Grit & Grace

Grit & Grace

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to hear Beth Moore speak. It was a great weekend with five girlfriends from different social groups with whom I am connected. I have known three of them for almost 20 years. We have seen a lot of growth and change in our families, marriages and in ourselves as women. We have laughed and cried for joys and losses. Last weekend we had a great time connecting as women. Our group ranged in age from 25 to 51 and we all connected to Beth Moore’s message of “Grace and Grit”. 

Write Tomorrow's Success Into Being Today!

Write Tomorrow's Success Into Being Today!

Once a Creative Writing Teacher asked my classmates and I to bring a self-addressed envelope to class. We all wondered why, but we did as she had requested. As it turns out her lesson goal that day was to have all of us write a letter to ourselves – about ourselves. Prior to beginning the writing process, she explained the following:

$12,358 Tax Bill Turns Into $579 Refund

$12,358 Tax Bill Turns Into $579 Refund

Several years ago, we got a call from one of our clients at tax time who was not at all happy with their tax bill.Instead of a small refund, as anticipated, they were looking at a $12,358 tax bill. Earlier in the year, following our recommendation, they had sold a mutual fund. We told them there wouldn't be much of a tax bill from the sale, but now it looked like the mutual fund sale was the culprit triggering that $12,358 tax bill. Ouch!

Success Starts In The Morning

Success Starts In The Morning

Whether your morning starts early or late, how you begin your day has a huge impact on your level of success. Most of the leaders I work with are self-aware and have some version of a morning routine to get them properly set up for the day. Others struggle with family commitments, issues with organization or time or the simple desire to sleep.If you’re one of those, here are a few simple ways you can harness the power of the morning for life in just one month:

Interview Someone You Love

Interview Someone You Love

A friend sent me a birthday card recently telling me to rethink 50 as 10-10-10-10-10. It got me thinking that a lot has changed over the past decade. Ten years doesn’t sound like a long time, but there are so many changes and events that happen; there have been births, weddings, break ups, great fear and deaths that have affected my family. 

New Tax Surprises For This Year

New Tax Surprises For This Year

We recently received an email from someone who was concerned about new tax surprises and how they would be affected. Now a days not only do we have to question the accuracy of what we come across on social media and emails, we even have to be careful about what we see and hear in main stream media.

The email that was forwarded to us turned out to be...

Romance Kindlers For Couples

Romance Kindlers For Couples

February marks a romantic opportunity for men to make a statement to that special person in their lives. For me, February is the month that I proposed to my wife (Kathy). Kathy and I were not able to spend our first Valentine’s Day together as Kathy was away at a conference in Vancouver, Canada. We lived in a small northern community at the time so had planned to have me join Kathy in Vancouver once her conference was over. I flew in late Valentine’s evening to spend...

5 Key Formulas For Success In 2017

5 Key Formulas For Success In 2017

Success has always been, and still is, a topic that I find extremely fascinating. On second thought, maybe it’s not success that fascinates me as much as how people succeed. I believe that’s where the true fascination lies. To hear of an individual, group of people, or company who have succeeded against all odds, even when everything in their environment is screaming “give up! Throw in the towel!” is...

Sex In A Pan

Sex In A Pan

Six Layer Dessert, known by some as “Sex In a Pan” because it’s just that darn good, is a Watson family favourite. One of our traditions is to serve this mouth-watering dessert at our football parties. Luckily in Canada, we celebrate two big football events each year: The Grey Cup, the Canadian Football League’s championship game, held in November, and as our family are big National Football League fans, the Super Bowl the first week of February. Both games are a chance for us to enjoy great food, drinks and dessert with family and friends. 

The Subtle Art Of Saying No

The Subtle Art Of Saying No

Have you ever just felt like your life is constantly spinning out of control? One commitment leading to the next until you seemingly have little or no time for yourself?! The truth is, many of us feel exactly the same way! Our days are filled to over flowing and we feel exhausted from the weight of our responsibilities. So, we have ask ourselves “why”? Why do so many of us struggle with the demands of our lives?