Everyone has their dream of a perfect life.

Mine is having the people that mean the most to me be happy and healthy. And, waking up every morning to the sunshine and beach – being able to do whatever I want.

No worries.

Now let’s get back to reality.

Ottawa is known for snow not beaches. It’s April and there is still snow on the ground.

I’m a father and businessman. I have a lot of responsibilities, commitments and a whole bunch of people that depend on me.

I have two shops to run – one with my partner Dawn, I have my team, clients….the list goes on.

And, just like everyone else – I have to deal with problems and stresses. Sometimes they are spread out – sometimes they come all at once.

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Finding a balance.

You can’t run from your responsibilities or your problems. We all have bills – most of us have to work to pay them. Unless you win the lottery and money isn’t an issue.

My life hasn’t been easy – I have worked hard and hustled for everything I have. Nothing was given to me.

But – we all have a story.

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What I have learned is that life is all about finding the right balance.

I have found things outside my career that I am passionate about – things that make me happy and feel good.

I love football, running and spending time at the gym.

The blog is my creative outlet – my voice – it gives me so much satisfaction.

In life you have to take the good with the bad.

My advice to you is find an outlet – music, painting, running, cooking, writing – anything that you are passionate about.

Find what makes you happy and do it.

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I like to think that I am a nice guy. I love my family and will do anything for them. I try to always be there for my friends and my team – whether it’s supporting their career, business, a fundraiser they are having – basically doing whatever I can to help them out.

That is why I am so grateful, when people do the same for me.

So, I just want to take a moment to say thank you.

Thank you to all those who read and support my blog. It means a lot to me.

When I see people sharing my blog posts – it gives me such a great feeling – just knowing they connected with something I wrote. It’s awesome.

I look forward to sharing more with you in the weeks and months to come.

So stay tuned.

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