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Be the Author of your own (Great) Story

“All I need is a really great story” I remember exactly where I was when I uttered these words. It was 1999 and I was pursuing my Ph.D. in sport & exercise psychology at the University of Saskatchewan. I was … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

I’m going to buck the trend this month. Rather than start with a new topic, I am going to speak about what I wanted to share last month. Yes. I am going to start the new year with old postings. … Continue reading

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Let’s MAC it!

Happy Dec. 1st!  I’ve had my first Eggnog latte of the season, have began to play my Christmas Carol playlist, and officially have my Christmas tree up and decorated. Presents have been purchased.  Some (most) have been wrapped. Let the … Continue reading

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A Change in Perspective

Stop!  Don’t think.  Just note what you see when you look at this picture? Did you say faces?  Did you say a vase?  Can you see both? Last week I talked about motivating the elephant (Heath & Heath, 2010) as … Continue reading

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“Motivating the Elephant”

Motivating the Elephant (Heath & Heath, 2010).  I like the ring of that statement.  This statement reminds me that the brain has two sides when it is choosing to do a behaviour: a rational side (The Rider) and an emotional side (The … Continue reading

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Empowering SELF CONTROL

I’m excited to be posting on this blog tonight. I am currently in the airport waiting for my flight.  I normally wouldn’t write under these circumstances.  I am one of these highly fickle writers who wants to have the perfect … Continue reading

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Good Intentions, But No Action. What Happened?

Confession time:  I had really good intentions to keep posting on this blog during the month of October.  But there was absolutely NO ACTION!  Nope, not one posting.  What happened? It would probably be more interesting to write that something … Continue reading

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October: Scoring Goals

My posts during the month of October will pertain to GOAL SETTING.  In these posts, I will help you discover the true power of goal setting.  Goal setting is not just a scribble on a post-it note, or a ‘to … Continue reading

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Helping Others Find (Favorable) Motivation

What is ‘favorable motivation’? Theories of achievement motivation describe someone who is a high achiever (favorable motivation) to be someone who directs her motivation to achieve success and focuses on the feelings of pride of success he ascribes his success … Continue reading

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What Do Our Choices Mean?

This summer I indulged in the things that I loved to do – spend time with my family, spend time in the beautiful outdoors of Victoria, coffee with close friends and colleagues, work at a reasonable pace, start this blog, … Continue reading

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