Which Type of Busy Person Are You?

There are varying levels of busyness and a type of busy person associated with each, but have you ever wondered why some people can handle what's on their plate while others' plates spin out of control? How is it possible that there are single mums working demanding downtown careers with businesses on the side, and [...]

ANTI-Busy Revolution

You're busy? I'm like hey, what's up, hell NO! July 13, 2016: The Anti-Busy Revolution I literally have no idea where I'm going with this but I'm ALL kinds of excited, and ALL kinds of up in its grill. Read more about where the ANTI-BUSY Revolution began → I do not value you" or "I did [...]

Extroversion 101: An Introvert’s Guide

“Hi, I’m Kimberley Dawn, it’s 2011 and I’m a scaredy-pants. I’m terrified to put myself out there and get rejected. I spend days before parties torturing myself with “what-ifs”. I have a pocketful of small talk topics at the ready, and have already pre-assessed room seating for an easy exit.” Sound familiar? I’m an introvert [...]

I’ve been so busy!

I can't speak for the rest of the world but in Calgary we love the phrase "I've been so busy". It’s our go-to response. Recently, I started to take notice of the feelings behind the infamous "I'm busy". The people who say it sound overwhelmed and exasperated by their busyness. In Calgary, “I'm busy” seems to be congruent [...]

5 Reasons Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a Tribe

Tribe / trahyb ∙ [noun] ∙ any aggregate of people united by ties of descent from a common ancestor, community of customs and traditions, adherence to the same leaders, etc. Tribes are not a new concept. We humans are inherently tribal beings and we as a species LOVE to share experiences. It doesn’t matter the [...]

Living with Intention: Goal setting vs. Dreaming

The term “five-year plan” has been dropped into my consciousness a number of times since I hit the big 3-0. When people (mostly those who don’t know me) ask “what is your five year plan?” that I start to panic , “Oh sh*t! Was I supposed to make a five-year plan?”. […]

Energy: Burnout vs. Build Up

Where does it come from, where does it go… Where does [it] come from, Cotton Eye Joe!  I knew you were thinking it. For those of you non-90’s babies, you missed out on something special. I digress. So, while chatting with a friend over coffee, we delved into the topic of energy. We both agreed that [...]

Willpower vs. Passion

How many times have you heard that you failed because you lack willpower? The good old, ‘you just didn’t want it bad enough’? Or how about the, ‘you never applied yourself 100%’? I don’t know about you, but I hear it OFTEN. As you already know, I am a huge advocate for passion and its driving [...]

Love it and Let it Lead You: Willpower vs. Passion

How many times have you heard that you failed because you lacked willpower? You just didn’t want it bad enough? You never applied yourself 100%? I don’t know about you, but I hear it OFTEN. As you already know, I am a huge advocate for passion and its driving forces in our lives. Today, while scrolling through [...]

Shame and Loathing: How I Knew I Needed An Out

When you meet someone new, what one question can you count on being asked? What do you do for work? CRINGE. Every time I was asked, I would cringe. Up until recently, my stock model response had been:  “[sigh] I’m an Executive Assistant.. [awkward pause] .. but it’s not my passion!”  Phew, dodged that bullet. So clearly, [...]

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