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Stanley Park

Welcome to Stanley Park, Vancouver’s first, largest, and most beloved urban park!

Stanley Park is a magnificent green oasis in the midst of the urban landscape of Vancouver.

Explore the 400-hectare natural West Coast rainforest and enjoy scenic views of water, mountains, sky, and majestic trees along Stanley Park’s famous Seawall. Discover kilometres of trails, beautiful beaches, local wildlife, great eats, natural, cultural and historical landmarks, along with many other adventures. The park offers a wide range of unforgettable experiences for all ages and interests, including Canada’s largest aquarium.

Stanly Park Vancouver BC

Stanly Park Vancouver BC

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Written By Stefan Oskar Neff

From Zero To Hero

Why The World Picked Me

 

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When we arrived home, life went back to normal. I felt like nothing was good enough. I constantly looked for the approval of my parents, never thinking that I should be satisfied with the love and approval from myself. I was grasping at straws, trying to get my hands on any glimpse of happiness that came my way. Trying to recreate the feeling I had when we had gone camping, but it was no good. I felt empty and unfulfilled. I didn’t know what to do or how to fix it. I thought that maybe this was just the way life was.

When I was 14 years old my older brother got me to try some pot. I liked it and started drinking at 15. By 18 I had moved out and started using cocaine. I was high for 1 year straight because I had finally found the good feeling that I longed for. But it only lasted as long as I had the cash to keep it going. I tried to keep myself working, feeling good and getting high but it was hard. I gave up and moved back home, because it was a guaranteed job for me.

In my 20s I thought there must be more to life than going from one relationship to another. I was basi- cally sleepwalking through my life at this point. Wan- dering aimlessly, looking for the answer and finding none. Day in and day out, I was yearning to find my truth.

All the fears that I created in my own mind & influenc- es from my parents, came forward into my relation- ships and I was trapped into playing them out time and again. Was this serving my own growth? Absolutely not! Why was this? How do I change it?

Each relationship started out amazing, or so I thought. But the truth was, there was nothing amazing about them except for one or two magic moments here and there (just like my parents). There was a lot of anger around my relationships and that was the true cause of pain in my life. I seemed to be unconsciously seeking out painful situations all the time.

 

 

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The Top 10 Business Growth Secrets!!!

Top 10 Business Growth Secrets!

Explode YOUR Business!

Using Make YOUR Mark’s TOP 10 Growth Secrets!

Secret #1: Many of us as entrepreneurs start our business with incredible passion and eventually end up doing operations, production and management tasks that we truly do not enjoy. Always be passionate about your role in your business and hire people to do the rest.

Secret #2: Always have a plan for your business. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. What are your personal goals and the goals for your business? Always know why you are in your business and keep reminding yourself of your goals. In fact, I say call goals “promises” instead, as they have a much stronger emotional impact and meaning. Keep true to your promises to yourself!

Secret #3: Do you know your market? Who are you selling to? You cannot be everything to everyone. So, what niche markets are you after? You may have a few product lines and/or services and each may have their own or similar niche markets. Determine exactly what they are for your business!

Secret #4: Do you truly know what your cash flow is in your business… and I mean truly know?

At MYM we have a detailed 12 month cash flow analysis tool that lets us know exactly when our clients may encounter cash crunch or cash rich times in their businesses. Allowing you to relax and properly prepare every aspect of your business for growth this year.

Secret #5: Do you know exactly what your break-even is for your business?

The formula is very easy and is critical to truly knowing what revenue you have to make in order for your business to break-even every month. Take your revenue and minus the “cost of goods” from it and divide that number by the revenue again. This will yield your gross margin. Now, take your total overhead (salaries, expenses, rent, phones, etc.) and divide it by the gross margin and this is your true break-even.

Example: You sell computers for $500 each and they cost you $250. Your gross margin is ($500 – $250)/$500 = 0.50 (50%). If your salary and over head is $3,000 per month, your break-even is $3,000/0.50 = $6,000. This means you have to sell $6,000 worth of computers (product) just to cover your costs and only thereafter do you start making money!

Secret #6: Many entrepreneurs work extremely hard in the beginning of their businesses and do not take home any income. If you calculate your break-even above and do not include your income… you are truly not breaking-even. Always include your income as the company owner.

Secret #7: Always maintain full control over the bank accounts and cash in your business. Often we gain trust with our bookkeepers and start to let them take control. Here are the items to always control in your business:

  • Ensure that all cashed cheques that are returned to you by your bank are only opened by you as the company owner. This allows you to check all the signatures and ensure that each cheque is to a known vendor.
  • Never let anyone have blank cheques. Only give your bookkeeper the right number of cheques for each cheque run. Otherwise keep all cheques locked away.
  • Most important! If your bookkeeper will not take more than 7 days consecutive leave, this could be a flag that something may be up! Once a year hire a temp. bookkeeper that has no personal relationship with your bookkeeper to double check everything – very important!

Secret #8: In the 21st century many entrepreneurs and business owners want to give their key employees ownership in their businesses or have them earn a percentage of the company in order to keep them. Giving shares can become very complex especially if you start to have problems. Think of profit share which essentially gives them the same thing without them becoming a shareholder.

Secret #9: We are all in our own businesses to make money, change the lives of our family and most of all to have fun. When you first start out you are probably the most poorly paid person in your office, working many hours for very few dollars (working IN your business). With the proper plan in place you can see when this will switch over and give you incredible money for very few hours worked (working ON your business). Being in your own business is a tenacious game. Yet, with a plan in place and promises set, your future will be extremely exciting.

Secret #10: When putting your plan together always be looking at your exit strategy as the owner. If you are selling a product or service, how can you create an ongoing income stream (consumable or residual) that will build over the years so that eventually your monthly income is highly predictable and an easy asset to sell to a future buyer of your business? The key strategy here is that you should set your business up in the beginning with the intention of selling. Highly systematized business with good ongoing residual/consumables income is very attractive to a potential buyer.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this report are that of Make YOUR Mark and not meant to be legal or accounting advice in any way or form. Please seek the correct advice from your local legal and accounting professionals.

you can email colin at Colinsprake@gmail.com

Author: Colin Sprake is the CEO of Make Your Mark, a Canadian company of live seminars, online entrepreneur academy and live accountability groups that have helped 10,000’s of Entrepreneurs achieve rapid results in small business growth and development. Colin is a best-selling author of ‘Entrepreneur Success Recipe’ and trains for BMO, Sun Life Financial, Scotia Bank, T.D. Bank and lives by the tagline Business With Soul – putting heart back into business!
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Achieving Outrageous Business Results In 12 – 24 Months

7-Steps To Achieve Massive Success In Business – Step 6

Step 6: Celebration, Acknowledgement & Recognition

This is probably the most neglected step in the entire process, and yet it is one of the most important. I live by universal principles which dictate that what you put out there is what you get back. Therefore, when you acknowledge and celebrate your successes, the Universe gives you more to celebrate about. I advise creating a daily habit whereby you celebrate what you achieved the day before to keep you on track and to get you into the habit of celebrating. Even the smallest of successes need to be celebrated to continue to put out into the Universe that you want more to celebrate – and guess what – it always delivers!

It is also essential to recognize your daily achievements and write them down. You will soon start to see that a bunch of small daily successes turns into massive recognition and acknowledgement for what you have achieved. You will be amazed what you have achieved on a monthly basis when you write them down daily.

If you can’t manage your own mental attitude, what makes you think you can manage others?
Why is it that often those who believe they would be the best managers of others — if they were only given the opportunity — haven’t learned to manage themselves properly? Before you can ever have any hope of managing others effectively, you must first learn to set an example for others to follow. It is simply impossible for you to inspire others to high levels of achievement if you cannot inspire yourself to do the same. Don’t make the mistake that many others make by saying, “When they make me a manager, I’ll show them I can manage.” The first move is yours. You must first prove yourself worthy.