Canada C3 – Overview of an epic expedition For those who don’t know, I’m off on an epic sailing/learning adventure up above the Arctic Circle, around the Coast of Alaska called Canada C3. This blog post is to give a bit more context on what I’m doing! What is Canada C3? The Canada C3 project (www.canadac3.ca) is a Canada 150 initiative. It has a ship called the “Polar Prince”. It consists of a 150-day sailing voyage around Canada from Toronto to Victoria, through the Canadian North. The journey is divided into 15 legs, and each leg has different participants. The … Continue reading Canada C3 – Overview of an epic expedition
Good morning! I’ve been speaking to many of you about the Pomodoro productivity method, and how effective it is, I just haven’t taken the time to write it yet… until today! In the spirit of productivity, I figured, I’ll share an article of someone who summed it up perfectly! Oh, I’m so funny. But seriously, for those who feel they spin their wheels without moving very far, have a read. There are other elements to the productivity picture. I want to share more in the weeks to come. This is the first piece, on the “day to day” work. Let me know if … Continue reading What is the Pomodoro – Or How to Do 40 Hours Work in 16,7 Hours
What do you consider to be the most pressing world issue? This is a question I’ve been asked as part of my 21inc Leadership training, and I found it hard to answer… is it climate change? is it poverty? I thought about long and hard, and here is the fruit of my reflections: I believe all the issues named above (climate change, immigration, war, poverty etc.) all stem from common traits of greed (and the corollary, lack of compassion). For me, it is the common behaviour of many humans to take more than they give back. This obviously leads to imbalance. … Continue reading What do you consider to be the most pressing world issue?
A quote can change a life, inspire or give purpose. A few days ago, I read a compilation of incredible quotes on success, 101 in total. I recommend to read through if you have 5 minutes! Albert Einstein’s quote really struck me this time around: Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. –-Albert Einstein Brilliant. Powerful. I feel like I’ve been selfish in my life recently. Always asking “What can I get out of this? What can this person bring me?” What I’m slowly learning and what is “common wisdom” is that to … Continue reading Increasing Your Life Fulfillment With Einstein’s Wise Words
These are photos from a race from Summerside to Charlottetown, my longest voyage of the year! Most of us have “big dreams”, that we hope to “someday” accomplish. They often stay as “someday” projects as they seem to ambitious or distant. In my case, my “big dream” is to sail around the world, this is a dream I’ve had since sailing on the tall ship “Sorlandet” as part of the Class Afloat program. I didn’t make progress on this objective… until this Summer. Why didn’t I make headway on this project? Because I was focusing on the end goal, i.e. … Continue reading Practical Lessons on How to Accomplish Your Biggest Life Goals
Yesterday, I watched a documentary on “the Iceman”, this strange/fascinating 50 year old Dutch man who defies what we think we know about physiology. The man, Wim Hof, holds 20 Guiness records and has defied science by being able to be submerge for almost 2 hours in ice, WITHOUT change to his body temperature. I am VERY intrigued. He and his students have done numerous tests with scientists/doctors and seems it checks out. Meditation/breathing techniques are what seem to be key to power, health and happiness says Hof. From a Sense of Purpose One of the interesting elements of the story … Continue reading How to Use Your Mind to Become Superhuman
“What sets human beings apart from animals is not the pursuit of happiness, which occurs all across the natural world, but the pursuit of meaning, which is unique to humans” – Ray Baumeister “It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness.” – Victor Frankl Victor Frankl, one of my heroes, is a psychologist who survived Nazi concentration camps. He explains that the BIGGEST factor which determined survival in Nazi concentration camps was… meaning. I’ve just finished reading this fantastic article on the pursuit of meaning vs the pursuit of happiness. “He knows the “why” for his existence, and will … Continue reading On Why The Pursuit for Happiness Is Not Your Most Important Life Endevour