January 17, 2020

Status Update – January 2020

In “Status Update” I’m just releasing a mini-episode to bring everyone up-to-date on where Money, Motivation & More. I’d also like to give everyone an update on why I was so inconsistent with the podcast in 2019. 2019 was an odd year – I hadn’t planned on two heart procedures – heck, I really hadn’t planned on one. I’m doing fine, I feel great, hitting the gym regularly. I did three week-long tours of Western Canada in Fall and I’m looking forward to coming to your town somewhere in Canada (or the United States….) in 2020 To those who reached […]
June 27, 2019

Adjusting Your Failure Quotient

In “Adjusting Your Failure Quotient” I’m sharing a recent event that highlights our need to sometimes approach issues from a different perspective – especially when we are frustrated. Much has been debated over the issues of EQ (Emotional Quotient) and IQ (Intelligence Quotient) and the relative importance of each. As a writer I’d like to add another acronym into the mix: FQ. FQ? Failure Quotient. Your ability to handle adversity, disappointment and the inevitable ‘no’s’ you’ll hear as you try to get people interested in your book, your message, your product, your investment strategy and for financial professionals – just […]
May 1, 2019

Papers Please

In “Papers Please” I’m attempting to address an issue that applies to almost all of us at one time in our lives. Usually at the worst possible time – the need to have access to important papers. In the Cold War movies – it’s always at a border crossing in the dark of night, fog shrouded. Someone in a uniform appears and asks “Papers Please”. The papers I am talking about – while amounting to ID in some form are those we need during important “life events”. I’m having one tomorrow. I’m having a defibrillator implanted in my chest to […]
March 6, 2019

Is Anybody Out There?

In “Is Anybody Out There” I’m attempting to address a question from a listener who wanted to know what being a home-based entrepreneur / writer/ speaker is like. The Pros & the Cons. When I made the decision to give up corporate life, being alone was perhaps one of the hardest things to get used to. I was prepared for the rigours of running my own business (not really, some days I’m still not), but I wasn’t aware of how much time I would have to spend by myself. Alone. During my corporate days, socialization was as easy as sticking my head above the cubicle […]
January 10, 2019

Money, Motivation & More – Episode 27 “Be It Resolved”

In “Be It Resolved” I thought I’d kickoff 2019 by talking about goals versus resolutions.  I know, you’re thinking I’m going to say “goals good!” and “resolutions bad!”. Actually there is much more to it than that. In today’s episode I’m likely to only scratch the surface of the topic. That’s ok too – that’s why there will be future episodes (I hope…). As the clock ticked over to start 2019 we are once again on the verge a new period – a new year. I’d like to drag your thoughts back to January 1, 2018 for a moment, if […]