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De-focus and see solution

May 26, 2017 / 11:00 am

Learning to de-focus as an entrepreneur Aside from being a good all round multi-tasker, many entrepreneurs learn to focus a little less on specific problems and...

Moving, stress free

May 19, 2017 / 11:00 am

When I was a realtor, I always counselled clients on understanding that moving is one of the most stressful things we can embark on. I can tell you (largely...

Frequent-flyer joys

May 12, 2017 / 11:00 am

I did a lot of flying for business last year and, as a result, became an Elite Status client for one of Canada’s largest airlines. I was excited that...

Organize your MITs

May 5, 2017 / 11:00 am

I’m too busy. How many times have you caught yourself saying that? The age-old challenge seems to raise it’s head more and more in my world. In...

Good plan to lose weight

Apr 28, 2017 / 11:00 am

Goals versus growth, which is better for business and personal development? Underlying this discussion is the principle of motivation. Goal-oriented people tend...

Make Canada great again

Apr 21, 2017 / 12:00 pm

So U.S. President Donald Trump does not like our “unfair” competition in the gas, oil, lumber and dairy markets, but he wants to work with Canada?...

The price we pay for spring

Apr 14, 2017 / 11:00 am

This has to be the wettest — and the coldest — spring I have experienced in the Okanagan. It is rather depressing that Facebook likes to remind you...

Let your dog train you

Apr 7, 2017 / 6:00 am

Is the world conspiring to “gamify” our lives? This now famous term for trendy corporate management that has us believe we are having fun while...

Cars not flying yet

Mar 31, 2017 / 11:00 am

Drone Regulation and Flying Cars We finally have some decent personal drone regulations – and about time too. In the past few years, we have seen wildfire...

On to Tuktoyaktuk

Mar 17, 2017 / 11:00 am

Are we there yet? Nope, we are trapped by a blizzard. After 4,000 kilometres of driving on the TITAN Arctic Challenge, we are cut short (hopefully temporarily)...

Build success with action

Mar 10, 2017 / 11:00 am

Five Important Tips For Starting A Business Since starting in business over 43 years ago, I have not only started and built businesses, but also witnessed other...

3 tips for success

Mar 3, 2017 / 12:00 pm

Top Three Tips For Sales People That We Can Learn From The Internet Marketing World Many years ago, I was accepted as a Fellow of the Institute of Sales...

Tuktoyaktuk or bust

Feb 24, 2017 / 11:00 am

Is Arctic ice salty? I’m about to find out—I hope? Next week, I leave on a big adventure to the distant town of Tuktoyaktuk, which along the way I...

Take control of technology

Feb 17, 2017 / 11:00 am

I was wondering what to write for this week’s column and stumbled upon inspiration in the form of a Facebook post from a family member in Ontario. It...

The courage to start again

Feb 3, 2017 / 11:00 am

As we age, we amass an arsenal of mental weapons to defend ourselves against a threat, yet, increasingly we become the threat. When I started in my business...

Getting going again

Jan 27, 2017 / 11:00 am

In a few weeks, I head up North for a grand and exciting adventure to drive the ice roads to “Tuk” before they're decommissioned. Then, I have...

What's your business worth?

Jan 20, 2017 / 11:00 am

One of the most common mistakes I see with entrepreneurs is the process (or lack of) they use in valuing their business when it comes to raising capital. In our...

All-wheel misconception

Jan 13, 2017 / 11:00 am

I'm sure many of you are familiar with the benefits of all-wheel-drive vehicles. In the winter, we take pride in the fact that we either have all-wheel...

Focus is a problem

Jan 6, 2017 / 11:00 am

I remember going to the pharmacy years ago and suggesting that my aging father needed reading specs and tooth whitener. I am sure the lady saw right through me....

Starting a business mid-life

Dec 30, 2016 / 11:00 am

There are a number of reasons to look at starting a business once you are heading to or past the magic age of 50. Getting to a half century doesn’t mean...

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