Category Archives: Career development

Today’s Island Life

To say we live in interesting times hardly describes what is going on in our community, or for that matter, in our lives in general.  We live in a time of changing retail habits.  The online presence of many retailers … Continue reading

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A Hand Up

Small business is the backbone of British Columbia employing 1 million workers or 40% of the working population and accounts for 33% of the GDP.  By definition small business is a business of fewer than 50 employees.  In 2015, 79% … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Thankful for where I am in life at this time.  Yes, for the wrinkles, the scars, the aches and pains.  They all tell a story and are a reminder of how I came to be in this place. Over the … Continue reading

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Attitude!

You’ve seen them, the ones with the little black cloud above their head.  You get behind them in supermarket lines or at a kid’s fun fairs, and they want you to listen to their bitching about something that isn’t right, … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Passion?

I remember listening to Robert Fulghum at a Rotary International conference in Portland Oregon in 1990.  Prior to this conference I had never heard of him.  He had a simple delivery of common sense that made you realize that common … Continue reading

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The Best Boss

I was asked the other day, “who was your best boss”.  I had to think on that for a while.  I learned from all the bosses I had over the years.  From some I learned what to do, others what … Continue reading

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Paying Attention!

Ever wonder how some businesses seem to always be on the cutting edge?  It is not really that much of a surprise.  It usually is a combination of networking and observation. Networking will connect you with the information in the … Continue reading

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