The Trifecta to Shape your Dream Career in 2017

A few days ago, I received this question: “I really like your blog/website, I came across it reading the CPA magazine. I am a former IT contractor using SAP FICO skills, I was mostly based in Calgary… … I ran month end for large oil/gas company for six plus years training six employees over that…

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Doing Distractions the Right Way

Distractions. We all have them. We all get them. Today’s world is even more distracting than it was before. Maybe? Maybe not. I’d like to think that although we have more distractions, the progress of humanity has evolved such that we have more brain capacity to handle more stimuli, distraction, or not.     The…

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Why Being Well-Rounded Should be 1 of the 7 Deadly Sins

It’s been a week since we returned from France, and Iceland. Like any diligent (geeky) tourist, I reflected on my time in these two beautiful countries, as I fell asleep at the ungodly hour of 6pm like clockwork. Getting over jet lag has never been one of my strengths.       Speaking of strengths,…

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How This CPA Feature can Help you Live a Better Life

Cat Cover CPA Magazine

Just came back from France. This surprise was waiting for me! Ok. I admit it wasn’t completely a surprise. The fine folks  at CPA Alberta (Labonneau and Nathan), Dustin and Adam at Laughing Dog Photography and I got together in August to put this together. I am extremely honoured to be on the cover of…

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How to Still Get your Heart’s Desire when Plans Go Awry

I’m in Paris. First time. What an absolutely chill, yet bustling city. Back when we were planning for the trip, which I thoroughly enjoyed (almost, as much as the trip, but not quite), one Anthony Bourdain advised against planning too much. This would be the number one error that ‘alpha planners’ like myself do. When in…

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