Yesterday, I listened to a very interesting report on the “Sharing Economy” on CBC Radio. Audio link + written transcript here I knew about Sharing Economy “Staples” such as Air B&B and Uber, and I did learn quite a bit from report as well. For instance, did you know that there are 80 million power drills in North America. Did you know the average total time they will be used? 13 minutes. TOTAL! For a lifetime! The other fact they bring up is that cars generally sit idle for 23 hours in a day as well. So WHY are we buying … Continue reading Want a Quick Path to Prosperity? Start Sharing
I was recently at a fantastic Acadian singer-songwriter event with my cousins Patricia and Marcella Richard as well as Kit Goguen, Fayo. They played many of my aunt Angèle Arsenault’s songs and their own. Anyway the show itself was fantastic and the venue/size of the crowd made it interactive and intimate. One of the songs that really stuck out for me was a collaboration from Angèle and Patricia called “Adieu la peur, salut la vie”. It translates to “Say Bye to Fear and Hello to Life”, but sounds so much better in French. Angèle had a gift to find those little … Continue reading Say Bye to Fear and Hello to Life
Ever wonder questions such as: Why does everything happen to me? Why am I always surrounded by imbeciles? Why do I always have bad luck in love? Why do bad things just happen to me? Why do I always end up working with unreasonable people? Why do I always end up getting the short end of the stick? Why am I always getting screwed over? In other words, do you notice certain patterns in your life? I certainly have. And as far as I’m concerned, whenever this happens, this generally points to something happening in myself. I came to this … Continue reading Why Does Everything Always Happen to Me?
There is much to be learned from this simple statement and its application. Since 2013, I’ve been keely interested in taking responsibility for my life and in learning to take stock about where I am, try to find out how I got there, and more important to choose where I want to go. I realize that I often blame others, whether that’d be in sports, at work or in relationships. I often get furious and don’t see straight. This doesn’t EVER serve me well. However, this can be turned into a positive. As each of these situations are an opportunity … Continue reading When You Point Your Finger At Someone, Three Fingers are Pointing Back At You
On Wednesday, I watched Lebron James and the Cavs’ win over the Raptors where Lebron was unstoppable as I watched in awe, amazed by not only at his skills but also how he adapts to the defense and uses whatever weaknesses they give him to exploit that to the maximum. I got inspired. I love studying the “best of the best” in their field. Since I also play basketball in a local sports league here, I decided to study the greats and check out some Michael Jordan clips, I watched this interview where he says “he would be better than Lebron in his prime”. … Continue reading Studying The Greats and Elevating Your Own Game
I was reading a newsletter sent by Dan Martell on personal branding, where he writes that everyone should have an online personal brand. He writes “Regardless if you’re an employee, or entrepreneur – having a legit list of “google able” links demonstrating your passions, personality and interest is a great way to fast track trust and build relationships quicker.” This is precisely the reason why I wanted to write and blog. I have many interests and passions, ideas and projects. I want to share them efficiently and effectively with people who are intersted in them. So I want to be able … Continue reading On Personal Branding and Why I’m Writing This Blog