Your Ikigai – Know It, Align With It, Succeed

Do you know your ikigai? It’s a Japanese term meaning “reason for being”. It’s all about having a direction or purpose in life and in business, that makes living it worthwhile. You know, that thing that gets you up every morning. To put it into perspective I’d like to share an excerpt from Neil Pasricha’s book, The Happiness Equation. “You could tell Mr. Wilson loved his job by the way his eyes twinkled as he bounced through the halls, spouting hellos and high-fiving students, calling everybody by name. He was always smiling, and our school was his home. Back when …

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Benefits of Enjoying the Outdoors

I love being outdoors. In fact as I write this I am sitting on my back deck enjoying the warmth of the summer sun, the sound of a squirrel chirping, and the clean fresh air. There are so many great benefits of enjoying the outdoors but I sometimes find it necessary to remind myself of them because I can get caught up in the daily grind of work like you or many others might. I often speak about things like renewing your energy on a regular basis, taking micro breaks, nurture days, quarterly retreats, and going on vacation. But why …

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Edmonton Outdoor Patios – Brents Favourites

One of the things I love on a hot summer day is to enjoy a cool beverage on one of the wonderful Edmonton outdoor patios. Summer season = patio season in my books. Whether it’s BBQ dinner on the patio in my back yard or finding a restaurant with a great patio, it’s a summer must for me. There are all kinds of amazing options across the city with many situated downtown but living far from downtown I thought I’d share a few that I love away from the core.  If downtown is your thing then check out these two …

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Local YEG Businesses Focused On Supporting Entrepreneurs

Supporting local YEG businesses is something I love to promote and to do at the best of times. When times are more challenging it’s even that much more important to help them survive and go on to thrive. It’s not an easy ride in business at times, that’s for sure, but when helping them helps you as a business owner too it’s worth it even that much more! As an Executive and Life Coach with my company, Entrepreneurial Freedom, I am passionate about helping business owners create the change they need to achieve the success they truly want in their business …

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Entrepreneurial Forward – 5 Ways It Will Help Your Business And Your Life!

Entrepreneurial Forward began as an open and free FaceBook group for business owners who are navigating challenges in their world and also for entrepreneurs who are focused on creating opportunities as they progress forward one step at a time! This community of business owners highlights a focus on creating success in business AND success in life in many areas aside from business. It’s not only about one or the other. It’s both. It’s all about creating success in life with a thriving business as a healthy part of it! Click here to Join Entrepreneurial Forward! So why join Entrepreneurial Forward? Well, …

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