Talk2MorePeople has gifted me with many things to reflect upon. And this time something quite literally! Here is how I came to be wearing a suit of mirrors last week. It was because I met Olga Sem at an event 2 years ago that was......

Did you know that you can camp for free in New Brunswick? You can at this one magical private place called, Shire Camping. The owners of this land kindly converted it into a mini campground and welcome people to camp there for free. It works......

Driving across Canada with the pursuit of random conversations with strangers does not happen without it’s challenges. There is an amazing organization called, HelpX where people can offer their help to others in exchange for free room and board. The jobs can range from anything......

The Talk2MorePeople Canadian Tour began before it began. On the flight from Calgary to Toronto, I met Jess who I greatly enjoyed speaking with for about an hour before we both passed on on the early flight. This was such a gift to me because......

The Talk2MorePeople Canadian Tour Begins in Halifax this weekend. Would you like to learn how to improve your life by meeting strangers? Here is your chance! Talk2MorePeople is an initiative to encourage people to take a break from their technology and engage in good old fashioned face-to-face conversations once......

This video summarizes the challenges and outcomes of the Talk2MorePeople Project. This was a personal challenge to meet a new stranger every day for a full year. It concluded on April 12, 2017 and was transformational. There are countless examples of how my life was......

“Let go of the Ego”. April 3. T2MP Day 356 Today my new friend, Kirei who I met on Day 305 of this project needed a hand moving. As I happened to have available hands today we met up. She and I have been attempting......

I’ve now completed 11 months of the Talk2MorePeople Project. This has involved meeting at least 1 new stranger a day every day. There is one month left. Join me for the final 30 days of Talk2MorePeople to bring new opportunities, experiences and people into your......

Talk2MorePeople Day 301 from Lake Louise. Through talking with Shelby, Mark, and Cale I received a $15 birthday voucher at Lake Louise. This came just from joking around in line. This is further evidence that it literally pays to Talk2MorePeople. Thank you Mark, Shelby and......

On this snowy February evening I spoke with 3 new people. One of them said hello to me with a compliment. I still maintain that this is one of the best and easiest ways to start a conversation with someone. The other two gentlemen were......

The Light The Night Walk – Talk2MorePeople Day 186 On my way downtown to see a show, I came across hundreds of people walking with lanterns along the Bow River tonight in Calgary. It was beautiful. I stopped and asked Lindsey what this was all......

How often do you meet someone new?  I’ve been having some conversations with new people recently. Many conversations actually. And one of the greatest observations through this process is that there is so much potential in a face-to-face conversation whether you know the person or......

These past few days have been somewhat challenging for me with the Talk2morepeople project. Of course there’s no shortage of people to meet, but somehow I seemed to have lost some enthusiasm for it. Last evening I cycled around for about an hour before I......

Today, July 15th, 2016 is the 2 year anniversary of the passing of my father. In today’s Talk2MorePeople video I explain how I celebrate this with gratitude as I was fortunate to have had a great relationship with my father. He taught me my values,......

The incredible physical experience I had in today’s video is a direct result of just speaking to some new people in a coffee shop. When friendly people meet friendly people and OPT In to the conversation amazing things can occur. In my case, I got......

I don’t want to ever suggest that you push too hard against the grain in life or business. However, if you know that you are on the path to your own greatness because you are following your passion, there can be great benefits, if you......

Yesterday afternoon I received a phone call from an unknown number. I like answering these calls as I am a curious person and know that they might be international calls from Skype or from some other mysterious place, however I know many people don’t answer......

Ian Ord and Tony Esteves are brining you an opportunity to share a life changing experience. Join us from April 24th – May 1st, 2016 for the Thailand Creativity Camp. It will be a retreat like no other where you will identify and take action......

Last evening I drove from Calgary to Edmonton to deliver a presentation on networking. It was part of the #GetConnectedYYC project that I co-present with Lynnell Ible. I put a note on Kijiji offering a rideshare as I love meeting people and helping people out. ......

2015 was a wonderful yet challenging year for many of us. There were highs and lows and sometimes exhausting obstacles. There were also some wonderful moments of inspiration.  So how will you make 2016 a better year than 2015? I’d like to share with you......

Early in December 2015, I attended my first national convention of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) in Halifax, NS. That was a good move. Besides getting 5 minutes to perform on the main stage (an honour at any point in one’s speaking career), I......

It is with great pleasure that I can announce I’ve met the friendliest people in Halifax since arriving just over 24 hours ago. I have come here to attend the CAPS (Canadian Association of Professional Speakers) National Convention. The meeting of great people actually began......

I won’t try to water this down. This 8 day trip to Thailand will positively change the lives of those who show up for it. That’s not because of the beautiful setting, the yoga, the meditation, or the creativity workshops. It’s because of how the......

On my final day in Vancouver this week, I took some time to visit a circus school called, Circus West. This is a very fun place. You can bounce off of just about every surface and there are helpful people there to keep you safe......

Here is a look at what our adventure in Whistler looked like. Over 20 performers spent over 25 hours on the Bass Bus to get there. And when it was time, we were ready.   Part of this video includes the poetic story of how......

Le Cirque de la Nuit arrives to Whistler in the Bass Bus. This was a mega-road trip if I’ve ever had one! Due to the the winter conditions we arrived to Whistler about 6 hours later than planned. In total, we spent 27 hours on......

Well here we go! This was some of what we experienced on Day 1 of our road trip from Calgary to Whistler. We stopped in Kamloops for the night just about 8 hours behind schedule due to the winter conditions. But that didn’t stop the fun.......

I believe that rest is a wonderful thing. But I also believe that when we are in heightened states and are inspired, we are capable of forgetting the fact that we are tired. On this beautiful hike on October 1st, 2015 I got to climb......

This concludes the most challenging and rewarding 30 day challenge I’ve ever taken on. Last Friday evening I completed my 29th day of meditation with the regular guided chakra meditation that I often listen to on YouTube. It did the trick to help me relax......

30 Days of Meditation Day 27 The Big Leap I’m almost sad that this challenge is coming to an end because I’ve seen so many positive things and experiences appear into my life since starting it. Without a doubt this has been the most difficult......

30 Days Of Meditation Challenge Days 21 – 25 Day 21 A Family Cottage Meditation We all have our excuses for not doing the things that we know we should be doing. Usually it’s around not having enough time, or not having the money or......

30 Days Of Meditation Challenge Days 16 – 20 Here continues the #30DaysofMeditation challenge. Day 16 a miniPong Meditation This past weekend was a wild one in Toronto. I was brought here to assist with a miniPong exhibit. “What is that you say?” miniPong is......

30 Days of Meditation – A Meditation Challenge Days 11 – 15 Day 11 A Facilitated Meditation  Today I was very fortunate to almost have my meditation done for me. That’s because I went in for a session of something called, “Emotional Release Therapy”. This type......

Day 6 Meditating at home with my sister I had planned to attend a meditation class this morning with my twin sister but we ran a little late and decided to catch up over a salad instead. Once back to my place we listened to a guided......

Yikes, here’s a BIG challenge for me! I’ve just committed to doing a 30 day challenge where I’ll meditate every day for a full 30 days! Anik April from Montreal is doing this with me so I’ll for sure have some encouragement along the way. ......

This month I’m visiting Ontario from Alberta for 3 main reasons: To spend time with my sisters and mother To attend and present at Canada’s creativity retreat, Mindcamp and To support my friend, Ryan Jeans as he builds his busines bringing miniPong facilitated services to......

Thoughts Become Reality On this glorious May 10th, 2015 a few friends and I visited the Lake Louise Ski Resort to play on their closing day. None of us had had more than 4.5 hours of sleep. It started out as a bit of a......

30 DAYS OF WRITING DAYS 21-30 Welcome to my 30 day challenge. Here I’m hosting a video blog / diary to assist me in my writing process. The challenge is to do at least an hour of writing or working on my book every day......

30 DAYS OF WRITING DAYS 11-20 Welcome to my 30 day challenge. Here I’m hosting a video blog / diary to assist me in my writing process. The challenge is to do at least an hour of writing or working on my book every day......

Hello and welcome #30LESSONSFROM30S I’m in the home stretch now having created 25 videos about learning lessons from my 30s in each of the last 25 days. This project was inspired by another professional speaker who is a few years ahead of me in the......

Hello and welcome to my 30 day challenge. Here I’m posting a new video every day for the final 30 days of my 30s. I’m sharing learning lessons and insights from my unique experiences so far. The videos are short and succinct. I hope that......

Welcome to #30LESSONSFROM 30s Welcome to my 30 day challenge. Here I’m posting a new video every day until I turn 40 to share the most important lessons that I learned in my 30s. I’m calling this project #30LESSONSFROM30s & #LAST30DAYSOF30s. I hope that you......

Welcome to #30LESSONSFROM30s Hello and thank you for checking out this project. This is Tony Esteves about 1/3 of the way through my 30 day challenge. The challenge is to post a new video with a lesson that I learned in my 30s on this......

January 16, 2014 – Day 10 – Ask for help. What kind of life changing connection could you make in a coffee shop? There was a day in 2013 when I overheard a conversation at another table in a coffee shop and decided to say......

Welcome to #30LESSONSFROM 30s Hello and thank you for checking out this project. This is Tony Esteves on a 30 day challenge. The challenge is to post a new video with a lesson that I learned in my 30s on this website every day until......

For the past 3 months a group of Calgarians have come together to learn and use the extra-ordinary creative problem solving techniques of Dr. Win Wenger. After studying directly from Dr. Wenger in May of 2014 to become a certified “Project Renaissance” facilitator I was......

This past weekend I had the honour of performing during the opening ceremonies of the 5th annual Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival – WickFest. This is the largest women’s hockey tournament in the world and included 80 teams.  The opening ceremony happened on Thursday, November......

When was the last time you got introduced to a new hobby activity or sport? As a child this could happen daily. As an adult I have found that it does not happen very often at all. Recently I got introduced to a new sport......

Because there is a strong likelihood that you will leave improved. That’s the bottom line! But wait, there’s more! You will enjoy yourself You will leave feeling excellent You will have greater clarity on what to do next You will meet many wonderful people from......

Due to the unique circumstances of my being in Ontario this summer, I did not expect that I’d be able to get out on a canoe trip. But I was mistaken. Some great friends encouraged me to join them on our annual trip to Algonquin......

How does it feel when you get to do something that you know you have a knack for and that you really enjoy doing? How does that feel as a performer with a big, loud, live audience? It feels really good! Through a friend of......

On Tuesday, May 27th, 2014, I had the pleasure of facilitating one of my Ping-Pong team-building workshops for an organization in Calgary. I had been looking forward to this particular engagement for weeks and it was a great day of work and play. That evening......

What tasks are you avoiding? Do them NOW to create your own good luck. Today’s post is how this has recently worked for me, some of the benefits that I’ve enjoyed, and why my image has now had about a half million views online. Last......

I’m in the middle of my 10 day Image Streaming challenge now and it’s simply amazing! What is Image Streaming and why would I choose to spend time doing this? Here is my own description: Image Streaming is a technique used to provide answers to......

Do you have fears? Of course you do. We all do. That’s part of what makes us human and what makes life so spicy and delicious! In today’s short video I get to ride on a slope that was impossibly challenging and terrifying for me......

My absolute favourite thing in the world to do is to snowboard. This was one of the reasons that I decided to move from Toronto to Calgary this year. I’ve been fortunate to hit the slopes 6 times so far this season and expect to......

I was very fortunate to spend the past 11 days in Europe. I got to meet the friend who taught me to juggle over a decade ago and his wife as well as their new baby boy, Alec. Congratulations Jon and Elena! They are living......

Good day! Here’s a short video of me in a kayak. On this day in Calgary,  Alberta, Canada. I learned the value of taking a break even when I thought I didn’t have time for it. Could you benefit from taking a break? I’m heading......

Getting out of one’s shell does not have to be an extreme event. You can experience desirable results with small adjustments in your behaviour or lifestyle. On this beautiful June day in Kananaskis, Alberta I decided to try something new. In my case, it was......

One of the primary reasons that I came to Calgary this summer was to spend time in the mountains. I really love the mountains! I lived in Kananaskis, Alberta in the Canadian Rockies for a year and have also enjoyed living in or near mountains......

After much contemplation and concern, I finally took off from Toronto on Wednesday, May 15th. I was moving out to Calgary, Alberta to visit my sister and to see what opportunities I could create for myself over the summer. Of course I was nervous, but......

  Are you afraid of change? I don’t think that I am, but perhaps I’ve been avoiding it recently. In today’s Tony’s Tips Video my guest is first assistant director, John Board. I speak about how I’m about to shake things up in a big......

While blogging about unexpected connections to help people with their goals and dreams, I also intend to take the advice of a very successful blogger and good friend, Ian Ord. He suggests that bloggers be sure to write about things that are important to them......

  Visiting my family in London, Ontario is something that I love to do, so I make time to do so often. Today, this VLOG stars my father as we got some exercise together. When it comes to setting goals, you have a much better......

This week was an exciting creative ride as it was World Creativity and Innovation Week. I met so many people and learned a number of new things. I may write more about that later, but for today I’ve got a little video about what you......

After an early meeting this morning, I found myself enjoying a delicious Americano in the Balzacs coffee shop at the Toronto Reference Library. Today’s creativity challenge included being playful so after some hesitation I decided to strike up a conversation with the woman sitting next......

  Today was a pretty fantastic Monday. I started by attending the kick-off event for World Creativity and Innovation Week Toronto at the Centre for Social Innovation. There, “Serious Play” facilitators including Jacqueline Lloyd sat us down to play with Lego as a means to assist......

I’ve been avoiding video-blogging for quite some time now. And the funny thing is that I actually feel quite comfortable in front of the camera. I used to have a principal agent when I was acting professionally, and I still do background work through two......

What can one expect from a creativity conference in Sarasota, Florida? Like any creative endeavor, each individual will take away something a little different depending on where they are in life and where they are in their own head. For me, I put in effort to......

Have you ever found a mistake turned out to be a blessing in disguise? There can be magic in mystery and sometimes there are forces working in your favour that you may not understand and or even resist. This past week I went on a......

I am determined to work in Alberta this February, and I will do so. That is why I was working at my new office this past Sunday. I was searching for conferences and events where I might make a good contribution. It’s late in the......

Over the next several months I will be writing about unexpected connections. This is because increasingly, I am seeing how profound of an impact they’ve had in my life this year. Now I’m sharing this message with audiences so that they too can benefit. With......

As the bus speeds north out of London on the M1 towards Sheffield, I don’t mind that it’s rainy. It did not bother me this entire week in the UK either. After such beautiful weather this October in South Africa, I feel that I’ve already......

For the ACRE Education conference I was asked to deliver the surprise closing keynote address! They have used a surprise keynote speaker at each conference for several years. This tradition started when one keynote speaker did not show up, and the conference organisers were forced......

On Wednesday October 3rd, 2012 I had the privilege of working with the South African Sevens national rugby team. I was put into contact with the head coach, Paul Treu through Kobus Neethling and delivered my “Joy of Good Focus” workshop. It was a beautiful, warm......