Idle Time

What do you do with your idle time? Do you make space in your life to ponder? If you have children, do you allow them the time to get bored and then come up with something to do on their own? I’m a huge advocate of giving one’s mind time to rest and become idle.…

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In Praise of Perfectionist Tendencies

a picture of author Kim Louise Easterbrook giving thoughtful advise to Dominic Kotarski CMC. They are both seated facing one another. Dominic is holding Kim's book between his hands and listening intently as Kim explains the concepts of her book.

Has anyone ever accused you of being a perfectionist? Would you consider yourself a perfectionist? I often wonder why people view perfectionist traits as a negative thing. I would always prefer having a perfectionist as my surgeon or as my airline pilot. I would also like my editor to be a perfectionist. As well, the architect…

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How much leverage are you comfortable with? Are you currently leveraging your business relationships, your company’s assets, your awesome personnel, your reputation, stock portfolio, and your friend’s friends? There are so many things you could leverage to give your career or your business a bit of a boost if you really wanted. The question is, are you…

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How to Change Your Team’s Behaviour

Every manager instinctively knows that there’s more than one way to peel an orange. That being said if you’re a student of human nature then you’ll also know that there are but a few simple and effective people management techniques that can be implemented from time to time that will help get your team where…

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Being the Best You Can Be

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How hard of a worker do you consider yourself to be? Would you consider yourself someone who gets the job done “no matter what?” Are you someone that has a reputation for getting things done on time and within budget? Do you put your job and your career first amongst all other things? I sincerely believe that…

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Your Reputation and How to Build on it

How important is your reputation? What does it mean when someone says, “your reputation precedes you?” What can you do if you have a bad reputation? How do you get people to talk good about you behind your back? You’re always building your reputation for good, bad or ugly each time you leave your house and…

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In Honour of “Making Things Happen!”

Call it what you want, Dream Maker, Entrepreneur, Opportunity Creator, whatever name you put on it it all boils down to one elemental truth and that is someone who refuses to sit back and wait for things to happen, refuses to stand by and watch things happen they are the people who put their skin…

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The Few that Do

A banner that says, "Dealing with Lies" and underneath the banner reads "Since 1964 Staying True" the author Dominic is referring to learning to deal with unethical people since his birth

Have you ever wondered why people can be so hypocritical? I know when I was much younger I used to. I’ve been running my own company since I was 16 years old so I’ve had quite a bit of time to learn how to deal with people who promise one thing and commit to another.…

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Renewing Your Connections

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How often do we forget to keep up with our new and old connections? We tend to keep our current relationships both personally and professionally but most of us are not very good at maintaining our relationships over the long haul. Here’s a quick refresher video on How and Why to keep connected to all…

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Setting Intentions 2018

Just a Couple of minutes of your time to make sure you set yourself up for Success in 2018! Watch my short video message Bellow!   In case you have a bit more time on your hands or would like to go in more detail on Goal Setting and Personal Intentions then I would suggest…

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