Work on Your 10%s First

Work on your 10%s first, see through a clear lens, find out what you have to clean off. Where could you be a year after you’ve found the courage to start looking through a clear lens? Where could you be a year after starting to meditate every morning? Where could you be a year after you’ve started working on your 10%s?
The first thing you need to do to double-dip into the pool of clarity is to know what the heck you want. You’ll never improve anything by sitting around and wishing for clarity. Once you know what you want, you can take steps forward and silence those voices in your head that tell you why you can’t.


How can we create a life to do the things that are best for us, what are we willing to give up? I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how many times in our lives we have come to a point where we have had to make a choice that would either change the rest of our lives, or keep it the same. We often dream about what we want, but we don’t do anything about it until we think about it.  But today is the day to lay that sucker out and decide to make the change. What are you going to change today?
“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it” – Charles R. Swindoll


You Are Amazing

Just because you want to become a better version of yourself does not mean you aren’t amazing already. Motivation alone does not change anyone’s life. It is a promise of a better tomorrow and an acknowledgement that there is always room for improvement. The truth is, you don’t have to wait for your next big life change in order to become a better version of yourself. You can become a better version of yourself by just changing one thing about your routine: your mindset.
I am a fan of celebrating the awesomeness of others because that awesomeness is also available to me.
What makes you amazing?

What a Great Conference!

In Brandon Manitoba today. I am blessed to be at the Manitoba municipal administrators conference. It’s been an interesting journey. I tried to come here yesterday and the highway was closed so I went back home and woke up this morning at 4 o’clock to be here!! The 90%s are I am safe, and here I am at a live event again – amen! And one of the nicest clients of all time.


Always Believe in Yourself

“A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on its own wings. Always believe in yourself” – Unknown
This post is for anyone who is reading this and needs to know: I believe in you and now it is time for you to believe in you too!
We are often our own worst enemies, preventing us from moving forward in the moments we need to the most. What stops us from believing in ourselves?
We can take the steps today that you need to heal, remembering to only do one step at a time. Try to conquer your fears through positive affirmations and visualizations. If you are able to visualize yourself being successful, then you are more likely to strive for it. Write down your goals, including the steps that you need to take each day to achieve them and keep them where you can see them. By actively working patiently towards a goal, people tend to see the goal as more attainable because they know they are moving forward towards the end result.
What is the first step you are going to do today to believe in yourself tomorrow?

Earth Day

This is how I find peace and calm at home with other people around me. I put headphones on and I play this playlist. Try it! It will force you to sit for a minute and breathe.

Celebrating Life

Five years ago, I was speaking at a Chamber of Commerce event and an amazing woman appeared in my life. Nicole was a light in the room and ran over to me to share the story of her dad, Mel. Nicole told me her dad was fighting Glioblastoma Brain Cancer and rather than waiting to celebrate his life when he was gone, they were celebrating his life while he was alive too. WOW. I loved that idea so much. Why do we wait until someone is gone to celebrate them?
Nicole and I became fast friends and I got to know her special dad, Mel. Mel became my friend too. He was a true example of someone who remained optimistic and kind, despite his fifteen-year health challenge. Mel passed away last week and he is a reminder to me to live life to the absolute fullest. Let’s celebrate people while they are alive to enjoy it. We will miss you, Mel.

What Were Your Last Three Google Searches

I attended a conference where they asked all of the attendees to share with the person beside you, what your last three Google searches were…it was very eye opening for me!
I was excited as the room began to interact with each other, I turn to the woman sitting next to me and with a big smile on my face I was ready to see what she has been searching on Google.
Her name was Margaret and I don’t think she was prepared for me to be her partner. We looked at each other and Margaret went first…here are her last 3 Google searches:
1. Cream Chicken
2. Soup in the city
3. Love real food
Now it was my turn, I smiled and shared with Margaret in return. To those of you who know me this might not come at a surprise. My last 3 Google searches were:
1. Tropical Armoires
2. Regina Weather
3. Hottest website designs
It’s your turn… What were your three Google searches?

Amazing Technology

Technology today blows my mind!! I am so completely and utterly amazed by it today. How is it possible that my vehicle can read back the text you have sent me…? Google Earth… What? How can my doorbell camera show up on my phone…? And is it possible that the weather channel knows what kind of boots I was shopping for only ONE sec. ago that are now on sale…? I can Shazam, Translator, a song? Anyone who works in the tech industry, I have to say, is a genius with everything at our fingertips today.
I opened my browser on my laptop today and was completely overwhelmed with all of the online ad’s.
Tech wifi on the plane, people complaining about wifi, can we focus on the fact this tube stays in the air? Remember when that was amazing? We have come a long way and I am grateful on many levels of the unlimited access today.
As addicting as it is to have this technology at our fingertips, let’s remember to find some time in the day for ourselves, put our phones down, tuck the laptop away, turning our computers off, unplug and recharge.