The Importance of Networking

The Importance of Networking

“The Importance of Networking” Featured in The Squamish Chief newspaper, March 2022. Author: Jennifer Thuncher Like the repetition of “location, location, location” as a central tenet of the real estate market, networking is often heralded as the key to success as an entrepreneur.  But what does it truly mean to network, and why is it … Read more

Why Shop Local?

why shop local

This pandemic may not have offered a lot of bright spots but one highlight is how many people recognized the importance of shopping at local businesses.  But, why shop local?  When you spend your dollars in local stores, it connects and supports communities, as well as enhances wealth and employment by circulating dollars many times … Read more

How to Stop Worrying

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I am full of worry.  Aren’t we all?  After all, we are experiencing what will be one of the most significant periods in our lives – the COVID-19 pandemic. But, I needed to get that under control and here is what I discovered about how to stop worrying. WHAT I WORRY ABOUT First, let me … Read more

8 Essential Strategies for Your Pandemic Survival

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We aren’t even half way through the year and yet, I think we all know what 2020 will be remembered for.  Most certainly, this year will be memorialized as the one where we were all challenged with the immense responsibility to avoid spreading a particularly dangerous virus. I’m sharing 8 essential strategies for your pandemic … Read more

The Allure of Poetry

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In my earlier years, the allure of poetry was always strong.  So, when asked to write essays in high school English classes, I would sometimes submit poems to tell the story.  However, some teachers welcomed my creative approach with praise, whilst others didn’t appreciate rule-breaking behavior. I continued to write poetry well into my 30s.  … Read more

Grieving the Loss of Normalcy

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The discomfort you’re feeling is grief.  That was the title of a recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) article.  And it is a new reality because many of us are actually grieving the loss of normalcy during this pandemic. Not to mention the loss of so many others things: financial, emotional, mental and physical.

David Kessler, a leading expert on grief is interviewed in the HBR article. Kessler co-wrote with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross a legendary book on the topic: On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief through the Five Stages of LossThis book revolutionized the five stages of grief.  

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The Eisenhower Matrix: How To Decide Between Urgent and Important Priorities

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The Eisenhower Matrix shows you how to decide between urgent and important priorities. In other words, this concept helps you to fight stress and procrastination so you can work on what’s important. I’ll start by telling you what the Eisenhower Matrix is.  After that, I’ll share how it will be useful with our changing work … Read more