will fail, one fine day.

"If
Jah is standing by my side then why should I be afraid of the pestilence that crawled by night."

So talk your talk and laugh your laugh, that wont shiver my heart, my vision nor my passion for happiness.  'Cause fear and failure are my friends on Facebook :)

Love you still and I thank you!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

AAAAAHHHHRRRRR!














H-e-y!

I know you're in a better place, even though I can't see your face. I know you're smiling down on me, saying everything's okay. And I wish, if I make it out this hustling life, I'll see you again someday. Until then, may God provide a short path to our mountain of success and happiness.

As people know just what they'd like to do. Whatever it is, you've got it, as long as it pleases you. Make it last as long as you can! When you're through, it's up to you to try it again.

"Go on and do it, do it. Do it 'til you're satisfied, whatever it is."

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Built To Last















Can you feel it? 

It's time for a celebration, I just finished reading "Think and grow rich" by Napoleon Hill. Can you see it?  I am now back on track, focus, and going for broke.

One of the best quote I take away from reading this book is: "Whatever the mind of man can CONCEIVE and BELIEVE it can ACHIEVE".

In my soul reside a special gift that says I was built to last pursuing childhood dreams. Now that I am back on track, on this beautiful journey of life, I shall add these auto suggestions to stay focus and keep moving ahead in being the worlds happiest . 

"I am a mountain
I am a tall tree
Oh, I am a swift wind
Sweepin' the country
I am a river
Down in the valley
Oh, I am a vision
And I can see clearly
If anybody asks u who I am
Just stand up tall look 'em in the Face and say

I'm that star up in the sky
I'm that mountain peak up high
Hey, I made it
I'm the worlds happiest
And I'm that little bit of hope
When my backs against the ropes
I can feel it 
I'm the worlds happiest

I am a giant
I am an eagle
I am a lion
Down in the jungle
I am a marchin' band
I am the people
I am a helpin' hand
And I am a hero
If anybody asks you who I am
Just stand up tall look 'em in the face and say: Louis Mercier :)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Free At Last












Imagine me,

I've been down so long, I've been hurt for so long, there were times I thought I would never see the break of day. It was hard for me to accept my faith in this relationship and I tried to believe surely this pain won't last always. It will get better between us. But night after night, I prayed the Lord to not take my joy and dreams away from me. Then early one morning, June 14 2009, I read in my path for true love that it was finally time to open my soul and try once again to save the relationship. Through another failed attempt, I'm glad to keep my faith that I will one day have another chance at love with someone else and my heart will dance.

Image me being free! Thank God Almighty, I am free at last! Free to be, to live and one fine day start from scratch, imagine me.

Everything that has happened in the past is now gone. Every mistake, depression, every failure its’ all gone! My scars, my pain it’s all in the past, it's yesterday 'cause it's all gone.

Can you imagine me?

Monday, June 1, 2009

Risin' To The Top

"Keep on believin' 
all the dreams inside of you, 
and don't stop achieving. 

Let's keep risin' to the top. 

Give it all we've got, 
and we don't let nobody stop us."

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mine Eyes Have Seen















"Well, I don’t know what will happen now; we’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop. And I don’t mind. 

Like anybody, I would like to live a long life -- longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land. And so I’m happy tonight; I’m not worried about anything; 

I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord"

Monday, May 25, 2009

Hold On














"Yesterday, a man step to me, he said how can you smile when your world is crumbling down. I said, here's my secret, when I want to cry, I take a look around and I see that I'm getting by, and I hold on."

"Hold on, a change is coming.
Hold on, don't you worry, don't worry bout a thing.
Hold on, you can make it.
Hold on, everything will be alright".

When the troubles of life weigh you down, just lift your head.
When the love you seek is hard to find, don't give up, just keep strong, keep ther faith and ... Hold on!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My Happiness Is

"Whoever is happy will make others happy, too."

"The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."

Meet Happy, the source of my happiness. I love playing with him, teaching him to say no to drugs, the alphabets and new dance moves.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Three Little Birds



















"I heard about this little tale long time ago
but never had the faith to believe in my soul.
Now mother nature sent to me three little birds, 
singing a song convincing me it was so.
Now I'm on my way, anyone come to see me this day,
tell them I'll be gone for the day.

I'll be down by the river,
waiting for the good Lord to pass my way
I'll be down by the river,
singing songs of joy on this lovely day"

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Harder They Come



















Well, the obstacles of life is trying to keep me down, trying to drive me underground. And they think that they have got the battle won, I say forgive them Lord, they know not what they've done. I'll keep on fighting for the things that I want, though I know when you're dead you can't. But I'd rather be a free man in my grave, than living as a puppet or a slave.

So as sure as the sun will shine, I'm gonna get my share now of what's mine.
And then the harder they come the harder they'll fall, one and all.

I've got a hard road to travel and a rough way to go.
But I can't turn back, my heart is fixed. My mind's made up, I'll never stop.
My faith will see me through.

Wed. May 13, 2009

Today, the sun was shining, the weather was sweet
make you want to move your dancing feet.

After ten days straight, two o.t. and one triple shift, I was off on cloud nine.
Paid bills and commission, met 2A's Mom for the first time, met Jason, spoke with John, Mom & Dad, Sis on the cell phone. 
Texted...g and spoke...y

Now planning a week of fun and laughter. 
I am blessed for another day of sun shinning within.
Soca party, to the max, here I come!