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Wearing the Perfect Fitted Suit this Weekend

This weekend is a big weekend in my life as my best friend is getting married.  For years he has not had a lot of luck, but when Bruce met Robin, everything changed. They were perfect for each other. When he asked me to be the best man at his wedding, it was one of …

Separating Business and Social Messaging

When our employees are at work, I expect them to answer any texts and messages related to the business.  During their work hours we count on them to be prompt when it comes to answering business related questions both from their fellow employees, management and customers.  In fact, it is in every staff member’s responsibilities …

Finally Found a Good WordPress Developer

One of the earliest things that I learned as an entrepreneur was that I couldn’t be an expert at everything.  It is best to focus on your strengths and hire experts to cover your weaknesses.  In my case, business building was my strength, but creating websites were my weakness.  Back then, I contracted out our …

Installing Safety Scoreboards at the Shop

The safety of our workers is paramount.  Not only do their families count on us to provide them with a living, but they also trust us to send them home safely at the end of the work day.  We don’t want any of our workers to get hurt, so we provide them with the necessary …

Learning Permaculture Design

For years I have been fascinated with being able to live in some kind of self-sufficient state.  We depend on the system so much that if we were to lose access to the luxuries that we depend on including access to processed food, power and treated water, most of us wouldn’t be able to survive.  …

Finding the Best Internet in Toronto

I don’t make it out to Toronto as much as I used to many years ago, but I found myself out there this week visiting my aunt, Peggy.  We have been close for most of my life, and I have made a number of trips out to her apartment in Toronto over the last couple …

Adding Motivational Signs to my Home

Surrounding myself with positivity and inspiration has really worked for me in my twenties.  This all came about when I discovered self-help books around my twentieth birthday.  At the time, it seemed like my life was going to fly off the rails, and if I had continued down that path, I don’t know how bad …

Heading to Vietnam in the Fall

Since I have decided that this year I will be spending more time on myself than my business, I have decided that most of my time will be spent traveling.  For years I have wanted to see the world but had other priorities that stopped me from realizing my dreams.   But after my father had …

Touring Indochina

While I love to work hard on a daily basis, there comes a time where even I need a break.  I can usually tell when it is time to go on a vacation as I start to feel burned out. That is how I have felt for the last couple of weeks. So, I have …

How to Monetize Prime Real Estate

Years ago, I can remember sitting down with my grandfather and talking about business.  He had started at a young age investing in real estate, and he shared with me the one secret to his success: “With real estate, the secret is location, location, location.” I know it is kind of cliché, but it is …