Warren Macdonald's Blog

August 19, 2010

Nine Lives Adventure

Nice article here in Whislter’s (BC)Pique magazine about a couple of local guys’ new adventure outfit called Nine Lives. The twist is, one of the guys; Matt Thola uses a wheelchair. If you do too; […]
August 7, 2010

Sink or Swim

We often come up with excuses as to why we’re not participating fully in life. “I can’t do this because of that.” “I can’t do x until y happens.” We all do it; I’m as […]
August 5, 2010

Torso Twist and other Trickery

I’ve had lots of replies to a question posed in yesterday’s newsletter about the “torso twist”. The question: Would it help if I posted a video to explain this and other tricks/ techniques that make […]
July 30, 2010

A New Level

WARNING: Don’t watch the following if you suffer from any kind of heart problems. Equally important, don’t watch if you’re prone to comments along the lines of “that’s just stupid”, or something equally judgmental. DO […]
July 30, 2010

Share a Secret…

I want to share a little secret with you. You’re in charge. Not your boss, not your husband or wife. Believe it or not, it’s not even your kids who are in control of your […]
July 29, 2010

Disconnected- Take Two

Interesting to see the debate continue around global warming. Is it real? Is it fake? Is the threat of global warming being pumped up to move us closer to a global carbon tax? I suspect […]
July 27, 2010


I swore I’d never do this, but here goes. I’ve got to write about travel. Not to bitch or complain, though of course I need to do some of that; but to tap into our […]
July 20, 2010

Service, who’s job is it anyway?

If you saw the video I favorited last week on my youtube channel, you’ll recognize this man: If you didn’t see the video, take a moment to check it out; I’ll wait… (look in the […]
July 20, 2010

Being Better

This week I’m writing from Orlando, FL where I’m attending the National Speakers Association annual conference. I’m here to discover new ways of delivering information, new ways of doing business, and generally, new ways of […]
July 17, 2010

The Solution lies Within

Following in the footsteps (so to speak) of my last post, The Learning Never Stops, I wanted to share another little trick I learnt a while ago. If you use a wheelchair, you might have […]
July 16, 2010

Where is your focus?

Being focused and paying attention isn’t automatic; at least not for me. It takes work and it takes constant vigilance. When we stop paying attention we can miss the obvious. We limit our perception of […]
July 15, 2010

The Learning Never Stops

This one belongs in the category of bizzare… This April just past, I’ve gone thirteen years on the planet without legs. That’s a long time; and during that time, I’ve figured out some stuff. A […]
July 13, 2010


Great articlein Mondays’ Globe and Mail by Harvey Schachter on futurist Jim Caroll’s call to replace the MBA with the MBI- Master in Business Imagination. First off, have a read of the article HERE. Go […]
June 18, 2010

You can make a difference

Sometimes we forget that we CAN make a difference. It’s nice to have reminders. Here’s one I like; you might like it too…
June 3, 2010

When a Challenge Seems too Great, Break it Down

I’ve long been a proponent of breaking seemingly impossible goals down into achievable steps. It looks like I’m not alone. Following is a link to a great story by Wallace Imen from the Globe and […]