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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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The Greater The Risk. The Bigger The Reward.

The greater the risk - the bigger the reward! Life is full of risks.  You cannot get away from the fact that whatever we do, has an element of risk to it. Risk - a situation involving exposure to danger, harm or loss. Whether it is walking down the stairs, eating...

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Why You Need Multiple Streams of Income

Why You Need Multiple Streams of Income Pocket Sense defines multiple streams of income as “as having income from several different sources. If one stops or is eliminated, you can rely on another source.” In other words you are not dependent on...

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Yes. You Are Worthy.

Yes, you are worthy! Let's start out with a little humour... if you ever watched Saturday Night Live in the early 90’s and specifically the Wayne’s World segment, you may remember Garth and Wayne on their knees, chanting “We are not worthy, we are not worthy!" I bring...

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Stop Selling. Start Doing This Instead.

Stop Selling. Start Doing This Instead. Most of us are in the selling mindset, whether we are trying to sell our business, a product, an idea or even ourselves. It is ingrained in us to sell.  And of course this impacts how we relate to others. We are always trying to...

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Seeking Help Is Not a Weakness

I was brought up where we did things ourselves.  Seldom did we rely on help from others, because to put it bluntly, others were not always that reliable. That’s just the way it was. So I developed into someone who relied solely on myself and my abilities. Was that...

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Have You Fallen Into the Text Trap?

“Hey, how’s it going.  I was thinking of you today and thought maybe we could get together for coffee this week and catch up.  Text me when you can.” We have all probably received a text message like this or a similar one.   A message that comes out of the blue. Maybe...

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How Fear Can Get You to Where You Want to Go

I was thinking the other day about fear and how it holds us back.  But then I took another approach... Fear helps us get to where we want to go. It really does! Actually fear is healthy if we view it in the right way - not as an obstacle, but as a motivator, a...

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2 Key Things That Make A World of Difference

Have you ever wondered what kind of image you portray to others?   We think we know who we are but do we really show who we are?   Often the image of ourselves is not in sync with the image others have of us. What and who we portray to others can affect everything...

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Be Thankful This Canada Day

There sure is enough complaining and insulting going around these days in the political arena whether it is south of the border or right here in our backyard. We are inundated daily with critical news from all the major media outlets, whether we want it or not. Just...

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Are You Excited?

I was thinking the other day about how excited I am.  Why am I so excited?  As I'm out west this week, I realized it's about entrepreneurship and how it has been a fundamental part of my life. As a young girl growing up on a farm, I was exposed early on about being an...

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The Best Way to Make a Huge Impact

One of the things I have always wanted to do in life was to somehow make a significant impact, a way to help others in need.    Sure it is wonderful to have personal success, an amazing career, and a collection of materialistic things, but what is more important, is...

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Is It Time to Expand Your Vision?

Vision is defined by the English Oxford Dictionary in four ways. The one I want to talk about today is: the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom. For example, "the organization has lost its vision and direction”. Do you have a vision...

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The Power of a Championship Team

If you've been part of a sports team, you have a great understanding of teamwork and how everyone mutually benefits. When it comes to the entrepreneurial environment, you have options: 1.  work alone as a solopreneur 2.  work with a partner 3.  work with a team of...

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Why Boring in Business is Good & Fun at the Same Time

Once you realize that business can be boring at times, you will make it a lot more fun with these 3 key elements.  I am super passionate about my business and helping others create success in their business, so as I was contemplating over the long weekend, it struck...

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Do These 4 Things Consistently & Watch Your Business Explode

Do these 4 things and you will absolutely see your business explode! I can say that now, however, in the first couple of years as an entrepreneur, I struggled with these 4 things all the time. When I think back, it was like apprenticing for a job.  I had to build the...

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How Coachable Are You?

Recently, I was working with one of my new team members on how to do our business.  Basically, I was helping the person by explaining the process and coaching on what to do. But interestingly, all I got was pushback. It was puzzling to me why someone who made the...

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Are You Waiting for Your Pension Ship to Arrive?

Are you betting your comfy retirement on your pension funds? Today, the average life expectancy in Canada is 84 for men and 87 for women. So that means if the average retirement age is around 64 (according to Stats Canada) then we have at least another 20 or more...

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My Friends Thought I Was Crazy

When I got out of the weekend seminar and told my friends about what I had just experienced, they thought I was crazy! Yes. Crazy. Little did I know that they would not understand as to how a personal development seminar would absolutely change my life!  It was...

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Feeding Kids and Why It Matters

I just got back from our national convention on Sunday with so much passion on our new social business model that we are rolling out over the next 6 weeks. Then 2 days later, the memories rushed in, as it was the anniversary date of my 2nd daughter, Allison, who died...

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It’s Easter. 3 Ways to Hatch Your Golden Eggs.

It’s Easter!  A time when we hide Easter eggs for our children to search for on Easter Sunday morning - a tradition I remember from my childhood. It’s also the end of the fiscal year and a time when many of us start thinking about our finances and begin to are prepare...

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Are You Still Searching For Your Pot of Gold?

This past Saturday was St Paddy’s Day, the day most of us celebrate the luck of the Irish.  We wear green and usually partake in celebrations to mark the day - parades, get togethers, etc. We even named our dog Guinness because we rescued him on St Paddy’s Day and he...

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What is The MOST Important Thing in Life?

I was thinking the other day about the story of the boy and the starfish.   The one where the boy is walking along the beach and stops every so often to pick up a starfish washed up on the sand and throws it back into the sea.  The problem is that there are thousands...

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Are You Living in Abundance or Scarcity?

We all know that having the right mindset is key to success in anything we do and anything we approach in life.  It is essential to our health, our business and our relationships. But do we ever assess our mindset or do we take it for granted? Is it something we just...

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