“Getting ahead in life or success in life? »
It is difficult to have a high energy level when we are haunted by negative emotions, which is not inner peace. It is also difficult to have positive relationships with others at the same time of maintaining anger. Our lack of energy, our inner demons and conflicts with others affect our daily energy, our business decisions, our productivity, our brief financial health of our entire life. I invite you to read this blog to discover ideas, tools, strategies to help you live your life.
Procrastination-Do You Tend to Put Things Off?
The more we “procrastinate”, the greater the risk of worrying about our work piling up and the more our self esteem suffers. It’s normal to put some things off. “I’ll have to get [...]
When the boss thinks he’s God
“He is always right” says Matthew, age 25. “We always have to do things his way. Not even my mother can voice any kind of an opinion. I get the impression that he is [...]
Burnout is for Weaklings
The more we believe we are impervious to burnout, the more vulnerable we are. Why? Because we know no limits. Mark (an assumed name), 6 ft. tall, 200 lbs., and in his early [...]
You can’t judge a book by its cover
A first impression is, in fact… a first impression. Sometimes it’s well-founded, and sometimes it’s false. “When I saw him, I knew right away he wasn't a strong applicant, so I decided not [...]
Business decisions or decisions from hell?
“Had I known, I would have done things differently. This was supposed to improve our situation, but we’ve never felt so overwhelmed and so vulnerable financially.” Does this sound familiar? I have heard these [...]
Emotional Intelligence- How old are you?
Becoming emotionally mature means becoming aware of our choices and their impacts Lucie throws Marc’s plate into the garbage and goes into histrionics because he is late for supper due to a mechanical breakdown [...]
They’re doing time together
I have conducted conferences with many, many farmers, and most of the time the topic involved the management of stress. Several of these farmers also approached me for consultation. One constant emerges: the difficult [...]
In a Simple Compliment
Why is it so difficult to give positive feedback, congratulate and point out good actions? “I have the impression that it diminishes me; it makes me feel weak.” “If he knows he’s good and [...]
When tolerance is intolerable
We worship tolerance as an absolute virtue, but we can go through hell when we take it to excess. “My wife tolerates our son’s behaviour way too much. He gets up when he wants, [...]
Is there a manipulator nearby?
His or her goals are simple: to fulfill their needs at your expense, which can end up costing you dearly. Paul said, “I can’t do want I want to do. Every time I [...]
The one man show
Risking failure during a farm transfer Paul said, “My son will never be able to do what I did and will never be able to succeed like I have.” Paul’s pride, unfortunately, has reached [...]
When the mobile canteen passes by
Extramarital affairs: a moment on the lips, a lifetime in the dumps Have you ever found yourself at an auction at 2:30 in the afternoon, famished and facing a mobile canteen? “Yes,” you tell [...]
Who’s to blame?
Searching for the culprit in the current agricultural situation? Remember that it is we who make the final decisions in our daily lives. “My business is so big! I thought expanding would reduce the [...]
Long live the nap!
Although some people will think it to be unusual, while others will see it as a sign of weakness or laziness, a short daily nap, nevertheless, can mean the difference between life or death. [...]
When trust dies
How can we carry on in either a loving relationship or a business relationship when the trust is gone? “I trusted him blindly before, now that’s gone.” A relationship, whatever the kind, will [...]
Wanting more and suffering because of it
Where goals are concerned, there are two possible sources of misfortunes: failing to reach them, and sometimes…succeeding. Marc and Francine will soon each be 40 years old. At age 25, the couple set [...]
What does it mean to succeed?
Everyone wants to be successful. But how do we know we are succeeding or that we are on the right track? There are six characteristics of a successful life: A peaceful mind: freedom [...]
The costs of hartred
Happy are those who do not harbour grudges or entertain thoughts of vengeance, for they have learned how to forgive. “I will never forgive her. Forgiving her would be letting her win.” This [...]
Your values affect your decisions , but are you really aware how?
You’re thinking of buying a tractor. Of course, as a rational business owner you think that you will evaluate your decision in a rational way. For years management theory assumed that a business person [...]
Eat your frog first
Never put off ‘til tomorrow what you have to do today. Imagine eating a live frog first thing in the morning. You will certainly spend the rest of the day thinking the worst thing [...]