I spent the afternoon with a high-ranking government official this afternoon. Sometimes, these people's position inflates their ego. This one was very personable, very down to to Earth, and very friendly. Networking is neither my strong suit nor something essential to my life. I don’t live for these events... shall we say! However, meeting these… Continue reading Meeting Important People
Stop the nonsense! Have the courage to look the truth in the eye!
A little bit of history... Canada was founded by two different people: the French and the English. The French occupied the territory known today as Quebec and the English slowly occupied the rest of the country. The colonization started in 1634 and Canada, as we know it, was born in 1867. Throughout the colonization, the… Continue reading St. John the Baptist, Quebec’s National Celebration
You know.... There are moments in life when you cannot help but wonder "what's the point of all this?" Although you want to be motivated and mobilized, your heart is just not in it! What is the point indeed? The fun has been wrung out of the activity you were passionate about not that long… Continue reading What’s the Point?
Another busy day! I have done a million things and yet I feel I have done nothing. Today was Victoria Day in Canada and it just so happened to be a statutory holiday. This long weekend is a cue to travel for quite a few people. Traffic is always heavy. Either people go celebrate away from… Continue reading Victoria Day in Canada
I lost two hours today. Honestly, I started working right after lunch and I came up for air only at 3 o'clock and wondered how two hours went by without me doing what I had to do... and I never stopped working! Actually, many people were after me... I continuously got calls, instant messages, and… Continue reading Where Did the Time Go?
While my eldest was watching a movie with his friend at the movie theater, I ran a few errands. It was quiet for a Thursday night... either that or I had the good fortune to get to the store before the evening stampede. I was minding my business and looking for fresh and affordable fruits,… Continue reading The Power of a Smile
If you are looking for the best ways to improve your people skills, you are in the wrong place. In the best of days, I am what most would call a "loner". Spending time alone has never been an issue. I could write the "Top 25 ways to keep yourself entertained while you are alone"… Continue reading People Skills