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The Accidental Journey

A vanishing perspective

Dec 6, 2013 / 5:00 am

Recently I recorded a video series for my keynote speaking business. It was called from Faith to Future. In one of the episodes, I talked about the concept of...

Stand out!

Nov 29, 2013 / 5:00 am

Recently, people have been asking me about my recent Stand Up Paddle adventure around the entire Okanagan Lake. Here is an excerpt from an article I wrote with...

Getting our priorities straight!

Nov 22, 2013 / 5:00 am

I was looking for inspiration for this week's column when I met somebody who said to me Vancouver has a band called “Doorknobs”. Interesting, I...

How to win by coming second

Nov 15, 2013 / 5:00 am

I think we are all aware that winning is a habit. Do you remember that person at school - always on the honour roll, a permanent fixture on all the top sports...

Losers win big

Nov 8, 2013 / 5:00 am

There is a saying that goes something like this - “You can’t stop a quitter from quitting and you can’t stop a winner from winning.” ...

Controlling the outcome of a meeting

Nov 1, 2013 / 5:00 am

Many times, people find themselves wondering why they are feeling a little isolated from their friends or why their organization has lost its...

Can't see the trees for the forest?

Oct 25, 2013 / 5:00 am

There is the odd occasion for many of us when we are not exactly sure of which road to take. We are not sure how to resolve a particular situation or we may be...

Don't pity - self discipline!

Oct 18, 2013 / 5:00 am

Many years ago, as a young entrepreneur I was told by many friends and family that I was going to be successful! Those were exciting thing words to hear as a...

Leadership style

Oct 11, 2013 / 5:00 am

Studying leadership is fascinating. Whether you read books, attend seminars or learn from real life examples, witnessing different styles and their...

Struggle is nothing new?

Oct 4, 2013 / 5:00 am

From time to time, we can all be accused of having a small (or sometimes slightly larger than small) pity party. These “woe is me” conversations...

Just getting it done

Sep 27, 2013 / 5:00 am

This morning, I opened up my Facebook profile and was immediately impressed by the feat of British rower, Sarah Outen. She has just finished a mammoth row from...

Resort real estate report

Sep 20, 2013 / 5:00 am

As we continue to see signs of recovery in some aspects of the Kelowna market, Whistler and other resort areas are crying the blues. In that regards, Kelowna...

Digging deep

Sep 6, 2013 / 5:00 am

I believe that before you can truly appreciate the blisters of someone else you have to suffer your own. Hello my name is Jackie, and Mark who usually writes...

Mortgage rates take a hike

Aug 30, 2013 / 5:00 am

Last Wednesday’s increases in fixed rate mortgage interest rates mean the costs of a fixed rate mortgage have climbed by more than a third in the past...

Happiness is a learned habit

Aug 16, 2013 / 5:00 am

Here is an excerpt from the upcoming ebook, THE ACCIDENTAL JOURNEY. My mind wanders as I sit in a typically uncomfortable aisle seat on a Boeing 737, enroute...

Real recovery or inflationary pressures?

Aug 2, 2013 / 5:00 am

There is a lot of white noise currently about global housing recovery which is very encouraging. Almost all global markets are seeing some strong signs of...

Housing markets showing positive signs

Jul 19, 2013 / 5:00 am

Recently we have witnessed some of the strongest improvements in the housing market for a long time! The June statistics show a solid 25% gain for the number...

Corporate social responsibility

Jul 5, 2013 / 5:00 am

Corporate Social Responsibilty is a topic that fascinates me personally and it is coming to the forefront more and more in these days of social upheaval and...

The Accidental Journey

Jun 21, 2013 / 5:00 am

This past Wednesday I was fortunate enough to be able to hold an event at the Kelowna Community Theatre. I was also privileged to participate in the event as a...

Reflections on water

Jun 14, 2013 / 5:00 am

My closest partner is my wife and this week I just wanted to share some of our work from her perspective, as she is more of a "thinker" than me, and I...

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