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5 Steps to Change a Negative Pattern

Everyone has something that they want to be better at. Often times, making a positive change simply takes a push in the right direction. Here are five steps you can take to change the negative pattern in your life that is holding you back from success. Initiation Over the Canada Day long weekend, I was [...]

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Get Inspiration from Everywhere

I’ve been looking for a new creative project to work on. After I came up with the initial idea, I was still lacking a “uniqueness” to the concept. Enter Darwin Drawing from my own ways to get creative, I started to surf a little through historical archives of great thinkers. In this case, I ended [...]

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Being an ‘A’ Player

Soaring with Eagles A friend of mine has always had great ‘luck’ in her career. She was recruited early, ended up as a leader in her group, was re-recruited for a new leadership position and then promoted again. Next, came the transfer to a higher position and now is regularly meeting amongst some of her [...]

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What’s Your Peak Time?

My career is a pretty standard 9-5 (which usually goes 7-5) with some flexibility in my weekly schedule. I usually work from my home office once per week and have an offsite client meeting once a week as well. The problem is that this is not an ideal schedule for me to produce in my [...]

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Taking Time to Think

I’ve been re-reading The 4-Hour Work Week and I realized that I’ve spent the last few years rushing through life and not really taking time to think! Although 2008 to 2011 have been my best years ever, I really feel like I have drained my energy and have sometimes left very little for myself (personal [...]

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Dow to hit 10,000. Why?

As I’ve watched the markets claw their way back from the brink of disaster I’ve begun to wonder what’s causing the market to rise. As I posted yesterday, the true US unemployment rate may be as high as 20%, the credit markets are almost non-existent, mortgage defaults increasing and (although I think it’s a great [...]

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I’m a Red

I found out that my personality color is red. Basically there are five main things you need to know when communicating with me (according to the 23 page profile): Move swiftly from topic to topic Be straightforward, fast, efficient and to the point Be ready to ignore his seemingly arrogant behavior Recognize his personal drive [...]

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Starting a New Journey in Piapot

Recently, a colleague of mine decided to close one part of his life and move on to another. He left the city and a number of different IT consulting jobs to open a hotel/bar in a small Saskatchewan, Canada town. His mid-life career change made me think about my own situation. I have recently begun [...]

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Procrastination (The Comic Version)

I need to thank Debohobo.com for showing me the cartoon and creator below. These are absolutely great! In my previous post Never Give Up, I asked what was holding you back from achieving your goals. Does this cartoon fit anyone out there? Cartoon by Dave Walker. Find more cartoons you can freely re-use on your [...]

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Selling Junk

I went to an investment seminar last week that had a host of different companies trying to sell me their investment tools, property etc. I was bombarded by pamphlets and statistics showing how well they had done in the past and were very proud of the future. Why has society come to this? People out [...]

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