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 ...

My Take On The Superbowl

Am I a bad person if I’m not a big fan of the Super Bowl?  Does it make me a humbug, a crotchety old man or a sourpuss?  Some will answer that question with a resounding YES!  If you are one of those people, I will respect your opinion, however, give me a few moments of your time to offer ...

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 ...

Know When To Let Go

As an entrepreneur, and a person with a major Type A personality, I find myself having about a million thoughts a day.  Many of those thoughts have something to do with a new business idea that I have.  If I’m walking down the street and see an empty store with a “for lease” sign, you can be ...

Want To Be Excited?

Basic human psychology dictates that people will have bigger reactions to things that rarely happen to them compared to things that always happen to them.  For example, have you ever found yourself vacationing in some new country and the second you get off the plane you find yourself taking ...

Create or Take?

Did you know that out of all the people who watch videos on Youtube, only 1% of them are actually responsible for uploading videos?  That means of the billions of people that visit Youtube each year, 99% take and don’t create.  I realize that might sound like a harsh way of putting it, but we ...