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Hi, I'm Josh.

Thanks for stopping by! I consider myself a humble explorer and I posted this website to primarily collect my thoughts and explorations that I want to share with my circle.  Thoughts on what?  Well my personal Vision and Mission and how Entrepreneurship and Lifehacking allow me to channel my innermost passions to bring the most value to entrepreneurs, visionaries, and people who want to live the best life they can.  I've relentlessly pursued finding the best ways to grow and build people, companies and communities and I want to share what I've found as an outlet and in hopes to better learn from YOU and the people I surround myself with.  Thanks for dropping by and if you find something useful please follow and share it on social media.

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Ever since I was 16 years old I was an entrepreneur.  I got my first commission job knocking doors and selling lawn services.  Although many dislike door-to-door sales it is what gave me the tenacity that still serves me today and allowed me to find a way to interact and create dynamic conversations with almost anyone.  After that, I started my first outdoor beautification company at 18 and over eight years grew it into a multi-million dollar organization with over 80 staff, later selling it.  That first business taught me about sales, leadership, management and growing an organization through bootstrapping and being resourceful.  Along with my incredible management team we worked 14 hour days, 7 days a week for 8 months of the year to serve 25,000 customers annually.  After selling SpringMasters, I came aboard with my long time mentor Ben Stewart of Canadian Property Stars.  First heading up one of their locations in beautiful Vancouver, then progressing to National Sales Director overseeing all the locations across Canada and later starting their national contact centre.

By that time, the entrepreneurial flame was starting to get bright again and I left Property Stars to start my second company, GoWrench.  GoWrench is a technology and service company that "brings auto repairs and more right to your door."  We have been called to Uber of Mechanics or your mechanic shop on wheels if you will. Founded in Hamilton, ON and serving Hamilton, the Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa, and Vancouver.

The vision for GoWrench is simple.  To innovate the way we fix, maintain and enjoy our things.  We are constantly pushing to innovate the auto industry and the way service is delivered.

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SpringMasters

SpringMasters was a property beautification company I began when I was 18 and sold it when I was 26 (2012).  Completing over 10 million in sales in the course of owning it I sold it to Canadian Property Stars and it continues to be operated by one of my best friends!

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GoWrench

GoWrench has been described as the Uber of auto service.  We specialize in bringing mobile mechanics or detailers to your home or work during the day, evening or weekends.  Successfully raising over $500,000 from prominent investors as well as the Government of Ontario, GoWrench operates in over 47 cities!

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Golearn.io

GoLearn is an online learning platform dedicated to enhancing the human experience through application of the best knowledge. With a proprietary formula geared to teach in a way that works best for the student we deliver content online and through events. Our mission is to create life balance and lift the world through knowledge. Our first GoLearn Growth Conference is happening Sept 21st, 2019 and tickets can be found here

Life hack (or life hacking) refers to any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life.
— https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_hack

I am a curious explorer of how we can live our most elevated and conscious lives. Whether that be through finding optimal health, creating the best relationships you can through understanding and successful communication methods, or finding ways to increase your productivity at work or at home. I believe that by focusing on the right things, and doing them right we can achieve far more then ever before.

Lifehacking Methodology

Use data and metrics whenever possible to ensure you can track your improvement.

When there is no data points possible (i.e unstandardized findings or emotional states, like your state of happiness) find an understandable way to measure it (ex: “On a scale of 1-10”)

Lifehacks compound - Utilizing health, productivity or relational hacks can compound and create greater effects then initially thought possible. Just like interest on a investment, your life can grow with time and the level of effectiveness of the lifehack/methodology.

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Increasing the joy where I spend my time.

I’ve broken it down into four areas that most people I have spoken to wish to improve their clarity on. Relationships, Health, Productivity and Fun (or passion).

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This wheel is simple but gives me a good macro view of areas to check in on and then set intention and action to improve. Most of these areas can be improved by following the productivity subsections… get knowledge…then apply (or execute) that knowledge. So in areas I wish to improve I go and seek knowledge on the topic through books, audiobooks, mentors, podcasts etc. Then formulating my plan of action based on the new knowledge and then applying it is key. Once applied then I try to check in and apply any sort of metrics I can to validate that it did in fact work out better or do I need to go back to the drawing board and seek more knowledge to achieve the desired outcome.

 

Speaker

One of the things that brings me great joy is connecting with audiences. With hundreds of speeches, trainings, and pitches under my belt I aim to connect with audiences to get the right message across.

 
 
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ENTREPRENEURSHIP - What’s your drive?

Entrepreneurs don’t just start companies… they are everywhere. They work in the corporate world, they work in small business and of course they start companies. Entrepreneurs are people who have a need to innovate. Whether you are an entrepreneur or have an entrepreneur in your organization let’s talk about how to foster entrepreneurship in your organization or self.

 
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Funding - Getting creative

Every organization or business unit needs funding to thrive but there’s way to make the dollars stretch farther and finding synergies is key. What if you can get 2-5x the results with the same budget. Lastly, what happens when your runway is getting short? Let’s talk about how to get creative and take decisive action to bring sales up and cut costs in the most effective way.

 
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the fascinating new sales journey

Sales is a necessary part of every business whether you are self employed or have a multi-million dollar organization. Sales and Marketing have changed an unprecedented amount in the last 3-5 years. Understanding your buyers journey is key. Understanding where you come in to help them along and how to craft your message is critical to your success.

 

the inner demons holding back your success

You want you and your organization to be as productive as possible but with mental health taking center stage and causing more sick days and unproductivity than ever before let’s talk about how to deal with the inner demons holding back your success and what they do in your organization and your personal life.