Sewing Seeds

Sewing Seeds

Sales like any worthwhile objective is all about sewing seeds for a future harvest. Sure instant gratification would be nice but for things to actually turn out the way that you want it to turn out you must first put in the time. Doing that requires making the calls and building the relationships.

Look at it this way, most if not all of us want to be fitter, richer and happier. However how many of us are willing to invest the time and effort on a consistent basis to move us toward our desired result. Those six-pack abs don’t happen over night, unless you are willing to watch what you eat and put in the hours of training it’s never going to happen for you.

Somethings happen faster than others, but you must remain patient and above all else focus … Read more

Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo

Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone. The only thing that would make today better is if it fell on Taco Tuesday.

Today I am thankful for a holiday that allows me to indulge in my favourite foods, nice day to do complete a workout outside and talking with people who have the same geeky sense of humour that I have.

I look forward to hearing from you in regard to your mortgage needs.

Patrick

p.s- You can click on this link to start the process whenever you are ready. Schedule your meeting with me here.

p.s.s- I should tell you that I am licensed in Nova Scotia, Ontario(M18001555) & in British Columbia(BCFSA #504098).

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It's a big day

Big Day!

We have “Big Day’s” throughout many stages of our lives. From our first steps, to our first day at kindergarten. They are achievements of us growing and moving forward. From our graduation to our 1st big job. They are achievements of our independence. From our marriage to the birth of our first child ( it was twins in our case). These are achievements of a loving relationship.

However if you really think about it almost any day could be a big special day in your life. It could be a simple as a great phone call with an old friend or walk in nature where you let go all the worries of the day and just enjoyed the sights and sounds or your surroundings. The trick is to not to wait for something special to occur to decide to make … Read more

Book'em Danno!

Book’em Danno!

I got a text from my cousin just after 9am today to say that Nova Scotia has opened up vaccine appointments to our age group. Logged on to the site to book my appointment, health card in hand. After an initial 27 minute wait, witch went by very quickly I was in and registered. Minutes later my wife was also registered. Please do your part to help end this pandemic by getting your shot as soon as possible. Afterwards we were talking that it felt like we got through to the hotline to secure U2 tickets, which is what we had to do years ago when we saw them in Montréal.

Today I am thankful for a speedy stress free vaccine appointment, my kids all doing their classes at home and that a pharmacy that was open at 7am today … Read more

Be Do Have

Be-Do-Have

You often hear it said that people will BE happy when they are DOING important work and they HAVE the perfect relationship, successful business or super fit body. Incase you have not heard it before, this is backwards. Don’t delay happiness or gratification until some unknown future event. Be freeking happy now. Fall in love with what you are already doing and you will suddenly realize that you may already have everything you have ever wished for.

We get one trip on this rock. There are no resets or do over’s. The past is long gone and the future hasn’t happened yet. All we have is this one magically moment called the present. Once you realize that the present moment is already perfect then you will start to see wonderful things happening in your life.

It all starts with the … Read more

Gardening

Essential Services

During our current 3rd wave lockdown, the government has ordered most businesses closed except for those deemed essential service. Such as grocery, hardware stores, pharmacies, gas stations, pet supplies, computer & cell phone and garden centre’s. While not surprised, I am relieved to see the last one included. To me and most people who love gardening it is essential to our mental health and well being.

So along those lines here are some of the benefits of gardening.

  1. Gardening makes you feel better. Studies have shown that when you make time to work in your garden, your stress and anxiety levels decrease and you develop an improved sense of well being.
  2. Gardening can improve your immune system. We need this now more than ever. The time you spend outside tending your plants, helps you take in more of that great
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Briain Candy

Brain Candy

When you spend most of your day hard at work what do you do to give your brain a break and just relax? We all need to rest, recharge and chill from time to time. Some people like television and find reality tv shows particularly appealing. Where they can just turn the brain off and watch. I have a cousin who loves to knit and finds it very relaxing. Everyone is different so what puts you in the zone and allows you to relax?

Exercise is my thing and I love the rush of endorphins from a great workout, but to really chill and relax I love to read. While the majority of books I read are non fiction and or personal development/business books. When I want to read but just to do it for fun I pick up a … Read more

The Three C's

The Three C’s

A while ago I wrote about the 5 C’s of credit, you can check out that post here. Today I want to talk about the 3 C’s, which are perhaps more meaningful towards your life as a whole.

Dale Carnegie wrote a monumental book called “How to win friends and influence people”. The long and the short of it is about how to be a better person. I have read it several times and attended several public speaking seminar’s put on by the company he founded. The one chapter that stands out is the 1st one which is called “Don’t criticize, condemn or complain”. It is the only chapter in the book with a negative title, but it is written that way for a reason.

You see we spend an inordinate amount of time criticizing, condemning or complaining. We … Read more

Rapid Covid Test

Get your rapid covid-19 test done

Help control the spread of Covid-19, get your rapid test done. The only way we are going to beat this is if we all get tested then we all get vaccinated. If you are in Halifax this is where to go.

Just got back from taking my daughter Ella to get our rapid asymptotic test done. We are both negative but it felt great to do our part to help control the spread. Test itself takes less than a min, the lineup to get it however too a while but it was well worth it.

Remember to stay 2 meters apart, don’t gather in groups larger than 5, always wear a mast and don’t forget to wash your hands.

I look forward to hearing from you in regard to your mortgage needs.

Patrick

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Lockdown

Things you can still do during lockdown

As we enter our 3rd Covid-19 Lockdown here in Nova Scotia, no it’s not what we wanted but there is still lots for you to do while on lockdown.

You can still go for a walk, a run or even a bike ride. I just got back from a 50 ride on the rails to trails path and it was wonderful and there were plenty of people who had the same idea, however in groups of 5 or less.

You can read a new book. Check out goodreads for a few idea’s.

Even though you can’t travel, there is no better time than now to learn another language. Check out Dulingo and take a few lessons. It’s great.

Just because you can’t personally visit friends and family doesn’t mean that you can’t connect with them. There are plenty of video … Read more