3 Steps To Focus On What Matters Most

One key to being productive is your ability to focus on those things that matter most to you. How hard is that for you? We’ve all got to do lists and urgencies do come up (usually other peoples urgencies) but what about those things that really matter most. You know, the things you love to do, that you are awesome at, and make a world of difference when you dedicate enough time and focus to them. These things are obviously important and usually are not very urgent. So they often either get bumped from your schedule or don’t even make …

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Being Thankful On Thanksgiving And Every Day

What are you thankful for in your little corner of the world right now? Thanksgiving Day is upon us once again. The day we gather to share a meal with family and friends, to celebrate togetherness and all we have to be thankful for. Often we tend to get into an unconscious routine in our lives. Sometimes holidays like Thanksgiving Day can become one of those routine days that has lost some of its meaning. We take the day off, someone cooks a turkey, we eat… a lot, and we spend time with people. I thought I’d do a quick …

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Facing Fear Can Lead To Amazing Experiences

When it comes to facing your fear how do you respond? Jump in without thinking or do they paralyze you into avoidance at all costs? Might depend on the specific fear, right? Me too! When Gail and I travelled to Panama we ended up in Boca del Toro. It’s an idyllic little area on the Caribbean coast of Panama. We were going there to stay at a beautiful island getaway where we could unwind and enjoy the island life. But before we headed out to the island we had a few days in the town on the mainland. Sitting at …

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Experiencing The Empty Nest COVID Version

This month I am experiencing the empty nest but it’s different than the traditional empty nest most will relate to. Some big changes in my world are happening now at the end of this specific summer. My wife and daughter are returning to work and school pretty much at the same time after the three of us being home and together almost every day and pretty much all day over the past 6 months. While I am not sure if my wife is excited about the daily commute, my daughter is thrilled to be back in class… even if it’s …

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Daddy-Daughter Time

Since Kindergarten I have been walking my daughter to and from school on most days throughout the school year. Over the years I have come to love this daddy-daughter time.  Sometimes we’d just walk and not say anything, while other times we’d talk the whole way. We’d talk about pretty much everything.  We’d stop and listen to the birds in the spring or take in the colours of the fall. We’d wait for the fountain to come on as we passed by. We’d catch up with classmates and their parents along the way but usually it was just the two …

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