How would you design the life you love, and what BIG decision do you need to make to make it a reality? On April 28th, 2012 I married the man of my dreams. While on our honeymoon in Belize we decided to take design our life so that we could do it all. What does [...]
In my last post I talked about showing up on video ! My first ever public video blog provides you three tips for recording a high impact video message. What do you think ? What do you want me to blog about next ?
This past January I had the chance to speak at Queen’s University on the topic of Social Media and Technology. What I learnt as I reflected on my own career in the virtual world, in interacting with some smart Queen’s Engineers and sitting at dinner Marketing guru Sidneyeve Matrix are the following five mantras to [...]
On October 23rd, 2011 I reached my eleven year milestone at Cisco, and to my surprise it triggered some deep reflection. Why had I stayed at ONE company for a third of my life !? Was there still an opportunity to grow? Could Cisco give me what I needed next in my career ? The [...]
I am proud to be one of the 25% of women in IT in Canada. On October 23rd, 2011 I will have worked for Cisco for 11 years over which I have had 11 different roles ranging from being a technical support engineer to a Senior Manager leading business strategy. These roles have challenged me, [...]
Last year, my fiancee Mark and I decided to add a half ironman triathlon to our bucket list. This hefty race comprises of a 2km open water swim, followed by a 93 km bike ride and wrapped up with a 21.1 km run. A total of 70.3 miles. This was bigger, longer, scarier and harder [...]
Each of us has it in us to be the BEST. We all have the capacity to get to know ourselves and to be authentically us at work. I challenge you to be authentic. Have the courage to bring your whole self to work.
Do you ever finish work day and feel totally exhausted and unfulfilled and wonder “is this what I am meant to be doing with my life ? ” Your calling is something that your inner voice is telling you to do – something of a higher purpose. Do you know what your’s is ? Do you have the guts to go after it ? This is a story of my evaluation of my career and calling.
In my past blogs I talk about visualizing the life you want and then going after it with fierce passion. Whether it be in defining a Big Hairy Audacious Goal , taking a leap to start a business, or sitting down and just picturing what life looks like in 5, 10 or 25 years – realize that as you visualize success, ALSO take note of the hard work, planning and effort it will take to get you there.
BHAG’s are BIG, Hairy Audacious goals. They are scary, often cause your heart rate to speed up at the thought of going after them, and take a lot of courage. BHAGs also serve as amazing motivators and launching pads to a more courageous, self confident YOU ! I was first introduced to BHAGs by my friend Terra who as a non runner, decided that she would run a marathon.