Archives For Personal Development

Recently I attended a networking event for social media marketers. Being new to the city I was very interested in meeting new people. There was only 1 problem. I didn’t know anyone else going.

Now, I know what you might be thinking…the whole point of going is to meet new people.  Yes, that is true, but it’s always nice to have a wing man!

Over the last several weeks, I have been to a handful of networking events. I know they can be intimidating to attend. It can be overwhelming to see that many new people all in one place. Maybe you aren’t sure what to say or what to do.  Continue Reading…

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Hi Friends,

My desire is to help you grow in your influence and reach your full potential. I want to create useful and relevant content for you. In order to do this, I need to hear from YOU. As a result I have created my first ever Reader’s Survey!

Your input is important to me. The survey is easy to fill out and will only take a few minutes to complete.  Continue Reading…

The other day on my morning run, I saw a biker riding down the street. This is nothing surprising in Portland, considering bikers get their own lane on almost every road.

What was surprising about this particular biker was how quickly he was peddling and how slow he was actually going. 

I realized at that moment that this biker needed to switch gears. He was in the wrong gear that was causing him to work much harder than he needed too. 

Not to mention he looked really silly!  Continue Reading…

When I was in high school I worked on a farm. I bailed the hay and got it ready in the barn for the winter. I cleaned and bagged seed for the following years crop. During one summer, I had to pick up the rocks from a field before the seeds could be planted. 

I remember being in the field alone. It was hot in the sun and I was tired. It would have been easy for me to “skip” a few rocks and get the job done fast, but something didn’t seem right to me about that.

It might be because I know that everything I do, I must be willing to put my name on it and stand behind it.  Continue Reading…

If you set your goals AND write them down, you are in the top 4% of everyone in the world! Personally, I have written goals that look huge on paper. They are so big it can be daunting to know where to start. When most people can’t figure out where to start they just give up.

When a cruise ship sets sail from San Diego towards Honolulu, it has a course set for it to follow. If the ship is a foot or two off course in San Diego, it will miss Honolulu by miles!

That is the power of how a small change in direction can have a major impact over time. Continue Reading…

Have you ever become so discouraged you thought about throwing in the towel and walking away? Well on Thursday I went to the ProBlogger one day event and I almost gave up.

I was excited to go to this event because it was all about how to build a profitable blog. This is a desire of mine because I would love to blog, write, coach and partner with others in a way that is a full time income, business and personal passion outlet.

I was also really looking forward to the day because I knew there were certain people speaking that I was looking forward to seeing. Among those people were Chris Guillebeau, Jeff Goins, and Pat Flynn, just to name a few.  Continue Reading…

Recently after morning, I went through a time where I was working full time to find full time work! One of my goals in life is to help others understand and maximize their potential.

Throughout this process I have been walking step by step through the book 48 Days To The World You Love by Dan Miller. I think this is a fantastic book, full of hands on practical steps every job seeker can put to work right away.

What employers are looking for in a new team member is also what makes a current team member great. Continue Reading…

Most of us view Sunday as the end of the week. Monday is usually the first day back to work after the weekend. It can feel like we get up Monday morning and try to start an engine that has sat for too long.

But what if Sundays were the beginning of the week? What if Sunday could prime the pump for a fantastic week?

How can we use Sundays as a “launching pad” for a successful week?  Continue Reading…

Over the last 2 years my wife and I have been in the process of moving from Toronto, Canada to Portland, Oregon. It has been a long journey, with its challenges. It has also been a time of character growth.

One thing is for sure, when you step out of your comfort zone and pursue a dream, you will face opposition and will feel a sense of peace. 

Two months ago Laurie and the kids moved out to Portland so that we could finish the immigration process. This week I will be moving to join them!

It couldn’t come at a better time, I have properly transitioned out of my current role at work and my daughter’s third birthday is this week! 

Now this is where I am going to ask for your help. Paul Resume Pic

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My beautiful daughter was born in June of 2011. Soon she will be 3! When we went into the hospital I put my phone on silent (because I just assumed you were supposed to in a hospital!). I also wanted to be fully available to my wife.

Before then, my phone would buzz, beep, ring and chime all the time. Like most people I get plenty of work and personal emails on a regular basis, and they come in at all hours of the day.

I remember one time my wife and I went out for dinner. My phone beeped in the middle of our conversation and without thinking I checked my phone. My wife was talking, but I wasn’t paying attention. Needless to say, I had to apologize to my wife! Continue Reading…