May 28 2009
Chef Keem is a beloved Squidoo Lensmaster, entrepreneur, chef, musician, and
We asked Chef Keem: How did you land on Squidoo and when?
He said the date was 1/29/2008. He was browsing the internet, looking for a site
that would allow him to make free web pages and also a place where he could freely
express himself. He found the perfect place in Squidoo and has been there ever since, with
short sleep breaks in between!
He said he’s never looked back! He said he was looking for this opportunity all of his adult
life or at least since the day he got sober! His whole experience on Squidoo has been one
of giving and receiving. He said he felt this was miraculous!
The Squidoo community is the foundation of the whole Squidoo experience, by design.
Chef Keem said if you provide unique, useful and updated content you will find your audience,
you will make sales and google will find you.
It’s all based on your contribution with integrity.
The biggest piece of useful advice you can give on Squidoo or any online business endeavor
is to be authentic, to be yourself.
Chef Keem discussed going into a store with the intention of buying a product. The person
waiting on you may not be very communicative, may lack enthusiasm, or may refuse to give you
You will not feel like buying anything, and you will flee.
Online business gives you the opportunity to give of yourself, to exchange valuable products that
solve a problem.
We asked Chef Keem what his most important life lesson has been thus far? He said, put yourself
in someone else’s shoes. Be compassionate. Be helpful. We are all interconnected and everything
we do has a ripple effect.
The more we care about other people, the more we receive for ourselves. This is Universal Law,
based on Scientific Principles.
We discussed the Secret Dollar Man, Todd Silva, about giving away a dollar a day and making sure
that no one sees you do it. You put it out there and release it. You give without expectation
yet you know you will receive, because it is the Law.
We asked Chef Keem if he had a Spiritual Awakening that led him to seek recovery from
He said a friend dropped off a book at probably the lowest point of his life. He did not care if he
lived or if he died.
The book was entitled: “Quiet Mind,” by Grace Cook who channelled a being called White Eagle.
The book said we are here to learn certain lessons and come back many times to learn more.
The book gave him the will to live and gave him the will to enter treatment.
This one book changed his life.
We discussed the Big Book of AA written by Bill Wilson, AA founder and dubbed the “Greatest Social
Architect of the Twentieth Century,” by Aldous Huxley.
If AA works for Alcoholism, it can work for everything. You heal your life through the twelve steps,
through meditation, through contemplation of the Higher Power. We can heal everything that ails
us through emotional, spiritual and psychic tools and allow the teachings to do the miraculous work
Whenever we are doing something because we are inspired and led to do it, we will never know who will be touched somehow by what we say or by what we have created. We discussed that Bill W. was a spiritual giant who did not know this about himself. Many of the great teachers did not know exactly how far reaching their message extended, sometimes far into the future.
We discussed that the changing paradigms in our society seem to be happening first on the internet with online communities such as Twitter, Squidoo and Face Book. Yet even on line, there is an element of anonymity. More and more people on Squidoo are opening up and telling the truth about their lives which gives others permission to do the same.
The most important thing to remember is that whatever we are doing, whether online or off,
we can add to people’s healing.
But we may never know exactly how this is happening.
And not knowing is the spiritual mystery. We act upon our desire to create and to contribute, and all else
will enfold exactly as it is meant to.