It takes a village

Can’t do it alone

Everyone is familiar with the African proverb that “it takes a village to raise a child.” What this means is that we can’t do it alone. Nobody who has ever achieved a high level of success in life can truly say that they have done it all on their own. It takes a village or a team in most cases to achieve success. For example high performance athletes have nutritionists, physiotherapists, massage therapists, coaches and personal trainers to help them achieve success and stay at the highest level of their game.

The mentality of all for one and one for all is selfish. Personal rights and freedoms should never come at the expense of the safety and wellbeing of the population in general. I am not telling you that you can’t go out and have a few drinks and enjoy … Read more

Be Relentless

Be Relentless

Life is tough and not fair from time to time, but in order to succeed you need to be relentless.

Be relentless on prospecting

Be relentless on follow-up

Be relentless on caring

Be relentless on loving

Be relentless on saving

Be relentless on training

You get the point, there is no free rides. Those who succeed did not get there over night, they did it though hard work and determination.

“We will be relentless in our pursuit for perfection. We won’t ever be perfect, but in the process we will achieve greatness.” Vince Lombardi

Today I am thankful for an exhausting sweaty workout in my garage early this morning, referral partners who think of me to take care of their clients and that Friday feeling.

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

Patrick

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The Little Things

It’s the little things

It’s the little things that add up over time that make the real difference. Cutting out an hour of tv a day and replacing it will reading will allow you to grow and learn for the rest of your life. Getting up a half hour earlier and exercising will have dramatic effects on your health and well being. Sitting quiet and meditating for 10 mins a day will help calm your mind and handle your day much better.

What small changes can you make to you day that will have profound effects over time? Things like taking the stairs, packing your own lunch, walking during your break, doing 20 pushups a day, saving $5 a day, being mindful, being kind and listening and asking better questions instead of talking.

Today I am thankful for the way that my dog looks … Read more

Love that feeling

Love that feeling

I wanted the start the day off on a positive note by reminding you about some great feelings.

Love that feeling you get after a great run.

Love that feeling you get when you embrace a loved one.

Love that feeling you get when a friendly voice calls to see how you are doing when you’re having a rough day.

Love that feeling you get when everyone is happy to see you when you get home.

Love that feeling you get the client’s offer finely sticks after several failed attempts.

Love that feeling you get doing cold calls and the recipient answers with my name and is happy to hear from me.

Today I am thankful for seeing a deer eating pears off a neighbour’s lawn early this morning, for my runner’s high after my run this morning and for … Read more

How many Times

How many times?

How many times are you willing to keep trying until you have achieved your desired result. The limit for most people is 3 or 4 times. I just listened to an interview that Tim Ferriss did with Sir James Dyson on his podcast and he failed 5,126 times with his vacuum prototype before achieving his desired result.

We don’t give up when teaching our children to walk or talk. Yet we give up so easily when it comes to ourselves. People give up trying to manage their money, they give up on relationships, they give up trying to get fit or loose weight and they give up on trying to live a better life.

Latley I am running onto people giving up when it comes to buying a home in this hot real estate market. In my almost 20 years … Read more

Practice what you preach

Knowing but not doing

If you are like most, you know a lot about a lot. However are you practicing what you preach? Knowing is one thing and doing it is something else entirely. This is where the rubber meets to road and where you actually start to make progress.

Sure we all know we should read more and watch less tv but are you doing it? The same goes for exercising and eating better, we know we should be doing it and most of us know even what to do but are you doing it? Watching inspirational videos and reading books is the easy part, the true change is found by taking action.

If you are one of many still renting but dreaming of owning some day then it’s time to start doing something about it. Start by saving for your down payment … Read more

Refocus

Refocus!

And ask better questions. Do this if you find yourself experiencing less than optimal results. Focusing on why things are the way they are if they are not what you want will not help you.

If you are struggling financially, you don’t ask yourself why am I broke. Instead ask yourself how can I learn to save and manage my money better.

If you are overweight, you don’t ask yourself why am I fat and out of shape. Instead ask yourself what activities did I used to enjoy that I am not doing now and how can I make time for them.

If you are over 40 and still renting, you don’t ask yourself how you got there. Instead ask yourself what can you do to change this and save for a down payment for your own place.

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Under New Management

Under new management

We have often see these signs plastered in the windows of long established business and restaurants. They are meant to indicate that they have improved in many ways over the previous proprietor of the establishment.

The same applies to us as people. Are you happy with how the manger between your ears has been running things. Are you getting the results what you want for the work that you have put in? If not it’s time to fire them and start to implement new ways of thinking so you can generate better results.

Stop thinking of things or events as either good or bad. They are just events in your life period. If they went well or not find out why so you can either replicate them or do better next time. Life is not so much what happens to … Read more

Know why not how

Know why not how

Faced with a seemingly insurmountable task? The first step to achievement is having a clear picture of your end result. Next is knowing with absolute certainty why you want to achieve it. Knowing why must come before any and all how’s. With a powerful enough why anything is possible.

My younger brother had a heart attack last spring just as Covid was hitting us hard. Prior to this happening he was about 60 pounds overweight and didn’t know what to do improve his situation. An avid outdoorsman working out was never a priority for him. He always said that he would get to it later. After his health scare he suddenly knew why he had to improve his heath and the how’s just took care of themselves.

Are you renting and dreaming about owning your own home? Did you know … Read more

Back to School

Back to School

Well today is the day, summer vacation has officially ended and the kids are finely back to school. Today also marks the day when most people are back to work after taking time off over the summer. What this also means is that people will get back to their regular routines. The quiet real estate market of the dog days of summer will probably heat up again as everyone is back at it.

While inventories were tight all summer, demand took a breather in some segments of the market. I expect this all to change as more buyers are coming back. So if buying a home is in your plans, please contact me so I can get you pre approved so you can be more effective in your house hunting this fall.

Today I am thankful for a wonderful summer … Read more