“It’s not my job”

Too often these are the words we hear when we ask someone for their assistance. And this is not limited to someone working in a retail outlet, it can be heard from colleagues or even family members commenting on their weekly chores. Even though it’s …

A Special Seasonal Greeting

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the Holiday Season. May you and those close to you be blessed with health, peace, and prosperity in the New Year. May the joy and hope of the Christmas season inspire each of …

Resolve Not, Just Do

At the risk of sounding somewhat Yodaesque, drop the resolutions and just do it. I know it sounds a lot like the Nike slogan but there a lot of wisdom in those words. There’s something appealing and yet self-deluding about New Year’s resolutions. Usually the …

A Special Seasonal Greeting

We wish you the best of the Holiday season and a very Merry Christmas to those who celebrate this special festival. May you and your family be blessed with health, peace, and prosperity in the New Year. May each of us aspire to do what …

Who are you?

As you begin 2015 you may be reflecting on what will be different this year, and perhaps you are looking inward and asking yourself how will I be different this year? I’d like to offer a suggestion that you spend time getting a clearer sense …

A Christmas To-Do List

As we go through the Christmas Season here is a holiday “To-Do” list that may help you find these next few days even more pleasant. The good news is that this list has nothing to do with business and everything to do with living a …

Thanks for Getting – Thanks for Giving

Next Monday is a national holiday in Canada. As a nation, we will celebrate Thanksgiving. It`s good that many of us will gather with family and friends to give thanks for what we have. Most of us will enjoy things we have worked for and …

Sow What?

Sow a thought, reap an act; Sow an act, reap a habit; Sow a habit, reap a character; Sow a character, reap a destiny. ~ Anon Evidently, seeds of corn will not produce a crop of beans. Sow what? Sow what you want to reap. …

The Law of Reciprocity

Years ago I learned a simple and powerful principle to live by – give and you will get. Give to others without an expectation of repayment and you will be amazed what you get from people you know and sometimes from those you don’t know …

Compliments versus Criticism

Most of us are better at finding a problem or focusing on the negative rather than seeking out the positive and choosing to affirm and praise someone for a good deed or accomplishment. Even “positive thinkers’’ can fall into the trap. It’s our human nature …