The Edge Of Your Fears

motivational May 08, 2019

Your success is waiting for you on the edge of your fears.learn more in this 3: 10-minute video

What do you have to do this week that scares you? Take it from someone who has been to the “edge” and back… I can help you through this!

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Colin McClean, Your Career Blacksmith

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Glasses & Networking For Your Motivational Monday!

motivational Feb 11, 2019

It's Monday and it's time to get motivated! Today we're talking about Glasses and Networking. Pretty strange for a motivation topic, I know but the video will explain it all.


Colin Your Career Blacksmith

"Keep Moving Forward and Looking Upwards!"

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Happy No New Year's Resolution Year!

happy new year Jan 01, 2019

Welcome to 2019! 

If you want to make lasting changes in your life, we recommend that you skip the "New Year's Resolution" tradition. That's right, instead of making a one-year commitment, today make a New Life Resolution!

What's the difference? Instead of seeing January 1, 2019 as the start of a new calendar year, see it as it truly is... the first day of the rest of your life!

Most of us know from research -- and from experience -- that New Year's resolutions last for a short time; in reality more than half fail. But we don't worry about this too much, because we get to do it all over again next January 1? As my old coach used to say, "So how's that working for you?"

If you really want to make lasting change in your life, decide today to make a New Life Resolution. Here's how you can go about it:

1. State (verbally and in writing) the success you want to achieve. That is, have a crystal clear vision of the ultimate goal you want to meet. Say,...

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Do This One Thing To Make Your Dreams A Reality

motavational Nov 12, 2018

Today is a day of mixed emotions for me. I'm happy that the workday is coming to an end but also sad because I just heard that Stan Lee, my childhood hero, has passed away.

What I loved about him was that he always followed his dreams and encouraged others to do the same. On that note ... I encourage you to click on the image below to watch a short vlog about making your dreams a reality.

In closing, let me leave you with Mr. Lee's favourite final word ... Excelsior!


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Two Times Lucky

motivational Nov 05, 2018

If you are lucky in life, you’ll experience your own birth twice. This sounds ridiculous, but I’m telling you that it’s possible. Here’s what I mean…

I definitely do not remember my first birth; that is, when I came into this world. However, what I can tell you is what my parents told me. It was the late 60s, in the springtime, in Montreal. I was making my arrival one month too early and my father was racing down the highway to get my mother to the hospital. He first had to drop off my sister at the babysitter, who — to make matters worse — lived at the opposite end of the city.

Now, here’s where my first birth story gets a little more stressful. After crisscrossing the city, my father safely reaches the hospital; he drops off my mother at the reception desk. The contractions are coming more quickly and more painfully. The nurse quickly whisks my mom away and my father runs back to park the car, so it doesn’t get towed away from...

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Do These 3 Things To Overcome Your Obstacles

motivational Oct 25, 2018

 In life, there will always be obstacles that show up when we least expect them. Obstacles can take many forms: a financial setback, getting passed over for a promotion, a decline in your health or a combination of difficulties. At first, it can feel overwhelming. However, how you choose to react will determine how successful you’ll be at overcoming those obstacles.

Here are three things you need to do to overcome your obstacles:

  • Take A Step Back: When you encounter an obstacle, it can feel like you hit a brick wall. Don’t panic and, most of all, don’t keep pushing through when you’re in that negative frame of mind. I believe Albert Einstein said it best, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” Instead, take a step back and analyze your situation. There may be any number of reasons why this obstacle was placed before you. It could be there to shift you in a...
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Thoughtful Thursday Quote ― You Don't Have To Be Great To Get Started

Welcome To Your Thoughtful Thursday!

If you missed the blog, here's the link:

Hope this quote keeps you motivated towards your goals and your dreams!


Colin McClean, Your Career Blacksmith
"Keep Moving Forward And Looking Upwards!"

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On Your Mark. Get Set… Go!

motivational monday Oct 15, 2018

There’s no getting around it. In the race of life, you have to get on your mark, get set and go!

It doesn’t matter if it’s the 100 metre dash, a marathon, or the race to move your career forward. To win, you must take these three essential steps!  Many of us are good with the first two; that is, we’re very good at getting ready to act. Unfortunately, many fail or falter because we don’t “Go.” I’ve been guilty of this over the years and I had to fight hard to break my procrastination habit.

Sometimes we get scared because we feel that the goal we want to accomplish is too big for us to handle and we trick ourselves into believing that we are just not ready to “Go”. That little voice of doubt we hear in our heads is actually Compulsive Career Self-Sabotage trying to stop us from experiencing any hurts or failures on the road to success… it’s trying to keep us safe. By keeping us safe where we are, what it is...

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Happy Thanksgiving

holiday message Oct 08, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, you have lots to be thankful for now and in the near future.

Share with me and others what you are thankful for.


Colin McClean, Your Career Blacksmith



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