Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Just Business Nothing Personal




Cockroaches on the hotel wall gives the creeps
Roaming freely in the city that never ever sleeps
Breakfast on the run, sausage and eggs to eat
First, visit the public library for my favorite seat
Soon, a dear long time friend to call or meet
Later, find a park bench to rest my traveling feet
While sipping cranberry juice to cool this loving heat

--Louis Mercier

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Gala Des PME De L'Ontario 2011 - Part 2

"BELIEVE YOU CAN and you're halfway there!" -- Unknown 



Propriétaire: Louis Mercier

Louis Mercier est à la tête de Soulion Entertainment. Il fait la représentation artistique pour des acteurs reconnus dans les métropoles de Toronto et de Montréal.   Depuis ses années d’existence, il s’est plus particulièrement concentré sur des productions cinématographiques du type films, la télévision ainsi que les annonces publicitaires. Soulion Entertainment a produit des longs et courts métrages cinématographiques afin d’éduquer et de divertir son auditoire. Dans les prochains mois à venir, Louis se réserve des projets prometteurs, où il prévoit plus précisément faire la mise en œuvre d’un magasin de vêtements (Louis Mercier Apparel), de même qu’une agence de rencontre (Tutubalove.com) sur Internet.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Solid As A Rock: Final Chapter

Against all odds, I have finally reached my last 24h before I set sail to the Gala Awards of PME, in Ottawa, Ontario. Within those last hours I would need to:
  1. Pack my clothes, my shoes, a smile and my passport
  2. Clean up
  3. Cook
  4. Trip to the barber
  5. Wash clothes
  6. More paper work
  7. Pay bills
  8. Book hotel
  9. Eat
  10. Pick up an invited guess at the airport
  11. Prepare my speech
  12. Meet a friend
  13. Meet an agent
  14. Trip to the post office
  15. Read/reply to email
  16. Prepare for print next week, the french postcard design for "Express Yourself"
  17. etc.
Against all odds, half of that list have been reduced so far. I just hope I will find time to sleep in order to remember my speech for tomorrow, and to not look too tired for the journalist and their camera.

"Impossible" move out the way, we have work to accomplish. Here we come Ottawa;)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Solid As A Rock: Part 8

Good afternoon world!

Louis Mercier Apparel (LMA) has been moving forward steadily, 
we have now reached our next goal in starting a Market Research and Postcards Advertising for our fall 2011 line "Express Yourself".

When time permits, feel free to email us your feedback at info@louismercier.com

Example: I really enjoy the design (0ptional with a reason).

In exchange for your valued feedback for the design line Louis Mercier Apparel (LMA) will send you a postcard, if you desire one. In closing, I personally thank you kindly for your time and feedback!

We all look forward seeing you wearing and "Expressing Yourself" with the Louis Mercier Apparel brand in the near future!
LMA Vision Statement:

"We aim to unite the four corners of the universe
through the power of words, arts and technology"

LMA Mission Statement:

"To provide the universe with a simple platform 
for self expression, to be seen and be entertained."

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Solid As A Rock: Part 7

In all great journey travelled, there will be battles won and battles lost. 

I can officially say: Day # 10 and Day # 11 were the worst productive days since I started writing under the heading "Solid As A Rock".

Day # 10: Was spent helping a friend window shop for a laptop, we travelled every downtown electronic store looking for the best performing computer money could buy. I placed my priorities aside to help a friend. What are friends for;)

Day # 11: I went shopping for a special book as a gift, after finishing my work with a few paperwork assignment for the company. Knowledge is power, I pray that this book "Who moved my cheese?" written by Spencer Johnson, M.D. will touch someone in order for them to face life head on. 

Day # 12 - 13: Those two days will also be right off days, since they will be spent planning for the week to come. Best for me to take quality time and plan my week, then to run around accomplishing nothing. 

Crunch time is knocking at my front door and with each day that passes, the stress level rise X 3. I am truly grateful, my heart is still cool under such pressure. 

All eyes on me, I WILL NOT LOOSE any more battles! Just watch me;)

-- Louis Mercier

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Solid As A Rock: Part 6

"... And this old road is rough and ruined 
So many dangers along the way 
So many burdens might fall upon me 
So many troubles that I have to face 

Oh, but I won't let my spirit fail me 
Oh, I won't let my spirit go 
Until I get to my destination 
I'm gonna take it slowly cuz I'm making it mine 

Step by step..."

-- Whitney Houston

Day # 9 

Another step was placed forward, today. It's for days like this we all wish we were a pet fish to just eat and sleep at will. However, we managed to push forward with these tasks: 
  1. Finalized the first test postcard for Louis Mercier Apparel's "Express Yourself" line in order to start promotion
  2. Sent all PDF files to the printer on time, Yahoo!
  3. More Gala Des PME preparation, with phone calls, planning, booking flights and mailing
  4. Feed Black eye, our pet fish, again;)
  5. Approved and printed every logo to be copyright
  6. Grocery shopping
  7. Cooked my specialty lemon chicken dish
  8. Sweet dreams! We can now wrap up a "A good day!" 
-- Louis Mercier

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Solid As A Rock: Part 5

"Well, there's a bridge and there's a river
That I still must cross, as I'm going on my journey
Oh, I might be lost

And there's a road I have to follow, a place I have to go
Well, no one told me just how to get there
But when I get there I'll know 'cause I'm taking it

Step by step, bit by bit
Stone by stone, brick by brick
Step by step, day by day
Mile by mile"

-- Whitney Houston

Good night world!

Day # 8 had me back on the cell phone, on the road, the internet and taking things day by day.

With joy, Louis Mercier Apparel (LMA) has been moving forward steadily, we have now reached our goal in starting a Market Research for our fall 2011 line "Express Yourself".

In exchange for valued feedback for the design product line Louis Mercier Apparel will send each member 10 postcards with the winning design.

In closing, I personally thank you all kindly for reading the journey so far.

We all look forward seeing you wearing our brands in the near future.

-- Louis Mercier

Monday, September 12, 2011

Solid As A Rock: Part 4

Good morning world! Already day # 7 of 17 and I am only now posting Part # 4

I guess you can say: "What a wild ride it has been for me in staying focus while battling my cold and its symptoms". Even though I am behind on blog updates with this journey, as I send you my deepest apology, I have kept a steady march forward in accomplishing priorities on my To Do List. 

I have now:
  1. Renewed life in the company's paperwork and vision 
  2. Confirmed a list of guests that will be attending the nomination for Soulion Entertainment at the Gala Award of PME in Ottawa on Friday, September 23 2011 
  3. Erased my cold and headache with proper sleep and medication. Cold, who's your DADDY now;)
  4. Bought more shares on the stock market while my portfolio is still in the red. Call me Mr. Crazy Optimist or just Crazy;)
  5. Booked all accomodation for every guests in Ottawa

And the beat goes on, I am back at my desk on this lovely morning with a plan and the cell phone in hand.

Update day #4:
  1. Louis Mercier Apparel postcards have been designed
  2. Worked on more preparation for the Gala
  3. Very productive day, hope yours was just the same
When time permits, do vote for your favorite T-shirt color found on the left corner of this blog page. 

Enjoy your Monday, Group hug to you all;)

-- Louis Mercier

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Solid As A Rock: Part 3

Good morning world! And a special good morning to my reading fans in Montreal, Quebec! 

Day # 2 has started on a good foot. My cold and headache was erased with the help of two Tylenol extra strength tablets taken last night before going to bed. I even managed to finish my book before falling sound asleep into la la land. I read an awful book titled How not to get rich (or why being bad off isn't so bad) by Robert Sullivan. The only two advices worth sharing from this book are:
  1.  Don't buy or read this stupid book, better off watching a good foreign film with a lover, watching clouds move in the sky with a sibling or calling a long lost friend.
  2. A quote from the book said: Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
To be honest with you, I don't know much about being wealthy or wise by sleeping early, but I am much healthier to tackle my second day.

Today, most of my tasks will be spent at home in countless paper work, on the phone and on the internet searching for suppliers for Louis Mercier Apparel. I even have my pet fish Black Eye to cheer me on and to watch over me as I limit my internet activity on the stock market.

Update day : #2

It has been said: "The best defense is a strong offense". Therefore, on day 2, I have pushed myself to stay on the offense while being focus and on track with my To Do List early before everything falls apart. In order to remain ahead (just like in College and University), tonight is an all night work mode for me while I am still healthy to pull one off.

2 down 15 more to go;)

-- Louis Mercier

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Solid As A Rock: Part 2

Good morning world! 

I am up, I am on my feet and ready to face the impossible 17 days. First thing first, we point to the sky and give praising to the BIG MAN for a peaceful night. Then, we start our day by making a To Do List in order to tackle our priorities first.
  1. Brush teeth, shower, exercise...
  2. Have breakfast : Eggs
  3. Feed and play with our pet fish: Black eye
  4. Read global internet newspaper to be informed on world news while I was asleep 
  5. Be out the door by 9 AM
  6. ...
Update day : #1

What a day! Instead of concentrating in fighting stress on my first day at the helm of my impossible mission, I managed poorly to fight distraction from a cold and headache to accomplish these important tasks:
  1. Applied for a permanent position
  2. Printed different logo and names font to be trademarked
  3. Watched the stock market falling down like a deer caught in headlights.
  4. Planning for tomorrow day # 2
  5. Eat an orange
  6. Read a business book  
  7. Go to bed by 11PM, good night world! 
-- Louis Mercier

Monday, September 5, 2011

Solid As A Rock

Dear world,

Happy labor day! Happy back to school tomorrow day! 

Happy reading another entry from my journey!

For the next 17 days before September 22 2011 comes knocking at my front door. I will be fighting sleep, fighting stress and doing my best with limited time on my hands.

Against all odds, I will be leading a company through an economic storm, printing and marketing T-shirts for Louis Mercier Apparel "Express Yourself" line, preparing for press release and interviews for the PME Gala awards night, and all the other fifty tasks that needed to be accomplished last month. Here we go again feet!

I guess this is just practice stress for when the real ones come around from being a husband, a father and CEO of a Fortune 500.

11:00 PM, going to sleep while I still can;)

Good night! Be safe! Brush your teeth and say your prayer! Stay tune!

-- Louis Mercier

Louis Mercier Apparel - Part 6

  1. To Do List : September 2011
  1. Write Mission statement
  2. Write Vision statement
  3. Write a business plan
  4. Find a mentor
  5. Louis Mercier Apparel logo to designed
  6. Register domain name: LouisMercierapparel.com
  7. Design the company logo
  8. Design business cards
  9. Design postcards
  10. Design website 
  11. Assigned the first draft T-shirt to be designed by July 31 2011
  12. Prepare marketing campaign for September 2011 
  13. Open a Facebook account
  14. Open a Twitter account
  15. Open a Youtube channel 

  16. (Additional goals to be added)

  17. Get some sleep
  18. Think big on a budget 
  19. Have fun!