The Accidental Journey

My final thoughts on real estate

Dec 19, 2014 / 5:00 am

This will be the last column I write on real estate. Largely because at the end of the year I will be handing in my license. After 20+ years of working in land...

Housing prices to skyrocket?

Dec 12, 2014 / 5:00 am

As most of you know, this column was started with a focus on Okanagan real estate. Over time, more and more columnists started covering the real estate sphere...

The secret to internet success

Dec 5, 2014 / 5:00 am

2014 has been such an exciting year for me in many ways. Lots of lessons, progress and of course a few setbacks. A firm grip on the reality of life reminds me...

Don't stop dreaming!

Nov 28, 2014 / 5:00 am

On Wednesday evening I drove through the Bow Valley in Alberta. It is my old home town... the first place Jackie and I moved to in 1988 when we emigrated. We...

The magic of thinking big

Nov 14, 2014 / 5:00 am

You may have read the book with the same title. I did many years ago and it supported the way I have always tried to make decisions. In his iconic book, The...

Lest We Forget

Nov 7, 2014 / 5:00 am

Every year at this time of year I post a video of my Grandmother to my Facebook page. She is a great lady at a grand old age today and what is more, she has...

We can get on together

Oct 24, 2014 / 5:00 am

I was in LA this week. I witnessed such crazy and unusual circumstances as I strolled along Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Blvd. A far cry from sleepy Peachland in...

Keep it rubber side down

Oct 17, 2014 / 5:00 am

This time of year, I always worry about which friends of mine will get caught going off the road in adverse weather conditions. With a little preparation most...

How low can you go?

Oct 3, 2014 / 5:00 am

Have you ever felt that gut wrenching feeling when you have had to cancel a project you are working on or didn’t make your goals. It is a low feeling...

Finding the smart money

Sep 26, 2014 / 5:00 am

Recently I had the privilege of working alongside André Voskuil, a local guru in the world of Alternative Financing. André has quite the...

Disruptive innovation

Sep 19, 2014 / 5:00 am

Last night I was privileged to be able to speak at the Greater Westside Board of Trade business awards dinner. I talked about Innovation and Collaboration...

Brangelina and Celebrity vs Philanthropy

Sep 12, 2014 / 5:00 am

This week my wife wrote a blog for our charities website, I thought you may enjoy reading it here: I was planning to write about the incredible philanthropic...

Managing your personality

Sep 5, 2014 / 5:00 am

Years ago while I was running one of my first businesses my wife was amazed at my resolve to simply agree with my clients demands for a replacement product...

New Real Estate Brokerage in town

Aug 29, 2014 / 5:00 am

Move over “big guys” there’s a new brokerage in town featuring local expertise, long standing experience and a fresh boutique approach. ...

What is a journey without a destination?

Aug 22, 2014 / 5:00 am

I would call it a joy ride... You see a planned project or business has a destination. It may be an ongoing revenue stream, it may be a business value or an...

Going home to a bully!

Aug 15, 2014 / 5:00 am

Finally, after three months in New Brunswick, I am back home in the sunny Okanagan. It is a delight to be home and the lake, vistas, people and climate never...

Learn to delegate effectively

Jul 18, 2014 / 5:00 am

I have the pleasure of witnessing people delegate tasks quite often. Sometimes with tremendous success and sometimes with disastrous consequences. I have...

A reliance on technology

Jul 11, 2014 / 5:00 am

Last weekend, I lived through the remnants of Hurricane Arthur slamming into the east coast. I am currently at CFB Gagetown with the Army and luckily we came...

Fascinated by anyone else but me!

Jul 4, 2014 / 6:00 am

I was looking for inspiration for an article this week, so I decided to do some research on trending Google searches. Essentially, looking to see what news...

When dreams take flight

Jun 20, 2014 / 5:00 am

The fear of taking the first step can be so overwhelming that we may fail to advance a tremendous idea. For many people a number of excuses prevent them from...