What I hope my kids will be when they grow up

Wikipedia defines Entrepreneurship as the "capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit”. While it’s true that any business must make a profit in order to enable the owner to continue to operate and make their mark on the world, I believe the greatest gift of Entrepreneurship is the ability it gives the creator to make a life. To me, being an entrepreneur has meant that I could take the time to spend a month at the hospital with my dying father, take my daughter to check out her new digs at university on a Thursday morning, and rearrange my day when my son developed a mystery rash on a Friday. Working for myself has created the freedom that I never knew when I worked in the financial industry, tracking vacation days and commuting on the GO Train each day.

I think so many of us want our children to have a better life than we do. My life is filled with day after day of exploration, fulfilling work, wonderful people and challenges that constantly keep me on my toes. I can’t imagine how my kids could have it better than I do, but I know that I will always encourage them to do what they love, but to do it for themselves.

What is your biggest dream for your kids?

How to gift Mom proof of a life well lived...

Looking for a bit of downtime in my inbox the other day, I clicked on an article about leading a happy life.  Considering the crazy that 2016/2017 was in my home, I felt like this would be a worthwhile read.  

One of the suggestions that jumped out at me was 'spend money on experiences versus things. It seems that experiences create “happiness residue,” and our perceptions of these experiences often get better over time. 

Another point was that happiness is not derived from attaining outward signals of success, but rather seeking satisfaction from new and novel experiences in pursuit of a life well lived.

This inspired me to create a special Mother's Day gift package to give Mom a 'new and novel experience' complete with a keepsake to encourage 'happiness residue'.  Click to reserve your package below.

(Want to read the whole article on leading a happy life?  Click here.)