Category: Social Commentary

Learning to say ‘no’ can be healthy for you

I was cleaning up my desk when I came across this article. I couldn’t say it better myself so here it is: Learning to say ‘no’ can be healthy for you DOCTOR GAME BY DR. GIFFORD JONES How much straw should you agree to carry each day? I’m not referring to work on a farm. …

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Perception

Isn’t it interesting talking to young people?! We were talking with my 26 year old teacher daughter yesterday and the discussion turned to why Walt Disney and his movies are racist, sexist and violent. Wow! Did that ever burst my bubble! The reality is she presented a good argument. Where I saw harmless fun and …

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Are the markets surprised or are we surprised at the markets?

Interesting. The TSX dropped yesterday and I’m not really surprised. The last few days are historically significant. The Canadian political landscape changed very drastically over night. Bin Laden is gone. Since September 9, 2001 when the towers fell there was great uncertainty regarding the security of our country and the price of oil. With Bin …

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Big Blue!

Wow! I expected a Conservative majority but there is no way I would have predicted the size of the Liberal losses. I’m not usually very public about politics but here is my theory: The Canadian populace is tired of the bickering and lack of forward motion. When you keep doing the same thing expecting a …

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We all have something to offer

How often do we underestimate people?  We can’t get past what we see as a disability to see what someone has to offer.  In this clip, a young man that appears to be autistic finds a great way to communicate and this group of tough guys melt for just a few minutes.  We could all take …

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Rush, Rush, Rush!

Why do we do that? In the interest of achieving goals, we often rush through tasks and even life. We want a bigger house so we buy over our heads and end up house poor. We want a fancier car and do the same again. All of a sudden we realize we can’t or don’t …

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Take your friends with you.

It’s funny, the reception people get when they tell friends they have become involved in a new business. Starting a franchise or new business today is far more than most people can afford and yet there are a great many entrepreneurs amongst us. The true entrepreneur is open minded or there is no way they …

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Japan: Disaster or Opportunity?

Both! It’s very upsetting for those close to this disaster. Many have been hurt or killed by this natural phenomenon and there are still worries about the nuclear reactor. I would certainly understand the fear and anger. What happens when we face the fear head on and look past it to opportunity? Historically, after a major …

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The Power of Social Networking

Social networking has become so mainstream that the big boys are getting involved. Take a look at this article about their activities on Facebook for marketing purposes. Even they have noted that you need to be less “in your face” to win over your customer. http://www.marketingmag.ca/news/marketer-news/agropur-launches-mona-mania-to-make-milk-cool-24302 I hope they are successful. I would much rather …

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Canadians not calling in sick when bugs bite

There was an article in todays (March 7, 2010) 24HR in Toronto (http://eedition.toronto.24hrs.ca/epaper/viewer.aspx) that discusses the fact that many Canadians are reluctant to call in sick because they feel responsible. It infers that we are so dedicated to our jobs that we feel we are letting others down. I don’t want to take away from …

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