Goals

Six Tips to Beat the Back-to-September Blues

Eileen Chadnick | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada Living
Eileen Chadnick

In the broader calendar view, September represents "back to work/school/busy life." So August is like Sunday. The desire to stay in weekend or summer mode and the pull to get ready for what's next. Here are some tips to beat the back-to-September blues.

5 Crucial Fitness Tips I Wish I'd Known When I Was Younger

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 07.17.2014 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Every year, I don't run or bike for roughly a month. Transitioning back into in-season training initially seems impossible. I used to feel so frustrated and overwhelmed by how hard this transition was. Now I remind myself that after about two weeks working out, sleeping, eating well and getting regular massages, I will feel normal again.

Can Money Really Buy You Happiness?

Anita Saulite | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Business
Anita Saulite

The answer to the age old question is in: money can buy you happiness. But not so fast, because it's not that simple or straight forward. The reality is, what we do with our money each and every day matters.

How To Worry Less About Money

Anita Saulite | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada
Anita Saulite

Life experiences will enrich your life. Things won't. Each time you reach into your wallet to spend, think about what it is you are actually doing. You will acquire greater respect for your money when you follow the money trail. Don't let your money lead you down a dead end street.

The Mother of All Mothers

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada
Beverley Golden

Growing up in the 50's and 60's, my mother Lillian was primarily a "stay-at-home"mother. It's not that she didn't have high aspirations for her future, as she dreamed of being a dancer. However, times required she go to work directly after graduating high school as a bookkeeper for a dress manufacturer, her professional dancing dreams dashed.

Treat Your Time Wisely and You'll Be Rewarded

Anita Saulite | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada Business
Anita Saulite

Like most working women, I feel time starved. My plate is full. There never seems to be enough hours in the day to get done all the things I need to get done. I am constantly making trade-offs. And, as an entrepreneur with a school aged child, I have less wiggle room.

Of Course You're Busy, But Are You Really Too Busy to Work Out?

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I know that we all need to go to work, pay the rent, grocery shop, sleep and negotiate the demands of life. If you are not a fitness professional, whose job it is to be fit, training can't (and shouldn't) always take first priority. That said, I think what the quote highlights is how people sometimes use "lack of time" as a dismissive catch all for abandoning their health goals.

Do You Know How Much Your Stock in Life is Worth?

Anita Saulite | Posted 05.03.2014 | Canada Living
Anita Saulite

Most of us don't take the time to take stock of our lives -- to sit back and reflect because we have a 1,001 things going on and we are distracted. Who really has the time to hit the pause button and reflect on their lives when career, kids, and household demands trump our waking moments, thoughts and activities?

Spring Ahead: How to Achieve the Unthinkable in Your Life

Anita Saulite | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Living
Anita Saulite

The first day of spring is just around the corner. The colder winter months will soon be gone and with spring on our door step, it's time to get moving in the right direction with your life and working on your goals. It's also a great time to reflect on where your life is heading as every new season offers new possibilities and a time for renewal.

The Huge Advantage to Making Tiny Goals

Eileen Chadnick | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada Business
Eileen Chadnick

Recently, I've been talking a lot about goals (professional and personal) -- with friends, with my leadership coaching clients and in my own personal reflection. But something has changed. Whereas I used to ask "Are you thinking big enough?" I'm now asking "Are your goals small enough?"

How to Become Your Own Olympian

Jane Dummer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Passion and hard work are recurring themes when you ask people how they achieve their success. Supporting your inner champion with an optimistic mindset is also key. As the Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, Russia it's a great time to reflect on your own fitness and nutrition goals and aspirations.

How To Salvage Your New Year's Resolutions

JC Deen | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Living
JC Deen

Here we are at the beginning of February 2014. How are you doing with your freshly etched New Year's Resolution? If you're on track, great. If you're feeling burnt out already, or like you bit off more than you can chew, the following ideas might give you some hope.

Almost One Month into 2014...Are Your Goals Holding Up?

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Are you struggling to follow through on your New Year's resolutions? Don't be discouraged. Believe me, you are not alone. The further it gets from the start of any goal, the harder it can become for most of us (including myself) to stay on track.

12 Questions to Lead You Through 2014

Eileen Chadnick | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Living
Eileen Chadnick

January is an important time to reflect and get clear on your priorities for the year ahead. To do that well, it's just as important to take a look behind at the year past as it is to take a good look ahead. Each year, I put together a list of reflections and questions to help you do that.

Passion And Paycheque Don't Have To Be Mutually Exclusive

Heather Magee | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

There seems to be a certain level of shame imposed on people who choose to work for someone else -- people who make a living off of other people's passions, ideas and investments. The negative stigma around working a 9-5 is getting out of hand. At what point did we begin to feel guilty about earning a living?

Make Resolutions on Your Own Terms

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

For writers, there's something about a blank page. Clean and unblemished, it can inspire or it can invoke paralysis. It's the same thing with a new year. Full of still unformed possibilities, a new year can be both exciting and intimidating when you're standing on its doorstep.

Want to achieve your 2014 health and fitness goals? You may need to do things you don't want to do!

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada
Kathleen Trotter

It has been a while since I posted a blog. I have been trying to formulate my 2014 New Years fitness "thoughts". If you regularly read my blogs, you k...

Put These 8 Leadership Books Under the Tree

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

A quick Google search will yield a number of lists for the best management books, so let's not waste our time on the undisputed classics. Here are a few recommendations that are a little less obvious.

New Year, New Life: Setting Goals for 2014

Anita Saulite | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada Living
Anita Saulite

The beginning of a new year is the best time to start fresh and get your life moving in the direction you really want. It doesn't matter how much money you have or make, or whether you are just starting out or have a successful career, by opening yourself up to new possibilities through goal setting, you will start living the life you want.

Gen Y Isn't Unhappy - We're Lucky!

Christie Preston | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada Living
Christie Preston

Last week, "Why Generation Y Yuppies are Unhappy," an article written on the Huffington Post went viral. ERRRR it made me angry. Here's a quick summary: "When the reality of someone's life is better than they had expected, they're happy. When reality turns out to be worse than expectations, they're unhappy." If you believe in this then you are settling for less in life.

A Midsummer Check-In on My 2013 Resolutions

Natasha Koifman | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada
Natasha Koifman

Last week's Summer Solstice marked the time of year when the sun reaches its most northern position, resulting in our longest days with the most sunlight we'll experience all year. It's also the halfway mark in our calendar year -- midsummer -- making it a perfect time to check in on those resolutions we made way back in the short, dark days of January.

How To Make A Major Career Change

AskMen.com | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Business
AskMen.com

Many of us have experienced that moment when we question our career choice and start considering alternatives. It's natural, and our intuition is often right. When it's time to make a career change, a lot of us will hesitate and muddle ahead doing something we don't enjoy. Why don't we make the jump? Because fear gets in the way.

Life Lessons From My Twenties

Lisa Jackson | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Living
Lisa Jackson

When I was 20, I lived with my parents and didn't even have a driver's license. I've come a long way since then. I've travelled to 20 countries. And I'm still pursuing my dream of becoming a writer. Here are my life lessons from surviving my twenties.

How to Get What You Want at Work in 2013

Dr. Curtis L. Odom | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Business
Dr. Curtis L. Odom

It's a new year. Time to dust off that old piece of paper with your goals from last year and take a moment to compare what you set out to accomplish with what you actually got done. Did you hit all of your goals? If so, then shame on you! Set them higher this year and really push yourself! It's not supposed to be easy.

Are You Worried About Being a "Real" Runner?

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 02.25.2013 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

we all have the capability of creating a negative internal dialogue. Of saying we are not a "real" runner, cyclist, swimmer or gym member. If we let ourselves, we will always define what is "real" as something we are not currently are capable of.