Not Using This Makes you a Productivity Rookie

I was having lunch with my friend Dusty today. I was recounting all the projects that I have going on in my life, and she just looks at me… eyes glazed over. A few months ago, I heard Pat Flynn’s interview with Jessica Turner about her book The Fringe Time. Jessica is a mother of…

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What’s a Burn Rate and Why You Should Care

Ok, by now (hopefully) you’ve noticed that I’m female…and with women, people always think of the glass ceiling, or how women never get as high a salary as men do. But I beg to differ. even as a female working in a male-dominated tech industry, I think that consulting rates are not gender specific. And regardless…

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How to Be More Comfortable Around People

Comfortable Around People

You’re the technical expert. You’re brilliant. You’re seasoned in your field. Why is the doofus who can’t code a lick your boss? A common misconception and we see this happen time and time again in every organization. People, especially in IT, are hired in a technical position for their technical skills. Makes perfect sense, right? They…

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7 Ways to Win with Internal Audit

Ways to Win with Internal Audit

Just had a meeting with internal audit at my client. Never a popular group, but over the years, I have come to realize a set of tips to keep in mind that have saved my hiney, and ensures smooth sailing with the auditors. 1. Ok. The first rule in an audit meeting is to keep…

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Do you Think like an Employee or a like a Boss?

Mantis sitting on a rock, thinking with a cigarette in his mouth.

Let’s talk about mindset. Before you begin anything, mindset is key. I recently took a course in Internet Business Mastery and the first week alone was spent on mindset. The great Michael Jordan once said, ‘I take two shots. Once in my mind, and once in reality.’ Talk to any professional athlete,  and they will tell…

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Achieve Your Bucket List in the Coming 52 Weeks

Hello again! How that my speaking engagement is complete, I can write again. Do you have a bucket list? Do you have yearly goals? In Lawrence and my life, November is traditionally our goal setting month. This is the time that we evaluate how well we did on our current year goals, and think about…

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What I Said at the Maximizer CRM Product Launch

OK. Now the reason for my 3 week absence. The guys over at Vancouver’s Maximizer CRM invited me to do the Keynote for their 2018 Product Launch event. So for the past number of weeks, I lived and breathed the Power of Connection. I’m super stoked to share it with you.  

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How to Eloquently Flip the Bird to Nay-Sayers

Every week, Perry and I get together and strategize for about 15 minutes on what all we will talk about for our upcoming episode on Inspired Parent Insights. This week, it was how we respond to strangers who judge our parenting style on the playground, dropping off the kids at school, at a playdate. But…

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Surprising Lessons from an $11,000 Chair

I was on the cusp of purchasing my dream massage chair this weekend. Ever since I set foot in the Bodo Store in Calgary back in 2009, I had fell in love with this amazing space-ship of a massage chair: The Inada Sogno Dreamwave. Top of the line in the world of robotic massage chairs,its…

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