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August 26, 2019
Have you ever noted the pirouettes of a leaf as it falls off a tree, or the quivering of a blade of grass in the wind? Not everyone notices the minute details of daily life. Humans are busy beings; most barely find the time to sit and eat. It seems that noticing the small details of life is a lost art, or an exercise most simply cannot find the time to implement in daily life. However, ignoring those nuances in daily life can be detrimental to relationships, productivity, and mental health. Stop, Smell, and Observe the Roses Observation allows you to live in the moment. It also promotes positivity and optimism, both key philosophies to living a healthy and happy life. Being observant also allows you to be more mindful, which assists both ...
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Change

August 16, 2019
Do you know who you are? You’ve heard it before, “it’s what’s on the inside that counts”, but have you ever taken a moment to interpret what exactly that means in terms of change?  On the outside lie the words you speak, the clothes you wear, and the things ...
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Gossip and Malicious Talk

August 12, 2019
Humans are social beings, especially in a work environment. When social interactions take place at work, it’s likely some of those interactions may involve gossip. While gossip can be toxic in any environment, it’s especially destructive in the workplace. Gossip can have a negative impact on work environments, employee ...
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After

July 26, 2019
Every day we are faced with the task of making decisions; some much more difficult than others.  Should I order pizza or a salad? What should I wear today? Should I take that new job? While some decisions require more deliberation than others, it’s certain that we spend a tremendous ...
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From The Outside In

July 22, 2019
Have you ever taken a step back to reflect on past performances? Self-evaluation is one of the most important, and most challenging, skills you can have in both your professional and personal life. It is crucial for us to look at ourselves objectively to see what is good, ...
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Work Smarter, Not Harder

November 9, 2018
I would hazard a guess that at least 80 per cent of entrepreneurs finish the day not having accomplished everything that they had set out to do. Does that mean that they need to work longer hours? Or does it mean that they need to change their routines ...
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Vacation Doesn’t Mean Working by the Beach

August 21, 2018
“A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.” -Earl Wilson, Journalist Why do we tend to judge those who take vacation? We’ve all heard it before: “is now the right time to take vacation?”, “he can’t be that dedicated if he ...
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Develop a Bench of Players

April 18, 2018
Succession Planning to Safeguard Long-term Business Sustainment Succession planning is a vital, yet often undervalued process for many small entrepreneurial businesses. However it is something that is absolutely necessary for long-term business sustainment. This isn’t just something that is required at the highest levels, but should be considered for ...
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The Changing Dynamics of Friendships in Business Part II

February 27, 2018
Part Two: Friendships and Business - Keeping it Professional In our last blog we discussed the implications of working with friends and the importance of open, honest and goal-focused conversations before proceeding. That is simply one aspect that is to be considered. The other is to recognize that there ...
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The Discussions That Never Happen in Business Part 1

February 20, 2018
Working with Friends: Part One “A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.” – Unknown Friendships are one of the most precious parts of life and are to be highly valued. In business, however, this can be something entirely different and the two should never ...
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