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LAST WORD

THOMAS FOREMAN

BSIA PRESIDENT

EST. 1938

WHEEL OF LIFE

I

have spoken to many of you over the years about balance, and I don't mean standing on one leg.
What I refer to here is balance in one's life. Our industry requires commitment to be successful,
but where do we draw the line on how much of a commitment? How do we juggle all the
priorities in our work life while still finding that perfect balance and harmony in our lives? If our life
is all work, the other segments of our lives suffer or are neglected. When I visualize our lives, I think
of a wheel or tire divided into all the key elements that make up our lives. Here is what I believe
my key areas are, in no particular order: Career, Physical Activity, Personal and Spiritual Growth,
Family/Friends/Community, Romance (Partner), Health/Self Care, Social/Fun and Finances.
You can slice and dice this list or name them something else, but at the end of the day, the
important thing is to survey your life, write down the key elements and calculate how much of
your life is taken up in each segment. If you have one or two that are taking up more space on your
wheel of life you may want to look at ways to balance your wheel. It's a simple exercise that I have
personally used and has been helpful in sharing with friends, family and colleagues that have found
their lives to be out of balance. I keep a copy of my wheel of life on my phone so it's close by when I
need it.
As we approach the festive season, it's easy to lose our balance as we are pulled and pushed in so
many different directions. It took me many years to recognize that my life was out of balance and I
needed to make some major adjustments in my life.

Wheel of Life
Finances

Social/Fun
Health/
Self Care

Career
Physical
Activity
Personal and
Spiritual Growth

Romance
(Partner)

Family/
Friends/
Community

Please feel free to pass the wheel on to others. It's a simple way to illustrate to people how to get
their lives back on track and to find harmony and balance.
Season's greetings to you and your family,

Thomas Foreman

INDEX TO ADVERTISERS

18

Sexton Group Ltd. ..................... Outside Back Cover
www.sextongroup.com

Allmar International .............................................. 11
www.allmar.com

Delroc Industries Ltd. ........................................... 11
www.delroc.com

Taiga Building Products .............. Inside Front Cover
www.taigabuilding.com

Crown Building Supplies Ltd...................................6
www.crownbuildingsupplies.ca

Haney Builders' Supplies (1971) Ltd. ......................6
www.haneybuilders.com

Timber Mart Ltd. ....................................................3
www.timbermart.ca

NEWS MAGAZINE | BSIA NEWS | WINTER 2019


http://www.sextongroup.com http://www.allmar.com http://www.delroc.com http://www.taigabuilding.com http://www.crownbuildingsupplies.ca http://www.haneybuilders.com http://www.timbermart.ca

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CHAIR’S MESSAGE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BSIA NEWS
CALENDAR OF EVENTS & EDUCATION
LABOUR SHORTAGES AND IMMIGRATION
NINE MISTAKES THAT DOOM A COMPANY’S MARKETING
HR CORNER: EXPECT RESPECT
THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE: BABYLON BY TELUS HEALTH
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: LAST WORD
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
BSIA AFFINITY PARTNER PROGRAM
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - Intro
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - cover1
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - CHAIR’S MESSAGE
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - BSIA NEWS
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - CALENDAR OF EVENTS & EDUCATION
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - LABOUR SHORTAGES AND IMMIGRATION
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - 13
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - NINE MISTAKES THAT DOOM A COMPANY’S MARKETING
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - HR CORNER: EXPECT RESPECT
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE: BABYLON BY TELUS HEALTH
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Winter 2019 - BSIA AFFINITY PARTNER PROGRAM
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