A Human Approach

Aha! Moment Jorunal

What may at first seem like the smallest of realizations can become our greatest awakening and catalyst for change. Daily Aha Moments realign you with your purpose, and prompt you to get back to A Human Approach in everything you do.

Ooh, the Beach!

How do you manage change? Do you declutter or systematize? Do you upgrade technology or commit to simplifying things? Do you dive into learning mode or work in shorter intervals? Do you prepare more diligently or resolve to respond to what comes? As I started to write about today’s uncertainties and the requirement of being …

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Refueling Time

Einstein’s Theory of Relativity encompasses two interrelated theories: one in the absence of gravity and one explaining the law of gravity and its relation to other forces of nature. The point of the theory is that there is no fixed frame of reference in the universe.  Everything is moving relative to everything else. Here’s my …

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Give Deliberately

The economists are suggesting another slowdown is upon us.  They’re even using the “R” word so we batten down the hatches and prepare to run lean. At the height of the last recession when the world was turned upside down, it was anything but business-as-usual.  Everything changed. In a concerted effort to sort through what …

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Never Again Lost in Space

What prompts you to de-clutter?  A move?  A change in seasons? A shift in lifestyle? I love Christmastime and decorate lavishly indoors (can you tell I’m already looking forward to it?). It’s festive and colourful…but it’s all cleared up before the New Year.  It tends to look a little bare when the ribbons and wreaths …

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The Price of Drainers

Did anyone give you the advice to always hire people smarter than you? I started my business when I was 23 so this advice was a bit of a conundrum.  Firstly, define “smarter”?  Secondly, at 23 it felt like just about everyone was smarter (or more experienced) than I. Thirdly, if they were smarter in …

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It’s Easier to Just Go Along

Who do you take after? When you look at your parents – or pictures of your parents when they were younger – do you recognize which of their physical characteristics were passed on to you?  What about paradigms, tendencies, beliefs, and values?  Do you find yourself saying things your parents said, parenting in a similar …

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WAIT

Recently I was with a friend for dinner.  We waited a few minutes for the waiter to attend and when he did, he took our drink order and gave us additional time to peruse the menu. When he returned, my friend and I had already decided on the lobster ravioli and placed our order. Just as …

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The Gratitude Journal

When we were designing the Gratitude Journals for PGI, Gina and I discussed calling them something other than a “gratitude journal”. While the act of taking time and writing in a journal can be both enlightening and empowering, we discussed wanting those receiving these journals to be fully aware of the magnitude of embodying a …

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Laugh, for Goodness Sake

There’s nothing more fun than having fun! Now, the definition of “fun” is different for different people, but one thing we all have in common is that we love a good laugh; in fact, it feels good to laugh!  And to say it “feels good to laugh” is no joke! Laughter not only lifts us …

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Move Differently

I have recently become a coin nerd. It wasn’t my intention.  I’m not much of a collector of anything other than ball markers from iconic golf courses I have played and books autographed by authors, but I’ve recently begun to stack new drops of low mintage coins, each with an exceptional design and amazing story …

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