The Power Of A Handwritten Thank You Note

The Power Of A Handwritten Thank You Note

In this day of technological overload, we’ve shortened our attention spans, decreased our amount of human interaction and reduced our time spent on even the smallest gestures. Mail is barely a thing. So, now, more than ever, the power of handwritten notes helps you stand out from the crowd.

Why does handwriting create such a strong impact?

Resolve To Be Successful With Your New Year’s Resolutions!

Resolve To Be Successful With Your New Year’s Resolutions!

Let’s face it, we all have something we know we could work on to be healthier and more productive in our lives; and just like January 1 begins a new year many of us use this opportunity to make resolutions to identify and tackle areas we know we need to improve to live more fulfilled lives. The key to New Year’s resolutions really is not in the making of a resolution it is in actually successfully following through. High percentages of the population make a New Year’s resolution or two – unfortunately most resolutions end up in failure.

Make 2018 The Best Year Ever

Make 2018 The Best Year Ever

December can be an insanely busy month, but it’s also the ideal time to find some space to grab a cup of hot chocolate and plan your New Year’s resolutions to help make sure 2018 unfolds the way you want it to. And yes, a lot of people find New Year’s resolutions lame, largely because they know they don’t work! Or at least for them. There’s a reason, after all, that fitness club attendance spikes in early January then plunges off a cliff come February. Several surveys suggest...

A Christmas Thought...

A Christmas Thought...

As we move into the Christmas season I am often reminded of an awesome story that I heard years ago, which has been a constant reminder to me of the original spirit of Christmas. The story goes something like this…One Easter Sunday morning, a pastor came to the Church carrying a rusty, bent, old bird cage and set it by the pulpit. Several eyebrows were raised and, as if in response, the pastor began to speak.

How To Outperform Investment Managers

How To Outperform Investment Managers

Here’s why we use index mutual funds and ETFs in accounts we manage and why we recommend them for just about everyone.

A recent research study shows that 93 per cent of all US stock funds that were professionally managed were outperformed by their respective index benchmark over a three-year average.

Three Planning Techniques for Your Best Year Yet

Three Planning Techniques for Your Best Year Yet

This is the time of year that things begin to wind down for the holidays and, as it gets darker, we turn inward and start reflecting on the past year and looking towards the new. Personally, I find that doing this type of work early sets me up for January and has me hit the ground running instead of waiting to the new year to plan and then feeling behind.

Habits To Be Thankful For

Habits To Be Thankful For

Research shows that when we thank other people it makes us feel better – possibly even altering our body chemistry. We also know that teams and organizations that excel at building a culture of appreciation have higher engagement rates with happier employees – the key is to make sure we all remember to thank one another consistently!

And not just at work – remembering to thank our spouses children, and friends is one of the simplest, yet most effective ways to improve our own happiness levels, strengthen bonds and build trust.

The Five Must Haves for Any Complete Wardrobe

The Five Must Haves for Any Complete Wardrobe

If you’ve been reading along on the blogs, you’ll know that I generally detest suggesting that anyone “must have” anything. However, there are a few little things that will help any wardrobe work– feel free to pick and choose.