Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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When We Hit PLAY

When We Hit PLAY

Banter in my Facebook tribe last Friday (yes, I’m on Facebook). A quote by Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of the revered book Magical Child,...

Me, my selfie and die

Dying to take a selfie? Think again. It may be more dangerous than you imagine. True fact? More people have been killed taking selfies...
Six Steps to a Successful Career Change

Six Steps to a Successful Career Change

Changing industries can be challenging. Changing careers even more so as you are going up against others with years in the role and/or industry. With...

Why It’s So Important To Tell “Your Story”

Since before writing was invented, humans shared stories orally.  Ancient Chinese, Egyptians, Indians and others told their stories and created myths and legends through...

Social media scams – don’t get suckered

Want to win First Class seats on British Airways? Fancy a free iPhone due to surplus stock? Get a share of the billions that...
Get Some Brain Rest

Get Some Brain Rest

You know you’re smart. On any given day you can figure it out. But today, just for today, your brain is going on strike....
Why NOT Be High Touch?

Why NOT Be High Touch?

I wait in a TSA line at LaGuardia Airport, inching my way toward the front, when I notice a man and a woman. They...

How the HAPPY WARRIOR Wins

It may sound like an academic question. It isn’t. Which of your personal assets make your colleagues, clients, team want to follow you? Is it...
Is it Coaching, or a Critique? Perspective Changes Everything

Is it Coaching, or a Critique? Perspective Changes Everything

How do you respond when someone offers you a suggestion? Consider this scenario.  Imagine you just gave a presentation.  Afterwards, your boss says, “It was...

Which ‘Business Bulls**t’ phrases annoy you the most?

"We can't boil the ocean by drinking Kool-aid and then circle back when we try to run it up the flagpole." Absolute nonsense right?...

It’s Not So Bad Being An Introvert: Myth Or Fact?

In many ways, our modern society is biased against introverts, especially in Western culture.  Our image of a successful person is essentially the “Man...
4 Steps to Start-Up Success

4 Steps to Start-Up Success

While sitting on the beach one day in Amelia Island, Florida, I noticed my children (6 and 5 at the time) frantically building something...

Do you need a Digital Detox?

The internet is ruining everything. Really? Well according to the sensationalist CNBC headline last week it is. And it's all down to the latest...
How To Write The Perfect Headline For A Blog

How To Write The Perfect Headline For A Blog

DID YOU KNOW: 80% OF ONLINE READERS DON’T ACTUALLY MAKE IT PAST THE HEADLINE OF A BLOG? Understanding how to write the perfect headline for...
5 Tips to Hook Your Reader with a Compelling LinkedIn Summary Section

5 Tips to Hook Your Reader with a Compelling LinkedIn Summary...

Did you know that after the headline section LinkedIn is the second most widely-read section on your profile? Furthermore, studies show readers spend more...

Why cycling is the new golf

Is the business community really trading their Ping for Pinarello? Swapping their green jackets for a yellow jersey? Well according to a recent Business Insider...
6 Social Media Tips And Tricks To Get Your Online Sale

6 Social Media Tips And Tricks To Get Your Online Sale

DID YOU KNOW: 71% OF CONSUMERS WHO HAVE HAD A GOOD SOCIAL MEDIA SERVICE EXPERIENCE WITH A BRAND ARE LIKELY TO RECOMMEND IT TO...
Principle

Try the 90/10 Principle

90 minutes of focused activity, followed by a 10-minute interval of conscious rejuvenation, maximize productivity. Yes, that’s the 90/10 principle. Who came up with that, you...

Signs You Are A Micromanager And How To Stop

  If you’re like many Entrepreneurs, one of the reasons you said goodbye to the corporate rat-race was “freedom.”  The freedom to be your own...

Two Reasons People Panic at Work and How to Stop Doing...

A client of ours was experiencing a drop in sales; financial performance was down, way down. The natural response is fear and panic. Unfortunately...
7 Secrets To Driving Traffic With Content

7 Secrets To Driving Traffic With Content #TechTuesday

DID YOU KNOW: BY 2019, 80% OF THE CONTENT SHARED ONLINE WILL BE VIDEO? Regardless of whether you are a startup, small business or even...
Think Makeup Does Not Matter

Think Makeup Does Not Matter! Think Again! Makeup is A Flawless...

Prejudice does not wear makeup. It is naked and well alive in our society. Prejudice does not need foundation to hide imperfections. Prejudice does...
Leadership is Gained Through Failure

Leadership is Gained Through Failure: How Great Leaders Are Losers Too

I often think about how society wrongly puts success and leadership on an invisible pedestal. I often fear that our children already view success...
Summer Slow-Down Lessons

Summer Slow-Down Lessons

My friend Marc Rubin and I tease our colleague Tina Governo. You seem to be working harder than ever, we chuckle during a phone chat...

That Powerful “Aha Moment” May Be Your Best Solution

You’re faced with a seemingly unsolvable problem.  A modern day Gordian Knot for which there seems to be no solution.  At first, when faced...
Emotional intelligence: Boosting Your Emotional Quotient (EQ)

Emotional intelligence: Boosting Your Emotional Quotient (EQ)

Emotional Quotient (EQ) refers to the capacity of an individual to understand others, what drives them, what makes them tick, and how they can...
Find Your Voice, Your Words, Your Story!

Find Your Voice, Your Words, Your Story!

Just over a year ago I made a decision that has changed my life and the direction of my career. I was sitting on the...
The Power to Get Things Done – Whether You Feel Like It or Not

The Power to Get Things Done – Whether You Feel Like...

You find yourself trolling Reddit or online shopping for new Post-it notes before completing that single aggravating task. You know you need to make...
Essential Versus Important: The Life Changing Power of Less

Essential Versus Important: The Life Changing Power of Less

Have you ever found yourself saying, “The day got away from me?” You set goals; you have a strategy; you think know what’s most important. ...

You’re Doing it Wrong! How to Blog in 2016.

Forget Everything you know About Blogging With over 78% of consumers stating that they trust brands who provide customized content, it’s no surprise that so...
The Science Behind Social Media Decision Making

The Science Behind Social Media Decision Making [Part 1]

DID YOU KNOW: 71% OF CONSUMERS ARE LIKELY TO PURCHASE AN ITEM BASED ON SOCIAL MEDIA RECOMMENDATIONS? What people say on social media about your...
Underdog Wisdom

Underdog Wisdom

It happened last week while I was in Europe. Soccer fever fired up my heart. The European Championships in full bloom. My 91-year-old mom and me,...
Smart Ways To Relaxify Your Office Space

Smart Ways To Relaxify Your Office Space

A strictly business oriented office space is not accommodating for everyone. Despite the prevailing opinion in the majority of the scholarly articles about office...
The Art of Conscious Impulse Surrender

The Art of Conscious Impulse Surrender

Yes, I’m biased. I’m a former theatre guy. I think of this as I stumble on an article about improvisation in, of all places, the...
How To Reach a Business Meeting Perfection

How To Reach a Business Meeting Perfection

Is there a person in this world who loves business meetings? Highly unlikely, to be honest; even when they are not stressful and exhausting,...
How To Find An Email Address In 60 Seconds

How To Find An Email Address In 60 Seconds

Did you know: you are 6x more likely to get a click-through from an email marketing campaign, than you are from a tweet? Finding an...
The Reasons For and Against Joining Co-Working Space

The Reasons For and Against Joining Co-Working Space

Co-working offices are popping up across the globe, and they seem to have a high appeal in the eyes of modern businessmen. But are...

Make your mind up (5 ways to beat your indecision)

I'm a Libran. And if you believe the astrologers (which I don't) that means I make balanced decisions. Or some might say (e.g. my...
Is Your Day Job Killing Your Dreams?

Is Your Day Job Killing Your Dreams?

Does everyone have a purpose? And what happens if you accidentally spend your life doing something else? The “What do you want to be...
Give Yourself the Gift of Human Connection

Give Yourself the Gift of Human Connection

Have you ever noticed that when you give to others you feel better about yourself? There’s a reason for that. As human beings, we’re hard...
most important skill

The Most Important Entrepreneurial Skill You must have!

  “The ability to sell is the number one skill in business. If you cannot sell, don’t bother thinking about becoming a business owner.” –...
The Power Of Hashtags On Twitter

#TechTuesday : The Power Of Hashtags On Twitter [Infographic]

DID YOU KNOW: THERE ARE 500 MILLION TWEETS SENT A DAY… THAT’S 6,000 TWEETS A SECOND! I remember the day Twitter joined Facebook in the...
Avoid Your Own BREXIT Leadership Crimes

Avoid Your Own BREXIT Leadership Crimes

I was in Europe last Friday when Brexit results were announced. I’m not here to pass judgment on whether the Brits got it right or...
Stand Out and Get Noticed in Business

Video : Stand Out and Get Noticed in Business

Have you ever wondered why in business some people stand taller and stronger, and have more impact, influence and success than others? I guarantee you’ve...
How Mirroring Expands Impact

How Mirroring Expands Impact

Successful people know how to mirror. They mirror consciously. They mirror well. The power of mirroring has been keenly on my mind in the aftermath...
What is “Leadership” to you

What is “Leadership” to you?

This is a question that I will ask students when I start teaching the Leadership in Complex Environments course at UBC Okanagan this coming...
How Your Words Impact Everything

How Your Words Impact Everything

She is 6 and thinks I am awesome. A few months back my daughter and I were watching a transformative "TV show" where families who have...
Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Designing A Website + Templates

Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Designing A Website + Templates

DID YOU KNOW: 39% OF INTERNET USERS WILL STOP ENGAGING WITH A WEBSITE IF IMAGES TAKE TOO LONG TO LOAD, OR THE DESIGN IS...
This guy made a million dollars as a travel blogger

This guy made a million dollars as a travel blogger

There can't be many full-time bloggers in the world who employ wealth managers. Johnny Ward, a 32-year-old Irishman intent on "living life with passion," is...
Funding Consultant

Seize The Day…Be Inspired!

“You must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at...
#BREXIT: The Future is Bright – If We’re Bold

#BREXIT: The Future is Bright – If We’re Bold

There is much uncertainty, fear and hysteria circulating around the world at present in light of the recent UK referendum where #BREXIT won.  Here’s...
7 Reasons Why Your LinkedIn Profile Does Not Get Views

7 Reasons Why Your LinkedIn Profile Does Not Get Views

25 million LinkedIn profiles are viewed every day, one in three professionals on the planet are on LinkedIn and 2 new users join every...

Are you suffering from Facebook Fatigue ?

Irritated by your in-laws posting every inanity of their day? Want to avoid family who add no enrichment to your life? Pictures of your...
Achieve It

Redefining Success – in 7 Dimensions

Money, status, assets, power!  They’re the markers of success, right? Certainly that’s how I measured success for a long time.  I had a successful business...
The BIG Three Coaching Topics

The BIG Three Coaching Topics

Over the past almost two years of coaching, I have identified three specific areas that have arisen from working with my clients. Three coaching...
5-Top-Trends-in-Social-Media-2016

5 Top Trends in Social Media [2016]

DID YOU KNOW: AROUND 84% OF COMMUNICATION WILL BE VISUAL BY 2018? DID YOU KNOW: 95% OF B2B BUYERS PREFER SHORT, BITE-SIZED CONTENT DID YOU KNOW:...
The Virtue Of Elephant Leadership And Why It Matters

The Virtue Of Elephant Leadership And Why It Matters

Since the days of the ancient Greek historian Pliny, humans have been fascinated by the mighty elephant.  Pliny once wrote that the elephant was...
Microsoft announces new data protection tool to help enterprises secure their data

Microsoft announces new data protection tool to help enterprises secure their...

Microsoft today announced a new project that aims to help enterprises protect their data as it moves between servers and devices. The new Azure Information...
How are Millennials Changing the Business World

How are Millennials Changing the Business World

A shout-out to all the amazingly capable, courageous individuals out there who are, despite the current state of the economy, fighting for the ongoing...
Introducing Audience Targeting on Pinterest

#TechTuesday: Introducing Audience Targeting on Pinterest

DID YOU KNOW: IMAGES THAT CONTAIN MULTIPLE DOMINANT COLOURS (RED, YELLOW, BLUE) GET OVER 3% MORE MORE REPINS, THAN IMAGES WITH JUST ONE DOMINANT...
5 Benefits of Promotional Products for Small Businesses

5 Benefits of Promotional Products for Small Businesses

Promotional merchandise has a long history in corporate world. The trend started in Coshocton, Ohio as a joint venture of an innovative printer and...
The 8 Circles of Business Excellence

The 8 Circles of Business Excellence

Right now I have a fair number of business people talking to me about growing their businesses.  Some are one person businesses or solopreneurs...
Creating And Building Long Term Clients

LinkedIn Relationships: Creating And Building Long Term Clients

DID YOU KNOW: 80% OF B2B SOCIAL MEDIA LEADS COME FROM LINKEDIN? Having a LinkedIn profile doesn’t mean you are just representing yourself; you are...
Believe in yourself

Believe in yourself

I just bought Kouzes’ & Posner’s latest book, Learning Leadership (Wiley). I have written in this space previously that they, along with other leadership...
What Makes a Loyal Customer?

What Makes a Loyal Customer?

Commitment to a brand is considered anachronistic, and programs to support loyalty are regarded by some critics as doomed ventures.  But I would argue...
Women Entrepreneurs

Working Your Buzz Off?  It’s a Bee-Sy World For Women Entrepreneurs!

The Forbes list of successful entrepreneurs is dominated by men.  But, there are many women entrepreneurs who have taken the bull by its horns...
How to Prevent Innovation From Being Just Plain Boring

How to Prevent Innovation From Being Just Plain Boring

You see it every day. Brands talking about how innovative they are, how this new widget will transform their business, and how millions of...

Stay Calm on the Court

Madison Keys. If you’re a tennis geek like me you know who she is. 21. Rising US tennis star, in spite of a spate of...

A glimpse into the future?

18 years ago, Kodak had almost 200,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper. In 2012 they went bankrupt. And according to a...

A chapter in my life… and what I learned

Have you ever wondered what it means to live an extraordinary life? Is an extraordinary life the same as success in life? I was a business...

HOW TO

How To Promote Your Blog Post Like A Pro

How To Promote Your Blog Post Like A Pro

You must have heard how important it is to have a blog for your business. In fact, numerous studies showed different case studies of how...

Looking for love. On LinkedIn?

Valentines Day isn't a big thing on LinkedIn. Well it wasn't until BeLinked was launched, a Tinder style dating app that syncs with a users...

Oprah just made $17m in one hour from a single tweet.

The media mogul and the largest individual stakeholder in Weight Watchers International Inc. tweeted a video at 12:09 p.m. Eastern time professing that she...

Silverpreneurs: The Boomer’s “Start-Up” Generation

A lot has been written about tech savvy Millennials, and how they’re going to radically change the future. They might, but there are two...
Getting Rid of Dry Mouth With These Simple Tips

Getting Rid of Dry Mouth With These Simple Tips

What is dry mouth? Dry mouth, which is known as xerostomia in medical, happens when your salivary glands do not produce as much saliva as...
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