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The Power of Clarity for Continuous Growth

I just returned from a week away in the mountains of Banff, Canada with my wife. We spent time hiking, taking in a few of the different tours and just enjoying the sights and sounds of the area. A couple times we just spent a few hours at a coffee shop sipping a cold drink…

Monday Motivation

“The pain of discipline is far less than the pain of regret.” – Sarah Bombell Motivation can often be a fleeting emotion, driven by external circumstances, bursts of inspiration, or the initial excitement of embarking on a new project. It’s common to feel highly motivated when starting something new, setting goals, or envisioning the rewards…

5 Key Factors for Continuous PD in a Busy World

Continuous personal and professional development is your key to the future Brian Tracy In today’s changing and shifting society, the idea that one needs to be consistently seeking to learn and grow as a person and a professional seems given. Yet, in discussing the idea of personal and professional development with people, I’m often struck…

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

“I’m already too busy.” “I worked hard today, I deserve it!” “It’s been a busy day, I deserve to relax!” “No one will read it anyway so why bother.” These are just some of the story starters I use myself to tell myself stories to justify things I do. Whether it’s that piece of pie…

Every Day is a PD Day

“Learning creates more competence but first, it amplifies our feelings of incompetence.” Seth Godin Continual learning isn’t just about gathering new skills or staying up-to-date on the newest trends, research, or developments. It’s about seeing ourselves as someone who has something to contribute to the world while also needing to continue to develop and grow.…

The Power of Dissonance

Dissonance – inconsistency between the beliefs one holds or between one’s actions and one’s beliefs. “Dissonance.” https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissonance. Dissonance makes us uncomfortable, whether it is notes that don’t go together or our own beliefs and actions that are not congruent, dissonance is uncomfortable. Each day we are surrounded by dissonance – on television, social media, the…