Category: Inspiration

Tips for Writing a Winning Proposal

You have decided to take the plunge and become a small business owner/ entrepreneur. Congratulations. You are joining the 1.14 million small business owners in

How to Connect with People

A lot of people would attribute the opportunities they’ve received to who they know. Who you know matters both in business and in life. Whether

A Champion’s Mentality

The Toronto Raptors shocked the sports world by winning the NBA Championship in June, but any devoted basketball fan will tell you that there wasn’t

One Day at a Time

When The Edge: A Leader’s Magazine first asked me to write a column on goal-setting and the importance of having a positive attitude in life, I’ll admit

Creating Healthy Habits

You know that you should eat better and exercise more. But there’s also a force pulling you in the other direction. That force is chocolate

Transformational Leadership

  Leadership is an oft-defined and widely studied concept. A cursory search of popular leadership quotes will produce definitions such as, “A leader is a

Ideas for Winter Pick-Me-Ups

  The holiday season is a time for joy and family, spending time with loved ones to celebrate what matters most, and general merriment. From

7 Stress Management Strategies

  In my seminars and articles, I frequently preach “stress management,” and I always talk about exercise and nutritional methods to manage stress. Today, for

The Shame of Vacation Shaming

  For decades, the North American dream was to work hard, make a name for yourself, and most importantly, make money. Several financial crises later,

Mental Health in the Workplace

If you wake up dreading your workday, you’re not alone. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, 70% of Canadians are concerned about the

How to Be a Leader, Not a Boss

  As a leader, you want to inspire your employees, customers, and the world with your vision. Managing people and situations and making decisions effectively

Feel the Fear and Speak It Anyway

Feel the Fear and Speak It Anyway

  When Franklin D. Roosevelt said that there’s nothing to fear but fear itself, it’s easy to believe that he was referring to anyone who’s

2018 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

2018 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

  With Mother’s Day fast approaching, many of us dread having to wander a shopping centre for hours in search of the perfect gift. Although

How to Be Happy

How To Be Happy

  Think of happiness like a collection of seeds we plant. If we nurture enough of them we can create a more lasting sense of

Self-Confidence

The Science of Self-Confidence

  Confidence is contagious. When you’re self-confident, you inspire everyone around you. People see that they can rely on you. And self-confidence is something you

Becoming an Entrepreneur / How to Transition to Entrepreneurship

Becoming an Entrepreneur

  Tired of the daily grind of a 9-to-5 job? Have an interesting business idea that you know in your gut could be the next