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Do You Have A Checklist?

Do you have a checklist? Have you ever packed up the car to leave on a trip and drove away thinking you had forgotten something? Only to remember it a mile or two down the road and have to turn back? Forgot to set the house alarm, close the garage door, lock the front...

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Lead By Example

Lead by example. As humans, we all need to lead or be lead.  It’s in our DNA. Today, there is so much information out there on leadership and what constitutes a good leader.  The characteristics that make a leader great are many. Words like motivational,...

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Change Is Good

I took some time last week to relax, rejuvenate and refresh in a warm, sunny climate.   It was just what I needed to break the cold, snowy and dreariness of a long winter in Canada. I couldn't do it if wasn't for my business, which allows me to enjoy life and work...

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Dealing With Rejection in Business & Life

Rejection is something we all face at some point in our business or in our life. Some of us deal with it better than others.  In some cases, it can be a polite rejection and in other cases, it can be a sarcastic, painful insult.  It can be rejection of our love, our...

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It’s All About Family

On Monday, many of us celebrated the Family Day holiday here in Canada... which got me thinking. This past week, I spent most of my time doing family things.  I visited my son in Toronto and celebrated his upcoming birthday with him. Then I visited with my daughter,...

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Love Yourself First

Love yourself first. This week I have the good fortune of having my birthday and valentine’s day back to back. Two days of attention and love!  Fantastic. I love it! But it also reminds me that, what is really important to our wellbeing, is the ability to love...

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Do You Know Your Numbers?

Do you know your numbers? Before we go into it, let me vent a bit:) I'm flabbergasted by how many people run their businesses with a 'fly by the seat of their pants' attitude. When I ask a business owner/ entrepreneur, how is your business going? Are you on track to...

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Become Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Become Comfortable Being Uncomfortable We have all heard that challenges make us more.  They make us grow. They make us become even better than we are are today. Yet, most of us avoid challenging ourselves.   We prefer to remain in our so-called ‘comfort zone’.   And...

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Compound It Starting Today

Compound It Starting Today. I have been a follower of Darren Hardy and if you have not read his book, The Compound Effect, then I strongly suggest you pick it up and read it! I read it years ago and I keep going back to it whenever I need to jumpstart my life and my...

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Why You Need a Side Hustle

Why you need a side hustle. So, what’s a side hustle and why would I ever need one? A side hustle is a way to make money on the side of your day job. In the old days it was referred to as moon-lighting. Nowadays, it's a must. It is flexible enough to allow you to work...

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Why Personal Wellness Needs to Be a Priority

My good friend, Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp, Canada's top Chiropractor & Functional Medicine Expert says, "Don't just wait for better health, take action and design your life." This is the month that everyone goes wild on their health and wellness, especially focusing...

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Don’t Make Resolutions

Don’t make resolutions - make evolutions instead! Every New Year’s Eve, many of us make resolutions on how we are going to live our lives for the next 365 days. In fact, it’s about how we are going to change our lives for the better. The wish list of New Year’s...

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5 Simple Life Lessons I’ve Learned

Here are 5 simple lessons I've learned that I want to share with you as I reflect on life during these holidays. Sometimes the hustle and bustle of shopping and the buying of gifts around Christmas time overwhelms us. We forget what is really important in life. Life...

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The Magic of Part-Time

Recently I attended a leadership conference on entrepreneurship.   It was a fantastic event with many wealthy entrepreneurs sharing what they did to get to where they are today in achieving multi-millionaire levels of income and lifestyle.  They talked about...

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How To Influence Your Team

I asked myself the other day if my team had the same vision as I did about our business.   To be honest, I wasn’t sure. Although I had shared the vision and the big picture with them, there were always questions in my mind, and those questions usually arose from...

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The Shift Towards Social Entrepreneurship

Quietly but steadily, there is a growing shift towards social entrepreneurship.   Today, new, developing and existing companies are implementing a social cause in their business model. “Social entrepreneurship is the use of startup companies and other entrepreneurs to...

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Who Do You Want On Your Team?

This comes up often as I coach and mentor my team members on who they want in their tribe. You know the kind of people that would contribute to growth and team success. I started to write down the qualities that were important to me and essential if the business was...

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Pushing Through The Pain

This past week I was fortunate to be with my daughter and son-in-law for the birth of their first child. They had decided to have a home birth using a midwife to have a more meaningful experience. I'm so proud and pleased they went that route and that I was able to be...

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How Residual Income Changes Everything

Most of us work very hard to make a living, but it's really trading time for money.  It means providing our time to someone else or to our business to generate enough revenue to live off.   And there is only so much time in a day. In this fast paced world, time is...

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Why I Changed My Message.

Messaging is so important in today’s social environment. And keeping it up to date is definitely a necessary requirement, otherwise it gets stale and old. That’s why many companies and organizations change their logos, taglines and messaging every so often. To refresh...

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Are Emotions Getting In Your Way

Did you just get an email that caused your emotions to stir? Did someone just say something to you that you took personally? Did someone’s body language indicate displeasure with you? Or did someone ignore your text messages and you now feel unimportant? All of these...

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7 Secrets To Achieving Your Dream Lifestyle

Years ago I realized that I wanted a different lifestyle for both my family and myself and knew that this lifestyle could be created with enough planning, work and enthusiasm. Having the type of life that most people only dream about is entirely possible, but you need...

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Are Your Limiting Beliefs Holding You Back?

Do you have limiting beliefs?  Well, it’s kind of a rhetorical question.  We all have limiting beliefs whether we recognize them or admit it. So what is a limiting belief anyway? Limiting beliefs are ’those which constrain us in some way.’  They keep us from growing...

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The Power of Gratitude

This past weekend we celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving  in Saratoga Springs, NY. We got together with our daughter and son-in-law who live there and our son joined us from Toronto.  Along with the 3 dogs, we climbed one of the nearby Adirondack mountains in the rain! ...

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Set It. Plan It. And Then Forget About It.

From an early age we dream about what we want to be and do.  In those years, we just dream and wish. “A dream is a wish your heart makes.” - Walt Disney We have no idea how to get there.  If we are lucky, we might have parents that get us started in the right way, on...

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