Sunday, March 30, 2014

Thornhil Wealth Forum a huge success!

                      It was an amazing afternoon of learning and sharing at the Thornhill Wealth Forum, held at the Bayview Country Club.

                     Joey Ragona Founder of Strategic Business Academy shared insight on Creating a Business for True Freedom and  Claudia Harvey Founder of Dig it Apparel Inc. she shared insight on how she got here business started. We got to learn more about her experience on the Dragons Den and how she got the deal with Kevin O'Leary!

Claudia Harvey and Randy Ramadhin

Jim Pagiamtzis and Randy Ramadhin

Azhar Laher sharing insights on the afternoon

Joey Ragona sharing insights on Personal Development

Claudian Harvey sharing insight on being on the Dragon's Den


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Journey to 1000 blogs!

              It has been an amazing journey sharing insights and experiences with the world. It all started 5 years ago, I was speaking to an engineering company about networking and sales, during the end of the presentation I had mentioned the power of blogging (at the time I was researching)

  The engineers were very interested in leverage the blog with on the email signatures, adding value on  expertise in their industry to clients and network.

   Few weeks later I started my first blog and it was to begin a journey that would give me the opportunity to share insights  on experiences that I was having in Business.Life and Success.

    The first blog I shared caused an interested internet ripple. It caused a referral! I had also shared contest on 2 others sites.  That's a great way to start for sure.

    Since then the blog has evolved in some many ways. I have shared events, interviews, videos, articles and guest posts.  In July 2012 started doing book reviews and that has turned it an great journey (more on that later)

     Five years have gone by very quickly, I am glad I made the decision to start the blog and share, leverage my expertise to the world!

    The writing has evolved where I expanded the articles into  e-books on topics from Networking, Mentorship, Blogging, Engagement Marketing. Through that I have shared these topics to various groups all over  GTA and United States.

    In 2011 I attended an event on How to Publish a book held by Gerry Robert.I was part of mastermind group for entire year in Toronto. I had met Jean Guy Franceour who had connected our group with this awesome event.

  It was that weekend that I had come to conclusion that I could talk everything and turn it into a book!  It was exciting  weekend to make this decision amongst great friends. Fast forward to September 2013 and I get a call from Author and Speaker Dianne Ojar-Ali about the status of my book.

   I had inspired Dianne Ojar Ali to write her book Mrs. Fraud and You and it she wanted to see when my book would get done. She had me cornered  and I couldn't get her to change the subject!

     Due to her pressure and professional threats! (Wash her mini-van or else)That was enough. In less than 72 hours I had cover done and ISBN application complete!  It was great experience to work with amazing graphic artist  Michael Trapani from Icube8 Create to put the together the front and back covers. view covers

    When I first started blogging I never thought it would turn into a book!

  As you have read making this decision has open many doors and I have shared my story with friends in my network and they have to have started blogs. Rania Effat started Living out my purpose in December 2011. Learn more and others have started a blog to share their views and insights on life.

      Huge thank to amazing connections online who have been part of this awesome journey.

   Moral of the story:  Make a decision to start a blog today, it will take you on a journey to
      create experiences and lessons that an impact your life and others!     

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Monday, March 24, 2014

21 Connections; Solution Provider- Here are some great resources to help you grow

March/ April , 2014

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I'm here to help you grow.

Looking for some help marketing your small business?

Since 2008, I've been offering professionals to business owners in the GTA area. In that time, I've helped clients from as far away as Kingston to Ingersoll, ONT get the results they need to see their small business grow. And I'd like to do the same for you.

As a Constant Contact Solution Provider, I'm specifically trained to help small businesses like yours. A great first step that I highly recommend is starting a free trial of Constant Contact today. They have the online marketing tools you need to achieve the growth you want.

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21 Connections:4th Edition Newsletter, Events, articles and Interview with Richard Baker

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 Every week bring way you Learn, Speak & Social to grow your network and business. 

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Topic: Branding and Marketing: Cornerstone of your business
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Book Review: The System by Eric Lofholm
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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Book Review: The System by Eric Lofholm


The System by Eric Lofholm


                    Sales is not a complex thing to apply. There are many variables involved to be successful at it.  The System provides the answers you need to understand 3 areas and the systems involved to implement to created outcomes that you want.

           Eric Lofholm has created a platform that you Learn, do and apply in a effective and efficient manner to achieve success.
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Jim Pagiamtzis and Eric Lofholm
Jim Pagiamtzis and Erick Lofholm in Toronto in May 2011

Universal Seminars event a huge success!

            It was an amazing day of learning and sharing from amazing speakers. Doug Grady, Loral Langemeir, Erik Swanson, Ron White and special presenter Terry Gogna.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

21 Connections: Exclusive Constant Contact offer

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Thornhill Wealth Forum: Share Knowledge. Build Wealth Event March 29,2014 at 1:00pm-4:00pm

Attention ALL Entrepreneurs and Wannabe Entrepreneurs!
Please join the TWF on Saturday March 29 @ 1pm for an afternoon of knowledge sharing and discussion that will increase your net(work) worth and inspire your journey towards Financial Freedom. Please RSVP 
This is what you can expect to learn and discover:

Joey Ragona is President & CEO of Strategic Business Academy, a high performance coaching program for passionate entrepreneurs & JDR Investments, a privately owned real estate investment company that focuses on individual joint venture partnerships acquiring selected properties in Ontario for long-term wealth.

After successfully coaching real estate entrepreneurs beginning in 2011, Ragona is an in-demand expert business performance coach helping entrepreneurs get "unstuck" and build a personally fulfilling business.

His lifetime business knowledge, experience and marketing expertise has already helped hundreds of entrepreneurs including individuals from Re/Max, Century-21, Dominion Lending, Ownership Solutions & multiple real estate investors from organizations such as the Real Estate Investment Network & Rock Star Brokerage find clarity and define new systems, strategies, technology and marketing to create a stable business that no longer controls their lives and gives them the true freedom they have wanted.

Meet Joe 
This is what you will Learn:
  • Joey will share his secrets of creating a business that serves you - one that grows beyond you and gives you the true freedom you want in life and business.  
Here's a short video about Joey :

Claudia Harvey is one of the few women to successfully strike "A Deal with the Dragon,"with venture capitalist Kevin O'Leary's from Canada's Dragons' Den.  

As Co-Founder of Dig It® Apparel Inc. ( that launched sales in 2009; Claudia and her business partner entered the Dragons' Den (CBC's top-rated flagship business program) and faced the scrutiny of the Dragons. The unique product and business model used on the pitch was the key selling points to gain interest from the most notorious Dragons, Kevin O'Leary. With gloves in hand, her company successfully struck a deal with O'Leary in Season 4. Since inception, the Dig It brand has seen considerable national retail growth, added new products to its line, and expansion into the United States. The proof is in the pudding regarding this entrepreneur's business savvy and success, as evidenced by Kevin OLeary's endorsement:

Since appearing on the show, her keen business sense, creativity and her penchant for risk-taking with always-stellar results has made her a much-sought-out public speaker and business consultant while she oversees Canadian and US Operations for Dig It.

This is what you will Learn:
  • How and why we went on Dragon's Den
  • What we personally brought to the table to create a successful company
  • Why we thought we could succeed with a deal
  • 3 top things any pitch in any business should have to succeed
  • A little back end "skinny" on Dragons Den and how it works after you make a deal 
  • How our appearance on Dragons Den D and partnership with Kevin O' Leary catapulted my business forward
  • What I've personally learned in this whole journey of exploration, change and growth and what are the next steps
    This will be an entertaining discussion on the journey from inception to success. 
    Claudia will provide nuggets of information that you can apply immediately to your business. 

 Meeting Details: 
Saturday, March 29th, 2014 ( 1pm - 4pm)
25 Fairway Heights Drive (Leslie & Steeles) 
Thornhill , ON L3T 3X1 
Admission: $10  

To Your Success!

Azhar Laher