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Personal Development

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


Stress is a fickle thing: without any, we’re apathetic, unproductive, and incapable of reaching peak performance. Too much stress on the other hand results in anxiety, overwhelm, and - again - the inability to reach peak performance. It can help to visualize stress as a bell curve like the one below. At the

As the summer comes to a close and you prepare to restart your “normal” routine there’s a good chance you’ll be dedicating some time to set your intentions and lay out a plan of action. This year however, you may also find yourself wondering where to begin. Years past, September was

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

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