Shiny Object Syndrome – why it’s hard to tell the difference between styrafoam and gold

What does a teenage run away, Buddhist monk, Geisha girl and Bill Gates have in common? They’re all connected to Christine Comaford whom I heard speak recently at the BCHRMA annual conference.  Don’t know her?  Here’s some background: she ran away at 16 she’s a high school and college drop out she was a Buddhist […]

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When scales don’t tell the truth- how do you judge success?

I’m graduating from the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs E-series program soon and the other day I tried on a dress that I want to wear to the party.  I was trying it on because it was too big and I needed to have it measured to take in. That was my first shocker.  It fit.  […]

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Fringe or Fray: how you see the edges affects how you see the core

I love lists.  I love making them and checking them off.  I like to think (some might say delude myself) that they help me have a sense of control over my life. I can get a bit crazy when I feel I don’t have any control, when I’m unorganized, when I’m not sure where things […]

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Start small & think big; creme brulee over soya sauce

A taste of two worlds.  And a time honoured lesson. I was trying to put soya sauce on my sushi the other day and having a devil of a time.  The little package of soya sauce didn’t have a small pre-cut in it designed to make it easy to open. While yesterday my taste buds […]

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My extended quirky to do list part 5 – what not to do

Continuing the spirit of New Year’s musing, my last 4 posts describe an extended, quirky to-do list tool that I use in my corporate training (click here to download a copy for you to use).  It has 5 parts: (I love that out of the 5 categories only two are about adding things.  Can we […]

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My extended quirky to do list part 4 – what to stop doing

Continuing the spirit of the requisite New Year’s musings, my last 3 posts describe an extended, quirky to-do list tool that I use in my corporate training (click here to download a copy for you to use).  It has 5 parts: – to do, to continue doing,  to stop doing, to not do, to done […]

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