Work-life balance Archive

Look Up: Un-Social Media

Look Up is a spoken word film for an online generation. The poetic film teaches a valuable life lesson through a love story. It takes place in a world where people are always connected but spend most of their time alone.  Does this sound like the world you live in? Kudos to Gary Turk …

The Big Red X: Are You doing the Wrong Thing?

One of my favorite shows on television is The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. The show’s slogan is “Your Toolkit For Success.” On the show Donny interviews top achievers in various disciplines from athletics to business in effort to give you insight into the tools, the strategies, and the connections …

Creativity: The New Leader?

A modern Renaissance may have reached us in the early 21st century, and it just may be the time for us to capitalize on our own creativity. While we can learn from mentors and model their behaviors there will truly never be another you. With the amazing influx of technology …

Are You Inspiring Excellence?

Enjoy the  post below courtesy of Author: Donna Williams. It has great insights to leadership and 7 powerful tips to inspiring excellence. Of all the millions of decisions we make in our lifetimes, one of the most important ones has to be the decision to commit to excellence. When you …

Doubting Fear & Failure

I was intrigued by Andrew Waitman’s Money Talks column. In it he talks about a disease that inhibits growth of people in our society. A disease that does not kill the host but rather “actively works to infect all who come in contact with the host.” He says the disease …

New Relationships: Get that $#%* Out of Here

A couple of days ago I was sitting in the Millionaire Speaker Secrets event in Las Vegas when the host James Malinchak was recalling a story about playing in a college basketball game for the visiting team, the Cincinnati Bearcats, against the Louisville Cardinals. He got called into the game …

Seeing Through the Mind of Perception

If seeing is believing, and the beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, and any other cliche that you can think of, then perception is the key to opportunity.  “If the doors of your perception were cleansed”, to quote William Blake the famous English poet, everything would appear differently. …

Opportunity Is Now Here

How do you read this? OPPORTUNITYISNOWHERE When I seen these life changing letters cluttered together (See the previous posts Opportunityisnowhere: How Do You See It? and Opportunity is Nowhere for back-story)  it was at a time in my life of great uncertainty. Not knowing what road to travel down, what …

Opportunity Is Nowhere

In the last post I asked readers and listeners to separate these letters: Opportunityisnowhere. How did you separate them? Did you separate the letters to read: Opportunity is nowhere? It is a despairing thought, indeed. It can be a saying for when you have thrown in the towel, and given …

Opportunityisnowhere: How Do You See It?

Openness, Passion, Persistence, Optimism, Responsibility, Thoughtfulness, Understanding, Nurturing, Intuition, Transparency, Youthfulness. Opportunity. Pieces of the puzzle and parts of the equation, these words are but samples of life and character. They are all a part of the equation; these words, and thousands of other expletives, expressions, and enablers. They equal …

A New Birth In a New World

As many of you know last month I attended the MasterWealth Summit with my wife Sarah and daughter Caelyn in beautiful Banff, Alberta. The event was hosted by my good friend Greg Habstritt and featured seven world class speakers who all delivered amazing content in their areas of expertise. One …

Getting What You Want – Step 3 of 3

The third and final step in the process of getting what you want is review.  Similar to the first step, this step includes doing some critical thinking as well. But unlike the first step where you planned a future creation, the review step is about going back and analyzing what …

Getting What You Want – Step 2 of 3

(This is a continuation from the Previous Blog – Getting What You Want  – Step 1 of 3) The second step is Doing. Follow Nike’s slogan and Just Do it. No concept, thought or idea has ever been brought into the physical world purely by a sprinkle of fairy dust …

Getting What You Want – Step 1 of 3

(This is a continuation from the Previous Blog – A New Dawn, A New Day, Why Wait for a New Year – click here to read first) The first step in getting what you want is to do some Critical Thinking. Everything that comes into the physical world, including all …

The Power of 11

Did you have a favourite number growing up as a kid? Mine was 11. I can still remember my first encounter with the number 11. When I was 6 years old my dad bought me a Gilbert Perrault jersey. Gilbert was an NHL hockey player who wore the number 11 …

Sixty Five: Why it Should be Retired

One of my least favorite words is retirement. Every time I hear that word it makes me cringe like hearing someone screech their nails on a chalkboard. Maybe it’s the association with the inevitable aging process which only a few have managed to defer, and nobody has been able to …