Martha's Dare inspiring you to achieve your dreams

Using frustration to drive clarity

Monday, 4 July, 2011

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.

Be a realistic optimist

Monday, 16 May, 2011

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.

Going on a BHAG hunt !

Tuesday, 26 April, 2011

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.

Believe in the possible and ACT on it !

Sunday, 10 April, 2011

Meet Caroline Casey – an international speaker and adventurer who shares her story about believing in oneself and GOING for it. Building on the stories of other inspirational women who are going after their dreams, Caroline Casey will move you. Be inspired. Believe in yourself.

Discover wisdom here !

Thursday, 31 March, 2011

Have you ever asked someone what wisdom they know now that they wish they had known when they started off their career ? From asking for more money, to finding your groove, and tooting your horn, you’ll find wisdom for early career professionals here.

Create the life you want: a true story

Friday, 25 March, 2011

It is my pleasure to introduce my first guest blogger, Mandy Gresh. Mandy is a volunteer, marketer, business developer, writer, entrepreneur, but most of all someone who’s proving you can create the life you want. She has inspired me with her determination and spirit as she makes her dream a reality and today she’s here to inspire you. Folllow her journey at

Dream = 10km Confidence Builder

Thursday, 17 March, 2011

I dreamed of starting a running program in Toronto – something that would inspire girls to get healthy and build confidence. Using a visualization technique and a lot of passion, the program is in it’s fourth year and over 30 young women lives have been changed. Read about how you too can visualize and make a dream a reality.

Where do you invest your time ?

Friday, 11 March, 2011

A major theme in my work and my life right now is the topic of priorities. At work, I debate how I want to spend my 8-10 hours and at home I try to figure out what after work activity I should make a priority. We all choose how we invest our time, the question is, are we investing it in what is a priority in our life ? And if not, how to we get aligned so we can live the life we love.

How to stick out….in a good way !

Friday, 4 March, 2011

Want to get noticed at work but don’t know where to start? Here are 10 easy ways to get started based on real life experience that resulted in me becoming a Senior Manager at 29.

Take ten minutes to ponder you…

Thursday, 24 February, 2011

Take ten minutes to ponder your life’s purpose. What do you hope to achieve/give back in this lifetime ? Write down one goal.