Change for better by practising continuous improvement

Kaizen is the Japanese concept of continual improvement. There is always more work to do, because the work is not yet perfect. Can I increase the quality?  Can I increase the speed of production?  Can I decrease the cost? Toyota does it and they make great cars. You can do it and be a better … Continued

The Dangers of Toxic Goal Setting

As sports fans, we often celebrate athletes and admire them for their beauty, fame and wealth. But in my experience, I’ve come to know beauty, fame and wealth as toxic goals. These toxic three don’t drive the most successful sports figures. Rather, our heroes’ external success is more often the result of deep athlete-coach relationships and a … Continued

Nerves: Managed correctly nerves will help you

Your nerves are like a nuclear reactor.  If you switch them off, you miss out on an abundant source of energy. If you have a nervous meltdown, you spew toxic waste everywhere. When managed correctly, your nerves fire you up.  They make you smarter, happier, and give you quicker reflexes. Your nerves are there to … Continued

It’s Important to Remember that Learning Never Stops

Learning never stops. The best people have an insatiable thirst for knowledge. Satya is an insatiable learner and he leads one of the best companies in the world. Be like Satya.   – Send Adam Kreek a message on Twitter @adamkreek. You can also find more tips to improve your body, mind and soul on … Continued

How Providence Can Change Your Life

Providence can change your life. Here is a quick lesson on how it works: Dream up a big goal Tell key supporters about your big goal Be humble and let go of outcome Act boldly   The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves, too.  All sorts of things will occur to help  one … Continued

Do you Know the Power of Resiliency?

Resiliency is powerful. It changes the world. Did Nelson Mandela stop when he was arrested for his anti-apartheid politics? Nope.

‘The Bump’ hasn’t knocked race walker Evan Dunfee off course

“The Bump” has become the defining moment of Evan Dunfee’s career, and the 26-year-old race walker from Richmond, B.C., is still coming to terms with its significance. Two months later, I’m curious to see what the rest of us can learn from his personal reflections.

What’s your next Gold Medal Moment?

  What’s your next Gold Medal Moment?  What is that thing you want that is so huge that it scares you? I was scared to set the goal of winning an Olympic Gold Medal. Telling too many people about a ginormous goal can create a crippling level of pressure and expectations.  

Shrink that spare tire by swinging a real one

As your friendly neighbourhood Olympic has-been, I’m often asked to share my favourite exercise routines. My first suggestion is always the same: pursue joy in movement, and joy in effort. The more you look for these two sources of joy, the fitter you will become. Plus, you’re much more likely to stick with a joyful … Continued

Hard Work is your Key to Success

I was working for a large engineering company that built mega-projects. A manager confided in me at the networking session after my speech.  “There are two types of people that I will hire for my project teams,” he said. “Athletes and farmers.  They know how to work hard and they push when the going gets … Continued

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