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5 reasons overachievers miss the mark

In today’s fast-paced, ever-innovating luxury sector where nothing is certain but rapid-fire change, masses have surrendered themselves to “overachievement” in pursuit of career success and a life replete with wealth.Not just ordinary success, but rather the kind that exceeds expectations courtesy of excessive “above and beyond” effort put forth.Indeed, overachievement is a concept that’s seemingly become a gold standard on how to become a “superstar” in business, career goals and life overall. Just Google search “how to overachieve” and the web will dutifully deliver over 355,000 resources to help propel your prosperity.While overachievement has induced profound...


Posted: Dec 3, 2019



Volunteering is a great way to learn about yourself

Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back to your community or lend a hand to a worthwhile cause. If you’ve been thinking about signing up for volunteer work but are unsure of where to start, here are some ideas:Think about it. Why do you want to volunteer? Do you want to learn new skills, offer skills you already have, gain work experience or give to a cause? It’s also very important to figure out how much time you can commit.Check it out. Search volunteer databases in your community for opportunities that match your skills and interests. Read volunteer descriptions carefully to understand the requirements and duties.Reach out. Contact the organization directly and ask any questions...


Posted: Nov 4, 2019



Do you have what it takes to become a police officer?

With 23 gruelling weeks of training, 12 of those weeks in unfamiliar environments on site at the Ontario Police College, followed by another 90-plus days of on-the-job training, becoming a police officer is only for the truly dedicated.Applying for a career in policing with Peel Regional Police is the first step, but actually getting on the job is the result of a lot of hard work. Once hired as a Recruit Constable, you endure almost six months of academic work and physical fitness training. Once you finish all of that, you have three more months of training with a coach officer out on patrol.Gabriela Szumowski Teixeira and Kyle VanBokhorst share their experience as two recent recruits....


Posted: Nov 4, 2019



Research scientist makes a life-changing discovery

Dr Siyaram Pandey is hailed as the scientist who has possibly discovered the cure for several types of cancer. A professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Windsor, his research is focused on apoptosis (cell suicide), which is central to various aspects of human health including neuro-degeneration, stroke and cancer. The dandelion root extract he worked with has been approved by Health Canada for clinical trials against blood-related cancers, becoming the first natural cure for cancer to receive the approval. “I am not the world’s best cancer researcher,” says Dr Pandey. “These cures should have discovered 20 years ago. But the blame...


Posted: Oct 1, 2019



The three Ps of problem-solving

As a retired senior executive, I try not to go back to the organizations that I served because new executives don’t need previous executives poking around. However, recently I was invited by the union of an academic institution where I served as second-in-command to speak at the retirement of their local union president, and I readily accepted because I have such high regard for this person. In many institutions the relationship between union presidents and senior executives can often be acerbic. But this union president and I never had a harsh or angry word between us. He is a consummate gentleman, kind, gentle, professional, highly knowledgeable and he subscribed to...


Posted: Oct 1, 2019



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There’s no such thing as stubborn
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The pursuit of pure joy
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When someone criticizes you, don’t take it personally, it’s not always about you
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In every moment, you have a choice of whether to feel good or not
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How to start a business of your own
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Innovators are open to new experiences
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10 things you can do to snap back from setbacks
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Don’t raise your children to be victims of bullies
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Authentic leaders don’t need power to rule
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Good leaders are authentic, innovative and motivational
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Talent, opportunity and stuff: How to finish with no regrets
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Setting boundaries helps maintain integrity
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See where your imagination can take you
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Focusing too much on results may come in the way of taking the first step
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Bullies and victims are two sides of the same coin
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Innovation is all about finding the right the problem to solve
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Discover the source of pain and move on
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When in pain, use it to your advantage
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Don’t empower bullies at work
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Have you cast yourself as the victim, the villain or the hero?
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Reinvent yourself, outsource innovation
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Fear is a great motivator
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Time spent on innovation is an investment in your future
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Experience is the best teacher
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Don’t let your fear of embarrassment keep you from trying new things
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Believe you’ll succeed and you will
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Get creative with the What If game
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Newcomer, challenge yourself to be all you can be
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Lessons from the locker room
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Immigrant Success Award winners highlight the value of entrepreneurship
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Music is a powerful motivator
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What is driving you to succeed?
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Will you be ready when opportunity knocks?
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Who is pulling the strings in your personal success story?
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When the going gets tough, the tough get creative
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How to move forward
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Step forward, try something new
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Solve a mystery, gain an insight
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Adversity is a great teacher
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Arrive in Canada and turn challenges into opportunities
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Not just hope, but a keen desire for success motivates newcomers
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Newcomers, try humour while you try to find your feet
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Plug into the network!
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Good stuff also comes in threes
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Empathy on empty
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The rewards of being bold
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Lessons from a shattered dream
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Life lessons from my cat
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What’s keeping you awake?
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What’s the point of competing if you know you cannot win?
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It is better to let the other person get away with it so that you can get away from it
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Accept change and embrace life
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What sheer determination can achieve
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The first million is the hardest to make
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Success: You’ll know when you’ve arrived
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Honour in the age of expediency
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I used to pretend to be Tom Hanks’ brother
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Compelled by a great idea
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Sometimes you have to rip the cover off the book
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The reward is in the eye of the beholder
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CANADIAN BUSINESS STRATEGIES: Take the initiative
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The buck starts here
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What gives you the power to be more and do more?
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How cool are you?
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Are you leader material?
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Canadians shake hands firmly when they meet
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Lynda Goldman's Business Buzzwords
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Thrown into the driver’s seat
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A few words of praise can go a long way
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Are you the head of the pack?
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Is there a secret recipe for success?
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How to build a successful online brand
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The secret for people who don’t believe in voodoo
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Are You On YouTube?
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Maximizing your Canadian experience
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Sometimes, an emotional pitch is much more powerful than a logical appeal
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How to use Facebook as an effective business tool
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Keep the ball rolling
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So many social networks, so little time!
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Unleash your latent creativity
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Tweet your way to success!
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Brand consistency – a cliché or a necessity?
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The Pleasure Principle
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