Need to Overcome Awkwardness?

Sometime being quiet, shy, socially awkward

and perhaps an introvert can keep us from succeeding in our personal and professional life. I know in my earlier years, I struggled with a little of that.

Recently I had a unique opportunity to speak with Monica Parkin from Courtney, British Columbia, Canada. She epitomized those characteristics, yet was able to turn that around to become a successful serial entrepreneur, author and master relationship builder.

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Celebrating Milestones Forward Can Yield Amazing Results 

Milestones – whether business, community or personal are achieved and celebrated all the time. They’re also recognized in a variety of different ways. However, if you really look at many of these celebrations, I thought, they’re often backward looking – i.e., going back to where things started to where they are now.

Predictable.

Then, I had an epiphany. What if you commemorated by purposefully celebrating forward? What if you used that milestone as a way of encouraging a future activity?

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Thermapen ONE instantly perfects your grilling

Perfect for checking for doneness

Even after years of preparing steak, fish or even chicken, do you still find yourself having to cut into your protein to make sure it’s cooked just right or well enough? Personally, even though I’ve used a typical thermometer, I think it’s due to a combination of its inaccuracy and perhaps some of my ineptness as a grillmaster.

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Netflix & Podcasts: Video is Loving the Radio Star

                    

Netflix Podcast: Strong Black Leads – Tracy Clayton(L) interviews Hollywood celeb Jason Weaver

The phrase, “Video Killed the Radio Star” is often cited as a metaphor with respect to the domination of video over audio.  It’s also a song by a British New-Wave band and one-hit wonder, Buggles and the first selection played by MTV 40 years ago this month, August 1, 1981 to be exact, that sparked the birth of the music video revolution.

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Smart photo frame makes for a smart gift choice

Think of the plethora of pictures you snapped on your smartphone; chances are you haven’t printed one in eons but more likely shared them to the dark depths of Instagram and Facebook. But try to have that one particular memory at your fingertips to share at home or with family and friends without hovering around your phone or having to sign up for social media. 

It’s not such an easy task without a smart digital photo frame.

Today’s frames are smart and no longer simply grainy passive display mechanisms sitting off in a corner on some desk rotating through a bunch of grainy pictures. Many models from innovative companies like Nixplay and Photospring produce crisp images. 

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Inventor reimagines Beer accessory to create better mask

James McCrimmon is the inventor of a beer accessory to help keep your beer cool. His Alberta-based business relies on major events like CFL football games and the rodeo for sales. 

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit McCrimmon found his proverbial keg empty. But instead of crying into his frosty mug he decided to reimagine his product into one that could save lives.

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Last-minute gift ideas ideal for this unusual holiday season

Fitness trackers, webcams, tiny batteries, protective cases for your smartphone and cheaper ways to keep your house clean

This year, celebrations, gift-giving and the whole shopping experience may be a whole lot different. Many of us will be separated from our loved ones this holiday season.

So here are a few gadget gift ideas you can easily order online and have sent directly to them:

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Cubii Jr. – Easy quiet workout anywhere anytime while you sit

Regardless of your age, abilities or lifestyle, you can benefit from a low-cardio seated elliptical workout

It’s always a smart health-conscious choice to inject a little more physical activity into our lives, regardless as to where we may be on our fitness journey, but we sometimes lack the time or energy or have limited ability to get out for that much needed workout. The good news is the solution, Cubii Jr., can be sitting literally right under your feet.

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Father’s Day peace-of-mind tech gifts for Dad

gift google nest hub
 Google Nest Hub connects to 1,000-plus smart devices

Control your connected home, make your old home alarm smart again and ensure fast, smooth home Internet

The best gifts for Dad are often those the entire family can enjoy and give Dad some peace of mind. And that’s very important during these unprecedented times.

Here are three selections for Father’s Day that fit the bill:

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What I learned from the journey of over 12 million steps

For a dedicated athlete or an active twenty something fit individual, walking a minimum of 10,000 steps a day, for almost three years might seem like a daily workout or a walk in the park. 

For someone like me, three decades older with ancient injuries and lot more wear and tear on the body walking roughly seven to eight kilometres a day that seems more like a pipe dream. 

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