Motivation

To become something you’ve never been before, you need to think like you’ve never thought before. That’s what these blog posts are for.

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Being strong in difficult moments

It’s difficult being strong in difficult moments, but that’s what separates the champions from those who are forgotten. When we were working on the shop renovation, the sign installers had to drill holes into the wall to mount the wall sign. Unfortunately, the stone veneer was difficult to puncture and the sound it created disturbed

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Anchor Thoughts

If you’re afraid of doing something (like flying), but you know it’s something you have to do, here’s how to go about it – thanks to Mel Robbins. If you’re doing something, you’re doing it achieve something ideal. Think about that ideal and set it as an anchor thought. An anchor thought contextualizes everything you’re

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Self-Development
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The Power of Posture

When you’re scared, your body automatically defers to certain behaviors. You hug yourself or clasp your neck. When you’re victorious, your body also defers to certain behaviors such as throwing your hands up in the air and perhaps even yelling in excitement. Here’s the interesting thing: you can reverse that interaction. If you’re feeling scared,

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Work backwards from your goals

According to Steve Harvey, EVERY successful person of immense wealth has a vision board, a board that shows or lists all the goals you ever want to achieve in life. Unless you review your vision board every day and night, you’ll forget why you’re working and your life decisions will never get you to achieve

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Vision Boards

If you want to succeed, it’s very simple. Develop a vision board. A vision board displays or lists all your end goals. It shows the massive house, the beautiful car, the large family, the distant countries you’ll visit, in the due future. By looking at your vision board everyday and every night, you remind yourself

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The power of good character

Good character has a lot of power because they capture people’s respect in a way that compels them to do more for your cause. People respect you when you have some form of social leverage. There’s two forms of social leverage: fear and good character. Fear When someone is scared of you for any reason,

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How to not quit your dreams after 90 days

When you chase your dreams, you might quit in about 90 days. Why? It is due to one of two reasons: Either your reason is not strong enough; or Your intensity is too great that it tires you out Don’t give up your dreams in 90 days. Don’t keep falling back to that old way

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Why is the first impression the best impression?

Looking sharp is important. Do you know why? They say the first impression is the best impression for a reason. Here’s the reason: Safety. Safety in exceptional circumstances When you’re walking at night down a dimly lit street and you see an old lady on one side of the road, and a group of thugs

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The difference between the rich and the poor

The difference between being rich (in virtue, character or wealth) and being poor is largely a matter of habit, mindset and knowledge and has almost nothing to do with the circumstances one was born into. Habit In reading the book, The Compound Effect, one statement stood out to me: “A horse wins by a nose,

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How to evaluate your service providers

When you decide to work with any service providers (contractors, lawyers, accountants, etc), you need a way to evaluate them. Here is the information I look at when determining who I work with. How skilled are they? You want to make sure you’re working with people that are as highly skilled as possible given the

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The difference between a sole proprietorship and a corporation

A sole proprietorship is a business arrangement where you and the business are the same entity, while a corporation is a business arrangement where the you and the business are separate entities. Let’s go into what this means. A Sole Proprietorship When you run a business without registering it as a corporation or partnership, you’re

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Finding a good location for your business

They say the most important thing for your business is finding a good location. It’s true, but I didn’t take that so seriously at first. And I learned a lot of lessons from that. Starting a business in a bad location is bad for business Our first business was in Brampton. We were eager to

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Entrepreneurship
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Ultimate Business Plan Template

The following business plan template will outline everything you need to know to write an effective business plan. This was what I used to open Goldwyn & Sons and is based on the resources provided by the city, the banks and Tough Minded Leadership (the best book on leadership as per Dan “The Trillion Dollar

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How to open your own storefront business (adapted for Halton Region)

Do you want to know how to legally open your own storefront business? Here’s the entire technical process from finding a location to zoning to getting your business license. First, I highly recommend you read the 2020 Ultimate Guide to Starting Your Own Business. Once you do that, the following procedure will make more sense.

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