Category Archives for Happy Daddy

We’re Going To Augusta!

When I was growing up my Dad had some sayings that he used on me that have stuck with me to this day.  One of them was ‘the world doesn’t owe you a living.’  That one’s my favorite because it’s taught me if I want things in life I’ve gotta work hard for them.  Another […]

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Wannabe Entrepreneur – The Best Job in the World

Fail fast so you can succeed sooner.  About 15 years ago I made the very first advertising sale for a brand new golf magazine dedicated to covering junior golfers in the Greater Vancouver area.  I can still remember the feeling of exhilaration combined with downright fear when the first advertiser wrote a check for $400.00 […]

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My Total Lifestyle Change

Today I’m proud to say I’ve lost about 20 pounds since June!After our beach trip this year I made a commitment to change my lifestyle because I wasn’t feeling like my energetic self anymore and I was heavier than I like to be.  And my back was suffering because of it​.I couldn’t swing a golf […]

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Time Capsule 2016

Most of the posts on 4Plums will get better with time when we can look back at them and say ‘remember when?’  The purpose of this site is to chronicle some of the memorable moments and special times that have happened in our lives.  There are a few posts about cool moments that happened to me […]

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The Six Stages Of Making A Change

I’m a big believer in having multiple streams of income.  Instead of putting all of your eggs in one basket, I think it’s a good idea to add to your bottom line from a variety of sources. My five year plan aims to add more streams of higher income because working 8-16 hours a day for […]

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When There’s a Why There’s A Way

Have you ever daydreamed about the things you would do if you won the lottery?  I definitely have.  Sometimes on my drive to work I fantasize about how I would spend our millions…a rental house at the beach, trust funds for our kids and travel plans for entire summers.  I actually envision the conversation I […]

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The Baseline & Starting Point for My 5 Year Plan

The other day I wrote about my My Five Year Plan to meet my three long term goals of having Randa leave her job, spending more time at the beach during summer vacations and having me ultimately start working from home.  The ultimate goal is to reach these targets within five years but I’m hoping I […]

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3 Long Term Goals Towards My Five Year Plan

Today I dragged myself into work after spending a day at home yesterday while Randa took the kids to Dollywood.  It’s always so hard to go back into the office after being off for a day and even harder after a lengthy vacation.  About an hour into my work day I realized it just wasn’t […]

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Would You Rather Live in North Carolina or Vancouver?

I get asked this question all the time: Where would I rather live…North Carolina or Vancouver?Now that I’ve lived in the Tar Heel State for six years I feel like I’ve got more insight to be able to answer this question fairly.  But when answering this question, it becomes more than North Carolina versus Vancouver, […]

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Yesterday Is Here To Stay

A special thanks to my mother and father-in-law for making Yesterday here to stay.  When Sydney was born I didn’t know many baby songs beyond Rock-A-Bye Baby or Jack & Jill so I used to sing her one of the only melodies I knew:  Yesterday ​by the Beatles.  Every night I put her to sleep […]

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Leave a Legacy – The Expectant Father

I’ve been in panic mode during the last five or six years because I’m desperately trying to leave a legacy for my kids.  When my wife told me we were going to have our first child in 2010 something inside of me went off like a time bomb.  We both had pretty good jobs but […]

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