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MAY Book Club - April Review (The Magic of Thinking BIG) May Introduction (How to Win Friends & Influence People)

Last month we read The Magic of Thinking Big by David J Schwartz which was a book about training your mind, your reaction to setbacks, and your general outlook on life to propel you towards your goals. I enjoyed reading the lessons in this book and tricks to train your mind. Some of the ideology is a little bit outdated but the general message remains impactful.

“Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.”

To summarize the lessons taught in this book, It all comes down to mastering our Minds, How we…

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Its been a busy few weeks at Collingwood's town council.  One of the items passed was a fee for parking at both Sunset Point and Princeton Shores.  There is a great article Simcoe.com  which discusses these changes.  As you know these parks get quite busy in the summer months as visitors come to enjoy our community.  This has left many locals frustrated as there is limited parking available.  The motion passed will allow for a $10 per hour fee or $50 per day.  It is important to note that residents will not have to pay and 55 spots will be made available to residents on a first come, first serve basis.  Ok, so what about local out of town residents from neighboring communities?  The Town of Collingwood has also introduced a non-resident seasonal parking…

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Shocking news this week as the Town of Collingwood council officially paused new construction for a year over concerns the water treatment plant is running out of capacity.  There has been a lot of discussion over this decision and of course, opinions on how this will impact the community.  Here are some highlights from the Town of Collingwood's website (Town of Collingwood Council pauses development with interim control by-law - April 26, 2021)

  • An Interim Control By-law (ICBL) is a tool available to Ontario municipalities as part of the Planning Act that places a temporary “freeze” on specified types or locations of development while a municipality is studying or reviewing its land-use policies.
  • Collingwood’s ICBL generally restricts development…
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Does Your Home Have the ‘JOY’ Factor?

When it comes to the enjoyment homeowners gain from renovation projects, a fire feature and irrigation system tied for first place for a perfect JOY Score of 10! JOY Scores range between 1 and 10 and higher figures indicate greater joy from the project. 83% of homeowners who installed a fire feature said they have a greater desire to be home since completing the project, and 69% of homeowners who installed an irrigation system in their garden said they feel a major sense of accomplishment when they think of the project.  There is no shortage of opportunities to enhance your landscape and to reap the benefits these upgrades provide.  However, if your budget is limited, but you still want to offer the JOY factor to…

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Living an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

As you may or may not know, this is Earth Week. If each of us took small steps towards a more eco-conscious community, we would go a long way to making our world a better place. We are fortunate to live in Canada. Our country offers so much natural beauty and healthy resources. Being eco-wise celebrates what we have been gifted and as good stewards, we pass along healthy values to our next generation. We are visitors of this planet and we need to practice “low impact camping.” Help us to leave our planet better than how we found it.   Here are seven ideas to put in place around your home:
  1. Plant a simple backyard garden - This is the perfect time to consider planting a simple garden…
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JANUARY Book Club - Rich Dad Poor Dad 

Happy New Year everyone! For those of you who I have not had the chance to meet, my name is Andrew Little, Sales Representative for the Jen Scholte Team. 


A new year brings new goals and one of my personal goals for 2021 is to read one book a month related to Finance, Business, Personal Development or Investing. In the past, I have always favoured audiobooks and podcasts over reading hard copies of books due to the fact that I can listen on the go while driving between appointments. This year I have decided to make reading a habit and incorporate 15-30 minutes of reading into my Morning and Evening Routines. 

To start us off for the month of JANUARY I am going to be reading Rich Dad Poor Dad by…

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When your home is your haven, your holiday decor should reflect your holiday traditions.
Here at the Jen Scholte Team, all of our team members celebrate Christmas and this year we wanted to share a glimpse of our holiday decor to spread Christmas Cheer!
Whichever Holiday you celebrate, we would love to see your decor and hear about your favourite holiday tradition! 
In a year where the Holiday Season is looking a little different, we are celebrating the little things, a lovely decorated tree, sharing our favourite Christmas memories and virtually opening our home for you all to Meet Our Trees! 

(We had more fun decorating for this than we anticipated), 
we would love it if you joined us and tagged your Christmas Tree photo on social media with #MeetMyTree…

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support small businesses collingwood


Ontario’s small business community has been significantly affected due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Our local small businesses are vital to our communities and critical to our economic health and community wellbeing.
We encourage you to shop local wherever you can and below we will highlight 5 ways to support our local community.

2. Shop Local

With an abundance of amazing storefronts in Southern Georgian Bay it is tricky to choose favourites!
Our local makers and entrepreneurs have all of the shopping bases covered. From local flowers to clothing stores, home decor, footwear and general shopping needs. If you're financially able this season, shopping local for holiday gifts make a huge difference to our local small businesses. Many of these shops…

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We are shifting into a new 'normal' as we see the work from home model being adopted by many businesses. This allows people to come north and live further from their workplace, saving commute time and increasing the need for a home office and sufficient Internet.  

Some things to consider if your new remote work schedule allows you to work from home and relocate is - does your next home need to meet the 'work from home' requirements?
If you will be working from home let your REALTOR® know, there are many things that should be considered when house hunting to allow you to conduct business from home.  

The Jen Scholte Team has an abundance of relocation experience and is prepared to check off your work from home requirements for your next move! 

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Collingwood Businesses Open COvid

Continue Supporting Local Small Businesses

We are so inspired by how our local businesses have adapted their services to continue to serve their customers throughout this challenging time. The Jen Scholte Team wanted to show our love and encouragement for our community by highlighting businesses that you can continue to support via online shops or take-out & delivery! It is more important than ever to continue showing love to your favourite local spots.

If you have exhausted your at-home cooking options, check out the list of your local favourites finding new ways to keep you well-fed!

Restaurants & Take-Out:

- Espresso Post 

- Baked and Pickled

- Bent Taco 

- Later Pizza

- Low Down 

- Collingwood Bread Co. 

- Fish & Sips 

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