Surprising Lessons Dangling at top of Canada’s First Aerial Park

Yesterday I spent the day with some girlfriends at Edmonton’s new aerial park. It’s is the first in Canada, I might add. A lot of thoughts went through my mind before I was actually going to go. First, I thought about whether or not I actually should go, whether or not I had the time…

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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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Three Ways to Enjoy the Summer of your Dreams

Just came home from a mini summer vacation with my two most favourite people in the world. As a solopreneur whose spent the last 13 years self-employed, I find it always a challenge to go on vacation. We solopreneurs eat what we kill. Hence, if we don’t work, we don’t eat. Obviously the wise thing…

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How a Tube Slide can Teach us about Greatness

Last weekend, Zane had a birthday party at Galaxyland. Personally birthday weekends make me shudder, but it was Charlotte’s birthday, Zane’s pseudo-baby sister. So it was special. We couldn’t miss it.     Charlotte’s birthday was at Galaxyland, the amazing indoor amusement park at West Edmonton Mall. For a fee you can get a day…

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What I learned about Taking Risks from Spiderman Homecoming

If you have been following me, you probably already know that I’m a Marvel girl. Recently, Spiderman Homecoming came out. It’s been a stressful week. This was exactly the stress reliever I needed. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I have developed a secret talent where I can draw life lessons from superhero movies.…

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Do you Play to Win? Or Do You Play Not to Lose?

So many thoughts and emotions have sailed through my mind this week. On Sunday, Perry and I were recording our usual Inspired Parent Insights episode. He brought up one of the reasons why his math tutoring business is so successful is because of a popular ‘kang-soo’ mentality that many Singaporean parents have. Certainly, this phenomenon…

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