What’s happening next?

Pay attention to what’s happening next. I was in the security line the other day, you know, where you put all your worldly possessions on trays? The man in front of me loaded his stuff into the trays and then took out two extra trays for the next person. In … Continue reading What’s happening next?




The risk of insult is the price of clarity. Gair Maxwell, author of the upcoming book, The Reinvention Code watched me do my keynote live and then joined me for this week’s radio show. We talked about his concept of “Climbing Down” – leaving our perch of arrogance and walking the … Continue reading Reinvention


What Motivates You?


This is going to sound odd and I’m just telling the essence of the story but … I told a woman I was working with that I thought she was beautiful. Immediately tears welled up in her eyes and she began to cry. “I’m not.” she replied. It was so … Continue reading What Motivates You?


What’s Your Word?


Replace a word. There is one word you say. A lot. It’s not a happy word. It’s not a good word. It’s not a positive word. But you sure like to say it and it’s not serving you well. What is your word? But Just Whatever Always Never Fine I … Continue reading What’s Your Word?


Start Fresh Each Day


“Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.” Robert Brault  Ain’t it so – it’s hard to know what is true, but it’s easy to know what is kind. … Continue reading Start Fresh Each Day


It’s a Class Act


Classy. Super Classy What do you think of when you think of classy? The way someone is dressed? The way someone looks or acts? I think of people, specific people and specific acts that they have done. I think of my teammate Louise. She is retiring from ringette after decades … Continue reading It’s a Class Act


Thank you!


I challenged myself to write 50 thank you cards this year. Write them. On a note card. You know, with a pen. Writing words that come from my head, not pre-printed on the card. That’s less than one card per week but it’s about 45 more than I wrote last … Continue reading Thank you!


Combat Minor Aggravations


Minor aggravations can be a major pain and a major waste of your precious resourses. Don’t let minor aggravations ruin your day. Minor aggravations are things that will not be important next year, next month, probably not even next week. Maybe not even in the next hour! Think traffics, store … Continue reading Combat Minor Aggravations


Your Anti-Stress Regime


Ever been stressed?  lol There are of course, different types of stress, honing in on what type of stress is causing your angst can help you get over it quicker. Physical stress is pretty easy to identify, it’s a threat to our physical body. Mental or emotional stress is a … Continue reading Your Anti-Stress Regime




This week on CJOB and featured on the Your Life, Unlimited blog, I spoke with Tammy Guffey about her idea: PRE-Thank You. Also on the show was Michael Bayer of Lean Consulting Group  who talks about how he uses lean principles to help people become more efficient and effective in their … Continue reading aPREciation!