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If You Want Success, Learn Conversation

Behind every success story, there's a crowd. Whether you define success professionally, personally, financially, or some other way, nobody does it alone. Behind most stories of epic failure, there's also a crowd. Rarely can the blame for a catastrophe truly be laid at the feet of one person. It's usually a combination of screw ups by different people. So [...]

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It’s Ok to Not Be the Expert Sometimes

The flip side to the phenomenon of people wanting outside experts to tell them how to pursue their goals is people who want to be in the role of 'expert' at all times. This is related to the fact that it's more comfortable to give than to receive. Showing vulnerability is tough. For some of [...]

The Expert Inside You

In going through the feedback forms from a recent event I co-hosted for do-gooders, I noticed that some people would like more 'experts' in the room. More 'successful' people. More keynote speakers; people with answers. I remember my own 'expert seeking' days. When I first decided to strike out as The Savvy Do Gooder, I [...]

Charity is Not the Antidote to Over-Consumption

Stuff. I've written about how it tends to pile up, how our society seems designed to get us to accumulate more and more, and how it can become a burden. For many of us, one solution to this is to 'purge'. We go through our closets and basements and cupboards and get rid of stuff [...]

We’re Not Starting from Zero: Southern Alberta Floods of 2013

Here in my province, there was epic flooding in the month of June, resulting in widespread damage and evacuations in many communities. The downtown area of one of our biggest cities was actually underwater for long periods. Many people were hit hard by these events, suffering extensive damage to their homes and possessions. The outpouring [...]

How To be More Help Than Hindrance: Southern Alberta Floods of 2013

Here in my province, there was epic flooding in the month of June, resulting in widespread damage and evacuations in many communities. The downtown area of one of our biggest cities (Calgary) was actually underwater. Those of us living in Edmonton, less than 4 hours away, felt a personal connection to this. Most of us [...]

How Soon is “Too Soon”?: Southern Alberta Floods of 2013

Here in my province, there was epic flooding in the month of June, resulting in widespread damage and evacuations in many communities. The downtown area of one of our biggest cities was actually underwater for long periods. Many reacted by expressing moral support and by giving money to aid in the relief efforts. Some, however, [...]

Why I Don’t Have a Minute For the Man on the Street

On a recent trip to Seattle, I was amazed to find the downtown littered with fresh-faced young people holding binders and asking passerby for a minute to talk about one social issue or other. These, of course, are street fundraisers - paid by charities to raise money. I've seen the occasional one in other cities, [...]