OK, so now that Oprah is not doing new shows … we’ve taken it upon ourselves to carry on the wonderful tradition of her “favourite things”. In this case, it’s our favourite productivity tools and apps. If that doesn’t sound as exciting as a free new car or a free trip to New Zealand, we…
My very first job was at our local convenience store. I’m not counting my local paper route.
One day I was in there buying my favourite candy, Popeye Cigarettes, and the guy who owned the store, and who basically lived in it 24/7, leans over the counter and says, “Hey, do you want a job?”
Being an agreeable sort of fellow … especially back then … I jumped on it and started stocking shelves with Coca Cola and Pepsi products a few times a week … after school and on weekends.
I even got to stock up the shelves with Popeye Cigarettes. It was heaven.
My pay? $3.50/hour. Cash.
I was 13 years old I think.
After a few months, the sight of dead mice in the back and the sticky cola residue on my shoes started to bother me a little.
I always did my work but I wasn’t as excited about it as I once was.
I remember back then wondering why that was.
Then, Summer rolled around and our father asked if I wanted to work in his construction drywall business.
Now, when my father asked something back then, it was more like I was being told I was going to do something. He just happened to phrase his statement in the form of a question.
So naturally, I agreed.
I gave notice to the convenience store owners and marched on. Sometimes I still drive by that store and take my son for kicks.
My new construction gig was going to pay me $8.50/hour which was insanely HUGE. I mean I thought I had hit the jackpot.
On the first day, my father dropped me off at a job site in Toronto. It was a three level hotel being built on the north side of a large park.
He introduced me to the job foreman and left. I was on my own in a whole new world.
We were out in Kitchener checking out an investor’s rental property after he had a previous tenant move out. We were expecting the worst but inside was left in … well, we’ll let you check it out for yourself! Tonight we have our Rock Star Inner Circle “Knights of the Round Tables” Member Event ……
I’m not sure this story has any purpose … stop reading now if you’re looking for a big lesson this week. It was Grade 12. I walked into my Guidance Counsellor’s office for my fancy dancy “Career Aptitude Test”. The results were a huge letdown. I thought I was going to hear that my razor…
Over the years we’ve learned it can be difficult to get simple answers to simple questions. Like, who is responsible for cutting the grass or taking out the garbage. This week we seem to have gotten more than the usual amount of these directed our way so we’ll take a stab at them. Now,…
When you’re investing you definitely have to research the community, the broad national trends and the property. But over the years we’ve watched some succeed and some investors give up. Why? Well, we believe having a clear vision gives you that missing ingredient. Let us explain…
There are so many options for almost everything we do. Our tenants and buyers have just as many options. How do we get them to find us?
Answering that question can be one of the most profitable things you do for your investment portfolio. Here’s one way.