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Veni. Vidi. Didici.

Veni, Vidi, Didici.  I came, I saw, I learned is how this latin phrase is translated. It is a slight change I made to the famous Julius Caesar quote - Veni, Vidi, Vici. (I came, I saw, I conquered), to remind me of the time I lived in Italy and how much I learned from...

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Do This One Thing First

When I first started as an entrepreneur, I almost missed doing this one thing first. I was lucky to be exposed to the idea of personal development in the first year as a franchise owner. It was so foreign to me, especially at the age of 24 when all I thought about was...

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M1, M2 and M3. Where Do You Fit In?

When we talk about business, there are basically 3 income strategies - M1, M2, and M3. Do you know what they are? Bob Proctor, the author and motivational speaker describes it so well in his talks, teachings and educational programs.  He was my first mentor and I have...

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Be Brave & Show Up

I love Brené Brown, her messages, her books and her videos.  I refer to her all the time because she really hits home on what is important in life. This past week I watched her latest presentation on Netflix - The Call to Courage, which is all about vulnerability.  ...

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Trust The Process

Trust is such an important word in our life.  Maybe the most important. Whether it is in personal or business relationships, it is essential to the success or longevity of that connection.   That is why building trust in my relationships is something I focus on every...

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Are You Missing Out?

Is that an opportunity knocking at my door? Am I recognizing it or subconsciously ignoring it? Throughout our life, opportunity will come knocking at our door, and in most cases, many of us will fail to recognize it. History is full of examples where people and...

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Spring It On!

It’s springtime.  Yay! Time for renewal, to refresh, to grow, to get moving and 'spring it on'! Spring is a great time to rejuvenate yourself and your business. The days are longer, there is more sunshine and warmth, and there is new growth all around you.  Everything...

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Why & Perseverance

This past weekend I had the opportunity to hear from two amazing speakers at our Impact convention. The first one, spoke about how he had completed the 1000 mile Iditarod Trail Invitational Race on foot.   Most of us know of this race as an Alaskan sled dog race, but...

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Understanding Financial Freedom

Many of us talk about ‘financial freedom’ as if we all understand that term in the same, explicit way. We assume that we all have the same definition, but let me tell you, it does not mean the same to everyone. Some people think it means not having to worry about food...

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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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