Where do lessons in leadership come from for you? Was it a book you read, a podcast you listen to, a scholastic experience that gave you letters behind your name? Maybe you had a mentor. I sure did. His name was Jack Law and he was my Dad. For complete transparency, I always write a..
Ready for some “Alvin Attitude”? This will be a short piece that was inspired by dinner last night. We ordered home delivered pizza. I know that’s not a revelation. Home delivered food from restaurants has likely saved many of them from closing their kitchens and “throwing in the towel”. Our pizza was prepared and delivered..
Here’s my most critical question today; “Are you feeling blessed or cursed?” Frankly, I’ve been completely fascinated by this pandemic’s effect on people’s mindset because I’ve made a career as a motivational speaker and while my talks focus on my personal story, I believe my true impact is I’m holding up a “metaphorical mirror” for..
There’s No Such Word As Can’t”! I grew up hearing that expression. It was at first inspiring, then repetitive, then condescending, then annoying and then became a key tenet of my entire being. And now, I am forced to confront my own words. Here’s a fun exercise. Make a list of all the activities or..
I promised myself I would not “react” to the insanity that has enveloped our entire planet until I realized, this is a perfect opportunity to offer some advice from the most sane person I know…me! By the way, for all of my friends and particularly my wife, Darlene, who are on the floor laughing right..
Since I’ve been a motivational speaker and writer for decades, I’ve seen all the “trendy” terms and words come and go. One of the new ones that seemed to accompany “millennials” is “Resilience”, and not in a complimentary fashion. Of course, nothing is “absolute” so not “all” millennials struggle with mental health and self-confidence and..
There is a line from one of our favourite movies, “Hidden Figures” that I believe may be one of the best quotes ever! It’s delivered by Al Harrison, played by Kevin Costner. The movie itself is based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s book of the same name, and is the true story of three black women,..
I have never ordered a meal from “Skip The Dishes”, “Grub Hub”, “Uber Eats” or the disturbingly increasing number of these services. Okay, we get pizzas delivered and for a treat, Chinese Food. But before you call me a hypocrite, I’d like to point out what concerns me. The Internet promised a whole new world…
Talk about a loaded title for a blog! This subject is timeless, but the high beams have lit up social and mainstream media about this for the last few weeks. I started to write about my take on the idea a few weeks ago after Canadian celebrity and polarizing sports figure, Don Cherry got fired..
My Dad was an avid golfer. He was also a great man who I vividly remember mellowing with age. He was a service manager for a large farm implement and industrial truck dealership under the International Harvester brand. My Mom told me how much my coming into their home changed him from a gruff, sometimes..