Author Archives: Fran Watson

About Fran Watson

Work from home Career Counsellor helping people with resumes, cover letters and interview tips. Recently published an e-book on Resumes and Cover Letters That Work (www.franwatson.ca). Member of Toastmasters and life-long learner.

Key Habits of Confident People

The Five Key Habits of Highly Confident People Confidence is a common characteristic of successful people. It’s about believing in yourself and ensuring you have what it takes no matter the status quo. It’s about persistence, assertiveness, and action-taking. Here … Continue reading

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Challenges

One of the definitions of a challenge is:  “a call to take part in a contest or competition, especially a duel”.  Duels are not as common these days but there are many opportunities to take part in challenges, virtually or … Continue reading

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Believe in Yourself

Do you believe in yourself? If you don’t, who will? One of the biggest stumbling blocks on the path to success for many is a lack of confidence.  Some may say that procrastination is their problem, but the underlying cause … Continue reading

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Self-Confidence

Self-Confidence Have you ever wondered why some people seem to succeed at most things while others seem to get nowhere? I’ll tell you. It’s not because of luck, as many people think. Success happens because those people have the confidence … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Elderly

11 Lessons the Elderly Can Teach Us by Tim Pond Elderly folks have a perspective that is hard to duplicate regardless of how much thought you put into it. They’ve lived a long time and have learned a thing or two … Continue reading

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Looking Back

Do you want your life to be a rough draft or a masterpiece? What an excellent question posed by Matt Hogan who says: You are writing the story of your life every moment of every day. Every thought that leads to action becomes a line that … Continue reading

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Tracking Time

Time Management – what exactly is it? I have been having conversations with people lately about Goal Setting and Time Management.  Everyone says they don’t have enough time to set goals or to accomplish tasks, but the truth is unless … Continue reading

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Facing Fears

In the spring of my 13th year some boys found baby garter snakes and were chasing the girls with them.  I said I wasn’t afraid (although I was actually terrified) and they put the snakes on my head as I … Continue reading

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Email Embarassment

Raise your hand if you’ve ever sent out a marketing email , only to realize after clicking ‘send’ that your email’s main call-to-action contained a broken link. What a waste, right? And talk about embarrassment … Now how many of you did … Continue reading

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Senior Care

Senior Care by Lorraine Durnford-Hill It is 7 pm and an older woman has just gotten back from dinner and is sitting in her chair drifting in and out of sleep.  There is a knock on the door and a … Continue reading

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