Don’t Decelerate in December…Here’s Why

It’s sometimes good to be a contrarian and I would strongly suggest that you “Go Contrarian” in December when most people and their companies start to decelerate, barring that you’re not in the retail industry and then you probably don’t have time to read my article anyway. How you finish the year will strongly determine how quickly…

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Change of Lifestyle

At the beginning of this summer, I decided to make a conscious change in my eating habits. I began by counting my daily calorie intake. My motivation for this mundane activity was when I finally noticed that one of my favorite leather belts was getting tighter and tighter and I simply couldn’t allow myself to…

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Getting Out There

It’s very easy to get into the habit of “just running our business” and without realizing it, our cutting-edge company could begin to get stale. It’s easy to see how this happens. We only have so much time to commit to our companies, ourselves, our families and our friends. We can quickly get caught up…

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Things to Think About

I just read that the average Canadian is just $200 per month off not being able to pay their monthly bills. This is a really scary thought if a percentage of these Canadians don’t have ample savings to fall back on if they suffered a job loss. I wonder how the average Canadian company would…

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Inspiration & Dedication

Not much is gonna happen without the twin forces of Inspiration and Dedication. As we all know, inspiration comes when we least expect it. It’s not something we can just force on ourselves even at the best of times. Inspiration can rear it’s uncontrollable self just when we’re trying to relax on a day off. It…

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Have Courage or Do Courage

Nobody can say for sure which characteristics you must possess in order to determine whether or not you will be a success, a failure or just plain mediocre. In fact, you should never allow anyone’s opinion, whether factual or biased of your life’s endeavors, seep into your personal judgment of your life’s achievements or lack thereof (which…

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Conquer Your Beasts

October is a fitting month to take a good look at your lingering fears. Not the obvious ones leftover from your childhood like a masked, dagger-wielding bogeyman but the more subtle fears that you’ve been able to hide away and cunningly avoid way into your adulthood. Those fears that have been holding you back from…

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On The Move

So many questions…So little Time… What happens when you’re constantly “on the move”? Are you running so fast that your worries can’t possibly catch you? Do you feel a sense of invincibility as if you’re escaping the grasp of time? What would happen if you added a reflection time to your hectic schedule? What if…

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4 Ways We Respond To Change

How do you go about changing a culture that has accepted and is willing to defend mediocrity? Is it not obvious from the beginning of your new directive that there’s a serious problem with the way the business is being run? You can call yourself a troubleshooter or a culture change artist or a modern…

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When in Doubt

What is your modus operandi when you don’t know what to do next? How do you go about making decisions on next action steps? Do you need to talk your way through your situation and come up with ideas through dialogue with a trusted friend or colleague? Do you need to spend time alone pondering…

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