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Carrying a Joke too Far?

There is a thin line between "getting kicks" and reality. While the ability to laugh at ourselves is a good thing, I feel that we have taken this joke a little too far. Some may argue that it's true. The question is: Do we want it to REMAIN true for us? If we are thinking … Continue reading Carrying a Joke too Far?

What’s Really Holding You Back from Growing Your Business?

The number one answer these days seems to be “the economy”. People have been asking me at networking events and get-togethers “How’s business?” with the face that holds the expectation that my answer is going to be one that is not going to be good. Many independent and small firms are crying out because of … Continue reading What’s Really Holding You Back from Growing Your Business?

Is This the Life You Want to Lead?

Contemplating whether she should leave her job, one woman’s friend told her: “If the best part of your life is escaping it, you have a problem!” In the August 2018 issue of OWN Magazine, there’s this question: What’s to stop you from living with zest and zeal and showing the world the authentic you? And … Continue reading Is This the Life You Want to Lead?

You Must First SEE Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself

In the book The Answer, authors John Assaraf and Murray Smith talk about the negative messages we receive growing up: By the time you are 17 years old, you’ve heard “No you can’t” an average of 150,000 times. You’ve heard “Yes, you can,” about 5,000 times. That’s thirty no’s for every yes. That makes for … Continue reading You Must First SEE Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself

These 12 Words are All You Need to Understand How to be Successful

In the last couple of months I have been paring down to the essentials. I have cleaned out my inbox, and my files. This has helped declutter my mind in remarkable ways and I can now say that those things that I have written in my catchall mental inventory are all meaningful and valuable to … Continue reading These 12 Words are All You Need to Understand How to be Successful

Bird Box and What it Tells me About Us Humans

Bird Box came up as a suggestion on Netflix. I watched the trailer and later watched the movie, probably two nights later. I enjoyed it. Go ahead...bite me! I thought it was just me who looked at it but then I realized I was joined by other folks, many of whom started to populate Facebook … Continue reading Bird Box and What it Tells me About Us Humans

Do You Trust Yourself?

In his book, The Art of Significance, Dan Clark says that we should trust predictability instead of hope and faith. Hope and faith propel us to try something, he says but too many people drop to their knees to pray versus standing on their feet and doing their part in facilitating an answer to their … Continue reading Do You Trust Yourself?

Road Deaths and Personal Responsibility

Just reading about another cyclist killed on the highway. I'm intrigued by the comments - Every time these clowns go onto the highway it's like a circus come to town. And they never learn At the end of the day it comes down to the risk associated with cycling. Just because it's legal to cycle … Continue reading Road Deaths and Personal Responsibility

Are You Still On That Sh*t?

I'm following 50 Cent's Strength Coach Jay Cardiello on Instagram. He has some really interesting quotes that he shares...some funny....some thought-provoking. Today he posted: When you focus on you, you grow. When you focus on shit, shit grows. Read that again. I know I am guilty of sometimes not just focusing but obsessing about shit...you … Continue reading Are You Still On That Sh*t?

You Can ALWAYS Make a Fresh Start!

Encouraged by her sister to come to the school she was attending, Kelly started looking at what might interest her. She chose Advertising and in particular, Graphic Design. She applied, got accepted and spent the next two years in Canada. In London, Ontario, Kelly also got her "feet wet" in fashion merchandising. She had a … Continue reading You Can ALWAYS Make a Fresh Start!