Posts in the "Speaking" Category

  • Future goals and a new web site

    I’m not sure why I get like this, but for my entire life as a project nears completion, I start asking myself that question “what’s next?”. There is no way that my human powered pacific ocean crossing project PedalTheOcean is anywhere even close to nearing completion, but I would honestly say that like any big […]

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  • Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up

    How many times in your life have you been able to say that you were actually looking forward to meeting with an auditor? I presented my Keynote address to the Institute of Internal Auditors yesterday at the Palliser Hotel here in Calgary – I was really looking forward to it, and it was a blast. […]

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  • I presented my keynote speech twice to two different groups over the last month – a group of graduating grade 9 students with faces of stone and a local Toast Masters group for their year end luncheon who seemed fascinated and engaged. Boy, life as a motivational speaker really keeps the ego in check! After […]

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  • I just finished a 100 km running week. I’m not sure if I have ever run that much in one week previously, but I didn’t find it that tough. I think the most difficult part was running INSIDE around a track for two, 2-hour runs and one, 3-hour run. The weather here is still cold […]

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  • It looks like Jason Yanota’s most excellent training program is paying off. I hit 270 watts today for my 20 minute test. That’s not all that outstanding compared to the world of what is possible, but considering that I started at a wimpy 250 watts about 6 weeks ago, that’s not bad. As you might […]

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  • Yesterdays keynote speech at Metafore Corporation here in Calgary at the Palliser Hotel went very well! I was invited to present at Metafore’s customer appreciation night 2 months ago. My messages about not quiting, the importance of having a strong vision in accomplishing your goals, and why being bold about your challenge will give you […]

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  • Wow – how time flies hey? I have been very bad at keeping the blog up to date – sorry. Here is a quick update on some of the various projects I am working on: PedalTheOcean.com – human powered ocean crossing You might recall that last winter I decided to push the pause button on […]

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  • Redefining scary – 600 kids from grade 1 to 9 Jerry Seinfeld once talked about a poll that had been conducted in which Americans said that their number one fear was public speaking, and that the fear of death was number five. He said, “…that would mean that at a funeral, people are five times […]

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  • I did a school presentation today to St. Gregory’s school – Two actually, one to the grade 6’s and the second to the grade 8’s. The second was kind of scary because it was by far the oldest crowd I have presented to yet. You are cool in junior high, and the drill for being […]

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  • Continued from the previous BLOG post…. The development of Within is important, as is the search for a corporate sponsor(s). But, the most important aspect of this project to me at least, is KidPower. With the KidPower school speaking program, I have a rare opportunity to make a difference and that is one of the […]

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  • Dec 1 Dec 1, 2004 Alexander the Great and Jonathan Livingston Seagull We saw the movie Alexander on the weekend and I found it extremely motivating. I found the homosexual/bisexual sub story really distracting and bothersome at times. I am not much of a history buff, so I don’t know how realistic that part of […]

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