Teatime Tuesday falls on a Wednesday this week as I visit my old neighborhood in Toronto and have coffee at the Art Gallery of Ontario. While I lived here in the mid 1980s, this part of the world also boasted the Ontario College of Art, the Canada Crafts Council, Grange Park, Chinatown and City Hall. I had one of my early shows at the nearby Yangtze Art Gallery, gave painting demonstrations at the AGO and taught art at my friend's Queen St art gallery. So what if I was a poor, struggling artist? I was rich with new experiences and new friends, discovering the amazing work of the Group of Seven and their contemporary counterparts, and enjoying life!
Before getting all wrapped up in appearances let's remind ourselves what truly matters. No number of rooms or impeccable interior design can ever even come close to the beauty of our one true home i.e. planet Earth🌎💙 In order to keep enjoying the houses and flats that we call home, let's make sure we protect and take care of this beautiful planet that is, in fact, our one and only real home. .
What are you doing or going to do to ensure this home of ours stays tolerable (and hopefully thrives)? .
It’s World Kindness Day today. Hope you did something kind for someone today. If you didn’t, do something kind tomorrow or all week or all month or all year. Don’t limit your kindness to one day, do what @kindness.karma does and spread kindness everyday.
Someone needs your kindness right now. Be kind. Someday in the future you might need someone’s kindness in return. ❤️❤️❤️👭👫👬
What if we train them and they leave? The real question is; what if you don’t train them and they stay?
The on going personal and professional development of our people, employees, partners as well ourselves is demanded by success.
Some may view such time and expense a cost. Those that are successful count it as an investment. And they know it’s much more expensive not to invest in their people.
Hope you had a great Tuesday!
Good night and God Bless,
Viliami “Coach V” Tuivai
Have you ever been tempted to cut someone off because they treated you poorly?
I have, often actually. There's an art to finding balance between loving others unconditionally but not allowing yourself to be a doormat. ⚖️
As a Christian, I can say it took me a long time to realize we can create healthy boundaries but still love others. So often I think we've got this impression that we must endure abuse in order to love others but sometimes love comes in the form of creating distance and sometimes it comes in the form of being there even when we want to walk away. ♥️
I have, recently, been dealing with a few very painful situations and just this morning it finally hit me that I must continue to love, even if someone is causing me pain.
I don't mean withstanding abuse, but I mean loving someone through the actions they're taking that cause me pain, because in reality the other person is making these choices because they're hurting. It's not about me! 🤭
Learning to view someone through a compassionate lens is something that actually brings me peace in the midst of chaos.
As we go through the rest of this week, I would challenge you to examine situations where you want to walk away from people and try to identify the cause behind their painful action. I can almost guarantee that it will change your attitude about the situation completely and you will be able to face that person with a whole new perspective. 🔎
Let's approach things this week with a compassionate perspective and see what happens.
Are you with me?? 🙋🏼♀️
D R E A M B I G G E R because you've played small and safe your whole f'n life. Dream bigger, not for the accolades but for the satisfaction of knowing you took a chance on Y O U. Love ya💗
He may be hiding behind me here but make no mistake this guy came out of his shell this semester and told one heck of a story! I mean, anything titled “The Apocalypse” and includes Zombie Unicorns... duhhh! Thanks to @youngstorytellers for another awesome Big Show!
Some things seem harder to do than they actually are.
It's all in the mind.
Do you want a difference experience from your next relationship?
Focus on what you want then and not on what you've had before.
Your mindset will dictate what kind of man you'll be in a relationship with ladies.
You have the control over your mindset.
I was SICK OF HATING MYSELF!
It took me actually completely hating myself, to even think about needing change. I let myself be “comfortable” in my toxic relationship, I let myself be “comfortable” with not taking care of myself, my skin was terrible and I was “comfortable” in a body that couldn’t even physically get off the couch, unless it was to reach for more fried chicken...(guilty pleasure). I let myself be “comfortable” with just existing, no purpose no vision and no goals.
I was living in Charleston,SC not working, which meant all my time was spent eating and a lot of self loathing and crying. I wasn’t happy, I was away from my whole world in Halifax. I was broke, I didn’t have any money to cover my bills it was just a disaster. I found my coach online, and used my last 276$ on my visa to buy a year access to this community. I wanted to try to get out of that rut, and thought what a perfect fit, I can work on myself while sharing it and maybe help others if I have success. I started an 80 day program, near day 30 I drove 27 hours from SC To Halifax, with my dog and away from my toxic relationship. I did not stop for one treat, I did workouts in hotels and I cried a lot. 80 days later, I completed my first program, losing 20lbs and I was hooked on my new lifestyle. I was happy again. I actually stuck to my first fitness/meal plan EVER! I believed in myself, I believed I could do hard things. I have no idea how I found that strength, but I am so glad I did. How I keep going, this community! Surrounding myself with women who are all working hard on themselves inspires me everyday! I will never stop fighting for the best version of Robynn, I actually told my psychologist today that the reason I have come so far is that this program and coaching changed my life. It’s true. It is life changing. Mentally, physically and now coaching financially. If you’d like to make the change, if you also feel down on yourself, please reach out and we will find a fit for you!