Be Boring!

Be Boring!

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17 Jun 2019

It’s been 4.5 weeks since my rotator cuff surgery. Things have gone pretty well, there’s been relatively little pain and discomfort compared to many folks I’ve talked to who have gone through a similar surgery. (I hurt it lifting a lawnmower but I think there were lots of miles on the chassis beforehand!) My physiotherapist…

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Victor Genova, Digital Sales Lead, Podcaster and Human Being

Victor Genova, Digital Sales Lead, Podcaster and Human Being

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7 May 2019

My guest Victor Genova has a long track record of sales experience in his field. We have a relaxed conversation that covers: - what people fear most about the sales process - the best way to avoid 1st gear-selling with a client - how hard work can create 2nd gear expectations - 2nd gear reasons…

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Barbara Beller, Management Consultant, Ironman, Plant-Powered Human Being

Barbara Beller, Management Consultant, Ironman, Plant-Powered Human Being

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8 Feb 2019

  Barbara Beller has been an international management consultant for many years, she's a multiple Ironman athlete, and now has been 16 months on a plant-based diet. (She’s also my wife of 23 years!) Some of the topics we covered in this podcast: - how we met (and almost didn’t meet!) - how her dad…

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Dave Wilkins, IT Architect, Military Brat, Mason and Human Being

Dave Wilkins, IT Architect, Military Brat, Mason and Human Being

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6 Feb 2019

My very first guest is veteran IT architect, military brat, husband and father, Mason, boat-owner and wise-guy David Wilkins!  He reveals why kids are leaving Facebook, the Masonic version of 1st and 3rd gear, and something that changed the course of Dave’s life and made him shift gears. Dave's a fascinating guy with an interesting…

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Barbara’s Perfect Plant-Pesto

Barbara’s Perfect Plant-Pesto

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10 Aug 2018

This easy pesto is so fresh and flavorful, you will never buy pre-made pesto again! Double the recipe and freeze in batches so you have plenty on hand. Serve as a pasta sauce (e.g., Friday Night Pasta), as a spread on toasted bread or as a topping to your favorite pizza. You can also substitute…

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A compliment, not an HR complaint

A compliment, not an HR complaint

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8 May 2018

Many people in the workplace struggle with how to make sincere and authentic connections, both with internal and external clients. Many men tell me they want to interact professionally with women in the workspace and could use some guidelines. In fact, Barbara has a great phrase, "when you are talking to someone new, please don't…

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Two questions you need to ask every client

Two questions you need to ask every client

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30 Apr 2018

Back in the 1980’s, I helped start a scuba diving store in Ottawa, Canada. We were young, we loved the sport, we paid ourselves little and we worked like demons. So not surprisingly, within 5 years, our store was certifying hundreds of people every year and we ranked in the top three productive dive stores…

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Our Friday Night Pasta Fare

Our Friday Night Pasta Fare

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13 Apr 2018

This is our go-to Friday night dinner in preparation for a weekend of longer training sessions. Elegant enough for company but easy enough to throw together at the last minute. We enjoy it with a piece of fresh ciabatta bread from the local Italian bakery. Perfect for sopping up every last drop. Yum! Makes 2…

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The Madagascar Fruit Bat and Me

The Madagascar Fruit Bat and Me

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28 Mar 2018

The big problem with reading glasses is the on, off, on, off. My nearsightedness is manageable though I am not sure Dave would agree with me on this – a while ago we were out for a run and I delightedly exclaimed “oh look, a bunny”. He calmly replied “that’s a leaf”. Oops. But while…

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