April 24, 2018
Do You Pan for Gold Nuggets?
On a recent trip to Victoria, B.C., we had the opportunity to learn how to pan for gold nuggets at the Royal BC Museum. A friendly, knowledgable (and patient) volunteer was teaching my children. It was fascinating watching them practice...
April 10, 2018
The Benefits of Mentorship
“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt Be it our marriage, our finances or our own personal achievement, having a mentor can be an invaluable way to navigate...
March 27, 2018
During a challenging time in business, a mentor shared a metaphor about the Tapestry of Life. Sometimes we focus on the backside of the tapestry (yes, we all do) which looks messy, tangled, frayed and may not seem connected at...
March 13, 2018
Who Do You Rely On?
I remember encouraging my daughter to jump off the dock and into the lake for the first time. It was priceless – it was like she was walking in place, trying to muster up the courage to take the leap....
February 27, 2018
Don’t Be Afraid of Your Competition
It brings a smile to my face when I recall one of my mentors, Kent Smith-Windsor sharing his thoroughbred horse racing analogy with me and relating it to business competition. Purebred horses are trained to race and win, and they...
February 13, 2018
Do You Have a Plan?
Keri and I were out at the Farmer’s Market this past summer, and our favourite carrot vendor had an overabundance of those sweet, delicious garden carrots, so we loaded up. On the other hand, a greenhouse malfunction had taken out...