Ego Part 2: The Beast That Lies in Plain Sight

This is the continuation of my previous post on the Ego which can be found here. “A nation is born stoic and dies epicurean” – Will Durant   Let’s say you defeated the odds and became successful even with a large ego.   You fooled people and your delusion passed for confidence, ignorance for courage

The Key is to Hustle & Execute

Exactly 1 year ago – I started instaMek as a somewhat real business i.e not just me and Asem out of Remedy Café answering phone calls from Kijiji and then coordinating everything through a random Excel spreadsheet and writing work orders on the back of napkins. 1 year later we are almost 10x bigger and

Ego Part 1: The Beast That Lies in Plain Sight

I know I told everyone that I’d write every month, just to keep my writing skills sharp. I clearly messed that one up. Which is why I took more than 2 days off for the first time since December 2014 – to recollect, ponder, read and then write. For my masterpiece three-part series – I’m

How to Get “Lucky” in Life

In my last article I talked about how people let their dreams die young by getting too comfortable and eventually start rotting away. They don’t like their jobs or where their life is heading – because they know it’s going exactly where I said it was. However, it’s easier to tell someone to stop being

Why Dreams Die Young

  I remember back in the day when I was a 22 year old child and had all the answers to life. I had never worked a day in my life but I excelled at everything I did at the point, which wasn’t much but still. I thought I knew everything and I would preach

5 Ways To Preserve Your Mental Energy

It’s been a while since I posted my last blog post but I have a good excuse. Working on instaMek has been the most ego destroying venture I’ve been on so I’ve been a little low on the arrogance and self righteousness that I’m known for. At the end of the day though, excuses are

9 Things I Learned in My 26 Years of Living

Today is the day I enter my mid to late twenties, which now means I’m officially old. That also means I’m also able to pass my acquired wisdom down to the younger generation of kids, from someone who has been there and done that. I originally had 26 things written out but I cut it down

The Everyday Struggle Part 3 – The Launch of Something New

This is the 3rd and final part my everyday struggles; the constant struggle to something productive with my life. I started out with the car washing business using little kids as employees, then the stock market and now I’m moving on to bigger and better things. On a side note, I bought a new iPhone

The Everyday Struggle Part 2

In last week’s piece on my everyday struggles, I talked about my first business and the lessons I learned. We learned that eight year olds make terrible employees and plans that might look good on paper don’t always work out. This week, I’ll talk about my next venture as an active investor that didn’t go

The Everyday Struggle Part 1

This is going to be multi-part series of the struggles that I’ve gone through in the last 2 years in creating a new company that is actually profitable. As my homie Drake says “I heard once that they would rather hear about memories than enemies, Rather hear what it was or will be than what