Life Coaching

5 Things To Remember When Times Get Tough

Tarek Riman | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada Living
Tarek Riman

The day will come. Someone will disappoint you. Someone will betray you. Your day won't go as planned. Your boss will get angry. Your client will get angry. You'll lose something. You'll lose someone. The list of potential setbacks is never ending. These challenges can make it feel impossible to keep it together, and that's normal.

7 Life Lessons I Learned From French Kickboxing (Savate)

Tarek Riman | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada Living
Tarek Riman

For the last three years, French kickboxing, otherwise known as Savate, has been an integral part of my life. I started Savate with the intention of improving my health and fitness, but it didn't take much time to realize that the impact of the sport goes well beyond the physical.

My Career Changed The Day I Started Focusing On My Strengths

Dr. Ivan Joseph | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Ivan Joseph

I realized that while I was willing to take feedback on my weaknesses, I was not willing to listen to feedback on my perceived strengths. Only upon reflection, I was able to shift my attitude and seek and accept feedback on areas I was expert at. I had to get rid of the arrogant self-talk of "I was the best at this."

5 Ways To Put The Passion Back In Your Business

David Lester | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Business
David Lester

After working on your own business for a few years it's really easy to forget why you got into it in the first place. Years of working all hours, having to pass on dinners out with friends or family time, and always being "on" it's easy to lose some of your momentum. It's time to get back the passion you once had for your work.

Do You Want To Be Right Or Do You Want To Be Kind?

Silken Laumann | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada Living
Silken Laumann

Kindness matters, I know this, I coach this, I speak about the power of kindness, and yet -- in my primary relationship (you know, that relationship with my husband), being kind seems to be in a wrestling match with being right. Being right just feels so good. It is a lustful emotion, an instinctual one, a need that can be sort of addiction.

Make Additional Income From Your Interests

David Lester | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Business
David Lester

Which one of your interests can you turn into income? Make a plan. Develop a website. Promote it on all of the social media outlets like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. You can even build audiences with the help of Facebook ads. Build up your community of followers and then sell them services that their followers will love!

Healthy Boundaries: Avoiding Burnout And Learning To Say No

Karolina Tatarenkova | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Living
Karolina Tatarenkova

Learning when to say "no" can be the greatest gift in your life. Because when you say "yes" to people or projects in order to not lose respect in peo...

How To Avoid "FOMO" When Buying A New Home

David Lester | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Living
David Lester

Many people are rushing into the housing market due to FOMO (Fear of missing out) and there could be some BIG consequences when interest rates go up. There is a good news bad news scenario to buying right now and everyone in the housing market needs to know what to expect. Before you rush in, here is the good and the bad to buying right now.

What Can A Businessperson Learn From The 2016 Masters?

Jane Blaufus | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Business
Jane Blaufus

I think just about everyone thought that Jordan Spieth (including Jordan himself) was going to win his second Masters and become part of golf history this past weekend. That was until the 12th hole and the longest thirty minutes of a young man's life. As the world watched him struggle on the back nine and make a valiant attempt to recover, some parallels between golf and business struck me.

Is A Joint Bank Account Right For Your Relationship?

David Lester | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Living
David Lester

If you're both feeling the love, keep one account and pay everything from that account.

Are Millennials Our Biggest Problem Or Our Greatest Hope?

Ken Rabow | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Business
Ken Rabow

A key incentive for Millennials is happiness; down the list is financial gain. Help them be in an inspiring and enthusiastic work environment and make sure that the work is based on tasks and goals not a time-clock.

10 Smart Things To Do With Your Income Tax Return

David Lester | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Business
David Lester

Income tax return time is coming up and so many of us are already thinking about all of the great things we can buy with the return. It's been a crazy year personally, politically and professionally and we all can look forward to a treat. But how will you get the most bang for your buck?

Celebrate Your New Year By Acknowledging Your Past Success

Silken Laumann | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Living
Silken Laumann

I used to think of a New Years' Resolution as one big promise that you made for yourself. The problem was, it never worked for me. I never kept that one big promise. I find by writing lists of my past and future accomplishments, I put myself in the mindset that is more realistic in my life.

Make Money Your New Best Friend

David Lester | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Business
David Lester

Don't just have an "okay" relationship with your money, have an AH-MAZING relationship with it -- just like you have with your spouse or best friend. ...

3 Reasons To Let Your Weirdo Light Shine Bright

Cheryl Muir | Posted 11.05.2016 | Canada Living
Cheryl Muir

You would think, wouldn't you, that after six years of personal development, therapy, spirituality and general soul-searching, that I would know myself pretty well by now. But it turns out that while sometimes you find yourself through meditation, there other moments when you realize who you are by watching your favourite TV show.

Empower Your Team by Raising Your Expectations

Dr. Ivan Joseph | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Ivan Joseph

When Roger Bannister broke the record in the four-minute mile, he achieved what seemed impossible -- But within a year of that breakthrough, 24 other people broke the four-minute mile. What changed?Innovation doesn't happen unless somebody goes out there and sets the path for others to follow. Help your team become trailblazers by constantly encouraging them to go beyond the status go.

3 Reasons Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Change Your Life

Cheryl Muir | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Living
Cheryl Muir

Change isn't easy. No matter which way you slice it or dice it, change is never going to be a breeze. So is there ever a perfect time to embark on change? And this isn't some high-level theory of "Start today, there's no such thing as tomorrow." I'm talking about a more practical approach -- what time of year is best?

6 Ways to Live Like a Boss

Jen Lawrence | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Living
Jen Lawrence

So, do you want to live your life like a boss, calling the shots and living on top? Consider living life like a boss. Here are six tips from the business world that can improve your personal life too.

Why Start-Ups Are Like Parenting

Ryan Spong | Posted 09.11.2016 | Canada Business
Ryan Spong

For those of us who have founded companies, startups are like your first-born -- exciting, terrifying and usually there are only three of you! There is only one goal: survive. It's crisis management everyday and the strategy is "let's find something that works today."

4 Ways to Build Self-Confidence and Boost Your Performance

Dr. Ivan Joseph | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Ivan Joseph

Self-confidence is the belief in your ability to accomplish the task at hand. Extensive evidence shows this belief in oneself has positive impact on performance. Research shows that self-confidence is a universal skill that anyone can learn with little effort, not an innate ability reserved for the elite among us.

What I Learned From Skipping My Speech

Cheryl Muir | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Living
Cheryl Muir

I gave a speech at my Toastmasters club Wednesday night. The speech was a success, but I felt massively sheepish walking into the club. Why? Because I felt like there was an elephant in the room. What the elephant represented to me is the fact I was supposed to give a speech at the last meeting and I didn't. I bailed.

We Need to Let Go of the Pressure to Have it All

Richard Dowcra | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living
Richard Dowcra

We try to have the most complete lives possible. We compare ourselves to other people and say "I want what they've got" like a greedy child in a sweet shop without stopping to realize that their lives are not ours and they are not us. Yet even when we have so much and our lives are full, still we seem to have a fear in the western world of NOT doing things.

We Must Let Go of Our Fear of Rejection

Marcia Sirota | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Human beings are communal animals. We thrive when we're connected; when we feel a sense of belonging and interdependence. We hate the idea of rejection because it plays on our primal fears of being alone and perhaps unable to fend for ourselves.

How My Greatest Fear Became My Greatest Strength

Cheryl Muir | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Living
Cheryl Muir

All the reasons, all the excuses, all the times I've said "I've been busy" -- they all amounted to the same thing. I was absolutely petrified of getting back behind the wheel. The thought made me feel physically sick. But I'd had enough of avoiding the issue and pretending it wasn't there. It was time wave goodbye to that elephant once and for all.

Getting What You Want in Life Is a Lot Like Great Sex

Frank Macri | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Living
Frank Macri

Whether in the sheets or the streets, these powerful words of wisdom can actually motivate us all to live with greater joy and fulfillment. It's in these moments of life where we experience pure passion and have what I call a "life orgasm." A life orgasm is a moment when your inner values align with your outer reality.