School starts Tomorrow!!!! Something you may not be aware about some students….


So I know this weekend, there has been a lot of conversations around Syrian refugees. And it is an important conversation that hopefully opens eyes and challenges hearts.

Now, we are focused on #peegate.

However, I would like to make you aware of something else.
School starts tomorrow. It is an exciting time for many as they are going forward to pursue an education to get a job. To contribute to society in some way. To feel better about themselves. To be better people.

The problem is as school starts tomorrow, there will be many students that will not have a place to stay. At our orientation Friday, several hands went up when asked who needs a place.

I understand that there are many issues surrounding this topic. Here are a couple;

If you call a potential and say you are a student, there is hesitation. If you say you are working, there is more openness to rent.

The cost of coming up with in some provinces, not all, of coming up with one month’s rent plus one month’s damage deposit.

You say live in a Hotel? The Y on Beatty and Robson costs $900 a month. Which being a student, is above my own personal price range.

I find it odd that in a country where we say that we value education, that we would allow students to be homeless. An unsettled student is going to be an disorganized student. A disorganized student will be an unsuccessful student.

We are better off with successful people doing what they are good at.

So be aware and educate yourself on the issues in Syria. If you need too, have a good laugh at #peegate or whatever scandal that comes up today.

But, maybe we can be a bit more aware that there are some Post Secondary Students that will start school living on the streets.

A Morning Rant-For those offended by Steve Poloz


For those that are offended that Steve Poloz suggested that jobless University Grads work for free, consider this.

There are many people who have started a business that work 24/7 365 days a year to ensure it’s success. Many times there is little to nothing on their plate. In other words, they work for free.

There are single moms and single dads that are working 2, even 3 jobs to either save money to go to school. Or, go to school and need to make ends meet for their family. In other words, they work for free.

There are many qualified people who come to Canada and cannot get employment because they do not have “Canadian experience”.

As much as people are talking about current job trends for university grads are low, I might suggest something different. Many companies have voiced that a good chunk of grads are some of the most unprofessional, uninspired, and entitled group they have ever seen. Many come to work dressed unprofessionally. Some have even brought Mom and Dad to the interview and even the job.

Sorry to break the myth, but your University Degree does not entitle you to the rock star job, fancy house, fancy car and fancy family. You have to do some hard work, even some s$$$ you don’t like. Even the super rich have had to do it. So, you will have to as well

If you read his words closely Poloz is actually suggesting that you be innovative, creative and seek out opportunities to put yourself ahead of everyone else in the job market.

Heaven forbid we encourage innovation, creativity and ideas to young people. That’s so offensive. (sarcasm)

Agree or Disagree: A Post-Secondary Education guarantees success


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It’s that time of year again!

The time of year where we begin school! Some kids started Grade 1! Others started High School!

And of course, others started Post Secondary.

Post Secondary is the step towards a work career. Your dreams, your passions, your desires. Maybe you have dreams to change the world! Post Secondary can help with that!

Maybe you have dreams of financial security! Post Secondary can help with that!

Or can it? Does Post Secondary education guarantee success?

Agree or Disagree: The Law of Attraction


Don’t think I  don’t notice you.

You know who you are. Because there are many of you. Many of you in Social Media world are advertising for it. And, you have many supporters. It seems, some will spend money exploring this concept.

The Law of Attraction.

What is the Law of Attraction? It is the idea that attract into your life whatever you think about. So, what you think about your relationships or your career goals have come in part because of your thought process on these.

For many people, this works. They agree and believe it because of the things they have seen in their own life. They can tell you stories.

For others, there is skepticism. Maybe they have tried this, and it does not work. Or, they have seen a friend or family member try this philosophy and didn’t work.

So, if you are believer that there is a Law of Attraction, why?

If you do not believe that there is a Law of Attraction, why not?