What Makes Success?

This is going to be a rather simple post, or rather a simple question.   I want to know what people want to read about, and what topics to cover sooner than later.

What means the most to you in terms of learning and advancing?

  1. Career Success (Growth at Work)
  2. Financial Success (Investing & Wealth)
  3. Personal Success (Family & Relationships/Health & Fitness)

I want to help as many people as possible with what I write, and I’d like to know what you feel would be the most beneficial, and most interesting for all of you to read.

Comment your answer below, and share with your friends so we can all benefit from the knowledge I can share.

For personalized help email alan@climbtosuccess.ca and I’d be more than happy to help you with your personal Success needs.


Back to Reality

All good things come to an end right. After spending a week in what is basically a paradise it’s now time to return home to the hustle and bustle of daily life.

As much as a vacation is an amazing feeling, and you can really distance yourself mentally and get into a true state of relaxation, it’s nice to come home. By the end of every vacation, I always feel ready to come home. As strange as it is I end up missing work. I don’t feel like I’m getting bogged down, or worried about the amount of work piling up, I just eventually start to miss the day to day hustle and bustle I’m used to once I’ve spent a couple days relaxing.

If you truly love what you do like I do, I’d think that you too may end up missing the satisfaction you get from a job well done after a solid week of leaving your mind completely at ease. This week of not a worry on my mind, and never without a cold drink in my hand has left me fully relaxed, fully recharged, and ready to come back at full strength and not risk burning out anytime soon.

If you can’t step back and relax and enjoy some time to yourself, then you should. It’ll inevitably help you along your own Climb to Success.

Until next time,


You Don’t Get What You Want With Thoughts

“The universe does not give you what you want through thoughts. It gives you what you demand through actions.”

I love this quote in its entirety because it holds true in the lives of virtually everyone. Sure some people have gotten lucky, but the vast majority of us have to go out and work our tails off day in and day out to achieve what we want. So what is it you’re thinking about all the time that you want? What can you do to demand that thing from the universe? I promise it isn’t coming your way just by thinking about it, get out there and make it yours.

I’m still on vacation, but this quote just couldn’t wait until I got back.

Until next time,



This week I’m out of town taking the opportunity to rest my mind and keep the burnout at Bay. This vacation is more than just a test though, a vacation to me is a time to consumer information without distraction. A great time to read a new book, meet new people, and become a better version of yourself, all without the common distractions you face at home.

Have a great week everybody!


Be In Control Part 1

Over the course of time countless motivators and authors have echoed this philosophy, if you’re not in control of your own life, you can’t get to where you want to be.

Sean Whalen is one the most memorable for me, with his writing about the Core 4 principle, meaning that you must be on control of your Power, Passion, Purpose, and Production. I think of this in a much more simplified way, so read on to find more.

Being in control doesn’t necessarily mean you have people who report to you in the business world, or children looking up to you. It doesn’t necessarily mean you manage anything external at all, the one thing you must be in control of is yourself. What does this mean though? There’s a few aspects of ourselves we can control on a daily, weekly, monthly basis, so we can start there.

Be in control of your body and mind. This sounds easy right? It isn’t. At the end of the day you control your body and mind, you control your workout routine, you control what information you take in, whether you sit around and watch TV or read a book. You control these things. Your body and mind are the most important things working for you on a daily basis, so if you don’t take care of them, how can you expect them to work the way you want them to for you? Would you put regular grade gas in a super high performance sports car, then leave it idling for hours? Probably not, but when you spend your days eating junk food and sitting around watching TV this is the way you’re treating your body. Think about that.

Control your mind. You control the information you consume on a daily basis, and unlike a computer your mind never fills up, you can keep adding more information. You can choose to binge watch your favorite Netflix series, or you can choose to read a book, listen to an audiobook, even watch educational content on YouTube or a good documentary. If we fill our minds with useful new information constantly, these seeds of information will grow into a wealth of knowledge over time. If you fill your mind with nothing but TV then that’s the knowledge you’ll gain, but if you watch/read educational or field related content then in turn that knowledge will grow.

Being in control doesn’t mean doing these things when you feel like it either, you have to make these things habitual and consistent. You can’t diet and exercise 2 days a week and expect great results. You also can’t watch TV for hours a day 5 days a week and read a couple chapters of a book on the weekend. You need to be consistent and help yourself develop these habits and grow.

Let’s work on mastering our bodies and minds and I’ll be back soon with part 2. If you can do this, that’s another step forward on your Climb to Success.

As always if you have questions or comments, you can reach me at alan@climbtosuccess.ca.

Until next time,


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