The Bigger Picture

IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S THEM It’s so easy to be offended in life.  I should know because it’s one of the biggest battles I face on a daily basis.  I’m constantly offended by the person who doesn’t hold the door open for me, the smoker who throws their cigarette on the ground or the client that ...

How Open Are You?

I just came from a meeting with two people who were new to me.  When I walked into the meeting, one of the people (who happened to be a woman) asked me if I knew a particular person and it turns out that I did.  To that she said, “That’s my wife!”  We laughed and talked about a few other people ...

It Was Worth It!

So I had a cool thing happen to me yesterday.  It wasn’t earth shattering, but definitely worth sharing.  I had just finished delivering a speech to a super fun audience and I was driving back to my office in Toronto.  While stopped at a red light I looked to my left and noticed a beautiful ...

Paris Attacks

One thing that bothers me about all the horrific events that happen throughout history has nothing to do with the events themselves.  It has everything to do with the fact that we forget them.  I could list at least twenty catastrophes, mass murders and other acts against humanity from the ...

Do You Treat Yourself?

You’ve heard it all before right?  They tell you on a plane to put your oxygen mask on before putting the mask onto others.  You’ve probably heard that physiologically the heart pumps blood to itself before it pumps blood to any other part of the body.  Your financial advisor will tell you to ...

Do You Judge Me?

Ok, I’ll admit it.  I’ve been told on one or one million occasions that I am an opinionated SOB!  I guess it’s kind of hard to be a motivational speaker and not have a few opinions on life and the people on this planet living it.  I think having opinions on things is important and ...