We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them — Albert Einstein

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The ability to solve problems and successfully navigate challenges is one of the few qualities that differentiate star performers from average ones, it also differentiates happy and fulfilled people from others who are anxious and miserable.

Problem-solving is important to success and happiness because it enables us to exert control over our environments, learn unique insights and improve personal performance and quality of our relationships.

Mastering the art of solving problems is not only restricted to work or business settings; it also…


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When I ask small business owners what they need most in their business, I get the same answers every time. More clients, more revenue and more profit!

I will show you a quick hack to find a minimum of $50,000 in business revenue without spending any extra dollars on marketing or ads.

The Buyers Journey

Have you heard of the buyer's journey?

This is the journey me, you and most people we know go through before making a buying decision.

This journey often starts with intrigue or awareness of a product or service. For example, you see an ad for…


Without spending extra on marketing or advertising

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When I ask small business owners what they need most in their business, I get the same answers every time — MORE CLIENTS, MORE REVENUE AND MORE PROFIT.

If you are like 99% of the business owners I speak with, you may often feel lost or overwhelmed as you try to navigate through all the various options available these days. Websites, SEO, email marketing, Facebook or Instagram ads, and so on…

If you are feeling overwhelmed and struggling to get more clients to grow your business, I understand your pain and I have…


How to increase revenue and profit monthly at a minimal cost

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I have two questions for you. That revenue and profit goal of yours, do you still walk around with it? Are you doing everything but still feel like you are chasing shadows? If your business is struggling to grow revenue and profit, you are not alone. I feel your pain.

The pandemic has been challenging for small businesses. …


#4 Con Artists

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In my recent podcast episode with Leighton Healey, we had a robust conversation about entrepreneurship. Leighton is a serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of establishing, launching and growing successful companies. In this article, I share a summary of the insights Leighton shared during the episode.

Entrepreneurship is the buzz word these days.

Many people are quick to call themselves entrepreneurs and generally want to model themselves after Elon Musk, Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. I certainly have been there myself in my early days of entrepreneurship where I dreamed of fame, glory and financial success.

However…


#1 Resume readers will be both man and machine

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I recently received an interesting and important question on the role of conventional resumes in job search over the next decade or so. This question was asked by a recruiting professional in the not-for-profit space with a specialty in creating employment opportunities for marginalized groups.

As a career consultant with insider experience on how companies vet candidates, this question was a good opportunity for me to put some thought into how we use resumes today and how that might change in the coming decades. …


Catalytic events are historical occurrences that cause important changes. How can you build wealth in the middle of one?

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Life is filled with uncertainty, especially in times like this!

We find ourselves in the middle of a pandemic that has triggered an economic recession, escalated racial tensions and increased political instability. All of these factors have amplified financial anxiety which has inevitably taken a toll on our collective physical and mental health.

Analysis by the Institue for Policy Studies shows that since the pandemic started, a staggering $6.5 trillion in household wealth has disappeared and the collective wealth by billionaires…


4 steps to upgrade your life

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I recently celebrated my 27th birthday a couple of days ago, and this was an excellent opportunity to slow down and reflect on my journey and growth over the years.

I moved to Canada with my family as a 17-year-old, and unsurprisingly this came with many challenges. There was the culture shock, the weather shock (it gets very cold in the winter!) and the challenge of finding new friends and adjusting to a new country.

That being said, these challenges were very welcomed and they forced me to focus on my personal growth and…


Yes, your next job interview is within reach!

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As a professional recruiter with a focus on accounting and finance roles, I regularly come across hundreds of resumes daily. I am also usually in constant conversations with different companies across multiple industries to get a sense of the types of candidates on paper they are looking for. In this article, I share 3 easily implementable hacks that you can use to upgrade your resume and increase the number of interview call-backs you get.

The 3 Hacks I will talk about:

  1. Navigating Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).
  2. Differentiating yourself with your Accomplishments.
  3. Demonstrating…

At the most basic level, influence and persuasion hinge on arousing specific emotions in others.

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Persuasion is the art of swaying others and winning them over to your ideas or proposed course of action. People who are persuasive or who have influence are skilled at winning people over and adjusting their presentations to appeal to their audience.

A couple of years ago, I was privileged to be part of an exciting start-up competition called RampUp Weekend Manitoba. The premise for this competition was simple, about 50 competitors pitched their business ideas to strangers. Competitors then tried to persuade others to…

David Owasi

I can find any business over $50K in 45 Minutes | business coach | aceyourbusinessacademy.com

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