Archive for "Career & Business"

Counting Our Blessings This Christmas

Any Time Is A Good Time, Building Relationships, Career & Business, Change Dec 13, 2012 No Comments

Do friends come to you and whine about their lousy love lives (or careers) and then do nothing about it?

Do family members (or certain people) constantly complain about their poor Read more »

Stretch Out To The Stars

Career & Business, Change, Goals Nov 20, 2012 No Comments

Night Sky We’re a few weeks from the New Year which means that many of us will be taking stock of the current year and writing brand new resolutions for 2013. Well, here’s some pre-resolution exercises that we can all do to warm us up for that collective exercise of writing the “Things I Need To Do (or Be)” list: Read more »

Find Your Silver Lining

Career & Business, Change Oct 16, 2012 No Comments

Beach PhotoI recently got back from a 2.5 week holiday. It’s a time of year that I look forward to as it allows me to make a mental inventory of these two things:

1) List of what’s going great in my life
2) List of the things I still want to achieve

Notice that I don’t have a “List of what’s Read more »

Five Winning Habits For Work and Life Success

Career & Business, Change, Goals, How To Get Lucky On Your Job Search Sep 20, 2012 2 Comments
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Wondering what you need to do to be more successful or happy? Well, here’s a list of things that you should try to Read more »

Secrets To Making A Memorable Impression

Building Relationships, Career & Business Sep 04, 2012 No Comments

Whether you’re meeting someone for the first time for a job interview, a potential sale of your product or service or even as a prelude to a possible friendship or romance, here are a few things you may want to remember in order to be taken seriously: Read more »

Are You a Farmer Or a Hunter?

Building Your Brand, Career & Business Aug 22, 2012 No Comments

THE JOB FARMER is a story about two prehistoric hunters – Kolo and Miiku – who come upon a group of settlers with more advanced weapons and food gathering techniques. As a result of their their influence, Miiku turns to farming and finds a sustainable source of food. Kolo, on the other hand, thinks his Read more »

Temporary Jobs: The New Normal

Building Your Brand, Career & Business, Change Aug 08, 2012 No Comments

Here’s the first bit of good news: companies are now hiring again
The less than stellar news: they’re hiring less permanent workers and getting more contractors instead
And for the really excellent piece of news: you now work for yourself Read more »

Do You Live In A Cliquish City?

Building Relationships, Career & Business, Change, Connecting Jul 12, 2012 2 Comments

The Vancouver Sun recently printed a 5-part series about social isolation. And they’ve cited a Vancouver Foundation survey that says that 1 in 3 residents in Metro Vancouver find it difficult to make friends in this city and even used the words “culturally chilly” to describe Read more »

Are You Doing What You Love or Merely Settling?

Career & Business, Change, Goals Jun 27, 2012 No Comments

In my book, THE CONTRACTOR LIFESTYLE, I mentioned a statistic that says 70% of people in the U.S. workforce are unhappy with their jobs. A recent Gallup survey confirms this number, pointing out that 71% of people are “actively disengaged” with their job. That’s a huge number of unsatisfied workers. Are you one of them? Or are you part of the fortunate few who are doing exactly what they love to do? Read more »

Escaping The Matrix

Career & Business, Change, Goals Jun 14, 2012 1 Comment

Ever watch the 1999 movie “The Matrix” starring Keanu Reeves? It’s about a man who inhabits a world that looks like ours but isn’t real. Like millions of others, he lives in a perpetual dream-state while hooked up to a life-support system operated by machines, who have taken over the Earth. One day he Read more »