TOTAL WASTE OF TIME

Do you sometimes feel like doing nothing? Do you feel that sometimes, you just don’t want to be “productive”? I used to multi-task all the time. My mind would go a million miles per hour, always planning, thinking, working and when I was not checking off something from my to-do list, I would feel guilty. […]

BE HAPPY OR BE RIGHT

When you win an argument, do you really win? And what do you win? Being caught in an argument in itself is more likely a no-win situation… We spend so much time trying to make people see the world through our own eyes that we forget sometimes that we all have a different view on […]

Lessons From the Road: How to Sustain and Grow a Thriving Speaking Business, Position Yourself as an Expert Who Speaks, and Flex Your Funny Bone!  

On Saturday March 16th, 2019, CAPS BC was hosting Michael Kerr, CSP, HoF and CAPS National President. International man of mirth, Michael Kerr shared a speaker’s smorgasbord of ideas and insights on how he has sustained a thriving (though occasionally rocky) speaking career for more than 20 years. Here are my notes from this terrific morning. […]

HUMAN EMOTIONS AND BEHAVIOUR

Why some of us always ask questions while others are quick to tell the world what to do? Why are we hiding our emotions while some expose theirs freely and sometimes put everyone around in an uncomfortable state (too much information, you know what I mean?). Why are some people so quick at making decisions […]

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE

Happy Valentines Week! ?????? Whether you are looking for a new partner or have been married for years, the following will help you create, reinforce, rejuvenate and sustain happiness in your romantic relationships. Let’s start with tips for those of you are already in a relationship, then I will address tips if you are looking […]

YURI, HERE I COME!

He was sitting by himself on the side. His tiny little body made me think he was about 4 years old. He had huge eyes, filled with sadness and quiet resentment for life. He was not smiling nor was he full of joy like the other eighty orphans excited that I had brought colouring pencils and […]

IS EVERYTHING READY TO GO?

Since announcing my no-dessert year. I have received emails about nutrition strategies. Here is one tip about food: The best way to stick to a plan is to have one. Decide in advance what you will be eating and prepare it ahead of time so that it is there in your environment, ready to go. There […]

SPEAK FOR FREE AND MAKE MONEY

I was all excited! I had just gotten my first ‘real’ speaking contract to speak ‘on a stage’ in front of people that were not related to me!!! As I am discussing the details of the gig, my bubble quickly got burst when the event planner asked me where to send the invoice. I actually […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR

August 1991. I had just moved out of my parents’ house to live in my own apartment to attend high school in a different city. That was when I discovered Costco. I had no idea you could buy full boxes of chocolate bars. This was a revelation I took full advantage of eating one or […]