Friday, July 20, 2012

Being Tested

YouTube video from ballisticarts

I seem to get tested after undertaking major workshops and the like. A few weeks ago, I attended a somewhat intensive weekend workshop based on business, in particular on earning income and increasing money flow.

My test occurred on my way home from that particular workshop. I met a former classmate and friend of mine whom I hadn’t seen in awhile. The opportunity to present my new business presented itself in that moment. How easy and convenient, right?

How was I being in that moment? What did I do/say? Well, instead of asking questions (which is generally recommended and in particular with this healing business), I only asked one that was very generic rather than find out where she was at and base my questioning around that!

Oh did I feel like a fool afterwards though she might not have noticed, but I sure did! Silly me! (A 30-second elevator pitch comes in handy in moments like this!)

Around the same time, a bus passed by with a huge ad on its side: “Good Money™ can help you get to a better place.” This is VanCity’s new campaign mainly in red and gold (colours chosen most likely to denote richness).

Two thoughts immediately came to mind upon viewing that: an increase in pay through a new work/career opportunity and a new home. Both have been on my mind or rather in the back of my mind lately.

Continuing down this path of thinking, what opportunities can open up and present themselves to me with more money? Hmmm...

How do you get tested? And how do you handle it?

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Canada Day 2012

Photo courtesy of Brian Gratwicke

Happy Canada Day!

It’s a special day today for me, not only because of Canada Day and I'm walking in my first Canada Day Parade with work colleagues and friends, but my anniversary here in North Vancouver where I felt guided to move from Vancouver.

Never thought I’d leave the beauty and energy (feel) of the tree-lined neighbourhood where I lived not to far from shops and relatively close to the ocean and beach area to move across the water where it rains more!

However, though Vancouver felt like home for me, North Vancouver does even more, and even more so Lynn Valley. Something about mountains and trees in particular, the water too all remind me of my European heritage. I prefer to say I'm Dutch Canadian as I’m proud to be both Dutch and Canadian! ; )

What do you love about Canada or being Canadian?