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The Four Ingredients

BELIEF DETERMINATION ACTION DISCIPLINE – A.K.A. Constant Spaced Repetition   Step One: Belief Belief boils down to three little words: clarity of purpose. Clarity of purpose is crucial. Do you know whyyou are doing what you are doing? Do you believe wholeheartedly in the why? Do you feel an unshakable sense of purpose around the path […]

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Set New Standards – A Reading List

As you start to prep your business plan for 2019 – dig into the books listed below to help with your mindset as part of the process. Setting goals is one thing, a great thing to do. This year, make sure to also set expectations. Set expectations for yourself and for your team. Communicate your expectations […]

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Journaling: A Mind’s Best Friend!

Keeping a calm mind

There’ve been numerous studies (sorry, no links to any) that confirm a connection with both learning new information and processing experiences through putting pen to paper and writing things down. I write… a lot, much of it on a keyboard. However every single morning starts, and nearly every single evening ends, with my putting a pen […]

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A Filter For Social Media

A filter for social media. A filter for all forms of communication and action. A filter for living life. Is it true? Is it positive? Is it useful? Living by these three tenets makes for a less-stressful social media experience for sure, but lately I’ve been trying to apply them to my conversations, my writings, […]

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Bricks & Mortar

In this business, each file you complete is another brick in your wall. The first walls (years) form the foundation that you are building your business success on. With a strong foundation, it’s up to you how many levels you build upon it. What strengthens a wall? Many things, but a key is the mortar […]

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The Groove In Your Brain

There are many grooves worn into my brain, yours too; the repetition of mundane tasks creates low-level grooves with low impact on our day-to-day well-being. However there are others types of grooves worn so deep that when trying to think or behave logically we either trip over them or worse, we fall right into them, […]

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Goals Defined

Week#52… … A week that finds many of us reviewing goals set 52 weeks ago, and setting new ones for the 52 weeks that lie ahead. For some it’s a first glance at a dusty goals sheet, or worse, a thought exercise, as the goals never made it to paper. If this is you, then […]

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Some Ink On Being Inc.

Heading into tax season there is a common question on many a Mortgage Broker’s (and agent’s) mind: To be (inc.) or not to be (inc.)? 2017 was the year that the federal government basically laid the smackdown on everyone who has ever suggested being INC. ‘isn’t worth the hassle’. When the Fed tinkers, and tens […]

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People Under Pressure Produce…

Each of us ultimately is just a pile of carbon. In grade 8 science class Mr. Lenton taught us that all living things are carbon based. He did so with a very memorable (albeit disturbing) story involving his neighbour’s annoying cat and a ‘stakeout’ with his pellet gun, ending with disposal of the remains at […]

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What about this recent Bank of Canada interest rate increase?

I posted the following on my client facing blog earlier this morning, and really it is a few days late. I purposely kept this post short and sweet, as I tend to get better feedback on short and sweet. Feel free to take this post and adjust the language to suit your own style. You […]

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