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Punishment By Love

Weird title, isn’t it? My friend, Darrel, shared a story about a nomadic tribe of people in Africa. In many circles, this tribe would be labelled “uncivilized.” They live in a harsh environment, hunting and gathering much as they have lived for centuries. Uncivilized? Maybe in some ways, because the modern conveniences you and IContinue Reading

100% Responsibility + 0% Excuses = Accountability. Doesn’t It?

Responsibility and accountability are more than Interesting words; they are principles of life, whether it be in your professional or your personal life. You might be thinking, “Principles? What d’ya mean by principles, Dan?” I invite you to read on because there is a link to a great video that ties this together with anContinue Reading

Where Is That Wascally Wabbit (aka Happiness)?

Do you remember the Bugs Bunny cartoons? If so, what pops into your mind with the name, Elmer Fudd? The picture in my mind? I see a short, pudgy character with his hunting cap perched on his head, gun over his shoulder, marching through the woods like a soldier, and with a slow deep voiceContinue Reading

Reflections of Gratitude

Ever stopped to notice the amazing things that happen, and to really appreciate them? Examples: I arrived at the manicured and decorated farmyard about an hour prior to the wedding ceremony. As a Marriage Commissioner in Alberta, I like to be early and to help with any last minute details. The bride’s parents were fretting.Continue Reading

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late: The Priceless Time With Parents

Charles F. Kettering said, “We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.” I don’t know about you, but I don’t agree with that statement. Yes we can be concerned about the future, but it is far more important to really live this oneContinue Reading

Conflict In Your Relationship Can Be Healthy

Conflict can be healthy in a relationship – it can lead to greater creativity, innovation, and fulfillment. Knowing how to handle it respectfully is the tricky part. Check out this video We’d love to her how you effectively and respectfully deal with conflict.Continue Reading

Who Do You Love Most – Your Dog Or …?

That may seem like a stupid question.  But it is one worth considering, isn’t it? If you don’t have a dog, but have a cat or horse or pet tarantula, the same applies.  If you don’t have a pet, I invite you to play along with me anyway. Maybe the pet you can’t live withoutContinue Reading

Persistence, Commitment, Strength? Or Living Life – Just Because?

Stories of hardship, of overcoming surmountable obstacles, of winning in spite of unfathomable challenges; these are the stories that grab people by the heart.  You and I hear about them at conferences, watch them in movies, read about them in novels and non-fiction autobiographies.  They seem to stir up emotions and thoughts such as, “IfContinue Reading

Why Can’t He/She Understand Me? – 10 Simple Steps

In our coaching practice, we’d be wealthy if we received one dollar for every time we’ve heard the question in the title. Additionally, I may be nearing Warren Buffett’s status if I received a dollar every time I thought it. The biggest problem with this question is that it puts the blame on the otherContinue Reading

Valentine’s Day? Oohh, You Won’t Do THAT, Will You?

Next to Christmas and Halloween, Valentine’s Day is the biggest money maker of the year for retailers.  Billions of dollars are spent on influential marketing, which turns into sales volumes exponential to those marketing efforts. All for gifts for one single day. I’m not opposed to gift giving.  In fact, I believe that giving giftsContinue Reading