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The Fit Entrepreneur – When to step up your game

Are you the fit entrepreneur you need or want to be? I was trying to keep up with my daughter at the playground and I ran out of gas! It was a wake up call that my current level of fitness just wasn’t good enough. Weekdays tend to be quite structured with business being a significant focus of time and energy. When it comes to weekends there is usually something that needs to be done around the house. Because if this I believe it’s important to consciously fit in quality family time and be ready for whatever that might look …

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Best Afternoon Ever

“Dad, that was the best afternoon ever!” Unsolicited, unexpected appreciation and unconditional love that totally validated the inner battle I went through and the freedom I needed to be able to make the decision I made to let everything else go and make that amazing afternoon happen. Recently my daughter, Maya, and I spent the entire afternoon at a local recreation centre having a blast playing in the indoor playground, cruising around the lazy river (not so lazy) in the pool, riding the waves of the wave pool, taking an endless number of runs down the super fast water slide, …

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Why You Should Be Your First Priority

Making you your first priority is a significant challenge for many people. There are some people that will stop at nothing to help or please other people. We call these people selfless and praise them for devoting themselves for others. And while it is a great quality to want to help others, people who spend no time on or for them are often left feeling unfulfilled and unsatisfied. Spending time on you does not make you selfish. In fact, it is the opposite of selfish. Making yourself a priority, while still finding the time to help others, means that you …

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Influence of a Father and Son

Introducing Maya to a whole new world; the undersea world of snorkelling, and giving my 82 year old dad an experience of something that I absolutely love to do.  Priceless! In another of my “Tales from the Tropics” I reflect on what it has meant to me as a father and a son to be able to extend my love and influence to two very important people in my world. As a father… On our last trip to a tropical beach about 1.5 years ago Maya would only wade into the sea to her mid thighs. Gradually she liked to …

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The Turtle And The Dolphin

I awaken to the waves crashing on the shore just outside the window and step onto the lanai to see a few people already out and active. Another beautiful day in Napili Bay, Maui. Time for a run! In another of my “Tales from the Tropics” as I head out I feel the rising sun’s warmth on my face and smile. It’s gonna be a great run. My route meanders along a roadway past lush gardens with the fragrant scents of tropical flowers, then climbs to panoramic views of Molokai across the strait. Today I can even see the mountainous …

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