How great would it be to have a theme song

So I’m walking to the subway station this morning and I thought to myself, how great would it be to have theme music? Like the kind wrestlers or boxers walk out to. Can you imagine the fun you could have with a theme song? Oh I’d do it up right. Before I walked into a room … Continue reading

There’s a-doings a-transpiring

Project 40 is about my vision of the man I want to be. Some have described it as a style blog and in some ways it is. I believe style is the outward expression of what’s inside of you. So to understand what your personal style is, the first step would be to understand what’s inside of … Continue reading

Introvert Spring | The rise of a quiet revolution

After reading “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain – I’m all fired up. I’ve been accused of being shy for the last time. It’s happened all my life and it couldn’t be further from the truth. I ask you – When did being quiet become a crime? … Continue reading

Scotch Whisky | Is there any other way to celebrate Robbie Burns day

My lovely wife treated me to an evening of scotch tasting last week on Robbie Burns day. So I guess it comes as no surprise then that my favourite scotch of the night was the one named after the man of honour. Yes, the Robert Burns Arran Single Malt by Island of Arran Distillers was the smooth, … Continue reading

Sharper State of Mind | Revisiting my goals for the next decade

“The average man reaches the period of his greatest capacity to create between forty and sixty. The years between forty and fifty are as a rule the most fruitful. Man should approach this age, not with fear and trembling, but with hope and eager anticipation.”  Napoleon Hill in Think and Grow Rich With the start of … Continue reading

Happy New Year!

I’m afraid I may be the Stringer Bell of finance

Warning: This post may only make sense to real nerds like me who are in love with HBO’s series The Wire. I’ve always thought that I would use the knowledge that I’ve gained from my career in finance to springboard my other interests. You know, make some money grinding it out on Bay Street while working … Continue reading

I want to be more like Harvey Milk | Late Bloomers and Finding Your Special Purpose

The story of Harvey Milk is truly inspirational. Back in 1977 Harvey Milk became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in the United States. Eleven months into his first term on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, after passing a stringent gay rights ordinance for the city, Milk and Mayor … Continue reading

Mo’s, Bros and Hip-Hop

Mo’s My friends and I are growing moustaches for Movember. It was important for me to participate this year, especially entering this stage of my life. At any age it’s important to get regular medical checkups, but for us in the 40+ club, the Prostate exam is an annual must. Movember is a fun way to raise funds … Continue reading

Flying Solo | New York, allow me to reintroduce myself

The year was 2005. The San Antonio Spurs were NBA champions. The New England Patriots were kings of the NFL. Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the world lost the comic genius of Richard Pryor. It short, 2005 was a very bad year. It was personally a very bad year also. I was in an unhappy relationship. … Continue reading