Warren Macdonald's Blog

June 4, 2017

Building resilience is not comfortable

More often I’m being asked to teach people to become more resilient, and as I’ve said before, resilience is not something that can be learned. Resilience, unfortunately, is something only gained through experience. Through practice. […]
November 23, 2016
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Set Yourself up for Success

Let’s face it, sometimes, @*&$ just happens. We’re in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and things just go sideways. We’ve all been there. And yet, if we’re honest with ourselves, there’s often a good […]
July 8, 2016

Reframing for Resilience

So the *$#& has just hit the fan and you need to be more resilient. As I’ve said before, it’s too late. Resilience is like a bank account. You only have what you have. That’s […]
July 6, 2015

Change your Self-Perception; Change your Life

You’ve heard the phrase “You get what you focus on”. Or in my words, “How you see is what you get”. But what if you don’t like how/ what you see? Is it possible to […]
November 10, 2011

A Taste of things to come…

Things have been busy around here in preparation for the February launch of my new project; The Solution Revolution. Part training course; part Inner circle, I’ll be interviewing leading experts and thought leaders on Solution […]
June 24, 2011

Summer of Opportunity, Plus a Great Deal for Toronto

Just because its summer doesn’t mean we stop learning, does it? Of course not. I learnt more about barbequing last summer than I thought possible (I’m Australian, remember), but I digress… I have a couple […]
April 24, 2011

For the Explorer in you…

God be with those who explore in the cause of understanding; whose search takes them far from what is familiar and comfortable and leads them into danger or terrifying loneliness. Let us try to understand […]
April 22, 2011

In Celebration of Earth Day…

December 21, 2010

Obstacle or Opportunity? Simple changes for increased health over the holidays?

Let me say straight up that anyone who introduces themselves as the chocoholic dietician is going to get my attention. That’s a given. I met Andrea Holwegner recently in Montreal (I was a keynote speaker […]
November 21, 2010

Setting yourself up for Success

November 19, 2010

Meditating on Choice

For most of us, dealing with change is incredibly difficult. We like things to stay the same; we like things to be known. People often ask me (actually, people always ask me) “How can I […]
November 3, 2010

First ever “Challenge of Change” virtual presentation on December 14!

Ok, I’m excited. For years folks have been asking me “When are you going to come to my town?”, or “When are you doing a presentation that’s open to the public?”, or, “When are you […]
October 29, 2010

Buy Now, Pay later

Here’s a glimpse into the future for you: From Australia’s Sunshine Coast Daily A WORLD-FIRST trial of a personal carbon trading scheme that will also target obesity, is to be conducted by Southern Cross University […]
October 27, 2010

So you want to be a professional speaker?

I’ve been speaking for over a decade now. Longer actually when you consider that words first started coming out of my mouth in 1966, but I mean speaking professionally. Yes, being paid to talk; could […]
October 12, 2010

200 Billion Hours?

Reading Clay Shirky’s Cognitive Surplus slammed home for me something I already knew, but hadn’t crystallised in my mind. We don’t have a financial crisis; we have a productivity crisis. We (and I’m talking mostly […]