I was shopping in Costco yesterday and saw the above sign on a cash register. At the bottom of the sign was written 'Great job everyone! Let's keep those sales up!!!!' What's wrong with this picture? Certainly not endeavouring to raise money for a good cause. Certainly not spurring each other … [Read more...] about What does it take to say 'good job'?
What does a teenage run away, Buddhist monk, Geisha girl and Bill Gates have in common? They're all connected to Christine Comaford whom I heard speak recently at the BCHRMA annual conference. Don't know her? Here's some background: she ran away at 16 she's a high school and college drop … [Read more...] about Shiny Object Syndrome – why it's hard to tell the difference between styrafoam and gold
Some things are complicated. Some things are complex. Some things though are simple. Deceptively simple. Like kindness. I love Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Thought Bubble - Kindness video for that reason. It's not huge and hairy and hard to reach. Rather it's simple, soft and within our grasp. … [Read more...] about Kindness doesn't have to be huge, hairy and hard to reach (or teach)
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
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