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


 

Are You Failing Forward?

Have you ever made serious mistakes in your life or business that cost you dearly? Have those mistakes ever left you feeling defeated and discouraged? Learning from failure is crucial to long-term success. Consider the following insurance claim filed by an injured...

The Best Investment You Will Ever Make

Imagine someone walking up to you today and handing you $10,000 tax-free! The only catch? You must invest the entire sum in order to get the greatest ROI (return on investment) possible. Stop and ask yourself the following questions: How would you invest that money?...

Successful People Go Above and Beyond!

You get what you pay for. You reap what you sow. You get out of life what you put in. Successful people understand this principle. That's why they go above and beyond what's expected! They are anything but average. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyL4cXQP0Jc&t=5s The...

Leadership


 

10 Questions to Help You Play a Bigger Game!

Although you’ve achieved a measure of success, you’re not as focused as you know you should be. Your attention is divided and your results are diluted. You feel like a winner who is losing. Something isn’t quite right. Something is holding you back…

Community: Together We’re Stronger

The Strategic Value of Community For all the discussion about the idea of community, there's very little focus on the strategic value it brings to an organization and how to make that happen. This is a serious issue. Genuinely participating in a community involves...

One Dangerous Conversation

Dangerous Conversations for Transformative Results A year ago, Eric Deschamps and I sat down for what we called a "dangerous conversation". That is literally what we called it when we put it in our schedules. At that time, Eric and I shared office space. Our companies...

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...

When It Rains, It Pours: And sometimes, this happens.

We travel a lot. We cover a lot of territory working with our clients across Canada and the United States. And sometimes, we’re able to take full advantage of the places we visit. Recently, Eric and I were in Phoenix for a business coaching conference and we decided...

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...