Author: Rikki Ayers

Angela Coté on how you can fly your plane while you’re still building it

One of the biggest differences I’ve observed in people has nothing to do with race or sexual preferences and has everything to do with their attitude. There are those who relinquish control and act defeated and powerless, and there are those who experiment and work hard to figure out how to get what they want, regardless of their circumstances. Angela Coté could have had everything handed to her. She’s the daughter of a very successful Canadian entrepreneur (her dad started M&M Meat Shops, which has over 400 locations across Canada), but she’s worked hard to carve her own path....

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Miles Garvey’s cool idea: a social advertising network

Advertising is expensive, m’kay? I should know—my work as a copywriter is largely around advertising businesses. That’s why when Miles Garvey told me about his idea to create a social advertising, or social referral, network I thought, “oh, cool!” and “shit!” at the same time. What could this mean for the future of small business advertising? And he’s built it all in his after-work hours, which to me says he’s really serious. In this podcast, Miles explains the platform a little more, including why he decided to create it. You gotta want it, because if you don’t want it...

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Overcoming doubt and discouragement with Miles Garvey

There are times when life throws everything it has at us, when our strength is tested and when our connection to our purpose in life falters. What do you do when that happens? In this Own Up Grown-Up podcast episode, Miles Garvey talks us through the toughest time in his life and how he’s pulled himself back up again. Being around people is the solution. Don’t be alone and dwell on your own sadness…once you’re around people it’s the energy that’s around you that builds you back up.”—Miles Garvey As Miles’s dad said, “you want to make god laugh,...

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Why feeling stuck is great, with Sashka Hanna Rappl

Feeling stuck doesn’t feel great, that’s for sure. But, it can be a good thing—a sign that you’re ready to make a big change. What is feeling stuck? I think we all experience it a little differently. For me, it felt like quiet panic, like being caged, or like having absolutely zero control over my future. And the worst part of it was that I knew I had put myself in that position, and part of me felt like I should just shut up and deal with it. The urge to find a better way won. We’re all stuck at...

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Discovering your brand, finding your purpose with Sashka Hanna Rappl

What if finding your purpose is your purpose…right now. There’s a lot of talk (some of it here) about finding your purpose, discovering your passion, pursuing your dreams and I know that frustrates you if haven’t found that golden nugget you want to chase down yet. I’ve totally been there, at the Christmas dinner table surrounded by family when someone asks, “so what are you doing with your life?” and you kind of shrug and laugh it off, “who knows?” but you secretly want to find a corner to scream in. Maybe it’s time to take a step back...

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