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Steve reminded me that I’ve been writing July News for 20 years.

He is the one who came up with the idea to write a digital monthly update as a way to stay connected with the people I meet and know after he saw me reading Harvey Mackay’s book Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty.

Back then, the newsletter was sent out manually using cut-paste-send for up to 8 hours in a single sitting.

If I started at 7:00 pm, I would be finishing up by 3:00 am.

I am so grateful for Robert Klein who was inspired to create this HippoContact newsletter platform after reading my first book Your Million Dollar Network.

How is it possible to write over 240 issues? Focus on writing 1 newsletter, do it every month.

If you’re spending more than an hour a week writing emails and posting on social media, then you can write a newsletter, too.



I’ve known Beverlee Rasmussen since 2004 when she was the Program Advisor for E-Myth Worldwide. 

She interviewed 3,300 people, signed up 300, and experienced 100% dropout after 6 months.

She realized that the founder did not know how to systemize anything including his own business, so she vowed to fix it.

She spent 13 years getting her accreditation and two books to provide the road map to get organized and profitable: Small Business Big Profits and the Small Business Field Guide.

It’s like having a 6-figure coach on retainer.

Today, her system is used successfully in Europe and she is expanding this knowledge into North America. 

Congratulations, Beverlee!


July Ono.


I met Ken Keis in 2004 when he was a guest trainer at a Peak Potentials event and signed up for his Train The Trainer certification workshop: his program is all about reaching your full potential.

In any personal development journey, whether you are an athlete, business owner, coach, executive, manager, parent, student, supervisor, or teacher, it’s prudent to set a baseline so you can compare your before and after progress.

You can take an online self-assessment of your Leadership Skills Inventory-Self to see how you align with the latest industry standards and best practices.

Click here to view a sample report of the LSI-S.

Remember that leadership is a journey, not a destination.

We are always works-in-progress.


Technically, I finished my BA LDRS in February, but I am 3 elective credits (1 course) away from degree completion, and 9 credits (3 courses) remain for the Certificate in Applied Psychology

PSYC-301 Theories of Personality introduces the founders of personality theory starting with Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Alfred Adler, Karen Horney, Erik Erikson, Gordon Allport, to the first personality assessment based on Raymond Cattell’s predictive behavior: the 16PF.

Hans Eysenck’s personality assessment measures extraversion/introversion.

Robert McCrae & Paul Costa developed the Big 5 Personality Test and is the most widely used assessment in academic psychology.

Michael Ashton & Kibeom Lee developed the HEXACO 6-Factor Model test

Delroy Paulhus & Kevin Williams authored the Dark Triad to measure narcissism, Machiavallianism, and psychopathy.

Please read the fine print before you begin the assessments: these are for entertainment purposes only. 

PS: no single assessment can accurately assess a personality and the bottom line is that you know yourself best


Steve loves Costco Wholesale so much that he gets withdrawal symptoms if he doesn’t shop there for a while, and this is why we visit Costco wherever we travel.

He got curious  about the price tags while wandering through the aisles, so he asked an associate to explain.

There is purpose on how they convey information to both customers and staff besides the obvious retail price.

Did you know that tags ending in .97 cents means the price was reduced?

Did you know that a * star on the right side of the price means that product is never coming back?

This is a brilliant business system that Costco implemented to streamline operations, keeps everyone in the loop, and reduces the need for staff meetings, without creating extra work since someone is putting up price tags anyway.

Best practices are often derived from modeling other successful businesses.

Discover the 10 hugely successful businesses that reinvented their business model.


I’ve known Jennifer Mitz since 2003 when we rented a 4-plex in Ladner. 

She has a healthcare background in Clinical Nutrition and Nursing, and has always had a desire to help people be their best selves. 

She achieved her goal to become a Certified Dream Builder Coach this year and is offering five people the opportunity to go through the 12-week course for free.

The only investment is to purchase the $99 e-kit and write a testimonial of your experience.

The classes are once a week via Zoom for 1-hour.

She can be contacted at JenniferAanes@dreambuildercoach.com or visit her website at https://JenniferAanes.DreamBuilderCoach.com 

Jennifer thanks you for your time and says FINO – feel invited, not obligated.


Hedge Against Inflation:

 Real estate is often considered a hedge against inflation. As the cost of living increases, the value of real estate and rental income can also rise, providing a level of protection against the eroding effects of inflation.

About July Ono.

JulyOno.com is a real estate investment company. We have been actively involved in the Lower Mainland area real estate investing for a number of years.  Our mission is to provide local housing and commercial workspace to quality tenants while at the same time providing an above average return on investment (R.O.I.) for our investor partners and for ourselves. It is truly a win-win-win way of investing!

July offers her investor partners hands-free investment opportunities. If you are interested to learn how to earn an above-average return on your investment, backed by a solid asset, and without the hassle of being a landlord, please contact July Ono.

For more information about July and her investment program, please call (604) 830-2438 and email her at july@julyono.com or visit https://julyono.com/