George Verdolaga's Blog

Why Nice Guys Always Win

Recently I had a chance to meet an unusual fellow. He came in to fix my shower door, which had become loose and had partially fallen off its track. I had no clue how to fix it and had to call Read more »

Dan Lok Talks About Overcoming Difficulty On His Way to Success

Dan Lok is an accidental businessman. His first venture – which was a lawn mowing business – was a complete failure, and so were 13 other businesses that followed. In his 20s he found a mentor called Allan who made him work for next to nothing for a year. This is where he learned how to do Read more »

Bosco Anthony: An Inspiring Immigrant Success Story

Bosco Anthony rise to success began in 2002, when he moved to Canada from Tanzania. Upon arriving in B.C. he went into sales and marketing and eventually found himself working as a sales manager for Intrawest. After several years, he moved on to the Read more »

Leading by Doing

Galya Westler is a Vancouver-based entrepreneur who was born in Montreal and raised in Israel. She returned to the West Coast a few years ago to focus on creating social mobile apps for companies, specifically private social networks for companies. Galya has since incorporated two companies since she arrived and currently serves as the owner and Read more »

How to Succeed as a Change Agent

TED TalksConnor Beaton has some pretty strong opinions about men. “My biggest passion is to help people (1) live a life of purpose, (2) help people uncover their gifts and (3) find self-fulfillment,” says Connor. Read more »

3 Steps to More Effective Leadership

I am often asked how on can be an effective leader. Most people in a position of leadership lack time so they are looking for the quick fix to be a more effective as a leader. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix. However, there are 3 steps you can take with your team, today, that will make you a more effective leader. Read more »

12 Things Successful People Never Do

Victory1. They don’t give up when people say “no”, reject them or tell them “that’s not possible” – They simply find a way over, under or around a problem.
2. They never blame anyone for mistakes or failure – They take full Read more »

You’ve Just Reached A Big Goal: What’s Next?

I just finished writing THE MAVERICK EFFECT a month ago and it’s now undergoing professional editing. It was like reaching the top of a tall mountain. This wave of euphoria washes over you and you feel like you’re on top of the world. Getting to this important milestone of finishing the manuscript Read more »

Spread Your Wings: Week 5

EagleDid people ever make fun of the way you looked or talked? Did they ever whisper behind your back at how slow or inept you were at work? People made fun of my big head, my buck teeth and my desire for approval once upon a time. Read more »

Getting into the Zone: Week 4

Football playersEver wonder why some people start something and either (1) continue until the end or (2) give up after trying for just a little while? What makes some people finishers and others quitters? Why do some people relentlessly pursue their goals even though they encounter one failure after another? How can you get into the “zone” so Read more »