Monthly Archives

November 2016


The Most Powerful Question You Can Ask Yourself

What do you want your kids to say about you when you’re gone? If you don’t have kids, how do you want other people to remember you when you’re gone? Most of us can benefit from re-aliging our actions to…


Better Than Motivation

Motivation is unreliable. It’s a short lived emotion that rises and falls. Amateurs rely on motivation but professionals don’t. Professionals work on self-discipline, never relying on how they feel to get moving. They make commitments to themselves and follow through on…

Book Reviews

The Secret to Love that Lasts

I read a book called the 5 love languages a few years ago that really helped Chelsea and I to strengthen our relationship. Dr. Gary Chapman was working as a marriage counselor for more than 30 years and started…

Leadership quote

The Life in Your Years

It’s easy to work hard towards your goal only to wake up one day to realize you haven’t lived. Life can end at any point. Have fun during the journey not at the end of it.…

Why most small businesses fail

Why Most Small Businesses Fail

Most small businesses fail because the owner acts like the paint rather than the painter. The owners time is tied up in the details as oppose to painting the picture of how the business should look and function. Letting…


On Expert Customers

I don’t know the owner of Knifewear but when I walked by their store I couldn’t help but stop and notice. On the wall, closest to the sidewalk is a wall filled with pictures of chefs who’ve purchased their…


How Contagious is Your Business?

The hardest part about business is usually gaining customers. I have a large photo canvas at home. Everytime I have people over they ask me “where did you get that?” And I refer them to the website. Some businesses…


Starting a business with nothing

I few weeks ago I created this little business to solve my own problem. Every Wednesday I google “what to do in Ottawa this weekend” and every time it’s a 20 minute process of searching through different sites and…