If you set your goals AND write them down, you are in the top 4% of everyone in the world! Personally, I have written goals that look huge on paper. They are so big it can be daunting to know where to start. When most people can’t figure out where to start they just give up.

When a cruise ship sets sail from San Diego towards Honolulu, it has a course set for it to follow. If the ship is a foot or two off course in San Diego, it will miss Honolulu by miles!

That is the power of how a small change in direction can have a major impact over time. Continue Reading…

Have you ever become so discouraged you thought about throwing in the towel and walking away? Well on Thursday I went to the ProBlogger one day event and I almost gave up.

I was excited to go to this event because it was all about how to build a profitable blog. This is a desire of mine because I would love to blog, write, coach and partner with others in a way that is a full time income, business and personal passion outlet.

I was also really looking forward to the day because I knew there were certain people speaking that I was looking forward to seeing. Among those people were Chris Guillebeau, Jeff Goins, and Pat Flynn, just to name a few.  Continue Reading…

This past week was my first week working full time to find full time work! One of my goals is to help others understand and maximize their potential.

Throughout this process I have been walking step by step through the book 48 Days To The World You Love by Dan Miller. I think this is a fantastic book, full of hands on practical steps every job seeker can put to work right away.

What employers are looking for in a new team member is also what makes a current team member great. Continue Reading…

Most of us view Sunday as the end of the week. Monday is usually the first day back to work after the weekend. It can feel like we get up Monday morning and try to start an engine that has sat for too long.

But what if Sundays were the beginning of the week? What if Sunday could prime the pump for a fantastic week?

How can we use Sundays as a “launching pad” for a successful week?  Continue Reading…

I Need Your Help

June 24, 2014 — 5 Comments

Over the last 2 years my wife and I have been in the process of moving from Toronto, Canada to Portland, Oregon. It has been a long journey, with its challenges. It has also been a time of character growth.

One thing is for sure, when you step out of your comfort zone and pursue a dream, you will face opposition and will feel a sense of peace. 

Two months ago Laurie and the kids moved out to Portland so that we could finish the immigration process. This week I will be moving to join them!

It couldn’t come at a better time, I have properly transitioned out of my current role at work and my daughter’s third birthday is this week! 

Now this is where I am going to ask for your help. Paul Resume Pic

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My beautiful daughter was born in June of 2011. Soon she will be 3! When we went into the hospital I put my phone on silent (because I just assumed you were supposed to in a hospital!). I also wanted to be fully available to my wife.

Before then, my phone would buzz, beep, ring and chime all the time. Like most people I get plenty of work and personal emails on a regular basis, and they come in at all hours of the day.

I remember one time my wife and I went out for dinner. My phone beeped in the middle of our conversation and without thinking I checked my phone. My wife was talking, but I wasn’t paying attention. Needless to say, I had to apologize to my wife! Continue Reading…

 

Last week I wrote an article on 3 Consistency Killer We All Face. Regardless of whether you are a blogger, musician, business person or a teacher, we all struggle to be consistent to the goals we set.

It can be difficult to be consistent. Life is busy, the kids need our attention, the game is on and my twitter feed never stops!

Is it possible to become and stay consistent in the things we want to do?  Continue Reading…

It’s Sunday night. The page is blank. I thought I was supposed to hit “Publish” tomorrow morning.

Every serious blogger I know says consistency is king. I guess I must not be as serious as I thought. Discouragement kicks in and I wonder why I paid for another year of hosting service.

If you’re like me (and I’m guessing someone reading this might be) you might struggle the same way. Glad to know we’re not alone! Continue Reading…

Small Important Einstein quote Paul Jolicoeur

 

 

 

Before my wife and I got married we had the money talk. We understood the value of living on less than what we made.

There were two things we were in agreement on. First, we never wanted to be in debt (except to own a house). Second, we wanted to live on my salary alone, that way when we had kids she could stay home with them.

When we were married we had some debt. When I say we, I mean me. It wasn’t a lot, but it was still debt. We agreed that we were not going into any more debt and that we were going to get out of debt within a year.  Continue Reading…