Making A New Declaration

Jun 26, 2020

 

One of the most difficult things to master when it comes to money, is keeping our word to ourselves. The reason most people fall into debt has less to do with what *happened* to them, and more to do with the fact that they struggle with boundaries.

 

Kathryn has been mastering boundaries like a pro. She decided to focus with intensity this year on a personal financial goal, and she is determined to take it across the finish line. 

I teach something called ' the Squeeze ' and it has to do with taking extra money and putting it directly on the 'cell' you are working on.

(If you are paying off debt, you are eradicating a loan or debt from the liability column of your net worth spreadsheet and if you are building wealth, you are purchasing an investment to increase the asset side of your net worth spreadsheet. You can download mine free here if you want more information.) 

 

So today, Kathryn did this. 

She found $0.35 and she decided ENOUGH IS...

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Time Blocking vs Task Blocking

Mar 28, 2020
Remember that if you are at home with kids, and you are trying to maintain some sort of sanity with kids, you may need to switch from time-blocking to task-blocking.
 
It's all well and good that you create a schedule but here's the thing about those littles, they do not give a rip about snack time at 2pm if their bellies are rumbling for goldfish at 1:20.
 
Time-Blocking is organizing your life based on specific times in the day. This is useful when you are coordinating schedules. Dentist Appointments. School pick-ups and drop-offs. Booking your clients etc.
 
Task-Blocking is breaking your must-get-dones into tasks that can be done in chunks of time. Think of it like a to-do list that you can cross off. {Maybe there's no way in tarnation you are getting a 45 minute workout in with your kids, but there might be a few 15 minute chunks you can start and stop an exercise video.} Your goal becomes simply to cross the things off the list but who cares if teeth get...
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How Do I Know When It's Time To Leave A Relationship?

Feb 05, 2020

I don't know if it is because V-day is approaching or WHUT, but I've been asked lately "how do you know when it is time to leave a relationship" more times than I can count lately, and so I thought I'd just leave this here in case you need a handy-dandy reference guide to remember your own worth.

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Initially I said that I’m not sure if you ever really truly know. But after reflecting on my own experiences this is what I have determined.

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You know that it’s time to go when staying you have to kill off parts of yourself for the relationship to survive.

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You know that it’s time to go when you’re standing in a room with someone but their eyes are fixed on the exit sign. They might be present with you in body, but they are not committed to you in spirit.

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You know it’s time to go when you realize that you have to behave a certain way to keep the peace. That it’s unsafe to be in full expression of your emotions. That there is no grace for your...

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Welcome to our OOL. You'll notice there is no P in Pool. Please keep it that way.

Jul 28, 2019
I was bringing a group of ladies from Achievement Club to the dive tank as part of a challenge to overcome their fears.
 
And then I faced mine: the dive instructor didn’t show up.
 
Now, I can tell you this with all certainty. I never ask people do something I wouldn’t do. So I am no fraidy of heights and I know how to dive.
 
But suddenly I alone was responsible for 11 women of all different ability levels. Some had never been face-first in the water ever. Most had never jumped off a 3-metre platform, never mind a 5, 7 or (FML) 10 metre.
 
The biggest challenge I face daily, is knowing when to push my members, when to listen, when to talk, when to give them space. And the beautiful part of being human is that everyone is different. So I have mere moments to read and assess whether someone needs a kick in the ass or a pep talk or silence or Kanye lyrics. (No one gets a shove from the top of the platform, I promise.)
 
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Don't Suck at Sucking, Friend.

Jul 14, 2019

First things first: I am a terrible singer. I cannot transition from my head voice to my chest voice or whatever you call it so most of the time I sing straight from my nostrils.

 

Second thing you need to know: O Canada is my favourite song in the history of ever.

 

Third: when I was younger my dream was to be the anthem singer but you can see the problem therein. Do you know what I AM good at though? Embracing the suck. I am awesome at failing. So when I decided to audition to be an anthem singer “for fun” and the Calgary Flames let me sing “for fun” {seriously it was SO FUN} the following year I had one of my most successful years to date.

 

The anthem experience that the Calgary Flames gave me had nothing to do with my talent and everything to do with attitude. Plus, I make REAL anthem singers way less nervous.

 

The first time you do anything you are going to suck. But the first time is necessary to get to the 43rd time which...

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Critical Thinking - Mission Critical

Jul 09, 2019

When we believe something we often look for evidence that it is true so we can feel right, and so we can also feel rested in having made a decision.

Thinking about things is harrrrrrrrd you guyzzz.

Our brains have so much comin' at 'em that they just want to simplify things, ya know?

But here's the problem: when we are always looking for information that confirms what we already believe we are curating our own demise.

Interestingly, facts are not helping us in these divisive times. Questions are.

When we ask things like "is it possible..." and "what are the consequences of..." and we stay open and we generally listen, we have the power to converse in ways that will transform us all.

Can we challenge ourselves this week with one little thing? When someone states something on the crazy internet that you disagree with, instead of coming at them with an artillery of facts, can you try and ask them questions like "is it possible that..." and "what is your stance on..." and "tell me more...

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But I Mean, Now It's Pretty Cool That I Share A Stage With Tony.

Jul 05, 2019

These are firewalking feet! 

The first fire walk I did was with Tony Robbins in San Jose along with my friends Derek and Tammy. I can't remember what we paid all those years ago...but between flights, hotels, food and tickets to the multi-day event, it was definitely in the thousands. 

And it was worth EVERY AMERICAN CENT. 

The event, UPW or Unleash the Power Within, changed my life dramatically. It wasn't a rah-rah jump-up-and-down seminar for me. It was a total immersion in my own bullshit, a rewriting of my story, an exercise in leaving fear behind, and seeing what I was capable of. What has happened in the years that followed could not have occurred without the radical shift that Tony invited me to. Going to the event had nothing to do with "seeing Tony Robbins." 

It had everything to do with showing up for myself.

 

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Your Story

Jul 02, 2019

One of the most powerful things I learned was that while I am not in control of everything that happens to me, I am in control of the meaning I give it.

Experiencing life with the understanding that I am authoring this story of mine has allowed me to make brave decisions because rather than “seeing what happens” and *reacting* to this life, am rooting for the main characters in this book to win.

When I could conceive that obstacles were not the end, and merely a chapter, it made them easier to overcome. When I understood that I could write the antagonist out of a plot simply by changing the decisions my main character makes, my storyline flowed.

When I realized that I had the choice to make a circumstance kill the principle character or make her stronger, I started looking for creative ways she could overcome things, rather than questioning if she would.

I do not know what you are going through today, friend. But I just wanted to remind you that you are holding the pen.

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I'm Amazed I Even Found This Many Words

Jun 28, 2019

Through my career in broadcasting I have met many celebrities. I don't get star-struck but there have been a few people I've met whose work has impacted me so greatly that a real-life encounter has left me forever-better.

I've tried many times to explain what happened for me the night I met Oprah but only tears appear. I think I was expecting a cool experience and an instagram-worthy photo but what I received was a profound moment of love and healing. A private soul-to-soul whisper. A moment that can only be described as one I had no idea I even needed.

I'll tell you about it over tea sometime if it comes up. But being unable to find the words to explain what happened has been a great reminder that sometimes the best moments of our lives can stay close to our hearts for safe-keeping.

 

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When You Conquer This Fear, You Can Do Anything.

Jun 24, 2019
 

Recently I coached 13 Achievement Club members as they conquered one of the top human fears: public speaking.

The homework I gave was not easy but it was designed for excellence. There was no room for procrastination. There was no room for winging it.

They were encouraged to be real and raw, but they had to be prepared.

I could not have been more proud! I threw them many obstacles that they overcame, and the biggest was "oh by the way, yeah, you are speaking on stage with THE Mark Groves and it's to a sold out crowd."

Thank you to our giant and heart-filled Achievement Club community who are the most enthusiastic life-cheerleaders you'll ever meet. 

We're going next-level my friends.

And you might be getting on stage with Tony Robbins and Rachel Hollis

Register at www.powertoinfluence.ca for access if you want more confidence in your ability to communicate. 

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