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  My nephew was offered a job by a major bank and he called me to let me know. He was a little nervous and wanted some advice.  Craig is a very bright guy and occasionally tells everyone within earshot. I suggested two simple rules, the first is, people do not want to know how much you know, they want...


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Have You Ever Had An Ear Worm?

Have You Ever Had An Ear Worm?

    For a musician, an ear worm is when a song or a phrase repeats through your mind even after it’s no longer playing. Tori Kelly’s song First Heartbreak is my current ear worm. Channel 13 on XM plays this song frequently. I really like the music, the way Tori delivers a brilliant performance, even though I hate the...


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What is "Loving on Purpose?"

What is loving on purpose

Frequently I am asked about "Loving On Purpose." The questions (mostly from the male sex) I am sorry to say, have a similar theme. “Do I have to do this all the time?” “Everyday?”, ‘How do I make it new?” “Won’t she get bored?" So it goes. The simple truth about "Loving On Purpose" is that all you have to...


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The "Love, Productivity and Economic" Theory

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In all of the recent business press, from low tech newspaper to high tech apps on your latest I-phone or Blackberry, there is a constant barrage of "what the problem is with restarting the economies in North America". While ones political orientation suggests different issues, from too much taxation to tax the rich more, there is a common cause which all...


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Families who are divorcing do not buy! They liquidate!

Families who are divorcing do not buy! They liquidate!

Each of us has seen the changes in attitude of friends family or co-workers when love dies. Hope becomes despair, the glass is always half empty instead of half full with anger and thoughts of getting even dominate their conversation. The occasional mention of the partners imperfections, which used to be told with humour, are now a litany of hateful transgressions which seem...


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Free yourself of mental slavery!

Free yourself of mental slavery!

I was watching The Voice this week and one of the contestants sang a Bob Marley great, "The Redemption Song." One of the phrases really "stuck" and started me thinking.     “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our mind.” How often do we allow ourselves to think other people’s thoughts? How often do we repeat the...


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Remembrance Day Reflections

 The National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa

My Grandfather volunteered and fought in WWI. My Father volunteered and fought in WWII. As a Canadian, I did not have to go to Vietnam. Both my boys were the right age to have fought in Afghanistan. Now that my first grandchild has been born, I cannot help but wonder, is there ever going to be a generation where war is...


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