New Year’s Resolutions are Stupid

Here’s How You Create Change

Have you ever made a New Year’s Resolution? Become a more effective manager. Become a better listener. Lose 20 pounds. Those are tall orders.

Have you kept those resolutions all year?

By mid-February, most of the New Year’s resolutions are usually gathering dust, and all you have is the guilt of not succeeding.…

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They’re Talking About Me Now

So Be Authentic

In the past year, I have lost over a foot of hair and let my lovely locks grow au naturel.

Why am I writing about my short, silver hair?

Because people are talking about me anyway so I may as well do as I like.

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3 Questions No One Wants to Talk About

Mental Health and Business

This morning our Business Mastermind group met to have a conversation about something that even we as good friends avoid. Mental Health.

We don’t want to be seen as weak or broken. We sweep it under the rug and try to power through it – whether it’s addiction to food, drugs, gambling, or shopping, anxiety and depression, or bipolar disorder.…

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Courageous Change

What’s your next big scary step?

courageous changeThis week nearly 50 engineering, human resources, training, sales, and other professionals from all over the world graduated from the MBA program at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John.

I am proud to have played a small part in their development as one of their instructors. 

These MBA graduates came from Armenia, Jamaica, Jordan, Taiwan, Nigeria, Vietnam, and more.…

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Communication Lessons from Movers

Teamwork is Key

Last month I moved into a new office at 89 Canterbury Street. If you’re like me, packing, lifting furniture, and unpacking isn’t up there on your list of favourite things to do. But I was extremely grateful for the strong arms, careful movements, and communication skills of the gentlemen from the moving company.…

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Looking for Happiness?

Try 100 Days of Happy

Some days happy takes more effort than others. Right?

I was scrolling through my Facebook memories a few months ago and saw two years ago where I had started 100 Days of Happy. I had been inspired by a friend’s gratitude posts, so each day for 100 Days I had shared something that made me happy that day.…

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We All Screw Up

Humility Humility Humility. Then Apologize.

It was like an out-of-body experience. I could feel myself being cranky. Really, really cranky, and I couldn’t seem to stop.

It was my fault.

I was in pain, and I should have said so and left.…

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