The TWO Irrefutable Laws of Selling

I am excited to be hosting my first guest blogger to Sales, Life & Leadership! I encountered Gerry Layo when he spoke at a Motorola Solutions Channel Partner Expo, early in 2012. I read a lot of sales blogs and books, and I have witness many keynote speakers, but Gerry's presentation stood out above the … Continue reading The TWO Irrefutable Laws of Selling

Tune in to WII FM!

Some background before I start my rant: I work for a mid-size telecommunications company who specialize in two-way communications and sophisticated communication systems. If that didn't bore you and you have an interest in what we do, check us out by going to  westcan-acs.com (shameless plug complete). The point being, it is not difficult, nor time-consuming … Continue reading Tune in to WII FM!

“No” Can Be Good

Did I mention it has been a busy summer? Well it has. What was designed to be a summer of nothing, turned out to be exactly the opposite. Please don't mistake that statement for complaining however. Although our expectations and reality didn't quite line up this summer, I feel that I have been productive and … Continue reading “No” Can Be Good

Own Up and Do Something

I can’t believe it has been a year since I posted “Own Up and Do Something”, but events of late have reminded me how accountability is a rare trait. It’s easy to point the finger, but it takes a special person to own up and make a difference.

Sales, Life and Leadership

In my last post I mentioned that my family and I recently returned from a brief vacation in Kelowna, BC. My wife’s friend of over 20 years got married there and as fate would have it, the couple could not have picked a more beautiful location and day to share their vows. Being that the bride is my wife’s best friend, my wife was heavily involved in discussing, planning, idea bouncing (if that’s a thing), and basically assisting in any way possible so that the time leading up to the big day went smoothly. My wife was perfect for the job: she is organized, thoughtful and has a fine attention to detail. Needless to say our family’s vacation was planned 6 months prior with consideration for travel and accommodations. For the first 4 nights we stayed at a wonderful Bed & Breakfast on a quiet golf course where we enjoyed…

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Delivering Happiness

I recently finished reading "Delivering Happiness" by Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos. Simply put, it's inspirational and enlightening. I highly recommend it for everyone in business, but it's certainly a must read for anyone who holds a position of leadership. The book is written by Tony, who admittedly is not a writer, and who makes mention of … Continue reading Delivering Happiness

Your Thoughts On Fridays

It's the end of April, and it snowed yesterday. Fittingly all the snow had finally melted off the grass in my yard, and I even started spring yard activities over the weekend. It likely wouldn't be that bad if this was the first snowfall of April; but in fact it's the third. It seems like … Continue reading Your Thoughts On Fridays

The Next Step

The inspiration for my post “The Power of Choice“, is continuing her husband’s adventure in the blogging world. “The Next Step” is her first post for Life of Influence and I highly encourage you to follow her on her journey.

Life of Influence

In my amazing husband’s last post, he spoke eloquently about goal setting and the importance of goals. I would like to continue his train of thought by talking about how important it is to keep that goal in front of you, always fresh in your mind, always ready to do what it takes to accomplish that goal, no matter how hard or inconvenienced you may become.

About a month before Alan died, we sat down and had an important talk on what we wanted our life to look like; What our goals were as a couple. And among the many things we wrote on our board, I would like to share the most important one…so important we wrote a BIG blue box around it. In the box, it simply stated: “live a life of significance.”

Alan and I always spoke of changing the world together…of being light in the darkness…

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The Power of Choice

I have been struggling to properly formulate my thoughts surrounding this post. Not simply because of the nature of the topic and its implications; but because I do not consider myself "good at it". It struck me when I heard a friend of mine, after losing her husband, stand in front of a large group … Continue reading The Power of Choice

No Yelling Required

Clear and concise communication helps foster healthy relationships: this should not come as a surprise. While watching the Tim Horton's 2013 Brier (how Canadian is that?) on TV this past weekend, I was reminded how crucial communication can be. For those of you who may not be familiar with this annual Canadian competition, I will … Continue reading No Yelling Required