"Business or pleasure?," said the guy who was sitting beside me on a recent flight. "Business," I replied. But I got to thinking. What does that say about business? That it can't be pleasurable? That we can't have fun or have ease when we're working? Let's face it, the old adage 'put your nose … [Read more...] about Business or pleasure? Why do we have to choose?
Having a happy disposition affects how long you live, up to 7 years longer than grumpy folk. Researchers at Wayne Statue University in Michigan looked at 230 pictures of major league baseball players from 1952. They categorized the pictures according to how much they were smiling and their laugh … [Read more...] about Those who laugh last (up to 7 years longer)
I'm teaching a workshop on Friday called 'Because Laughing Matters' at the Every Woman conference in Whistler, British Columbia. This is a topic dear to my heart. And if it's not dear to your heart it should be because: humour is strategic, it primes the brain for learning - when we're laughing … [Read more...] about Because Laughing Matters
Andy Mackie, a retired horse trainer, had 9 heart surgeries. The resulting 15 prescriptions caused more problems than they were worth so he stopped taking them. That's a lot of dough for a lot of drugs. So what did he do with the money he saved? He figured he'd live for only about a month or so … [Read more...] about Heaven doesn't need harmonica players
On the eve of launching her new Firestarter Session e-book I sat down with good friend and colleague Danielle LaPorte, of White Hot Truth fame to interview her. Hang onto your fire poker and as we go with the Q &A. Q: For those who aren't already in the know, who are you and what do you do … [Read more...] about White Hot Truth with Danielle LaPorte
Ever get your head so far buried in your work that you forget to look up and out? Up for new ideas? Out for new ways to connect? Read on for a simple way of harnessing technology for good, that is to reach out and up. Having your head down, your office door shut and being focused is a good thing … [Read more...] about Looking up and out, not just down and in
George Moen, the President of Blenz, recently spoke to a group I belong to, the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs E-series program, and as I chuckled through his engaging presentation, I learned these four lessons about business. 1. Look to your roots When George was a wee lad of 11 he managed to get … [Read more...] about Business lessons from coffeemeister George Moen of Blenz
I was looking forward to this past weekend. Really looking forward to it. Both my husband and oldest kid were out of town, leaving some precious 1:1 time with my youngest. After dropping off my oldest at the ferry terminal to visit his grandparents my youngest and I headed back to the van, hand … [Read more...] about When should I get a girlfriend says my 9 year old; identifying & escaping boxed in thinking