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TMC Freeriderz celebrates 25th anniversary



As Yosuke Hamazaki led the way to his office above his TMC Freeriderz shop along Skier’s Approach, he commented that space hadn’t really had an adult’s touch.

Perhaps that’s because a quarter-century ago, at age 16, he made that space the inaugural headquarters of his shop, which is still going strong today.

In fact, it was his dad’s storage space for his rental shop below, but became Hamazaki’s shop and de facto bedroom space after he fell in love with the sport after joining the local freestyle club a couple of years prior.

“I took everything from my dad’s storage and put it in my own personal bedroom. He gave me a chance to try it, and then a following took place,” he said, noting his father came to Whistler in the 1970s as a ski instructor and was an hot-dog skiing pioneer alongside Wayne Wong.

With freestyle skiing emerging as a discipline in the early 1990s, Hamazaki had the freedom to explore via retail in a similar way that he and his contemporaries were pushing boundaries on the mountain.

However, with athletes coming from a wide variety of backgrounds, there was still a matter of finding that connection with customers.

“We didn’t want to create what’s going on. We wanted that to happen organically with the customers. The customers were starting to tell us what their style was,” he said. “Some people were local: leather jackets, jeans, and that was the style. Another person would be the Euro-style, where they would have neon-colored baggy pants … or really tight pants.

“It is, as a shop, difficult to cater to all those different groups of people.” Hamazaki made the foray into designing clothing at age 19 and certainly made an appeal to some fringe fashionistas.

“We made some wild pants. We made some snakeskin-style ski pants. We wanted to add flavor to what our sport was trying to become,” he said. “We would design the product, get a mother in North Vancouver to draw the patterns for us. I went to her house in one day, then drive to a pattern-cutter place on the other side of town, had to drive to a zippered place to get the zippers and end up at a factory.”

Hamazaki sees parallels to the growth of freestyle and his own shop, as both have had to justify their existence and deal with the ebbs and flows of popularity.

“In the shop, it was a very big challenge because it was a sport that we had to sell to each individual coming in. It wasn’t on TV, it wasn’t in the magazines yet,” he said. “When (people from other sports) want to try it, we were really accommodating, so I think that’s one thing that helped freeride skiing become what it is today.”

At the time of his debut, other ski shops were starting to have small freestyle sections, but soon after, stores were opening based on Hamazaki’s blueprint, which created additional competition.

All these years later, Hamazaki is looking to expand to Honolulu, Hawaii of all places. While it might seem like an odd place to open a winter sports store, he cited the success of Island Snow, a small snowboard shop that eventually became the world’s leading Burton dealer. It’s a way of accessing the Asian market, as many tourists vacation in Hawaii and tend to find excellent deals for the equipment they’d use at home.

“If we do this shop in Hawaii, it would basically be a stamp that says ‘Wow, freestyle is here,'” he said.

In its infancy, TMC stood for The Mogul Corner, but to recognize the diverse array of freestyle disciplines, is now short for True Matrix Core, a saying from Hamazaki’s father with the message of believing in the path one chooses with the whole heart. Hamazaki also credits his father, who also owned a gift shop and a fur shop, providing him the opportunity to forge his own way, but also a willingness to provide expertise to help him if needed.

“He’d always let me make the mistakes, but he was adamant about teaching me what I should be doing,” Hamazaki said. “Usually, they weren’t personal mistakes. They were business mistakes, but I’d take it personally.”

Despite some challenging years with lower snow or the Olympics drawing people to watch sports more than participate in them, Hamazaki always found a way through, whether it was turning into a flag shop during the Games or sticking it out with smaller companies as they weathered their own downturns in popularity. But deep down, he feels there will always be a place for freestyle, a lesson he took from skiing’s status when he first got involved.

“It had the image of stretchy pants and through the ’80s, the neon colors and all that. It was a fun time, but it kind of seemed like it was dying down,” he said. “In my heart, it doesn’t matter what’s going on in reality as long as you’re feeling like you’re part of something, you’re part of a community.”

To perhaps highlight its entrenchment in the community, TMC recently finished fifth in Canada and tops in Whistler in Freeskier’s Top Shop contest (Comor and Whistler Village Sports also made the top 10). Hamazaki was grateful for the 2,000-plus votes, and looking back, is thrilled to have reached the
milestone he has.

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Emerging as the go-to app creator, mentor, and entrepreneur, make way for Tyler Boswel



He has grown as a self-made legit app creator and entrepreneur, helping others make millions without having to learn any coding.

A lot has already been spoken about entrepreneurs and experts fighting tooth and nail to make their prominent mark in their chosen industries. But, how many times have people heard about those who have put others first in their quest to achieve excellence and success in their industries? Well, there have been a few who have done even that, and with their knowledge, expertise and experience have added more value into people’s lives, becoming self-made and influential success stories. Sharing his knowledge for the good and impacting lives for the better is one such young entrepreneur named Tyler Boswel, who, without having to learn to code, has been helping people make hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The only 20-year-old entrepreneur is more than what meets the eye. He is also an app creator and mentor who, through his App Formula Masterclass, helps budding talents to launch profitable apps and earn as many returns through the same as possible. He loves teaching budding entrepreneurs a business model that legit works, making him a legit mentor, app creator, and entrepreneur, unlike many others in the industry, who only claim big things.

However, this youngster’s first venture was not this; he had first dipped his hands in dropshipping and then faced 3-4 failed businesses until he became knowledgeable enough to get his first million. Creating apps always intrigued and excited him, and he knew there was more to it than people already knew. He turned into an app creator and created three successful apps without any coding knowledge, emphasizing the fact that creating apps was way easier than people thought. The belief that it is difficult to create apps has not made the markets oversaturated, and hence, he says that opportunities are aplenty to succeed in the same.

Tyler Boswel attributes a major part of his success to his mentor, who motivated him to stick with this business and helped him understand the importance of patience and resilience, practicing which has today helped him become a success story. His team has grown tremendously today, with 17 high-performing professionals working full-time on his apps and mentoring program.

At 20 years, Tyler Boswel (@tylertheappcreator) has proved his mettle already and now can’t wait to impact more lives positively.

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The Future of Elevate with Sebastian Beja



What obstacles did you have to overcome in getting to where you are today?

Focusing on my Mindset. I needed to change how I thought about money and how I thought about my work.

The biggest shift was when I stopped focusing on making more money and started focusing on what I could do to help others. When I felt I had no purpose in my work, it was because I was so focused on how much money I could bring in, with no reason or higher impact behind it. But once I recalibrated my inner compass to focus on that impact, everything fell into place.

It was amazing how much more passionate and excited I was to do my work when I really felt it was having a positive impact on the world.

What has surprised you most about running your own business?

Business is more of a spiritual gamethan anything else. It’s about helping others and adding value to their lives. I’ve realized that I’m in that frame of mind everything just becomes easier, Money, opportunities, growth etc 

When you’re clear on what you want, who you want to help, what your values are, and what your mission is everything happens a lot quicker than you think it will and with a lot more ease. 

What are you looking forward to in the future?

Recently, we launched what we call a platform of opportunities (like a marketplace of jobs) that provides extra income opportunities and employability to our graduates that do our money-mindset and skill-set programs. This new initiative make sense as now we have more than 3,000 students worldwide and 2,000 in LATAM in just 1 year.

We have had many success stories from our students applying the mindset and technical skill-set we teach them. They have been able to create anywhere from $2,000  USD, $5,000 USD, $20,000 USD and even $100,000 USD either in their existing job or in their own business. Others have been able to to get out of debt and economic stagnation. 

This project seeks to bring down three industries.

First, the digital courses with very high prices and that do not transform people. 

Second, the traditional education industry that is exclusive, expensive and semi-obsolete. 

Third, the HR industry that charges a lot of money to get capable people with good mindsets and lucrative skills.

This will happen in the next 3-5 years through our Elevate programs and our new platform that focuses on connecting our students with lucrative employability opportunities in the US and LATAM companies in less than 90 days, after taking our programs. 

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Top 10 Crypto Press Release Distribution Services in 2022



Blockchain PR agencies aim to make your company look good. This can be done through various methods. A crypto press release mentions getting the company’s name in front of the industry’s top media outlets. This means promoting your products on leading media sites like Crypto Slate and Bitcoin News. This means gaining brand recognition by ensuring that the company is well positioned in the industry.

Here is our list of 10 best crypto PR agencies

1. NinjaPromo

NinjaPromo launched in 2017 and has since become a significant player in the crypto PR market. The agency touts a number of high-profile clients and offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Dubai and Singapore. NinjaPromo has the tools and knowledge you need to succeed in an ever-evolving industry.

2. Single Grain

Single Grain, one of the best crypto PR agencies in the market. One of the coolest features Single Grain offers is its customized PR packages. This means you can pick and choose the services that make the most sense for your business.

3. Vehement Media

Vehement Media has quickly become one of the top press release distribution services. The company was founded in 2018 and provides content distribution to the Press Realise Network. Vehement Media will help you improve your brand visibility by publishing your news across their network. This will also build customer confidence and increase sales.

4. Lunar strategy

Lunar Strategy could be the crypto PR agency you need. The company specializes in NFTs, helping projects grow their presence in the crypto market. The team of experts behind Chandra Strategy are specially trained in their niche, bringing a whole new level of value to every project they work on.

Although Lunar Strategy is based in Lisbon, the firm has worked with projects around the world. In addition to helping businesses achieve their goals, the firm also provides excellent written content that matches a company’s tone, style and brand.

5. Melrose PR

Melrose PR is a crypto PR agency based in California, putting them in a prime position to help the latest and greatest tech companies as they hit the market. Founded in 2012, Melrose PR assists blockchain and crypto-focused projects seeking positive PR coverage.

6. MarketAcross

MarketAcross is one of the best cryptocurrency PR firms on the market. The firm aims to ensure you have the best brand presence possible and to do so by building relationships. MarketAcross understands the importance of developing personal connections and has built an excellent cryptocurrency PR agency with this mind-set.

7. Crypto virally

The sixth crypto PR agency on our list is Crypto Virally, a firm that helps its clients grow and promote their crypto brand. This full-service crypto PR agency is based in Romania and provides a variety of services to companies in the blockchain market.

CryptoVirally distinguishes itself by guaranteeing features on popular crypto publications such as Crypto Daily, Coin Telegraph, Crypto Potato, Defy Times and others. The firm also offers services focused on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Telegram, Reddit, Instagram and Discord.

8. CrowdCreate

If your business focuses on NFTs, CrowdCreate could be the ideal crypto PR agency for you. This NFT marketing agency offers you the strategies you need to make your NFT-based project a success. Through CrowdCreate, you will connect with NFT investors and influencers who will help generate interest in your project.

9. CryptoPR Lab

Crypto PR Labs – Not to be confused with Crypto PR, is a crypto PR agency that provides its services to blockchain-based projects. Primarily, Crypto PR Labs focuses on introducing crypto start-ups to the right investors and influencers, along with advisors who can help steer the project in the right direction.

10. ReBlonde

ReBlonde is a crypto PR agency that helps new blockchain projects and businesses by offering a variety of marketing and PR services. For example, a ReBlonde client can get coverage of their project in publications like Mashable or the BBC.

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