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How do you invest in yourself?

How do you invest in yourself?

What is the first thing you think of when I ask, "How are you investing in yourself." Like many people, your mind might immediately think about *Time* and *money*. "When I have more time, I will …" "When I have more money, I will …" The thing is, many of us have a...

The impact of hope on outcomes

The impact of hope on outcomes

Hope. It's a four-letter word that can change everything. When someone has hope, they keep moving forward despite their challenges or adversity. What happens, though, when hope is absent? Consider the results when people don't believe there's any hope of success: What...

I can’t make this stuff up

I can’t make this stuff up

Sigh. Did you see my post from last week about some travel adventures? More like my travel challenges? If not, you may want to read it first as it will give some context for this one (but don’t feel you have to as this post will stand alone):...

No problem is bigger than me

No problem is bigger than me

How was your flight? It’s an interesting question. And, like so many other curious questions, I can’t help but wonder about the motive of the question. I flew somewhere for the first time after nearly three years. I was in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to attend and speak at...

The power of perspectives

The power of perspectives

Have you noticed how perspectives play a significant role in our lives? Don’t believe me or are unsure what I’m talking about? Spend a little time on social media, and you’ll quickly see what I mean. It’s hard to scroll more than a couple of posts without seeing how...

What can our kids teach us about leadership?

What can our kids teach us about leadership?

The other week a leader told me they wanted to improve their leadership to be a good role model for their kids. Needless to say, there's nothing wrong with wanting to be a good role model for your kids. However, what if we adults have this idea backwards in ways?...

The impact of labelling problems

The impact of labelling problems

Labels. We use labels in many ways. Arguably most labels serve a useful purpose, and some even protect us from danger. Take canned food, for example. While gone on our honeymoon, our friends got into our apartment to have a little 'fun.' The one thing our friends did...

Steaminig cups of coffee and mouse jigglers

Steaminig cups of coffee and mouse jigglers

Do you remember the Bud Light “steaming cup of coffee?” Commercial? In this commercial, people equate a steaming cup of coffee to the idea that Johnson is working hard. The boss walks by his office, spots the steaming cup and comments, “Looks like Johnson’s in early.”...

Forget trying to love the work you do

“What else would I do?” That’s the answer I got when I asked Jake why he still does what he does at 84 years old. Jake is the outfitter at Brent (a tiny town in Northern Ontario), where we recently vacationed. Jake also owns several cottages he rents, runs the general...

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