In part 1, I wrote about the early days of my career – starting at BMO and then at TD. In Part 2, I wrote about finding out what was next and reaching my immediate financialgoals. In this post I’ll describe the steps I took to leave the corporate world and join a start-up andContinue reading “My Own Personal Career Pivot – Part 3”
In part 1, I wrote about the early days of my career – starting at BMO and then at TD. In this post I’ll get into the critical three years where I achieved my financial goals and started thinking about what was next. In 2018 I was 37, my sons were out of the babyContinue reading “My own Personal Career Pivot – Part 2”
In spring, I resigned from my corporate job after 15 years to start a role in a startup. Over the next few posts, I am going to talk about this pivot and give updates on what I am learning from this new “world”. First a little story about my career so far. I started myContinue reading “My Own Personal Career Pivot – Part 1“
Mid-January I became the owner of my second ever property. I bought a house back in 2008, a little Townhouse where I grew my family. And when I saw that our mortgage was about to finish, I thought why not get a new mortgage! I like mortgages. They are a big pile of money aContinue reading “Lessons Learned from Buying an Investment Property “
I stopped writing in this blog mid-way through 2020. I felt my brain was saturated. Days felt relentless – job, kids, family, worry, missing loved ones – and evenings were tiring, doom-scrolling Twitter. Every Covid morning kicked off a series of tasks to be completed, last one being sleep. One downside of kids always atContinue reading “Looking back at 2020”
A side effect of being alive is that bad things happen.
This is the story of Ryan Keay, who at 38, started on a fitness path that eventually led him to race in Spartan obstacle courses, while shedding 50lbs along the way. In this highly inspiring interview, Ryan and I talk about what made him start and what it took to get to where he isContinue reading “Pushing Fitness Beyond Mental and Physical Limits”
If you are currently in the mood to simply stay in your pajamas and check Twitter every 5 minutes or just cut out the world and cuddle your family, then go for it. You do what you need to do to survive some of the worst weeks of our lives. However, if you are lookingContinue reading “Five Ways to Level Up Your Life Using New-found Extra Time in Quarantine”
This is the story of Joanne Dong, an independent consultant, currently focused on solving challenging problems in US Healthcare using technology. In this in-depth interview, Joanne and I speak about her journey from growing up in communist China to becoming a consultant and the many pivots she made along the way.
This is the story of Vidya Thangirala, a true world traveler, who started a new life in New York City in her mid-30s. And over the last three years made it her new home. In this interview we discuss what it is like to build a new life in one of the busiest and mostContinue reading “Starting Over in New York City”