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Lifestyle

How a Simple Habit Swept Across the World

One of the only habits the majority of the population has been able to adopt on a daily basis is brushing your teeth. It’s hard to believe that 100 years ago most people didn’t brush their teeth. It wasn’t…

Lifestyle

Scattergories

When you play Scattergories, in the last 10 seconds the timer starts to tick really fast. As hard as I try it seems impossible to come up with a new word. The same is true in everyday life. The…

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Entrepreneurship

Growing a Small Business

A friend of mine was nervous to expand her shop to another neighbourhood. In her mind replicating her model seemed to be the only real way to grow her business. Right before she was about to sign the lease,…

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Entrepreneurship

All You Can Do Is Your Best

I was talking to an entrepreneur about a recent failure he had. He was so upset and discouraged about it. He tells me that it’s keeping him up at night. People are often down on themselves for the outcome…

Ideas
Entrepreneurship

Why Great Ideas Fail

In 2003, I started a business called WorkoutSolution.com. I recruited a handful of fitness coaches including former Mr Universe Andre Maille to become a coach on the website. And the idea was to connect clients with world class coaches…

Lifestyle

Bundling Your Habits

Following through on the habits you set in place for yourself can be challenging. But it’s often the difference between success and failure of your goals. Relying on motivation alone never works because motivation comes and goes like a…

Lifestyle

The Power of the White Jacket

The Milgram experiment was created to see how far someone will go in hurting another human being under the authority of a doctor. If you’re not going to watch the full video, here’s a little summery. Basically random subjects…

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Lifestyle

3 Ways to Minimize Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive dissonance is the stress you feel from holding two contradictory values, beliefs or ideas simultaneously. A girl wants to lose weight but she also loves to enjoy life by eating whatever she wants. When confronted with the fact…