February has become well known for being RRSP month – but, I’m not talking personal finance; let’s leave that to the experts!
You can't help being excited for the Canadian Athletes competing and achieving such success in Sochi. Patriotism, acts of kindness, examples of hard work and dedication are all around. Then, when we experience moments of surprise and see life altering defeat, those emotionally impacted moments pull a heart string or two – no matter who you are or where you’re located!
Everyone has their own character. It's the sum of our attitude (our own personal pattern of emotions and actions), our beliefs (our opinions, judgments and acceptance of what is true), and our commitments (how we choose to act). Our character affects our first impression with others and defines how our peers, subordinates or bosses at work view us.
My dog, Maple, turned one year old yesterday and she celebrated the day by doing what she does everyday - living it to the fullest! How does a puppy understand that the attitude with which we approach each day goes a long way towards defining how the day goes for us?
For those of you who don't know it, I'm a runner! However, the other day I headed out and found myself going straight into a strong head wind. At times, it seemed that no matter how hard and fast I tried to run, it felt like I wasn't moving at all. Not a great feeling – expending all that effort and energy and not moving forward. And yet, that's often how we can feel at work. We're working hard and putting in long hours but it feels like things are just not moving how we want them to.