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Alexa, Turn Off Autopilot

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Before a pilot sets out on a flight they plot the coordinates of their journey. They consider a number of factors including the weather, other flight conditions, estimated time of arrival, etc. They know where they are going and how they are going to get there. For most of the journey, given continued favourable weather conditions, pilots are able to press a single button and enter auto-pilot. This allows the vessel to fly itself essentially while they just supervise to ensure all systems are working appropriately. Take off and landing are a hands on affair...

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Fight Before You Flee

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New situations can be daunting; even when those situations are clearly for your own good. It can be scary to embrace change, to ride the waves of uncertainty and continue to forge on when you find yourself faced with new faces, new challenges and/or new surroundings. It can be tempting to flee what is new and go back to what is familiar. Even when what is familiar is what we have been hoping would change. When the change eventually comes it often comes with factors we did not anticipate, feelings we cannot quite articulate and...

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Opportunity Called: Luckily Preparedness Answered

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  We all have a responsibility to prepare ourselves for that time when luck will meet opportunity. There will come a day when you could find yourself in a privileged position for promotion. You'll have an opportunity to  leap frog a few steps forward and start earning more, taking on more responsibility, commanding more influence and/or playing on a larger stage. This will likely not happen without any investment on your part though. Yes, the opportunity may come regardless, but if you have not invested time, effort and hours into building yourself you will not be...

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Is thiS Thing oN?!

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  Sometimes the problem is not you, it is what you are plugged into. A few years ago my dad gifted me a beautiful kettle. It was transparent with a blue light that comes on at the base on while it is boiling. As a committed tea and coffee drinker my kettle has spent a lot of time on. In addition to enjoying the hot beverage I also began to enjoy the boiling experience. Watching the little bubbles dance all around the transparent orb with the blue light highlighting the progress of the boiling was excellent....

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Inspiration Over Intimidation

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When you feel stuck, uninspired, lost and demotivated and you don't know what to do or how to get out of it start with step one: do not panic. Do not allow feelings of being last in the race, of being lapped and disgraced, or of being the only one not ‘making moves’ to assuage you. It happens. Sometimes you stand still for too long and negative feelings wash over you to the point where you feel like you are drowning. You’re not drowning. Breathe, focus on what is going right and keep the bigger...

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March(ing) Along

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Did you know there’s not that much difference between a new year and a new month? Did you know that a lot of organizations start their financial year during months like April, June and August? What does that mean? That their new year runs on a different calendar, so too their aspirations, deliverables, deadlines and financial planning. Did you know that you are allowed to do the same? There is no law that states you must be constrained by the calendar or pressured by the seasons; you can live, thrive, plan and pursue at your...

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Sunshine in Every Season

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What you focus on grows. If you focus on finding the bright side of things, you will see the sunshine in every season. Whether it is a single ray or a full-blown sunny afternoon, your entire day will be illuminated. When you look to the light the shadows will fall behind you and your path and your heart will be filled with that light(ness) of being. The light will bring other things to light and you will find even more to be thankful for. What starts off as a silver lining or a ray of...

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Reclaiming My Time

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Have you ever experienced that awkward pause when money falls to the ground? There is usually a crisp tension in the air. It is unnatural. No matter how busy, tired, hot, bothered or rushed the person who drops the money is, they always take the time to pick it up. They stop what they are doing and retrieve their money. You just don’t throw money away. It is simply not done. Perhaps this is because money is finite. You only have access to a certain amount of it. No matter how large that amount is...

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Looking Forward to Looking Back

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Do you remember when you thought you might never breathe properly again? That it would always hurt? That you would always know exactly where your heart was located because of that incessant pain in your chest, lump in your throat and nausea in the pit of your stomach? Do you remember when you thought that life could not possibly go on? Heartbreak hurts. Whether it occurs in the form of the loss of a relationship, the loss of a person or the loss of something else one holds dear – it hurts. Initially it consumes...

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But Darling, What If You Fly?

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Is there a dream or a desire that you have had for as long as you can remember? Have you always seen a life that is bigger, better, fuller and more fulfilling than the one you currently have? Is there a skill or talent that you know is connected to your purpose and destiny? Have you been doing everything you can to connect the dots, advance towards the goal and achieve that thing which tugs at your heart? If yes, wonderful! This address is for those who know what they carry, who know what they...

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