Category: Personal Development

Tiny Changes Lead to Huge Results!

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CHRISTmas Parties

Yes, I said Christmas and I won’t apologize for that! It’s that time of year again and the parties are starting. We need to remember that when you are at a party, you are being watched and judged whether you like it or not.  First, it’s human nature.  Second, they are usually a business event …

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When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking

A friend sent this to me and I believe we all need to remember we are always being watched! WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN’T LOOKING A message every adult should read because children are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say. When you thought I wasn’t looking I s aw you …

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Middle Aged Crazy

I don’t know what it is but something seems to happen to people after they hit 40 something.  We seem to become lost and unsure of where we are headed and hurting those around us while we try to figure things out. Those around us end up so confused because we bottled up emotions for …

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Regeneration

What a blah day. It’s raining, the leaves are falling and the temperature is dropping. Believe it or not, these are all actually good things.  It’s God getting the earth ready for winter.  A time for rest and regeneration.  Don’t forget that after winter is spring, a time of new wonder and new beginnings followed …

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The White Picket Fence

It’s interesting how we hold onto ideals. When my wife separated from her first husband, (I’m not the first but I’m the best!), she was devastated and having a hard time managing her emotions.  She was very frustrated and angry and really couldn’t get her head around it until a counsellor asked the question:  “Are …

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Crucial Conversations

The book Crucial Conversations is a great tool to help you when you need to make you are able to deliver your message. Many times, it’s not the message that the problem but the delivery. How many times have you started to have a conversation with someone when it seems they are starting to “lose …

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Whack!

My wife is going out to a networking/fundraising golf tournament tomorrow. When I was in the finance business, there was a lot of that. As a teenager, I remember they tried to teach us some golf at high school. I thought it was an incredibly slow and boring game. Then, when I went into the …

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A sign of the times?

Vancouver. What an embarrassment! But now what do we do about it? I see this as similar to one of my children acting out. When a child acts out, it’s usually a sign that something is wrong. Either there is frustration with something directly to whatever event triggered the action or it’s like the old …

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Hot! Hot! Hot!

No, I’m not talking about my wife! The temperature is up this week and I have to admit, I would like to go to Hawaii to cool off! I went there a few years ago and the tour bus operator told me it never goes over 90F. My kind of place! It’s funny how a …

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