It’s a perfect September day for a walk – sunny skies, warm air, beautiful colors. As I round the corner of our house and head down the city walkway in the direction of the river, I meet a duo who are also enjoying the morning.
The young girl (maybe 5 or 6 years old) crouches over a pile of multi colored leaves that have fallen from the maple tree that leans out over the sidewalk. Her mother stands nearby.
We exchange greetings and I say how lovely the leaves look today. The little one tells me she’s searching for a red leaf to give her mother, explaining that red is Mom’s favorite color. I crouch down to lend an eye. (more…)
Reflection: As much as we might like to think that our success is entirely our own doing, the truth suggests otherwise.
None of us goes it completely alone. There are always others who have opened doors or offered opportunities and support along the way.
I recently had an opportunity to speak to Payroll Professionals in Atlantic Canada about cultivating connections and networking effectively.
In my message, I suggested we focus less on ‘getting the most from our networks’ and focus more on ‘giving the most to our networks’.
In my experience, when we focus on supporting others, good things also tend to flow in our direction.
Action: Here are five ways to actively support those in your circles of connection. Try one today. (more…)