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Jeff Foxworthy on what it is to be a Canuck.


You may live in Canada…

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from
September through May,

If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance
and they don’t work there,

If you’ve worn shorts and a parka at the same time,

If you’ve had a lengthy telephone conversation
with someone who dialed a wrong number,

If ‘Vacation’ means going anywhere
South of Detroit for the weekend,

If you measure distance in hours,

If you know several people
who have hit a deer more than once,

If you have switched from ‘heat’ to ‘A/C’
in the same day and back again,

If you can drive 90 km/hr through 2 feet of snow
during a raging blizzard without flinching,

If you install security lights on your house and garage,
but leave both unlocked,

If you carry jumper cables in your car
and your wife knows how to use them,

If you design your kid’s Halloween costume
to fit over a snowsuit,

If the speed limit on the highway is 80 km —
you’re going 90 and everybody is passing you,

If driving is better in the winter
because the potholes are filled with snow,

If you know all 4 seasons:
Almost winter, winter, still winter,
and road construction,

If you have more miles On your snow blower
than your car,

If you find 2 degrees ‘a little chilly’.


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I’m not here to fix anything; I’m here for fun. – Abraham-Hicks

Ian, Julie & Judy
MXI Canadian Ambassadors & Millionaire Members

Ian & Judy Murray from Uxbridge, Ontario
My angels in waiting…

I’m fairly certain by now that chocolate IS here on this planet to fix everything…well almost everything, as we heard this past weekend, and have come to know by our experiences with others over the years,

Chocolate doesn’t fix stupid!!
— Kerry Dean – Brand New MXI Ambassador Distributor & MXI Canada Rockstar

(You had to be there; that one-liner and its delivery brought the house down!)  And, as a side-note, no sooner were the words out of her mouth and a study was released to indicate chocolate may actually make you smarter after all!

No kiddin’ here’s the article:
“Cocoa’s ‘mind-altering’ experience…”

I’ve just returned from my company’s 4th annual general celebration at the Peppermill Resort & Casino in Reno, Nevada. 2000 or so healthy chocolate eaters and sharers poured into the hotel for a weekend of learning, partying and the sharing and celebration of their year’s successes, I heard many inspiring stories and met people that otherwise I would not have the benefit of their valuable wisdom.

This month marks 2 ½ years since I made the decision to run with The Healthy Chocolate business, this is my second celebration and something has definitely “shifted”. It has evolved and continues to evolve into the icon I intuitively felt it would be since the very first time I heard the words “healthy chocolate”.

There’s just something magical about the cocoa bean from Mother Nature! There were folks in the room selling t-shirts with slogans like, “there’s nothing wrong with me that chocolate can’t fix.” We listened to new songs and poems were recited, there was a new 150 page cook-book, jewelry, buttons and even Fifth Avenue clutch purses a brilliant young Lady made out of the left-over wrappers the chocolate comes to us in!! The President of the company wants to run with that one!

Chocolate is the ultimate seduction, by consumption it masterfully and naturally seduces us into feeling better and doing better so that we may have better…and I cannot and shall not resist it!!!

This past weekend was all about “Family”. The business is family-value based and the torch is being passed down to the next generation to run with it and take it to the next level. We were given the opportunity to know life on the inside with the Founders of the company, they laid themselves open to us and thanked us for our support by treating us like Royalty. This one is their Baby and they are doing everything with excellence, the track record is solid, the resources are in place and all that’s left to do is “lift off”, I’ve got my seat on the rocket and I’m hangin’ on for dear sweet life!

Andrew Brooks’ 20-20-60 Rule
The success of this company comes down to 3 things,
20% is the product, 20% is the business management team,
60% is because of the loyalty of its distributors.

The focus was primarily on having fun and building relationships between the different teams that make up the 125,000 chocolate-eaters base. In previous network marketing models “cross-lining” or associating with others in other lines of business was a huge “no-no”. With the subtly new business model we have here it is in everyone’s best interest to co-mingle, swap ideas and even strategically partner for the purposes of assisting each other in this tremendous time of growth.

I haven’t seen so many people speak so much personal truth, it was a bubble I felt comfortable sharing and asking questions in, and in current times, I need to constantly hear more about what’s real and observe what is possible!

We danced the night away in our ball-gowns and tuxes, ate amazing meals and drank way too much, all for the purposes of letting loose, connecting with and getting to know others on the team. Short on sleep and never in our rooms, we played in the casino and danced around the gaming tables to some rockin’ bands late into the night and hung out at the pool sipping pina coladas and mojitos while sharing our stories and rewards of success and challenge!

With this particular opportunity we are re-inventing an industry and moving up the ranks within the compensation plan structure very quickly now, and quicker yet to come…

On Saturday night after the event concluded, several of our “top ‘o’ the pay plan” distributors and team leaders had the top floor of one of the resort’s towers and the suite parties began! The bars were well stocked and the food was plentiful! 100’s of people filed in and hopped from suite to suite to visit with, toast and thank the leaders that otherwise they will only hear and work with over the phone until next year’s event!

My sides are feeling it from the endless laughter, my hips from the dancing and my heart from the connecting. I received the clarity and support I desired to take my business to a level it’s never been to before!

Robert Allen said, “You will make 1000 times more money teaching what you know and love than actually doing what you know and love. I believe there’s a bunch of people that need to learn the art of freedom and ease in their lives and it is my intention to teach them by my example.

It’s tough to walk away from a time and space such as this event untouched on some level by the experience. It was “precedent-setting” in the industry in general, we haven’t seen an entity such as this for some years, nor have we needed something that represents the proverbial “hero” so much.

Recession you say? What recession? Some of us out here are choosing not to participate in that…

First I seek joy, and all else follows, sure as day follows night…

Reward thyself.
–Sandy Chambers – First MXI Canada Ambassador

You are not here to fix anything,
because nothing is broken,
but everything is continually
changing and expanding.

Release your struggle, and seek
joy and fun, and in doing so,
you will align with the fantastic
expanding rhythm of this Universe.

–Abraham-Hicks Well-Being card

Family Reunion Time!

The Whole Gang
(Click on any of the pictures to view them bigger or surf the whole album.)

It’s been 6 years since my son and I joined the rest of the family for a few days of summer fun and frolic at our favorite spot in Northern Ontario.

I’m pretty sure I learned more about myself in the few short days with my family than I learned in the previous 2 seminars I attended just days before!


My Boy!

My son and his cousins represent the 5th generation on Red Cedar Lake Camp! My Great Grandfather helped to build one of the fishing camps on the lake. 250 miles North of Toronto, my Grandmother talks of 12 hour drives on rutted roads sleeping on the floorboards of the family car as a child. Today the drive is just under 5 hours with widened and paved roads!

Our summer getaway is a serene and fairly untouched lake. It sits on Crown land and there’s very few private property owners on the lake itself. The energy of the place rejuvenates the soul and quiets the mind, even though it takes a couple days to acclimatize to the slower, more relaxed pace! We catch the most fish too! After 5 generations we are “at one” with the fish…



Jeff Coombs

Can I come in too?!

I’m always pleasantly surprised at how “functional” our family is in this environment, the drama and challenges get put aside and left behind – fun is the focus of the days. Rich customs and rituals have developed over years of gathering together for the annual time-out. July is a month of anniversaries – Mom & Dad’s 46th this year, birthdays and first times in the water!

Baby's First Swim

We had so much fun, next year we have reservations to stay for a month!

Brother Jeff

Until then…keep a tight line eh?!