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Happy New Year!

Spring.  There’s just simply nothing like it.  Marked not only by the weather getting warmer, the sun staying up later and the new birth of all things great and small, spring is actually the start to the natural new year.  It wasn’t until some time ago that this changed to become what we now know as April Fools Day.  Check out more on the history from a previous post of Jerry Wilson’s great recount, Happy April Fools Day!

For me, April Fools Day is more than some under exploited Hallmark holiday meant for playing pranks on friends and family.  It’s the Halloween and Mardi Gras of the spring all wrapped up into one Foolish celebration.  It’s a day when we have permission to start a new year as fresh as spring, as happy as kids playing in the park and as touching as new life to be.  We work hard all year long to take care of our jobs, our families and our responsibilities in this new modern age, and somewhere in there, we lose sight of what it all means to just be.  To just be who we are, to just be fun and foolish, to just be a merry band of revelers celebrating the passion, joy and foolishness of life.

So I say what better way to celebrate the most extraordinary holiday of the year than to put your best dressed foolishness on and come out to play!  April Fools Day is no joke!  Its a time for you to be you in all its unserious glory.  No suits, no deadlines, no busy hectic errands.  Take a moment to let all that go just for a day, while you come out to laugh and play.

For me, a serial entrepreneur, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to get all my clients, collaborators, friends and family together to launch an inspiring new venture that transforms thought into reality.  Nvision Performance Solutions officially launches tonight premiering its Cinema Reel and latest artist’s, Jean P the MC, video at the Arena Grand Movie Theater in Columbus, OH.  The event is going to be like a masquerade ball for new media, colorful, invigorating, playful and inspiring.  Video media is so pervasive in today’s world, but the gap between the masses of amateur posts and the elite few with studio budgets is growing wider by the day leaving most of us to still wear by gone fashions, wondering how can we ever afford to compete with the celebrities’ newest digs.  Nvision solves that empowering clients to put on their best dressed formals or foolishness at an affordable investment so that when you are ready to come out to play, the world watches, clicks and pays… attention to what your inspiration is!

So if you’re with me, stand up and declare April Fools Day, the start to the real new year, as the day you give yourself permission to put your inhibitions aside, take a risk, try something you’d never thought you’d do, become a spark, start some trouble, make something extraordinary happen whatever the outcome could be.  Who knows who or what you might inspire to come to be?  What’s the worst that could happen?  You take a chance and look like a fool?  Well here’s to all those naysayers that would try to keep you down, pinned in a cubicle and playing it safe.  You can’t get to the other shore if you don’t leave the dock.  As many a great innovator will tell you, bucking the trend and going against the crowd is never easy, but you won’t be the first to cause others to laugh, hopefully you won’t be the last.  In fact, you’ll be in elite company for making the world a more exciting space to dream and less serious place to be.

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Its times like these, when I believe in the Power of 3!

There is a point in every man’s life when the time comes to take stock in his situation, gather inventory of his dreams and dare to do it, take a risk and make his life.  I was there in the spring of 2004.

After completing an incredible journey to Athens for the annual Ohio University Sales Symposium, I was facing a long drive back to my real life in NYC.  Its not like I didn’t know it was coming…  I had been in this place before… and I knew what it felt like.  It was time to embrace a risk, disrupt myself and be the man I was meant to be.

That summer my wife and I took a fairy tale trip to Spain: attending weddings in Bilbao, sunning on beaches in Barcelona and touring bull fights in Madrid.

Of course, just before I gave notice and sailed the quick confines of AT&T, to join in starting an innovative business model to the power of 3 creating exceptional outcomes in service delivery.

 Join me in the IMS Experience!~

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It’s a Kaple New Year!

A little over three years ago, I wrote to everyone about the conclusion to the year of Appalachia and kicked off the year of the North American Mountain Man/Woman/Dog.  I for one had not expected that Mountain to be so large, so challenging or so long to get over.  Which makes this message all the more sweet as we reach the spring start to the natural new year and can say we’ve successfully made it over the mountain and into the valley below.

From the great State of Appalachia in the heart of the Ohio River Valley,  I’m proud to drop the newest form of Kaple Communication.  Something more than an annual letter, a full interactive, social, multi-media experience.

Welcome to Kaple 2.0!

Many of you know I believe in the Power of 3, so it’s no surprise that the universe conspired for me to bundle up three amazing years of trials, tribulations, and jubilations to return with a mountain of news to share with you in threes!  Follow the links below to navigate to your favorite parts.

BUT WAIT!  THERE’S MORE!  Each month going forward I’m going to release a new chapter of the Kaple 2.0 portfolio detailing life as I’ve known it in Dayton, Athens, NYC and now Parkersburg.  You will get a note to announce each post, but come back early and often for more stories from the State of Appalachia (51st & finest, more than a place, it’s a state of mind!)

Thank you for continuing to be an important part of our lives.  If we’ve lost contact during these busy years, please reach out!   You know where to find us online and in the hills.  We promise we’ll do the same when we come your way!

Sincerely,

Gregory & Stephanie Kaple

Rally & Ryder Dogs

Soon to arrive: Baby Ray Kaple

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