Welcome to Wayslac

What the hell does Wayslac stand for? My nickname in college was WAY, like move out of the “way”. Slac is was my nickname in high school, I won’t go into that one.

Anyone the name of my blog isn’t important, whats important is who I am, what this is about and why you should read my blog.

A little about myself

  • A father of 3
  • Work in Digital Marketing
  • Live in Texas ( Austin)
  • Hate sports

This blog is going to be about digital marketing, Since I do Search Engine Optimization and Facebook advertising for my company, I’m interested in networking with others in the field. Live in Austin or near me and want to meet up for a coffee? You can send me an email at: Steve@wayslac.org.

I promoise I’m not as weird as I may seem… I’m about half as weird.

The Best Tennis Tips – Some tips from my buddy!

I’m not much of a tennis player, to be honest I don’t even particularly like tennis. But one of my good friends is absolutely crazy for it. I’ve been playing tennis with him to get in shape a bit.

Playing tennis with him taught me two things, one I have bad cardio, two I suck at tennis.

He’s been teaching me and I’ve improved a lot the last few months. He likes to write, so he wrote some tips to help you improve your tennis game. I know this isn’t the blog for this, but I thought it would be interesting to share, so here it is:

The Best Tennis Tips For Better Groundstrokes

If you can cut down on the number of unforced errors in your play, you can make your opponent beat you, rather than letting all of your own mistakes beat you. And the single best way to cut down on all those unforced errors is to fine-tune your two groundstrokes – your forehand and backhand.

I can still remember as a kid watching the Wimbledon tennis championships in the summer time and marveling at how the top players could repeat the same strokes, effortlessly, time and time again. It seems like the advanced tennis players have figured something out that the rest of us haven’t.

So what are the keys to getting those remarkably consistent forehand and backhand strokes? Based on tennis tips from advanced players that I’ve picked up over the years, here are three tips that are almost guaranteed to make you a better player:

TIP #1: Adjust your racket trajectory

One common reason for unforced errors is having the racket head traveling in the wrong trajectory — either the racket face is too open or too closed, and when the ball hits the strings, there’s not the satisfying sound of when it makes connection with the sweet spot. So a quick fix for this is thinking in terms of your hand positions. On the forehand, imagine the palm of your hand pushing the ball forward. And on the backhand, imagine the knuckles of your hand moving through the ball. This may sound simple, but it will go a long way to making sure your racket face is always in the right position. Just ask my partner from last week!

TIP #2: Keep your head still throughout the hitting motion

This one sounds obvious, but it’s not. One common mistake is for people to focus so intently on the ball that their head unerringly “tracks” the ball, resulting in head movement. The head should be steady, and that helps your body maintain its stability and flexibility. There’s actually a scientific reason for this – your brain is constantly sending signals to your body, usually through stimuli from the eyes. By keeping your head fixed, you can limit all the confusing stimuli from your eyes!

TIP #3: Focus on your footwork

Ever wonder why so many of the top players at your club spend the first 10-15 minutes before a match running sprints or practicing their footwork? It’s because your foot placement goes a long way in determining how you strike the ball. If you are off-balance, you can’t line up for a precise stroke. I should know – my opponents delight in the fact when they can tell me, “Look at how I wrong-footed you during that rally.” What they’re really saying is that I wasn’t in position and couldn’t line up the stroke properly. This happens a lot when you’re tired, because it’s just harder to move when you have “heavy legs.” So make sure you’re getting in enough cardio workouts before you hit the courts!

If you take these tips and advice, you can develop some great-looking groundstrokes. Imagine having a nice, fluid backhand and an aggressive but fluid topspin forehand!

B Nox Review – How I get motivated to work out

I’m fat, lazy and definitely out of shape. I seriously debated weather or not if I should write this blog post but decided a little shame is a good thing.

Working 12+ hours a day means sitting at my computer for 12+ hours a day. Sitting all day isn’t good for you. Your posture gets bad, you don’t don’t burn any calories ( AKA You Get FAT!) and you generally just feel bad.

Everyone tells you to work out, but after working for 12 hours a day who has the energy to go to the gym or run? I’ll tell you: NOBODY.getting in shape

Well to be a fair, a few people probably do. Those people are rare, and I’m not one of them. I enjoy watching Netflix and eating popcorn after work. That’s my idea of a good time.

Well no more!

I’ve started reading fitness and health blogs, one of my current favorites: http://skinnyyoked.com.

I started working out as well. It hasn’t been easy, but there’s a few things that have helped me.

  • Strict schedule
  • Working out first thing in the morning
  • Eating better
  • Pre work supplements

Having a strict schedule and working out first thing in the morning has helped me the most. I workout early and get it out of the way so I can’t make excuses later.

Getting energy and being motivated in the morning is NOT easy. I’ve tried a lot of things, none worked. Until I read this awesome review on an pre workout called B Nox.

B Nox has helped me get energy in the morning for my workout. How? It has a ton of caffeine and energy inducing substances. Here’s the full B Nox review if you’re interested.

B nox or any other supplement isn’t magic. It’s not going to workout for you, so it’s important you have other thing’s to motivate you and keep you in check. Don’t expect a magic pill, there is no such thing unfortunately. You will need to work out and stay motivated!

I’ve been working out for about 9 weeks now and feel a lot better, and do a lot better work outside the gym because of it.

If you’re not working out, I recommend you start!



NJ car insurance is dam overpriced

Hey guy’s quick update, I’m visiting New Jersey to see some family and I’m going to be here a while ( 3+ months).

I brought my car from Canada, but I needed to get some short term car insurance in NJ, anyway I was able to find a compare quotes on a site I found: http://www.autoinsurancemonkey.com/.

Getting cheap auto insurance in NJ was a lot harder then I imagined it to be. Seriously I live in Canada, and our insurance is super expensive compared to most states. Too bad New Jersey isn’t one of those states. I don’t know how Americans can afford car and health insurance, it’s so expensive.

Anyway I’ll be in New Jersey for a little bit. New blog updates coming soon I hope. Follow me on twitter if you want to keep int ouch.


Chiropractic Marketing and SEO

Hey guy’s as some of you know I work in digital marketing, part of my job is SEO. SEO means search engine optimization, basically making websites more friendly to Google and other search engines.

Anyway, a good friend of my has started his own SEO company and I wanted to promote him a little! He’s started an SEO company focusing on chiropractors. Here’s his site.chiropractor seo

He’s created two awesome guides. One on Chiropractic SEO for beginners, and another interesting guide on chiropractic marketing ideas.

If you’re a chiropractor, or someone interested in SEO I highly recommend checking it out. While we were talking we chatted a little about SEO, and he also shared a pretty awesome tool he found called Longtail pro. It’s a paid tool, I tried it at my buddies house and loved it so much I bought a liftetime licence! Here’s a Long tail pro review if you’re interested.

That’s all for today! I have some bigs news coming soon.