From Happiness to Hell and Finally…MAGIC!

Entrepreneurship is in Gabrielle's DNA. She grew up seeing a brother in photography, a dad who worked at Caroni but also did woodwork and a mom who was a schoolteacher and did ceramics. Creating came naturally to Gabby so when she received a book on Handmade Greeting cards as a gift from her mom, she … Continue reading From Happiness to Hell and Finally…MAGIC!

How You Work may be Working Against You

In my column today I want to look at how we work through the lens of productivity and that of procrastination. While procrastinators are well aware that this habit is working against them, those of us who are busy all the time and seemingly productive may not see their way of working as working against … Continue reading How You Work may be Working Against You

The Trait that is as Rare as a Ten Carat Diamond

dil·i·gence 1 (dĭl′ə-jəns) n. 1. Earnest and persistent application to an undertaking; steady effort; assiduity. 2. Attentive care; heedfulness. As humans we all search for the path of least resistance. We delay what needs to be done so as not to experience the discomfort or unhappiness that doing this particular activity might bring so we put … Continue reading The Trait that is as Rare as a Ten Carat Diamond

When Comfort Becomes Quicksand

How often in your life do you lose sight of the big picture? You go after stuff you think you need, while you scoff at what you actually have. We're so hell bent on pleasing and fitting in and doing things a certain way...dressing the part of the man or woman of your stature...yet what does your … Continue reading When Comfort Becomes Quicksand

How Well Does Your Job Fit?

To Steven Darter, a good job fits like a pair of well-made, hand-crafted boots. It makes you feel good, it makes you look good, and it makes you stand a little taller. "And if you're in something that doesn't fit well, you start getting blisters, and that really hurts," said Darter, the president of People … Continue reading How Well Does Your Job Fit?

On Becoming Who You Are

  Wherever you've been, and whatever you've done so far, your entire life was building up to this moment. Now is the time to burst forth into your greatness, a greatness you could never have achieved without going through exactly the things you've gone through. Everything you've experienced was grist for the mill by which … Continue reading On Becoming Who You Are

Slipping Into Darkness

Was feeling a bit like this song by War today...like I couldn't see exactly where I was going with this particular client. For me to be able to function I MUST always have a framework - a point of reference and I had none. I was slowly slipping into darkness so of course I decided … Continue reading Slipping Into Darkness

Are You Suffering From Wealth Inhibition?

As published in my weekly column in today's Business Newsday Money, as the basis of any discussion brings up queasiness. MONEY - It can be uncomfortable, unnerving and downright sticky for some! But if you’re in business you are going to have to get comfortable with money. You have to tell people what things cost, … Continue reading Are You Suffering From Wealth Inhibition?

Be Authentic and Remain Open to Inspiration

I have been reading and listening to Perry Marshall for quite some time now, especially his "Guerrilla Marketing for Hi-Tech Sales People" and he always shares great stuff. So of course when I saw the subject line in today's email "The #1 Enemy you will conquer in your life is SHAME" I immediately clicked to … Continue reading Be Authentic and Remain Open to Inspiration

Our Invisible Assets – The Real Source of Our Wealth

In business when you prepare a balance sheet you compile a summary of your assets and liabilities. Under assets you may have real estate, cars, equipment, furniture, cash, jewellery, securities and any other tangible assets. Under liabilities you would include all debts, obligations, mortgages, bank loans and any other promissory notes. When you subtract your … Continue reading Our Invisible Assets – The Real Source of Our Wealth