Business consultant, coach and strategist. Passionate about helping others be the best they can be, in business and in life.
We'll be here:) Cheers! Kaarina
1 day, 9 hours ago on Will I be back
I do believe in seeing the "blessing in disguise" with every fork or turn or bump in the road. Don't get me wrong: it's not always immediately evident. But I do sit outside myself to observe myself and the situation, to see the proverbial lemonade in the lemons. I'd like to think that it comes with experience (cough, age) that we're able to accept with grace the unexpected, the painful and the difficult in our lives. Perhaps it's because I've seen the passing of too many young people in my life lately. Whatever the reason, when we see that things do happen for a reason (although I know many people hate that phrase, "all things happen for a reason"), we're able to shake off the disappointment, anger or hurt more readily than if we hold onto the injustice, disappointment or anger. Come to Canada my friend: let's make an event happen here! Cheers! Kaarina
4 days, 10 hours ago on Business Lessons Learned From a Speaking Gig Gone Bad
Brian, I so enjoy seeing your photos on fb, and I can say only this: Happiness rules! Good for you to take the leap and carve a life and lifestyle that, despite its challenges, rewards you each and every day. Cheers! Kaarina
4 days, 10 hours ago on The Happy Friday Series: Taking Risk For Desert Passion
@Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing Jayme, I have one in progress for you...promise! I will get back to it this weekend and email it to you soon:) Promise!
Two things: Treat others as you wish to be treated. And "this above all, to thine own self be true". That.is.all. :) Cheers! Kaarina
5 days, 7 hours ago on Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You
I am my work: I live and breathe who I am and what I do. That's the thing about my business. I'm hired for who I am - the essence of what I bring to the table - which is manifest by what I can do for you, the client. My life isn't divided into "on duty" and "off duty": it's a seamless existence in which I live every moment fully, regardless of what I happen to be doing. Cheers! Kaarina
1 week, 1 day ago on QOTW 2013: Week 24: C’mon, who treats work like a learning experience?
You had me at "no multi-tasking!" hahahaha Cheers! Kaarina
1 week, 1 day ago on Get Blogging Voice: Part I
Ah, one of my favourite photographers, and one of my favourite photos profiled here ("Lost"). Happy, happy Friday all (and of course, you KNOW how I feel about balance, haha!) Cheers! Kaarina
1 week, 4 days ago on The Happy Friday Series: Fine Art Photography And Family
Thanks for sharing your journey here Marquita, and I wish you well on the launch and life of your new blog. Cheers! Kaarina
1 week, 5 days ago on The Virtual Life of a Blogger
@margieclayman Oh no, I didn't send that along for that reason! I thought you'd see how perfect the synchronicity of ideas:) Great minds...kindred spirits. Cheers! Kaarina
1 week, 5 days ago on Everybody Has a Story
I agree. In your words, and in the words of Amanda Marshall, "Everybody's got a story".http://youtu.be/3kZ-gG4r0zI
Oh, you should hear it in Canada...eh :) That's the joke about Canadians: that we say sorry for everything! I agree: no need to say 'sorry' unless it's an apology...for real. Cheers! Kaarina
2 weeks ago on Dear Women, I’m Sorry For Apologizing @BlairGlaser #bealeader
@rdopping 10 second slide is good: just a little more inflection, intonation and speed in the voice would make it top drawer for me :) And yes! Think like an entertainer...pauses, pacing, highs and lows, energy...you got it!
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Introducing The 10x10 Project: Do you have an Inspiration Engine?
Faster-paced, more animated verbal delivery will go a long way as well. Kudos to you for trying new things. Cheers! Kaarina
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Introducing The 10x10 Project: Do you have an Inspiration Engine?
@profkrg I'm actually delighted to be reading some galleys right now for some colleagues, which not only interests me from a content point of view, but keeps the "editor" in me razor-sharp, checking spelling and grammar:) My "other" reading includes two fiction books (one of which I'll abandon, because I never force myself to read a book that I'm not enjoying or benefitting from), two business books and articles in a national magazine that my brother writes for. Cheers! Kaarina
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Why You Should Read Every Day
Love reading! I read first thing in the morning, and before bed. Multiple books at any given time. Cheers! Kaarina
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Why You Should Read Every Day
OK, now I'm really eager for our road trip to Tuscany!!!! Cheers! Kaarina
3 weeks, 1 day ago on The Third Time
This is the way the world should work :) Cheers! Kaarina
3 weeks, 1 day ago on QOTW 2013: Week 22: Hey buddy, whattya got to give?
To puns and sweet endings :) Cheers! Kaarina
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Social Justice: Nutella Confounds Everyone
Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! We just had our long weekend/Victoria Day holiday here in Canada, and I miss it already :) But I celebrate life in general, each and every day. (a little self-serving note here: if you haven't had a chance to read my latest "broken pieces" post, it's pretty timely for the hiatus you're taking: I think it will resonate with you:) Cheers! Kaarina
3 weeks, 5 days ago on A Question, a Holiday, and a New Posting Schedule