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!

Sincerely,

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

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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.

Sincerely,

Colin McClean, Your Career Blacksmith

KeepMovingForward.ca

 

 

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Thoughtful Thursday Quote As An Older And Wiser Man

thoughtful thursday Oct 04, 2018

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!

Sincerely,

Colin McClean, Your Career Blacksmith

KeepMovingForward.ca

Keep Moving Forward And Looking Upwards!

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Do These Two Things To Be Successful!

motivational monday Oct 01, 2018
 

 

“Yes, You Can and I Know You Can!” is what my mother would tell me as a child whenever I was feeling down or I did not believe in myself. She was my motivational cheerleader who pulled me out of my low self-esteem struggles and other life challenges with these words.

When it comes to succeeding at your dreams, I'm here to encourage you that “Yes, You Can and I Know You Can!” I’d like to share two things you need to be successful:

1) Hard Work; and

2) Determination.

I'm sure many of you are thinking this is the last thing you want to hear! You may be feeling a little down or tired; I truly understand your pain because I have been there many times… struggling to make my dreams a reality. Put simply, what got me out of my struggles was having the mental capacity to sustain hard work and determination.

Have you ever considered that you may be closer to the success finish line than you think? What if you decided to give up and...

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Thoughtful Thursday Quote: Opportunity Is Missed

Welcome To Your Thoughtful Thursday!

If you missed the blog, click on the picture.

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

Sincerely,

Colin McClean, Your Career Blacksmith

KeepMovingForward.ca

Keep Moving Forward And Looking Upwards!

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If You Want More Opportunities, Do This!

 

Everyone, including myself, would love to have opportunities fall into our laps at a moment’s notice. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that a genie or a leprechaun will grant you more opportunities! Many of you are looking for a magical sign but it will never come, unless you do this one thing.

How many of you are, or know of a person who has been, saying for years they were going to do something and never do it; be it lose weight, chase a dream or leave a job. When you hear the phrase, “Someday I’m going to…” you’re probably thinking that their, “Someday” is really a “No Day”! I’m here to tell you that it is possible to turn your “Someday” into a “Real Day”!

When there is something you want to accomplish — be it a dream or moving your career forward — it is necessary that you work on it. You’ve got to make it a sense of urgency. “Work” is the only thing that is...

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