How heavy are those obligations?

Have you ever thrown a rock into a pond to watch the splash it creates? I was that kid who always looked for a bigger rock to throw in. Eventually, I’d find a huge rock I could barely move. I’d struggle to bring it to the water’s edge. Then with a significant effort,...

Am I done?

I have struggled with what to write about all week. So, here I am at 6:00 am (i.e. two hours ago) staring at a blinking cursor wondering “Am I done?” The first post in this series was published on February 2, 2016. In that post, I stated my intention which was to...

The word of the year is “No”

In reflecting on 2017, I consider it my most successful year since I became an entrepreneur in 2011. I made several big decisions around rebranding the business and creating brand focus. I have two new business partners who help enable the work I love doing....

Finding happiness on Christmas Morning

A few days ago I was walking into a Home Depot and found myself very conscious of a question I’ve asked myself a few times recently. “What is the point of all this?”  What I’m referring to is the accumulation of wealth and stuff our world seems to be so focused on at...

Fighting the retreat

Three weeks ago I was driving to Toronto Airport for my trip to St Lucia for a retreat. As I was driving to the airport, I came close numerous times to turning around and heading home. I was asking myself questions like “where on earth do you think you’re going?” And...

Savour the journey

A couple of weeks ago, I hiked Gros Piton, a mountain, on St Lucia. I’ve hiked mountains before, but I don’t think I’ve ever encountered one like this. Gros Piton was steep, rugged, un-groomed and of course, the weather was hot and humid! We started out in a small...