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My self-summary
"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 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. A couple of thanksgivings ago 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 have never had a serious relationship with a woman that wanted kids. I am hoping that will change before too much longer before most of my friends become grandparents. LOL

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.
What I’m doing with my life
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 5.

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 49. 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
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
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
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 yet.

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 When I was 18 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. I saw that latest Star Wars movie last Christmas and it now comes a close second.

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 overwhelming.

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.
Six things I could never do without
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
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
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
I had a wedding once but didn't get married. I hope to someday sell the movie rights to that story. ;)
You should message me if
You think we may get along as friends,
or you see potential for something more
or even if you just want some financial advice. ;)

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.

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.

This last Christmas I met my perfect woman. Unfortunately she was a fictional character. However if you have seen Star Wars the force awakens and you thought to yourself "this character Rey is just like me" then I definately want to talk to you. 😉
The two of us