While working on creating a personal mission statement during the summer of 2013 in search of a new career, Peter Wainberg discovered a question from Franklin Covey that was the game changer of his life.
He created FREEDOMLAND TM in July 2013 as a place for people to go to learn about what is most important to them in their lives. FREEDOM is one of the most important components of the education gap skills.
“What is it that you would DO in your life if you had all the time and money in the world to serve humanity?”
Mr. Wainberg’s immediate response was, “Education”. His passion for teaching and coaching started when he became a tennis pro at the age of 16. He always preferred to teach rather than play the game his entire life, although he never really understood why until July 2013 (40 years later) when he realized that this was truly his life’s passion!
He had no idea that at the time. He experienced an incredible AWAKENING about what he really wanted to DO in his life, a far cry from corporate and professional life as a chartered accountant.
When he looks back at his life, he realizes that most of his adult life struggles resulted from a critical GAP in the school system between graduation and adulthood which he calls the “education gap”.
What are these missing EDUCATION GAP skills?
Life, Liberty & Happiness
While experiencing his life struggles, he was continuously looking for someone or some organization that could help. He trained with a CEO business group for 10 years (2002–2012), receiving an unbelievable “life” education. He felt extremely lucky to be part of this group and was in search of a way to give back, to share this incredible knowledge base with others.
On October 12, 2016, Mr. Wainberg was shocked to discover that he was born with congenital heart disease and needed urgent surgery to replace his aortic heart valve due to severe stenosis. He did experience regular feelings of angina for three years prior but ignored them. He quickly realized that he had no knowledge of heart disease or prevention. He was asleep for such a long time and concluded that the secret to life is “awakening”, (creating an awareness about heart disease) and so he decided to add it to his book title.
After working as a professional accountant for four years, I decided to follow my intuition to start working in the family printing ink business. I was hoping to “create” a new future for myself at 26. I was prepared to pay my dues to learn the industry, with the hopes of eventually becoming the owner of our family ink business one day in the future.
As I later learned, I was completely untrained to operate a business and struggled with so many issues throughout most of my career. I was not prepared and properly educated to assume the responsibilities that came with running a business.
One of the problems in life is that we learn the pieces of the puzzle of life one experience at a time. It is very difficult to figure everything out on our own.
Mistakes can be so costly in terms of money and time. At times, we may connect a few pieces of our own life’s puzzle by chance or by mistake and then fail.
Why should life be lived on a trial and error basis?
“The very purpose of life is to seek happiness,” as said by the Dalai Lama. Reading this quote, I realized that I was struggling to find my happiness at work, at home and within myself.
During these struggles, I was continuously looking for someone or some organization that could help me. My 15-year search ended in my early 40s when, in 2000, I was prospected by The Executive Committee (TEC), an organization specializing in CEO coaching and training. I trained with TEC for about 10 years and during this time I experienced an unbelievable “life” education. I felt extremely lucky to be part of this group and wanted a way to give back, to share this incredible knowledge base to others.
In 2009, I suffered a concussion playing ice hockey. Many years later I discovered that I had been suffering from post-concussion syndrome. I lost 28% of my short- term memory, I was struggling to focus, make decisions and work.
In 2011, I had to take some time off. My business did not survive and turned my life into absolute chaos, panic and depression. I also had some thoughts of suicide – I saw no purpose in my life. But here I am today, having written this book you now hold in your hands. This
book explains how I transformed my life. I went from being severely
depressed to now living a happy and fulfilled life, full of meaning and purpose. I did all this is a relatively short time – a few months.
This book is my way of giving back, of sharing the tools I used to improve my life.
These tools have dramatically improved the quality of my life and my hope is that it does the same for you. I’ve called upon the expertise of many who have gone before. Their wisdom has inspired me to in turn inspire you!
This book has a big vision. It’s all about helping you to quickly and easily transform your life. It is never too late to start changing your life regardless of your past or current situation. Start over, to live an incredible new life. I did it at 53 years old. Don’t give up, ever!
Let’s celebrate together. Today is the first day of the incredible journey of your life. There is no reason to continue to wait any longer for life to start!
Peter Wainberg Awards & Achievement
1976 – Vanier College gong show winner juggling
1977 – Creator of Pripstsein’s camp “Mouse pack” jogging club & “mini tennis” training program.
1979 – McGill University – James McGill Award – Outstanding Academic Achievement
1981 – McGill University Bachelor of Commerce Degree
1982 – Mcgill University Diploma in Public Accountancy
1983 – Super pay cards winner –
1983 – French Language Certificate
1983 – Canadian Securities Course
1984 – Mcgill University Chartered Accountant
1985 – Dale Carnegie Public Speaking
1998 – Dale Carnegie – Sales Advantage
1999 – Gretag Macbeth – Fundamentals of Color Seminar
2004 – Author published article Flexo magazine – “Variables in setting standards and tolerances for
2002 – 2012 – CEO education
2005 – Creator Montreal Bar Mitzvah Hockey Tournament
2007 – Creator Colour Theory Workshop
2009 – Instructor Neuro Marketing Training Program
2013 – Creator Freedomland
2014 – Author – “Financial Freedom Workbook”
2015 – Creator Freedomland mascot – DOLLI
2017 – Author – “My Heart Handbook”
2019 – Freedomland Trademark & Domain Name
2020 – Author first book “Awakening to life, liberty & happiness: The 10-Word puzzle.”
2020 – Creator of Life, liberty and happiness webinar
His upcoming book entitled AWAKENING to Life, Liberty, and Happiness: The 10-Word Puzzle (summer 2018) explains how he transformed his life. He went from being severely depressed to now living a happy and fulfilled life, full of meaning and purpose. He accomplished this in a relatively short time—a few months.
The book is his way of giving back, of sharing the tools he used to dramatically and effectively improve his life. He hopes that it does the same for you. He has called upon the expertise of many who have gone before. Their wisdom has inspired him to inspire you too!
The book has a big vision.
It’s all about helping you to quickly and easily transform your life. It is never too late to start changing your life regardless of your past or current situation. Start over and live an incredible new life. I did it at 53 years old. Don’t give up, ever!