Focusing is about saying No to Distractions. – Steve Jobs
As autumn sets in, the days are beginning to get colder here in Toronto. However the squirrels are still out and about foraging for their daily food and when we go out for walks Ginger is often to be seen chasing after them and then sitting at the foot of a tree looking up with extreme focus on a squirrel that has just scampered up the tree leaving its food behind.
No amount of appeals or blandishments deter her from her Focus as she patiently waits eyes fixed on the prize as it swings from branch to branch looking for any alternate way to descend without raising any alarm in the little dog sitting below with extreme determination, for all the world as though her tiny tail had clamped her body firmly in a sitting position into the ground.
And I realize she has her eyes fixed on the prize even when I see her blondly sitting under the one tree when the squirrel has darted away down the trunk of another tree a few yards away. On one occasion, assuming that Ginger had wandered away, a different squirrel came down the tree under which she was holding vigil. And the delighted puppy gave chase all over again! The implications of lack of focus are many– and it can sabotage your life in ways that you may not suspect. At best, you may not get the prize you are hoping for…a promotion at work, a client with whom you have been courting business or even just getting a date! Read More→
Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering, ” I will try again tomorrow” – Mary Anne Radmacher
I first read the book, Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, when I was in my teens. But it was when I saw the film in all its splendour and drama and remarkable performances that the characters came alive for me, which is highly unusual for me as I tend to prefer my own imagination to movies.
And what struck me the most was the feisty spirit of Scarlett O’Hara, a southern belle, who refused to give up on her infatuation for Ashley despite his marriage to Melanie. Misguided though she was, and although she resisted failure with all her might, her determination to never say die and to battle on with every scheme under the sun to pursue him, almost costing her marriage to Rhett Butler, impressed me with her passion and tenacity. Read More→
Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership! – John C. Maxwell
On October 17th, 2014 (the Friday following Thanksgiving Weekend in Canada) we will be hosting a Rebroadcast event featuring 3 top Speakers in the field of Leadership.
L2: Learn- Lead is an exclusive Event licensed to only 300 sites worldwide.
Oganizations pay top dollar to invite John Maxwell to speak in person at their events worldwide. You are invited to participate in the L2 Event and learn from his wisdom and grow as a leader no matter where you are on your leadership journey.
As a Founding Partner and Certified Trainer, Speaker and Coach on the John Maxwell Team, It is my pleasure to bring these world class speakers to Toronto so we can grow more leaders in our city and Drive Change through our homes, community and Organizations in our Country. Read More→
We cannot solve our Problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. – Albert Einstein
I once read a book by Brian Klemmer called “If How to-s were enough, we’d all be skinny rich and happy! Obviously its not the knowing “how” we all know that, but the Thinking we do that leads us to believing we are capable of achieving that together with action and persistence in the face of all odds that brings about change.Let’s face it! We live in a world of people who watch each other and try and emulate the people who we think are successful, by attempting to do what they do. With that, it is possible to get some results, no doubt. Because Taking Action is Key to our Success.
Argue for Your Limitations, and they’re Yours! – Richard Bach
I really believe that once we start defending our lack of resources whether spiritual, physical, emotional, mental or financial ….we actually create more of that lack.
For example if we keep saying, I am not smart enough because I did not get an education, we remain stupid. If we say, we cannot afford it, we remain poor.
It is time to stop this Universal Illusion of Self imposed limitation and start reaching out to embrace the concept that we are Abundantly Resourced and Behold! That begins to happen.
It’s like Magic!! But it takes work to shake off the paradigms of the past… Read More→