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3 Great Sunset Spots in Providence

Most people love a good sunset, right? We know we do! So we decided to put together a list of 3 spots in Providence to catch a nice sunset. 

1. Providence Place garage 

Parking in the garage less than 2 hours is free! Which should be plenty of time to snap a few nice shots of the sunset and get out of there. Go up to almost any floor, the higher the better, and go to the side of the garage looking over I-95. You'll have a great view of the Promenade, 95, and some buildings in the distance. It's a pretty decent spot, easy to get to, and free! (as long as you don't stay more than 2 hours)

2. Waterplace Park

This spot is right across Providence Place Mall, so again you could park in the garage. Sometimes there is street parking around the corner or on a side street but it's not hard to get to. There's great views on the upper area and you can walk along Finance Way to see some different views, or you can walk down the stairs to get to the river area as well. 

3. Prospect Park (Prospect Terrace Park)

We saved the best for last! This is a great spot and you might already know of it, but if you don't, we highly recommend checking it out. People go here to watch the sunset, do yoga, and even to propose! 

Prospect park is awesome. It's on College Hill. There's a lot of parking right on the sidewalk and on side streets as well. The views here are incredible and it's a nice place to relax too!

If you go to any of these spots and get some a nice shot, tag us in your Instagram/FB post or email us the picture, we'd love to see your perspective! As always, we hope you enjoyed this post and if you have any questions about these spots or anything at all, don't hesitate to leave a comment or shoot us an email at hi@focusforwardmedia.com 

Have a great day!

Giving Without Expectation

Hello readers, this is Mike Neilan one of the Co-Founders. I'm excited to share this post with you about something that not many people do, but many more people should be doing. 

Do you know who Gary Vaynerchuk is? If not, check him out! He is a social entrepreneur and CEO of a digital agency called VaynerMedia. They work with some of the biggest brands in the world such as Toyota, Pepsi, Budweiser, Chase Bank, and more. 

Anyway, a few months ago I was watching some of Gary's YouTube videos and he was talking about a theme that he had brought up many times in previous videos. This theme was about giving without expectation from the other person. In this one video I watched, he talked about how important and how much it means to give rather than take. Too many people in business just go straight for the "take" meaning they ask for someone else's business or ask for something. 'Will you buy my book? Watch my video, sign up for my course, etc." 

This is an example of the theme of giving he talks about. The video I saw he specifically mentioned giving something away for free just to be nice and to create a general awareness for your brand. So I followed the advice. That day I posted on social media and to my WeWork page, "Like and share this picture and I will pick a few people to give a free print to" I ran it for a day or two, picked a few people and shipped them their pictures. A week later I got an email from one of the people who got a free print. She said "Hi Mike, I got my picture today, it's beautiful! Thank you so much for doing this. I see that you do video work. I am the CEO of a marketing company and we need some video content for our website. Is this something you could help us with?" I sure could.

2 months later, my partner Mike and I were on the 8th floor of the WeWork office by South Station in Boston, MA shooting video of 3 marketing presentations setup by that CEO. The CEO I'm referring to is a woman named Lori Richardson from a company called Score More Sales. In her opening to the presentations, she gave the audience a first tip and sure enough, it was about giving. Check out the video below.

Lori brought up the exact story I just told you and explained how well it can work and how it can really separate your business from others. Now Lori wants to do more of these marketing presentations and have us shoot those as well.

Food for thought. Don't go right for the ask, try giving and see how it can work for you. You never know.

Have a great day and as always, if you have any questions for us or just want to introduce yourself, don't hesitate to shoot us a note at hi@focusforwardmedia.com!