Networking – a new lifestyle!

Networking – a new lifestyle!

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20 Feb 2018

Everyone tells us the best way to find a dream job is to network – but I’ve always found that most folks people dislike the concept of networking. They’re not certain why, but they believe it comes across as insincere or ineffective. The reason is that most folks treat networking like dieting. We use it…

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The Hockey Player Who Taught Me and the Coach a Few Lessons

The Hockey Player Who Taught Me and the Coach a Few Lessons

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20 Feb 2018

To be truly effective, a philosophy should be a simple concept, applicable to many situations and It must be able to be retaught by others. A while back I received a phone call. The high-pitched voice at the other end sounded like a young boy. Now I’ve got a few male friends who like to…

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The Man Who Planted a Tree

The Man Who Planted a Tree

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20 Feb 2018

I once connected on Twitter with April Hawkins, an archivist at the Royal Ontario Museum. I often employ the RHB Code networking strategy and so I asked her about her biggest challenge. Dr. Hawkins responded “It would be transforming interest about ancient/historic objects into ethical curation.” That caught my ear as 3rd gear intention is…

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Overcoming Overwhelm

Overcoming Overwhelm

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20 Feb 2018

We have all been there. It may happen to you periodically during busy times of the year like the holidays or family events, or it may hit you during the course of any given day. It is the feeling you get when you find yourself scrolling through that endless list of things to do, family…

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Iron Out Your Nervousness

Iron Out Your Nervousness

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20 Feb 2018

I am currently training for my 10th Ironman competition this summer (a 3.8 km swim, a 180-km bike and a 42.2 km run.) Whenever I start to fixate on the outcome, I always go back to some great advice from my family doctor before my very first Ironman race in 2003. During my annual medical…

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But where is the protein?!” Getting protein on a plant-based diet – Part 3

But where is the protein?!” Getting protein on a plant-based diet – Part 3

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20 Feb 2018

For many years, Dave and I batted around the idea of moving to plant-based diet. Our primary concern was finding adequate protein sources to fuel our training and long-term health. Here is another myth about protein sources to build, repair and maintain muscle you may have thought and some answers that will help. MYTH: It…

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But where is the protein?!” Getting protein on a plant-based diet – Part 2

But where is the protein?!” Getting protein on a plant-based diet – Part 2

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20 Feb 2018

Protein is a very important part of our diet. There is a lot of information swirling around about protein, both facts and untruths. As endurance athletes, we continually research and evolve our nutrition knowledge to help us optimize performance. We found protein to be a confusing issue. There are a few myths you may have…

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But where is the protein?!” Getting protein on a plant-based diet – Part 1

But where is the protein?!” Getting protein on a plant-based diet – Part 1

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20 Feb 2018

For years Dave and I talked about moving to a plant-based diet. For years we have eaten a clean, whole-food based diet that included fresh fruits and vegetables, but also fish and lean chicken. As endurance athletes, our biggest concern was whether we would get sufficient protein to repair and build muscle and achieve peak…

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Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

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20 Feb 2018

Dave and I have competed in many Ironman competitions. It’s a common practice from friends and family to post signs of support along the bike and run route. We agree the most humorous message we ever saw was posted about half-way along the 180-km bike course on one Ironman race. Amid all the motivational and…

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