Who is Garland Coulson?
When asked, I usually describe myself as a Internet marketing speaker, Internet entrepreneur, star gazer and player of Native American flutes. In no particular order…
In essence, I am a very lucky fellow. I make my living on the Internet working from my home and I get to share what I learn with others.
The Internet gives me the freedom to live where I want to live, focus on my hobbies and to travel to explore this world of ours. Every day is a joy to me.
Some people say to me that I must be a “genius” to make my living online.
Nothing could be further from the truth!
While setting up my online businesses, I made a HUGE number of mistakes and wasted a LOT of money.
While I wasn’t a genius, I had a firm belief that I would make it and a dogged persistence not to quit until I did.
Eventually, I became successful it and I continue to learn more every week to grow my mastery of Internet marketing.
Internet Marketing Speaker
While I am not a genius, like most of us, I have been blessed with a few gifts. My main one seems to be to teach. I can’t “not teach”. Even when I am involved in a topic where I am new, such as star gazing, I learn quickly and start to teach people even newer than I.
So I naturally share my growing mastery of Internet marketing with thousands of other people who want to learn to succeed online. I am happiest when I am teaching and speaking. Whenever I meet people, I immediately share my knowledge and resources.
My parents, who passed away years ago, gave me a deep love and appreciation for nature. My own deep joy of reading science fiction stories growing up also gave me a love for the stars – an endless display of nature’s glory.
In addition to my own star gazing, I am on the board of directors of the Nanaimo Astronomy Society – an organization that introduces thousands of kids and adults to the wonders of the night sky.
When I travel, I also look for opportunities to observe from dark skies. So you might be able to entice me into a lower speaker’s fee if you house me in a bed and breakfast under dark skies…:)
Player of Native American Flutes
I never thought I was particularly musical. I tried a few instruments over the years, with no success. I used to joke that I “play” the stereo.
I noticed my wife seemed to have a gift for playing music when she picked out the theme for “Stargate” on a cheap tin whistle while we were watching TV. Since I love to enable my wife’s exploration of her gifts, I started to buy her a wide range of “weird” and hard to play flutes. Finally she asked for a Native American flute – one of the simplest musical instruments to learn.
I ordered one and it arrived. I opened it to look at it and inhaled the earthy scent of cedar, fascinated by the simple, yet lovely instrument. I hid it in a closet to await Christmas. That night, I had vivid dream about the flute and I told the flute not to worry, that my wife would play it soon.
The flute sounded so amazing in my wife’s gifted hands that I wondered if it might “sing” for me as well. So I waited until everyone was out of the house and picked it up and tried it. To my amazement, it did sing for me – not at the amazing level that my wife was capable of but it made a lovely tune.
My wife, Terry Mack continues to grow in her gifts and now performs and records her own music with the Native American flute. For me, I play my Native American flute meditatively – my favorite place to play is out in the forest.
And, along with my wife, we have introduced hundreds of others to this marvellous, haunting instrument.
You can hear Terry Mack’s Native American flute music here.