The Power of Journaling: Capturing Your Thoughts and Ideas

The Power of Journaling

The Power of Journaling: Capturing Your Thoughts and Ideas - Case Study How do you capture your thoughts so you never miss another great idea? For years I did morning pages after reading Julia Cameron's book, The Artist's Way, and then I stopped. For several years, I would record my notes every now and again, and forget which notebook I wrote what in. Last year, when I decided to pursue an informal liberal arts education, I decided it would be prudent to capture my thoughts, reflections, and reactions to what I was learning in one place. I started  the process of journaling again, and it has been a powerful experience, systematically … [Read more...]

Subject Mastery: Reading the Right Books

Subject Mastery

Subject Mastery: Reading the Right Books Imagine this, one year from now, you are meeting with your boss when he tells you that he has to let you go because the company is changing direction and needs employees with skills different from yours. Perhaps you are losing your job because of industry consolidation? Or perhaps you own a business and have not been keeping up with the latest industry trends so you are losing customers. What would have to happen from now to then to make you more marketable to yourself and your stakeholders (employer, customers and clients). I cannot guarantee that you won’t lose a job or customers, but if you … [Read more...]

When people ask, “how do you find the time to read so many books?”

Find the time to read

When people ask, “how do you find the time to read so many books?” A question that I get asked all the time, is “How do you find the time to read so many books?” Because I view reading as one of life’s simple pleasures, I indulge myself all the time. And I would think it would be the same thing for those who enjoy doing other things. I do not while the time away reading books all day, I do have to work on projects because the bills have to be paid. Besides reading because it gives me pleasure, I also read for information and to further my knowledge about “something.” With the pace of technological change, continuous learning is a must, … [Read more...]

Getting Corporate Sponsorships

Getting Corporate Sponsorships

Getting Corporate Sponsorships You’ve probably heard of people who have received sponsorships to fund their event or project or promote their book. But how can you secure your own sponsorships? That’s the million dollar question, and every so often I attend Linda Hollander’s webinar on getting corporate sponsorships. Although I would like to secure sponsors for some of my personal projects like The Invisible Mentor 2015 Reading Challenge and the Virtual Literary World Tour, I have never taken the time to write a sponsorship proposal. Last year, I applied to the Ontario Arts Council for funding for professional development and I was … [Read more...]

Joy of Six: the six secrets to running a successful business

Joy of Six: the six secrets to running a successful business At a recent event I attended that Ellevate Network, Toronto hosted, Marg Hachey presented the six secrets to running a successful business. She is qualified to speak about successful businesses because she has ranked in the top 10 of the Top 100 Women Business Owners in Canada eleven years in a row, and she used her personal advisory board to accelerate her company’s growth 1100% in six years. Six Secrets to Running a Successful Business 1.    Compelling Business Model To operate a successful business requires having a compelling business model, which includes understanding … [Read more...]