Dreams are not Made Come True by Average People

It’s nearly a week into 2015 and if you haven’t set your goals then it’s never too late. And if you’re a go getter then you have set your 2015 goals even before the new year started. Congratulations to you if you have and I’m sure the excitement is still there and you’re keeping with your decision; but don’t kid yourself, you still have a long ways to go and it’s going to take a lot of hard work and harder dedication. Remember, these goals are what hits your sweet spot and you have attached the pain and pleasure and know that it’s going to be worth it. Sharing your goals is very important as well. It keeps you accountable and you never know who is going to be able to help you or know of someone that can. But sometimes when you find yourself sharing your goals, some may not agree with them or even support you and that is why it is extremely important that you are crystal clear about them and no matter what, you have to keep going. I strongly emphasize that you need to put focus on the process, or game plan, of your goal (insert my other blog here) and also something very important, you need to surround yourself with people that truly respect and support you and your vision. If the people you hang around with cannot get you ahead then at the very least make sure that they don’t hold you back or bring you down. To be a great athlete, hang out with great athletes. To be a millionaire, hang out with millionaires. To be an alcoholic hang out with alcoholics. You get my point. Be around people who encourage you.

Next. People always talk about balance, they say don’t work so hard or you will run yourself sick. They tell you that you need to take a break and usually they want you to take that break with them. Really think about who this is coming from. Are they living the dream that you desire? The most important question to Self once you start your new journey is ‘who do you listen to‘? From experience, these are coming from people who are average. There’s nothing wrong with average. Average people work maximum 8 hours a day and God forbid they work overtime. And if you really think about it, are they truly happy building someone else’s empire? Perhaps this is you? Perhaps stepping out of fear and really opening your eyes to the belief that you can make your dreams come true isn’t that far fetched. But it takes some kick ass, all in, hard work. 

Dreams are made by Hustling

It’s simple, if you don’t want to move forward with your dreams then have ‘balance’, do average things like relax on your couch and watch a few hours of mindless TV and get caught up on the latest news of celebrities you have never met or ever will, play Candy Crush, go for beer and wine, spend your weekends skiing or partying. I’m not saying don’t have fun. I’m not saying you shouldn’t live life to its fullest. I’m not saying don’t ever take a break. All I am saying is that if you truly have big goals and dreams and are wondering why never meet them, then I suggest looking at how you use your time. What I am saying is that if you want to get ahead, meet ANY goal you set in the future, make your dreams come true, then you need to FOCUS and you need to HUSTLE. You need to hustle like no one’s business, because you only have one lifetime to make your dreams come true, to live the live you have always wanted, to be in the best shape ever. Then you need to re-evaluate all areas of your life including your friends, your surroundings, your purpose, your drive. You need to stop making excuses or blaming society, or the economy or where you live or who you were raised. You need to work, think, and hustle more than the average person and schedule your priorities not prioritize your schedule, get the difference? If you want greatness you must do great things. You need to be accountable, you need to be responsible and you need to work while others are out partying, you need to create while others are sleeping, you need to write things down and not keep them locked in your mind, you need to manifest. Get an accountability buddy, a coach, a system, a time table, whatever you need. You need to want it so bad, you need to believe it so bad and you need to help others because that is what extraordinary people do to get ahead.


Network Your Net Worth – Coming Out of Your Shell

If you are shy, afraid, or care too much about what people think about you, then moving forward will be difficult, or extremely slow for you. No one is born shy or afraid, it is a set of conditions that have been instilled in us at some point. I had a client that was an introvert and as a result his business was failing and his relationships were not existent. We did some work together and pin pointed when exactly when that kicked in for him. We went back as far as his childhood and he remembered that, in grade 1, at parent teacher interviews, he overheard his teacher saying to his mother that he was a very shy kid. So, as a child, when you hear something like that, it sticks with you and you develop into what our teachers or parents say we are and even now as adults if aren’t careful of really knowing who we are, other people’s opinions can really convince you otherwise.

Becoming a victim of the saying ‘it is what it is’, sometimes, is a bit of a cop out to the power that you truly have within yourself to make the necessary changes in order to achieve your goals and aspirations. Getting clear on what you want is the first step in the right direction. When the want and desire, or hunger, is so strong you will do anything to get there; otherwise you live life in default just because of your fear to succeed along with not having your eyes wide open to the tools that are right in front of you. After getting clear on what you want it is the time to set the road map for it. You can check out the easy process of making things happen here. Once you have established your goals and have a healthy roadmap for it, then the process of sharing starts. Ask and you shall receive = share and it shall start the process of manifestation because you never know who knows who and who can help you. Knowing your worth and coming out of your shell and connecting with the right people is what can propel your success to the next level. Proper and honest communication in away that can relate to people is vital in asking. If any of this sounds like you, I would suggest taking some communication courses, life or business coaching, speech classes and attending various networking events. If you have tried the networking thing and haven’t been that successful at it then I suggest reading Forbes 16 Quick Tips to Become a Better Networker.

Let’s face it, success doesn’t just show up at your door, you have to knock on each door and put yourself out there. Because when you connect with people with a shared interest, you’re accustomed to serendipitous things happening into the future. Open yourself up to those opportunities because the people around you are waiting for the same opportunities. Be an opportunity maker. Set your goals. Get involved. Communicate. The world is hungry to unite and we can accomplish far greater things together rather than doing it alone. Just remember, you are already whom you want to become, you just have to unleash it.

Ready, Set! Make Things Happen in 2015

Goals should not only be set at the beginning of each year, but having daily goals, weekly, quarterly and yearly goals is important for your self development, drive and purpose. Some of us want to slim down after the holidays or before a vacation, maybe we want to run a marathon or spend more time with family. So for most of us, the path to those things starts by setting a specific and actionable and attainable goal. But with that being said, are you one of the many that have stopped making new year’s resolutions because you seem to never meet them? Don’t blame the new year’s resolution because everyone is good at ‘goal setting’, extremely good at goal setting, but the problem is the lack of goal ‘doing’. The road map, the execution and planning of it all is usually the missing piece and without that, the goal really will never been achieved.

There are two parts to achieving a goal: 1. the goal and 2. the plan, which we will call the ‘system‘, and they go hand in hand. If you’re not going to have a system then there is no point in even making a goal because you will never meet it and then you will start getting down on yourself and then the snowball effect starts about all the amazing goals that would have made you so happy if only you could get to them. Then years go by and you have not set any new goals.

Imagine your goal is to drive to California. California is the end goal. You know where it is, you see it in your mind and you know how you are going to feel when you get there. You are so excited you get into your car but realize that you have no clue where to go. Do you start driving aimlessly or forget about it? Most people would just forget about it; however, if you have a clear map, plan, system, process, whatever steps you need, knock ’em down and keep on going, you will eventually get there. Granted, there may be a few stops, or detours along the way, but if you have the map and keep following it then you will eventually arrive at your destination.

If you think about a goal as the end result of new good habits that have been created, and by changing your mindset on what the goal means for you (your health, your family, your growth, your success) will make you see getting there much differently and perhaps not so painstakingly dreadful.

Learn how to create a new ‘HABIT’ with this easy approach below:

Have a plan: Nice. You have just decided on an amazing goal but you must ask yourself what kind of habit will that goal really create for yourself. What is one thing that if you did consistently and persistently well, would that significantly improve your life?  Would it help get you closer to your what your goal is? It’s easier to create a new habit than to break an old nasty one so look for new habits to replace the bad/old ones.

Attach pain and pleasure: What is your reason to build this habit? Would you be better at work or at home or be healthier if you developed this habit? What is the pain that you stand to lose if you don’t build this habit? And what is the pleasure to gain from building this habit?

Build accountability: Developing a feedback mechanism is so important whether it is a chart for you to mark off and keep track of or you find an accountability partner such as your friend, spouse, coworker or coach. It is always inspiring to have a cheerleading squad so that it keeps you moving forward and you don’t fall back into bad habits so easily.

Internalize truth: This is the time where you need to sit right with your goal and be in total alignment with what you are doing so that when times of frustration come along, which they will, you will remember the ‘why’ of it all giving you the strength and power to keep moving forward. Affirmations, quotes, meditating, positive thoughts, etc. help.

Train consistently: It takes about 21 days to fall into a habit where you don’t have to think about it so make this not only a one time habit for the goal but continue to train and keep bettering yourself. Once you get over the first one, you will have a habit of meeting your goals because you know how it feels to accomplish something big.

Just remember this, it only takes ONE second to make a decision then never mind committing to just a goal, first you must commit to the plan, process, steps, system or map and the goal will appear. Let go of the need for immediate results and start to think long term process for long term gain by having well designed goals. Happiest new year and cheers to achieving authentic success! @RinaChong

A Beginners Workshop on How to Maximize Social Media for Your Business, Brand and Events – Calgary, AB

How to Maximize Social Media for Your Business, Brand and Events – A Beginners Workshop for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Date: Wednesday, January 21st || Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

If you’re still not up to speed with social media you may be eating dust! For a limited time, discover EXCLUSIVE HANDS ON training for growing your business in social media and internet marketing training at this 2 hour workshop. Register here. *Note: This workshop has very limited seating

What other small businesses and companies hire me to do for top dollars is now available to you in a beginners 2 hour workshop. This course is a beginners training session on social media with event marketing as the focus. If you, or someone you know, needs to skill up on this avenue or anything mentioned below:

  • Freaked out about social media?
  • Still not sure why you need social media?
  • Are you looking to expand your business?
  • You know you need social media, but you just don’t know where to start…
  • Not understanding how to get real results?
  • You’re on social networks but are lost and without any direction.
  • You want to learn how to market your events?

….Then this is for YOU!

Social Media 101 || Internet Marketing 101 || Event Marketing

If you are a one man band new to the social media arena, then this hands-on, results oriented workshop will save you time, money and get you better results faster.

Learn how to use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google +, WordPress; and create a live event and learn how to market it online and learn about the secret weapon above and beyond social media that will take your business to a higher level.

You will learn:

  • How to be a leader in your industry.
  • Strategies for success to start and leverage your brand’s online presence.
  • The best kept secrets to help you maximize the return you get from your online marketing.
  • Tips and tricks for marketing.
  • This is an action-oriented course focused on achieving RESULTS in social media and internet marketing for your brand.

Don’t waste your time struggling with social media and not getting the best results. Learn exactly how to create and implement social media marketing to accelerate your success hands on during this workshop. Please bring a charged laptop (as there may not be enough wall units to plug in to), your charger, note pad and pen, and have an event in mind that you are ready to create and take to the market.

Investment: $49 || Where: Waves Coffee House 602 17th Ave S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B4 || Phone: 403-229-9288 || REGISTER HERE 

Rina Chong is a driven sales and marketing professional, a relationship coach and an online/offline networking machine, with extensive experience in consulting and social media marketing; advisor to various small/medium sized businesses on their company vision and execution. She holds and promotes various events from her own Modern Ladies of Influence luncheons, the Annual Spring Fever Mingle, to Miss World Canada, the Amanda Todd Legacy Fundraiser, Various Business Networking Events in Calgary and Vancouver, NYC’s Studio 15, the Wolf of Wall Street, and many more.  Extremely skilled at communication and developing strong relationships and diverse in all industries, Rina maintains the highest level of analytical thinking with demonstrated talent for identifying, scrutinizing, improving, and streamlining complex work processes. Personable and professional; whose strengths include cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a diverse workforce. You will be able to go home from the workshop more educated and inspired!

*Rina provides one on one coaching and promotional work for your events, cost will vary on project to project.

Do You Wait for Life or Do You Make Things Happen?

What you see in your life and how you feel about yourself determines how you will be in your actions. What you see as far as circumstances will go on to determine how you will react to situations or challenges. Therefore your surroundings and the people that are in your life are ultimately because of the choices you have made. You may be in a situation where it’s not the best or have friends that you have no clue where you picked them up from but at the end of the day you created your environment. Now imagine what it would be like to be fully aware, responsible and accountable; imagine how drastically your life would change if you put effort into really making things happen.

When you make the decision to be proactive and consciously responsive, you start to manifest the life that you deserve. Having the knowledge of the absolute universal principles (I’ll go into more detail about later is crucial in becoming an ‘Artisan of Life’. The ABCs of life (Attitude | Beliefs | Commitment) are choices that you make through core competencies that have been practiced and instilled in you. Are you a victim or a victor? Victims play the ‘blame game’ and are never responsible for their outcomes; a bad experience is always because of someone else that put them there. Victims are also lazy and wait for life to happen and usually react to what life throws them. Now if you you choose to be responsible because you know that you control your own destiny, you are disciplined and proactive then you are a victor. You are the author of your own book. You are a creator and a craftsman at life that can achieve anything. Know this.

We live in a day of victimization, the ‘blame game’ that are excuses for our own behaviour. A great website to check out is the Culture of Victims by Zur Institute and you check out some of the outrageous lawsuits of victims.. I’ll be honest, there have been times where I have felt like the victim but I changed the way I looked at my situation, took responsibility and just moved forward but know this: you never really learn the lesson until it’s presented to you again. Right? Ever hear someone say, “Why does this keep happening to me?” Perhaps you have said it. Well it’s happening to you again so you can practice what you have learned, IF you have learned. I used to feel like a victim listening to a girlfriend that kept telling me about her victim stories. I was so tired of hearing the same old story about how the world was always after her and how Blockbuster (a movie rental store back in the day) was going to charge her $29.99 for the movie she rented for 2 days but 27 days later when she didn’t return it they wanted her to pay for the movie as if she had purchased it. She was livid about it and screamed and yelled in my ear and cried. Now if she would have taken responsibility then she would have returned it on time that wouldn’t have happened. I was a victim to her rants but I made the choice and was no longer a victim when I finally decided to let that friendship go. I was drained but it wasn’t her fault, it was mine because I kept answering the phone when she called and I had even taken her back after falling out 3 times! I wish her well but I will not allow that in my life anymore.

Look at all the anonymous support groups out there such as AA, Gamblers Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Codependents Anonymous, Sex Addicts Anonymous, Victims Anonymous and the list goes on. I’m not saying that they are bad to have, it’s great support so people don’t feel alone and there is help to work through it, but again some people abuse it and say that they have a handicap, or a mental illness, or a chronic syndrome (the blame game). Life is happening and it isn’t waiting for you. You can’t control your upbringing, your parents, an abusive relationship, or how people act, or how the sales associate treated you, but you can control how you react with the right attitudes, beliefs and commitments (ABCs).

Choose to make a difference with your life. You can’t look for the fruit on the tree if you haven’t planted the seed and given deep care right to the roots. We tend to only focus on the beautiful, juicy fruit, and in this day and age people want instant gratification. Dig roots down deep into the nutrient soil and focus on nurturing them. Focus on the roots and it will grow beautiful fruit but know that anything good always takes time to come to fruition. If you don’t care for the roots then the fruit that grows may not be grade A. Do you let circumstances bring you down or do you take responsibility for your own life? How do you see challenges? Do you see them as a hindrance or an opportunity to learn and grow? We live in a world of abundance, so really time, money, education, resources are all all excuses that we make.

What does it mean to take charge for your life? What does proactive really mean?

Pro: For. To take action, not living by ‘IFs’, being responsible for your own ABCs
Active: Doing. Being disciplined not lazy, taking action, creating and practicing good habits. Goomnatsoo – Greek for gymnastics

We forget the meaning of life and we have become lazy and we have become sensuously driven, not sexually driven, but driven by senses. What gets your senses going? What gets you excited? For me it’s shopping. The hunt, the deals, touching the fabric, knowing the history of the designer, the way the clothes hug my body, the feeling I get when it fits perfect, the newness, it gets me going and I could shop all day. This feeling and what I am driven by is part of the 5 Ps that I had mentioned in my last entry. Now can you see how that would be driven by senses?

Reactive people focus on the fruit; they react to their senses.
Proactive people focus on the roots; they respond by the nurturing they have given to their roots.

How do you gain more wisdom? Through experiences and lessons. All wisdom really means is being more skilled, a craftsman, or artisan through the 10 MAXIMIZERS which I will break down in future posts. It’s about practicing them until it’s a core competency. Researchers say it takes 21 days for a habit to process. So if you practice a habit over and over for 21 days is becomes a core competency. Then if you practice same thing for another 21 days, it becomes engrained and becomes a parcel of you.

Stop practicing bad habits and start practicing good habits. There are 5 key things for habit formation:

Have a plan
Attach pain and pleasure
Build an accountability structure
Internalize Truth

Now this is a process, this is not for quick results and it will be painful, and there will be sacrifices, but you need to be consistent and keep training and practicing. You may fall down but don’t freak out, cry or give up, just pick yourself up and try it again. Remember, 21 days of practicing even you keep falling because I am telling you, it will cause great joy as you work over and over again while you develop a good habit. What have you been practicing? Write down some of the good habits you want to achieve and follow the plan. I’ll go into more detail about the 10 MAXIMIZERS and the ABCs of them. Until then, happy training!

Defining Success and Creating More

How do you define success?

At a glance, and on the surface, to most, the following 5 Ps are what people usually measure success with:

Power | Position | Prestige | Pleasure | Prosperity

Would you agree that all of the above come and go? Perhaps you have a high position but feel you need more power so you put more focus on getting that. Many people have more than 2 or 3 from the list in their lives and some have it all. But do they really? It’s great to have these things but do they offer great satisfaction? How about the journey in attaining those things, what kind of battle did they have in getting them? There would have been some definite sacrifices that aren’t on that list such as family, fun, faith, fitness, finances, firm, friends. Would you agree? Think about some of the people that have achieved these things, where are they now? Maybe many of them have become miserable, greedy and sick during their journey in achieving these things.

I have a personal example of a man I used to work for, I would usually say ‘with’ but his ‘power’ fed his Ego and he was the king so everyone worked ‘for’ him. He had it all, so it seemed. He had power and acted as authority while instilling fear into anyone and everyone that worked for him. He had a very high position in the company and had been there for over a decade and because of that he was viewed as very prestigious. He seemed to have a lot of pleasure from his prosperity and rarely worked and was very proud of that but if you ever said that about him he would use the 5 Ps to put you in your place along with threats. Now was he happy? Clearly not. He was one of the most negative people I have ever met, he held on to the past like it was going out of style. He didn’t take care of his health and he was the type of person who woke up with a smoke hanging from his mouth and a can of Coke for breakfast. He complained day in and day out about how his employees weren’t out making business so therefore his income suffered. There was not one day where he was happy about having all his 5 Ps. Does this sound like success to you? He was a victim which I will talk abut in the next blog.

You can find many others in history and even the celebrities now that are miserable, greedy, sick or become addicted to alcohol and drugs and then eventually die a lonely, unfulfilled life because all they ever wanted to achieve were the 5 Ps or more of it. But that is what they think success is. Don’t get me wrong. The 5 Ps are great to achieve but what I’m talking about here is authentic success. How do we define authentic success and what does that mean to you? Success is all about one’s perspective. Are you successful? What would others say about you? What would your peers say? What would you family say? What does your body say? And what does your heart really say?

How driven are you by the 5 Ps? Success is much more than power, position, prestige, pleasure, prosperity, wouldn’t you agree? Quite often we are hard on ourselves, or perhaps our family, or partners, have huge expectations for us to have that. What drives you is crucial to defining what success is for you. What is authentic success? How you answer that is by questioning your own life and significance. How do you want to be remembered? Is what you are doing going to leave a legacy for your family, community or the world? At the end of your life how would you know that you have succeeded? What would people say at your funeral and would you have touched so many lives that people weep at your funeral? To have authentic success is having an integrated life and winning in all areas; professionally and personally, being balanced in all areas and really cross training your pillars of life. It is really about enjoying the journey and the process to becoming the success you want to be. It’s about contributing and giving back through absolute universal principles that bring everything together. It’s about working on bringing out the AUTHENTIC YOU.

Idealists vs. Realists

I’m a dreamer, in fact, I dream a lot; however, I also believe in processes and systems to help in manifesting all you want to come into fruition through the energy and vibes that are put towards a goal you are focussed on. I can tell you that all that I have and all that I have experienced I have willed it, or attracted if you will, into my life; the good and the bad, just as you have. Often I come across people who are the exact opposite; the realists, dun dun dunnnn… And that’s ok with me because we are all unique and whatever makes you happy makes me happy. But for some reason realists love to challenge me. For example, I came across a gentleman at the airport at the wine bar and we got to chatting while we waited for our plane and I shared with him some of my life experiences and as usual I am very colourful in all that I do and strive to do, and as usual in my experiences, idealists always look at me dazed and somewhat confused and give me that sympathy smile and tell me how fantastic it is that I have very big dreams and that they are fun to think about but are only tall tales and they will never come true. That is amazing to me that people would want to try to burst someone’s bubble like that. So basically what this gentleman was telling me, from what I understood, was that ‘he’ is only able to see what is in his radar screen and beyond that it was impossible for him to see anything else but all that he deserved to acheive.

(1) An idealist practices envisioning things in an ideal manner/form, or in a simpler term they aim for perfection and new heights. (2) The idealist sees events as the result of strategic planning of their dreams and a person who cherishes or pursues high or noble principles, purposes, goals, etc.

(1) A realist sees things in literal truth and pragmatism, or more grounded on reality. (2) The realist sees events as the result of local, lower-level tactical decisions; a person who tends to view or represent things as they really are and nothing more.

I listened as he explained to me his life and just as I suspected he worked in a cubicle, he was scared of everything, he saved every single penny and was the type that waits for a special occasion to break out the silver or special dinnerware. As much as I am a dreamer, I admit that there are times where I begin to lose faith a little, not because I’m human (which I will add is a sorry excuse as we are born into this world as divine beings with an abundance of resources and extreme power within that most people need help to unleash); where I don’t believe in myself enough because of the obstacles I am faced with but nothing good comes easy (and I am not talking about relationships – if it’s been that difficult for you and your partner you may want to reconsider).

Others can always see the potential in you but it’s up to you to realize it, believe it, see it, own it and use it.

Realists have a firm grip on reality and can see things for what they are, not what they are told they are. Realists have their own views and do not fall victim to propaganda, misconception, or titles. Idealists like going outside of the box because they know that is the only way they can grow.

1. There is the Realist who believes the glass is half empty.2. There is the Idealist who believes the glass is half full.

4.  Then there is me, the dreamer, and I am so excited that there is even a glass!!!

No matter what, remember that people’s dreams are theirs. Why burst their bubble? Let them live in their feeling of joy. You’re not Superman, but if you want to be then be there for them when they fall but certainly don’t hold people back when they are ready to take off. If you can imagine it or dream it then planning the necessary steps will get you there. You just have to keep believing and never let the naysayers steer you into their direction because misery loves company. Be aware and fully certain about your dreams and what anyone says will never matter. Happy dreaming and creating!

Certified Coaches Federation Presents: Certified Life and Executive Coach Training – Vancouver, B.C. December 6 – 7, 2014

Interested in building a successful life coach or business coach practice? Are you in a position in your company where you are support for others? Do you work in HR or lead a team of 5 or more?

The Certified Coaches Federation has certified more than 9,300 Life Coaches and Executive Coaches since 2006 (and I am one of them) and is now recognized as one of the Leading Life Coach Certification and Executive Coach Certification Programs in the world! Voted Best Life Coach Training Course 4 years in a row! CCF is now offering our Life Coach Certification and Executive Coach Certification Programs in 100 cities around the world!

The two words used most often when describing our Life Coach Training and Executive Coach Training Courses are brilliance and simplicity! The Certified Coaches Federation offers a succinct course that gets to the heart of the coaching process and has removed any non-essential components in the process of helping our clients achieve their goals!

I want to personally invite you to our 2 day Life Coaching Certification Course, which is being held in Vancouver at the Sylvia Hotel on the weekend of December 6 – 7, 2014 – http://www.sylviahotel.com/.

Our Coaching Program is designed as the “all meat, no fat” course specifically designed to teach you how to coach more effectively, and how to build your business more effectively as a Coach, for those who qualify. Many folks involved in “people helping” are adding Life Coaching Certification as another effective tool in their tool kit, all with the aim of helping our clients remove barriers, achieve their goals, and come to a place of personal, relational and career fulfillment. Some are even growing a practice as a Coach to the point that it becomes their full-time work. In 2 days you can become a Certified Life Coach! All CCF Graduates are automatically enrolled, at no additional cost, into our one year continuing education program as well.

Life Coaching – or self-development consulting – is a new phenomenon. It is gradually gaining prominence and has now spread worldwide. This relatively new profession is emerging because of a major shift in social parameters. In this present day, change has become the norm. Studies that have been conducted indicate that 70% of the participants in coaching relationships reported significant increases in their areas of focus. Several participants described immediate beneficial changes, and 95% cited the process as worthwhile.

Coaching is now estimated to be over a $5 billion/year in the U.S., and about $400 million/year in Canada. 60% of American companies use or have used an Executive Coach. The role of a counselor is to help an individual resolve issues of the past in order to operate more effectively in the present. A coach, on the other hand, helps us assess the present so that we can operate more effectively in the future.

Although Life Coaching is clearly therapeutic in that its aim is to enhance an individual’s performance or life experience, there are significant differences between this and psychotherapy. Coaching is short term (generally between 3-12 months) and is solution based. Coaching therapy understands the client is able and functional, and focuses primarily on the present and future, and not so much the past. Coaching is a results-orientated systematic process in which the coach facilitates performance enhancement and life skills development, rather than treating dysfunction. This difference means that a coach can be far more vigorous and challenging (albeit in a client-friendly manner) and can hold their client responsible for their commitment to change to a greater degree than the therapist can.

We are aware that you looking at your options. Please consider the Certified Coaches Federation. We will help you not only coach people, but build your business in a people focused and profitable way.

If you are interested and have any questions about the course, please call me at your earliest convenience at 403-389-1190. Or you can call Derrick at 1-866-455-2155. You can also gather information or register online at www.certifiedcoachesfederation.com.

The investment for this weekend registration is only $979 + HST. This includes the two day training, enrolment in the one year Continuing Education Program, Certification as Certified Life Coach, and one free Coaching session with your facilitator, a Master Coach. If you are able to refer someone who registers and takes the course, we will also pay you $100. If you register 28 days before the course begins or earlier, you also qualify for our early-bird discount of $100. So the cost can be $979, or $879, or even $779, plus tax.

Lastly, everyone who registers for the Certified Coaching Practitioner Training, as above, can also now take our world class Hypnolinguistics Course for free!

Hypnolinguistics® is a course that teaches coaches how words impact the coaching process from a cognitive and psycho-linguistic perspective. Have a look:  http://www.hypnolinguistics.com/

In essence, we are offering two courses for one!

The Registration Cost for the program includes:
– The 2-Day Intensive Program,

– A follow up one-on-one coaching session with the trainer,

– Ongoing membership to the Healthy Wealthy and Wise Membership Area,

– Monthly tutorials – one on coaching skills & strategies; one on the business building & marketing aspects of coaching. There is also an archive of 12+ months of tutorials,

– Full audio program – which review the essential concepts of the 2 day-intensive,

– Downloadable copies of the course forms,

– Downloadable Certified Coaches Federation Logo to use in your business materials

– Access to Hypnolinguistics® – http://www.hypnolinguistics.com/

To register for our upcoming Certified Coaching Practitioner Training, simply log on to www.certifiedcoachesfederation.com, or call 1-866-455-2155.

In essence, we are offering two courses for one!

Here is a short video of some who recently took the course with me…

If you have specific questions, I would be more than happy to chat here back and forth, or on the phone. I am the Vancouver Master Coach Trainer for the Certified Coaches Federation.
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Why Invest in Critical Illness Insurance

The financial consequences of a serious illness are often worse than those of death. In addition, the chances of a critical illness attack on any of us are much higher than those of death, at least before retirement age. Critical illness coverage/insurance is a long-term insurance policy where you’ll get a  ‘lump sum’ of money tax free. Think of it as a one-off payment if you’re diagnosed with one of the serious illnesses covered by your insurance policy. Let’s face it, in these high stress times, it is more often that someone is diagnosed with heart attack, stroke, end stage renal failure, major organ transplant, or a total loss of hearing or sight. If you think about which friend or family member that has recently been diagnosed it is always surprising and these are the kinds of surprises people don’t like. But it happens, daily. CI coverage is designed to pay off your mortgage, debts, or pay for alterations to your home such as wheelchair access should you need it, because when you are diagnosed with a critical illness and need time off from work for treatments your employer will not be paying you for time off.  As well, the medication and treatments that are not covered by your health plan can be very costly. Again, the money you get from a critical illness policy can be used to pay off a mortgage or rent, to pay for medical bills, on going bills or for anything else.


When might you need critical illness cover?

Never rely on benefits from the provincial government to support you if you become critically ill – these are always less than you think. Trust me, my mother soon found out the hard way when she was diagnosed with cancer and opted out of disability insurance and critical illness insurance. She lost her job, so she had no income. Not all of her treatments were covered by Alberta Health Care and she didn’t have benefits from work, and even if she did she wasn’t working so those benefits would not apply to her if she is no longer at the company. Guess who ended up taking care of her rent, medical bills, groceries, income for her? You got it; me. My mother opted out of insurance even though I said I would pay for her premiums she didn’t want to do the health exam and then a couple years later she was diagnosed with nasal pharynx cancer. And now being 64 her premiums are well into the hundreds per month. If you are young and healthy now is the time to get insurance on your life. The longer you wait, the more expensive it will be and if your health starts to go then you may not be qualified for insurance.

Critical illness coverage could be a good choice for you if:

  • you do not have savings to tide you over if you were seriously ill
  • you do not have a good employee benefits package to cover a period of time off work due to sickness
  • your high-risk profession prevents qualification for traditional disability coverage
  • you have a high medical deductible
  • you don’t have health insurance
  • you are a parent
  • you are self employed
  • you are a homemaker

Some people think they are well protected because they have life insurance and some disability insurance. They are probably wrong. Critical Illness coverage is not a substitute of life insurance or disability insurance; rather it fills the gaps left by that coverage. You need it not because you may die soon, but because you are going to live.

Why would anyone need critical illness insurance benefits? Below are examples of what a small monthly investment of less than $15/month* do:

  • Cash to pay your mortgage while you are recovering.
  • Cash to pay for medical treatments that are not covered by your health plan.
  • Cash to pay bills – from car payments to insurance premiums.
  • Cash so you can travel for treatments not available locally (taxi rides are not covered).
  • Cash to pay for experimental treatments (not covered).
  • Cash to replace a spouse’s income while caring for the insured.

Whether the insured recovers from the disease or not and whether the insured is able to go back to work or not, have no effect on the payout of the benefit. I know you’ll find a way to put the cash to good use. Message me for your free critical illness quote. CI policies start as low as less than $5/month. The critical illness benefit works very similar to the lump sum cancer programs and pays a cash benefit to you upon diagnosis of a critical illness. The benefits range from $10,000, $25,000 or a $50,000 benefit. If you are in Canada, please email me at rinachong@live.com.

*Pricing depends on how much money you would like to receive.


2014 SOHO|SME BUSINESS EXPO…::: Vancouver October 30th at the Sheraton Wall Centre, Grand Ballroom:::…Win some great prizes including TV’s, tablets, Canucks tickets, Canucks Jersey, and more!



Join 1000’s of business owners, entrepreneurs and marketing executives to inspire, motivate and drive your business success. Keynote panel sessions featuring industry experts and thought leaders, interactive exhibits and displays, free one-on-one expert advice at Coach’s Corner, business skills competitions, live demos, great networking, prizes and more.

Enter promo code angel when you pre-register online for your FREE day pass.

Please pre-register for your FREE DAY PASS and VIP TICKET to the SOHO|SME After-Party by Thursday, October 24.

Your After-Party ticket includes complimentary drinks, delicious appetizers, entertainment and amazing networking!

SOHO Business Group is pleased to invite you to attend the 17th Annual SOHO|SME Business Expo to celebrate and support Small Business Month. Pre-register for the SOHO|SME Expo with the unique promo code: angel. This will provide you with a FREE DAY PASS (save $50 at the door) and also a $20 discount to attend the After-Party.

Use promo code ANGEL for event details and how to register http://wl.ticketzone.com/event/SOHO-SME-Expo-Vancouver/250022?afflky=soho
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:Business owners professionals, sale/ marketing profesionals, executives, entrepreneurs, industry groups and experts who have a passion to succeed, a desire to learn & grow, and love to meet, mingle and interact with like-minded business people.

If you have a PROMO CODE (ANGEL) the discount will be applied on the next page once your click “CHECKOUT”.

For all ticket holders – Please print out or show via mobile device your ticket, along with 2 pieces of ID, to the Main Registration desk to check-in for the event and receive your access pass.


In its 17th year, the SOHO|SME is recognized as the premier event during Small Business Week/Month. At this years conference, attendees will learn how to overcome the top three challenges businesses face today: generating sales, marketing/branding, and cash flow/money.

2014 features a new, exciting and fresh program focused on:

1. Learning from industry leaders and experts in the areas of marketing, sales, money and media
2. Overcoming everyday business challenges to grow your business
3. Keeping connected to the latest trends, technology, and marketing opportunities and
4. Gain exclusive access to products, services, tools and resources for your business
5. Amazing networking with like-minded entrepreneurs, industry leaders and business marketers to build relationships and grow your business network.
The SOHO|SME is the #1 business-to-business marketing event to motivate, inspire and drive business success – interactive, engaging and fun!

SOHO|SME Super Meetup (8:15am-9:15am):

Special Online Rate $20 or $35 at the Door. Join us as we kick start the morning with a celebration and gathering of entrepreneurs, business owners, and marketing professionals. Engage with some of the most influential people in the industry. Share ideas and connect.

Main Conference & Tradeshow (9:30am-4:30pm):

Special Online Rate $20 or $35 at the Door. Check out our star line-up of expert speakers, entrepreneurs and presenters. Event highlights include entrepreneur spotlights with Q&A, keynote sessions, coaches corner, workshops, exhibits & displays, amazing networking, prizes, giveaways and more…

SOHO|SME After Party (5:30pm-8:30pm):

Special Online Rate $59 or $69 at the Door. After a great days work, its time to celebrate. Lets build on those connections you made at the event, share a laugh and a drink. Location to be announced.

WORKSHOP – Customer Loyalty (4:00pm-5:00pm):

Presenter: Luke Aulin, CEO, RTOWN

70% of customers are more likely to choose retailers that reward them. A loyalty program may be the key to unlocking your customers loyalty.
Loyalty programs enable companies to attract, acquire, and retain customers. But coming up with new and interesting loyalty program ideas sure can be challenging.

Take the guesswork out of your loyalty rewards planning and start using a successful strategy that is custom made for your audience.

Tips for creating a captivating loyalty program
Best practices for implementation
Advice on how to market your rewards program
Industry-specific ideas
Tools to measure the effectiveness of your loyalty program

NOTE: Maximum of 50 seats available. Workshop will be filled on first come first serve basis. Get there early to secure your spot.

WORKSHOP – Intellectual Property (4:00pm-5:00pm):

Good Ideas are the Backbone of Any Successful BusinessIf Protected

10 Tips to Avoid the Most Commonly Made Mistakes in Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Presenter: Loren Mallett, Partner and Group Leader, IntellectualProperty and Technology, Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP

Copyright piracy, trademark counterfeiting, and patent infringement havebecome significant problems in the business community in general, includingsmall businesses. Dont let your great idea orproduct get in the hands of another person or business. Intellectual Propertyprotection includes patents, trademarks, copyright, technology licensing andtransfer, industrial designs, computer and internet and tradesecrets. Legal expert Loren Mallett will share with you 10 important tipson making sure your idea or inventions are protected. Tap into hisexpertise and come prepared with your questions!

Overview on what to protect: Patents, trademarks, copyright,technology licensing and transfer, industrial designs, computer and internetand trade secrets
How to protect your intellectual property, what I need to do and why doI need to
How do you know what creative work, ideas and/or inventions belongs toyou
How to protect trademarks and avoid unnecessary disputes
plus bring your questions and tap into Lorens expertise and knowledge!
NOTE: Maximum of 50 seats available. Workshop will be filled on first come first serve basis. Get there early to secure your spot.

WORKSHOP – LinkedIn (4:00pm-5:00pm):

How To Generate More Business From LinkedIn

Presenter: Melonie Dodaro, Author of the #1 International Bestseller The LinkedIn Code, Founder, Top Dog Social Media

With over 300 million professionals using LinkedIn many are discovering they can quickly pan this goldmine for ideal clients. In this presentation Melonie shares her 3-step formula to laying the foundation for success with LinkedIn. Practical and relevant, this presentation reveals an ABC formula to create a LinkedIn profile and lead generation plan to attract more leads, prospects and clients.


The #1 thing you MUST do with your profile before you start inviting new people to connect with you on LinkedIn
How to get found at the top of the LinkedIn search results and have ideal clients find you
The biggest (and easiest to fix) secret for standing out on the LinkedIn network
4-steps to turning a LinkedIn connection into a new client

NOTE: Maximum of 50 seats available. Workshop will be filled on first come first serve basis. Get there early to secure your spot.

We look forward to seeing you there!


1. Go to:

http://wl.ticketzone.com/event/SOHO-SME-Expo-Vancouver/250022?afflky=soho Click on REGISTER

2. Enter promo-code ‘ANGEL’ when prompted to attend the day for FREE!

3. Want to attend the SOHO SME After Party? Save $20 with your promo-code.


8:00am – 9:15am
SOHOSME Super Meetup
Kick off the morning with some great networking!
FREE with promo code

9:30am – 4:30pm
Main Conference & Tradeshow
Keynote Sessions, exhibits and displays, free coaching, skills competition, live demos, prizes and more
FREE with promo code

5:30pm – 8:30pm
The SOHOSME After Party
A networking party you do not want to miss!
Includes passed around delicious appetizers and complimentary drink
SAVE $20 with promo code

Spread the Word:
Share this event with your colleagues, clients and friends – they will thank you for sharing!

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A Top 11 List for the Female Jet Setter – Essentials of What to Wear and Pack for Carry on While Travelling

A Top 11 List for the Female Jet Setter – Essentials of What to Wear and Pack for your flight. If you’re like me, super ADHD and you are heading on a  plane ride that will be longer than 2 hours then I highly suggest packing everything below to ensure that you will have a productive, comfortable and healthy ride up in the sky….

  1. A scarf –  make sure it’s long and wide enough so that it can be used as a pillow when folded, a blanket when unfolded or if it is light and breathable enough you can us it as an eye mask that lightly covers your face (don’t ruin your eye make up with tight eye masks anymore).
  2. Healthy snacks are very important such as unsalted nuts (salted anything makes you retain water and make you look bloated and when travelling that is a no no – especially to a beach destination), dried fruit, energy bars, dark chocolate, gum, breath mints (in case of close conversations with your neighbour and perhaps to offer for your sake) powdered energy/vitamin drinks that you can mix with water on the plane. That will ensure that you get all your vitamins before they start getting depleted from business travels or vacation indulgence.
  3. A book – come one…. when do you really ever get the chance to read? Pick something that is going to add value to your life or if you’re life is always go go go and serious all the time then find something fun that will take your mind off things for a while. If it’s a short flight pick something that you can flip through that will inspire you before a business meeting. I love packing Gary Zukav of the Seat of the Soul, or Don Miguel Ruiz, the Four Agreements. Must reads anyways!
  4. A comfy pair of ear phones or head set as the ones that the airlines provide don’t usually fit well or do not drown out engine noise or crying babies enough.
  5. Shoes that slip on and off easily – laces or tall zip up boots are difficult to take on and off going through security/customs or in your seat and especially if your bladder is small then you will wish you were wearing slip ons for sure!
  6. Comfy pants that are stretchy or a long flawy skirt but make sure you keep it at least knee length or longer if you want to sit with your legs up on the seat (or so the person across the isle isn’t getting free in house leg entertainment during the flight).
  7. Always layer your tops, wear a tank top or t-shrit, and a sweater; you can use your sweater for extra padding for a pillow if you get too hot or an extra blanket for your bare legs if you get too chilly.
  8. Bring your laptop or iPad for music or movies because in this day and age not all movies/music are free and you always want to choose something that is of value to your health and personal/professional development. Audio books are amazing. Make this your time to spend on Self.
  9. Bring a pen and notebook – manifesting is best when handwritten with blue ink, on white paper, plus if you’re travelling abroad you will have to fill out paperwork on the plane so if you’re a germaphobe like me then you won’t want to borrow someone else’s pen. May as well bring two because someone will be asking to borrow yours.
  10. Wet naps, hand sanitizer, spray refresher for face, facial wipes, eye drops preferably natural eye drops like Refresh – the plane is so drying so make sure you’re hydrated so you look like you just got off a jet plane and not a 24 hour econo flight.
  11. And last but not least, wear a smile and bring a positive attitude. People love to travel to new destinations but no one really likes the the process of travelling. There’s nothing worse than seeing miserable people at the airport or on the plane to kill the mood.

Be happy no matter where you’re travelling because back in the day no one believed that we would be flying in a metal container and now at the click of a button, we have our flights booked and we are on our way to see loved ones and potential business partners in a matter of hours, and not months by foot or carriage. Positive vibes for a positive ride! Happy and safe travels!


Will you be attending this incredible network and celebration of SME. Bring a guest for free!

Get your FREE DAY PASS (Promo code IICYYC) and GET INSPIRED by Founder of ItsDateNight.com & Young Entrepreneur Award Winner MANDY BALAK, Co-founder of Webnames & Winner Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Business, CYBELE NEGRIS, CEO Robots and Pencils & 2013 EY Entrepreneur of the Year, MICHAEL SIKORSKY and more! Pre-register online at http://www.sohosme.soho.ca/index.php/inspiration-and-influence-conference/.Dont forget promo code IICYYC. Exhibits, expert panels (I’ll be sitting on the Sales Panel along with a very good friend and mentor Alnoor Dhalla of Manifast.com), business skills competitions, Coach’s Corner, Great prizes, Great networking and After-Party!

Friday, September 26th, Hotel Arts, Calgary AB

…::: Calgary Sept 26 | Toronto Oct 15 | Vancouver October 30 :::…

Win some great prizes including TV’s, tablets, Flames tickets, Flames Jersey, and more!

SOHO Business Group is pleased to invite you to attend the 17th Annual SOHO|SME Business Expo to celebrate and support Small Business Month. We would like to extend a special invitation for you, your staff and guests to attend for free – save $40 – compliments of Inspiration and Influence.

Use promo code IICYYC for event details and how to register http://www.sohosme.soho.ca/index.php/inspiration-and-influence-conference/ Receive a special discount on the http://www.inspirationandinfluence.com conference happening in Calgary October 18 & 19th just for attending this Soho event!


Business owners professionals, sale/ marketing profesionals, executives, entrepreneurs, industry groups and experts who have a passion to succeed, a desire to learn & grow, and love to meet, mingle and interact with like-minded business people.


Keynotes panel sessions featuring industry experts and thought leaders, interactive exhibits and displays, free one-on-one expert advice at Coach’s Corner, business skills competitions, live demos, great networking and prizes, and more.


MARKETING: Is Email Marketing Dead? Is Social THE Way of Driving New Customers?

TECHNOLOGY: Uncover the power of mobile technology. Discover the Coolest Apps for Business

FINANCING: Money Money Money: How to Get It, Manage it and Grow it in your Business

SALES: The Ultimate Selling Experience: Take away the fear, anxiety and frustration to improve your sales success and increase revenues


ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Inspiring Entrepreneurs – Featuring today’s most innovative and game-changing entrepreneurs


1. Go to http://www.sohosme.soho.ca/index.php/inspiration-and-influence-conference/. Click on REGISTER
2. Enter promo-code IICYYC when prompted to attend the day for free!
3. Want to attend the SOHO SME After Party? Save $20 with your promo-code.


8:00am – 9:15am
SOHOSME Super Meetup
Kick off the morning with some great networking!
FREE with promo code

9:30am – 4:30pm
Main Conference & Tradeshow
Keynote Sessions, exhibits and displays, free coaching, skills competition, live demos, prizes and more
FREE with promo code

5:30pm – 8:30pm @ CRAFT BEER MARKET (different for each city)
The SOHOSME After Party
A networking party you do not want to miss!
Includes passed around delicious appetizers and complimentary drink
SAVE $20 with promo code IICYYC

Spread the Word: 
Share this event with your colleagues, clients and friends – they will thank you for sharing!

Promo-code: IICYYC

Feel free so share for amazing networking with your clients, prospects and business colleagues…see you there!

Toronto; Oct 15 http://www.sohosme.soho.ca/index.php/inspiration-and-influence-conference/

Vancouver: Oct 30 http://www.sohosme.soho.ca/index.php/inspiration-and-influence-conference/

Workshop Kitchen + Culture Grand Opening in Calgary

My foodie friend extraordinaire Terry Lo, aka @calgarydreamer for all your palette preferences, invited me out with his Master Wife (love them and their story!) to the grand opening of a restaurant called Workshop (@workshopyyc), which is located in the Historic Grand Theatre on 6th Avenue and 1st Street. Confused that a swanky little Japanese infused restaurant was enveloped by the walls only a couple of years ago has now been replaced by this nouveau, artsy meeting place where integrative live cuisine is crafted and meets with creative minds stimulating the taste buds with diversified aromas. The gatherers were chic, trendy, and aesthetically eclectic.

Kenny Kaechele – (@chefkenny) Chef/Owner took us down memory lane with his previous creations at Mescalero’s and classic restaurants and his story of his hardships and passion to keep moving forward, tears were amongst the crowd and his son who was video taping this on his phone seemed to be have a huge turning point in his life as he watched his father’s dream come true. The story was all heart and soul and the crowd was life family. Conrad Sawatsky is the general manager and happily mingling and welcoming everyone. I will definitely be back with a group of friends to enjoy the long social table they have in the middle by the kitchen and bar!


Life is no Game

I keep hearing people say that life is a game, this so called Game of Life; so basically some people are leaders and winners but most people are not, they do what they are told. I used to think that way too, especially with all the challenges, and boulders, and different levels. But we weren’t put on Earth to play a game of survival of the fittest. We are all meant to enjoy the co-habitation and co-creation of this beautiful planet.

Life isn’t a game, it’s a state of being. Take away uniforms, titles, labels, chains, stereotypes and conditions to reveal our authentic Self.  To only exist would be to live in default, but to be conscious, in this very state of reality, with an awareness of the divinity that resonates deep in your very core IS LIFE and what the meaning of what life is, a knowingness. What defines us is not about material wealth , it’s not about status and seniority and keeping up with the Jones’, nor is it about being superior than anybody else. We are all equal. Beautiful things are to be enjoyed, no doubt; fast cars, dream homes, vacations, beautiful wardrobe, but the ultimate goal is happiness and if you are killing yourself chasing those things then the intent is not from within.

Contentment. Within. All that you accumulated or have not accumulated is up to you to be deemed happiness worthy. This very moment. That just past. Now is always. The only moment is now. And  having the ability, mindset and appreciation of abundance is the only way to change your state and your goal is to always feel good NOW. A awakened state of being into the light of an Indigo soul….

Treat Your Employees with R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

I dislike hearing anyone being poorly treated at work. If you run your own company, or you are a manager of a group of employees can you please show your staff some R.E.S.P.E.C.T.? You think you have the upper hand and the power trip you are on is sooooooooo cool because you are finally where you always wanted to be, on top of a corporate pyramid. Remember where you came from. Remember how hard YOU had to work to get to the top. How did you feel when your boss or senior treated you like you weren’t worth anything? Is this pay back time for the chip on your shoulder?

Remember why you are doing what your doing. It’s not to run people to the ground or play games in a way to feed your Ego. Your employees work hard for YOU, they are building YOUR empire for YOU, they actually pay YOU if you think about it. It’s not cheap to have so many staff turnover and if you think it’s your staff that are the idiots, then may this be a reminder that your team is as only as good as you are. These people could work somewhere else but they choose to stay at your company with you.

If you want your company to succeed, screen better, hire better, train better and treat people with respect. Pay them well and tell them how grateful you are to have them and what great work they are doing for you. Stop picking at their faults and start praising them. If you hit a child they will cry. If you hit them more do you actually think they will stop crying? At the end of the day they are still human and someone’s family and you wouldn’t want anyone treating your momma or children with disrespect would you? But first have some respect for your Self so you can respect others.

Educating, Coaching and Protecting – The Work of a Guardian

Studying for my insurance license has made me realize how much I really didn’t know about company benefits, life and disability insurance, all the way to critical illness and long term disability. Like most, I thought I knew what I was covered for; however, there are so many limitations that you have to familiarize yourself with as to not be surprised when the time comes for you or a loved one to make a claim. The more people I speak with the more I realize they have no clue either. Because this hits home for me, as my mother fell ill with cancer and then finding out that she didn’t have any disability or critical illness coverage, but I’ll share that with you in later posts. My ultimate goal and where I am most in my element, moving forward, is not to be that ‘greasy insurance ‘sales’ person’ but to really educate people while coaching them on how to protect their family, loved ones and estate. LIFE HAPPENS! We do not have crystal balls.

Learning more about this industry and sharing it with my network has presented real life stories of tragedies and noble planning. The ones that said they didn’t need it, or said that it wouldn’t happen to them are the ones that would have benefited from insurance the absolute most and of course they look back and hind sight is always 20/20. Although most may see this as another item stretching an already tight budget (and if your budget is already this tight then insurance is a must if you have nothing else to fall on), life insurance isn’t about the need for it NOW, it is about planning for unforeseen events and not leaving your family devastated as well as in debt. Let’s face it, partner or no partner, children or no children,  coverage is needed for your estate and immediate family. When you leave, someone has to take over for your material life and it would be a shame to leave that with a family member or partner who may not be able to and then putting them in a financial crisis.

Life and disability insurance is a safety net, a financial safety net. If you don’t think you need it I bet you can look back at a time where a family member, a friend or an acquaintance all of a sudden passed away or had a quick turn in their health leaving them or their partner stranded for income.  I remember a friend of a friend who had a heart attack at 37; she was a yoga instructor, a vegetarian, didn’t drink, never smoked. Another example, my friend’s father who was in better shape than the rest of his pot belly, beer drinking friends, and he had a double heart bypass surgery at the early age of 62. Remember the 30 year old who was rollerblading and fell, hit his head on the cement and died even with the protection of a helmet. One of my friend’s mothers suddenly died in her sleep. Remember that even if you are covered at work you are not really ever fully covered. And once you leave, get fired or laid off, your benefits do not follow you and if you wait until you think you need it your premiums will be much higher as you get older.

Thank you so much for taking time to read this very important entry as I embark on a new journey, yet with the same passion for helping others. As it would be my great pleasure and honor, I hope that one day you will allow me to sit down with you and your family to go over your current policy to ensure that you are making educated and sound decisions on the protection of your future and loved ones. Many blessings! @RinaChong

Growth Through Hardships

Things aren’t going well? If you find yourself asking “Why is this happening to me?” often, there are two reasons why:

1. It’s fortifying you

2. It contributes to your growth

We’re not put on Earth to learn lessons. That is most definitely not our purpose. Our purpose is to be creators and work together and be happy as we contribute to the world together. Most may say that is in a perfect world. Whatever you think it it is, it shall be. The world is perfect just as it is, you only have to open your eyes to the beauty that surrounds you and focus on the positive. Sometimes we go through life with the best intentions and wonder why we deserve such pain, most of it is self inflicted when you really think about. How can someone do anything to you? They can do something horrible, sure, we have all experienced pain body individual in our lives that only know how to hurt others and of course you are allowed to go through the motions, but let me ask you, how long do you want to be in that negative space for? All the bad things that happen to you only fortifies you if you allow it to and only when you stop playing vicitim. Just remember that 2 years from now you will look back and it will only be a distant memory and if you allow it, I’m sure it has made you a stronger person and an even stronger person when you thank it for being a past experience and necessary contribution for your growth.

If you find yourself in the same situation again, take this opportunity to deal with it accordingly and from what you have learned from the last experience.  How will you handle it this time? What can you do differently that will bring you a different out come? When you are presented with the same situation again (abusive partner, bad business deal, being ripped off, being backstabbed) and you use your knowledge from the last time it happened, only then does that become wisdom. No matter how many books you have read, how many seminars you have attended, remember thisknowledge is nothing until you apply it to your life. You really haven’t ‘learned’ anything until it is presented to you again. What you do, being as mundane as some of the things seem to be, is all to prepare you for the future. To strengthen you so you can take on what is coming up next for you.

Being aware of the drama you are creating for yourself or for others and let Karma work by herself. If you are not happy where you are now then it is only a decision away to make a change. And if you are not happy where you are NOW, you will not be happy when you get THERE. You will not get anymore in life if you cannot appreciate all that you have now. Does that make sense? There is help everywhere, an unlimited abundance of resources; all you have to do is seek and find and ask and receive. Then there are those people that don’t practice what they preach and sing about love and collaboration when all they do is take and hurt. They are called pain bodies as mentioned before, and that is all they know, and trust me, like attracts like so be very wary of those people and people that are associated with them, guilty by association. I’m not talking about judging but using your common sense and being selective with you who surround yourself with. There is only so much you can do for someone before it starts taking away from you. Remember that helping someone should be rewarding for you within and if it starts to take a toll on your spirit or your bank account it may be time to reconsider your expertise.

Life is a series of events. When you are able to see things coming you will be more prepared and that means using your common sense and instincts. I can’t stress how much the Universe speaks to you daily, you just have to quiet your mind and meditate on  anything you are questioning. When you don’t listen the Universe it eventually screams at you and usually when it’s too late then you have no other choice and are forced to make changes. I have also learned that there are many hints that let you know when something isn’t right. So listen to them and you will find yourself in less sticky situations. When friends and family are telling you something it’s not because they are out to get you, it’s because they care for you. Don’t learn things the hard way. Be open and do your due diligence. Check out source and remember, all hardships are meant for your personal growth. Look beyond the pain and see the light at the end of the tunnel. You can do this because you were meant to handle all that God presents to you.

Thoughts are Things

Whatever you put your mind to, it has to be happy, positive reinforcing thoughts. No matter who you pray to, with, for, or what you wish for yourself or for anyone, friend or foe, your thought is a formless subtstance but it is a substance in which all things are formed.

The way anyone does anything is a result of the way they think about things which leads them to how they do things which creates the truth of their reality. Things are made up by thoughts. Your body is made up of your thoughts. Your entire life is made up from your thoughts. All that was imagined is put into fruition.

When a producer has a thought about a movie, he puts those thoughts into action and that movie is created with other forms of thoughts that he shared in order to create the whole production.  Just like how a house is built by thoughts and the creation of other thoughts put into the plan. So much like your life! The only way that your ideas or dreams that you thoguht of will not work are your limitations to it not working out so if you want it work out think that they will. You thought it, therefore it can be real. Believe and take action because THOUGHTS ARE THINGS AND SO ARE DREAMS.

LIVE AND IN PERSON The REAL WOLF OF WALL STREET – JORDAN BELFORT Vancouver May 1 | Calgary May 2 | Montreal May 12 | Toronto May 15




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Exposed – The No Makeup Challenge

Surprise! Here I am completely exposed to the world and my heart is still the same even without the war paint. I have been a makeup artist ever since after taking cosmetology in high school then getting trained by Christian Dior and Nars and every now and then I do a gig. If you know me then you know I am a creative; I love to paint (you can see some of my work in my blogsite), write, make jewellery, design, style, and I have always loved applying makeup on people and enhancing their beauty and it always gave me great pleasure to see the smiles and look of surprise when I was able to bring forth their features. So like a blank canvas a fresh face is my favourite canvas!

I started to see some ‘no makeup’ photos of friends on my social networks and remembered hearing about this last year on a talk show and just yesterday my friend had posted one of herself and challenged me along with a few other women to post a no makeup photo. This was not a challenge but a blog post and a couple fresh shots of me after a good cleanse. Thank goodness I had just seen my aesthetician, Chelsea Stepura, last week because she gave me the most incredible facial after my sun exposed skin from Cancun and now I get an excuse to post my squeaky clean skin!

What’s the big deal about this no makeup challenge? Makeup is bad for you, it’s a crutch, you’re trying to be someone you’re not, your just trying to hide your flaws, etc. If this was the case then being exposed would be a challenge for some. I enjoy applying makeup, can I go without it? Of course I can: on the beach, to the gym, when I don’t need to represent or when I’m working at home I love going au natural. It’s like my Sunday shampoo and I make sure that at least once a week I let my hair dry naturally. I am perfectly happy with who I am inside and I choose makeup and skin care that is good for my skin. Whatever makes you happy. If you look good, you feel good. Am I addicted? No. But I do enjoy it as much as fashion. It’s fun and shows off your style and creativity. Yes, we are already unique in our own ways but there’s nothing wrong with being extra feminine and feeling extra beautiful. Unless you’re a witch as soon as the makeup comes off then that could be a problem or you need to pack it up Mount Kilimanjaro. Everything around is just an illusion anways, makeup, clothes, the car you drive, the house you live in should not define you. Like anything, do it or wear it for you. The only thing worse than wearing too much makeup is wearing the wrong shades for your skin tone. If anyone would like a mini online skin consult I would love to hear from you! Be you!