I never considered myself a good writer so starting off with a quote from my favourite movie seems like the easiest way to get this started.
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 non-negotiable.
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 omnivert.
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 business.
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.