Have you ever noticed that when you push against resistance that you generally get even greater resistance in return? For example, you ask someone to do something and they refuse. You then apply additional pressure for them to comply and the cycle tends to escalate with both parties digging in to defend their position in an … Continue reading Overcoming Resistance: 3 Levels And How To Deal With Them
I’m sure you’ve at least heard of (and maybe used) the home cook’s trick of throwing a strand of hopefully cooked spaghetti at the wall to see if it sticks. If it does it’s cooked. If it doesn’t wait a minute and throw another one. Sometimes when the first one doesn’t stick we might think … Continue reading Throwing Spaghetti At The Wall And Other Decision Making Ideas
I made the same resolution today that I make January 1st every year. “I resolve to make no resolutions.” I understand the broken logic of that statement, but it has always seemed strange to me that the artifice of turning the page of a calendar would be the motivation we need in order to make a … Continue reading Today I Resolve Not To Make Resolutions
We all face risks or decisions to take risks everyday. Each of us then has a unique perspective on these risks, as well as our own individual risk tolerance level. There are many temporary circumstances that may affect how we perceive a risk at a given time, and those may change if we just wait. … Continue reading What’s At Risk When We Choose Not To Take A Risk?
Before we get started, this isn’t a plea for sympathy or get well wishes. I’m fine really, just annoyed. It’s been six plus weeks since I could say I was well for more than one day and I’m done with it! Okay that’s the emotional side of me talking.
Monday evening last week was a special time. A friend invited me to the first ever ManTalks event in Calgary. ManTalks is the brain-child of Connor Beaton of Vancouver, where it has been thriving for a number of years. ManTalks has since branched out to Toronto, Atlanta and now Calgary.