As the townhouses in my complex started to light up and mall parking lots became packed with shoppers, I realized the holiday season was upon us. This is the season for gift giving, meal planning and social gathering. Families and friends travel far to see each other, longing to connect and slow down. 2022, without a doubt, has been a roller coaster.
Each year I make sure that I reach out on behalf of our team to say Thank You to our clients, the professionals inside and outside of our firm who help us support our clients, our suppliers, our network of advocates, charities & professional organizations, friends of our firm and our families. This list includes some of the best people alive on the planet, we regularly brag about the quality of people we get to serve and those who help us serve. Hopefully, you hear ‘thank you’ from us often.
“I have absolutely no concerns about our financial future”. This was the unsolicited response at the end of a recent client review. This client is a more sophisticated investor with a long history of investing in many types of investments.
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I was on a webinar recently that featured Paul Desmarais III. Paul is the Chairman & CEO of Sagard Holdings ULC and SVP Power Corp. The Desmarais family is one of the richest families in Canada. Three things stood out for me. Click to read our blog to find out what you can learn from Canada’s richest families.
The Freedom 55 commercials were one of the most successful marketing campaigns. A Canadian generation wanted to be able to walk the beach from age 55 on. It is a great motivator to save for retirement.
I am constantly learning; whether it is from great books (thank goodness for audio books) or great people who I have the privilege of interacting with.
Today, I want to share with you one of the most important discoveries I have made in the last decade.
It has revolutionized my life, reduced my stress, and made life incredibly more enjoyable.
It is called the ‘Belief Matrix’ and it was taught to me by my friend and mentor, Paul Anthes, of R3 Coaching.
It is natural in a time of sudden change and unknowns to focus on our own situation. Our natural instincts are for self preservation. That is a good thing, and it will help us adapt, persevere, find solutions, and overcome our challenges. Humans are resilient. Click to read more and learn What Generosity Can Look Like During Covid-19.
It has been reported that when John D. Rockefeller was asked by a reporter “How much is enough?” he responded, “Just a little bit more”.
Although he was one of the most financially successful businesspeople in America, his response resonates with most of us. Regardless of the riches we have accumulated, we all know others in our circles that we feel have accumulated more and we would like to have more.
Here is a statistic I believe will shock you. The average age of widowhood is just 56 years old! For men, the average age of becoming a widower is 65.*