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Self-Love Poem by Charlie Chaplin

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”. As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force…

How Far Down the List Are You?

As I was writing another article on self-awareness, I was thinking about how difficult and draining it can be when we put so many others ahead of ourselves. The people that work in jobs where that quality of care is important are often the ones most affected by this type…

“I’m a Genius! Who Knew?”

I am sitting here at the Apple Bar with Jason the “Genius”. He is deftly juggling 2 clients with 5 devices at once, seamlessly. Jason is; engaging, relaxed, intelligent, knowledgeable with a great sense of humour. After a moment, it occurred to me, I am all of those things, too. Does this make me a…

Now is the time for change!

When a business hits a plateau or even a downturn, the business owner typically looks to the usual suspects: strategic planning, marketing, recruiting and developing better talent, setting new goals, and tactics to improve financial results. These are all critical areas to constantly improve. But they are not enough.
 Unfortunately, business…

15 Secrets to Having the Life You Want

Living the dream, they say. Who are “they”anyway? You can have the life you want, but the trick is knowing what that is? Here are a few things to consider looking at, pondering or getting through or done to accomplish living your dream life. Anything is possible! 1. Come to…

Don’t Add Another Thing to Your To-Do List Until You Do This

I know your type. You run all day, likely holding your breath, you rarely (or never) have time to enjoy a relaxed dinner with your family, and you wake up every morning dreading the day ahead. Imagine if you could be in Bizarro World and you suddenly open your eyes feeling enthusiastic about…

From Chaos to Freedom!

Does Your Reality Really Suck Way Too Often? Life is so crazy busy you can hardly stop to check if you are still breathing! Imagine looking at your life and seeing something different? Imagine being able to stop to smell the roses, have a relaxed dinner with the family or…

I have learned to always try “one more time”

I have done many things and not done even more. Some of them were things I “tried” then failed. Maybe I was not invested, or even believed that I would fail before I started. But the things that were successful, were all worthwhile because I did them. They didn’t have…

The GOOD, The BAD and the UGLY Have a Best Before Date

The good the bad and the ugly all have a best before date, and that day was yesterday. Today is new, as is tomorrow… and the next day. This is to remind us that this too (meaning everything) shall pass. It’s best not to spend too much time either celebrating…

Are you a millionaire yet?

Numbers are everywhere especially this time of year. You cannot turn your head with seeing them in the stores both physical and online to spend and save as well as on the calendar as a constant reminder of deadlines. Yikes, only days left until Christmas for those who celebrate! The clock…

Stand Up To Yourself

Have you let yourself off the hook too easily? “Stand up for yourself!” This statement was used by someone who thought they were encouraging a meek or quiet person who was being bullied in some form or another. To stand up to yourself is another thing altogether. For some of…

How well are you leading your employees?

All leaders have had leaders at one time or another. I bet you can name the good ones as well as the…not so good ones off the top of your head. Which one are you? Employee engagement may be the best barometer to assess how well you are leading in…

What’s holding you back from achieving success?

Why not become proactive in your commitment to transform, adapt and move your business forward? The answer to “What’s holding you back?” is typically yourself. We usually have a list of excuses why we aren’t moving forward very fast or at all for that matter, but most often we just…

How Do I Love Me? Let me count the ways…

It’s February and all things of the heart are in many of our thoughts. To love is more than a feeling, it’s an action don’t you think? So let’s start at the core of where to show this love first. I am sure you guessed it to be yourself. Yes,…

Happy Everything, Everyone!

I am someone who enjoys the holidays! Friends have been cheerfully celebrating Hanukkah while others busily prepare for Christmas. There are many others who celebrate different traditions as well and not all of them right now, but we can all wish them love and happiness! I love everything about this…

December is a time to Reflect, Learn and Plan

December can be a diverse month depending on the business you are in. Some businesses say they do amazingly while others complain of poor profits and sales. I don’t know what your normal is, but there are things that you can do to change your 2015 year starting right now! It…

Self Leadership – What does it really mean?

Leadership (As defined by Wikipedia) Leadership has been described as “a process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task“.[1] For example, some understand a leader simply as somebody whom people follow, or as somebody who guides or directs others, while others…

Being Productive Feels Great, don’t you think!

Have you ever had a quiet period that felt like a full stop? It may have brought on by holidays, illness or even fear? Then something happened that inspired you and a decision was made to just get moving. Do you remember how that felt? I have had a (l-o-n-g) …

Simplify, Simplify, Simplify!

IS THERE ROOM TO SIMPLIFY SOME TASKS IN YOUR BUSINESS? Are you finding it hard to get the first step of a project done? Does it take forever to get to an activity that seems complicated and likely to take too much of your precious time? Does it look like…

Hit the Pause Button for Creativity and Productivity, REALLY!

I know I am not alone sitting on my back deck in the sunshine (under the umbrella) enjoying the summer. I hope you are not feeling guilty about it, I’m not. Guilt is very draining and not useful at all. It doesn’t make you work harder or better! Frankly, it is…