The Story of The Seagull

The Story of The Seagull To say that I love this business of personal and professional growth would be one of the great understatements. I never perceive what I do as work and because of the fact that I feel like a kid in a candy store every day. Excited to present. Excited to discuss. Excited to teach and of great importance, excited to learn. Every new piece of information I ...

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What Is The Risk?

What Is The Risk? I was asked this question some time ago and it came up in a session again today.  The question was in response to setting the goal to achieve absolutely everything in life that is possible. To stand at the proverbial cliff and soar off into space. To really, once and for all find out the answer to the question, "What is really possible for me?"   The ...

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You Don't Always Know The Difference You Make

The Difference You Make Late this afternoon I had the great pleasure of receiving an email from a subscriber to our "Perspectives" daily email program. The person had taken the time to write a note, telling me how much she enjoyed it and looked forward to it everyday, adding "it is always filled with thought provoking, motivational and positive information."     It was one of the great experiences of the day ...

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Don't Just Stand There

Don't Just Stand There I'm not sure exactly when it was, but I think I was about 18 at the time.  I was driving with a girlfriend along the service road of the QEW near St. Catharine's when we passed a very bad accident.  I stopped the car, jumped the fence and approached the scene.  Several cars were involved.  A number of people were injured and lying on the grass medium.  ...

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Life Is What You Make It

This statement reminded me of a person that had such a profound affect on me a long time ago.  This person, then not much more than a teen was on television telling about his life experience.  I think it resonated at the time because we were about the same age.  Both of our mother's took a drug that was meant to control morning sickness.  That is where the similarities ended.  I ...

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Today, Tomorrow, 50 Years From Now

Today, Tomorrow, 50 Years From NowWhat you do matters. Trying to put our lives into perspective is tricky business. I think one of the aspects of how we view ourselves is that we see our lives as just our lives. There is so much more to it than just that. Truth is we all live in a village. We are in effect the village and what we do and what ...

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Your Only True Compass

Your Only True CompassI work in the field of discovery and adventure.  At least that's how I hope it goes with everyone I have the great fortune to work with.  The adventure part is striking out to do what is necessary to breathe life into the dreams that became apparent during the discovery phase.  That's the part I think most people truly struggle with.  "What do I really want to ...

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Learn to Forget

Learn to ForgetWhat's behind me is not important.  That was a great line from a comedy I saw many years ago. The line was delivered by this gregarious man driving a convertible sports car at break neck speeds around hairpin turns down a mountain road while being chased by the bad guys. Without warning he reached up, tore off the rear-view mirror and tossed it over the cliff. At that ...

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The Deception of a Best Friend

Best FriendWe all need friends.  We all need people in our lives to talk to.  To reflect with.  To share ideas with, to laugh and love and experience great moments and challenges with.  We are also all disappointed and deceived on a regular basis by the one closest to us.  They deceive you, lie to you, beat you down, steal away your dreams and still you keep going back asking ...

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The Lender Of Time

The Lender Of TimeWe often lament the prospect that there are just not enough hours in the day.  Too many tasks and too few hours. Much like the adage that we have, "Too much week left at the end of the money".  Sadly, one of the first tasks to get tossed off of the priority list when pressed for time are those activities that actually allow us to grow as ...

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