Today I turn the big 3-0, which is an exciting milestone and the beginning of a new chapter in my life. As I look back at my life so far, here are 30 things I’m grateful for:

  1. My son – for giving me a higher purpose.
  2. My wife – for believing in me.
  3. My father – for teaching me the importance of family & business.
  4. My mother – for teaching me the importance of love & how to get shit done!
  5. My sisters – for putting up with their big bro and constantly listening to my pitches (haha)! You both inspire me to do what I love.
  6. My nephews – for making me laugh.
  7. My nieces – for making my heart melt.
  8. My pets – for teaching me about responsibility and love.
  9. My health – without you nothing would be possible!
  10. My grandparents – for their sacrifices in coming to a new country with very little and huge barriers to succeed- but they did it!
  11. My uncles – for spoiling me.
  12. My aunts – for loving me.
  13. My cousins – for being my best friends.
  14. My first goalie coach – for teaching me to take one period at a time in order to play the perfect game. This applies to me in business as well…baby steps towards bigger visions!
  15. Hockey – for moulding the person I am today through hard work, commitment, team work, drive, passion, and so much more, I owe this to you!
  16. My friends – for putting up with me!
  17. My ex friends – for helping me understand how important it is to have the right people in your life.
  18. My ex girlfriends – for leading me to the love of my life!
  19. Traveling – for teaching me that the world truly doesn’t revolve around one person or thing.
  20. Ted Rogers School of Management – for helping me find my passion in life – Creation via entrepreneurship.
  21. My Laptop Р for giving me the opportunity to build businesses and communicate with people from all over the world.
  22. Coffee – for keeping me up!
  23. Technological advances – need I say more? Thank you, thank you, thank you – it’s such a wonderful time to be alive!
  24. My failures – for helping me understand that it’s only bringing me one step closer to success.
  25. My successes – for teaching me that with hard work, persistence and purpose, anything is possible.
  26. The financial crisis in 2007/2008 – for teaching me the importance of family and how you can get through anything.
  27. Moving 10+ times – for teaching me the importance of change and how to be adaptable in certain situations.
  28. Mentors – for providing me with valuable advice and guidance professionally and personally.
  29. Living in Canada – for providing me with a safe environment in which I can truly work hard towards my dreams and provide a great life for my family!
  30. For all the people taking the time out of their day to read this – I’m grateful!

And a bonus one that I am extremely grateful for:

Being alive to see 30!

On behalf of Nunzio Presta From The Desk of BizON
Health. Happiness. Family. Success.

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