it begins (again)

it begins (again)

It’s that time of year again. The school year is upon us and summer vacation behind us. It’s time to back to routine and the little things.  I am extremely lucky and grateful to have a career that affords me a great life and that I get to do something truly...

equity

equity

Tomorrow I return to work after a great and fruitful summer. I can’t believe how quickly time goes by and I can’t believe how often I find myself saying it as I get older. I got a few things accomplished this summer but it seems life throws things at you fast and...

the crazy weekend that was

the crazy weekend that was

I am writing this because I want to remember this weekend down the road. It started innocently enough. I packed up my silver Hyundai and headed to Burlington for a bodybuilding show to set up my tradeshow booth. I stopped in Scarborough first to meet some friends for...

earning it

earning it

There are no shortcuts in life. We just have to earn it. Sure, people learn how to cheat or find a seemingly good shortcut but there is a myriad of consequences that comes with all of that. Consequences that are unseen at that moment.  The best way to get to where we...

back at it

back at it

A little break is not always a bad thing provided of course you come back to whatever you were doing and don’t use that as an opportunity to stop altogether. I’m back at it. Yesterday was an interesting day. A great family outing for the whole day and we came home to...

independence

independence

I am at a goalie development camp all week with my son, except for Friday when I’m heading out for a Nascar race in Brooklyn, Michigan. The camp is for him but I am learning so much observing him and witnessing the struggles he faces. Most of all I have become aware...

you should time travel

you should time travel

I have learned how to time travel and so can you! It doesn’t require defying the laws of physics or going back to 1985 to save the future. All you need is a clear vision of who you want to be and the kind of life you want to live. You then need to find someone who is...

new week

new week

Hooray to a new week and thank God it’s Monday. I may be one of the few people that really loves Monday, mostly because I love to plan what really needs to get done this week. The more you plan, the more you’ll avoid rabbit holes that will take you away from your...

realists

realists

Negative people will tell you that they are not negative. They are only realists. You’re the airy fairy optimist who has it wrong and its only a matter of time before it all goes to shit. But an optimist knows that it never goes to shit. It can’t because life is a...

it gets done

it gets done

Don’t ask me how it gets done because all I know somehow, bit by bloody bit whatever needs to be done gets done. I had a very productive day yesterday. My wife was kind enough to take the kids to a Laser Tag experience in the afternoon and I had time to get to work. I...

happiness for all

happiness for all

It is important to remember that happiness is available to everyone. It is available at anytime, if we desire to embrace it.  We think we need a lot of money before we can be happy and content. Some us think that we need a lot of recognition and popularity for our...

rabbit hole

rabbit hole

I am becoming more and more aware of falling into the rabbit hole. I am unable to avoid all of them mind you. I set down to do this thing and next thing I know I am doing that thing and the original thing that needed to get doing doesn’t get done. But I am more aware...

missed

missed

I’m not sure how it happened but I missed doing my daily journal entry yesterday. I had full intention of writing one. I was even on my way to a coffee shop to get some work done, and than a friend texted me to get a coffee, and then I went over to my sons hockey...

mini book tour

mini book tour

I made a call to a local radio station a few months back inquiring about some opportunities for new authors to discuss their work and I learned about Word on the Hills. It is a show by Felicity Sidnell Redi and Gwynn Scheltema focussing on writers and books in my neck...

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

There are so many things I could write about today.  I have a radio interview Wednesday to discuss my Quintessential Quotables 1 book. I am still so unbelievably inspired by the great music I experienced on the weekend. Yesterday and today were spent cleaning up my...