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Longevity – A duct system is important to you, and like anything that’s important to you, you want it to be around for a long time. Air can circulate through your HVAC system 5 – 7 times a day, so it’s important that the system remain clean. Keeping your system clean will help ensure that you don’t need to replace it sooner than necessary. An HVAC system can last well over 25 years. Thermostats can last up to 35 years. But if the system is not cared for properly, you could find yourself replacing it in as little as 10 years.

System Efficiency – Repairs to your HVAC system can cost a fortune. However, maintenance to your system is much more affordable. Cleaning your HVAC system can increase the efficiency up to 40%, which could drastically reduce the cost of your energy bill. Proper maintenance is much cheaper than having to replace your entire HVAC system.

Air Quality – Air ducts that are not cleaned regularly can collect dust, mold, pet dander, cobwebs and more. If these things are not regularly cleaned out of your system, they can seriously affect the quality of the air and maybe even create bugs in ducts. You wouldn’t allow these things to build up anywhere else in your condos, so don’t let them build up in your ducts in burnaby!

Play with the best

So what do you do? Here are your options..

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1. Continue to play with them

OR

2. Choose to NOT to play with them.

Knowing how this MAN plays and knowing who I choose to surround myself
with in the present moment and the future I made a very simple, non-emotional
decision.

I DECIDED NOT TO PLAY WITH HIM ANYMORE.

Here is the Coolest thing Horseman.

This principle apply’s to everyone and every area of your life.

YOU CAN WISH PEOPLE WERE DIFFERENT.

or

You can simply get REAL with how they play and from that position make a
a decision to continue to play or to run away.

This apply’s to Clients.

This apply’s to students.

This apply’s to family.

This apply’s to Friends.

This apply’s to everyone you come in contact with.

BUT WHAT IS NOT OK?
BITCHING AND MOANING ABOUT HOW SOMEONE PLAYS….

….and yet continuing to play with them!

I am grateful I learned this with this man while my business’s were relatively small ($1.5million/ YR)

At the time it cost me $100k+ and 5 other relationships.

In the future it could have cost me Millions had this happened 2 years from now!

So the way I look at it?

Was a great tuition invested and great lesson learned.

I am grateful for this man.

I am grateful he showed up the way he did.

His behavior altered the direction of my WarHorse Brotherhood forever.

SO MY QUESTION FOR YOU?

WHO IN YOUR LIFE DO YOU KEEP PLAYING WITH ,
BUT AT THE SAME TIME KEEP COMPLAINING ABOUT
THAT IT IS LIKELY TIME FOR YOU TO
“STOP PLAYING” WITH THEM?

Meaning….
Who do you need to let go of TODAY because of how they choose to play?

As always.

Email me.

let me know.

Would love to hear from you.

Betrayal Machine

IT IS SO EASY WHEN YOU STAND IN SCARCITY TO LOSE SIGHT OF THE LONG TERM VISION OF PROSPERITY!

So I sat there unable to believe what was happening.

• A Man I trusted
• A Man I had invested hundreds of hours in.
• A Man I had invested $30,000 in.
• A Man I had positioned in a key position of power in my business.
• A Man I thought I could trust with my MACHINES.

A MAN WHO MESSED UP.

This Fuck Up was short sided and came from scarcity.

• Cost me $100,000+ Dollars.
• Cost me 5 clients.
• Cost me hours of frustration.
• Cost me a friendship and a brother.

WHAT WAS AT THE CORE OF THE PROBLEM?

===> SCARCITY <====

In what way?

LEADS.

Because of a short sided perspective of scarcity and shortage of leads in his own business this man I trusted cross promoted his at an event for my marijuana trimmer machine which directly in conflict with my bud trimmer….

….in the middle of (at the time) the most important event I had ever built.

It would have been one thing if we were on stage at a neutral event and we could have competed for the business.

But this happened inside one of my own events in the hallways and restaurants while I was busy running the event.

This particular event I had invested $125,000 to put on and hundreds of hours to produce the trust with the relationships of the men in the room.

Not only that?

I had spent a year positioning him as a leader in that group and so the room trusted him inherently because of positioning equally as much as they did for his skills.

THIS ROOM WAS FILLED WITH MY BEST CLIENTS – PEOPLE THAT LOVED MY CANNABIS TRIMMERS!

He was one of them.

And now he is not.

NOW I DON’T HATE HIM.

(Although for roughly one hour I am glad that he was not in my office
or I would have crossed the line into physical abuse I am certain.)

WHY?

Because although I felt Shocked, betrayed, Hurt and Angry…

…WHAT WAS THE REALITY?

He did what he did because from his eyes and from his world it
made sense for him to do it.

The Truth?

If I put myself in his shoes I could see 100% why he felt justified.

I knew he couldn’t understand my position.

• He had never built a large business.
• He had never built larger events.
• He had never put together a group of men like I had done.
• He had never faced the frustration of having someone swoop into his backyard and when he wasn’t looking create chaos.

HE LITERALLY HAD NO EYES TO SEE.

When I confronted him on what to happen guess what he said?

He had had no intention to hurt me or to cause conflict at the event or confusion
for my clients.

I believed him.

I loved this MAN and I still do to this day.

BUT HERE IS THE REALITY CHECK.
YOU CAN NOT OUTRUN THE CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR ACTIONS!

Even if your actions were in ignorance.

So he is no longer my client.

I AM SAD.

But at least now I know how he plays.

YOU SEE.

YEARS AGO I HAD A MENTOR TEACH ME SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL.

He said,

“You can spend time pissed off at how people show up in the marijuana business around you or you can simply deal with what is and realize…

….that is how they play!”

• That is how they play.
• That is how they play.
• That is how they play.

Once you know how people play you have a choice…

 

To be continued..

2014: Year of Execution

What a challenging, scary, crazy, and wonderful year 2014 was! In the beginning when this year started about. I had called it the year of execution.

Why?

Because I just wanted to jump in & do it! I remember the beginning of the year quite well. I was in Calgary, blessed to be among friends, in a cold, barren land. That guy who was once an investment banker, was now a employed to serve patients at a doctor’s dental clinic making $12 bucks an hour. It was enough to pay for my food but I had a vision of creating something greater. I had membership to entrepreneur startup videos, that were there to inspire me to create something of my own.

horsing around

After a couple of months of cold calling existing and new patients, I had an opportunity in february, to finally take the plunge. I spoke over the phone with a gentle man of an Australian accent. How did I come across him? via the zentrepreneur group. He asked me a few simple questions that immediately expanded my mind. I msged him on fb, in my moment of excitement. He knew how to capitalize on that.

Hey, Thor, I know a little bit about viking & greek mythology, troy, the wooden horse that conquered all. Had a little bit of small talk, and then he asked me … tell me about your product. I started talking about Replenish.. and then he forced me to think bigger. That’s what good mentors do. He asked me, ok so how much can you sell this for? Me: $29

Can you package it bigger? Ya … maybe $100

Him: what are people actually buying from you when they speak about this product?

Me: .. self confidence.

Him: Ok..so I have a system made just for that. I had a trainer that went through my system, who used to sell $20/month training to 100 people.. so he was making $2k/mth and what he did was .. created a bigger package of $5,000, in the last 3months, he has sold 30 of these packages so far. The way it works is people go through his video training and at the end of the video, they go on a trip to bali. The cost of which isn’t too bad to be honest.

So he has ended up making $150,000 in past 4 months, and on his way to making $450,000 in his first year of business.

That completely opened my eyes. In my mind new venture had expanded from being quite difficult to something very big, and still realistic. The horse had been unleashed!

I had almost no money, so I ventured out on basically, credit card debt!

8 months later. I have a business with clients that pay me more than 1k/month to help them grow their business. Each new client to me is worth 1k/mth atleast and how have I acquired most of them? Primarily via word or mouth.

But I have a new method that can bring me 5 new clients per month and I cannot wait to unleash its full potential in the coming months!

Ernesto’s horse

Now back to his horse. By swimming across the river he showed himself to be equal to the leper colony despite, his high social economic status and education. He metaphorically closed the gap between the divisions of society on each side of the river. His action indicated that there is no difference between the doctors and the leper colony; he demonstrated the equality of the two societies in comparison with each other. It is important to note that his courageous action was a result of his leadership skills. Ernesto attempted to display the equality between the two societies, and by the end of the movie he had succeeded. This equality was demonstrated during Ernesto and Alberto’s good-by scene from San Pablo, where the doctors are seen without their lab coats and gloves around the leper colony. Both the patients and the doctors were dressed the same, which represented social equality between them. This resulted from Ernesto’s strong leadership skills due to his extraverted personality.

According to one study done by Hirschfeld, Jordan, Thomas, and Field (2008), extraversion is linked to leadership

What can we derive about Ernesto’s horse from this?

Ernesto’s horse was analyzed using the Big Five model theory. His beliefs and behaviour best described him as an extraverted individual. Once he is introduced to the indigenous population of South America, and to poverty he starts to witness the injustice and social diversity that exists between the indigenous and those of Spanish descent.

Ernesto attempts to close this gap between the two societies by giving a political speech on the unity of races in the nation and by swimming across the river to metaphorically connect the upper-class society to the low-class society. Ernesto’s actions and beliefs result form his extraverted personality, which shows his leadership potential, outspoken, and dominate character.

By expressing his beliefs in his speech and swimming across the river he, claims that humans are all the same, no matter what their ethnicity or religion is, they are of the same species and there should not be any social diversity between them based on their social status or race.

5 Traits of Personality

Now, lets dive deeper into Ernesto’s horse. After that courageous speech – which left no room for criticizing his character. Nonetheless, his character can be analyzed by using one Overarching Theory that can explain his personality, in this case the Big Five model. The Big Five is a personality theory constructed of several concepts including: consciousness, extraversion, neuroticism, agreeableness, and openness to experience: See this Big 5 Wiki Article

This theory was developed in order to reduce the size of traits; each concept of this theory contains several traits. For instance, conscious individuals are efficient and organized; those who are open to experience are curious and intelligent; extraverted people are outgoing and
dominant, while agreeable individuals are kind and affectionate, and lastly neurotic personalities are described as emotional and anxious. An important aspect of this theory is that it is orthogonal, meaning that it is possible to score high or low on one or more of the theory’s concepts.

bigfiveFor instance, is it probable for an individual to score high on both openness to experience and on extraversion. Another aspect of the Big Five is that even though it is simple to understand, using the concepts may be misleading in determining behaviour at times due to its large quantity of sub-traits (Bruce, 2010). Additionally, the concept that best illustrates Ernesto’s personality from the Big Five is extraversion. Individuals who are identified as extraverted are classified as active, outspoken, dominate, forceful, adventurous, talkative, assertive and more. Most importantly, these individuals are more socially engaged with others, and are likely to be involved in the community.

These individuals are more prone to become leaders, and are also, more likely to hold moral judgments (Bruce, 2010). This knowledge will provide a more enhanced understanding of Ernesto’s behaviour and beliefs based on his personality.

Ernesto’s personality can be observed by his beliefs and behaviour. For instance, Ernesto’s birthday speech about the unity of the people of Latin America (Nozik, & Tenkoff, 2004) illustrated his belief about the equality of the citizens of Latin America. This political speech aids the understanding of his beliefs that erupt from his personality. His speech demonstrates his moral beliefs, outspoken personality and social engagement in advocating a change in the society. According to arman expert’s furnace cleaning HR manager who conducts psychological tests on all his cleaning staff in vancouver – this extraverted personality can be observed in activists and civically engaged individuals. This suggests that Ernesto’s personality can also be perceived by his behavior of swimming across the river to join the leper colony for his birthday. This courageous behaviour emphasizes on his belief about social equality.

Beliefs & Behaviour

Lets kick off this blogpost with a story of courageous Ernest. If you’ve heard of this story before, then this will make a lot of sense and how it relates to everyday people go through to “tame their horse”. Watch the clip from the video to gain a better understanding.

His beliefs and behaviour can be observed during the end of the movie when he gives his first

political speech to the doctors and nurses. In his speech, Ernesto emphasizes the unity of Latin American individuals, and claims that they are of a single race. He expresses his belief of “the separation of America [as] false and [the] uncertain[ty] [of the] nationalities [as] completely fictitious” (Tenenbaum, Nozik, & Tenkoff, 2004). Shortly after, Ernesto walks to the dock with Alberto following him. Ernesto asks Alberto if he has seen a boat for him to use in order to get to the other side of the river. Once he realizes that a boat is nowhere to be found, he starts to take off his shirt and pants, as he informs Alberto that he desires to spend the remainder of his birthday on the other side of the river.

Alberto tries to stop Ernesto from swimming across the river, and he even reminds him of his asthma in order to discourage him from swimming to the other side. However, Ernesto does not listen and proceeds to make his desire come true. Soon after, Alberto’s yelling starts to attract the attention of people on both sides of the river. The crowd starts to cheer on Ernesto as he desperately gasps for air with every stroke. Finally, he fulfills his goal and makes it to the other side of the river. He spends the remainder of the night with his new friends.

C’est la storie de la Ernest. c’est la vie!