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One year ago today

One year ago today I was told that my book was live and available at Indigo and Amazon.  I grabbed a copy, ran outside and got my son to take my picture.  Then I shared my story and never looked back.  What a whirlwind year.  I’ve done book signings, spoken to students and executives, and been honoured each time someone decided to purchase a copy of The Treasure You Seek. Continue reading

Women who lead

Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking to 80 team members at a corporate lunch and learn about women who lead.  I shared my publishing goal of one hundred rejections and all the lessons about success, failure, grit and resilience I learned along the way.  I spoke about famous failures and regular folks who never gave up. Continue reading

The call he had been waiting for

After playing for ten years in the minor league, and working as a math tutor, Andre Ingram got the call he had been waiting for.  At age 32, he made his debut this week in the NBA for the LA Lakers.  Scoring four three-pointers and 19 points overall, it was a night that dreams are made of.  The crowd started yelling, “M-V-P!”  Some of the players on the team his age had already played almost 1000 NBA games.  And this was Ingram’s first.   Continue reading

First day at a summer job

I remember my first day at a summer job during university.  It was on the production line at a brewery.  It smelled like the morning after a keg party which was not very pleasant.  But I soon equated that smell with a great pay cheque as I was making a lot more than my previous student jobs in retail or lifeguarding.

However the very first day was one of the toughest.  That morning at 6 a.m. as I sat eating breakfast, wondering what it would be like to work in a beer factory, a long distance ring jangled the phone.  It was my uncle in Ireland.  He said my beloved grandma had just passed away. Continue reading

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