Why do People Care

When I saw this quote, the following story immediately came to mind. On March 10, 1748, John Newton, a 22-year-old English seaman who had worked in the slave trade, was traveling home on a merchant ship after a series of misadventures, including being captured and enslaved in Sierra Leone. On that day, a violent stormContinue reading “Why do People Care”

Kick Out The Auto Pilot

As one ages it becomes easier to just allow life to lead you rather than you leading your life. It’s as if ‘auto pilot’ has kicked in. We just wake up and respond to life. We do what we do and ultimately allow the status quo to become our life style. Or….we can determine as we getContinue reading “Kick Out The Auto Pilot”

The Secret of Happiness is Less Expectations

How many times in your life have you experienced hurt, disappointment, anger, or stress, from the difference between your imagination and reality? We’re very creative creatures. And when we set out to do things, we always expect that everything will turn out exactly the way we want. Does this sound familiar? “I’m going to finishContinue reading “The Secret of Happiness is Less Expectations”

Microhabits to Change your Life

Is it really possible to change one’s life in such a short timeframe? Well, yes. Just don’t expect a complete overhaul of your life in 30 days or you’ll be terribly disappointed! You can, however, change your life to a certain degree in 30 days. Remember, 1% positive change in a month is still change.Continue reading “Microhabits to Change your Life”

Our Children, Our Future

One of my favourite songs from the eighties is “The Greatest Love of All,” the mega hit by Whitney Houston. When I consider why I like this song so much, it’s the first line of the lyrics that just grabs me right away, “I believe the children are our future.”  At about 35, most adultsContinue reading “Our Children, Our Future”

How to Prevent Arrogance from Knocking You Out

Arrogance is a trait that we both reward and punish. We admire successful people because they always win no matter what. Even if they bash their competitors in the process. When the arrogant wins — no one seems to cares about what they leave behind in the dust. ”Be successful” has become our motto. You must proveContinue reading “How to Prevent Arrogance from Knocking You Out”

Going Against the Flow

In life, we’re often told to “go with the flow.” Meaning, the flow of energy, the flow of events as they unfold. The implication here is that we shouldn’t struggle against forces beyond our control. To do so is to expend valuable energy that’s better exerted elsewhere. It’s my feeling that people who are passiveContinue reading “Going Against the Flow”

How to Overcome Self-Doubt

Everyone grapples with self-doubt once in a while, even successful business owners. A little self-doubt is not only normal, it’s healthy. It prevents a leader from crossing the fine line between self-confidence and hubris. But highly successful people don’t let self-doubt derail them from what they set out to accomplish. Allowing self-doubt to prevent youContinue reading “How to Overcome Self-Doubt”

Living a Purposeful Life

Repetition. Boredom. Déjà vu? We’ve all been there. Wake up, go to work or work from home, have lunch, dinner, watch television… go to bed. Repeat. Sure, you are functioning… but do you have purpose in your life? Are you incorporating things into your days that bring you excitement and joy? The truth is, without purposeContinue reading “Living a Purposeful Life”

Make a Positive Shift in your Life

Change in your life can be both scary and exciting, but more than anything it’s necessary to grow. Most people come to a point where they have to make a change in their life to either grow personally or professionally, but it’s hard to figure out when you’re ready to make that change. So how doContinue reading “Make a Positive Shift in your Life”