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Unapologetically Canadian

Episode 1 · 2 years ago

Resolutions 2020

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My resolutions for 2020 include: business clarity, the creation of intellectual assets, financial independence, generosity and resiliency. For a list of the measured actions, inspiring podcasts and blog posts, and measured actions or to comment on the ideas, view the show notes at https://traceyarial.com/blog/resolutions-2020.

My name is tracieril and I am unapologetically Canadian. Happy New Year. It's two thousand and twenty. I cannot believe that we're starting a new year and I can't believe we're starting a new decade and it's two thousand and twenty. When I was a kid, I thought that we would be writing around a little personal jets by this time and that things would be completely different, and instead I'm facing a climate crisis that's bigger than we've ever seen. We've got tragedy in Australia, tragedy here in Quebec. We actually have a government that this is is a xenophobic and now they've decided to change the ethics and culture. Course, we have so many grave situations. So the way I'm going to handle this is the same as always. I'm going to be positive, we're going to go forward and my two thousand and twenty resolutions. This is, of course, since we're beginning of the year. I'm always start with a year with resolutions. And why it's important to do those? Because you can't create something if you don't have a vision of what you want to be. So my vision is that we can solve this climate crop crisis that we will. Obviously we've done everything we can individually and now we need some collective action and I'm confident that we will work together to do that. And, by the way, welcome to meg it and Harry. So excited to hear that you're going to be spreading part of your time in Canada. This is really good news and I'm I love that you're looking at financial independent joined the financial independence movement. Talk about a movement that has legs, and you're also you've decided to join Canada, and I'm just so excited to welcome you to...

...part time living here and I really hope that next time, when you ask for a meeting with the Queen, you'll actually say yes. So congratulations on your move and there I don't know if you've checked out their website, but I highly recommend it. It's clear and it tells exactly what they hope to do, and yet it also talks about who they are, without without discommobulating their roles as public figures and their personal side, which is also one of my goals for two thousand and twenty. I'm going to divide out my personal life from my business life, although I've always seen them as very distinct. I've never taken on despite the fact that I love Chris Ducker's uprenter movement. I've never conflated my brands and my business life with my personal life. I've always kept them quite separate and I'm going to continue doing that in two thousand and twenty, and it's actually going to be a little bit cleaner than it was because, as you know, I mentioned in my last round up, I've created a I've turned notable nonfiction into a company which is a publisher of courses and books and what workbooks, everything connected with books, workbooks and courses. That will also be so those all of the things that will that where I have to license my copyright too. I am going to be continuing to be an author, a journalist and a creative entrepreneur, because obviously my blog, posts, this podcast, any journalism that I do is going to be under my own copyright, which means I'll be signing contracts for that in or setting up that independently. I want to make sure that I have very clear...

...copyright and so everything that would normally be licensed, like a book or something that has a limited time period to it, then those will be going through notable lot of fiction liuited and which is ducument are remakable in French in case I decide to do some books in French, and I applied to do more of that in two thousand and twenty. On the personal side, that's my personal update. My personal word for this year is share. As you know, I've had personal words of creativity community. I've changed my entire life because of my taking on community as a as an action local. So now I'm want to be taking on share. Should be really fun. My websites are still my business plans are almost done because I've differentiated. I'M I've created three business plans. Well, actually, I'm co creating one, so that won't be done for a while. That's the couse business plan. We are now five years old the nonprofit cooperative that I helped co found five years ago. So we're taking another five year plan so that we can move forward with helping your donners live, basically eat locally all year round, and so the farmers markets, the equiponics, the mobile lap, the recipes and things will all still go on to that, although personally I'm also creating a series of cookbooks that will be gluten free and so that people can live seasonally even if they're on a gluten free diet. So the first one should be coming out on the first one will be Spring, which will come out on March twenty one. That's the one that I'm working on now and I'm we vamping my basic gluten Free Book Cook Book to so that the two of them will be released at the same time and eventually there will be five, the basic one plus one for each season, and I'm combining even though I told you before I...

...have the eight seasons. Instead I'm combining them. I'm only going to do spring, summer, winter and fall for the cookbook because I think that that's a really clean if you eat seasonally and you divide it up into four, then it's it can be really clean. So that's on that side. On the historian side, I'm still working on the family history and genealogy, and so I've been revamping my profile your ancestor course and that will be launched also in the spring, I believe. The Profile Your Business Course is about to be launched. I'm really excited about that. Profile Your Business is my course that helps people go through tell the story about their business and, as I said, I really believe in separating your personal brand from your business brand, and so profile your business is really the story about the business and what it's trying to accomplish in the world. And I got some really interesting ideas from Burne near Myer. He's written a book called scramble. As you know, I've also been looking into behavioral science and so a lot of people who work on behavioral science. I've been looking at their book and I just read the book scramble from Martin Niemere and he points out three things. He says that a company has a purpose, which is never changing, a vision and a mission. The Vision is obviously how you how things look in the world, and the mission is and what you're doing right now. So just on the notable nonfiction, for the purpose of that is to publish true nonfiction in the world. So that includes courses, books for any project that I'm emphasizes truth and accuracy. So That's notable nonfictions purpose. But the vision that I see for it is because I'm using it for my own work and any work that...

I'm collaborating with. I see it right now for in this is for the next ten years as the very strong imprint of all works associated with traceyrial as an author and a teacher. So that will be courses, that will be books, that will be, like I said, the things that are short term products, not my opinion pieces, not my journalism and not my podcast or blog, which is completely about my personal identity as a creative entrepreneur. So that will separate. I think that will be separating things were very nicely so that I can create like clean licenses for products it. The vision that I see of that is actually to have a whole series of products for each so, for example, profile your business right now is a course, but eventually it will be a book and it will be a workbook and an audiobook and all of those sides as well. So profile your business is a very important product under the notable nonfiction bread. So to give you a different idea, cause, which is the coop. Our purpose is to help people, particularly the people, and we're done eat seasonally the year round. It's not going to change. It doesn't change, But the vision has changed incredibly since it's first started. At when it first started we were thinking about opening up a store, one single place, and instead we've created pop up markets. We have an aquaponics location and a shed at Grandpoota Ja, but we don't...

...have one place. We have three places at the moment, and so that's completely different than what we thought we were creating at the beginning. We also at the time we're a workers coop and we expected the organization to be creating local economy jobs, and it ended up being not creating very many jobs at all. As better of fact, we still don't have any full time employees. But what we did create is a bunch of nonprofit projects, and so now we are a nonprofit solidarity coop, which means that we now have more than a hundred and fifty members. We're moving for so so our business plan for the next five years will be developing that concept even further. But our purpose hasn't changed from from the beginning. It's always been local abundance, and now we've cleaned it up a bit in terms of now we're talking about local abundance in terms of food, growing your own food, but it means the local abundance we has never changed and that the purpose is still the same, but the vision and the mission have changed, because those things do change. So it's pretty exciting. I'm really excited to clean up that in terms of other parts of the resolution. So yes, so as I finish the business plans, then the websites will be cleaner and we'll be moving that forward. On also, basically, and now have three different websites that I'm working on. I also have a few nonprofits that I work with. I still work with the Professional Writers Association of Canada and we're actually in a big, huge transition. Next week we'll be having a meeting to determine whether we fold the organization and combine with the Canadian Writers Guild to create a new organization which will be a union for freelancers, creative freelances of all types, not just writers.

So that's really exciting. I I'm very excited to see how that moves forward and to combine, to collaborate with so many other creators in Canada. Safe EMF, which is the project that talks about electric magnetic fields and the danger there and what works on getting more research and understanding and safety on the on that part is also underway. That's another project, another personal project that I'll be cleaning up in two thousand and twenty. I'm still going to be working on it. I'm quite excited to see where that goes as well. Will be talking at the CRTC is holding hearings, so we'll be talking about that. I really think that this we're in a stage where the companies actually fully know that elected magnetic fields are dangerous and they've even talked about how they will protect people from them, and yet they're still refusing to paid in making people safe easily. There's absolutely no reason why my husband should have had to create a nickel lined, nickel Titanian lined poach so that I can wear my phone when I listen to podcasts when the companies know that they could make things safe, safer for people. They can't make them a hundred percent safe. No products a hundred percent safe, and I think that, but they can make them safer and they can admit that they're that it's not just heating that causes a problem, but that these also cause a problem biologically, and I'm really hoping that the movement moves changes from right now at a dichonomy between people say, Oh, they're a hundred percent safe, that's absolutely nothing to worry about, and people who understand that there are that these things are a problem.

So I'm looking forward to seeing how that moves forward as well. In terms of other terms of the rest of my resolutions, so I have I'm continually working towards financial independence and I was really inspired by a podcast with an interview done by the people with self publishing show. They did an interview with somebody from the Financial Independence Movement and the Financial Independence Movement had in that particular interview they talked about three different facets, basically invest well, spend less, make more, and so I thought that was really clean way to present financial independence. And since I've been learning about personal investing, I'm going to continue doing that in two thousand and twenty and I'm also going to be focusing on earning more. CLEANING UP MY business offers will help, hopefully help me do that. Obviously you'll be seeing a lot more launches for me this year. Profile Your Business is going to be launched in the next week. Profile your ancestor will be launched shortly after that. Profile your basically right to grow, which is my personal project, will be launched after that. If you want to support any of those projects, I look forward to working with you. Also, if you just want to have a strategic call with me. I offer stutute half our strategic calls for fifty and you can also work with me to create a book, and that usually creating a book can work out anywhere from five thousand to fifteen thous as a process, depending on how much you want me to do and how much you want to do. So those are the offerings that I'm going to be improving in two thousand and twenty as well.

So I think that's it for me. I look forward to presenting I was telling you last week about an interview that I've done with Evelyn and I'm looking so looking forward to presenting her process, which is called evolve, to you next week. And so, in the meantime, welcome to two thousand and twenty and I hope that you're planning on a bumper year as well and looking forward to presenting you a podcast every week and these actually I should tell you what's got happening. So for those of you who are following me on video, I'll still be doing one video a month about the creative entrepreneur life, and that will also be a podcast with an apologetically Canadian. So that's about a personal update and how things are going on the resolution side and what creative entrepreneurship is the unapologetically Canadian people. You can continue to look forward to having interviews with individuals who are artists, entrepreneurs, food people, farmers. I have some really interesting farmers coming up. I interviewed, actually, they'll be one in French coming up, because I interviewed one of our farmer who does our fruit for the market. Looking forward to presenting that. I also interviewed Miriam and Paul from wildflower farms. That will also becoming they've created an incredible or an incredible business out of their love for wild flowers and I'm looking forward to presenting that. And I have one coming up with two with Lucy Angelin, who is one of my colleagues in genealogy on Psalm. She's amazing...

...and she's also a textile artist. And so you'll continue to get some fabulous interviews with Canadians who are making a making a big move and all, as always, I'll be finishing every podcast interview with them about what is a Canadian and what are you Canadian and why? And so I should finish in two thousand and twenty. Yes, I'm still a Canadian and to me Canadians, being a Canadian means multiculturalism. I'm really taking a stand on that. Considering what the government in Quebeca is now doing, I am so I will continue to say more high because to me that's part of being Canadian, is that I get to be both an anglophone and living in French in Quebec, and I can plan to continue doing that. I also think that being a Canadian is helping out of the world. So I'm really happy to see that we're sending water bombers and firefighters to Australia and I my heart is with everybody in Australia right now. We are with you and climate change. I think that can Canada, has a big opportunity to help comeback cut climate change in a collective fashion. The way we've created a federal country which is more collective than it is individual, right next to the biggest individual country in the world. So I think that we can create, we can help create collective action for climate change to and I'm really proud of that and I'm looking forward to being a part of it. So here's to solving the world problems in two thousand and twenty thanks. Thank you for listening to an apologetically Canadian. This episode was brought to you by aerial view courses. Our courses are designed for people...

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