Miss Canada Zoom Boat


Press Release fro Jeff Mitchell re: Miss Canada Zoom Boat see attached

Check out this great release from Jeff Mitchell on Miss Canada V craft. Spread the word.

Looks like we are even picking up some press on the west coast.

Thought you might be interested to see the article that was just released by
Post Media in their top rated auto site; as well in the Vancouver Sun (see
Just got to work, mentoring entrepreneurs on how to get more referrals:

it was an honour and a privilege to show our boat at this year’s Cobble
Beach Concours D ’Elegance.  I have
attended all four Cobble Beach events.
We actually almost didn’t make it to the show. We had numerous trailer
issues, to the point where, I had actually called and advised the ACBS crew
that Miss Canada V would not be able to attend. But in the end we
persevered, we eventually pulled the rudder off the boat, and arrived at
Cobble Beach at 6 PM on Saturday.
They say “ there is no one with endurance than the one that sells insurance”

It was actually Alan McEwan, a long standing judge at Pebble Beach Concours
d’Elegance that introduced the concept of “Keels and Wheels” to me at the
North American ACBS show in Gravenhurst in 2009. And how at the Kirkland
Concours, they had included vintage boats in their program, very
successfully. So it was wonderful when Rob McLesse extended the opportunity
last year with Clancy Goodfellow and John Kutcy of the Antique and Classic
Boat Society to introduce vintage boats to Cobble Beach. And It turns out
that Rob McLesse of Cobble Beach, was across the hall from myself at Western
in the early seventies

There was gentleman there, by the name of Steve Plunkett, who has been a
significant part of all four Cobble Beach Concours D’ Elegance. A great guy
and very humble. Steve was the person that approached me eight years ago
about the possibility of bringing Miss Canada IV to his Fleetwood Country
Cruise–In in London. It was that phone call that put the wheels of motion
into play; and which ultimately lead to the making of the “Harold and Lorna
World Water Speed Champions” movie; and the involvement of Bobby Genovese in
the restoration of MCIV.

Always a small world !! And now I have been approached by Alyn Edwards, of
Peak Communicators Ltd., Vancouver to do an additional feature on the whole
Miss Canada story.
Here is the link to his article which was just released.

–       Miss Canada V with sedan top – that is myself at the stern of the
boat in the mid-fifties – notice any adults in the photo or even a life
jacket?   Clearly a different era !
–       Miss Canada V at Cobble – including Alyn Edwards and myself us in
–       Sign board on some of Miss Canada’s past

It was Jim Kenzie, that told me in 2013, that Cobble Beach Concours
D’Elegance was going to be a world class event. And boy was he right !!
Jim always told me he was an auto journalist; but he convinced himself that
he could do a boat story because it had a steering wheel and a motor !!



Jeff C. Mitchell, B.A. (Econ), CAIB
Honorary Member of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario Registered
Insurance Broker


J.C. Mitchell Financial Services Inc.
431 Bayview Drive, Suite 1,
Barrie,ONT, L4N 8Y2
T (705)721-7806 ext 225 / 1 866 721 7781 F (705)721-1556 / 1 877 721 1556 C

November 23, 2016 |

Mobile computer service, we come to you!


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September 20, 2016 |

Pop Quiz “I bought the diet book, but ate the usual foods.”


Pop Quiz

When’s the last time you did any of the following
“I bought the diet book, but ate the usual foods.”

“Planned to get up early but hit the snooze.”
“Took the course… but I didn’t do the exercises in writing.”

True confession. I struggle with as many of these things as the next person. Learning about something almost never causes change. True transformation comes from action, not thought. Change comes from new habits, from acting before you learn, acting in order to learn, from experiencing the inevitable discomfort of being willing to fail.

Today’s exercise – pick one new habit you are committed to creating and act on it now. Not in 5 minutes. Now.
To your success,

Teresa de Grosbois
Wildfire Workshops Inc
(403) 217-1782

August 25, 2016 |

How to Evaluate your team

How To Evaluate Your Team

Does your favorite sports team stink? You can tell when they’re awful. They lose more games than they win. Attendance drops. Ugly hashtags proliferate. And to top it off, their star player gets into a fight with a paper towel dispenser. It’s so bad that your fanatic friend is getting the tattoo removed of a game-winning play that he memorialized on his left buttock.

What about your own team at work? How is it doing? Do you measure your results? Are you on track or not?
Teams don’t always evaluate themselves. They should.
There’s no formal requirement to do so, and that’s too bad. What gets measured gets managed, as business guru Peter Drucker often said.

Here’s What Doesn’t Work

The closest that some teams get to an evaluation is the dreaded “reflection time” at the end of a meeting. It’s like a group hug gone wrong. The chair says, “OK, let’s go around and see how everyone felt about the meeting.” This is followed by utter banality with a small dollop of indifference sprinkled on top.
“I thought it was a good meeting.”
“Nothing to add.”
“Well, the donuts were fresh.”

This is not a team evaluation. This is avoidance. It’s not clear whether the overwhelming nonchalance reflects an inability to call out how bad the meeting was, or just a desire to get home to watch Real Housewives of Milwaukee reruns.

To get better, teams need to know how they have done. Ad hoc teams should evaluate their work at the end of a project. Permanent teams should evaluate themselves periodically, at least once per year.
The way to do this is to ask three fundamental questions:1) Did We Do What We Said We Would Do?

Your ad hoc team was given a major task; to launch a new product, install a new customer relationship system, or move the office to new premises. When the project starts, the team should establish milestones and objectives. Then, at the end, the team should ask these specific questions:
  • Did we complete our major project as planned?
  • How close were we to the timetable that we set?
  • Were we over or under budget?
  • Were other resources required?
  • What project details still need to be completed?

Using the project milestones that were established, it’s easy to measure your team at the end and say, “Yes, we got that done,” or “We were late on that.”
If there are shortfalls, ask why. Lack of resources? Too many projects on the go? Not enough commitment from management? Or did outside factors get in the way; for example, a legal case, a labor strike, or a big marketing initiative from a major competitor?

2) Did We Achieve The Results We Expected?

Whether you are on an ad hoc team, a board of directors, a sales team, or a small office staff, the measures of success that you pursue are similar.

  • Did we achieve the profitability that we aimed for?
  • Is our new program increasing market share?
  • How satisfied are customers with our products, services, or programs?
  • What kind of growth did we achieve?

You can’t simply say, “The team did a great job,” or “Time will tell….” You need to measure results in an objective way. If the results were not achieved, was it due to decisions that were made internally? Or was it due to external factors? In either case, the team needs to adapt its plans, aiming for improvement.

3) Did We Work Well Together?

This is the toughest question to answer. You’ll certainly know if your team is NOT working well together. There will be messy symptoms of what I call ‘team tension’. Someone quits the team. Angry emails go back and forth. And at meetings, you can cut the air with a knife because of all the bottled-up tension.

You can measure team cohesion by sending a short questionnaire to everyone on the team. Use an online survey so that results are anonymous. The questions don’t need to be profound. Rather, they simply need to gauge how people are feeling about team collaboration, what’s working well, and what could be improved.

  • What aspects of collaboration worked well for you?
  • What did not work well?
  • How could teamwork be improved?

Include questions about communication and trust – these are critical to team effectiveness. Use a 10-point scale to gauge levels of effectiveness on these two items. Be sure to give team members a chance to add their own comments and suggestions. They’ll respond with honesty. And they might bring up issues that surprise you.

You Can Take Responsibility

One final thought. You may be hungry for a team evaluation, but you’re not the team leader. Write a recommendation and make a case at one of your regular meetings. Prepare an evaluation plan, and make it easy for the group to agree. Others who are keen will appreciate your efforts.
Summing up, the three major questions will work well for any team that’s interested in improving for the next time. If you can answer yes to all of them, your team is doing well. Yet never take your success for granted, as the next challenge is just around the corner. Terrific teams are always improving.
Call me at 416 762-3453 or email me for training, team building, and facilitation. And we’re still conducting time studies – Mark
Creating Terrific Teams and
More Time For What Matters Most

August 14, 2016 |

Dr. Pete shared information on how to make informed decisions when buying herbs and supplements.

Can’t wait for my episode on Brad Poirier’s hot new TV show The Wellness of Being (, to be aired this fall.  I shared information on how to make informed decisions when buying herbs and supplements.  Do you know what to look for when you are in the health food store?  Call me today to figure out the best supplements for you:(705) 881-7615
Check out my Facebook page for more info:

August 14, 2016 |

There are a lot of myths about chiropractic care.


There are a lot of myths about chiropractic care.

Maybe you’ve heard the one that “Once you go you have to go for the rest of your life.” Some are even worried that they’ll somehow get “addicted” to chiropractic adjustments.

Let’s put these wrongheaded ideas to rest, once and for all. To do so, we’ve created a fun little quiz. Want to play? I think you’ll be surprised. Maybe shocked. Click here.

Yours In Health,

Dr. Kevin Arnold
BAK™ Clinic

Maybe you’ve heard the one that “Once you go you have to go for the rest of your life.” Some are even worried that they’ll somehow get “addicted” to chiropractic adjustments.

Let’s put these wrongheaded ideas to rest, once and for all. To do so, we’ve created a fun little quiz. Want to play? I think you’ll be surprised. Maybe shocked. Click here.

Yours In Health,

Dr. Kevin Arnold
BAK™ Clinic

July 25, 2016 |

How to Make More money by Leading With Love


In case you missed it – here’s the link from Morgana Rae’s webinar How to Make More Money by Leading With Love.

Check it out:

It’s an easy message that will cause profound changes in your earning power (like it has for me and others).

Here’s what people said about last night:
“Great webinar!”
“Fantastic call tonight. amazing topic.” “I love Morgana!  I need to meet her.  I hope I win dinner!”
“What a fun webinar event with Morgana!!”


PS: Morgana is coming to Toronto live on Wed Aug 10 to Summer Networking Bash! In the interview there’s a chance to win dinner with her when she’s in town!

July 20, 2016 |

Would added finances help your business?


FuturePlan is a company that specializes in raising finance.    We will assist the client in
obtaining traditional financing, and have a unique source of financing for projects over 10 million.   writing and financial analysis for companies that are looking for financing or are just interested in the financial future for their organization.    Services also include

  • margin analysis and cost analysis for companies presently in operation.

We can assist the following business at this time.

 Home builders
 Manufacturing companies for receivables, equipment and working capital
 Start ups with a maximum of $250,000. Can include some soft cost.
 Restaurants payments based on credit card sales
 Retail payments based on credit card sales

Other possibilities

 Purchasing Inventory
 Renovations
 Advertising & Marketing
 Acquisitions
 Working Capital

Please call to obtain information and start the process to your success

Thank you David Francis B.A,Sc (Engineering)  M.B.A
Phone :  705 717 9158  Skype  davidRfrancis  Email

July 15, 2016 |

Sampsons Body Balance is looking for Therapists, Nutritionists or Naturopaths


Picture your sign at 183 Bayfield St. where 35,00-45,000 cars a day will see it.
Sampsons Body Balance has an office available for health practitioners like: Therapists, Nutritionists, Naturopaths etc.

This opportunity turn key includes:
Free parking
Large treatment room fully equipped
Complete office setup
Point of Sale terminal/services
Phone and answering service
Some clientele
bookkeeping software
and much more.

Let’s talk. Please call Eileen Sampson 705-252-5531.

June 5, 2016 |
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