Everyone wants the short-cut. The 3 steps to success. The secret recipe. The 4 hour work week. The hack... It’s a laugh of exacerbation because we hear this all too often. Seemingly smart people by all other measures fall for this hook line and sinker. Especially with the current 'everyone should be an entrepreneur’ twaddle … Continue reading The Success Formula
Love is for every relationship that we value in our life. Every relationship that gives us meaning. The people we care about. Tell them they matter. The care they give you. Never take it for granted. Forget about February 14th. Be good to them everyday.
It is almost one month into the year already and the time has just flown by. I was overwhelmed to realize how quickly that happened and how little I was able to get done. 30 days is a lot of time. It is 720 hours, or let's say if I need a third of that … Continue reading A New Tool
Poor, hungry Africa. I have seen plenty of those aid request commercials reminding me there is a continent out there starving for my monetary assistance. But it needs our awareness and understanding too. A few months ago, a last minute business trip took me to Bukavu, one of the largest cities in the Democratic Republic … Continue reading A Little Corner of Africa: Part I
After living in Toronto for 19 years, I finally attended the Toronto International Film Festival for 2018. I am not a sophisticated movie watcher but just love a good story, read or watched. This year, I saw and voted for the movie that won the People's Choice Award: Green Book. It is a beautiful rendition of … Continue reading Green Book @ TIFF
My friend sent me this song as a gesture of tough love. The message is nice and impactful, driven home by a nice video. BELIEVE IN EVERY DREAM YOU'VE GOT GIVE IT YOUR ALL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-Ng5muAAcg
I was glued to my phone for two days just reading this book. It had been a while since I had read anything and coming back to something so engrossing reminds me why I love to read so much. In A Beautiful, Terrible Thing, Jen Waite shares her personal experience of finding and investing years into … Continue reading Book – A Beautiful, Terrible Thing
Worth a watch. Some nice reminders for things we forget to make time for in our life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSf3vde-odQ
One day, I talked about the Dale Carnegie concept of show-up words. So, I think I have picked a good one and here’s why. For any given day, moment or experience, I want to show up READY. That doesn't mean I will have the answer to everything. It just means I am going to bring … Continue reading Show Up Ready
I had the pleasure of being driven to work this morning by a very insightful and motivating Uber driver. In a short 20-minute ride, we talked about what plagues the world and humanity, how one can be a better person, and the values and principles he considered important (which I respected greatly). There was one … Continue reading Living Your Principles
Think happy. Be happy. It's possible to do that right?
Research shows, the odds against you making a change in your life: 9:1 And it depends all on you which side of this ratio you land.
A key part of the Dale Carnegie course was weekly presentations drawing from our life experiences. Each presentation started with me introducing myself by name and three show-up words. The first time, many of the students were confused and asked for context: what exactly did show-up words mean? Well, they can be nouns, adjectives, or … Continue reading How Do You Show Up?
Why do I love to write? It’s freedom. It’s stress relief. It’s meditation. It’s venting. It’s reflection. It’s creativity. It’s so much more.
This is an amazing video. He speaks remarkably well and the ideas hit home. Unfortunately, a lot of our communication is superficial in this day and age. We are clouded by idealistic expectations that look nice on the surface but we don't see the depth of the effort and understanding our relationships need.Personally, I lament … Continue reading Whatever Your Relationship Status Is
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. – Marie Robinson Even if you cannot change your past, everyday is an opportunity for you to change how to carry forward the past, what you make of it, and how you let it affect yourself. … Continue reading I Have Today
I was feeling a little down this week and turned to catching up with some WordPress reading for inspiration and distraction. And I was not disappointed. These are excerpts from some great blog posts and I highly recommend that you read the full pieces and explore the blogs. What is happiness? by The Niqabi Coder Mum … Continue reading Power Posts: On Life
Today, I officially graduated from the Dale Carnegie course. It strives to teach the lesson of living life, which is something I believe each of us should constantly be conscious of and getting better at. What is my key takeaway from this course? That we have a lot of power over our lives and we … Continue reading The Power in Me
Sometimes this feeling sneaks up on me and just knocks me down. It is also a feeling that has been my gauge for improving my life and finding value in it. This video by Improvement Pill portrays the idea of emptiness very well. I know the feeling and the 3 recommendations to keep it at … Continue reading The Hole Inside
My mantra for every day of the year is keep myself happy and make others happy. Sometimes it requires going out of your way to make something happen. We put so much effort into jobs, chores, eating, etc. So why not this important factor? I went to my doctor a couple of months ago and … Continue reading It’s International Happiness Day
It lets the past hold you back. It pushes today away from the strength to survive and persevere. It robs the future of its hope and possibilities. In hindsight, the toughest parts of my life have also given me the most. Sometimes, I have let myself be swallowed by despair, at other times temporarily disheartened … Continue reading Don’t Despair
Welcome to rock bottom-the only way now is UP by a Dose of Inspiration I am just suggesting that we rise above our fear, pain, struggles…and keep going. Keep moving up. Pro-act. Let’s not sink to the bottom and stay there. Do something. Whatever it takes. Whether it’s professional help, meditation, personal development books, exercise, … Continue reading Power Posts: Inspiration
This is your life, fight for it. The book is a wonderful read so far. I am reading the truths that I think I need to hear from the variety of topics that are covered in 101 Simple Truths for a Better Life by Humble the Poet. Each of them is short, sweet, and impactful. … Continue reading Fight! By Humble the Poet
I see my unrealized dreams and ambitions reflected in this story. I know that I do not want to be this person but I cannot confidently tell myself that where I stand in life is very different from the position depicted here. The portrayal starts with a comment that it is not good to "accept … Continue reading Unremarkably Average
Don’t be sad it left your life, be happy for having it and its sweet memories. Don’t be jealous. If you want it, work for it and you could attain it too. Don’t wait to be happy when you have it all. Feel it now. Don’t regret; remember and know that you will never make … Continue reading Don’t be negative…