Teachings

I’m sure you remember The Golden Rule: ‘Treat people the way you'd like to be treated’. A clear reminder most of us learned in childhood, that if you don’t want it done to you, don’t do it to others. How is it then, that this pillar of good behaviour could be destroying your relationship? Here’s where it works First, let me say that when it comes to most of the people you encounter during the course of the day, The Golden Rule of treating others with the kind of respect and consideration you appreciate, is a sound approach. For example: If you see someone with their arms filled with bags, it’s thoughtful of you to hold the door open for them If...

Is it possible to have a Career that is aligned with your Values, Beliefs and Interests? Or, is this asking for too much and should you just be happy that you have a job? Each week I hear clients expressing a deep desire to make changes to their professional path. “I just can’t do it any more! It’s sucking the life out of me. I feel like I’m dying inside.” These are actual statements I hear on a regular basis. They come from intelligent, responsible and resilient people, who don’t walk away from commitments easily. This is so much more than what could be considered typical workplace frustration and that’s what makes what they’re saying so important.   A Shift is taking place  They’re highlighting...

To best convey the most instantly empowering question you can ask when life throws you a curveball, I need to tell you this first. During the winter months in snow country, we’re quite accustomed to the police reminding us how to drive in dangerous winter weather. Too often, when someone hits an icy patch, skids and loses control of their car, the mistake they make is to turn the steering wheel in the extreme opposite direction of the skid. Then, without fail, the car starts going much too far over in that direction so they frantically turn the steering wheel back in the other direction. Back and forth they go, resulting in one big chaotic mess. The tip the police give...

Yes, it's true, 99% of my 2019 Career Counseling clients have been hired and are now working in their preferred field! And the final 1%, well he’s just about there :) This year, I did a lot of Career Counseling, which is great because I love helping people launch into a solid career path that allows them to create a future filled with possibilities. Some of the industries my clients targeted in 2019 were: Customer Service, Office Administration, Publishing, Engineering, First Responders, Law, Forestry/Conservation, as well as Self-Employment. While the range is quite wide, the integral components required to identify skills, prepare professional resumes, train for the interviews and pursue a sustained approach to finding work, are the same. Interestingly, the majority of...

If you're tired of unwanted themes taking place in your life, this post is for you!! The way we learn in this life is through Reflection. This means that whatever we believe to be true about ourselves is reflected back to us and that’s what we call Reality. This is important. What we’ve been taking for Reality 'out there', is actually a reflection of the choices we make inside. So, my question to you is this. If life’s a Reflection, why are you brushing the mirror?   Solving the Riddle Here’s what I’m referring to. Imagine that you wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and see that your hair is a mess. You say to yourself “Oh, that’s not good”...

Life is growth. Growth means change. Change scares the heck out of most people. But change needs to happen if you are to stay relevant and thrive. How then, do you manage knowing that you need to change, with feeling anxious and overwhelmed at the thought of it?  First acknowledge that there is always some fear and discomfort associated with change. Second, and importantly, know that a key determinant for growth and expansion is this: Your Hunger must be greater than your Fears. Your Hunger for what you want, has to be greater than the Fears/ resistance that hold you back. So, it doesn’t mean that there won’t be fears, it just means that your Hunger for what’s on the other...

Think Introverts are shy, anxious and won’t amount to anything in this competitive world? Think again! In Geoffrey James's article, he quotes the findings of The International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development stating that in fact, Introverts are Better Leaders than Extroverts. Why?: They think before they speak Are better listeners Deeper thinkers Prefer writing to talking And are calmer in a crisis   An Impressive List According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, an Introvert is someone who is shy, quiet and prefers to spend time alone rather than being with other people.  Vocabulary.com goes further to describe an Introvert as a person who tends to turn inward mentally and feels more energized by time alone.  John Rampton’s impressive...

Why are you here? Perhaps you’ve asked yourself that question at one point or another in your life. If you have, you certainly aren’t alone. It’s at the very core of our nature to want to know the purpose of our existence. I believe you’ll find that when you strip away all the layers of what makes us different, we're here for the same reason and that is to transform our Fears into Power and leave this world better because of it. Fear -> Power. That’s it. What does that really mean? At the core of our Authentic Selves we know that we are loved and loving, safe, abundant, connected to a greater whole and that all is possible. We were born...

Clearly, T.Harv Eker's list "The 13 Biggest Differences between Rich People and Poor People" is speaking about Financial Wealth, but what I find fascinating is that there is a whole other level to it. If you replace his references to Financial Wealth with Emotional Wealth, you now have a clear view into the Attitudes and Behaviours of people who live happy, fulfilling lives.   T. Harv Eker's Financial Wealth // Emotional Wealth Consider these 5 comparisons: Financial Wealth: Rich people are committed to being Rich. Emotional Wealth: Emotionally wealthy people are committed to being happy. They do so by consciously engaging in beliefs, attitudes, behaviours and habits that are aligned with their happiness. Financial Wealth: Rich people see a challenge as an opportunity for growth...

There are going to be times when you feel lost, uncertain and defeated by life but I am here to tell you that you are not alone. Today, we know so much more about what it takes to live as healthy, happy balanced human beings. Though it may seem out of your reach right now, with the right support you can take hold of your life, get it back on track and live your BEST life. You are worth it! We all stumble at times. That's just part of being human. But it's what we do next that defines our true nature. The Japanese have a proverb called Nana korobi, ya oki . Translated into English it is 'Fall down seven, stand...