Can’t this wait?

09/04/2019

The NSBA Business Builder Awards were held on March 20th and it was an incredible night with many examples of “Persevering to Possibilities” (which was the theme for the night). My business partner, Andrea Hansen, co-hosted the event with Brenda Nowakowski of JNE Welding, and they were outstanding.

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Is part-time advice killing your money?

26/03/2019

Each year, the Suttons, Starks and Hansens all pack up their families for a partner retreat and we head north to Elk Ridge Resort, a true Saskatchewan gem, for a weekend getaway. It is a very rewarding time for our families to connect and enjoy some of the great winter activities Saskatchewan can offer.

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Words of Advice

07/03/2019

What are the things you want your kids to know? What lessons could you share with your team at work? No one needs to wait until they are in a rocking chair to share their Words of Advice. We don’t know who might need to hear our message right now!

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Here’s why averages are dangerous…

26/02/2019

My grandfather, John (Jack) Sutton, passed away on October 11th last year, at the age of 94. My grandmother, Hazel, is also 94 years old, and they would have celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary in December. While we will miss Grandpa a lot, we are grateful to have had so much time with him.

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Will your grandchildren know?

12/02/2019

Once upon a time… Stories impart wisdom. And stories get passed on. Will yours?

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Pass the Torch

22/01/2019

The beginning of a calendar year is a great time to take stock of all your extra-curricular activities. My nature was to always say, “Yes” and then figure out how to make it work. Those “Yeses” meant being part of lots of great organizations and volunteer committees, chairing events, fundraising and so on, but it all adds up. Does that sound like you?

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The Ripple Effect

14/12/2018

Business owners often share how other people helped them along the way, whether it was mentoring, advice or new experiences that changed their perspective. I know “people along the way” include great Coaches and Teachers thatinfluenced those future successful entrepreneurs and taught them far more than technical skills. Business leaders, like coaches know they can’t do it alone. They need to build a great team of coaches for their whole team to succeed.

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You can benefit from Ben Franklin’s mistake...

11/12/2018

You've probably heard the old saying from Benjamin Franklin, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.”

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Kindness and Grit

27/11/2018

My daughter’s Grade 5 class did an “I Quote” project, using art to illustrate their own quote. I was touched deeply reading Victoria’s quote. She is a try-hard kid with a big heart and lots of grit. Now we can start the debate…nature or nurture?

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Hope your retirement isn’t suffering "pot roast syndrome"…

13/11/2018

Many people assume that what worked yesterday still works today. Or that you can solve today’s problems with yesterday’s solutions. Have you heard the “Pot Roast Syndrome” story?

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Are you the Author of your Story?

30/10/2018

You don’t have to write a book to master the art of storytelling. You do need to develop and practice this skill. No one should have to wonder, “the point of your story is…what?”

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The one-legged retirement disaster…

09/10/2018

I started a tradition a couple of years ago of taking each of my daughters on a father-daughter trip the year they turn 12. This year it was Abby’s turn, and she chose Banff National Park as our destination. This past August we packed up and had a great time camping, hiking and biking in the mountains.

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