One year today I entered the world of blogging. It's exciting to know that my thoughts, ideas and impressions are being read; and I look forward to continuing on this journey. I started writing with the intent to formalize my opinions on Sales, Life and Leadership; and to challenge myself to express my thoughts in … Continue reading Happy Blogiversary To Me!
To those who know me, it is no secret that my favourite sports team is the Calgary Flames; it has been for as long as I can remember. In fact, at one point in my youth, I wanted to change my name to Mike Vernon (goaltender 1985-94 & 2000-02). Now, that's dedication kids!! Last week, … Continue reading 20 Pencils
Buying habits and strategies have changed; and it's no surprise they will continue to evolve as information becomes increasingly available. A replacement battery for a garage remote can cost you $13 at a local electronics store, or you can buy it for $1.01 and have it shipped free, from China: no-brainer! In a global market … Continue reading What on Earth is a ZMOT?
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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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
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
Over the weekend, my wife and I attended the prayer service and funeral for our friend, Alan DeSilva. It was inspirational to see the number of lives Alan influenced in his 30 years on earth. As part of the eulogy, we were reminded of a saying of Alan's that he truly embodied; and it has remained with … Continue reading A Lasting Impression
I received a call from my wife: she was in tears. Immediately I asked what was wrong. She then informed me that Alan had tragically passed away the night before. Silence. I had no words. Alan DeSilva was one of the most genuine, caring and outgoing people I had ever met. He and his wife … Continue reading Life is Fragile
I believe every strong relationship requires four, equally important fundamentals: Rapport Trust Respect Value For a more detailed description, clink the links to read the full posts.
Strong and healthy relationships are built on trust and respect, and maintained through positive rapport. As important as these three fundamentals are to a relationship, I feel there is one final component that is often overlooked. Leaving this until last should not imply that it is the most important: far from it. Just as each … Continue reading The Final Leg