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Are We “Following the Leader” or Following Followers?

Are We “Following the Leader” or Following Followers?

Remember that tune, “We’re following the leader, the leader, the leader. We’re following the leader, wherever they may go!” It’s a catchy song, isn’t it? It’s from the original animated Peter Pan film, if I’m not mistaken, but I’ve got a question: Has anybody ever stopped to ask whether the “leader” actually knows and believes in where they’re going? SUBSCRIBE: YouTube  | Email...

The Elephant & The Hourglass – The Art of Embracing Impermanence

The Elephant & The Hourglass – The Art of Embracing Impermanence

Please gather round beside me I’ll give a little class And I’ll share a little story Of the elephant and the hourglass One’s stature is imposing It’s heavy, slow and strong The other keeps the meter Gently ticking all along One seems almost immovable Impossible to face The other passes quietly At a sure and steady pace SUBSCRIBE: YouTube  | Email Newsletter One...

Resting Face – The Message We Send Without Knowing It

Resting Face – The Message We Send Without Knowing It

It used to drive me absolutely bonkers. I’d just be sitting there relaxing, minding my own business, and it would seem like people were always asking me, “Kev, are you okay? What’s wrong?” And I’d get frustrated: “What’s wrong? Nothing’s wrong. I’m just relaxing, minding my own business. What’s wrong is you keep asking me what’s wrong. I’m fine.” I...

“Plus / Minus” – Team Players & Energy Vampires

“Plus / Minus” – Team Players & Energy Vampires

Hey, I’m from Canada, eh? The land of maple syrup, hosers, and hockey. And in our national game there’s a statistic that they use to measure the overall effectiveness of players. It’s called “plus/ minus.” But you don’t need to be on the ice in order for that thing to tell a big story. SUBSCRIBE: YouTube  | Email Newsletter “Plus / minus.” Here’s...

“Vulnerability, Rescripted” – It’s Just Being Real

“Vulnerability, Rescripted” – It’s Just Being Real

It feels to me like I’m hearing a lot of buzz about the word, and the idea of, “vulnerability.” It seems like we humans view that as something rare and so exceptional that when we see it, we think it needs to be celebrated. I really hope that changes. I wonder if you’ve ever visited a movie set where they...

Do We Look Up To Others … And Down On Ourselves?

Do We Look Up To Others … And Down On Ourselves?

Transcript: There have been a lot of interesting and very talented people up there. It’s the stage in the bandshell at the park central to the city in which I live. This is where a lot of the major festivals and events are held. It’s gated off right now. I guess they don’t want me up there doing air guitar...

“People These Days” – We See What We Look For

“People These Days” – We See What We Look For

Transcript: There’s a phrase I feel like I’ve been hearing a lot lately. Maybe I’m just noticing it more, because I know it’s been around as long as I have. The phrase, I think, is a pretty good temperature check for where our mindset is and the things that we’re focused upon. As they like to say, the things that...

“Why Willpower Won’t Work” – What It Really Takes To Change

“Why Willpower Won’t Work” – What It Really Takes To Change

Transcript: I don’t know that I really want to be known as a motivational speaker. I enjoy speaking, but motivational? The thing is that motivation is external, and really, what it does is it’s just an incitement for you to use your willpower. But willpower alone isn’t going to work, and I’m going to use this window to show you why....

“Band Aids” – Treating Symptoms Instead Of Causes

“Band Aids” – Treating Symptoms Instead Of Causes

Transcript: It used to be, in days gone by, you’d see people  have little pieces of string tied around one of their fingers, and they’d leave it there as a reminder for something that they didn’t want to forget later in the day. It seems funny now; we’ve got cellphones and beeps and boops and different gadgets to help us...

“Awareness On Ice” – We’re Unaware That We’re Unaware

“Awareness On Ice” – We’re Unaware That We’re Unaware

In the speaking world, it seems like everybody wants to ask everybody else, “What’s your topic? What’s your area of expertise? What are you an expert on?” So they ask me what are my topics, and I think they’re expecting me to say, “How to increase your sales by 20%” or,  “Five success habits guaranteed to change your life today.”...