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Happy New Year! A time for fresh beginnings! As you begin to reflect on where to put your energy for 2016, I encourage you to consider your brain into the equation.
I am wrapping up my NeuroLeadership Series:To Build Better Brains this month with a double whammy feature to help you make 2016 your most powerful year yet.
There are many things in this world out of our control, but we get to choose how we treat our brains. Our attention to our brains impacts how they will treat us. I encourage you not to leave your brain health to chance and learn some more ways in today's articles on how you can leverage the most sophisticated tool on the face of the planet, your brain, to achieve a whole new level of life and business success!
Enjoy the ride!
Chief Engagement Officer
What My Dad's Death Teaches Me About Trusting What Is.
It was a cold, crisp evening in February when my brother, Cory, sister-in-law Amy, baby nephew and I travelled in our vehicle to the hospital. We had been there earlier that day to see my Dad, but we received a call that it was time to come back.
Dad was diagnosed with lung cancer exactly 9 months ago to that very day. His cancer had spread to the liver, kidney, and bones (along the spine). He also contracted C Difficile and pneumonia. We had received two other similar calls within the past month. But against all odds, my Dad continued to survive. Although this time was different, his kidneys were shutting down.
On the way to the hospital, we sat in stillness in the car. It felt like the vehicle was moving in slow motion. I could hear the steadiness of my breath. I felt my heart pounding, like it was going to beat right through my chest, from the anxiousness of what we could find when we arrived.
In the midst of the chaos swirling around inside of me, I couldn't help but notice one magnificent star shining above the hospital. It looked like a beacon in the dark sky, leading us along our way. Each night since my Dad's diagnosis, I prayed for him to heal. I wanted a miracle so desperately to occur. But this time, I made a wish on the star for my Dad to find peace that night. Little did I know that at the time of my wish, my Dad had just passed away. Read more
How to Build Your Leadership Confidence
Leadership confidence is something we all want. When someone has it, you can feel the strength radiate from that person. But as natural as it may seem for some individuals to possess, leadership confidence is something that is learned.
Learn how to build your leadership confidence muscle now! Read more
Today's Thought: "Live life by faith and not by sight." My Dad, Gary Greenham
Carey-Ann Oestreicher (pronounced O-striker), Chief Engagement Officer for Potential Unlimited, works with individuals and companies to help them reach their full potential.
Nominated as one of Canada's Most Powerful 100 Women, Carey-Ann has held a variety of senior positions including vice-president level and she has worked in industries such as: financial services, automotive and transportation, publishing, cosmetics and fashion.
Carey-Ann's media appearances include CTV's Canada AM, Global TV's Survivor series, CBC NewsWorld, TSN. She has also been quoted in numerous publications such as The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine and Canadian Business magazines.