Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A Revolution.


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I think of OSP as much more than a forum - more than a community - even more than the wonderful family of friends it has become. OSP is a REVOLUTION. It's a complete (and quite radical) shift in how people used to go about their art, their business and even their life... and it's incredible to see how quickly everyone has adopted this new mindset and have experienced the joy and success that comes from living with an attitude of ambundance and sharing all that you have!

Robert Kiyosaki in his book Rich Dad Poor Dad said, "When it comes to love, happiness, sales, and contacts first give what you want and it will come back in droves."

So in more DJ type language - OSP just ROCKS! There's really no other way to put it and to see 100 people come out for two days of hanging out, learning, shooting, and simply playing together is just awesome! ...and of course in true "Open Source" fashion this whole shindig was free! Wow! That's REALLY incredible!

...and a special thank you to everyone who put so much time and energy into making this happen. To be honest I can't even name all the people who put in time and energy to make this such a wonderful couple of days but I know that Garrett and Joy Nudd, Amber and Nathan Holritz, and the team from Lacour did a fantastic job giving and sharing and once again they did it all for free because they truly believe in the value of sharing ideas and building a community based on giving.

...and I know that many of you couldn't come and so if ya'll (I've temporarily adopted the southern accent ;) want let's do more of these next year! I think one get together a year isn't nearly enough!

I love you all and thank you for being the most amazing people, photographers and lovecats so keep giving and be blessed!

Yours,
DJ

16 comments:

amber said...

dj...i know all of us here in phx would love to do something like that!! thank you for your servants heart...you are such a blessing!

Holritz Photography said...

Woohoo. Love you David!

a

Mark Adams | LaCour said...

We've had an amazing day here in Chattanooga. So many great people here - all sharing. What a wonderful community. Thanks, David, for your vision!

Anonymous said...

David! It is such a blessing to be a part of something you created--OSP!! Thank you for that. Thank you to ALL who put so much time and love into putting on this awesome event--Nudds, Holrtitz's, LaCour. OSP South WILL grow! Thank you, David, for being such a Godly example of love, generosity, and sheer cool-ness! The family of OSP is truly inspiring...

Be blessed all of you!
Carole Foret

Anonymous said...

AWESOME! It was blast DJ thanks for all the great advice! Nathan and Amber you ROCK! Love the Ninja pose Amber! LOL!

Everyone was great!

DaneSandersInMotion said...

You are such a great leader DJ. The fruit of it is now those who've benefitted are now leading others in the same way they were led ... osp is now officially an adjective because of what you've created.

2 more things ... i'm totally jealous I wasn't there ... looking at the picture just made me miss you guys incredibly ... and second, does amber still have a cast on her arm? :)

Garrett Nudd Photography said...

Amazing. Simply amazing.
Thanks for the memories!!!

jn

Byron Brydges said...

Hey there! I'm always jealous when I see how you all are able to meet and learn from one another (but of course happy that you are able to at the same time!) When are you coming to visit your northern brethren in Canada?! We'd love to have you come join us. I'm sure you'd love it!

bb

Jim Davis Hicks said...

seriously it's motivating me to try to spread the same OSP mentality in this part of the country! thanks for modeling it!

scott robert lim said...

OSP has been an inspiration and help to thousands, thanks so much DJ!

SamTheMan said...

Hey DJ,

This looks like soooooooo much fun dude, everyone was there. Wow, I missed a great time. I have got to attend one of these meetings, it's not often you get to be with sooooooooo many really talented people at one time. Thanks for sharing my man. Peace!

Amy DeYoung said...

It was great finally meeting you! Thanks for the blessing of OSP - what an amazing group of individuals. All of you have been a huge blessing in my life.

Sara D Harper Photography said...

I'm so mad I didn't get to go! booo! I know everyone had a great time!

Jasmine said...

Deej, have fun at the PUG tonight...wish I was there! Did you get your laundry done yet?!! :) Thanks for everything and can't wait to hang out again!

Captivating Studios said...

It was great to meet you DJ! Thanks for starting this revolution!!

Sarah Renée said...

So DJ....
...what exactly are you looking at in the picture?? lol


I'm glad to hear the OSPS went so well! It seems like you're adapting to the South just fine ;-D