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Women Who Inspire

June 13, 2016

Inspire Yourself, and Keep Going

Some days can be difficult. Long hours. New challenges. Bad news. So how do you keep going?

I look to women who inspire me, who show me what can be done.

The lovely lady in …

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Know You’re Worth the Money

June 6, 2016

Do you ask for what you’re worth? Or accept only what’s offered?

When I started my business, I was jealous of people who had a financial safety net in the form of a spouse or other revenue stream. But being …

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staying open

Staying Open to Criticism

May 30, 2016

Ouch! But Necessary

Last month we looked at how to give feedback respectfully and ask for a change in someone’s behaviour. Now we’ll talk at the toughest part. Hearing it.

A friend of mine had a counsellor who challenged her …

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Listening On Purpose

May 2, 2016

It’s Your Intention

I’m a practical kind of person. I like formulas to follow when I’m working on a new skill. But as we talk about listening skills, I believe it all starts with intention.

What is your intention while …

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To Cell or Not to Cell

April 11, 2016

I felt naked…

In my rush to an early morning appointment, I had left my cell phone home, and it was too late to go back.

The meeting was with my Try Angle MasterMind group, a confidential program from Women

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How to be Assertive

March 31, 2016

Communicate Clearly at Home and Work

When I ask any group of adults – from business professionals to health care workers to university students – how to be assertive, the range of answers is surprising.  I hear everything from being …

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Successful Life

Paws to Build a Successful Life

February 29, 2016

5 Lessons from My Dog Lucas

My furry kids have taught me a lot, and Lucas has some guidance for building a successful life. Let’s paws and see what he has to say.

Spend your free time as you like.…

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He Insulted My Dog

October 23, 2015

Being Kind When Others Are Not

A guy came to deliver my new fridge this morning while I was getting ready to write. When he knocked, one of my dogs Lucas was in the crate, and I still had to …

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4 ‘Not’ Leadership Lessons from Karate Camp

August 31, 2015

Learning from the Masters

I went to karate camp this summer. Not words I thought I’d ever string together in my mid-40s.

As you may know from a previous blog post, I started Shotokan Karate at Kio Karate in …

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Where Are Your Feet? Stay Grounded

March 5, 2015

Stay Grounded. Focus on What’s Important

Sometimes the hours and the days feel like they are disappearing way too quickly. Where did last month go? Seriously, who took it? It was here, but it felt like a pretty brief visit.…

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