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I’ve Been Breathing Wrong All My Life

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Sometimes simple things make a big difference. About 3 months ago, I injured my right shoulder. It wasn’t a major injury, but it was bad enough to stop me from playing golf and doing other physical things I enjoy. Like most people with this type of injury, I turned to the medical community for help (from massage therapists to chiropractors). I even tried acupuncture for the first time. I...

3 Simple Questions That Changed My Life & Others

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We rush around trying to get things done—meet a deadline, finalize a deal, or respond to an email. We go from day to day rushing around like little automatons. After awhile, this becomes our lives. We get into our daily routine and before you know it the day is gone. This happens day after day and we often forget to stop and reflect. Losing the ability to reflect on things prevents us from...

My Guide to Hiring an Assistant

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Ever said, “I don’t have time” or “I’m too busy” to doing something you’d really like to do If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’ve probably said these phrases hundreds of times. I know I have and still do. I don’t say those phrases nearly as much as I once did now that I’ve hired a virtual assistant. She manages my calendar, travel plans, e-mails, researches, and does a few technical tasks...

My 3-Step Approach To Getting Things Done

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Like yourself, I have a full plate. I manage a growing business, promote my company, serve as a director on several organizations, write a monthly life blog, give back to my community, and research new business opportunities. Yet I still have time to play golf twice a week and spend most of the weekend with my wife, baby, family and friends. So how do I manage my time and workflow to get the time...

When All Is Lost, Trust Is Your Only Currency

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Do you have a pet peeve? I know I do. It’s being wrongfully accused of something—lying, cheating, stealing, breaking a promise. That’s because trust is a big issue with me. In fact, it’s the single most important thing in my life—outside my family. Trust is my why: I was known as the “priest” in school. Friends knew I’d protect their secrets. Even today I hold their secrets sacrosanct. My wife...

T1 @ GTAAT Ultra 94 Classic

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GTAAT - Cedar Brae - Jeremy Choi

Scarborough, ON (August 11, 2014) Today, the 15th event of the GTA Am Tour season was played: The Ultra 94™ Classic hosted at the historic Cedar Brae Golf & Country Club. A field of 75 competitors would compete on the scenic and challenging Cedar Brae G&CC, a par 71, 6,521 yard layout that winds lazily through the beautiful Rouge Valley with picturesque fairways, healthy and fast greens...

Find Your Leadership Role

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Seth Godin is a great marketer. In fact, he’s one of the best. He’s written 17 books that have been translated into 35 languages. Mostly, he writes about things like marketing, leadership, and the way things work. Seth says that there are only three roles in any business: Entrepreneur Manager Technician   Most entrepreneurs start out as technicians. They excel at people doing things and...

T1 @ GTAAT Mazda Majors

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Jeremy Choi - Lining up the Putt

Caledon ON (July 14, 2014) – This week, the GTA AM Tour players competed in the third and final Major of the 2014 Tour season, a two day, 36-hole event, where Myrtle Beach Order of Merit points and the prizing are increased by 50%!! The Tour would make a return visit to Osprey Valley Resort, where two months ago, players were tested on the Toot Course, playing in the Golf Away Tours Tussle...

Write Emails That Work

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How can you get people to respond to emails especially with all the distraction there is today? Is email the workhorse behind your marketing efforts? If not, maybe it should be. Email’s so powerful it’s crushing both Facebook and Twitter when it comes to online selling according to an article on Wired Magazine’s website. In fact, it ranks just behind organic search and CPC when it comes to online...

Learning To Say “No”

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Saying “No” is hard If you’re like me, you hate to say “No” to people too. In fact, I find it one of the hardest things to do in life and business. Why? Maybe it’s because we hate to disappoint people. Or, maybe we feel obligated to say “Yes” because we’re in business. Or, maybe we just want to be the nice guy that just takes everything on. Whatever the reason, saying “No” is hard to do. So we...

The Fallacy Of Sunk Costs

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Imagine you’ve gone to your favorite restaurant. You order a great meal and start to eat. The portions are large and the food is fantastic. But after eating two thirds of the meal, you feel full. And today, no take-outs allowed. Would you finish the meal? Many of us would. I probably would. After all, I wouldn’t want the food to be “wasted.” This scenario is a classic case of...

Be More Like Olympians In Business

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I had a chance to listen to a truly inspirational speaker recently — paralympian Jeff Adams. He made two key points in his presentation. One was about training and discipline. The other was about passion and money. Both points hit home with me. And I’ll bet they hit home with you, too. Paralympians and Champions Jeff Adams is an amazing athlete. Six-time world champion, he competed in 6...

The Secret To Creating Better Habits

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Has this ever happened to you? You get inspired by a TED talk, a dramatic speech, or a great idea, got really excited to do something about it. But you don’t follow-through. And you find yourself doing the same thing you did before. In short, you fall into old habits. Habits rule our lives. Much of what we do is habitual—the way we go to work, where we go to lunch, what we do for fun. But habits...

Step Above The Elevator Pitch

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I’ve always been told that in any business, networking is your most important tool. However, no one ever told me that the purpose of networking is to be remembered. Keep in mind, I’ve started my first business when I was 15 – and I’ve attended countless networking / social events since then. Networking started to become a chore because I was doing it all wrong had the wrong mindset. When someone...

5 Tips On Building A Great Culture

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Had a chance to chat with Robert Richman, formerly with Zappos and author of The Culture Blueprint. Quite an inspiring fellow! Got me inspired and thinking about new methods I will be applying at all of my companies. One key takeaway from Rob: Culture is co-created – not instilled by leaders. People like to take ownership and contribute to success – but only if they’re part of the process. If you...

Progressive Disclosure To Create Memorable Experiences

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Have you ever caught yourself reading long bits of text only to be distracted by a random thought? If you have you’re not alone. A Harvard study found that people daydream about 47% of the time. As you know, it’s difficult to hold one’s attention even if they are interested in something. This is a challenge for brands especially in the online world. People have an enormous amount of options to...