As I sat getting a stick up my nostril for a COVID test, I distracted myself by reading the sign on the doctor’s wall. “These instruments are expensive to replace. Please do not touch them.” Would that have motivated you to touch them, not touch them or …? Your reaction has a lot … [Read more...] about Eight ways to amp up your motivation, even and especially if it’s in the dump right now
No matter how you’re rolling into the holiday season (excited, energized, and invigorated, exhausted, overwhelmed and weary, or somewhere in between) I’ve got your back. Yes, trust me. I have something to offer from the Life Lenses, which aims to bring you happy holidays and gives you a chance to … [Read more...] about Happy holidays from the Life Lenses™
What do you see when you’re looking at me? It’s a question I sometimes ask during my training workshops. The answers have been funny, poignant, and wildly off base. Someone once said I love hockey and another person said I love to iron. Hard no to both of those (even … [Read more...] about What do you see when you’re looking at me?
What do you see when you look at this picture of a frying pan? A way to make grilled cheese sandwiches? Memories of your grandma making you a treat? A nonstick pan? Something else? That something else could also be a refeathered nest. You see, I see a radically different perspective. I see a … [Read more...] about How a frying pan sparked a refeathered nest
I give to you a candle, 1 matchbox with matches in it and some tacks. Here’s your challenge. How can you get the candle to stick to the wall using only those things? The answer is in one of my top 5 books from 2019, and later in the post. In the meantime, while you’re flexing … [Read more...] about Found in translation
As a Canadian living in Nairobi, Kenya, even after 8 years of living here there is still much that’s lost in translation. There’s a constant undercurrent of intercultural issues that swim through my day. You never know what’s going on below the surface. Sometimes it’s funny – … [Read more...] about Lost in translation; what to do when you’re swimming in an intercultural current
Can you believe Q4 is upon us? Time for planning. (And the chance to win a free gift at the end of this post.) Whether your planning is jump started by the back to school regime &/or fourth quarter it’s a great time to hit the pause button. Think of September like the new New Year. Hitting … [Read more...] about How to get around the glitch of planning from (only) your perspective