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Mastermind: Business Lesson #9:

The help I have received from MasterMind groups has been invaluable. A Mastermind group is a vehicle for you to check your ideas and get ideas for business growth in a synergistic environment. The group is ideally comprised of five to seven people who are open-minded, positive, and possibility-thinkers.  Their experience and type of industry […]

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Industry Research: Business Lesson #8

How to Get From Here to There When my business coach, Steve Sobel, asked me to do this industry research, I had no idea how huge it could be.  The ‘aha’ for me was that when you get ‘there’, it becomes another ‘here’.  The only difference between someone just starting in this industry, and someone […]

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Work your Wardrobe: #4 – What to Spend

This financial strategy for what to spend on your wardrobe is appropriate for Canada and United States economies. The suggested annual wardrobe investment for all clothing items (including inner wear, outerwear, and accessories) is 5 – 10% of the gross annual salary, or 5 – 10% of the desired gross annual salary. If your lifestyle […]

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Work your Wardrobe: #3 – Create an Organized Closet

1. Create Efficient Space   Whether your closet is walk-in or reach-in, make use of every inch:  from floor to ceiling and from wall to wall. For an organized closet, ensure you have sufficient hanging rods, shelves, hooks, etc. If your closet was not built-in, you can use hanging canvas shelves, hanging pockets, portable clear […]

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Work your Wardrobe: #2 – Develop Wardrobe Modules

Use wardrobe modules to create maximum efficiency, and have something for every occasion. After your closet inventory and purge, it’s time to organize your clothing into modules.  To facilitate this, create wardrobe module charts like the following.  Notice that the ratio of 3rd layer to bottoms to tops is 1 – 2 – 3.  This […]

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Work Your Wardrobe: #1 – Take Inventory

  Auditing your wardrobe and taking inventory is the first action to a more efficient, effective, and workable wardrobe. To start your inventory, set up five ‘stations’ – these are areas to place clothing into categories.  You can place a sign at each station to indicate the category.  You will probably need the following stations: […]

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Living Karate-Style: Principles for Life Affirmations – part 3 of 3

PRINCIPLES 20 – 36 Here are karate principles 20 – 36 for life affirmations. 20.  Focus.  Each technique must have kime or focus.  There is a direct correlation between focus and success. 21.  Persevere.  Take continuous action to improve.  The road to success is one step at a time. 22.  Apply knowledge.  Knowing how to […]

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Living Karate-Style: Principles for Life Affirmations – part 2 of 3

PRINCIPLES 7 – 19   Karate principles can be applied as life affirmations.   7.  Show respect and consideration to everyone.  In Karate we bow as one way of showing respect.  In Bunkai (application) or Kumite (sparring) we practice as partners or in teams.  I honour the people that allow me to work with them. […]

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Living Karate-Style: Principles for Life Affirmations – part 1 of 3

PRINCIPLES 1 – 6   Karate principles can be applied to life affirmations. In 2000 I started taking Karate at the Richmond Hill Karate Club.  And I have to tell you – Karate does just as much, if not more, for self-awareness and personal growth than it does for self-defense.   How I do Karate is […]

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Travel Tips for your Trips – part 2 of 2

Here are some travel tips for packing and travelling.   To Prepare Luggage: Avoid putting your home address on the bag; only put your name, destination, and flight number. On the inside of the suitcase attach your business card, in case the luggage goes astray. To Pack Luggage: Place heavier items near the bottom, and […]

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