This picture is a slight exaggeration, but as with everything, it is a good expression of the statement 'nothing comes easy'. I had the opportunity to help my some of my family bring clarity to the store front of their mission. (Check them out: Haiti Friendship Centre) I love helping with clarity and how we can … Continue reading Websites, clarity, and Family time
I love this commercial. Occasionally I do watch them, and on occasion, someone gets it right in the marketing department. Marriott did good here. So are you good at being human? We like to blame everyone else for our problems and inabilities throughout the day, but that is largely because we do not like looking … Continue reading Are you good at being human?
Do you notice them? I'm blessed to have have worked with youth and young leaders for years. I got to see people grow everyday. When I didn't notice this anymore there was a problem with my vision. Your own growth as an everyday leader in your circles depends on seeing the people growing around you. … Continue reading Everyday leaders are growing around you
Do you listen to stories for inspiration? There are different levels of closeness that we encounter in story hearing. Parents, friends, heroes... They all have something to say to you and your direction in life. You merge your own feelings and sentiments with theirs, and a new thing is born. I experience that when I … Continue reading Do you listen to stories for inspiration?
Crazy, but there is much truth to this changing your outlook. I am an 'optimistic realist', which is another way of saying I easily fall into a pattern of clarifying negative outcomes after the idea process has begun. During burnout and times of intense stress people are easily confused by my withdrawal and slip from … Continue reading What if you were to only think in positive outcomes???
Humourous conversation with the youngest born about musical influence: Me: Shania Twain was like the female Garth Brooks in the country music industry. Boy #3: Who's Shania Twain? Me: Blank stare Boy #3: And who's Garth Brooks? Me: You know, "Friends in Low Places", "The River"... Boy #3: I've never heard any of that. Boy … Continue reading Relevance is Memorable
They'll let anyone into this place! And am I glad 😁 I am blessed to bring 3 sessions to these young leaders on the power of community when you work on a team. Especially when stress hits. It takes all your heart, mind, soul, and strength. Not just your will. In fact, it might break your … Continue reading Joy is key to your team
The next couple of blogposts will be focused on burnout in leadership and how that led me to developing Lead Freely. A little more personal, and hopefully something you can glean from. Enjoy! I enjoy listening to Donald Miller's podcast Storybrand. Click the link above and have a read or listen, or both. He usually has … Continue reading Burnout in Leadership…and life
Businesses and organizations have the most difficulty spending money on the people on the inside. Funny thing is they have the most difficulty with the relationships between those people, and that costs money. So it is always a nice experience when I am able to come in and walk with teams of different sorts that … Continue reading Thank You Fort Garry MB and TWU Women’s Basketball!
So last week the Ice Road Truckers were up in Pauingassi, Manitoba. And so was I. (You can find more about IRT here, if this is new to you.)I got to see one up close. Without the TV outlining the truck cab, I just thought it was another truck making another delivery, to another remote … Continue reading Career Development is Storytelling
Do people still use the word 'stoked'? I do. So I am stoked about this week! I am privileged to be given the opportunity to go to a very rural area and provide them with a youth career development workshop. Each one of those elements is exciting to me, but there is an essence to this … Continue reading Exciting Week Ahead! #Workshop #LeadFreely #youth
Family is the best picture of being a part of something bigger than ourselves. Period. I know firsthand that does not mean it is easy, neat, or clean. We bump into each other. We tolerate things we do not necessarily agree with. We argue and fight. We feel like pushing away when our space is … Continue reading Community…Just like family? #values #community #identity