Our deep belief is that each of us know we’re meant for more. That there is more for us to do, more for us to give, and more for us to discover about what’s possible in our lives. The thinking and experience that has been developed here is for you to use as you continue to deepen your understanding of who you truly are and what is possible in your business and your life.

Success


 

Successful People Have Six Things in Common

Everyone seeks success in some form. For some it is focused on business while others are seeking it in their personal lives. In our work, we spend an extraordinary amount of time working with leaders in all kinds of organizations—from solopreneurs to the leaders of...

Thinking Partners or Echo Chambers?

I often listen to Ted Talks in the car while driving. It is a great way to feed and stimulate my mind as I travel back and forth to various locations. Recently, I had the opportunity to listen to Margaret Heffernan's talk, "Dare to Disagree." Her presentation...

Developing a Mindset for Success

Have you ever wondered why certain people achieve great success and stand out so significantly from the crowd? The answer lies in the principles that they embrace and practice on a daily basis. I've written several posts about the following life-changing principles....

Leadership


 

Good Leaders Laugh at Themselves

There's no doubt that the work that we do with clients around the world is serious business. We're with them through the ups and downs they experience. We're with them in powerful moments when they gain clarity into themselves or their businesses. The work we do leads...

Public Speaking: Now More Than Ever

Public Speaking to Stand Out For leaders looking to stand out in their field, public speaking is becoming more important than ever. You’re not the first to realize that, and neither are we. Take a quick look around and you’ll see that just about everyone is claiming...

Are YOU the People-Problem in Your Business?

Let's be very clear; Your business is much more than bricks and mortar. Your business isn't just the systems and tools you use to get things done. Your business isn't just the products you sell or the services you offer. The biggest success factor of any business is...

The Danger of Coasting

  Are you familiar with the concept of group think? It's defined as "a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people, in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an incorrect or deviant decision-making outcome." In other...

Learn the Power of Giving Back

Famous advice columnist Ann Landers once published an interesting letter in her column. It was from a young lady who was writing about her aunt and uncle. She wrote: “My uncle was the tightest man I’ve ever known. All his life, every time he got paid he took $20 out...

7 Powerful Questions to Get Unstuck!

Are you stuck? It happens to all of us. Even the most talented, knowledgeable, and experienced professionals have been there. If you're part of the human race, the question is not IF you get stuck, but WHEN! I feel stuck. How do I get my stride...

Are You Playing the Blame Game?

Successful people take full responsibility for their wins and losses. The don't play the blame game. They refuse to go through life finger-pointing and making excuses....

Can you handle the truth about your business?

The unforgettable scene from "A Few Good Men" with Jack Nicholson drives home an unfortunate reality: many of us can't handle the truth. Often, we build illusions and constructs to avoid telling ourselves the...

Enhance Your Leadership!

(The following blog post is taken from a chapter in our eBook "Turbocharge Your Business Now!" Read on to find out how to get your FREE copy!)     In his book, “The...

Knowledge is power… Or is it?

Few people are aware that it was Sir Francis Bacon who coined the Latin phrase “scientia potentia est,” which literally translates into “for also knowledge itself is power.” In...

Personal Effectiveness


 

Make an Impact: Live Life on Purpose

Soon after the completion of Disney World someone said, “Isn’t it too bad that Walt Disney didn’t live to see this!” Mike Vance, creative director of Disney Studios, replied, “He did see it – that’s why it’s here.” Your vision gives you a reason for getting up and...

The Success is in the DOING!

In a previous blog post, I wrote about The Power of Perseverance. I'm going to expand on that a little further today... Allow me to state the obvious: Success is only...

Successful People Build With Integrity

  The news reveals another fallen hero. Infidelity, dishonesty, lies, fraudulent behaviour... the list goes on and on. A lifetime of effort and achievement eroded...

Vision – A Head and Heart Affair

https://youtu.be/ImEi5bwExPM In a previous post, Successful People Have Vision, I wrote about the value of having a dream. A clear vision enhances one’s life exponentially. That cannot be understated. A business owner with a clear sense of direction for his/her...

The Malaise of Mediocrity

You've likely heard of the expression dog days of summer, the most sultry time of the summer in July and August when it gets hot and steamy, and we blame it for our lethargy and inactivity. And it's a synonym for those times in our lives--or our business--when we're...

Rejuvenation of Your Business Starts with You

The Importance of Rejuvenation “I haven’t taken a day off in three years.” I hear comments like that on a regular basis. Far too often it’s said as a badge of honour -- the entrepreneur-martyr who is so focused on building his business that he refuses to take time for...

Fire, ready, aim?

Fire, ready, aim. This phrase reflects taking action and figuring out the details later. Although some situations call for this type of response, it can often lead to undesirable results, both in life and in business. If “knowledge equals power” is an incomplete...

Business Coaching


 

Jason Spears Joins the Rhapsody Team

 Jason Spears Joins Rhapsody as our First Lead Coach in the U.S. As Rhapsody Strategies expands to the United States, we have a new leader in our midst and we’re excited to introduce you to Jason Spears. Jason will be our newest and first Lead Coach in the U.S. and...

Rob Dale Promoted to Lead Coach for the Ottawa Team

  Congratulations Rob Dale! There are few things in life and business that are more fulfilling than watching one of your own reach new levels of leadership and potential. It's with that in mind that we're proud to announce Rob Dale's promotion to Lead Coach of...

GroupThink: Maybe it’s time to take a fresh look

There's Power in a Group: But not in GroupThink Nothing meaningful is ever accomplished alone. It's something you'll hear the Rhapsody team say over and over. Now, that's not to say that our individual actions don't matter. It means that collectively we're stronger...

More Thinking


 

Hiring the Right People

If you fail at hiring the right people for your organization you’re in for trouble. Maybe you’re already there and that’s why you’re reading this. Let’s hope you’re not, because the risk to your organization is so high.   What’s so Risky About a Poor Hire?...

Successful People Have Six Things in Common

Everyone seeks success in some form. For some it is focused on business while others are seeking it in their personal lives. In our work, we spend an extraordinary amount of time working with leaders in all kinds of organizations—from solopreneurs to the leaders of...

Is That What You Intended?

A Powerful Alternative To Resolutions   When you look at last year and consider all that happened, did it turn out the way you intended? The purpose of that question isn’t to make you feel badly if your year didn’t go as planned, but to open up a more sophisticated...

The Ultimate Question That Could Transform Your Customer Service

What sets you apart from your competitors usually has less to do with your products or services, and more to do with how you treat people. The most successful companies in the world understand this and place a major emphasis on creating a legendary customer...

7 Sales Coaching Tips to Boost Your Bottom Line

Want to improve your bottom line results? The following sales coaching tips can help. However, let me start by stating the obvious: Success in sales is NOT random! Certain fundamentals are essential to success, and the art of selling has been studied extensively. To...

Innovation: First, Learn the Rules & Then Break Them

A few years back, my son Sammy wanted to learn how to play catch. I was eager to teach him, he was eager to learn, and we both looked forward to spending that quality time together. So off we went to a nearby park, baseball gloves and ball in hand. This was going to...

Betting Your Life: Choosing the Right Life Coach

Choosing the Right Life Coach Is Critical There are a LOT of Life Coaches out there. Choosing the right Life Coach is not an easy exercise, but it’s critical to get it right because your life is literally riding on your decision. A Life Coach can help you gain a...

Improve Your Sales with This Magic Question

When Tyler launched his electronics business, he was full of excitement. He'd invested significant capital in the launch and it paid off. The first few months were busy and he saw much of his inventory clear off the shelves. He was excited about this early success and...

The #1 Ingredient to Effective Marketing

Pop quiz: What do you consider your top three challenges as a business owner? If you included marketing in your top three, congratulations... you're normal! Finding a way to stand out from the crowd is one of the top challenges most business owners face. Although we...

Do I Really Need A Mission Statement?

"People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it." That powerful quote is from Simon Sinek's TED Talk. If you haven't seen it, I encourage you to watch it! Gather a group of business owners together in a room and ask them to share their vision, mission, and value...