Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
"I know why you're here. I know what you've been doing... why you
hardly sleep, why you live alone, and why night after night, you
sit by your computer. You're looking for him."
I never considered myself a good writer so starting off with a
quote from my favourite movie seems like the easiest way to get
I will chip away at this until I feel like it is me but I am busy
and there is not too much time for personal stuff until my business
is rolling on it's own.
I was raised in Kitchener. My mom was a school teacher so I have
tons of respect for that profession. My Dad was a researcher at
UofG. So I got a love of learning from both of my parents but when
I graduated from highschool I didn't have any money saved for post
secondary and since I lacked a clear view of what I would do with
my life I didn't want to get into debt for a program that wouldn't
turn into a career so I went out and just got a job instead.
I worked mostly in sales positions and I worked really hard so I
usually ended up in management or supervisor roles. I was never
really satisfied until my current mentor found me and trained me in
his business. I love what I do now and I will be doing this for the
rest of my life.
There was a period of time when I thought about working in the
entertainment industry and I have even written and recorded some
songs. It seemed like a long shot though so I wasn't willing to
take that chance.
I don't need to be the center of attention but don't mind if I am.
I can be a leader or a follower. I will only follow a person that I
respect and is heading in my direction anyway though. I am quick to
admit mistakes but if I know what I am doing is right it is
I just noticed how many of these sentences begin with "I". I'm
really not this self centered in person. LOL
I can have fun with 100 thirty second conversations with 100
different people in a night or a really deep intense conversation
with one or two people. Every so often having some time just to
myself makes me feel centered and at peace. So I'm not really an
extrovert or a introvert. To coin a phrase I'd say I'm an
I have been to 9 countries in Europe so far and I'd like to see the
ones I have missed and revisit a couple that haven't gotten enough
attention from me. Australia really grabbed me when I was there in
2007 so one of my goals is to set up a winter residence there. I
have done some travelling in North America too but still have
several places left to see here. When my business is up to par the
travelling will resume because I would like to set foot on every
continent before I am done on this planet.
My sister and brother have adorable children that I love and we
have great times together. This last thanksgiving I was playing
with my oldest niece and my nephew and I said to them "I love you
guys!" my niece's response was "And we love hitting you!" isn't
that just the sweetest thing? I don't have any of my own yet as I
don't feel quite ready to look after any of my own at this point
but in the next 2 to 5 years I should be set.
I don't mind watching sports but I can't really bring myself to
care which team wins. I don't play for a team so I can't see their
wins as mine. They should start a new sport specificly for people
that do get excited about professionals playing, like syncronized
channel surfing or speed texting. I would rather play than watch
but that doesn't happen very often. More often my exercise comes
from giving it on the dance floor at a club. Even that has mostly
been put to the side in the last few years to focus on building my
I don't follow any organized religion. I believe in a power outside
of ourselves but not in a set of rules passed down from on high.
The golden rule is always a good thing to include in ones conduct
though. Of course the platinum rule is even better. That says treat
people the way they want to be treated. I personally like to be
treated honestly. I know most people prefer little white lies to
spare their egos but I will quickly forgive any damage to my ego if
it helps me improve in anyway. My mentor has been too soft on me in
the past but he is learning that I can handle the truth. Except
coming from Jack Nicholson nobody can handle that truth.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I teach people what the banks and insurance companies don't want
anyone to know and I am about six months away from running my own
branch. Most of my time is spent interviewing new recruits and
training my team. This business promises to give both freedom of
time and money so I am focussing the next 30 years of work into
I know this may make me seem like a workaholic but actually as much
as I love what I do I really don't want to have to work past 45. I
know a guy that hasn't really worked in 15 years and although I
will likely do more than he currently does I would like it to be an
option rather than a neccessity.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Finding the humour in any situation. I can always amuse myself and
sometimes there is colateral amusement.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Back when I had long hair it was always the hair but now people
have stopped telling me what they notice. Probably my height.
Actually I just remembered a woman coming up to me once to tell me
I had nice eyebrows. That only happened once though so maybe she
just had an eyebrow fetish. It takes all kinds. ;)
Recently I had a comment on my jaw. At this rate I should have the
whole face complimented by the time I am 60.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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If civilization as we know it were to come to a grinding halt
tomorrow I would be quite content for the next 1000 years catching
up on the books, movies and even TV shows I haven't experienced
The top of my lists in those catagories are:
Books: The wheel of time by Robert Jordan. My sister gave me the
first book of the series 22 years ago and I have been in love with
it ever since. I am excited that it is finally coming to a close
this winter. (Edit) I finished reading that last book. I feel like
a chapter of my life is now done. Time to move on.
Movies: The Matrix. I think most people that like this movie are
all about the action. That is good but I love the philosophical
thoughts it inspires.
Shows: Black Books. This is a British Sitcom that only lasted three
seasons but I can watch it over and over and still laugh.
Music: Tool. This band has put together some of the most intricate
and emotional music I have ever heard. Seeing them in concert was
As far as food goes, I love trying new things so if I have a choice
between something I have eaten before or something new I will 90%
or the time go with the new thing. I will never get tired of a rare
beef steak though.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) A fully functioning body
2) A fully functioning brain
4) A sense of humour
5) A purpose
6) My mentor
3) Chances for learning and growth
The reason #3 is out of order is I actually forgot to put it in at
first. I don't just mean the content, I jumped from 2 to 4. Rather
than pretending that I have it all together and edit it back in I
find it more amusing and more appropriate to leave it as is.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Having a time machine to go back and make different choices in my
life just to see what would happen. Then I shake myself back into
the real world and get back to the business at hand.
My mind will sometimes spit out some really random stuff and it
quite often will make me laugh out of nowhere. For instance do you
know what the term for your parent's new ladder is?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Exhausted from the week. I still work on weekends too but only half
as hard as I do through the week. It won't be like this forever
just until the business takes off on it's own.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I had a wedding once but didn't get married. I hope to someday sell
the movie rights to that story. ;)
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The most important thing is integrity though. If I say I will do
something I make every effort to follow through. If you find
yourself making promises then changing your mind about them we
would not get along.
I ran into a woman from my past recently. She has been in a happy
relationship for the last decade so there is no hope of anything
happening there but she still makes my skin tingle just being near
her. I would love to find a lady who can make me feel that way
Rather than continuously saying it to each individual woman that
contacts me I should just put it out there. At this point in my
life I don't have time to be fully invested in a new relationship.
What I want to achieve in business requires my attention 80 to 90
hours a week. If you are open to trying to squeeze into the 20 odd
waking hours that are left when the balance shifts you will get
much more of my attention.
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