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Boost Your Motivational Edge

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Dec 15, 2015 @ 04:26 PM

According to positive psychology guru, Shawn Achor in his book, The Happiness Advantage, positive emotions prime us to experience a wider range of thoughts and ideas. Positive emotions make us more creative and help us build more connections intellectually and socially. 
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Stress Absorbers Build a Stronger Team

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Dec 14, 2015 @ 01:52 PM

I recently latched onto the motto, A sense of community is to people what shock absorbers are to automobiles. Isn't that true!  Similarly, the more supportive and caring a team, the less impacted its members are by overall stress and the less likely stress will drag down the whole group.  
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Motivational speaker for the Alaska School Business officials

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Dec 07, 2015 @ 11:02 AM

On December 8, 2015, I am a motivational speaker for the Alaska School Business Officials  43rd Annual conference. The event, held at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska will attract over 150 School business officials.

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No problems, no profit

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Dec 03, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

Life is about solving problems. Show me any successful person or organization and I'll show you someone who knows how to be resilient in stress and still move forward. They can solve problems without being defeated, learn from mistakes, re strategize and move on.

Being equipped to deal with and solve problems is a stumbling block for most people.

Aspects of character to help you solve problems:

Deal with things actively. Promptly addressing problems will leave many people relieved, happy and impressed with your proactive aptitude.

Facing negative situations or people not only takes courage and passion; it can also save years of stress.

The ability of people to recover after a negative event,  failed or uncertain situations, get over it, re strategize, refocus, and move on, is critical to success.

I once heard, motivational speaker Anthony Robbins suggest that our expedience becomes our character. The way we handle experience shapes our character. If you handle stress by withdrawing, becoming cynical or letting it pull you down, this will become ingrained in your character.

Just as we metabolism food, we metabolize experience. Food becomes the cellular make up of our body. Our experiences shape who we are and how we respond to the future.

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Motivational speaker for Calgary foothills School support staff

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Dec 02, 2015 @ 02:32 PM

On December 11, 2015, I am a motivational speaker for the foothills, calgary area school support staff conference at the Highwood High School in High River, Alberta.

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Humorous speaker for Trucking HR Sector Council

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Dec 01, 2015 @ 02:24 PM

On November 17, 2015, I am a humorous motivational speaker for a conference for Human Resources professionals in the Trucking Industry presented by the THRSC Atlantic. The event is held at the Rath Eastlink Community Center in Truro, NS.

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