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Sunday Snippet: Mike Rowe on Rejection

August 23rd, 2015

“You can’t separate your successes from your failures until you look back, and even then, there’s not much point in putting each into a separate column. It’s all a part of whatever path your [sic] on.” Something that popped up on social media shortly after the Jon Stewart’s final episode of The Daily Show was […]

Sunday Snippet: John Wooden on Reputation and Success

August 16th, 2015

“Your reputation is what you’re perceived to be; your character is what you really are. And I think that character is much more important than what you are perceived to be. You’d hope they’d both be good, but they won’t necessarily be the same.” As we make our way through our personal and professional lives, […]

Sunday Snippet: Beki Kazazian

August 9th, 2015

“I’m the happiest I can be. I got my two boys. My family. The greatest friends. The dream business. My health. And many more dreams to accomplish. Life is really what you make of it. I have [bad] days. And trust me, things don’t always go my way. But at the end of the day, […]

Sunday Snippet: Imam al-Shafi’i

August 2nd, 2015

“My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.” At the risk of oversimplification, your outlook on life can be understood from one of two perspectives. You may feel like you are the master of your own fate […]

Sunday Snippet: Markus Frind, Plenty of Fish

July 26th, 2015

“What I’ve done is unique – there is no one else to relate to. I just focus on beating myself and trying lots of new things.” How’s this for a local success story? A Vancouver entrepreneur decides to launch an online dating site and runs it entirely on his own from his home for a […]

Sunday Snippet: Caitlyn Jenner

July 19th, 2015

“If you want to call me names, make jokes, doubt my intentions, go ahead – because the reality is, I can take it. But for the thousands of kids out there coming to terms with being true to who they are – they shouldn’t have to take it.” One of the hottest news stories to […]

On the Mindful Management of Mind Share

July 16th, 2015

Miller’s Law in psychology states that the working memory of the average human brain is only capable of holding around seven objects (plus or minus two) at any given time. If your working memory is a little more robust, you might be able to keep nine objects. If your short-term memory isn’t as strong, you […]

Sunday Snippet: Mobb Deep and Halfway Crooks

July 12th, 2015

“Cause ain’t no such things as halfway crooks. Scared to death, scared to look. They shook.” My perspective on life has been heavily influenced by 90s hip hop. No, I’ve never had to deal with the same kind of financial hardship as the stereotypical urban black male. No, I’ve never bought, sold or used any […]