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Discovering what a failure we were when we did our best can be very sobering. Being the absent father, husband, son, trying to figure out how to put enough food on the table, make the right career choices and even trying to work out who we are can take it’s tole. All along we thought we were doing our best and then we find out we crossed so many lines to end… Read More

Years ago I heard this quote ‘A person convinced against their will is of the same opinion still’, implying, we can’t make people see what we want them to see. Having an attitude that we are always right or our way is the only way creates all sorts of road blocks in life. 1. Parents do this to their children until the children resist and pushback 2. Bosses have this with their… Read More

The idea of capturing times and places has never been so prevalent than in a social media age. Growing up in a time where we only had black & white televisions with three stations and the meaning of a profile was a criminal getting a head shot picture for the police files. We had a lot more imagination and space for situations to evolve. We didn’t document every bit of human behaviour… Read More

New relationships are beautiful because we can be a fresh version of what we want others to see. In many ways this is how two individuals may fall in love with each other. They show their best parts of themselves first. This is also true in the beginnings of a new work relationship, our redeeming qualities shine bright as we keep the less attractive side of us under lock and key. It’s… Read More

The power of transparency I read an interesting interpretation of what transparency means, Transparency in a process involves it being completely visible and open to scrutiny, so that it’s clear that nothing is being hidden. This sense of the word is especially used in the context of politicians, government agencies, and businesses and calls for them to be more transparent or increase their transparency. While the above is generally accepted as a… Read More

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