IF Life

Tips, advice and experiences from the IF team and friends.


There’s a saying: “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” If you want to become wealthy, spend time with wealthy people; If you want to become healthy, spend time with healthy people! The idea here is that we tend to take on the behaviours, values,

World Mental Health Day won’t come around until the fall but we don’t need a special occasion to address the elephant in the room during these heavy-hearted COVID-times. Let’s talk about this already. As my colleague Sean Allt wrote about in our NO EXCUSE 90 Challenge post, optimal health is achieved

This new year brings with it the desire to leave the previous behind and start anew perhaps more than usual. But what does that really mean for you? You’ve probably done the New Year’s Resolution thing before. Maybe you’ve even had some success with it but, if like most, your resolutions

Let’s get one thing out of the way right off the bat: I’m not here to lecture you about your alcohol intake, tell you that it’s evil, or that anyone NEEDS to quit drinking

We’ve learned a lot about the effects of working remotely over the past 6 months. It seems that many of the reasons some organizations had previously been opposed to - or, at least skeptical of - remote working, such as concerns about distractions negatively impacting productivity, may have been misguided. In a

Humans are creatures of habit Your daily routine probably looks fairly similar on most days:  Wake up late after hitting the snooze button a few too many times Skip the workout you planned because you overslept… again. Scramble to get the kids fed and ready for school

As a coach, we weep a little inside when a client mentions a business trip. “So I’ll be back in about ten days, nothing special. A board meeting on the east coast then on to Paris for a few days, meeting a new client in London before heading back to Toronto

You know the drill. Every time the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, people inevitably start asking you that dreaded question, “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” You’ve come to expect the question and likely something prepared to the effect of: “I resolve to get into better shape.” “I resolve to