Vision

Your vision is the big picture road map to where you want to go. Set your vision and the plans to get there will follow. Setting your vision can be a tough task first time around, but done properly it can help you clarify and answer many nagging questions. Why not start today? Ask me how.

Losing My Virginity – Richard Branson (autobiography)

Posted ago by Matthew

“Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won’t make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa… …

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The Ostrich

Posted ago by Matthew

The Ostrich, officially named “Struthio camelus” is the largest of the 8,600 bird species, which exist today. Reaching a height of up to 2.6m these birds can weigh up to 135kg, cannot fly, but are very fast runners. The long-held …

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As Is

Posted ago by Matthew

There’s a small room in the massive Ikea store that houses “as is” items. These are pieces of furniture and accessories that have some defect or problem and cannot be sold on the floor. They are relegated to the “as …

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The Value of Time

Posted ago by Matthew

Have the words “I just don’t have enough time” ever passed your lips? Have you ever wished for an extra one or two hours in the day? It seems to be a common problem, but it’s not that there isn’t …

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Howard Schultz

Posted ago by Matthew

Born 19 July, 1953 Chairman and CEO, Starbucks In 1981, working as the General Manager of Hammarplast, a Swedish drip coffeemaker manufacturer, Schultz traveled from New York to Seattle to check out Starbucks, a popular coffee bean store that had …

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Soichiro Honda

Posted ago by Matthew

Historically people who have obtained tremendous success have been single-minded in their focus and determination to make their dreams come to fruition. The story of the Honda motorbike and Mister Soichiro Honda is about following through on a dream. Soichiro …

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Florence Chadwick

Posted ago by Matthew

Florence May Chadwick was born November 9, 1918 and died March 15, 1995. She was an American swimmer who was the first woman ever to cross the English Channel both ways. On August 8, 1950, she crossed the English Channel …

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The Secret

Posted ago by Matthew

I’m sure many of you had seen the movie or read the book “The Secret”. It’s a very well marketed concept, but the interesting thing is that nothing in there is really revolutionary, and neither does it claim to be. …

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The Running Man

Posted ago by Matthew

It’s amazing what happens when you set yourself a goal and commit to it. About 10 weeks ago I committed to running the Calgary half-marathon on May 31st. It’s been 10 years since I last ran further than a couple …

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Change of Direction

Posted ago by Matthew

This morning I handed in my resignation without any firm plans of where I’ll be off to next… except to take seven weeks off to spend it with my wife and daughter, my parents who are coming up from Australia …

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