F*ck goals

When I left my job to start my own company, I had to unlearn most of the things I'd learned. One of the things I'd learned while working in the corpo world was how to create goals. When I started building my own product, I had set a SMART (Specific,…

How to make a million dollars

I went grocery shopping last week. After I finished loading the groceries into the trunk, I pushed the cart back to the cart shed to return it. Upon returning it, I pop the buckle back into the cart lock and out comes a loonie, a one dollar Canadian coin. As…

Happy Rebirth Day

Thunder's clapping. Rain spattering on the window. Brief flashes of lightning. As I write this, I take a deep breath and smile for all the things I'm grateful for. I tend to get pretty emotional during my birthday. I tend to be deep in thought. Just about everything, y'know? This…

Hacking our thoughts

The only solution is to turn it off. I had a thought-provoking conversation with a friend yesterday. I asked, “is the world merely a reflection of ourselves?” I, for one, was going through turbulent times. Had this also caused turbulence in the world today? I have to be completely honest:…

The job that redefined who I am

"If you can work here, you can work anywhere." I stood there, overwhelmed by the pacing, by the constant beeping, by the heat. After the second day, I fell sick. I gave up. I didn't show up for weeks. I wasn't ready. After a couple of weeks, my…

Staying disciplined amidst flux

Close your eyes. Imagine you were thirteen again. You wake up to a warm summer day. No plans. No care in the world. You’ve got a whole day ahead of you. What do you do? It’s been two and a half weeks since I left my job. I…

I’m leaving my job during a pandemic

It was warm summer day in Toronto. It was the year 2018. A good friend and I just finished jogging a few laps while bouncing ideas back and forth. As we sat on the bench,…