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Who Do You Give Your Power to?

Recently, I happened to give a speech out in San Antonio. Two established professionals from the audience reached out to me a few days later asking for advice around a similar challenge. They both...

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5 Tips for Battling Imposter Syndrome—Don’t Let your Confidence Falter

This past weekend I was in Montreal for the McCall McBain scholarship selection. McCall McBain scholarships are the most prestigious in Canada set up at McGill, the number one ranked university in...

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Be Narrow and Deep in your Specialized Skill Set

When I was a young man in track and field, many pounds and years ago, I was pretty darn good in many events. At the early round meets, I would win first place in the 100M, the 200M, the 400M, the...

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Letting Go of Perfect Moves you towards Your Greatness

IT SEEMS LIKE JUST YESTERDAY IT WAS OLYMPIC SEASON. Here I am with Olympic fever once again. Although I must admit the time zone is kicking my butt trying to catch those events live. Thank goodness...

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False Starts Lead to Great Second Chances

My Olympic fever continues. This week the sprinting events caught my attention. While cheering on a couple of Canadians in the 100 m sprints, I was noticing the false starts. In today’s...

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What You Think...You Become

 

A few weeks ago, I was conducting a leadership retreat on health and wellbeing. I was sharing information about affirmations. My typical parameters associated with constructing them are:...

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Affirmations: Science, yes. Magic, no.

Simple affirmative phrases can change the negative thoughts that undermine your confidence. I have about 10 affirmations that I’ve developed over the years. I keep them on a written list...

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What's the R.O.I. of Self-Confidence?

The other day I was having a discussion with my team about the correlation between self-confidence and income. My partner, Sunny, (former Marketing VP), is sharing her thoughts here:

 

Your...

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5 Tips Towards Optimism (No Fluff)

When I was a kid, I loved reading the Winnie-the-Pooh series by A. A Milne. The adventures happening in the Hundred Acre Woods were always enough to hold me and make time fly.  And while most...

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Why 50 is My New Magic Number

50.

It’s half-way to a hundred. I think it’s the prettiest colored Canadian dollar bill.  It’s a round number and has heft to it. I also believe that it’s where...

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