I will never forget the first time I went to a new friend’s house. I was looking at the photos she had displayed of her and her honey and I said to her, “You have a nice looking husband.” And she said, “Oh you don’t have to say that.” 😱 … Continue reading Take it and Take it!
While I was walking to an appointment in downtown Toronto, I saw some girls get out of a car and something immediately caught my eye. The sign on the dashboard let me know it was a ride share and from the outside it looked like an ordinary car but that’s … Continue reading Create an Experience
This is Max, he is a 9 year old Golden Retriever from Salt Spring Island, BC. He was adopted, via Kijiji, just a few weeks ago by this nice couple because his original owner had medical problems and couldn’t look after Max anymore. He looks pretty at home, doesn’t he? … Continue reading Real Life, Captured.
I have decided to own something that I’m good at. I’m good at making conversation. Probably because I actually like people and I really enjoy a good conversation – in fact I crave it. The Hub would joke with me that I could go into a public restroom and come … Continue reading The Art of Conversation
Whatever you think of V-Day, in the spirit of the month of Love, I bring to you this three minute masterpiece of nature. I’ve never seen anything like it before. Take a peek-I’ll wait… What did you think? This video made me ponder about the time, care and effort I … Continue reading It’s a Love Story
It’s always a beautiful end to my year, the annual conference for my professional speaking association (CAPS). This year I was not on stage and I did not have a big volunteer role, mostly I was there to learn, share, grow and belong – the four words that encapsulate our … Continue reading Ay Caramba
I noticed her in the background standing alone. Other people took turns speaking with me after the program and she was patiently waiting her turn – not in line – in the background behind the line. When I was alone, she approached. “I really enjoyed your talk; I wondered if … Continue reading Impact and Influence
On the first of the month I sent an email to Jeanne, letting her know I would be speaking in her town on the 23rd if she wanted to connect. On the 24th I had not received a response, the event came and went and I did not see Jeanne. … Continue reading Do you give people the Benefit of the Doubt?
I visited a friend. It wasn’t a normal visit and in fact it wasn’t even a normal friendship. We played on the same sports team, we had mutual friends, we had been in the same business. All was good. And then we went and did a business deal together and … Continue reading Do Today
Is it just me or is it really easy to have superficial relationships with people? You know, you like each other or you work together or you have been friends for a long time. Maybe at one point you had a deeper relationship, maybe not. Maybe you care to, … Continue reading What Company Do you Keep?