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How Inviting is Your ‘Sandbox?’

Imagine yourself as a child, arriving at a playground on a beautiful sunny afternoon. You’re going to be there for a couple of hours and you’ve been looking forward to playing in the sandbox. When you arrive, there are several different sandboxes busting with kids. You are keen to join in. All of them look […]

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The Power Of Your Relationship With Time

In the context of your relationship with time, where do you normally ‘hang out?’ In the past, present or future? We can invest our thoughts and energy within these three distinct time frames. But most of us don’t think of time this way. To most people, time is just that … time. But it isn’t […]

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The 3 ‘P’s of Differentiation

If you want to increase momentum in your business, attract more qualified referrals, and have clients who are more loyal, then you should consider the 3 ‘P’s of Differentiation: Pitch – Positioning – Packaging A few years ago, I was working with a client who had a solid offer. He had achieved a high level […]

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Dramatically Impact Your Future Results

In my work with hundreds of clients over the past 25 years, I’ve noticed that, without exception, how you feel about your future, and how you launch your new initiatives, can dramatically impact your future results. It’s all based in energy. Your energy. So, here we are. Early into 2016. And I’m looking forward with excitement! […]

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First Year Career Lessons

With 2015 behind me, I not only turn the page on a new year, but also, approach my first-year anniversary of working in a professional, career-related role. That is, the end January marks, for myself, the anniversary of my first full-year of professional work. Having been mostly a student pursuing both my undergraduate and graduate […]

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Want a thriving business? Stop delivering services…

How do your clients and prospects distinguish you from your competitors? It comes down to one simple concept:  Is your offer focused on delivery or service? “Profit is the reward of service.” – Henry Ford Professional Services industries have significant potential built right into their business. When service is truly at the heart of your work, […]

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Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Three short years ago, I was an individual that filled the prototypical mould of young professionals my age. I was a person that had meticulously planned life over the next five years, and created succinct, well-developed ‘5-year plans’ that I hoped would help me in my professional life. I was led to believe that having […]

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Content, Context and Coffee

As little as a decade ago, information was power, and our careers hinged on our ability to access and process the information that was critical to our business success. In today’s world it is increasingly difficult to sift through the barrage of information we are faced with each day. The truly useful and important communications […]

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Failure is the New Success

  Before starting any career-related work, I sat down with and spoke to a very successful individual and good friend of mine. After our conversation turned to careers, I uttered these exact words: “I want to be great and successful in life. What’s your opinion on the best way to achieve this?” As he looked […]

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Marketing Differentiation vs. Strategic Differentiation

If you’ve convinced yourself that ‘differentiation’ is a
 buzz word and a concept that has failed to generate
 any significant results for your business, you may be
 overlooking the transformative distinction between … Marketing Differentiation vs. Strategic Differentiation Differentiation can transform your business. That’s never been in question. The question, though, is how to achieve sustained […]

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Leaving Behind the “Young” & Embracing Adulthood

As I venture into the next phase in my life, I am increasingly struck with the realization that I am undergoing more changes to who I am than ever before. Sure, there is the transition from childhood to adolescence, then adolescence to young adulthood: both very tumultuous times in a short life accustomed to the […]

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Deciding on a Master’s Degree? – Some Recommendations

It has been nearly a year since I completed my Master’s degree in London, and thus, I have had ample opportunity to reflect not only about my education but the overall experience of studying halfway across the world. Although, I can say for certain now that the decision to move abroad and study my Master’s […]

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True Success

In your pursuit of wealth and happiness, always remember … THERE’S SUCCESS … AND THEN THERE’S TRUE SUCCESS “A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. […]

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Why Perfectionism Will Only Slow You Down

Being a perfectionist is necessary in many areas of life (for example, when performing surgery, or building a bridge) but there are a number of other situations where obsessing over every detail becomes a roadblock to efficiency. When it comes to say, sending an email to a potential employer,  pondering  over every word and structure of the […]

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One Step Back, Two Steps Forward: Self Reflection

It was an unusually warm April evening, when my childhood friend invited me to watch the Vancouver Whitecaps play at BC Place. While watching the Whitecaps retreat back into their own zone with the ball, I whispered that ‘they should try and move in the right direction.’ My friend quietly responded by saying that ‘sometimes you […]

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