Find Your Superhero Power and Start Leaping Tall Buildings in a Single Bound

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I love meeting new people.  I’m always excited to hear about their lives – about what they have done in the past, what they are doing now, and what they have planned for their future.  Each person has an interesting story and features that are make them so unique.  I also love trying to figure out what their special gift is…

The thing that I have realized of late though is that I see people totally differently than they see themselves.  When I meet a person for the first time, I see them as their superhero version.  Usually as I get to know a person, I find that they don’t often share this vision of themselves of having so much inherent value and so much to contribute to make the world a better place.

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Take Action by Embracing the Slight Edge Philosophy

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Have you ever found a book that really resonates with you?  Through a series of serendipitous events, I happened upon a great book that seemed to be written just for me: The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson.  In the book, Jeff Olson talks about the way in which successful people become successful.  He asserts that one person is no different from another and that anyone can become successful.  In his view, the difference between those who become successful and those who don’t, however, is that successful people practice simple disciplines persistently and consistently over time that lead them along the path to success.

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Surviving to Thriving: Reignite a Passion that You’ve Neglected (Part 5 of 5)

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I’ve never really thought of myself as an artist.  In part, this is because I was completely overshadowed by my sister Rachel who was a very gifted artist in a number of mediums (clay, drawing, painting, you name it!).  I vividly remember being in art class with Mr. Levang at Maillard Junior Secondary School and looking up at one of the only pictures that he had hanging on his wall above his desk (a distinct honour)… it was one of my sister’s sketches.  I must admit that was rather intimidating.  Despite being in my sister’s shadow, I was pretty good at doing portraits of people.  With just a pencil, a piece of paper, and some time to focus, I could draw a pretty impressive and recognizable portrait.

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Surviving to Thriving: Surround Yourself with Positive, Like-Minded People (Part 4 of 5)

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Last week I reconnected with one of my favourite people in the world.  You know the kind of person I am talking about…the kind of person who is filled with love and positivity and lights up a room when he walks in.  The kind of person who has accomplished so much in his own life and touched the lives of countless other people in positive ways.  The kind of person who has every reason to have a big ego but instead is self-effacing, humble, and amazingly charming.

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Why a Dream Board is like a Plate of Nachos…

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Recently, I watched a great talk by a multi-million dollar earner in my company who talked about the power of a dream board. He has a rags to riches story. He talked about how, as a time of extreme debt, he created a dream board about owning a vacation property in Hawaii and even brought sand from Hawaii to his office. He downloaded Hawaiian music and surrounded himself with pictures of Hawaii and his dream property. Sure enough…this dream board helped propel him to continue making his business profitable and he ended up buying that dream property within several years.

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Are You Settling for Chunks in Your Matcha Latte?‏

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I have been drinking a homemade matcha latte using coconut milk and blue agave for several months.  I follow this amazing recipe to make it but the one thing I didn’t have that the recipe called for was a bamboo whisk.  So… I just made it with a metal whisk. With the wrong equipment, I wasn’t really able to get the chunks out so at the end of every cup I would end up chewing on matcha powder chunks.  At first, this was a bit alarming but then I got used to it and settled for the fact that I had a hot morning drink that needed chewing.

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