Santa, All I Want For Christmas From A to Z : The Saturday Weekend Review #246

NOT EVERYTHING FOR CHRISTMAS COMES WRAPPED IN A BOX   I often reflect on just how lucky I am to have such a wonderful family and know that I don’t need anything more but happiness in my life. Money is nice too BUT it won’t make or break what it is inside my heart. This has become my new rich and because of the way my financial mind has changed over the years no one can stop me from putting family first, not even money. I won’t make this a long post today because I realize most of you will be out doing some last-minute Christmas shopping, wrapping gifts, baking, drinking, partying and maybe even catching up on sleep.   Just more smiles   Funny how the mind of a child works. Perhaps adults could learn a thing or two about looking outside the box, literally. Yesterday as the doorbell rang and Mrs. CBB opened it to find more Amazon deliveries waiting to be brought in the house. If you’ve ordered from Amazon Canada you know that every box comes with the signature arrow from A to Z. Our son can’t understand why Amazon keeps sending us boxes of smiles. […]

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What if the customer ahead of you was short cash?:The Grocery Game Challenge #4 Mar 24-30,2014

WOULD YOU PAY FOR THEM?   The last thing you want to have happen while paying for your groceries is that you are short cash. Not everyone has a credit card to pay for groceries to pick up the perks nor do they care to use a debit card to pay transaction fees where applicable. In fact many people use a cash envelope system to budget their expenses and the grocery budget is included. This means that they carry only a certain amount of money with them when they go grocery shopping. Most times they keep this money in an envelope or a separate area. If you are someone who only carries cash while grocery shopping being short  cash at the check-out can be embarrassing for some and for others they simply wave it off as no big deal. Deep inside though we wish we didn’t have to put items back once they are already scanned through. Having enough money to pay for whatever we need at the grocery store is important but not everyone is that fortunate. Planning a grocery shop using the sale flyers, coupons and other savings avenues such as Checkout51, Cart Smart and Snap Saves is […]

Your minimum wage job might be your success: PF Weekly Grab a brew #64

REFUSE TO GIVE UP   We all want to be successful yet for the average person success comes from hard work and never giving up. Never giving up are powerful words and I’m sure many of you out there have said them to yourselves time and time again. I know I have. Whether it was while I was running or having to prepare for a job interview or meeting someone very important and I was nervous like the CEO of my organization. Preparing your resume is only one part of getting a job, keeping the job and moving up in the company requires a set of skills only you can provide as your negotiating platform for the bosses. I’ve always tried to be a leader in everything that I do which even includes motivating myself because I believe that success doesn’t come from others strengths it comes from your own. If you want to be successful in your career you have to get rid of that negative mindset that so many people carry around with them. Remember that we all have problems. It’s how we choose to deal with these problems and whether we allow them to affect out life […]

PF Weekly Grab a brew #42: A stranger opens his wallet for me unexpectedly

That Moment When You Make Someone Smile   Just before Thanksgiving this year I wanted to write a blog post about simple ways of giving to others especially if you don’t know someone. I also wanted to talk about how to say thank-you for that kindness and how to continue that chain of repetitive nature that we should all crave and that’s a daily smile. I always try my best to do the proper thing when it comes to etiquette and being a good person whether it’s with a stranger or in my relationship with my wife and those that I love. I hold the door open, help someone pack their trunk and even reach items off the top shelf at the grocery store. I get a thanks and a smile in return and I’m a happy guy. I know I’ve made someone’s day when I can go out of my way and help them out. It’s quite amazing the feeling you get inside when you have the ability to help others in any way possible. Most times we help people and don’t even know we have helped them whether it be from a learning experience or simply sharing our […]

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