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What Would Future You Think?

********** Hot off the press! I’ll be speaking at the London ON FIRE meetup on Tue Oct 30, 6:30pm at 195 Dufferin Ave, London, ON. Come on out, say hi, and learn more about how you can retire sooner than you think! Event info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LDNonFIRE/events/ And now back to our regularly scheduled programming… ********** How […]

What’s the Anchor Holding You Back?

I’m no naval expert, nor do I have any special knowledge about hanging stuff on walls. And I’m guessing you’re probably in the same boat. I’m also guessing that you know that the main purpose of an anchor is to hold something in place. This can be a good thing in the case of artwork […]

5 Keys to a Successful “You-Turn”

Last month we took a little detour from personal growth and finances to corporate growth and finances when I wrote about the 5 keys to a successful turnaround. What I have realized, though, is that those same principles also apply to our personal lives. This is particularly true if you are trying to lead a […]

Networking: “Don’t Talk to Strangers” is a Fallacy

I love networking. I’m not talking about “Nortel Networking”, although I did spend some time there while they existed. Rather, I’m talking about meeting new people and building relationships. I’m talking about talking to strangers. But why is networking so hard? Why do so many of us fail at being effective at networking? And how […]

5 Keys to a Successful Turnaround

Some of you know that between my full-time job, my young family, and writing the occasional blog article, I started spending my “free time” this year as a volunteer running a local non-profit corporation known as Forest Edge Community Club. We own and operate the Forest Edge Community Pool, which is a fantastic outdoor swimming […]

How to Choose a Cell Phone Plan

My wife and I have been hanging on to our $6/mo* cellphone plans for many, many years. Until this week. We recently received notice that our cell phone provider was forcing us into a $10/mo plan, but one that didn’t align with our usage at all. *Ok, I lied. It’s actually only $5.75/mo, but plus […]