30 07, 2015

Give Generously, Receive Graciously

By |2015-07-30T09:58:23-04:00July 30th, 2015|Goals|0 Comments

I grew up in a family of giving; it has always been a part of who I am and what I do. To that end I strive to live by this famous quote:  "We make a Living by what we get, but we make a Life by what we give." (To my dear sons, I hope you give generously and receive graciously!) When reading Adam M. Grant's book, Give and Take, on the topic of giving, I was inspired to explore the social style of giving; how when one gives generously they get far more than what they give.  According to Adam M. Grant there are three styles of social interaction, "giving, taking and matching." He contends that all of these styles can be applied both professionally and personally. Get [...]

14 01, 2015

My Goal…

By |2015-01-14T17:07:28-05:00January 14th, 2015|Goals|0 Comments

When asked why I wanted to go into business, my response was because, “I wanted to be a businessman just like my father.” My father’s successful career was my inspiration and drove me to become the successful businesswoman that I am. My journey as a professional “in the field” began as a nineteen-year-old co-op accounting student articling with a mid-size accounting firm.  I’ll never forget the one day, as I was working, a senior partner flat out told me that I would never become a Chartered Accountant.  As disappointing as that was to hear, I did not let that stop me in my tracks.  In fact with my own determination and the support of my family to always to your best, I forged ahead! I firmly believed that I could [...]

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