Who will you carry in your pocket?

As our year begins its slow fadeout, I like to take a moment of thankful reflection for all that has transpired over 2022.  My family is healthy and happy. Life...

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“Armor Up” for Post-Pandemic Business Trends

Well, we made it through 2020! Although all of our problems didn’t magically go away with the flip of the calendar page, I’m more optimistic than ever that we’ll find our way to the other side soon. As I think about what’s ahead for businesses this year, one thing is...

Theme for 2021: Try New Things!

At the end of every year, I choose a theme for a new one. I deliberately don't make resolutions; those are just made to be broken! A theme, however, can set the tone for the year ahead and put you on track for whatever you want to accomplish or however...

Mind the Door This Holiday Season

We are headed into the final push of serving our customers during a holiday rush. I think it's possible that this season could be one of the most challenging we faced in a long time. Why? Because the customer emotions may be running hotter and the pocketbooks may be running thinner. What does that mean? It...

Shake Your Brain: The Opportunity of Choice

Today's guest is an Olympic 400 meter hurdler and the founder of the Believe Institute. As if that wasn't enough to catch your interest right out of the gate, she's also a past contestant on the Amazing Race Canada. From the moment I met Sarah, her energy and enthusiasm gave...

Shake Your Brain: Don’t Dwell on the Difficult

In this episode, I invite the dynamic duo of Thom Singer and Eliz Greene. They both have an interesting background, which you can read on the show page, but the part I want to highlight in this short video introduction, is their series called the Webinar Talk Show where they interview a variety of industry specialists...

When Is the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time? 

Recently, I stumbled upon an article that contains 40 photos that capture people experiencing things for the first time. My favorites?  Baby meets a dog  Soldier meets his daughter  First ever snow  This creative piece made me stop and think about how long it’s been since I did anything for the first time. When we are children, it happens...

Shake Your Brain: Nobody Knows Nothin’ About Nothin’

Today's guest is a renowned business strategist and a New York Times bestselling author of six books. He's been an advisor to more than 700 companies since 1994, including Caterpillar, Nike, the United Nations and 36 fortune 500. On top of all that he has started five multimillion dollar businesses from scratch. Now, undoubtedly,...

Shake Your Brain: The Conversation that Started It All

Welcome to my new series called Shake Your Brain: How good ideas happen. Each episode features a quick interview with someone I find interesting, and I've given them the challenge to tell me “what you've been thinking about lately that might make me say, Oh, that's good!”  My first guest...

Be A Brighter Flashlight

I'm launching a new mini-series soon and it's truly changed the way I'm thinking about things these days. Where did it all begin? It started by building a "brighter flashlight" to find my way through these uncertain times. Sharing some thoughts with you about all this in my latest video...