It’s time to act!

How many times in my life have I sat complaining about something without taking meaningful action? It might be a bad situation at work in which I felt trapped. It might be something one of the governments of Canada did. It might be something about a relationship I’m...

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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,...

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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...

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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. I've also...

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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...

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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...

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This isn’t about luck

If you follow me on Facebook, you might be aware I spent the past week in St Lucia on a retreat. It was not a vacation, as I didn’t spend any time at the beach, go snorkelling, or doing other tourist-like things. This retreat was work I was doing for myself to find...

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Stop being grateful …

In the past week, I noticed a significant surge of people posting what they're grateful for. The surge is understandable given this past week was the US Thanksgiving.  I love reading these posts whether they come from the heart, or they are a reshare of a...

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The power of acknowledgement

One of the skills I use while coaching is acknowledgment. It’s a pretty simple skill to learn, and it works like this “I acknowledge you for …” followed by a heartfelt statement. For example: Rosie, I acknowledge you for the strength I see you in you, as you grab life...

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