Will the Real Entrepreneurs Please Stand Up!

The Oxford English Dictionary defines an entrepreneur as ‘a person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit’. Who comes to mind? Perhaps Mark Zuckerberg or Alan Sugar? Maybe Bill Gates or James Dyson? If we were talking about entrepreneurs in Trinidad and Tobago who would weContinue reading “Will the Real Entrepreneurs Please Stand Up!”

You can’t open the door with stuff in your hands…

We yearn for something better…our heart knows what we desire…yet we are scared to put down what we know no longer works. We stand in front of the door of “next”…new beginnings…a different way of being…hands full of STUFF! We’re afraid to admit that this load has become too heavy to bear so we feelContinue reading “You can’t open the door with stuff in your hands…”

Make Today Count

In his book, The Positive Principle Today, writer Norman Vincent Peale recounts the story of Orville Kelly, a newspaperman from Iowa, who went to the hospital at the age of 43 for an examination and was told he had terminal cancer. Of course, he was stunned by this devastating news, as was his wife, Wanda.Continue reading “Make Today Count”

Great Teachers are Great Leaders (I’ve had a few in my life)…

They don’t make teachers like they used to – But then again – I’m no longer in school so what do I know? What I do know for sure is that at Bishop Anstey Junior School there were three teachers that had a significant impact on my life: Mrs Massiah Miss (as far as IContinue reading “Great Teachers are Great Leaders (I’ve had a few in my life)…”

Starting Over…

Everyday we get an opportunity to start over. We may not look at it like that – we may think that we are just continuing on from yesterday but I believe it’s an opportunity to begin again. A new day brings with it light and promise. An opportunity to look at things differently, in anotherContinue reading “Starting Over…”

Stop Teaching and Start Doing the Work

I’m sure you’re all familiar with the saying ‘We teach what we most need to learn’. Regardless of the service we provide – whether we are teachers, insurance executives, or massage therapists, we can often get so caught up in the “service part” to others that we forget to do our own work on ourselves.Continue reading “Stop Teaching and Start Doing the Work”

Knocking on doors is frightening

Before any door can be opened you need to knock. However we are usually afraid of what will turn up once that door opens. Robert Collier said in his book ‘The Magic Word’: “The doors of opportunity are always closed. They have been since the world began. History tells us of no time when youContinue reading “Knocking on doors is frightening”