Author Archives: drrichards

AVOIDING PITFALLS OF THE CORPORATE DREAM

4 STEPS TO DOING WHAT YOU LOVE AND LOVING WHAT YOU DO My personal trainer shared the following quote with me on my 41st birthday—the first time I was unemployed in over 25 years. It’s been three years of ups … Continue reading

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Appearance Matters – Part 2

A different type of hockey stitches. This year is my 22nd year refereeing hockey and over time, various pieces of equipment need replacing. I recently purchased a new pair of referee pants that needed to be helmed. Before a recent one … Continue reading

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Donna Messer’s Power Team vs. The A Team

In the 80’s we had the “A Team”, a four-member team of specialists who you called when you needed a solution to a problem. Today, we have the Power Team, preparing to solve challenges for companies whether they are IT, … Continue reading

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Who do you know?

I finally get it, do you? Buy products and services from people you know. The walk to school this morning finally closed the deal after almost 7 years. I always took my car to the dealership when it needed servicing … Continue reading

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First Day of School – Did you Network?

  Networking at your children’s school. An opportunity to connect with 92 people. First day back to school! Great memories of the crisp September air, the buzz and squeals of excited kids and so much potential for the school year … Continue reading

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Labour Day

My Labour Day completed task list. Since today is a national holiday, I decided to go solo on this post. I gave my volunteer proof-readers the day off. Today’s post will be a bullet list of completed tasks, photos as … Continue reading

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Summer School at Cora’s Restaurant with Donna Messer.

On a Tuesday morning in June, I made the best decision of my new career! It was to attend “summer school” with Donna Messer, the Queen of Networking! Tracey Parnell recommended that I attend one of Donna Messer’s workshops to … Continue reading

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Boots for Binoculars

Pay it forward #1 On Friday my two sons came home from camp with binoculars. The Humber Arboretum replaced their binoculars with new ones and they gave the old ones to each child that was attending the camp. My son … Continue reading

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Be prepared all the time.

When you are self-employed, you never know when you are going to meet your next customer – so always be ready. I knew this, but yesterday I experienced it. I bought a Groupon deal a few months ago for three … Continue reading

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Things you see when you have time.

Today I was early picking up my two boys from camp. So I had time to walk along the path and enjoy the gardens at the Humber Arboretum. And this is what I saw.. Wildlife at the Humber Arboretum.

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