27 February 2013
In Whitehorse years ago, a gentleman shared his thoughts with me at 2am in the light of the bright northern morning. We met over dinner and began talking about leadership, the approaches, the books written and the insights gained from thought leaders around the globe. We shared ideas, challenged ideas and it opened up the opportunity to share experiences we have both had. I shared a keepsake I have from my grandmother’s youth from growing up in Rivers Inlet of British Columbia.
20 February 2013
So often in life we experience events and encounters that will change the core of what inspires us, what our passions are and define who we are. Go ahead…explore the years that have shaped you and you will find your life’s work like an apprentice plying their trade.
13 February 2013
“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble you wouldn’t sit for a month” Theodore Roosevelt.
30 January 2013
ONEProject: Global Conversations Reignite The Gift of Language
For the last year I have had the amazing opportunity to share coaching through a global network. I continue to walk away from this group, a more informed coach with a greater understanding of the challenges within leadership on a global level. Language is a powerful tool yet, I continue to be humbled by the power of words and meaning during these conversations.
25 January 2013
INSPIRING YOUR CREATIVE WORK: What If Planting Season Was 365 days of the Year? Inspiration comes in many forms and from a variety of places if we are open enough to see it when it shows itself. Many times we hear the old saying… “the mind is like a parachute, it functions best when it is open.” In living with intent and purpose we create opportunities to make a difference and impact to those around us in ways we may not know for many years to come. I for one feel very fortunate that what was shared over 20 yrs ago made a significant impact and has developed into an amazing friendship.
24 January 2013
It is often said that our ability for self-reflection can often lead to our greatest opportunity for growth…and man oh man, have I grown! I was recently asked a question about “where is the blog writing Marc?” Then the biggest question of all, “what impact and message are you sending by not following through with writing?” I heard once that banging your head against the wall burns off several hundred calories. Since “Banging my head against a wall” was not an attractive option, I reflected on the feedback, the intent of the message and began to burn calories in a whole new realm and much more acceptable manner. I accepted the message based on its source and my own lens that it was clear. START NOW!