Present Danger

They caught my attention because I could hear them enjoying their day just outside my window. There was three of them working together sharing a little camaraderie as they soaked up the sunshine. I admired their work and the fact they were working away without a care in the world. Their work was efficient and […]

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Warnings till we’re blue in the face

I’m sitting at the airport waiting for my flight. It’s almost impossible to focus because there is so much activity, but I needed to stop everything and write this down while I remember. The announcements, so many announcements … they’ve got me in a state of wonder. I’m wondering why do people wait so long […]

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Unaddressed Hazards

At last year’s garage sale I was reminded of the result of not addressing a hazard. This really wasn’t a safety hazard, but actually a security hazard. It was the last couple of hours in our 2-day garage sale and we finally convinced our son to bring his Play Station Portable (PSP) into the garage […]

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Speak up for Safety!

This afternoon it was a beautiful outside so I decided to go for a walk. I was walking downtown Regina and came up to the intersection of Hamilton and 11th, but needed to wait for the walk light. The lady on my right was already standing on the edge of the curb waiting for the […]

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Beyond Hope

I wrote this blog because it stood in stark contrast to what I tell people as a motivational speaker. I tell people to persevere, to press through adversity, and not to give up. I also talk a lot about perspective and this story may reveal a deeper perspective than I have ever shared. Yesterday I […]

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Hindsight – Insight in HD

People say hindsight is 20/20. I think the current way to view hindsight is Insight in HD. The images and realities appear so vivid, somehow much clearer and more defined then when they first occurred. The HD image can help intensify feelings of joy, satisfaction, remorse, guilt, shame and regret. The negative image is often […]

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Odd Urinal Scenario

You know how it is when you see something and you just know that it’s a bad idea? Kind of like a parent watching your kids and you say “Watch out!” and the child is amazed you predicted they would wipe out. I saw something like that this week. It struck me as odd. It’s […]

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Widowmakers

I have a general rule that anything called a widowmaker should be given some respect. I would consider a widowmaker to be the UR of my HURT acronym for Causes of Injuries … an “Unware or Unaddressed Hazard” and “Respect for tool, process & environment”. For a forestry worker a widowmaker is a branch of […]

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The dog and the shrub

As a speaker I have the privilege to meet a lot of fascinating people who often take the opportunity to come up and tell me some of their stories. I recently delivered my “Power of Regret” presentation and one of the gentlemen in the crowd came up and told me a story about adaptation. Adaptation […]

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Spring Blizzard?

I’ll start off by saying I don’t travel nearly as much as many of my clients. I have only travelled 2,000 km inside of a week on a couple of occasions. If you’re not battling fatigue or weather issues, travel is not usually that difficult. This week, the weather has made travel extremely treacherous. I […]

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