This is Me!

Wanted to quickly share somethings, so I guess this is a “quicky” post. I did one of those stupid Facebook quizzes today – the kind of thing I tell everyone NOT to do because they’re just mining your friends and Continue reading This is Me!

Stronger, Freer – A Celebration of Canada

If you could take a break from your career, where would your passion take you? Prepare to be inspired by a story of two brave people who are following their hearts! Continue reading Stronger, Freer – A Celebration of Canada

Where Did Everyone Go?

I think it started with Automated Teller Machines (ATM). TD Bank introduced us to the Green Machine and we fell in love. No longer did we have to wait in line to deposit our pay-cheques or withdraw money. Convenience was Continue reading Where Did Everyone Go?

Timeless Advice 

I recently turned 60, and it’s been a surreal experience. I tell myself that I’m not “really” 60, and then I look in the mirror and realize that yes, sadly I really am. I thought I would commemorate this depressing Continue reading Timeless Advice 

For the Love of Books

I love books. All books. I hold them in the highest reverence. I love to hold them, smell them, read them, listen to them; I love hardcovers, paperbacks, audiobooks, and ebooks. I have collected leather bound books most of my Continue reading For the Love of Books

2016 – The Year That Was

What an interesting year 2016 was! I’m hoping I can keep the momentum going in 2017.  One of the promises I made for 2016 was to try something new at least once a month. I wanted to get out of Continue reading 2016 – The Year That Was

Unexpected Lessons

A speech given a couple of months ago by a fellow Toastmaster had a profound effect on me. I find myself thinking often about what she had spoken of, and many times I thought about forwarding the advice to others. It Continue reading Unexpected Lessons

The Worst Decisions

I hate making decisions; I’m a fence-sitter at heart. When I’m forced into making a decision, I second guess myself for days afterwards. I have doubts and they can be crippling. That’s how I feel though, it’s not how I Continue reading The Worst Decisions

Evolution

Nintendo started as a trading card company. They released a few board games in the sixties. They also created Mahjong and Twister. All before they came out with a video game. An excellent example of how companies should adapt in order to stay relevant. Continue reading Evolution

Reaching

I often compare what is learnt as a club officer in Toastmasters to the skills needed to run a business. Here’s another area where the lesson applies to both Toastmasters and businesses. While performing a club officer role, members learn Continue reading Reaching