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Penny Wise

The key to staying committed

Commitment is not a feeling. It's a decision! It's continuing to do what you’ve said you’d do, 
long after the feeling you had when you made the commitment has gone.

Giving Simply to Give

The first chapter of my book, Give and Be Rich , is titled “Giving Simply to Give”. Its premise seems simple: just give for the sake of giving. But it’s not as easy as it sounds.

Declutter Your Inner Space

Two weeks ago, a very special couple asked me to help them prepare for a yard sale by sorting through the contents of two storage units they had filled after downsizing from their large urban home to a smaller pad in beautiful Prince Edward County.

Create a New You

Are you ‘living the dream’? Do you jump out of bed to dive into your awesome day? We’re just one thought away from living at the top of our game. The thought of believing you can, believing you’re able, capable and deserving.

Inner Expansion allows for Outer Expansion

It’s human nature to want to come out big—to present ourselves as larger-than-life in conversations, relationships, and success. However, in order to come out big, we have to go in first, even though our instincts tell us otherwise.

Time and Conditions are Perfect for Exploring

I have a silent partner. She's my dog. She stands by me whatever business decision I make, but one decision she makes for both of us on the days I'm in the home office is to get outside.

One's Name is Like Music to Their Ears

I was reading through evaluations from a recent “Workplace Relationships” seminar that I delivered to the support staff at Lambton College in Sarnia. One participant wrote “I wanted to learn how she remembered all of our names”.

Motherly Love in the Workplace

As a tribute to Mother’s Day, I wanted to share what I have learned about how men in positions of power are eager to learn the vocal strategies women have been using for years.

A Pat on the Back Pays Huge Dividends

Recognition is the most powerful human motivator in the workplace. It costs nothing, and pays back huge dividends. Many people think that money and perks are the best motivator, but money often gets applied to bills, and perks quickly forgotten.

Set Boundaries and Be Rich

How would you like to be more powerful and efficient, and to have people take you more seriously when you ask for something to be done? How would you like to introduce an employee or helper to a set of tasks, and have them take responsibility for get