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January 14, 2013

Fearless

In a world filled with uncertainty, Joe Glickman’s newly released book Fearless could be the most important book you read in 2013. Here’s why: Uncertainly is not going away in 2013. The economy; the fiscal […]
September 7, 2012

Simplicity is the New Black

Everywhere I’ve turned over the past few weeks I run into an article, book or blog about Simplicity. Is it just me, or has that been your experience also? It’s like we’re finally waking up […]
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 […]
May 12, 2011

Finding our way Home

On April 30th I had the amazing opportunity to tell my story in a way I hadn’t told it before, as part of The Moth; in turn part of PEN World Voices. Lot’s of people […]
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 26, 2010

December 14 Webinar- Early Bird Deadline finishes Tonight!

Now, please don’t think I’m giving you the hard sell here, but I do want to let you know that the early bird deadline for the December 14th webinar finishes tonight (Friday 26th Nov) at […]
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 […]
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 […]
October 4, 2010

That’s enough about me, let’s talk about you… what do YOU think about me?

First, some statistics: According to the new film from Davis Guggenheim, Waiting for Superman, among the top 30 developed nations, the US ranks 25th in mathematics and 21st in science. American students have fallen behind […]
September 13, 2010

Close Encounters of the Extraordinary Kind

I almost got to meet an amazing individual at a potluck a couple of nights back. I say almost, because I missed meeting Thomas Kamiya by 12 hours, as he had packed up his tools […]
August 28, 2010

Doing the Impossible

Stumbled across a nice post today on Doing the Impossible; somethign I`m a big fan of. For me, achieving the impossible starts with seeing that it is possible. If you can`t see it, you`re going […]
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 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 […]