The Treasure You Seek

Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

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Many never put themselves first

The definition of selfish is “lacking consideration for others.”  But many never put themselves first and it can cause sadness and sickness and general unhappiness.  We can be selfish with ourselves. Continue reading

Being cool has nothing to do with age

Entrepreneur and author Gary Vaynerchuck said, “Being cool has nothing to do with age; it has to do with how solid your identity is.” Continue reading

Taking action

I was speaking at an event yesterday to moms of young children about embracing failure, knowing you are enough, and taking action.  We started talking about finding yourself again when your life is changed so much by becoming a mother.  Continue reading

Set your life on fire

I watched a video clip of actor Will Smith the other day and he shared a powerful message.  He started with a quote from the poet Rumi which was, “Set your life on fire.  Seek those who fan your flames.”

He then asked who are the five people you spend the most time with?  Who are your last five texts from?  Who are the last five people you met for coffee or had a long chat with?   Continue reading

The first three hours are everything

I read an article lately by Benjamin P. Hardy in Thrive Global and it shared some great advice about how to be more productive.  He talked about how the first three hours of your day are everything.

Our brains are most productive when we first wake up, but we often don’t take advantage of that force.  We tend to check our phones and emails and start answering questions from others. Continue reading

Almost made the decision to quit

In 2016, quarterback Nick Foles almost made the decision to quit the NFL.  He had just been released from his contract.  But he decided to stay and this season, ended up as back-up quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.  The first NFL team he played for when he was initially drafted.

That all changed when his team’s starting quarterback tore his ACL in December.  Nick Foles was pulled into the spotlight and he made the most of it.  Helping his team make it to the Super Bowl as the underdog and then bringing home the top prize. Continue reading

Success and happiness are not individual sports

In Sean Achor’s new book, Big Potential, he talks about how success and happiness are not individual sports but team efforts.  He mentions an American biologist, Professor Hugh Smith, who was travelling through a Southeast Asian jungle in 1935.  Suddenly, surrounded by night sky, the professor saw a mangrove tree along the river completely light up and then go dark.  And it happened again a few seconds later.  Next all the trees along the river embankment lit up and went dark together.  After his initial shock wore off, he realized that the trees were covered in lightning bugs who were flashing their light in unison.   Continue reading

And now there are 12

There were 13 NFL teams that had never won the Super Bowl.  And now there are 12.  The Philadelphia Eagles had been to the big game twice before and lost.  But not last night.  The underdog took the biggest prize. Continue reading

A reason for being

The other day I heard about a Japanese concept called Ikigai.  It means a reason for being.

Ikigai (pronounced ee-kee-gah-ee) means there are four things you should be looking for in life.  What you love, what you are good at, what you can be paid for and what the world needs. Continue reading

Let’s talk

In honour of #BellLetsTalk Day 2018, here’s an excerpt from my book, The Treasure You Seek, available at Indigo, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

January 27, 2016

“There is a crack in everything; that’s how the light gets in.” Continue reading

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