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The things I wouldn’t do if I waited for them to be perfect

I lived by the 80/20 rule long before I understood what it was. I used to think of myself as lazy and then I learned about the Pareto Principle which states that “roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes” (Wikipedia). I now consciously...

Christmas is coming…

… and with it, all the celebrations and family time that are the most important things in life. It’s typically a quieter time in our office. True, businesses still buy and sell things, file HST returns and pay their staff, so it never goes completely...

Your Life & Business In the Cloud #2 – Note taking software

Evernote has changed the way everyone in our office organizes information that needs to be searchable. It eliminates our need to go searching through a bunch of files to find that one piece of information we know we have somewhere. Evernote allows us...

Brown Envelope Worries

Many people have an irrational fear of brown envelopes that arrive in the mail. I used to be such a person. But we see enough letters from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that I had to get over it. If you suffer from letterphobia, then I offer the following...

The Benefits of Having a Vision – Zingerman’s Creating a Vision of Greatness Seminar

About 8 months ago my partner and I went to Ann Arbor to take the Zingerman’s “Creating a Vision of Greatness” seminar. It was clarifying and life changing in so many ways. Let me preface this by saying that we had both done 5-10 year strategic...