Age is mind over matter. If you don’t mind then it don’t matter – Satchel Paige Click bait title, I know. But read on! Is Retirement is A “Number” We Make Up? So I recently listened to one of my fave podcasts “Exponential thinking”. http://podcast.diamandis.com Hosts Dan and Peter talk about how all of us have a “number” in our head that we (un)consciously think we’ll die at. I’m paraphrasing the process Dan Sullivan uses to unlock 10+ extra years: First: ask yourself “What age do you think you’re going to die? “ Answer for yourself. Let’s say the answer is … Continue reading How To Add 10+ to Your Life
Canada C3 – Overview of an epic expedition For those who don’t know, I’m off on an epic sailing/learning adventure up above the Arctic Circle, around the Coast of Alaska called Canada C3. This blog post is to give a bit more context on what I’m doing! What is Canada C3? The Canada C3 project (www.canadac3.ca) is a Canada 150 initiative. It has a ship called the “Polar Prince”. It consists of a 150-day sailing voyage around Canada from Toronto to Victoria, through the Canadian North. The journey is divided into 15 legs, and each leg has different participants. The … Continue reading Canada C3 – Overview of an epic expedition
I would like to share a practical real-life experience in building trust. This is something I’ve experimented with my roommate and good friend Anouk. It’s called the “No-are-you-sure” rule*. In short, it involves trusting someone else’s word by eliminating the words “Are you sure?” when someone offers you something. What do I mean by that? Here are some common examples of use-cases where one could reply “Are you sure?”: “I would rather go to Chinese food, but I’d love to go to Mexican food if that’s your preference.” “Sure, I can lend you my car. I would have needed … Continue reading A Simple Tool to Build Trust in Any Relationship
Why I am Never Busy – Reframing Our So-Called “Busy-ness”! I’ve never liked the term “I am too busy”; it felt fake or dishonest. “Busy” for me implies a loss of power and responsibility. “Busy” feels like something that happens to you. So… what if this whole time, you never were busy? What if this whole time, you were making choices relative to your time? I recently started experimenting using a different wording: “I am choosing to use my time in …” or “I have allocated a lot of time towards these activities.” This gentle reframing is empowering: … Continue reading Why I am Never Busy – Reframing Our So-Called “Busy-ness”!
This is a blog in a continuing series of posts to find ways to simplify, improve and streamline your life. We live in a world where we are bombarded by communications/messages/notifications. In this day and age, the voicemail is one of the least efficient, and probably most annoying ways of communicating (I would argue outdated). There are so many steps: click the notification, wait for the thing, press the one, wait for the message, listen to it, press 7, wait for the thing, etc. etc. and on it goes. Today's post will share my experiment in reducing voice mail down to … Continue reading How to reduce your voicemails to (almost) zero
Hello dear friends, It’s been a while. I stopped writing about a year ago for a variety of reasons (struggles of varying kinds), I know I have some faithful readers, and I’ve always kept you in mind, preparing this comeback. So thanks for your supportive comments. So the blog is back, with a rebrand, and an updated “about us” page. Here is the new stated purpose “My goal is to help as many people (including myself) have fun, be fulfilled in their lives and to do what matters most to them.” This blog will seek to do so by doing some … Continue reading Fun and Fulfillment: the return of the blog
Hey everyone! I want to share a personal win, because I’m really excited about this. My name is Mathieu, and I’m a sugarholic. Most of us are. There are tons of stories out there of our overconsumption of sugar, the addiction that we have to sugar, including this particular article that postulates that sugar can be more addictive than cocaine! That being said, my friend Shannon Courtney and I decided : a better relationship is possible! We both chose a lifestyle and a relationship with sugar that is more balanced, healthier and that is overall preferable. We wanted to make a … Continue reading How to Overcome Sugar Addiction and Have a Healthy Relationship to Sugar – #NoSugarStrong