What Do You Do When Life Throws You a Curve Ball?

This post is really one about how you deal with uncertainty in your life and business. Life is exceedingly uncertain but for our own sanity, I think we fool ourselves into thinking that we have control over what happens in our lives. When we plan we are optimistic that the plan will unfold without a hitch … Continue reading What Do You Do When Life Throws You a Curve Ball?

It’s Time to Start Achieving those Goals You’ve Set

You’ve been asked this question before: “What are your goals?” You rattle them off as you would a well-rehearsed poem back when you were in primary school. “Let’s see…I want to renovate my home, I want a little more freedom, I would love to travel and see new places, I definitely want a new car … Continue reading It’s Time to Start Achieving those Goals You’ve Set

Need some inspiration?

I was reminded today by Timothy Ferris about the importance of setting goals and the reality of the world we live in today. To say that I was encouraged would be an understatement! Hope his words have the same effect on you as they did me. It’s lonely at the top. 99% of the world … Continue reading Need some inspiration?

Why Aren’t You Achieving Your Goals?

As published in my weekly column in today’s Business Newsday Nowadays a discussion around goal setting is usually accompanied by the acronym SMART. In order for you to achieve any goals they must be SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely. Specifics help us to focus our efforts and clearly define what we are going … Continue reading Why Aren’t You Achieving Your Goals?

Beware of ‘Word’ Narcotics

For many years I have been trying to find reasons why someone with obvious potential for greatness wastes their life and someone who, by society's standards, was least likely to succeed, creates monumental success for themselves. Having said that, potential is a word that I disliked. Only because I'd heard it so much in my … Continue reading Beware of ‘Word’ Narcotics

What Advice Would You Give Yourself at this Time in Your Life?

I've been thinking about my life - its significance - am I doing what I should be doing? For the first time it feels right. I've done things that I COULD do but didn't necessarily enjoy doing. I've been paid for many  projects but was not fulfilled by the work. Now I get to choose … Continue reading What Advice Would You Give Yourself at this Time in Your Life?

The P word that’s packed with power!

ERSISTENCE! Without it - not much happens. Chances are, the first time you attempt something, you're not going to be successful. Without persistence you'll just throw in the towel, roll over and expire. Persistence is the 'fall down seven times, get up eight' principle. It's dipping down inside of you for that energy to do … Continue reading The P word that’s packed with power!

Time to Celebrate!Goal Achieved!!!!!

On the 23rd of October 2010 I achieved my goal of posting something EVERYDAY on my blog! I know it's not much of a celebration for you but what can you celebrate? So often we trundle through life, pursuing, achieving, never taking the time to honor ourselves and give ourselves a well deserved pat on … Continue reading Time to Celebrate!Goal Achieved!!!!!

Is Selling Really Difficult or is that an Excuse?

A business is not a business until a sale is made. And a sale is not a sale until the cheque clears in the bank. The road to making these sales and cashing these cheques always appears to be paved with nails and thorns. Show me happy sales people and sales managers who aren’t lamenting … Continue reading Is Selling Really Difficult or is that an Excuse?

Change is difficult – step or otherwise

There's something to be said about persistence. There's something to be said about having a good support system in place particularly when you embark on an unfamiliar journey. Kinda reminds me of the song "How Do You Keep The Music Playing" made popular by James Ingram and Patti Austin in the '80s. "How do you … Continue reading Change is difficult – step or otherwise