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“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 genius as well? Why not! Looking up genius I found (according to Google) 1) ...exceptional, intellectual, or creative power or other natural ability. or 2) a person who is exceptionally intelligent or creative either ... Read more

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 owners sometimes ignore the one factor that might really be keeping their businesses from taking off: the business owner’s thoughts which come from our belief systems. Many business owners have beliefs that ... Read more

Don’t Try Another Time Saving System 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 your life, you browse a bookstore on a whim, and even have a quiet mind for most of the day. Call me crazy but this is possible. Ask yourself: What is really ... Read more

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 friends. How about waking up feeling rested and ready for the day and actually looking forward to all of it!   Seems impossible, you say. Well if you continue the way you are now ... Read more

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 or whining as it’s a new day and a new year, what are we going to do next?         As 2015 draws to a close, the business owner, entrepreneur and executive cannot help ... Read more

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 us there is two differing thoughts on occasion; the one for us and possibly one against us. The negative part of your self that seems to work against everything your true and whole ... Read more

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 your position. According to American and Canadian statistics, less than 20% of employees are truly engaged at work. Between 60-70% are not engaged at all with the balance somewhere in between. ... Read more

Are you good enough?

I just want to start by saying (with not much humility) I just completed several exams where my abilities were assessed by Master Certified Coaches as “good enough” to receive my PCC or Professional Certified Coach for the ICF otherwise know as the International Coach Federation, the first and largest Association of Coaches worldwide! This is a HUGE achievement for any coach and most don’t do it because it is scary!  There are 3 levels of certification, ACC Associate Certified Coach (150+ hrs client coaching), PCC ... Read more

It May Be Time to Change for Your Well BEING

I have had times where I had several projects on my plate all demanding my attention. They weren’t really demanding my attention, I was expecting super human effort in a limited amount of time. Maybe my goal just didn’t match my calendar. I needed to sort out my priorities and make smart choices and soon realized how to structure my time. I can always tell I am overwhelmed when during work hours I am cooking, baking, doing laundry or cleaning. I have ... Read more

Are you PRESENT?

Remember the times when the teacher did roll call in class and the answer after your name was called was “present”? You were fairly present at the moment you heard your name. I don’t know about you, I was somewhere else for most of high school. Today BEing present actually shows up by participating in the moment you are in, completely. Multi-tasking be damned, just doing one thing at a time and not wandering off in body or mind to another task, ... Read more
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