Category: Personal Development

Fred Alert!

I experienced three Freds today! We work in a building that is currently under construction. They are renovating 5 floors for new tenants and this has caused a lot of disruption in the work place. Most recently, the elevators were not working properly most of the day. This required the security guard to serve double …

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The Most Important Thing

In “The Fred Factor”, Mark Sanborn is talking about having the heart of a Fred. He tells a story about a little boy and his father on the first day of Pre-Kindergarten. The little boy asks his father “Dad, what’s the most important thing of all?”. The father was really impressed that his son asked …

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Under the surface

I learned an interesting lesson from my grand daughter yesterday. We go through life trying to make our mark on the world, make a big splash, a lasting impression. What we forget is how important the stuff beneath the surface is. When I got home from work, my grand daughter was visiting. What did she …

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Seasons

I’m just enjoying a spring day and taking down my Christmas lights when I realized this a great time. We are just coming into a new season in our lives. I’m home alone while my wife is out on business. I joined the half century club last week. Our kids have all left the nest. …

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Healing

They say that time heals all wounds. Sometimes I’m not so sure. Sunday will be six months since my son passed away. At times, it feels like yesterday and at others it seems like an eternity. Admittedly, the pain dulls but I’m not so sure it ever goes away. What I will say that is …

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Choosing your day.

Even before I started reading positive books, I have always believed you choose your day when you get out of bed in the morning. Ask anyone that has known me for any length of time. I believe that you get up in the morning and make a decision. You will have a good day or …

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What is retirement?

When I used to work in the financial services industry, I often asked my clients “What does retirement mean to you?” My parents grew up believing that you went to work for a good company with benefits and a pension. When you turned 65, you stopped working and enjoyed the rest of your life. In …

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Why?

Do you have any idea WHY? To be truly successful in business or in life, you need to understand WHY you do what you do? Have you ever noticed that if you are discussing something that is half hearted for you that people don’t buy in? They know full well that you don’t fully buy …

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Survive to Thrive

We were at Connexus on Sunday and the message was about surviving versus thriving. The main point is that there is an spending epidemic in our society today and you have to wonder what has happened to our values. Marriages are suffering and people just don’t know what to do. Finances are one of the …

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Are You a Carrot, An Egg, or a Coffee Bean?

We face many challenges throughout our lives that will shape our future depending on how we respond to them. I came across this a few years ago and I just can’t say it better myself. Barry P.S. What am I thankful for today? I’m thankful that my son made it to Calgary safely yesterday. I’m …

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