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Why innovate? To make money, of course!

The primary reason people intentionally innovate is to create income.In the late 1970s, my mother was working at a children’s hospital. She came home every day and shared stories of the kids she worked with. One night my sister dreamed that the children in the hospital were playing with dolls that were sick or injured. Dolls that were like them with bandages and casts, surgery scars, and IV tubes in their arms. Dolls that had to use crutches or a wheelchair. She told my mother about it. Mom saw it as a great idea. She envisioned dolls with a variety of health challenges that her patients at the hospital could relate to. She thought the dolls would help children with illnesses and...


Posted: Jan 31, 2020



Looking for a job? Here’s how to get started

Looking for a first job is a daunting endeavour. But newcomers can manage the stress and also set themselves up for success from day one. Here’s how to get started.It’s about attitude. When you’re just starting out, you’re not going to have a lot of experience or industry knowledge, so you need to rely on attitude. Employers look for problem solvers and employees with a commitment to hard work. When writing a resumé or preparing for an interview, think about times when you’ve demonstrated a can-do attitude to use as examples.According to research conducted by Food and Beverage Ontario, 79 per cent of Ontario residents say the best way to learn more about an industry is to talk to...


Posted: Jan 31, 2020



New year, new career?

Some people grow up knowing exactly what they want to be. For others, figuring out a career path requires a lot of research, soul searching and trial-and-error.A good place to begin is by looking at secure, growing, or even hidden industries that have a demand for skilled workers. Whether you’re starting over or just starting out, here are three exciting industries to consider on your career search this year.Information technology. Computer systems design is one of the fastest growing industries. In order to work in any IT job, you'll need technical and professional certification. Since the industry changes quickly, it’s crucial to stay on top of the latest technologies and trends....


Posted: Jan 4, 2020



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



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There’s no such thing as stubborn
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The pursuit of pure joy
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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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Stuck in a worry loop? Here’s how to break the cycle and free your mind
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Innovators are open to new experiences
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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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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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The buck starts here
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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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Are You On YouTube?
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Maximizing your Canadian experience
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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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The Pleasure Principle
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