Today I’m writing to simply introduce myself to my readers and, hopefully, some fellow writers and bloggers!
My name is Adam Durie and I live in beautiful eastern Canada, Toronto Ontario (also known as the center of the universe). For the first 28 years of my life I took in the ocean breeze of Vancouver Island – as well as it’s endless tourists.
I came to Toronto for opportunity. I enjoy having a full-plate and in my small town in BC I capped out at every corner. Working for a major bank at the time, as a teller in fact, I was lucky enough to get a transfer to the middle of the city. Small-town boy meets big scary city… and didn’t miss a step (metaphorically that is… I literally got lost constantly).
Since then I’ve become a financial advisor. My passion for relationship management, financial planning, and advice drive me forward. As a consultant I love my job. I get to draw a road-map to people’s dreams and get paid for it; who wouldn’t love that? If my boss is reading this I better at least get a follow.
Now I have reached a time where I feel like I might have some knowledge to share. My clients are my family but alas.. I can only help them one-by-one. In today’s day and age we’re all able to bring a lot more to the table and so we should. If knowledge is power, why not arm each other to the hilt? But what do I bring to the table?
Besides a broad jaw I know a great deal about financial concepts – in addition to a financial advsior I’m also a personal financial planner,- investment management, budgeting, and the economy in general. To that end I will provide advice on these matters.
But I wasn’t always a financial advisor! Before settling into this career I starting working at a very young age and have worked every job under the sun (sometimes quite literally). Ready for it? I’ve been:
- A bell-person
- A wharfinger
- A computer salesman
- An insurance salesman
- An advisor’s assistant
- A landscaper
- A janitor (4 times)
- An arcade…. person
- A copy and print service worker
- A banquet captain
- An alarm installer
- A security guard (3 times)
- A security operations supervisor
- A server
- A dishwasher (twice)
- A fish gutter
- A cashier (twice)
- A sous chef
- A bank teller
- A financial advisor
- A private banking officer
- a customer service representative
Yea.. I know what you’re thinking.. this guy can’t hold onto a job! Well stop being rude, first of all. I mean I don’t even know you what’s your problem?
But also, aside from developing a broad skill-set that has made me adaptable, dynamic and ever-growing it has honed my expertise in a vital asset of any job… people. I will also be writing a great deal about career-advancement, efficiency in the workplace, and effective communication.
Lastly I will randomly post recipes. Agreeably… out of context but I’m going to anyway. Try and stop me. You can’t. Literally, you can’t.
Hopefully I can be a productive source of advice and insight but I’ll settle for a source of amusement and ridicule; it makes me reminisce about my dating days. I feel all warm and fuzzy already.